TheoryCRAFTING: Leveling Alchemy to 50 with no inspiration bonuses or skill points

Since there was a lot of interest in leveling alchemy quickly with the new multi-crafting system in Elder Scrolls Online, I have created a bonus video on how to level your alchemy to 50 without skill points or any crafting inspiration (experience bonuses).

This represents the fastest method to level 50 but at the expense of significantly higher crafting costs.

TheoryCRAFTING: Alchemy Rank 50 in under 6 minutes?

TheoryCRAFTING is a series of articles where I examine an Elder Scrolls Online theory, crafting, and or both.
Find written guides TL;DR? Check out the 10 minute video version of this guide on YouTube

Introduction

In this article, we investigate multi-crafting and how long it would take to level a new character to Rank 50 in Alchemy.

This information will be useful for non-crafters and crafters which will benefit from the Alchemy Profession passive abilities.

Note: this is not the most efficient method but demonstrates how to level to alchemy 50 with only 3 skill points. A more reagent efficient guide can be found on my more detailed ESO Alchemy Leveling Guide
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ESOTU Poison-Making For The Savvy Assassin

A common expression heard in taverns is “Pick your poison…”. With this guide, a savvy assassin will be able to pick the right poison for the job or to satiate the saltier clients with a need for increased suffering of the victim.

Summary

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This tome reveals the mysteries of alchemy in the context of poison-making.  Here’s a summary of the highlights:

  • Poisons can be made in batches of up to 16
  • When slotted, poisons suppress weapon enchantments.
  • Poisons have a 10 second cooldown
  • The rank or level of the poison determines the duration if there is an overtime effect, otherwise, the effect is increased.
  • Some potions offer benefits to the user in addition to negative effects to the victim.
  • Stun effects have shorter durations. Some poison provide benefits to the user.

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ESO Alchemy Trait Research Curriculum

Introduction

Alchemy plant
Unlock the power of plants and mushrooms.

A knowledge of all the reagent traits will enable the crafter to quickly craft potions and poisons using the base UI and increase the chance of obtaining sealed alchemy writs.

Tradeskill mastery (which determines your odds of receiving a master writ from a top tier writ reward box) is meant to imply a long-term dedication to the craft. This varies from tradeskill to tradeskill…And with Alchemy, we look at how many reagents from which you’ve completely learned all effects. — ZOS

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