BDO Otter Merchants are underwater NPC vendors that sell ship upgrade materials.

Otter Merchants only stay for about 5 minutes. Bring your quickest Movement Speed gear and Underwater Breathing items. *Whew!*

Otter Shop items cost Iridescent Coral, which is obtained from exchange, after gathering certain coral underwater.

Otter Merchant Highlights:

  • Otter Merchants spawn on an underwater shelf inside Oquilla’s Eye (RNG about every hour)
  • Gather Iridescent Coral Pieces with a hoe, then exchange Iridescent Coral Pieces for Iridescent Coral at Otter Merchants
  • Each Otter Merchant sells the same items, but with different pricing
  • Girio <Otter Merchant> has the cheapest pricing and best exchange rates

Otter Merchant Appeared Nearby!

A message, “An Otter Merchant appeared nearby!” will be displayed, when an Otter Merchant spawns.

Otter Merchant Spawn Time – Ack!

Otter Merchants have an RNG chance to spawn. According to player reports, the spawn window is only 10 minutes after 1 hour of the last spawn. With these chances, you may want to use the Sailing Discord’s “otter-spawn-na” channel. This channel is for players to report the last Otter Merchant spawn time they saw. It doesn’t look like the channel is too popular yet, but maybe you will start a trend and help your fellow Barterer out! Visit Sailing Discord.

Otter Merchant Location Map

Thank you to bddatabase.net for the following location map! View Source.

 

Otter Merchants Cost Iridescent Coral

Otter Merchants will only accept Iridescent Coral Pieces or Iridescent Coral.

Otter Merchant CurrencyObtained By
Iridescent CoralOtter Exchange
Iridescent Coral PieceGathering underwater

Obtained By Gathering (Hoe):

  • Sea Fan
  • Spotted Coral (100%)
  • Trumpet Coral (100%)
  • Mystical Pearl Oysters

If you gather near Oquilla’s Eye, you may be able to catch the treasure chest event that happens there about every 3 hours.

Iridescent Coral Pieces can come from the chests on Oquilla’s Eye.

For more info:

Iridescent Coral Piece Exchange: To obtain items, you first have to turn in 70 to 130 pieces for 1 Iridescent Coral.

1x Iridescent Coral Cost

Iridescent
Coral
Pieces
Otter
Merchant
130
Pucio
120
Hecio
110
Ricio
100
Churio
90
Turio
80
Bolio
70
Girio

 

Spotted Coral Image & Location for Iridescent Coral Piece

Spotted Coral, shown in the image below, is a large round coral that’s has green and purple circles on it. It gives Iridescent Coral Piece.

The gather point of Spotted Coral can be a bit tricky to find. Try coming at it from the top down, instead of the sides.

The image here shows one Spotted Coral location that is at the southern coast of Oquilla’s Eye. (You can also see one Trumpet Coral nearby.)

 

Trumpet Coral Image & Location

Trumpet Coral, shown in the image below, is a tall coral that is colored sea green. It gives Iridescent Coral Piece.

The gather bubble of Trumpet Coral is easy to find from the side.

The image here shows one Trumpet Coral location that is at the southern coast of Oquilla’s Eye. (Next to some Spotted Coral.)

Otter Merchant Items

Otter Merchants sell the same three items, just at different prices. The most rare item you can obtain is the Tear of the Ocean.

All of the items at the Otter Merchant Shop are also available via Oquilla’s Eye Treasure Chests. This method would be highly RNG and cost Silver Keys.

Seaweed Stalk

Otter Merchants sell 1x Seaweed Stalk for 20 to 80 Iridescent Coral.

icon Seaweed Stalk is a ship material used in crafting:

  • Epheria Cog
  • Epheria Caravel
  • Black Dragon Prow
  • Stratus Wind Sail

Seaweed Stalk is normally obtained via exchanging [Level 4] Barter items, Ravinia’s Sea Coin Shop (600 Sea Coins) and Oquilla’s Eye Daily Sailing Quests:

[Daily] Precious Coral Piece  (Bring Curio 10 coral pieces)

[Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I (exchange 150 Oquilla Coins to Herrad Romsen)

 

Iridescent Coral Cost for Seaweed Stalk

1x Seaweed Stalk Price
Iridescent
Coral
Otter
Merchant
80
Pucio
70
Hecio
60
Ricio
50
Churio
40
Turio
30
Bolio
20
Girio

 

Ruddy Manganese Nodule

Otter Merchants sell 1x Ruddy Manganese Nodule for 60 to 120 Iredescent Coral.

icon Ruddy Manganese Nodule is a ship part material used in:

  • Black Dragon Prow
  • Stratus Wind Sail

Ruddy Manganese Nodule is more challenging to obtain than Seaweed Stalk. It can be obtained via exchanging 1 specific [Level 4] Barter item, Ravinia’s Sea Coin Shop (1500 Sea Coins) and Oquilla’s Eye Daily Sailing Quests:

[Daily] For the Young Otter Merchants  (Bring Curio an Iridescent Coral Piece)

[Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I (exchange 150 Oquilla Coins to Herrad Romsen)

Iridescent Coral Cost for 1x Ruddy Manganese Nodule

1x Ruddy Manganese Nodule Price
Iridescent
Coral
Otter
Merchant
120
Pucio
110
Hecio
100
Ricio
90
Churio
80
Turio
70
Bolio
60
Girio

 

Tear of the Ocean

Otter Merchants sell 1x Tear of the Ocean for 180 to 240 Iridescent Coral.

icon Tear of the Ocean – ingredient in Epheria Carrack

Tear of the Ocean can’t be obtained through barter like the other two items.

It is only obtained via Ravinia’s Sea Coin Shop (3900 Sea Coins) and via Oquilla’s Eye Daily Sailing Quests:

[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Black Rust Hunter

[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Young Black Rust Hunter

[Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild II (exchange 150 Oquilla Coins to Herrad Romsen)

 

 

Iridescent Coral Cost for 1x Tear of the Ocean

1x Tear of the Ocean Price
Iridescent
Coral
Otter
Merchant
240
Pucio
230
Hecio
220
Ricio
210
Churio
200
Turio
190
Bolio
180
Girio

 

Otter Merchant Cost Comparison

Girio has the cheapest Iridescent Coral prices and the best exchange rate to trade in your pieces.

 

NPCIridescent Coral Type#Ship Material#
PucioIridescent Coral80Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral120Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral240Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece130Iridescent Coral1
HecioIridescent Coral70Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral110Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral230Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece120Iridescent Coral1
RicioIridescent Coral60Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral100Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral220Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece110Iridescent Coral1
ChurioIridescent Coral50Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral90Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral210Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece100Iridescent Coral1
TurioIridescent Coral40Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral80Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral200Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece90Iridescent Coral1
BolioIridescent Coral30Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral70Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral190Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece80Iridescent Coral1
GirioIridescent Coral20Seaweed Stalk1
Iridescent Coral60Ruddy Manganese Nodule1
Iridescent Coral180Tear of the Ocean1
Iridescent Coral Piece70Iridescent Coral1

Player Made Otter Merchant Video

Thank you to MrRapolas, who shows the spawn location of the Otter Merchants.

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