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ESO: The Personal Touch - Beginner's Help and Tutoring

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  • Member
    July 17

    Bonelord said:

    Hi Pat, apologies for not being around I have been without a console for a while now, however that situation has now been resolved, what have they done to the Templar class while I have been away? everyone on you tube are cursing Zenimax every way till Sunday, can you tell me whats happened please or is it just some folk having a moan, thanks man, I hope your Mrs. has recovered well from her illness.

    Thanks for your kind words about my wife. She's doing much, much better. I hope you get your console situation sorted. 

    As for the Templar, people were moaning for the sake of moaning - for the most part. We have several Templars in our guild who do just fine with them. In fact, we have a stamina templar who runs trials with us. The changes that affect magicka variant involve healers, and changes that affect the stamina variant involve mobility in PvP.

    The Templar morphed skills, Ritual of Retribution and Extended Ritual, no longer provide Major Mending. Major Mending increases the amount of healing you do and receive. Our guild has run through the most difficult trial to date, the Halls of Fabrication, with Templar healers. As a damage dealer who is reliant on a healer keeping me alive, I did not feel any impact from the change.

    The biggest change was to the morphed skill, Repentance. It used to give the group free stamina and healing but now it's now just a situational AoE heal and only the templar gains stamina.

    The rage posts you read were probably when the changes were first announced. I remember reading posts about the Templar class being "dead" and that Templar healers would take a back seat to Warden healers. No such doom and gloom happened. In trials, it is absolutely mandatory to have at least one Templar healer. If I am tanking veteran dungeons, I prefer having a Templar healer due to the support the class still brings to the group. Wardens are fun, but far from the OP monsters that people predicted, Deltia included.

    After playing the new patch, most are finding that the changes were not that bad. It just called for an adjustment to playstyle. Those who were unwilling to adjust complained the loudest.

  • July 17

    i thought as much many thanks for the quick reply, console wise I will be sorted soon and, will no doubt see you somewhere in the world, I cannot wait to see and play Morrowind, everyone including you has had good things to say about it so heres to the moaners and groaners who got it wrong "lift a jug of mead" I don't hope it chokes them merely gloating over the prospect it might.

  • September 8

    Hi Patriarch, I hope you are well. I was wondering if you're still offering help to new players? If you are I would love some! I play on the NA server. I made a redguard DK and am trying to play as a tank. I don't know if that was the best idea but it sounded fun. I am not the most experienced with MMO to be honest, but I do feel like I have a grasp on some of the basics. I played WoW back in middle school, usually as a solo player. However, I would really like to be able to play ESO with others. Any help would be greatly appreciated!   

  • Member
    September 9

    WitchyCrab said:

    Hi Patriarch, I hope you are well. I was wondering if you're still offering help to new players? If you are I would love some! I play on the NA server. I made a redguard DK and am trying to play as a tank. I don't know if that was the best idea but it sounded fun. I am not the most experienced with MMO to be honest, but I do feel like I have a grasp on some of the basics. I played WoW back in middle school, usually as a solo player. However, I would really like to be able to play ESO with others. Any help would be greatly appreciated!   

     

    Hallo there! Patriarch will be away for a while, but I'm here to help! Just let me know whatever you need. Are you PC, PS4 or X1?

  • September 9

    Okay, thanks for letting me know. I appreciate the help! I play on Xbox 1. Right now I guess I'm just trying to figure out where to put my attribute points and how to manage my skills. I put most of my points into stamina and a lot of my gear is focused on stamina regen. I also currently have the lady stone to improve my resistances. I have my first taunt from the shield and 1 hand skill line and I have my cc with talons. I guess I just need a little guidance as to where to go from here. There's quite a bit to choose from and I don't want to "waste" my skill points. Thus far I have focused on getting all the passive abilities that I can as well. 

  • Member
    September 29

    WitchyCrab said:

    Okay, thanks for letting me know. I appreciate the help! I play on Xbox 1. Right now I guess I'm just trying to figure out where to put my attribute points and how to manage my skills. I put most of my points into stamina and a lot of my gear is focused on stamina regen. I also currently have the lady stone to improve my resistances. I have my first taunt from the shield and 1 hand skill line and I have my cc with talons. I guess I just need a little guidance as to where to go from here. There's quite a bit to choose from and I don't want to "waste" my skill points. Thus far I have focused on getting all the passive abilities that I can as well. 

    Hey, there. Sorry I missed this. I am on a sabbatical from ESO at the moment (and Hurricane Irma set em back a bit), but I can still help if you need it.

    From your post, it sounds like you have a stamina-based Dragonknight utilizing one-hand and shield (S&B). If you plan on playing solo, there is no need for S&B (unless you really, really want one) or a taunt (since, as a solo player, the enemies will attack you regardless of what you use). If you want to run group dungeons as a tank, then yes, S&B with a taunt is essential. If you only want to be a damage-dealer (not a tank), then dual-wield and bow (bow will be on your back-bar) will give you the most damage. Beyond that, two-hand and bow can be a viable alternative for a damage dealer if your build is set up properly.

    I suggest that you unlock all the Dragonknight skills and passives, as well as all the skills and passives in your preferred weapon skill lines. You should also level up your Fighter's Guild skill line as there are a few helpful skills (Trap Beat, morphed to Rearming Trap) and passives. There are plenty of skill points in the game. There are some morphs which are better than others, but it all depends on your preferred playstyle.

    If you are going to be a damage dealer or exclusively a solo player, then I suggest that you put all your attribute points in stamina and then use health enchants if you struggle with survivability. If you are going to be a tank for group content, you'll need to prioritize health. I have a tank I use for all veteran content, including trials, so I can advise you there if you need it.