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Black Desert Online - Tier 9 Dream Horse Awakening Guide

Getting a Tier 9 horse in BDO is not easy by any means, but this guide will show you the exact steps you need to get your own T9 Dream Horse!

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T9 (known as Dream Horses) and T10 horses are the end-game of Black Desert Online’s training lifeskill. Accessing this content proves to be a big challenge for everyone, because you either need a bunch of luck, a ton of patience, or spend billions in order to buy them.

In return, however, they are beautiful and enrich their host with important skills that can make the game much easier for the average user. As a passionate trainer myself, I have to say I am very happy about the arrival of Tier 10 horses, with this, every horse lover was presented with a new challenge, as there is no doubt that these Mythical Horse became very awesome! 🤩

If you prefer to start at the very beginning of the story, jump here to read about the basics of training and Black Desert Online’s horses, which we have already published in an earlier guide.

All Tier 9 Horses (Dream Horses) & Their Skills

T9 (aka Dream Horses) horses in the Black Desert Online, are horses that have special abilities and are much more useful than their predecessors. We distinguish several varieties, each with special abilities, but they also have common abilities.

Dreamy Arduanatt (Pegasus)

Arduanatt, T9 Dream horse in-game appearance in Black Desert Online | Picture by Norelly

Its unique ability is that it can glide with its wings. You can have a total of 24 abilities, with the exception of the Two-Seater ability, you can possess all the T8 skills.

Its special skills:

ICON SKILL KEYBOARD DESCRIPTION VALUE
S: Charge Q while Charging Horse can use Charge twice, consecutively 12,150,000
Courser’s Spirit Auto-activated when unmounted Horse regenerates its HP and Stamina when it’s parked 9,562,500
Double Jump SpaceBar while jumped Jump a second time in the air, must have Steak Leap & High Jump 13,162,500
Wings of Freedom Wings of Wind ← or → Allows Arduanatt to turn sideways while using Wings of the Wind 21,937,500
Wings of Wind E while Double Jump Reduces fall damage by 100% when Arduanatt uses Double Jump 21,375,000

And there is another special variety of pegasus, the Nightmare Arduanatt. But it’s only awarded to winners for separate worldwide events, so there are only a few copies of it in the game. Is no longer available to obtain, but click here to open a picture of it.

Dreamy Diné (Unicorn)

Unicorn, T9 Dream horse in-game appearance in Black Desert Online | Picture by Norelly

Its unique ability is to be fast, and out of all T9 horses, it’s the only one that doesn’t slow down when he reaches the great desert. You can have a total of 24 abilities, with the exception of Two-Seater ability, you can possess all the T8 skills.

Its special skills:

ICON SKILL KEYBOARD DESCRIPTION VALUE
S: Charge Q while Charging Horse can use Charge twice, consecutively 12,150,000
Courser’s Spirit Auto-activated when unmounted Horse regenerates its HP and Stamina when it’s parked 9,562,500
Double Jump SpaceBar while jumped Jump a second time in the air, must have Steak Leap & High Jump 13,162,500
Earth of Life E Heals Dine and friendly targets for 300 HP and 300 MP/WP/SP every 3 seconds for 30 seconds, max targets is 10 21,375,000
Earth of Protection Auto activates while using Earth of Life All AP, DP, Evasion +10 for you and up to 10 party members for 60 seconds 21,375,000

Dreamy Doom (Hellhorse)

Doom Horse, T9 Dream horse in-game appearance in Black Desert Online | Picture by Norelly

It is a fighting horse, plus it only has a 3rd sprint ability and this is the only T9 horse that can learn the Two-Seater skill. It has a total of 25 abilities.

Its special skills:

ICON SKILL KEYBOARD DESCRIPTION VALUE
S: Charge Q while Charging Horse can use Charge twice, consecutively 12,150,000
Courser’s Spirit Auto-activated when unmounted Horse regenerates its HP and Stamina when it’s parked 9,562,500
Double Jump SpaceBar while jumped Jump a second time in the air, must have Steak Leap & High Jump 13,162,500
Dark Flame Steps E Leaves a trail of fire to damage enemies 21,375,000
Dark Sprint F during S:Instant Accel AOE fire damage while using S:Instant Accel. After Instant Accel and S:Instant Accel, it activates the 3rd Instant Accel. 21,375,000

Base and ending stats

Base Stats at Lvl.1 Stat province at Lvl. 30

Arduanatt

Speed: 137.5%
Accel.: 137.5%
Turn: 122.5%
Brake: 122.5%
Speed: 140.4 – 175.2
Accel.: 140.4 – 175.2
Turn: 125.4 – 160.2
Brake: 125.4 – 160.2

Diné

Speed: 133%
Accel.: 133%
Turn: 127%
Brake: 127%
Speed: 135.9 – 170.7
Accel.: 135.9 – 170.7
Turn: 129.9 – 164.7
Brake: 129.9 – 164.7

Doom

Speed: 130%
Accel.: 130%
Turn: 139.8%
Brake: 139.8%
Speed: 132.9 – 167.7
Accel.: 132.9 – 167.7
Turn: 142.7 – 177.5
Brake: 142.7 – 177.5

Please keep in mind that the above maximum speeds are just official numbers. If you want to strive for the best (real numbers existing in experience) speed values during your horse training, these are the following:

  • ~165% in the case of Arduanatt
  • ~160% in the case of Diné
  • ~157% in the case of Doom.

By default, Tier 9 horses are randomly assigned stats between 0.1% and 1.3% at each level up. I can’t go without a word, even if your Training level affects what stats your horse can get at each level. The higher the training level you level a horse, the better chance you have of getting higher stats. From Master 3 levels upwards you get the bonus that you can’t get 0.1 rolls on T9s. So it’s worth pulling as high a training level as possible before you start leveling a T9.

How to Get A Dream Horse in BDO

There are three ways to obtain a Dream Horse:

  1. Awakening from a T8 Courser
  2. Obtaining from Shakatu’s Shiny Box (Life) (if you are the luckiest person on earth!)
  3. Buy it from the Horse Market. (roughly 8-12 billion silver, depending on the horse’s skill and gender)

In case your game focuses mostly on combat and you just want a really good T9 horse, buy it from the Horse Market instead of trying. The players sell a lot of horses with good statistics these days, you will surely find the horse you have imagined. Just think about how many random factors there are in case you prefer to make the horse for yourself: Do you have a T8 courser? Do you have material for the horse you want? What if you don’t get the kind of T9 you want? Especially if you only succeed after 40 failstacks. And if you get bad stats during leveling? …

Obtaining a T8 Courser

So what is a Courser? It’s a T8 horse that has learned the following skills:

and the golden horse head lights up in the information window.

Try to train a Courser yourself: You have to be very lucky to get a courser that way. Or am I just unlucky? If you have the opportunity, use Skill Changing Coupons to get your horse’s missing skills. You can get these from the Pearl Shop (F3), but sometimes we also get them from various events for free. If you aim to spend money on them, I suggesting waiting for special horse training bundles, that usually pack a lot of them for quite good value prices.

Buy it from the Horse Market: The price of these horses is around 600 million and 1 billion. This price depends on the horse’s skills, gender, and if they have any breeding count left. Keep in mind that you cannot buy a horse with dream horse failstacks.

If you want to buy a Courser from the Horse Market, but there isn’t any courser sitting in the Market, I suggest you set up the Horse Market notification (press ESC -> Settings-> General settings -> Alerts -> and turn on the Horse Market / Worker Exchange option). If the notification pops up at the top center of your screen, the horse will appear in the horse market exactly 10 minutes later.

So all you have to do is lie down on the Horse Market Refresh button 10 minutes later and buy it as soon as the horse appears.

Dream Horse Awakening

Before you get started, you need to know that – of course – the Tier 8 Courser will disappear, you will get the T9 instead. So it makes sense that the horse’s skills and the horse’s appearance on it are lost, and also make sure that there is no breed on it because if there is, it will be lost (T9 horses cannot breed anyway).

You also need to take the horse’s gear off before you start training, otherwise, you can’t start the process. The only thing that remains from the T8, is its name! If you try to awaken your horse with a Season Character and you succeed, don’t be afraid that you won’t be able to get on it, it’s because Season characters can’t use a T9 horse.

Steps to awakening the T8 Courser

Step 1: Go to Stonetail Horse Ranch or Grána and check in your horse at the stable keeper (Gula at Stonetail Horse Ranch, and Melabee at Grána). Select Courser Training from the options. For a try you need 1 Krogdalo’s Origin Stone , have it as many times as you want to try.

Step 2: Get to 200% by using the horse awakening materials described below.

Step 3 (Optional): Use 100 Cron Stones . If you fail, these stones will protect half of your materials. Remember that you can also get Cron Stones by extracting costumes. It’s much cheaper than purchasing the Crons from the Blacksmith.

It is my well-established habit to pre-order a Classic Outfit Box at the Central Market (premium boxes work same) and extracting the crons from the costume it contains. The box’s price is currently 355 million Silver on the Central Market and gives 355 Crons for the whole set (this is the Dark Knight costume numbers). So it’s already half price than the Blacksmith, but of course will require patience!

Dream Horse Materials

ICON ITEM EFFECT OBTAINED FROM MARKET VALUE
Stonetail Fodder Arduanatt Material
1% on Skill Training
Combine 20×20 farming byproduct. At the Processing Window (L) select Simple Cooking to combine them. Farming byproduct can be obtained by harvesting crops. 2,500,000
Rainbow Gem Fruit Arduanatt Material
1% on Skill Training
Exchange x10 Imperial Delivery Seals or x10 Peridot Petal 2,500,000
Fruit of Yianaros Arduanatt Material
2% on Skill Training
Defeating monsters, gathering or fishing, Black Spirit’s Adventure, Loyalty, Login Reward
Spirit Pouch of Ferocious Beast Diné Material
1% on Elegance Training
Exchange 25 x Hunter’s Token or x10 Peridot Petal; Khalk and Wale’s drop 2,500,000
Breezy Conch Seaweed Diné Material
1% on Elegance Training
Exchange x10 Peridot Petal or RNG drop from fishing 2,500,000
Mysterious Blue Conch Diné Material
2% on Elegance Training
Defeating monsters, gathering or fishing, Black Spirit’s Adventure, Loyalty, Login Reward
Deep Blue Hoof Root Doom Material
1% on Strength Training
Exchange 7 x Peridot Leaf or RNG drop from gathering 2,500,000
Pure Forest Breath Doom Material
1% on Strength Training
RNG drop from every mob, or 10×10 combined Spirit Stone Fragments. At the Processing Window (L) select Simple Alchemy, and combine them. 2,500,000
Crimson Fire Flower Doom Material
2% on Strength Training
Defeating monsters, gathering or fishing, Black Spirit’s Adventure, Loyalty, Login Reward

Other ways to obtain these materials:

  • Opening a Courser Training Reward Box , that can be exchanged for  Golden Seal – [Imperial Training]
  • There are two daily quests from Shamhain at Stonetail Horse Ranch, which gives you one or two optional materials daily (The requirement is Professional 1 Training level for one material, and Master 1 Training level for two of them.)
  • The daily quest from Miles <Stable Keeper> at Old Moon Grand Pix horse race gives 10 optional materials for 20x Old Moon Grand Pix Coin.

Quick ways to obtain materials:

Peridot Leaf is one of the easiest items to obtain, for example the Kamasylvia Main questline awards a ton of these. Also, there are a lot of daily quests that give you Peridot Leaf as a reward. We have collected the best 15 daily quests for you, but it’s not an extensive list:

  • [Repeat] A Tune for Spirit
  • [Repeat] Arnatte’s Melody
  • [Repeat] Bold Investment
  • [Repeat] Carrot Delivery
  • [Repeat] Defeat the Boss
  • [Repeat] Delights of the Lake
  • [Repeat] Eat. Drink. Fly.
  • [Repeat] Elixir of Relaxation
  • [Repeat] Even the Smallest of Life
  • [Repeat] Evidence of Someone
  • [Repeat] Full-Scale War
  • [Repeat] Good Old Friends
  • [Repeat] Intact Research Material
  • [Repeat] Master of Acting
  • [Repeat] Meet the Deadline

 

In addition, Stonetail Fodder is also easy to obtain through Farming. In broad lines, it’s all about renting gardens on which to plant fast-growing plants. Since you can get farming byproducts during the Breeding (F6) procedure, when the plants are done, choose the Breeding option on them. Farming in itself is a bit more complicated, so it will be worth checking Guides for it if you haven’t already begun to do it.

The Courser Training Window

Dream horse awakening window (Courser Training) in Black Desert Online

The structure of the training window is simple: the available ingredients are located on the right side of the window, simply select the items you like to use and then click Training. This will put the materials in. Then an animation starts, which sends the materials used to the sphere at the top of the window (which is Krogdalo’s Origin Stone).

We need to fill this orb to 200%, which can consist of (at least) two types of materials, or we can work with all three. In this case, during a successful awakening, we have roughly as many chances of the desired horse as we used from its ingredients during training.

It also follows that if you want to put a particular horse to a great chance but don’t want to use ingredients over 100%, you can mathematically get the best chance by using the ingredients in a ratio of 100%-50%-50%.

Of course, if we want to maximalize our odds on just one horse, it will cost more. In this case, you will get to 100% normally, but 100-180% you will get half of the % progress. (The other 20% should be another horse type’s material!)

If you only pack a few ingredients into it, which is not enough for one try, you can use the horse with confidence, the ingredients will be included on your next visit. Failstacks and “inserted” ingredients are also bounded to the horse, so they aren’t visible on another courser that you put into the stable.

Awakening and Success Rate:

As you can see in the picture above, the training window shows us the Increase Awakening Rate and the Current Success Rate. For the first time, your chance of successful enchantment is 1%.

After that, each time you fail, that number increases by 0.2%. Based on the data currently available to me, NOTHING else affects this number (training skill, p2w things, deaths of the horse, etc), it cannot be increased in any other way.

Best Gear for Dream Horse

Oquilla Dream Horse Set on Dine Horse, Black Desert Online | Picture by Norelly

Of course, these horses can also be equipped with horse gear. The horse can be equipped with a basic armor set as well as Pearl Shop’s items.

Anyway, these “outfits” which can be sold at the Pearl Shop (F3), not just boost the look of your horse, they will even give you a 10% bonus chance to learn a new skill as a set bonus, if you lvl up with your horse.

I wouldn’t go into the basic armor sets separately, you may have read about this in an earlier article. However, if you want to put more powerful equipment on your horse, I recommend the Granverre Set or the Krogdalo Sets, depending on the Silver you wish to spent. I will post a quick overview here, but you can read more about Krogdalo Sets in our existing Krogdalo Horse Set Guide.

Horse Gear 5-set Effects:

  • Granverre Horse Gear – no Set Bonus
  • Krogdalo’s Horse Gear – Wind: AP +5 to 10 allies for 60 min (including self)
  • Krogdalo’s Horse Gear Earth: Damage Reduction +3 and Evasion +3 to 10 allies for 60 min (including self)
  • Krogdalo’s Horse Gear Sea: Max HP/Stamina +100 to 10 allies for 60 min (including self)

Courser’s Spirit Method – Train a Tier 9 horse with all skills

With each level, there is a chance that your horse will learn a new skill and at the same time increase its speed. Well, your speed will also perform within certain values, I mentioned this above. However, your training level affects this, so you can improve these numbers.

For example, my Master 11 level gives: “Increases the chance of gaining a higher minimum movement speed by 9.1% when your mount gains a level.” Your Training level also affects how much chance you have of learning a new ability when your horse hits a new level.

And now comes the P2W method that makes it easy to get that particular 24/24 horse.

The bottom line is that when you use a Skill Changing Coupon and swap a horse’s ability called Courser’s Spirit for another, there’s a good chance at the next level gets it back, thus gaining another skill. The Courser Spirit’s learning chance is pretty good, but not 100%.

So there are times when the horse may not learn a new skill when leveling up (be sure to calculate with this), or it may not be the Courser’s Spirit.

Repeat this for as long as you want. Starting this around lvl 15 is worth it, but of course, it depends on how many abilities you wish to train.

Selling a Dream Horse on Horse Market

In the case of T9s, as in the case of their predecessors, the goods for sale are determined by their gender and the skills they possess. Male horses are between 8 and 10 billion, while female ones are between 10 and 12 billion.

You have to pay tax on every sale, which means that a certain amount (this is 30%) is deducted from the price of the horse in any case. After deducting the tax, you can get back a certain amount of Silver due to your training level:

  • Beginner Training level 1-10: 0%
  • Apprentice Training level 1-10: 1% – 1.9%
  • Skilled Training level 1-10: 2% – 2.9%
  • Professional Training level 1-10: 5% – 7.7%
  • Artisan Training level 1-10: 10% – 15%
  • Master Training level 1-30: 20% – 26%
  • Guru Training level 1-50: 30%

It will be also important to survey the Horse Market before you want to sell your horse. It is important to know the demand for the horses you want to sell, for example, if the Market is saturated with Doom horses, you may want to reset your horse with a Mount Skill Reset Coupon because maybe you will have a chance to sell it as level 1. It is also very common to buy only those level 30 horses that have learned all the abilities.

The price of Tier 9 attempts

First, let’s take only the first 2 tries. Assume that you should buy all the raw materials at the highest price from the Central Market, and you use Cron Stones obtained by extracting costumes.

1st try: x100 + x100 + x1 + x100 = 250,000,000 + 250,000,000 + 16,000,000 + 100,000,000 = 616,000,000 Silver.
2nd try: x50 + x50 + x1 + x100 = 125,000,000 + 125,00,000 + 16,000,000 + 100,000,000 = 366,000,000 Silver.

So all further tries will cost 366,000,000 Silver each.

It means that (at these prices!), about 19-31 failstacks result in as much expense as if we had bought the horse from the Horse Market. But of course, these are just illustrative numbers, which can change in many cases, and also keep in mind that we are using the cron price from extracting central market costumes (roughly 420 million for 420 crons).

Practice shows that the highest average of people between 10 and 25 try successfully awaken their horse. Outside the average, of course, there are (very lucky) 1-5 FS horses and 40-70 FS cases.

Norelly

Grew up in the world of games, studied journalism & programming, so I'm here to unite my passions! Currently a big fan of Black Desert Online and League of Legends. Probably still training horses at BDO.

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2 responses to “Black Desert Online – Tier 9 Dream Horse Awakening Guide”

  1. Kuro says:

    Woah! Is the horn edited on? I have never seen the t10 dine with the horn <3

    • Norelly says:

      Yeah, it was. It seems like i am found an edited version of this picture, so I’ve fixed it already. Unfortunately, the photo presented by at Heidel Ball, the unicorn really didn’t have horns 🙁

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