BDO Boss Gear is considered the end game gear or BIS (Best In Slot) gear available in Black Desert Online.

The image shows a boss gear set with Softcap AP/DP.

+TET: Griffon’s Helmet
+TET: Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor
+3: Tungrad Earring
+3: Tungrad Earring
+3: Tungrad Ring
+3: Tungrad Ring
+TET: Urugon’s Shoes
+TET: Bheg’s Gloves
+3: Basilisk’s Belt
+3: Ogre Ring
+TET: Kzarka Crossbow
+TET: Nouver Ra’ghon
+TET: Dandelion Greatbow

Gear Softcap is full Tet boss gear with Tri yellow accessories

Rough gear stats: 251/253/294

 

So how difficult is this boss gear to obtain? Lets take a look!

View this example Softcap boss gear on bddatabase.net gear calculator.

 

Obtaining Boss Gear & BIS Gear

This is a quick summary of the different ways to obtain boss gear. More details below!

 

Boss Gear List

Note that Evasion gear are for evasion builds and are NOT normally used/recommended.

 

Main Weapon

Kzarka

Kzarka, The Lord of Corruption

  • Black Spirit weekly quest boss scroll
  • world boss scheduled spawn

Blackstar
Blackstar Quest Line with other requirements. Blackstar Weapon Guide

Offin Tett


Mirumok Destroyer Offin

  • world boss scheduled spawn
Awakening Weapon

Dandelion


Karanda

  • World boss scheduled spawn
Subweapon

Kutum (PVE)


Ancient Kutum

  • world boss scheduled spawn

Nouver (PVP)

Nouver

  • world boss scheduled spawn
Gloves

Leebur’s Gloves (Evasion)


Leebur

  • weekly boss scroll from BS
  • scroll purchased with 1,800 Loyalties (F3 pearl shop)

Bheg’s Gloves

 
Dastard Bheg

  • field boss window spawn
  • scroll purchased with 500 Loyalties (F3 pearl shop)
Shoes

Urugon’s Shoes

Urugon

  • scroll purchased with 1,800 Loyalties (Gyfin Rhasia Raid Captain Summon Scroll: F3 pearl shop)

Muskan’s Shoes (Evasion)

 

Muskan

  • weekly boss scroll from BS
  • scroll purchased with 1,000 Loyalties (Monastery Boss Scroll: F3 pearl shop)
Armor


Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor

Dim Tree Spirit

  • weekly Black Spirit quest scroll
  • field boss spawn window
  • scroll purchased with 1000 Loyalties (F3 pearl shop)

Blackstar Armor

Requires quest line and certain items and knowledge. View our Blackstar Armor Guide
Helmets

Griffon’s Helmet

Ahib Griffon

  • rare drop from different griffons located in Navarn Steppe, Kamasylvia.
  • scroll purchased with 1,800 Loyalties (King of Navarn Steppe scroll – F3 pearl shop)

Matchlock Hunting:

  • hunt <Wild> King Griffon in areas of Kamasylvia.
  • Butcher <Wild> King Griffon, for a high chance of obtaining Spirit Pouch of Ferocious Beast as loot and a low chance of obtaining Griffon Leather or Intact Griffon’s Beak.
  • Processing > Manufacture to craft Griffon’s Helmet with the following materials: Intact Griffon’s Beak (1) + Griffon Leather (10) + Pure Zinc Crystal (100) + Supreme Hard Hide (120) + Supreme Fancy Feather (120).

Giath’s Helmet

 

Giath

  • field boss window spawn
  • daily BS boss scroll
  • scroll purchased with 500 Loyalties (F3 pearl shop)
Accessories

Capotia

Achievement or Crafted:

Belts

Basilisk’s Belt

rare drop from Basilisk mobs around Basilisk Den, Valencia.

Rings

Tungrad Ring

Protty Cave drops a shard that can be used to create a Tungrad Ring. Sycraia Ruins drops the Tungrad Rings and both shards to craft one.

View Tungrad Ring Guide

Necklaces

Ogre Ring

Ogre

rare drop from Ogres near Mansha Forest, SW Calpheon territory

Laytenn’s Power Stone

Laytenn <Ancient Weapon>

Earrings
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Tungrad Earring

rare drops from Aakman dungeon mobs:

line up Ancient Power – Red Fragment and Ancient Power – Black Fragment (Pattern 97).

Black Distortion Earring

low drop chance from mobs at Stars End

 

Boss Gear Progression

Obtain and enhance Boss Gear in order of importance, depending upon the increase in power.

However, Boss Gear is not always easy to purchase. If you do get lucky, it’s ok to go out of order, but you might want to wait on enhancing the helmet, since it’s not that big of a difference and would be costly to upgrade.

Accessories are the most expensive to enhance. You may even consider enhancement of blue grade accessories first, since upgrading 1 yellow grade accessory will cost billions of silver. Blue grade are much cheaper, but aren’t BIS. They make good backups though when yellow grade accessories fail enhancement.

 

Boss Gear by Order of Importance:

  1. Kzarka Mainhand Weapon (normally the easiest boss item to obtain) or Offin Tett’s (slightly more AP, but less Attack Speed and Accuracy) or Blackstar Weapon (a quested red grade weapon with massive PVE Monster AP.)
  2. Dandelion Awakened Weapon
  3. Sub-weapons: Kutum (PVE) / Nouver (PVP)
  4. Bheg’s Gloves or Leebur’s Gloves (Evasion)
  5. Urugon’s Shoes or Muskan’s Shoes (Evasion)
  6. Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor or Blackstar Armor
  7. Griffon’s Helmet or Giath’s Helmet
  8. Yelow grade accessories

You may decide to focus on Dande before Kzarka to reach the AP brackets. For example, most softcap players will hit the 261 Awakening AP bracket if they get their Dande pen, which gives another 18 AP (non-sheet). If you are a player that focuses on Awakening combat, then Dande may also be your first choice.

 

Boss Gear from Boss Spawns

Boss Gear has a very rare chance of dropping from a world or field boss that spawns at predictable times.

 

Boss Types:

  • World Bosses: spawn at set times (Kzarka, Karanda, Kutum, Nouver, Vell, Offin-Tett, Muraka, Quint, Garmoth, Vell)
  • Field Bosses: spawn randomly, but within a window if they are trained. (Bheg, Mudster, RedNose, Dim Tree, Katzvariak) Respawn timers are based on when the boss was last all-cleared. World Boss Discord helps keep track of this. Post-maintenance timers are different from respawn timers.

Kzarka, The Lord of Corruption
<Boss>

Boss Spawn Times

For additional help knowing when world or field bosses might spawn and which channels they are currently alive on, visit the World Boss Discord.

 

BDO Boss Spawn Times for NA:

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BDO Boss Spawn Times for EU:

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Boss Spawn Location Screenshots and somethinglovely.net boss map.

Boss Fight Tips & Tricks

  • Boss health is shared across all channels.
  • Bosses despawn 15 minutes from spawn time regardless of health or engagement
  • Loot mechanics
    • Double loot chances: available when the boss is killed.
    • 3 different loot groups depending upon damage dealt – better loot chances for the top damage dealers
    • Try to spread out across channels for better loot chances.
    • Loot drops at a lower rate for a boss that despawns.
  • Bosses do not spawn on Olvia, Arsha, or Channels at War
  • Boss HP bar color will change, depending on its HP, even when you don’t have boss Knowledge yet.
    • 100 – 75% Yellow
    • 75 – 50% Purple
    • 50 – 25% Red
    • 25 – 10% Green
    • 10 – 5% Light Green
    • 5 – 0% Gray

Boss Gear via [Event] Shining Shakatu’s Seals

Shakatu's Seal [Event] Shining Shakatu’s Seals are obtained as an event reward and exchanged for high-end game goodies. Normally, they are obtained through Attendance Rewards.

The amount has been 10 Shining Shakatu’s Seals per month for the normal “Loyal” Attendance Reward tab.

Depending upon your status and game events, you can have more than one Attendance Reward tab. For example, one tab for “Returning” and one for “Loyal” and one for “Guild”

Shakatu's Seal Attendance Reward

You must be level 56+ to turn in Shakatu Seals.

Shakatu's Seal Shakatu Seal Rewards:

Exchange List for Boss Accessories:

  • 30 = PRI: Ogre Ring
  • 100 = TRI: Tungrad Earring
  • 100 = TRI: Tungrad Ring
  • 120 = TRI: Tungrad Belt
  • 120 = TRI: Tungrad Necklace

Read more details in our Shining Shakatu’s Seals Guide

 

Boss Gear Accessories via Yona’s Fragments

Most hunting zones in Valencia drop Yona's Fragment Yona’s Fragment, which will allow you to create your own yellow grade accessories.

There are also quests to obtain Yona’s Fragments.

These allow you to craft yellow grade accessories like Basilisk Belt and Capotia Accessories.

For details, please see our Yona’s Fragment Guide.

 

Capotia Accessory & Enhancement Stats

Capotia Belt (Level 63+)

  • Basic: AP 14 Accuracy 8
  • PRI: AP 14 Accuracy 9
  • DUO: AP 15 Accuracy 9
  • TRI: AP 15 Accuracy 10
  • TET: AP 16 Accuracy 10
  • PEN: AP 17 Accuracy 10

Capotia Necklace (Level 64+)

  • Basic: AP 25 Accuracy 16
  • PRI: AP 26 Accuracy 16
  • DUO: AP 27 Accuracy 17
  • TRI: AP 28 Accuracy 18
  • TET: AP 29 Accuracy 19
  • PEN: AP 30 Accuracy 20

  Capotia Ring (Level 61+)

  • Basic: AP 14 Accuracy 8
  • PRI: AP 14 Accuracy 9
  • DUO: AP 15 Accuracy 9
  • TRI: AP 15 Accuracy 10
  • TET: AP 16 Accuracy 10
  • PEN: AP 17 Accuracy 10

Capotia Earring (Level 62+)

  • Basic: AP 13 Accuracy 8
  • PRI: AP 13 Accuracy 9
  • DUO: AP 13 Accuracy 10 DP 1
  • TRI: AP 13 Accuracy 11 DP 2
  • TET: AP 13 Accuracy 12 DP 3
  • PEN: AP 13 Accuracy 12 DP 4

Boss Gear via Shining Medal of Honor

Shining Medal of Honor is earned from participating in a Node War.

Exchange Shining Medal of Honor for Nouver, Dandelion, and Kzarka boss weapons.

You can also try your luck with a boss accessory box.

Shining Medal of Honor Pay Outs:

  • Loosing guild members still get 1 Shining Medal of Honor
  • Level 4 wins pay out 24 Shining Medal of Honor

 

Shining Medal of Honor Payouts from Node War
Node Level Win Lose Liberated Additional Medals for Winners
(Top 5% of Adventurers)
Level 1 12 1 4 4
Level 2 16 1 6 3
Level 3 20 1 8 2
Level 4 24 1 10 1

 

  • Select the Participation Reward in the guild window after Node War ends.
  • If you achieve the top 5% of the winners, then you will be awarded extra. However, you will not be awarded additional medals, if there is a tie. For example, if 1st-5th place all have 5 points, then no one will get the 1st place reward.
  • Exchange Shining Medal of Honor with a <Guild Military Supply Manager>.

 

Boss Gear Shining Medal Price List:

 

4 → Nouver’s Latent Aura

4 → Karanda’s Latent Aura

4 → Kzarka’s Latent Aura

300 → Fine Accessory Box

300 → Nouver’s Sealed Sub-weapon Box

300 → Kzarka’s Sealed Weapon Box

300 → Dandelion Weapon Box

Temporary 7-day Accessories:

Note that you cannot enhance.

 

30 → Crimson Baron’s Necklace (7 Days) 25AP/16Acc

 

30 → Crimson Baron’s Belt (7 Days) 14AP/8Acc/80LT

 

30 → Crimson Baron’s Earring (7 Days) 13AP/8Acc

 

30 → Crimson Baron’s Ring (7 Days) 14AP/8Acc

Sources & Additional Info