There are a multitude of guides out there for Elder Scrolls Online, as anyone who has seen the flood of results in a quick Google search could tell you. However, not all of them are created equal. This can lead to you spending many hours looking through guides, trying to determine which are worth your time and which can be ignored.
To save you the headache, we have put together a comparison of three of the best guides we could find. Below, we will talk about the strengths of the guides, how useful they will be to you as you begin your epic quests in this online version of Tamriel, and any weaknesses they have that might keep them from being perfect for new adventurers. We hope this comparison helps you find the right guide for your needs as you begin your questing in Elder Scrolls Online.
The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Online Leveling Guide by KillerGuides.net
This Elder Scrolls Online Leveling Guide, published by Killer Guides, is the product of a combined effort by several of the top players that had access to the beta. This guide is extensive and thorough, offering a solid road map for every aspect of Elder Scrolls Online in a clear, easy to understand way.
This unofficial guide has a strong focus on efficiency, pointing players in the direction of the best quests, the best builds, and the best way to handle the end-game. Players will receive incredible insight on the best skill rotations and pro-level PVP strategy, giving them a significant advantage over other new players trying to figure things out on their own.
For players looking for a more immersive or exploration-driven experience, this guide may not for you. Everything is laid out clearly, leaving no uncertainty as to what you should do. For everyone else, though, this is a guide worth getting.
The Elder Scrolls Online Guide
Developed by a single dedicated player over the course of his play experience, this elder scrolls online guide is built from the personal insights, struggles, and experiences of the writer. His sage advice will carry players through the leveling of their champions and the conquering of their enemies.
One aspect of this guide is that, in the spirit of previous Elder Scrolls games, various parts of this guide is open-ended on purpose, allowing players to experiment with their builds while still offering advice on what does and does not work. Longtime fans of the series may appreciate this aspect of the guide.
Since this is the work of a single person, though, some parts of the guide are less concrete than others, as no single person can fully explore every aspect of the game. It is still a solid guide with plenty of sage advice despite this.
The Elder Scrolls Online Mastery Guides
This Elder Scrolls Online Mastery Guides offers a solid guideline to the leveling up of each class, with the information laid out in a well organized, easy to digest way. A lot of effort has been put into discussing the various builds a player might try, highlighting the better builds players can develop over the course of their adventure that make playing through parts of the game to make it easier or more interesting. It also goes into the efficient routes a player can take to make leveling quicker, but not quite in the extensive detail seen in the Unnofficial Guide reviewed above.
Because the guide’s focus is on the leveling aspect of the game, it does not go into as much detail about the end-game, PVP, or crafting parts of the game. Players looking for tips on these elements may need to look elsewhere, but those interested in leveling tips will find a great deal of use out of this guide.
There you have it: the three best guides that we could find. If we compare all three of them critically, the Unofficial Guide by Killer Guides is the best all around guide on the list, but all of them are solid works that get players going in the right direction.
These guides also promise free updates to anyone who purchases, meaning that as the game updates with balance changes, patches, and expansions players will not be left with out of date information, promising to make each of these guides relevant for the entire life of Elder Scrolls Online.