The Elder Scrolls: Blades is finally out in the wild - in early access, at least - and we've been playing loads of Bethesda's latest mobile RPG.
In this guide we will run through the equipment you'll be using, what makes for a good character build, and what you should be looking out for in a good piece of gear.
Chests will have lots of tempting gear for you, but that's never the end. Read this guide to find out how to equip the very best gear in the game, and go into dungeons totally prepared to take on foes.
The equipment that suits you
As with any Elder Scrolls adventure, your equipment will largely be dictated by your playstyle and choice of weapons. This is still true in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and depending on what rare skills your equipment may have, it can make you even more powerful.
At the beginning of the game though, it's simple. Equip whatever benefits you the most, as early on, you may not even have something equipped to each slot.
Heavy armor is the easy choice, because it offers a lot of defence. The problem is though it can be slow, or not have skills attached that you might want.
If you're going in with a two-handed battleaxe, then using heavy armor makes sense, but if you're fighting with a tiny dagger, then leather might be a better accompaniment. Same goes for you heavy Magicka users.
But in the early game, none of these styles are essential. Early on, before you have enough skills and armor to cement a playstyle, just take whatever offers the best stats at the time.
As you progress through the game and cement into a playstyle which favours an armor type, then you can think about getting specific with your build. It's really determined more by how you spend you skill points as you level up.