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Event: The Batu Desert

While the mercury drops outside, things are seriously heating up in TERA under the burning desert sun. Voyage through the dunes of the Batu Desert and discover a zone full of challenges and secret treasures in TERA EU!

The event kicks off when patch 77 drops, and the desert region will remain accessible until the arrival of patch 79. In this preview you can find out what to expect:

Journey through the Desert – How to Enter the Event Zone

Mysterious Monster Camps – Pick Up the Gauntlet

Dangers in the Dunes – Event Bosses and How to Find Them

Forgotten Treasures – Your Rewards

FAQ/Known Issues


Journey through the Desert – How to Enter the Event Zone

The Batu Desert is riddled with dangers, but it’s a promising location for courageous treasure hunters. You can add players to your group at any time, so it’s possible to start your quest in a 10-player group and later add new players for taking down the event bosses.

  • Minimum level: 65
  • Minimum group size: 5 players
  • Recommended group size: 20 or more players
  • Maximum group size: 30 players

 

  • Teleportal in Sietch Bidaum in Colossal Ruins
    • Reachable for example via the teleportal in Tulufan
  • The Batu Desert teleportal has 2 teleport points
    • The top option takes you to the start of the zone
    • The bottom option takes you to the middle of the zone
  • After your first assault on a monster, there is a 20-minute cooldown until you can enter again
  • There’s no daily entry limit


Mysterious Monster Camps – Pick Up the Gauntlet

The whole desert is filled with harmless-looking bulls. But don’t let their appearance fool you, as they are possessed by sinister demons which will show themselves as soon as you attack a bull:

  • Each bull summons 4 demons when defeated
  • Each defeated demon increases your victory points by 1
  • For 100 victory points you receive 20 Charged Energy points

The monsters in the desert have also erected 6 boss camps, designed for 5 or 10-player groups. You can attack the camps with more players to deal with them more quickly, but the rewards are tuned to 5 or 10-player groups. You earn points as soon as the last opponent in a camp has been defeated.

  • A camp for 5 players increases your Soul Saturation points by 5.
  • A camp for 10 players increases your Soul Saturation points by 10.
  • You can find more details on the individual camps in our overview

 

If you defeat both the demons and the bosses in the camps, you can face off against the true Lord of the Sands. In order to summon the first event boss, you need:

  • 100 Charged Energy points
  • 100 Soul Saturation points


Dangers in the Dunes – Event Bosses and How to Find Them

The demon plague in the desert has been caused by terrifying monsters – ones that won’t be easily beaten! Once you’ve earned 100 points on the Soul Saturation and Charged Energy bars, the event boss battle starts against the plutonian demon Kaprima from the Dreadspire (EXTREME):

  • All boss camps disappear
  • All group members are teleported to Kaprima

The time starts ticking as soon as the fight begins! You have 15 minutes to remove Kaprima from this world:

  • If the time runs out, Kaprima will kill everyone and disappear.
  • If Kaprima disappears at 0, or the battle resets because he walked too far away from the starting point, he will reappear at the original spawn point after a short time. You can challenge him again… if you dare!
  • If you manage to defeat Kaprima within 10 minutes (before the time jumps to 5 minutes), you’ll find a second event boss waiting to greet you: Kelsaik from the European EXTREME dungeon Kelsaik’s Storm of Frost!


Forgotten Treasures – Your Rewards

A whole armada of exotic rewards is waiting to be discovered beneath the hot desert sands (and particularly in the demons’ pockets). Get an overview of the possible loot available in this preview, with more details available later in this GoogleDoc.

Complete the hidden Vanguard Initiative quests and defeat Kaprima and Kelsaik and you can pick up the following loot amongst others:

  • Batu Effigies
    • Can be transformed into rewards chests using Sacrificial Altars
  • Item XP
  • Elleon’s Mark of Valor
  • Vanguard Initiative Reputation Points
  • EP XP

If you cut down the bosses in the camps, you’ll receive the following amongst others:

  • Batu Effigies
    • Can be transformed into rewards chests using Sacrificial Altars
  • Various enchantment materials
  • Designs

The desert demons also carry:

  • Broken Effigies
    • Can be converted into Batu Effigies at a ratio of 5:2

All enemies also have the potential to be carrying a special treasure on them:

  • Treasure of the Dunes
    • Can be opened with the Eye of the Desert
    • Eyes of the Desert can be acquired in the TERA Shop or at random as loot in various dungeons with item level 446 or higher

The desert is riddled with fabulous treasures! These items await intrepid adventurers:

  • Sacrificial Altar of Bone
    • Available in the TERA Shop once per day for FREE
    • Converts 800 Batu Effigies into a Batu Bone Chest containing valuable loot
  • Sacrificial Altar of Spirits
    • Obtainable from the TERA Shop
    • Converts 300 Batu Effigies into a Batu Spirit Chest containing valuable loot
  • Sacrificial Altar of Visions
    • Obtainable from the TERA Shop
    • Converts 200 Batu Effigies into a Batu Vision Chest containing valuable loot
  • Batu Medal
    • Can be found in Batu Bone Chests, Batu Spirit Chests and Batu Vision Chests
    • Right-click to open an exchange shop with valuable items
  • Liquid Mirage
    • Increases loot chances in dungeons by 100%
    • The effectiveness depends on the number of group members with the buff:
      • If 10 of 30 players are benefiting from Liquid Mirage, the loot for everyone is increased by 33%
      • If 20 of 30 players are benefiting from Liquid Mirage, the loot for everyone is increased by 66%
      • If 30 of 30 players are benefiting from Liquid Mirage, the loot for everyone is increased by 100%
    • The potion remains in your inventory for 60 minutes and can be reused without limit during this time, e.g. to restore the buff if you leave the desert in the meantime
    • The buff is removed if you leave the Batu Desert
  • Riding Skill: Swift Tawny Huntress
    • Riding skill with 290 movement speed which is available exclusively in the Batu Desert
  • Premium Trade Coupon
    • Can be found in the Treasure of the Dunes
    • Allows you to make a premium item which becomes bound to you when worn tradeable again
    • These items can be unbound: costumes, weapon skins, hair, facial and back decorations
    • The TERA Support team carries out the unbinding manually
  • Photonic Energy Chest
    • Can be find in the Treasure of the Dunes
    • Contains a complete costume set including a Photon Suit, Photon Weapon Skin and Photon Accumulator Y


FAQ/Known Issues

Since we are not able to fine-tune everything for our EU-specific dungeons, there are a few known display issues with this event:

  • The standard boss health bar will not appear for all opponents
  • Vanguard Initiative quests only appear once they have been completed. You must close the window after accepting them, as the quests do not disappear automatically