TESO - What Class are you playing at launch?

Templar - The Templar is a warrior wielding Holy magic to smite enemies or heal allies. It’s equivalent to the Paladin class in most other games.

Dragon Knight - These are your basic fighters, with the added bonus of using fire magic. If you’ve messed with Death Knights in world of Warcraft, you have an idea of what to expect here.

Sorcerer - This class is Elder Scrolls Online’s primary magic-using class. In other titles, the Sorcerer is called the Mage, Wizard, Warlock, or Necromancer.

Nightblade - This is your stealthy assassin class, mostly equivalent to Rogues or Rangers in other MMOs.


  • Templar
  • Dragon Knight
  • Sorcerer
  • Nightblade

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Elder Scrolls is a bit different from most MMOs in that the classes are general guidelines as opposed to a hard lock. If you put points into the right skills, your Templar can be a healer, not a tank. Your Dragon Knight can primarily be a magic user. It’s all about having a solid idea of where you want to go and picking up the right skills to get there.

Edited to add: I hope Landdon is going Templar - Healer. He gives good healz.

My first class will most likely be Nightblade. I’m a sucker for Ranger classes. Longbow FTW. I think I have a Ranger /Hunter in every MMO that I’ve played.

My second may be some type of heavy knight. I really got into my Guardian in GW2. It’s a great support class in World vs World.

Going Templar. Not sure if I will play more tank or healer.

Healing templar

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I think I’m going Nightblade, although Templar is a close second.

I will probably try out the sorcerer since it seems we will have a few Templars

Probably go Sorcerer to start with, tho’ in these MMOs I’ve always been drawn to the stealth classes. Soooo many fond memories of min-maxing a character who could stealth pretty much anywhere and one-shot the mages and then vanish again. :scream:

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I’m still unsure what class. I thought Nightblade but now am leaning towards sorcerer.

The classes and races really make this a tough decision.

I’m still unsure what class. I thought Nightblade but now am leaning towards sorcerer.

The classes and races really make this a tough decision.

This is my first ES, really my first MMO period. Nightblade is attractive, I love stealthiness. And boobs

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i am looking at the same class Al. From what i have read this is not the case. it might take you longer but with the self healing abilites it makes you very hard to kill

@Al_Greazy most pre-order bonuses unlock all races for any faction ( other than imperials, that’s still pay). So you can choose whatever works best.

for templar high elf is a good choice from what i read. either that or brenton.

Ive always liked being a tank…
think im goin to try dark elf dragonknight

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Tank or healer. I have no idea.

I will be playing all of them. I have each class already ranging from a level 5 to a level 29. For those you that get rings of mara, you can share them with some one you play with and when the two of you play together you get bonus XP. There is even a wedding dress in the Crown Store for the ceremony.

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I went Nord Dragon Knight for tanking. So far I have enjoyed the decisioin

The video from Deltias that Grex put up in the pinned thread said that Nord was the best race if you want to tank with that class. I have a Dark Elf Dragonknight, and that’s been great for alternating between close and mid range combat now that I have the hang of the abilities I’ve received.

Deltiasgaming vids big help for me.

I went with the wood elf night blade. Gotta get the ninja in the shadows. I’ll go bows primarily with the occasional healz. It was hard not to choose kajit after playing it in Skyrim.