ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.0 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is an enhanced summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac along that includes some answers to some frequently asked questions. New changes: Housing, Furniture crafting, Master writs, 4 new motifs, and more.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Servers

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.0, featuring Homestead! This free update introduces our player housing system with 39 uniquely-themed homes you can acquire throughout Tamriel. With over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options, plus Furnishing Crafting, you’ll have a lot of options available to make your home truly yours.

In addition to this massive new system, we’ve also added Master Crafting Writs, four new Motifs, and updated several sources of itemization in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, all of which are detailed below. You’ll also find that we’ve put a focus on improving the balance across all classes and skills, and we look forward to reading your feedback after you’ve had a chance to try everything out.

As always, we’ve made several fixes and improvements to all previously DLC game packs and the base game patch. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our latest update, which is approximately 4.02 GB in size. Thanks, and enjoy!

Summary

  • Introduction of Player Housing
    • 39 homes, 3 free, and crown exclusive
    • imperial homes will require imperial version
    • bought with gold (unfurnished) or crowns (furnished, unfurnished)
    • homes unlocked with housing quest and region/faction achievement
    • can own more than one
    • bigger houses have more “slots” for items, ESO+ members get double the number
    • furniture includes regular and attunable crafting stations (eg. Twice Born Star, Clever Alchemist, etc.) and a target dummy (skeleton – 3 Million HP)
  • Furniture Crafting
    • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
    • All tradeskill disciplines now have a new tab at their respective stations for furnishing plans.
    • New furniture mats obtained from usual harvest nodes: heartwood, Regulus, Bast, Alchemical Resin, Mudane Runes, Decorative Wax.
    • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
    • Higher quality plans will require knowledge from multiple tradeskills.
    • Furnishings in a particular racial style require multiple style items associated with that race.
    • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.
  • Master Crafting Writs
    • Maximum-tier reward boxes for all tradeskills now have a chance to provide a special invitation to craft a very specific item or set of items.
    • The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character.
      • This includes research, Motif knowledge, and achievement completion.
    • Writ Vouchers are a new form of currency awarded exclusively through the completion of Master Writs.
      • Writ Vouchers may be redeemed through purchases from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, who also accepts Master Writ deliveries at Writ turn in locations in each of the alliance capitals.
      • More difficult, rare, and expensive crafted items provide more Writ Vouchers on average than their more commonplace counterparts.
    • The recipe and unique component for Aetherial Ambrosia can be bought with writ vouchers
  • 4 New Motifs
    • The Silken Ring style can be found in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • The Mazzatun style can be found in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • The Ra Gada style can now be found in Craglorn.
    • The Ebony style can now be obtained from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator.
  • In addition to the satchels of Alchemical reagents introduced in a previous update, the Tel Var General Merchant now sells the Superb Imperial Reward box, which has been reduced in price. This vendor now also sells Alkahest, as well.
  • Alliance Style Motifs and Akaviri Motif have moved to a new vendor: War Researcher located in the base-camps of Cyrodiil
  • Cyrodiil Enchanter will sell runes in exchange for Alliance Points again
  • Updated all Motif Books, Motif Chapters, and Provisioning recipes to stack to 200!

 

HOMESTEAD

  • Standard Crafting Stations
    • Crafting stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, for a modest number of Writ Vouchers.
    • Once placed in the home, these can be used like any other crafting station.
    • Note: Crafting stations will not work if placed at an angle or inside other objects.
  • Attunable Crafting Stations
    • Attunable Crafting Stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, in exchange for Writ Vouchers.
    • These items can be activated at any item set crafting site in the world, permanently attuning the station to the unique energies of that item set and binding the station to you.
    • Once attuned, the station can be placed as a furnishing in your home and used by you and your guests to craft items from the set it is attuned to.
Note: Crafting stations attuned to DLC crafting sets can be used by all house visitors regardless of whether or not they have the DLC. Source

Furnishing Sourcing
Home furnishings can be found from a number of sources, including:

  • Furnishing Crafting
    • See the Furnishing Crafting section below this one for the juicy details!
  • Luxury Furnisher
    • A new NPC, Zanil Theran, can be found in the Hollow City within Coldharbour over the weekend and has a cycling inventory, similar to Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden in Cyrodiil.
    • Look for Zanil Theran inside “Cicero’s Food & General Goods” when he sets up shop!
  • Achievement Furnishers
    • Some items are gated by a specific achievement or accomplishment, and is themed to that requirement.
    • Completing the requirements listed on the item will allow you to purchase copies of the item for gold or AP.
    • These can be found throughout Tamriel, including Cyrodiil, and offer rewards for various heroic deeds.
    • Each item is bind on pickup.
  • Home Goods Furnishers
    • These vendors can be found throughout Tamriel in each alliance’s main city and all capitals, and offer a number of basic home commodities as well as local plants and natural stone from the region they are located in.
  • Purchase Tab in Housing Editor
    • Furnishings purchased from the Housing Editor are bound, but may be moved to other homes that you own.
    • These items are purchased for crowns, and cannot be sold for gold.
  • Undaunted Busts
    • Beginning with Homestead, the final boss of each Veteran Dungeon, Trial, or Arena will drop a collectible bronze bust of one of the iconic monsters from that piece of content.
      • Busts are account-wide collectibles, and can be placed once in each owned home.
      • Busts from Trials and Arenas include a marble stand.
      • There are a total of 34 Undaunted Busts available in Homestead.
  • Fishing
    • Though rare, you may catch aquatic-themed decorations while fishing at a fishing hole.
    • These decorations will differ based on the type of fishing hole – some things come from the ocean, while others come from fresh waters. For example, Starfish can only be found in oceans and not from lakes.
  • Shadowy Supplier
    • The Shadowy Supplier will rarely award one of a selection of Dark Brotherhood-themed decorations.

Furnishing Crafting
You can now craft furnishings for yourself, your friends, or to sell to others!

  • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
    • All tradeskill disciplines now have a new tab at their respective stations for furnishing plans.
    • Each tradeskill has a unique type of plan and primarily uses a new type of material:
      • Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes.
      • Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes.
      • Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather.
      • Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants.
      • Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones.
      • Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients.
    • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
    • Higher quality plans will require knowledge from multiple tradeskills.
      • Example: An elaborate canopy bed may require rank 9 in the passive skill Woodworking, rank 7 in Tailoring, and rank 3 in Metalworking.
  • Furnishing crafting also utilizes several additional types of materials:
    • Furnishings in a particular racial style require multiple style items associated with that race.
      • You do not need to know the Motif of a race to learn or craft their furnishing plans.
    • Rosins, Tempers, and Tannins are often needed for Green-quality furnishings and higher.
    • Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included.
  • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.

NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES

Master Crafting Writs
Maximum-tier Writ reward boxes for all tradeskills now have a chance to provide a special invitation to craft a very specific item or set of items.

Note:  Pre-existing writ containers will not reward new invitations. Source
  • These invitations may require any materials or knowledge associated with the tradeskill, even if you don’t yet possess it.
  • These invitations are tradeable, consumable, and indicate the number of Writ Vouchers awarded upon successful completion of the contract.
  • The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character.
    • This includes research, Motif knowledge, and achievement completion.
      Note: This was clarified on the forums by ZOS as: Purple Motifs (eg. not the racial motifs or crown store exclusives, purple and gold recipes, alchemical reagents/solvents discovered, and enchanting runes translated. Source
  • Writ Vouchers are a new form of currency awarded exclusively through the completion of Master Writs.
    • Writ Vouchers may be redeemed through purchases from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, who also accepts Master Writ deliveries at Writ turn in locations in each of the alliance capitals.
    • More difficult, rare, and expensive crafted items provide more Writ Vouchers on average than their more commonplace counterparts.
    • Currently, you can obtain the following items from Rolis Hlaalu in exchange for Writ Vouchers:
      • Style Items, individual Motif chapters, or the complete book for the Ebony Motif
      • Two Legendary Furnishing plans per tradeskill
      • The recipe and unique component for the Target Skeleton Furnishing
      • The recipe and unique component for Aetherial Ambrosia
      • Crafting station Furnishings for each tradeskill, and a dye station Furnishing
      • Attunable crafting stations for Blacksmithing, Clothier, and Woodworking tradeskills, which can be used near crafted item set sites to transform them into Furnishing versions of those set stations

New Motifs
Update 13 brings four new Motifs for you to collect and craft!

  • The Silken Ring style can be found in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • 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.
  • The Mazzatun style can be found in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • 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.
  • The Ra Gada style can now be found in Craglorn.
    • 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.
  • The Ebony style can now be obtained from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator.
    • Individual chapters of the style, or the whole book, can be purchased for Master Writ vouchers.
    • The Style Item, Night Pumice, can also be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu for Master Writ vouchers.

Imperial City Vendors
The vendors in Imperial City have had their wares updated!

  • In addition to the satchels of Alchemical reagents introduced in a previous update, the Tel Var General Merchant now sells the Superb Imperial Reward box, which has been reduced in price. This vendor now also sells Alkahest, as well.

Cyrodiil Vendors

There is now a War Researcher vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. These vendors have taken some of the work of the Siege Vendors, to ease their burdens.

  • The Akaviri Motif chapters, and the Style Items for Akaviri and Alliance styles, are now found in the War Researcher’s store.

An Enchanter can now be found in the base camps of Cyrodiil. They sell runes in exchange for Alliance Points.

Exploration & Itemization
General

  • Fixed an issue that caused Heavy Sacks to appear more often than intended in certain public dungeons.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing bottles and cups in the world to drop twice as many drinks as intended in certain areas.
  • Updated all Motif Books, Motif Chapters, and Provisioning recipes to stack to 200!