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Best class for an archer? Templar DK Sorcerer Nightblade? HELP


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Im still trying to create a character in my head and put it down on paper as best as i can and get him ready for ESO. I LOVEEE using bows my fav weapon in just about any game ive ever played. Ill be usuing bows and dual wielding as well im part of an aldmeri guild and im going to be a Bosmer so i feel like that gets me going on bows. But i just dont know what class would be a good idea for that kind of weapon choice? I know you can play any class/race/weapon and armor set up but i want somthing that would compliment me using a bow. Any info would help greatly. Thanks.
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Check the class skill lines on Tamriel Foundry. Nightblade seems to be the most popular in that the play style and archetype it directs towards compliments bow usage quite well, but Templar would also be decent. Other than that, sorc already has the ranged capability that bows provide, but ti'd be cool to see a sorc with a bow. And DK seems more melee focused or mid-ranged. But it could be done.

If you wanted to build a sort of classic archer type build, night blade might be your best bet, but again depends on your build. Will you be in light or medium armour? Will you also be using a lot of spells or will you only be focusing on weapon skills? And how will it all play out in levelling versus in endgame? It's hard to say which.


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Nightblade has some good abilities for ranged, like cripple which allows you to keep your distance or Path of Darkness also increasing your speed. If you want to be sneaky you have the Shadow Skill Tree.
Templar is really good overall, it has great AoE and utilities. Currently it seems to be good for everything ;)
I'm going with nightblade anyway, we'll see in open beta how things work out.
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Yea i was actually thinking about making my character a templar because i like his abilities and i can also act as a healer for my guild. Idk about nightblade ive never been much of a sneaky guy even woth my bow i kind of like to just runto combat fire off a few arrows btw the time the enemy gets close i cut him down with my dual blades. Nd i was thinking a mixture of heavey and medium. Also ill b using magic and weapon ablilities.
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In that case, I would go with Templar rather than Nightblade.
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It seems to me like you aren't trying to go for the kiting or ranged DPS role, so I would definitely go with Templar. It has enough damage to make you dangerous and enough utility to help you survive.
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Or go for the class opposite of your skills, to try to cover up some of your weaknesses...


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I honestly think Templar specialising in Aedric Spear would be best. The spear ability itself really compliments the ranged combat and the stuns seem like they'll be more effective than the Nightblade's. Especially if you don't want to be sneaky; Templar will be the way to go for stock archers and/or combat archers (in the heat of battle).


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Nightblade, an in-out combination, just running people's health down with the bow, and sneak in, finish them off, and sneak out.


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(November 1st 2013, 01:08 PM)Mukmoo Wrote: Nightblade, an in-out combination, just running people's health down with the bow, and sneak in, finish them off, and sneak out.

But he doesn't want to sneak…
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(November 1st 2013, 01:14 PM)Maciek Wrote:
(November 1st 2013, 01:08 PM)Mukmoo Wrote: Nightblade, an in-out combination, just running people's health down with the bow, and sneak in, finish them off, and sneak out.

But he doesn't want to sneak…

Why would you not want to sneak, sneaking is the bomb.


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Why are you asking me? I'm going to be a sneaky Nightblade ;)
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Im not gunna wanna sneak cuz there will b all out battles of 100-200 players i wanna b in there firing arrows and slicing up with my dual swords. Then again having arows fired at you from the shadows would be cool i really like the templars skill set.
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Dragon Knight might work for an Archer, it's got a projectile reflecting ability, some good CCs, and an ultimate that can make you leap into the battle or perhaps out of it.
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