[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.2.3 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.

NOTE: Currently, on the Public Test Server (PTS). Information here is from the patch notes published on their forums.

OVERVIEW

The Elder Scrolls Online v3.2.3 continues to address issues in the Clockwork City DLC game pack, and includes further improvements to the Transmutation system. We’ve also made a number of additional combat balance changes affecting abilities and item sets, which you can read more about below. All PC/Mac European megaserver characters have been copied in this patch, which is approximate 408MB in size.

Highlights

  • Added musical stingers to appropriate scenes and quests throughout the Clockwork City.
  • The Automaton Gem, a named ring found in Darkshade Caverns, now appears in the Strength of the Automaton set instead of the Netch’s Touch set.
    • Previously-dropped Automaton Gems will not be changed, and will continue to be part of the Netch’s Touch item set.
  • Transmutation
    • Continued to iterate on Transmute Crystal drop rates in this patch.
      • The Weekly Veteran and Normal-mode Trial Quests now give 5 Transmute Crystals upon completion, up from 4 Crystals.
      • Transmutation Geodes awarded from Dungeon and Trial Leaderboard placement now award 5 Transmute Crystals, up from 4 Crystals.
      • The Transmutation Geodes awarded from placing on the Leaderboards in 7-day Cyrodiil Campaigns will now award 10 Transmute Crystals, up from 4 Crystals.
      • The Transmutation Geodes awarded from placing on the Leaderboards in 30-day Cyrodiil Campaigns will now award 50 Transmute Crystals, up from 40 Crystals.
      • The Uncracked Transmutation Geodes awarded from Rewards for the Worthy mails will now give a minimum of 4 Transmute Crystals, up from 3, and can rarely grant as many as 25.
    • Standardized the different Geode names – there are now Transmutation Geodes which always give a set amount of Crystals, and Uncracked Transmutation Geodes which give a random amount of Crystals. The higher a Geode’s quality, the more Crystals it will provide.
    • Transmutation Geodes can no longer be opened if you are already have the maximum number of Transmute Crystals.
  • The “Khajiit Skooma Bubbler” furnishing can now be lit, generating a soft purple plume of smoke
  • Stealing from wardrobes, dressers, and the pockets of Clothiers now has a small chance to award you with a furnishing version of stacked cloth or folded leather.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Morrowind
    • Motifs
      • Fixed an issue where Crafting Motif 51: Hlaalu Boots could be used even if you had already learned that chapter.
  • DLC Game Packs
    • Clockwork City
      • Eidetic Memory
        • The books present for the quest “Of Knives and Long Shadows” will be now visible in their original locations after you complete this quest, if for some reason they did not add to your Eidetic Memory.
      • Mementos
        • The icon for the Umbral Projector will no longer become distorted when dragging this Memento into a quickslot.
      • Justice System
        • Stolen Treasures in the Clockwork City now correctly indicate that they are Treasures, and are now correctly Bind on Pickup.
    • Combat & Gameplay
      • Itemization Balance
        • Item Sets
          • Chaotic Whirlwind: Increased the duration that Whirlwind adds to your Twin Slashes, Lacerate, and Blade Cloak over time effects to 12 seconds from 10 seconds.
            • The imperfect version was increased to 10 seconds from 8 seconds.
          • Clever Alchemist: This item set’s proc now requires that you are in combat for it to function.
          • Destructive Impact: Increased this item set’s cost reduction for Destructive Touch to 30% from 12%, and increased the bonus to its direct damage to 2000 from 1500.
          • Piercing Spray: Increased the duration of the debuff applied by this item set to 6 seconds from 5 seconds.
          • Shadow of the Red Mountain: This item set’s proc can no longer target neutral monsters or monsters you are not in combat with.
          • Timeless Blessing: This item set now causes Blessing of Protection to reduce the cost of all your healing abilities by 30% for 3 seconds.
            • The imperfect version reduces the cost by 27%.
          • Titanic Cleave: This item set now increases the direct damage Cleave deals by 1500 for each enemy in its cone, up to a maximum of 9000 increased damage.
      • Itemization Fixes & Improvements
        • Item Sets
          • Destructive Impact: Fixed a typo in this item set’s name.
          • Mad Tinkerer: Fixed an issue where the monster summoned by this item set’s proc was not scaling with your global damage bonuses, such as those from the Champion System.
  • Base Game Patch
    • Crafting & Economy
      • Crafting Writs
        • Fixed an issue where the journal entry for a high ranking Enchanting Writ would claim to require the non-existent Nokude rune, instead of a Jehade rune.
    • Crown Store & Crown Crates
    • Exploration & Itemization
      • Eidetic Memory
        • Made changes to multiple lore books that were not attainable until after their associated quest is complete..
      • Item Sets
        • The Automaton Gem, a named ring found in Darkshade Caverns, now appears in the Strength of the Automaton set instead of the Netch’s Touch set.
          • Previously-dropped Automaton Gems will not be changed, and will continue to be part of the Netch’s Touch item set.
      • Transmutation
        • Continued to iterate on Transmute Crystal drop rates in this patch.
          • The Weekly Veteran and Normal-mode Trial Quests now give 5 Transmute Crystals upon completion, up from 4 Crystals.
          • Transmutation Geodes awarded from Dungeon and Trial Leaderboard placement now award 5 Transmute Crystals, up from 4 Crystals.
          • The Transmutation Geodes awarded from placing on the Leaderboards in 7-day Cyrodiil Campaigns will now award 10 Transmute Crystals, up from 4 Crystals.
          • The Transmutation Geodes awarded from placing on the Leaderboards in 30-day Cyrodiil Campaigns will now award 50 Transmute Crystals, up from 40 Crystals.
          • The Uncracked Transmutation Geodes awarded from Rewards for the Worthy mails will now give a minimum of 4 Transmute Crystals, up from 3, and can rarely grant as many as 25.
        • Standardized the different Geode names – there are now Transmutation Geodes which always give a set amount of Crystals, and Uncracked Transmutation Geodes which give a random amount of Crystals. The higher a Geode’s quality, the more Crystals it will provide.
        • Transmutation Geodes can no longer be opened if you are already have the maximum number of Transmute Crystals.
    • Housing
      • General
        • Updated the text for the book “Anthology of Available Abodes” to be generally more informative about the abodes in question.

        Homes

        • Fixed a number of small visual and collision issues with Pariah’s Pinnacle and The Orbservatory Prior.

        Furnishings

        • The “Khajiit Skooma Bubbler” furnishing can now be lit, generating a soft purple plume of smoke.
        • Fixed an issue that caused the “Shrub, Mountain Thistle” furnishing to appear twice in the Purchase tab of the housing editor.
        • Fixed an issue where the flames for the “Orcish Brazier, Snowswept Column” would appear at the base of the column.
        • Stealing from wardrobes, dressers, and the pockets of Clothiers now has a small chance to award you with a furnishing version of stacked cloth or folded leather.