Season Servers are special servers that give additional leveling and character growth benefits not available on normal servers.

In order to enter a Season Server, you must first create a Season Character, which requires a Season Ticket.

BDO Season Server List

Season Dates

Since patch Sep 20, 2023, Season has no end date and you can graduate when your character is ready.

Get your reward… your eternal reward… Muwhaha! 🙂

You can take advantage of Season Server for a couple years as your RL dictates or graduate now after completing Season Pass goals.

Season Start

Season Servers are now “Evergreen” and always active.

 

Season End

You Decide – season is no longer time limited

Season Character vs Normal

A Season Character is just like a normal character except for a few key differences.

  • Season Characters can enter both Season and normal servers.
  • Season Characters are restricted to wearing certain gear like Naru, Tuvala, Asula, and main quest line gear.
  • In order to obtain Season drops, you will need to enter a Season Server with a Season Character.
  • Season Characters can’t flag for PVP, but can enter a Season PVP Server with a +50% drop rate.
  • Season Characters frequently get leveling buffs and free items, but can otherwise level, fight, loot, and play normally.
BDO Characters

Season Character Creation

Your first step is to create a Season Character.

If you are a brand new player, you will have no choice but to create a Season Character, if a Season is currently active. (since patch July 27, 2022)

Requirements:

  • 1 open character slot (Character Slot Expansion Coupon = 10k Loyalties or 600 Pearls)
  • 1 Season Character Ticket:
    • 2 Season Character Tickets will be available to you with the opening of the all-new season.
    • You’ll find the Season Character Ticket counter displayed in the Character Selection window after logging in.
    • You can hold up to 5 Season Character Tickets at a time.
    • Select the button “Season Character”
    season character creation tickets
    • You can create a new Season Character, if you have a Season Ticket and you don’t already have a Season Character.
      • 1 Season Ticket is consumed when you graduate with a season character.
    • You can only have one season character at any given time.
    • 1 Season Ticket = 1 Season Character = new Season rewards.

    Next you will be able to customize the appearance of your character and select a name.

    When you’re finished, make sure of the following:

    • “Season Character” option is selected
    • click “Create Character”
    season character creation naming

    Is Season Worth It?

    In my opinion, yes. Even if you are a fully geared veteran, playing a Season Character gives you advantages besides good gear, items, and faster levels.

    • Experience new content, usually alongside discovering a new class.
    • Super fast leveling with 24/7 Combat and Skill EXP buffs
    • Optionally choose a Season PVP Server (+50% drops) knowing no one is packing full PEN boss gear. 🙂
    • Great way to inexpensively gear up Alts to camp boss spawn spots.
    • Obtain enhancement items that you can use on normal gear later.
      • Exchange Season enhancement stones for Advice of Valks and Valks’ Cry
      • Season Server only drops to exchange for goodies
      • Season only events for extra buffs and even more goodies!
    all new adv support box

    Season Leveling Buffs

    Season Servers provide a Life Skill, Combat, and Skill EXP buff for faster leveling. The EXP buff will be active regardless of a character’s level.

    Leveling Buffs Schedule EXP Buffs
    Weekend/Weekday (24/7)

    Combat EXP +300%

    Skill EXP + 100%

    Life EXP +30% (excludes Trading)

    Season EXP Buff

    This is the normal buff on Season Servers, however events can increase this even more.

    Season Character Gear

    Season Characters can only equip gear that has a special Season icon on them.

     

    Season Character Gear Progresson:

    PEN NaruPRI TuvalaPEN TuvalaTET Boss

     

    1. PEN Naru gear is exchanged for PRI Tuvala Gear.
    2. Enhance your PRI Tuvala to PEN with Time-Filled Black Stones.
    3. PEN Tuvala gear can be exchanged for TET boss gear. 
    PEN Tuvala Gear Set

    Only select gear like the following can be worn on our Season Character.

    PEN Naru Helmet

    Beginner Season Naru Gear

    As a new player, blue grade gear will be rewarded from the main quest line.

    Quests (O) → Main tab

    • You will get Naru armor, weapons, and accessories that are very easy to enhance with Beginner Blackstones.
    • Beginner Blacktones are also given as a main quest line reward. Use these to upgrade your Naru all the way to PEN, the maximum enhancement level.
    • For players that don’t want to quest, evil quest goblins will reform your die hard beliefs!
    Naru Weapon Box from Main Quest Line

    Upgrading to Tuvala Gear

    • Exchange PEN Naru: PEN Naru armor/weapons can be exchanged for PRI Tuvala gear. (Excludes Awakening Weapon and accessories.)
      • After successfully enhancing to PEN (V) Naru gear, the enhancement window will allow you to convert Naru into PRI (I) Tuvala gear.
      • Press the CONVERT button to convert the Naru gear into Tuvala.
    • Exchange Time-filled Black Stones: Time-filled Black Stones can be exchanged to Blacksmith NPCs for Tuvala Gear.

     

    Beginner Tips:

    The first set of gear a Season character obtains is the blue grade Naru gear. After enhancing any Naru gear to PEN, you’ll be able to automatically convert it to PRI Tuvala gear in the enhancement window.

    Extra Tuvala Gear and Accessories can be obtained by exchanging Time-filled Black Stones to certain NPCs. See the Time-filled Black Stone mouseover ui for a list of exchange NPCs.

    You can also obtain 1 PEN Tuvala Ring and 1 PEN Tuvala Earring as rewards from completeing certain objectives in the Season Pass.

    Season Tuvala Gear Enhancement

     

    Time-Filled Black Stones are used to improve Tuvala Gear by increasing its enhancement level. You can also exchange them to help upgrade normal gear.

     

    Time-filled Black Stone Highlights:

    • Shows a higher Enhancement Chance than normal Black Stones.
    • Easily obtainable via quests, grinding, and gathering.
    • Exclusive Black Stones to improve a Season Character’s Tuvala Gear.
    • Can be obtained, stored, and transferred while a Season Ticket is active.
    • At Season Graduation, all Time-filled Black Stones are removed.

     

    Base Enhancement Chances:

    • +15: 8%
    • PRI: 100%
    • DUO: 100%
    • TRI: 100%
    • TET: 7%
    • PEN: 5%

     

    Time-Filled Black Stone

    Time-filled Black Stone Info

    Time-filled Black Stone can also be exchanged to Fughar for items that upgrade both Tuvala and normal gear.

    Obtain Fail Stacks for Season & Normal Gear:

    • 20 = Advice of Valks (+10)
    • 40 = Valks’ Cry x1
    • 50 = Advice of Valks (+20)
    • 150 = Advice of Valks (+30)
    • 500 = Advice of Valks (+40)

    Make sure you turn these in before Season Graduation! Time-filled Blackstones are deleted after Season ends.

    Obtain Tuvala Gear:

    • 2 Time-filled Blackstones = Tuvala Weapon or Armor x1
    • 10 Time-filled Blackstones = Tuvala Accessory x1

    Obtain Item Drop Rate Increase:

    • 300 Time-filled Blackstones = Item Collection Increase Scroll x1

    Repair Max Durability of Tuvala Gear:

    • 1 Time-filled Black Stone recovers 5 max durability of Tuvala Gear.
    advice of valks 40
    valks cry

    Season Server Rewards

    Besides the helpful buffs for leveling a new Season Character, Season Servers provide some nice item rewards.

    Notable Season Rewards:

    • Blackstar Jordun - BDOBlackstar Battle Axe - BDOBlackstar Shield - BDO TET Blackstar Weapon
    • +4 Inventory Slots
    • Season Pass Rewards:
      • T8 Horse with speedy skills
      • Transaction or Storage Maid
      • Choose 1 pet
      • PEN (V) Tuvala Ring (level 58)
      • PEN (V) Tuvala Earring (level 60)
    • Special Season Gift:
      • Capotia Necklace - BDOPEN Capotia Accessory

    Season Graduation Rewards

    Gift Box Full of Memories is given at Season Graduation.

    This is when you are done with Season and want to turn your Season Character into a normal character.

    • [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon x1
    • Graduation Cap x1 (for outfit set buff)
    • Advice of Valks (+60) x1
    • Golden Graduation Gown x1
    • Cron Stone x100
    • [Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days) x1
    • [Event] Elion’s Tear x10
    • [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5
    • [Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll x5
    • [Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone x1
    • Blessed Message Scroll (120 min) x5
    • Premium Elixir Box x3
    • Finto’s Filling/Sweet/Fresh Juice x10
    season gift box full of memories

     

    Gift Box Rewards Qty Notes
    [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon 1 accept quest [Season] Even Sharper Weapon
    OR [Season] Even Sturdier Armor from Fughar,
    go to Tranan Underfoe in Velia,
    and give coupon to exchange a Tuvala gear
    into a [Season] Boss Gear
    Golden Graduation Gown - BDO Golden Graduation Gown 1 10 million silver at vendor
    Cron Stone 100 prevent downgrade during enhancement
    [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) 5 Item Drop Rate +100%
    Item Drop Amount +50%
    Advice of Valks (+60) 1 +60 Enhancement Chance
    [Event] Elion’s Tear 10 restore lost Combat EXP from death
    Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) 5 Combat EXP +200%
    Skill EXP +30%
    [Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days) 1 Combat EXP +100%
    Skill EXP +50%
    Life EXP +50%
    Reset (enhanced) skills freely
    Change skill add-ons freely
    Change Skill Preset in Safe Zone (Cooldown : 1 hour)
    Buy villa scrolls via your campsite without having a villa invitation
    Stable slot +1 (for all regions)
    Wharf slot +1 (for all regions)
    Graduation Cap 1 Head Appearance Slot giving Pearl Costume set effects
    [Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone
    Alchemy Stone
    1 Extra AP Against Monsters +5
    Combat EXP +50%
    Skill EXP +30%
    Attack Speed +4%
    Casting Speed +4%
    Weight Limit +50 LT
    – Duration: 5 min (can turn on auto-use)
    [Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll 5 Life Skill Mastery +100
    Life EXP +20%
    – Duration: 60 min
    Finto’s Filling Juice 10 Health EXP
    Finto’s Sweet Juice 10 Breath EXP
    Finto’s Fresh Juice 10 Strength EXP
    Premium Elixir Box 3 [Event] Khalk’s Elixir
    [Event] Perfume of Courage
    [Event] Perfume of Swiftness

    Convereted Tuvala Gear Set

    At Season Graduation, a full set of Tuvala Gear is automatically converted and you also get a Boss Gear Exchange Coupon.

    • A Full Set of Tuvala is converted so you can share and use on your family.
      • Tuvala Main Weapon x1
      • Tuvala Sub-weapon x1
      • Tuvala Awakening Weapon x1
      • Tuvala Helmet x1
      • Tuvala Armor x1
      • Tuvala Gloves x1
      • Tuvala Shoes x1
      • Tuvala Necklace x1
      • Tuvala Belt x1
      • Tuvala Earring x2
      • Tuvala Ring x2.

    Graduation Dates:

    You can graduate at any time you like, after you have completed the Season Pass for that Season Character. Season no longer has a set graduation period with start and end dates.

    • You get new Season rewards every Season Ticket. 1 ticket is used when a Season Character graduates.
    • You must complete all of the Season Pass in order to graduate.

    Special Inactive Account Graduation Rules:

    • If your Family hasn’t logged in for 180 days or more, your season character will be automatically graduated.
      • All unclaimed Season Pass rewards will be deleted, and any Tuvala gear in your season character’s possession will be automatically converted according to season graduation rules.
      • Season graduation gifts will also be sent to your Mail (B).

     

    TET Blackstar Challenge for Level 61

    After completing the Mediah main questline (or equivalent) and reaching level 61, open Challenge Rewards (Y) to obtain a TET Blackstar Weapon or Dim Origin of Dark Hunger if you already have Blackstar Weapons.

    Season TET Blackstar Weapon

    TET Blackstar Challenge Requirements:

    • Reach level 61 with your season or normal character.
    • Complete any of the following Main Quest Lines:
      • Serendia, Balenos, and Mediah main questlines – Apocalyptic Prophecy (Recommended for beginners.)
      • Main Questlines for Veteran Players:
        • Mountain of Eternal Winter – [Everfrost] Beyond the Doors of Alyaelli
        • Land of the Morning Light – [Koo Mihyun] Seungsan’s Secret
        • Simplified main questline – [Special Growth] Fughar’s Memorandum Chapter 11
    • Limited to one time per family. (A second Season or level 61 character will not reward another Blackstar Weapon Challenge.)
    Season TET Blackstar Main Weapon Box

    You can choose from 3 different TET Blackstar Weapons.

    1. Choose the Main Weapon if you use Succession Skills and Awakening Weapon if you use Awakening skills.
    2. The Sub-Weapon is the third choice for those who already have TET Blackstar Main and Awakening Weapons.
    3. [Event] Dim Origin of Dark Hunger is used during Devour and recommended for advanced players.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Season characters must wait until after they graduate to open the TET (IV) Blackstar weapon box.
    • Shai class have buckets of sorrow and cry. Seriously, Shai class can’t open the TET (IV) Blackstar Awakening Box. 🙁
    • TET (IV) Blackstar weapons obtained from the box cannot be registered on the Central Market, but they can be enhanced to PEN. (And we hope can be used for Fallen God Weapons in the future.)
    Event Dim Origin of Dark Hunger

    Season Pass Rewards

    Season Pass is a series of goals that reward Season Characters with goodies.

    Rewards must be collected in consecutive order, but most can be completed out of order ahead of time. (You just can’t collect right away.)

    Notable Rewards:

    1. Frozen and Boiling Tides Black Stone: 100% Enhancement for TET to PEN on Tuvala Gear – save hundreds of Cron Stones.
    2. +4 Inventory
    3. Advice of Valks (gives Failstacks of +30, 40, 60, 80)
    4. Tier 8 Horse with skills: Instant Accel, S: Instant Accel and S: Sideways at 100% mastery.
    5. Season] Seal of Journey x120 without a Pearl purchase (see details below)
      • Storage or Transaction Maid (1200 Pearls)
      • Mount Skill Selecton Coupon (3100 Pearls)
      • Choose Your Pet Box:
        • Flondor Duck (900 Pearls)
        • Shaggy Dog (900 Pearls)
        • Phoniel Squirrel (900 Pearls)
        • Otter (Premium pet – 1100 Pearls)
        • Lost Penguin (Rare pet – 1100 Pearls?)
        • Fluffy (900 Pearls)

    Event Travel Kit

    Event Lv. 57 Travel Kit is a Season Pass reward for reaching level 56 and completing the Awakening or Succession questline.

    event lv 57 Travel Kit

    Receive extra goodies by opening the Travel Kit from levels 58-60.

    [Event] Lv. 57 Travel Kit
    (Open to Obtain All of the Following)
    [Event] Lv. 57 Travel Kit

    Gold Bar 100G x1

    Black Stone (Weapon) x30

    Black Stone (Armor) x30

    Memory Fragment x20

    [Event] Elion’s Tear x3

    [Event] Lv. 58 Travel Kit

    [Event] Lv. 58 Travel Kit

    Gold Bar 100G x1

    [Event] Splat Fisher’s Clothes Set (7 Days) x1

    [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

    Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) x2

    Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) x2

    Advice of Valks (+20) x1

    [Event] Lv. 59 Travel Kit

    [Event] Lv. 59 Travel Kit

    Gold Bar 100G x1

    [Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days) x1

    Book of Training – Combat (3 Hours) x3

    Book of Training – Skill (3 Hours) x3

    Advice of Valks (+30) x1

    [Event] Lv. 60 Travel Kit

    [Event] Lv. 60 Travel Kit

    Gold Bar 100G x1

    [Event] Shakatu’s Luxury Box x1

    Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) x5

    Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) x5

    Artisan’s Memory x10

    Advice of Valks (25-35) x1

     

    Season Gift Exchange Coupon

    Season Pass promises a “Special Season Reward”.

    Obtain this early on by leveling to 10 on your Season Character.

    Click to obtain the item “Season Gift Exchange Coupon”.

    Visit Fughar and select his option “Season Special Gift”.

    You can choose any gift you haven’t received yet one time per family, except Advice of Valks can be obtained again.

    The gifts are family bound, so you can transfer to an Alt.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: “Season Gift Exchange Coupon” does NOT go into your inventory. It goes into the Shai only invisible realm where gifts disappear. 😛

     

    season gift exchange coupon pass reward

    Choose one of the following:

    Season Season Special Gift
    2020 Summer Season Select one:
    PEN (V) Capotia Earring
    PEN (V) Capotia Ring
    2020 Autumn Season Perilla’s Star
    2020 Winter Season PEN (V) Capotia Belt
    2021 Summer Season PEN (V) Capotia Necklace
    2021 Season+
    2021 Winter Season

    2022 Season: Drakania
    2022 Season: Dawn of Dragons
    2022 Autumn Season
    2022 Winter Season
    2023 Spring Season
    2023 Summer Season
    Advice of Valks (+100)
    2023 Evergreen Season
    Evergreen Season
    Advice of Valks (+150)

     

    Spend your Season Special Gift Coupon at Fughar.

    season special gift

    Season Special Gift Stats

    Special Gift Stats Special Gift

     

    ~ Ring ~
    AP: 17
    Accuracy: 10

     

    ~ Earring ~
    AP: 13
    DP: 4
    Accuracy: 12
    Damage Reduction: 4

     

    PEN (V) Capotia Earrings
    ~ OR ~
    PEN (V) Capotia Ring

     

    Press (U) to get 5 min buff:

    Damage from Monsters -5%
    All Damage Reduction +4
    HP Recovery +1 per Hit
    All Resistance +5%
    Movement Speed +5%
    Max HP +200
    Max Stamina +100


    Perilla’s Star

    Equip Effect:
    DP: 1
    DR: 1

    AP: 17
    Accuracy: 10
    Weight Limit +80LT

    PEN (V) Capotia Belt

    AP: 30
    Accuracy: 20

    PEN (V) Capotia Necklace
    Enhancement Chance
    Advice of Valks (+100)
    Advice of Valks (+150)

     

    If you have obtained one of the the Season Special Gifts from a past Season, you cannot get the same reward again. (except Advice of Valks can be obtained again.)

    Capotia Necklace gives the best AP and Accuracy.

    Pen Capotia Necklace

     

    Additional Rewards:

    Cron Stone x50
    Fresh Orange Juice x10
    Sweet Wild Berry Juice x10
    Sour Green Grape Juice x10

    Season Seal of Journey

    [Season] Seal of Journey is obtained via completing objectives in Season Pass.

     

    TOTAL from Season Pass: 120
    TOTAL with Pearl Shop purchase: 200

     

    season seal of journey

    Season Seal of Journey Rewards

    Seal of Journey rewards are limited by quests. The more valuable items can only be obtained once.

    Take your Seal of Journey to Pulvio in Veila and obtain quests for the rewards you want.

    Each exchange has a corresponding quest, except for the unlimited exchanges. (Click Exchange instead of the Quest button.)

    Note that all rewards can be obtained at least once as long as you have the required amount of seals to give.

    Pulvio
    Location: Velia

     

    Season Seal of Journey Rewards

    Seal of Journey rewards are limited by quests. The more valuable items can only be obtained once.

    Take your Seal of Journey to Pulvio in Veila and obtain quests for the rewards you want.

    Each exchange has a corresponding quest, except for the unlimited exchanges. (Click Exchange instead of the Quest button.)

    Note that all rewards can be obtained at least once as long as you have the required amount of seals to give.

    You can save your Seal of Journey for later use, as they will not be deleted upon Season Graduation.

     

    3 Exchanges per Family

    x40: Krogdalo Horse Gear Crafting Box II

    Limit 1 Exchange per Family:

    x50: [Event] Maid for Hire Box
    x50: Choose Your Pet Box
    x50: Mount Skill Selection Coupon
    x50: Horse Emblem: Tier 8 Golden Horse (Female)

    x70: Advice of Valks (+100)
    x70: Health/Strength/Breath EXP Exchange Coupons
    x70: PEN (V) Acc. 100% Enhancement Kit

    x100: Floramos Accessory
    x100: Combat/Skill EXP Exchange Coupon
    x100: 3 Weapon Exchange Coupons (Main/Sub/Awakening)
    x100: Mythical Censer (1x Mythical Dream Horse Attempt)

    Unlimited Exchanges

    x1: Cron Stone x1
    x2: Valks’ Cry x1
    x10: [Event] Crio’s Choose Your Fruit Box (x50)
    x10: [Event] Crio’s Choose Your Trace Box (x100)
    x20: Memory Fragment Bundle (20-50)

    x20: Mythical Feather x1
    x20: [Event] Rare Courser Training Box x1
    x30: [Event] Golden Blessing of Agris
    x30: [Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll
    x60: Choose Your Artisan Worker Box I

    There are some really nice rewards for Season Pass this time. A few are usually only available in the Pearl Shop.

    The Choose Your Pet Box is one of the most helpful rewards if you don’t already have 5 tier 4 pets. Penguin is rarely available in the Pearl Shop and can be exchanged with a “Rare” pet type. Otter is a good choice as well, since it is “Premium” and costs more Pearls normally.

    Weapon and Combat/Skill Exchange Coupons are normally not cheap and are pretty rare in the game, but I don’t usually have need of them.

    The Floramos Accessory is equivalent to a TRI Manos, which is valued at around 5 billion silver. (Please note that Floramos can’t be enhanced and can’t be sold on the market.)

    My Favorite Picks:

    • Choose Your Pet Box:
      • Flondor Duck (900 Pearls)
      • Shaggy Dog (900 Pearls)
      • Phoniel Squirrel (900 Pearls)
      • Otter (Premium pet – 1100 Pearls)
      • Lost Penguin (Rare pet – 1100 Pearls?)
      • Fluffy (900 Pearls)
    • Storage or Transaction Maid for Hire (1200 Pearls)
    • Mount Skill Selection Coupon (3100 Pearls)
    • Artisan Worker Box – I like this option, but you can obtain this fairly easily if you have enough RL patience.
    • Combat/Skill Exchange Coupon (10,000 Pearls) – this one is tempting to buy just because of the Pearl Shop cost, but I probably won’t need it. 😛
    Choose Your Pet Box

     

    Choose Your Pet Box costs 50 Season Seal of Journey. 

    The pet box is a nice reward. Rare Penguin pets normally cost 1100 Pearls for one.

    What will you choose? Let me know why in the comments!

    Season Riding Crop

    “Fughar’s Riding Crop” is a Season Pass reward for reaching level 20 on your Season Character.

    • Item Effect:
      • Max Mount Speed +20%
      • Max Auto-run Speed +50%
      • Auto-run sprint speed +20%
    • This item can only be equipped by season characters and it will be removed after the season ends.
    • This item cannot be enhanced or registered on the Central Market.

     

    T8 Horse with Courser Skills

    “Horse Emblem: Fine Horse Qualification” is a tier 8 horse that is obtained via Season Pass for reaching level 18 on your Season Character.

    • Courser Skills that are 100% Learned:
      • Instant Accel
      • S:Instant Accel
      • S:Sideways
    • This horse will need to learn the following skills to earn Courser status in order to upgrade it to a Dream Horse:
      • Charge
      • Drift
      • Sprint
      • Sideways
    • This horse cannot be registered on the Horse Market, but can be upgraded to a Dream Horse and then sold.

     

    season pass horse reward

    Rift’s Echo

    Rift’s Echo is a rare item that spawns a boss event, in which 3 or more different bosses spawn in consecutive order on Season Server.

    Lucky players may get a rare boss spawn.

    Each boss defeated rewards enhancement items for Tuvala Gear.

     

    • Average Loot per Normal Boss:

    16 – Time-filled Black Stone

     

     

    Rift’s Echo can drop up to a TRI (III) Tuvala accessory.

     

    Tuvala Accessory
     TRI (III) Tuvala Accessory Box
     DUO (II) Tuvala Accessory Box
     PRI (I) Tuvala Accessory Box
     Tuvala Accessory Box
    BDO Rift's Echo

    Season Life Skill Rewards

    • Life EXP +30%
      • Season servers gain Life EXP +30% (excludes Trading).
    • Increased Gathering Loot
      • When you use Gathering tools to obtain loot, you get +100% more basic resources.
      • This does not apply to barehanded gathering, digging, milking, and scooping water.
      • The pet Hedgehog’s Talent’s effect stacks with the increased Gathering loot buff in season servers.

      Season Gathering Loot Increase

      Lumbering Fluid Collecting Hoe Gathering Butchering Tanning Mining

      Logs

      Blood, Sap

      Wild Grass

      Meats
      Hides
      (Processed once like Sheep Hides)

      Rough Stone

       

      Example: On a normal server, when mining Iron Ore, you have a 100% chance to obtain Iron Ore. On season servers, you’ll obtain an additional Iron Ore as well.

      NOTE: You can NOT equip Life Skill Mastery items with a season character.

      Season Items via Gathering

      On season servers, you can obtain Time-Filled Black Stones and Rift’s Fragments via the Gathering Life Skill. (Excludes barehanded gathering, digging, milking, and scooping water.)

      Gathering Tools
      Lumbering Axe Trees for logs and timber
      Hoe Herbs, fruits, weeds, seeds, and flowers
      Tanning Knife Animal corpses for hides and feathers
      Butcher Knife Animal corpses for meat
      Fluid Collector Animal corpses for blood. Trees for sap.
      Pickaxe Rocks, ores, Gems, crystals
      Rift's Fragment

      The following Season items can be obtained via gathering. They fit in the rare resources category and are NOT affected by the pet Hedgehog’s Talent effect.


      Time-filled Black Stone
      ◆ Enhance Tuvala gear via the Black Spirit, including Guaranteed Enhancement.
      ◆ Exchange for other useful items via the NPC Fughar in any major city.
      ◆ Recover max durability of Tuvala gear lost from enhancement failure.
      ◆ Exchange for Tuvala gear and accessories via blacksmiths in any major city.

      Rift’s Fragment
      Rift’s Echo can be crafted with Rift’s Fragment x5 by Simple Alchemy (L).
      ◆ Defeat the bosses summoned from a Rift’s Echo to obtain Tuvala Accessories and enhancement materials.
      ◆ A party is recommended to take on these mighty foes.

       

       

      Season Life Skill Alchemy Stone

      After completing a series of 9 quests, you will be rewarded with a very nice Alchemy Stone, Treant’s Tear. You will also be rewarded with other helpful Life Skill goodies.

       

      Treant’s Tear Effects:

      • Life EXP +30%
      • Cooking/Alchemy Time -1 sec
      • Processing Success Rate +10%
      • Weight Limit +50
      • Gathering/Fishing +2
      • Gathering Item Drop Rate +10%

      How to Use: Press RMB to equip the item in your Inventory, and press (U) to use. You can use it along with Alchemy/Spirit Stone of Life.

       

      Duration: 10 min
      Cooldown: 10 min
      Durability: 150
      Fuel: Mystical Spirit Powder

       

      BDO Treant's Tear

      Plump Coelacanth

      Plump Coelacanth can be obtained via AFK fishing to help you progress your new Season Character.

      Season Coelacanth Fish

       

      Since patch Sep 20, 2023, Coelacanth can no longer be exchanged for Time-filled Black Stones, but it’s still a great way to aid new characters.

      Weekly quests reset on Wednesdays 6:00 PM Central Time (Thursday 00:00 UTC).

      Exchange Coelacanth to Fughar:

      Condition Coelacanth Required Exchangeable Items
      1x per Family 50
      Advice of Valks (+60)
      25
      Choose Your Concentrated Boss Crystal Box x1
      20
      Burning Moonlight Black Stone x10
      3x per Family 25
      * Dreamy Crystal of Balance x7
      20
      3 Tuvala Weapon Exchange Coupons
      1x per Week per Family 20
      [Event] Courser Training Box
      12
      [Event] Enhancement Help Kit I
      10
      Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll x5
      7
      Advice of Valks (+40)
      4
      Yona’s Fragment x5
      3
      Magical Shard x5
      3
      Mass of Pure Magic x5

       

      *Dreamy Crystal of Balance grants 100% chance to enhance a TRI (III) or higher Capotia accessory up to PEN (V).

       

      Plump Coelacanth Fishing Locations

      You can fish Plump Coelacanth with a Fishing Rod at the following locations. The one in Velia is the easiest to find and is also considered a fishing hotspot, which means it gives more than normal high grade fish. (Just look for the large group of players along the beach west of Velia.)

      Season Quests for Atoraxxion

      Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea, Sycrakea, and Yolunakea provide an extra chest for Season Characters. This unique chest has many enhancement items for Tuvala Gear.

       

      Atoraxxion: Rift Chest Qty
      Rift’s Echo 1
      Advice of Valks (+20) 2
      Advice of Valks (+30) 1
      Frozen Tides Black Stone 0-1
      Time-filled Black Stone 320
      Tuvala Belt up to TRI 0-1
      Tuvala Earring up to TRI 0-1
      Tuvala Necklace up to TRI 0-1
      Tuvala Ring up to TRI 0-1
      Atoraxxion Season Quest Rift Chest

      Also obtain Atoraxxion: Rift Chest x1 for each Challenge (Y):

      Challenge Name Requirement
      [Season] On the Lucretia Dagger! Defeat Apex Urukios of Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea
      Learn “On the Lucretia Dagger” knowledge
      [Season] On the Corrupt Yolun Dagger! Defeat the Maleficent Centilutos
      Learn “On the Corrupt Yolun Dagger” knowledge
      [Season] On the Voidlight Dagger! Defeat Yolunakea Boss Amarillos
      Learn “On the Voidlight Dagger” knowledge

       

      Atoraxxion Season Rift Chest

      Season Atoraxxion Requirements:

      • Level 60+

       

      Optional Atoraxxion Questline:

      Invitation from I quest line
      • [Atoraxxion] The Last Stronghold, Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea
        • requires a 100G Gold Bar (10 milllion silver)
      Atoraxxion Vahmalkea Questline

      Season Grinding Spots

      Grinding spots on Season Servers are identical to normal servers, with a few important differences.

      Season Grinding Spots:

      • Plentiful Tuvala Enhancement materials
      • Spawn special Season events for extra enhancement mats
      • Earn 300% Combat EXP and 100% more Skill EXP (or more during events)
      • Can enjoy the hunt without concern of PVP, unless you enter a special PVP Season Arsha Server that gives a bonus +50% Item Drop Rate buff.

       

      3 Season friendly monster zones are “Party Monster Zones.” (Normal and season servers.)

      Party of 3 Recommended

      Monster Zone Recommended Gear
      Waragon Nest PRI (I) – DUO (II) Grade Tuvala Gear
      Basilisk Den DUO (II) – TRI (III) Grade Tuvala Gear
      Shultz Guard TRI (III) – TET (IV) Grade Tuvala Gear

      Season Afuaru

      Afuaru is a rare spawn while defeating mobs. Chase him down and kill him for loot.

      On Season Server, Afuaru spawns like on normal servers, but drops Season goodies.

      Enhancements for Tuvala Gear:

      • Time-filled Black Stones
      • Rarely Frozen Tides Black Stone (free TET (IV) to PEN (V) enhancement for Tuvala gear.)
      Afuaru
      [Skittish] Afuaru Zones
      Desert Naga Temple
      Bashim Base
      Crescent Shrine
      Titium Valley
      Roud Sulfur Mine
      Pila Ku Jail
      Manshaum Forest
      Fadus Habitat
      Polly’s Forest
      Tshira Ruins
      Blood Wolf Settlement
      Sherekhan Necropolis (Day)
      Sherekhan Necropolis (Night)
      Cadry Ruins
      Taphtar Plain
      Gahaz Bandit’s Lair
      Navarn Steppe
      Mirumok Ruins
      Protty Cave
      Forest Ronaros
      Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
      Marie Cave (Traitor’s Graveyard)

       

      Season Party of 3 Zones:

      Afuaru will drop loot for up to 3 Adventurers in the following 3 party difficulty monster zones on Season Server:

      • Waragon’s Nest
      • Basilisk Den
      • Shultz Guard

       

      Season Ancient Weapon Event

      Kill a certain amount of mobs and there is a chance an Ancient Weapon Invasion Event may start.

      • Spawn Locations: Mediah and Valencia monster zones
      • When the ancient weapon invasion starts, the area will darken, a warning message will appear, and 30 seconds later, a horde of ancient weapons will show up.
      • The more adventurers there are nearby, the more will spawn.
      • Expect an event boss to spawn.

      Ancient Weapon – Final Boss Subjugation Rewards

      • Time-filled Black Stone
      • Specter’s Energy
      • Sharp Spirit Stone of Destruction
      • Sharp Spirit Stone of Protection
      • Tuvala Accessory Box
      • Can obtain Tuvala Accessory enhanced up to DUO (II).
      • Artifacts (Marsh’s, Kehelle’s, and Lesha’s)
      • Purified Lightstones of Fire, Earth, and Wind
      • Enchanted Scroll (+20)
      • Enchanted Scroll (+30)
      • Enchanted Scroll (+40)
      • Gold Bar 1G
      • Gold Bar 10G
      • Gold Bar 100G
      • Soiled Ogre Ring

      A large red circle in the sky. Ancient Weapons spawn below.

      Season Ancient Weapon Event
      Season Ancient Weapon Event

      PLEASE NOTE: If you die during an Ancient Weapon Event, Death Penalties will apply.

      Best Grinding Spots for Season & Combat EXP

      The following grinding spots give higher Combat EXP than normal for their difficulty level. All but two have AP and DP requirements that Season Characters can obtain with Tuvala Gear.

      Grinding Spot Location Level Rec AP DP Silver
      Fadus Habitat: Loopy Tree Forest Kamasylvia 53 120 180 398
      Polly’s Forest: Mushrooms Kamasylvia 55 160 250 471
      Desert Naga Temple Valencia 55 100 180 395
      Titium Valley: Desert Fogans Valencia 55 100 180 365
      Bashim Base Valencia 55 100 180 344
      Shultz Guard Sausans: 3P Mediah 55 220 320 200
      Waragon Nest: 3P Valencia 55 165 220 100
      Roud Sulfur Mines Valencia 56 210 240 253
      Gyfin Rhasia Temple: Upper: 5P Kamasylvia 57 270 320 517
      Protty Cave Island/Water 57 170 200 450
      Traitor’s Graveyard – Marie Cave Calpheon 58 160 300 343
      Sycraia Upper Island/Water 58 230 260 340
      Mirumok Ruins 2/3P Kamasylvia 59 240 270 432
      Murrowak’s Labyrinth Winter 61 280 350 615

      Grinding Spot Combat Exp

      Combat Exp can be greatly improved via Combat EXP items like scrolls, foods, and elixirs.

      One notable reward for begginers is the 530% Combat Exp Scroll purchased for cheap:

      • Pearl Shop (F3) → “Black Spirit’s Pick” → “Silver Event Items,” → [Event] Combat & Skill EXP 530% Scroll (60 min) If they moved it, just do a search for “530”.
      • There are rare and limited, so wait to use these until leveling starts to feel slow from hunting mobs.

      There are too many Combat Exp items to list here. Please see my guide on Increasing Combat Exp for faster leveling.

      Combat Exp Buffs Stack
      Combat EXP Scroll 530

      Season Quests to Kill Mobs

      600 Time-filled Black Stones can be obtained every week via kill quests from Node Managers.

      Rewards:

       

      For more details about available quests, please view our Season Quest Guide.

      Weekly Season Quest Polly's Forest

       

       

      There are two types of quests to kill mobs for enhancement materials.

      • Weekly Season Grind: Obtain 600 black stones for Tuvala enhancement.
      • Region Monster Zone: Obtain enhancement materials you will use after graduation.

      Cloudy Rain Mushroom - BDO
      Cute as a Button Mushroom!
      But *one-shot wack* mushroom soup!

      Season Weekly Quests

      A Season Weekly quest is given by Node Managers in certain regions who require you to kill 150 to 500 monsters in the area.

      View these quests under “[Season Weekly] Stronger Tuvala Gear” inside the Quest (O) window → Recurring tab.

      Season Weekly Quests

      In the Season quest list below, level is a recommendation only. The weekly Season grind quests have a level 20 requirement.

      Weekly Season Quest Mobs Level Region Node Map Kill #
      [Weekly] Hordes of Bandits Bandits 55 Valencia Gahaz Bandit’s Lair 500
      [Weekly] Rules of the Roud Sulfur Works Lavas 56 Valencia Roud Sulfur Works 400
      [Weekly] Impenitent Criminals Prisoners 57 Valencia Pila Ku Jail 400
      [Weekly] Homesick Desert Naga Fogans 55 Valencia Titium Valley 500
      [Weekly] Dangerous Argos Saunils Crescents 55 Valencia Crescent Shrine 500
      [Weekly] Help that Never Arrives Nagas 55 Valencia Desert Naga Temple 500
      [Weekly] New Mushroom Dish Mushrooms 55 Kamasylvia Polly’s Forest 500
      [Weekly] Rule of Power Fadus 53 Kamasylvia Loopy Tree Forest 500
      [Weekly] A Soldier Who Cannot Go Home Griffons,
      Wolves, etc
      56 Kamasylvia Navarn Steppe 400
      [Weekly] For the Forest Ronaros 59 Kamasylvia Tooth Fairy Forest 350
      [Weekly] Frenzy of Manshaums Manshaums 54 Kamasylvia Manshaum Forest 400
      [Weekly] Full-scale Cleaning of the Tshira Ruins Spiders, Keepers, etc 55 Dreighan Tshira Ruins 500
      [Weekly] Blood Wolf Extermination Kagtums 57 Dreighan Blood Wolf Settlement 500
      [Weekly] Training with the Shultz Guard Shultz Guard 55 Mediah Sausan Garrison 150
      [Weekly] Revenge against the Basilisk Basilisks 56 Valencia Basilisk Den 200
      [Weekly] Sleep-disrupting Centaurus Centaurs 56 Valencia Taphtar Plain 400
      [Weekly] Accepted by the Bashim Bashims 55 Valencia Bashim Base 500
      [Weekly] Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis Warriors 56 Drieghan Sherekhan Necropolis 300
      [Weekly] Breeding Protties Protties 57 Sea Island Weita Island
      Protty Cave
      400
      [Weekly] Preparing to Leave Ancient Weapons 58 Underwater Zone Racid Island
      Sycraia Underwater Ruins
      400
      [Weekly] Bounty on the Cadries Cadries 55 Valencia Cadry Ruins 400
      [Weekly] A Rattling Sound Grudge-bearing
      Traitor’s Gravestones
      58 Calpheon Marie Cave
      Traitor’s Graveyard
      500

      Regional Quests

      As you are happily defeating baddies, you will stumble upon Regional Monster Zone Quests that will automatically be given to you if you are the correct level. The UI will appear next to your mini-map.

      • These quests are sometimes called instant quests because you instantly obtain them and don’t have to get them from an NPC.
      • To obtain regional quests, just enter the grinding spot and an alert window will show next to the mini map as long as you are the correct level.
      Time-filled Black Stone Regional Quest

      Kill Requirement: 500 mobs

      Reward: Hunter's Seal - BDO Hunter’s Seal x100

      Hunter’s Seal provides Hard and Sharp Black Crystal Shards. You will need them after you graduate your Season character.

      Hunter's Seal

      Season PVP with Red Battlefield

      The Season quest for Red Battlefield can be completed once a day.

      Quest Objective: Obtain 1x Battlefield Token from completing a Red Battlefield.

      • Gives 1 Rift’s Fragment, allowing you to obtain about 1 Rift’s Echo every week.
      • To join Red Battlefield press Esc > War (F7) > Red Battlefield (1)
      • You can join in the first 10 minutes of Red Battlefield.
      Win or Lose RBF Reward
      Victory Reward Battlefield Token x5
      10,000,000 Silver
      Defeat Reward Battlefield Token x2
      6,000,000 Silver

       

      Season Quest: [Season Daily] Battle It Out at the Red Battlefield!

      Quest Rewards:

      Daz <Red Battlefield Quartermaster>

       

      Note: You cannot accept both the season quest and “Victory at Red Battlefield!” at the same time. You must complete one before accepting the other.

      Season with New Class

      Season becomes very popular with the release of a new class.

      Leveling a new class gives special Challenge rewards, even if they aren’t your Season Character.

       

      Scholar Level Up Rewards

      (Dec 20, 2023 (Wed) after maintenance – Feb 21, 2024 (Wed) before maintenance)

      Lv. 50

      Advice of Valks (+50)

      Artisan’s Memory x10

      [Event] Sealed Book of Combat (7 Days)

      Blessed Message Scroll (120 min) x5

       

      Lv. 52

      Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x5

      Marsh’s Artifact – Extra AP Against Monsters

      Lesha’s Artifact – Monster Damage Reduction

      Advice of Valks (+50)

       

      Lv. 54

      Item Collection Increase Scroll x10

      Secret Book of Florin x10

      [Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone

       

      Lv. 56

      Master of Training Box

      [Event] Enhancement Help Kit III

      [Event] Magical Elixir x5

      High-Quality Draught Box x5

       

      Lv. 58

      Mass of Pure Magic x10

      Hard Black Crystal Shard x10

      Sharp Black Crystal Shard x10

      Memory Fragment x10

       

      Lv. 59

      Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x5

       Enhancement Aid Box

       

      Lv. 60

      Item Collection Increase Scroll x10

      [Event] Shakatu’s Splendid Box

       

      Lv. 61

      Advice of Valks (+70)

      Advice of Valks (+80)

      Cron Stone x300

      Scholar Class

      Season Character Tip for Veterans

      You can skip the main quest line, if you have already completed it once before.

      Special Growth Questline:

      • Be a Season Character on a Season Server.
      • Complete the quest, “[Balenos] Dark Clouds Over Velia” (part of the main beginner Balenos questline)
      • Select “[Crossroad] Simplified” button on the “Select Quest” pop-up window that appears after turning in “[Balenos] Dark Clouds Over Velia” to Alustin in Velia.
      • From Black Spirit: “[Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family”
      • View progress: press O key then Main tab.
      simplified main questline

      For players, who have already done the main story line, on a different character, you can wear any of your old main quest line gear.

      For more details, and other veteran tips, please view our Simplified Main Quest guide.

      BDO Season Gear with Tuvala

      Season Restrictions

       

      Server Restrictions:

      • Season Server can only be used by Season characters until graduation.
        • When a Season Character graduates, their gear is converted into family bound gear.
        • Graduated Season Characters can no longer enter Season Servers.

      Character Restrictions:

      Fughar’s Timepiece (Retired)

      The quest to obtain this item was removed and the item has now been deleted from player inventories.

      It was like leveling 2 characters at the same time. (You can still do this after graduation, via Tag Character.)

      Fughar’s Timepiece transfered your Season Character’s status, Combat/Skill EXP, and Tuvala Gear.

      Your orginal Season Character got to keep their levels and Combat/Skill EXP.

       

      Read more details in this Fughar’s Timepiece Guide.

      Fughar's Timepiece

      Sources & Additional Info