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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    I'm thinking Nord Templar, damage dealer, dual-wield with a heal or two.  I'd like to go shield and 1H, but I couldn't find a shield in the beta lol

    I LOVE that you can mix things up and use whatever you want in terms of weapons and armor.  This has been something a lot of people have been wanting for years.  GW2 only teased us, but ESO delivered.  That's not to say that I'd go wearing a frilly cloth dress into melee combat though.

  • CouganCougan DoncasterPosts: 394Member
    Is the dragonmage  the build from the videos that relies on the enemy mostly standing in the field of fire?  I'm sure some PVP tactics will arise that will counter it easily but you never know.
  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,125Member Uncommon

    I haven't played too much this weekend as have been busy and really just want to play this game at release at this point. I did however put some practice into how I will lay out my 2 bars and swap. I am sticking with my Breton Nightblade shadow mage build using Rstaff+Rstaff. Second bar is most support skills and utility with my primary bar being the main rotation I am using at the time. Armor is mix mostly light with some heavy. Using abilities from Fighters Guild and Undaunted for stamina based skills. It is a heavy dot build.

     

    It is going to be a dps/support build depending on layout. The one key ability I really need to get eventually though is Spell Symmetry from Mage Guild to tap health to magicka and reduce cost of next spell. Should be amazing to reduce follow of next ability after regaining some magicka. Alchemy is main prof. Vampire may be long term plan but will wait and see.

     

    I've been testing the layouts at level 15 killing level 19-21 mobs and they are painfully easy to kill. I'll wait for release to see what works in pvp though. I really have no major plans in Cyrodiil until vet levels anyway other than poking around a bit for skyshards and early action for fun.

     

    Just the first main build I plan on going for. After I'll likely train up for a traditional stealth/bow+something build that leans more heavily on magicka use seeing it is a Breton.

    You stay sassy!

  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    Hell, I've got six builds in mind.  That's why I'm not playing right now, made all my decisions already, would just be throwing time away at this point.  As far as weapon swap goes, currently at least a couple of my characters actually aren't going to go with a different weapon, just two of the same weapon with different skill loadouts.  Going to have a siphon/bow nightblade, a dual wield/assassin nightblade, a two-handed dragonknight with whatever skill chain that fiery pull comes from, and three sorceres, one for each class skill line.  The only one in light armor will be the dark magic one, with a destruction staff.  The stormcaller will be a heavy armor sword and boarder, and the summoner will be heavy armor and resto staff.

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  • muthaxmuthax mondaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Heavy armored Dunmer NB with only the siphoning tree and skills from DW (morphing them to leech health and stamina)
  • jazz.bejazz.be Sint-NiklaasPosts: 820Member Uncommon

    I really don't know, it's hard to choose a build in this game because the consequences of your class choice is not very well defined. And maybe it doesn't need a definition, maybe that's the whole purpose.

    It's not like the traditional class system where you know exactly what role the class fills, and it's not a classless system where you simply don't care because you can change directions anytime.

    Meh I'll have to go through one of these online build calculators one of these days...

  • CornwallaceCornwallace Mason City, IAPosts: 7Member
    I have only played 5 hours of beta total lol, but I played a templar in the beta and enjoyed it quite a bit, so will probably play a templar, as for my build, no clue.  Not to derail the thread, but how people are saying this is like any other typical mmo is beyond me, I get that single player ES feel while still having the mmo elements.. love this game even with all the glitches that I expect to be fixed quite fast.
  • StilerStiler Athens, TNPosts: 599Member

    Redguard sorcerer using a two handed sword with medium/light armor.

    Similar to say the Thane in DAOC.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,258Member Uncommon

    Redgaurd Templar, gg. 

     

    See you at the top.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,898Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,494Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,898Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

    While somewhat true that doesn't mean you give up which build you yourself are using. That said..

    I've always done my own and rarely follow a calculator, or set template posted on line. With the nature of these games (constant nerfs and buffs), it's really silly to say "every good build is known". I'd go into some things about myself and this element of games, by that's neither here nor there.

     

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

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  • gringemoregringemore Tampa, FLPosts: 182Member

    Going to start with a light armor resto staff Templar and first alt will be Nightblade  archer med armor.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,258Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

    I've made an mmorpg career of killing these builds. 

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,898Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

    I've made an mmorpg career of killing these builds. 

    Short and to the point.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • TalemireTalemire Clearwater, FLPosts: 756Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

    I've made an mmorpg career of killing these builds. 

    I'm right there with you.

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  • TalemireTalemire Clearwater, FLPosts: 756Member
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Dragonmage - the most OP class in game - still even after nerfs.

    49 points health, 5 pieces light armor/2 heavy + magica on all armor - resto staff/2h - if main tanking dungeons use sword/board.

    With spiked armor - still get overbuff on AC - so no penalty for light armor at all - get spell resist and mana regen (which is the weakness for Dragonknights)

    Can solo group content in PvE, melts faces in PvP, great at 1 vs 1, small groups or even zergs in Cyrodiil.

    I tried other classes - none have the power nor versatility sadly.

    I wanted to play heavy armor/stamina build - it sucked hard.

     

     

    Would be a good fight until my Imperial NB siphon tank got within melee range of you lol. My build is great, but hard to master. Mastered, and I can adapt to any situation. I would have to make sure I keep all my debuffs on you, that's for sure.

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  • jesadjesad Arnold, MDPosts: 751Member

    I spent a lot of time working on a full plate Redguard Tank build for most of these last three sessions only to switch to medium chest, legs, and hat today and find that I totally liked it LOL.

    I spent an equal amount of time working up my 1 hand and shield skill, to the exclusion of all others, only to realize how fun the bow was once I got my weapon swapping skill.

    Along the way I realized that there was an anti paladin build buried somewhere deep within all of that mess and it took everything I had not to build my guy in that direction once I figured it out.  And then there were the moments when a nice magical staff would fall into my hands and I would wonder.....full plate?  Flame Staff?  And then I would break it down for resources in order to increase my woodworking so that I could build a better shield.

    So um....the answer is no.  Cause in all of that I still never once laid a hand on any magic or even a two handed weapon to even see what the difference was.  I was in sword and board tank testing mode and discovered what a "Skirmisher" actually was.

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  • keenberkeenber galwayPosts: 438Member
    inferno high elf mage for solo and templar sword and bord tank useing the fire build .
  • pbat263pbat263 RockhamptonPosts: 9Member
    Although I played around with all the classes and various different builds... When it was all said and done I think the one I had the most fun with was the Wood Elf Sorcerer I made with full medium armor and an emphasis on bow skills and daedric summoning. By the end of this latest round I found myself running around with an unstable clannfear/storm atronach pelting things with venom arrow for the interrupt it has for casters and volicious curse for its reduced explosion time. I had hoped to get far enough to bring scatter shot in to the mix. But I'll have to wait for early access to see how that goes.
  • GillleanGilllean NewYork, ALPosts: 169Member

    Night blade   s

    lot 1  Brawler /Pve  Hp shield stuck /PVP immobilization

             Swallow Soul   HP steal +passive wile sloted + 7 % better heal from all source

           Aoe spell + give 11% buff to atak for each enemy hit can hit up to 9 enemy  99%  20 sec

          Attak speed buff 30% 20 sec

          Leaching strike heal 4 % HP MP SP on basic attak

     

    Armor 5 light for reduced spell cost  and 2 heavy  some armor  Nord for additional 300 armor I luck from items   2 handed sword

     

    slot 2     Heal - regen mp  for each allie in aoe    with reduced cost spamable

               Heal tick very strong even better spam abbility

               Heavy heal and buff armor resist

               Shiphon spirit  every one who atak target get hp and mp

              buff Leaching strike heal 4 % HP MP SP on basic attak  great to regen resources

     

     

     

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

     

    This comment really puts me off playing ESO.

     

    The fact that people have already know the cookie-cutter builds (without doubt) suggests to me that this is a shallow game, lacking in complexity.

     

    You should be able to play this game how you want - like WoW before the talent tree simplification / nerf.

     

    Where is the adventure and excitement in meta-gaming your character's whole development in 2 hours before you even play the game?

     

  • GillleanGilllean NewYork, ALPosts: 169Member
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by 5ubzer0

    I am in love with my nightblade. It reminds me of my white lion in WAR and my TOR dps scoundrel pre-nerf. Since I prefer small scale fights and don't get bored lurking in stealth for a while, the class is a really good fit. Sorry, not going to share my build image

     

    Good point lol.. That's like giving up your battle plan before a major battle.

    I will say I started as a nightblade ( my go to starter build in Morrowind and Oblvion) and leave it at that, very versatile starter set in ESO.

     

    This is so silly - every good build is already known - it's been tested and proven by closed beta testers.

    Sure you can experiment - switch a skill here or there - but the core builds are set in stone.

    If your build is good - it's a copy of one of the core builds - and it's gonna be in use by tens of thousands of players on launch day.

    If it's really unique and not used by many players, chances are its gimp and doesnt' scale at high levels.

     

     

    This comment really puts me off playing ESO.

     

    The fact that people have already know the cookie-cutter builds (without doubt) suggests to me that this is a shallow game, lacking in complexity.

     

    You should be able to play this game how you want - like WoW before the talent tree simplification / nerf.

     

    Where is the adventure and excitement in meta-gaming your character's whole development in 2 hours before you even play the game?

     

    Bullshit!!!!!!  trust me bull shit

  • NagilumSadowNagilumSadow Atlanta, GAPosts: 299Member
    Adamari dragon knight
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