ESO Crafting Guide
The Elder Scrolls Online introduces the crafting system found in
traditional Elder Scrolls games to the MMO genre, and it is one of
the most rewarding crafting systems that can be found in
There are six different crafting professions that you can
Of the six, Enchanting is most different from the others as it
is the only profession that produces something that you don't
actively use in combat and adventuring--rather, you apply enchants
to your gear once. For that reason, we've put together a dedicated
Guide for you to use.
Alchemy is also quite different from the other crafting
professions in that combinations of the right ingredients must be
used with one another, otherwise your attempt to create something
can fail. See our in-depth Alchemy Guide for help with what
ingredients to use together.
The other professions are all similar enough that this one guide
can be used to get familiar with how they work.
Each of the crafting professions require that you gather
materials from out in the world, and then you combine those
materials at the appropriate crafting station to produce items.
All materials for crafting can be found out in the world while
adventuring and exploring, so you don't need to enter dungeons to
find special ingredients. Just keep an eye open for plants, trees,
mining nodes, rune nodes, etc., while you're out and about.
Crafting stations can be found in towns all over Tamriel, and
the crafting stations found in towns all allow you to produce the
same items, so no need to travel across factions to build their
gear. There is an exception to this, however....
Throughout Tamriel are hidden special crafting stations that are
found out in the wild. These crafting stations allow you to produce
special sets of gear which have unique properties. These sets of
gear can not be found or looted from a monster--they must come from
There are many different styles that can be applied to weapons
and armor. These styles do not affect the traits of the weapon or
armor, but rather affect their appearance.
By default, you will know the style of the race that your
character is. To learn other styles, you must find special books
called Racial Motifs. These books are randomly
discovered while you are out adventuring, so make sure to
investigate book cases, drawers, etc.
Quality / Item Level
To increase the quality / item level of the items that you
produce, spend more materials on the item when you are setting it
up in the crafting station window.
We'll be fleshing this section out more soon, but for now you
can watch a crafting video straight from the game developers!