Kicking off Elder Scrolls Online’s year-long Gates of Oblivion adventure is the Flames of Ambition Dungeon DLC pack which is now live on all platforms along with patch 29 for the base game. Flames of Ambition adds two new dungeons, Black Drake Villa and the Cauldron, that reveal the threat of Mehrunes Dagon and leads players directly to the Blackwood Chapter story in June.
Black Drake Villa
Team up with the adventurous Wood Elf scout Eveli Sharp-Arrow and search the hidden archives of the Black Drake Villa before the mercenaries of the True-Sworn put it to the torch. Take note, while the once-proud mansion is now home to monsters and arsonists, it contains many puzzling secrets and pathways just waiting to be uncovered by eagle-eyed adventurers.
The cult of the Waking Flame has enslaved the local townsfolk and now excavates sinister ruins deep within a long-forgotten mine. With the help of the Dremora Lyranth, you must enter the Cauldron, battle your way through Daedric beasts and cultists, free the captives, and put a stop to their plans before they can complete their dread work.
These new dungeons provide two very different experiences for would-be adventures, and they come packed with a host of unique rewards, including powerful gear sets, Achievements, and collectibles. You can attempt to complete both dungeons in Normal and Veteran difficulties, and Black Drake Villa has an optional Hard Mode for each of its three bosses.
You can access the Flames of Ambition DLC game pack via ESO Plus membership, or purchase it for 1,500 crowns from the in-game Crown Store (listed under DLC). The Flames of Ambition Collector’s Bundle is also available for 4,000 crowns and includes access to the DLC game pack, the Falinesti’s Faithful Totem Elk mount, the Clearspring Striped Fawn pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. You can purchase the Collector’s Bundle from the Featured section of the in-game Crown Store.
Once you get access to the Flames of Ambition DLC dungeons, you can begin your Gates of Oblivion adventure by the following methods:
- Teleporting directly into the two dungeons from your map
- Using the Dungeon Finder tool
- Walking up to the dungeon entrances within the Gold Coast (Black Drake Villa) and within Deshaan (the Cauldron)
Update 29’s Champion System Redesign
Update 29 redesigned the Champion System so players can better tailor their characters and playstyles. This updated system now uses three constellation groups that reflect ESO’s gameplay and provides more options for creative and unique builds. These changes also introduce a champion bar, allowing you to slot up to four powerful passive boons for each constellation, ensuring that every decision you make with regards to how you spend your Champion Points is an impactful one. The developers have also updated the character sheet to include additional advanced stats that were previously obscured or missing. With these additions, you can better see how changes to your character (be it via Champion Points, abilities, gear, or attributes) change its effectiveness.
The Flames of Ambition DLC is available to play now on all platforms and is getting us warmed up and excited for Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood which drops in June. Flame on!
Written by: @ChrisJInglis