PvP is a very important part in elder scrolls online, and the alliance war is the most excited and fiercest. It takes an essential role in taking control of the throne and crowning an emperor from your own alliance, which can be a great honor. While using siege weapons can greatly enhance the opportunity to capture keeps around the Imperial City.
Siege weapons include:
Battering Ram, which is used only against Keep doors and gates, not players. Because it moves slowly, you’d better deploy it near the gates, and one gate allows only one ram being deployed with a maximum players of six inside it.
Trebuchets, which is mainly to deal damage to walls, sometimes against doors and enemies. A Trebuchet needs a player to operate.
Catapults, mainly used against enemies, sometimes against walls and doors. There are kinds of this weapon and they can either disease enemies, or burn or snare them.
Ballista, which can be used against anything, but is the most effective in destroying other siege weapons.
Flaming Oil, which is for defending gates against rams, and in special places inside a keep, they can be used to against those enemies who have destroyed doors.
Usually siege weapons are bought from a merchant with eso gold or alliance points. And they will be in your inventory. But they need to be in the quick slots to be put into use. A holding of Q button and dragging and dropping will do it. All the weapon has “health”, which means how it is damaged. But they can be repaired. Just use a repair kit (buy it from the same merchant). Similarly, there are repair kits for walls and doors.
You should notice that the same keep allows limited number of siege weapons deployed near it. And before you join the alliance war, make sure you have at least one siege weapon so that there won’t be a situation that your alliance has no machines or very few machines, and remember to use them. Usually more weapons will fast destroy the targets.
Every member should be contribute to his alliance so that it’s more possible to take up a keep and win the war. So start it from buying some siege weapons. Enjoy it!