Patch 2.7.5 created a new NPC merchant called War Research and reinstate the Enchantment Rune purchases for Alliance Points. Previously, the Akaviri Motifs and style items were sold by the siege masters vendors. Recently, Gladiator Proofs were added to the game which allow purchase special runeboxes from these vendors.
War Researcher vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. War Researchers sell Akaviri Motif chapters, and the Style Items for Akaviri and Alliance styles.
A common expression heard in taverns is “Pick your poison…”. With this guide, a savvy assassin will be able to pick the right poison for the job or to satiate the saltier clients with a need for increased suffering of the victim.
This tome reveals the mysteries of alchemy in the context of poison-making. Here’s a summary of the highlights:
Poisons can be made in batches of up to 16
When slotted, poisons suppress weapon enchantments.
Poisons have a 10 second cooldown
The rank or level of the poison determines the duration if there is an overtime effect, otherwise, the effect is increased.
Some potions offer benefits to the user in addition to negative effects to the victim.
Stun effects have shorter durations. Some poison provide benefits to the user.
A true mastercrafter is not content with just making common equipment. To bestow special bonuses to their crafted items, they must locate special crafting stations to unlock their special gifts.
This reference guide identifies the location of all the known special crafting stations at the time of publishing. It is intended to help crafters and players locate sets by using the browser search function to find sets with a particular attribute (for example, max health) , the traits needed, and the location of the crafting set location(s).
A knowledge of all the reagent traits will enable the crafter to quickly craft potions and poisons using the base UI and increase the chance of obtaining sealed alchemy writs.
Tradeskill mastery (which determines your odds of receiving a master writ from a top tier writ reward box) is meant to imply a long-term dedication to the craft. This varies from tradeskill to tradeskill…And with Alchemy, we look at how many reagents from which you’ve completely learned all effects. — ZOS
As more motifs are being discovered in Tamriel, it becomes harder to remember where to find all this motif lore. This guide attempts to make it easier for the new or frugal crafter to locate motif chapters without being at the mercy of motif availability on guild traders.
Motif lore can be often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases). Furthermore, the location of these containers often determines the types of motifs that can be found. Unfortunately, many of these containers in towns will require some caution as they are considered property of the locals and if your theft is witnessed, you will negatively affect your status with the guards.