Black Desert Online – The Ultimate Guide to Season Characters

Creating a season character in BDO provides you with many benefits, and a fresh gameplay experience!

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The season server is a recent event in the life of BDO that is designed to make things easier for old and new players by providing events and rewards to its participants that greatly facilitate the leveling and gearing process. One such season usually lasts for a few months, during which time we have the opportunity to develop a new character to an already relevant level.

I think this is a very good opportunity for new players because it helps a lot to catch up with older players as it provides a lot more help than leveling a character during the off-event period. Anyway, anyone can create such a character, not specifically just new or returning players. For them, additional rewards are the attraction, and of course, to try new classes.

Creating a Season Character

You can create a seasonal character at the Create Character window after you choose your character and ticked the „Season Character” option.

You can create only one season character per family (each season). If you want to create another season character, you must delete the one you had previously created. As opposed to classic characters, season characters only take 3 minutes to delete.

Once you have created a Season Character, you will see a special mark in the character selection window which shows you that the character is a Season Character.

Season Servers

Season Servers are focused on character growth, but Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers. It provides Combat EXP +100%; Skill EXP +20% buff for the entire duration of the event.

Forced PvP is not possible in the Season Servers. Season Arsha Server, a server that will allow players to engage in forced PvP, will be available within a month after Season Servers are opened.

Their name is Season 1-4 and Season(PVP) which was renamed from Kamasylvia 1-4 solely for the duration of the event period.

Event NPC: Fughar

Fughar is a Season Server exclusive NPC who will be located next to the Stable Keepers in large towns including Velia. Most season-related quests are available from him, so you’ll encounter quite a few during your journey.

Season Character Benefits

You can pocket several rewards during the event, which are:

1. Bountiful skill EXP

You can obtain the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze from Fughar whenever you complete the main quests for Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah, Valencia, Grána, and Drieghan.

Use the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze to get plenty of Skill EXP and grow your character by learning more powerful skills.

2. Leveling Aid Boxes

If you reach Lv. 10 with your season character, you will get a Leveling Aid Box as a Season Pass objective completion reward. You receive more items from Leveling Aid Boxes as you level up your character. These all contain items that will help you on your journey up to level 61. If you delete this item, the item not obtainable in any other form.

3. Enhancement gear of Advice of Valks

You can accept season exclusive quests from Fughar, one per Family.

Excluding accessories, if you equip 7 TRI (III) Tuvala gears, you will receive 7 Advice of Valks (+40) , and if you equip 7 TET (IV) Tuvala gears, you will receive 7 Advice of Valks (+60) .

4. Collect and exchange!

During the event period, you can collect special items from the Black Spirit Pass and exchange them for various rewards. In some seasons it was Coco Leaf and later Morning Frostflower.

Available all the time:

– x5: Valks’ Cry x1
– x5: Cron Stone x3

Available via Quest offered at max 3 times per Family:

– x7: Artisan’s Memory x3
– x7: Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon
– x10: Advice of Valks (25-35)

Available via Quest offered at max once per Family:

– x20: Advice of Valks (+50)
– x20: Caphras Stone Bundle (10-50)
– x20: Tachros’ Spirit Stone
– x30: Caphras Stone Bundle (50-100)
– x30: Advice of Valks (+60)
– x30: Blessing of Kamasylve (20 Days)
– x30: Secret Book of Old Moon (20 Days)
– x30: Wizard Gosphy
– x30: Tier 8 White Horse (With Instant Accel)
– x30: Manos Riding Crop
– x30: Manos Necklace
– x30: Manos Earring
– x30: Manos Ring
– x30: Manos Belt
– x40: Main Weapon Exchange Coupon
– x40: Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupon
– x40: Awakening Weapon Exchange Coupon
– x50: 3 Weapon Exchange Coupons

You can exchange these items at NPC Patrigio in Velia, these items will, of course, also remain at the end of the season event.

5. Rift’s Echo

Rift’s Echo is a new boss scroll recommended for parties of 5 and can only be summoned on Season servers. You can craft this scroll from Rift’s Fragments x5, if you arranged them in a shape into a +. These fragments can be obtained by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamaslyvia, or Drieghan, or as a reward from Savage Rift. Rift Echo can be obtainable from doing weekly quests (which I explained below in the Quests section). If your team has successfully defeated the monsters summoned by the scroll, the obtainable items are Time-filled Black Stones, Tuvala Ore, Refined Magical Black Stones, and Tuvala Accessories.

Season Pass and the Black Spirit Pass

The essence of the Season Pass is that you have to complete various missions for which valuable rewards come. This is only available on season characters and can be accessed by clicking on the Season Pass icon in the upper right corner (in the picture below). This is a free feature available to everyone.

The Black Spirit Pass, on the other hand, is already paid, it can be obtained from the Pearl Shop(F3) above level 10, it is a premium version of the season pass with premium rewards. The rewards here are also in the Season Pass window, this is in the second column as shown in the image above.

In both cases, the rewards must be activated and taken out one after the other. However, it is not mandatory to complete the missions in order, the system will save them in case you can activate them in order later.

Seasonal Gears

Special characters deserve special gear. Since Season characters cannot equip regular gear, you have to equip the character with Naru and Tuvala gear. Only the Asula jewelry set is an exception to this, as well as the main story quest’s reward items. Items that can be used are marked with a yellow Black Spirit mark. While seasonal characters have an advantage in many ways, they still lack one thing: their inability to ride T9 horses.

  1. Naru Gear

The Naru gear first introduced in the Autumn season was slightly weaker than Tuvala gear, but they can be obtained during your adventures from Balenos to Mediah. Naru gear can also be enhanced with Beginner Black Stones and allow you to reach higher enhancement levels more easily compared to enhancing Tuvala gear. Show Fughar a Naru gear enhanced up to PEN (V) level and he will upgrade it to a Tuvala gear of PRI (I) level (of the same gear part) for you.

Where to obtain Naru Gear pieces:

  • Monsters drop in Serendia, Calpheon and Mediah
  • At the end of the main story quests in Serendia and Calpheon
  • Exchange Beginner Black stones

About Beginner Black stones:

You can obtain them from the main story quest, or by heating regular black stones to turn them into Beginner Black Stones.

You can exchange them for Naru Gear at Fughar:

  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x1 = Naru Armor x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x5 = Naru Accessory x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1 = Naru Main Weapon Box x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1 = Naru Sub-weapon Box x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon)x5 = Naru Accessory x1

Enhancing Naru Gear:

Naru gear is much easier to enhance than Tuvala gear. You need to use Beginner Black Stones to enhance Naru gear. Naru armor and weapons can be enhanced up to PEN and accessories up to TRI. Once you reach PEN Naru armor/weapons, Fughar can exchange it for you for PRI Tuvala gear (requirement: finished Mediah main questline).

2. Tuvala Gear

Only Season Characters can use Tuvala gear, and to get Tuvala gear you will need Tuvala Ores. You can get Tuvala Ores by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins. When you have collected enough, you can take your Tuvala Ores to blacksmiths to exchange them for weapons, defense gear, or accessories. Blacksmiths NPCs can be found in most large towns.

Exchange Tuvala Ore x1 to one of the following:

  • Tuvala Helmet x1
  • Tuvala Armor x1
  • Tuvala Gloves x1
  • Tuvala Shoes x1
  • Tuvala Main Weapon Box x1
  • Tuvala Sub-Weapon Box x1
  • Tuvala Awakening Weapon Box x1.

Exchange Tuvala Ore x5 to one of the following:

  • Tuvala Necklace x1
  • Tuvala Ring x1
  • Tuvala Earring x1
  • Tuvala Belt x1.

Tuvala Accessories (from basic to PEN) can be Heated for Tuvala Ores through the Processing Widow(L) and select Heating.

Enhancing Tuvala Gear:

If you need more help about enhancing, check out our Enhancing Guide.

Basically, Tuvala Gear pieces uses Time-filled Black Stones to enhance. It is a slightly more difficult process than enhancing Naru Gear, but still much easier than enhancing the regular gear pieces. However, there is one more item that can be used for improvements, which is Refined Magical Black Stone. It is used to perform guaranteed enhancement on Tuvala gear from PRI (I) to TRI (III). Stones required for PRI (I) gear: 10, for DUO (II) gear: 20, and for TRI(III) gear: 30.

If the durability of the Tuvala gear goes down if your enhancement attempt fails, go see a blacksmith to recover the Max durability of your gear and try again.

Suggested Fail Stacks for enhancing:

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:

Enhancement Failstack
PRI 0
DUO 5
TRI 10
TET 20
PEN 50

 

[Season] Rift Frostflower can be obtained by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Dreighan, or O’dylitta. You can exchange them with Fughar.

Quests

1. Main Quests

It’s important to follow the main quest chains, because it is essential in many ways, for example, the Season Pass also gets to the last reward through these. I mentioned above that for every milestone you leave when you complete one of the territorial main questlines, you obtain the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze. This book is important because it contains plenty of Skill EXP which helps you to grow your character by learning more powerful skills.

So, let’s do the main questlines!

2. Weekly Quests

There are 22 recurring quests, which you can do. You can find these at the Quest Window (press O), and select the Recurring tab, and then choose the [Season] Stronger Tuvala Gear title. These give you valuable rewards, so I definitely recommend that you complete these quests.

Obtainable rewards:

  • Rift’s Echo
  • Time-filled Black Stone
  • Tuvala Ore
  • Refined Magical Black Stone

3. Regional Quests

Regional quests are very useful because they give you useful things, like stones and accessories. If you enter the monster area, the quest will be popped automatically. The goal is to kill a certain amount of monsters in each area. The quests rewards are only available for season characters, if you do it with your non-season character, it will give you only Combat EXP.

Monster Zone Level Requirements Target & Rewards
Bashim Base Lv. 56 250 monsters: 20 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 20 Refined Magical Black Stones
Desert Naga Temple Lv. 56 250 monsters: 20 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 100 Time-Filled Black Stones
Titium Valley Lv. 56 250 monsters: 100 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: DUO Tuvala Earring
Cadry Ruins Lv. 57 250 monsters: 20 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: DUO Tuvala Belt
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair Lv. 57 250 monsters: 20 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 20 Refined Magical Black Stones
Crescent Shrine Lv. 57 250 monsters: 20 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: DUO Tuvala Ring
Fadus Habitat Lv. 57 250 monsters: 120 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
Tshira Ruins Lv. 57 250 monsters: 120 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
Protty Cave Lv. 57 250 monsters: 120 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
Polly’s Forest Lv. 58 250 monsters: 120 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 montsers: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
Waragon Nest Lv. 58 250 monsters: 120 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 30 Refined Magical Black Stones
Sherekhan Necropolis Lv. 60 250 monsters: 150 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
Blood Wolf Settlement Lv. 60 250 monsters: 150 Time-Filled Black Stones
500 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
Taphtar Plain Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Basilisk Den Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Roud Sulfur Mine Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Pila Ku Jail Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Navarn Steppe Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Manshaum Forest Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore
Forest Ronaros Lv. 60 250 monsters: 40 Refined Magical Black Stones
500 monsters: 50 Tuvala Ore

Graduation

There is usually an early graduation in each season, which by implication allows you to transform the seasonal character into a normal character, and collect the rewards sooner. Unconverted characters are automatically converted to normal characters at the end of the season, but are not automatically deleted in any way.

Your Rewards for the Season

At the end of the current season, you will get many rewards for your participation. Here is the list of the rewards:

  • [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box
  • [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon
  • Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement
  • Graduation Cap
  • 20% Discount Coupon
  • Advice of Valks
  • Golden Graduation Cap
  • [Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)
  • [Event] Elion’s Tear
  • Blessed Message Scroll
  • [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll
  • [Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll
  • [Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone
  • Premium Elixir Box
  • Finto’s Filling/Sweet/Fresh Juice

Special Rewards

Summer Season special reward: PEN (V) Capotia accessories
Autumn Season special reward: Perilla’s Star
Winter Season special reward: PEN (V): Capotia Belt

Special Rewards can get by exchanging the “Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon” with Fughar.

How to Convert Tuvala Gear

When you graduate, you can obtain a total of 13 Tuvala Conversion Stones which matches a full set of gear that allows you to convert the season-exclusive Tuvala gear to normal gear. Keep in mind that using the [Season] Tuvala Armor Conversion Stone will result in items that can no longer be enhanced.

Boss Gear Exchange

You can use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon you acquire during graduation on a converted Tuvala gear to exchange it for a Boss gear. Only one [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon is given per Family and since you can convert only one of your Tuvala gear parts into a Boss gear.

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

 

When you exchange a Tuvala gear for a Boss gear, it decreases the enhancement level by one.

Tuvala Gear Enhancement Boss Gear Enhancement
PRI (I) +15
DUO (II) PRI (I)
TRI (III) DUO (II)
TET (IV) TRI (III)
PEN (V) TET (IV)

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What doesn't kill you - gives you more XP! Grew up in the world of games, currently studying journalism, so I'm here to combine both of my passions! Currently a big fan of Black Desert Online.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there, i am a noob and started late beginning or march with my character. I still managed to ding 61 yesterday.
    My question is, do we get some time to convert our gear after the season ended? I think i read that on the pearl website,
    that we get 1 week after the season ended to turn in our stuff. IS this really true? Because the website also tells that
    all gear which is not converted will get deleted after the season ended, it is kinda unclear.
    Thanks for your guide anway!

    • Hey!

      There’s nothing wrong with not being clear about the end of the season, it’s a big confusing set of information. 🙂 I looked after this question and found that: “For unconverted Tuvala gear that was obtained during Winter Season, they will be converted and returned to Adventurers during the March 31 maintenance following the criteria below.” Click here to read the full notice about this.

  2. Two questions.

    -If we don’t finish season pass before the end of the season, do we still get Graduation rewards?

    – I’m toward the end of my Season Pass and I notice it says to defeat the World Bosses. But it also has “and use a (I forget the name. Has the word ‘Courage’ in it. I’m currently 59. If I merely participate in world bosses while I’m leveling, will it retro credit me after I’m 60 (Bc rewards for bosses come after the reward for 60) and what is the item it’s telling us to use after defeating them?

    • Thank you for your question.
      – I think yes, you’ll get rewards at the end of the season without passing all the game pass parts.
      – Yes, this item is the “Response to Precious Courage” that you received from the defeated World Bosses. This is a scroll that every normal boss drops (I think bloodstorm, nightmare and etc. doesn’t drop this), and it has 24 hours expiration date. You should use these scrolls to get these parts from the Season Pass. So after killing your previous world bosses, you will only get this if you have used these scrolls before.

  3. Hi, thanks for the guide! I have a question I’m a complete noob and just started the game, I don’t think I have enough time to get the best gear currently got to 121 Ap and just unlocked awaken weapon, i started on season server, is it better to restart the game next season ? Because I still don’t know how to play it, and I a delete my season character and in next season I create a new one can my gear get transferred to a normal character? Or I have to create a complete new account ?

    • Hey Val!

      Thank you, I hope you found my guide useful.
      Yes, I think it will definitely be worth starting a new character next season, which will give you more time to get to a higher level with it. At the end of the current season, the seasonal characters will automatically changed to regular characters. You won’t be able to move your current gear for your new seasonal character, but it was definitely helpful to get this far with it, too, because the experience will be yours forever now, and then with this knowledge you can start the new season. You do not need to start a completely new account, as your current character will be a normal character, and you will be able to create a new seasonal character in the new season again.

    • Yes! Although the requirement for early graduation is to earn the full pass reward, nonetheless, at the end of the season, all seasonal characters are automatically converted to normal characters.

    • Thank you, GipC91! 🙂

      This season(Winter season) will end on 31st March 2021. There is no official information about the start of next season yet, we are just guessing. Maybe the beginning of April or May?

  4. Hi, I only started playing in winter season , can I still get the pen capotes ring instead of the belt as reward for this season or pen both perhaps ?
    Also do I need to do velencia 2 questions to get the secret book of misty breeze ? Should I save them to open during skill exp buff ? I keep getting conflicting info there.

    Thank you for this guide , it was tremendously helpful

    • Dear Nik,

      I’m glad you found my guide useful!
      – When you finish the season, you can choose from the “big rewards”, so yes, you can choose the pen capotia ring instead of the pen belt, but only if you haven’t earned it in previous seasons, you can only exchange them once.
      – The Valencia 2 questline is not absolutely necessary for the season, although you get a book if you do it, in my personal opinion this questline is very frustrating and it wouldn’t be worth it to me just because of the books.
      – Books are not affected by skill EXP buffs

  5. I accidentally created a seasonal character. Is there any way I can make it a Normal character, or do I have to delete it?

    • Dear David,

      Unfortunately, there is no way to convert an existing character to normal or season one(of course the exception is the end-of-season graduation). You have to delete it and create a new one if you want to use it right now. But at the end of the season, it will be a normal character automatically.

    • Hey, as far as I know if you speak to Fughar (the NPC exchanging Tuvala ore for gear), you should see an option to convert this character to normal character.

    • Dear Davide!

      The character won’t be deleted, but if you will not convert your gear, it will disappear. On the other hand, you can’t even collect certain rewards for the season.
      (If you don’t know how to convert your char: Visit Fughar, talk with him, and choose the dialogue about the character conversion. This leads you to a quest that will convert your season char and your gear into normal ones.)

        • No, you can’t create another season character after one graduated in one season. You can only start a new season character within a season if you have not graduated with the first char. In this case, you delete the character, and you can move its items to the new seasonal char.

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