With just over a month until the release of ESO, it’s tie to have a bit of fun. So for those of you who have been fretting over the Elder Scrolls Online classes, and which is the best to start with, here is a fun and pointless comparison of Sorcerer and Templar, that may not help you choose your first class, but will give you something to laugh about.
Elder Scrolls Online Class Descriptions
“Sorcerers summon and control weather phenomenon: hurling lightning bolts and creating electrified fields, summoning tornadoes and impenetrable fog, and calling upon Daedric forces to summon Storm Atronachs and magical.”
Did that description not just blow you away? How are you still sitting here read with the blasts of awesome that unleashed!
For some reason ZeniMax decided that their sorcerer description was the place to throw around the big words—‘phenomenon’ ‘impenetrable’ ‘electrified fields’…but even with the $5 words, somehow they managed to make a cleric sound like frigging Zeus. Lightning bolts and all. Who wouldn’t want to ride into battle from the heart of a thunderstorm? Cause that’s what this Sorcerer is—a thunderstorm on legs with a lot of OUCH to pass around to the enemy.
“These traveling knights call upon the powers of light and the burning sun to deal massive damage to their enemies while restoring health, magicka, and stamina to their allies.”
And after reading the Sorcerer, the description for the Templar is just…underwhelming. See, they didn’t need to tell you that Sorcerer’s did massive damage, just say ‘hurl lightning bolts’ and you know you’re throwing some massive damage around. “Powers of light and the burning sun”…so, they can power my solar charged phone? I guess that’s pretty neat. And they deal sun burns? Excellent! Yeah, they really do need to say “massive damage” when they describe the Templars because absolutely nothing in the description says it for them. Still, the restoring health, magicka and stamina to allies is pretty cool.
Alright, let’s dig a little deeper. Elder Scrolls online classes each have 3 unique skill lines only they can learn. And a description is just a description, right?
So, starting with Templar this time, they have skill lines called Aedric Spear, Dawn’s Wrath, and Restoring Light. Already things are sounding better. No idea what “Dawn’s Wrath” is, but it sure seems cooler than power of “the burning sun.”
Sorcerer gets skill lines Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning and Storm Caller. So…Aedric Spear against Daedric Summoning. Hey, ZeniMax—are you losing letters here or just running out of original names? Cause guys, that is just so obvious.
Alright, really there’s probably some nice backstory to each of those names, because Elder Scrolls games do world building right. And actually looking at the skill lines, it’s kind of hard to pick. You have some heavy damage dealing and the only pure healing class skill line for Templars and a mix of DPS and buffs/debuffs for Sorcerers. Seriously, these Elder Scrolls online classes are well balanced, with wide ranging possibilities; there is no way to—
Psych! It’s Sorcerer, all the way. Lightning bolts, man!