ESO Motifs

Crafters work in the tradehall

As more motifs are being discovered in Tamriel, it becomes harder to remember where to find all this motif lore. This guide attempts to make it easier for the new or frugal crafter to locate motif chapters without being at the mercy of motif availability on guild traders.

Motif lore can be often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases).   Furthermore, the location of these containers often determines the types of motifs that can be found.  Unfortunately, many of these containers in towns will require some caution as they are considered property of the locals and if your theft is witnessed, you will negatively affect your status with the guards.

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Abah’s Watch (32)

DLC – TG (Daily) , Polished Shilling

The Abah’s Watch motifs can be found in the Large Laundered Shipments obtained from the repeatable quests found in the Thieves Guild hideout.

Related Achievements: Abah’s Watch Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Akaviri (18)

Base (Cyrodiil) , Gold Scale

The Akaviri style motifs are purchased from the Cyrodiil War Researcher Merchants for Alliance Points (AP).

The style material can also be purchase with AP.

Achievements: Akaviri Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Ancient Elf (11)

Base (PvE) , Palladium

These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases). These were formerly only found in Cadwell’s Silver Regions (Outside your home faction)

Related Achievements:Racial Style Learned (5), Rare Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Ancient Orc (21)

DLC – Orsinium (Restricted Location) , Cassiterite

The Ancient Orc motifs chapters drop off the named bosses in the Wrothgar Public Dungeons.

The style item can be obtained from harvesting nodes in Wrothgar

Related Achievements: Ancient Orc Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

Old Orsinium

Bows, Boots, Chests, Daggers, Gloves, Maces, Swords,

Rkindaleft

Axes, Belts, Helmets, Legs, Shields, Shoulders, Staves

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Anequina (73)

Chapter – Elsewyr (Daily), Shimmering Sand

Anequina Motif chapters, as well as the associated style item Shimmering Sand can now be obtained from completing delve and world boss dailies in Elsweyr.

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Apostle (56)

DLC – Clockwork City  (Daily) , Polished Brass

The Apostle Style, once known only to Sotha Sil’s disciples, is now available for crafters! The Chapters for this style, and its Style Item, Polished Brass, can be obtained by completing certain Daily Quests in Clockwork City that aid the Brass Fortress and combat Clockwork foes.

Related Achievements: Apostle Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Argonian (9)

Base (PvE) , Flint

By default, Argonian characters will know this skill automatically.  These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Ashlander (48)

Chapter – Morrowind (Daily) , Ash Canvas

Motif chapters can occasionally be found as rewards for performing daily quests for Numani-Rasi or Huntmaster Sorim-Nakar.

The style item, Ash Canvas, can also be earned from the same quests.

Related Achievements: Ashlander Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Assassin’s League (34)

DLC – DB (Daily) , Tainted Blood

The Assassins League style is available for aspiring assassins, and chapters can be found by defeating bosses in the Gold Coast area.

Related Achievements: Assassin’s League Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Barbaric (12)

Base (PvE) , Copper

These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases). These were formerly only found in Cadwell’s Silver Regions (Outside your home faction)

Related Achievements:Racial Style Learned (5), Rare Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Bloodforge (54)

DLC – Horns of the Reach  (Restricted Location / Pledge) , Bloodroot Flux

The Bloodforge style is now available for crafters! Used by the denizens of Bloodroot Forge, the Chapters for this Motif can be obtained by defeating the Earthgore Amalgam. The Style Item, Bloodroot Flux, can be obtained by defeating bosses in Bloodroot Forge. The chance of obtaining Chapters and Style Items increases with the difficulty of the dungeon.

Related Achievements: Bloodforge Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Breton (5)

Base (PvE) , Molydenum

By default, Breton characters will know this skill automatically.  These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Buoyant Armiger (47)

Chapter – Morrowind (Restricted Locations) , Volcanic Viridian

Can be obtained from treasure chests and treasure maps across Vvardenfell.

  • Motif chapters are rare, but show up more often in higher-difficulty chests and treasure map chests. By quirk of fate, those who have proven themselves friends of the island and the living god Vivec are more likely to find its chapters or book than others.
  • The style item, Volcanic Viridian, can be refined from Viridian Dust, which can be found uncommonly on any harvestable resource in Vvardenfell.

Related Achievements: Buoyant Armiger Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Celestial (41)

Base (Trial) , Star Saphire

Celestial motif are the the signature look of the final bosses of the Trials of Craglorn.

The weekly quest for each Craglorn Trial will always award one chapter from a subset of chapters specific to that Trial.

  • Aetherian Archive awards the chapters for Axes, Boots, Helmets, Shoulders, and Staves.
  • Sanctum Ophidia awards the chapters for Bows, Daggers, Gloves, Legs, and Swords.
  • Hel Ra Citadel awards the chapters for Belts, Chests, Maces, and Shields.

All three quests have a very small chance for the complete motif book.

The style item, Star Sapphires, can be obtained by defeating the Bosses of these Trials, with a greatly increased drop chance on Veteran Mode and from Hard Mode encounters.

Related Achievements: Celestial Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Coldsnap (71)

DLC – Wrathstone (Restricted Location, Pledge) , Goblin-Cloth Scrap

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the Frostvault dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, Goblin-Cloth Scrap, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Frostvault dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Coldsnap Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: No (Complete Set)

Covenant (26)

Base (Restricted Locations) , Lion Fang

Obtained from the chests in Cyrodil.

The style material can be purchased from the Tel Var merchant in Imperial City or from the War Researcher located in the base camps of Cyrodiil.

Note: that only the motif chapters for your home alliance will be able to be looted.

Related Achievements: Covenant Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Daedric (14)

Base (PvE) , Daedric Hearts

These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases). These were formerly only found in Cadwell’s Silver Regions (Outside your home faction).

Daedric Hearts can be obtained from the corpses of Daedra, from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements:Racial Style Learned (5), Rare Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Dark Brotherhood (36)

DLC – DB (Daily) , Black Beeswax

The Chapters (or rarely, the full Book) are available by completing Sacraments for the Dark Brotherhood. The better your performance, the more likely you are to obtain a piece of the Motif.

Black Beeswax, the style item for the Dark Brotherhood style, is occasionally obtained by completing Contracts for the Dark Brotherhood.

Related Achievements: Dark Brotherhood Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Dark Elf (2)

Base (PvE) , Obsidian

By default, Dark Elf (Dunmer) characters will know this skill automatically.  These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Dead-Water (69)

DLC  (Murkmire) , Crocodile Leather

Acquired from completing daily quests in Murkmire to defeat World Bosses, explore Delves and help rebuild Root-Whisper Village after a certain date.

Related Achievements: Dead-Water Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: N/A

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Dominion (25)

Base (Restricted Locations) , Eagle Feather

Obtained from the chests in Cyrodil.

The style material can be purchased from the Tel Var merchant in Imperial City or from the War Researcher located in the base camps of Cyrodiil.

Note: that only the motif chapters for your home alliance will be able to be looted.

Related Achievements: Covenant Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Draugr (38)

Base (Daily) , Pristine Shroud

This style has been re-discovered by the Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, and the Undaunted.  This ancient style of Nord armor can be learned from chapters rarely obtained by completing the new Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, and Undaunted Delve dailies.

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style and by a reward from completing the quest.j

Related Achievements: Draugr Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Dreadhorn (55)

DLC – Horns of the Reach  (Restricted Location / Pledge) , Minotaur Bezoar

The Dreadhorn style is now available for crafters! The signature style of the invaders of Falkreath Hold can be learned from Chapters obtained by defeating Domihaus, the final boss of the Falkreath Hold dungeon. The Style Item, Minotaur Bezoar, can be obtained by defeating bosses in Falkreath Hold. The chance of obtaining Chapters and Style Items increases with the difficulty of the dungeon.

Related Achievements: Dreadhorn Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Dremora (63)

Event (Witches Festival) , Warrior’s Heart Ashes

The Dremora Motif is available during the Witches Festival, inside the new Dremora Plunder Skulls. This style has been spread among all the evils that plague Tamriel; while wearing it, others might mistake you for one such evil, too.

  • The special new Plunder Skulls contain the Dremora Crafting Motif, in addition to all the bewitching loot that a normal Plunder Skull has. Each Dremora Plunder Skull is tied to a specific type of boss, such as Delve, Dungeon, or Trial Bosses. You can obtain a Dremora Plunder Skull by killing a boss of that type, once per day.
  • The specific Dremora Motif Chapter found in a Dremora Plunder Skull depends on the type of boss defeated to obtain it:
    dremora motif locations
  • Note that for Arenas, Dungeons, and Trials, only the final boss (any difficulty) will provide a Dremora Plunder Skull. All other bosses leading up to the final boss will only provide a normal, non-Dremora Plunder Skull.
  • Dremora Plunder Skulls will be the first Plunder Skull drop you receive for each type of boss each day. A Dremora Plunder Skull contains all the same items found in a regular Plunder Skull, but it is also guaranteed to have a new Dremora Motif page based on the type of boss you defeated.

Related Achievements: Dremora Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: N/A )

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Dro-m’Athra (35)

DLC – TG (Trial) , Defiled Whiskers

The Chapters (or rarely, the full Book) are available by completing the Quest to clear the Maw of Lorkhaj. You will always obtain a piece of the Motif from this quest, regardless of whether the quest is completed on Normal or Veteran mode.

Defiled Whiskers, the style item for the dro-m’Athra style, are found in that same Quest reward. They are also obtained by killing bosses in the Maw of Lorkhaj: Occasionally from bosses on Normal mode, a guaranteed drop from every boss on Veteran mode, and multiple Defiled Whiskers from defeating Rakkhat on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Dro-m’Athra Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Dwemer (15)

Base (Restricted Locations) , Dwemer Frame

These purple motif chapters are occasionally found in areas with Dwemer constructs or artifacts (jars, urns, vases, etc.). A complete Dwemer Motif book (yellow) can sometimes be found, but they are extremely rare.

The style material can be found in the Dwemer containers and off the constructs.  10 Dwemer scraps refine into a Dwemer Frame.

Related Achievements: Dwemer Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

Dwemer Locations

Aldmeri Dominion

  • Malabal Tor , Ragnthar
  • Daggerfall Covenant
  • Alik’r Desert, Santaki
  • Alik’r Desert, Aldunz
  • Alik’r Desert, Ragnathar
  • Alik’r Desert, Rkulftzel
  • Alik’r Desert, Volenfell
  • Alik’r Desert, Yldzuun
  • Bankorai, Klathzgar
  • Bankorai, Razak’s Wheel

Ebonheart Pact

  • Stonefalls, Inner Sea Armature
  • Deshaan, Mzithumz
  • Deshaan, Bthanual
  • Deshaan, Lower Bthanual
  • Deshaan, Darkshade Caverns
  • Eastmarch, Mzulft
  • Eastmarch , Ragnthar
  • The Rift, Avanchnzel

Coldharbour

  • Vile Laboratory

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Ebonshadow (56)

DLC – Clockwork City  (Daily) , Tenebrous Cord

The Ebonshadow style, emblematic of Nocturnal, is also available for crafters! The Chapters for this style and its Style Item, Tenebrous Cord, can be obtained by completing certain Daily Quests in Clockwork City that aid the Blackfeather Court or pit you against shadowy foes.

Related Achievements: Ebonshadow Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Ebony (38)

Base (Crafting) , Night Pumice

This style can be obtained by master crafters who have purchased the motif chapters or full book from the master crafting vendor in the capitals (Elden Root, Mournhold, Wayrest) by the crafting writ turn-in location.

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style and by a purchasing from the master crafting vendor.

Related Achievements: Ebony Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Elder Argonian (?)

DLC  – Murkmire (PVE) , ?

The Elder Argonian Crown Crafting Motif will be available in the Crown Store on all platforms starting on January 16. Please note that the pages and book for this Crafting Motif will also have a chance to drop from the Murkmire Daily Quest Reward Boxes starting on January 16 at 10am EST.

Related Achievements:  Elder Argonian Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: N/A

Please note that the pages and book for this Crafting Motif will also have a chance to drop from the Murkmire Daily Quest Reward Boxes starting on January 16 at 10am EST. Source

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Fang Lair (58)

DLC –  Dragon Bones (PvE) (Restricted Location) , Dragon Bone

The Fang Lair motif chapters drop from the final boss in Fang Lair; rarely on Normal, more often on Veteran, and guaranteed on Veteran Hard Mode. The Style Item, Dragon Bone, drops from all bosses in the dungeon; more often on Veteran than on Normal, always from the final boss, and more from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Fang Lair Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Glass (16)

Base (Writs) , Malachite

Glass motif book is purchased from the masterwrit merchant found in the Capital Cities (Elden Root, Mournhold, Wayrest) in the crafting turn-in area.

Glass style items are obtained from treasure chests located in the factional regions (eg. Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact).

Note: if you have any of the glass fragments obtained when they were rewards of crafting writs in your inventory, the Merethic Restorative Resin can still be found in the wares of Mystic vendors the world over for the same price as before (10,000g).

Related Achievements: Glass Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

PTS:  The Glass Motif can now be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator with Writ Vouchers.
Glass Motif Fragments no longer drop from Crafting Writ reward containers. If you have Glass Motif Fragments in your inventory, the Merethic Restorative Resin can still be found in the wares of Mystic vendors the world over for the same price as before (10,000g)

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Grim Harlequin (43)

Crown Store Exclusive , Mimic Stone

Crown Store Mimic Stones or style items obtained from deconstructing player-made motif items made from mimic stones.

Related Achievements: N/A

Masterwrit: No

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High Elf (1)

Base (PvE) , Adamantite

By default, High Elf (Altmer) characters will know this skill automatically.  These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Hlaalu (52)

Chapter (Morrowind), N/A

Found by stealing from citizens of Vvardenfell – picking their pockets, stealing from their safe boxes, and looting Thieves Troves left behind by fellow members of the Thieves Guild..

Related Achievements: N/A

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Hollowjack (42)

Base (Event) , Amber Marble

Plunder skulls obtained during the Witches’ Festival from dolmen chests, world bosses, and delve bosses.

Related Achievements: Happy Work For Hollowjack (50), An Unsparing Harvest (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Honor Guard (68)

DLC – Murkmire (Restricted Location, Arena) , Red Diamond Seal

The chapters can be obtained from completing Blackrose Prison.

Related Achievements: Honor Guard Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: No (Complete Set)

Huntsman (65)

DLC – Wolf Hunter (Restricted Location, Pledge) , Distilled Slowsilver

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the March of Sacrifices dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, Bloodscent Dew, can be obtained from killing bosses in the March of Sacrifices dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Huntsman Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Imperial (10)

Base (PvE) , Nickel

By default, Imperial characters will know this skill automatically.  These rare gold motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Players who purchased the Imperial Edition can convert most items to imperial by right-clicking the item and choosing Convert to Imperial.

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Khajiit (7)

Base (PvE) , Moonstone

By default, Breton characters will know this skill automatically.  These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Malacath (23)

DLC – Orsinium (Daily) , Potash

The Malacath motifs chapters are obtained as a random drop from the Wrothgar reward boxes earn with the successful completion of a world boss daily quest.

Related Achievements: Malacath Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Mazzatun (45)

DLC – Shadows of the Hist (Restricted Location , Pledge) , Leviathan Scrimshaw,

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, a Leviathan Scrimshaw, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Mazzatun Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Mercenary (19)

Base (Daily) , Laurel,

Mercenary Motif Chapters are obtained from the Undaunted “Treasure Boxes” opened with keys earned with successful completion of a pledge.
Mercenary style item, laurel,

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style and has a random chance of dropping off a named boss a pledge dungeon.  The more Mercenary chapters learned, the greater chance to loot a laurel.

Related Achievements: Mercenary Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Meridian (72)

DLC – Wrathstone (Restricted Location, Pledge) , Auroran Dust

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the Depths of Malatar dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, Auroran Dust, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Depths of Malatar dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Meridian Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: No (Complete Set)

Militant Ordinator (49)

Chapter – Morrowind (Purchased – AP) , Lustrous Sphalerite

Can be acquired from the Battleground Supplies Merchant near Vivec City.

  • Each motif chapter can be purchased for Alliance Points from Colotarion, in the Gladiator’s Quarters.
  • The style item, Lustrous Sphalerite, can be refined from Dull Sphalerite, which is sold for Alliance Points from the same merchant.

Related Achievements: Militant Ordinator Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Minotaur (39)

DLC – DB (Daily) , Oxblood Fungus

The Chapters (or rarely, the full Book) are occasionally found in the reward for the Daily Quest to kill Limenauruus, the giant Minotaur, in the Gold Coast.
Oxblood Fungus, the Style Item for the Minotaur style, is guaranteed to come from that same Daily Quest reward. It also occasionally drops from that boss. Oxblood Fungus Spores, the raw version of the style item, can be found by killing lesser Minotaurs all throughout the Gold Coast. Your chance of obtaining Oxblood Fungus Spores increases with your knowledge of the style

Related Achievements: Minotaur Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Moongrave Fane (?)

This Crafting Motif will also be available in game starting on December 4, 2019. The Moongrave Fane Motif Chapters have a chance to drop in the Moongrave Fane Dungeon by defeating the final boss, Grundwulf (guaranteed drop for completing Veteran-Hardmode).

Related Achievements: Moongrave Fane Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: ?

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Morag Tong (30)

Chapter – Morrowind (Daily) , Boiled Carapace

Can be learned from the Hall of Justice in Vivec City.

Motif chapters can occasionally be found in Bounty Dispensations or Explorer’s Dispensations awarded to those who complete tasks for the Hall of Justice.

The style item, Boiled Carapace, can also be earned from the same quests.

Related Achievements: Morag Tong Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Nord (4)

Base (PvE) , Corundum

By default, Nord characters will know this skill automatically. These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Orc (8)

Base (PvE) , Maganese

By default, Orc characters will know this skill automatically. These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Order of the Hour (40)

DLC – DB (Daily) ,Pearl Sand

The Chapters (or rarely, the full Book) are occasionally found in the reward for the Daily Quest to defeat the champions of the Kvatch Arena.

Pearl Sand, the style item for the Akatosh style, is guaranteed to come from that same Daily Quest reward. It also occasionally drops from those bosses. Grains of Pearl Sand, the raw version of the style item, can be found in resource nodes throughout the Gold Coast. Your chance of obtaining Grains of Pearl Sand increases with your knowledge of the style.

Related Achievements: Order of the Hour Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Outlaw (24)

DLC – TG (Daily) , Rogues Soot

The outlaw motifs chapters drop off the named bosses in the Hew’s Bane Delves and its world bosses.

Bahraha’s Gloom

  • Boots, Bows, Maces, Swords, Chests

Shark Teeth Grotto

  • Shoulders, Shields, Legs, Helms, Staves

Note: World Bosses: Top 12 Players with 3% of damage done get the loot.

Ko Estara

  • Axes, Belts

Thrall Cove

  • Daggers, Gloves

Related Achievements: Outlaw Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Pact (27)

Base (Restricted Locations) , Dragon Scute

Obtained from the chests in Cyrodil.

The style material can be purchased from the Tel Var merchant in Imperial City or from the War Researcher located in the base camps of Cyrodiil.

Note: that only the motif chapters for your home alliance will be able to be looted.

Related Achievements: Pact Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Pellitine (74)

Chapter – Elsweyr (Restricted Location, Daily) , Dragonthread

The chapters can be obtained from hunting dragons or completing quests to do the same.

Related Achievements: Pellitine Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: No (Complete Set)

Primative (13)

Base (PvE) , Argentum

These motif books (also called Primal) are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases). These were formerly only found in Cadwell’s Silver Regions (Outside your home faction)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Racial Style Learned (5), Rare Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Psijic (61)

Summerset (PvE) , Vitrified Malondo

The Psijic Motif chapters (or very rarely, the full book) will come from adventuring around Summerset.

  • Activities that may reward a Psijic Motif chapter are, in order of most to least likely:
    • Completing Abyssal Geysers
    • Killing World Bosses
    • Completing Abyssal Pools
    • Treasure Chests (with higher-difficulty locks being more likely, and easier locks being less likely)
    • Killing Delve bosses
    • Killing monsters
  • The chance to obtain a Psijic Motif chapter or book from these sources increases with your rank in the Psijic Order skill line, with Rank 10 giving you a ten times increase over those not versed in the ways of the Psijic Order.
  • The Style Item for the Psijic Motif, Vitrified Malondo, drops from the same sources as above, more commonly than do the Chapters.

Related Achievements: Psijic Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Pyandonean (64)

Summerset (PvE) , Sea Serpent Hide

Fisherfolk across Summerset have started reporting unusual bottles showing up in their catch. These bottles are of Pyandonean origin, and appear to contain crafting materials intended for Maormer agents in Summerset. Preliminary reports of their contents include:

  • Chapters describing the Pyandonean style in detail
  • Sea Serpent Hide, used for crafting in the Pyandonean style
  • Clam Gall and Powdered Mother of Pearl
  • Miscellaneous other crafting materials, including Runestones and improvement materials

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Ra Gada (28)

Base (Restricted Locations) , Ancient Sandstone

The chapters of the style are rarely available from completing Focus Points, and very rarely found by killing Delve and World Bosses, opening locked Treasure Chests, or following Treasure Maps.

The same holds true for the style item, Ancient Sandstone, which is more commonly found from the above-mentioned sources.

Related Achievements: Ra Gada Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Redguard (6)

Base (PvE) , Starmetal

By default, Redguard characters will know this skill automatically. These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Redoran (51)

Chapter (Morrowind), N/A

Found by stealing from citizens of Vvardenfell – picking their pockets, stealing from their safe boxes, and looting Thieves Troves left behind by fellow members of the Thieves Guild..

Related Achievements: N/A

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Refabricated (?)

This Crafting Motif will also be available in game starting on November 14, 2019. The Refabricated Motif Chapters have a chance to drop in the Halls of Fabrication Trial by defeating the final boss, Assembly General (guaranteed drop for completing Veteran-Hardmode).

Related Achievements: Refabricated Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: ?

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Sapiarch (62)

Summerset (PvE) , Culanda Lacquer

The Sapiarch Motif chapters (or very rarely, the full book) come from completing Daily Quests for the Divine Prosecution in Alinor.

  • The Style Item for Sapiarch Motifs, Culanda Lacquer, come from those same daily quests, but much more commonly than the Chapters.

Related Achievements: Sapiarch Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Scalecaller (59)

DLC –  Dragon Bones (PvE) , Infected Flesh

  • The Scalecaller motif chapters drop from the final boss in Scalecaller Peak; rarely on Normal, more often on Veteran, and guaranteed on Veteran Hard Mode. The Style Item, Infected Flesh, drops from all bosses in the dungeon; more often on Veteran than on Normal, always from the final boss, and more from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Scalecaller Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes

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Silken Ring (44)

DLC – Shadows of the Hist (Restricted Location, Pledge) , Distilled Slowsilver

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, Distilled Slowsilver, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Dark Brotherhood Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Silver Dawn (66)

DLC – Wolf Hunter (Restricted Location, Pledge) , Distilled Slowsilver

The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the Moon Hunter Keep dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode.

The Style Item, Argent Pelt, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Moon Hunter Keep dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode.

Related Achievements: Silver Dawn Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Skinchanger (31)

Base (Event) , Wolfsbane Incense

New Life Festival containers obtained by completing Breda’s daily quests.

Related Achievements: Skinchanger Style Master (50), Glory of Magnus (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Soul-Shriven (29)

Base (Quest) , Azure Plasm

Upon completion of the Cadwell’s Silver questline, a complete motif Soul Shriven Motif book (yellow) will be mailed to you. Cadwell’s Silver quest line will be available to you after completing the Main Quest Line.

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style and as a random drop from Dolmen Chests that appears after all the Daedra have been dispatched and from the final mobs of the mini blue daedra portals that spawn a few waves of opponents.

Related Achievements: Soul-Shriven Style Master (50)

Masterwrit:  Yes

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Stalhrim Frostcaster (46)

Crown Store Exclusive , Mimic Stone

Crown Store Mimic Stones or style items obtained from deconstructing player-made motif items made from mimic stones.

Related Achievements: N/A

Masterwrit: No

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Telvanni (50)

Chapter (Morrowind), N/A

Found by stealing from citizens of Vvardenfell – picking their pockets, stealing from their safe boxes, and looting Thieves Troves left behind by fellow members of the Thieves Guild..

Related Achievements:  House Telvanni Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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The Dragonguard Motif (?)

The Dragonguard Crafting Motif will be available in the Crown Store on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 starting on November 5, 2019 and is already available on PC/Mac. Players can also earn chapters of this Motif in-game at the same time by completing Dragon Hunt and Dragonguard restoration daily quests in the Dragonguard Sanctum.

Related Achievements: The Dragonguard Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: ?

Thieves’ Guild (33)

DLC – TG (Daily) , Fine Chalk

You’ll be able to find the Chapters (or rarely, the full Book) for the Thieves Guild crafting style in the Unidentified Equipment boxes obtained as a reward for performing Heists to the Thieves Guild’s highest standards.

Trait items found in Thieves’ Troves.

Related Achievements: Thieves Guild Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Trinimac (22)

DLC – Orsinium (Daily) , Auric Tusk

The Trinimac motifs chapters are obtained as a random drop from the Wrothgar reward boxes earn with the successful completion of a delve daily quest.

Related Achievements: Trinimac Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Welkynar (70)

Chapter (Summerset), Gryphon Plumes

The Welkynar Motif is now available from Cloudrest Trial. This Motif is proudly worn by the gryphon-riding Welkynar themselves, and now you can earn the right to wear and craft this armor too – if you can defeat Z’Maja.

  • You can earn Welkynar Style Motif Fragments by defeating Z’Maja; more are earned by defeating her on harder difficulties, and she will not drop any Fragments unless fought on Veteran mode, or on Normal mode with all of her Welkynar Shade allies. The amount of Fragments dropped is not randomized, but is based on the configuration of the final boss fight – the harder the fight, the more Motif Fragments you’ll obtain.

    Boss
    Normal
    Veteran

    Alone
    0
    2

    w/ 1 Boss
    0
    4

    w/ 2 Bosses
    0
    6

    w/ 3 Bosses
    1
    10

     

  • You can earn a Welkynar Binding once a week by completing the quest “Woe of the Welkynars”, a quest in Cloudrest. By activating the Welkynar Binding (which consumes 10 Welkynar Style Motif Fragments), you will create a single random Welkynar Motif chapter, or very rarely, the full Book.
  • The Welkynar Style Item, Gryphon Plumes, are earned in the same manner: by defeating Z’Maja. You earn more on harder difficulties, and as with the Motif Fragments, you will not earn any if you defeat her on Normal mode without all of her allies with him.

Related Achievements: Welkynar Master (50)

Masterwrit: No

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Wood Elf (3)

Base (PvE) , Bone

By default, Wood Elf characters will know this skill automatically. These motif books are often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases)

Style material obtained from deconstructing items made in this style, refinement of raw materials, from containers listed above.

Related Achievements: Any Racial Style Learned (5), Alliance Style Master (15)

Masterwrit: No

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Worm Cult (60)

Special – Rare Drop from Anniversary Gift Boxes , Desecrated Grave Soil

These are only obtainable from Anniversary Gift Boxes that awarded when daily quests are completed during the anniversary event.

Related Achievements: Worm Cult Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Xivkyn (17)

DLC – IC (Restricted Location) , Charcoal of Remorse

Xivkyn motifs are found in well guarded chests in the Imperial City. The style material (Charcoal of Remorse) can be purchased at the Tel Var merchant in the Imperial Sewers.

Related Achievements: Xivkyn Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Yokudan (20)

Base (Daily) , Ferrous Salts

This style can be seen on many of the enemies in Craglorn.
The chapters of the style can be rarely obtained by completing repeatable quests in Craglorn.
The style item, Ferrous Salts, can also be obtained from these quests.

Recommended Daily Quests

  • Critical Mass – Spellscar
  • The Seeker’s Archive – The Seeker’s Archive
  • Supreme Power – Elinhir
  • Souls of the Betrayed – Skyreach Catacombs
  • Waters Run Foul – The Fallen City of Shada
  • The Trials of Rahni’Za – Rahni’Za, School of Warriors
  • The Gray Passage – Dragonstar + various delves in upper Craglorn

Related Achievements: Yokudan Style Master (50)

Masterwrit: Yes (Complete Set)

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Reference

  1. ALL MOTIFS UPDATED LIST, Official Forums
  2. A hints on obtaining Celestial, Yokudan, Dreugh motif pieces, Reddit