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Patch Notes 48.04 – Portentous Rebirth

The next big patch to arrive on our servers will go live on 20th October. The main features of this latest update include some brand-new instances, an extra battleground, plus a revamp for the Sorcerer class.

New Contents

  • Two new dungeons make their entry:
    • Lilith’s Keep (Normal/Hard)
    • Ruinous Manor (Normal/Hard)
  • Two familiar dungeons make their comeback:
    • Sky Cruiser Endeavor (Hard)
    • Vault of Kaprima
  • A new battleground will be added.
  • The Sorcerer’s skills are being revamped.
  • The stamina system will be completely removed.

Dungeon Changes

With the arrival of patch 48, some instances will be closing their doors:

  • Manglemire
  • The Abscess (Normal/Hard)
  • Wonderholme
  • Forsaken Island
  • Kalivan's Dreadnaught (Hard)
  • Timescape

In the following instances, all party members must use one of the new battle solutions to advance further into the dungeon:

  • Channelworks
  • Demokron Factory

Solo-player dungeons will also see some changes:

  • Rewards adjusted in the Challenge Dungeons.
  • Six solo dungeons below level 60 will be removed:
    • Bastion of Lok (1-Person)
    • Sinestral Manor (1-Person)
    • Cultists' Refuge (1-Person)
    • Necromancer Tomb (1-Person)
    • Golden Labyrinth (1-Person)
    • Ebon Tower (1-Person)

Celestial Arena

  • Number of rounds reduced from 12 to 7
  • Available time reduced to 10 minutes
  • Combat ends immediately if player dies
  • Enemy stats adjusted to match new gear
  • Melons no longer talk

Challenge Dungeon

  • Enemy stats adjusted to match new gear

Akasha's Hideout

  • Akasha's Withering debuff no longer applied on entering

System Changes

  • The stamina system will be completely removed, including all necessary adjustments to features linked to it.
  • The display for player buffs will be overhauled with new display options.

More details on these points can be found in the patch preview.

Interface Changes

Various interface elements will be arranged differently in future and can be put back to their defaults with the ‘Reset UI position’ setting in the options.

  • By default the player’s health is displayed at the bottom of the screen in the middle.
  • The main menu displayed at the top of the screen is scaled down to 80%.

The colour and depiction of damage numbers will change:

  • Crits will now be orange.

In addition there are a number of display options for combat which can be found in the game options:

  • Display a red outline when health is very low
  • Highlight incoming attacks from monsters and bosses

More details on further changes can be found in the patch preview.

Improvements have been made to displayed effect announcements to make it clearer to all players what they can block or survive with invincibility and what has to be avoided at all costs:

Blue Areas

Safety zone, player character does not get damaged within this circle (damage all around it).

Orange Areas

Inflicts damage within the marked area, which can be avoided/ blocked using class skills such as:

  • Backstep
  • Evasive Roll
  • Teleport Jaunt
  • Warp Barrier, Stone Skin
  • Feign Death, Breakaway Bolt
  • Shadow Step, Retribution
  • Rolling Reload, Command: Recall, Balder’s Vengeance
  • Shadow Jump, One Thousand Cuts, Smoke Bomb
  • Cross Parry, Death From Above
  • Axe Block
  • Stand Fast, Wallop
  • Quick Dash, Rampage, Ground Pounder, Counterpunch, Counter, Growing Fury, Common Strike

Red Areas

Inflicts damage within the marked area, which cannot be avoided/blocked using above mentioned class skills such as (unless skills bring a player outside of the area before the damage is applied).

area_markingsClass Changes

Sorcerer

This patch will see an overhaul to various skills for the Sorcerer. Full details can be found in the preview.

Other Changes:

The damage inflicted on other players by the following skills will be increased:

  • Meteor Strike
  • Void Pulse
  • Flame Pillar

Lightning Strike

  • Damage reduced by 15%.

Frost Sphere

  • Area damage radius reduced.

Meteor Strike

  • Animation can now be interrupted with Backstep.
  • Works after initial cast time; animation and skill are interrupted.

Priest

Blessing of Shakan

  • Radius increased by 50% to reach more distant players.

Blessing of Arun

  • Required MP reduced from 1,775 to 875.
  • Radius increased by 50% to reach more distant players.

Arise / Kaia Shield / Blessing of Shakan / Blessing of Arun

  • Only cast on raid/party members.
  • Effect disappears if you leave the caster’s group.
    • If either the healer casting the skill(s) or the recipient player leaves the group, the effects will vanish.

Mana Charge

  • Cast on up to 25 players.
  • MP restoration increased to 8%, 15% and 32% (from 4%, 10% and 20%).

Triple Nemesis

  • The effect of the Glyph of Enfeeblement does not stack with that of the Mystic’s glyph of the same name.

Energy Stars

  • Also applies effect to players who can’t be hit when it is cast.

Other Changes

  • Damage to elite monsters increased by a factor of 1.5 (no longer 2.5) (no change on the Island of Dawn)
    • Buff provided in Challenge Dungeons increased accordingly

Mystic

Arun's Vitae

  • Stacking the buff twice increases its effect by a factor of 1.3, rather than doubling it.

Volley of Curses

  • The effect of the Glyph of Enfeeblement does not stack with that of the Priest’s glyph of the same name.

Vow of Rebirth

  • Effect disappears if you leave the caster’s group.
    • If either the healer casting the skill(s) or the recipient player leaves the group, the effect will vanish.

Other Changes

  • Damage to elite monsters increased by a factor of 1.8 (no longer 3) (no change on the Island of Dawn)
    • Buff provided in Challenge Dungeons increased accordingly

Berserker

Other Changes

  • Damage to elite and normal monsters increased by a factor of 1.2 (no longer 1.05)
    • Buff provided in Challenge Dungeons adjusted accordingly

Item Changes

New tier 11 materials and items will be added in patch 48:

  • Tier 11 Feedstock
  • Tier 11 Alkahest
  • Spellbind XI
  • Master Enigmatic Scroll XI

Some materials can now be combined to create higher level varieties:

  • Tier 10 Feedstock
  • Spellbind X

Tokens earned for solo-player contents will be exchanged. Old tokens can no longer be received, and quests and dungeons will only provide the new versions.

New tokens:

  • Undercede Token
  • Intercede Token
  • Supercede Token
  • Lakan's Charm

Old tokens will be renamed, new names:

  • (Old) Undershade Token
  • (Old) Shadecore Token
  • (Old) Shadetop Token

Old Underdawn/Dawnfall/Dawnstorm Tokens will be unusable and will be renamed:

  • Corroded Underdawn Token
  • Corroded Dawnfall Token
  • Corroded Dawnstorm Token

New materials for crafting equipment will be added:

  • Manor Dust
  • Bloodmetal Ore
  • Manor Collection
  • Bloodsteel Ingot
  • Caprin Horn
  • Caprin Handles
  • Lady’s Handkerchief
  • Eau d' Fascination
  • Envy Crystal
  • Hypnotic Powder

Contents of existing chests will be changed to reflect new materials:

  • Sea Chest
  • Battle Reward
  • Gridiron Superbrawl Rewards
  • Gridiron MVP Rewards
  • Gridiron Team Effort Rewards
  • Gridiron Play of the Game Rewards
  • Gridiron Highlight Reel Rewards
  • Kumas's Victor Chest

New chests will be added:

  • Lilith’s Treasure Chest
  • Lachelith’s Treasure Chest
  • Guile Weapon Crate
  • Guile Armor Crate

New equipment and designs will be added:

  • Designs and Gear: Guile Equipment
  • Designs and Gear: Ambush Equipment (VM8)
  • New Jewellery: Manor Accessories

New items will be added to the reputation merchants’ selection:

  • Bellicarium
    • Victory Badge
    • Hypnotic Powder
    • Envy Crystal
    • Guile Weapon Crate
    • Guile Armor Crate
    • Guile Gloves, Shoes and Belt
  • Killing Spree
    • Insanity Badge
    • Lady’s Handkerchief
    • Designs for Landsheart/Blubred jewellery

Various random equipment effects will be changed:

  • Healing effects on jewellery from earlier updates (level 60) will be reduced.
  • Additional effect to boost healing will be added for new jewellery.
  • Some random skill buffs on Sorcerer chest armour will be changed as a result of new skills.

Additional Changes:

  • Adjusted contents of various surprise boxes (shop chests in the game) so that no more stamina-regenerating items appear
    • Shop-only chests still contain such items for the time-being
  • Many items related to stamina can no longer be used, only sold for gold

Achievement Changes

  • A new season of achievements starts with patch 48
  • Achievements from retired dungeons moved to Legacy Achievements
  • Previous glowing title no longer glows
  • Achievements which required players to hunt rare enemies in the open world have been changed to require only one respective enemy to be killed. The time until they reappear has been changed to 3 hours
  • New sub-category of dungeon achievements created for the Corsairs' Stronghold

Quest Changes

  • Additional quests added for the new dungeons and new battleground.
  • Old quests for withdrawn dungeons removed.
  • Guild mission quests added for new dungeons.
  • Guild quests for summoning powerful BAMs adjusted.
    • Reduced the reward.
    • Increased BAM health.

Guild War Changes

  • Removed document for testing guild war
    • From now on, only guilds above level 20 can participate
  • Reduced amount of guild experience required per level up to level 30
    • Achieved guild levels will be automatically recalculated
  • Greatly increased chance of guild missions for the following dungeons:
    • Channelworks
    • Demokron Factory (Hard)
    • Vault of Kaprima
    • Sky Cruiser Endeavor
    • Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)
  • Added missions for Lilith’s Keep and Ruinous Manor

The requirements for various guild missions will be reduced:

Dungeons

  • Dungeons previously had to be completed 5, 15 or 25 times for these quests. The figures are now 3, 9 or 15 times.

Battlegrounds

  • Battlegrounds previously had to be completed 5, 15 or 25 times for these quests. The figures are now 3, 9 or 15 times.

Gather Quests

  • Individual plants: Previously required 1,200 lots, now just 480.
  • Multiple plants: Previously required 400 or 1,200 lots, now just 160 or 480.

Battleground Changes

  • Gridiron now with equalised gear for all (previously only equalised for players with an item level under 404)
  • Fraywind Canyon now with equalised gear for all (previously only equalised for players with an item level under 404)
  • Champions' Skyring now with equalised gear

Within this patch, equalized gear is available in the following battlegrounds:

  • Corsairs’ Stronghold
  • Champions' Skyring (Solo)
  • Fraywind Canyon
  • Gridiron
  • Iron Battleground
  • Kumas Royale

Reputation rewards are as follows:

Bellicarium Credits

Battleground

Victory

Defeat

Contribution Bonus

Group Matching Bonus

Leader

Kumas Royale

2500

 

2000

2000

 

Corsairs' Stronghold

6000

2000

2000

2000

2000

Champions' Skyring (Solo)

2600

1300

-

-

-

Gridiron

2500

1500

1000

1500

-

Fraywind Canyon

4500

2000

2000

2000

2000

Champions' Skyring (Group)

2800

1400

-

-

-

Iron Battleground

4500

2000

-

2000

-

 

Killing Spree Credits

Battleground

Victory

Defeat

Contribution Bonus

Group Matching Bonus

Leader

Kumas Royale

2000

 

1000

900

 

Corsairs' Stronghold

2500

1000

900

900

900

Champions' Skyring (Solo)

1800

900

-

-

-

Gridiron

1800

900

900

700

-

Fraywind Canyon

2000

1000

1600

1000

1000

Champions' Skyring (Group)

2000

1000

-

-

-

Iron Battleground

2500

1500

-

900

-

Other Changes

  • BAM stats on the Island of Dawn adjusted to match new gear
  • Various text changes
  • Display for creating new characters switched to Sorcerer
  • The amount of available bank tabs has been increased from 4 to 8
    • New bank tabs can be unlocked via the existing item in the TERA Shop (tradable version available to TERA Club members)
    • Veteran accounts will keep their default 4 bank tabs unlocked

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Archer skill which didn’t work as expected in the guild war
  • Removed areas from guild war where towers should not have been erected

Known Issues

  • Instance Reset Scroll currently does not work for the new dungeons

Regional Changes

TERA Club

  • Talisman Trio will be replaced by Everful Nostrum:

Dungeon Loot

The additional dungeon loot has been adjusted with patch 48, since several new dungeons make their appearance, while other older instances have been removed. Loot is split according to the difficulty as displayed in the instance matching interface, and available for every party member with a 100% probability (unless otherwise stated):

2 Stars (Level 65)

  • 25x Fashion Coupons
  • 4x Veteran Masterwork Alkahest
  • 1x Goldfinger Token
  • 1x Crystalbind
  • 2x Elleon's Mark of Valor

3 Stars

  • 5x Veteran Masterwork Alkahest
  • 4x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 1x Goldfinger Token
  • 1x Noctenium Infusion Chest
  • 30x Fashion Coupons

4 Stars

  • 10x Masterwork Alkahest
  • 10x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 1x Noctenium Infusion Chest
  • 40x Fashion Coupons
  • 1x Dyad Niveot Structure*
  • 1x Goldfinger Token

5 Stars

  • 18x Masterwork Alkahest
  • 1x Noctenium Infusion Chest
  • 18x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 1x Dyad Niveot Structure*
  • 2x Goldfinger Token
  • 50x Fashion Coupons

*This item is not included 100%.

Materials for Flying Mounts

Since various dungeons have been removed, the materials for flying mounts have been redistributed and can be obtained with varying degrees of probability as follows:

Minuscule Wing Fragment and Raw Dragon Scale

  • Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)
  • Lilith’s Keep (Easy/Hard)
  • Ruinous Manor (Easy/Hard)
  • Sky Cruiser Endeavor (Hard)
  • Vault of Kaprima

Silken Lion Hair

  • Ruinous Manor (Hard)
  • Lilith’s Keep (Hard)

Pegasus Hoof

  • Ruinous Manor
  • Sky Cruiser Endeavor (Hard)
  • Vault of Kaprima

Caged Dragon Soul

  • Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)
  • Sky Cruiser Endeavor (Hard)
  • Vault of Kaprima

Drakish Dark Sphere

  • Ruinous Manor (Easy/Hard)
  • Lilith’s Keep

Ghillieglade Changes

Removed old items:

  • Materials for crafting VM6 gear
  • Design for crafting VM7 gear
  • Talismans, Campfires, Design: Heaven's Elixir, Recipe: Onslaught Scroll: Crit Factor VII, Recipe: Onslaught Scroll: Crit Power VII
  • Tier 9 Feedstock
  • Vernal Sap, Tumnal Wood, Vernal Rosin, Tumnal Timber

Added new items:

  • Materials and designs for crafting VM8 gear
  • Tier 10 and 11 Feedstock
  • Manor Dust, Bloodmetal Ore, Manor Collection, Bloodsteel Ingot

Island of Dawn

  • A chest of Masterwork Alkahest has been added to the new token shop.

Bellicarium and Killing Spree Merchants

  • Removed materials for crafting VM7 gear
  • Reduced prices for new jewellery designs

Note: Materials for crafting VM8 gear are available by default this time and have not been added specifically.