ESO Classes from Best to Worst (PvE)

Elder Scrolls Online Classes
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In ESO, there are a total of 6 classes that you can choose from. I have taken each of the classes and arranged them from best to worst for soloing PvE. These classes would look differently for PvP playstyles. With each class there is a corresponding link to help with build ideas for dungeons and trials. Ultimately, make your character your own and do what works best for you! You don't want to be miserable with your build throughout your extensive ESO journey.


Nightblades excel in Stealth by using Soul Shred Ultimate and Shadow passives

Nightblades typically main as rogue assassins in PvE and PvP. Players commonly purchase and take part in the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild DLC quest lines to amp Legerdemain abilities. Nightblades are very beginner friendly and useful in end game content with the appropriate build. This universal class is fun to play because they are capable of soloing, dungeons and trials. You can easily stack Nightblade skills in your weapon bars and have tons of choices between class and dual wield skill lines.

[NightBlade build Guide here]


Sorcerers make excellent solo mages wielding Dark Magic skills like Run Prison to entrap enemies

Sorcerers are closely tied with Nightblades as a versatile class. Sorcerers make great healers using Energy Orbs in dungeons for players to selfheal but also excellent ranged damage dealers. Typically equipped with staffs, Sorcerers can summon familiars to aid them in battle. This class excels in solo play as well as dungeons/trials with the proper build and bar swaps. Players typically join the Mages Guild to increase Magicka Recovery and expand their Magicka abilities.

[Sorcerer build Guide here]


Wardens can call upon their Animal Companions such as the Cliff Racer to dive bomb enemies

Warden is the newest and most exciting class to come to ESO! Wardens harness natural abilities by using Winter’s Embrace to cause damage and Green Balance to heal. Wardens are mainly bow driven archers so Endless Hail is the best AoE to utilize for this class. These archers are well equipped to use any class skill lines in PvE and are very adaptable for any dungeon role. The vote is still pretty 50/50 for players for and against Warden builds but they happen to be my favorite class. There is a lot you can do with a Warden and so many builds out there to play around with!

[Warden build Guide here]


Templars harness the forces of light with the Dawnbreaker Ultimate causing incredible damage

Templars are equipped with health regenerating and damage dealing abilities through their class skill line. Templars are the Paladins of Tamriel, equipped with Heavy armor and strong healing abilities. While they do excellent in dungeons and trials with groups, they aren’t so great soloing. Templars have restrictive builds and are difficult to truly master. This is a more advanced player class to play but once mastered, Templars are incredible characters to run around Tamriel with.

[Templar build Guide here]


Dragon knights are tough and burly investing in their Health Recovery is beneficial above all other classes

Dragonknights are the defenders of Tamriel wielding sword and shield. Dragonknights are very strong when equipped with Heavy Armor and Draconic Power passives, making blocking bosses second nature. This class can easily outlive their group in dungeons and trials as Tanks. They excel as melee fighters and are depended on for crowd control. As far as soloing goes, not so good causing Dragonknights to be at the bottom of the list of PvE soloing. While DKs are self-sustaining, they struggle in mobility and solo survivability.

[DK build Guide here]


Necromancers can raise the dead to aid them in battles against their enemies

Finally, we have Necromancers! This class was exciting to recieve and players anticipated the incredible abilities we had seen in Skyrim. While the class skill line is incredible and fun to play with, it is very difficult to make a successful solo PvE build with. Necromancer's abilities are very specific in that really only a few solid builds could be done to be able to solo. While this is one of my top favorite classes to play, it can not be said for other players. The overall consesus is that this class is dissapointing at best. 

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