Spoiler: Coursers The courser system classifies horses as either courser or non-courser based on what skills they have learned. The skills required for a horse to gain courser status increase as the tier of the horse increases and a horse will automatically be classified as a courser when they learn the required skills. A courser is marked with a gold symbol on their image while a non-courser is marked with a silver symbol. If you hover your mouse over the courser symbol in your horse's details window an information box will pop up that lists the required skills for the different tiers. What are the benefits given to horses that achieve courser status? The market price for a courser is increased compared to non-coursers. Breeding two coursers guarantees the foal is born with 2 random skills Breeding a courser with a non-courser has a chance of the foal being born with either 1 random skill or 2 random skills Courser status does NOT effect the number of born skills in a foal attained through exchange Courser status does NOT change the horses speed, accel, turn, or brake percentage A tier 8 that is level 30 and has courser status is eligible for awakening Skills Required for Courser Status: Check the Additional Resources section of this guide for a tracking template which will help you track how close your horses are to becoming coursers. Spoiler: Steps to Awaken a Dream Horse Players are now able to progress towards awakening a level 30 Tier 8 courser into a Dream Horse. Dream Horses are more commonly referred to as tier 9 horses. They are made up of the Pegasus "Arduanatt", the unicorn "Diné", and the hellhorse "Doom". Steps to awaken a lv30 T8 Courser: 1. Remove all equipment, costume, and inventory items from the horse and stable the horse with Gula at Stonetail Horse Ranch or Melabee of Grána. An option will be available to select from the menu: “Courser Training” Selecting the “Courser Training” option will open the Dream Horse training window 2. There are 3 different training areas: “Skill Training”, “Elegance Training”, and “Strength Training” Each of these training areas can be increased using different materials which you must collect You can get a maximum of 180% in each of the three training areas, with a maximum total or 200% across all three It takes 1 item to gain 1% in a training area up to 100% Above 100% each training item gives 0.5% Each training type is associated with a specific dream horse. Training in a particular training type will increase your chance of a successfully awakening the associated dream horse. The associations are as follows: Skill - Arduanatt Elegance - Diné Strength - Doom You can reach a maximum of 90% chance of a successful awakening being a particular dream horse You must get a total of 200% in training from any combination of the three areas in order to attempt an awakening Once training has reached 200% you cannot apply any more of the training items. 3. You can choose which items and how many that you wish to apply. In order to apply a training item you must click the associated box (in the image below the "Strength" training type has been selected) All items that are eligible to be used for that training type will become highlighted in your inventory Right click the item in your inventory and input the intended number for use, then click the "Training" button to apply it to the horse The % listed in the symbol above the training select button represents the total % trained on that particular horse, it is specific to that horse and will persist even if the horse is removed from the stable but will reset to 0 if the horse is sold. 3. There are a multitude of which through which the training materials can be obtained. The primary methods of obtaining each item are listed in the image below. One or Two materials of your choice can be obtained each day by completing a daily quest picked up at Stonetail Horse Ranch. The quest requires that you capture a wild horse The quest is titled "[Training] In search of the Finest Courser" There are two versions of the quest. The first requires you to be a Professional 1 trainer and will reward you with one item You must pick up this quest prior to capturing the horse This version is completed as soon as successfully mounting the horse and does not require you to register it The second requires you to be a Master 1 trainer and will reward you with two items This quest completes when you register the horse at the stable keeper It is possible to pick up the quest after capturing the horse just prior to registering Note: If you are of the correct training level and still not seeing the quest, make sure you have all quests visible by opening the quest window with O and clicking the "All" square until it is gold Please note: Some of the above items may become available in additional locations or by additional means as new updates and regions are applied to the game. This image is not regularly updated and therefor not intended to be all inclusive. 4. "Cancel Training" At any time during the process of awakening a horse you can slick the button "Cancel Training" Cancelling training allows you to remove your horse from the stable as you would any other horse The % of training and the number of fail stacks that you have accumulated on that horse will still be present when you re-click the "Courser Training" button Cancelling training will not negatively impact the process of awakening in any way. 5. The final step needed in order to attempt awakening consists of attaining a single additional material. The material is known as “Krogdolo’s Origin Stone” which can be obtained following the details listed in the image above. The Krogdolo's Origin Stone only needs to be within your inventory at the time of awakening, it does not require any application to be used The symbol at the top of the training page will light up when you carry a Krogdolo's Origin Stone 6. Once these steps are completed you can attempt to awaken your tier 8 courser. If awakening fails, the 200% training you obtained through collected materials will be reduced back to 0% and you will need to begin awakening training again. Only awakening training % is affected, the horse’s level and skills will not be affected. You have the option of using x100 Cron Stone to reduce the training loss instead to 100%. Double check that you have this option selected before attempting if you plan to use them. The base chance of success is 1%, each fail adds a fail stack If you succeed your horse awakens to become a Dream Horse!! Spoiler: Dream Horse Details Once you have successfully awakened a Tier 9, what are you left with? The first thing you will notice is that your T8 courser has been replaced by a Dream Horse of the same name The Dream Horse begins at level 1 with a new set of skills and base stats The Dream Horse loses the ability to breed The Dream Horses are capable of learning skills as they level like other mounts but have additional sets of skills they can learn which are not available to lower tier horses. Some of these new skills are shared across all Dream Horses and some are specific to the individual. Arduanatt starts at level 1 with Wings of Wind, Double Jump, and Courser's Spirit Diné starts at level 1 with Earth of Life, Double Jump, and Courser's Spirit Doom starts at level 1 with Dark Flame Steps, Double Jump, and Courser's Spirit. There is a chance to also start with Dark Sprint. Doom is the only Dream Horse capable of learning the Two Seater skill Dream horses can be sold on the horse market to other players. Male Dream Horses tend to be around 2 billion silver less than females at level 30. Female horses in BDO are inherently worth more than males due to their ability to only breed once. This price rule applies to Dream Horses despite the fact they cannot breed. Spoiler: How Can I Prepare? Here is a list of ways you can prepare yourself for awakening attempts: Get a T8 courser This is arguably one of the most difficult steps which will either require a lot of luck or a lot of money T8s can become a courser naturally through level up but this occurrence tends to be very rare The most effective way to get a T8 courser is still to use skills change coupons. There is plenty of discussions on the best way to do this if you hunt around the Horse Mega-threads. Buying T8s is also an option if you have a couple hundred mil to spare Start Farming Farming byproducts, shown below , can be used to obtain Stonetail Fodder by combining 20x of any two types using Simple Cooking The byproducts shown above from left to right are as follows: Seed Half Eaten by a Bird x15 Mutant Plant x20 Premature Fruit x25 Plant with Rotting Roots x15 Unusual Fruit x20 Stonetail Fodder is available on the marketplace, farming byproducts, however, are not. To begin your farming adventure, take a look at this guide here: Dulfy Farming Guide It is important to remember that byproducts are only obtained through plant breeding (collecting the seeds rather than the produce) Use this chart below to determine what size farms you should have to maximize your planting space based on the amount of contribution points you are willing to dedicate. Useful Hint: You can rent more than one farm from a single NPC. You no longer have to place the farms in between purchases. Imperial Delivery The seals you collect through imperial delivery can be exchanged for Rainbow Fruit Gems This method and farming provide you with items to train the same type If you do wish to pursue these items, this guide will help you get started: Dulfy Imperial Trading Guide Horse Racing Horse Race Seals, which are obtained through horse racing, can be exchanged for Swaying Wind and Rumbling Earth Shards This step only requires 25-75 seals per awakening attempt This is not the only method for acquiring these items so don't distress if you're not a fan of racing. If you would like to pick up horse racing, take a look at this guide here: Dulfy Horse Racing Guide Or take a look in the resources section for the Compendium of bookmarks for other guides made by the community. Imperial Training You can collect Shiny Golden Seal - [Imperial Training] which can be exchanged for Swaying Wind and Rumbling Earth Shards These seals can be used in conjunction with Horse Racing Seals or entirely on their own to obtain the shards and would also require 25-75 per attempt For those who have some spare money and aren't inclined to race or level horses, you can simply purchase level 15+ horses off the market to trade in immediately.The shards and origin stones can also be bought directly off the marketplace. If you are interested in Imperial Training, take a look at this guide here: Dulfy Imperial Training Guide Level up!! Many of the items necessary for Dream Horse Awakening can be obtained through quests and monsters in the Kamasilve Region. The quests require you to be 58+ to take advantage of them. Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering Certain training items are possible to find while performing these life skills. Certain fishing byproducts can be traded for Breezy Conch Seaweed (Broken Bottle Fragment & Broken Fish Hook) If in doubt, this master list of guides can help you figure things out: Dulfy Master Guide List Spoiler: FAQ's Does my T8 courser require a certain number of breeds left to awaken? No, breeding does not play a role in your chance for a successful awakening. However; Dream Horses that are awakened from T8s with breeds left are worth more on the marketplace than those that did not. Does my T8 courser have to be a certain coat type? No, all T8 coursers are eligible to be awakened regardless of their coat. My T8 has X number of deaths, will that affect their awakening? No, there is nothing that suggests that deaths will affect your chance of success or prevent you from attempting awakening. I have multiple T8 coursers, which one should I awaken? The best recommendation I can give is to awaken the one that has the least value to you, be that monetary, sentimental, skill, or stat wise. When your horse awakens it will be an entirely new horse and will have no guarantee of turning out smart. Will choosing to train different training areas affect the outcome of the awakening, or the skills and stats of the Dream Horse? Each training area is associated with a different dream horse. The more you increase a particular training area the more likely it is that a successfully awakened horse will become the associated Dream Horse. For example: if you wished to have a higher chance of receiving Arduanatt then you would focus on increasing Skill. Will the stats of my T8 affect the stats of my Tier 9? Unfortunately no, your Tier 9 will gain stats and skills independent of what your T8 may have had. Your level 30 Tier 9 may turn out to be slower or faster than your T8 was. Take a look in the Pegasus/ Unicorn Details section of this guide for an example of the stats a level 30 Pegasus may have. Do I have to compete in horse racing in order to obtain the final awakening material? No, you can obtain those final materials entirely through Imperial Training Seals if you prefer. Certain quests can also contribute to those items. Spoiler: Additional Resources Pegasus Awakening Resource Calculator by @Rinel and @Sad Panda A useful resource calculator to help you track your material collection progression Can be found here: Pegasus Awakening Calculator Horse Skills and Courser Tracking Spreadsheet A template of one of my own spreadsheets that allows you to keep track of the skills of each of your horses and automatically determine if they are a courser or not and how many skills away they are from being a courser. Details on how to get it and how to use it can be found here: Skill Tracking Spreadsheet Details Compendium of Bookmarks: all horse related things by @Lady Minuit A comprehensive list of all the different guides, tools, and interesting discussions that relate to horses. If you have a burning question about horses and don't know where to look, this is an excellent place to start. Check out Lady Minuit's collection here: Compendium of Bookmarks: all horse related things Awakening Attempt Megathread A thread for awakening results and discussion Can be found here: T9 Awakening Attempt Megathread Official Pegasus Teaser Trailer Official Unicorn Teaser Trailer Official Doom Teaser Trailer For fun videos of the Pegasus in action: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Arduanatt and Diné showing off their skills *New Update: Doom! As of 4/30/19, Doom has joined our versions of the game! Now when attempting to awaken a Dream Horse, you have the chance to obtain Doom! Doom Teaser Trailer! Some details in this guide are based on information obtained from other versions of the game. The mechanics described may be implemented in part, in their entirety, or not at all for our region. A very special thank you to everyone who has donated time, images, and information for this guide! Questions, comments, and concerns are more than welcome!