Update History

2022

Artifacts & Lightstones

“Artifacts,” the new equipment item, and “Lightstones,” items that give Artifacts additional effects, which were introduced during the last Calpheon Ball, were added.

Unlike the pre-existing gear that affects the displayed AP and DP numbers, artifacts and lightstones were designed to give Adventurers more choices that synergizes with their class and playstyle better. Artifacts have two lightstone-only slots and, when a certain combination of three or four lightstones are infused into those slots, an additional combination effect will be applied. It is similar to the current combined magic crystals like the Hoom crystals. There is a wide variety of combination effects to choose from, so there most likely will be something for everyone.

However, the effects of the combined magic crystals were fixed. Lightstones, on the other hand, provide different effects depending on the different combinations. Additionally, lightstones can be safely removed using Silver (via a vendor-bought item) which will make them much easier to experiment with compared to crystals.

Adventurers could “complete” their artifact collection by defeating monsters, however, lightstones require alchemy to bring out their full potential. The item “Imperfect Lightstones” can be obtained as loot for defeating monsters and rewards for various content. Then, the imperfect lightstones will need to be purified with Alchemy to uncover exactly which lightstone you've obtained, and even have a small chance of unearthing a second lightstone in the process. When we first presented lightstones during the Calpheon Ball, they were shown as enhanceable items. However, we decided this will be better for two reasons. First, we can lower the stress of needing to enhance another item. Second, this allows us to make major Life Skill content, Alchemy, even more meaningful. We also did add the option of paying an NPC (like Dalishain) with Silver in each of the major cities and towns to perform alchemy on the Imperfect Lightstones for Adventurers. However, this will be more expensive to do.
* Note: Artifacts cannot be registered on the Central Market. However, “Imperfect Lightstones,” “Lightstones,” and “Purified Lightstones” all can be registered on the Central Market.

Like we mentioned earlier, our intent with artifacts and lightstones is to create greater variety of item sets for our Adventurers. Most of the effects added in this update are based on pre-existing effects. We have future plans to add a wider variety of effects, like cooldown reduction of specific class skills and increasing damage during nighttime.


Artifact

● Added the new equipment type items "Artifact."
- Characters can equip up to 2 artifacts and each artifact has 2 lightstone-exclusive slots.
- There are a variety of artifacts and each of them have their own effects. Artifacts can be infused with lightstones to provide the character with even more effects.
- Artifacts cannot be registered on the Central Market.
- Item Branding Scrolls can be used on artifacts.
- Artifacts can be divided into four major types of effects. Effect of the artifact will differ depending on its type.
- Artifacts affect the stats displayed in My Information (P) -> Battle Stats -> Combat Type. 
Marsh's Artifact Offensive effects
Lesha's Artifact Defensive effects
Kehelle's Artifact Special effects
Sethra's Artifact Life Skill effects
- For more details on artifacts and their effects, go to [Adventurer's Guide > Artifact/Lightstone > List of Artifacts].


Artifact Equipment Slots

● Added 2 slots to the Equipment UI where artifacts can be equipped.
- Artifacts can be equipped by pressing RMB on them in your Inventory (I). Select the "View Artifact Effects" button to see the effects of your currently equipped artifacts. 


How to Obtain Artifacts

● Artifacts can be obtained from quests, defeating monsters, Dark Rifts, World Bosses, Boss Summon Scrolls, Guild Raids, and various Life Skill content like Gathering. 
- For more details on how to obtain artifacts, go to [Adventurer's Guide > Artifact/Lightstone > Artifacts].

Transforming Artifacts

● Added methods of transforming artifacts into "Purified Lightstones."
- Press RMB on a Purified Lightstone in your Inventory (I) to get a lightstone according to a set probability. 
Materials Method Resulting Items
Any artifact x1 Simple Alchemy (L)
Purified Lightstone x1-2
Any artifact x1
Ancient Power - Red Shard
Ancient Seal – Black Shard
Simple Alchemy (L)
Purified Lightstone x2-3



Lightstones

● Added the new "Lightstone" item that can be infused into artifacts to provide additional effects.
- 2 lightstones can be infused into an artifact. So, a maximum of 4 lighstones can be used at a time with 2 artifacts equipped.
- You can get the effect of a lightstone by infusing it into your artifacts. When the lightstones infused into your artifacts match a certain combination, then you will also get the additional combination effect.
- lighstones, imperfect lightstones, and purified lightstones can be registered on the Central Market.
- Lightstones can be divided into four major types of effects. The effect of the lighstone will differ depending on its type. 
Lightstone of Fire Offensive effects
Lightstone of Earth Defensive effects
Lightstone of Wind Special effects
Lightstone of Flora Life Skill effects
* There is a special lightstone that is not included in the list above called the "Iridescent Lightstone." It gives you different effects depending on the combination of lightstones you have infused into your artifacts. 
- For more details on lightstones and their effects, go to [Adventurer's Guide > Artifact/Lightstone > List of Lightstones].


How to Obtain Lightstones

● Lighstones can be obtained through quests, defeating monsters, Dark Rifts, World Bosses, Boss Summon Scrolls, Guild Raids, through various Life Skill content like Gathering, as well as by using alchemy on "Imperfect Lightstones."
- "Imperfect Lightstones" can be obtained from quests, defeating monsters, Dark Rifts, World Bosses, Boss Summon Scrolls, Guild Raids, or through various Life Skill content like Gathering.
- For more details on how to obtain imperfect lightstones, go to [Adventurer's Guide > Artifact/Lightstone > Imperfect Lightstones].
- When Imperfect Lightstones are transformed into lightstones, they transform into a specific type of "Purified Lightstone" with their own effects according to a set probability. 
1. Find Dalishain in any city or town to transform your imperfect lightstones.
2. Install an alchemy tool in your residence and perform alchemy with your imperfect lightstones. (Requires Alchemy Guru 1 or higher)
* When you perform the alchemy yourself, there is a low chance that you can get an additional "purified lightstone" of the same type.
- You will need to open the purified lighstone to get one of the lightstones of the related type.
- You can perform alchemy via an alchemy tool installed in your residence by using the following materials (must be Alchemy Guru 1 or higher): 
Purified Lightstone of Fire Imperfect Lightstone of Fire x1
Black Gem Fragment x10
Black Stone (Weapon) or
Black Stone (Armor) x10
Powder of Flame x50
Clear Liquid Reagent x50
Purified Lightstone of Earth Imperfect Lightstone of Earth x1
Black Gem Fragment x10
Black Stone (Weapon) or
Black Stone (Armor) x10
Powder of Earth x50
Pure Powder Reagent x50
Purified Lightstone of Wind Imperfect Lightstone of Wind x1
Black Gem Fragment x10
Black Stone (Weapon) or
Black Stone (Armor) x10
Powder of Crevice x50
Clear Liquid Reagent x50
Purified Lightstone of Flora Imperfect Lightstone of Flora x1
Black Gem Fragment x10
Black Stone (Weapon) or
Black Stone (Armor) x10
Powder of Time x50
Pure Powder Reagent x50

Infusing, Extracting, and Removing Lightstones

● Lightstones can be infused from the window that opens when pressing RMB on a lightstone in your Inventory or by going to ESC Menu > Character (F2) > Infusion. 


● The "Lightstone Extraction Tool" item is required to extract a lightstone that was infused into an artifact.
- Lightstone Extraction Tool is sold by blacksmith NPCs in each of the major cities and towns for 10,000,000 Silver. 


● Lightstones infused into artifacts can be removed by pressing RMB on them in the Infusion UI.
- In this case, the lightstone will be destroyed.
● Lightstones infused into artifacts do not get destroyed upon the death of your character.
- However, the infused lightstones can be destroyed upon character death if the character has negative karma.
● Artifacts and lightstones infused into artifacts can be shared with another character via Item Copy.
- You do not need to pay more to use Item Copy on artifacts and their lightstones, like it is with defense gear.
- However, the copied equipment (artifacts) can be destroyed upon character death if the character has negative karma, like other gear.
● You cannot extract any infused lightstones on artifacts copied via the item copy function. You can only either remove or destroy them. 

Lightstone Combination Effects

● When infusing a total of three or four lightstones to two artifacts, according to the fixed combinations, you can get special additional effects. 
- Check out all the lightstone combination effects from the [Lightstone Combinations] Adventurer's Guide.
- Combination effects do not stack. 

Artifact & Lightstone Quests

● Due to soaring interest in artifacts and lightstones, Dalishain, the renowned wandering alchemist known to be able to make anything, announced the following research paper based on her studies of the topic.
* You can find the NPC Dalishain in the following major cities. Also, you can search via the FInd NPC function to see her location when you have the Knowledge on the NPC. 
Locations
Velia
Heidel City
Calpheon City
Altinova
Valencia City
Grána
Duvencrune
O'draxxia

[#1 How to Purify Imperfect Lightstones] 
● Complete the following once per Family quests with a Lv. 57 or higher character to accept and complete recurring quests that can be re-accepted instantly upon completion. 
Preceding Quest Quest Objectives Rewards
Eureka! A New Discovery Ask Dalishain about the new substance 100 Contribution EXP
Preceding Quest Quest Objectives Rewards
Eureka! A New Discovery Hand over the Imperfect Lightstone of Fire to Dalishain
Hand over Gold Bar 100G x2 to Dalishain

Purified Lightstone of Fire x1
Purifying the Imperfect Lightstone of Earth Hand over the Imperfect Lightstone of Earth to Dalishain
Hand over Gold Bar 100G x2 to Dalishain

Purified Lightstone of Earth x1
Purifying the Imperfect Lightstone of Wind Hand over the Imperfect Lightstone of Wind to Dalishain
Hand over Gold Bar 100G x2 to Dalishain

Purified Lightstone of Wind x1
Purifying the Imperfect Lightstone of Flora Hand over Imperfect Lightstone of Flora to Dalishain
Hand over Gold Bar 100G x2 to Dalishain

Purified Lightstone of Flora x1
- You cannot proceed with the four recurring quests listed above simultaneously.
- Open the Purified Lightstone item you receive as a reward to obtain one lightstone according to a set probability. 

[#2 How to Efficiently Re-Use Lightstones] 
● Added an exchange quest from which you can obtain one Purified Lightstone by handing over three unwanted lightstones to Dalishain after completing the "Eureka! A New Discovery" quest.
- The following quest is a recurring quest that can be re-accepted instantly upon completion. 
Quest Quest Objectives Rewards
[EXC] Recycling Unwanted Lightstones Hand over three unwanted lightstones
Purified Lightstone x1
- Open the Purified Lightstone item you receive as a reward to obtain one lightstone according to a set probability.
● The Black Spirit has prepared a surprise gift for you, with the discovery of lightstones and artifacts that contain a variety of mystical abilities in the world of Black Desert. Talk to the Black Spirit (/) to receive your reward after proceeding with the following main quests and completing the quest objectives.
- However, all of the following 6 quests can only be accepted and completed once per Family. 
Quests Quest Requirement Rewards
A Gift for Leaping Forward I Complete one of the following quests▼
A Curious Find, The Silence of Adults,
[Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

Marsh's Artifact - Extra Damage to Monsters x1
150 Contribution EXP
A Gift for Leaping Forward II Complete one of the following quests ▼
A Curious Find, The Silence of Adults,
[Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

Lightstone of Wind: Alert (Combat) x1
150 Contribution EXP
A Gift for Leaping Forward III Complete one of the following quests ▼
Three Days of Darkness, Sarma Outpost, Ancient Ruins Excavation Site,
[Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 7

Lightstone of Wind: Alert (Skill) x1
150 Contribution EXP
A Gift for Leaping Forward IV Complete one of the following quests ▼
[Boss] Awakened Black Spirit, [Co-op] Awakened Black Spirit,
[Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8

Lesha's Artifact - Monster Damage Reduction x1
150 Contribution EXP
A Gift for Leaping Forward V  Complete [Valencia] To Prince Barhan
Lightstone of Fire: Predation x1
200 Contribution EXP
A Gift for Leaping Forward VI  Complete [Valencia] Secret Revealed
Lightstone of Fire: Predation x1
200 Contribution EXP
* Each of the quests requirements for A Gift for Leaping Forward (I to IV) can be completed with characters under the following conditions via the main questline. 
Quests Category
A Curious Find, Three Days of Darkness, Sarma Outpost, [Boss] Awakened Black Spirit  A character that has completed the Media questline before the revamp
The Silence of Adults, Ancient Ruins Excavation Site, [Co-op] Awakened Black Spirit  A character that has completed the Media questline after the revamp
[Special Growth] quests A character who has selected the simplified main questline
● Added the "[Bonus] Dalishain's New Route for Business" quest.
- There is a small chance of receiving this quest upon completing Imperial Fishing Delivery, Imperial Delivery (Trading), Imperial Horse Delivery, Imperial Crafting Delivery (Cooking/Alchemy).
- Complete the quest to obtain Sethra's Artifact or Imperfect Lightstone of Flora as a quest reward.
* However, you cannot accept any more quests if you already have 30 quests in progress.

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