Tuvala Gear is the second set of beginner friendly gear available to Season Characters after Naru Gear.

  • We can obtain a full set of PEN Tuvala that fills all 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.
  • Tuvala enhancement material (Time-filled Black Stone) is easily obtainable and drops from monsters on Season Servers.
  • Tuvala Gear was introduced to BDO, with a patch on June 22, 2020 and has seen great improvements to ease of enhancement.
PEN Tuvala Gear Set

Tuvala Gear Benefits:

  • You can trade PEN Tuvala weapon/armor for TET boss weapon/armor after graduation.
    • Boss gear will be account bound.
    • Boss Accessories are not included.
    • Details in our Guaranteed PEN Boss gear guide.
  • Tuvala Gear has higher enhancement chances than normal gear. TET and PEN is the biggest challenge.
  • Tuvala gear is automatically converted after graduation to be useable by all your characters.
tet dim tree armor bound

How to Obtain 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 Blacksmith NPCs.

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

Tuvala Gear Enhancement

Right click a Time-filled Blackstone to begin enhancing Tuvala armor and weapons.

Tuvala Gear is cheaper and easier to enhance than normal gear. (But more difficult than Naru gear.)

  • Higher Enhancement success chances.
  • PRI, DUO, & TRI enhancements on Armors and Weapons are Guaranteed to Succeed!
    • +15 → PRI costs 10 Time-filled Black Stones (-20 Max Durability).
    • PRI → DUO costs 20 Time-filled Black Stones (-20 Max Durability).
    • DUO → TRI costs 30 Time-filled Black Stones (-20 Max Durability).
  • Plentiful Time-filled Black Stones: top grinding spots yield about 200 or more stones per hour.
  • Extra Time-Filled Black Stones can be exchanged for other goodies like Failstacks, Valks’ Cry, or even Item Collection Increase scrolls.

 

Exchange Time-filled Blackstone for Tuvala Gear:

  • 2 = Tuvala Weapon or Armor x1
  • 10 = Tuvala Accessory x1

Repair Max Durability of Tuvala Gear:

  • 1 Time-filled Black Stone recovers 5 Max Durability. (50 with Artisan’s Memory)

    Please see these guides for more details on how to obtain Season Enhancement Materials:

    Time-Filled Black Stone

    Melting Tuvala for Time-filled Stones

    If you end up with extra Tuvala Gear or Accessories, you can melt them down for more Time-filled Black Stones. 

    Use: Processing (L) > Heating to melt Tuvala into Time-filled Black Stones.

    Heat Time-Filled Black Stones
    Unenhanced Tuvala gear x2
    Unenhanced Tuvala accessory x10
    PRI (I) Tuvala accessory x20
    DUO (II) Tuvala accessory x40
    TRI (III) Tuvala accessory x60
    TET (IV) Tuvala accessory x120
    PEN (V) Tuvala accessory x200

    Guaranteed PEN Tuvala via Tides Black Stone!

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

    • Frozen Tides Black Stone: armor and weapons
    • Boiling Tides Black Stone: accessories

    Obtain 1 of each stone via Season Pass. This is also a rare drop from Rift’s Echo and other Season mobs.

    BDO Frozen Tides Black Stone
    Season Boiling Tides Black Stone

    Enhancement Materials from Afuaru

    Afuaru is a rare spawn while defeating mobs in Valencia and higher AP zones. Chase him down and kill him for loot.

    On Season Servers, Afuaru drops Season enhancement materials:

    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:

    The following are Season-friendly grinding spots for a party of 3:

    • Waragon’s Nest
    • Basilisk Den
    • Shultz Guard

    Afuaru will drop loot for up to 3 Adventurers.

    PEN Tuvala Gear Stats

    BDO Tuvala Gear Set with PEN Enhancement

    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
    All Special Attack Damage +10%
    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

     

    PEN Tuvala Gear Set Total Stats

    A full set of PEN Tuvala gear and accessories is the best setup a Season character can obtain.

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

    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

     

    Tuvala Awakening Weapon Enhancement Levels: Chances & Costs

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

    Level 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
    15 100% 73 ~ 82 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +7 10 20
    PRI 100% 78 ~ 87 0 0 Extra Damage to All Species +7 20 20
    DUO 100% 86 ~ 95 30 30 Extra Damage to All Species +8 30 20
    TRI 7% 94 ~ 103 85 115 Extra Damage to All Species +9 15 10
    TET 5% 106 ~ 115 180 295 Extra Damage to All Species +9 15 10
    PEN 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

    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
    15 100% 57 28 84 29 10 0 0 10 20
    PRI 100% 61 30 90 31 10 0 0 20 20
    DUO 100% 66 32 96 34 11 25 25 30 20
    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.

    Level 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 Failstack Charts

    Armor & Weapons

    Enhancement Failstack Success Rate
    +15 10 60%
    PRI ** none 100%
    DUO ** none 100%
    TRI ** none 100%
    TET 40 35%
    PEN 60 35%

     

    ** Since Refined Magical Blackstones were removed, these are now 100% Guaranteed Enhancement.

    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%

    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%
    15 100%
    PRI 100%
    DUO 100%
    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. 🙂

     

    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 will allow you to venture into even some Elvia monster zones.

     

    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 Tuvala Aad Sphera

    AP: 106-115

    Item Effects:

    ● Additional Damage All Species +9

    [CP] Nesser Aad Sphera

    AP: 110-119

    Item Effects:

    Additional Damage All Species +9

    TET Alloria Aad Sphera

    AP: 104-113

    Item Effects:

    Additional Damage to Humans +12

    TET Cliff’s Aad Sphera

    AP: 104-113

    Item Effects:

    ● Extra AP against Monsters +10

    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)
    • TET level of Tuvala is weaker than 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.

    Exchange Tuvala for Boss Gear

    After graduation, you can exchange 1 PEN Tuvala gear (not accessories) for 1 TET boss gear.

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

    Read the details in this Guaranteed PEN Boss Gear Guide.

    Tuvala Gear Boss Gear
    Tuvala Armor Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor or
    Red Nose’s Armor
    Tuvala Shoes Muskan’s Shoes or
    Urugon’s Shoes
    Tuvala Gloves Bheg’s Gloves or
    Leebur’s Gloves
    Tuvala Helmet Giath’s Helmet or
    Griffon’s Helmet
    Tuvala Main Weapon Kzarka Main Weapon or
    Offin Tet
    Tuvala Sub-weapon Kutum Sub-weapon or
    Nouver
    Tuvala Awakening Weapon Dandelion Awakening Weapon

     

    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.

    Think carefully about doing this though, since you don’t need this for Guaranteed PEN.

     

    Sources & Additional Info