10 Dec

ESOTU Reddit: Writs Statistics and Golden Temper Droprate [1T v2.6.9]

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If you like to know odds before gambling, there is a good post on reddit from a crafter who tracked the results of his/her writs since OneTameriel.

The conclusion: You have a 30% for a gold improvement item from Blacksmithing, Clothing, Enchanting, and Woodworking.

The post includes an introduction and the statistics collected.

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09 Dec

ESOTU Writs, Writs, and More Writs

UpdateWith all of the exciting of recent in-game events behind us, last month, I took the opportunity to track the results of 360 consumable writs of various levels in preparation of updating my various writ articles.

Interestingly, I noticed that provisioning writs were not the only ones to have repeating writs in a set recurring order. For example, enchanting and provisioning writs repeat every three days, while alchemy repeats every four days.  These patterns have been incorporated into the Alchemist and Enchanting articles. Also, since I was editing the articles, I improved the in-page navigation in these articles to make it easier to find the information you are looking for and to make the pages more accessible on mobile devices and tablets.

01 Dec

ESOTU Video Review: MissBizz — All About Crafting Writs

One of our favourite ESOTU Community Ambassadors and YouTuber/Streamer has posted a current video on the essentials of crafting writs. If you are wondering about writs and want a good primer, her video is worth the view. Duration: ~11 minutes.

17 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.6 – 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. There were two crafting changes. The most significant change is that solvents obtained will now always be the higher of your level or passive rank.

The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.6 is an incremental patch that has several important fixes for you. We’ve fixed the issue where you could be removed from your group in some circumstances, and pets will now receive the Battle Spirit buff during duels. We’ve also re-named the realm selection in-game so it’s clear which server is for NA or EU, and fixed the Vicious Death item set. In addition, we have several fixes for itemization – including scaling for water and loot received from Imperial City dungeons – plus several fixes involving dungeons, quests, and more. The size of this patch is approximately 126MB.

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12 Oct

ESOTU Pattern Emerges in Top Tier Provisioning Writs

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One of our fellow crafters has posted an interesting artical on official forums under the title “One Tamriel Max Provisioning Writs Decoded”

What is happening is that every day the RNG randomly assigns either the CP 50 writ or the CP 150 writ, and once that is decided, you receive whichever writ for that level is due up in the rotation for that day. Also, it seems that the the rotations are linked to each other on a daily basis. I have not been able to discern a pattern outside of this and it does appear whether you get a CP 50 or CP 150 writ is completely random.


07 Oct

ESOTU Provisioning Writ Anomalies – Post OneTamriel

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There have been several reports over the past few days regarding changes in writ rewards, especially provisioning. This is leading to speculation that recipes might be like pledges with a recipe rotation, there are glitches with the removal of Orsinium as the highest tier turn-in location and more.

I have noticed a few of the issues reported and may have observed different characters getting different xp and gold at the same proficiency tier. I’ll record my findings when I’m eligible for more writs.

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26 Sep

ESOTU [PTS] [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.3 – 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.3 is the last incremental patch on the PTS. We’ve continued to fix issues involving itemization and gameplay, and have improved the overall stability of the client. While we’ve fixed some minor bugs with Crown Crates, most of the planned improvements mentioned in this post have not yet been implemented; you can expect to see these changes when Crown Crates are released later this year.

Thanks to everyone for your continued feedback and bug reports. We appreciate everything that you’ve taken the time to write and submit. The size of this final patch is approximately 174MB, and we look forward to seeing you in One Tamriel next week!

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23 Sep

ESOTU Pre-OneTamriel: Hoard Survey Maps?

Merchant travels by horseback.

That windmill looks like a giant in disguise. Sancho, my lance and shield to the PTS.


Survey Reports now drop half as often from Crafting Writs, but rich nodes at survey sites now provide twice as many materials.

Should we start to hoard our survey maps until OneTamriel? I wonder if anyone has looked at this?

13 Sep

ESOTU [PTS] [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.1 – 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.  No crafting related updates.

The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.1 is an incremental patch on the PTS that has a number of fixes involving One Tamriel and dueling. We’ve also made adjustments to some of the Weapon Ultimates based on your feedback, fixed a number of itemization-related issues, and more. The size of this patch is approximately 1.15GB, and we appreciate all the feedback and bug reports so far!


  • Improved the balance of resource nodes between various zones. Node density should now be roughly equivalent between all zones.
  • Added achievements for learning all the chapters of the Celestial, Draugr, and Yokudan motifs.
  • Snakeblood now properly reduces the durations of negative effect potions once more.

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30 Aug

ESOTU Writs Improved, but Could be Better!

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With the release of Shadows of the Hist, the highest tier writs and Survey Map were tweaked to use only the highest level materials.  Unfortunately, the maps were bugged and still rewarded lower tier materials. Fortunately, that issue was patched.

On the positive side, the clothing survey maps saw an upgrade with the inclusion of leather nodes in the form of trapping nodes.

Many crafters  agree that there is still room for improvement.  Some writs are asking for four or more items to be crafted.  These writs are not worth doing as the rewards result in a net loss of materials and little to offset the cost.

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