In BDO Black Stone Powder is one of the most needed mats.
It is barely possible to buy it at the Central Market, since it’s use far exceeds the value it can be sold for in the Marketplace.
So if you need and want Black Stone Powder, you have to create it yourself, and thankfully with some tricks, you will be practically swimming in the black gold.
There is 3 ways to get Black Stone Powder. The first way is by grinding Black Stones, the second is by grinding Magic Crystals, and the third is by using your workers to create Black Stone Powder from rough stones.
In the following paragraphs, I will explain to you which is the most cost efficient way to produce your own Black Stone Powder.
So how to best get Black Stone Powder?
While grinding Black Stones or creating Black Stone Powder via your workers are both options – they are not good, but very expensive ones.
By far the most cost efficient way to create Black Stone Powder is by grinding Magic Crystals, which you either get en-mass by grinding with our guides about grinding and also the help of our grinding spots
The secret on how to get unlimited cheap Black Stone Powder from magic crystals :
The trick is to use the Special Deals Tab in the Central Market, where players automatically post their loot. Due to the high drop rate, magic crystals are almost always very abundant, which causes the automatic pricing system to sell them for very cheap.
You have to do some testing which Magic Crystals have the best bang for the buck, and maybe also check out the Magic Crystals Tab in the Central Marketplace, any kind of crystal, no matter if green, blue, yellow or orange can be ground into Black Stone Powder.
As rough pointer, a magic crystal should cost in-between 15.000-20.000 silver, and yield in between 20-50 Black Stone Powder. Quiet a good deal, huh?
This method also gets more efficient with increasing processing level.
To learn more about processing in detail and how to level it up best, make sure to check out our Comprehensive Guide to Processing in Black Desert
Grinding Rough Stones – The old way for Black Stone Powder.
This option only gets a honorary mentioning, but I really would not recommend any person to go down this road.
To process rough stones with your workers, you have to rent a house that has a refinery upgrade option, which exist in most cities and some towns. Then you have to open the refinery, and dedicate a worker to the task and regularly feed him with beer in order to keep him working.The hard way is to have a worker process rough stones into black stone powder. This possibility may at some point be necessary, assuming that players start mass buying magic crystals from the market for their own production. But until then it is a waste of time and contribution points to have workers refine rough stones.
Once the worker finished it’s job, you will be rewarded with 1 Black Stone Powder for each 2 Rough stones your worker processes.