16 Tips to Prepare for the New Arcanist Class in ESO Necrom
In ESO Necrom, Whether you're playing on PC (June 5th) or console (June 20th), we will share 16 essential tips to help you prepare for The Arcanist and start off on the zero foot. In this guide, know which race to pick for Ascanist, how to optimize your XP gains, how to max out PvP skill lines, how much gold you need to save, how to choose mount speed, and more.
- Select Playstyle
- Pick Race
- Pick Faction
- Storage Containers
- Experience Boosters
- Gear Sets
- Levelling PvP Skills
- Maximizing Inventory
- Mount Speed
- Alchemy Leveling
- Repair Kits and Soul Gems
- Master Writs
- Transmute Stones
- Max Crafting
- Gear Set Recommendations
↖ Select Playstyle
The Arcanist is a unique class that focuses on building up cruxes and utilizing a long channelling ability called Fake Carver. Whether you choose to play as a tank, DPS, or healer, understanding and effectively using this mechanic is crucial. As a damage dealer, building up cruxes and using Fake Carver will be your primary focus. Tanks and healers will also need to build up cruxes but will use them in different ways to increase survivability and improve healing. This playstyle is quite different from other classes in The Elder Scrolls Online, but it offers high damage potential and versatility.
↖ Pick Race
Choosing the right race for your Arcanist character is important. For a well-rounded build, consider playing as a Khajiit. Khajiits provide bonuses to magic, health, and stamina recovery, as well as increased critical damage and healing. Another excellent choice for a magic-focused build is the High Elf, which offers bonuses to damage reduction while using abilities with channels or casts.
Bretons are recommended for pure resource sustain as healers, while Argonians offer sturdiness. If you plan to play as a tank, consider Imperials for reduced ultimate cost and ability cost or Nords for a quick ultimate generation. Remember that race choice is not a make-or-break decision, and you can always change it later using a token from the Crown Store.
↖ Pick Faction
Faction choice primarily matters for PvP activities in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City. Each faction has its own pros and cons, but it doesn't limit your gameplay outside of PvP. Align your faction choice with your desired race. However, don't worry too much about picking the "perfect" faction, as you can change it using a token from the Crown Store if needed.
↖ Storage Containers
To efficiently manage your inventory, consider purchasing large and small chests to store your items. You can buy these containers with Master Crafting Writ Vouchers and Tel Var Stones in Imperial City or through the Crown Store. Large chests have 60 slots, while small chests have 30 slots. Having ample storage space allows you to store gear, potions, food, and other items for your new character, keeping your bank manageable.
↖ Experience Boosters
Maximize your levelling efficiency by using experience boosters. These boosters can stack and significantly increase your experience gains. Here are some ways to boost your experience:
- Equip armour and weapons with the Training trait.
- ESO Plus membership provides a 10% experience bonus.
- Being married to another player with the Ring of Mara gives a 10% bonus.
- Grouping with another player grants a 10% bonus.
- Use XP boost drinks or scrolls. You can only use one at a time.
- During special ESO events like the Witches Festival or New Life, you can receive a 100% bonus.
- Consider using 100% experience boosters such as Ethereal Ambrosia for optimal value.
↖ Gear Sets
- Heartland Conqueror: This set increases the effectiveness of your weapon trait by 100, making it perfect for levelling. Pair it with the Training trait on both your front and back bars to boost your experience gain.
- Order's Wrath: This set increases your critical multiplier, enhancing your damage and healing when critical hits occur.
- Danger Trickery: This defensive set helps you stay alive during levelling and is relatively easy to acquire.
- Oblivion's Foe: This set synergizes with the Splitting Soul Trap world skill, dealing significant damage over time and scaling with your weapon and spell damage.
- Wretched Vitality: If you need resources to sustain, this set is a great choice.
To maximize your power, craft gear at level intervals such as 3, 10, 20, and so on. Utilize storage chests to keep the items you craft for future characters. You can mail them to another player and have them return the items to you or create a guild bank with 10 members to store up to 500 items.
↖ Levelling PvP Skills
Levelling PvP skills are important for the passives and active skills that are useful in both PvE and PvP gameplay. If you're not a fan of PvP, consider using Colovian War-Torte to earn experience by completing Battleground dailies. This consumable grants a 50% Alliance Point bonus for 30 minutes and can be purchased from guild traders or crafted.
↖ Maximizing Inventory
Increasing your inventory space is crucial for efficient gameplay. Visit a pack merchant in a main or capital city to expand your inventory up to 140 slots. Additionally, increase your inventory by purchasing mounts with carrying capacity upgrades. To fully max out your inventory, you'll need 179,700 gold.
↖ Mount Speed
You can increase your mount speed by investing in the Continuous Attack passive in the PvP skill line. This will significantly enhance your mount's speed, even if you dislike PvP. Each day, spend 250 gold to increase your mount's speed, stamina, or carrying capacity. Focus on speed to reach the maximum level of 60, which costs 15,000 gold.
↖ Alchemy Leveling
Alchemy is beneficial for its Medicinal Use passive, which extends potion effects by 30 seconds. This allows you to maintain a higher uptime of important buffs. Level up your Alchemy skill by creating potions using Spider Eggs with Wormwood or Spider Eggs with Scrib Jelly. Alternatively, you can buy Alchemy materials from traders if you have enough eso gold.
Stockpile some food that works at all levels. Recommended consumables:
- Jewels of Misrule: Increases Max Health Recovery, Health, Magicka, and Stamina.
- Witchmother's Potent Brew: Increases Max Magicka, Max Health, and Magicka recovery.
- Dubious Camoran Throne: Increases Max Stamina, Stamina recovery, and Health.
- Crown store potions: Obtain passively through gameplay or using Endeavors.
- Alliance War potions: Purchase from a Battleground vendor with Alliance Points.
↖ Repair Kits and Soul Gems
Carry repair kits to repair gear during extended gameplay sessions. Soul Gems are needed for resurrection and recharging weapons. Consider using Impresario's repair kit for repairing your gear and your grinding partner's gear.
↖ Master Writs
Master Writs are an efficient way to level up quickly. To receive Master Writs:
- Get certified in a crafting skill by reaching level 50 in the respective crafting skill line.
- Max out the first passive of the crafting skill line (e.g., Metalworking for Blacksmithing).
- Learn more motifs and traits to increase your chances of receiving Master Writs.
Crafting Writs for Alchemy and Enchanting are recommended as they are cost-effective and easy to complete.
↖ Transmute Stones
Transmutation Stones allow you to change the trait of an item. Collect them by:
- Using the daily dungeon finder with multiple characters.
- Participating in PvP campaigns and reaching Tier 1.
Stockpile up to a thousand Transmute Stones, especially if you have ESO Plus, as new gear sets may require them.
↖ Max Crafting
If you want to maximize your crafting capabilities, consider the following:
- Purchasing intricate items from Guild traders to deconstruct.
- Saving intricates obtained from Master Writs.
- Using a mailbox cheese strategy by sending items to a friend, having them return them, and keeping them in your mailbox for up to 30 days.
When The Arcanist update drops, use these items to level up your crafting skills quickly.
↖ Gear Set Recommendations
Gear sets greatly impact player performance. Some recommended sets are:
- Deadly Strikes: Increases damage for channelled abilities and damage over time effects.
- Soulshine: Grants weapon or spell damage when activating a channelling ability.
- Perfected Coral Riptide: Increases weapon and spell damage based on your lowered stamina.
- The whirl of the Depths: Provides powerful damage with good uptime.
- Pillars of Nirn: A proc set that deals substantial damage.
Check the provided links for more gear sets and updates.
Preparing for The Arcanist in The Elder Scrolls Online requires careful consideration of various factors. To start off on the right foot, it is important to understand the unique playstyle of the Arcanist class, which revolves around building up cruxes and utilizing the Fake Carver channelling ability.By following these essential tips and recommendations, players can be well-prepared for The Arcanist update and start their journey on a strong and optimized path.
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