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Gathering is a crucial part of Aion, as it supports both Crafting and the economies of Atreia. Even humans can gather from lesser nodes with the Collection skill, and following ascension, Daevas can acquire more potent gatherables with the Essencetapping and Aethertapping skills.


The most common gatherables include ores, herbs, fruits, fish, and Aether, however, other kinds of gatherable items also exist.


One of the more unique aspects of Aion is that most of the items gatherable through Essencetapping can be crafted with items gathered through Aethertapping. This adds a different dimension to the standard gather and craft formula.


What can I craft with a Wrud Log? Where’s the best place to gather Mithril Ore? What does a Rubus fruit look like? How do I cure a bad case of Burning Orichalcum? Is it possible to mine for fish? Discover the answers to these questions and more in our Gathering compendium!

 

Essencetapping

Essencetapping edit
  • Amateur

 

 Skill PointsElyosAsmodian

Amateur Essencetapping

Skill Point 1-99

1

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

Aria | Inina

Cypri

Mela

Iron

Kukuru

Ruko

Betua Log

Silver

Rose Quartz

Targena

Rubus

Liguri

Crystal

Modida

 

Dado

Amethyst

Venera

Caprauna

Afari

Azpha | Conide

Pujery

Raydam

Iron

Briga

Tikel

Tecoma Log

Silver

Rose Quartz

Kandula

Otombliss

Krimer

Crystal

Blueta

 

Horto

Amethyst

Blicora

Ringa

Kisaki

 

  • Novice

 

 Skill Points

Elyos

Asmodian

Novice Essencetapping

Skill Point 100-199

100

105

110

115

120

130

135

140

145

150

155

160

165

170

180

185

190

Titanium

Lumesia

Wiki

 

Rubashi

Lapia

 

Koa Log

Topaz

Fess

Aquamarine   

Gold

Omblic

Umblia

Ruta

Zircon

Bacora

Titanium

 

Wrud Log

Gadill

Twisp

Theonia

Vinna

Rabano

Topaz

Dorado

Aquamarine   

Gold

 

Hasia

Kirka

Zircon

Chikra

 

  • Apprentice

 

 Skill PointsElyosAsmodian

Apprentice Essencetapping

Skill Point 200-299

200

210

215

220

225

230

235

240

245

250

255

260

265

270

275

280

290

Adamantium

Platinum

Garnet

Meon

Nepeta

Pleuro

Sobi

Zeyla

Lazuli

Ulmus Log

 

Ormea

Megrim

Amalil

 

Moonstone | Triora

Esosa

Adamantium

Platinum

Garnet

Neunan

 

Rogen

 

Brommel

Lazuli

Salix Log

Jardine

Xilix

 

Calamot

Pressa

Moonstone | Almeha

Zeller

 

  • Journeyman

 

 Skill PointsElyosAsmodian

Journeyman Essencetapping

Skill Point 300-399

300

305

310

315

320

325

330

335

340

345

350

355

360

365

370

375

380

385

390

399

Orichalcum

Litrea

Ferilla

Ruby

Mithril

Tange

Zigi

Linon

 

Egrasi Log

Sapphire

Ervio

Burning Orichalcum

Griffonia

Burning Mithril

Perer

Diamond

Lunime

 

Nex

Orichalcum

Subella

Rask

Ruby

Mithril

Merone

Anathe

Vigen

Asvata Log

Carpen

Sapphire

Kukar

 

Grobule

 

Cippo

Diamond

 

Leopis

Nex

 

  • Expert


 

Skill Point

ElyosAsmodian

Expert Essencetapping

Skill Point 400-499

400

405

410

415

420

425

430

435

440

445

450

455

460

465

470

475

480

485

490

495

Drenite | Weathered Object

 

Lapide | Gossam

Prolix

Turquoise | Kuvano

 

Zeldt | Tinga

Nenana

Anevra | Voluspar

Plindit

Corundum

Entrin

Malevite Miasma

 

Hintera

Feena

Nanyu Log

Coslu

Beshu

Innesi | Elatrite

Drenite | Weathered Object

 

Korie Log | Gossam

Poma

Turquoise | Kuvano

Jurak

Stria | Manzu

 

Chersnip | Voluspar

Plia

Corundum

 

Malevite Miasma

Gorocle

Hoca

 

Drupa | Nokara

Liconsis

Ralloc

Elatrite

Aethertapping

Aethertapping edit

Amateur Aethertapping

Skill Point 1-99

Small Vortex:

 1p

 25p

 50p

 75p

Aether Powder - 100%

Novice Aethertapping

Skill Point 100-199

Big Vortex:

 100p

 125p

 150p

 175p

Aether Crystal - 80%

Greater Aether Crystal - 20%

Apprentice Aethertapping

Skill Point 200-299

Shining Vortex:

 200p

 225p

 250p

 275p

Aether Gem - 93%

Greater Aether Gem - 5%

Pure Aether Gem - 1%

Essence of Wind - 1%

Journeyman Aethertapping

Skill Point 300-399

Burning Vortex:

 300p

 325p

 350p

 375p

Aether - 86.7%

Greater Aether - 10%

Pure Aether - 2%

Essence of Wind - 1%

Brilliant Aether - 0.3%

Expert Aethertapping

Skill Point 400-499

Magical Aether:

 400p

 425p

 450p

 475p

Magical Aether: varies

Greater Magical Aether: varies

Pure Magical Aether: varies

Essence of Wind: varies

Brilliant Magical Aether: varies

Mementos

Mementos edit

Found in certain nodes above level 280 Essencetapping, Mementos can be used to craft unique weapons (or a shield). While the weapons themselves are potent for their level, most Daevas desire them because of their unique (and oft times humorous) appearance.


In addition, by speaking to an Item Remodeler, Daevas can remodel their current weapon with the appearance of one of the unique weapons from the Memento series.


Refer to the table below for detailed information on specific Mementos and where to find them.

 

Memento

Node TypeElyos NodeAsmodian NodeCrafted ItemCrafted Item Type
Hudaron’s MementoWood

 Egrasi Log

 Nanyu Log

 Asvata Log

 Korie Log

Hudaron’s Vine

Longbow

Pseron’s MementoFlower

 Linon

 Gossam

 Prolix

 Anathe

 Gossam

 Hoca

Pseron’s FlowerStaff
Euron’s MementoPrecious Metal

 Mithril

 Burning Mithril

 Malevite Miasma

 Mithril

 Malevite Miasma

Euron’s Fork

Spear

Liuron’s MementoFish

 Esosa

 Tinga

 Innesi

 Carpen

 Stria

 Nokara

Liuron’s Aquarium FishGreatsword

Tyron’s Memento

Fruit

 Lunime

 Kuvano

 Nenana

 Beshu

 Leopis

 Kuvano

 Manzu

 Drupa

Tyron’s LeavesTome
Dookiron’s MementoGem

 Diamond

 Turquoise

 Corundum

 Elatrite

 Diamond

 Turquoise

 Corundum

 Elatrite

Dukiron’s BroochOrb
Sniron’s MementoVegetable

 Griffonia

 Zeldt

 Hintera

 Grobule

 Plia

 Liconsis

Sniron’s SnackDagger
Kashuron’s MementoVegetable

 Perer

 Lapide

 Entrin

 Coslu

 Cippo

 Jurak

 Chersnip

 Ralloc

Kashuron’s TreatMace

Makron’s Memento

Mineral

 Orichalcum

 Burning Orichalcum

 Drenite

 Orichalcum

 Drenite

Makron’s HairpinSword
Mikaron’s MementoShellfish

 Litrea

 Anevra

 Feena

 Almeha

 Poma

 Gorocle

Mikaron’s PlateShield

 

Menotios invokes the wrath of Liuron’s Aquarium Fish!

Recovery Items

Recovery Items edit

When tapping certain high level nodes, it is possible for Daevas to gather rare recovery items.

 

Refer to the table below for more detailed information.

 

Item

Function

Elyos NodeAsmodian Node
Mind CrystalRecovers 5000 MP

 Mithril

 Malevite Miasma

 Mithril

 Malevite Miasma

Life CrystalRecovers 5000 HP

 Orichalcum

 Drenite

 Orichalcum

 Drenite

Recovery CrystalRecovers 5000 HP and 5000 MP

 Ruby

 Sapphire

 Diamond

 Turquoise

 Corundum

 Elatrite

 Ruby

 Sapphire

 Diamond

 Turquoise

 Corundum

 Elatrite

Essence of WindWhen flying: Increases flight time by 20

 Glowing Vortex 

 Burning Vortex

 Magical Aether

 Glowing Vortex 

 Burning Vortex

 Magical Aether

Petal Dyes

Petal Dyes edit

Patient Daevas will be able to gather rare petals from certain flowering plants. These petals can then be used to dye armor in unique colors.


The petals from Elysean and Asmodian flowering plants are similar in color, but there are also subtle differences in their shades and intensities.


Fashionable Daevas who desire to wear the trendiest and most exquisite colors will need to use a Rift to enter the opposing faction’s lands, and collect petals from their flowering plants.

 

Elyos PetalsAsmodian Petals
Wiki Petal - WikiKukar Petal - Kukar
Ormea Petal | OrmeaPressa Petal - Pressa
Meon Petal - MeonVinna Petal - Vinna
Omblic Petal - OmblicKirka Petal - Kirka
Tange Petal - TangeLeopis Petal - Leopis
Ervio Petal - ErvioMerone Petal - Merone
Lunime Petal - LunimeBrommel Petal - Brommel

Miscellaneous Items

Miscellaneous Items edit

There are a handful of items with special functions that can also be gathered through Essencetapping. For example, the Seed of Detection allows Daevas to see through basic stealth for a short time.

 

ItemFunctionElyos NodeAsmodian Node
Wild GinsengCooking Ingredient. Wild Ginseng Pickle and Tasty Wild Ginseng Pickle can be cooked.

 

 Grobule
Seed of DetectionUse this seed to see through basic stealth for 10 seconds.

 Zeyla

 Triora

 Zigi

 Perer

 Lapide

 Entrin

 Coslu

 Rogen

 Zeller

 Vigen

 Cippo

 Jurak

 Chersnip

 Ralloc

Healing RootHeals physical abnormal states.

 Nepeta

 Amalil

 Ferilla

 Griffonia

 Zeldt

 Hintera

 Neunan

 Calamot

 Subella

 Grobule

 Plia

 Liconsis

How to Gather

How to Gather edit

Gathering nodes can be found all over Atreia, and even in areas with the harshest environmental conditions. To view the name of a node, place the cursor over it; to gather from the node, double-click it. When humans ascend to Daevas, the Collection skill changes to Essencetapping, but all major functions are identical except for the name and the animation.

 

1. Find a Node.

 

Iron Ore draws near!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain nodes can be difficult to spot because of the surrounding environment, but most nodes pulse, sparkle, or effervesce, and shouldn’t be too hard to see even against a backdrop of similar color.

 

You can also move the cursor over a node to be sure that it’s there.

 

2. Double-Click to Start Gathering.

 

Hammer taps Iron Ore!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In general, it’s possible to gather up to three times from one node, but certain nodes like Rose Quartz and Amethyst can only be gathered once.


If you are attacked or move while gathering from a node, the gathering action is cancelled and the number of times you can gather from that node is reduced.

 

3. Success or Failure.

 

Iron Ore laughs flippantly.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once gathering begins, two bars will appear. The blue bar indicates success, while the red bar indicates failure. If the success bar fills first, the gathering is successful; if the failure bar fills first, the gathering fails.


As you continue to gather, your Essencetapping or Aethertapping skill level will increase, and the success rate will increase as well.

 

If the gathering is successful, the item gathered will be transferred to your cube.

 

Gathering Tips

- You must have at least one free slot in your cube in order to successfully gather

 

- The maximum level of the Collection skill is 50. Humans will need to ascend to Daevas and acquire the Essencetapping skill to advance their gathering abilities further.

 

- Once you’ve ascended, the nodes from the beginner areas (Poeta and Ishalgen) will no longer be available. But the nodes in the next regions (Verteron and Altgard) will be available.

 

Because Daevas use the Essencetapping skill

for both fish and mineral nodes...

...it is indeed possible to mine for fish!

(wield a mining pick for an even more authentic feel!)

Skill Levels

Skill Levels edit

All characters will start with the Collection skill at level 1, and will later gain the Essencetapping and Aethertapping skills. Daevas diligent enough to advance their gathering skills while leveling up their characters will be rewarded with additional EXP and opportunities to make extra Kinah.

 

Tier

Skill Level

Range

Amateur1-99Gather from nodes between skill levels 1-99
Novice100-199Gather from nodes between skill levels 1-199

Apprentice

200-299

Gather from nodes between skill levels 1-299

Journeyman300-399Gather from nodes between skill levels 1-399
Expert400-499Gather from nodes between skill levels 1-499

 

Note: If the difference between the character’s Essencetapping or Aethertapping skill level and the target node is more than 40, there is no chance to gain an additional skill point from gathering.

 

Race

Essencetapping Master

Essencetapping Master’s Location

Elyos

Cornelius

Sanctum

Asmodian

Latatusk

Pandaemonium

 

Note: At skill levels 99, 199, and 299, the character will need to pay the Essencetapping or Aethertapping Master to increase their Essencetapping or Aethertapping skill to the next tier. Once completed, the character’s maximum skill level will rise, allowing the character to gather new items and advance their gathering skill.

Gathering Enhancements

Gathering Enhancements edit

Daevas with a true dedication to gathering can find item merchants in the capital cities who sell useful hats. These hats display the location of gatherable items on the mini-map.

 

Race

Essencetapping Item Merchant

Essencetapping Item Merchant’s Location

Elyos

Sabotes

Sanctum

Asmodian

Relir

Pandaemonium

Critical Successes

Critical Successes edit

As with crafting, it is possible to achieve a “critical success” when gathering from certain nodes. The items gathered from a “critical success” are of a higher grade than the standard items.


See below for details on which nodes are eligible for critical successes.

 

Minerals:

 

Regular Item

Critical Success

Double Critical Success

Triple Critical Success

Titanium Ore

Greater Titanium Ore

--
Gold OreGreater Gold Ore--
Adamantium OreGreater Adamantium OrePure Adamantium Ore-
Platinum OreGreater Platinum OrePure Platinum Ore-
Orichalcum OreGreater Orichalcum OrePure Orichalcum OreBrilliant Orichalcum Ore
Mithril OreGreater Mithril OrePure Mithril OreBrilliant Mithril Ore
Drenite OreGreater Drenite OrePure Drenite OreBrilliant Drenite Ore
Malevite OreGreater Malevite OrePure Malevite OreBrilliant Malevite Ore

 

Jewels:

 

Regular Item

Critical Success

Double Critical Success

Garnet OreBig Garnet Ore-
Lazuli Ore

Big Lazuli Ore

-
Moonstone OreBig Moonstone Ore-
Ruby OreBig Ruby Ore-
Sapphire OreBig Sapphire Ore-
Diamond OreRich Diamond Ore-
Turquoise OreBig Turquoise OreDazzling Turquoise Ore
Corundum OreBig Corundum OreDazzling Corundum Ore
Elatrite OreBig Elatrite OreDazzling Elatrite Ore

 

Herbs:

 

Regular Item (Elyos)

Critical Success (Elyos)

Regular Item (Asmodian)

Critical Success (Asmodian)

AriaFresh AriaAzphaFresh Azpha
TargenaFresh TargenaKandulaFresh Kandula
LumesiaFresh LumesiaTheoniaFresh Theonia
UmbliaFresh UmbliaHasiaFresh Hasia
NepetaFresh NepetaNeunanFresh Neunan
AmalilFresh AmalilCalamotFresh Calamot
FerillaFresh FerillaSubellaFresh Subella
GriffoniaFresh GriffoniaGrobuleFresh Grobule
ZeldtFresh ZeldtPliaFresh Plia
HinteraFresh HinteraLiconsisFresh Liconsis

 

The items gathered through a single critical success will have an additional prefix on their name, such as Fresh, Big, Rich, or Greater. Most of these items are used in crafting Superior and Heroic items.


It’s also possible for a double critical success to occur, in which case the resultant item would have a Pure or Dazzling prefix. Most of these items are used in Expert level crafting.

 

Rarer still is the triple critical success, in which case a Brilliant prefix would be added to the item gathered. These items are used in crafting some of the most powerful weapons, armor, and accessories in the game.

Huge Gathering Nodes

Huge Gathering Nodes edit

Oh, my, God. Becky, look at that Zeyla. It’s just so big. I can’t

believe it’s just so round, it’s like, out there, I mean—gross!

Daevas brave enough to delve into the more dangerous areas of Atreia might be lucky enough to stumble upon a huge node.

 

These are always Essencetapping nodes, but can be tapped up to 10 times (as opposed to the standard 1-3). While extremely rare, tapping these huge nodes can be rather lucrative.

 

Skill Points

Node

Spawn Location(s)

100Huge TitaniumEltnen

130

Huge TheoniaBrusthonin
155

Huge Aquamarine

Eltnen
210Huge Platinum

Eltnen

220Huge MeonHeiron
225Huge NepetaHeiron
235Huge SobiHeiron
240Huge ZeylaHeiron
250Huge Ulmus LogHeiron
315Huge RubyTheobomos
380Huge DiamondTheobomos

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