New ‘Class Sets’ and New Armor Coming With ESO’s Update 40

ESO Update 40 Endless Archive
Coming with ESO's Update 40 will be new armor by way of Class Sets. Let's take a deeper look at what that means.

PTS testing is set to begin on Monday, September 18 and the patch note reading will be on the Xynode Twitch Channel Monday as well.  

ESO Announced via Twitch Live Stream the first public details of Update 40.  Continuing the Shadow Over Morrowing storyline for 2023, Update 40 will be available for PC/Mac on October 30 and Xbox/Playstation on November 14. 

Introducing Class Sets

What is a ‘class set’?  Class sets are type of armor sets that are intended for a specific class.  This will be unique to ESO as previously all armor sets can be utilized by any class.  

Class Sets are rewards for participating in the new endless dungeon called the Endless Archive.  This will be active with Update 40 and is a base game update making it available to all players.  More detailed information is coming about the Endless Archive.

In the meantime, let’s preview the new armor sets.  Each class is notated.

New Armor Sets

Please note that these are only PTS details.  Expect there to be changes as testing continues.  Here’s what we saw:

Bassalt-Bloodied WarriorDragonknight class set

  • (2 items) Adds 124 Magicka Recovery
  • (3 items) Adds 1164 Maximum Health
  • (4 items) Adds 124 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (5 items) Casting an Earthen Heart ability grants you a Basalt-Blooded Warrior buff for 20 seconds, 20 seconds cooldown. While on your Front Bar, you gain Molten Stance, granting you Major Heroism and Minor Heroism, generating 4 ultimate every 1.5 seconds. While you are on your Back Bar you gain Obsidian Stance, increasing your Healing Done and Damage Shields by 14%.

Gardener of SeasonsWarden class set

  • (2 items) Adds 4% Healing Don
  • (3 items) Adds 121 Magicka Recovery
  • (4 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (5 items) Casting a Green Balance ability gives you Herald of Spring, causing your Green Balance overheals to apply Minor Heroism for 3 seconds. Casting 2 non-Green Balance class abilities within 2 seconds consumes Herald of Spring and gives you Harbinger of Fall for 10 seconds, causing your Green Balance overhals to create an 8 meter area for 5 seconds, applying Major Maim to enemies and Minor Vitality to allies. You can create an area once every 5 seconds.

Monolith of StormsSorcerer class set

  • (2 items) Adds 618 Critical Chance
  • (3 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (4 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (5 items) Dealing damage with a Storm Calling abilities’ initial hit or every 5th tick, creates a Monolith near the enemy for 10 seconds, up to one every 1 second. You may have up to 3 Monoliths at a time. Monoliths link to your other Monoliths within 28 meters of each other, each link dealing X Shock Damage every 2 seconds to enemies between and near them. An enemy can only take damage from this set once every 2 seconds.

Notability In DecayNecromancer class set

  • (2 items) Adds 1136 Maximum Health
  • (3 items) Adds 4% Healing Taken
  • (4 items) Adds 1136 Maximum Health
  • (5 items) Casting a Bone Tyrant ability while in combat grants you Beautiful Corpse, Minor Protection, and Minor Resolve for 16 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 5% and increasing your Armor by 2974. This can occur once every 20 seconds, and is reduced by 2 seconds for each slotted Bone Tyrant ability. Casting a corpse consumer ability consumes Beautiful Corpse, treating you as a corpse.

Reawakened HierophantArcanist class set

  • (2 items) Adds 1032 Maximum Magicka
  • (3 items) Adds 1032 Maximum Magicka
  • (4 items) Adds 1032 Maximum Magicka
  • (5 items) Casting a non-Ultimate Curative Runeform ability grants an effect for 6 seconds to your affected allies based on how many Crux you had. At 1 Crux, allies gain a damage shield that absorbs X damage. At 2 Crux, allies gain Minor Heroism. At 3 Crux, allies gain Major Protection.

SoulcleaverNightblade class set

  • (2 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (3 items) Adds 1032 Maximum Magicka
  • (4 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (5 items) While in combat and with at least 20 Ultimate, strengthen your Siphoning abilities at the cost of Ultimate: Increase the damage and healing of Siphoning abilities by 17% of your current Ultimate, up to 200 from a minimum of 3% to a maximum of 34%. Reduce the cost of Siphoning abilities by 15%. Casting a Siphoning ability drains you of 1% of your current Ultimate, with a minimum of 1.

WrathsunTemplar class set

  • (2 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (3 items) Adds 618 Critical Chance
  • (4 items) Adds 121 Weapon and Spell Damage
  • (5 items) When you deal damage with Dawn’s Wrath ability, you gain a stack of Sunlight for 10 seconds, once per attack. You can have 50 stacks max and gain 12 Magicka Recovery per stack. When at max stacks, your Dawn’s Wrath abilities deal 25% bonus damage and a Wrathful Nova is cast on the enemy, but you cannot refresh Sunlight.

More Info Coming Soon!

With the upcoming patch notes release and the ability to see Update 40 in action, more details will be coming soon.  Be sure to check back often.  

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