The Elder Scrolls Online: Beginner guide to classes and roles

This guide recommends different classes for playing different roles in the The Elder Scrolls Online (remember, any class can play any role, but some classes aren’t as good as others, and bad classes can still be fun and effective).

The Elder Scrolls Online: Beginner guide to classes and roles

All classes strengths and weaknesses:

    Worst class at healing but kind of OK at magic DD (damage dealer). One of the best classes for tanking. Also pretty good for stamina DD.
    Very good at magic DD, slightly worse at stamina DD. Sorcerer can be an excellent tank because of self-healing, however he lacks the skill of healing others, therefore he is not the greatest healer.
    Nightblade can be really good at everything, from both DD, to tanking and siphoning enemy health. The only problem with him is the skill level, especially if you’re going for tank/healer because if you want to heal, you have to attack enemies while making sure to refresh your skills, therefore (for beginners) I don’t recommend choosing night-blade, unless you’re going for DD witch is kind of simple and effective.
    Templar, like night blade is good at every role, but is more easy to learn. From good DD and tanking to being one of the best classes for healing, because templar has every ability that a healer should have (removing harmful effects, restoring magic and stamina to allies etc..). Personally I recommend this class the most because of how simple abilities are and because you can be effective at any role.
  • WARDEN (DLC class that has to be bought):
    Warden is a complicated but powerful class. Extremely good DD,tank and healer. I don’t recommend warden as your first character, but if you know some game mechanics I definitely recommend trying him out.
  • NECROMANCER (DLC class that has to be bought):
    Necromancer is one of the best classes in the game but very hard to be good at. His main mechanic are corpses that are created from fallen enemies allies and some of his skills, that he can consume in many different ways to benefit them (increasing damage done, healing etc..). Managing corpses during battle can be very hard, and that’s why necromancer is the worst for beginners, but just like warden, if you like the game and want to explore more if it then you should check necromancer.

Overall recommendation for roles, from best to worst:

  • TANK:
    Necromancer, Warden, Dragonknight, Nightblade, Templar, Sorcerer
    Templar, Necromancer, Warden, Nightblade, Sorcerer, Dragonknight
    – stamina/physical damage:
    Necromancer, Warden, Nightblade, Templar, Dragonknight, Sorcerer
    – magicka/magic damage:
    Sorcerer, Warden, Necromancer, Nightblade, Templar, Dragonknight


I hope this guide helped someone in picking a new class.

Credit to: Mr.pumpkin

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