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Good builds for a new player?

OhhPaigey
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Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.
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  • Cuyler
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    for a beginner? I'm not sure. In the beginning all the classes take a little while to get off the ground. What I can comment on is more endgame related builds.

    Sword and Board DK tanks (stam)
    Pyromage DK (mag)
    Siphoning Nightblade (mag)
    Dual wield/bow/2h nightblade (stam)

    Those are the big damage dealers. Could use some more information too

    Do you plan to be dps, tank or heals?
    Do you prefer melee or range? etc.
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  • jaibierwb17_ESO
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    I've played through with each class, and what I noticed after taking a NB to VR14, going back and levelling a sorc through the early levels was like putting the game into easy mode. The summoned pets really help. NBs are great, but they really come into their own in end game.
  • AlexDougherty
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    OhhPaigey wrote: »
    Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

    The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.

    Use the Path of Darkness (and morphs) and siphoning weapons and you stay alive far longer. Avoid Cloak, it doesn't work properly.

    I found Heavy Armour worked for me, but others swear by Medium Armour, whichever works for you.

    Dual wield works with any weapons and daggers while faster do less damage, consider twin axes or swords. At least until you unlock the last passive, at which point daggers become easily as viable as swords.

    Invest in fighters guild passives, the one that boosts damage against Daedra and Undead is especially useful (given what most of the foes are) as is the one that extends it to Werewolves.
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  • Rev Rielle
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    Just make sure that you have some skills that are useful for both focusing on a single target, and also dealing damage to several at once and you should be okay.

    You don't have to keep them all active on your hot bar all the time, you can switch them as need be (as you know), or when you get the option to use a second weapon you can have one for a more single-target focus, with the other for dealing more Area of effect damage.

    It only takes a little bit of forward planning, and a basic knowledge of your available skills and you will be on the right track. Good luck!
    Edited by Rev Rielle on January 26, 2015 1:43AM
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  • Rosveen
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    OhhPaigey wrote: »
    Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

    The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.
    Dual wield works with any weapons and daggers while faster do less damage, consider twin axes or swords. At least until you unlock the last passive, at which point daggers become easily as viable as swords.
    All one-handed weapons have the same speed and base damage. The only differences are unlocked by the passive.
  • AlexDougherty
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    Rosveen wrote: »
    OhhPaigey wrote: »
    Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

    The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.
    Dual wield works with any weapons and daggers while faster do less damage, consider twin axes or swords. At least until you unlock the last passive, at which point daggers become easily as viable as swords.
    All one-handed weapons have the same speed and base damage. The only differences are unlocked by the passive.

    I seem to recall being told (around the launch) that daggers have 1.4X speed advantage (before you use the passive, which gives them an advantage to critical), but the fact they do less damage means they give less damage per second.

    Maybe that was wrong, maybe that's changed, but that's what I was told.
    Edited by AlexDougherty on January 26, 2015 10:59AM
    People believe what they either want to be true or what they are afraid is true!
    Wizard's first rule
    Passion rules reason
    Wizard's third rule
    Mind what people Do, not what they say, for actions betray a lie.
    Wizard's fifth rule
    Willfully turning aside from the truth is treason to one's self
    Wizard's tenth rule
  • Rosveen
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    Rosveen wrote: »
    OhhPaigey wrote: »
    Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

    The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.
    Dual wield works with any weapons and daggers while faster do less damage, consider twin axes or swords. At least until you unlock the last passive, at which point daggers become easily as viable as swords.
    All one-handed weapons have the same speed and base damage. The only differences are unlocked by the passive.

    I seem to recall being told (around the launch) that daggers have 1.4X speed advantage (before you use the passive, which gives them an advantage to critical), but the fact they do less damage means they give less damage per second.

    Maybe that was wrong, maybe that's changed, but that's what I was told.
    Look at one-handed weapons next time you're at a crafting station, they all do the same damage. This implies there's also no difference in speed. If there is, it certainly isn't as significant as 1.4x (even Skyrim had 1.3x, I suspect that's where the assumption of weapon type differences comes from).
  • AlexDougherty
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    Rosveen wrote: »
    Rosveen wrote: »
    OhhPaigey wrote: »
    Hey, so I'm wondering now that the game has been out awhile, are there some builds people would recommend for a beginner? When I played beta, and early access I picked the Shadow Nightblade I believe. And I'd just put all my points into Stamina. Ideas? I think I was using daggers.

    The problem I noticed with whatever build I was doing, is if it wasn't a single target fight, I would basically die right away lol.
    Dual wield works with any weapons and daggers while faster do less damage, consider twin axes or swords. At least until you unlock the last passive, at which point daggers become easily as viable as swords.
    All one-handed weapons have the same speed and base damage. The only differences are unlocked by the passive.

    I seem to recall being told (around the launch) that daggers have 1.4X speed advantage (before you use the passive, which gives them an advantage to critical), but the fact they do less damage means they give less damage per second.

    Maybe that was wrong, maybe that's changed, but that's what I was told.
    Look at one-handed weapons next time you're at a crafting station, they all do the same damage. This implies there's also no difference in speed. If there is, it certainly isn't as significant as 1.4x (even Skyrim had 1.3x, I suspect that's where the assumption of weapon type differences comes from).

    Not quite, that's the flat damage rating per blow (just the weapon), it wouldn't take the speed into account.

    You may be right about it being based on assumptions on skyrim, I can't recall more than they were saying you got a few more blows in, but they didn't penetrate armour, so you got less dps for daggers.

    Not that this matters, as I originally said Daggers do less damage. And until you get the increase in the critical rating they are not viable, and after you get the extra critical they become as viable as other weapons (no more).
    People believe what they either want to be true or what they are afraid is true!
    Wizard's first rule
    Passion rules reason
    Wizard's third rule
    Mind what people Do, not what they say, for actions betray a lie.
    Wizard's fifth rule
    Willfully turning aside from the truth is treason to one's self
    Wizard's tenth rule
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