ESOTU Patch Notes 2.5.0 (PTS) – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac. he size of this patch is approximately 5.6GB.

New content coming to ESOTU!Summary

  • Introduces the new DLC content for Shadows of the Hist.
  • New Motifs: Akatosh, Dark Brotherhood, Minotaur, Dro-m’Athra
  • Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points
  • Orcs’ Racial Passives include Inspiration (Crafting) experience bonus
  • Leather will now be included in clothier survey nodes
  • Top tier of durable Crafting Writs (Blacksmithing, Woodworking, and Clothier) now require only the top tier of materials

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.5.0 is that introduces the new DLC content for Shadows of the Hist. The size of this patch is approximately 5.6GB.

NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES

Shadows of the Hist DLC Game Pack

Shadows of the Hist Loyalty Reward: Drunk Personality
A new “Drunk” collectible personality is available by purchasing the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack and visiting either the Cradle of Shadows or Ruins of Mazzatun! Using this personality will allow you to take on a new inebriated attitude by changing the way you stand, move, and even emote.

Dark Brotherhood
New Motifs

  • Akatosh
    • 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.
  • Dark Brotherhood
    • 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.
  • Minotaur
    • 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.

Base Game Patch

Champion Points
The Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation). The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap so that earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.

Racial Passive Abilities
To support the new Race Change feature, racial passive abilities for each race have been adjusted and rebalanced. Each race now has a flavorful and thematic non-combat bonus added to the first free passive ability of their skill line. Weaker passive abilities have been also improved to help with the overall combat viability and balance of each race. Please see the Base Game Patch Combat & Gameplay notes for full details.

Leather Material from Clothier Surveys
Clothier Survey sites of all tiers now include a small number of a new Furrier Trap harvest node, which can only be found at these locations. These Furrier Traps may be harvested for raw leather material at the same tier as the clothier plant nodes.

New Motif
One new crafting motif is available from the Maw of Lorkhaj.

  • Dro-m’Athra
    • 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.

KNOWN ISSUES

Costume Dyes

  • Some taller hats may not entirely fit on the screen when using a dye station.
  • Some costumes do not properly show their dye channels in the dye station. They appear to be unable to be dyed in the dye station UI.  They actually are dyeable if you use random colors, but you cannot yet dye the channels individually.

Crafting

  • Damage Health, Drain Health, and Gradual Ravage Health potions are dealing damage multiple times per tick.

Miscellaneous

  • Heavy sacks in Cradle of Shadows and Ruins of Mazzatun are awarding players with rank one materials regardless of their crafting passive level.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Art & Animation

Figure

  • The Trinimac female light chestpiece will now mesh better with gloves from other item sets.
  • Adjusted the Trinimac female belt buckle and shoulders so they no longer appear to be floating over the character model.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Combat & Gameplay

Orc Skills

  • Heavy Armor Expertise: This passive ability has been renamed to “Craftsman.” Also, in addition to the current benefit it now increases your inspiration gains by 10%.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Crafting & Economy
General

  • The top tier of durable Crafting Writs (Blacksmithing, Woodworking, and Clothier) now require only the top tier of material.
  • Being in a group while doing Crafting Writs will no longer sometimes share credit with your groupmates. Crafting Writs will now only ever advance based on your own actions.
  • We’ve made a new, unique icon for Tempering Alloy. No longer will you mistake it for Citrine, or vice-versa.
  • Fixed an issue that in extremely rare cases resulted in harvesting yielding an additional Runestone.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

UI
General

  • Shortened the “Destroy” German translation for the destroy item dialog so it no longer extends outside its bounding box.

Crafting

  • Fixed an issue where the armor or weapon icon in the Type Selector while crafting sometimes did not show the correct version based on what materials had been selected.