Tips for The Elder Scrolls: Blades - how to play successfully without investing real money?

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free-to-play game, so it's not surprising that Bethesda has built in mechanisms that make it difficult to advance without investing real money and buying in-game premium currency - crystals.

At first, you will not notice this, but by level 15-20, the game will become much more complicated, and then you will not be able to do without the grind. If you are able to properly equip, pick up weapons and develop skills, then, of course, you will be able to cope with most of the challenges and difficulties. But keep in mind that you will have to constantly grow, develop and improve the same equipment-otherwise you will not be able to stay at the proper level, remaining competitive.

What is the difficulty?Yes, at the start of The Elder Scrolls: Blades will seem deceptively simple. You will complete missions and tasks, improve equipment, fight with goblins and defeat them-everything is completely simple, just like in any other mobile game of this type.

But at some point (and you will hardly have time to understand exactly what it is), the complexity of the gameplay increases dramatically. As a result, you find yourself inundated with quests, in which opponents are waiting for you, much stronger than you are. Before you perform this kind of task, you will have to increase your level, and the game will honestly warn you about it. Once you hit that wall of complexity, Blades will seem less appealing. But this can be handled, and such a situation should not be considered a dead end.

One of the main reasons for the complexity of the gameplay is the limited amount of resources in your location. Of course, you can get many materials and resources by completing various tasks, but, alas, not all of them. There are those types of resources that can only be found in chests, and opening any chest takes time.

And this means that patience in The Elder Scrolls: Blades plays an important role and it is not recommended to rush things. While you are waiting for the next chest to open, collect all possible materials and complete the current tasks. Thus, by the time you open it, you will have a decent supply of resources for crafting, and you will get rare resources from the chest.

Buildings that you can't do without

Buildings in this game are the most difficult to craft, because they require a lot of rare materials. For example, you can only find copper in chests, and it will be required for the construction of the Wizard's Tower, the Forge and the Alchemist's dwelling.

These three buildings are very important, as they are able to strengthen your weapons, improve equipment, and create elixirs to restore health. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to build them, even despite the rarity of such a resource as copper. Don't expect much progress without them.

Important skills In your character's broad skill set, there are some that are particularly important for advancing in the game. The two main abilities that can really affect progress are Adrenaline Dodge and Magicka. They are able to heal your hero in battle and help in the destruction of stronger opponents.

In the course of further progress, for example, the Advanced Tempering ability will become relevant, just like any other one that increases the characteristics of your character.

Character Customization

A lot also depends on the level of customization of the character. You need not only to choose a good equipment for the hero - it can and should be customized depending on the type of upcoming opponents.

It is advisable to enchant your armor to strengthen it. Your progress also depends on the type of weapon. Here, the ability of Magicka can play a significant role, since there are enemies that are resistant to physical impact - but they will not be able to resist magic. In the future, when the opponents become even stronger, you will have to select equipment and abilities in such a way as to affect specific types of enemies in a certain way.