This guide is intended to help new players understand the basics of the world. Even if you are familiar with MMORPGs, TERA features many systems that you might not be familiar with. Do not fear, help is on the way!
Axelle, one of the first NPCs (non-player characters) you will encounter.
After your character is created, you will see a short cutscene to introduce you, and right afterwards your adventure can start!
If you click on the blue text, the location will be marked on your map.
So many situations where you can use this system!
TERA’s combo system is very intuitive, yet hard to master! After successfully using certain skills on an enemy, you will be able to begin a combo chain by pressing the space bar. Some combos will be activated depending on your ability to block, dodge, or simply by being knocked down.
The campfire system is a wonderful social feature. Around a campfire, you replenish your endurance gauge, get various bonuses and find people to group up with!
Find out more information about the campfire system in our game articles section.
It’s actually quite cheap!
The enhancement crystals are used to improve your weapons and armor. You can place them in special slots on most equipment pieces. You can acquire crystals by buying them from certain merchants, or looting them from monsters.
If you want to try this system out, go to Viator in the Expedition Base Camp on the Island of Dawn!
The enchantment dust can be bought at any merchant.
You can enchant your gear no matter where you are in the world! Select “Enchant” in the main menu (or press “T” on your keyboard) and start experimenting. In order to enchant your gear, you will need 3 types of items:
- The piece of gear you want to enchant
- Another piece of gear used as the ingredient
- It has to be the same level and equipment slot.
- Enchantment dust
For further information, you can consult our dedicated guide here.
Valuable gear for valuable warriors.
Throughout the game you can obtain various tokens, e.g. through battlegrounds. These tokens can be used at the appropriate vendors to trade them in for special rewards like high-quality armor and weapons. You can also use weapons and armor from these barter shops as enchanting material.
The “5” icon next to the quest level means that you should gather a group before trying!
In TERA, there are many quests than cannot be accomplished alone. You will need your friend’s help!
Here is an overview of the different quest types:
- Solo – You can complete this quest alone easily.
- Mix – This quest takes place in an area where both solo and group monsters roam. However, you should be able to finish the quest alone, depending on your class.
- Party – You will probably need a group in order to complete the quest.
Additionally, the quests marked in orange are meant for a higher level character than yours. Try to get some more experience first!