The first DLC game pack: Imperial City is here. It comes in two parts: DLC game pack and the base-game patch. The follow is a review of the patch notes with a focus on crafting.
This review organizes the changes into fewer focussed sections to save crafters from have to review all of the patch notes to pick out those specific to crafting.
Here are the highlights
New ranks to the crafting professions to be able to craft the two need veteran ranks. (Level 50 will be required to unlock passive)
New crafting materials for the new tiers added.
Two new motifs: Xivkyn (DLC and Rank 9), Glass (Base and Rank 10)
Xivhyn Chapters found in special chests unlocked by items dropped from local mobs
Glass Chapters will be writ rewards
Glass Shards will found in treasure chests(better drop at Treasure Map chests)
New Glass Motif Chunks (10 Shards) – Non-Tradeable
The maximum duration of potions reduced to 12.4 seconds
Enchantment effects have been tweaked
Spell/Weapon power increased
Attribute bonuses (Health, Magicka, Stamina) reduced at lower levels but increased at higher levels
Decreased cost at lower levels
44 New Provisioning recipes
Crafted sets seen some changes and fixes
Survey report sites now play nicely with the Plentiful Harvest Champion passive
Three more ranks of bag upgrades are now available from the bag vendor. Max capacity will be 200 slots.
Continue reading ESO Patch Notes v2.1.4 – Crafting Summary
Today, I spent the afternoon in the Star Gazer’s Library. There was an interesting essay on crafting boons that could be unlocked with the guidance of the mundus.
Reduce gathering times and earn faster crafting experience
This document summarizes the various crafting and gathering perks that can be unlocked with Champion Points (CP). All of the related perks are found in the Thief section.
The Tower tree contains a perk for crafting experience (called inspiration in ESO).
The Lover tree contains two perks related to gathering.
For those converting a high-level adventurer into a master crafter, redistributing some champion points into the Tower tree is advised especially if they are considering Enchanting.
Nice! I tracked down two more recipes on my need list. I now have learned 486 of 487 provisioning recipes. What great timing! I hear that there will be over 40 more recipes to chase down when the next patch goes live next week.
There were a few interesting tidbits of crafting related items brought up during the Q&A session this week on
ESO Live on Twitch.
Special crafting bags to hold crafting mats for ESO Plus Members in development
New Imperial City crafted sets will require a lot more materials for VR16 items by design to reflect demand to have best gear in game
Shield dyes are in the works, weapon dyes are not
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.
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.
Continue reading ESO Alchemy Trait Research Curriculum