Picking the right class in The Elder Scrolls Online can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to MMO games. Fortunately, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help you pick the right class based on your preferences and goals in the game, so you don’t waste your time or money playing something that doesn’t meet your specific needs. These tips on how to pick the best class will help you get started.
1) Character Creation
The first thing you’ll do in ESO is create your character. Don’t worry, you can change a lot of things about your look once you’re inside, but it’s nice to make sure that everything feels right. If you want to use a preset character, take a look at their class and armor. You can also search by race if you’re trying to find something specific.
Once you have an idea of what kind of style or appearance you’d like, click Make This My Appearance. If you don’t like any of these options, click Customize Character and select one element at a time until you come up with something that works for you. Once all your choices are set up (hair color/style, tattoos/scars/face paint), click Next Step, Skill Selection to continue creating your character!
2) Choose the Race that Matches Your Playstyle
Even though you can pick any race in The Elder Scrolls Online, there are still differences between each one. Some races, like Dark Elves and Orcs, thrive in a more offensive environment, while others are best suited to assist their teammates with a more defensive role. You must choose a race that matches your playstyle and personality. When you do so, you’ll experience less stress while battling your enemies. With Scrolls Guided, it’s never been easier to create an impressive character!
3) Choose Skills That are Important To You
Now that you have a better idea of which race and class best suits your playstyle, it’s time to choose skills. Your skillset will depend heavily on how you prefer to approach combat: active or passive. If you like playing aggressively, choose spells that enhance mobility and damage output. With either option, aim to select at least three abilities from each category, one major ability, and two lesser ones. For example, you might take one AOE skill such as Cleave and two mobility skills such as Sneak and Shadowy Disguise.
4) Choose Skills That Help Others
While some skills are designed for your personal use (such as Undaunted), other skills are designed with you in mind but also help your allies. Cleave, for example, will hit all enemies within a cone in front of you with an attack that deals damage-and one of its morphs helps heal allies. Your group should have at least one good self-healing skill per person. Combat Prayer (Restoring Light Skill), Siphoning Attacks (Siphoning Skill), and Green Lotus (Elemental Skill) are particularly useful.
5) Learn About Weapon and Armor Types
There are three main types of weapons in ESO: staves, one-handed weapons, and two-handed weapons. Of course, there’s also magic but it’s often best not to go with that as your primary weapon. Staffs are typically a little heavier than one-handed and two-handed weapons but they hit at range; many players choose them over bows because they don’t rely on ammunition and can be used while moving. One-handed weapons do less damage than two-handed ones but they have many better-blocking abilities, making them ideal for tanks or players who prefer a mix of defense and offense.
6) Know What Stats are Important When Leveling Up
Your class plays a huge role in how you level up. There’s an important set of stats (health, stamina, and Magicka) that all classes need to survive, and then there are those that are unique to each class. For example, some tanks may want a higher shield stat so they can do more damage with their bash ability; some healers may want a higher Magicka pool so they can channel more powerful spells.
7) Know Where to Farm and Grind Levels Fast
Experimenting with different builds is something highly recommended. Don’t get too attached to your first character! While leveling up, it’s best not to focus on allocating points into specific skills or abilities, but rather place points into whatever attributes your class needs most at any given time; This helps ensure you have enough abilities unlocked when you come across a boss fight or large group of enemies.
8) When it’s Time, Visit PvP Zones
When you’re ready, head into one of PvP’s three distinct zones: Alliance vs. Alliance (A-vs-A), which pits two five-player teams against each other in a bid for control of Cyrodiil’s central keep; Covenant vs. Covenant (C-vs-C), where three or more teams compete to capture and hold strategic locations around a map; and Free for All (FoA), which places four players-any from any faction-against one another in an all-out brawl that often ends with bloodied enemies scampering away. Whichever PvP mode you choose, victory is earned through smart play and strong strategies.
Picking a class in TESO isn’t easy. There are ten of them, each with their specialization and strengths. When choosing your class, keep in mind what kind of playstyle you enjoy. Picking a class that doesn’t mesh well with your expectations is not likely to make your ESO experience enjoyable. However, if you know what you like and don’t like then picking a class becomes much easier.