Dark Matter is a crafting material and prepared meal in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. You’ll spend a lot of time crafting items, weapons, and armor out of crafting materials from enemy drops and chests scattered throughout the world. Some materials are more elusive than others, though.
Dark Matter is required to build a very strong weapon and to enhance several late-game Shards. It’s pretty hard to find, though. This guide will walk you through finding and preparing Dark Matter, and explain what you can do with it.
Enemies that drop Dark Matter
The Dark Elementals in the Secret Sorcery Lab will drop Dark Matter, but very rarely. This is the only place where you can find this enemy, though, and the drop is exceedingly rare, so it makes more sense to just make your own Dark Matter.
Preparing Dark Matter
Instead of hoping for a drop, it’s (arguably) easier to prepare Dark Matter with Johannes in Arvantville. Dark Matter requires four ingredients:
- Rat Tail. Rat Tails are a drop from Giant Rats. You can find one in Arvantville before you get to the house with all the NPCs — to the left, back toward Galleon Minerva.
- Toad Eye. Toad Eyes, as you’d expect, are dropped by Toads — just the regular Toads, not the ones with poison or wings. You’ll find these in Forbidden Underground Waterway and Garden of Silence.
- Witch’s Tears. Witch’s Tears are dropped by the banshee-like Cyhyraeth. You’ll find them in Entrance, Garden of Silence, and Dian Cecht Cathedral.
- Fell Leaf. Fell Leaf is a drop from Giant Mocos. These are only found in Den of Behemoths — a (very) late-game area.
Increasing drop rates
There’s only a small chance that any given enemy will drop what you want, so if you’re farming for specific items, increase your Luck stat. Put on any gear that gives you a luck boost, and your enemies will be more likely to drop items.
Crafting and enhancing Shards with Dark Matter
Dark Matter is required for the Dainsleif, a very powerful sword. It’s also required to enhance the Acid Jet, Fald Ciu, Fald Taiab, Petra Breath, Resist Darkness, and Void Ray Shards.