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 one PEN weapon/armor for one TET boss weapon/armor.
    • Limit 1 converted piece after a quest series
    • Account-bound
    • Accessories not included
  • Tuvala Gear shows easier enhancement chances than normal gear. Although, IMHO it hasn’t felt any easier.
  • Tuvala Gear after Season Server ends:
    • Tuvala gear is unusable immediately after Season Server ends, then eventually auto-converted or deleted if not converted yourself.
    • Right click the gems from your graduation gift chest to convert a full Tuvala gear set to be family-bound.
    • Converted Tuvala gear can be used by all of your Alts.

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

BDO Upgraded Tuvala Armor: Dim Tree

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

 

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 3% for weapons/armor)
    • Cron Stone cost is less (180 Crons for PEN Awakening Weapon)
    • repair via the same gear piece + Artistan’s Memory to repair 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 instead of using normal Black Stones.
  • loose 5-10 Max Durability on enhancement failure
BDO Time-Filled Black Stone
  • Limited Safe Enhancement:
    • Cron Stones can be used to protect against down-grade, but many suggest saving rare/expensive Crons for BIS gear (boss gear enhancement)
    • Caphras Stones can’t be used
    • 100% Enhancement Chance via Refined Magical Black Stones
      • PRI: 10 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • DUO: 20 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • TRI: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
      • TET & PEN: not available!!! :(((
      • Cost: 50 Max Durability

Due to the high Max Durability cost and the rarity of Refined Magical Black Stones, it’s recommended that you save Refined Stones for TRI enhancement only.

BDO Refined Magical Black Stone

 

Tuvala Failstack Charts

Tuvala Armor & Weapons:

 

Enhancement Failstack
+15 10
PRI 10
DUO 20
TRI ** 30
TET 40
PEN 60

**use 30 Refined Magical Blackstones for TRI if you have them.

Tuvala Accessory Failstacks:

 

Enhancement Failstack
PRI 0
DUO 5
TRI 10
TET 20
PEN 30

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 17% 1.7%
PRI 12% 1.2%
DUO 8% 0.8%
TRI 5% 0.5%
TET 3% 0.3%
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. 🙂

 

 

PEN Tuvala Enhancement

So far TET to PEN has been very 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 that was 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.)

Are they sure Tuvala is easier to enhance?

 

BDO Tuvla PEN Enhancement with 102 Failstack

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 All Species Damage +5 8 5
8 70% 38 ~ 47 0 0 All Species Damage +5 9 5
9 50% 43 ~ 52 0 0 All Species Damage +5 10 5
10 30% 48 ~ 57 0 0 All Species Damage +5 11 5
11 20% 53 ~ 62 0 0 All Species Damage +6 12 5
12 15% 58 ~ 67 0 0 All Species Damage +6 13 5
13 10% 63 ~ 72 0 0 All Species Damage +6 14 5
14 8% 68 ~ 77 0 0 All Species Damage +7 15 5
15 17% 73 ~ 82 0 0 All Species Damage +7 10 10
PRI 12% 78 ~ 87 0 0 All Species Damage +7 10 10
DUO 8% 86 ~ 95 30 30 All Species Damage +8 10 10
TRI 5% 94 ~ 103 85 115 All Species Damage +9 15 10
TET 3% 106 ~ 115 180 295 All Species Damage +9 15 10
PEN 114 ~ 123 0 295 All Species Damage +10  –  –

 

Tuvala Armor Enhancement Levels: Costs & Stats

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

 

Enchant Chance DP Eva H-eva DR H-DR Crons Cron Total Item Effect Blackstones Durability
0 100% 5 4 12 1 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
1 5
1 100% 6 5 15 1 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
2 5
2 100% 9 6 18 3 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
3 5
3 100% 12 7 21 5 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
4 5
4 100% 15 8 24 7 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
5 5
5 90% 18 9 27 9 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
6 5
6 80% 21 10 30 11 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
7 5
7 70% 25 12 36 13 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
8 5
8 60% 29 14 42 15 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
9 5
9 50% 33 16 48 17 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
10 5
10 30% 37 18 54 19 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
11 5
11 20% 41 20 60 21 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
12 5
12 15% 45 22 66 23 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
13 5
13 10% 49 24 72 25 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
14 5
14 8% 53 26 78 27 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
15 5
15 17% 57 28 84 29 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
10 10
PRI 12% 61 30 90 31 10 0 0 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
10 10
DUO 8% 66 32 96 34 11 25 25 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
10 10
TRI 5% 71 34 102 37 12 75 100 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
15 10
TET 3% 79 36 108 43 14 165 265 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100
15 10
PEN 84 38 114 46 18 0 265 Max HP+200
Max MP/WP/SP +100

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
Base 70% 10 ~ 10 4 10 10
PRI 50% 13 ~ 13 6 20 30
DUO 40% 16 ~ 16 8 40 70
TRI 30% 19 ~ 19 10 60 130
TET 20% 22 ~ 22 13 120 250
PEN 25 ~ 25 16

 

Obtaining Tuvala Gear

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

 

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

 

Tuvala Ore is obtained via Season Server monster drops, Season chests, and Season quests.

Tranan Underfoe
<Blacksmith>

 

[Season] Leveling Aid Box Rewards

Tuvala Gear and ore is also given via chests obtained through the Black Spirit Season Pass. It’s called [Season] Leveling Aid 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)

 

[Season] Lv. 15: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 20: Leveling Aid Box
Kansha Sub-weapon
Gold Bar 10G x3
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 20: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 25: Leveling Aid Box
Kansha Ring
Kansha Earring
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 25: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 30: Leveling Aid Box
Kansha Ring
Kansha Earring
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 30: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 35: Leveling Aid Box
Kansha Belt
Inventory +1 Expansion
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 35: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 40: Leveling Aid Box
Kansha Necklace
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 40: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 45: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 45: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (30 min)
Lv. 50: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
+100% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
Movement Speed +5%
[Season] Lv. 50: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 51: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Inventory +1 Expansion
Tuvala Shoes x1
Time-filled Black Stone x100
Refined Magical Black Stone x10
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x10
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 51: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 52: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
[Event] Trainer’s Flute (7 Days)
Tuvala Gloves x1
Time-filled Black Stone x100
Refined Magical Black Stone x10
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x10
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 52: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 53: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Tuvala Helmet x1
Time-filled Black Stone x100
Refined Magical Black Stone x10
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x10
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 53: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 54: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Inventory +1 Expansion
Tuvala Armor x1
Time-filled Black Stone x200
Refined Magical Black Stone x20
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x20
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
[Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone x1
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 54: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 55: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Tuvala Main Weapon Box x1
Time-filled Black Stone x200
Refined Magical Black Stone x20
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x20
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 55: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (60 min)
Lv. 56: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Tuvala Sub-weapon Box x1
Time-filled Black Stone x200
Refined Magical Black Stone x20
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x20
Advice of Valks (+15) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
+150% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 56: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (90 min)
Lv. 57: Leveling Aid Box
Premium Elixir Box x1
Inventory +1 Expansion
Tuvala Awakening Weapon Box x1
Time-filled Black Stone x200
Refined Magical Black Stone x30
Tuvala Ore x8
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+20) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
Kydict’s Crystal – Adventure x1
+200% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 57: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (90 min)
Lv. 58: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+20) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
Crystal Extraction Tool x1
+200% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 58: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (90 min)
Lv. 59: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+20) x2
Valks’ Cry x3
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
+200% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 59: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (90 min)
Lv. 60: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] Simple Cron Meal x1
[Event] Beast’s Draught x2
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+30) x2
Valks’ Cry x5
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
+200% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 60: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (120 min)
Lv. 61: Leveling Aid Box
[Event] High-Quality Food Box x1
[Event] High-Quality Draught Box x1
Premium Elixir Box x1
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+40) x1
Valks’ Cry x5
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2
[Event] Artisan’s Memory x1
+300% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3
[Season] Lv. 61: Leveling Aid Box Leveling Aid Buff (120 min)
[Event] High-Quality Food Box x1
[Event] High-Quality Draught Box x1
Cron Stone x30
Advice of Valks (+50) x1
Valks’ Cry x5
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2
+300% Combat XP
+50% Skill XP
Cast/Att/Move Speed +3

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 5% 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 (Limit 1 coupon)

Tuvala’s Awakening Weapon Disadvantages:

  • TET Dande is clearly the winner in AP and item effect (having an average of 8 more AP for TET)
  • Because Tuvala is a gold tier weapon, repairing max durability costs the same as boss weapons and gear, using 1 Memory Fragment to repair 1 durability (5 durability if used with Artisan’s Memory) To help with this use the same Tuvala awakening weapon to repair 10 max durability instead, which would cost 1 Tuvala Ore.
  • Could be a waste to spend silver and materials enhancing Tuvala’s Awakening Weapon to PEN, unless you need that helpful next step to obtain boss gear or are exchanging for TET boss gear.
  • lacks in comparison to the Nesser Awakening Weapon unless it reaches PEN enhancement
  • PEN enhancment still feels too brutal for us poor noobs! 🙁

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 reccommend using caution in deciding which of your enhancement materials to throw at your Tuvala awakening weapon.

In my own experience, I got sucked into throwing out all my precious Crons and many Valks. Should I have done this? Probably not, but I hate enhancement. After doing this comparison, I’ve recovered a bit. At least I didn’t waste it on enhancing Cliff’s. 🙂

Sources & Additional Info

Fughar
<Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager>