Dungeons are an Elder Scrolls Online multiplayer PvE feature. Players will join groups of four and enter a dungeon where they fight against monsters and bosses. Dungeon monsters are stronger than the ones found in the open world. There are more than 20 Elder Scrolls Online dungeons that are scattered throughout the world. It’s recommended for players to be level 10-15 for their first dungeon. While the group doesn’t necessarily need to have the holy trinity composition, it’s recommended to have one tank, one healer, and two DPS. Elder Scrolls Online is a very flexible MMORPG in terms of character development so anything goes when it comes to dungeons, even soloing.
Most dungeons have two parts: I and II. Part II is practically a new dungeon as it has different monsters, bosses, and story. It’s also more challenging than Part I. As one would expect, players will first unlock part I. There are two dungeon modes: normal and veteran. Prior to level 50 (max level), players will complete normal mode dungeons. Veteran mode becomes available once characters reach level 50. This mode increases the dungeon’s difficulty. Some veteran mode dungeons have an extra difficulty level called hard mode that makes boss fights more challenging. Combat mechanics vary. Monster fights are usually tank and spank but some bosses have mechanics that require team coordination and cooperation. Players can teleport to the dungeon entrance or teleport to a group member. They can also reach the dungeon entrance by walking. The Group and Activity Finder is an in-game feature that automatically pairs players for dungeons. Several options such as role, specific dungeon, random, and mode are available when queueing.
Dungeons are a compelling feature because they offer some rewards that cannot be obtained from other activity. Each dungeon has unique sets that are acquired as drops from its bosses. Related dungeon quests are also available. The achievement list has achievements dedicated to dungeons. Some achievements give valuable rewards such as skill points. Dyes are also unlocked with specific dungeon achievements. More dungeon related rewards are obtained by joining the Undaunted guild. There is also a skill line associated with this guild. Players gain access to daily dungeon quests called Undaunted pledges. The keys acquired from pledges are used to get shoulder armor from dungeon monster sets.