Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (2023)

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1. Introduction

2. How to get started

2.1. What you will need

2.2. Exchanging your Gear

2.3. Enhancing the Gear

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3. NPC Jetina Location

4. Weapon Boss Gear Materials

In October 2021, a new enhancing method was added to help new players get a full set of PEN boss armor and weapons. The new enhancing method is meant to be cheaper than trying to enhance or buy the gear, and is also guaranteed to enhance the item.

Important things you should know before you start:

  • Shai “Sol” weapons cannot be enhanced
  • The PEN boss gear cannot be sold on the market
  • The PEN boss gear can be turned into Fallen God Armor
  • You will need to have a character that is level 60+
  • You will already need TET boss gear or PEN Tuvala gear
  • You can make one full set of gear (3 weapons + 4 armors = 7 items total)
  • This method takes time and preperation, it requires a lot of materials. Start preparing as soon as possible.
  • The 1st boss weapon you make will be cheaper than the 3rd weapon you make, because you will need more materials for your 2nd and 3rd weapons.
  • The 1st boss armor you make will be cheaper than the 4th armor you make, because you will need more materials for your 2nd, 3rd and 4th armor.
  • Double check the cost of the materials vs buying a PEN. In some cases, PEN gear has dropped dramatically in price and may work out cheaper to just buy from the market.
  • Click here to check out this tracker on Google Sheets and find out if it is worth making or buying, and to help you to track your materials

The guaranteed PEN path is one that will take some time but may be worth it for you in the end, even for some veteran players.

If you have any questions or get confused about anything in this guide, feel free to join our Discord. You can also reach us by email, Facebook or Twitter (check the About Us page) for contact details. I would genuinely welcome any and all feedback if something can be explained better since I know there is a lot of information to digest.

What you will need

To get started, you will need one of the following:

  • PEN Tuvala Gear – obtained from Season servers (recommended)
  • TET Boss Gear you have exchanged from a previous season
  • TET Boss Gear bought or enhanced yourself

Exchanging your Gear

Take the item to NPC Jetina. You now have to exchange this gear for a special upgradable boss gear. This new boss gear cannot be sold on the central market.

  • Step 1: Talk to your Black Spirit and complete the quest “[PEN (V) Boss Gear: The Old Moon Guild’s Best Deal]” with a character that’s Lv. 60 or higher
  • Step 2:Talk to Jetina and obtain the quests to exchange your gear. Eg. “Old Moon’s Resplendent [Weapon/Armor]: [Boss Name]”
    • Shai “Sol” Talent weapons cannot be enchanged or upgraded using the guaranteed PEN method at this time
  • Step 3:Make sure to remove any crystals and caphras in the gear or you will not be able to exchange it. Hand over the gear to Jetina using the “chat” option.
  • Step 4: Complete the quest by talking to Jetina. Make sure you collect the correct boss gear you want from her.
    • Boss weapons will be given to you in a box which you can open on the character you want to use the weapon on.

Enhancing the Gear

Now that you have the upgradable boss gear, you will need “Reform Stones” to enhance it and will need to craft these. A full breakdown of all the materials you need to craft them is in the next sections.

  • Weapon Boss Gear Materials
  • Armor Boss Gear Materials

There are 5 levels you need to enhance and as you upgrade to each level, you will gain small stat increases.

You will start with the level 0 TET Boss Gear you obtained from Jetina
Enhancing to level 1

Talk to your Black Spirit,
select “Item Reform”

Then use either the Weapon
or Armor reform stone for level 1

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (1)
Resplendent Weapon Reform Stone I
OR
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (2)
Resplendent Armor Reform Stone I
Enhancing to level 2

Talk to your Black Spirit,
select “Item Reform”

Then use either the Weapon
or Armor reform stone for level 2

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (3)
Resplendent Weapon Reform Stone II
OR
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (4)
Resplendent Armor Reform Stone II
Enhancing to level 3

Talk to your Black Spirit,
select “Item Reform”

Then use either the Weapon
or Armor reform stone for level 3

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (5)
Resplendent Weapon Reform Stone III
OR
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (6)
Resplendent Armor Reform Stone III
Enhancing to level 4

Talk to your Black Spirit,
select “Item Reform”

Then use either the Weapon
or Armor reform stone for level 4

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (7)
Resplendent Weapon Reform Stone IV
OR
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (8)
Resplendent Armor Reform Stone IV
Enhancing to level 5

Talk to your Black Spirit,
select “Item Reform”

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Then use either the Weapon
or Armor reform stone for level 5

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (9)
Resplendent Weapon Reform Stone V
OR
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (10)
Resplendent Armor Reform Stone V
Once your gear is level 5, you can go back to Jetina again and accept and complete the quest “Old Moon’s Brilliant ” to exchange the gear for PEN boss gear.

Jetina can be found in all cities in the following locations:

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (11)

Below is a complete breakdown of all the materials needed to enhance a TET Weapon to PEN with a guaranteed chance, and explainations of how to obtain each item.

The weapons you can enhance are:

  • Kzarka Weapons
  • Dandelion Weapons
  • Ofin Tet Weapons
  • Nouver Weapons
  • Kutum Weapons

The breakdown below shows Kzarka weapons as an example and uses Kzarka Boss Auras. You will need to use the correct boss auras for the item you are enhancing, but all the quantities are the same.

Eg. Use Karanda’s Latent Auras for Dandelion Weapons


Open the Processing Window (press L) then use “Heating” to create the Reform stones using the following materials:

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (12)
Resplendent Weapon

Reform Stone I
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (13)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (14)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (15)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (16)
Rough Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (17)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x10x20x50x1x60
Main: AP +1,
Awake: AP +1,
Offhand: Damage Reduction +1
Heating: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsUnderwater GatheringMore info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (18)
Resplendent Weapon

Reform Stone II
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (19)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (20)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (21)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (22)
Polished Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (23)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x20x30x100x1x60
Main: AP +1
Awake: AP +1
Offhand: AP +1
Heating: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating: Rough Opal x5More info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (24)
Resplendent Weapon

Reform Stone III
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (25)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (26)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (27)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (28)
Brilliant
Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (29)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x30x50x150x1x60
Main: AP +1
Awake: AP +1
Offhand: Evasion +1
Heating: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating: Polished Opal x10More info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (30)
Resplendent Weapon

Reform Stone IV
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (31)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (32)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (33)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (34)
Moonlight
Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (35)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x40x100x250x1x60
Main: AP +2
Awake: AP +2
Offhand: AP +1
Heating: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating: Metal Solvent x1, Brilliant Opal x3More info below
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Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (36)
Resplendent Weapon

Reform Stone V
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (37)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (38)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (39)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (40)
Oquilla Sky Crystal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (41)
Concentrated Boss Aura
x50x450x120x1x30
Main: AP +2
Awake: AP +2
Offhand: Accuracy +1
Heating: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2More info
below
More info
below
More info
below
(Make sure it is the correct aura for the weapon)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (42)
Concentrated Boss
Crystal
How to Obtain

1: Killing bosses
(
World Boss, Field Boss, Dark Rifts,
Boss Summon Scrolls)

2: Weekly Quest
Imperfect Beings quest – from
NPC Jetina
(resets every Thursday)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (43)
Latent Aura x2
(obtain from world boss)

Give to Jetina for
Concentrated Boss Crystals x115
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (44)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (45)
Concentrated Boss
Aura

How to Obtain

1: Processing Boss Gear
(
Simple Alchemy)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (46)
Base Gear = 1
PRI Gear = 10
DUO Gear = 15
TRI Gear = 30

Make sure you use the
correct boss piece for
the weapon you are making

If you need auras for other
bosses you can exchange
them at NPC Jetina for 2:1

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (47)Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (48)
Eg. Kzarka x2 Kutum x1

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (49)
Oquilla Sky
Crystal
How to Obtain

1: Exchanging Oquilla
Pieces
(Quest at NPC Jetina)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (50)
Buy Oquilla Piece of
the Old Moon
at NPC Jetina for
50 mil silver each

1st PEN = 30 needed
2nd PEN = 70 needed
3rd PEN = 120 needed

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (51)
Give to Jetina for
Oquilla Sky Crystal x1

Below is a complete breakdown of all the materials needed to enhance a TET Armor to PEN with a guaranteed chance, and explainations of how to obtain each item.

The armors you can enhance are:

  • Giath Helmet
  • Griffon Helmet
  • Bheg’s Gloves
  • Leebur’s Gloves
  • Urugon’s Shoes
  • Muskan’s Shoes
  • Dim Tree Armor
  • Red Nose Armor


The breakdown below shows Dim Tree armor as an example and uses Dim Tree Boss Auras. You will need to use the correct boss auras for the item you are enhancing, but all the quantities are the same.

Eg. Use Urugon’s Latent Auras for Urugon Shoes

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Open the Processing Window (press L) then use “Heating” to create the Reform stones using the following materials:

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (52)
Resplendent Armor

Reform Stone I
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (53)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (54)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (55)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (56)
Rough Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (57)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x10x20x50x1x60
Evasion +1,
Bonus Evasion +1, Bonus Damage Reduction +1
Heating: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsUnderwater GatheringMore info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (58)
Resplendent Armor

Reform Stone II
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (59)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (60)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (61)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (62)
Polished Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (63)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x20x30x100x1x60
Damage Reduction +1, Bonus HP +1, Bonus Damage Reduction +1Heating: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating:
Rough Opal x5
More info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (64)
Resplendent Armor

Reform Stone III
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (65)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (66)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (67)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (68)
Brilliant
Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (69)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x30x50x150x1x60
Evasion +1,
Bonus Evasion +1, Bonus Damage Reduction +1
Heating: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating:
Polished Opal x10
More info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (70)
Resplendent Armor

Reform Stone IV
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (71)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (72)
Magical Shard
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (73)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (74)
Moonlight
Opal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (75)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
x40x100x250x1x60
Damage Reduction +1, Bonus Evasion +1,
Bonus Damage Reduction +1
Heating: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2Heating: Yellow Grade Black Magic CrystalsHeating: Metal Solvent x1, Brilliant Opal x3More info below
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (76)
Resplendent Armor

Reform Stone V
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (77)
Concentrated Magical
Black Stone (Armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (78)
Memory Fragment
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (79)
Concentrated
Boss Crystal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (80)
Oquilla Earth Crystal
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (81)
Concentrated Boss Aura
x50x450x120x1x30
Damage Reduction +1, Bonus Evasion +1, Bonus Damage Reduction +1Heating: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2More info
below
More info
below
More info
below
(make sure it is the correct aura for the armor)
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (82)
Concentrated Boss
Crystal
How to Obtain

1: Killing bosses
(
World Boss, Field Boss, Dark Rifts,
Boss Summon Scrolls)

2: Weekly Quest
Imperfect Beings quest – from
NPC Jetina
(resets every Thursday)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (83)
Latent Aura x2
(obtain from world boss)

Give to Jetina for
Concentrated Boss Crystals x115
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (84)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (85)
Concentrated Boss
Aura

How to Obtain

1. Processing Boss Gear
(
Simple Alchemy)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (86)
Base Gear = 1
PRI Gear = 10
DUO Gear = 15
TRI Gear = 30

Make sure you use the
correct boss piece for
the armor
you are making

If you need auras for other
bosses you can exchange
them at NPC Jetina for 2:1

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (87)Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (88)
Eg. Dim Tree x2 Bhegs x1

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (89)
Oquilla Earth
Crystal
How to Obtain

1: Exchanging Oquilla
Pieces
(Quest at NPC Jetina)

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (90)
Buy Oquilla Piece of
the Old Moon
at NPC Jetina for
50 mil silver each

1st PEN = 80 needed
2nd PEN = 120 needed
3rd PEN = 160 needed
4th PEN = 220 needed

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Guide – Black Desert Foundry (91)
Give to Jetina for
Oquilla Earth Crystal x1

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There is a night vendor in every main town in BDO. He is generally found in a remote spot, and is only seen at night.

Is Narchillan armor good? ›

How Good is Narchillan Gear? In conclusion, Narchillan gear is a good place holder until you can obtain TET boss gear and TRI Blackstar gear. It is better than TRI boss gear, DUO Blackstar, and TET Tuvala. Keep in mind, however, that Narchillan gear can't be enhanced, reformed, or sold.

How do you get your boss's aura to concentrate? ›

Concentrated Boss Aura is an ingredient required to make a PEN level Resplendent Reform Stone used in Guaranteed PEN Boss Gear. You will need 30 Concentrated *boss name* Aura for each PEN gear. You can obtain it via Simple Alchemy on boss gear.

How do you get the ultimate weapon in BDO? ›

Using its dead simple as well. You just right-click it the black spear will come up. And the item

Can you Caphras season BOSS gear? ›

You can use Caphras Enhancement on your PEN (V) Boss Gear, or use it to craft the Fallen God's Armor, but cannot register it on the Central Market.

How do I get Giaths latent aura? ›

※ You can obtain "Giath's Latent Aura" as loot by defeating Giath as a summoned boss.

How do field bosses work BDO? ›

A field boss is a high level boss designed to be fought by a large number of players. They have a fixed spawn location but function with a timer schedule. The current field bosses in the game are Red Nose, Dim Tree Spirit, Dastard Bheg, Mudster and Katzvariak.

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