The most common questions asked by new and veteran players alike, are ‘build’ related. The term build refers to a collection of player choices on race, class, abilities, passives, and equipment. Often builds will include information on food/drink, poison/enchantments, potion recommendations, and championship point distributions. This article provides a general description of ESO’s skill advisor and a list of popular ESO theorycrafters.
Tip: Build information is only a starting point for your characters. Effectiveness and enjoyment of any build will vary based on your skill, knowledge of game mechanics, and personal playstyle.
ESO Skills Advisor
With Update 17 / Dragonbones, Elder Scrolls Online introduced a new feature called the Skills Advisor.
Our new Skills Advisor will provide you with guidance on how to build a character based on certain class archetypes. You can access, enable, or disable the Skills Advisor from your regular Skills menu. From within the Skills Advisor tool, you can
select a desired class archetype to view a selection of recommended abilities and ability morphs.
“But the Skills Advisor is here to give you an idea of how all of the skills work together and provide you with direction as you build your character. (1)
The skill advisor offers five templates for every clase.
- Initiate (new character base configuration)
- Damage Dealer
Note: This tool generally provides options for class abilities but often excludes armour, weapon, world, and guild skill lines.
Popular ESO Build Theorycrafters
The following is list of popular ESO build theorycrafter. Many of are members of the Official ESO Stream Team and / or members of the ESO Class Reps Program.
Alcast is member of one of the trial guilds (Hordor) on the PC EU megaserver and publishes a lot of builds and guides on his website and on youtube. His guides are quite comprehensive, are often updated after each major update, and include PvP and PvE versions.
DottzGaming currently has over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube and frequently streams ESO on Twitch and YouTubeGaming and uploads guides on a regular basis. Most of the content covers PvP.
FearTurbo broke both his hands during a football game and spent a lot of time gaming as he healed. He has kept gaming ever since. He publishes a lot of builds and guides on his website and on youtube. His guides are quite comprehensive and include PvP and PvE versions.
Inklings, founder of the InkInc. guild, is a popular supporter of the ESO Community. He is infamous for clearing Veteran Maelstrom Arena in approximately 40 minutes and his borderline obsession with crafting and crafting writs. Inklings prefers to present content in real-time and answer player questions while demonstrating his effective and efficient ESO techniques. Basic build information can be accessed during his streams by using twitch commands such as !grace.
Woeler is recognized by many in the ESO community as Tanking expert. His tanking guides are comprehensive and include the basics of tanking and well as detailed build guides. Woeler is also an active developer and created several awesome ESO resources such as ESO Database, ESO Leaderboards, ESO Raidplanner, and ESO Server Status.
Xynode is Live Streamer and content creator covering The Elder Scrolls Online. He creates content to help players with the game itself as well as characters, classes, builds, content guides and much more.
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