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Ranger/Hunter Lackluster Skills?


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I played the Beta for TESO and while there were things I liked about the game, my biggest complaint was that the skills and progression seemed boring/lackluster.

I play a hunter/ranger type in pretty much every game. I like the bow, I like traps, I like a wild animal as a pet.

So my question is two fold:

1. Is it possible, by combining classes, to make a build like I describe above?

2. Does anyone else find the skills/progression somewhat boring? I don't need it to be too flashy, but at least fun and varying.

(note: I admit I don't know exactly how class hybrids work. my opinions are based on reading skill descriptions in the wiki's and the skill page in the beta.)

Thanks. Appreciate your feedback.
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The sorcerer class has a summoning skill line and and stun skill line. That and a bow and you pretty much have a hunter


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I could see you doing this, although it may not be exactly what you were looking for. Go with the Sorcerer class, as they have summoned pets (there are currently no wild animal pets, however I would not rule that out for future content, as there have been spells in past ES games that allowed you to summon or temporarily charm wild animals). One of those pets is based off of a creature in game, and that is a Clannfear (although it is morphed form of the base ability). Sorcerer's also have a couple of spells that work kind of like traps, especially Daedric Mines, they take a few seconds to arm, and then when enemies get close enough detonate dealing damage and immobilizing enemies. You could also get the Trap Beast skill from the Fighter's Guild and the Caltrops skill from the Alliance War - Assault skill line (as far as I know, the Alliance War skill line abilities function outside of PvP just like any other spell, if they don't, then this would not be as good of a choice as some of the other skills, unless you do a lot of PvP). Also, there is a Sorcerer spell, Surge, that increases weapon damage, and can be morphed to either last longer, or makes critical hits heal you.

From there you could specialize in a Bow and Medium Armor. The Sorcerer class summons don't require magicka to cast them, instead they are a toggle ability, and when you activate them it decreases the maximum amount of magicka you have (by 10% I think). This means you would not have to have a lot of mana, as long as you relied on your Bow abilities to do most of you DPS. The Medium Armor skills would help boost your stamina and stamina regen for your bow attacks. You could also pick a melee weapon as your second choice if you wanted to, and be capable of both ranged and melee combat.

It would be unconventional, sure, but it would get you pretty close to what you are looking for in a character. Hope this helps.

(March 31st 2014, 02:17 PM)Arener Wrote: The sorcerer class has a summoning skill line and and stun skill line. That and a bow and you pretty much have a hunter

Dang, you beat me too it while I was typing my long winded response, lol.
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Thanks a ton for the feedback.

So is it true that if I do choose a Sorc that I could also morph this class with Nightblade? I'm not sure how all that works... Obviously. haha.

Thanks again.
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(March 31st 2014, 02:28 PM)huntsman Wrote: Thanks a ton for the feedback.

So is it true that if I do choose a Sorc that I could also morph this class with Nightblade? I'm not sure how all that works... Obviously. haha.

Thanks again.

No you can only choose skills from your class.
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(March 31st 2014, 02:28 PM)huntsman Wrote: Thanks a ton for the feedback.

So is it true that if I do choose a Sorc that I could also morph this class with Nightblade? I'm not sure how all that works... Obviously. haha.

Thanks again.

No, one race and class only. You are free to choose from any of the armor/weapon/guild/etc. skills that you want, but when you create your character, they are set into that class only. Each class has 3 skill lines to choose from, and each skill line has 1 ultimate, 5 active skills, and 4 passive skills.

(March 31st 2014, 02:32 PM)Cranoa Wrote:
(March 31st 2014, 02:28 PM)huntsman Wrote: Thanks a ton for the feedback.

So is it true that if I do choose a Sorc that I could also morph this class with Nightblade? I'm not sure how all that works... Obviously. haha.

Thanks again.

No you can only choose skills from your class.

Ahhhh.... beaten to the punch again!
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Ah I gotcha. I must've been confused with the skill morphing -which I also don't understand. haha.

So would a sorc naturally suck at bows/swords? Or does it not matter?

Also... I don't have to wear a robe do I?? HAHA. Hate those things.
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Just a little something that might help
When someone says they morph a skill, it means they take a single ability, like unstable familiar in sorcerer skill line for example, and they choose one of two options to change it.
And sorcerers can be just as good at using bows or swords as any other class. Finally no, you do not have to wear robes as a sorcerer
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I have removed the duplicate topic and moved this thread from the TESO General Discussion to the Class Discussion section. Glad you're finding help with your questions, huntsman!

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