Master 2 trading at this stage of Black Desert is basically a necessity to compete in active fishing and crate trading. As such everyone is spamming tier 1 crates and gobbling up black stone powder. On top of this, workshops demolish your black stone powder supplies.
Here are some common methods of aquire Black Stone Powder
For this chart I will be assuming you have purchased your gems.
Following this thought process is important when processing:
For this example I will be using green gems.
The major issue here is that a lot of people will then say “look I’ve made 23,283 silver from that combine”, which at this point you can tell is flawed.
The real profit is of course items out minus items in:
As you can see, your actual profit is nearly half of what the value of your combine spit out.
So What Does This Make Per Hour?
There are a couple things to consider now to see how much money is to be made:
The processing time for green gems is about 9 seconds, the other thing to consider about this is your fail rate. This is something I have not kept records on so for this example we will assume 100% success rate, which is reality will not happen. Ideally if you want to process, you are going to want to get as high of “processing sucess rate level” as possible.
So each theoretical hour afk processing green gems produces 5,313.2k silver.
The next thing to consider is how long can you afk for. Unlike in ore/wood processing, gems don’t stack. It is also extremely hard to get all the same type of gem. So your maximum afk time really isn’t limited to your max lt, it is limited to how many of each gem type you have.
Lets assume you somehow managed to aquire 180 of the same type of gem, obviously this is almost never going to happen and as such your maximum afk time will be significantly shorter.
Unfortunatly you will most likely be buying gems in batches of 10, so grinding gems isn’t really an afk task. Its an active task. Also you will almost certainly exhaust the gem supply before even grinding gems for an hour. This is just generally a pain to do and is the reason why a lot of people just take the hit and buy the higher tier gems to get their black stone powder.