Published on Mar 2, 2014
My first Elder Scrolls Online Cyrodiil AvA PvP Adventure! As soon as I entered Cyrodiil to do some ESO PvP, I noticed we were attacking a Keep and just a few moments later, I was in the thick of battle. Elder Scrolls Online PvP is why I started playing ESO, and it was amazingly epic!
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"Cyrodiil is a huge province where all action of Alliance War takes place. Why Cyrodiil? Because the Ruby Throne is situated here. The faction that controls the throne rules in Tamriel.
Cyrodiil is the only area where you can fight against others in the game. Overall size of the province is as big as it was in TES IV: Oblivion and there is enough place for fighting and having fun. There are different battlegrounds, towers and castles for sieges.
Elder Scrolls Online does not force you to fight against others but sometimes you will have to visit Ctrodiil in your quests. PvP is not an obligation and you can enjoy PvE content in other provinces without necessity to protect yourself. Just don't visit Cyrodiil too often if you don't like to fight against other players.
The great thing about ESO is that Alliance War does not mean only fighting against other players. There are many familiar towns where you will be able to take different quests, there are public dungeons that you can visit, dark anchors, Mages Guild's books and there are different places for exploration. You will meet a lot of NPCs who need your help.
How to take part in battles of Cyrodiil ESO PvP
All you need to take part in AvA is to enter Cyrodiil. You can do this after reaching 10th level. All players between 20th and 50th level who enter the territory of Cyrodiil receive "battle-leveling" that temproary enhances their attributes. Players with Battle levels do not have access to full class abilities, skills and perks. Character with battle level is not as strong as a character with real level.
Thus you can bring maximum benefits for you alliance after you reach rather high level. That does not mean you should not visit Cyrodiil when you are not strong enough. You can enter the province, fight there and level up but you will not be the strongest person.
Objectives of Cyrodiil ESO PvP
There are many different objectives in Cyrodiil: keeps, towns, villages, mines, outposts and fortresses. The general goal of the faction is to take under control and defend as many objectives as possible. Each object your faction controls boosts overall score of your faction and gives bonuses to all faction members. The score is used to determine the winner of Alliance War.
There are several ways to help your faction to win. You can fight against enemies and capture objects or you can support the army by setting up siege weapons, reinforcing keeps, and upgrading guards. Supporting actions do not always require direct encounters.
How to understand where the general action is? It is not difficult. Just open your map and you will see everything there. If a keep is under attack it has a splash behind it. If there is a place where some kills takes place the place will be marked with two or three crossed swords (depending on how many alliances take part in the encounter). The size of the swords on the map depends on the size of the battle. The system will show you where the action takes place and where to.
Balance in Alliance War of Cyrodiil ESO PvP
The game has three playable factions: Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact. If one faction becomes too powerful representatives of other two can start working together against it to change the situation.
PvP Mechanics of Cyrodiil ESO PvP
Combat in Elder Scrolls Online is not rotation-based. Abilities do not have cooldowns and combat mechanics is based on resource management. There are three main pools: stamina, magicka and health. Each spell, skill or ability requires one of these resources.
Stamina management is very important for melee warriors because stamina pool is used for interrupting, blocking and stealth. Magicka management is important for mages, sorcerers, healers.
PvP mechanics is also based on your skill. Player's skill is a very important part of PvP mechanics in Elder Scrolls Online.
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