The Korean version of Tera Online just patched their game today with the new Dark Elin character that is very cute and deadly. Tera being one of my favorite games in the past, I definitely had to check this character out in action so I wrote a quick Dark Elin first impression of her below.
Nothing has changed much in the character creation screen other than a few custom presets for the newly released Dark Elin class. There were about two new hairstyles and new faces! I didn't play around with the customization much, but I did highlight over the new Dark Elin presets. Other than that, I jumped straight into the game!
The video above is the first BAM that you will encounter in the tutorial area. Your character will start at level 50 and by the time you finish the tutorial missions, your character will be level 58! One of the things that I noticed with this class is that if you were to cancel the skill animation early, the skill does not land. For example, when I was using the "4" skill in this video. One of the things that Tera players will notice right away is that this character doesn't have that many skills to begin with.
I'm not sure if it's intended, but you can hyper melee attack with this character by holding down the left mouse button. It looks a bit awkward! This class also gets a counter attack, which is my "C" key in the video above. The counter attack skill has a pretty lengthy cool down so it can't be spammed else it would be very OP. Upon a successful counter, your character will blink forward and damage all the enemies on the way. Most of her skills are AoE based and mid range attack. This character can jump in and out of combat easily with her skills. She has a chain skill similar to the lancer except this one makes her jump towards the enemy. A backflip skill that does damage similar to the slayer and heavy AoE damage like the Berserker. This character seems to be a bit of an all rounder type! I haven't got around to playing with her glyphs, but I am sure some of them are very strong. I was planning on level her up more, but there were too many players on so I will probably go try her out again later. Did I forget to mention her skills are super flashy?