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BDO Dream Horse Guide (Black Desert Online 2019)

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BDO Dream Horse

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BDO Dream Horse: Courser Training

Black Desert Online offers players the challenge of obtaining 3 Dream Horses, with the most powerful skills and highest stats. These rare T9 horses are the best of the best and cost billions of silver on the Horse Market. Creating one of these beautiful horses, will take real persistance and a dash of luck.

Dream Horses:


HAPPY Dream Horse Dreams!!




Dream Horse Stats: Speed, Accel, Turn, Brake

Dream Horse stats are influenced by RNG. When a horse levels, there is a roll to see how much each stat will increase. This ranges from 0.1% to 1.3%. Getting perfect or bad rolls 29 times in a row would be very rare. We can assume the average is probably around 0.6%.

Dream Horse Base Stats (Level 1)

Dream Horse base stats show that Arduanatt is the clear winner in Speed and Acceleration. It would be easier to hit that 160.1% break point. Active travel, utilizing the right skills, makes each of the Dream Horses very close in speed. For AFK travel, Arduanatt is the best choice.

Doom Base Stats
Speed/Accel: 130%
Turn/Brake: 139.8%

    BDO Dream Horse: Doom

Arduanatt Base Stats
Speed/Accel: 137.5%
Turn/Brake: 122.5%

    BDO Dream Horse: Arduanatt

Dine Base Stats
Speed/Accel: 133%
Turn/Brake: 127%

    BDO Dream Horse: Dine

Dream Horse Stats at Level 30

This shows the absolute best and worst Dream Horse stats possible at level 30.

Doom Level 30 Stats
Speed/Accel: 132.9 - 167.7
Turn/Brake: 142.7 - 177.5

    BDO Dream Horse: Doom

Arduanatt Level 30 Stats
Speed/Accel: 140.4 - 175.2
Turn/Brake: 125.4 - 160.2

    BDO Dream Horse: Arduanatt

Dine Level 30 Stats
Speed/Accel: 135.9 - 170.7
Turn/Brake: 129.9 - 164.7

    BDO Dream Horse: Dine

Which Dream Horse is Best?

The best Dream Horse, if you only care about Speed, is gong to be Arduanatt. This Dream Hose is usually the best in overall mobility, with his flight/glide capability. Doing some cliff diving or mountain exploring? No worries here!

According to Patch Notes, Arduanatt’s DP is 150% higher than that of T8 horses. It's a good amount of defense, but Dine has the best DP at 225% higher.

Arduanatt is the Dream Horse to use when you want the best AFK movement speed. All the horses are very similar in speed, when using the active travel skills Drift/Sprint + Instant Accel.

Arduanatt is terrible in the desert.

Dream Horse: Arduanatt

Image Credit: Equifaux of NA

Dream Horse: Arduanatt

Image Credit: Equifaux of NA

Dine is the best Dream Horse for players who spend most of their time at Valencia grind locations in the Great Desert. He's as fast on sand, as he is on road. He is also able to use Drift/Sprint + Instant Accel in the desert. His desert resistance is an innate special ability and not tied to a skill. Any desert sickness en route? His healing capability will come in handy.

One thing to note: It can be difficult to use Drift/Sprint + Instant Accel combo in the desert because the slope of the dunes breaks it a lot. Dine is still much faster than a camel or elephant in the Great Desert.

Dine will also appeal to players interested in the best defensive Dream Horse. According to patch notes: "Dine’s DP will now be 225% higher than that of T8 horses." Compare that to "Arduanatt’s DP will now be 150% higher than that of T8 horses."

Dream Horse: Dine

Doom is best for offensive combat and PVP. Some of the videos of his AOE fire attacks have been very impressive. I can also see his utility in grinding low level mobs to pick up Knowledge ranks. His low speed numbers are not a problem if you active travel with Drift/Sprint + Instant Accel.

Dream Horse: Doom

Image Credit: EU Family Name: Lycatris

Dream Horse: Doom

Image Credit: EU Family Name: Lycatris

Dream Horse Materials

Items you will need:

Dream Horse Only Skills

All Dream Horses start with 1 unique Dream Horse skill, Courser's Spirit, and Double Jump. Other desirable skills have to be learned as the horse levels.

Icon Skill Name Keyboard Description Value
BDO Horse Skill S: Charge S: Charge Q while Charging Charge +damage & +range, horse can use Charge twice, consecutively. T9 Dream Horse only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 12,150,000
BDO Horse Skill Courser's Spirit Courser's Spirit Auto-activated while unmounted horse regenerates its HP and Stamina when it’s parked, T9 Dream Horse only. (100% Chance to learn.) 9,562,500
BDO Horse Skill Double Jump Double Jump SpaceBar while Jumping Jump a second time in the air, must have Steak Leap & High Jump, T9 Dream Horse only. (100% Chance to learn.) 13,162,500
BDO Horse Skill Wings of Freedom Wings of Freedom Wings of Wind ← or →
also during descent after using Leap
S to quickly descend
allows Arduanatt to turn sideways while using Wings of the Wind, T9 Arduanatt Dream Horse skill only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,937,500
BDO Horse Skill Wings of Wind Wings of Wind E while Double Jump
also during descent after using Leap
S to quickly descend
Glide after Double Jump/Leap. Reduces fall damage by 100% when Arduanatt uses Double Jump, T9 Arduanatt Dream Horse skill only. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Earth of Life Earth of Life E
also during movement and while using Sprint or Instant Accel
heals Dine and friendly targets for 300 HP and 300 MP/WP/SP every 3 seconds for 30 seconds, max targets : 10. Cooldown: 3 minutes T9 Diné Dream Horse only skill. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Earth of Protection Earth of Protection Auto activates while using Earth of Life All DP, Evasion, AP +10 for you and up to 10 party members for 30 seconds, T9 Diné Dream Horse only skill. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Dark Flame Steps Dark Flame Steps E AOE fire damage nearby enemies, T9 Doom Dream Horse skill only. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Dark Sprint Dark Sprint F during S:Instant Accel AOE fire damage during S: Instant Accel. Allows 3rd Instant Accel. Instant Accel and S: Instant Accel required. T9 Doom Dream Horse skill only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,375,000

All Possible Dream Horse Skills

Most T8 horse skills are available to Dream Horses. The notable exception is Two Seater, which is only available to Doom. Each of the 3 Dream Horses has two Horse Skills that are unique to them.

Icon Skill Name Keyboard Description Value
BDO Horse Skill Caution Caution Auto-activates in fall zone Prevents horse from running off a cliff (can still jump over it if timed right) 4,350
BDO Horse Skill Charge Charge Q (Champron required) Horse charges enemies 1,530,000
BDO Horse Skill Drift Drift ← or → + ↓ while Running Drift resets the cooldown on Instant Accel 2,320,500
BDO Horse Skill Fore Chop Fore Chop F frontal attack 4,350
BDO Horse Skill High Jump High Jump SPACE while running fast jump higher while running 86,400
BDO Horse Skill Hind Kick Hind Kick ↓ + F backward AOE attack 4,350
BDO Horse Skill Instant Accel Instant Accel While Running F Horse temporarily runs faster 2,320,500
BDO Horse Skill Quick Back Quick Back Horse steps backward faster 79,200
BDO Horse Skill Quick Ride Quick Ride Auto-activates while riding you can mount the horse faster 86,625
BDO Horse Skill Quick Stop Quick Stop While Riding ↓ you can stop the horse faster 105,600
BDO Horse Skill Roar Roar SPACE (Stirrups required) regenerate HP and Stamina for 30 seconds 264,000
BDO Horse Skill Sideways Sideways ← or → horse can strafe right or left, T5+ Horses only 3,836,250
BDO Horse Skill Sprint Sprint ↑+Shift (Saddle required) horse can temporarily run faster 3,315,000
BDO Horse Skill Start Accel Start Accel Lift front leg with SPACE, then ↑ horse starts immediately running 4,350
BDO Horse Skill Streak Leap Streak Leap Jumps immediately after a jump horse can jump repeatedly without stopping 1144,000
BDO Horse Skill Two-seater Two-seater Guild or Party member R allows another player to ride with you, T6-T8 and Doom Horse only 4,972,500
BDO Horse Skill S: Fore Chop S: Fore Chop AP Up with Fore Chop stronger Fore Chop skill (Horse does a frontal AOE attack), T8+ Horses only 226,800
BDO Horse Skill S: Hind Kick S: Hind Kick AP Up in Hind Kick stronger Hind Kick skill (Horse does a backward AOE attack), T8+ Horses only 226,800
BDO Horse Skill S: Instant Accel S: Instant Accel F during Instant Accel stronger Instant Accel skill (Horse temporarily runs faster), T8+ Horses only 10,687,500
BDO Horse Skill S: Sideways S: Sideways Speed Up in Sideways faster Sideways skill (horse can strafe right or left), T8+ Horses only 10,687,500
BDO Horse Skill S: Charge S: Charge Q while Charging Charge +damage & +range, horse can use Charge twice, consecutively. T9 Dream Horse only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 12,150,000
BDO Horse Skill Courser's Spirit Courser's Spirit Auto-activated while unmounted horse regenerates its HP and Stamina when it’s parked, T9 Dream Horse only. (100% Chance to learn.) 9,562,500
BDO Horse Skill Double Jump Double Jump SpaceBar while Jumping Jump a second time in the air, must have Steak Leap & High Jump, T9 Dream Horse only. (100% Chance to learn.) 13,162,500
BDO Horse Skill Wings of Freedom Wings of Freedom Wings of Wind ← or →
also during descent after using Leap
S to quickly descend
allows Arduanatt to turn sideways while using Wings of the Wind, T9 Arduanatt Dream Horse skill only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,937,500
BDO Horse Skill Wings of Wind Wings of Wind E while Double Jump
also during descent after using Leap
S to quickly descend
Glide after Double Jump/Leap. Reduces fall damage by 100% when Arduanatt uses Double Jump, T9 Arduanatt Dream Horse skill only. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Earth of Life Earth of Life E
also during movement and while using Sprint or Instant Accel
heals Dine and friendly targets for 300 HP and 300 MP/WP/SP every 3 seconds for 30 seconds, max targets : 10. Cooldown: 3 minutes T9 Diné Dream Horse only skill. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Earth of Protection Earth of Protection Auto activates while using Earth of Life All DP, Evasion, AP +10 for you and up to 10 party members for 30 seconds, T9 Diné Dream Horse only skill. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Dark Flame Steps Dark Flame Steps E AOE fire damage nearby enemies, T9 Doom Dream Horse skill only. (100% Chance to learn.) 21,375,000
BDO Horse Skill Dark Sprint Dark Sprint F during S:Instant Accel AOE fire damage during S: Instant Accel. Allows 3rd Instant Accel. Instant Accel and S: Instant Accel required. T9 Doom Dream Horse skill only. (RNG Chance to learn.) 21,375,000

Obtaining a Courser

BDO Courser Gold Horse Icon

Obtaining a Courser can get expensive both in time and money because Coursers have to have a specific line-up of skills.

If your horse has all required skills, its silver horse icon (as shown to the left) will turn gold.

Only a Courser can be Awakened. Another benefit of Courser is two mated Coursers will produce a foal that is guaranteed to have two skills when it is born instead of 1. This is good because regular horses can sometimes struggle to get even one skill per level.

When buying a level 30 Tier 8 to transform into a Courser, look for the ones that have at least 16 skills.

Every Tier of horse has its own requirements to become a Courser.

The Courser requirements for each Tier are:

Tier Required Horse Skills for Courser
1 & 2 BDO Horse Skill Charge
Charge
3 & 4 BDO Horse Skill ChargeBDO Horse Skill Drift
Charge/Drift
5 & 6 BDO Horse Skill ChargeBDO Horse Skill DriftBDO Horse Skill Sprint
Charge / Drift / Sprint
7 BDO Horse Skill ChargeBDO Horse Skill DriftBDO Horse Skill SprintBDO Horse Skill Instant AccelBDO Horse Skill Sideways
Charge / Drift / Sprint / Instant Accel / Sideways
8 BDO Horse Skill ChargeBDO Horse Skill DriftBDO Horse Skill SprintBDO Horse Skill Instant AccelBDO Horse Skill SidewaysBDO Horse Skill S: Instant AccelBDO Horse Skill S: Sideways
Charge / Drift / Sprint / Instant Accel / Sideways / S:Instant Accel / S:Sideways

The higher the Tier of horse, the more demanding the requirements are to make a Courser.

NOTE: To view a detailed list of horse stats and skills per coat, visit our BDO Horse Tiers, Skills, & Stats List.


Courser Awakening: Tier 9 Dream Horse

Once you have your Courser, you need to stable it at Stonetail Horse Ranch or Grana. You will have the option to perform “Courser Training”. This will bring up a menu with 3 Training options.

Skill | Elegance | Strength

Courser Training: Skill, Elegance, Strength

Each Training option can go up to a maximum of 180%. Above the 3 Training categories, there is another xp bar which shows the total xp (shared between all 3 categories) and can go up to a maximum of 200%.

The goal is to make the total xp reach 200% (you can't attempt an awakening otherwise) and it doesn't matter what combination of Skill/Elegance/Strength you use to reach that number within the 180% limit for each. (But, keep in mind there is a penalty after a category reaches 100%. You get .5% per Training item, instead of 1% per Training item after the category reaches 100%.)

For example you could use:


Obtaining Skill, Elegance, & Strength

A Courser's Skill, Elegance, and Strength is gained by using Training items -- each item giving 1% for its respective category, up to 100%. Then .5% per item from 100% to 180%. Each time you give an item to train your Courser, it increases the chances of obtaining a specific Dream Horse type. (Every item fed into a particular Training area will increase your likelihood of obtaining the associated Dream Horse by .5%)

Dream HorseCourser Training Mat 1Courser Training Mat 2

Skill
Arduanatt
Arduanatt
(Pegasus)

Stonetail FodderStonetail Fodder

This is obtained by using simple cooking to combine various farming byproducts from plant breeding. Put 2 of any of the following items into Simple Cooking to produce 1-3 Stonetail Fodder:

• 20x Mutant Plant Mutant Plant
• 20x Premature Fruit Premature Fruit
• 20x Seed Half Eaten by Bird Seed Half Eaten by Bird
• 20x Unusual Fruit Unusual Fruit
• 20x Plant with Rotting Roots Plant with Rotting Roots

1,000 byproducts are needed for 100% if you average 2 procs.

Rainbow Gem FruitRainbow Gem Fruit

This is obtained by exchanging...

Elegance
Diné
Diné
(Unicorn)

Spirit Pouch of Ferocious BeastSpirit Pouch of Ferocious Beast

Deep Blue Hoof RootBreezy Conch Seaweed

Strength
Doom
Doom

Deep Blue Hoof RootDeep Blue Hoof Root

  • RNG drop from gathering with a tool or...
  • 7x Peridot PetalPeridot Leaf. -- Peridot leaves are a reward from Daily Kamasylvia quests. See below.

Deep Blue Hoof RootPure Forest Breath

  • RNG loot drop from any mob or...
  • use Simple Alchemy on Spirit Stone Fragments dropped in Kamasylvia. (combine 2x of 10 of any Wind, Water, Earth, Tree Fragments)

Daily Peridot Leaf Quests in Kamasylvia

Peridot Leaf is obtainable through Daily Quests in Kamasylvia. Please refer to the table below for details:

191 Peridot Leaf can be obtained from quests in Kamasylvia: View Peridot Leaf Quest Locations Map (Kama).
24 Peridot Leaf can be obtained from quests in Grana City, Kamasylvia: View Peridot Leaf Quest Locations Map (Grana).


  Peridot Leaf Quest Contribution EXP Peridot Leaf
[Repeat] A Tune for Spirit 120
3
[Repeat] Arnatte's Melody 120
3
[Repeat] Bold Investment 200
10
[Repeat] Carrot Delivery 120
5
[Repeat] Defeat the Boss 150
5
[Repeat] Delights of the Lake 100
5
[Repeat] Eat. Drink. Fly. 100
5
[Repeat] Elixir of Relaxation 100
5
[Repeat] Even the Smallest of Life 120
3
[Repeat] Evidence of Someone 200
3
[Repeat] Full-Scale War 300
15
[Repeat] Good Old Friends 100
13
[Repeat] Good Old Friends 100
13
[Repeat] Intact Research Material 200
5
[Repeat] Master of Acting 120
5
[Repeat] Meet the Deadline 120
5
[Repeat] Mysterious Competitor 200
5
[Repeat] New Cleaning Tool 300
8
[Repeat] Nutritious Meal for the Wounded 200
5
[Repeat] Patience is a Virtue 100
5
[Repeat] Raging Guardian of the Forest 300
20
[Repeat] Struggle for the Forest 200
20
[Repeat] Stubborn Fadus 150
5
[Repeat] Supplying Acher Gear 300
8
[Repeat] Unwincing Tenacity 200
10
[Repeat]Forest Ronaros Feather 50
10
[Repeat]Using Spirit Stone Fragment 300
5

Daily Dream Horse Awakening Quest

Dream Horse Quest

Quest Location: Stonetail Horse Ranch, Mediah
Quest NPC: Shamhain

Requirement: Professional 1 or Master 1 Training Life Skill


Krogdalo’s Origin Stone

Finally, once you've hit 200% in your Courser Training, you will need a Krogdalo's Origin Stone Krogdalo's Origin Stone, obtained through RNG drop from Mirumok Ruins, racing, imperial horse delivery and also questing for Peridot Leaf. To craft Krogdalo's Origin Stone with Simple Alchemy combine 25x Swaying Wind Shard and 25x Rumbling Earth Shard.

Swaying Wind ShardSwaying Wind Shard obtained by...
Rumbling Earth ShardRumbling Earth Shard obtained by...

Dream Horse Chances

Dream Horse Failstack

Your Chances of Awakening a Courser
Failing is common, but each failure results in 1 Failstack. When you fail, you loose all your Training materials because Skill, Elegance, and Strength are reset to 0%. Your T8 horse will keep their level and skills.

Cron Stone

If you spend 200 million silver on 100 Crons Stones, you can protect half of your training materials from being destroyed.

Awakening a Courser seems to be highly RNG. Some players report they are successful almost immediately and others say it takes 100 tries. The most common Failstack range I see from the forum is 15 to 35.

When you do finally succed, it's not the end, because your Dream Horse will be level 1 and will loose all but the default Dream Horse skills. Depending on how lucky you are, you may have to spend more on Horse Skill Reset Coupons to get the best skills.


Buying a Dream Horse

You can purchase a Dream Horse for about 10 billion Silver, depending upon their Skills. Visit the Horse Market at the Stable Keeper.

Dream Horses at the Horse Market

Dream Horse Speed Comparison

Arduanatt - Speed 165.4%, Accel 166.6%, Turn 149.2%, Brake 144.6% or 151.6%
Dine - Speed 160.7%, Accel 162.6%, Turn 158.0%, Brake 155.7%
Doom - Speed 157.5%, Accel 159.5%, Turn 168.6%, Brake 165.0%

Thank you to kmd d for the following video.

Doom Horse Promo Video (Official)

"Doom, the new trail-blazing Dream Horse that will only accept the fiercest of riders, is finally coming. Managing to get a Doom is a true achievement for any veteran equestrian.

Doom performs the strongest attacks among the currently available Dream Horses and is also the swiftest."

Doom Horse PVP Example Videos

Thank you to AEGIS for the following video.
BDO 62 Berserker PVP
Thank you to Ovidiu Sirbu for the following video.
Doom Serendia Siege

Doom Horse Lore

The following is a copy of the official lore according to the Doom Horse announcement page located here.

Doom. It is known as the roaring fire that blazes through battlefield. Yet, it was not always so praised.

 

Doom's siblings, Diné of the forest and Arduanatt of the wind, were lauded for their beauty and powers. Yet not Doom, with its menacing coal-fire body. It had no wings to soar through the skies, or a mighty horn. Even worse, everywhere it went, it left behind a trail of fiery hoofprints.

 

Doom tried to suppress its inner fire, but fire continued to consume all around it. The only ones who could keep it company were its siblings, but while they had the chance to go out and be loved by the world for their powers, Doom doubled down on controlling its own power.

 

Afraid of harming others, Doom decided to exile itself. Every single day it spent on its own, it would pray only for one thing: that it could one day be around others without harming them, just like its siblings did.

 

Doom became increasingly lonely as time passed by during its exile. Knowing about the sadness in Doom’s heart, one day, Hadum, the God of Darkness, sought Doom out under disguise. He told Doom that others were waiting for him in the Land of the Dead.

 

Doom believed him. It wanted so desperately to believe that someone would want to seek it out. Therefore, Doom left its home for the first time and ventured into the unknown.

 

After traveling many leagues, Doom finally stood before the entrance of the Land of the Dead. Unsettling noises seeped from beyond, but Doom charged through without hesitation. It kept on galloping and galloping, passing through scenes of unimaginable agony.

 

There was something wrong. No matter how frantic its search was, Doom simply couldn’t hear anyone calling its name. In fact, everything was fading slowly fading to black, but as soon as the thought passed its mind, he suddenly realized it was a trap! There was no one there for Doom.

 

Doom tried to leave, but the gates of the Land of the Dead were firmly shut. Even after multiple attempts to ram the gates down, they would not budge. Doom had spent too much time trying to rein in its power that now, even when it was needed the most, it hesitated to draw upon its full strength. However, a thought crossed its mind as it looked around the infernal surroundings: There is no reason to not use its full powers here.

 

After that revelation, Doom gathered all its strength and charged at the gates a final time. With a thunderous explosion, the gates finally gave way.

 

Doom was free at last, and it had learned an unforgettable lesson: Power is not something to suppress, but to harness and control.

 

In fiery spirit and body, Doom returned from the Land of the Dead, ready to take on anything.




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