Your New Liverto – A Daunting Experience

When a new player starts the game, I always tell them to skip Yuria and go straight to Liverto. The reason for this is simple, Liverto gives 15% more accuracy than Yuria, making it comparable to +15 Yuria when it’s only +12 or so. The cost of getting Liverto +11~+13 is lower than the cost of getting +15 Ultimate Yuria, yet functions identically and have longevity.

To me, investing in a Yuria is immediately setting yourself back 25million silver, because you quickly replace it with a Liverto, which is now easily accessible. A new player could simply cash in their free leveling gold bars for a shiny Liverto, and never have to worry about changing their weapon months or even years down the track.

[Edit] If you’re level 45 and you need a weapon ASAP, you can borrow a Kaia weapon from Kanobas in Calpheon for 50 contribution points. This weapon can be used while you get your Liverto to an acceptable enhancement level. Credits to jimcdiver on BDO Discord for bringing this to my attention.

If this is your experience, you’re in luck. This blog post will teach you how to get to +15 Liverto in the cheapest way possible. Note: as with all RNG, this is subject to fluctuation. The strategy here maximizes your odds, but does not guarantee them.

In order to work out the optimal strategy, you need to know:

  1. The amount of tries on average. I covered that topic here previously.
  2. The cost of each enhance attempt, blackstone + memory fragments. Straightforward.
  3. The cost of building X number of failstacks. I will cover this topic eventually.

For every value of failstack, the price of the enhancement can be calculated by:

(BlackstoneCost)*(1/p(success))+(MemFragCost)*odds(failure)+FailstacksCost

To save everyone the trouble of doing thousands of rows on Excel, I did this for you already.

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Focus only on the blue cells. Some of the rest do not apply to enhancements before +16. The costs used in this spreadsheet:

  1. Memory Fragment: 800k each.
  2. Blackstone (Weapon): 300k each.
  3. Blackstone (Armor): 200k each.

How to build failstacks:

  1. Make a level 10 alt. Kill 1-2 horses so your karma is negative.
  2. Enhance Reblath pieces until desired failstacks reached. Reblath can be purchased from the Velia Blacksmith.
  3. If your Reblath hits +15 at any point, equip it on your negative karma alt and suicide in PvE a few times until it delevels back to +14.
  4. Continue to build stacks on your +14 Reblath until desired stacks reached.

[Edit] If you still have armor pieces not +15 yet, you should build failstacks on those instead of buying a Reblath. Thanks to reddit user asdf2100asd for bringing this to my attention.

And here is the optimal strategy.

  1. Buy Liverto+15 premade if it’s on the market and you can afford it. If not, follow step 2 to 10.
  2. Enhance your Liverto to +7. This has a 100% success chance.
  3. Force enhance your Liverto to +8.
  4. Build 7 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +9. This will cost you 6.3mil on average.
  5. Build 8 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +10. This will cost you 7.7mil on average.
  6. Build 9 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +11. This will cost you 9mil on average.
  7. Build 9 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +12. This will cost you 12.3mil on average.
  8. Build 10 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +13. This will cost you 14.8mil on average.
  9. Build 12 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +14. This will cost you 18.7mil on average.
  10. Build 13 failstacks and attempt to upgrade your Liverto to +15. This will cost you 21.8mil on average.

I listed the prices above so you can have realistic expectations about how far you go. You could be luckier, you could be cursed. To those who are slightly more maths savvy, the numbers quoted are means. Because the distribution of enhancement is right skewed, more than half the players who attempt this will be able to do it with cheaper than the stated prices (median).

That’s all for today. Remember:

  1. Yuria is meme. Never use that junk.
  2. Enhancement is all about maths. Delete “it’s all RNG” from your vocabulary. Your IQ will go up 20 points instantaneously, trust me.

[Edit] Response to some queries. 

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16 thoughts on “Your New Liverto – A Daunting Experience”

  1. That tip about using a negative karma character to lose enhancement levels is incredible. I seriously never thought of that. As soon as I hit +15 on an item I would extract all the stones from it and start over, which always felt ridiculously inefficient and a waste of money everytime I did it. And now I know why. Thanks for the amazing guide friend !!

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  2. Thank you for the article. I am curious to know the source that demonstrates Liverto has 15% more accuracy than Yuria. I’m not doubting the number, just curious to see the published tests that you source for that statement so I can read the study.

    Also, I imagine the number of each attempt before success falls within a standard bell curve, where half will succeed at less cost and half will succeed a greater cost than the mean, but it would be interesting to know the range of cost between -1 SD and +1 SD. Possibly this can give better expectation of the cost within the ~68% range so people don’t get concerned when they run into the +1 SD range.

    Thanks for the work though, regardless.

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    1. hihey54 Reddit. He made a few very informative threads on the subject of accuracy.

      I will consider adding standard deviation to future posts, although idk how helpful since most people will have trouble interpreting it.

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  3. Do you have the excel sheet you made available for download? or in a google sheet?

    I’d love to take a look at it and make changes for boss armor and see the differences (mem frags restoring 1 dur instead of 2)

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  4. Enhancement is all about maths. Delete “it’s all RNG” from your vocabulary. Your IQ will go up 20 points instantaneously, trust me.

    and then failed 12>13 10 times in a row with 25-35 stacks.

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      1. Wait, are you seriously suggesting he had a WORSE chance at 25 stacks than at 13? That’s…. ridiculously stupid and wrong.

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  5. Great guide dude,
    This happened to me +12 to +13, made 15FS on reblath then went to 25FS on weapon.
    Used those 25FS to Pri my witches and repeated the process.
    No need to go past 25(anything past 20 is too much) to use on <15 weapons… Save them for accessories, and once you've hit a nice number of FS change character and restart, saving the high stacks on various Alts for when you really need them.

    Overall great guide, thx.

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