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Enhancement Guide

29 August 2018 13:00

 

Enhancement

Black Stones play a big role in the world of Black Desert.
This is due to the ability of Black Stones to “Enhance” the stats of existing items. If you have completed the quest [Awakening] Traces of Edana from the Black Spirit, you will have gained access to the“Enhancement,” as well as the “Transfusion” and “Item reform” functions.

Transfusion is a separate function that allows you to place magic crystals into items to give that item more abilities, and Item reform allows you to you can upgrade an item grade: e.g. a green-grade item can become a blue-grade one.

Enhancement can be performed anytime if you have the necessary materials. If you are willing to take the risk of your weapon being destroyed, you can even extract Black Stones back from enhanced weapon and armor but, if you do, the item will be destroyed.

 

Index

  

·         Enhancement

·         Force-Enhance

·         Increasing Enhancement Chance

·         Fairy’s Blessing

·         Extract Enhancement Chance

·         Choosing Enhancement Type

·         Cron Stone

·         Caphras Stone

·         Caphras Enhancement
 

Enhancement

You can enhance certain equipment's AP or DP by using items like Black Stones.


When you enhance a piece of your equipment, it will gain an enhancement level. Enhancement levels for weapons and defense gear start at +1 and can reach +15. After +15, weapons and defense gear can be further enhanced to the levels PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV) and PEN (V). These are also the Enhancement levels that accessories such as rings and necklaces use. However, please note that failing the Enhancement of an item causes its Max Durability to drop, and, depending on the item and its Enhancement level, there is also a chance that the Enhancement level of the item may also drop.

But worry not! Enhancing weapons is safe up to level +7, and up to level +5 for defense gear.

Keep in mind that when you fail to enhance accessories like necklaces, earrings, or rings, the Enhancement material will be consumed as usual but unlike weapons or defense gear, the accessory you were trying to enhance will be destroyed.

 

※ The higher the Enhancement level, the bigger the drop in Max Durability will be for the item you are enhancing. 

▲Select “Enhancement” in the Black Spirit menu to enhance your equipment.

 

Force-Enhance

The first seven Enhancement levels (+1-7) for weapons and the first five (+1-5) for armor have no chance of failure while enhancing.

After you reach those levels, you have the option to “Force-Enhance.” This function requires more Black Stones compared to regular enhancement.

Furthermore, as you enhance items of higher Enhancement level, you will need to use more Black Stones and when you fail, more Max Durability will be dropped.

If your item’s Max Durability falls below 20, you will no longer be able to enhance that item and you will need to recover the item’s Max Durability by visiting a Blacksmith.

Please be aware that if the Max Durability of an item falls to zero, that item can no longer be used until the Max Durability is restored.

▲ Although more Black Stones and Max Durability are consumed, Force-Enhance gives you a 100% Enhancement success rate.

 

You can extract Black Stones from an enhanced item to get back a proportional amount of Black Stones to the Enhancement level. However, the item itself will be destroyed.

If you only enhanced the item to a level where is no chance of Enhancement failure (up to +7 for weapons and +5 for armor), you will get back exact number of Black Stones consumed.

If you enhanced the item beyond that level, you will get back at least the same amount of black stones as the Enhancement level of that item plus a random number of additional black stones.

Increasing Enhancement Chance

When Enhancement fails, Enhancement Chance will increase by one. As Enhancement chance increases, the rate at which Enhancement will succeed will increase.
 

▲ When Enhancement fails, Enhancement Chance will increase by one.

 

When Enhancement Fails, the item’s Max Durability will also be reduced. If the Max Durability gets to 20, you will no longer be able to enhance the item and you will need to recover the Max Durability with a Blacksmith by using the same type of armor/weapon or by using memory fragments.

Therefore, you can try enhancing items like Reblath Armor which is easy to recover the Max Durability of to stack up on Enhancement Chance. Once you get to an Enhancement Chance of 10-15, you can try enhancing the item that you actually want to enhance. This technique is often called “failstacking” by our adventurers.

You can also use Valks’ Cry to increase your Enhancement success rate. Although there is no limit to how high the Enhancement Chance you get from failing to enhance can get, the Enhancement Chance you get from Valks' Cry (Valks Enhancement Chance) can only go up to 10.

There are and will be many ways to obtain Valks’ Cry. You can get Valks' Cry from the Loyalties tab in the Pearl Shop for 100 Loyalties with a limit on purchase of 5 per Family per week. You can also take outfits purchased from the Pearl Shop to a Blacksmith NPC to extract Valks’ Cry from them;  this is called “Outfit Extraction.” The Outfit Extraction option allows you to extract certain amount of Valks’ Cry or Cron Stones from outfits purchased from the Pearl Shop, so you can do away with old outfits that are no longer in use.

Valks’ Cry is also expected to be available as droppable loot and as event reward

Here’s a table that shows the amount of Valks’ Cry and Cron Stones you can obtain depending on Equipment part.

 

Valks’ Cry Extracted

Cron Stone Extracted

Helmet

8

24

Armor

18

54

Gloves

7

21

Shoes

7

21

Main Weapon

12

36

Sub-weapon

7

21

Awakening Weapon

14

42

Total

73

219

Fairy’s Blessing

Fairy’s Blessing is a special addition which works the same as a Valks’ Cry. Upon use of Fairy’s Blessing x1, Valks Enhancement Chance will go up +1. Right-click the Fairy’s Blessing in your inventory to use the item, then you can check the increase in Enhancement Chance via the Enhancement window that opens up from the Black Spirit. Laila's Petal can be exchanged for Fairy’s Blessing from Fairy Queen Theiah or Ceilyn. (Laila’s Petal can be obtained by defeating monsters, Gathering, and Fishing.)

  • Laila's Petal x10 → Fairy’s Blessing x1

Ceilyn is located to the right of Herawen in Kamasylve Temple. However, this exchange will not be activated when the quests “Laila's Scattered Petals” and “Mysterious Companion” are under progress.

 

Extract Enhancement Chance

Do you want to store your Enhancement Chance away and access them later?

You can use a Blacksmith’s Secret Book item to extract them into Advice of Valks items.

▲ Blacksmith’s Secret Book items can be bought from Blacksmith and Armor Vendor NPCs or in the Pearl Shop (F3).

 

However, before you buy Blacksmith’s Secret Book items you should know that the number indicated in the names of the different Blacksmith’s Secret Books indicate the maximum amount of Enhancement Chance that you can extract.

For example, if you currently have an Enhancement Chance of +21, you cannot use Blacksmith's Secret Book - 20 but Blacksmith's Secret Book - 30.

Once you have bought the correct Blacksmith’s Secret Book, you can summon the Black Spirit to open the Enhancement window or you can just right-click the item.
There you will find a special "Extract Chance" button if you have kept your Blacksmith’s Secret Book in your inventory.

▲ Click on the button to open the Extract Chance window.

 

Click on the button to open a window, right-click on the Blacksmith’s Secret Book, and then press the “Extract Chance” button on the bottom. You will then get an Advice of Valks item corresponding to the amount of Enhancement Chance you had.

However, the Valks' Cry Chance will not be extracted. Only the Enhancement Chance you get from failing to enhance an item will be extracted, and that Enhancement Chance will be set back to 0. However, the Enhancement Chance you get from Valks’ Cry will remain untouched.

 

Choosing An Enhancement Type

When you are enhancing green-grade weapons from +7 to +14 or armor from +5 to +14, you can sometimes choose between two Enhancement types: Enhance or Durability.

 

You can choose "Enhance" to increase your Enhancement success rate. If you chose "Durability" your Enhancement success rate will be lower , but the amount of Max Durability reduced upon Enhancement failure will also be lower.

 

Cron Stone

For defense gear and armor, beyond Enhancement level +15, there are: PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V). When you fail to enhance these items beyond level PRI (I), your gear’s Enhancement level will decrease.

When you enhance accessories they skip levels +1-15 and directly become PRI (I), DUO (II), and so on. When you fail to enhance accessories, they will be destroyed.

This is where Cron Stones come in. You can use Cron Stones to prevent your weapons or defense gear from decreasing in their Enhancement Level, or to prevent your accessory from being destroyed. However, there is still a chance your accessory may decrease in Enhancement level.

 

▲ Select the Safe-Enhance option in the Enhancement UI to use Cron Stones.

 

Blacksmiths sell Cron Stones, and they can also extract Cron Stones from outfits from the Pearl Shop. The amount of Cron Stones needed to Safe-Enhance an item depends on the item’s current Marketplace value.

Cron Stones will be consumed regardless of whether you succeed or fail at Enhancement. When using Cron Stones, your Enhancement Chance will not increase even if you failed at your Enhancement attempt. Instead, when you have used Cron Stones to enhance a non-accessory item and failed, 5% of the number of Cron Stones you used will be added to your Upgrade Enhancement EXP.
Once you have enough Upgrade Enhancement EXP, your item will get certain effects.

 

Caphras Stone

When you use a Caphras Stone on a item, it will gain EXP and as your item increases in level it will gain a boost in stats. Once it has reached the maximum Caphras Level of 20 the 'Force-Enhance’ button will become activated and your gear can be enhanced to the next level i.e. III→IV, provided it is at Max Durability and repaired to a certain point. Although, be warned, this will reduce Max Durability to 0 and reset the Upgrade Enhancement Level.

You can get Caphras Stone x1 for performing Simple Alchemy with Ancient Spirit Dust x5 and Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) x1.

You can get Caphras Stone x10 by performing Simple Alchemy with Ancient Spirit Dust x50, Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) x10, and Black Stone Powder x1. However, you will get the same amount of Alchemy EXP as when you make the stones one by one.

You can obtain Ancient Spirit Dust and Caphras Stone from Mining, Underwater Gathering, Gathering (Collecting from tree sap or blood using Fluid Collector, Butchering, Lumbering), or from defeating monsters in areas of Balenos, Valencia and Kamasylvia.

The areas where Ancient Spirit Dust and Caphras Stone can be obtained are the following: Balenos region, Bashim Base, Desert Naga Temple, Titium Valley, Gahaz Bandit's Lair, Cadry Ruins, Taphtar Plain (Centaurus Herd), Basilisk Den, Crescent Shrine, Pila Ku Jail, Roud Sulfur Mine, Polly's Forest, Fadus Habitat, Navarn Steppe, Tooth Fairy Forest (Forest Ronaros), Manshaum Forest, Mirumok Ruins, Gyfin Rhasia Temple.

Caphras Stone drop at a higher rate in Kamayslvian regions compared to Valencian regions.

 

Caphras Enhancement

You can use Caphras Stones to enhance weapons and defense gear that are at level TRI (III) or up. Summon the Black Spirit, go to the Enhancement window, and select “Caphras Enhancement” to access this function.

Caphras Enhancement has 20 levels.

If your Caphras Stones on a weapon ot defense gear that is at least level TRI (III) with Caphras Stones, you can gain EXP to get to the Upgrade Enhancement Level.

▲ Gain EXP to get the next Upgrade Enhancement Level. As you go up the levels, the item gets new effects.

 

Once you get to level 20, the “Force-Enhance” button will become activated. You can use then enhance your gear to the next Enhancement level i.e. III→IV, IV→V.


To Force-Enhance using Caphras Enhancement,  the item you are trying to enhance must have full Max Durability and must be completely repaired. After Enhancement, the item’s Max Durability will be set back to 0. Also, the Upgrade Enhancement Level will reset.

Please note that if you fail at regular Enhancement and your item’s Enhancement level falls, only 50% of the Upgrade Enhancement EXP will be kept. On the other hand, if you succeed at regular Enhancement, 10% of your Upgrade Enhancement EXP will be kept.

The stats of the buffs given per item type for each Caphras level per Enhancement level will be as follows.

※ The increase in buff stats per level will not be stacked.

※ When an item that has undergone Upgrade Enhancement via Caphras Enhancement is registered into the Marketplace, its Upgrade Enhancement stats will reset.

 

Main/Awakening Weapon

Enhancement Level

Upgrade Enhancement Level

AP

Accuracy

Evasion

Bonus Evasion

Damage Reduction

Bonus Damage Reduction

Max HP

Max MP/WP/SP

TRI (III)

-

TET (IV)

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

5

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

5

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

6

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

6

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

6

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

7

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

7

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

7

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

7

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

8

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

PEN(V)

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

3

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

4

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

4

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

5

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

5

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

6

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

6

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

7

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

7

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

8

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

8

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

9

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

9

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

10

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

10

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Sub-weapon

Enhancement Level

Caphras Enhancement Level

AP

Accuracy

Evasion

Bonus Evasion

Damage Reduction

Bonus Damage Reduction

Max HP

MAX MP(EP)

WP, SP

TRI (III)

-

TET (IV)

 

1

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

10

0

3

0

4

0

0

0

0

10

10

4

0

4

1

2

0

0

10

10

5

0

4

1

2

0

1

10

10

6

0

4

1

2

0

1

20

10

7

0

5

1

2

0

1

20

10

8

0

5

1

3

0

1

20

10

9

0

5

1

3

0

1

20

15

10

1

5

1

3

0

1

20

15

11

1

6

1

3

0

1

20

15

12

1

6

1

3

0

1

30

15

13

1

6

1

3

0

1

30

20

14

1

6

1

4

0

1

30

20

15

1

7

1

4

0

1

30

20

16

1

7

1

4

0

2

30

20

17

1

7

1

4

0

2

30

25

18

1

7

1

5

0

2

30

25

19

1

8

1

5

0

2

30

25

20

2

8

1

5

0

2

30

25

PEN (V)

1

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

4

0

0

0

1

0

0

3

0

4

0

0

1

1

0

0

4

0

4

0

3

1

1

0

0

5

0

4

1

3

1

1

0

0

6

0

4

1

3

1

1

20

0

7

1

4

1

3

1

1

20

0

8

1

8

1

3

1

1

20

0

9

1

8

1

3

1

2

20

0

10

1

8

1

3

2

2

20

0

11

1

8

1

6

2

2

20

0

12

1

8

2

6

2

2

20

0

13

1

8

2

6

2

2

40

0

14

2

8

2

6

2

2

40

0

15

2

12

2

6

2

2

40

0

16

2

12

2

6

2

3

40

0

17

2

12

2

6

3

3

40

0

18

2

12

2

9

3

3

40

0

19

2

12

3

9

3

3

40

0

20

2

12

3

9

3

3

60

0

 

Armor

Enhancement Level

Caphras Enhancement Level

AP

Accuracy

Evasion

Bonus

Evasion

Damage Reduction

Bonus

Damage Reduction

Max HP

Max MP/WP/SP

TRI (III)

-

TET (IV)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

2

0

0

1

2

0

0

20

0

3

0

0

2

3

1

0

30

0

4

0

0

3

4

1

0

50

0

5

0

0

3

4

1

0

50

5

6

0

0

3

4

1

0

50

10

7

0

0

3

5

1

0

50

10

8

0

0

3

5

1

1

50

10

9

0

0

3

5

1

1

60

10

10

0

0

3

5

1

1

60

15

11

0

0

3

5

1

1

60

20

12

0

0

3

6

1

1

60

20

13

0

0

3

6

1

1

70

20

14

0

0

3

6

1

1

70

25

15

0

0

3

6

1

1

70

30

16

0

0

3

6

1

2

70

30

17

0

0

3

7

1

2

70

30

18

0

0

3

7

1

2

80

30

19

0

0

3

8

1

2

80

30

20

0

0

3

8

1

3

80

30

PEN (V)

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

20

0

2

0

0

1

1

1

1

30

0

3

0

0

2

2

1

1

40

0

4

0

0

2

2

2

2

50

0

5

0

0

3

3

2

2

60

0

6

0

0

3

3

3

3

70

0

7

0

0

4

4

3

3

80

0

8

0

0

4

4

4

4

90

0

9

0

0

5

5

5

5

100

0

10

0

0

5

6

5

5

110

0

11

0

0

5

6

5

6

120

0

12

0

0

6

6

5

6

120

0

13

0

0

6

6

6

6

120

0

14

0

0

6

7

6

6

130

0

15

0

0

6

7

6

7

140

0

16

0

0

7

7

6

7

140

0

17

0

0

7

7

7

7

140

0

18

0

0

7

8

7

7

150

0

19

0

0

7

8

7

8

160

0

20

0

0

8

8

8

8

160

0

*The contents this guide may differ from the actual depiction in-game due to updates and content changes.

 


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