ESO Tips for Newbs
As Graev and I play ESO more we are discovering a few things that we wish we knew right when we started.
Interrupting, Avoiding, and Blocking
When you see red sparks, hold the right mouse button then click the left mouse button while target the enemy. You’ll thrust your weapon forward (or shield bash) the enemy causing their ability to be interrupted.
When you see the yellowish sparks, hold the right mouse button when the enemy lands their hit on you and they will be dazed. Perform a heavy hit by holding down the left mouse button (with a bow hold for a second or two then let go) and you will knock the enemy off balance.
When you see a red circle, red line, or red anything on the ground, double tap WASD in a direction that will get you out of the indicator. This will make your character roll or dodge out of the way and avoid being hit by what is going to be an unblockable attack.
Completing Quests in Areas
Questing in ESO about roaming around, exploring, and finding quests to complete. Quest hubs only exist in loosest possible sense. You can expect there to be a couple of quests around each city. To make sure you know when to move on, open up your map and look at the symbol representing the city, farm, outposts, etc. If it’s black that means you may still have something to complete there. If the symbol has turned white, you have probably done the main quests there.
How to use the Scroll and Ring of Mara
Visit the Shrine of Mara in the city you appear in when first loading into the game. Once you find the shrine, open your inventory, press and hold Q, and put the scroll of Mara into the quickslot. Target your friend or significant other (Graev targeted me) and press Q. You’ll receive the prompt to commit yourself to that person. It was rather awkward for us.
If you have any tips you’d like to share, post them in the comments below! I know both Graev and I appreciate any tips you can give us, and I’m sure others reading do as well.