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
The TERA Warrior uses a set of main weapon Twin Swords, and wears Leather Armor.
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.
|1||Combo Attack||Strike one or more targets in front of you, and gain mana (and do more damage) with each hit.|
|1||Evasive Roll||Dodge forward past your enemy.|
|2||Rain of Blows||Execute a flurry of sword swings while advancing on your foe, taking less damage while you do so.|
|4||Vortex Slash||As a chain from Evasive Roll or Death From Above, swing your swords in a wide arc for more damage.|
|6||Combative Strike||Sacrifice health to deal a decisive attack, weakening the Endurance of your targets.|
|8||Rising Fury||Whirl 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.|
|10||Assault Stance||Feed your strength and chance of critical hits by sacrificing some endurance and mana.|
|10||Defensive Stance||Raise your endurance and draw more aggro with attacks.|
|12||Retaliate||After being knocked down, leap to your feet while attacking your target.|
|14||Battle Cry||Your warlike shout draws high aggro from nearby foes, and may stun them.|
|18||Torrent of Blows||Swing your swords in a wide arc, drawing high aggro from surrounding enemies. You are also less vulnerable to damage, knockdown and invulnerability.|
|18||Smoke Aggressor||Sacrifice some health to summon a powerful spirit fighter, who retains your aggro level from enemies.|
|22||Poison Blade||Your swords poison your foe over time. Does less damage to other players.|
|22||Pounce||Jump at a foe and slash them, slowing them and taking half damage while you attack.|
|24||Leaping Strike||Leap on your foe and smash downward. If your opponent's prone, you may do enormous damage.|
|26||Death From Above||Your blow catches enemies by surprise. You're invulnerable while you strike.|
|28||Traverse Cut||Make 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.|
|28||Blade Draw||Stab, then slash your target as you draw your weapon from the wound. Faster as a chain from other skills.|
|30||Charging Slash||Charge your target, drawing high aggro.|
|32||Mangle||Spend mana, and your fourth Combo Attack cuts your foe's speed substantially.|
|42||Backstab||Speed in and make a lethal, immobilizing thrust to your target's back.|
|48||Deadly Gamble||Risk critical hits to raise your chance of inflicting them.|
|54||Staggering Counter||If you're hit, counterattack and briefly stun your targets.|
|58||Cascade of Stuns||Slash a target in front of you. If you hit a stunned target, the stun spreads to nearby enemies.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|Energetic Death From Above||Your skill cools down faster.|
|Grounded Defensive Stance||The stance now raises your endurance as well.|
|Lucky Battle Cry||Boosts your Battle Cry's chance of stunning.|
|Threatening Battle Cry||Your Battle Cry generates extra aggro.|
|Threatening Torrent of Blows||Your Torrent of Blows generates extra aggro.|
|Binding Torrent of Blows||Your Torrent of Blows may immobilize those it hits.|
|Persistent Evasive Roll||Your Evasive Roll gains a chance to refresh immediately upon use.|
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