Tuvala Gear was introduced to BDO, with a patch on June 22, 2020. A full set fills armor, weapon, and accessory slots: 11 different gear pieces in total.

Tuvala gear is only wearable by Season Characters, until it is converted after the character graduates from Season Servers. The enhancement materials for Tuvala drop from monsters on Season Servers.

 

Tuvala Gear Benefits:

  • you can trade PEN weapon/armor for boss weapon/armor.
    • changes will be announced soon for this Season+ (Season 5)
    • Boss gear will be account bound
    • Boss Accessories not included
  • Tuvala Gear shows easier enhancement chances than normal gear. TET and PEN is the biggest challenge.
  • Tuvala Gear after Season Server ends:
    • Tuvala gear is converted by the game after Season Server ends, unless it is manually converted by you in early graduation.
    • Right click the conversion gems to convert a full Tuvala gear set to be family-bound.
    • Converted Tuvala gear can be used by all of your Alts.
BDO Upgraded Tuvala Armor: Dim Tree

How to Get Tuvala Gear

 

Method Requirement Obtained By
1

Enhance the Naru Gear you obtain from the main questline to PEN (V) enhancement level.

① Go to the NPC Fughar with the PEN (V) Naru Gear

② Exchange the PEN (V) Naru Gear for PRI (I) Tuvala Gear.

2

Collect Tuvala Ore that is obtainable from defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita.

① Bring the Tuvala Ore to a Blacksmith in a major town/city.

② Exchange for your desired Tuvala Gear.

 

Exchange Naru Gear

PEN Naru armor and weapons can be exchanged for PRI Tuvala with Fughar.

Fughar is located in every major city, next to the <Stable Keeper>

Learn more in our Naru Exchange Guide.

 

Fughar
<Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager>

Exchange Tuvala Ore

Tuvala Gear is purchased with Tuvala Ore, exchanged to blacksmiths like Tranan in Velia.

 

Tuvala Gear Tuvala Ore
Armors 1x
Weapons 1x
Accessories 5x

 

How to Obtain Tuvala Ore:

  • Season Server monster drops
  • Region kill quest (auto accepted upon entering zone)
  • Season Pass reward
  • Season Leveling Aid Box
  • Weekly Season kill quest
  • Rifts Echo
  • Daily Season quest for Red Battlefield
  • Exchange 10 Time-Filled Black Stones

Tuvala Ore Monster Drop Locations:

  • Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita monster zones

Tranan Underfoe
<Blacksmith>

Tuvala Ore

 

Tuvala Gear Stats

Is Tuvala really worth the effort to obtain? Let’s take a look!

PEN Tuvala Armor Stats

Tuvala Gear PEN Tuvala Gear Stats
Tuvala Armor Defense (DP): 84
Evasion: 38 (+114)
Damage Reduction: 46 (+18)
Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
Weight: 21.00 LT
Tuvala Gloves Defense (DP): 55
Accuracy: 48
Evasion: 24 (+72)
Damage Reduction: 31 (+13)
Weight: 10.00 LT
Tuvala Helmet Defense (DP): 75
Evasion: 26 (+56)
Damage Reduction: 49 (+10)
Max HP+100
Weight: 16.00 LT
Tuvala Shoes Defense (DP): 72
Evasion: 41 (+86)
Damage Reduction: 31 (+8)
Weight: 11.00 LT

3-Set Effect:
Max Stamina +200
4-Set Effect:
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Equip 3 or more from the same set to trigger the set effect.
(Tuvala Helmet/Tuvala Armor/Tuvala Gloves/Tuvala Shoes)

PEN Tuvala Weapon Stats

Tuvala Weapons PEN Tuvala Gear Stats

Tuvala Main Weapon
Attack (AP): 114 ~ 118
Accuracy: 192
Extra Damage to All Species +19
Extra AP against Monsters +10
Attack Speed +3 Level
Weight: 13.50 L

Tuvala Sub-weapon
Attack (AP): 29 ~ 31
Defense (DP): 17
Accuracy: 12
Evasion: 10 (+30)
Damage Reduction: 7
Extra AP against Monsters +58
Ignore All Resistance +10%
Weight: 15.00 LT

Tuvala Awakening Weapon
Attack (AP): 114 ~ 123
Weight: 13.50 LT
Extra Damage to All Species +10

 

PEN Tuvala Accessories

Tuvala Gear Tuvala Stats
Tuvala Belt Attack (AP): 14 ~ 14
Accuracy: 8
Weight Limit +80LT
Weight: 0.50 LT
Tuvala Earring Attack (AP): 13 ~ 13
Accuracy: 8
Weight: 0.40 LT
Tuvala Necklace Attack (AP): 25 ~ 25
Accuracy: 16
Weight: 1.00 LT
Tuvala Ring Attack (AP): 14 ~ 14
Accuracy: 8
Weight: 0.17 LT

 

Example full PEN Tuvala Gear Set

BDO Tuvala Gear Set with PEN Enhancement

Attack:

  • AP 236~242 (239)
  • Awakening AP 236~247 (241)
  • Accuracy 308
  • Max MP(EP)/WP/SP 100
  • Max Stamina 200
  • Weight Limit 80LT
  • Bonus AP 40
  • Bonus Awakening AP 40

Defense:

  • DP 303
  • Max HP 300
  • Damage Reduction Rate 14%
  • Ignore All Resistance 10%
  • Damage Reduction 164
  • Evasion 139
  • Hidden Damage Reduction 49
  • Hidden Evasion 358

Thank you to bdoplanner.com for image and data!

View the build there.

Gear Score: 543

Extras:

  • Extra Damage to All Species 29
  • Extra AP Against Monsters 68
  • Attack Speed 4
  • Casting Speed 1

Exchange Tuvala for Boss Gear

During Autumn Season+, you will be able to exchange PEN Tuvala gear for TET boss gear.

The boss gear will be bound to family, and you can attempt to PEN and Caphras it later.

More info will be announced soon. Read about past Season’s Tuvala Gear Exchange.

Tuvala Gear Boss Gear
Tuvala Armor Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor
Tuvala Shoes Muskan’s Shoes
Tuvala Gloves Bheg’s Gloves
Tuvala Helmet Giath’s Helmet
Tuvala Main Weapon Kzarka Main Weapon
Tuvala Sub-weapon Kutum Sub-weapon
Tuvala Awakening Weapon Dandelion Awakening Weapon

 

Tuvala Gear Enhancement

  • Tuvala Gear can be cheaper and potentially easier to enhance than normal gear. (But more difficult than Naru gear.)
    • higher Enhancement Chance success rates (PEN enhancement chance is 7% for weapons/armor)
    • Cron Stone cost is less (180 Crons for PEN Awakening Weapon)
    • 1 Tuvala Ore + Artisan’s Memory repairs 50 Max Durability
    • plentiful Time-filled Black Stones: top grinding spots yield about 200 stones per hour.
    • turn in Time-Filled Black Stones for easy Failstacks.
  • loose 5-10 Max Durability on enhancement failure
Time-Filled Black Stone

Safe Tuvala Enhancement Options

    • Cron Stones can be used to protect against down-grade.
    • Caphras Stones can’t be used on Tuvala
    • possible 100% enhancement from TET to PEN (see details below)
    • 100% Enhancement Chance via Refined Magical Black Stones
      • PRI: 10 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • DUO: 15 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • TRI: 20 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • TET & PEN: not available!!! :(((
      • Cost: 20 Max Durability

Unless you have many Refined Magical Black Stones, it’s recommended that you save Refined Stones for TRI enhancement only.

Refined Magical Black Stone

 

PEN Tuvala via Frozen Tides Black Stone!

Wooot! A guaranteed enhancment for Tuvala from TET to PEN.

Obtain 1 stone via Season Pass and reaching level 56.

Frozen Tides Black Stone

Tuvala from 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:

  • Refined Magical Black Stones
  • Tuvala Ores
  • rarely Frozen Tides Black Stone (free TET (IV) to PEN (V) enhancement for Tuvala gear.)
  • spawns in normal monster zones and in zones recommended for parties on season server
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:

The following grinding spots were converted to 3 party difficulty on Season Server:

  • Waragon’s Nest
  • Basilisk Den
  • Shultz Guard

Afuaru will drop loot for up to 3 Adventurers.

 

Tuvala Failstack Charts

Tuvala Armor & Weapons:

Enhancement Failstack Success Rate
+15 10 60%
PRI 10 60%
DUO 20 60%
TRI ** 30 60%
TET 40 35%
PEN 60 35%

**use 20 Refined Magical Blackstones for TRI if you have them.

Tuvala Accessory Failstacks:

Enhancement Level Failstack Success Rate
PRI (I) 10 84%
DUO (II) 20 77%
TRI (III) 30 72%
TET (IV) 35 59.5%
PEN (V) 40 50.4%

 

Tuvala Armor & Weapons:

Lvl Enhancement Chance + Enhancement Chance Per Failstack
0-8 70% to 100%
9 50% 5%
10 30% 3%
11 20% 2%
12 15% 1.5%
13 10% 1%
14 8% 0.8%
15 30% 3%
PRI 20% 1.7%
DUO 15% 1.2%
TRI 7% 0.8%
TET 5% 0.5%
PEN

 

Tuvala Failstack NOTE:

These Tuvala Failstack Charts are an estimate of what the majority of players use. Personally, I like to use higher stacks because I’m that good. 🙂 Other players take the more risky gambler approach to enhancement!!!

…no thrills or sudden deaths for me please… along with my sweet predictable pie. 🙂

 

Melting Tuvala for Tuvala Ore

Processing (L) > Heating will produce Tuvala Ore.

 

Tuvala Armor & Weapons:

Processing (L) > Heating 1 Tuvla Armor or Weapon produces 1 Tuvala Ore.

 

Tuvala Accessories:

  • Heating Tuvala accessories makes Tuvala Ore, depending on the enhancement level of the accessory.
Accessories Enhancement Level Tuvala Ore
+0 5
PRI (I) 10
DUO (II) 20
TRI (III) 30
TET (IV) 60
PEN (V) 100

 

 

PEN Tuvala Enhancement

Tuvala enhancement has had its challenges in the past. This Season will show improved Enhancment Chance numbers as well as cheaper costs.

Season Characters get plentiful enhancement goodies, including free failstacks via Valks.

 

My Tuvala Enhancment Experience (Season 3)

During a past Season (3), TET to PEN was difficult for me. My PEN Tuvala main weapon didn’t hit until I had a failstack of 90 and many down-grades and over 400 Time-Filled Black Stones later…. uhg. I started at a 70 failstack.

After my main weapon, I chose to PEN my subweapon, which was even more difficult. It finally landed after reaching a 102 failstack from 70. It felt extremely painful… I’m still trying to recover!

It’s much more pleasant when you have Crons! My awakening weapon PEN landed at 70 Failstacks, but I used up hundreds of Crons. (It succeeded after 2 fails.)

Tuvala Enhancement

My Tuvala Enhancment Experience (Season 4)

  • Tuvala Weapon TRI to TET: 2 fails with 72 Failstack (Cost: 225 Crons)
  • Tuvala Sub-Weapon TRI to TET: 2 fails with 72 Failstack (Cost: 225 Crons)
  • Tuvala Shoes TRI to TET: 4 fails with 72 Failstack: (Cost: 375 Crons)
  • Tuvala Helmet TRI to TET: 0 fails with 72 Failstack: (Cost: 75 Crons)
  • Tuvala Helmet TET to PEN: 1 fail with 92 Failstack: (Cost: 330 Crons)

TOTAL Cron Stone Cost: 1230

(2,460,000,000 silver cost if Crons are purchased at the vendor.)

 

My Tuvala Enhancment Experience (Season 5)

This Season, they have promised they improved the ease of enhancing Tuvala. What has your experience been?

  • Tuvala Weapon TRI to TET: 4 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 375 Crons)
  • Tuvala Weapon TET to PEN: 5 fails with 72 Failstack (Cost: 990 Crons)
  • Tuvala Armor TRI to TET: 8 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 600 Crons)
  • Tuvala Helmet TRI to TET: 0 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 75 Crons)
  • Tuvala Shoes TRI to TET: 0 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 75 Crons)
  • Tuvala Gloves TRI to TET: 6 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 450 Crons)
  • Tuvala Awakening TRI to TET: 0 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 85 Crons)
  • Tuvala Sub-Weapon TRI to TET: 0 fails with 52 Failstack (Cost: 75 Crons)
  • Tuvala Armor + Gloves + Shoes PRI to DUO: 2 fails with 12 Failstack (Cost: 0 Crons)
  • Tuvala Helmet PRI to DUO: 1 fail with 12 Failstack (Cost: 0 Crons)
  • Tuvala Helmet DUO to TRI: 0 fails with 37 Failstack (Cost: 0 Crons)
  • Tuvala Armor DUO to TRI: 1 fail with 37 Failstack (Cost: 0 Crons)
  • From these results I am feeling like there was no improvement from the previous Season.
  • …ouch….
  • more details coming soon….

TOTAL Cron Stone Cost: 2500

(5,300,000,000 silver cost if Crons are purchased at the NPC.)

 

Tuvala Awakening Weapon Enhancement Levels: Chances & Costs

Here is a chart showing enhancement details of a Tuvala Awakening Weapon.

 

Enhancement Chance AP Crons Cron Total Item Effect Black Stones Max Durability
0 100% 15 ~ 24 0 0 1 5
1 100% 18 ~ 27 0 0 2 5
2 100% 22 ~ 31 0 0 3 5
3 100% 25 ~ 34 0 0 4 5
4 100% 28 ~ 37 0 0 5 5
5 100% 30 ~ 39 0 0 6 5
6 100% 32 ~ 41 0 0 7 5
7 90% 35 ~ 44 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +5 8 5
8 70% 38 ~ 47 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +5 9 5
9 50% 43 ~ 52 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +5 10 5
10 30% 48 ~ 57 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +5 11 5
11 20% 53 ~ 62 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +6 12 5
12 15% 58 ~ 67 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +6 13 5
13 10% 63 ~ 72 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +6 14 5
14 8% 68 ~ 77 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +7 15 5
15 30% 73 ~ 82 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +7 10 10
16 20% 78 ~ 87 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +7 10 10
17 15% 86 ~ 95 30 30 Extra Damage to All Species +8 10 10
18 7% 94 ~ 103 85 115 Extra Damage to All Species +9 15 10
19 5% 106 ~ 115 180 295 Extra Damage to All Species +9 15 10
20 114 ~ 123 Extra Damage to All Species +10

Tuvala Armor Enhancement Levels: Costs & Stats

Here is a chart, showing the enhancement levels of the Tuvala Armor (chest piece).

Item Effect
Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Enchant Chance DP Eva H-eva DR H-DR Crons Cron Total Blackstones Durability
0 100% 5 4 12 1 10 0 0 1 5
1 100% 6 5 15 1 10 0 0 2 5
2 100% 9 6 18 3 10 0 0 3 5
3 100% 12 7 21 5 10 0 0 4 5
4 100% 15 8 24 7 10 0 0 5 5
5 90% 18 9 27 9 10 0 0 6 5
6 80% 21 10 30 11 10 0 0 7 5
7 70% 25 12 36 13 10 0 0 8 5
8 60% 29 14 42 15 10 0 0 9 5
9 50% 33 16 48 17 10 0 0 10 5
10 30% 37 18 54 19 10 0 0 11 5
11 20% 41 20 60 21 10 0 0 12 5
12 15% 45 22 66 23 10 0 0 13 5
13 10% 49 24 72 25 10 0 0 14 5
14 8% 53 26 78 27 10 0 0 15 5
15 30% 57 28 84 29 10 0 0 10 10
PRI 20% 61 30 90 31 10 0 0 10 10
DUO 15% 66 32 96 34 11 25 25 10 10
TRI 7% 71 34 102 37 12 75 100 15 10
TET 5% 79 36 108 43 14 165 265 15 10
PEN 84 38 114 46 18 0 265
 

Tuvala Necklace Enhancement Levels: Costs & Stats

Here is a chart, showing the enhancement levels of the Tuvala Necklace.

 

Enhancement Chance AP Accuracy Crons Cron Total
0 70% 10 ~ 10 4 10 10
PRI 55% 13 ~ 13 6 20 30
DUO 45% 16 ~ 16 8 40 70
TRI 35% 19 ~ 19 10 60 130
TET 28% 22 ~ 22 13 120 250
PEN 25 ~ 25 16

 

Tuvala Upgrade via Narchillan

You can upgrade Tuvala even more, by melting Narchillan gear and obtaining a Combatant Stone.

See our Narchillan Guide for details.

 

Tuvala Gear Comparison

The PEN Tuvala Gear set is a nice gear set, but doesn’t quite reach the stats (251/253 AP) of softcap boss gear, with TET armor/weapons and TRI accessories.

Tuvala Gear is still a decent gear set and better than any blue grade gear set you could put together. For, example: Liverto with blue grade armors/accessories.

Tuvala is a nice armor set for adventurers who are brand new to BDO or veterans who have had a tough time obtaining enhanced boss gear. A fully enhanced Tuvala Gear set should be more than enough for the majority of the higher tier grinding spots.

 

Tuvala Awakening Weapon Comparison

Are Tuvala Awakening Weapons all that great? Let’s look at a comparison of some of our more popular TET Awakening Weapons, including the new-player only Cliff’s Weapon.

TET Dandelion Aad Sphera

AP: 114-123

Item Effects

Extra Damage to All Species +10

TET Cliff’s Aad Sphera

AP: 104-113

Item Effects

● Extra AP against Monsters +10

TET Alloria Aad Sphera

AP: 104-113

Item Effects

Additional Damage to Humans +12

TET Tuvala Aad Sphera

AP: 106-115

Item Effects

Additional Damage All Species +9

Nesser Aad Sphera

AP: 110-119

Item Effects

Additional Damage All Species +9

 

 

Tuvala Awakening Weapon Benefits:

  • Generous supplies of special black stones specific to Tuvala Enhancement.
  • higher enhancement chance numbers than normal weapons (For TET Enhancement it’s 7% vs Cliff’s 2.9% and Dande’s/blue-grade 2%)
  • AP is slightly better than the blue-grade Alloria and Cliff’s with an item effect much better suited to both PVE and PVP
  • nearly the same powerful all species damage buff as the Dandelion
  • Can be enhanced all the way to PEN, unlike Cliff’s weapon
  • option to trade a PEN Tuvala Awakening for a TET Dande

Tuvala Awakening Weapon Disadvantages:

  • TET Dande is clearly the winner in AP and item effect (having an average of 8 more AP for TET)
  • Could be a waste to spend silver and materials enhancing Tuvala Awakening Weapon to PEN, unless you can use a TET Dande that is bound to you.
  • lacks in comparison to the Nesser Awakening Weapon unless it reaches PEN enhancement

Conclusion:

Tuvala Awakening weapon is a powerful weapon! Not as good as a boss weapon, but it’s better than the other competitors! It is also better suited to both PVE and PVP because of its item effect. It is a good stepping stone to the boss Dandelion.

I would recommend using caution in deciding which of your enhancement materials to throw at your Tuvala awakening weapon, unless you plan to use it.

 

[Season] Leveling Aid Box Rewards

Tuvala materials are given via chests obtained through the Black Spirit Season Pass. It’s called [Season] Adventurer Box obtained at level 10. As you level, you can open more of these chests.

 

Leveling Aid Buff:

  • +100% to 300% Combat XP
  • +50% Skill XP
  • Casting/Attack/Movement Speed +3
  • Movement Speed: +5% (lower level boxes)

The boxes change a bit every season, depending on the season. (Ex. addition of season items like Maple Leaf for autumn season, etc.)

 

Sources & Additional Info

Fughar
<Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager>