Horse Coats

Each Horse Tier has a unique number of coats you have a chance of obtaining after Horse Breeding.

Horse Coat Determines:

  • Base horse stats
  • Available horse skills
  • Horse skin (outward appearance)

Within the horse community, coats are represented by letters.

Horse Breeders have some control over the coats they can acquire by looking at the parent’s coats and their color values.


Horse Coats Determine Available Skills
Example: a T1B can learn Drift, Sprint, or Instant Accel, but a T1A can’t.


Horse Coats Determine Base Stats


  • A T8 Purebred White (T8E) starts with Speed 136%, Accel 136%, Turn 112%, Brake 112%.
  • A T8 Purebred Black (T8C) starts with Speed 128%, Accel 128%, Turn 136%, Brake 136%.

The image below shows the available coats for Tier 3 horses. The green number is the Tier and the green letter is the coat:

BDO Tier 3 Horse Coats

Images for the horse coats were taken from Horse Calculator at: Thanks Famme! 🙂

The numbers at the bottom represent the Red, White, and Black values.

The color values are added together, when you breed, to determine possible coat outcomes.

The combined parental RWB values are compared to all possible offspring. The parental RWB must be greater than or equal to the offspring RWB in JUST ONE color value for the offspring coat to be obtainable.

Horse Coats for Purebred Horses

Color theory becomes important if you desire a certain horse skin. Purebreds are popular. Many, but not all of them, have top ranking stats.

All purebreds have all their color value in just one color.

Purebred Example:

The T8 Purebred White (T8E) has a white value of 8. Red and Black are 0.

To breed a pure bred T8 white foal, the parents must have a combined total of 8 White.

To create a purebred, the parents must have a combined color total in one color that equals the Tier and Coat of the foal you want.

BDO Tier 8 Purebred Horses

Tier 8 Purebred Horses

Purebred Horse List
T1A, T4B, T4I, T5J, T5K, T5L, T6A, T7A, T7B, T7C, T8C, T8E

Horse Coats with Min/Max Stats

Are Min/Max stat horses the best?

Best Speed/Accel % Best Brake/Turn %























Horse Brake Caps/Brackets

The most important two skills for active travel are Drift + Instant Accel animation cancel.

The Brake horse stat has what players call “Caps” or “Break Points”. This means you cannot see or feel a difference in your horse speed until you go past a certain number, while using Drift + Instant Accel combo.

Higher Horse Brake Bracket = less drift animation

Brake Brackets are useful when using Drift to cancel the slowdown after Instant Accel.


Brake Brackets:


For T8, try to obtain horses that can reach 150.1% with gear. Turn is the least important.

For Tier 8 horses, Brake of at least 150.1% is important for Horses using Drift + Instant Accel animation cancel. However, Speed is important for AFK running and Sprint skill.

  • Recommended T8 coats for well-rounded stats are the 8A, 8B and 8D.
  • 8E has the best Speed, but also usually the worst Brake.
  • 8C excels at Brake, but looses in Speed.


Tier 8 Horse Comparison for Base Stats

Horse Coat Tier Code Speed Accel Turn Brake LT HP Stam Exp/Lv
8 8B 128.5% 128.5% 125.5% 125.5% 90 1613 3290 20120
8 8C 128.8% 128.8% 136.0% 136.0% 135 1620 3361 20120
8 8D 130.0% 130.0% 124.0% 124.0% 135 1651 3409 20120
8 8A 131.5% 131.5% 122.5% 122.5% 90 1783 3296 20120
8 8E 136.0% 136.0% 112.0% 112.0% 135 1675 3441 20120


Horse Coat Starting Stats vs Level Stats

Horse Tier and Coat determines a horse’s starting stats, but RNG can make a huge difference to stats as a horse levels.

When a horse levels, there is a roll to see if it will acquire a new skill. There is also a roll to determine stat increase amount.

Tier Min Increase Max Increase
1 0.1 0.5
2 0.1 0.6
3 0.1 0.7
4 0.1 0.8
5 0.1 0.9
6 0.1 1.0
7 0.1 1.1
8 0.1 1.2
9 0.1 1.3

RNG Rolls For Each Horse Level:

  1. Will a new skill be learned?
  2. Stat increase amount: +0.1% to +1.3% in Speed, Acceleration, Brake, Turn

With 30 levels, you can get really lucky and one horse could have 7.3% more Speed than another horse with the same coat and level, if it only got 0.1% increases each level instead of the max stat increase for each tier.

Speed, Acceleration, Brake, and Turn can be influenced by Training level.

Horse Tier Excluded Rolls Affected Tier Notes
Artisan 10 0.1 8 for 1.4 max gain
Master 3 0.1 9
Master 7 0.1 8
Master 11 0.1 7
Master 17 0.1 6
Master 24 0.1 5
Guru 1 0.1 4
Guru 10 0.1 3
Guru 10 0.2 10 possibly if it’s 1.4 max gain
Guru 16 0.2 9 possibly
Guru 22 0.1 2
Guru 22 0.2 8 possibly
Guru 30 0.2 7 possibly
Guru 39 0.1 1
Guru 39 0.2 6 possibly
Guru 50 0.2 5 possibly

Training Level for Stat Gain

The Training Life Skill level does impact stat gain.

The data in the tables was taken from Horse Discord. Thanks Wolfy! 🙂


Bouwplan’s Color Theory Explanation & Info-Graphic

Thank you Bouwplan for the detailed color theory breakdown and image. FYI the health stats in the image are incorrect.

View orginal source forum post, dated 11 Jul 2016

Seems like people are still confused about the color theory, so i will explain it to the best of my abilities.

For this example i used my chart over at

I will point out horses from my chart in the following manner: T stands for Tier, followed by the tier number and the letter associated to the horse. So for example the green horse (“the Hulk”) in Tier 4 would be, T4-E.
Each horse has 3 different colors with a value assigned to them. The lower the tier, the lower the values.
In this topic the word “purebred” will be mentioned quite a few times and it simply means that it only has a value greater then 1 in only 1 of the color values.
All following horses are considered purebred horses: T1-A, T4-B, T4-I, T5-J, T5-K, T5- L, T6-A, T7-A, T7-B, T7-C, T8-C, T8-E

As you can see in the list, each horse has a value assigned to it and for the first example i am going to take 2 horses from the 5th Tier, T5-C and T5-D.
T5-C has a Red value of 4White value of 1 and a Black value of 1.
T5-D has a Red value of 3White value of 0 and a Black value of 2.
These values are something we need to add up, in order to give us insight of the possible foal it can produce (this also after having leveled up your horses to the appropriate levels).
This would give us the following: a combined Red value of 7, a combined White value of 1 and a combined Black value of 3.
To make it a bit easier to see, i will shorten it down to 7/1/3
During the roll for the foal, it will choose a color channel, this can be either Red, White or Black, before it picks a number between 1 and the maximum number of the combined values.
For this example that would be either 1-7 if it picked Red1 if it picked White and 1-3 if it picked Black.
At all times when breeding horses, the desired horse’s value must be matched or exceeded in at least 1 of it color channels (so in either RedWhite or Black).
The horses you could expect as a result is as following:

– Any horse that has a Red value between 1 and 7 if the chosen color was Red.

– Any horse that has a White value of 1 if the chosen color is White.

– Any horse that has a Black value between 1 and 3 if the chosen color is Black.

Remember that it picks only from 1 color and as you can see, that leaves you open for a lot of potential horses. The dominant color of the parents, does not have to be the dominant color of the foal, as long as there is a color that matches in 1 of the 3 colors.
This is the reason that purebred horses are highly sought after. Let us take the white purebred horse. At tier 4, they have a color value or 0/4/0, Tier 5 it would be 0/5/0, Tier 7 0/7/0 and tier 8 0/8/0. As you can see, it is the amount of the tier the horse is.

The benefit of these purebred horses are the 0’s in their color values. What this does is skip that color and only picks the color that has a value higher then 1. This increases the chances of getting the next purebred horse. Say you go for Tier 7, then having 2 white tier 5 purebred horses will give you a better chance on getting the Tier 7 white purebred horse. Again i’d like to stress that you still can expect a horse with 1 in white and be dominant in another color (T5-H for example).


Hope this helps, and good luck in your horse breeding efforts! 


Got my fourth T7 yesterday: