Elder Scrolls Online: The Flame Atronach

By Cindy Minguez, 5 years ago
In this episode of "Creating ESO," the https://www.trueachievements.com/The-Elder-Scrolls-Onli....htm developers give us a glimpse of another well-known creature of Tamriel: The Flame Atronach. This version of the dangerous Daedra shares more than a passing likeness to the Spriggans of Skyrim.




The flame atronach in Skyrim had a fluidity and otherworldly grace that we wanted to exaggerate for ESO. It floats off the ground, wreathed in fire as it spins and twirls with ease. Our Effects Artists created an intricate effect of flickering flames that dance across the atronach’s body. For all our creatures, we focus on creating believable effects that fit with the creature and look right in the world. Comfortable both in melee and at range, the flame atronach can lob deadly balls of fire, and it radiates a continuous burning aura, making it quite dangerous at any distance. Unwary adventurers may also find themselves scorched by the Daedra’s most impressive attack, a geyser of flames that erupts from the ground. The flame atronach can even be deadly once defeated, when it explodes in a last-ditch effort to destroy attackers.

Any Elder Scrolls fan is accustomed to having fire balls lobbed left and right from these enemies, but the geysers of fire shooting up beneath one's feet is new and promises to make these enemies even more formidable than before. Beautiful in its gracefulness, the flame atronach can be a delight to watch as it floats and spins among its flames, but don't let your guard down enough to give it a clear shot, or you could become a well-crisped adventurer.


The Elder Scrolls Online is expected in the spring of 2014 for the Xbox One.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy has been writing for TA/TT for three years now and is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueTrophies. She's an English instructor at a small college and considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.