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Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online - Blackstar & Fallen God Gear Guide

The Blackstar & Fallen God gear has replaced BDO's "boss gear" in being the most powerful, and this guide will show you how to acquire these end-game weapon & armor pieces!

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Blackstar is a high-level set at Black Desert Online. You’ll definitely meet them as the game progresses, so it’s time to take a closer look at them. Blackstars always compete with boss equipment, and even cheaper. The armors can also be upgraded to Fallen God armor, which is currently the best armor available in the game.

In this guide, you will find how to get Blackstar armors & weapons or Fallen God Armor, you will find all their data in a super, clear table, and you will find detailed help on their enhancement too. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, I recommend our Accessory Set Guide or take a look at our Armor Set Guide.

Blackstar Armor Set

The ingame appearance of Blackstar Armor on a Dark Knight

Blackstar-type gear parts are parts that are worth replacing your existing Boss gears. It basically offers better stats than basic boss gears, but keep in mind that Blackstar Gears can’t be equipped with Caphras Stones, so if you look at this, a PEN Blackstar is equal to a PEN Boss Gear with a Caphras Level of 20. So BS is a cheaper alternative. In addition, Fallen God Armor parts can be made from them later (more details below), and also offers Blackstar Armor Set Bonus:

  • Blackstar Armor 2-Set Effect: Monster Damage Reduction +5
  • Blackstar Armor 3-Set Effect: Debuff Resistance Against Monsters +10%
  • Blackstar Armor 4-Set Effect: Max HP +100

 

BLACKSTAR
SET

BLACKSTAR ARMOR

BLACKSTAR HELMET

BLACKSTAR GLOVES

BLACKSTAR SHOES
ITEM EFFECT 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200
4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level
Max HP +200 to +310
Max MP/WP/SP +100
Max HP +100 to +210 All Accuracy Up All Damage Reduction Up
Movement Speed +1 Level
WEIGHT 65.00LT 23.00LT 17.00LT 12.00LT 13.00LT
CRYSTALS 8 2 2 2 2
0
DP 32 9 10 4 9
EVASION 54 24 12 8 10
DR 37 13 11 7 6
MONSTER DR 0 0 0 0 0
PRI
DP 236 71 62 42 61
EVASION 362 136 70 80 76
DR 180 49 46 29 56
MONSTER DR 7 2 2 1 2
DUO
DP 272 80 71 51 70
EVASION 400 147 79 91 83
DR 216 57 57 37 65
MONSTER DR 12 4 3 2 3
TRI
DP 292 85 76 56 75
EVASION 426 155 85 99 87
DR 244 64 65 44 71
MONSTER DR 17 6 4 3 4
TET
DP 316 91 82 62 81
EVASION 448 162 90 106 90
DR 285 75 76 55 79
MONSTER DR 23 9 5 4 5
PEN
DP 348 99 90 70 89
EVASION 484 171 99 115 99
DR 317 83 84 63 87
MONSTER DR 40 13 10 7 10

Blackstar Gear Obsidian Upgrade

The opportunity to upgrade your existing Blackstar gear into Obsidian Blackstar gear has come with Elvia’s Realm content. All the materials that you will need for the upgrade, can get it all on Elvia servers.

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Enhancement Level Additional Obsidian Blackstar armor effects
PRI (I) No additional effects
DUO (II) Evasion 2 (+2)
Damage Reduction +1
Max HP +30
TRI (III) Evasion 2 (+2)
Damage Reduction +1
Max HP +30
TET (IV) Evasion 2 (+2)
Damage Reduction +2 (+2)
Max HP +40
PEN (V) No additional effects

Reforms will not fail and can be used at any given enhancement level. Any crystals, item brands, and the item’s durability will be maintained when reformed. Reformed Blackstar defense gear can be enhanced at any given moment at any enhancement level. Using the Extraction through blacksmiths on Obsidian Blackstar defense gear with Mirror of Equilibrium can extract Obsidian Specter’s Energy and Blackstar defense gear.

Obsidian Specter’s Energy is the upgrading item for Obsidian Blackstar Gear. Once you crafted this item, you can do the upgrade at the Black Spirit’s Item Reform window.

Obsidian Specter’s Energy Recipe:

+ + + + Simple Alchemy
at the Processing Window (L) to produce  Obsidian Specter’s Energy x1.

Preparation of materials:

Item Recipe

Passion of Valtarra

Simple Alchemy: Valtarra’s Flame x100 and Garmoth’s Scale x100

Reason of Okiara

Simple Alchemy: Okiara’s Tide x100 and Oil of Void x100

Courage of Narc

Simple Alchemy: Narc’s Lightning x100, Fragment of All Creations x10 and Legacy of the Ancient x10

Flower of Madness

Simple Alchemy: Seed of Void x100 and Concentrated Boss’ Aura x10
 
Specter’s Energy can be looted from monsters all over Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan. Chances of obtaining it are better in Thornwood Forest in O’dyllita and Shultz Guard in Mediah.
  • Valtarra’s Flame: Obtain as loot by defeating monsters in Elvia Castle Ruins and Orc Camp
  • Okiara’s Tide: Obtain as loot by defeating monsters in Elvia Imp Altar and Fogan Swamp
  • Oil of Void: Use Simple Alchemy of Oil of Regeneration x10, Oil of Storms x10, Oil of Fortitude x10, Oil of Corruption x10, and Oil of Tranquility x10.
  • Narc’s Lightning: Obtain as loot by defeating monsters in Elvia Biraghi Den, Naga Swamp, and Bloody Monastery
  • Fragment of All Creations: Use Simple Alchemy on yellow grade accessories (Only the following: Deboreka Necklace, Tungrad Necklace –  Earring – Ring – Belt , Laytenn’s Power Stone, Ogre Ring, Sicil’s Necklace, Serap’s Necklace, Black Distortion Earring, Dawn Earring, Ethereal Earring, Narc Ear Accessory, Ominous Ring, Eye of the Ruins Ring, Ring of Crescent Guardian, Ring of Cadry Guardian, Forest Ronaros Ring, Turo’s Belt, Valtarra Eclipsed Belt, Basilisk’s Belt, Orkinrad’s Belt, Centaurus’ Belt)
  • Legacy of the Ancient: Heat one of the following crystals to obtain it: Combined Magic Crystal – Gervish, Combined Magic Crystal – Macalod or Combined Magic Crystal – Hoom
  • Seed of Void: Obtain as loot by defeating rare monsters and above in Elvia Realm hunting grounds

Blackstar Weapons

The ingame appearance of Blackstar Kriegsmesser on a Dark Knight

Blackstar weapons can also be good exchanges for Boss weapons. As with armors, it can be said here that it is a cheaper alternative to Boss Weapons and that it replaces C20 level weapons. And what’s also very strong in favor of BSs is the Extra AP Against Monsters, which gives you much more than Kzarka or Offin.

MAIN WEAPON
ITEM EFFECT Attack Speed +3 Level
Critical Hit Damage +2%
WEIGHT 13.50LT
CRYSTALS 2
0
AP 22 ~ 28
ACCURACY 20
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS 0
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +10
PRI
AP 94 ~ 100
ACCURACY 176
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +5
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +14
DUO
AP 106 ~ 112
ACCURACY 184
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +12
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +15
TRI
AP 114 ~ 120
ACCURACY 192
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +21
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +16
TET
AP 122 ~ 128
ACCURACY 200
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +32
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +17
PEN
AP 131 ~ 137
ACCURACY 212
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +48
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +18

AWAKENING WEAPON
REQUIREMENT Class’s Awakening Skill
WEIGHT 13.50LT
CRYSTALS 2
0
AP 22 ~ 33
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS 0
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES 0
PRI
AP 94 ~ 105
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +2
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +5
DUO
AP 106 ~ 117
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +6
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +6
TRI
AP 114 ~ 125
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +10
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +7
TET
AP 122 ~ 133
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +15
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +8
PEN
AP 131 ~ 142
EXTRA AP AGAINST MONSTERS +25
EXTRA DAMAGE TO ALL SPECIES +10

How to obtain Blackstar Gear & Weapons

Blackstar parts can be traded on the Central Market, but if you want to get them for yourself, you can already have one for yourself after a series of quests. In this section, I have gathered all the information on how you can do this and what you need for it.

Requirement: Lv. 56+ , ‘The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah’ Knowledge
Prepare: Remnants of the Rift x1, x3 Boss weapon or armor, Specter’s Energy x1 (except Weapons)
Remember: a character can only make one type of piece once

The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah knowledge: This knowledge is found in the Mediah Adventure Journal II and is obtained from NPC Tulum at the very end of a series of 13 quests in ‘[Lv. 51] Mediah: The Legendary Blacksmith’ chain after you complete the renewed Mediah Main quests once you reach Lv. 56 or higher. You can find it under the Suggested tab inside the ‘O’ window.

Remnants of the Rift: The easiest to buy from the Central Market. In other cases: can be obtained at a low chance by defeating a boss from the Dark Rifts, or from Golden Treasure Chests.

Eye of Desolation: You can obtain Concentrated Boss’s Aura by Heating boss weapons (Kzarka, Kutum, Dandelion, etc.), or boss armors (Giath’s Helmet, Bheg’s Gloves, etc.) whose level is +0. You will need three of these because each piece can be heated into one aura. You will receive an item called Eye of Anguish during the quest series, Manufacture (L) this with the 3 auras, and you will receive the Eye of Desolation.

Specter’s Energy: This is perhaps the most difficult part of the requirements, as it is a rare drop. Specter’s Energy can be looted from monsters all over Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan. Chances of obtaining it are better in Thornwood Forest in O’dyllita and Shultz Guard in Mediah.  It is worth noting again here that this item is not required for Blackstar weapons.

Blackstar Questline

Once you have met all the conditions and acquired all the required items, start the quest by Pressing RMB on the Remnants of the Rift to navigate to the quest NPC (to NPC Martha Kiyen). If you need help with the series of quests, we’ve included a gallery just in case where you can see step-by-step the completion of the quests.

So the quest sequence starts at Martha Kiyen, where you have to pick up the quest you want to get a part of in the BS parts. In the case of weapons, it is important to note that you will receive a weapon specified for the class with which you complete missions, you cannot choose from them later. With one character each mission can be completed only once, if you want more, you can prepare with alt characters!

In the middle of the quest series, you have to choose between two milestones: To the Altar of the Fallen God or To Tarif. To the Altar of Fallen God is the fastest way, but the recommended AP here is 260. To Tarif is way longer than the other, but requires only 150 AP, because you have to face a weaker boss, but requires tons of monster kills. I suggest you take the fastest milestone because even if you do it with an alt character, you can ask someone to help kill the boss, as this can also be done at a party.

Enhancing Blackstars

Black Desert Online – Enhancing, Failstacks & Gear Progression

Blackstar parts can be upgraded from + -0 to +15 with Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) or Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon). At the first 7 levels, the chance is 100% and after that, all failures cost -10 Durability, which can be reloaded with Memory Fragments. Enhancement greater than PRI requires x1 Flawless Magical Black Stone, from now on all failures cost -20 Durability. But you can use Cron Stones for upgrades, which protects against downgrading. Forced enhancement is available at some levels, it may be worth using.

Flawless Magical Black Stone: Use Heating in the Processing Window (L) to Combine Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Mass of Pure Magic x1.

Obtaining Mass of Pure Magic:

  • Defeat monsters or gathering
  • Looting Field Bosses
  • Hunting Khalks or whales
  • Manufacturing Remnants of the Rift
  • exchange Destructive Illusion x15 via O’Arma
  • Complete [Weekly] Delivering Essence of Tunta quest
  • Node investment: Star’s End node (Star’s End), Crypt of Resting Thoughts node (O’draxxia), Mountain of Division node (O’draxxia). This is the best passive way to obtain stones, I highly recommend it. Put as high-level workers as possible on the nodes, because it takes a lot of time to get 1 stone from them.
  • Grinding Black Stone (Weapon) or Black Stone (Armor), rare drop
Enhancement Recommended Failstack
+8 5-10
+9 10-15
+10 15-25
+11 25-30
+12 30-35
+13 40-50
+14 50-60
+15 50-60
PRI 30
DUO 40
TRI 60-85
TET 110 – 200
PEN 200-

Fallen God Armor Sets

It can be stated without any doubt that Fallen God armor is the best armor currently in play. Currently, only the armor can be made, but the rest of the parts are expected to arrive soon.

Fallen God Armor


FALLEN GOD’S ARMOR
ITEM EFFECT Max MP/WP/SP +100
Monster Damage Reduction +13
WEIGHT 23.0LT
CRYSTALS 2
Fallen God’s Armor
DP 99
EVASION 171
DR 83
MAX HP +310
Desperate Fallen God’s Armor
DP 102
EVASION 174
DR 86
MAX HP +340
Distorted Fallen God’s Armor
DP 105
EVASION 176
DR 89
MAX HP +360
Silent Fallen God’s Armor
DP 108
EVASION 180
DR 92
MAX HP +360
Wailing Fallen God’s Armor
DP 111
EVASION 184
DR 95
MAX HP +360
Obliterating Fallen God’s Armor
DP 114
EVASION 188
DR 98
MAX HP +360

How to obtain Fallen God Armor

Fallen God’s Armor can only be obtained through crafting. There are four ways to obtain it, these are:

  • PEN (V) Red Nose’s Armor with Caphras EXP 10 + Flame of Despair
  • PEN (V) Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor with Caphras EXP 10 // it can also be Seasonal + Flame of Despair
  • PEN (V) Blackstar Armor + Flame of Despair
  • Corrupt Elviayed + Black Caphras Stone

Obtaining Flame of Despair:

  • Heat x100 Embers of Despair at the Processing Window (L)
  • Defeating Turos (rare drop)
  • Can be purchased at the Central Market, but there are plenty of PO for it
  • Ulutuka’s drop

Obtaining Embers of Despair:

  • Defeating Turos (the average drop is about 2/h)
  • Ibedor’s Scroll drop (there may be some very, very small chance of this)

Once you acquire both crafting materials, you can craft Fallen God’s Armor by accepting a quest from NPC Dorin Morgrim at Helms Post. This quest is repeatable but it can be accepted once per day. The condition for the quest is level 56+. The quest is pretty simple, you just have to hand over the necessary items, interact with Dorim Morgrim, and the stone behind it to get the new armor in return.

And there’s another way to craft the Armor, but I’ll write this directly separately because it’s the hardest way and almost no one chooses. For this, you will need Corrupt Elviayed and Black Caphras Stone (combined Remnants of the rift + 8260 Caphras). You can get Corrupt Elviayed by combining Elviayed and Flame of Corruption (Olun Piece). The Elviayed item needs 9 fragmented pieces to craft, they dropped by the monsters in O’draxxia (I have already found as much information about this). But it’s some damn difficult route to get the Fallen God, rather choose another one…

Enhancing

The enhancement material for this gear is the Flawless Chaotic Black Stone, which can be crafted by heating Hard Black Crystal, Sharp Black Crystal, Mass of Pure Magic, and 10 Caphras Stones. Enhancement failure will reduce the durability of Fallen God’s Armor by 30. Cron Stone can be used for upgrades and I recommend it too.

Enhancement Recommended Failstack
Desperate 60+
Distorted 150+
Silent 250+
Wailing 280+
Obliterating 315+
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