ESO Craft Set Location Map Compendium

This tome is a follow up to my popular tome ESO Crafting Sets.  This compendium provides novice crafters the locations of the crafting retreats in the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, Ebonheart Pact, Coldharbour, and Craglorn.


The following maps were created using locations provided by Crafting Stations 1.3.

Continue reading ESO Craft Set Location Map Compendium

ESO Crafted Sets

It was on an early adventure when I discovered my first crafters’ retreat area in Stonefalls. Truly gifted crafters are not content to squirrel themselves away in a dreary noisey city trade hall making baubles for passersby’s.  Away from the towns and their distractions, crafters will find their inspiration to make greatness.


Crafters work in the tradehall
Crafted sets are a good way to provide a boost to your combat prowess while waiting to find or buy best-in-class gear.

Equipment Crafters can unlock special crafted sets by learning the required number of traits (eg. Reinforced, Sharpened, etc.) of the various sets and locate the special crafting station in Tamriel or Coldharbour. The number of traits required for a set is ranges from 2 to 9.  Traits are learned by researching items and It can take over month to research 9 traits depending on the investment made in the researching passive of the crafting profession of the item. Some special gear sets require the completion of quest lines (Fighters’ Guild, Mages’ Guild, Faction lines) and other level requirements (Veteran Rank — Craglorn).

This tome summarizes the various sets and their attributes at level 10, VR01, and VR16.

There is a companion tome with maps to the locations of the crafted set stations.

Continue reading ESO Crafted Sets

ESO Alchemy Reagents, Solvents, and Recipes

When discussing the topic of Alchemy, the old phrase “what does not kill you, makes you stronger” comes to mind.  After downing a dreadfully tasting potion and feeling it burn your innards on the way down, a powerful effect is required to make it worth it.


Alchemy plant
Unlock the power of plants and mushrooms.

This tome reveals the mysteries of alchemy. Alchemy can save money by crafting your own and bypassing the middleman, potions can last longer by unlocking the “Medicinal Use” passive. Ability slots can be freed up by replacing ability effects with potion equivalents. Completionist can unlock more achievement points by completing the alchemy achievement points. Selling potions can be profitable. The solvent determines the level of the potion and reagents can be found all over Tamriel and Obilivion. The intial trait can be determined by using the raw reagent but making potions with other reagents will identify those with compatible traits.  Finally, a list of popular beginner recipes is also provided.

Continue reading ESO Alchemy Reagents, Solvents, and Recipes