Attributes or stats are basic form of data used to calculate damage or healing.
These are stats from character profile Combat tab:
Attack is based on your Power and your equipment's attack modifiers. This stat affects how much damage you deal.
Defense is based on your Endurance and your equipment's defense modifiers. This stat inversely affects how much damage you take.
Crit Rate (also called crit factor) is your chance to critically hit an opponent. Adding crit rate has diminishing returns and at certain point (so called crit cap) gives no more damage.
From crit rate actual crit chance is calculated, which is subject to RNG roll.
Basic formula for crit chance is:
crit chance = (crit factor × direction ) / (crit resist × 10)
Direction modifier is 1 from front, 1.2 from side and 1.6 when attacking from rear.
Value of crit factor here includes all character and skill specific buffs.
Crit chance is subject of multiple coefficients, including crit chance modifiers from skills/glyphs, additional crit chance passives and carving crystals. Also level difference between target and attacker and type of monster (minion, normal, BAM) affects crit chance.
Full formula is available ie. in Complete Awakened Brawler Guide
Generally, for attack skill that has 3× crit chance crit cap is 224 when attacking from behind (non-castanic, level 65 player attacking level 68 boss with standard 210 crit resistance). For 2× crit chance skills crit cap is far beyond 450+ and adding crit generally always increases damage.
Reaching high enough crit rate is key to damage dealing in PvE. As of late 2018 most classes should go for 350 or more. Exceptions are classes that have 3× chance multipliers in their main damage skills, like warrior, valkyrie, gunner and archer.
Crit Power affects how much damage your critical hits do. Normal crit power in TERA is 2.0. That means each critical hit does 2x damage of normal hit.
Crit Power can be increased with Weapon Crystals, weapons and some accessories rolls, Prime Battle Solution, and Dragon mounts. There is significant confusion what crit power value means, even in in-game descriptions. Crit power value of crystal and such is added to base crit power (some descriptions use %-sign incorrectly or use wording like "do 1.2× more damage") and this value is used to calculate the damage of critical hit.
Crit power when hitting enraged monster from behind with weapon equipped with all dyad niveots and using prime battle solution reaches 8.14. In PvP crit power is more limited. Only Savage weapon crystals work, which means crit power of 2.0 + 1.32 with Savage Niveot from critical hit from behind. Also weapons and accessories rolls work. Especially weapon can be rolled to 0.3 extra crit power.
Note that character profile does not show total crit power available, only effect of potions. Crit power that depends on crystals activating, like hit from behind, front or while enrage is not shown.
|Source||Niveot||Dyad||Total||Total w/ Dyads||Note|
|Prime Battle Solution||1.42||1.42|
|Savage||1.26||1.32||3.26||3.32||in PVP (without effect of potion)|
|Bitter/Spiteful||1.44||1.52||6.12||6.26||normal PVE, not enraged|
|Focused||1.78||1.88||7.90||8.14||normal PVE, while enraged|
|Wrathful||1.58||1.66||5.00||5.08||frontal for tanks (warrior gets 1.18 extra)|
|Slaying||1.64||1.74||7.76 / 9.54||8.00 / 9.88||not enraged / enraged|
|Dragon, Phoenix and Chocobo mounts||0.10||0.10||6 sec proc every 60 sec = 1/10 uptime|
|0.3 weapon roll||0.3||0.3||common with berserkers|
Also bosses have -10% damage from crits lines, which makes critical hits do only 90% of their damage. Same applies to PVP or PVP-hybrid gear which has −15% or −20% crit damage protection.
Crit power doesn't affect healing skills. Heal critting always restores 50% additional health.
Crit Resist is your chance to avoid being critically hit by an opponent. This stat only has meaning in PvP combat.
This value is removed from tab. It was product of equipment impact modifiers and Impact Factor, but equipment balance modifiers are removed from game.
Balance was the product of your Balance Factor and equipment balance modifiers. Equipment balance modifiers are removed from game.
Power is a class-based stat affecting your attack skills. Adding more power gives linear increase to damage dealt by attacks skills.
Endurance is a class-based stat affecting your defense.
Endurance doesn't directly tell how much damage character takes, since every class has hidden class-based modifier for that. Adding more Endurance will still reduce damage taken.
As of January 2019 PVP patch every class got their base Endurance set to 80. Note that buffs that say "Increases Endurance by XX%" (like healers' buffs, lancer's Guardian Shout or Prime Battle Solution) are calculated from base Endurance.
Attack Speed affects your attack speed. In other words, how fast each attack and spell finishes.
More attack speed means more damage if useful combat skills can be cast.
Movement is your movement speed while walking. There is separate non-combat movement speed and combat movement speed that applies when character is in combat mode.
Mount speeds are not listed.
When mounted on flying mount.
Weakening Effects (Green)Edit
This stat affects how well you resist weakening effects such as stat decreases and other green-bordered effects.
Periodic Damage (Purple)Edit
This stat affects how well you resist periodic damage and other purple-bordered effects.
This stat affects how well you resist stun and other red-bordered effects.