Wandering the Gold Coast, picking up assassination contracts, and wielding the Blade of Woe are just a few of the attractions of the upcoming Dark Brotherhood DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online. The latest piece of downloadable content for the MMO will give players new repeatable quests, a new skill line to master, and much more. New world bosses, new delves, and new gear all await those willing to work with the Dark Brotherhood.
With a release date fast approaching, The Elder Scrolls Online developers are ready to detail a few specifics of the DLC. Today, the Dark Brotherhood skill line is the focus of discussion as seen on the official site. Players that seek out the Dark Brotherhood and begin to work their way through the guild will be given access to the Dark Brotherhood skill line. The line gives players access to the Blade of Woe and a number of passives perfect for stealth, murder, and more.
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The first unlock in the line is the actual Blade of Woe itself. The ebony dagger is not equipped in a traditional sense, and instead, players will be able to use the Blade of Woe by simply sneaking up behind a target. The blade is activated like a synergy in The Elder Scrolls Online, and using it will instantly kill a target. The Blade of Woe cannot be used on other players or major targets, though. The last unlock in the line gives the player a 15 percent chance to go completely unnoticed while using the Blade of Woe meaning no one will see the assault and no bounty will be applied.
Four other passive skills are unlocked between the first and last skill unlock in the Dark Brotherhood skill line. These passives reduce bounties if they are earned, make the player move more quickly after murdering a citizen, and reduce the range at which a player will be dismounted by foes. The Shadowy Supplier passive even rewards the player with a new item each day.
“With Shadowy Supplier, a contact from the Brotherhood will grant you beneficial items of your choice—sometimes even a set item—once per day. Once you have Shadowy Supplier, seek out Remains-Silent in any Outlaw’s Refuge for your daily item.”
Of course, the passive skill line in the Dark Brotherhood is just one part of the DLC. Several new types of repeatable quests will send players all over Tamriel. Contract quests, Sacrament quests, and Bounty quests are all repeatable missions in the Dark Brotherhood DLC. Contract quests send players to assassinate targets all over the game world and can be taken as many times as the player is willing to complete them. Sacrament quests are a little more difficult. Players can attempt these quests with a party if they wish, but an assassination will still be the goal. Going undetected increases the reward of a Sacrament quest, and these quests can only be picked up once per day. Lastly, Bounty quests send players to delves or the Kvatch Arena for extra rewards.
With the release of Dark Brotherhood on May 31 for PC players and June 14 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, Veteran Ranks will be removed. The Champion Point system will be the main post-level cap advancement system giving all characters on an account access to the pool of Champion Points. Be sure to check out how the removal of Veteran Ranks will affect The Elder Scrolls Online on the game website.
Finally, players of The Elder Scrolls Online should remember that several Crown Store items are being retired at the end of the month. As the Inquisitr reported, 14 items will be removed from the store including items that have been available for extended period of time. The Senche-Lioness mount and the Evening Dress are two examples of items leaving the store on all platforms on May 30.
Will you be joining the guild with the Dark Brotherhood DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online?
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