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BDO Sailors are NPC characters that increase the Sailing stats of your ship (Speed, Acceleration, Turn, and Brake). They also explore and find supplies on Barter islands. Sailors appear in three different cities and randomly respawn every four hours with the Barter refresh. After certain requirements are met, you can attempt to hire Sailors, if you have a Sailor Contract Certificate (costs 3,000,000 Silver each).

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Sailor Highlights

  • Obtain 1 Sailor from the Main Sailor quest line
  • Obtain 5 “Sailor’s Oath” which adds 5 Sailor slots (1 per Oath) via the Main Sailor quest line.
  • Sailors can get sick and need to be cured (seems rare so far… might be tied to allowing Sailors to drop to 0 Condition)
  • Sailors need to be fed periodically with unique Sailor only food
  • Sailors gain XP and level like workers (Stat increase amount from leveling is random. Usually 0.1%.)
  • Sailors can refuse your attempt to hire them and you will loose 3 million Silver. They and their Contract will disapear upon rejecting you.
  • Max Sailor amount is currently 10 (increased via quests that give Sailor’s Oath).
  • Availability of Sailors differs every 4 hours, randomly

Sailors are shared account wide. Hired Sailors and Sailor spawns do not change with character swaps.

The number of Sailors you can put on one ship depends upon that ship’s Cabin number. Each Sailor requires a certain amount of Cabin Space.

BDO Sailor Requirements

  • Sailor Quest Requirement: level 50+
  • Sailor Quest Line: quest line completion
    • In order to obtain any Sailors, you must complete the Black Spirit main quest line with the heading of  “[The Great Expedition] Oquilla’s Eye” under the Main tab of your quest window (O).
    • To access the quest, speak to Black Spirit (,) and click on Quests > Main tab.
    • Sailors Quest Line Start:
       – Vigorous Velia
  •   Sailor Contract Certificate (Cost: 3 mil each. Purchase from Philaberto Falasi in Port Epheria, Islin Bartali or Proix in Velia, or from Wharf Managers in each region.)

Sailor Locations

Sailors are found in three locations:

  • Velia: inside the Inn next to <Innkeeper> Islin Bartali
  • Port Epheria: near the beached whale, down the road from the <Storage Keeper>
  • Iliya Island: up the main staircase next to the <General Goods> NPC.

Sailor Management

Sailor Management occurs via any <Wharf Manager>.

Click on “Manage Sailors” to assign Sailors to your ship.

Sailors & Bartering Islands

When you sail up to a Barterer on the Great Ocean islands, a Sailor/Barter UI will come up. After clicking on “Anchor”, you will have two options for your Sailors.

  • SUPPLY: Sailors will gather Ship Rations
  • EXPLORE: Sailors will find treasures
    • it’s possible for Sailors to find Seaweed or Bottle of Sea Water while exploring.
    • Sailors have a chance to repair your ship.
    • Sailors have a chance to find rations.
    • Sailors have a chance to decrease their Condition.
    • There is a chance Explore may fail, but still consume ship rations.

Requirements:

  • 100,001+ of Rations loaded on your ship
  • have at least 1 Sailor on board your ship
  • 20 minute wait between Supply and Explore

Explore can occur automatically while on sail:

  • Rations, Ship HP, or Sailor Condition Increased / Decreased
  • Item obtained / Quest received (Ship Rations are not consumed)

Sailor Stats & Properties

Sailors have stats that increase your ship’s Speed, Acceleration, Turn, and Brake. If your Sailor has high Endurance, then he will increase your ship’s Speed by that amount.

Sailor Stats Increasing Ship Stats:

  • Endurance: Speed
  • Wits: Acceleration
  • Awareness: Turn
  • Strength: Brake

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Sailor Stats for Ocean Wind & Current:

  • Seasoned Sailor: Ocean Current Resistance
  • Son of the Wind: Ocean Wind Resistance

Sailor Stats for Sailor/Ship Health:

  • Abstain: Ship Rations
  • Natural Born Soldier: Sailor Condition/Health

Sailors also have other stats that you will want to take note of.

  • Weight: Sailor Weight takes away from the cargo your ship can carry. Giants weigh the most at 500 LT. Goblins are usually the lightest Sailors, good for when you want to Barter, Trade, or carry goods. Dwarves are 300 LT and Humans average about 250.
    • Ship cargo load + Sailor Weight cannot exceed 100%, unless Bartering. (Ships with Weight over 100% will become slower and disable sailing skills.)
  • Appetite: Sailor Appetite shows you how often you will need to feed them
  • Condition (Health): Keep an eye on this and feed your Sailor when their Conditon (Health) is low. There is a theory that keeping on top of this will keep your Sailors healthy so they don’t get sick
  • Exp: Sailors gain Exp by hunting Sea Monsters and also via regular/special Bartering
    • Sailor Exp is increased, depending on the number of Sailors on your ship. (Example 4 Sailors get 35% each of the Sailor XP)
      • 1 Sailor: 100% EXP
      • 2–3 Sailors: 120% EXP
      • 4–5 Sailors: 140% EXP
      • 6–7 Sailors: 160% EXP
      • 8–10 Sailors: 180% EXP

Sailor Condition from Remote Collect or Ship Destruction

There is a penalty for using Remote Collect and also when your ship is destroyed. Barter items are always destroyed. Trade items have a chance to be destroyed.

  • Sailors have a chance to not be able to board the ship because of decreased Condition.
  • Sailors that can’t board the ship, no longer have their stats applied to the ship.

Sailor Food Restores Condition

 Chowder: recovers 10 Condition

Chowder Recipe:

 – Dried Pearl Oyster Flesh Drying: Giant Pearl Oyster x1
2 – Pepper – farming
2 – Pork – butchering pigs
 – Milk – miling cows mini-game or CP turn-ins
 – Teff Bread

Teff Bread Recipe:

  • Teff Flour x5
  • Mineral Water x3
  • Leavening Agent x2
  • Salt x2

 Raisin Bread – recovers 1 Condition

Purchase from a <Wharf Manager> or Islin Bartali at the Lunar Halo Inn in Velia.

Croix <Wharf Manager>
Location: Velia docks

Sailor Sickness Requires Elixir of Regeneration

Sailors can get sick. The theory is if their Condition falls to zero, they have a greater chance of falling ill.

When Sailors get sick, their stats are not applied to the ship.

To cure Sailing Sickness, obtain the following:

 Elixir of Regeneration

You craft it via Simple Alchemy, or there are quests (Ravinia quest guide):

 Elixir of Regeneration Simple Alchemy Recipe:

Alchemy:

  • Fruit of Magic Power x2
  • Dry Mane Grass x3
  • Birch Sap x4
  • Powder of Darkness x2
2 – Troll Blood – gather from Troll corpses
 – Mandragora Essence – Purchase with sea coins.

Alchemy:

  • Legendary Beast’s Blood
  • Red Tree Lump
  • Fruit of Crimson Flame
  • Powder of Crevice
4 – Grape – Farming, Olvia Node, Gathering

Sailor Stat Charts

Thank you to SakushibaYoski for the Sailor stat info below. It will help you choose the best Sailors.

Notable Sailors:

  • Ambitious Sailor: the Goblin that spawns in Velia/Epheria has a good balance of low Weight and high Speed/Acceleration (good for Bartering)
  • Innocent Sailor: another Velia/Epheria Goblin that has a good balance of low Weight and good Speed/Acceleration, although not as fast as Ambitious Sailor.
  • Born-in-the-Sea: The Giant Sailor in Iliya Island has the best Speed/Acceleration of all of the Sailors. His Weight is also high, however. (Excellent for getting to your destination quickly, though.)
Race Appetite Cabin Cost Weight Base Speed Base Accel Base Turn Base Brake Location
Born-in-the-Sea Giant 150 10 500 2 0,3 0,3 0,3 Iliya
Ambitious Goblin 150 10 200 1,6 0,2 0,2 0,2
Velia and Epheria
Innocent Goblin 150 10 200 1,2 0,3 0,3 0,3
Velia and Epheria
Experienced Human 150 10 250 1 1 0,3 0,3
Velia and Epheria
Powerful Giant 150 8 500 1 1 1 1 Iliya
Honest Human 120 7 200 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5 Iliya
Strong Human 100 8 250 0,5 0,5 1,5 1,5 Iliya
Smart Giant 100 5 500 0,4 0,4 0,4 0,4
Velia and Epheria
Diligent Goblin 80 10 100 0,3 0,3 2 2 Iliya
Calculating Dwarf 150 10 300 0,3 1,2 0,3 0,3
Velia and Epheria
Confident Dwarf 100 5 300 0,3 0,3 3 0,6
Velia and Epheria
Tough Human 100 5 300 0,3 0,3 0,6 3
Velia and Epheria
Enamored Goblin 150 10 300 0,2 1,6 0,2 0,2
Velia and Epheria
Treasure-Seeking Dwarf 110 5 300 0,2 0,2 4 0,8
Velia and Epheria
Tenacious Dwarf 100 5 300 0,2 0,2 0,8 4 Velia

Sailor Stats (10 Cabin Slots)

 Sailor combinations and stats for ships with 10 Cabins.

10 Cabin Slots: Cabin Cost Weight Base Speed Base Accel Base Turn Base Brake Amount
Born-in-the-Sea 10 500 2 0,3 0,3 0,3
Ambitious 10 200 1,6 0,2 0,2 0,2
Innocent 10 200 1,2 0,3 0,3 0,3
Experienced 10 250 1 1 0,3 0,3
Powerful 8 500 1 1 1 1
Honest 7 200 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5
Strong 8 250 0,5 0,5 1,5 1,5
Smart 10 1000 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 2
Diligent 10 100 0,3 0,3 2 2
Calculating 10 300 0,3 1,2 0,3 0,3
Confident 10 600 0,6 0,6 6 1,2 2
Tough 10 600 0,6 0,6 1,2 6 2
Enamored 10 300 0,2 1,6 0,2 0,2
Treasure-Seeking 10 600 0,4 0,4 8 1,6 2
Tenacious 10 600 0,4 0,4 1,6 8 2
Smart+Confident 10 800 0,7 0,7 3,4 1 2
Smart+Tough 10 800 0,7 0,7 1 3,4 2
Smart+Treasure-Seeking
10 800 0,6 0,6 4,4 1,2 2
Smart+Tenacious 10 800 0,6 0,6 1,2 4,4 2
Confident+Tough 10 600 0,6 0,6 3,6 3,6 2
Confident+Treasure-Seeking
10 600 0,5 0,5 7 1,4 2
Confident+Tenacious
10 600 0,5 0,5 3,8 4,6 2
Tough+Treasure-Seeking
10 600 0,5 0,5 4,6 3,8 2
Tough+Tenacious 10 600 0,5 0,5 1,4 7 2
Treasure-Seeking+Tenacious
10 600 0,4 0,4 4,8 4,8 2

Sailor Stats (30 Cabin Slots)

  Sailor stats for ships with 30 Cabins.

30 Cabin Slots: Cabin Cost Weight Base Speed Base Accel Base Turn Base Brake Amount
Born-in-the-Sea 30 1500 6 0,9 0,9 0,9 3
Ambitious 30 600 4,8 0,6 0,6 0,6 3
Innocent 30 600 3,6 0,9 0,9 0,9 3
Experienced 30 750 3 3 0,9 0,9 3
Powerful 24 1500 3 3 3 3 3
Honest 28 800 2 2 2 2 4
Strong 24 750 1,5 1,5 4,5 4,5 3
Smart 30 3000 2,4 2,4 2,4 2,4 6
Diligent 30 300 0,9 0,9 6 6 3
Calculating 30 900 0,9 3,6 0,9 0,9 3
Confident 30 1800 1,8 1,8 18 3,6 6
Tough 30 1800 1,8 1,8 3,6 18 6
Enamored 30 900 0,6 4,8 0,6 0,6 3
Treasure-Seeking 30 1800 1,2 1,2 24 4,8 6
Tenacious 30 1800 1,2 1,2 4,8 24 6

  Sailor combination options and stats for ships with 30 Cabins.

30 Cabin Slots: Cabin Cost Weight Base Speed Base Accel Base Turn Base Brake Amount
3xPowerful+1xSmart
29 2000 3,4 3,4 3,4 3,4 4
3xPowerful+1xConfident
29 1800 3,3 3,3 6 3,6 4
3xPowerful+1xTough
29 1800 3,3 3,3 3,6 6 4
3xPowerful+1xTreasure-Seeking
29 1800 3,2 3,2 7 3,8 4
3xPowerful+1xTenacious
29 1800 3,2 3,2 3,8 7 4
Options
3xHonest+1xPowerful
29 1100 2,5 2,5 2,5 2,5 4
3xHonest+1xStrong
29 850 2 2 3 3 4
3xHonest+1xSmart
26 1100 1,9 1,9 1,9 1,9 4
3xHonest+1xConfident
26 900 1,8 1,8 4,5 2,1 4
3xHonest+1xTough
26 900 1,8 1,8 2,1 4,5 4
3xHonest+1xTreasure-Seeking
26 900 1,7 1,7 5,5 2,3 4
3xHonest+1xTenacious
26 900 1,7 1,7 2,3 5,5 4
Options
3xStrong+1xSmart
29 1250 1,9 1,9 4,9 4,9 4
3xStrong+1xConfident
29 1050 1,8 1,8 7,5 5,1 4
3xStrong+1xTough
29 1050 1,8 1,8 5,1 7,5 4
3xStrong+1xTreasure-Seeking
29 1050 1,7 1,7 8,5 5,3 4
3xStrong+1xTenacious
29 1050 1,7 1,7 5,3 8,5 4
Random choice:
2xBorn-in-the-Sea+1xEnamored
30 1300 4,3 1,8 0,9 0,9

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