The MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online is a multifaceted game, but it can seem overwhelming to start. We have 13 tips to help you get started with ESO.

What exactly is ESO? The Elder Scrolls Online is set in the same universe that the single-player series The Elder Scrolls. Although it is not an MMORPG, it does have a lot of single-player content. This is one of the most popular MMOs for solo gamers.

You can also experience everything and anywhere in ESO at any level. Your character will be scaled to the appropriate level with the addition of “One Tamriel”. ESO is a beautiful place and stories that are told with love. This is true for both solo and group players.

You can find more information about ESO’s development since its release as well as some gameplay in the video by GameStar colleagues:

This guide contains tips and links to more detailed guides. It is constantly updated and expanded as needed.

Yes, without hesitation! The Elder Scrolls Online was released in 2014. It offers a wealth of content and is continually enhanced by the Chapters, Game Packs, and other updates that are made each year. Players were able to continue the story of the Black Heart of Skyrim. Next year, you will be able to take part in the defense of Tamriel with a new adventure, Gates of Oblivion. We often fear being behind players who have used ESO for many years when we ask this question. The developers know what they are doing and you can join other players on current content. The game’s level adapts to the player’s skill, so that you can explore all areas, even if your are just starting out.

Yes. Yes.

You can play the main plot by yourself, or you can join a group to explore dungeons. Players who work together to defeat powerful monsters will receive rewards.

You can play in your own cave or with other players. You can also go into the public dungeons if you wish. These spaces are meant for multiplayer. However, you can also venture there alone once you have reached the highest level and your equipment quality improves.

You can also play solo in the arena of Maelstrom or the Hollow of Vateshran. These arenas are only for one player. However, there are also other arenas that can be used by groups.

Multiplayer is a great option if you are interested in multiplayer. You can either use the party finder or create a party with pre-determined parties to complete 4-player dungeons. You will reap great rewards so make sure you go as soon as possible. The eventsare ESO Raids that are open to 12 player groups. This is where we start the highest-level PvE. It is compulsory to join a guild as there is no research module.

Where do you start?

You must start by creating a character. Before you can start to explore the amazing number of settings for skin and voice, as well as hair, you must first choose a race, class, and faction.

These factions exist: At ESO, there are three distinct factions:

  • The Aldmeri Domion
  • The Ebony Pact
  • The Daggerfall Alliance

The choice of faction is not important for quests or playing with other players. The starting area and PvP in Cyrodiil are not affected by your faction. One-Tamriel allows you to travel anywhere after the area of the starting zone.

Each alliance begins in its own region. In Cyrodiil (the contested PvP map), you ride under your chosen faction’s banner. Depending on which alliance you are joining, the starting areas will be as follows:

  • The Aldmeri Dominion’s starting point is the village of “Khenarthis Rast”.
  • The Daggerfall Alliance’s starting area is the island “Stros M’Kai”.
  • The “Odfels”, a snow-covered area, is the beginning of the Ebonheart Pact

However, the faction can have an impact on the race you choose at the start. There are three factions and one neutral race. You can also purchase additional races in the shop.

These breeds are

  • Orsimer (Orcs) – Daggerfall Alliance
  • Redguards – Daggerfall Alliance
  • Bretons – Daggerfall Alliance
  • Altmer (High Elves). – Altmeri Dominion
  • Khajiit – Altmeri Dominion
  • Bosmer (Wood Elves), – Altmeri Dominion
  • North Ebony Pact
  • Dunmer (Dark Elves) – Ebony Pact
  • Argonians – Ebony Pact
  • Imperial – From The Crown Store

You can cancel the assignment of races and factions by purchasing the Crown Shop package “Far From Home”. This package unlocks the fact that all races are playable in every alliance. The imperial ones are unrestricted.

Our ranking of all ESO races provides more information about each race, its unique characteristics, and the skills they have.

2. Which class should you choose?

All classes in The Elder Scrolls Online can play the role of Tank, DPS, or Healer, depending on how many points you have assigned in Magic and Stamina during your leveling.

Each class is unique and has its own identity. Some classes perform better in certain activities than others.

Six classes can be found in ESO:

  • Dragon Knight – The Dragon Knight can master several elements, including poison, fire, and earth. He is an excellent Tank, but can also provide very high DPS in Magic or Stamina. Avoid making him a healer. Its tanking skills are great in both PvE and PvP.
  • Sorcerer – Excellent for Magic and Stamina DPS. This class can use lightning to strike down enemies and summon pets to help them in battle. It is up to you to choose if you want to use a familiar, but it is important to know that Sorcerer Magic can be a great class to start in ESO.
  • Black Blade is a kind of ESO’s Thief. It can blend in with shadows, and has several stealth abilities. The Black Blade is versatile and can be used as a tank or healer, as well as a great DPS. This class is great for PvP. The Black Blade is more difficult to learn.
  • Templar – He is a character who can be guided by the Light and become a great healer. This makes him a favorite player in a group. He excels at DPS, but is significantly less effective in Tanks.
  • Guardian: The Guardian class is extremely versatile and can be found with the Morrowind Chapter. It can boast that it leaves the player the freedom to choose whether they want to play as a Tank, DPS or Healer. It is very easy to use and provides useful buffs and debuffs. You can choose from frost-based and animal-based skills.
  • Necromancer: This class is based on elemental and death. The Necromancer summons familiars, just like the Sorcerer. He is a great Tank and a good DPS. His ability to help his teammates with multiple skills makes him a valued member of the adventurer community. Because pets have a short life span, the class can be a bit more challenging to manage.

3. Understanding the skills system

Each class in The Elder Scrolls Online has multiple skill levels that allow you to unlock multiple abilities. Your skill lines increase in experience as you complete quests and kill monsters. This allows you to unlock new abilities or boost your ones that you already have. You can also reassign skill points, so don’t be afraid to use them.

You must place your skills and skill lines in your hotbar to increase your XP. You should not be afraid to use skills you don’t use very often. This will give them the opportunity to gain more power, which can prove useful later. The faster you progress, the more skills you have in the exact same row of your shortcut bar. Level 15 will give you a second skill bar that will allow you to quickly switch between shortcuts bars.

There are many skill areas for each character. While some are specific to a class, there are active and passive skills that can be used for other elements. Let’s look at some of them in order to understand the principle of operation.

Class Each class offers three skill lines. They each offer Ultimate, Active, or Passive skills. You can place one skill from each row into your hotbar so you can develop all three rows simultaneously, instead of focusing on one row.

Weapons There are six skill levels, including bows, staves, and two-handed weapons. You must have a bow to activate the “Arc” skill line. This will allow you to access skills and make them grow over time.

You don’t have to master all skill levels. It depends on whether you have a Spell character or a Stamina one, which skill should you prioritize? The more weapons you have, the better your skills will be.

Armor: There are three skill levels, namely Light Armor/Magic, Medium Armor/Stamina and Heavy Armor/Tank. You must have at least three items from the same type to unlock these lines and increase their power. For example, Light Armor skills can only be unlocked if you have a helmet, chest armor, and shoulder pads that are of the “light” variety.

You will also find other skill lines like the World, Guilds and Alliance War (PvP), or Crafting.

Every skill can be upgraded to level 4. Certain skills allow you to choose which skills you want and let them evolve. You will be able to choose between two evolutionary options and will decide which one suits you best.

There is an ultimate skill in some skill areas. This is a powerful ability that requires an extra resource called Ultimate Cost. You can get the ultimate skill by accumulating this resource during combat.

You need skill points to unlock new skills. These can be obtained by leveling up and completing quests. Your Alliance rank can help you gain skill points.

4. NPC Guilds and Gaming Community

Players can form guilds by getting together, but The Elder Scrolls Online offers a system where guilds are managed by NPCs.

These guilds have their history with quests to complete. They also offer active and passive skills which are interesting if your goal is to gain power or acquire abilities that will improve your character’s versatility.

  • Guild of Warriors
  • Mages Guild
  • The Indomitable
  • Thieves Guild
  • The Dark Brotherhood
  • The Psijic Order

You can reach out to other players if you have any questions. ESO’s community is supportive and you can join up to five guilds if you feel the need.

You can use the Guild Finder to find a guild that suits your needs. There are several categories, such as group PvE and Role-play PvP, Quests, Crafting, or PvP.

You can also join the discussions on the official ESO Forum. You will find all the latest announcements by the developers, as well as detailed information about game mechanics, tips, and many other things.

This is the way you distribute your attributes. You have three attributes you can skill on your character at ESO:

These attributes should not be filled in equal amounts. You should make sure you invest your points in magicka if you wish to be a magic damage dealer. This is also true for the role of healer.

You can choose to be a DD with some physical damage if you are looking for endurance. You can play a tank if you are looking to make a career out of ESO, but it may not be easy at the beginning.

You also have Mein MMO has compiled 3 builds to assist you in getting started with ESO. This article will explain how the skill works and what you need to pay attention too.

This will assist you with skills: The class guide can provide more assistance with skills. This will give you a list of your skills that you can take along. If you don’t feel like reading too much beforehand, this will give you valuable tips right away.

This will assist you in exploring. If you don’t have a map, there are a few resources that can help you. Your map now has an area guide. This list will show you all the sky shards, dungeons, and shrines that are available in your area. This allows you to see the progress of your area at a glance.

For a great introduction to ESO, the sky shards mentioned above are particularly important. These crystals, which are scattered around the globe, give you a skill level together.

These skill points can also be earned by completing area missions. You should bring them along. You will become stronger and more leveled if you have more skill points.

Food buffing: The first step in your journey to Tamriel is choosing the right class and skill. You can use buffs to further enhance your character. You can also get drinks and food from the dealer, or you can make your own.

There are plants and other resources all around the ESO world. Gather the necessary ingredients and make potions and buff food. This will make it much easier to defeat your opponents.

You can get an extra boost with Mundus stone: ESO also has so-called Mundus stones that give you a permanent buff. These stones can be found all around Tamriel and provide an additional buff. You can only have one active Mundus Stone per time.

  • Atronach – Increases Magicka regeneration
  • Thief – Increases critical strike chance
  • Warrior – Increases weapon power
  • Lord – Increases maximum life expectancy
  • Lady – Increases physical, magical resistance
  • Magie – Increases maximum magicka
  • Apprentice – Increases magic powers
  • Lovers – Increases armor, magic penetration
  • Ritual – Increases healings
  • Shadow – Increases critical injury
  • Snake – Increases stamina and regeneration
  • Warhorse: Increases movement speed and health regeneration
  • Tower – Increases your maximum stamina

8. Level 1-50 and enjoy the rewards

You will be rewarded as you level up. You will receive rewards at different levels. The mount that you obtain at level 10 is the most important. It can be used to speed up your movement and move more efficiently.

You can upgrade this mount daily by visiting your faction’s stable. This mount can be upgraded by spending points. You can increase its speed, vigor (duration for the sprint), and carrying capacity.

These gifts are available from your interface and will prove very helpful. You will get a blue weapon of higher quality at level 15. It will be a magnificent piece of equipment at level 25 (purple). You can also get gold and crown crates of Atronach as rewards. These include consumables such as potions and cosmetic items like mounts and items for your home.

We are talking about items so we know there are five quality levels:

Gray (Scrap), -> White (Common), -> Green (Uncommon), -> Blue (Rare), -> Purple (Epic), -> Gold (Legendary).

The Greymoor Chapter introduced Mythical items which can be accessed through the Antiquities system. These items have the unique feature of giving you powerful bonuses but also causing a negative effect on your character. You can increase your damage, but you won’t be able to deal any critical damage.

9. Do not forget about craftsmanship

The Elder Scrolls Online is especially dependent on the profession system. You can learn to sew, woodwork, blacksmith, and alchemy.

It is best to begin building your trade abilities as soon as possible as you will reap the benefits in the long-term. You should focus on those traits that can reduce the cost of your future recipes. However, you should also consider those that are useful for you to use on the equipment you create at high levels. While the initial search may take only a few hours to complete, subsequent searches can take many weeks.

Alchemy is a skill that allows you to create temporary buffs in addition to the equipment a blacksmith can make. These potions can be used to increase damage, either physical or magical.

Food is especially useful for. Because they can last up to two hours, this is an advantage you should not overlook. You will get different bonuses depending on what you order.

You can cook, fish, or complete certain quests to make your own food.