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Adventurer's Guide

Gearing Guide

Last Edited on : May 31, 2024, 13:06 (UTC)

In order to fight against the endless hordes of enemies in the world of Black Desert, the process of enhancing equipment, also known as gear, is very important.  


This page provides information on gear, from the most basic Naru set, to the end-game Slumbering Origin and even information on the best methods normally used by many Adventurers to enhance the quality of their gear.


You can obtain Naru gear as quest rewards at the beginning of the main questline, as you journey through the territories of Balenos and Serendia.
Especially if you’re a new Adventurer, it is an essential type of equipment that will be by your side in your journey of gear attainment and enhancement.


It is recommended for Adventurers who’ve obtained Naru gear to equip it and gather Beginner Black Stones, a material for their enhancement, to aim for a full set of PEN (V) enhanced Naru gear.


Enhancing Naru gear is very simple. Since its default enhancement success rate is very high, you can easily reach PEN (V) enhancement level by continuously pressing the Enhancement button with enough materials gathered, without the need for enhancement chance increases, also known as enhancement “stacks.” 
Beginner Black Stones can be obtained via quest rewards as you progress in the main questline. Do not be discouraged for not receiving many of them initially. The number of Beginner Black Stones rewarded from quests significantly ramps up by the time you’re traversing the territory of Mediah.



Alternatively, if you’re low on them even after completing the main questline for Mediah, you can use the Heating from the Processing (L) window with Black Stones (weapon/armor) to obtain more. each respective type of beginner black stones. However, keep in mind this should be considered a last resort, as normal Black Stones are valuable for many other purposes.




➤ You can read more about the enhancement feature in the [Enhancement] page.


Around the time you have enhanced your Naru gear to PEN (V), you can either obtain the more powerful Narchillan gear (once per Family, for normal characters), or exchange it for PRI (I) Tuvala gear (for season characters).


Narchillan & Tuvala


◈ Narchillan (Normal Character) 

You can obtain Narchillan gear once per Family. The Narchillan gear pieces have stats comparable to TRI (III) to TET (IV) boss gear, or DUO (II) to TRI (III) Blackstar gear.


Equipping Narchillan gear and Capotia accessories will take you to the level at which you can defeat monsters in monster zones with a recommended AP of 240, such as Aakman Temple in Valencia or the Forest Ronaros of Tooth Fairy Forest in Kamasylvia.


However, remember that it’s normally recommended for season characters to exchange PEN (V) Naru gear for PRI (I) Tuvala gear. Check out the details regarding this in the section Tuvala (Season Character) below.

Follow the steps listed below to obtain your Narchillan gear:
1. Reach Lv. 56 with your character, or complete Calpheon’s main questline.
2. Accept the quest, [Special Aid] Fughar's Letter, from the Black Spirit, then go to NPC Fughar located in each town.
3. Accept and complete the quests related to this from Fughar.


• You cannot get these quests with a season character, but you can get them with a graduated season character!
• You can only obtain Narchillan gear once per Family.
As long as you meet these requirements, you can obtain Narchillan gear from Fughar with ease.


If you can no longer equip the obtained Narchillan weapons due to switching to and progressing another class, do not worry. You can change the Narchillan weapons into a box that can then be opened by a different class via the following method:


1. Purchase Narchillan processing stones from a blacksmith located in each major city (1 million silver each).
2. Use the manufacture processing option with Narchillan processing stone and a Narchillan weapon you want to convert into a box.
3. Open the Narchillan weapon box with another class to obtain weapons suitable for that class.


◈ Tuvala (Season Character)

Tuvala gear is season-exclusive gear that can only be equipped by season characters.
However, after the season graduation, your Tuvala gear will be equippable by normal characters, and can even exchange their pieces for TET (IV) boss gear (one piece per season).


You could say the main goal for season characters is graduating after getting all Tuvala gear pieces to PEN (V) enhancement level. However, keep in mind there may be other important objectives in any current season, and that graduating will make you unable to accomplish them if you graduate too early.


The following UI will be displayed when you have succeeded in enhancing your Naru gear up to PEN (V) enhancement level with a season character, and you can use it to exchange your Naru gear for PRI (I) Tuvala gear.

Alternatively, you can obtain PRI (I) Tuvala gear via the following UI by opening the Equipment window (hotkey: I).
However, you cannot exchange a Naru accessory for a Tuvala accessory. You can only obtain them by exchanging 5 Time-filled Black Stones with blacksmiths in each town. 
What is Time-filled Black Stone? An item used for exchanging, repairing, and enhancing Tuvala gear. You can obtain this ore from defeating monsters on season servers, and via season quests and challenges.
The enhancement success rate for Tuvala gear is low in comparison to Naru gear, but still higher than boss gear. Therefore, it is recommended that you use accumulated enhancement chances, the so-called enhancement “stacks,” which increase your enhancement success rate, starting from a certain enhancement level.

◈ Extra – Cliff’s Weapons & Roaring Magical Armor

The following two options won’t compete with Tuvala and Narchillan gear, but offer you alternative options in case you ever need them.


Cliff’s weapons are available only to new and returning Adventurers upon the completion of certain quests.

What is considered a new or returning Adventurer?

• Adventurers who created a secondary password within the last 60 days (1440 hours) are considered new Adventurers.

• Adventurers who have not logged into the game and have been inactive on the Web Central Market (Black Desert+/official website) for over 30 days (720 hours) are considered returning Adventurers.


You can receive the quests to obtain Cliff’s weapons from Cliff himself at the Western Guard Camp, in Balenos, after completing the quest [New/Returning] Cliff's Weapon given by the Black Spirit. This one in turn requires you to have completed any iteration of the main questline for Calpheon, or to have completed the main questline for Mountain of Eternal Winter.


After this is done, Cliff will task you with a quest suited for your level, and let you choose a Cliff's Main / Awakening / Sub-Weapon (+15) Box. You will need to complete the three quests available for your level to obtain the three weapons.



Once obtained, these weapons can be enhanced up to TET.
If you no longer need them, you can exchange them with NPC Miguel Aries for gold bars.



As for the Roaring Magical Armor, you will obtain it as you progress through the final stretch of the main questline for Mediah. It is a reward for the quest [Boss] Illezra's Servant.



The Roaring Magical Armor is better than a PEN: Naru Armor, but worse than both a PRI: Tuvala Armor and a Narchillan Armor, and cannot be enhanced.


Boss Gear

What is boss gear?
Boss gear is equipment that can be obtained from a variety of world bosses and field bosses, and include the bosses’ name in the item name.
These gear have fairly high stats. Roughly speaking, it can be said that the performance of TET (IV) boss gear is either equal to or a little better than the PEN (V) Tuvala gear previously explained.

If you are an Adventurer with all PEN (V) Tuvala gear pieces, or the Narchillan gear, first get TET (IV) boss gear, then aim for enhancing them up to PEN (V).


➤ You can read more about these bosses, such as where and when to find them, in the [World Bosses] and [Field Bosses] pages.


◈ Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear  

Does it look like a very difficult goal to achieve PEN (V) enhancement level because of the pressure you feel from the title, “boss gear?” It isn’t that difficult if you go through the following process step by step.


First, if you've graduated from the season, Tuvala gear can be converted to regular Tuvala gear that can be used with regular or graduated season characters. 
If the enhancement level of your Tuvala gear is PEN (V), it can be exchanged for TET (IV) boss gear through a quest, and then upgraded to PEN (V) boss gear.


Boss equipment pieces obtained from the quests for guaranteed PEN (V) boss gear are Family-bound and cannot be registered on the Central Market or be sold. However, they can be converted into Fallen God's Armor, Labreska's Helmet, Ator's Shoes, and Dahn's Gloves, which are end-game gear, and will no longer be Family-bound and will be able to be registered on the Central Market.  
➤ Please check out the [Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear] page for a full explanation of this feature.



How should you enhance the yellow grade accessories that come after PEN (V) Tuvala accessories?
First, we recommend all Adventurers to accept and complete the quests for a guaranteed PEN (V) accessory.


It is recommended that you take and progress through the quests for a guaranteed PEN (V) accessory as a long-term task. This is a quest from which you can obtain one PEN (V) Ring of Crescent Guardian, Narc Ear Accessory, or Tungrad Earring, once per Family.


PEN (V) accessories are considered very rare, and extremely expensive, due to all the pieces used for enhancement being destroyed upon a failed enhancement and their low enhancement success rate. That said, ever since the quest for guaranteed PEN (V) accessories was implemented, everybody can now have at least one PEN (V) accessory.


However, as they are very valuable items that take a while to obtain, we recommend you to be a little more patient, and continue to make enhancement attempts in the meantime. Take note that the three types of accessories to choose from can also be exchanged via quests, in case you change your mind regarding which one you want. It should also be noted that the most popular choice among Adventurers is the Ring of Crescent Guardian.


➤ Please check out the [Guaranteed PEN (V) Accessory] page for more details on how this process works.


As for obtaining normal yellow grade accessories, you can get them from defeating monsters in the different monster zones found throughout the world. To give an example, Ring of Crescent Guardian is obtained in Crescent Shrine, in the territory of Valencia, while Tungrad accessories can be obtained from different ancient ruins. You can check the [Monster Zone Info] UI for more information on how to find where each yellow grade accessory can be obtained from.
Alternatively, you can purchase them from the Central Market.


◈ Season Graduation Gift! PEN (V) Capotia Accessory 

You can obtain one of the PEN (V) Capotia accessories as a gift for graduating from a season. They are items that perform as well as regular yellow grade TET (IV) accessories, and can be considered a tier higher than the PEN (V) Tuvala Ring.


You can obtain a special season gift via Fughar, with a Lv. 20 or higher season character, or a character that has completed the [Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World quest. Please note that you can only obtain one of these gifts per season, and only once per Family.


Adventurers receiving the special gift for season graduation might not be sure which item to accept, but we strongly recommend selecting the PEN (V) Capotia Necklace first. The Capotia Necklace has the greatest AP increase compared to the offered earring, ring, or belt.


◈ Extra – Asula's Crimson Eye & Quest Accessories

As you work towards obtaining normal yellow grade, guaranteed PEN (V), and PEN (V) Capotia accessories, if your character isn’t experiencing season content, you might ask yourself what accessories you can equip in the meantime after you’ve obtained PEN (V) Naru.


While the following may not be the best type of gear available, they will be enough to help you complete the main questlines.

– Asula’s Crimson Eye
The Asula’s Crimson Eye accessory set (necklace, earrings, ring, and belt) can be obtained by defeating monsters in several monster zones in Mediah: Abandoned Iron Mine, Helms Post, and Elric Shrine.
To enhance them, you will also need Asula's Weakened Magic Earring, Necklace, Ring, and Belt. You can find these in several monster zones in Mediah and Valencia.

You can exchange 3 Asula’s Weakened Magic accessories for an Asula’s Crimson Eye accessory.


Additionally, defeating a specific number of monsters in certain monster zones will reward you with DUO (II) - TRI (III) Asula's Crimson Eye accessories. There are 4 types of subjugation missions that will automatically proceed once you enter a specific monster zone with the appropriate level requirement. The monster zones with these subjugation missions are Abandoned Iron Mine, Helms Post, Wandering Rogue Den, and Elric Shrine.


– Main Questline

You can get a few unique accessories as a reward as you progress through the main questlines.
There are 4 types - the Red Sand Crystal Ring, Forest’s Eye Earring, Rock Heart Belt, and Tears of the Wind Necklace.
You can get these by completing the main questlines of Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita, respectively.


Not only are these accessories quite decent for new Adventurers, but you can also enhance them up to TRI (III). Should enhancement fail, the accessory will only lose durability rather than being completely destroyed.


Characters from the same Family can equip these accessories without any limitations. They can also be helpful for strengthening newly created characters.



Item Name

Relevant Quest

Red Sand Crystal Ring

[Valencia] Don't Need a Paper to Prove It!

Complete crossroad quest after [Valencia] Edana's Descendant

Forest’s Eye Earring

[Kamasylvia] The Heart of Kamasylve

Rock Heart Belt

To Duvencrune

Tears of the Wind necklace

[O'dyllita] Saigord, The Shadow of Nightmares


Complete the quests above once per character to be rewarded with an accessory. If you find a quest difficult to complete, you can always get the help of a friend or your fellow guild members.


You can enhance these accessories with normal Black Stones, and if your enhancement fails, the accessory will not be destroyed, but it will lose durability. However, you can restore their durability by using Memory Fragments at a much higher durability recovery rate per Memory Fragment employed than usual (50 durability recovered per Memory Fragment used).



Blackstar equipment is more powerful than boss gear, and in more specific terms, this type of gear has stats specialized for PvE.

TET (IV) Blackstar gear and PEN (V) boss gear are at a similar level, and PEN (V) Blackstar gear can be considered overall the highest-tier gear out of all the existing gear sets.


That being said, please note that Blackstar gear cannot be enhanced with Caphras stones. If enhancement with Caphras stones is taken into account, PEN (V) Blackstar gear has stats similar to PEN (V) boss gear enhanced to the highest possible level of Caphras enhancement.


Once per familiy you will be able to obtain a TET Blackstar weapon of your choice:


•  Reach Lv. 61 with your character
•  Achieve 1 of the below with your character
(* If already achieved, you can claim the reward from Challenge)

Requirements Quest Name

Complete the simplified main questline 

[Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 11 

Complete the main questline up to Mediah 

Apocalyptic Prophecy 

Complete the main questline of Mountain of Eternal Winter 

[Everfrost] Beyond the Doors of Alyaelli 

Complete the main questline of Land of the Morning Light 

[Koo Mihyun] Seungsan's Secret 

* This item can be obtained once per family via Challenge (Y) window.


You can also purchase Blackstar equipment pieces from the Central Market, or craft them via certain questlines once per character.


➤ Please refer to the [Crafting Blackstar Gear] page for more details on crafting Blackstar equipment.


Slumbering Origin

The Fallen God’s Armor, Labreska’s Helmet, Dahn’s Gloves, and Ator's Shoes are known for having the highest stats in Black Desert, and are the so-called end-game gear.
▲ Four parts of Slumbering Origin gear

If you have come to the point where you have to either purchase or craft these items, you can consider yourself an Adventurer fully acclimated to Black Desert. 
In order to craft them, you need very valuable items such as a PEN (V) Blackstar Armor or PEN (V) boss gear enhanced to at least Caphras Lv. 10 (like a PEN (V) Giath’s Helmet or Red Nose’s Armor) and a Flame of Despair/Frost/Resonance/Hongik.


➤ Please refer to the [Crafting Slumbering Origin Gear] page for more details.

* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.

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