Spawn Frequency: - rare - usually 1 to 5 BlackSuns per spawn
Drop Rate: - 1 out of 35 BlackSuns - can be 1 out of 10 or 1 out of 200, just hang on! You'll end up with 1 out of 35 average
Spawn Locations: - always wild spawns, often less than 3000m away from a starport - dathomir: near Imperial Prison - dathomir: south of NightSisters Stronghold - yavin 4: north and north-west of mining outpost starport along beachs (on the grassy areas) and the north-west mountain - yavin 4: between Geonosian Laboratory [-6454,-362] and woolamander palace - endor: between smuggler outpost starport and the DeathWatch Bunker [-4671,+4237] (never inside or outside around the entry unless below exception) - endor: inside the DeathWatch Bunker [-4671,+4237] (only the BS Assassins spawn near the end of the Hall, other BS here don't drop BH armor) - endor: less than 400m away from [+0,+0] waypoint (only the BS Assassins here might drop it because all BS here are wrapped from DWB)
Generic Hunt Method: - use a X34 landspeeder to make spawns easier to pop - if you are in a "not a single spawn of anything zone" just go back closer to a starport - turn ON the "con" option of your radar, BS will appear red-circled on it (high chances that they will be the only ones red-circled) - set your radar to 256m and examine only the pops of more or less 3 red dots without any yellow dot (to skip creatures faster) - after that, do rounds 200m around the previous spawn location, normally the next spawn will be pretty close - you may also want to bring a mount in case you get incapped so the blacksun will kill it instead of slaining you sometimes
Kill method: - wait for the spawn to be fully poped before attacking - each spawn will repop 3 times more after the initial one (4 spawns total) - the 4th and last pop of a spawn location tends to depop fast as soon as you killed 1 BlackSuns of this pop - for the firsts 3 pops, kill the blacksuns in this order: henchmen, thugs, guards and assassins ...they all deal the same amount of damage so it's better to erase the weak ones first - for the 4th (and last) pop, kill the blacksuns in the reversed order: assassins, guards, thugs and henchmen ... it'll be faster to erase them before they might depop when the first is killed because the weakest only remain
Yavin4 Hunt Method 1: - start on the beach near the mining outpost - walk along the beach killing everything you see - get to the end and turn round and walk back to the outpost, again killing all spawns - hint: doing it with a friend starting from the opposite end of the beach to go faster
Yavin4 Hunt Method 2: - if you're having trouble with method 1 - head south of the Mountain to the Light Jedi Enclave [-5500,+4900] - from the Enclave head west and cover that general area - you may find some about 1000m west of the Enclave - you may find a spawn on your way back to the outpost too
Yavin4 Hunt Method 3: - drive along the beach for about 4k north of the mining outpost - then head west until you are almost directly north of the Geonosian Laboratory - you will most likely cross a spawn during the travel
Endor Hunt Method 1: - go to the mountain area north/northwest of the research outpost (there's an ewok village) - fly around the mountain and you will find a lot of spawns
Rumor: - Being Ungrouped raise the loot ratio. - Dathomir seems to spawn more BS per spawn than Yavin4 - Drop rate might vary depending on the planet virtual time (may only loot during the day or the night). To see this virtual time, press CTRL+SHIFT+G in game.
Armor Info: - 10 parts - Helmet, Chest, Leggs, Boots, Gloves, Belt, Biceps (x2), Bracer (x2) - Biceps and Bracer may either be right or left but it's not written anywhere, you have to wear it to figure it out - the parts comes with random stats - resists are often ranged from 10% to 90% - condition is often ranged from 20k to 100k - some parts may also have mods - the armor may be worn by any profession
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): - does the BH armor stats affect the madalorian one made from it? ... no they don't, you should better use a crappy BH armor part to craft the mandalorian part because this is another random roll for the stats. - does the BH armor eventual stats mods stay on the madalorian armor part made from it? ... no they don't, at least that's what I believe, please correct me if I'm wrong. - is it better to hunt them at any particular in-game time? ... unknown to my knowledge, but I think it's probably a little easier to find a spawn at reboot.
Other possible loot on these NPCs: - around 1k credits each - various Jet Pack components (Jet Pack Base, ...)
Credits: - all players that gave me info personally or posted about it
The real question on people's mind is does the jetpack base and the binary liquid still drop from these random spawns? I haven't heard of too many drops of these things in the past 6 months and some claim that they don't drop any more. (For those wanting to turn BH armor to Mando you need the binary liquid for the hardening process)
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More of a curious question than a need to know: does the resist stats on the bh armour affect the stats on the mandalorian its made into?
also, nice guide *****
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Is it better to hunt after a server reset or a particular time of day? What are the stats on the Black Suns ie. resists and so on. What's the armor drop ratio? Every spawn, every other spawn, or what?
BTW, great guide!!!
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