Once you ding 60 in TERA, you’re ready to face the real challenges. There are enemies out there—like Kaprima, Meldita, and the argon queen herself—that will turn your screen gray in the blink of an eye if you aren’t geared up.
TERA has a vast array of armor and a well-stocked arsenal of weapons. Knowing which gear is attainable and how to get it is the key to power now that you’re level 60.
To start, take a look at the gear you’ve got right now. Is it as good as a sleeper set that’s been enchanted to at least +6?
If no, then you’ll need better gear before you’re ready to face the new dungeons introduced in the Argon Queen update. Start with Fane of Kaprima, then tackle Balder’s Temple. You should acquire a full set of sleeper gear and enchant it to +6.
If dungeon runs aren’t your thing, TERA offers two other ways to get gear equivalent to the sleeper set. The player-versus-player battles in Fraywind Canyon will earn you Bellicarium credits you can use to buy the victor’s set—a set designed for PvP but with base stats good enough for normal-mode Argon Corpus (the next challenge after Balder’s Temple).
Another alternative is to participate in the nexus events (see our guide to the nexus), where you’ll earn Agnitor credits to purchase the nexus set. Acquiring the nexus set is probably more time-consuming than acquiring the sleeper or victor’s sets, but you can do it even if your existing gear is significantly below average.
Good news: you’re ready for normal-mode Argon Corpus. Your goal is to collect the cyasma set or discord set, then start running hard-mode Argon Corpus.
Once you’re doing hard-mode Argon Corpus, you can go for the regent’s set (acquired in Manaya’s Core) or start queueing up for battlegrounds to get the conjunct set (acquired with Bellicarium and Agnitor credits).
No matter which path you take to reach the pinnacle, your ultimate goal is the visionmaker set. Make no mistake: visionmaker takes a lot of time, skill, and effort. But look at those outrageous stats! Now you’re talking power.
Here’s a list of all the weapon and armor sets a level-60 character could want, all in one place.
The regent’s set and visionmaker set offer special effects in addition to their (ridiculously good) stats. For the weapons in those sets, it’s simple. Every regent’s set weapon has a Thunderlash effect that does 3,710 damage every two seconds for six seconds. Every visionmaker set weapon has a Blacksmith’s Hammerstrike effect that stuns your foe for three seconds.
For the armor in those sets, it’s more complex. The armor has a class-specific benefit that improves one of your skills. Whenever regent’s armor or visionmaker armor is dropped, crafted, or resealed, it gains a skill effect (out of nine or ten options per class).
When you’re about to loot regent’s armor, make sure you check the tooltip to see which class gets the class-specific benefit . It’s possible that multiple people in your party are eligible for an item, but it’ll benefit one class most. For example, regentsvest is a cuirass that a warrior, a slayer, or an archer could wear. The skill effect is specific to a warrior, though, so that class should get the loot.