The action combat at the heart of TERA showcases spinning blades and blasts of eldritch might, but you're a soldier—which means you also need to master logistics. Your inventory serves as your lifeline, your war chest, and your bag full of goodies. You'll see that inventory screen a lot during your adventures. We'll help you make the most of your inventory and what goes into it.
The first place you'll store things is your inventory. It starts off with 40 slots to hold your loot, gear, consumables, and raw materials. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but you'll want more space. Soon after arriving in Velika, you'll get the quest “Inventory Trick,” which sends you to Getty, who expands your inventory to 48 slots—for free! Cough up a mere 15 silver and he'll do it again. Now you're at 56 slots, which is a healthy start to your career. You can buy further expansions for 3/80/100 gold pieces, bringing your bag to 80 slots.
However, there are a few other ways to increase that space. If you max out your gathering skills (300 in each)you not only earn the “Gathering Master” achievement, you also get another free row of inventory space, for a total of 88 slots. Surviving to Level 50 grants you both another achievement, and another row, and in your 50s you'll have access to a questline which will further increase your available space
After a hard day's adventuring, that overstuffed bag will be a mess to look at. To simplify organization, simply click on the auto-sort button in the lower-right corner of your inventory. It organizes your contents by type, allowing you to easily sort through what you want to keep, what you want to put in your bank, and what you want to sell or send to the extraction window.
At some point you'll want to keep something without carrying it around. As we cannot condone enslaving tuwangi porters, we created a bank for you. The good news is that it's huge. The better news is that it's shared between characters on your account. Did you just pick up a rare pair of twin swords? Awesome, but you're playing a mystic. Store the swords in the bank for your warrior alt, Mr.Whirlypants. No more mailing stuff between characters!
You've got four tabs in your bank, with 72 slots per tab. That's a lot of storage. You can also deposit money so your alt can grab a bit of coin when he picks up his shiny new swords.
Now, you might be wondering what you'll fill your bank with. That's easy enough—things you can use immediately will stay in your inventory while excess consumables and items you don't need yet go in your bank.
Inventory management is knowing what's worth carrying into battle and what can chill out in the bank. And remember, if nothing else sounds fun, you can always sell things. Everyone can use money, right?