Patch Notes 103: The Crimson Killing Grounds


  • You bravely fought your way through the Catalepticon and now come the **Killing Grounds**, another new and exciting TERA dungeon: face Gardan, the cold-blooded berserker—on either normal or hard mode. And there’s some great news for all of you who really enjoyed the Catalepticon: the instance is now available as an Ace Dungeon.




    New Instances

    Killing Grounds

    **Instance Info:**

    * Designed for 5-player groups from item level 498

    * No entry limits

    * Accessible from level 70

    * Can be entered via group matching

    * Entry costs 280 Adventure Coins

    * 50%/100% more loot when 4/5 players are in the group


    **Possible Loot Includes:**

    * Ishara’s Halidom I, Amarun’s Relic I

    * Magic Alloy

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Weapon]

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Armor]

    * Azart Force War Trophy Chest

    * Thulsan Forces War Trophy Chest

    * Tyrant’s Belt

    * Kaia’s Soul Cryolite


    **Daily Quest (per completion, for the first 16 daily quests):**

    * 4,500 Gold

    * 75x Vanguard Initiative Credits

    * EP XP++

    * 1x Dragonwing Scale

    * 75x Noctenium Infusion


    Crimson Killing Grounds

    **Instance Info:**

    * Designed for 5-player groups from item level 501

    * No entry limits

    * Accessible from level 70

    * Can be entered via group matching

    * Entry costs 350 Adventure Coins

    * 50%/100% more loot when 4/5 players are in the group

    * The dungeon has been added to the dungeon rankings.


    **Possible Loot Includes:**

    * Ishara’s Halidom II, Amarun’s Relic II

    * Magic Ingot

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Weapon]

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Armor]

    * Etching IV (Brooch)

    * Tyrant’s Soul

    * Kaia’s Soul Cryolite


    **Daily Quest (per completion, for the first 16 daily quests):**

    * 6,000 Gold

    * 100 Vanguard Initiative Credits

    * EP XP++

    * 1x Dragonwing Scale

    * 100x Noctenium Infusion


    Lumikan’s Trial

    **Instance Info:**

    * 2 daily entries (3 for club members)

    * Accessible from level 70

    * Entry costs 600 Adventure Coins

    * For solo players


    **Possible Loot Includes:**

    * Ishara’s Halidom I, Amarun’s Relic I

    * Magic Alloy

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Weapon]

    * Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll [Armor]

    * Azart Force War Trophy Chest

    * Lumikan’s Wing Fragment

    * Lumikan’s Horn Piece


    Changes to Existing Instances

    Option Change Scrolls for Hand and Foot Armor

    The scrolls for the new gear are available as possible rewards in the following dungeons:

    **Unstable Soul Option Change Scroll**

    * Gossamer Vault (Easy)

    * Ruinous Manor (Hard)

    * Akalath Quarantine


    **Soul Option Change Scroll**

    * Catalepticon

    * Killing Grounds

    * Forbidden Arena [Undying Warlord]

    * Corrupted Skynest

    * Draakon Arena


    **Soul Greedhead’s Option Change Scroll**

    * Catalepticon (Hard)

    * Crimson Killing Grounds

    * Bahaar’s Sanctum

    * Corrupted Skynest (Hard)


    Tradeable Enchanting Materials

    Tradeable chests containing enchanting materials for the new gear are now also available in the following instances:


    **Thulsan Forces Loot Chest**

    * Gossamer Vault (Easy)

    * Ruinous Manor (Easy)

    * Akalath Quarantine


    **Thulsan Forces War Trophy Chest**

    * Gossamer Vault (Easy)

    * Ruinous Manor (Easy)

    * Akalath Quarantine

    * Catalepticon

    * Killing Grounds

    * Forbidden Arena [Undying Warlord]

    * Corrupted Skynest

    * Draakon Arena


    Dungeon Rankings

    * Forbidden Arena [Nightmare Undying Warlord] removed.

    * Crimson Killing Grounds added.


    Improved Dark Shard Feedstock

    The yield of Improved Dark Shard Weapon and Armor Feedstock has been increased in the following dungeons:

    * Gossamer Vault (Easy)

    * Ruinous Manor (Easy)

    * Akalath Quarantine


    New Hand and Foot Armor

    The last patch brought you a new weapon and armor, and now you’re getting the gloves and footwear to go with it! You will find the background information in the news about patch 102, and differences and changes in the following sections:


    How to get the new gear:

    The Kaia’s Soul set is an upgrade to Kaia’s Wisdom/Fury Gear. You need 10 Tyrant’s Belts and 5,000 Gold.


    How to enchant these items:

    Kaia’s Soul Gear can be enchanted up to +9, but it will never lose an enchantment level that has already been reached. So if you have reached +8, you will be able to reach a higher level but you will never fall back to +7!


    Item Function
    Tyrant’s Belt Upgrading, enchanting (0-9)
    Tyrant’s Soul Enchanting (6-9)
    Magic Alloy Enchanting (0-6), repairing (0-6)
    Magic Ingot Enchanting (6-9), repairing (6-9)



    Quests

    Skip

    A feature has been added that allows players with a level 70 character to skip specific quests they have already completed when using a new character.

    The following quests are affected:

    * Levels 1 to 11: Quests on Stepstone Isle

    * Level 65+: Awakening quests

    Players are still sent the quest rewards per parcel post in the game.


    Simplifications

    Many level 65 to 70 quests have been improved so that they no longer contain unnecessary steps. This means that fewer enemies need to be hunted in order to complete them.

    Additionally, the item levels of some dungeon quests have been adjusted.


    New Daily Quests

    Three new Vanguard Initiative quests have been added, which reward you for completing one of the following actions on the islands of Exodor:

    * Gathering shells at Exodor Fishery.

    * Defeating the BAM on Exodor’s outer islands.

    * Defeating the dragon on Exodor’s outer islands.


    Other Improvements

    Skill Advancement

    Fewer scrolls are now needed to advance and unlock skills.


    Partners

    Increasing the fellowship of a partner has been simplified as simple increases have been removed. For example, you can no longer receive a fellowship increase of just 3 points between levels 3 and 4!

    Additionally, when leveling up a pet using an evolution stone, you will now definitely receive a partner.


    Open World

    Exodor

    You no longer need the Azart Elixir effect to fly to the Exodor Archipelago or use jump gates. Any remaining potions can be sold to merchants for Gold.

    Both the placement and the behavior of monsters on Exodor have been adjusted so that they no longer roam the streets and don’t attack players so often. Additional opponents have been place in zones where there were previously very few opponents.

    Monsters should no longer stun or stagger players. The attack speed of regular opponents has also been reduced by 20%.


    Essenia

    Flight altitude has been partially increased.


    Items

    There have also been some changes to existing items:

    * The cooldowns of various items have been reduced. This applies to etchings, pet treats, potions for production points, and skill advancement scrolls.

    * The character level required for halidoms and relics has been reduced to 65.


    Kaias Wisdom/Fury

    When enchanting this gear it will no longer fall back a level.


    Card Fragments

    * Two new cards have been added to the new dungeon—each in all three rarities.

    * The chances of a successful card fragment fusion has been increased.

    * The sale value of some card chests has been reduced.

    * The chance of looting card fragments in dungeons has been increased.


    Etchings

    Temporary etchings made between patch 99 and 102 are now being converted so that:

    * 30-day etchings turn into a permanent version.

    * 60-day etchings turn into 2 permanent versions.

    Even etchings that have already been applied to equipment will be converted during the server maintenance, but ONLY if they haven’t expired yet by that time.


    Ancient/Mighty Frost Monarch

    These are the adjustments made to the Stormcharge active skill due to the Exodor changes:

    * Previously: You received a effect that allowed you to fly on Exodor and use jump gates.

    * Now: You are given a Bravery effect (identical to the Bravery Potion) for two hours, which increases the damage of your skills and your attack speed. The damage you take is also reduced. Additionally, your flight energy depletes more slowly, so you can fly for longer than with other flying skills!

    The new effect cannot be used in conjunction with regular Bravery Potions. All other details of this flying skill remain unchanged. The change will be automatically applied during server maintenance.


    Battleground Changes

    Gridiron

    * The crystals that grant you a buff have been placed at the starting positions of both teams.

    * The treasure chests have been placed at random in the arena.

    * Find and destroy them and they’ll grant you a random buff.

    * Once the special crystal appears in the center of the battleground, all players will continuously receive a debuff that increases damage taken by 7.5%. This effect can be stacked up to eight times.

    * Additional rewards have been added that can be obtained by the best five players on each team.


    Miscellaneous

    * The Vanguard Initiative Quest display has been changed so that quests that you have removed from your tracker are no longer automatically added again when a monster is killed or progress is made.

    * The position of the minimap is no longer reset when logging in again.

    * Inventory sorting has been improved.

    * Finding the name of an item in the inventory has been improved.

    * The Create Match window in instances has been improved so there is more space to display various elements.

    * It now only takes five seconds to return to character selection.

    * The layout of card fusion has been improved.

    * The layout of the event calendar window has been improved.

    * Feeding pets to increase their stamina has been improved.

    * It is now also possible to search the bank and pet inventories using text input.


    Regional

    Event Dungeon

    **Harrowhold**

    The dungeon, all event NPCs, related token and chests will be removed during server maintenance. Please make sure you have exchanged all your tokens in time!


    Additional Information

    All "Fire Demon's Tome" related tokens and chests are being removed during server maintenance.

  • Dear community,


    with tomorrow's maintenance, the following changes will be applied.


    Fishing:

    • The changes to fish, fish bait, and deliveries will be reverted.
    • Instead of the treasures directly, Treasure Maps will be back as a drop in the dungeons to allow achievement completion.