Elder Scrolls Online Releases the Ascending Tide DLC Plus Update 33 on PC, MAC and Stadia

Elder Scrolls Online Releases the Ascending Tide DLC Plus Update 33 on PC, MAC and Stadia

Elder Scrolls Online players will now be able to experience the latest DLC, the Ascending Tide. Along with this new DLC comes Update 33 which brings some new Quality of Life features.

Elder Scrolls Online Releases the Ascending Tide DLC Plus Update 33 on PC, MAC and Stadia

Starting today, Elder Scrolls Online players will now be able to dive into the latest DLC. Titled Ascending Tide, this will be the first of the year-long adventure DLCs of the Legacy of the Bretons content. Players will have access to two new dungeons, specifically The Coral Aerie and the Shipwright’s Regret. Both of these dungeons have the usual Normal and Veteran difficulties as well Hard Mode challenges.

The Ascending Tide

The Ascending Tide

This new DLC will cost players 1,500 Crowns (about $14.99) or will be available to all current members of ESO Plus.

With this new DLC also comes the game’s newest update, titled Update 33. The patch introduces some highly requested features, such as Account Wide Achievements, New PVP Item Sets and Styles, with Multi-Rider Mounts, and a Deconstruction Assistant coming later.

The Ascending Tide Dungeons

Coral Aerie

The Coral Aerie is the secret seaside hideout of the Ascendant Order. These old elven ruins are close enough to the sea, but also open and have high enough towers for gryphons to roost at. This makes the location ideal for the Ascendant Order to be able to easily send off attacks from.

The Coral Aerie

The Coral Aerie

Enemies inside this dungeon will be comprised of deep-sea monstrosities starting out. Eventually, players will then face off against agents of the Ascendant Order. These fights will also include gryphons, among other pets of the Order.

As a reward for conquering the Aerie’s challenges, players will be able to obtain some cool titles and collectables. Some of the boons you’ll reap are the “Gryphon Handler” title, as well as the Guardian’s Frozen Shard memento.

Elder Scrolls Online - The Gryphon’s Reprisal Item set

The Gryphon’s Reprisal Item set

For more tangible rewards, players will be able to collect three new item sets as well as a monster mask. Previewed was the Gryphon’s Reprisal Medium armor set. When at least 5 items from this set are equipped, players and their allies can call on the aid of a tiny Gryphon to aid them in battle. Pretty nifty, and thematic for the dungeon.

New Coral Aerie Item Sets

Maligalig’s Maelstrom – Light

    • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
    • 3 – Adds 4% Healing Done
    • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
    • 5 – When you overheal yourself or a group member with a Direct Heal, you apply Maligalig’s Maelstrom to the target for 6 seconds, dealing 33% of the overhealing amount, up to a maximum of 3300, as Shock Damage once every 1 second to enemies within 7 meters. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Gryphon’s Reprisal – Medium

      • 2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
      • 3 – Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
      • 4 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
      • 5 – When you deal Critical Damage, you or an ally can activate Gryphon’s Reprisal on the enemy within the next 8 seconds, causing a small gryphon to fly by and deal Bleed Damage over 10 seconds to enemies within 5 meters. This effect can occur once every 20 seconds and scales off the higher of the synergy activator’s Weapon or Spell Damage.

Glacial Guardian – Heavy

    • 2 – Adds 1487 Armor
    • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • 4 – Adds 129 Health Recovery
    • 5 – When you Block, tether to the enemy if they are within 8 meters of you for 8 seconds. While tethered, you deal Frost Damage every second to enemies touching the tether and cause them to have a 200% increased Status Effect Chance. The tether breaks if the target moves more than 12 meters away. This effect can occur once every 12 seconds and the damage scales off your Max Health.

Kargaeda – Monster Mask

    • 1 – Adds 731 Maximum Magicka
    • 1 – Adds 731 Maximum Stamina
    • 2 – On dealing damage with a Heavy Attack, create a 6 meter whirlwind that slowly moves forward for 8 seconds, growing by 3 meters every 3 seconds. Enemies within the whirlwind take Shock Damage and Physical Damage every second. Allies within the whirlwind reduce their Magicka and Stamina costs by 10%. This effect can occur once every 20 seconds and the damage scales off the higher of your Weapon and Spell Damage.

Shipwright’s Regret

The second dungeon being introduced with the DLC is the Shipwright’s Regret. This ancient, abandoned shipyard was one of the largest bases of the All Flags Navy, one of Tamriel’s most iconic navies. However, it has long been abandoned and is now infested with ghosts of the past. In this adventure, players will assist a Khajiit captain Za’ji in finding schematics for him to build the perfect ship. The shipyard is filled to the brim with all kinds of spirits, zombies and ghosts, all preventing you from moving freely.

Entering the Shipwright’s Regret

Entering the Shipwright’s Regret

One unique feature of this dungeon is that it is explicitly made to look as scary as possible. In fact, to add to the horror there will be some unique areas inside the dungeons that will be filled with mist and ominous green lights dancing around.

Elder Scrolls Online - Turning the Tide Item Set

Turning the Tide Item Set

If players are able to brave the challenges of the Shipwright’s Regret, they will be rewarded with a generous amount of loot. This dungeon will introduce four new item sets, one for each armor class as well as one monster set. Previewed was the Turning Tide Heavy Armour set. This allows players’ Bash attacks to deal AoE Magic Damage and the Major Vulnerability Debuff to their enemies.

New Shipwright’s Regret Item Sets

Storm-Cursed’s Revenge – Light

    • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
    • 3 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
    • 4 – Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
    • 5 – When you deal Shock Damage, you have a 15% chance to deal Shock Damage to the enemy and up to two other enemies within 5 meters. This effect scales off the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.

Spriggan’s Vigor – Medium

    • 2 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
    • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
    • 5 – When you deal Critical Damage, restore 100 Stamina and gain a stack of Wild Growth for 5 seconds, increasing your Max Stamina by 222.  This effect can stack up to 10 times and can occur once every 0.5 seconds.

Turning Tide – Heavy

    • 2 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • 4 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • 5 – When you Block, you gain Flowing Water for 10 seconds, causing your next Bash attack to deal Magic Damage to up to 6 enemies in a 5 by 10 meter line, and apply Major Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 10%. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds and scales off your Max Health.

Nazaray – Monster Helm

    • 1 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • 2 – When you use an Ultimate ability, the closest 6 enemies within 12 meters have all Major Debuffs, and Minor Debuffs applied to them extended by 1 second per 20 Ultimate spent. This effect will not apply to Damage Beams or Damage Tethers. This effect can occur once every 30 seconds per target.

Elder Scrolls Online and Update 33 Major Changes

As mentioned earlier, we will be getting a free update that introduces a heavily requested Quality of Life Feature. There are also changes when it comes to combat, as skills will scale with your highest offensive stats such as Weapon Damage and Max Stamina, allowing further flexibility to builds. The exceptions are Backlash, and its morph’s final damage, Conjured War plus morphs, and finally Annulment plus morphs.

Account-Wide Achievements

Starting in Update 33, most achievements will now be account-wide. That means if one character completes an achievement, it will be completed on your entire roster. This feature should alleviate some players’ fears of obtaining an achievement on an alt character instead of their main one. As such, all Titles gained from achievements will be usable by all characters in players’ accounts.

Fight Against a Gryphon

Fight Against a Gryphon

On the technical side of things, this new feature will allow the dev team to have less database overhead. This is because they will be storing much less data per account. Another side effect of this is that the Undaunted Skill Line will also have changes to how it gains experience. Instead, Undaunted reputation increases as players explore four-player dungeons as well as complete Undaunted daily quests.

New PVP Rewards

Those who couldn’t get enough of the Whitestrake’s Mayhem PVP event last February will be quite happy with this new update. Rewards of the Worthy item coffers will now be able to drop some new PVP-specific item sets. These are Rallying Cry (Light), Hew and Sunder (Medium) and Enervating Aura (Heavy).

Elder Scrolls Online - The New Dragonguard Berserker Armor

The New Dragonguard Berserker Armor

Next, PVP players will have access to a new crafting style, specifically the Dragonguard Berserker Armor. Players can start collecting this motif by reading Rank 20 for the Alliance or PVP modes. They can then trade any Tel Var Stones in the Imperial City Sewers.

The New Deconstruction Assistant

Coming later on in the patch (around March 29) is the new Deconstruction Assistant. This new feature will come as an optional purchase in the Crown Store. Named Giladil the Ragpicker, the Deconstruction Assistant will allow players to deconstruct any spare equipment they might have, regardless of the area. No need to visit a town anymore just to deconstruct your unwanted weapons.

Deconstructing Your Garbage

Deconstructing Your Garbage

Multi-Rider Mounts

Teased quite some time ago and also appeared in a previous PTS version of ESO was the Multi-Rider Mount, but they weren’t added to the live game. Players will be able to travel across Tamriel with a fellow adventurer when Update 33 launches for all platforms, so most likely with the consoles’ launch on March 29th. So whether you’re offering a quick taxi to another player to an undiscovered Wayshrine, or picking up a guild member to go run some dolmens, you have the option to travel as a duo.

The Elder Scrolls Online Ascending Tide is available on PC along with Update 33 for base game, launching on Xbox and Playstation on March 29th. The Elder Scrolls Online High Isle chapter will release on PC/Mac and Stadia on June 6th, and on Xbox and Playstation on June 21st.

For more information about the game, be sure to check out our Elder Scrolls Online Wiki.


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