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Favorite ESO Race

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  • Member
    May 16, 2018

    Paws said:

    yet there exists a possibility that a good run in Maelstrom or other content would make me curious as to what numbers I'm pulling, and the desire to see those figures and tighten them up may evolve organically from that experience: There are a lot of really nice things rewarded to those who do that.

    To be fair, vet Maelstrom Arena (which is far, far tougher than normal) is more about understanding the mechanics and having situational awareness, and less about DPS. I mean, you need DPS, but not elite-level DPS. There are some DPS checks in a few of the rounds but you are likely to get killed by something else. Round two (Seht's Flywheel) is about survivability and healing--not DPS. Round three (Drome of Toxic Shock) is about survivability and target prioritization--not DPS. In round five (Rink of Frozen Blood), you control the pace of the fight. If you burn the final boss too quickly, you will die...period. Anyway, I can go on and on. 

    If you are interested in vet trials, here's my opinion on the order of difficulty (easiest to hardest):


    Aetherian Archive (some might argue with me on this)

    Hel Ra Citadel

    Sanctum Ophidia

    Asylum Sanctorium

    Maw of Lorkhaj

    Halls of Fabrication


    Hard mode clears are a different story and deserve their own separate rankings. 


  • Member
    May 16, 2018

    Non-meta, non-optimized builds can fare much better in normal trials than in veteran trials. For instance, I ran a Bosmer magicka nightblade in nSanctum Ophidia and Hel Ra Citadel once. I was trying to decide if I wanted to roll a magicka nightblade, so I respecced by stamina nightblade to magicka to test out the gameplay and skills. My sustain was horrible...really, really horrible, but my team was able to clear the normal trials without much difficulty. Then again, I had run those trials before and knew what to expect. 


  • Member
    May 16, 2018

    Oops, one more thing. Champion Points are very important in trials. In fact, I have a separate CP set-up for each trial.  A non-optimized build could theoretically make up for some of its weaknesses through clever use of CPs. 

  • Member
    May 17, 2018
    That's really helpful Patriarch, and a very good reference. I'm at risk of leading us off-topic, but would you be able to provide at-a-glance recommendations for normal and vet trials? I mean things like recommended health, resistances or basically just a checklist of things folks can aim for? That stuff takes away a lot of uncertainty. I dunno if that makes sense, but a guide or advice for approaching the harder content would be invaluable, I think.
  • June 3, 2019
    My favorite ESO race is either, Argonian, my personal favorite, or khajiit