The Elder Scrolls Online: Presentation of Classes

Short analysis of the classes system

While it does adopt the major MMORPG architecture, TESO will also implement some new systems and features. For example, even if players can choose to play specific classes, they will not have any related restrictions in-game such as not being able to visit certain areas.

Also, a class will represent a unique set of abilities for a character, not the weapon options.

For now, not all classes have been officially presented but we do know for sure that TESO players will be able to play the Dragonknight and Templar classes. Unofficial rumors state that Nightblade, Sorcerer and Warden classes will also be available in-game. Since the game is currently in beta stage and many players will be invited to play as testers more information regarding classes will become available. You can stay up to date by checking out TESO news on the official website and dedicated fan-sites.


The Dragonknight is a highly proficient and versatile warrior. Through its skills and ability to wield various types of weapons, the Dragonknight is able to perform various roles in combat, specifically assassin, tank or ranged DPS. This class has powerful crowd control and damage-dealing abilities such as Fiery-Reach, an ability that pulls enemies towards the Dragonknight and simultaneously stuns and burns them. Other abilities include Slam which causes both stun and knockdown and Spiked Armor, a buff that offers damage resistance and returns physical damage to the opponent.


The Templar has powerful healing skills but is also capable of dealing damage. Using a light-based attack system, the Templar’s damage abilities require magicka. However, its healing abilities are also very important since they do not have cooldowns and can be used very often on both himself and allies.

Sun-Strike and Sun-Fire are two of the Templar’s damage dealing abilities. The first one is his basic attack and the second one is medium-ranged and more powerful. Both require Magicka. Rushed Ceremony is an area-of-effect healing spell that lets the Templar heal all allies in a nearby radius.


The Sorcerer is a powerful damage dealer that relies on magical attacks. Sorcerer characters will have three skill trees to choose from: Dark Magic, which offers various crowd control abilities; Daedric Summoning that allows summoning critters to fight along your side but also provides several buff abilities; Storm Calling, which allows players to use lightning-based damage spells.


Concerning the other two mentioned classes, the Nightblade and the Warden no information is currently available. Since we are getting closer to TESO’s launch date we will find out more about all of the classes, their skill trees and abilities. Be sure to check out the latest TESO news regularly on specialized websites to stay informed concerning the game’s features.