How do I chain my skills?
How to customize my key bindings?
How do I set up my shortcut tray?
How do I configure my Xbox controller for PC?
Some abilities work well in succession, like a distancing move after using a point blank attack as a caster. Chaining skills creates a prompt which, when acted on, triggers the following skill in quick succession. You can chain multiple skills together for a quick volley of combat activity.
Some skills are chained by default, but you have the option of customizing your skill chains to match your battle style.
- Press K to bring up the skills window
- Click on the Chain skills button at the bottom
- The chainable skills are located on the left, and the default skill chains are located on the right. As you learn new skills, the chainable skills list will automatically grow to include new skills that can be chained.
- To customize your skill chain, drag the skill of your choice from the Learned Skills window to the Chain Skill window and place it to the right of the skill you want to act as the trigger.
- Some skills inherently chain to others, and take priority over user-created chains in combat. When setting a user-created chain, keep in mind skill cooldowns for all skills involved in the chain, especially if a triggering skill has multiple inherent chains. A skill's inherent chains (and their priorities) appear at the bottom of its tooltip. Mouse over the skill's icon to see them.
- Combat begins when you first attack your target. Clicking Display only in combat means your chained skill prompts won't activate until that first hit. You might choose to deselect this option if you like to open combat with a charged-up spell or shot, or with traps.
- To change the timeframe in which the chained skill can be activated, click in the box to the right of Display time and enter a number between 0.1 and 99 seconds.
- To change the button used to activate chained skills, click on the Chain skills hot key box near the bottom of the Chain skill window (press Back to bring up the Controller configuration window if you are using a game controller).
- Changes are automatically saved, so just close the window when you are done.
- To revert back to default settings, click on the Reset button at the bottom of the Chain skill window.
Note: Glyphs have direct impact on certain skills, and can influence your choices in customization. Some glyphs state that the added bonuses take effect only if the skill is used in conjunction with another specific skill. Be sure to read your glyph description!
Customizing your key binding is nice and easy. To set your keyboard and mouse bindings, see below.
- Press O to bring up the Options menu, then select the Shortcuts tab.
- Click on one of the boxes next to an action. Each box can have a different keyboard or mouse binding: two options for each action. Press the key or click the button you want to bind to the action. You can use modifiers like Shift, Ctrl and Alt for combinations like Shift+E.
- Press Enter to accept or Esc to discard changes.
- When finished, click OK.
The Shortcut Tray puts frequently used skills and items at your fingertips. To add a skill or item to your Shortcut tray, do the following:
- To add a skill, press K to open the Skill window; to add an item, press I to open your Inventory.
- Click on the skill or item and drag it to the slot on the Shortcut tray you want to bind it to. If this doesn't work, you might have locked your tray- see below for how to unlock it.
- To use your new shortcut, simply click on it in the tray or press the corresponding key (or button, if you are using a controller).
To remove a skill or item, drag the icon off the tray. If this doesn't work, your tray may be locked.
Minimized tray/Expanded tray
Press Esc or Alt to enter UI mode. Click on the tray size icon to switch between the two size options.
- Minimized: Displays a 2x6 block.
- Expanded: Displays a 2x12 block.
Show extra shortcut tray
Click on this button to show an additional 2x12 block.
Click on the locked/unlocked icon to toggle. Locking your tray prevents you from accidentally moving things on or off the tray.
Using different trays
You have a total of 10 different tray sets. As you gain skills and abilities, you may want more shortcuts than can fit on a single Shortcut tray, or want separate combat and non-combat trays. Click the up or down arrows to switch between sets of trays. To jump directly to a specific tray, press Alt and the tray number (Alt+3 will go to tray 3, for example).
TERA supports gameplay with the Xbox 360 controller. 360-compatible controllers may work as well. Make sure the controller you are using has a right analog stick as you will need this in order to turn and move the camera.
To access the controller configuration window, type /controller or press Back on your 360 controller.
- Camera speed for combat mode: This sets the speed at which your camera rotates.
- Mouse speed for UI mode: This sets the speed at which your cursor moves in UI mode.
Set skill direction
- Character direction (default): Attacks will be directed at what your character is facing.
- Camera direction: Attacks will be directed at what the camera is facing.
Below are the default button configurations for the actions you can assign to your controller. Note that right bumper and left bumper can be used in combination with other buttons to increase your options. To configure your button settings, click on the box next to the action you want to change, press the button (or combination of buttons) you want for that action, press Enter, and then click on Apply.