Category Archives: Crafting

This category is for crafting related information.

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.

Summary

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.

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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 Master Provisioner Cookbook

When you explore the wilds of Tamriel long enough, the “taste boredom” of the repetitive small game on a spit will set in. The adventurer’s palate will long for a diet with more variety and flavour.

Summary

Cutting board
Provisioning: Some people  just can not cut it.

There are two types of provisioning products: Food and Drink. Food increases the players resource pools (Total Health, Magicka, and/or Stamina) and drinks increase the player’s regeneration of resource pools (Health, Magicka, and/or Stamina Regeneration). There are seven possible combinations: Health, Magicka, Stamina, Health and Magicka, Health and Stamina, Magicka and Stamina, and all three.

Single resource products are green. Two resource items are blue. Three resource items are purple. There is a special yellow product (Experience potion) which is created by very rare item obtained by fishing.

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ESO Enchanting Rune and Glyph List

In Tamriel, only few crafters have the dedication and hard work to persevere to become a master enchanter. My travels far and wide let to the discovery of many runes. Over time, I learned their meanings and combinations to become a master enchanter.

Summary

Mage constellation
Enchantments are much more than lucky charms.

This tome lists out the various achievements await the studious enchanter adept willing to put some effort into their trade.

Knowing the names of glyphs will help enchanters craft special enchanting order for their friends and customers but also help identify the runes necessary to complete their enchanting writs. An adventure familiar with this list will  browse the traders confidently to quickly to find that perfect glyph to imbue their weapon or armor.

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ESO Provisioning Grocer Locations

A gourmand will eat anything in front of them, while an educated gourmet prefers sophisticated recipes made from the freshest ingredients.

Summary

Merchant Stall
Merchants, Trading Guilds, and Adventurers often have what you need (for a price).

Provisioning food and drink are one of the main ways to improve your resource pools over a longer period of time. If the local guild trader doesn’t have the basic ingredients you are looking for, there are several grocers scattered around Tamriel ready to serve you.

Most grocers have the following ingredients,

Apples, Bananas, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Greens, Jazbay Grapes, Melons, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, and Tomatoes.

The price of the goods are 150g each. The few “bargain” merchants that sold for 10g each have had their prices increased to 150g.

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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

ESO Provisioning Writs

During my journeys throughout Tamriel, I have often heard young apprentice provisioners grumble to their masters about needing more information relating to their daily writs. This brief compendium identifies the list of provisioning writs and the approximately level they are offered.

Summary

Cooks prepare food.
Writs do not only provide inspiration to level provisioning but also the chance to earn recipes and ingredients.

One of the many things an inhabitant of Tamriel can do is to become a certified Provisioner located in their starting area.

Certification in their crafting profession is not required to reach maximum level. However, writs offer a chance to earn new recipes (including purple recipes) and rare provisioning materials.  After level 10, crafters can be certified without have to do the introductory quest.

The recipes given to a player doing the daily writs depend on a number of factors. These include Crafting Level, Skill Points assigned in the Provisioning Skill Line, and if certain regions of the game have been unlocked.

Most crafting masters and scholars agree, the consumable writs offered the best rewards.  Fortunately, Masters only require the finished crafted products and do not care where they come from.  An efficient adventure who wants to benefit from writ rewards can buy the crafted items or only need to learn the necessary recipes once.

Knowing which recipes are used for writs provides the crafter and adventurer alike a greater sense of their value and rarity.

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