What does promoting my Partners do?
How do Partners work?
How are Partners different to Pets?
Partners are are special Companions in TERA. When summoned, partners can provide the benefits of pets as well as special abilities like absorbing damage, healing you or increasing your power! Introduction to Companions covers some of the general features of partners.
At Level 66 you can talk to Loomey the Wandering Scholar in Highwatch and go on a quest for a partner. You can also get partners by combining pets (results not guaranteed) or evolving a pet when they get to level 10. Each companion will have a colored marker on the left hand side, showing how rare it is.
All partners have a Bond Skill and a Gifted Skill, hover over them to see their powers. Gifted skills can be re-rolled if you have a Gifted Skill Change Voucher.
Bond Skills are manually triggered and you can put them on your skill bar, like any other skill.
Gifted skills are passive skills and how often they activate can depend on your Partner's Stamina. Stamina can be increased by giving your partner presents.
Fellowship influences the power of your partner's Bond Skill.
Training your partner
Partners can take on the abilities of Pets through training. Training sucks the ability out of the pet.
To train your partner
- Select the partner you want to train and select Train.
- Select the pet whose abilities you want.
At this point Train will be greyed out, as you need to select which abilities come across
- Select the abilities you want transferred.
- Confirm that you want to remove the ability from your pet and give it to the partner.
- Your partner will now have the ability and your pet will have a blank spot where their ability once lived.
Promoting your Partner
Promoting a partner improves their grade and has a random chance of improving their fellowship. Partners can't go past grade 10. Promoting a partner consumes (destroys) the other partner.
- Select Promote and the partner you'd like to consume.
- Confirm that you'd like to promote your partner
- Enjoy your higher grade partner!
Giving your partner presents
When a partner's stamina drops, the amount it uses its skills will also drop. Presents can be purchased from merchants in the General Goods tab, as well as from brokers, and other players via parcel post. You can sometimes get presents from Loot Boxes and presents can be crafted as a basic processing skill.
To give presents to your partner click on the gift box of your summoned partner, that will open your inventory and you can right click on the present you want to give them.