22 Jul

ESOTU The Making of a Master Crafter

Introduction

Crafters work in the tradehallThere are a lot of guides for adventuring builds but few if any for crafter builds. This guide is intended to share the experience of mastercrafters to help you level more efficiently and perhaps save a bit of coin.

This guide covers Racial Passives, Gear, Champion Points, Leveling Paths, Research Strategies, and Links to useful resources.

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07 Jun

ESOTU Undaunted: Do you know about the daily quests?

Dramatic scene unfolds

Who knows no fear of beast or blade, Undaunted ! Undaunted!
Who knows no fear of Daedric Planes, We Undaunted!
Who knows no fear of death of age, Undaunted! Undaunted! We are Undaunted!.

— Song of the Undaunted

Bored, light on coin, strong of arm /gifted in the arcane, and full of bravado? Well, the Undaunted has work for those looking to make a name for themselves. There are three types of daily quests:  Normal Pledges, Veteran Pledges, and Random Dungeon Events.

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29 Apr

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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19 Mar

ESOTU Motifs

Crafters work in the tradehallAs more motifs are being discovered in Tamriel, it becomes harder to remember where to find all this motif lore. This guide attempts to make it easier for the new or frugal crafter to locate motif chapters without being at the mercy of motif availability on guild traders.

Motif lore can be often found home and business containers (Nightstand, Desk, Wardrobe, Dresser, Cabinet, Cupboard, Trunk / Chests, Backpacks, and Urn / Vases).   Furthermore, the location of these containers often determines the types of motifs that can be found.  Unfortunately, many of these containers in towns will require some caution as they are considered property of the locals and if your theft is witnessed, you will negatively affect your status with the guards.

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16 Mar

ESOTU Spoiler: Kari’s Hit List

Do MoreTinythinker started a post on the official forums where to find all of the items on Kari’s Hit List which is introduced in the Thieves’ Guild DLC.

Robert J. “Jairone” Mann has produced an excellent guide that he has shared on google docs that includes screenshots and detailed descriptions.

Tip: They can be completed along with the Thieves' Guild daily quest (Quest Board).

Finding all of the items on this list will reward the player with achievement points which will also increase your rank in the Thieves’ Guild. Complete the achievements by placing the items in the display area of the Thieves’ Den in Abah’s Landing.

Tip: These items are stolen items and if you are captured or killed by a guard, you will lose any of these items in your inventory. Keep some Counterfeit Pardon Edicts on hand for the more trickier items.

Below you will find a summary that will lead you to the general locations (eg. building) but doesn’t take away all of the exploration fun trying locate each of the items within each structure.

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06 Sep

ESO Emote List

Dramatic scene unfolds

Today’s journey to me to the city Wayrest. I was late getting into the city so I sought out an inn of some repute. The Cloudy Dregs Inn was recommended by a few of the guards so I headed there.  It was here where I met a travelling band of entertainers and we discussed the years of practice it took them to express believable emotions during their performances.

Summary

This article catalogs the list of emotes in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

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09 Aug

ESO Alchemy Reagents, Solvents, and Recipes

When discussing the topic of Alchemy, the old phrase “what does not kill you, makes you stronger” comes to mind.  After downing a dreadfully tasting potion and feeling it burn your innards on the way down, a powerful effect is required to make it worth it.

Summary

Alchemy plant

Unlock the power of plants and mushrooms.

This tome reveals the mysteries of alchemy. Alchemy can save money by crafting your own and bypassing the middleman, potions can last longer by unlocking the “Medicinal Use” passive. Ability slots can be freed up by replacing ability effects with potion equivalents. Completionist can unlock more achievement points by completing the alchemy achievement points. Selling potions can be profitable. The solvent determines the level of the potion and reagents can be found all over Tamriel and Obilivion. The intial trait can be determined by using the raw reagent but making potions with other reagents will identify those with compatible traits.  Finally, a list of popular beginner recipes is also provided.

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01 Aug

ESO Enchanting Rune and Glyph List

In Tamriel, only few crafters have the dedication and hard work to persevere to become a master enchanter. My travels far and wide let to the discovery of many runes. Over time, I learned their meanings and combinations to become a master enchanter.

Summary

Mage constellation

Enchantments are much more than lucky charms.

This tome lists out the various achievements await the studious enchanter adept willing to put some effort into their trade.

Knowing the names of glyphs will help enchanters craft special enchanting order for their friends and customers but also help identify the runes necessary to complete their enchanting writs. An adventure familiar with this list will  browse the traders confidently to quickly to find that perfect glyph to imbue their weapon or armor.

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30 Jul

ESO Crafting Writ Turn-in Locations List

Often crafters follow in their parents footsteps and take over the family business. As a result some rarely live their hometown and the familiarity of the crafting stations.  With the new crafting writs, crafters can take orders from the local notice board and deliver it a distant town.  Some end up taking up residence in the new town.

Summary

Merchant travels by horseback.

The saavy crafter knows the writs in distant lands can be a lucrative business.

Often the journal system doesn’t properly identify the turn in location if it is not at the crafters location. This brief tome describes the popular writ destinations of Tamriel. At the moment, it seems that consumables offer the best rewards consistently at all levels. Equipment writs seem to consume nearly a stack of resources and at lower levels, the rewards can mock the crafter with low value items like a quartz stone. Read More

26 Jul

ESO Uncommon and Rare Fish Guide for Master Angler Wannabes

There’s an old fishing expression, “it’s not the length of the worm that matters but how you wiggle it that matters”.  The list of fish needed for each region is well known (see journal, achievements, trophies, fishing) but not the water type of each. Fortunately, that’s where this tome fills the gap.

Summary

Strange fish

There are 25 different fishing achievements up for grab in Tamriel.  One for every region. One for every faction. One for getting them all. Aside from a sense of great accomplishment, the fisher is bestowed the title of Master Angler and unlocks several new colours for dyeing equipment.  The uncommon fish (green) have a vendor price of 36g and the rare fish (blue) a price of 110g.

This document lists all of the rare fish in each region and which body of water they can be found. In some regions without a certain water type, the rare fish are divided by the remaining water types.

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