Welcome to our ESO Werewolf Guide. Have you ever seen a huge lumbering Wolf running around Tamriel? I have and wanted to try it out for myself and see if it compares to the all powerful Vampire. Since becoming a Werewolf and maxing the skill line, I thought I’d write a guide showing everything Werewolf. Let’s check it out.
After trying out Vampirisim I heard a powerful tip from my guildy Brandon. He said there’s a way for tanks to generate ultimate faster via Werewolf. So I immediately ditched Vamp with the hope I could be dropping Standards left and right, and he was right. While Werewolf overall isn’t nearly as powerful as Vampirisim, it does have some strengths and of courses weaknesses. Here’s my take:
+ Passive ultimate regeneration
+ Your character doesn’t change in appearance.
+ Poison damage isn’t as prevalent as Fire.
– Abilities have to be used in Werewolf form which isn’t really useful.
– Still affects your PvP.
– 800 ultimate to use your ability, really?
Like most of us, ultimate generation is hard to come by. So if that intrigues you, check this out.
Becoming a Werewolf
Two ways to obtain, getting bitten by a player (easy way) or getting bitten by a Werewolf NPC (the hard way). If you want to get bitten by an NPC, each zone from levels 37-43 randomly spawns Werewolves every eight days or full moon. You’ll literally have to go camp out hoping to get bitten, which unlocks the quest chain Hircine’s Gift. The easy way is to get a buddy, guildie, or pay someone to bite you at the shrine of Hircine in each faction.
Aldmeri Dominion (AD)– Reapers March
Daggerfall Covenant (DC) – Bankgkorai
Ebonheart Pact (EP) – The Rift
Once bitten, you’ll see a quest marker appear over the shrine giving you “Hircine’s Gift.” I must say, this quest is much cooler than the vampire quest and will have you play while transferred. You’ll need to roam around killing a large target to feast on with your pack. I did it at level 34 in or around that range you shouldn’t have any problem. Once you’re done, bang you’ve unlocked the skill line and it’s time to try out Werewolf!
How it Lycanthropy Works
During your quest you were in Werewolf state and had access to the ultimate and both active abilities. Now that your quest is over, you may be wondering, “how do I get those again?” Unlike Vampire or your normal skill bar, Werewolf requires you to be in the form in order to use this. Hence the major downside of the skill line, the 800 point ultimate.
Unlike Vampire, there’re no stages, no feed (unless in form), really no maintenance. Only building up a massive amount of ultimate to unleash the beast. Once it’s unleashed, you’ll have a certain time in the form which can be increased upon kills and feeding depending on passives. So go around killing everything you can because it does feel cool to transform.
Another downside to the skill line is you’ll only be able to level your World Skill Line while in Werewolf form. This requires kills only. But, there’s a way around this problems. The kills can come from anything, meaning VR 11 mobs in Craglorn or bunny rabbits. Luckily, my buddy Grouchy found a spot on the AD faction full of monkeys to farm. I was able to level my Werewolf skill line to 10 in 2.5 hours. Here’s where you should go.
My video guide, which I’ll publish later, will show exactly how to build up 800 ultimate, go to this island, and farm monkeys. You’ll need to find a similar place if you’re not on AD, but there are plenty of little creatures running around to do this to get to 10 fast!
Werewolf Skill Line
Removing is pretty simple. You go to the Mage’s guild in the same zone (level range 37-43) that you contracted the disease. You’ll find the priest, pay them gold based on your level, and bang. I did test this and since the patch, it does not automatically refund your skill points. It might be wise to respec first, then remove. That’s it, now you can go back to Vampire since it’s so much better (joking).
In most cases, Werewolf might not be the best choice for your character. It makes you susceptible to poison and PvP skills. Werewolf also takes 800 ultimate to transform and the transformation isn’t that powerful. But, if you constantly take damage and want a fast way to generate ultimate then try it out. The transformation, the quest, and everything else is very cool. The passives and the skills are just underwhelming unfortunately. I’m going to stick with it and try it out in 1.4.