Rough Opal is important because it is processed to be used in advanced recipes like Old Moon Censer, Manos Gatherer’s Clothes, and Manos Processing Stone.
You can obtain Rough Opal through mining with a Pickaxe or using workers on nodes.
Rough Opal is the first tier and is used to upgrade to higher tier opals like Polished, Brilliant, and Moonlight.
BAD JOKE: The picture above is what happens when Jetina cooks. Haha! It’s actually an “Opal” node with hidden Rough Opal inside. Who would have ever thought? 🙂
BDO Rough Opal Tiers
Rough Opal is processed into 3 higher tiers.
Rough Opal ➔ Polished Opal ➔Brilliant Opal ➔Moonlight Opal
Note: text colors represent the tiers, but are not visible in game.
How to Upgrade Rough Opal
Upgrade Rough Opal via Processing (L) → Heating.
With Master 3 Processing, I was able to create a Moonlight Opal from 50 Rough Opal.
5x Rough Opal
10x Polished Opall
– Clear Liquid Reagent
“Strange Rock” Nodes
Click to enlarge images. These nodes are visible along the beach north of Port Epheria.
They look like flat stones stacked on top of each other.
Opal nodes are small, dark, and difficult to see. Usually located beside larger rocks.
Rough Opal Location: NW of Sausan Garrison, along the coast.
Rough Opal Location: SE of Kusha, along the coast.
Rough Opal Location: N of Port Epheria, along the coast.
Rough Opal via Worker Nodes
Rough Opal can also be obtained via 4 worker nodes.
- Capotia** (W of Sand Grain Bazaar in Valencia Territory)
- Mediah Shore (SE of Kusha in Mediah Territory)
- Pujiya Canyon (S of Rock Post in Valencia Territory)
- Gavinya Coastal Cliff (NE of Ancado Inner Harbor in Valencia Territory)
** Best choice is Capotia, costing 4 CP, unless you already have nodes near the other nodes purchased.
Opal Processing Profits
Processing Rough Opal and it’s higher tiers can be profitable.
To see current marketplace trends, I like to use bdolytics.com processing calculator.
In this example, Opal seems like a very lucrative processing job!
But be sure to check the current daily volume of sales vs the quantities on the marketplace.