Crafting Blackstar Gear
Blackstar gear contains rather exceptional power within the gear itself. Therefore, only adventurers who have grown quite familiar of Black Desert know of and make it their goal to obtain this gear.
▲ Blackstar gear (main weapon)
Blackstar gear requires a bit of preparations and can be obtained only once per character through quests. Then, shall we take a look at which quests we need to complete and what preparations we need to make?
Preparations for Crafting
▲ Remnants of the Rift
You will need Remnants of the Rift, which you can obtain at a low chance by defeating the first monster that emerges from the Dark Rift. You can also purchase Remnants of the Rift from the Central Market.
You can learn about the “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” after completing the main quest series in Mediah, then accepting and completing ”The Three Blacksmiths“ quest series from Tulem, the Altinova weapon merchant.
▲ Tulem, weapon vendor in Altinova
There are a total of 13 quests, which, for an adventurer who has already completed the Mediah main quest series, will be a rather quick task to complete.
Once you’ve obtained the Remnants of the Rift and learned about the Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah, you have completed the condition to accept the quest to craft the Blackstar gear.
Yet to finish crafting the Blackstar gear, there are a few additional items required. Those are the "Concentrated Boss's Aura”, and ”Specter's Energy".
You can obtain the Concentrated Boss’s Aura by Heating boss weapons from the likes of Kzarka and Kutum, or boss armor like Giath’s Helmet or Bheg’s Gloves.
▲ Concentrated Boss's Aura
To craft Blackstar awakening weapon and armor, you will require the “Specter’s Energy”. While other items you can easily obtain from purchasing on the marketplace or from a quest reward, this item is the most difficult material to acquire due to its low chance to drop from only defeating monsters.
- Defeating monsters in the Thornwood Forest have a slightly higher chance to drop Specter’s Energy.
- Also, combining the Venomous Night Fang obtained from looting monsters in O’dyllita into a [+] shape will create the “Ibedor’s Scroll” item, which you can use to summon a boss that has a low chance of dropping Specter’s Energy.
- Crafting Blackstar main weapons does not require Specter’s Energy.
▲ Specter’s Energy
Let’s tidy up all necessary materials and means to obtain them for crafting Blackstar gear:
How to Obtain
Remnants of the Rift
- Dark Rift
- Central Market
Drop rates are low, but are obtainable via the central market.
The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah
Concentrated Boss's Aura
- Use Heating on Boss Gear
You can purchase boss gear from the central market
- Monster loot
Loot monsters in hunting grounds like Thornwood Forest, boss drop from Ibedor’s Scroll
Once you’ve obtained Remnants of the Rift and learned about The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah, you can accept the quest to craft Blackstar gear from Martha Kiyen. (Martha Kiyen can easily be found by right-clicking the Remnants of the Rift item and selecting the NPC Location option)
▲ Martha Kiyen of the Northern Wheat Plantation has the quest for crafting Blackstar gear
Follow the quests to interact with NPCs and engage in combat.
Here you’ll be offered a crossroads quest where you can select the route best appropriate for your difficulty level based on your personal AP/DP,
Adventurers with high AP will face a powerful boss monster in a quick bout, while adventurers with lower AP will have to deal with a large number of monsters in a hunting ground, then face a weakened version of the boss monster.
Once you’ve completed all the tasks, you may finally claim your very own Blackstar gear.
▲ Exceptional power and an impressive appearance! Craft one today!
In closing, here are the words of an adventurer who crafted the Blackstar gear:
"Crafting Blackstar gear is not so difficult! If you have Specter’s Energy, that is…’