01 Aug

ESOTU Patch Notes 2.5.5 – Crafting Summary +

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes (plus a few “quality of life changes) included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.

Summary

  • There are four new Motifs coming to Tamriel: Dark Brotherhood, dro-m’Athra, Minotaur, and Order of the Hour.
  • Added achievements for learning all chapters of the Order of the Hour, Minotaur, and Dark Brotherhood style
  • Added an achievement for learning all chapters of the dro-m’Athra style.
  • Clothier Survey sites of all tiers now include a small number of a new Furrier Trap harvest node.
  • Orc Skill 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%.
  • The top tier of durable Crafting Writs (Blacksmithing, Woodworking, and Clothier) now require only the top tier of material.
  • Created a new, unique icon for Tempering Alloy. No longer will you mistake it for Citrine, or vice-versa.

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.5.5 and the Shadows of the Hist DLC Game Pack!

Anyone who owns ESO and has an active ESO Plus membership will also automatically have access to the Shadows of the Hist DLC Game Pack and the ability to freely dye your costumes. In this update, you’ll be able to conquer two all-new 4 player dungeons – the Cradle of Shadows and Ruins of Mazzatun. These dungeons offer new item sets, skins, Monster Masks and achievements!

The base game patch features a number of exciting new features including character re-customization through the new Style Parlor, the town capture system in Cyrodiil, improvements to existing Trials, and more. In addition, we’ve made several adjustments to the racial passives, and also increased the Champion Point cap to 531. You’ll also find we’ve made several fixes and improvements to existing content as well.

Equipment looted while in a Dungeon or Trial group can now be traded to active group members up to two hours after being looted

The Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) to 531 Champion Points

You will always find a Monster Set shoulder piece in the Undaunted Gold chest, often in the Silver chest, and occasionally in the Bronze chest.

We hope you have fun with our latest update, which is approximately 4.6GB in size.

NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES

DLC Game Pack

Four New Motifs
There are four new Motifs coming to Tamriel: Dark Brotherhood, dro-m’Athra, Minotaur, and Order of the Hour.

  • Chapters of the Dark Brotherhood style motif – or, rarely, the full Motif Book – can be obtained by completing Sacraments for the Dark Brotherhood.
    • Black Beeswax, the Dark Brotherhood Style Item, can be obtained by completing Dark Brotherhood Contracts.
  • Chapters of the dro-m’Athra style motif – or, rarely, the full Motif Book – can be obtained by completing the quest to clear the Maw of Lorkhaj.
    • Defiled Whiskers, the Style Item for the dro-m’Athra style, can be obtained from the quest to clear the Maw of Lorkhaj, or from defeating the bosses of the Maw of Lorkhaj – rarely on Normal mode, guaranteed from every boss on Veteran mode, and with multiples from Rakkhat on Veteran Hard mode.
  • Chapters of the Minotaur style motif, or rarely the full Motif Book, occasionally from the Daily Quest to kill the Minotaur boss in the Gold Coast.
    • The Daily Quest to kill the Minotaur boss in the Gold Coast, and killing the Minotaur group boss, will occasionally drop Oxblood Fungus, the full Style Item.
    • You can obtain Oxblood Fungus Spores, the raw version of the Style Item, rarely from killing lesser Minotaurs all over the Gold Coast.
  • Chapters of the Order of the Hour style motif, or rarely the full Motif Book, occasionally drop from the Daily Quest to kill the champions of the Kvatch Arena.
    • Pearl Sand, the full style item, can always be obtained from the Daily Quest to kill the champions of the Kvatch Arena, or occasionally from the Kvatch Arena champions themselves.
    • Grains of Pearl Sand, the raw version of the style item, can be found in resource nodes throughout the Gold Coast.

NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES
Base Game Patch

Name Change (Crown Store)
You can now change your character’s name using Name Change Tokens from the Crown Store!

  • Once purchased these tokens are utilized at the Character Select screen to select a new name for one character.
  • The token will not be consumed until a valid name is successfully chosen.
  • If you cancel the change, you will retain your token.

Appearance and Race Change (Crown Store)
In addition to changing character names, you can now change your characters’ appearance as well as their race.

  • Appearance and Race Change Tokens are available through the Crown Store and as with Name Change Tokens, are utilized at the Character Select screen.
  • Appearance change allows for complete modification of the character’s appearance, including but not limited to hair styles and colors, adornments, face and body markings, facial features, eye color, age, body and face shape, as well as selected voice.  Race Change Tokens take this a step further, allowing for the character to become any valid available race for the character and account. (Note: The Imperial Race and the Any Race, Any Alliance upgrades may be required in some circumstances.)
  • When changing your character’s race, any Skill Points spent on the Racial Skill Line will be refunded and the progress made in that Skill Line will be transferred to the new race.

Dye Stamps (Crown Store)
You can now purchase consumable Dye Stamps from the Crown Store.

  • Each Dye Stamp comes preset with specific colors and color order—they can be applied to your Costumes and Hats, regardless of whether or not you have unlocked the associated dye colors via the Achievement System.
  • You can purchase multiple of the same Dye Stamp and store them in stacks in your bank for later use. You can preview the new look prior to purchase and prior to application of the Dye Stamp.
  • Rare dyes unlocked from achievements are not available on dye stamps. However, other colors that are unavailable as Dyes may be.
  • Dye Stamps will cycle out of availability regularly to introduce others. Beginning in September, there will be a weekly cadence. Until then, the following Dye Stamps will be available with this patch:
    • Forest: Grape Garden
    • Necrotic: Vibrant Mid Year Hues
    • Hoarfrost: Purple and Dignity
    • Alchemical: Olive Dragoon
    • Autumn: Hearthfire Vixen
    • Necrotic: Encumbered Magenta
    • First Frost: Cranberry Cake
    • Forest: Mauve Coffee
    • Autumn: Ash Yam
    • Hoarfrost: Sandcastle and Grit
    • First Frost: Tooled Leather
    • Alchemical: Olive and Merlot

Costume Dyeing (Exclusive to ESO Plus)
ESO Plus members can now dye their costumes (and hats!) via a new tab at any Dye Station using any dyes they’ve unlocked via achievements.

  • This works the same as armor dyeing.
  • The applied dye pattern is unique on a per-character basis, allowing you to use the same unlocked collectible costumes and hats on multiple characters with independent dye color customization.

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.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, DARK BROTHERHOOD DLC GAME PACK

Crafting & Economy
General

  • Updated the chapters of the Minotaur style to have their correct text. They now contain the writings of Nonus Caprenius, Temporarily Unaffiliated Scholar of Imperial Antiquities.
    • Note: These are not yet localized in the German and French game clients.

Achievements

  • Added achievements for learning all chapters of the Order of the Hour, Minotaur, and Dark Brotherhood styles.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, THIEVES GUILD DLC GAME PACK

Exploration & Itemization
Achievements

  • Added an achievement for learning all chapters of the dro-m’Athra style.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Racial

  • 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%.

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.
  • Created 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.
  • Achievements referencing Trait research now properly refer to Decisive and Prosperous rather than Weighted and Exploration.

Alchemy

  • Potions of Protection and Vulnerability now state their correct duration.
  • Fixed an issue wherein damage-dealing poisons would occasionally incorrectly deal damage multiple times per tick.
  • Fixed a rarely occurring issue that could cause some potions to display the incorrect duration for their Breach effect.
  • Potions that contain more than one of Ravage Magicka, Ravage Stamina, Sustained Restore Health, or Creeping Ravage Health will now see those effects all apply properly when the potion is used.
    • In the specific case of Sustained Restore Health and Creeping Ravage Health both being in the same potion, these two effects will cancel each other out.
  • Added new visual effects to poisons that apply Ward, Uncertainty, Hindrance, Cowardice, Maim, Savagery, Fracture, and Resolve.
  • Fixed an issue where poisons were displaying incorrect durations.
  • Updated the visual effects for poisons applying Uncertainty, Hindrance, Cowardice and Maim.
  • Adjusted the camera at the Dye station so it’s more zoomed out to help ensure that you can see your full outfit, including your hat or helmet on big heads.

Harvesting

  • Removed an extraneous tooltip that could be seen in the world near some survey sites.
  • Survey Report Runestones now produce a Potency Rune in lieu of one of their previous two Essence Runes. Additionally, these Runestones have been renamed to avoid confusion related to calling them “dual” when they produce four (or more) runes.

Exploration & Itemization
General

  • Nirnroot can now be found in Cyrodiil!

Miscellaneous
General

  • Fixed an issue where having a large number of items in your inventory, Craft Bag, and bank could cause your game to crash.

UI
General

  • Shortened the German translation for the “Destroy” item text so it no longer extends outside its window.

Crafting

  • Fixed an issue where the armor or weapon icon found in the Type Selector crafting UI would occasionally not display the correct version based on what materials had been selected.

Gamepad Mode

  • Fixed an issue where the Provisioner UI would occasionally not update your inventory quantities after crafting a food or drink.