Specter’s Energy is required for the very last quest in the Blackstar defensive gear quest lines. It is also required to upgrade Blackstar to Obsidian Blackstar.

Specter’s Energy is a rare drop from mobs in many high level areas in Mediah, Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita.

See the current list of grinding spots below.

During BDO special events, Specter’s Energy may drop at additional locations and/or increase in drop rate.

Acording to patch notes, the highest drop rates for Specter’s Energy is currently Thornwood Forest in O’dyllita and Shultz Guard in Mediah.

BDO Specter's Energy

Specter’s Energy Grinding Tips:

If hunting solely for Specter’s Energy, I recommend going where you can kill the most mobs in the shortest time possible.

You’ll want dense clusters of mobs that are easy to kill in the smallest area possible.

Consider that some nodes will be more congested and contested than others because of this.

Since the drop rate for Specter’s Energy is technically unknown, many players will frequent certain nodes for other reasons too, like silver/hour, rare drops, and XP. Players also report that higher AP zones have a higher chance of dropping Specter’s Energy.

 

Specter’s Energy Grinding Spots

Specter’s Energy Drop Locations Region
Bashim Base Valencia
Basilisk Den Valencia
Cadry Ruins Valencia
Crescent Shrine Valencia
Desert Naga Temple Valencia
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair Valencia
Pila Ku Jail Valencia
Roud Sulfur Works Valencia
Taphtar Plain Valencia
Titium Valley Valencia
Waragon Nest Valencia
Specter’s Energy Drop Locations Region
Loopy Tree Forest Kamasylvia
Manshaum Forest Kamasylvia
Polly’s Forest Kamasylvia
Tooth Fairy Forest Kamasylvia
Blood Wolf Settlement Drieghan
Sherekhan Necropolis Drieghan
Tshira Ruins Drieghan
Protty Cave Weita Island
Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper) North of Iliya Island
Thornwood Forest O’dyllita
Shultz Guard
Mediah

 

Specter’s Energy Player Voting

Please vote your choice of grinding spot for Specter’s Energy in the Valencia, Kama, Drieghan, and Sea/O’dyllita regions.

 

Valencia Recommended Playgrounds

#1 Grinding Spot in Valencia for Specter's Energy:

Titium Valley ~ Fogans

titium valley mobs fogans
Titium Valley Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★☆☆☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★☆☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★☆☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★☆☆☆☆

Combat XP:★☆☆☆☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

Titium Valley, Bashims, Gahaz, and Nagas are easier Specter’s Energy grind spots for those with mid-low AP. Most classes, levels 55-59, will do well at these places if they have 200+ AP. These zones also have a high level of Serap’s Necklace and Scroll Written in Ancient Language drops, but not much else to recommend them. Out of the 4 locations, Titium Valley, located east of Crescent Shrine, is farthest from any city/village, but has a higher player-reported Specter’s Energy drop. Click images below for the Titium Valley map and loot table.

Crescent Shrine

crescent mobs
Crescent Shrine Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★☆☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★☆☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★☆☆☆

Skill XP:★★★★☆

Crescent Shrine has a lower AP requirement than Roud Sulfur Works, but you’ll still need higher AP/DP than the recommended of 175/220 to kill mobs efficiently. Because of its low silver/hour, low Combat XP, and undesirable location, this grinding spot will be nearly empty and uncontested. Yellow grade accessories drop here, including Ring of Crescent Guardian. Decent place to farm Skill XP, especially when killing elites. Crescent Shrine is located Southeast of Sand Grain Bazaar. Click images below for map and loot table.

Roud Sulfur Works

roud sulfur works
Roud Sulfur Works Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★★

Congested:★☆☆☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★☆☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★☆☆☆

Skill XP:★★★★☆

Roud Sulfur comes highly recommended by the playerbase for the Specter’s Energy drop. However, if you want to kill quickly at Roud Sulfur, you’ll need higher AP/DP than the recommended 220/230. Because of its low silver/hour, low Combat XP, and undesirable location, this grinding spot will likely be empty and uncontested. Archaeologist’s Map piece drops here as well as Manos Craftsman’s Clothes. Good place to farm Skill XP. Roud Sulfur is located Northeast of Valencia City. Click images below for map and loot table.

Kamasylvia Recommended Playgrounds

#1 Grinding Spot in Kama for Specter's Energy:

Polly’s Forest

polly forest pic by ithiel
Polly’s Forest Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★★

Congested:★★★★☆

Contested:★★★☆☆

Location:★★★☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★☆☆☆

Combat XP:★★★☆☆

Skill XP:★★★★★

Because Polly’s Forest is the #1 grinding spot for Skill XP, it is usually busy and contested. It’s also reported to be one of the best spots for Specter’s Energy. However, more players grinding equals more reports of rare drops. Manos Craftsman’s Clothes can also drop here. Recomended AP/DP for this area is 220/260+ for fast mob killing, but I wouldn’t recommend grinding here unless your AP/DP is higher only because every rotation will likely be contested and you’ll be pvping with well-geared players farming Skill XP. Polly’s Forest is located Northwest of Grana. Click images below for map and loot table.

Tooth Fairy Forest ~ Ronaros

Manshaum Forest

Tooth Fairy Forest Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★★☆☆

Contested:★★☆☆☆

Location:★★★☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★★☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★★☆☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

Not only does the Ronaros area have a decent player reported drop rate for Specter’s Energy, it also drops the rare infinite health potion piece, Ron’s Tintinnabulum. This area has become more popular in recent months because of that, so expect to run into other players, especially during peak playing times. Although pvp doesn’t happen as often here as it does in Polly’s Forest, don’t be surprised if someone flags up. The Ronaros are located West of Tooth Fairy Cabin, South of the Fadus area. This zone is recommended  for those with higher gear scores than what’s needed for Polly’s or Manshaum Forest – especially if hunting solo.

Manshaum Forest Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★★☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★★☆☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

Besides Specter’s Energy, Manshaum Forest also drops the rare infinite MP/WP/SP potion piece, Narc’s Crimson Tear. This area has become more popular in recent months because of that, so expect to run into other players, especially during peak playing times. Although pvp doesn’t happen as often here as it does in Polly’s Forest, don’t be surprised if someone flags up. Find the Manshaum playground North of Old Wisdom Tree. Players reccommend 240/280+ for quick clearing of mobs.

Drieghan Recommended Playgrounds

#1 Grinding Spot in Drieghan for Specter's Energy:

Tshira Ruins

manshaum mob
Tshira Ruins Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★☆☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★☆☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★☆☆☆☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

The AP/DP for Tshira Ruins is very low, similar to areas in Valencia like Desert Nagas and Bashim Base. Because mobs are easy to kill, classes that have speed skills with quick cooldowns will be able to kill many mobs in a short amount of time. Tshira Ruins is rarely congested with other players as Combat/Skill XP is low, and silver/hour is very low.  Along with Specter’s Energy, Tsira Ruins also drops the rare infinite MP/WP/SP potion piece, Markthanan’s Gland and the Eye of the Ruins Ring. 

Blood Wolf Settlement

Sherekhan Necropolis
Blood Wolf Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★★☆☆

Contested:★★☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★★☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★★☆

Combat XP:★★★☆☆

Skill XP:★★★★☆

Besides Specter’s Energy, Blood Wolf Settlement also drops the rare infinite HP potion piece, Ash Halfmoon Kagtunak, Manos Craftsman’s Clothes, Eye of the Ruins Ring, and Kagtunak, an ingredient used in making Dark Red Fang Crystals. This area has become more popular in recent months because of the infinite potion drop, so expect to run into other players, especially during peak playing times. Blood Wolf Settlement is also a decent place for Combat/Skill Xp and silver/hour. Players recommend 240/300+ for quick clearing of mobs.

Sherekhan Necropolis Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★☆☆

Congested:★★☆☆☆

Contested:★☆☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★☆☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★★☆☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

Although the reported droprate for Specter’s Energy in the Necropolis is lower than other listed zones, it is likely due to the lack of players wanting to hunt in this zone. Players farming here are usually hoping for the rare HP potion piece, Sherekhan’s Panacea. You’ll need higher AP/DP than the BDO recommended to kill efficiently here. Mobs are even harder to kill during the game’s night time hours.

O’dyllita & Venomous Night Fang

 

  • Defeating monsters from O’dyllita’s hunting grounds (Thornwood Forest, Tunkuta, Olun’s Valley, Crypt of Resting Thoughts) will drop “Poison Fangs of the Deep Night” at a certain rate.

    • Arrange five pieces of Venomous Night Fang in a [+] shape to get Ibedor’s Scroll.

    • Ibedor’s Scroll has a 7 day expiration period starting immediately after obtaining. Expired Ibedor’s Scroll can no longer be used.

    • Using Ibedor’s Scroll near Salanar Pond will open Ibedor’s Endless Night. Defeating the appearing monsters will give you rewards.

    • The loot of defeating monsters from Ibedor’s Endless Night can be shared by a maximum of 5 members.

    • Defeating boss monsters from Ibedor’s Endless Night will drop “Specter’s Energy” and “Embers of Despair” at a certain rate.

    • Defeating boss monsters from Ibedor’s Endless Night will drop “Ancient Spirit Dust” and “Caphras Stone” for certain.”

    • data & image source: official patch notes

 

O’dyllita & Sea Recommended Playgrounds

#1 Grinding Spot in O'dyllita/Sea for Specter's Energy:

Thornwood Forest

manshaum mob
Thornwood Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★★☆☆

Contested:★★☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★★★☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★★★☆

Skill XP:★☆☆☆☆

Thornwood is the only area in O’dyllita that currently drops Specter’s Energy. It also drops Ah’krad, a piece for the awakening weapon crystals, Quturun’s Left Lung which is used to obtain the La Orzeca Helmet outfit piece, and the Ominous Ring.  This area has become popular due to it’s high Combat XP and decent silver/hour. Players recommend 250/320+ for decent killing efficiency, but keep in mind this new zone was created for highly geared and highly skilled players.

Protty Cave

Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
Protty Cave Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★☆☆

Congested:★★☆☆☆

Contested:★★☆☆☆

Location:★★☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★★☆☆

Rare Drops:★★★☆☆

Combat XP:★★☆☆☆

Skill XP:★★☆☆☆

You can find the entrance to Protty Cave on Weita Island. You’ll need a boat to get there. See the map below.

Although the reported drop rate for Specter’s Energy at Protty Cave is less than other areas, Protty Cave also drops the Red Shard to make the Tungrad Ring, arguably the best ring in the game right now. The red shard sells at the Marketplace for about 100m. Sycrid’s Song, a component in crafting Krogdalo’s Sea Horse Gear, also drops here. Protty Cave has decent silver/hour, comparable with blood wolves, largely due to the Red Shard drop.

Protty Cave is somewhat congested/contested during peak playing times and bonus events. Players recommend 240+ AP for fast clearing of mobs.

Sycraia Underwater Ruins Rankings:

Specter’s Energy:★★★★☆

Congested:★★☆☆☆

Contested:★★☆☆☆

Location:★☆☆☆☆

Silver/Hour:★★★★☆

Rare Drops:★★★★☆

Combat XP:★★★★☆

Skill XP:★★★☆☆

Sycraia Underwater Ruins is located north of Iliya Island. See map below. The entrance is located underwater and requires 45+ seconds of underwater breathing gear/buffs to reach. For more details on location and gear please see this guide: Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

Sycraia has a high reported drop rate for Specter’s Energy and the same rare drops as Protty Cave. With its great Combat XP, decent Skill Xp, and good silver/hour earnings, the only thing that keeps most players away is its terrible location.