Videogaming: Playing in a team in Elder Scrolls Online

Team Roles

Synergy Skills

Group Content

For a group of 2–3 players

  • Delves (small public mini-dungeons): These are scattered all over Tamriel, usually 2-3 per zone. The Undaunted guild provide a special quest to do a random one of these each day — check in the Undaunted Enclave just outside Wayrest city gates.
  • Public Dungeons: There’s at least one of these in most overland zones, and there’s no limit to how many people can enter at the same time. Most of the bosses can be handled easily by one or two people, but each one has a group boss where you might need some help (but does give you an extra free skill point!)

For a group of 4 players

  • Dungeons: You can get to these using the Activity Finder. You can either pick a particular dungeon you have unlocked, or choose a random one. If you aren’t already in a team, the Dungeon Finder will find a place in a team for you, so this can be a great way of getting to know new people. Note that the first time you choose a random dungeon each day you get a massive XP bonus, so if you want to level up fast, do this every day. Make sure you have set your role correctly in the Activity Finder window — you can choose either Tank, Healer, or Damage (DPS). Each dungeon team must be composed of 1 Tank, 1 Healer, and 2 DPS.
  • Craglorn: Lots of 4 player content, including all of the side quests. If you haven’t discovered the Craglorn zone already, you can get there instantly by taking the cart parked directly opposite Wayrest stables.
  • Arenas: There are currently two 4-person Arenas in the game: Dragonstar Arena in Craglorn and Blackrose Prison Arena (part of the Murkmire DLC). These are tough (and long) challenges that see your team fighting multiple waves of enemies. Tons of fun if you like wading through rivers of enemy blood :-)

For a group of more than 4 players

  • Public Dungeons: see above. You can enter these as a Large Group, but you will probably find they are pretty easy. But a fun way of levelling a bunch of new characters in a team.
  • Dolmens / Dark Anchors: These are large multiplayer battles versus Daedra. There 3 of them in each zone — look for a little circular icon on the map. The Fighters Guild gives a daily quest to conquer all 3 Dark Anchors in a randomly chosen zone, so check in your local Fighters Guild HQ. Since their difficulty scales to the amount of players, they can be really fun with a large group — great if you just want a quick challenge.
  • Dragons: You can find these in the Elsweyr chapter and in the Dragonhold DLC bundle. Dragons are tough and are a serious challenge to even a large group. But really enjoyable, if you don’t mind dying a lot :-)
  • Cyrodil & Imperial City: These zones are designed for large-scale PvPvE groups, so they ideal if you have 5 or more people who want to adventure together. Get there by pressing L to go to the Campaign Finder. Note that Imperial City can get really difficult, so don’t go there without a good high-level team. Note that you don’t have to PvP in these zones if you don’t want to, there are also lots of PvE quests and delves you can do — just make sure to avoid the areas where the fighting is ;-)

For 12 players exactly

  • Trials: These are very difficult dungeons that require full 12 person teams. Not for the faint of heart, but a lot of fun if you like a challenge! There are three Trials located in Craglorn, and thus unlocked for all players; plus there are several others located in various DLC zones. Best way to experience these is with a Guild team, but if you don’t have that option, go to Craglorn and ask in chat, there are often teams forming there who will take random people.

Base Game Trials (Craglorn)

  • Aetherian Archive
  • Hel Ra Citadel
  • Sanctum Ophidia

DLC Trials

  • Maw of Lorkhaj — Thieves Guild / Guilds & Glory
  • Halls of Fabrication — Morrowind
  • Asylum Sanctorium — Clockwork City (mini-Trial)
  • Cloudrest — Summerset
  • Sunspire — Northern Elsweyr
  • Kyne’s Aegis — Greymoor
  • Rockgrove — Blackwood

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