The first level of ESO is pretty straightforward and getting to level 2 is easy. There are no long periods of grinding or multiple quests to complete, you just simply need to follow where the game leads you. And in this, you have two choices – you can do the tutorial or you can skip it and get right into the game. I prefer the tutorial route because as I mentioned before, while skipping puts you at level 3 automatically, you can get a bunch of loot and variety of weapons if you go through The Wailing Prison.
Only 70 XP to Level 2
Going through the tutorial, you only need 70 XP to get to level 2. This 70 XP is gained simply by killing the 2 skeletons that confront you as you 'learn' to use the combat interface. Both the Skeletal Warrior and Skeletal Archer are worth 35 XP, so getting past both of them gets you up to level 2.
Indagatrix is Born
I am going to be going with a Breton Templar for my main character. Indagatrix will focus on being a healer, but will also need offensive skills of course to get through battles when there are no friends around.
Even though she is a Breton and technically they are of the Daggerfall Covenant, I will be going with the Aldmeri Dominion for my alliance since that is where my guild is. Fortunately, with the Digital Imperial Edition that I purchased, I can play any race in any faction, which is nice.
Meet the Prophet
Entering the world of ESO, Indagatrix starts as a Soul Shriven in Coldharbour. She is a prisoner who starts hearing the voice of The Prophet, who soon appears in her cell.
The Prophet is looking for a rescuer and has chosen you to be it. He sets things up so you can escape your cell and points you in the direction of freedom.
The Escape Begins
Escaping the prison is made much easier as you soon find a table covered in weapons for you to select. Trixie grabbed them all and equipped a sword and shield to make her way through the dark caves of the prison.
A good thing too, since as pointed out earlier, she encounters a Skeletal Warrior who she quickly dispatches and then a Skeletal Archer who she defeats as well.
Advance to Level 2
These two quick victories advance our heroine to level 2 where she has some choices to make. She receives an attribute point and a skill point to enhance her capabilities. Since the plan is for her to become a healer, I will place the attribute point into her Magicka which will let her cast more spells, and I will get her first spell, Puncturing Strikes to give her more offense. The Puncturing Strikes skill gives her an AOE attack that also knocks back the closest target which could come in handy.
With this new spell and added abilities, Indagatrix continues her journey through the Wailing Prison.
Tune in next time as the escape continues, Trixie defeats a minion of Molag Bal called the Child of Bones, and we take our first steps at Vulkhel Guard.