During the Necrom Chapter Preview livestream, the Elder Scrolls Online team showcased the upcoming chapter’s (arriving June 20 for PlayStation) new features and gameplay, including the Arcanist class, new group challenges, and a part of Apocrypha never seen before in an Elder Scrolls game.
Learn to master the obscure
When it came to the Arcanist, ESO’s first new class in four years, the team saw an opportunity to integrate it and its mechanics into Necrom’The setting and themes. As a result, the Arcanist draws power from Apocrypha itself, and the team relished the opportunity to combine elements of Hermaeus Mora’s realm into almost every aspect of the way the class looks, feels, and plays.
The Arcanist has three distinct Skill Lines. Each supports a different playstyle. You’re never locked into any one Skill Line, and you can mix your abilities with any others that are already available.
The team also discussed the Arcanist’s all-new mechanic, the Crux System. Select Arcanist abilities, such as those used in combat, generate Crux. Some can also spend Crux that they have saved to gain a buff. You must master both your Crux-generating abilities and your spending capabilities if you want to master this class.
Discover a new side of Apocrypha
The Necrom Chapter allows you to explore the realm Apocrypha. This library contains untold volumes of knowledge. Be warned—many seek to understand Apocrypha’s hidden secrets, but Mora’s realm also contains a terrifying host of dangers for those who come unprepared.
Apocrypha also got a new aspect that the team discovered, something not previously known. Before now, Elder Scrolls: Chroma Incognito. A roiling landscape of mind-bending color, Chroma Incognito is a world shaped by what never came to pass—a realm of possibility rejected by cruel fate that stands in vivid contrast to the rest of Apocrypha.
This distinct biome was an opportunity for the team to create something brand-new for Elder Scrolls fans while expanding upon the Prince of Knowledge’s domain.
Chroma Incognito, of course, is packed full of adventure and danger, including unique quests, delves, group bosses, and a public dungeon—all ready to be explored!
Accept new challenges
During the preview, the team also had the opportunity to break down some of Necrom’s new group challenges.
Bastion Nymic is an all-new world event, specific to the chapter, that sees you and up to three allies enter one of Hermaeus Mora’s strongholds to reclaim it from invaders. It protects many names of power and could spell doom to Apocrypha or Nirn if that information is not used properly.
However, gaining access to the bastion is no simple task, since you need to acquire special items first by defeating the Herald’s Seekers found wandering both the Telvanni Peninsula and Apocrypha. Acquiring enough items allows access to Bastion Nymic, but be aware that a host of malevolent Daedra infest the stronghold, including Mora’s own traitorous forces—good luck!
In addition to the new world event, Necrom also introduces a 12-player Trial: Sanity’s Edge. This PvE group activity allows you to enter the mind of a member from the Mages Guild and undo the damage he has done through his unapproved research.
You will discover many sinister foes as you travel the battlefield of this sundered mind, including three bosses that are extremely difficult and surprising champions.
You will receive special Trial rewards if you can help the mage regain control of his sanity. These include new item sets and rare collectibles like the Ram of Dark Dreams mounted.
Necrom is on the horizon this June
These are just some of the exciting new features, adventures, challenges, and rewards you will find in The Elder Scrolls Online Necrom. If you’d like to learn more, check out the full VOD of the Necrom Chapter Preview.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom will be available on PlayStation consoles June 20, 2018. To receive exclusive bonus rewards at launch, pre-purchase Necrom today.
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