My Top Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Tips
I decided to pick up Elder Scrolls Online and I have to say that I am really glad I did. I heard some negative reviews about the game so I was originally reluctant to pick it up, but I have to say it is really fun. They must have improved the game significantly since beta because the game feels really polished.
I ended up going with Dragonknight after I read the guide on it over on ESOGuide.org. I have to say that I found the controls a little complex, but I have learned a lot since I started playing. As a result, I wanted
Tip #1. Be Sure to Level Multiple Weapons & Use Weapon Skills
One thing that struck me as unusual in ESO that I did not pick up on at first is that there are two resource types: Magicka and Stamina. Initially, I thought that Magicka was for magic abilities and Stamina was for physical abilities. As a result, I thought that when I chose Dragonknight (as class that is sort of tanking-oriented) that I would be playing a physical class.
However, when I actually got down to it, I found that Dragonknight skills actually used Magicka. Meanwhile, the skills unlocked via the weapon skill trees end up costing stamina. I must have been level 10 before I realized that all of the good damage-dealing stamina-using skills for the Dragonknight were unlocked in the general weapons trees rather than in the individual Dragonknight trees.
You will want to level up both 2-handed and 1-hand sword and shield at a minimum. The 2-handed traits deal really good damage and are great for PvP, while the 1-hand sword and shield traits are necessary to tank just about anything in ESO.
Tip #2. Only Tank With 1-H Sword and Shields
Threat works very unusual in ESO. You really have no way to tank even as a Dragonknight without abilities from the 1-hand Sword and Shield skill line. One of the basic abilities doubles as a 15-second taunt (!) which is great for holding the enemy’s attention. On the other hand, there are really no “threat generating” skills. It seems like you have to hold hate by making sure to apply this ability on every enemy you want to tank at least once every 15 seconds.
Tip #3. Grab Zygor Guides
Another thing that really helped me was Zygor Guides. I picked it up after reading some reviews around the internet and I have to say it has made leveling up a LOT easier. I was always worried about missing quests and discovering quests days after I had already progressed through the zone. Now, with Zygor Guides, it shows me exactly where I need to go to pick up and complete quests in an efficient order. I never woryr about where to go next or missing quests since it guides me everywhere. It seems funny but it does reduce my anxiety about “missing something” as I progress through the game and makes the experience much more enjoyable.