ESO Patch Notes v.5.3.0 Stonethorn / Update 27 – Highlights (PTS)

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v6.1.0, introducing the Stonethorn DLC Game Pack and Update 27! This latest DLC features two new 4-player dungeons – one of which includes a Hard Mode for each boss – and is accompanied by several new item sets, collectibles, achievements, and titles.

Highlights

  • Stonehorn DLC
    • 2 New Dungeons
      • Stone Garden (Caverns of Blackreach)
        • Hard Modes for eachof the three boss encounters.
      • Castle Thorn (Western Skyrim)
    • New Item Sets
      • Light, Medium, and Heavy
      • Monster Sets
    • New Collectibles and Dyes
      • Juggling Potion Bottles Memento
      • Reanimated Vampiric Thrall Skin
      • Energetic Dwarven Shock-Spider Non-Combat Pet
      • Hazardous Chartreuse Dye
    • New Achievements and Titles
      • 30 new achievements
      • Titles: “True Genius”, “Pinnacle of Evolution”, “Bane of Thorns”, “the Inedible”
    • New Furnishings
      • New Bust and Trophy Furnishings
  • Base Game
    • Performance Improvements
      • Database worker optimization
      • Multi-threaded Player character loading process
      • Better Trial instance load balancing.
    • Client Optimization and Stability
      • Better memory management and prioritizing the most important elements in a scene.
      • Faster Character loading from character selection screen.
    • Character Pathing in Housing
      • To set up a path, first enter the housing editor and target a pet, mount, or assistant.
        • Movement speed to each node (Walk, Jog, Run, or Sprint)
        • Wait time at each node (0, 2, 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds)
        • Path Types
          • Ping Pong – patrol back and forth.
          • Loop – The last node in the path will be connected back to the first node, forming a circle.
          • Random –they will choose their next location at random from the rest of the nodes in the path.
    • Houseguests
      • Houseguests are a new type of collectible character, which you can add to your home in the same way that you can add other collectibles. Each houseguest is unique and has a distinct appearance, perfect for adding a little bit of life to your home.
    • New Homes
      • Antiquarian’s Alpine Gallery
      • Stillwaters Retreat
    • New Furnishings
      • Solitude Furnishing Plans
        • 24 new Solitude furnishing plans can now be earned from Skyrim Daily Reward Coffers, acquired by completing dailies for the Swords of Solitude or the Coterie of Organized Scholars in Western Skyrim.
        • These plans include a variety of structural furnishings, as well as a small number of new courtyard furnishings.
      • Mastercraft Mediator Furnishing Plans
        • Rollis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, has added seven new furnishing plans to his wares:Blueprint: Solitude Game, Blood-on-the-Snow
          • Design: Solitude Smoking Rack, Fish
          • Diagram: Vampiric Chandelier, Azure Wrought-Iron
          • Formula: Winter Cardinal Painting, Work in Progres
          • Pattern: Solitude Loom, Warp-Weighted
          • Praxis: Ancient Nord Monolith, Head
          • Sketch: Blackreach Geode, Iridescent
      • He’s also reduced the price for the following seven older plans to 100 Writ Vouchers from 125, but will only sell them to those who have unlocked the “Unsurpassed Crafter” achievement:Blueprint: Elsweyr Well, Covered
        • Design: Elsweyr Bread Basket, Feast-Day
        • Diagram: Elsweyr Gong, Ornate
        • Formula: Elsweyr Mortar and Pestle, Engraved
        • Pattern: Elsweyr Bed, Senche-Raht
        • Praxis: Khajiit Sigil, Moon Cycle
        • Sketch: Elsweyr Game, Swan Stones
    • Achievement Furnishings
      • You’ll also find two new achievement furnishings on Undaunted Quartermasters
        • Castle Thorn Gargoyle
        • Stone Garden Tank, Rootbound
    • Battlegrounds Outfit Styles Rework 
      • It will be easier to obtain the original 3 Battlegrounds Outfit Style Pages: Firedrake, Pit Daemon, and Stormlord.
    • Outfit Style Cost Reductions
      • Reduced the gold cost for applying the following Outfit Styles by 50% from the following sets:
      • Motifs
        • Apostle Motif Pieces
        • Ashlander Motif Pieces
        • Celestial Motif Pieces
        • Ebonshadow Motif Pieces
        • Ebony Motif Pieces
        • Glass Motif Pieces
        • Hlaalu Motif Pieces
        • Certain Honor Guard Motif Pieces
        • Redoran Motif Pieces
        • Telvanni Motif Pieces
      • Outfits
        • Worm Cult Motif Pieces
        • Fire Drake Outfit Pieces
        • Glenmoril Outfit Weapons
        • Gloomspore Outfit Weapons
        • Pit Daemon Outfit Pieces
        • Storm Lord Outfit Pieces
        • Werewolf Knight Outfit Weapons
        • Single Weapons
          • Sword of Jyggalag
          • Antiquities Pickaxe
          • Skull of Corruption
        • Spellbreaker Shield
      • New Motifs
        • Sea Giant Motif chapters can now be obtained from completing the weekly quest for completing Kyne’s Aegis.
        • The style item, Sea Snake Fang, can be acquired from bosses inside the trial. 
    • Update 28 Prologue Quest – A Gray Host Rises
    • Combat and Ability Changes
    • Item Set Changes
      • Armor Traits
        • Divines: Increased the bonus to Mundus Stones to 9.1%, up from 7.5%.
        • Impenetrable: Reduced the Critical Resistance granted to 127, down from 172.
        • Infused: Increased the enchantment potency bonus to 25%, up from 20%.
        • Invigorating: Increased the Recovery bonuses granted to 16, up from 11.
        • Nirnhoned: Decreased the Armor granted to 253, down from 301.
        • Well-Fitted: Increased the cost reduction granted to 6%, up from 5%.
      • Weapon Traits
        • Decisive: Increased the chance for this trait to proc to 27.5/55%, up from 20/40%.
        • Defending and Sharpened: Increased the amount of Armor/Armor Penetration granted to 1638/3276, up from 1376/2752.
        • Precise: Increased the Critical Chance granted from this trait to 4.3/8.6%, up from 3.5/7%.
      • Jewelry Traits
        • Arcane/Robust: Increased the maximum resource granted to 877, up from 870.
        • Bloodthirsty: This trait now grants up to 250 Weapon and Spell Damage against targets under 90% Health, scaling linearly per 1% missing Health, rather than granting a flat 10% damage increase against targets under 25% Health.
        • Harmony: Reduced the synergy effectiveness bonus to 20%, down from 35%.
        • Health: Increased the Max Health granted to 965, up from 957.
        • Swift: Increased the movement speed granted to 7%, up from 6%.
        • Triune: Increased the Max Magicka and Stamina granted to 439 and Max Health to 482, up from 435 and 478.
    • Mundus Stones
      • The Atronach and The Serpent: Increased the recovery bonus granted to 310, up from 238.
    • The Mage and The Tower: Decreased the maximum resource granted to 2023, down from 2028.
    • The Lord: Decreased the Max Health granted to 2225, down from 2230.
    • The Lady and The Lover: Decreased the Armor and Armor Penetration granted to 2744, down from 2752.
    • The Thief: Increased the Critical Strike rating granted to 1537, up from 1533.
    • The Ritual: Decreased the Healing Done granted to 8%, down from 10%.
    • The Shadow: Now grants 11% Critical Damage and Healing, rather than 13% Critical Damage.
    • Item Set Changes(See Post)
  • Zanil Theran, the Luxury Furnisher, has gotten his own stall in the Hollow City. When in town, he can now be found just down the street from Cicero’s Food & General Goods, instead of his prior cramped location in the back corner of that establishment. Note: He’s also convinced Shana Hammerfell to climb down from his cart. She was just a little over-excited.