Murkmire could be the next upcoming DLC for The Elder Scrolls: Online; Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls MMORPG. The expansion is set to send players towards the Murkmire region of Black Marsh, homeland of the Argonians. It will likely be the first time players can discover a brand new location of Black Marsh since the game’s initial release. The DLC not too long ago released on ESO’s PTS servers, suggesting that a public release is coming soon. Now, Bethesda has published a preview of Blackrose Prison, a new four-player Arena which options inside the Murkmire DLC.
Blackrose Prison, the New Arena in ESO’s Murkmire DLC
“Gather your celebration for Blackrose Prison,” says Bethesda; “an all-new four-player arena coming with all the Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire”. Blackrose Prison was after a penal colony built by the Imperial mage Pelladil Direnni as well as a host of Stone Atronachs. Now abandoned, the prison ruins happen to be taken more than by the descendants of these imprisoned in its walls; a tribe of Naga Argonians who call themselves Blackguards.
“You and your group enter Blackrose Prison to be able to help the thief Erilthel free of charge her master Seeks-the-Dark,” explains Mike Finnigan, the game’s Dungeon Lead; “who has been captured and forced to run the arena. Erilthel has tracked him down (she’s type of a super sleuth) to this place, but in an effort to save him, she demands you to face the gauntlet of Drakeeh’s creating.”
How the New Arena Works
The actual arena a part of Blackrose Prison will pit teams of players against waves of enemies. You will find five separate arenas, every of which contains a distinctive type of enemy. These involve vampires, monsters captured in the swamps, Imperial deserters, and Blackguards. Players will have to have to win five consecutive rounds, which end using a boss-fight, to win an arena.
Finnigan explains that the group looked at thriving elements from the game’s prior arenas to style Blackrose Prison; “With Blackrose,” he says; “we wanted to incorporate the sort of environmental traps or dangers that Maelstrom Arena has, but at the same time, we did not choose to use the similar ones players had currently seasoned. So, we varied the techniques you can steer clear of or mitigate their effects when also integrating some of them mechanically in to the boss battles, too.”
Players will able to use four new Sigils in the course of fights; the Sigils of Resurrection, Shielding, Sustain, and Healing. Resurrection heals fallen teammates and protects the user, although Shielding reduces damage from all attacks on all teammates. In addition, it deflects ranged attacks. Sustain grants boots of Magicka and Stamina to all players. Ultimately, Healing heals all players. Even though they are valuable, players can only use each Sigil after. Furthermore, utilizing them deducts points from your Veteran Leaderboard score.
Blackrose Prison Rewards
All of the bosses discovered in Blackrose Prison drop parts from the Murkmire DLC’s three zone gear sets. Players who full the arena can also get unique Blackrose Weapons, which buff a player’s weapon abilities. Players can even earn “Perfected” versions of these weapons by completing the arena on Veteran difficulty. Doing this may also earn players the Marshmist Palescale Skin collectible. Completing the Veteran Blackrose Prison without having dying or applying any Sigils will earn players “The Unchained” title.