"Help Me Create My Character" Thread

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    mrowmrif2

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    mantisprism said on December 25, 2016 :

    Well I’ve been looking at builds and I haven’t been able to figure anything out, it’s not an existing character either, but a concept I’ve had a while. Has not been made in game. And I actually didn’t receive any answer at all, so I was hoping for some direction.

    Ah ok, well from your previous post it sounded like you already created him: “i have a dunmer…”

    Are you going to focus on pvp?  Pve tanking?  Soloing…?  Need that info to guide you.

    if you are tanking there are plenty of tank builds that work with any race – more skill and gear selection requirements than racials.  If you were to play a dps character in group content, dunmer with a 1hs is pretty bad, so i wouldnt advise you in that direction…  if you are just solo questing and exploring, well, you can do really anything you want – but 1hs on a dunmer will be mediocre for that, as well.  1hs magicka dk in pvp is great currently.

    and really, if he isnt even created yet, you arent anywhere near a “build” – more of just a long term goal of a concept.  A dunmer fire mage dk is as good as it gets, and i would start there.  When you are level 50 you can start worrying about builds, and at cp160 endgame actually starts.

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    Didz

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    Hello.

    This is my first post on this forum, so I hope I’ve chosen the right thread

    I was directed here by Pancake-Tragedy and Liofa from the ESO Forum who have been advising me on ESO Build Planning.  They assure me this is the best forum for advice and guidance on the principles of character building (e.g. Theorycrafting).

    I’ve actually been playing ESO for almost a year now, and I have eight characters.  However, to date my main activity has been crafting and trading and none of my characters have reached Level 40 yet.  So, I haven’t really given a lot of attention to their combat performance.  However, most of them have now reached Master Crafter status and my in game gold supply is pretty secure, so its time I began taking their character builds more seriously.

    What I’m looking for really is a set of basic principles I should be considering and aiming for when planning my characters builds.  I’ve been looking for a site that discusses the theory of character builds at the stat level rather than just what’s the best Skills and Equipment . Every site I found so far focusses on the optimisation of a specific build rather than the more general principles of what numbers we should be aiming for in the stats outputs.

    e.g.
    Magicka/Health/Stamina

    Magicka Recovery/Health Recovery/Stamina Recovery

    Spell Damage/Spell Critical/Weapon Damage/Weapon Critical

    Spell Resistance/Physical Resistance/Critical Resistance

    Spell Penetration/Physical Penetration

    Ideally what I’m looking for is guidance on the optimal ratio between these stats, rather than how many points I should spend on each attribute.

    Am i likely to find that sort of analysis here?

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    mrowmrif2

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    Didz said on April 24, 2017 :

    Hello.

    This is my first post on this forum, so I hope I’ve chosen the right thread

    I was directed here byPancake-TragedyandLiofafrom the ESO Forum who have been advising me on ESO Build Planning. They assure me this is the best forum for advice and guidance on the principles of character building (e.g. Theorycrafting).

    I’ve actually been playing ESO for almost a year now, and I have eight characters. However, to date my main activity has been crafting and trading and none of my characters have reached Level 40 yet. So, I haven’t really given a lot of attention to their combat performance. However, most of them have now reached Master Crafter status and my in game gold supply is pretty secure, so its time I began taking their character builds more seriously.

    What I’m looking for really is a set of basic principles I should be considering and aiming for when planning my characters builds. I’ve been looking for a site that discusses the theory of character builds at the stat level rather than just what’s the best Skills and Equipment . Every site I found so far focusses on the optimisation of a specific build rather than the more general principles of what numbers we should be aiming for in the stats outputs.

    e.g.
    Magicka/Health/Stamina

    Magicka Recovery/Health Recovery/Stamina Recovery

    Spell Damage/Spell Critical/Weapon Damage/Weapon Critical

    Spell Resistance/Physical Resistance/Critical Resistance

    Spell Penetration/Physical Penetration

    Ideally what I’m looking for is guidance on the optimal ratio between these stats, rather than how many points I should spend on each attribute.

    Am i likely to find that sort of analysis here?

    Welcome to foundry and the pursuit of endgame!  So couple quick points:

    -if you are focusing on a particular class/role, head to the theorycrafting subforums here and check out the various existing builds.  There is a ton of material around best in slot gear, attribute and champion point distribution, skill bar setups, etc.  this will be the best help to you honestly.

    -it sounds like even though you have been around awhile you are still relatively “new” to the game as far as group content goes.  I would recommend reading through some of the strategy guides for the various group dungeons before you jump right in.  Know what role you are going to play and make sure you stick to it to be as much value to your group as possible. dont try and do too much… if you are a damage dealer you shouldnt need to tank or heal, just deal damage.  Etc.

    -in class discussion create a separate thread and give us your class(es) and role(s) that you are looking to play… we can give you target stats for each.  If you cant find it in the build threads i mentioned above – most include character sheet screenshots with their stats, which are good targets for endgame.

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    Didz

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    mrowmrif2 said on April 25, 2017 :

    Welcome to foundry and the pursuit of endgame! So couple quick points:

    -if you are focusing on a particular class/role, head to the theorycrafting subforums here and check out the various existing builds. There is a ton of material around best in slot gear, attribute and champion point distribution, skill bar setups, etc. this will be the best help to you honestly.

    -it sounds like even though you have been around awhile you are still relatively “new” to the game as far as group content goes. I would recommend reading through some of the strategy guides for the various group dungeons before you jump right in. Know what role you are going to play and make sure you stick to it to be as much value to your group as possible. dont try and do too much… if you are a damage dealer you shouldnt need to tank or heal, just deal damage. Etc.

    -in class discussion create a separate thread and give us your class(es) and role(s) that you are looking to play… we can give you target stats for each. If you cant find it in the build threads i mentioned above – most include character sheet screenshots with their stats, which are good targets for endgame.

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’ll head over to the Class Discussion Threads then.  i did have a look in there initially but the thread rules seemed to suggest that you had to submit a build for review rather than ask for general guidance on how to create an effective build.  But I’ll take another look.

    My eight characters include 3 x Healer/Sorcs; 1 x Nightblade/DPS; 1 x Templar/Tank; 1 x DPS/Sorc; 1 x Tank/DK and 1 x Tank/Sorc .  So, it looks like I’m going to be busy on several class threads.

     

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    Didz said on April 25, 2017 :

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’ll head over to the Class Discussion Threads then. i did have a look in there initially but the thread rules seemed to suggest that you had to submit a build for review rather than ask for general guidance on how to create an effective build. But I’ll take another look.

    My eight characters include 3 x Healer/Sorcs; 1 x Nightblade/DPS; 1 x Templar/Tank; 1 x DPS/Sorc; 1 x Tank/DK and 1 x Tank/Sorc . So, it looks like I’m going to be busy on several class threads.

    Well theorycrafting yes, that is a build forum or specific rotation ideas etc.  class discussion is wide open – make threads as much as you want :)  they are different areas.  People create threads in theorycrafting asking the same sort of things you were and they end up ettingmoved to “Class Discussion” specifically.  Just an organization thing…

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    Bosmer Nightblade

    New  too  here  and  game. Would  a  Stanima NB  with  Magic  instead  of  a Bow  work?

    You may  kill me, but its going to hurt you.

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    Azylir

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    Starting up PC ESO, trying to decide between Templar and Dragonknight.

    Here is what I know I want. Good to PvP in heavy armor as I love the heavy armor aesthetics, and magicka because it gives the most class feel and I know lots of stamina is using the weapon skills all classes have access to. Looking at BGs and sadly zerging in cyro until i get the hang of pvp combat in eso, and I enjoy being in the middle of the fight. I really enjoy saving people in pvp, either through heals/shields or peeling. I much prefer melee combat but both classes seem to hold up in melee as magicka.

    PvE wise I prefer tanking, but dps is cool too. Largely I prefer tanking for the insta-queues. I don’t plan to do trials. I’d like to be able to tank effectively without having to dump all my stat points into health so I can do solo world stuff without needing a group or respec’ing everytime I PvE.

    I’ll probably roll Imperial to start with since health is important in both aspects I want to do, and stamina is used a lot in both as well.

    I did level each on console to 15 or 20 or so but couldn’t put up with console load times and lag/fps drops.

    Past MMO history, WoW for a few years as a Pally main usually prot spec pve and ret spec pvp. Also had a deathknight alt i played quite a lot, preferred it mostly for frost pvp. GW2 I played quite a bit of, and mostly played Guardian.

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    HatedSIn

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    so i need some help making a character race and  and class n maybe a nice build too been a bit since i played this and just redling it atm as well as got the morrowind updates waiting as i play skyrim se lol   id say im more magy but ive been playing with both mage powers n sword not to mention ive also been enjoying playing the bounty  contracts n dark brotherhood  ones on skyrim im also a vamp on there as well  as or names i have no idea for here either lol   any help will be appericiated as last time i played thru ill admit i had a  bad character  lol

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