Volendrung Overview and Guide

Volendrung is the first PvP Weapon Artifact coming to Cyrodiil in the Elsweyr Chapter/Update 22 Expansion. Here is my overview of it. Basics The Volendrung weapon spawn randomly on the map every five hours. It has built-in parameters so it won’t spawn in a faction’s territory if they have Emperor or are winning the campaign etc. When you pick up Volendrung, you gain one temporary ability bar and your stats are increased. You can not weapon swap while you’re wielding it. You will have an orangey/purple beam on you as well while wielding it (pictured below). The Volendrung will ‘live’ …

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Elsweyr PvP Patch Note Highlights

Here are all the relevant Elsweyr Patch Notes related specifically to PvP! You can read the full Patch Notes here. PvP Weapon Artifacts Volendrung has been unleashed on Cyrodiil in all campaigns! After picking up the weapon, your ability bar will swap out, stats will be adjusted and you’ll be the living embodiment of this ancient weapon!  This Artifact Weapon can be wielded by any player in Cyrodiil, and spawns in the world about 4-5 times a day. You must keep feeding the weapon Alliance Points (repairing structures or resurrecting other players doesn’t count) or else the power of the …

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Elsweyr PvP News and Info Round-Up

This past week the Press NDA was lifted and loads of new Elsweyr info has been revealed! The Devs have also done a couple of Livestreams. Here’s all the PvP information and news I could find for your convenience. The PTS for Elsweyr will be launching on the week of April 15. Almost everything mentioned will be released with the Elsweyr Chapter and Update 22 on May 20th (PC early access). Since almost everything PvP related is tied to the base game, you will not need the Elsweyr chapter to experience these additions and changes when they launch. Most of …

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The Curious Turtle – How much damage should Siege do?

‘The Curious Turtle’ is a new bi-weekly column I’m starting where I discuss anything ‘Elder Scrolls Online’! My aim is to do at least two articles a month. ‘Can’t these bloody milk drinkers handle a bit of extra siege damage? It’s called PURGE! Put it on your bar for god’s sake!’ It was certainly an interesting week in Cyrodiil after Wrathstone launched. The Devs managed to bug out siege so that not only were Siege Shields useless but Siege was basically doing the equivalent of Oblivion Damage (unavoidable damage). I mean it really wasn’t that bad initially when I was surfing with pugs healing them. We’d get hit with …

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PvP Content and Changes Coming in 2019

The developers have surprised us by announcing a couple of major changes coming to PvP in 2019. Specifically to Cyrodiil and Imperial City. These changes are slated to come out with the Elsweyr Chapter in June. Additionally, there will be a new Battleground Map in the Wrathstone Dungeon DLC and performance improvements in Cyrodiil which will hopefully come out sometime this year. Artifact Weapons in Cyrodiil Sheogorath has decided that Cyrodiil needs even more chaos. So, he is opening up his vaults and leaving weapons for players to find in Cyrodiil called Artifacts*. When one of these Artifacts spawns in …

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Mid Year Mayhem Basics and Tips for Non-PvPers

PvPers needn’t read this guide. You already know what to do! The Midyear Mayhem Event is returning for an encore event! Read on for some quick tips and basics. Are you terrified of PvP or do you really, really dislike it but want to get tickets for you Indrik Mount? Well, I’m here to help! First off, if you want to get the XP boost and an easy Boon Box, all you have to do is: Navigate to the in-game Crown Store and acquire and activate the “Details on the Midyear Mayhem” ticket. Travel to your faction’s main gate in …

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PvP Improvements ESO Needs in 2019

It ain’t no secret that PvP, especially Cyrodiil, is in dire need of attention in Elder Scrolls Online. Cyrodiil is plagued with performance issues and desperately needs some quality of life improvements. Here’s my list of the major PvP related things that needs fixing. Lag and Performance This is obviously the biggest issue plaguing Cyrodiil right now. Abilities taking five seconds to go off, not being able to swap bars, rubberbanding, texture bugs and just lag in general. All of these issues seem to get worse after each update and it affects everyone to some extent regardless of how good …

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Mid Year Mayhem Event Returning January 10th – 21st

The January Crown Store Showcase Article revealed the dates for the Midyear Mayhem Encore Event. The Event will begin on Thursday, January 10 and end Monday, January 21 at 10 am EST. Why is there a Mid Year Mayhem Encore Event? Because of the Indrik Mount. According to the Update 20 PTS Patch Notes, you’ll be able to earn tickets from doing the Event and buy the first Indrik Evolution Berry. Berries are used to evolve the Indrik Mount. During this event, you can obtain one Event Ticket after completing a Cyrodiil Board or Town Daily quest, once per day …

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Zerging 101 – The Joys and Pitfalls of the Zerg Machine

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for me since I joined a Zerg Guild. But honestly, I’ve never had so much fun PvPing in my entire life. For the uninitiated, let me explain what a Zerg is. Basically, it is a large coordinated group of people working together in a PvP environment usually following the instructions of a single leader (or in our case, usually two). Zerg compositions and the number of people involved may vary but the result is the same, total carnage in their wake. And let me tell you, it’s exhilarating! There’s nothing like being part of …

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Update 20 Cyrodiil Changes Guide

There are a number of changes coming to Cyrodiil in Update 20. Here’s a detailed write-up of what’s happening with plenty of screenshots and maps! Click on any image to enlarge it! PTS Patch Notes Cyrodiil Destructible Bridges & Milegates   Bridges and Milegates in Cyrodiil can now be destroyed and repaired!   Each of these structures have three pieces with several stages of destruction for each. New UI icons have been added to the map which detail the current state of these structures, much like Keep status icons. These structures are permanently neutral, and can be damaged and repaired by …

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