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Patch Notes 81 – Illusions of Perdition

Down with the queen! On 29th April the servers will be loaded with a new instance and the partner system. Take two brand-new bosses to task in patch 81 and summon cute partners to support you!

Content Overview

  • New Dungeon: Gossamer Vault
  • New Partner System
  • Costume Extraction
  • Other Changes
  • Regional Changes

New Dungeon: Gossamer Vault

This brand-new dungeon plays host to two unique bosses. Engage the colossal Hellgrammite, overcome the security systems and then confront the Gossamer Regent who will protect her precious egg with her life.


The Murderwing Monarch

Instance information:

  • For 5-player groups
  • Teleportal in Essenian Crest
  • Accessible from level 66
  • Designed for item level 453
  • Can be entered via group matching
  • 40 weekly entries (80 for Club members)
  • Entry costs 290 Adventure Coins
  • +50%/100% loot when 4/5 players are in the group

Possible loot

  • Skill advancement (for the entire group)
  • Transcendent Mask
  • Accessory Amplifier I
  • Legacy Essence
  • Diamond
  • Veilthroch
  • Elemental Essence
  • Scavenged Supplies
  • Devil’s Claws
  • Supreme Metal
  • Springy Draco Limb

Daily quest

  • Designed for item level 453
  • Reward per dungeon completion:
    • 3,500 Gold
    • 70 Vanguard Initiative Credits
    • 180x Noctenium Infusion
    • EP XP++
    • 1x Dragonwing Scale
    • 2,750 Item XP
    • Pansophic Ash
    • Scavenged Supplies
  • Reward once per day:
    • 1x Accessory Amplifier II
    • 4x Golden Plate
    • 1x Silver Plate
    • 1x Skill Advancement


Concept art for the Gossamer Vault



In this dungeon you can unlock the following achievements (which however do not offer any item or title rewards):

  • Murder on the Wing
    • Defeat Gossamer Regent in Gossamer Vault 1 time.
  • Sick of the Murderwing
    • Defeat Gossamer Regent in Gossamer Vault 10 times.
  • Not My Time Yet
    • Defeat the Hellgrammite in Gossamer Vault without dying.
  • The Perfect Cure
    • Defeat the Hellgrammite in Gossamer Vault without being poisoned.
  • Code Red and Blue
    • Pass the Processing Room in Gossamer Vault without touching the laser.
  • Fine Dust Alert
    • Defeat Gossamer Regent in Gossamer Vault without taking damage from the explosion skills.
  • Evader
    • Defeat Gossamer Regent in Gossamer Vault without dying.
  • Too Easy
    • Completed the achievements listed below.
    • Not My Time Yet
    • The Perfect Cure
    • Code Red and Blue
    • Fine Dust Alert
    • Evader

New Partner System

Already reached level 66? Then you’re free to seek out your first partner. Talk to Loomey the Wandering Scholar in Highwatch to start the quest of discovery for the partner system.

You can open the list of pets and partners by clicking “Social Menu” > “Companion List”.


New partners for your adventures!

Your first partner: Cocomin

After completing the quest you’ll receive a license for your first partner: Cocomin!

Partners are a new type of servant that you can summon. They’ll follow you around the world, granting you an additional buff for you to activate.

Partners can be earned in various ways – either from the quest, from licenses or by combining together existing pets.

New parter skills

Every partner you receive has two skills which vary in strength and effect.

The bond skill is an active skill which you can use to have your pet grant you a buff. Its strength and duration depends on the strength of your partner’s fellowship to you.

Details on partner strength and fellowship can be found here:

The gifted skill is a passive skill which is randomly determined when you use the license. This is automatically used by the partner when the criteria are fulfilled. Talent skills can be re-rolled if you have a Partner Gifted Skill Change Voucher.

A list of possible skills can be found in this overview:

Level and fellowship

When you use a license, you’ll receive a level 1 partner. Reaching a new level increases your partner’s fellowship to you. Partners can reach a maximum of level 10 and fellowship 50.

Your partner can earn experience points towards the next level by using another partner you no longer summon as the raw material. The fellowship of the recipient increases proportionate to the level of the sacrificed partner.

The level of fellowship has an impact on the strength and duration of bond skills, so it’s worth keeping an eye on this level and upgrading your partners wisely.

Partner window

More partner skills

In addition to the new active and passive skills, partners can also adopt the abilities of existing pets. Simply choose the option in the menu to transfer abilities such as pet pocket or auto-gather from an existing pet onto your partner.

Partners are also more adept at automatically using potions than pets. If your partner has adopted this ability, you can set the conditions for when each type of potion should be used per potion type!

Partner potion window

Companion list

The companion list displays all your available pets and partners. You start off with 10 slots in the list, and you can use Companion List Expansions to increase this up to 100.

With the new patch, you’ll also be able to add multiple pets of the same type to your list, which is of particular importance now that you can combine and develop them.

Pet development

In order to increase a pet’s level, you must feed it with items. You can use an assortment of unneeded items as fodder, including various enchanting materials, crystals and niveots, right through to relics and halidoms.

Starting with patch 81, you can also obtain pets as rewards in instances such as the Gossamer Vault. Collect Legacy Essences and exchange them for a pet of your choice. Feed items to your pet and watch it grow, then fuse it with another pet for a chance to get a new partner!


Pet development and fusion

By fusing together two pets, you can get a different pet, or with a bit of luck you might even produce a partner. The higher your pets’ level, the greater the chance of receiving a partner.

It’s also possible to continue developing a pet after it has reached level 10, but for that you’ll need an Evolution Core. The development may fail, however, in which case your pet’s level will drop back down to 9.

Caution: When fusing two pets or developing a pet beyond level 10, the resulting companion will not have any of the skills the original pet(s) had. Make sure you transfer their skills to a partner before attempting to fuse or develop them.

Costume Extraction

Is your wardrobe full of stuffy old costumes and decorations you no longer wear? From patch 81 it’ll be possible to transform vanity items into tokens which can be exchanged for something you DO want.

You’ll receive a certain number of recycling tokens depending on the type; a costume is worth more than a facial decoration, for example.

These items can be converted into tokens:

  • Costumes
  • Weapon skins
  • Hair decorations
  • Face decorations
  • Back decorations
  • Stamps

Token shop

Right-click on the tokens you’ve earned for recycling and exchange them for one of five chests. Each chest contains a certain type of item, such as a costume or weapon skin. Virtually anything is possible when you open one of these chests, and you’ll receive an item at random from a huge list of possibilities! It’s even possible that you’ll get your hands on an exclusive costume. More details can be found further below.

Here’s how the individual chests work:

  • Costume Chests
    • Contains a random smart box which will generate a matching costume for the character who opens it
    • May contain smart boxes which cannot be opened by your race or gender
  • Weapon Skin Chests
    • Contains a weapon skin for your class
  • Face/Hair/Back Decoration Chests
    • Contains a random item of that type
    • May contain an item which cannot be worn by your gender

Exclusive contents

The chests you pick up with tokens can contain virtually any cosmetic item. But that’s not all – it’s even possible you’ll get your hands on a rare weapon skin or costume that isn’t available anywhere else.

For example, these costume variations are only available from the new system:

  • Dyeable Spineprism Armor
  • Dyeable Shimmer Bikini and Shirt (only for female characters)
  • Dyeable Orchid Blossom Hanbok (only for Elins)
  • Dyeable Rose Blossom Hanbok (only for Elins)
  • Dyeable Hyacinth Blossom Hanbok (only for Elins)

Please note: Even if a costume is only available for Elins or female characters, any character may receive it on opening.

Two of the new dyeable costumes

Other Changes

Loading screens

An array of new loading screens add some atmosphere to certain regions and battlegrounds, and new loading screens have been added for the new contents.

Hide UI

New options have been added allowing you to hide certain interface elements automatically when in combat. You can set these options for the following components:

  • Party/Group window
  • Compass
  • Main menu
  • Chat windows
  • Buffs
  • Raid parties
  • Quest tracker
  • Mini-map
  • Shortcut tray
  • Left skill button
  • Right skill button
  • Club benefits (TERA Club/Veterans)
  • TERA Club bar
  • Health, mana and energy bars

Guild missions

  • Minor adjustments to gold and experience points for guild missions

Merchant buy limits

  • Added a new system making it possible to set buying limits for various items from merchants and token shops

Pet pocket

  • The pet pockets which can already be opened via pets can now be viewed from the bank screen without having to summon the pet or partner

Regional Changes

Battleground jackpots

  • Updated jackpot chest contents and added Violet and Azure Plates