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Dit is haar advies/gids over How to prep for Boss Gear in Black Desert Online in het engels gezien de oorspronkelijke guide is geschreven voor de onismusha guild in bdo !!
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Worldbosses, field bosses and scroll bosses all have a small chance to drop boss gear. It's very worth to do these if you're aiming for boss gear. Aside from gear, they also drop silver, blackstones and sometimes also crystals.
You can see the spawn locations on the map. The world bosses have a fixed spawntime which you can find every week in the patchnotes, or you can join the IHAEU Discord to see what spawns when. World bosses share HP over all channels, so during the day you gotta be fast!
Field bosses spawn whenever they feel like it and have their own HP per channel. Since you never really know when these will spawn, it's recommended to have a boss hunter alt with a fast horse (T7 or T8 courser would be optimal). Just put it close to the boss(es) you want/need and you can swap to it whenever they spawn.
Scroll bosses are the fastest to do in a group. It's not proven that awakened has a higher droprate, so if you want you can just pick the normal scrolls of the boss(es) you want/need and do them solo. These scrolls also give you Blackstones and silver.
Whenever something is NOT in stock you can put a pre-order on the market. This has to be above max. price. For boss gear, this usually means that flat (+0) parts have a very high pre-order because everybody wants them. BUT you can also put your pre-order on an enhance. Those appear less frequent on the market, but you have a bigger chance to get them with a lower amount of silver.
Whenever you're going for boss gear through the market, its a smart idea to turn on notifications for those parts. What's even smarter, is when you put the notifications on for higher enhances as well. Those appear less often, so they also have less pre-orders on them which gives you a good shot at both bidding and pre-ordering yourself.
Notifications are also used to find out the current pre-order of an item. Whenever you get the notification, click M to open your map, search for the item that just got notified and you'll see for what price the item went for. Now you know what the current pre-order price is and you can decide to put your own, or to hog at the market.
All items that are non-pearl have a 15 min register time. This means it will pop up after 15 mins (so usually 15-17 mins later) on the market. Then you can do your bidding and try your luck!
Hogging is really just another term for frequent bidding on the market. Basically you get an alt you don't use and put it at the market in the town where your money is! Use notifications to find out when an item gets registered and after 14-15 mins you swap to your alt and wait until it shows up on the market. Place your bids, try your luck and if you fail you swap back to whatever char you were on before to try again later.
The night vendor, aka Patrigio, is stationed in every main city (Velia, Heidel, Calpheon, Altinova, Valencia and Grana). For 50 Energy he will show you an item with a certain price. These prices vary from 80% of the market value to a whopping 250% of the market value. Patrigio also often shows Blackstones and Hard/Sharp Shards for a cheaper price than the market.
How do you know if the price is right for you? Well of course anything that goes for 80% of the market value is worth it if you have Value Pack. You can just buy it from him, and sell it on the market for profit, or try your luck enhancing. As for boss armor, anything below the current pre-order price is worth it IF YOU NEED IT. It's not really a smart idea to get yourself a Witch Kzarka or Dande for 150m when you play Ninja, durr.
Of course, combining all of the above would be the best way to prepare for your boss gear.
Make sure you making the best use of your alts as possible! I wish you good luck on your road to boss gear