Energy Harnessing is a gathering skill used in TERA which allows players to collect crafting material from energy crystals throughout the game. To gather from a crystal, get near the crystal, face it and press F. This starts an animation which can be stopped by taking damage and various other skills. Energy crystals in TERA exist in 5 tiers - the higher the tier the greater the chance of failure. There is no level restriction on plants (ie. a level 1 player can still mine from a Lightning Essence), it's just that if the crystal is much higher than the player's level, the chance of failure would be that much higher. Energy Harnessing is needed for Alchemy and Weaponsmithing.
All 5 energy crystals have a chance of giving the player Essential Mana instead of the actual essences.
Skill Level - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 102
Skill Level - Minimum: 101, Maximum: 151
Skill Level- Minimum: 151, Maximum: 201
- Val Aureum
Skill Level - Minimum: 201, Maximum: 251
Skill Level - Minimum: 251, Maximum: 300