20 Jan

ESOTU Writs: Do you know about the Crafting Dailies?

Merchant Stall

Writs: sometimes lucrative government contracts for goods.

There are those who are content to contribute to society by making stuff for their income or to supplement their income on the side.

Writs are daily quests for crafters. To obtain writs from the Writ Boards, you first need to be certified by master crafters.

Once certified, a crafter can obtain one daily quest for any, or all, of the six crafting professions each day.

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13 Jan

ESOTU [Datamined] “Jester’s Festival” Recipes 2.7.0

Updatecode65536 has posted some interesting recipe information on the forums that was recently datamined. They appear to relate to the “Jester’s Festival”, which we believe is the April Fool’s Event.

There are four recipes in all and include a two epic purple recipes, 1 blue, and 1 green recipe.

Interesting to note, that this event introduces recipes that require more than one of the same ingredient!

12 Jan

ESOTU [PTS] Crafter Alert: Changes to Staves

New content coming to ESOTU!To be an effective crafting consultant, one must be aware of the changes to the weapons you create from the basic of materials.

Let it be known

Ancient Knowledge: This passive ability no longer decreases the cast time of your Destruction Staff Heavy Attacks by 5/10%. Instead, it grants you a bonus as long as you have one Destruction Staff ability slotted. This bonus depends on your staff type:

  • Flame Staves: Increases your single-target damage dealt by 4/8%.
  • Frost Staves: Increases the amount of damage you Block by 10/20%, and reduces the cost of Block by 15/30%.
  • Lightning Staves: Increases your Area of Effect damage dealt by 4/8%.

Tri Focus:

  • This passive ability now taunts the enemy after you use a fully-charged Frost Heavy Attack.
  • This passive ability now causes your block to drain Magicka (instead of Stamina) and stops your Magicka Recovery (instead of Stamina Recovery) while blocking when you have a Frost Destruction Staff equipped.
08 Jan

Review: ESO: Homestead – Crafting preview (1.8.17)

The Vaniverse Gaming has posted an interesting video on the mechanics of Furniture Crafting to be included in the next ESO updated called Homestead.  He visits each of the different types of crafting stations and introduces the new “recipes” and crafting currency. Duration: < 18 minutes.

05 Jan

ESOTU Crown Store: Assassin’s League and Dro-m’Athra

This month two current motifs will be available for purchase in January.

The Assassins League Style will be available on all platforms starting on January 5th.

The Dro-m’Athra Style will be available on all platforms for a limited time from January 26 to January 30.

27 Dec

ESOTU Update 13 Patch Notes: Sneak Peek

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in Rich Lambert’s  recent sneak peek patch notes for Update 13. One minor crafting changes (all poisons will have same cooldown), but significant changes to proc sets.

If you considering farming or purchasing a proc set, I recommend you read this forum post.

14 Dec

ESOTU General Telvar Merchant

The Telvar Merchants allows PVP’ers and PVE’ers who have obtained Telvar Stones in the Imperial City a means to purchase various items.

Summary

Merchant Stall

General Telvar Merchant offers a means to obtain crafting material without harvesting nodes.

The General Merchant stocks Consumables, Materials, and Miscellaneous Items.  These include Xivkyn Polymorphs, Sigil of Imperial Retreat, Waxed Apothecary’s Parcels, crafting materials (cloth, metal, wood, runes, alliance style stones, and soul gems)

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10 Dec

ESOTU Reddit: Writs Statistics and Golden Temper Droprate [1T v2.6.9]

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

If you like to know odds before gambling, there is a good post on reddit from a crafter who tracked the results of his/her writs since OneTameriel.

The conclusion: You have a 30% for a gold improvement item from Blacksmithing, Clothing, Enchanting, and Woodworking.

The post includes an introduction and the statistics collected.

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