TERA Online Gathering and Crafting Guide

TERA Online Gathering and Crafting Guide by Mamluk

Table of Contents
About Crafting
Crafting Professions
Skill Ups

About Crafting

TERA allows players to level up all professions, to match the desires of each individual. Crafting main feature is to be a big moneysink, as its very expensive to level up a crafting profession. TERA also provides you with crafting quests at around level 11. I don’t advice anyone to level any professions until you gathered a substantial amount of gold.


Any player can gather any material as long as they have enough proficiency in that gathering skill, players can check their proficiency by pressing P and selecting gathering tab, gathering also gives a small amount of EXP.


      – used for tailoring and alchemy (Healing elixirs & potions, Holism elixirs & potions)


      – used for armorsmithing, weaponsmithing and alchemy (Scrolls and Eclipse Potions)


      – used for focus craft and alchemy (Mana elixirs & potions, Holism elixirs & potions)


    – used for leatherworking and are ONLY obtained from monster drops.

Party-gathering – while in a party any player in your party can gather from the same node, this will increase the speed of gathering and if any of the party members gathering from same node is successful everyone involved gets a +1 proficiency and materials.

Gathering buffs – Gathering also gives you one of 5 temporary buffs for any successful gathering that stacks up to a maximum, i find these extremely useful while levelling, these buffs are:

Life Blossom

    – increases Stamina by 5, stacks 3x, last 20minutes

Faerie Vitality

    – increases movement speed by 2, stacks 3x, last 10minutes


    – Heals 0.5% of your HP every 3 secs, stacks 3x, lasts 10minutes

Breath of Brilliance

    – Regens 0.5% of your MP every 3 secs, stacks 3x, lasts 10minutes

Gatherer’s Guile

    – increases gathering proficiency by 10, stacks 4x, lasts 5minutes

Uncommon materials – these can be acquired while gathering and mob drops, and have a green tag on top left corner of the icon and they are used to create Unguents that are used only on rare alchemy potion recipes that drop from mobs.



Runes can be acquired by killing mobs and BAM’s and trading with other players. They’re divided in common and uncommon runes and depending on their suffix they can be used for either to create armor(of Arun) or weapons(of Shara). There’s a special BAM rune(of titan), that is used to attune both weapons or armor making them enchantable. Alchemy can “promote” (transmute) common runes to uncommon ones.

Runes are used by Armorsmith, Leatherwork, Tailoring, Weaponsmith and Focus Craft.


To be able to extract items you need to buy the recipe that allows you to do so, there are no skill-ups with extraction, this means if you have Metal Extraction 1, all you need to do to be able to go to the next tier is to buy Metal Extraction 2, note that you cant jump from 1 to 5, you need to get 1 then 2 then 3, etc..

There are 4 extraction processes available with 13 ranks each. Rank 1 – 8 can be purchased in any general vendor around the world, Rank 9 – 13 are from world drops.

Using extraction will give you refined materials depending on what process you use and what tier level the item you used for extraction.

If you fail an extraction you will lose the item used.


      – breaks down an equipable item yielding refined cloth. Required for Tailoring.


      – breaks down an equipable item yielding refined metal ingots. Required for Armorsmithing, Weaponsmithing and Alchemy.


      – breaks down an equipable item yielding refined silex. Required for Focus Crafting.


    – breaks down an equipable item yielding refined leather. Required for Leatherworking

Take into account that you can also convert raw mats into refined mats by crafting, check Skill-Ups

Crafting Professions

Armorsmith – allows to create Heavy armor Hauberks, Gauntlets and Greaves (Lancer, Berserker)
Leatherwork – allows to create Cuirasses, Gloves and Boots (Warrior, Archer, Slayer)
Tailoring – allows to create Robes, Sleeves and Boots (Mystic, Priest, Sorcerer)
Weaponsmith – allows to create Twin Swords, Lancers, Greatswords, and Axes for your melee classes
Focus Craft – allows to create Bows, Staves, Discs and Scepters for your ranged classes
Alchemy – allows to create Potions, Scrolls, and Dyes for all classes


Skill Ups

Each profession has a level range from 1 to 410, and the fastest and cheapest way to go from 1 to 250 is by refining raw materials, after 250 till 410 you will need to create items. Some professions share the same raw and refined materials, so remember you will need to repeat the process for each profession skill-ups



You will need to visit a major City crafting quarters to be able to craft an item or be near to a campfire, as long as you have the necessary materials, by opening the profession panel with “J”. To craft a item you will always needs some vendor mats that are buyable from a NPC in the same room as the crafter trainer and crafting workbench. Each successful craft give you 2 skill-ups, up to certain range based on what recipe you use, Eg. Krystell Ingot gives you skill-ups up to 50, after that range you won’t get any more.

You can get while crafting any common to refined material multiple “crits” within one “Item Progress”, and you will get a warning in the chat tab and also in the middle of your screen saying “Your exceptional crafting work produced bonus materials”. Eg. if you are crafting Krysteel Ingots and you get that message, not only you get in your bags the ingot but also common materials for the next tier, that in this case is Linmetal Ore.

Crafted items can be used in a multitude of ways, like, personal gain(scrolls), put in the AH(gear and pots), used for enchanting fodder(depending on the item), etc.


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