05 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.4 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  A few crafting changes. The most significant change is that the Chef and Brewer vendors will sell CP150 green-quality recipes used in Provisioning crafting writs so it is based on the passive rank in Recipe Improvement.

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.4, featuring One Tamriel! This update opens up the world of Tamriel for you to explore any time, and play with your friends no matter what level you are. Due to the significant changes One Tamriel brings to ESO, we’ve adjusted much of the current content and systems.

In this update, you’ll find that we’ve made Craglorn more solo-friendly, added Normal and Veteran modes for all 4-player dungeons, re-designed the Undaunted Pledge system, and made some fairly sizeable itemization changes and updates – you’ll definitely want to check out all the details below.

In addition to One Tamriel, we’ve also added dueling, Weapon Ultimates, and added new daily quests. We’ve also added 16 new Monster Masks, and raised the Champion Point cap by 30 points. As with previous updates, we’ve also implemented many fixes and improvements to previous DLC game packs and the base game patch. The size for this update is approximately 2.3GB. Enjoy, and see you in Tamriel!

Summary

  • Recipes in Cyrodiil, the Imperial City, and Dungeons now drop based on your rank in the Recipe Improvement passive.
  • In other zones, recipes drop based on your passive rank 75% of the time, and the rest of the time drop the same way they dropped prior to One Tamriel, by zone.
  • Crafting Motifs which were previously only available in the Silver and Gold versions of alliance content are now available throughout the world
  • Daedra Hearts are now an uncommon drop from humanoid Daedra.
  • Argentum, Copper, and Palladium style items can now be found in treasure chests.
  • You no longer need to be Champion 10 or above to obtain Crafting Writs for Craglorn.
  • Survey Reports received from Crafting Writs may now send you to any zone throughout the world.
  • You may now pick up Crafting Writs from Writ Boards outside your home alliance.
  • When opening a Clothing, Woodworking, or Blacksmithing Writ reward box, you now have a chance to obtain a shipment of 25 refined materials from a previous tier of materials whenever you do not obtain a Survey Report.
  • All harvest nodes now scale to your combat level or applicable crafting passive rank.
  • Three new Motifs: Celestial, Yokudan, Draugr
  • Added a new toggle option under: Settings -> Gameplay -> Auto-Add to Craft Bag
  • Writ reward boxes will now more consistently drop Intricate or Ornate items based on your level or your passive, similar most other rewards.
  • Updated the Chef and Brewer vendors to sell CP150 green-quality recipes used in Provisioning crafting writs so it is based on the passive rank in Recipe Improvement.
  • Updated many mushrooms throughout early zones to create a greater degree of fungal diversity.
  • The highest rank of crafting Writ no longer requires access to Orsinium, and is instead delivered to Belkarth in Craglorn.
  • Snakeblood now properly reduces the durations of negative effect potions once more.
  • All survey reports now spawn six rich nodes. To balance out the reduction in number of nodes at high-tier survey sites, the amount of materials high-tier rich nodes award has been increased.
  • Survey Reports are no longer unique items, and now stack to 200. Only one Survey Report will be used each time you approach and harvest the associated survey report site.
  • The highest rank of crafting Writ no longer requires access to Orsinium, and is instead delivered to Belkarth in Craglorn.

ONE TAMRIEL

Motifs and Recipes

  • Updated the way Provisioning recipes drop as follows:
    • Recipes in Cyrodiil, the Imperial City, and Dungeons now drop based on your rank in the Recipe Improvement passive.
    • In other zones, recipes drop based on your passive rank 75% of the time, and the rest of the time drop the same way they dropped prior to One Tamriel, by zone.
  • Crafting Motifs which were previously only available in the Silver and Gold versions of alliance content are now available throughout the world.
  • Daedra Hearts are now an uncommon drop from humanoid Daedra.
  • Argentum, Copper, and Palladium style items can now be found in treasure chests.

Crafting & Harvesting

  • Survey Reports received from Crafting Writs may now send you to any zone throughout the world.
  • You may now pick up Crafting Writs from Writ Boards outside your home alliance.
    • Note: Deliveries sites are still determined by your original alliance.
  • When opening a Clothing, Woodworking, or Blacksmithing Writ reward box, you now have a chance to obtain a shipment of 25 refined materials from a previous tier of materials.
    • These shipments appear whenever you do not obtain a Survey Report.
  • You no longer need to be Champion 10 or above to obtain Crafting Writs for Craglorn.
  • All harvest nodes now scale to your combat level or applicable crafting passive rank.

NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES

Motifs
We’ve added three new Motifs in this update:

  • Celestial: 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.
  • Yokudan: 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.
  • Draugr: 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.
    • Pristine Shrouds, used to create Draugr-styled gear, can also be obtained from these quests.

Craft Bag Updates (ESO Plus)

  • Added a new toggle option under: Settings -> Gameplay -> Auto-Add to Craft Bag.
    • This allows you to decide if items are automatically sent to the Craft Bag.
    • This defaults to on, which is the current behavior.
  • Added a “Stow Materials” keybind to the Inventory menu.
    • This keybind appears when you have Craft Bag-eligible materials in your inventory, and stows all eligible materials from your inventory to your Craft Bag simultaneously.
    • This option only appears when you have Auto-Add turned off.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, IMPERIAL CITY DLC GAME PACK

  • Items from reward chests in the Imperial City Prison and White-Gold Tower dungeons now correctly drop in the Xivkyn style instead of the Breton style.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, ORSINIUM DLC GAME PACK

Crafting & Economy
Survey Reports

  • Adjusted the position of one of the rich ore nodes at the survey site for “Blacksmith Survey: Wrothgar II” to ensure the node is always visible.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Crafting & Economy
General

  • Increased the density of harvest nodes in Bleakrock Isle and Bal Foyen to better match other zones of the same size.
  • Fixed an issue that caused harvest nodes to very rarely respawn immediately after being harvested.
  • Fixed an issue where Intricate Shields were not providing the additional Inspiration or crafting materials expected of an Intricate item when deconstructed.
  • Increased the minimum bid and the buyout price for a Guild Trader with no bids to 10,000 gold from 100 gold.
  • Writ reward boxes will now more consistently drop Intricate or Ornate items based on your level or your passive, similar most other rewards.
  • Updated the Chef and Brewer vendors to sell CP150 green-quality recipes used in Provisioning crafting writs so it is based on the passive rank in Recipe Improvement.
  • Fixed an issue in which some resources were respawning at a faster rate than intended within Toothmaul Gully.
  • Updated many mushrooms throughout early zones to create a greater degree of fungal diversity.
  • The highest rank of crafting Writ no longer requires access to Orsinium, and is instead delivered to Belkarth in Craglorn.

Alchemy

  • When an enchantment is suppressed by a poison, the visuals for that enchantment are now also suppressed, allowing the poison visuals to display correctly.
  • Potion tooltips now reflect the cooldown reduction from any Alchemical Acceleration enchantments you have active.
  • Snakeblood now properly reduces the durations of negative effect potions once more.
  • Corrected the name of the active effect for Poisons of Ravage Health to “Ravage Health” instead of “Drain Health”.
  • Added icons to several negative active effects that could appear on crafted potions, which did not previously have their own icons.
  • Clarified the names of several reagent traits.
    • Lower Spell Resist is now Lower Spell Resistance
    • Lower Armor is now Lower Physical Resistance
    • Spell Crit is now Spell Critical
    • Weapon Crit is now Weapon Critical

Crafting Writs

  • The containers awarded for completing crafting writs no longer indicate their level, as they all showed up as level 1.

Survey Reports

  • All survey reports now spawn six rich nodes. To balance out the reduction in number of nodes at high-tier survey sites, the amount of materials high-tier rich nodes award has been increased.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Lush plants at Clothier survey sites to produce more cloth than intended. This brings them back in line with similar nodes for other professions.
    • Furrier’s Traps are unaffected, with the result that Clothier surveys still provide more combined materials than Blacksmith or Woodworker surveys.
  • Survey Reports are no longer unique items, and now stack to 200. Only one Survey Report will be used each time you approach and harvest the associated survey report site.

Exploration & Itemization
General

  • Doubled the drop rate of Nirncrux from standard harvest nodes in Craglorn.

UI

General

  • Fixed an issue where manually looting an item that could go to your Craft Bag would fail if your inventory was full.

Crafting

  • Enchanting a bind-on-pickup tradeable item will now warn you that modifying the item will bind it to you.

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH

Crafting & Economy
General

  • The highest rank of crafting Writ no longer requires access to Orsinium, and is instead delivered to Belkarth in Craglorn.