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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 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 Uncommon and Rare Fish Guide for Master Angler Wannabes

There’s an old fishing expression, “it’s not the length of the worm that matters but how you wiggle it that matters”.  The list of fish needed for each region is well known (see journal, achievements, trophies, fishing) but not the water type of each. Fortunately, that’s where this tome fills the gap.

Summary

Strange fish

There are 25 different fishing achievements up for grab in Tamriel.  One for every region. One for every faction. One for getting them all. Aside from a sense of great accomplishment, the fisher is bestowed the title of Master Angler and unlocks several new colours for dyeing equipment.  The uncommon fish (green) have a vendor price of 36g and the rare fish (blue) a price of 110g.

This document lists all of the rare fish in each region and which body of water they can be found. In some regions without a certain water type, the rare fish are divided by the remaining water types.

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ESO Fishing Guide

After reading the Guide to Fishing Tamriel, I found the content lacking sufficient details to satisfy my scholarly curiosity.  I wanted more details and it set out to answer my many unanswered questions.

Summary

Boat with fish under it.
The fish do you no good in the water.

This guide covers fishing in a very comprehensive and organized manner.  Fishing results in special achievements (including one of the rarest titles in the game), crafting raw material (including the legendary ingredient for crafting experience potions), and rare sellable fish. The legendary ingredient, Perfect Roe, is currently fetching a high price and harvesting it is a lucrative activity. There are four types of water fish can be found and particular bait must be used at the right location to obtain the best results.   Fishing parties looking for rare fish should limit their group to 4 or 5 people. The table below lists the water types and their respective baits.  Several tools have been created to make fishing a lot easier.

Water Type Bait
Foul / Oily Fish Crawlers. Fish Roe
Lake Guts, Minnow
Ocean Worms, Chum
River Insect Parts, Shad

Unknown:

Clockwork City: Clockerfish, Typical Bar

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