The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats and tips - Important town building tips

The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats and tips - Important town building tips

Get your town built as fast as possible

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The Elder Scrolls is a series known for big, vast worlds you can spend days exploring every inch of. While The Elder Scrolls: Blades promised to bring that adventure to mobile, that's not exactly what happened.

It's a town building game, but that's no bad thing. You'll be plundering dungeons and opening chests to fill out your town, and it can be a fun gameplay loop, if a bit slow.

If you need more prestige and are looking to fill out your town, don't waste any building materials, read through these tips to learn what you need to know to build the best town possible.<

Town prestige

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One of the most important aspects to all progress in The Elder Scrolls: Blades is your town prestige. This is, after all, more of a town building games than an open world adventure.

You'll start with a ruined town that you'll name and slowly fix up, improving aspects and making life better for the inhabitants, filling out the streets with new houses and amenities.

Your town prestige is how good your town is, and can be filled be building new homes, amenities, and placing decorations around the town.

The prestige of your town is important, as levelling it up with give you access to higher level amenities, new types of building, and without a high prestige level, you'll even be locked off from playing higher level quests in the story.

That's right, what little story there is gets locked off if you haven't built up your town to a satisfying degree.

You'll need amenities like the Smithy, Workshop, Alchemist and Enchanter's Tower to make decent progress in the game anyway, so keep building houses and amenities until you have access to the necessary facilities.

Once you unlock Stone buildings, you'll be able to use more Limestone to build instead of Lumber, which, depending on how many materials you have, could be a good scenario to be in.

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Location, location, location

Where you place houses doesn't really matter - same for decoration, they'll function the same wherever, so it should be down to your preference where to place them. But facilities are different.

The facilities, including the Smithy, Enchanter's Tower, Alchemist and Workshop will be visited often, and as a result, placing them as disparate ends of town will require you to do a lot of walking.

Place them all near the main gate, as you'll return here following missions and jobs.


Decorations are nice little touches that can make the town really feel like your own, and you should place as many as possible to get a prestige boost.

You can get some decorations from missions as rewards, but most of them will come from the Workshop.

If you have materials or cash left over, you'll be able to craft and buy new decorations from the Workshop, and even buy some extra building materials.

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Essential buildings

Houses are good and important to increase the prestige of your town, but they are meaningless without the other essential facilities, that we've mentioned before.

Only build houses when you need to increase the prestige of your town - if there's a facility available that you haven't got yet, then that is where you should be investing your cash and materials.

Facilities offer so much to the gameplay of The Elder Scrolls: Blades as whole that the game will be far more difficult without them all.

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