Enhancing Guide

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Enhancing Guide

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Introduction

How to enhance/disenhance

How to repair max durability

Armor

Weapons

Accessories

Other Equipment

Cron Stones

Enhancing Titles


Introduction

Enhancing your gear and using sockets are really important in Black Desert. These are the two main factors which will affect your damage and defense. To enhance equipment you will need either a Blackstone (Armor) or a Blackstone (Weapon). These can be bought from the auction house, crafted using a refinery, or farmed as they are a rare drop from some monsters.

For more information on where to farm for blackstones, click here to view our “Level 50+ farming and grinding spots” guide

Tips/Important Information before you start:

  • Failing enhancements give you a +1 success stack which will give you more chance of an enhancing success next time. These are consumed when you successfully enhance an item.
  • Fail stacks do not make any difference once you go past +26.
  • You can use cheaper equipment (such as the Azwell weapons or cheap accessories) to get fail stacks.
  • Fail stacks are not shared across all characters. If you need to enhance an item and don’t want to use your fail stacks, use an alt.
  • You can use “safe enhanceing” to guarantee your success, with the cost of max duarbility.

 


How to enhance/disenhance

To enhance any piece of equipment, summon your Black Spirit then click “Enhancement”. Right-click your gear and a Blackstone then click “Enhance“. You can also click the Black Stone in your inventory to open up the Enhancement window.

Armor

To disenhance a piece of equipment you will need to go to a blacksmith and click “Extraction” then “Blackstone Extraction”. Right-click the gear you want to disenhance then click “Extract”.

This will destroy the piece of equipment but you will get Blackstones back.

Disenhancing an item which has not gone past it’s safe enhance will always give you all of the Blackstones back. But after that it is random what amount you will get back. For example: If you disenhance a +4 armor piece (safe enhance is +5) , you will get all 4 Black stones back. If you disenhance a +11 weapon (safe enhance is +7), you may only get 9 Black stones back, despite putting more into the weapon.


How to repair max durability

Each time you fail to enhance an item the max durability will decrease.

It’s important to note that you will never actually lose your weapon by enhancing. If your maximum durability reaches zero, it will just become unusable until you repair the max durability.

To repair the item’s max durability again you will need the exact same item. If you have upgraded the items grade, you do not same grade of weapon and can use a green grade instead.

Go to a blacksmith and click “Repair” then “Maximum Durability Recovery”. Place the item you want to repair in the “Recovery Target Equipment” slot and the item you want to forfeit into the “Materials” slot. Then click “Recover Max Durability” to confirm. This will increase the max durability by 10.

Memory Fragments:

You can also repair your max durability using Memory Fragments instead of using the item. Durability recovery amount varies by item’s grade:
  • White = Recovers 10(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Green = Recovers 5(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Blue = Recovers 2(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Yellow = Recovers 1(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
You should only use Memory Fragments on boss armor and boss weapons (Kzarka, Kutum, Nouver, Dandelion). This is because obtaining another of the same item to repair it’s max durability will cost a lot and is hard to do. It is more cost efficient to save any Memory Fragments you get for just those items.

Artisan’s Memory:

Artisan’s Memory is a one time use item which can be bought from the Pearl Store or Loyalty Store. Using the item will increase the max durability by x3. So if you use this item with memory fragments on boss armor, it will repair 3 durability. You can also use it with items for 30 durability. 

If you are repairing expensive items, such as Liverto weapons or blue grade awakening weapons, I recommend buying an Artisan’s Memory from the Loyalty store to repair 30 durability. It is much cheaper and cost efficient than using Memory Fragments. 

 

max dura


Armor

iconHelmets, armor chest, gloves and shoes can be enhanced using Blackstone (Armor) to increase the defense (DP). The “safe” enhance for armor is +5. This means that there is a 100% chance of success until you reach +5. After this the chance of success becomes less likely and if you fail to enhance the armor, the max durability of the item will decrease by 5.

You can also choose to “force” enhance after +5 and up to +18. This will guarantee a 100% chance of success but will require extra Black Stones but will decrease the max durability by a set amount.

Force enhancing +16 to +18 is only available on GREEN grade items.

Once you get to +15 you will need to use an item called iconConcentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)” to enhance your armor to +16 and higher. If you fail to enhance after DUO your enhancement level will be reduced by one. For example: if I have a +18 (TRI) item and fail to enhance when going to +19 (TET), it will go back to +17 (DUO). The maximum you can enhance to is +20 (PEN).

Enhancing +16 to +20 requires: Concentrated Magical Black Stones. 

  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)
    • Recipe: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.
  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
    • Recipe: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.

Hard/Sharp Black Crystal Shards can be obtained through 3 different life professions:

  • Gathering – Gathering using any tools
  • Farming – Tending to your farm
  • Hunting – Hunting the Blue Whale

They can also be bought from the Black Market, obtained from Treasure Chests (with a Gold Key), Treasure Hunting in the desert, or may be offered as a quest reward in life profession quests.

Enhancement chances in the table below are based on GREEN grade items

Enhancement Level Chance of Success (0 FS) Chance of Success per FS Max FS Highest Chance Stones for Force Enhance Force Enhance max durability decrease Max durability decrease if fails
1 100%
2 100%
3 100%
4 100%
5 100%
6 20% 2.5% 13 52.5% 2 -10 -5
7 17.5% 2% 14 45.5% 3 -10 -5
8 16.25% 1.75% 14 40.75% 4 -10 -5
9 15% 1.5% 15 37.5% 5 -20 -5
10 12.5% 1.25% 16 32.5% 7 -30 -5
11 11.25% 1% 17 28.25% 9 -40 -5
12 10% 0.75% 28 23.5% 11 -50 -5
13 7.5% 0.63% 20 20.1% 17 -60 -5
14 5% 0.5% 25 17.5% 23 -70 -5
15 2.50% 0.5% 25 15% 29 -100 -5
16 (PRI) ? 7 -100 -10
17 (DUO) ? 12 -100 -10
18 (TRI) ? 30 -100 -10 
19 (TET) ? -10
20 (PEN) ? -10

 


Weapons

iconPrimary/secondary/awakening weapons and hunting rifles can be enhanced using Blackstone (Weapon) to increase the damage. The “safe” enhance for weapons are +7. This means that there is a 100% chance of success until you reach +7. After this the chance of success becomes less likely and if you fail to enhance the weapon, the max durability of the weapon will decrease.

You can also choose to “force” enhance after +7 and up to +18. This will guarantee a 100% chance of success but will require extra Black Stones but will decrease the max durability by a set amount.

Force enhancing +16 to +18 is only available on GREEN grade items.

iconOnce you get to +15 you will need to use an item called 
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)” to enhance your weapon to +16 and higher. If you fail to enhance after DUO your enhancement level will be reduced by one. For example: if I have a +18 (TRI) item and fail to enhance when going to +19 (TET), it will go back to +17 (DUO). The maximum you can enhance to is +20 (PEN).

Enhancing +16 to +20 requires: Concentrated Magical Black Stones. 

  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)
    • Recipe: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.
  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
    • Recipe: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.

Hard/Sharp Black Crystal Shards can be obtained through 3 different life professions:

  • Gathering – Gathering using any tools
  • Farming – Tending to your farm
  • Hunting – Hunting the Blue Whale

They can also be bought from the Black Market, obtained from Treasure Chests (with a Gold Key), Treasure Hunting in the desert, or may be offered as a quest reward in life profession quests.

Enhancement chances in the table below are based on GREEN grade items

Enhancement Level Chance of Success (0 FS) Chance of Success per FS Max FS Highest Chance Stones for Force Enhance Force Enhance max durability decrease Max durability decrease if fails
1 100%
2 100%
3 100%
4 100%
5 100%
6 100%
7 100%
8 20%2.5%1352.5%2-10 -5
9 17.5%2%1445.5%3-20 -5
10 15%1.5%1537.5%5-30 -5
11 12.5%1.25%16 32.5%7-40 -5
12 10%0.75%1823.5%11-50 -5
13 7.5%0.63%2020.1%17-60 -5
14 5%0.5%2517.5%23-70 -5
15 2.5%0.5%2515%29-100 -5
16 (PRI) 15% 1.5% 25 52.5% 7 -100 -10
17 (DUO) 7.5% 0.75% 35 33.75% 12-100 -10
18 (TRI) 5% 0.5% 44 27% 30-100 -10 
19 (TET) 2% 0.2556% 90 25% -10
20 (PEN) 1% 0.15% 124 20.1% -10


Accessories

Rings, earrings, necklaces and belts do not have a “safe” enhance. In fact they have a high chance of failure and only enhance up to level +5. Enhancing accessories requires two of the same item and if they fail to enhance both of the accessories will be destroyed.

Enhancement Level Chance of Success (0 FS) Chance of Success per FS Max FS Highest Chance
1 (PRI) 15% 1.5% 25 52.5%
2 (DUO) 7.5% 0.75% 35 33.75%
3 (TRI) 5% 0.5% 44 27%
4 (TET) 2% 0.25% 90 24.5%
5 (PEN) 1.5% 0.25% 124 32.5%

 

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Other Equipment

You can also enhance horse equipment, wagon parts, ship parts, and other equipment using Blackstone (Armor).

Some fishing rods can be enhanced to give specific benefits, such as increasing the durability or higher the chances of you catching bigger fish. Fishing rods do not have a safe enhance, can be enhanced up to +15, and use Blackstone (Weapon). You can “force safe enhance” which will decrease it’s maximum durability. Repairing maximum durability works the same way as other items.


Cron Stones

Cron Stones can be bought from a Black Smith for 1 million silver, and are used to prevent a enhancement from decreasing if the enhancement fails.

Cron Stones can be used on:
– Weapons which are DUO (+17) or higher
– Armor which is DUO (+17) or higher
– Accessories that are PRI (+1) or higher

The amount of Cron Stones required depends on the item’s current price. Regardless of whether the enhancement succeeds or fails, the Cron Stones used will be removed.

Cron Stones can be used on accessories to stop them from breaking if unsuccessful. However, it’s enhancement can either remain the same OR decrease.


Enhancing Titles

Success Titles Description Requirements
Confident What’s this? I’m feeling a little more confident? Successfully enhance item 7 times
Elion’s Blessed Can’t anybody else do this? Hahaha! Successfully enhance item 11 times
Didn’t Even Break a Sweat Becoming stronger is nothing to me! Successfully enhance item 25 times
Black Spirit’s Friend I used to feel awkward around you… Successfully enhance item 50 times
Alright! A successful enhancement once again. Yes! Successfully enhance item 100 times
Blinded by Love At first I thought the Black Spirit was kind of ugly. Not anymore. You’re the most beautiful creature on earth. Successfully enhance item 130 times
Explosive Potential When did you realize that my armor is more than just the property of someone famous? Successfully enhance item 155 times
Enhance-ologist If you really put your mind to enhancing something, the whole universe will help Successfully enhance item 180 times
Sparkle Sparkle My equipment sparkles. Fantastic. Hey, don’t stare at it like that. Successfully enhance item 205 times
Steel-Winged Let’s scream loud enough to break through the enhancement level. Successfully enhance item 230 times
PRI DUO TRI TET PEN Every road leads to one. Every equipment must travel down one, as well. Successfully enhance item 260 times
PRI DUO… What? I thought the enhancement was over, but I guess it’s far from it. Successfully enhance item 510 times

 

Failure Titles Description Requirements
Depressed These things do happen. It’s not a big deal, but it is a little sad… Fail to enhance item 4 times
Hated by the Dark Spirit Aaarrggghh………. Fail to enhance item 10 times
How much? Enhancements? Don’t make me laugh. I’ll pay you money for it! How much? Shut up and take my money! Fail to enhance item 25 times
Contract Revision Required You said something about a contract as soon as I woke up… Is this what it’s like? Fail to enhance item 50 times
Enhancement Blunder Elion, Aal, Kzarka… Please… Oh, god! Failure, again! Fail to enhance item 100 times
Enhancement Failure for Dummies Croxus from Olvia called for me one day and introduced me to the kids this way. Fail to enhance item 130 times
Black Stone Illusionist See this Black Stone in my hands? I’m gonna make it disappear like magic! Fail to enhance item 155 times
AAAAAAAAAH 152… 254… I can’t count anymore. I’m beginning to feel dizzy Fail to enhance item 180 times
Doubting the Black Spirit I think the Black Spirit is hoarding Black Stones behind my back. Did it need something? Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Embraced by Black Spirit Why do you keep hurting me? I’ve given you everything. Why do you keep making me cry? Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Shaking Head This is nothing for me… I can overcome greater obstacles than this. Fail to enhance item 425 times
Everything According to Plan You thought I wanted a successful enhancement? Wrong! I was planning to fail. Fail to enhance item 480 times
Father of Success Failure is the father to success! I’ll be stronger through these hardships! Fail to enhance item 530 times
Mother of Success Failure is the mother to success! I’ll be stronger through these hardships! Fail to enhance item 532 times
Broke up with the Black Spirit If I see that bastard again, I’ll go berserk! Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Black Stone Donator If I had a quarter every time I used a Black Stone, I’d be able to buy Calpheon and Valencia. Fail to enhance item (unknown) times

9 Comments

  • Oct 10, 2016 @ 23:03 pm

    You have proof that the titles don’t work? I rather doubt that.

  • Sep 26, 2016 @ 9:46 am

    These two points are not accurate:

    >”You can use enchanting titles to increase the chances of success/failure.”

    This is not true.

    >”If you are planning to upgrade the item grade, do this once the item is already at least +15. This is because it costs a lot more to repair the maximum durability, due to needing the exact same item. If a Yuria weapon has been upgraded and has the “Crimson Flame” upgrade, you will need the Crimson Flame Yuria weapon each time you repair it’s maximum durability.”

    This is no longer correct on NA servers. Items of different grades CAN be used to restore durability (i.e., A piece of Taritas armor can be restored with any grade of Taritas or Steel Taritas.)

  • Jul 5, 2016 @ 14:25 pm

    The title you are currently using has an effect on the outcome of the enchant? Has this really been confirmed? *source please*

    🙂

  • Jun 4, 2016 @ 15:48 pm

    @liftedplane Updated! I’ve added the descriptions and all of the numbers I could find. Just got 4 that are missing.

  • Jun 4, 2016 @ 12:24 pm

    You may want to update the titles listed at the end. I’ve put together a google spreadsheet that shows the EU/NA versions next to the KR versions you have above

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MXo2rK9VoTzFTm-xDlqE4CFlSjKCLv_jvqQ1VndYU5E/pubhtml

  • Jun 21, 2015 @ 13:54 pm

    http://www.inven.co.kr/common/image/viewer.php?loc=&file=http%3A%2F%2Fupload2.inven.co.kr%2Fupload%2F2015%2F04%2F02%2Fbbs%2Fi12892305996.jpg

    You have some of this info in the post, but I feel its important to note that using the Garunteed Success Enchant reduces your Durability by a lot.

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