The Elder Scrolls Online : PVP Guide


PVP in The Elder Scrolls Online takes a very similar approach as Guild Wars 2 has: battle is waged in a very large portion of the world dedicated to PVP; this zone is called Cyrodil. 

Also like Guild Wars 2, PVP in Cyrodil will involve massive conflicts of hundreds of players at a time. There will be seige engines, control points, and intense battle to determine who will be crowned as Emperor of Cyrodil!

A player can begin PVPing at level 10, because the game will scale them up to have competitive stats that are aligned with everyone else. The battleground will be composed of the three main factions in the game going toe-to-toe. 


How to Get Into PVP

Open the Alliance War screen by pressing "L".

This will show you the current status of the Alliance War, and you'll see three icons at the top right of the screen. Click to right-most one, named Campaigns, to bring up a list of current campaigns.

Campaigns are instances of the PVP zone, named Cyrodil, that you can join. You are assigned a home campaign by default, and to get into PVP just click on the campaign and hit the corresponding "Go to Campaign" button.


PVP Builds

For those who are serious about kicking ass in PVP, I recommend checking out The Elder Scrolls Online Mastery Guides.


Becoming Emperor

In TESO PVP, the greatest recognition a player can receive is becoming Emperor, but doing this is no small task, and it cannot be done single-handedly. There are two requirements to becoming Emperor:

  1. Your alliance must control six keeps in Cyrodil
    This is why you can't gain the title of Emperor on your own; controlling six keeps requires a team effort.
  2. You must be the highest ranked PVP player in your alliance
    You gain rank by doing any PVP-related activity--whether it's killing other players, healing team mates, or completing quests in Cyrodil.

PVP in The Elder Scrolls Online is about teamwork, so your best chance at being crowned Emperor will come if you can PVP with a guild or large group of players.


Here is a great video that goes into a lot more detail on the PVP aspect of The Elder Scrolls Online.

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