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First trial?

fetito666
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Hello!

Can I already participate in trials with a CP 360 character with the gear "Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE DPS"?

What's the best way to start?

Thank you!
  • Protossyder
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    Yes, you can, but you need a group first:

    I'd suggest you find a beginner friendly guild (guild finder or ask in zone chat) and tell them that you want to do your first trial.

    Can you tell us more specifically what your "gear" looks like? "Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE DPS" doesn't tell us anything about it. Make sure that it's up-to date (Scalebreaker DLC) and practice your rotation. The better you know your build/rotation, the easier it will be for you to focus on trial mechanics.

    You'll most likely start with Craglorn trials (Sanctum Ophidia = SO, Aetherian Archive = AA, Hel Ra Citadel = HRC) on normal difficulty. Let the raid lead explain the mechanics to you and don't hesitate to ask.

    Good luck.
    What you lose in the fire, you will find amongst the ashes.

    Characters worth mentioning:
    Daedrós - Magicka DK - Dunmer - PvE & PvP - Flawless Conqueror - Emperor
    Dragybor - Stamblade - Redguard - PvE (first char)
    Yondaime Raikage - Stamsorc - Redguard - PvE
    Zerg Overmind - Magblade - Altmer - PvE
    Yenari - Magsorc - Altmer - PvE - Flawless Conqueror
    Devoured-his-siblings - DK Tank - Argonian - PvE
    Valkyrja Valhalla - StamDK - Redguard - PvE
    Hyperion der Obere - Magplar - Altmer - PvE
    Affa al'Dschinni - Stamplar - Redguard - PvP
    Enjoys-the-slaughter - Templar Healer - Argonian - PvE
    Arenas: vDSA (~46k) - vMA (~580k)
    Trials: vAA hm - vHRC hm - vSO hm - vMoL hm (~161k) - vHoF hm (~202k) - vAS+2 - vCR+2 - vSS+1

    PC - EU
  • fetito666
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    Yes, you can, but you need a group first:

    I'd suggest you find a beginner friendly guild (guild finder or ask in zone chat) and tell them that you want to do your first trial.

    Can you tell us more specifically what your "gear" looks like? "Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE DPS" doesn't tell us anything about it. Make sure that it's up-to date (Scalebreaker DLC) and practice your rotation. The better you know your build/rotation, the easier it will be for you to focus on trial mechanics.

    You'll most likely start with Craglorn trials (Sanctum Ophidia = SO, Aetherian Archive = AA, Hel Ra Citadel = HRC) on normal difficulty. Let the raid lead explain the mechanics to you and don't hesitate to ask.

    Good luck.

    I use the "Gear Setup 3 Beginner" from the following build:

    https://alcasthq.com/eso-stamina-dragonknight-2h-build-pve/

    1) How long are the trials?
    2) How do I prepare? Just some YouTube-videos?
    3) Is there anything else I have to bear in mind?

    Thank you!
  • WuffyCerulei
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    fetito666 wrote: »
    Yes, you can, but you need a group first:

    I'd suggest you find a beginner friendly guild (guild finder or ask in zone chat) and tell them that you want to do your first trial.

    Can you tell us more specifically what your "gear" looks like? "Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE DPS" doesn't tell us anything about it. Make sure that it's up-to date (Scalebreaker DLC) and practice your rotation. The better you know your build/rotation, the easier it will be for you to focus on trial mechanics.

    You'll most likely start with Craglorn trials (Sanctum Ophidia = SO, Aetherian Archive = AA, Hel Ra Citadel = HRC) on normal difficulty. Let the raid lead explain the mechanics to you and don't hesitate to ask.

    Good luck.

    I use the "Gear Setup 3 Beginner" from the following build:

    https://alcasthq.com/eso-stamina-dragonknight-2h-build-pve/

    1) How long are the trials?
    2) How do I prepare? Just some YouTube-videos?
    3) Is there anything else I have to bear in mind?

    Thank you!

    The normal trials really should not take more than like a half hour, though SO may longer. Depends on the group though. I would recommend watching vids on the bosses of each trial. However, normal Crag trials are relatively easy. The videos will help for when you're ready for the vet versions on them.
    As for your gear, switch Nightmother's Gaze for something like Spriggans. You can just buy the pieces you need or farm them in Bangkorai. I say that because in most groups, you'll get Major Fracture from other sources. So NMG's is redundant. Penetration from Spriggan's will stack on top of Major Fracture. But!! Hold onto it if, and only if, you notice a lack of Major Fracture from tanks.
    I will kick everyone's butt, even my own.

    PC NA
    CP 1200+
    Star-Sïnger - Khajiit Magicka Sorc - EP Legate - Flawless Conqueror
    Falls-With-Stars - Argonian Magicka Templar - AD - Former Empress - Voice of Reason
    vMA/vBRP/vDSA no death/vHel Ra HM/vAA HM/vSO HM/vMoL/vHoF HM/vAS +2/vCR+1/vSS/vSS Yol HM
    Dragon-in-Shadows - Argonian Magicka Nightblade - Shadow Breaker
    Eossos - Khajiit Magicka Templar
    Death-Singer - Argonian Magicka Nightblade
    Dark-Star - Khajiit Magicka Dragonknight
    Ice-Dancer - Khajiit Magicka Warden
    Tsalli-ko - Khajiit Stamina Sorcerer
  • Protossyder
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    fetito666 wrote: »
    Yes, you can, but you need a group first:

    I'd suggest you find a beginner friendly guild (guild finder or ask in zone chat) and tell them that you want to do your first trial.

    Can you tell us more specifically what your "gear" looks like? "Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE DPS" doesn't tell us anything about it. Make sure that it's up-to date (Scalebreaker DLC) and practice your rotation. The better you know your build/rotation, the easier it will be for you to focus on trial mechanics.

    You'll most likely start with Craglorn trials (Sanctum Ophidia = SO, Aetherian Archive = AA, Hel Ra Citadel = HRC) on normal difficulty. Let the raid lead explain the mechanics to you and don't hesitate to ask.

    Good luck.

    I use the "Gear Setup 3 Beginner" from the following build:

    https://alcasthq.com/eso-stamina-dragonknight-2h-build-pve/

    1) How long are the trials?
    2) How do I prepare? Just some YouTube-videos?
    3) Is there anything else I have to bear in mind?

    Thank you!

    Okay, so:

    1. Depends on the trial (including difficulty) and your group. For a normal craglorn trial with a beginner group that needs/gets explanation: Probably 30-40 mins (?).
    2. Most importantly, practice your dps rotation as I mentioned before (with yt videos and alcast's description). You get to learn the mechanics in the trial, when the raid lead explains it to you.
    3. Eat your bufffood, brew/buy enough pots (about 200 weapon power pots in your case) and don't hesitate using them, make sure that your gear is repaired and that you have the right mundus stone, download the official program Minion to manage your add ons (they may ask you to install "Raid Notifier", which is helpful for any trial)

    About the build, It looks like a good all-rounder:

    Since most skills on your bars last for 10 seconds, you have a simple 10 sec rotation

    For Boss fights:

    Activate Flames of Oblivion (=FoO) before the fight, then swap to the back bar
    Barrage - LA (=light attack) - Barbed Trap - LA - Poison Injection - LA - Soul Trap - bar swap -
    LA - Claw - LA - Carve - 4x(LA - Breath) - LA - barswap - [restart...]

    Recast FoO after it runs out, and start to use Reverse Slice instead of noxious breath, when the boss drops low on hp (ca. 30%)

    For Trash fights:

    Barrage - Soul Trap - spam Carve/Breath - spam Slice on a mob that is low on health

    @WuffyCerulei I may be wrong, but the build was using 4 pieces of NMG, so you can keep it as is.
    What you lose in the fire, you will find amongst the ashes.

    Characters worth mentioning:
    Daedrós - Magicka DK - Dunmer - PvE & PvP - Flawless Conqueror - Emperor
    Dragybor - Stamblade - Redguard - PvE (first char)
    Yondaime Raikage - Stamsorc - Redguard - PvE
    Zerg Overmind - Magblade - Altmer - PvE
    Yenari - Magsorc - Altmer - PvE - Flawless Conqueror
    Devoured-his-siblings - DK Tank - Argonian - PvE
    Valkyrja Valhalla - StamDK - Redguard - PvE
    Hyperion der Obere - Magplar - Altmer - PvE
    Affa al'Dschinni - Stamplar - Redguard - PvP
    Enjoys-the-slaughter - Templar Healer - Argonian - PvE
    Arenas: vDSA (~46k) - vMA (~580k)
    Trials: vAA hm - vHRC hm - vSO hm - vMoL hm (~161k) - vHoF hm (~202k) - vAS+2 - vCR+2 - vSS+1

    PC - EU
  • fetito666
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    Thank you! You're all noble heroes of Tamriel!
  • WuffyCerulei
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    @Protossyder oooh yeah yeah. I misread the build a little. Then it’s fine.
    I will kick everyone's butt, even my own.

    PC NA
    CP 1200+
    Star-Sïnger - Khajiit Magicka Sorc - EP Legate - Flawless Conqueror
    Falls-With-Stars - Argonian Magicka Templar - AD - Former Empress - Voice of Reason
    vMA/vBRP/vDSA no death/vHel Ra HM/vAA HM/vSO HM/vMoL/vHoF HM/vAS +2/vCR+1/vSS/vSS Yol HM
    Dragon-in-Shadows - Argonian Magicka Nightblade - Shadow Breaker
    Eossos - Khajiit Magicka Templar
    Death-Singer - Argonian Magicka Nightblade
    Dark-Star - Khajiit Magicka Dragonknight
    Ice-Dancer - Khajiit Magicka Warden
    Tsalli-ko - Khajiit Stamina Sorcerer
  • p00tx
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    Spriggans should only be used if you're with a completely unprepared and kinda bad group where no one is doing their job. Between Torugs with crusher, Power of the Light, Alkosh, and Puncture, plus your CP and likely a sharpened weapon, you'll be at pen cap and should not use an additional pen set in raid. Save that for four person content and Cyrodil.
    Xbox NA

    "She"...I am female, contrary to what the gamer tag or my nasty attitude might suggest.

  • Betty_Booms
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    Hey mate. If you are on PC NA look up a guild called "Not Tonight".

    Wonderful people that assist with entry level trials.

    I also main a stam dk pve dps and can give you some tips on game 😎
  • robpr
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    Join a social guild. Most of them do weekly trials just for fun/training/transmute crystals. Person that leads trials will explain what you need to do and all mechanics on voice chat and call out specific things. Going with randoms will work, but you loose the flavour of teamwork and its definitely less fun without everyone on voice.
    For the trials themselves: start with Craglorn trials. Those are a staple for starters, offer good training over different things with different difficulty levels. The order should be in my opinion:

    1. Aetherial Archive. Teaches: splitting into groups, prioritizing targets, getting aware of surroundings. Bosses don't have cleave so positioning is very forgiving.
    2. Hel Ra Citadel. Teaches: splitting into groups, interrupting, rolling out of red, positioning, boss fights with multiple phases. Bosses have cleave, so teaches that you dont stand behind or next to tanks.
    3. Sanctum Ophidia. Teaches: stacking, positioning, prioritizing targets. There is a lot of damage over time, so teaches well to not stand behind healers.
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