Weekly Screenshot Dissection – Leaping Wings

It’s time to take the leap for yet another weekly screenshot dissection. Every week I infiltrate ZeniMax’ stores of Elder Scrolls Online footage and swindle them out of their most dynamic screen captures for your viewing enjoyment! This week’s installment showcases an exciting action shot from the E3 footage, of an armored warrior leaping forward propelled by huge reptilian wings. Let’s dig a little deeper to figure out what might be going on in this scene.

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The warrior himself is a heavily armored axe wielder, although by far his most prominent feature is the massive bat-like wings which have enabled him to leap forward through the air. Whether the wings are a temporary enhancement, or a permanent feature is an interesting point for discussion. We know there is a vampirism skill line in ESO, maybe these wings are a manifestation of those abilities? Alternatively, they could belong to the Dragonknight class, who draws power from fire and draconic heritage. Either way, one thing is for certain, this guy is basically a Chaos Space Marine.

Whoever this formidable winged warrior is, he is accompanied by two companions, one which appers to be a lightly armored skirmisher wearing cloth robes and wielding a sword and shield. The second companion in the background seems to be wearing leather armor and wielding a staff. Together, the three adventures are exploring some sort of underground ruin or tomb. The intimidating architecture in the background implies that this is not a friendly place for tourists. Hopefully our band of heroes has arrived to dispense justice to the forces of evil which dwell within.

To soak in this week’s screenshot in full resolution, click here! What do you think about the winged ability on display here? Are you excited about this being in game? Think it’s too over-the-top? Do you think it’s more likely that this is a Vampire ability, or something belonging to the Dragonknight class? Does anything else about this screenshot jump out at you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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    ThomasKingfield

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    I will make zoom ins.

    Points of interest

    1. The Dremora like creature Here

    2. The people travelling together and some of the back round… Here

    3. Seems to be molag bal statue things of some sort… Here

    I hope people can find something out of this as this seems to show the only points of interest.

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    NerevarDunmer

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    I saw the video this is from and personally hate the Dragon Knight’s abilities. Being able to breathe fire and sprout wings?? A bit ridiculous for me. But for somebody out there, this is their cup of tea. I cannot wait for this game, it looks amazing, and I know it will deliver.

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    Arthearius

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    I have to agree with Nerevar on this one, I just dont want to see TES spells and abilities tossed away in lieu of fancy MMO-style abilities that make no sense being in Tamriel.  Now if things like this are high end vampire line abilities I can settle on it, but if this is an example of a Dragon Knight ability it would worry me.

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    ThomasKingfield

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    Yeah It would be mainly to please those damn 10 year olds if it is. I hope it’s a kind of hybrid of vampire/dremora that molag bal made.

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    Caracala

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    We saw it in a video, its like a charge+stun attack that all DragonKnights have. Id have to agree with the above comments, it does look a bit out of place and weird (bad weird)

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    IronmonkeyPHD

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    I would love to see this in game as long as it doesnt allow massive advantage over other players who might have picked a different skill line… but then again you can pick an insane amount of skill lines.

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    Bulldog356

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    Oh yeah i remember this the dragonknight could do this.

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    DKLys

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    Why so much robe in TESO, we want pant, i want pants, seriously watching a orc in a leather robe is not credible at all ! Skyrim mage robe with pant that was the boom.

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    JustBarbaric

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    Can someone link the video? I don’t think I have seen this one ;)

    I agree, I don’t want to see too many abilities like this either it’s not TES.

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    Angier

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    That is “Draconic Leap” I think. Heard somewere it is one of the DKs ultimates.

    While I agree it’s a flashy effect I wouldn’t say it doesn’t fit. Remember, the spells and magic in ESO is deliberately more “rough” than the magic in newer tamrielic times. Flashyness is okay.

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    Altawiec

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    Any idea what kind of CD there might be on this class skill? Having a few hundred people running around and constantly seeing batwings launching dudes all over the killing field might look ridiculous.. on the oooother hand, the main story line is about how you don’t have a soul so, following Metaphysics 101, the ability to attack foes from long distance using magical demon-appendages is a pretty well-established trait of the soulless.

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    Rial

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    ThomasKingfield said on July 10, 2013 :

    1. The Dremora like creature Here

    Looks like an Orc in a suit of orcish armor to me.

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    Angier

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    Altawiec said on July 11, 2013 :

    Any idea what kind of CD there might be on this class skill? Having a few hundred people running around and constantly seeing batwings launching dudes all over the killing field might look ridiculous.. on the oooother hand, the main story line is about how you don’t have a soul so, following Metaphysics 101, the ability to attack foes from long distance using magical demon-appendages is a pretty well-established trait of the soulless.

    They are dragon appandages. And if it’s true and it’s an ultimate you won’t see it quite as often as other abilities.

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    Yevon

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    I hope they add more of these type abilities. I just don’t buy into the whole “Its not TES” nonsense. If this is an ultimate (which would make the most sense) then it should be over the top imo and every skill tree should have an ultimate that looks as cool as possible. Cool effects on spells is not just for 10 year olds and saying so is foolish.

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    glak

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    This dragon-like leap would be a great ultimate in the Draconic Power skill line for the dragonknight.  It seems to fit there best if we are worried about lore.

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    LooHaa

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    There is someone or something far back, but as for this ebony wearing badass i think he has a case of the vampirism. I think they’re most likely DC characters because they just look mostly like it or they might be EP too, maybe 3 Nords, but absolutely not AD since none of them have that elvish/catish look about them.

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    Gudhreim

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    It looks a bit like a dracula

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    I hope they will allow graphic mods…because this looks awful.

     

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    Erlexx

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    Julliarth said on July 11, 2013 :

    I hope they will allow graphic mods…because this looks awful.

    They won’t, and it doesnt.

    Also – I originally saw this and thought Vampirism. Now however I think its a more apt fit for the Draconic line from Dragon Knights.

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    Looks like the people in the screenshot are running the wrong way! :)

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