Armor refers to items that can be equipped by players in the body, hands, and feet slots in their Profile interface. The available types of armor differs based on the player's class. Armor is not to be confused with Armor Costumes, the latter of which does not provide defense and balance modifiers.
The profile interface is fairly simple to understand. To equip armor, you may right click the armor of your choice in your inventory, or alternatively left click and drag to the appropriate box. Hovering with your cursor over an armor icon will show you the details (including modifiers) of the piece, compared with what you have equipped.
Armor is referred to differently depending on class. Metal armor, made with various types of metal found in Arborea, is worn by Berserkers, Lancers, Gunners, and Brawlers, consisting of a Hauberk (body), Gauntlets (hands), and Greaves (feet). Leather armor, made from various qualities of hide, is worn by Archers, Slayers, Warriors, and Reapers, consisting of a Cuirass (body), Gloves (hands), and Boots (feet). Cloth armor, made from various plant fibres, is worn by Mystics, Priests, Sorcerers, and Ninjas, consisting of a Robe (body), Sleeves (hands), and Shoes (feet).
TERA is blessed with a number of different styles in all classes of armor. Three important things to note about the appearance of your armor are: armor appearance is race and gender dependent; you can dye your armor; and you can hide your armor with an Armor Costume.
In video games, armor appearance is usually gender dependent. In TERA, however, it is also race dependent. The same pieces of armor can look very different when a different race wears it. See the example image on the right: Both the High Elf female and the Castanic female are wearing Lymei's Robe, Faevine Sleeves, and Faerie-made Shoes.
To change only the colour of a piece of armor, you may visit a Dye Merchant in any major city, who sells both premade Bottled Dyes and Dye Kits. Dye Kits require additional materials to be crafted into dye, and must be crafted at a campfire.
Finally, you may find an armor costume in the Brokerage or Valkyon Outfitters that you would prefer as opposed to any of the armor looks available to you. Armor costumes include bathing suit, sweatsuit, and leotard options. It is important to note that since armor costumes do not have any modifiers of their own, you will likely want to wear an armor costume in addition to your armor as opposed to instead of.
|Classes||Type||Body Slot||Hands Slot||Feet Slot|
|Berserkers, Lancers, Gunners, Brawlers||Metal Armor||Hauberk||Gauntlets||Greaves|
|Archers, Slayers, Warriors||Leather Armor||Cuirass||Gloves||Boots|
|Mystics, Priests, Sorcerers, Ninjas||Cloth Armor||Robe||Sleeves||Shoes|