Black Desert Online – Guide to Infinite Compass & Map Parts

The map & compass items that don't expire, are two of the most coveted treasures in BDO, and this guide will help you acquire them efficiently.

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Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass and Archaeologist’s Map are a part of the available treasure items in Black Desert Online. Like all similar treasure items, these are very difficult to obtain, cannot be easily obtained with RNG, they can only be obtained with a lot of work and perseverance, but even so, they can take months to get. However, if you get it, you will get great help from them by their amazing abilities.

Extremely low drop rate. It can be 0.005% for some parts or 0.0025% for more extreme parts. You should also pay attention to which areas are being dropped by which monsters.

It takes months.  If you think about the numbers above, it sure isn’t a challenge that can be accomplished in a few weeks. In return for long, monotonous activity, you get a relic that is very rare.

And when you finally grab it, the whole server will see a pop-up message that you got this rare item. This is your glorious moment. 🙂

Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass

Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass is a permanent compass that helps you to navigate to places where the map feature is not available, and it has a special ability to summon other adventurers to the bearer’s position. Of course, there is a cheaper alternative to this item, let’s look at the pros and cons compared to each other:

Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass Ancient Explorer’s Compass
Permanent 3 days expire time
Can summon another adventurer Cannot summon another adventurer
Hard to get Easy to get
Consists of 6 parts Consists of 3 parts
Obtained by collected items Obtained by purchased items (costs millions of silver)

 

Upgraded Compass Recipe

Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass Parts
Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass Parts
Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass Parts
Blood Ruby
Ocean Sapphire
Gold Topaz

You need a total of 6 different materials to create Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass. Upgraded Compass Parts are core materials that share the same appearance when it is first obtained but its true shape can be revealed when they are identified by NPC Ain Greid at Ancient Fissure. The appearance of each Upgraded Compass Part depends on the monster that dropped it.

How to identify?

Visit NPC Ain Greid at Ancient Fissure, and choose the ‘Ask him to appraise the parts’ dialogue. This reveals the true icon of the items.

You can combine the parts without appraising the compass parts, but this feature makes your job easier when it comes to arranging the items.

Where to Grind the Upgraded Compass Parts

Since these items are rare items, you can boost your chance with buffs that gave you Drop Rate. The following things give bonus Drop Rates: Arsha Server, Item Drop Rate Pets, Item Collection Increase Scroll (basic and advanced), GM’s Blessings, Blessing of Kamasylve, Drop rate from Knowledge, Node Investment, Guild buffs, Night-time effect, and so on. In order to be able to farm effectively in these places, I strongly recommend that you start farming in these places with at least 240 APs.

The 1st & 2nd Parts:

  • Grinding spot: Hystria Ruins
  • Obtainable parts:
  • Location: beneath the Great Desert of Valencia, enter by using portal devices*
  • Monsters that can drop:
    Tukar Balten or Elten with 0,0005% chance for
    Vodkhan with 0,005% chance for

The 3rd Part:

  • Grinding spot: Aakman Temple
  • Obtainable part:
  • Location: beneath the Great Desert of Valencia, enter by using portal devices*
  • Monsters that can drop: Aakman Elite Guardian with 0,005% chance

* Portal Devices are the black portals that you must have encountered while walking in the desert. They appear in random places, they are hard to find, and if you go through them, they will teleport you straight to Hystria Ruins or Aakman Temple. Click here to open an image about their look-like.

The 3 Gems:

You will only need one piece of each gem, these can be easily purchased from the Marketplace, but can also be crafted at the Processing Window (L), at the Shaking option. Shaking: Skilled knowledge is required to craft them.

Blood Ruby’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Ruby + x3 Gem Polisher

Ocean Sapphire’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Sapphire + x3 Gem Polisher

Gold Topaz’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Topaz+ x3 Gem Polisher

How to Combine the Upgraded Compass Parts

Once all the material has been collected, arrange them in your inventory in a [+] shape to obtain the compass.

Archaeologist’s Map

Archaeologist’s Map can teleport you to the nearest town, and also can return you to the position where you used it. It has a cooldown when you used it, but in practice, this item is the endless edition of the Travel’s Map. Let’s also look at how there are differences between pros and cons:

Archaeologist’s Map Traveler’s Map
Permanent Consumable item
Can use teleport back function Cannot use teleport back function
Hard to get Easy to get
Free to use Costs about half a million Silver
6 hours cooldown 6 hours cooldown

Archaeologist’s Map Recipe

Archaeologist’s Map Piece
Archaeologist’s Map Piece
Archaeologist’s Map Piece

Archaeologist’s Map Piece
Blood Ruby
Ocean Sapphire
Gold Topaz
Forest Emerald

You need 4 Archaeologist’s Map Pieces and 4 gems to obtain the Archaeologist’s Map.
Archaeologist’s Map Pieces are core materials that share the same appearance when it is first obtained but its true shape can be revealed by interacting with the Caphras Journal in Caphras Cave.

How to identify?

Visit Caphras Journal in Caphras Cave, which is actually a book placed on a table that you can Interact (R) with when you are close to it. Choose the Exchange option to exchange your Map of Unknown Piece for an identified map piece. Click here to open an image about the location of this book.

You can combine the parts without appraising the map parts, but this feature makes your job easier when it comes to arranging the items.

Where to Grind for Map Pieces

Since these items are rare items, you can boost your chance with buffs that gave you Drop Rate. The following things give bonus Drop Rates: Arsha Server, Item Drop Rate Pets, Item Collection Increase Scroll (basic and advanced), GM’s Blessings, Blessing of Kamasylve, Drop rate from Knowledge, Node Investment, Guild buffs, Night-time effect, and so on.

The 1st & 2nd Pieces:

  • Grinding spot: Roud Sulfur Mine
  • Obtainable parts:
  • Location: Valencia, to the right of Ancando Inner Harbor
  • Monsters that can drop:
    Lava Tukar with 0,003% chance for 
    Lava Devourer with 0,002% chance for 

The 3rd & 4th Pieces:

The 4 Gems:

You will only need one piece of each gem, these can be easily purchased from the Marketplace, but can also be crafted at the Processing Window (L), at the Shaking option. Shaking: Skilled knowledge is required to craft them.

Blood Ruby’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Ruby + x3 Gem Polisher

Ocean Sapphire’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Sapphire + x3 Gem Polisher

Gold Topaz’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Topaz + x3 Gem Polisher

Forest Emerald’s recipe: x7 Resplendent Emerald + x3 Gem Polisher

How to Combine the Map Pieces

Once all the material has been collected, arrange them in your inventory in a [+] shape to obtain the map.

 

Do you have your own story about getting these rare items? Write us in the comment section below, we are wondering how long it took you to get them.

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