ESO+: Making the Most of It

What is ESO+?

Save your money

ESO+ is a subscription-based membership program that is offered to players of The Elder Scrolls Online. This article proves a brief overview of the benefits of membership, help you decide if it is worth it, and how to make the most of your membership or free trial.

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ESO+ Benefits

For the cost of around $17 CAD, a member will receive

  • Access to all DLC game packs in the in-game Crown Store
  • Free 1650 crowns for the in-game Crown Store per month
  • Access to the Craft Bag
    • Space for up to 42 billion slots for each crafting material in game.
  • Double bank space
  • Bonuses to progression
    • 10% increase to Experience gains
    • 10% increase to Gold gains
    • 10% increase to Crafting Inspiration gains
    • 10% reduction to Trait Research times
  • Double Extra furniture space in your homes
  • Costume dyeing
  • Double Transmutation Crystals
  • Exclusive access to unique Crown Store deals

You can sign up for either a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership

Note: Your paid ESO+ membership applies to the
associated account and will be active on the NA
and EU servers.

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Is it worth it?

ESO+ is optional. The Elder Scrolls Online is a Buy to Play game. Once you buy the game, you will be able to play the significant amount of base game content and additional content is added to the base game every year. The worth of something is subjective and depends on a person’s financial situation.

  1. If you have the financial means and you are enjoying the game, then ESO+ gives you the most value for your investment. For the cost of 1500 crowns per month, you get all of the benefits listed above.
  2. If you are gaming on a budget or limited play schedule, then you have some options.
    1. Crown Buyer
      1. If you don’t have ESO+ and want to buy some crowns, buy the equivalent about of months of ESO+. You get the crowns and all the benefits for while too. During crown sales, this may not be the best option depending on the amount of crowns you are going to buy.
    2. Feast and Famine
      1. Sign up for ESO+ for a month when a new DLC are released. You get access to the DLC and will accumulate crowns that could be used to purchase your favourite DLC’s.
      2. Unlock the additional inventory/furnishing slots (Crafting Bag, Bank space, Transmutation Crystals) and storage as much as you can before it expires.
      3. If you serve in the Military or carrying a full load of college or university courses, you can cancel the membership until you have more time to play.
  3. If can’t afford ESO+, you can take advantage of the occasional ESO+ trial that is offered from time to time. Important: You need to manually activate your trial.
    1. Log into The Elder Scrolls Online.
    2. Navigate to the Crown Store.
    3. Select the ESO Plus tab.
    4. Select “Free Trial!”
    5. You don’t need to provide credit card or any other account info to check out ESO Plus. All you need to do is go to the in-game Crown Store and activate it
Note: Unlike the paid ESO+ version, the trial does not apply to the account but the server. If you play on both megaservers on the same account, you will have to activate the trial on both.

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Making the Most of Your ESO+

Anxious to make the most of your ESO+? Here is one of the most extensive lists of ESO+ tips.

Craft Bag

Logon to all your characters.

Note:  To automate the transfer of craft items to your Craft Bag, turn on 'Auto-Add to Craft Bag' in the 'Items' section of the Gameplay Settings. 

When you log into the game with a Craft Bag, your crafting materials are instantly moved to the bag, and they are automatically removed from the bag when crafting. To access your Craft Bag, navigate to the Craft Bag icon while viewing your inventory.

Crafter? Stock up on crafting writ supplies such as basic style stones and crafting materials (cloth, hide, ingots, runes, reagents, etc.).

Housing fan? Stock up on furnishing materials

Double Bank Space

Dump some of those items that are choking your inventory into the additional bank slots.

If you choose to cancel your ESO Plus membership, your bank space will revert to the standard size. You will not lose any items that put you over the bank storage cap, but you will not be able to store new items until space is available.

Progression Bonuses

Logon to all your characters to refresh / reduce their crafting research timers (if you have not already.)

Take advantage of the bonuses to Experience Gains, Crafting Inspiration Gains, and Trait Research times. Get ESO+ during double experience point events to maximize your experience gain.

Articles you may find useful:
Making of a Master Crafter
Alchemy Leveling
Enchanting Leveling
Provisioning Leveling

Furniture Space

Go on a buying or crafting spree and go on a housing decorating binge.

If your membership is no longer active, the items will remain in your homes, but you will not be able to add new ones until you are back under the furnishings cap

Costume Dying

Up your fashion endgame and hit the outfitting station to customize your costumes.

ESO Plus members have the exclusive ability to dye their costumes at dye stations, allowing you to truly show off your unique style. (It’s a surefire way to get whispers of adoration.)

Non-ESO Plus members are only able to dye regular pieces of armor. If your ESO Plus membership is no longer active, your costumes will remain dyed.

Double Transmutation Crystals

If you have several geodes clogging your inventory, open a few to free up some space and benefit from the increased cap.

If you lose ESO Plus membership, you are able to retain or spend any crystals you have at the time, but you will not be able to acquire new ones until you are back under your normal limit.

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DLC

There are hours of content packed into the ESO’s DLC’s. This section helps you see the highlights of the DLC’s so you can identify your priorities to make a plan.

General

  • Collect collectibles by entering the DLC Zones
  • Collect skillpoints by completing DLC main quest lines
  • Collect all DLC skyshards
  • Complete Public Dungeon Group events for skillpoints
  • Complete museum quests
  • Complete DLC achievements to unlock dyes, titles, and other rewards. (see below)
  • Complete DLC guild skill lines
  • Obtain farm DLC Trial gear.
  • Unlock the daily quests
  • Complete Fishing Achievements

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Summerset

  • Skill Line – Psijiic Order
    • Psijic Portals are invisible to the untrained eye – only those with the “See the Unseen” passive, granted as part of the Psijic Skill Line, can see these portals and interact with them.
  • Pyandonean Motif (Fishing)
  • Psijic Motif (Various activities in Summerset – Geysers, World Bosses, Treasure Chests, Delve Bosses, Killing Monsters)
  • Costumes
    • The Psijic Skullcap Hat is earned by completing the quest “The Towers’ Fall”, in Summerset.
    • The Face Imprint of the Psijic Order, a Face Markings collectible, is obtained by completing the quest “The Shattered Staff”, in Summerset.
    • The Body Imprint of the Psijic Order, a Body Markings collectible, is earned by completing the quest “The Towers’ Remains” in Summerset.
    • The Mystic Eye Psijic Cuirass, an Outfit Style, is obtained by completing the quest “The Crystal Tower”, in Summerset
    • The Psijic Warden Gauntlets, an Outfit Style, is obtained by completing the quest “Lost in Translation”, in Summerset.
  • Dye
    • Bedlam Purple (Cloudrest Conqueror)
    • Shrike Blue (Savior of Summerset Achievement)
  • Emotes
    • The Psijic Glowglobe Emote (Sunhold Public Dungeon)
  • Furnishings
    • The Fan of False-Face, a Collectible Furnishing, is obtained by completing the Relics of Summerset achievement.
  • Momento
    • The Sea Sload Dorsal Fin Memento Karnwasten Public Dungeon)
    • The Gryphon Feather Talisman Memento (Sunhold Public Dungeon)
  • Pets
    • The Big-Eared Ginger Kitten Pet (Karnwasten Public Dungeon)
  • Titles
    • Cloudrest Hero (Cloudrest Completed)
    • Emissary (The Good of the Many)
    • Finder of Lost Relics (Relics of Summerset)
    • Mystic (Psijic Sage Achievement)
    • Savior of Summerset (Savior of Summerset Achievement)
    • Shadow Breaker (Cloudrest Conqueror)
    • Welkynar Liberator (Cloudrest Savior)

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Wrathstone

  • Dyes
    • Glacial Topaz – Wrathstone Delver
  • Costumes
    • Hat: Ayleid Royal Crown – Enter Frostvault or Depths of Malatar for the first time.
  • Furnishings
    • Replica of the Xinchei-Konu – Chronic Chronologer
  • Momentos
    • Dream Amulet of Argon – Hero of Murkmire
  • Pets
    • Icebound Dwarven Spider – Frostvault Conqueror
  • Skins
    • Meridian Purified – Depths of Malatar Conqueror
  • Titles
    • Frozen Treasure Seeker – Frostvault Challenger
    • Purified Devastator – Depths of Malatar Challenger

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Murkmire

  • Dyes
    • Apricot Outrage – Blackrose Prison Vanquisher
  • Furnishings
    • Replica of the Xinchei-Konu – Chronic Chronologer
  • Momentos
    • Dream Amulet of Argon – Hero of Murkmire
  • Pets
    • Verdigris Haj Mota – Travel to Lilmoth
  • Skins
    • Marshmist Palescale Skin – Blackrose Prison Conqueror
  • Titles
    • Hero of Murkmire
    • Blackrose Executioner – Blackrose Prison Conqueror
    • The Unchained – God of the Gauntlet

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Wolfhunter

  • Dyes
    • Stalhrim Chrome – Wolfhunter Delver
  • Costumes
    • Werewolf Hunter hat – Enter Moon Hunter Keep or the March of Sacrifices
  • Momentos
    • Werewolf Behemoth Sigil
  • Skins
    • Sable Man-Beast Skin
  • Titles
    • Alpha Predator – The Alpha Predator
    • Hircines’s Champion – Hircine’s Champion
    • Huntmaster – March of Sacrifices Conqueror
    • Silver Knight – Moon Hunter Keep Conqueror

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Dragon Bones

  • Dyes
    • Nacreous Purple – Dragon Bones Delver
  • Costumes
    • Dragon Priest Mask hat – Enter Fang Lair or Scalecaller Peak.
  • Personality
    • Worm Wizard – Fang Lair Challenger
  • Skins
    • Blackmarrow Necromancer – Scalecaller Peak Challenger
  • Titles
    • Blackmarro’s Bane – Fang Lair Conqueror
    • Davhkriid – Let Bygones Be Bygones
    • Peak Scaler – Scale caller Peak Conqueror
    • Plague of Peryite – Breaker of Spells

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Clockwork City

  • Emotes
    • Begone!: Obtain this Emote by completing the quest “Lost in the Gloam” in Clockwork City.
  • Furnishings
    • Revolving Celestiodrome: This unique Furnishing is obtained by completing the quest “The Light of Knowledge” in Clockwork City.
  • Momento
    • Clockwork Obscuros – Complete the Clockwork City prologue quest “Of Knives and Long Shadows” available in any Mages’ guild and finding a note titled “Order of the Eye Dispatch”.
    • Umbral Projector: This Memento is acquired by completing the achievement, the Hero of Clockwork City.
  • Pets
    • Scintillant Dovah-Fly: This non-combat pet will join you when you first set foot in the Brass Fortress.
  • Polymorphs
    • Clockwork Curator: This Polymorph is rarely available as a Runebox, dropped from defeating St. Olms in Asylum Sanctorium with his allies in the same battle, on Veteran mode.
  • Skins
    • Sanctified Silver: This Skin is available from defeating St. Olms in Asylum Sanctorium with his allies in the same battle, on Veteran mode.
  • Titles
    • Hero of Clockwork City – Hero of Clockwork City
    • Immortal Redeemer – Asylum Sanctorium Redeemer
    • Orderly – Asylum Sanctorium Completed
    • Assistant Alienist – Asylum Sanctorium Conqueror
    • Saintly Saviour – Perfect Purification
    • Voice of Reason – Asylum Sanctorium Vanquisher
  • Trophies
    • Trophy, Saint Olms the Just: This Furnishing is obtained by defeating St. Olms in Asylum Sanctorium on any difficulty.
    • Bust, Saint Olms the Just: This Furnishing is obtained by defeating St. Olms in Asylum Sanctorium on Veteran difficulty.
  • Recipes.
  • Complete the Precursor quest to obtain the target dummy.

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Horns of the Reach

  • Dyes
    • Bloodroot Wine – Horns of the Reach Delver
  • Costumes
    • Keptu-Horn Skull Sallet: Obtained by completing the Bloodroot Forge Challenger achievement
  • Emotes
    • Bull Horns Emote: A new collectible emote obtained by entering either dungeon in Horns of the Reach.
  • Furnishings
    • Collectible Furnishings: A new displayable trophy and bust from each dungeon, obtained by defeating Domihaus the Bloody Horned in Falkreath Hold and the Earthgore Amalgam in Bloodroot Forge in Normal and Veteran modes.
  • Skins
    • Dreadhorn Shaman Skin: Obtained by completing the Falkreath Hold Challenger achievement.
  • Titles
    • Jarl Maker – Falkreath Hold Conqueror
    • Bane of the Beastmen – Bloodroot Forge Conqueror
    • Forge Breaker – Tempered Tantrum
    • Thane of Falkreath – Taking the Bull by the Horns

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Morrowind (zone DLC)

  • Costumes
    • Regalia of the Scarlet Judge: The famed vigilante known as the Scarlet Judge has upheld justice in Morrowind for generations, and has most recently been spotted near the town of Suran.
    • Sixth House Robe: Officially, there is no Sixth House, and these robes do not exist. Unofficially, Sixth House cultists in the Forgotten Wastes have been identified with fragments of these ancient robes in their possession. If one were to acquire all seven pieces, they might be able to reform them into an intact garment. What would such a relic be worth, to the right person?
  • Furnishings
    • Vvardenfell Scale Model: Librarian Bradyn in Vivec City believes that completing such a model will reveal the location of the lost Library of Andule, an ancient repository of the knowledge of the Great Houses.
    • Assembly General (Trophy): Complete the Halls of Fabrication to bring home the head of this brazen behemoth.
    • Assembly General (Bust): Complete the Halls of Fabrication on Veteran difficulty to earn this tasteful bust of the Assembly General.
  • Markings, Head & Body
    • Morag Tong Face & Body Tattoos: Assist Naryu Virian and the Morag Tong in and around Balmora to earn the right to display these striking tattoos.
    • Buoyant Armiger Body Tattoos: Be named Champion of Vivec to earn the right to wear the body tattoos of a Buoyant Armiger. (Divine Quest line)
  • Mementos
    • Neramo’s Lightning Stick: Aid the artificer Neramo in the Dwarven ruins of Nchuleftingth to earn this shocking memento.
    • Dreamer’s Chime: Complete the quest “Echoes of a Fallen House” in the Forgotten Wastes public dungeon to recover this haunting bell.
    • Replica Tonal Inverter: Designed to temporarily disrupt the flow of energy in magical devices, help invent the device this replica is based on in your quest to aid Vivec.
  • Personalities
    • Telvanni Magister: Assist an Argonian slave in her meteoric rise through the ranks of House Telvanni, and learn to adopt the mannerisms of a Telvanni Magister. (Sadrith Mora)
  • Pets
    • Dwemer Theodolite: Sentries such as this one may have once been used to survey subterranean areas, and were likely involved in the construction of Nchuleftingth. It is theorized that some of the guardian constructs in this public dungeon may contain repurposed parts from defunct Theodolites, though finding a functional part would be a challenge for even a seasoned adventurer. With all seven parts, the mechanism could be reconstructed. Whether kept as a loyal pet or sold to the highest bidder, such a device would be sure to draw attention.
  • Skins
    • Fabrication Sheath: Proudly display your victory from Veteran Halls of Fabrication with this body sheath of burnished bronze!

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Shadows of the Hist

  • Personality
    • Enter either the Cradle of Shadows or Ruins of Mazzatun to get the Heroic Personality.
  • Skin
    • Spiderkith: Cradle of Shadows Challenger Achievement
      • Amber Plasm Skin Daub: Ruins of Mazzatun Challenger achievement.
    • Titles
      • Hist-Shadow

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Dark Brotherhood

  • Costumes
    • Shrouded Armor – Acquired during the main quest
    • Black Hand Robe – Complete the Main Quest
  • Furnishings
    • Box of Forbidden Relics – Complete the Flawless Sacrament Achievement
  • Momentos
    • Blade of the Blood Oath – Complete the Bane of the Gold Coast Achievement
  • Personality
    • Assassin Personality – Visit The Gold Coast
  • Polymorph
  • Titles
    • Bane of the Gold Coast – Bane of the Gold Coast
    • Executioner – Litany of Blood
    • Silencer – Silencer

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Thieves Guild

  • Unlock thieves troves by opening trove.
  • Dyes
    • Abyssal Beryl – Maw of Lorkhaj Completed
  • Assistants
    • Pirharri the Smuggler assistant – Complete the main quest
  • Costumes
    • Thieves Guild Leathers – Join the Thieves Guild
    • Merchant Lord’s Formal Regalia – Acquired during the main quest
  • Momento
    • Coin of Illusory Riches – Become a Master Thief
  • Pets
    • Jackal pet – Visit Hew’s Bane
  • Titles
    • Dro-m’Athra Destroyer – Maw of Lorkhaj:
    • Moons’ Champion
  • Skins
    • Drom’Athra Skin – Complete vet Maw of Lorkhaj on hard mode
  • Complete Kari’s Hit List

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Orsinium

  • Dyes
    • Blademaster’s Mauve – Maelstrom Arena Champion
  • Costumes
    • Vosh Rakh Ceremonial Mask – acquired during the main quest
    • Regalia of the Orsimer King – Complete the main quest
    • Old Orsinium Sentry – Fill the Orsimer House of Glories
    • Trinimac’s Penitent Knight – Same as above
  • Momento
    • Hidden Pressure Vent – Complete Rinkadleft
    • Malacath’s Wrathful Flame – Complete Old Orsinium
    • Orzorga’s recipes.
  • Pets
    • Echalette pet – Visit Wrothgar
  • Polymorph
    • Maelstrom Baron
  • Titles
    • Hero of Wrothgar – Hero of Wrothgar
    • Kingmaker – Kingmaker
    • Maelstrom Arena Champion – Complete normal Maelstrom Arena
    • Stormproof – Complete Veteran Maelstrom Arena
    • The Flawless Conqueror
  • Maelstrom Arena gear farming.

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Imperial City

  • Dyes
    • Dusky Bronze
    • Magnus Setting Red – White-Gold Tower Conqueror
    • Putrid Flesh Teal – Imperial City Prison Conqueror
    • Somber Cerise – Imperial City Veteran
    • Tower White-Gold – Blockbuster
    • Transliminal Violet – Imperial Lightbringer
    • Tainted Turquoise – Imperial Transgressions
  • Pets
    • Stonefire Scamp – Same as above
    • Necrotic Hoarver – Complete Imperial Challenger achievement
  • Skin
    • Soul Shriven Skin – Small chance to get it while playing in IC
  • Farm Tel Var Stones and spend them.

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ESO Exclusives

Check the crown store for any free items and take advantage of any ESO+ discounts available if interested.

With ESO Plus membership, you will have access to exclusive Crown Store deals, including sales, free items, unique deals and more. The items available can change often (and some might only be available as part of a limited-time offer), so be sure to check the ESO Plus tab within the Crown Store UI on occasion to see what is available. ESO Plus-only sales and free or exclusive items will be indicated by gold text and the Chalice icon.

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Reference

  1. ESO+ Guide, ElderScrollsOnline.com
  2. Suggestion: To-Do-List Sticky for the Free ESO+ Week, Reddit