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!


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, The Lord of Corruption

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

Blackstar Quest Line with other requirements. Blackstar Weapon Guide

Offin Tett

Mirumok Destroyer Offin

  • world boss scheduled spawn
Awakening Weapon



  • World boss scheduled spawn

Blackstar Awakening
Blackstar quest line and other requirements: Blackstar Awakening Weapon Guide

Kutum (PVE)

Ancient Kutum

  • world boss scheduled spawn

Nouver (PVP)


  • world boss scheduled spawn

Leebur’s Gloves (Evasion)


  • weekly boss scroll from BS
  • scroll purchased with 3,600 Loyalties (F3 >Blood Wolf Boss Summon Scroll )

Bheg’s Gloves

Dastard Bheg

  • field boss window spawn
  • scroll purchased with 1000 Loyalties  (F3 > Altar Imp Captain Summon Scroll)

Urugon’s Shoes


  • weekly boss scroll from BS
  • scroll purchased with 3,600 Loyalties (F3 > Gyfin Rhasia Raid Captain Summon Scroll)

Muskan’s Shoes (Evasion)



  • weekly boss scroll from BS
  • scroll purchased with 1,000 Loyalties (F3 > Monastery Boss Scroll)

Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor

Dim Tree Spirit

  • weekly Black Spirit quest scroll
  • field boss spawn window
  • scroll purchased with 1000 Loyalties (F3 > Dim Tree Spirit Summon Scroll)

Blackstar Armor

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

Griffon’s Helmet

Ahib Griffon

  • rare drop from different griffons located in Navarn Steppe, Kamasylvia.
  • scroll purchased with 3,600 Loyalties (King of Navarn Steppe scroll)

Matchlock Hunting:

  • hunt <Wild> King Griffon in the skies 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



  • field boss window spawn
  • daily BS boss scroll
  • scroll purchased with 1,000 Loyalties (F3 > Goblin Chief Summon Scroll)


Achievement, Crafted, Season Reward, or 48k – 60k Loyalties. View our Capotia Guide


Basilisk’s Belt

rare drop from Basilisk mobs around Basilisk Den, Valencia.


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


Ogre Ring


rare drop from Ogres near Mansha Forest, SW Calpheon territory

Laytenn’s Power Stone

Laytenn <Ancient Weapon>

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 get and enhance. Also, each player and class has different strengths and weaknesses.


Boss Gear Order of Importance:

    As you are upgrading, keep an eye on AP brackets to help you reach your goals.


    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 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.

    View your Boss Notification Settings:



    Boss Spawn Location Screenshots and boss map.

    Boss Fight Mechanics

    • World Boss health is shared across all channels.
    • Boss despawn time is dependent upon the boss type. World boss is 30 minutes. Field boss is 2 hours. (Despawn occurs regardless of health or engagement.) Loot is still gained on despawn, as long as you get a few hits on them first.
    • 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] Radiant Shakatu’s Seals

    Shakatu's Seal 100 [Event] Radiant Shakatu’s Seals can be exchanged for boss accessories. Normally, 10 are obtained each month via Attendance Rewards.

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

    100 Shakatu Seal Cost:

    [Event] Radiant Shakatu Seal Reward
    TRI: Black Distortion Earring
    TRI: Dawn Earring
    TRI: Ethereal Earring
    TRI: Ominous Ring
    TRI: Tungrad Ring


    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 Medal of Honor

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

    Exchange Medal of Honor for the following boss auras and weapon boxes:

    • Nouver
    • Dandelion
    • Kzarka
    • Nouver
    • Kutum
    • Offin Tett

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

    For more details, please view our Resplendent Medal of Honor guide.


    Sources & Additional Info