Tera Warrior

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Introduction

The TERA Warrior attacks with finesse, enraging foes with fast dual-sword combinations while dodging their counterstrikes. In terms of traditional roles, he can be classified as an evasive tank. Warriors dash to the thick of battle, gaining defense and even invulnerability boosts while performing their strikes.

Warriors can also increasingly disable foes with their repeated application of stuns, slows and poisons. Warriors use handicaps to dull the offensive capabilities of their targets, which when combined with their natural agility, make it that much harder to take them down. TERA Warriors Leveling Guide educate how to sacrifice their defense and health to amplify their assaults and retain aggro on their current enemies. More on TERA Warrior

Combat Arsenal

The TERA Warrior uses a set of main weapon Twin Swords, and wears Leather Armor.

Gameplay

Warriors rush head on with their twin swords in hand. To call them reckless would be an insult, because Warriors are some of the most careful and calculating melee fighters in the game. Their sweeping attacks can ramp up to debuff combos that leave the enemy incapacitated in some way, which either dulls their offensive capabilities or leaves their vulnerable backsides open for pummeling.

Skill List

LevelSkillDescription
1Combo AttackStrike one or more targets in front of you, and gain mana (and do more damage) with each hit.
1Evasive RollDodge forward past your enemy.
2Rain of BlowsExecute a flurry of sword swings while advancing on your foe, taking less damage while you do so.
4Vortex SlashAs a chain from Evasive Roll or Death From Above, swing your swords in a wide arc for more damage.
6Combative StrikeSacrifice health to deal a decisive attack, weakening the Endurance of your targets.
8Rising FuryWhirl out your blades; the lower your health, the greater the damage you do. You take less damage while attacking, and can swing twice if you want.
10Assault StanceFeed your strength and chance of critical hits by sacrificing some endurance and mana.
10Defensive StanceRaise your endurance and draw more aggro with attacks.
12RetaliateAfter being knocked down, leap to your feet while attacking your target.
14Battle CryYour warlike shout draws high aggro from nearby foes, and may stun them.
18Torrent of BlowsSwing your swords in a wide arc, drawing high aggro from surrounding enemies. You are also less vulnerable to damage, knockdown and invulnerability.
18Smoke AggressorSacrifice some health to summon a powerful spirit fighter, who retains your aggro level from enemies.
22Poison BladeYour swords poison your foe over time. Does less damage to other players.
22PounceJump at a foe and slash them, slowing them and taking half damage while you attack.
24Leaping StrikeLeap on your foe and smash downward. If your opponent's prone, you may do enormous damage.
26Death From AboveYour blow catches enemies by surprise. You're invulnerable while you strike.
28Traverse CutMake three quick lunges, draining your target's endurance. You can activate this skill faster and attack repeatedly if you chain from Pounce or Combative Strike.
28Blade DrawStab, then slash your target as you draw your weapon from the wound. Faster as a chain from other skills.
30Charging SlashCharge your target, drawing high aggro.
32MangleSpend mana, and your fourth Combo Attack cuts your foe's speed substantially.
42BackstabSpeed in and make a lethal, immobilizing thrust to your target's back.
48Deadly GambleRisk critical hits to raise your chance of inflicting them.
54Staggering CounterIf you're hit, counterattack and briefly stun your targets.
58Cascade of StunsSlash a target in front of you. If you hit a stunned target, the stun spreads to nearby enemies.

Skill List

Warriors play a cat-and-mouse game with their enemies. One second they will be slashing their twin swords, and then performs an evasive move that nullifies incoming attacks and positions them for backstab slashes. Warriors balance their offense and defense to keep the enemy aggro trained on themselves (and the party safe) while also minimizing the damage they receive with well-timed dodges.

Early Game

Warriors are trained for aggression right off the bat, chaining combos and evades for a surprisingly effective tanking style. They also learn how to calculate when to put up their multiple buffs on endurance (Combative Strike, Defensive Stance), aggro (Defensive Stance, Torrent of Blows) and damage (Torrent of Blows, Rising Fury). Some of these skills drain health on use, so the Warrior needs to weigh their options whether the trade-off will be worth it.

Mid Game

As they rack up even more levels, Warriors pile on the combo options. Chain additions like Traverse Cut and Blade Draw require the Warrior to pull off certain attack sequences for optimal damage. This is a tie when learning how to time invulnerability cooldowns (Death from Above) and immobilizing skills (Mangle) become essential for taking the least amount of damage. Remember that Warriors only wear leather armor and should be very attuned to when enemies will strike.

End Game

Warriors become more lethal in the highest levels of play, with the brutal Backstab skill that rewards excellent positioning from the class. Here, the best Warriors can be separated from the mediocre ones. The experts can gauge whether an encounter requires a slow and careful approach, with short combos combined with a healthy amount of evasion and defensive stuns (Staggering Counter, for example), or a blitz that overloads on buffs and skills to dispatch the mob as fast as possible.

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Known Glyphs

Starting at level 20, glyphs can be applied to customize the skills of your TERA Warrior. The complete TERA Warrior Guide available at launch will have a more comprehensive list, but scan through the list to get some early ideas on how to customize your Warrior:

GlyphEffect
Energetic Death From AboveYour skill cools down faster.
Grounded Defensive StanceThe stance now raises your endurance as well.
Lucky Battle CryBoosts your Battle Cry's chance of stunning.
Threatening Battle CryYour Battle Cry generates extra aggro.
Threatening Torrent of BlowsYour Torrent of Blows generates extra aggro.
Binding Torrent of BlowsYour Torrent of Blows may immobilize those it hits.
Persistent Evasive RollYour Evasive Roll gains a chance to refresh immediately upon use.

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