volendrung pvp artifact

ESO Volendrung PVP Artifact

VOLENDRUNG

Introduction

Volendrung is the first PVP Artifact in The Elder Scrolls Online, available with the Elsweyr Chapter.

Artifacts are cursed, powerful weapons that give access to a new set of skills but require a constant stream of kills to not consume their wielder.

Artifacts will be available only in Cyrodiil and will appear randomly on the map. Every player can try to capture them.

Volendrung, which is basically a Maul, will be the first of those weapons available in-game.

Stats and Skills

To successfully capture Volendrung you must first defeat a small group of NPC guarding the weapon.

Once you equip Volendrung you will get a boost to your primary stats and get a new set of skills to use. You cannot use your own skills, only the skills provided by the Artifact. At least until you lose control of it.

Skills

Volendrung gives access to six unique skills, five normal skills and an Ultimate to use in Cyrodiil.

Rourken’s Rebuke: Batter foes in an arc in front of you, dealing x Physical Damage, knocking enemies back 4 meters and stunning them for 3.5 secs.

Malacath’s Vengeance: Swing Volendrung in a mighty downward blow, dealing x Physical Damage to a single target.

Accursed Charge: Spring across the battlefield to smash an enemy, dealing x Physical Damage.

Pariah’s Resolve: Channel Volendrung’s Power to grant Major Brutality, Major Endurance and Major Expedition to you and nearby group members for 20 seconds, increasing your Weapon Damage and Stamina Recovery by 20% and your movement Speed by 30%. Activating this ability removes all snares and immobilization from you.

Sundering Swing: Smash Volendrung into a structure, dealing x Physical Damage every 0,8 seconds for 3 seconds.

Ruinous Cyclone: Turn into a living cyclone dealing x Physical Damage every 0.5 seconds for 7 seconds in an 8m radius, while pulling all enemies withing 15 meters close to you.

Gameplay

Volendrung offers a nice variety of skills for the wielder to use, including a gap closer, an execute-like ability and AOE damage skills.

What this PVP Artifact lacks, is a self heal ability that would make solo gameplay with Volendrung viable.

The weapon does offer a strong shield and a heal to its wielder but in order to activate it, you must kill someone first. This is making Volendrung somewhat ineffective for solo gameplay.

volendrung pvp artifact

On the contrary Volendrung is going to be a very strong tool for groups that can provide support and heals.

The weapon’s biggest strength is its ability to destroy walls and doors like they were made out of paper. This is going to be its primary use in Cyrodiil. To tear down enemy keeps so your group/Alliance can capture them easily.

Tutorial

In the starter gate of each Alliance, Sheogorath is waiting for you, to introduce you to Volendrung.

A short tutorial is available to get you familiar with the weapon and its skills so you will know what to do if you have the chance to acquire it in Cyrodiil.

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