I am a new/returning player, should I make a Season character?
Yes! Season characters get lots of extra benefits, such as rewards when reaching certain levels and rewards from the free Battlepass, as well as combat and skill EXP buffs permanently on the channel. Completing the main story quests give you an item called [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze. When used, this will give you lots of skill points, which usually would take hours to obtain by grinding.
In addition to all of this, Season characters can only use “Naru Gear”, “Tuvala Gear” or story quest gear. The Tuvala gear is much easier to enhance than regular gear and you can keep your Tuvala gear until the end of the season. PEN Tuvala gear is equal to having TET boss gear. This makes gear progression much easier and faster than trying to progress with a regular character.
Can I delete my season character and make a new one?
Yes, you can. However, you will not get the leveling box aid item on a second character so make sure to put the box in your storage before you delete the character. You can then pick the item up on your new season character and can use it on that one.
In addition, if you have early graduated in the current season then you cannot make another season character.
The better option is to use Fughar’s Timepiece if possible.
Fughar’s Timepiece is an item that lets you COPY your current season character’s combat/skill exp to another character. This item will also swap the two character’s season status, meaning your new character will become your season character and your original character will become a normal character. This is useful if you would like to reroll your season character and don’t want to start again.
To get started, you need your season character to be level 25 or higher and your normal character to be level under level 25. Go to Fughar and complete the quest ‘[Season] Fugar’s Special Timepiece’ to obtain the special timepiece item, then use the item in your inventory to start the transfer. You can only use the item once. You will then see a screen that allows you to choose the character you want to swap. You will be given exchange coupons to swap the Tuvala weapons for the weapons needed for the other class.
When does the season start/end?
The current season started on 24th May 2023 and is expected to end on 26th July 2023
The season is ending soon, should I wait for next season?
If you are a new player and not sure if it’s worth starting a season character if the current season is set to end soon, then I can tell you that it is actually a good for you that the season is ending soon!
- You can create a season character this season and quickly get it to level 25+.
- This will reward you with an exchange ticket that you can take to Fughar and exchange for a “PEN Capotia Necklace”.
- A “PEN Capotia Necklace” is an endgame accessory that you will keep for a long time, and you can put it in storage to use on your main character later.
The exchange ticket is very easy to get and leveling does not take long at all, however, you only get 1 exchange ticket per season. So being able to get this exchange ticket means that you can create another season character when the next season starts, and you will get 2 endgame accessories instead of just 1.
While waiting for the next season to start, use this time to work out what class you would like to be your main character using trial characters, and start learning about systems in the game like life skills.
No characters are ever wasted on BDO, since having multiple alts is very beneficial, so don’t feel like your time is wasted by playing another character then making a season character as your main character at a later date!
Do you have to complete the Season Pass in order?
You can complete most of the tasks early and the progress will be saved, but you need to complete all the tasks before it to actually get the reward. The quests that require you to kill monsters (eg. defeat 3k monsters) will not progress until you get to that part of the Season Pass.
What rewards should I get with my [Season] Summer Seals items?
The Choose your pet Box is a very nice choice. Pets are useful because they can loot items for you automatically. It’s recommended to get 5 pets as early as possible to make things a lot more convenient for you when grinding. You can buy pets with real money or do quests to get free ones and buy more from the central marketplace with silver.
Other popular choices: Advice of Valks (+140), Memory Fragment Box
Does my Tuvala gear need to be full durability when I convert it?
When you convert the gear it will keep the current durability so make sure to repair it fully before you covert it. If you change your Tuvala gear to a boss piece it will come with full durability.
I have a lot of spare Beginner Black Stones, what should I do with them?
If you are already full PEN Naru gear then you can use your spare Beginner Black Stones to create a second PEN Naru piece or set and exchange it for PRI Tuvala. A second Tuvala set will be useful when you are trying to build fail stacks or as a backup piece when enhancing your Tuvala gear. Beginner Black Stones can also be sold to any NPC Vendor for a small silver gain. Unfortunately, there is no other use for the Beginner Black Stones at the moment.
What accessories should I use on my Season character?
The best accessories available to Season characters are Tuvala accessories, which have the highest AP once they are enhanced to PEN. However, Asula accessories are better than base Tuvala accessories and are good accessories to use at the start. I would also personally use Asula accessories or accessories from story quests at the beginning because you will be using your Tuvala ore to focus on your weapons and armor first.
I would also not bother with Naru accessories and use Asula accessories if possible unless you have lots of spare Beginner Black Stones and no other accessories to use. Naru accessories can only be enhanced to TRI and have very low AP. Even at TRI, they have lower AP than a base Asula accessory.
Asula accessories can be obtained from Abandoned Iron Mine, Helms Post, Elric Shrine, and Canyon of Corruption. They are easy areas for around level 56 with low AP requirements.
You can also grind at Titium Valley, Crescent Shrine, and Cadry Ruins to get a free DUO Tuvla Earring, Belt, or Ring depending on the area. These grind spots require level 56 or 57 and higher. You can read more about this in our Season Server Guide.
How do I convert my Naru gear to Tuvala gear?
You must have PEN Naru gear and must have completed the Mediah Story Questline up to the quest “Apocalyptic Prophecy“. There will then be a quest from your Black Spirit that you must complete. Next, open your inventory and there will be 3 icons on the left of your gear window. The top icon will have a sword and you can click this to begin the process of converting your gear. It’s highly recommended to convert your PEN Naru to PRI Tuvala to save your Time-filled Black Stones and other resources.
I only see the Valencia quest line, where have all my main quests gone?
You may have started the Simplified Main Questline by accepting the quest Birth of a Prestigious Family. If you complete this quest, your character won’t be able to do the normal questline before Valencia. If you want to do the normal questline you can forfeit the [Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family quest. If you have already completed this quest then you will have to continue with the Simplified questline. To do this use Fughar’s Memorandum item in your inventory and follow his instructions.
How do I start the Simplified Main Questline?
Follow the main story quest until you get to Velia. When you arrive at NPC Alustin MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT SPAM R and accept the quest [Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family. Then go to Fughar and complete this quest. Use Fughar’s Memorandum – Chapter 1, which can be found in your Inventory, and follow the instructions. Once you complete each chapter, talk to the Black Spirit to complete the Season Pass Challenges!
What if I lost Fughar’s Memorandum or forfeited the quest?
Just talk to the Black Spirit to get it back and restart the quest!
I have a [Season] Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate but Fughar won’t give me the quest?
Can I use my gear from this season in the next season?
Season gear from the current season cannot be used in the next season. When the current Tuvala gear is converted it can’t be used by season characters anymore. Unconverted gear is deleted during maintenance on the day that the next season starts.
Time-filled Blackstones, Tuvala Ore, and other enhancement items cannot be used either and will also be deleted. Make sure to sell any extras you have to an NPC because they are worth quite a lot of silver altogether.
Should I graduate early?
I personally would not graduate early unless you have boss gear already that you are eager to use.
There are many benefits to keeping your season character to the end of the season such as the combat and skill exp buffs. Time-filled Blackstones and Tuvala Ore are worth a lot of silver. If you do the weekly quests and grind on the season server you will have a lot of these left over at the end and they can be sold to a vendor for a lot of silver.
How do I Graduate Early?
If early graduation is possible, you can start the process by speaking to Fughar and telling him “I want to convert my season character to a regular character”. For full instructions check our Season Server guide. Please remember that early graduation is not mandatory and all characters will automatically graduate at the end of the season even if they do not meet the requirements.
Can my other characters use converted Tuvala/Boss gear?
Yes. Converted Tuvala and Boss gear becomes family-bound. This means it can be used on any of your regular characters. However, season characters in the next season cannot use the gear until they graduate and become a regular character.
How does the gear converting and exchanging for boss gear work?
At the end of the season, you will “convert” your Tuvala armor, weapons, and accessories so that you have 1 full set of gear.
This doesn’t actually do anything other than allow you to use the gear on any characters now instead of only your season character. But you won’t be able to enhance the gear anymore. Any gear that isn’t converted is deleted during maintenance on the day that the new season server starts.
After that, you can pick 1 armor or weapon that you’ve just converted and you turn it into boss gear. The enhancement goes down by 1 level. So if your Tuvala is PEN then it goes down to TET. This boss gear can be used on any of your characters and can be enhanced to become even stronger. Converted boss gear cannot be sold on the marketplace.
For the rest of your gear, you can use the Jetina Guaranteed PEN method to swap the rest of your gear for boss gear and start upgrading them.
What happens if my gear has crystals when I convert it?
Any crystals in your Tuvala gear will remain intact when you convert the Tuvala gear to regular gear.
If you are converting Tuvala gear into a boss piece and your Tuvala gear has crystals in it, you will need to remove them first or you will get an error message when you try to convert it. This can be done by summoning your Black Spirit, then choosing the “Transfusion” option and right-clicking your crystal to remove it. This will destroy the crystal.
You can safely remove the crystal using certain items, but these items aren’t always easily obtainable and I only recommend using them if you have very high-value crystals in your gear, such as JIN Vipers or HAN Hoom crystals. For more information about crystals, I recommend checking our guide.
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