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Adventurer's Guide

Dark Rifts

 

Once your character reaches Lv. 56, several dark rifts will open throughout Black Desert’s world.
Defeat the bosses that appear from them to obtain rare items such as the Box of the Dead, Remnants of the Rift, and PEN (V) Boss Gear quest chain materials.
 
Note that the Dark Rift feature is individual to each Adventurer, and thus you have to defeat these bosses alone. You cannot team up with other Adventurers to face them, as the bosses won’t appear to them.


Details

Once a dark rift opens, a sound will be played to warn you about it. After this, you can check the World Map interface to look for the dark rift icon, or check directly by pressing the Dark Rift icon at the bottom right section of your UI.
 
 
 

Additionally, you can also access the Dark Rift window via the main menu (hotkey: Esc).

 

You can learn the following information by clicking on the Dark Rift icon at the bottom right section of your screen.

 
When dark rifts open, they’re at Lv. 5 (V). A level will decrease every 24 hours, to a minimum of Lv. 1 (I).
Every time a level decreases, the boss’ power will be weakened, and it will be easier to defeat it. Regardless of the dark rift’s level, the rewards will remain the same.

Click to navigate to the boss location. 
Go to the location and the battle will begin as a Dark Rift Boss spawns. 

This is the basic level that every boss has. There are levels from Normal to Very Difficult. 

The Box of the Dead level is decided according to this level. 

This is the reward that can be obtained after defeating the boss. However, Remnants of the Rift can be obtained according to a set probability. 

 

◈ Difficulty Level and Characteristics

 

Although there are differences depending on the type of boss that appears, and the difficulty that changes over time as it decreases in level, overall if you have Narchillan or PEN (V) Tuvala equipment you can defeat them easily. 

 

Additionally, keep in mind that there is no penalty for falling in battle against these bosses. If you attempt to battle them again, the boss's HP consumed in the previous battle is maintained, which will allow you to defeat it even over multiple attempts.


◈ Reopening

 

After defeating a boss, the dark rift that brought it will disappear, and after a variable amount of time has elapsed it will reappear.
The rifts do not reappear at a set rate, but they will reopen no later than ten days after a boss has been defeated.
 
Therefore, once a dark rift is opened, defeating the boss that emerges from it as quickly as possible means the rift will open again that much more quickly. However, if you find it difficult to defeat it, wait 24 hours for the difficulty to drop, and try again.

 

Rewards

The main reward that can be obtained in Dark Rift encounters is the Box of the Dead, from which you can obtain items such as Cron Stones or an accessory up to DUO (II), according to a set probability.
Bosses that don’t drop Boxes of the Dead will instead drop a large amount of Ancient Spirit Dust, a material needed to synthetize Caphras Stones.
 
Dark Spirit's Greed and Memory Fragments can be commonly obtained as well.
Some of the bosses that appear from the rifts will drop PEN (V) Boss Gear quest chain materials such as Concentrated Boss Crystals and Boss’ Latent Auras.

The Box of the Dead comes in four varieties.

 

Types of

Box of the Dead

Description

 

Box of the Desperate Dead

The lowest level of Box of the Dead│Can be obtained from some bosses of Normal difficulty. 
  
- It includes a blue-grade accessory that is relatively cheap. 
- May include Cron Stones or an accessory up to DUO (II) according to a set probability.   

 

Box of the Distorted Dead

Middle level of Box of the Dead│ Can be obtained from some bosses of Difficult difficulty.
  
- It includes a yellow-grade accessory that is relatively cheap. 
- May include Cron Stones or an accessory up to DUO (II) according to a set probability.   

 

Box of the Silent Dead

High level of Box of the Dead│ Can be obtained from some bosses of Very Difficult difficulty.
  
- It includes a yellow-grade valuable accessory. 
- May include Cron Stones or an accessory up to DUO (II) according to a set probability.   
 

 

Box of the Howling Dead

The highest level of Box of the Dead│ Can be obtained from some bosses of Very Difficult difficulty.
  
- It includes a yellow-grade accessory that is very valuable. 
- May include Cron Stones or an accessory up to DUO (II) according to a set probability.   
- Can be obtained after defeating the elusive Ancient Puturum that spawns in the desert. 

 

Dark Rift Boss

Dark Rift features a total of 12 bosses. You can check them out in the images below.
 
Dark Rift Boss
Red Nose
Dastard Bheg
Muskan
Dim Tree Spirit
Ruins Guard Tower
Saunil Siege Captain
Steel Nux
Kavali
Ferrid
Ancient Puturum
Ronin
Ahib Griffon
 
During certain events, from the dark rifts different bosses such as Titium, the Skeleton King, or Leebur, can appear. Likewise, during these events better rewards might be available.

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

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