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Best class for gathering and crafting?

Riskitt
Riskitt
Soul Shriven
Which is the best class for gathering and crafting?

Forums vary between saying that stamblade, stamsorc or magsorc is best. Usually they say that orc is the best race for speed.

What's your opinion?

This is important to me because I'm new to ESO and I normally prefer gathering and crafting to other activities. Therefore, my gatherer and crafter is likely to become my main!

I would be very grateful for your opinion. :smile:
  • Nestor
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    Crafting has no preference for Race. Orcs are slightly faster, but you can reach the speed cap on gear alone with any race. So,.no benefit there either. Medium Armor is easy to make faster, but any weight can do that with the right sets and traits.

    As for Class, I would say that Sorcerer or Warden as they each have a Speed Boosting skill, but that is really only to race someone to a node. Since Nirn became useless, that is not really thing either.

    What is important for a Crafting Harvester is to have 200 or so skill points, maybe 250, so you can be fully combat viable, and crafty. Full crafting can eat up 120 or more skill points, more with Jewelry Crafting.

    Also, having enough CPs to unlock the Master Gatherer passive, and maybe any speed boosts if you have not capped your speed already.

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  • WrathOfInnos
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    Orc is definitely best for speed. You could say stam sorc since they gain 10% speed from Hurricane, that other classes would only obtain with the Jailbreaker 5-piece set. But you have to be a little careful with Hurricane since it has a large radius and will start combat with nearby enemies. Mag Sorc doesn’t have the same boost to run speed, but they gain a short range teleport that slightly increases overall movement (not as much as you might expect, it’s a little clunky).

    Nightblade only gets speed bonuses if you are sneaking, which could be useful for avoiding enemies while gathering, but won’t exceed top speed of Sorcs.

    For crafting, class has no impact. Race matters only because it grants you one free racial crafting style. Most of these styles or motifs are very cheap and easy to get, but Imperial is rare and expensive. So being Imperial gives a slight advantage for learning all the styles with less gold and effort.
    Edited by WrathOfInnos on May 29, 2019 9:03PM
  • ghastley
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    Orc has the craftsman passive, but it's not a major benefit.
  • wishlist14
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    Orc sorcerer or orc warden preferably stamina. I farm on my warden high elf and i do alright. I like that my bear kills things, makes it easier when im farming to kills mobs quickly.

    Also if you have the champion points put some in the tower I think that is the one that gives inspiration bonus and that will help level up some crafts faster.

    What @WrathOfInnos said above is great advice.
  • Imza
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    hubby uses an orc and a bosmer for resource hunting, so orc if you need the speed boost and then just get the sets that make the difference.

    Remember - you can only boost your speed by 100% now. so you will cap it at 200%.
    Below are some of the things that help with increasing speed.

    I'm pretty sure there is a speed boosting set of armor for each weight class but medium seems to have the most.

    Rapid Maneuvers skill from Alliance war skill set
    Use the Steed mundus health and speed.
    Potions can give speed bonus
    There is now the swift trait on jewelry that also gives the speed bonus

    Light
    Prisoners Rags: Reduces the cost of Sprint by 50%. While Sprinting, restore 1000 Magicka every 1 second.
    Medium
    Coward's gear: (5 items) While Sprinting you gain Major Expedition and Major Protection, increasing your Movement Speed and reducing your damage taken by 30%.
    Fiord's Legacy: (5 items) Reduces the cost and increases the Movement Speed bonus of Sprint by 15%.
    Darkstride: (5 items) Reduces the cost for Sprint and Sneak by 50%
    Jailbreaker: (5 items) Gain Minor Expedition at all times, increasing your Movement Speed by 10%.

    Heavy: not sure what is available in heavy

    EDIT: fixed an error - jailbreaker is not heavy but medium
    Edited by Imza on May 29, 2019 9:38PM
  • phwaap
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    I don't see how class could be that important. Passives in the The Lover and Rapid Maneuver will do. The Tower for inspiration and ESO+ for craft bag and xp.
    Edited by phwaap on May 29, 2019 10:01PM
  • Riskitt
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    How about an orc stamblade who's a vampire? I've read that vampires can move using stealth very quickly.

    I'm suprised that stam sorcs can move quicker than stamblades, but there you go!

    Although it's tempting to make an imperial for the imperial crafting, there's so much style choice that I'm more tempted to play an orc. Orc goes better with a stamina build.
  • helediron
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    Magblade because of invisibility.

    Speed on foot is capped, and everybody reaches easily the cap. No need for orc or sorc.
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  • cjhhickman39
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    I like to use night silence and night mothers embrace set combinations.
    Run in stealth at full speed and little stamina cost so you only need to fight a mob if you want to
  • rabid64
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    stam orc warden, use the jailbreaker set to get the missing bonus from not being a sorc

    and uhh yeah the bird of prey skill that gives u 6 secs of major expedition is ur friend
  • Riskitt
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    So far, I think magblade is winning because of the invisibility.

    However, some are saying sorc or warden, so there isn't a consensus.
  • redlink1979
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    No race is better than the other regarding gathering mats. lol
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  • Riskitt
    Riskitt
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    No race is better than the other regarding gathering mats. lol

    True. However, I'll probably make a Breton magblade so he can be min/maxed for PvP/PvE when I'm not gathering & crafting.
  • Tatanko
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    Riskitt wrote: »
    No race is better than the other regarding gathering mats. lol

    True. However, I'll probably make a Breton magblade so he can be min/maxed for PvP/PvE when I'm not gathering & crafting.
    Your "However..." qualifier is completely irrelevant to your goal. Any class/race combination can be min/maxed for PvE, PvP, and crafting all at the same time. This game provides an insane amount of skill points, so there's no reason to make your decision about those aspects based on what you've said your goals are.


    To the OP: choose whatever you want. It really, truly does not matter. It helps to utilize a character which is stamina-focused, but that should really be your only consideration. My farming loadout is Jailbreaker+Fiord's with three pieces of purple Swift-traited jewelry and all Medium weight. With the right passives unlocked, and your Champion Points invested wisely, you can run around all day at max movement speed without needing to rely on casting skills or using potions.
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  • Radiance
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    Riskitt wrote: »
    So far, I think magblade is winning because of the invisibility.

    There is also a morph for the first shadow skill that increases your speed by 20% while crouched, that paired with Vampire stage 4 passive that removes crouching speed reduction.
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  • Riskitt
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    Tatanko wrote: »
    Riskitt wrote: »
    No race is better than the other regarding gathering mats. lol

    True. However, I'll probably make a Breton magblade so he can be min/maxed for PvP/PvE when I'm not gathering & crafting.
    Your "However..." qualifier is completely irrelevant to your goal. Any class/race combination can be min/maxed for PvE, PvP, and crafting all at the same time. This game provides an insane amount of skill points, so there's no reason to make your decision about those aspects based on what you've said your goals are.


    To the OP: choose whatever you want. It really, truly does not matter. It helps to utilize a character which is stamina-focused, but that should really be your only consideration. My farming loadout is Jailbreaker+Fiord's with three pieces of purple Swift-traited jewelry and all Medium weight. With the right passives unlocked, and your Champion Points invested wisely, you can run around all day at max movement speed without needing to rely on casting skills or using potions.

    I agree with you up to a point. However, I think I'll go magblade because I suspect they've got a more extensive toolkit for going invisible.

    I intend to be in the PvP area Cyrodiil quite a bit.
  • Riskitt
    Riskitt
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    Just to update the information on this thread: I've decided that the feel of the character in combat is more important than crafting considerations.

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