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Adventurer's Guide

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 the gear and make it their goal to obtain this gear. 


PEN (V) enhanced Blackstar gear currently are some of the most (if not the most) powerful gear found in the world of Black Desert, specializing in defeating monsters.


Currently, there are Blackstar gear pieces for each of your equipment slots barring accessories (main weapon, sub weapon, awakening weapon, helmet, armor, gloves, and shoes). In the case of armor, if a certain amount of Blackstar gear is equipped, you can gain various effects.

▲ Blackstar Gear

Blackstar gear requires a bit of preparations and can be obtained only once per character through quests.

Want to learn how to create this gear? Read on!


Preparations for Crafting

1. Remnants of the Rift (item)icon 

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.


2. The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah (knowledge)

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".


3. Concentrated Boss's Auraicon 

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.


4. Specter's Energyicon 

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 following areas have a slightly higher chance to drop Specter’s Energy.

- Thornwood Forest

- Roud Sulfur Mine

- Sherekhan Necropolis (Day, Night)

- Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper Zone)

- Protty Cave



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.

※ You do not need Specter’s Energy for creating Blackstar Main Weapons


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

- Quest


Complete quests

Concentrated Boss's Aura

- Use Heating on Boss Gear


You can purchase boss gear from the Central Market.

Specter’s Energy

- Monster loot


Loot monsters in hunting grounds like Thornwood Forest, boss drop from Ibedor’s Scroll


Quest Progress

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 selecting the Remnants of the Rift item and selecting the NPC Location option)

Blackstar Crafting Quest Tips


1. If you have the Remnants of the Rift item in your inventory, you will be able to proceed with the quest for creating a Blackstar main weapon.

2. If you have the Remnants of the Rift and the Specter’s Energy item in your inventory, you will be able to proceed with the other Blackstar gear questlines.

3. However, you cannot do more than one Blackstar questline at a time. If you forfeit a quest, you can only proceed with that quest again and not a different Blackstar gear questline.

4. Once you have completed a questline, you can proceed with other Blackstar gear questlines.


▲ 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.

The contents of this guide is subject to change with future updates.

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