Blackstar Gear Guide
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Blackstar Gear Guide

Sep 06 Tansie  
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Introduction

There are currently three different pieces of Blackstar Gear. There is Blackstar Weapon, Blackstar Armor and Blackstar Helmet. However, the helmet is currently only available on Global Labs.

Blackstar gear is an alternative to boss gear. Blackstar Weapons have Extra Monster AP which makes it the best in slot for PVE. Whilst Blackstar Armor has Monster Damage Reduction and increased DP compared to boss armor.

However, Blackstar gear cannot have caphras levels and is harder to obtain and enhance.

Blackstar Gear Stat Comparison

 

PEN Kzarka Weapon
(Caphras Lv 20)
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AP: 132~136 (134)
Accuracy: 212

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 20
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 15
● Attack/Casting Speed: +3
PEN Offin Tett’s
(Caphras Lv 20)
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AP: 136~138 (137)
Accuracy: 194

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 20
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 15
● Attack/Casting Speed: +2
● Critical: +2
PEN Blackstar Weapon
(Caphras Lv unavialable)
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AP: 131~137 (134)
Accuracy: 212

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 18
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 48
● Attack/Casting Speed: +3
PEN Red Nose’s Armor
(Caphras Lv 20)
Dim Tree Spirit Armor
DP: 89
DR: 89
Evasion: 176

Item Effects

● Max HP: +160
● HP Recovery Up
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

PEN Dim Tree Spirit Armor
(Caphras Lv 20)
Dim Tree Spirit Armor
DP: 89
DR: 89
Evasion: 176

Item Effects

● Max HP: +360
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

PEN Blackstar Armor
(Caphras Lv unavailable)
Blackstar Armor
DP: 99
DR: 83
Evasion: 171

Item Effects

● Max HP: +310
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
● Monster Damage Reduction: +13
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

PEN Giath’s Helmet
(Caphras Lv 20)
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DP: 96
DR: 84
Evasion: 104

Item Effects

● Max HP: +260
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

PEN Griffon’s Helmet
(Caphras Lv 20)
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DP: 96
DR: 90
Evasion: 104

Item Effects

● Max HP: +160
● All Resistance +5%
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

PEN Blackstar Helmet
(Caphras Lv unavailable)
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DP: 90
DR: 84
Evasion: 99

Item Effects

● Max HP: +210
● Monster Damage Reduction: +13
– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Crystal Slots: 2

Blackstar Gear Appearance



<Credit goes to u/PackaPunchx from Reddit for this amazing screenshot of the Blackstar Shamshir>

How to obtain Blackstar Gear

To obtain Blackstar Gear, you must finish a questline which can only be completed once per family for each different piece of gear. After compelting the questline you have to buy the gear from the marketplace to receive another. You can buy the gear straight from the marketplace and equip it without needing to do the quest, but if you would like to create your own Blackstar gear you have to do the quest yourself.

In order to receive and complete the questline, you need the following:

  • Level 56+ on your character
  • Calpheon and Mediah main story questlines must be completed
  • Knowledge of “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah”
    • This can be obtained by completing a short questline. Press “O” to open your quest log then the “Suggested” tab. You will then find the questline “[Lv. 51] Mediah: The Legendary Blacksmith” which starts at Tulem, the arms dealer in Altinova.
  • 3 Boss Gear pieces at +0 to sacrifice for the quest
    • For the Blackstar weapon quest you will need to use Kzarka, Kutum, Nouver, Offin Tett, or Dandelion
    • For the Blackstar armor or helmet quest you can use any boss weapon or armor piece
  • Remnants of the Rift x1
    • Obtained as a rare drop when defeating Dark Rift bosses.
    • Can also be obtained as a rare drop from Golden Treasure Chests which require a Gold Key to open.
  • Specter’s Energy x1 (only required for Blackstar Armor/Helmet)
    • Obtained as a rare drop when killing monsters at Bashim Base, Titium Valley, Desert Naga Temple, Waragon Nest, Gahaz Bandit’s Lair, Cadry Ruins, Crescent Shrine, Taphtar Plain, Basilisk Den, Pila Ku Jail, Roud Sulfur Mine, Polly’s Forest, Loopy Tree Forest, Manshaum Forest, Tooth Fairy Forest, Tshira Ruins, Blood Wolf Settlement, Sherekhan Necropolis, Protty Cave, Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper Zone)

It is also worth noting that if you are doing the weapon questline you will receive a weapon for the class that you complete the quest on.

Once you have everything you need, you can start the questline by right-clicking the Remnants of the Rift item.

Take the Remnants of the Rift item to Martha Kiyen located at Northern Wheat Plantation to begin.

You can then choose between the weapon, armor or helmet quest.

[Blackstar Weapon] Remnants of the Rift
[Blackstar Armor] Remnants of the Rift

During the questline you will have the option to choose the hard questline or the easy questline. I recommend doing the hard questline to save you some time, since the easy questline requires you to kill 1000 monsters at Helms Post in return for an easier boss at the end.

Once you get up to the quest To the Altar of the Fallen God. You need to create Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3. To do this, open the processing window (L) then using the heating option on 3 boss gear pieces. Make sure you are up to the quest before you attempt this. Next, use proccessing again with the Manufacture option to combine the Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3 and the item Eye of Anguish (which was given to you earlier in the questline). This will create an Eye of Desolation.

Finally, give the Eye of Desolation to the brazier located at Star’s End and defeat the boss. After defeating the boss you will be sent to the cave at Helms Post to complete the questline. If you are completing the Blackstar Armor or Helmet questline you will also need the Specter’s Energy item at the end. However, this is not needed for the weapon quest.

Questline Walkthrough

Right-click the Remnants of the Rift item in your inventory to begin. You will be taken to Martha Kiyen located at Northern Wheat Plantation. You can then choose which of the Blackstar quests you would to complete. In this example we will be walking you through the Armor questline since it has extra steps at the end, but both are very similar.

Next you will be taken to Star’s End to meet up with Martha and hand over the Remnants of the Rift.

Go to the marked location and interact with the two Black Meeorite located around Star’s End then go back to complete.

The next quest requires you to interact with the Cows nearby to collect their blood. Go back to Martha afterwards to hand it over and complete the quest.

Head over to Contaminated Farm now which is located just north of Calpheon. Speak to Gorgath and pick up the next quests. Use the chat option and select “Analyze the blood sample together” to complete and continue.


The next location is Caphras Cave which is located west of Florin. Go inside the cave into the secret part of the cave and interact with the Caphras Journal on the bookshelf above the ladder (on the right side of the cave).

You must then go back to Contaminated Farm to speak to Gorgath again. He will give you an item called “Eye of Anguish” which is required later on. At this point, the questline will also split into two and you can choose between the easy or hard route.


Choose the hard questline option. The easier questline will send you to Tarif and then give you a quest to kill 1000 monsters at Helms Post but will give you an easier boss in return. Choosing the hard option allows you to go straight to the Star’s End Brazier and will save you time. Once you are at the Brazier, create the Eye of Desolation. This is done by first Processing (L) > Heating, three base boss gear items. You can use any boss weapon or armor but it must be unenhanced. This will give you an item called Concentrated Boss Aura. Once you have 3 of these, use the Manufacture option to combine the Eye of Anguish and Concentrated Boss Aura to create the Eye of Desolation. This is used to summon the harder version of the boss which has a recommended AP of 260.

After defeating the boss, go back to the Brazier to complete then head to calpheon and speak to Dobart. He will then send you to Helms Post where you will complete the final part of the questline.

Head inside the cave at Helms Post and speak to Dorin Morgrim. Give the Blackstar’s Claw to him then use the chat option again. Interact with the Crystal Ball in the center of the room then speak with Dorin Morgrim again.

If you are doing the Blackstar Armor or Blackstar Helmet questline then you will now need to hand over the Specter’s Energy.

Finally, accept the last quest from Dorin Morgrim and use the chat option to hand over the Blackstar piece. Interact with the Crystal Ball again to craft the Blackstar gear then go back to Dorin to receive the forged Blackstar gear.


Enhancing Blackstar Gear

Blackstar gear is more difficult to enhance than regular gear or boss gear and does not use the same enhancing materials.

When enhancing between +1 to +15, you will need:

  • Blackstar Weapons – Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) x1
    • Obtained by heating Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1 and Black Stone (Weapon) x2
  • Blackstar Armor/Helmet – Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) x1
    • Obtained by heating Hard Black Crystal Shard x1 and Black Stone (Armor) x2

Each failed attempt will result in Max Durability -10 on the item.

When enhancing between PRI to PEN, you will need a new item:

  • Pure Magical Black Stone x1
    • Obtained by heating Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Hard Black Crystal Shard x1 and Mass of Pure Magic x1

Each failed attempt will result in Max Durability -20 on the item.


How to obtain Mass of Pure Magic

Mass of Pure Magic cannot be bought or sold on the marketplace. The most consistent way of obtaining Mass of Pure Magic is to invest in the Star’s End Excavation node and send you workers there. The node has a high workload of 10210 so it will take at least 12 hours for workers to complete one cycle. You also aren’t guaranteed to get a Mass of Pure Magic each time so it is worth investing in the node as early as possible in case you ever want to go for Blackstar gear.

To connect the Star’s End Excavation node you will need 16 CP from Grana, or 18 CP from Calpheon. You can use our Node Calculator Map to plan your route in advance.

Mass of Pure Magic can also be obtained in other ways:

  • Processing window (L) > Grinding, Black Stone (Weapon) or Black Stone (Armor)
  • Processing window (L) > Manufacture, Remnants of the Rift x1 and Black Spirit’s Claw x1 will give you Mass of Pure Magic x5
  • Rare drop when Gathering
  • Rare drop when Harvesting Magical or Mysterious seeds on your farm
  • Rare drop when Hunting Fugitive Khalk or Blue Whale
  • Rare drop when defeating monsters located at Star’s End
  • Rare drop when defeating Field Bosses
  • Exchange Destructive Illusion x15 (obtained from Calpheon Daily quests or a rare drop from Fadus Habitat)

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