The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide – How to Play, Combat, Orientation

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide

In this The Elder Scrolls: Blade Guide, we will guide you on various aspects of The Elder Scrolls: Blades and how you can play the game easily. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a brand new mobile RPG by Bethesda and it brings The Elder Scrolls RPG formula to the mobile devices. Here we will share some basic tips and tricks along with some strategies that will certainly help you in playing the game.

We have curated this The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide in which we will guide you on combat, crafting, quest system and some overall tips and tricks for playing the game. Although it is a mobile game, it is a solid RPG experience and you will need to be good in order to survive in the game. You can complete quests, explore the world and do everything that you can do in a proper RPG game in The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide

Our The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide details everything that you need to know about playing The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

Choose Your Orientation

The Elder Scrolls: Blades gives you the freedom to play the game vertically or horizontally. Both modes require different types of control so you can try both of them and pick the one that is more suitable for your playstyle. In Horizontal, you can use both touch-to-move control or virtual controller mode. Vertical mode only allows touch-to-move controls.

The horizontal mode gives you more freedom to move around the game because in vertical, you simply touch the ground and your character will move to that location. In horizontal, you can drag your finger on the lower left side of the screen to move around and lower right side to control the camera. It works just like a controller where you use your thumbs to move the joysticks around.

Unlock Chests While AFK

Unlocking chests in The Elder Scrolls: Blades takes annoyingly long so the best time to unlock them is while you are deciding to take a break from the game. Before quitting the game, start unlocking the chests and when you return to the game, you will have everything ready for you to play straight away without any wait. Higher level chests will require more time so adjust your playthrough accordingly.

Customize Your Character

You can customize your character anytime in the game by heading to a specific NPC. In the town, speak with Theodor Gorlash and he will help you customize various aspects of your character. You can change your gender, appearance, and race with him. He will also unlock Abyss Mode for you so it is helpful to find him in the town.

Increase your Town’s Level

Increasing your town’s level is crucial for survival. As you build new structures, you will get access to higher level crafted items which include better versions of weapons and armor as well. You can only crafter better weapons and armor once you increase your town’s level and unlock them.

You can follow the same strategy with building as well. Building structures take time in The Elder Scrolls: Blades so you can complete all requirements for the building before quitting the game and when you return, your buildings will be ready. As your town grows in strength, it will gain increased prestige and more people will arrive to live in your town.

Combat Tips

Combat in The Elder Scrolls: Blades is not very effective and requires patience on your behalf. For a game famous for its combat, the mobile version of the title seriously lacks when it comes to combat. You have to tap the screen and hold it down for a charged attack on your enemy. You cannot fight by making swiped movements across the screen.

When it comes to hitting enemies, you must wait until they come close to you and try to attack you. Before attacking, your enemies will initiate a jump like movement which will give you a queue that your enemy is about to land an attack. Hit them at this sweet spot with a charged attack to deal massive damage.

There’s a shield icon on the screen as well which will help you block enemy attacks. Press the shield icon and hold it down for as long as you want to block enemy attacks. You will still take some damage depending on the enemy attack however it will be much reduced. Make sure to use your shield if you miss your attack on the enemies.

For a detailed guide on weapons found in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, you can check out our The Elder Scrolls: Blades Weapons Guide.

This concludes our The Elder Scrolls: Blades Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.

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