The Elders Scrolls Online, ESO is a massively-multiplayer MMORPG video game that’s available for both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. The game was developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and released in April 2014. Since then, the game has seen constant updates and upgrades with the most recent console version released in June 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
ESO features a buy-to-play program where a player purchases the game for a fixed fee and play it for free afterward. There’s also a membership plan- ESO Plus, where players earn bonuses such as free access to the DLC packs and increased XP gain.
ESO features Crown store, an in-game cash shop which sells cosmetic mounts and other vanity items. The premium currency used is Crowns. An imperial edition is also available which gives a player the option to create imperial gear, modify the existing ones and acquire an imperial horse.
ESO has more of a non-linear gameplay that follows a mixture of events, random quests and free roaming exploration around the continent of Tamriel. The game allows players to participate as ten different races:
. 4 varieties of humans- Bretons, Nords, Imperials, and Redguards.
. 4 Elvish varieties- Altmer, Orsimer, Dunmer, and Bosmer.
. 2 bestial races- Argonians and Khajiit.
Players must also pick one of the four major classes every time they’re creating a character. Each and every class has its own set of special features, attacks, passive effects, and spells. Character creation stretches beyond class and race, the player-character can choose to become a werewolf or a vampire.
ESO spans over the dry deserts of Hammerfell to the tangled vegetation of Valenwood. In this epic adventure, you get a chance to explore some of the dangerous dungeons and caves across Tamriel with your guildmates, friends and a number of Alliance of members.
ESO offers four classes; Sorcerer, Dragonknight, Nightblade, and Templar. Each class gives the player only three skill lines that don’t affect the character’s choices. For example; you can be a sorcerer and still wear a heavy armor and even wields a bow.
There are 3 main roles which can be played by any class; Tanking, Damage Dealing, and Healing. Certain classes are better at executing certain roles- Dragonknight is way better at tanking than Templar, and the latter is better at healing than a sorcerer. Below is a sample of the ESO warden builds, read on to get started.
ESO Warden Tank
This can be divided into the leveling build and endgame build. The objective of the leveling build is to build a strong tanking role as you level up through the early game. The focus here is to grab critical skills that make it harder to get killed and at the same time support your friends. When it comes to priority skills for bar progression; the one-hand and shield or sword & Board works just perfect. Most tanks will also prefer to double bar a shield and sword. Scorch and Betty Netch could be your favorite animal companion. For gear suggestion, stretch for a friend and get your hands on some great gear. Crafted sets are often the strongest and durable options you can get.
ESO Warden Healer
The objective is to build as a full healer and be able to deal with enough damage as you level up towards the end game. Under the restoration staff in bar progression and priority skills: grand healing, regeneration, and blessings of protection are phenomenal skills every healer should have. Under destruction staff; weakness of elements, Wall of elements and the Force shock are some great assets for that splendid offensive play. The gears should be preferably light and the skills could range from combat prayer, healing springs, and leeching vines.
ESO warden Stamina and Magicka
These two character setups can be exploited for the best combat and magic skills. If a character uses Magicka in combat more than the Stamina, then they’re using the Magicka build; the vice-versa is also true. Magicka builds often uses light armor with some magic capabilities while the Stamina builds normally uses medium armor with weapons such as two-handed swords and bows. Hybrids of these two can also be crafted. They are, however, not as effective at handling damage as compared its pure counterparts, Stamina and Magicka.