just outa curiosity, if you leave the Arena and come back does it save your spot or do you have to start the whole thing over?
The reset timer is 5 minutes.
If you leave the Arena but have picked up the quest and come back after 5 minutes, you will resume your run from round 1 of the stage you are on, and if you haven't picked up the quest and come back after 5 minutes, you start from scratch.
This is not true. I was on the 8th arena and had to leave. Couldn't come back for a couple of weeks. I cam back expecting it to have reset, and it just put me straight back into 8. I am not sure if something changed on that. I know it used to be that if you left for a while it totally reset, but now it just starts you at the start of the arena you were on, no matter how long it takes between tries.
Maelstrom is a patience game. If you are going in there the first time do not expect to get through it easily. You need to learn the mechanics to succeed. Also, if you get stuck somewhere, take a break and retry the next day, usually helps a lot.
You can also find tons of maelstrom gameplay on my website/youtube: https://alcasthq.com/maelstrom-arena-gameplay/
And I do have a beginners guide for it as well with setups: https://alcasthq.com/eso-maelstrom-arena-introduction-pve/@Alcast Since your name is being tossed around here bud can you link these nice people your old VMA video with you dying hundreds of times with the circus music in the background? That's always a favorite of mine.
That video is from before we figured out that you can avoid the fire damage from the daedroth