By: Joey Cam
Tutorial / How-To
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If you are new to Tera you might be thinking, “What is so special about enchanting and masterworking your weapons and armor?” I had the same curiosity when I was a new player in Tera Rising. To briefly answer this question, enchanting increases your gear stats, so if you enchant your weapon you hit harder in PvE and PvE. If you enchant your armor your defensive stats will be increased.
[adblockingdetector id=”2″]The higher you enchant your gear the more of an increase of your main gear stat you will receive (weapons hit harder, armor further buffs your defense). Enchanting weapons and armor also opens up 3 to 4 rollable stats. Generally the rollable stats increase damage, decrease damage taken, decrease cooldowns, mana regen, hp regen as well as other possible rollable categories. Masterworking your gear will further increase your overall gear stats. Also masterworking armor and weapons will allow them to get enchanted past +9, all the way up to +12.
It is important that you know not all gear can be enchanted or masterworked. The way you can tell if gear can be enchanted is if it has greyed out stats. Gear can be masterworked is if it has greyed out stats AND it is a yellow item. I know, this may sound confusing if you are new like it did to me during my first month of playing Tera. Look at the two images below for a visual explanation.
This piece of gear CANNOT be enchanted or masterworked.
This gear is enchantable and can be masterworked.
[adblockingdetector id=”4″]When enchanting gear to +9 you need two materials, basic alkahest and feedstock. Both materials need to be on the same tier as your gear. So if you have a tier 6 weapon you need Tier 6 Alkahest and Tier 6 Feedstock (not just 1, hundreds or thousands of them), if you have a Tier 7 chest piece you need Tier 7 Alkahest and Tier 7 Feedstock and so on. Please be aware that while enchanting at any level you will probably have a lot of failures. It does not matter if you successfully enchant to a higher level or fail, each attempt will eat up the same amount of alkahest and feedstock.
Once you have enchanted your gear to +9 you will no longer be able to enchant it further. To open up the enchantment to +10 and beyond you need to “Masterwork” your gear. To masterwork weapons or armor you need lots of “Intricate Identification Scrolls” and a stockpile of… “Master Enigmatic Scroll”, “Blessed Enigmatic Scroll” or one “Noble Enigmatic Scroll”. Master Enigmatic Scrolls are the basic scrolls needed to masterwork gear, Blessed Enigmatic Scrolls give a higher chance to masterwork per attempt and Noble Enigmatic Scrolls give a guaranteed masterwork when used. Noble Enigmatic Scrolls are extremely expensive, so that is why I don’t normally use them.
When attempting to masterwork your gear please note it is pure RNG. I masterworked gear with 1 attempt a few weeks ago. Then I attempted to masterwork another piece of gear and it took me 139 attempts. Both times I used Master Enigmatic Scrolls. I have also heard of people taking close to 250 attempts to masterwork a piece of gear. With all that being said, you may want to use Blessed Enigmatic Scrolls or just pay the high price for one Noble Enigmatic Scrolls. Use your own judgement on this after factoring in costs per materials.
After you have masterworked your gear you are enable to enchant to +12. To enchant to +12 you need another stack of feedstock that is the same level as your gear (hundreds, possibly thousands of feedstock) and a large stack of one of the following alkahests.. Masterwork, Extensive and Premium. Masterwork Alkahest is the basic alkahest needed to enchant past +9. Extensive Alkahest gives you a higher chance to enchant. Premium Alkahest gives you the best chance to enchant your gear.
That’s all the info you need to masterwork and enchant your gear to +12. I’d like to hear your stories on enchanting and masterworking your gear. Was it horrible or maybe really easy? Doesn’t matter if you are a raw newbie masterworking and enchanting your first piece of gear or if you are a Tera veteran that has enchanted and masterworked hundreds pf pieces of gear. SPEAK UP BELOW! xD
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