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Elder Scrolls Online News - Ask Us Anything #14 Published

Posted by Suzie Ford on May 12, 2014  | 6 comments in our forums

The latest Ask Us Anything has been published on the Elder Scrolls Online site. This time, the AUA focuses on dungeons and the loot that players can expect to find when adventuring with friends. 

So I'm trying to figure out how to hold decent agro, and it's just not working out right. On bosses, I hit them with Ransack and it doesn't even do anything. I can empty my magicka and stamina with offensive abilities and it just seems like bosses don't care about abilities; they just randomly attack players. – Anrik

There are two taunt abilities in the game, Inner Fire and Puncture. Puncture, which morphs into Ransack, will definitely taunt a boss or any creature off of a teammate. Repeated uses of the ability, however, don’t taunt the boss any more effectively. Use it once and give the enemy time to re-acquire a target: you. If the enemy was in the middle of an attack, it won’t pull off of your teammate immediately. Also, remember that other actions (such as damage and healing) may cause the enemy to re-acquire those targets even if it is focusing on you already. Using your taunt at those times is important.

Remember that you don’t want all of the enemies on you. Your other teammates will likely have enemies engaging them as well. In a boss situation, if used sparingly and in a timely manner, Ransack will allow you to hold and effectively tank the boss. You can also hold the boss by being the sole damage dealer on it and dealing a lot of damage, but the boss is more likely to re-acquire if you don’t use some kind of taunt.

Read the rest on the Elder Scrolls Online site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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