Packaged along with the Orsinium DLC coming soon in the Elder Scrolls Online, journey into the churning void of Oblivion to battle in the legendary Maelstrom Arena! Designed by the Demiprince Fa-Nuit-Hen, this outlandish Daedric crucible will push even the most powerful Elder Scrolls Online weapons collectors to fight to the death. The arena is merciless. There will be no allies. In the Maelstrom, the weak die and only the strong deserve to survive. Do you have what it takes to survive and conquer the Maelstrom Arena? Find out more in the article below!
New Content for Elder Scrolls Online Weapons Collectors
The Maelstrom Arena is a single-player progressive challenge situated in the northeastern mountains of Wrothgar. To enter the Maelstrom Arena, travel to Orsinium and navigate to the arena’s POI icon on the map. You can also directly travel into the Maelstrom Arena through fast-travel by selecting its map icon if it is unlocked. Once inside, you will have to battle your way through nine arenas, all with a different theme. You’ll be thrown into Sheogorath’s Realm to face-off against Dark Seducers and Golden Saints, fight Lamia and Argonians in a Murkmire-themed arena while avoiding electrified water, balance on rickety icebergs in a Wrothgar-themed arena while avoiding giants and trolls, and more! Throughout the battles, you may also utilize the environment as there may be ways to it to your advantage.
Using Sigils in the Maelstrom Arena for Elder Scrolls Online Weapons Collectors
Aside from equipping your best set of weapons, armor, and as well as other Elder Scrolls Online items in order to survive for as long as you can, you can get an edge by taking advantage of four different types of Sigils that appear in each arena. They appear as floating blue icons on the arena floor. To use a Sigil, simply walk near it, and the Synergy prompt will appear. Press your Synergy key or button and the Sigil will be activated, providing you with a powerful, temporary buff. Sigils will re-spawn between each round within an arena, so don’t be afraid to use them whenever you see them! The Sigils that will be available to you include:
- SIGIL OF DEFENSE: Grants damage reduction to all attacks, and reflects physical- and spell-based ranged attacks.
- SIGIL OF HASTE: Grants increased resource regeneration and the Major Expedition buff.
- SIGIL OF HEALING: Grants you a powerful heal over time.
- SIGIL OF POWER: Grants increased weapon power.
Leaderboard Mechanics for Elder Scrolls Online Weapons Collectors
Once you reach Veteran Rank 16, you will qualify for the Maelstrom Arena leaderboards. Note that there are leaderboards for every class, and at the end of each week the top 100 players of each class will be granted special rewards through in game mail. Points for the Maelstrom Arena leaderboards are rewarded in a few ways:
- You will be granted points every time you complete an arena.
- The Sigils that appear in each arena can bestow special powers, but each round that you survive without using a Sigil will grant you bonus points.
- If you complete the Maelstrom Arena in full (all nine arenas) within 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will be granted additional points. Faster times net increased point gains.
In addition to competing against other players to top the leaderboards, there are also new Elder Scrolls Online items sets available specifically to the Maelstrom Arena that you can receive in both the Normal and Veteran versions. You can also obtain unique Elder Scrolls Online weapons and jewelry sets in Veteran Maelstrom Arena, similar to Veteran Dragonstar Arena.