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The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats, tips - How to win in the Arena

The Elder Scrolls: Blades cheats, tips - How to win in the Arena

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades has just had a big update which adds multiple new features to the game, and there's a lot to get excited about - it genuinely feels like a much more pleasant experience to play.

Chest timers? Gone! Arena mode? In! New items and decorations? In! Guilds? Oh, you better believe they're in. This is finally a far more fully-featured game and feels like something that is slowly moving out of Early Access. Heck, even the dungeons are far more interesting, and you'll find loot much more regularly. Wonderful stuff.

But we're not here to talk about all of that, we're here to talk about the Arena. The Arena has been teased since the beginning of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and now we can finally enjoy PVP battles with people all over the world. But how do you win? Well, that's the big question we're here to answer.

I'm sure the meta for PVP battles will evolve over time, but as of right now, all it requires is some smart combat and the right equipment. Read on for all the tips you need…

Battle strategy

This is possibly the most important tip, but it's also the one that could mean something completely different to you than me. So these will be some personal tips that might not fit your build.

In general, it's good to aim for status inflictions like stun so your attacker has less time to move. Burn, poison, and others are all great for getting your opponent into a weakened state without having to risk too much. Spells are incredibly helpful.

Lightning magic also saps mana, which can greatly hinder opponents that focus on magic too much and can make them inactive for a period of time.

It's also a good idea to have some health regen skills, like Adrenaline Dodge, available to you so you can top up your health without using potions.

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Potion preparation

You may bring a single kind of potion into battle, and what kind of potion that is can drastically change the game.

Of course magicka and stamina potions will allow you to use your abilities more readily, but whether or not that's the best course of action is another question entirely. Health potions are a pretty safe bet.

You will likely have a few offensive potions you can use on your opponents too, which are handy, but very situational.

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Equipment for battle

Your equipment in PVP battles might matter even more than in the standard quests you undertake, and it's time use your resistances to your advantage.

Of course, you don't know what kind of spellcaster you'll come up against online, but if you tweak and augment your gear to have the same kind of resistances, you'll be in a good position whenever you come up against someone with those skills.

It's a gamble, and you risk coming across someone perfectly designed to take you down, but there currently isn't a clear, objectively best build. Again, plenty of time for the meta to develop.

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Correct skills

The way you've developed your skill tree can, obviously, have a massive impact on how you fare in battle. The damage you take, the damage you deal, and much more all relies on your skill tree development.

The fact is, Arena is new, so you likely haven't adjusted or spent your skills in order to win in Arena mode. But you can respec your skill points.

If you feel like you want to focus more on Arena mode, feel free to respec your skills, focusing on the abilities and equipment you go into the Arena mode with. But again, maybe wait for a defined meta to develop…

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