Category Archives: Alchemy

This category is for crafting potions.

ESO Harvester’s Guide to Alchemy Reagents

Passing through the bazaar of Sentinel, a local chef prepared a dish he called “The Secret Chef’s Pork Roast”.  It was tasty enough to satiate my hunger… While spending the next few days at the healer’s tent “recovering” from a secret ingredient, I overheard the healers chat about their tips to obtain reagents for their healing potions.

Summary

This notebook provides harvesting tips and documents a few popular locations to find alchemy reagents in Tamriel.

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ESO Alchemy Trait Research Curriculum

This nugget, as a popular Tamriel sage likes to say, was found in a recent posting I came across. It is worth sharing with novice Alchemists.

Summary

Alchemy plant
Unlock the power of plants and mushrooms.

A research paper by Royal Kitsune outlines an efficient way to learn the alchemical properties of the all the known reagents and suggested reagents combinations to minimize the use of more popular reagents needed for triple attribute potions.

I have verified the list on a new alchemist. This document expands on the original post by identifies the varies traits learned, corrects some spelling mistakes, and added one missing reagent combination for Columbine.

 

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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.

Summary

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.

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ESO Crafting Writ Turn-in Locations List

Often crafters follow in their parents footsteps and take over the family business. As a result some rarely live their hometown and the familiarity of the crafting stations.  With the new crafting writs, crafters can take orders from the local notice board and deliver it a distant town.  Some end up taking up residence in the new town.

Summary

Merchant travels by horseback.
The saavy crafter knows the writs in distant lands can be a lucrative business.

Often the journal system doesn’t properly identify the turn in location if it is not at the crafters location. This brief tome describes the popular writ destinations of Tamriel. At the moment, it seems that consumables offer the best rewards consistently at all levels. Equipment writs seem to consume nearly a stack of resources and at lower levels, the rewards can mock the crafter with low value items like a quartz stone. Continue reading ESO Crafting Writ Turn-in Locations List