En Masse Entertainment has been extolling the virtues of TERA’s action based combat system for some time now, and with a launch date of May 1st, 2012 now set, footage of the MMO’s combat style is beginning to circulate.

In TERA, combat is not based around the more common MMO staples such as hotkey use and tab-targeting. Instead, players target their foes with a cross-hair cursor and need to remain alert and aware to avoid or dodge enemy attacks.

The following videos focus on the Lancer and Sorcerer classes and delve into melee and ranged combat respectively. For more information, visit the official website.