Arguably one of the best games in The Elder Scrolls series, the original Morrowind released in 2002 for Xbox and Windows PC. Since then, its successors have tried to go above and beyond that of the acclaimed fan-favorite island of Vvardenfell but according to some opinions, they never truly stacked up. Of course, this slots it in the perfect position to renew interest in Bethesda’s MMO iteration of the series.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce players to the new Warden class. This is, in fact, the first class added to the MMO and it appears to be a versatile role with a tendency to support. Inspired by the Wood Elf priests of Y’ffre, the main goal of the Warden is to draw on nature to summon animals, use healing plants, and boost survivability of the party.
Skill lines available to the Warden can heal, defend, or do damage. A blog post was released a few days ago that revealed all of the projected specializations, including range, damage, and healing modifiers. Here is a quick look at what players can expect:
- Animal Companions – Summon powerful creatures and order them to dive bomb the enemy, scorch a group to the ground, swarm them with Fetcherflies, call your falcon to increase your agility, or make a hovering Betty Netch to increase your spell damage with its magical vapors. The Feral Guardian ultimate ability summons a large grizzly bear to your side making your power combined a force to be reckoned with.
- Green Balance – Use the nature around you to heal and buff your team by seeding healing mushrooms, blooming fields of blooms to heal over time, grow vines to protect and revitalize your allies, and cast blessings of the Lotus Flower to your friends. The Secluded Grove ultimate ability is a massive heal over time that encompasses an 8-meter radius and restores up to six targets.
- Winter’s Embrace – Control frigid magics to protect yourself and allies with a Frost Cloak that increases spell resistance, Artic Wind that heals yourself and damages enemies with Frost Damage, shards of eyes that skewer your enemies, protection against projectiles, and an ancient Frozen Gate to teleport your enemies against their will. The Sleet Storm ultimate ability creates an icy blizzard that reduces movement speed, applies Frost Damage over time, and protects allies.
The Warden is just one feature that will be coming with The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. As we move towards the June 6 release date, no doubt we’ll learn about more to come. Pre-orders are available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac.