Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v126.96.36.199, featuring Homestead! This free update introduces our player housing system with 39 uniquely-themed homes you can acquire throughout Tamriel. With over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options, plus Furnishing Crafting, you'll have a lot of options available to make your home truly yours.
In addition to this massive new system, we've also added Master Crafting Writs, four new Motifs, and updated several sources of itemization in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, all of which are detailed below. You'll also find that we've put a focus on improving the balance across all classes and skills.
As always, we've made several fixes and improvements to all previously DLC game packs and the base game patch. We can't wait to have you play our latest update. Thanks, and enjoy!
Update 13 features Homestead – player housing is coming to The Elder Scrolls Online! As such, you may now acquire and decorate homes across Tamriel. Homestead features 39 homes spread throughout many zones in the base game. Homes can be found in a variety of interesting locations across Tamriel, and each is available for purchase.
Except for your first entry-level inn room, which is free after completing a short quest, all of the initially-available homes or inns from other alliances can be purchased with in-game gold or crowns.
You may own one of every home, all the way up to all 39 available at launch! Homes are shared across all characters on your account. Homes are split into several tiers, by size: Inn Rooms: 3 total, 1 for each alliance Apartments: 3 total, 1 for each alliance Small Homes: 10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races Medium Homes: 10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races Large Homes: 10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races Manors: 3 total, 1 for each alliance Home ownership is tracked in the new Housing tab of the Collections window. This tab describes each home in detail, and allows you to travel to that particular home. This also displays any homes that you haven't yet acquired and allows you to preview them, which you can read more about below. All 36 of the apartments, homes and manors can all be purchased with either gold (as long as the achievement prerequisites are met) or crowns. Once obtained, a home is yours forever! There is no rent to pay, or any other form of ongoing maintenance costs. Homes have limits on the number of items, collectibles, and visitors that may be present, with larger homes having higher caps. The number of objects you can place in your home is doubled for those with an active ESO Plus membership. In the event your ESO Plus membership lapses, you won't be able to add any additional items to your home until you drop below the regular item cap. You will be able to remove items in order to do so. Dueling is allowed in homes, but is disabled inside inn rooms and apartments. Pets, Assistants, and Mounts cannot be summoned inside of homes, but can be placed inside homes as decorations. Once placed, Assistants can be used as normal.
Acquiring a Home
There are three ways to acquire a home in Homestead:
Purchase the home in the Crown Store for crowns. Open the Crown Store and explore the new “Housing" tab. From there, you can preview and then purchase any of the new homes via crowns. Find Canthion the Housing Broker to acquire a quest that grants you a free inn-room. Canthion the Housing Broker can be found within the banks of Daggerfall City, Davon's Watch, or Vulkhel Guard, depending on your alliance. If you want a free inn-room – highly recommended! – talk to him, and he will bestow the quest. Completion of this quest awards the small inn-room located in the zone associated with your alliance. Afterwards, you may purchase the other inn rooms for a nominal fee or can repeat the quest on another character in a different alliance to acquire the other rooms. Find homes scattered across Tamriel, making sure you have completed any prerequisites, and purchase them for in-game gold. First, you must find the home in-game, open the door, and follow the purchasing instructions. Most homes require you to complete certain prerequisites before you can purchase them for gold. For example, to purchase the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, you must have previously completed the Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant achievement. You must own the Imperial Edition version of ESO in order to purchase any Imperial homes. Homes can be purchased for crowns at any time, bypassing the above requirements.
The easiest way to preview homes you have not yet purchased is to go to the new “Houses" section in the Crown Store, highlight the home you want to check out, and select “Preview". This will teleport you to the home so you can do a walkthrough while making your purchase decision. You can also preview homes from the Collections window, and also by simply finding the home in the world and opening its door. Previewing brings you into a personal experience where you can explore the prospective home, including both furnished and unfurnished versions.
Unfurnished homes may be purchased with gold or crowns, and generally come with a small number of items such as plants and rocks (if the home has a yard) and candles (to light the interior of the home). Furnished homes may only be purchased with crowns. Each furnished home is pre-decorated with a tasteful selection of items, which are yours to keep or adjust at your leisure. You may switch between unfurnished and furnished previews at any time, and the preview will adjust on the fly accordingly. It is not possible to preview a home after you've already purchased it, or to purchase the furnished version of a home if you've already purchased the unfurnished version (or vice versa). Once you make your purchase, you will automatically load into your new home and can start editing it immediately.
The Housing Editor
The housing editor contains multiple tabs and categories for ease of asset selection.
The Place tab allows you to place furnishings and collectibles from a categorized list of available options. The Purchase tab contains a large list of furnishings available for a la carte crown purchase. Nearly every item in the Purchase tab is also available via crafting or from other in-game sources with a few exceptions for items found exclusively in Crown Store bundles. In addition to directly selecting any placed items in editor mode, you may also retrieve placed furnishings from a list of placed items in the Retrieve tab of the editor, without needing to locate them in the home. Additionally, the Retrieve tab indicates the distance to each item in your home, and allows you to mark the location of items on your compass. You can also search each tab by item name to further filter your results.
Furnishings are a new kind of inventory item that may be placed in a home, and can be identified by the word “Furnishing" on their tooltip. These function like any other inventory item until it is time to place them in a home.
After you enter a home you own, you can enter the housing editor and start placing furnishings. Once placed, a furnishing is removed from your inventory or bank and is stored in the house, counting towards the maximum number of items that can be placed in the home. You can see how close you're getting to the item limit in the House Information panel of the Housing Editor. From there, you can see the current and maximum value for Furnishings and Collectibles. You can place each object at any location and at any angle. The only limitation beyond the Furnishing caps is there is a small safe area near the main entrance which cannot be filled with items. Note that certain furnishings such as chairs and crafting stations may not be usable if placed at an unusual location or orientation (you'll know if an item usable if it highlights green). In addition to furnishing items, you can also place assistants, mounts, non-combat pets, and a new category of furnishing collectibles called Trophies that includes Undaunted Busts. There are separate limits for furnishings, furnishing collectibles, and other collectibles such as pets or mounts.
Many types of housing objects have additional functionality when placed, including the following:
Assistants Any of the currently-available Assistants (Nuzhimeh the Merchant, Pirharri the Smuggler, and Tythis Andromo the Banker) can be placed in your home, and will offer their services to you and visitors as normal. Light Sources Objects such as torches, braziers, and lamps can be lit or extinguished at will after being placed. Seating Many chairs, thrones, benches, pews, stools, and other seating objects throughout Tamriel are now interactive. You just need to approach the furniture and interact with it to sit down, provided there is room and the furniture is placed in an accessible location. This applies to seating placed in homes as well as those found in the world. Seating objects that aren't placed in a level, open area may not be valid for interaction. Target Skeletons A Target Skeleton can be used to practice with new weapons and abilities, or to practice combat in general. It does not fight back, but is a resilient opponent, roughly as difficult to put down as the second boss from Veteran Spindleclutch II (Bloodspawn). For those who want a more resilient opponent, there is a Robust variant available that has roughly twice as much health. To learn to craft a Target Skeleton, you can purchase the plan from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator in each alliance capital, in exchange for Writ Vouchers. Writ Vouchers are obtained through Master Writs, and Rolis Hlaalu will appear after you start or complete a Master Writ. You can find the description for these below. Crafting a Target Skeleton requires one or more Animus Stones in addition to a variety of other ingredients. The Animus Stone is a new crafting material that is also available in exchange for Writ Vouchers. Shortly after being defeated, the Target Skeleton will reform itself automatically. After fighting a Target Skeleton, you will get a report in your chat log that indicates your damage per second as well as the length of the fight. Guild Reprints of Shalidor's Library After you complete a collection from Shalidor's Library, a Mages Guild reprint of that collection will be available on any Mystic for a moderate fee. Each reprint contains individual volumes of every book in that collection. These reprint volumes can be placed in your home, and you or your guests can read them at any time. Reading a reprint volume does not grant Mages Guild reputation or progress towards Shalidor's Library--only the original version of a book counts for that! Standard Crafting Stations Crafting stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, for a moderate number of Writ Vouchers. Once placed in the home, these can be used like any other crafting station. Note: Crafting stations will not work if placed at an angle or inside other objects. Mutable Crafting Stations Mutable Crafting Stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, in exchange for Writ Vouchers. These items can be activated at any item set crafting site in the world, permanently attuning the station to the unique energies of that item set and binding the station to you. Once attuned, the station can be placed as a furnishing in your home and used by you and your guests to craft items from the set it is attuned to. Unique Objects There is also a variety of unique objects, from Dark Anchor Pinions that open and close, to decoy Elder Scrolls that swap between offensive and defensive visual effects, all with their own unique interactions and effects. As time goes on, expect us to expand this category!
Home furnishings can be found from a number of sources, including:
Furnishing Crafting See the Furnishing Crafting section below this one for the juicy details! Luxury Furnisher A new NPC, Zanil Theran, can be found in the Hollow City within Coldharbour over the weekend and has a cycling inventory, similar to Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden in Cyrodiil. Look for Zanil Theran inside “Cicero's Food & General Goods" when he sets up shop! Achievement Furnishers Some items are gated by a specific achievement or accomplishment, and are themed to those requirements. Completing the requirements listed on the item will allow you to purchase copies of the item for gold or AP. These can be found throughout Tamriel, including in Cyrodiil, and offer rewards for various heroic deeds. In addition, several pre-existing merchants will offer achievement furnishings related to their specialties. Each item is bind on pickup. Home Goods Furnishers These merchants can be found throughout Tamriel in each alliance's main city and all capitals, and offer a number of basic home commodities as well as local plants and natural stone from the region they are located in. Purchase Tab in Housing Editor Furnishings purchased from the Housing Editor are bound to your account, but may be moved to other homes that you own. These items are purchased for crowns, and cannot be sold for gold. Undaunted Busts Beginning with Homestead, the final boss of each Veteran Dungeon, Trial, or Arena will drop a collectible bronze bust of one of the iconic monsters from that piece of content. Busts are account-wide collectibles, and can be placed once in each owned home. Busts from Trials and Arenas include a marble stand. There are a total of 34 Undaunted Busts available in Homestead. Fishing Though rare, you may catch aquatic-themed decorations while fishing at a fishing hole. These decorations will differ based on the type of fishing hole – some things come from the ocean, while others come from fresh waters. For example, Starfish can only be found in oceans and not from lakes. Shadowy Supplier The Shadowy Supplier will rarely award one of a selection of Dark Brotherhood-themed decorations.
You can now craft furnishings for yourself, your friends, or to sell to others!
To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work. All tradeskill disciplines now have a new tab at their respective stations for furnishing plans. Each tradeskill has a unique type of plan and primarily uses a new type of material: Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes. Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes. Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather. Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants. Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones. Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients. Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens. Higher quality plans will require knowledge from multiple tradeskills. Example: An elaborate canopy bed may require rank 9 in the passive skill Woodworking, rank 7 in Tailoring, and rank 3 in Metalworking. Furnishing crafting also utilizes several additional types of materials: Furnishings in a particular racial style require multiple style items associated with that race. You do not need to know the Motif of a race to learn or craft their furnishing plans. Rosins, Tempers, and Tannins are often needed for Green-quality furnishings and higher. Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included. All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.
You can choose to allow or restrict access to each of your homes as desired, and may set different permissions for each of your guilds and on a per-individual basis. You can even ban specific individuals, while allowing the rest of a guild access (just in case you want to hang out with most of your guildies, but Tony keeps spilling mead on your favorite rug).
Players with Visitor access may interact with your placed furnishings but may not move anything, whereas those with Decorator access may relocate items freely. Note: Other players may not add or remove housing items from your home regardless of their access settings. As a homeowner, you can set a primary residence. This primary residence is used to determine which home is visited when friends or guildmates try to visit your home while you are offline. When you are online, other players may social jump directly to you in any home, provided they have access to that home. Homeowners may rescind access to visiting players at any time, resulting in the immediate eviction of that player from their home.
In Homestead, you can expect to see a variety of new achievements for everything from decorating your home in a certain way, to learning an impressive number of furniture plans, to beating up Target Skeletons. Of particular note, we've added four new titles:
Clan Father or Clan Mother, awarded for acquiring the Aldmeri Dominion Manor, Serenity Falls Estate. Lord or Lady, awarded for acquiring the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, Daggerfall Overlook. Councilor, awarded for acquiring the Ebonheart Pact Manor, Ebonheart Chateau. Count or Countess, awarded only after you've acquired all three of the titles above.
List of Homes
Staple Homes Inns Mara's Kiss Public House: As the least restricted seaport in the Summerset Isles, Vulkhel Guard has visitors from across Tamriel—and you're likely to meet most of them hoisting a mug at the Mara's Kiss Pub. The Ebony Flask Inn Room: The Dark Elves may not worship Dibella, but down at the cornerclubs they show that they still know how to have a good time—in their own special way. The Rosy Lion: This inn has always had the reputation of being the safest place in Daggerfall for common citizens in search of illicit services to meet their shadier counterparts. Apartments Barbed Hook Private Room, 11,000 gold: Like every busy port, Skywatch has a seamy underside. A private room at the Barbed Hook offers easy access to the criminal classes—and a quick escape from the nearby docks. Flaming Nix Deluxe Garret, 13,000 gold: Even if you don't personally have a taste for the famous fire-pit dancing at the Flaming Nix, you have to admit it adds a certain cachet to having a room there. Not to mention an unusual fragrance. Sisters of the Sands Apartment, 12,000 gold: In Sentinel, the best way to hide out in plain sight is with a private room in the Sisters of the Sands, the town's largest inn. It also has the best food in the city, and is the place King Fahara'jad sends to for take-out. Small Homes Autumn's-Gate, 60,000 gold: In the heart of The Rift, just outside the lively, small town of Nimalten, you will find this sturdy wooden home, with a large hearth to keep you warm in the Skyrim winter, and a stone wall to keep out the trolls. Black Vine Villa, 54,000 gold: Would you want to live in an old stone house just across a dark jungle stream from a haunted Ayleid ruin? Silly question—who wouldn't? Captain Margaux's Place, 56,000 gold: The famous Breton merchant-explorer Captain Margaux hasn't been seen since her ship the Golden Spriggan sailed off over the horizon into the Sea of Pearls—which makes her house near the docks in Daggerfall available for you! Cyrodilic Jungle House, 71,000 gold: An Imperial, of course, is at home anywhere in Tamriel. This compact house at the Baandari Trading Post in Malabal Tor is a bit of Cyrodiil in Valenwood, and just steps away from the fine food and drink at the Silver Moons Inn. Hammerdeath Bungalow, 65,000 gold: "It may be small, but at least it's gloomy. And if you enjoy beating up on your friends, like I do, it's right next door to the arena!" —Goorguk gro-Murtag, Orcish Realtor Humblemud, 40,000 gold: A mud house is a constant reminder of the impermanence of life, and that we are but standing waves in the river of existence. But one still wishes it to look nice and comfortable, and decorates accordingly. Of course. Kragenhome, 69,000 gold: This residence might not be in Kragenmoor's best neighborhood, but if you're looking for classic Dunmeri architecture at an affordable price, this town house certainly fits the bill. Moonmirth House, 50,000 gold: A small elevated house on an idyllic plantation in the mild and hospitable clime of Khenarthi's Roost? This one would find that sweet paradise! Snugpod, 45,000 gold: A perfect graht-oak pod home, grown by a Home Singer from the very roots of Elden Root—compact, comfortable, and convenient to everything. Praise Z'en! Twin Arches, 73,000 gold: It may be small but it's solid, and it keeps the sandstorms out. The scenery is magnificent, but if you're in the mood for civilization, it's right outside the south gate of Hallin's Stand. Classic Homes Medium Homes Bouldertree Refuge, 190,000 gold: When civilization grows too confining, it's a relief to be able to withdraw into a handsome home in the wilds—especially one with an imposing wall around it, to keep out beasts and bandits. Cliffshade, 255,000 gold: Just outside the Aldmeri settlement of Marbruk, the forest is wide and open, the climate is mild, the setting idyllic: the elegant home of Cliffshade seems an abode blessed by the gods. Domus Phrasticus, 295,000 gold: No one has seen Phrastus the Scholar since his ill-advised return to the Imperial City. He's probably fine—he must be!—but in the meantime, his walled town house in Elinhir is available on an indefinite basis. Grymharth's Woe, 280,000 gold: Fine urban living in Windhelm is now available at this commodious town home, which features a lofty main floor, two fireplaces, and a second-floor balcony. Alas, that balcony lacks a railing, which is how Grymharth, after too much mead, came to woe. House of the Silent Magnifico, 320,000 gold: After the death of his beloved daughter Haruzeh at the Running of the Dunerippers, the Magnifico Z'za retired to his house in Sentinel and never spoke again, spending his last days playing endless games of hammergammon with his trained monkey, Lizard. Mournoth Keep, 325,000 gold: This fortified household is strong, intimidating, and remote—in short, everything an Orc holds dear. And if you get tired of the "remote" part, there's a convenient wayshrine just outside your gate! Ravenhurst, 260,000 gold: Two floors, no waiting, in this handsome walled town house makes for prime real estate in the quaint Rivenspire town of Fell's Run. The local story that the ravens that loiter around the front steps are the revenant spirits of former owners is absurd. Sleek Creek House, 335,000 gold: All your friends are already nearby in Rawl'kha, yes? Invite them over to have a party at your so-sleek riverside house, with its private garden and over-creek deck. Much sweetness! The Ample Domicile, 195,000 gold: “This house is a good house, plenty of room for guar! Palisade is strong to keep guar from straying, and many guar can feed in the garden! Very good, yes! Esqoo will come to visit often!" —Esqoo of Dhalmora Velothi Reverie, 323,000 gold: This charming abode was named after both the Prophet Veloth who founded the surrounding town of Narsis, and the Velothi Mountains that rise above the walled garden at its rear. Large Homes Dawnshadow, 1,275,000 gold: Ah, such a sweet estate, with every appurtenance—out in the country, yet convenient to the nearby Khajiiti metropolis of Dune! What can one do but love and admire it? Forsaken Stronghold, 1,285,000 gold: When Hakkvild drove the Orcs of Yashnag's Kingdom out of Falkreath in 2E 467, the exiled Orsimer came east to establish Forsaken Stronghold. But the last Orcs died in 563 after they were visited by a merchant infected with Knahaten Flu. Gardner House, 1,015,000 gold: The Gardners were the royal family of Wayrest before every single one of them was carried off by the Knahaten Flu. Which is why the spacious and well-situated Gardner House feels like it's fit for a king! Hunding's Palatial Hall, 1,295,000 gold: This elegant pleasure palace, with its walled grounds enclosing stables, well, gardens, pool, watchtower, and docks, were paid for by the blood and treasure spilled from the countless treasure ships taken by the legendary Captain Izad. Mathiisen Manor, 1,025,000 gold: This elegant walled estate is truly the apogee of Aldmeri architecture, including a grand entrance hall, curving double staircases, and a blossom-tree garden with circular reflecting pool. Old Mistveil Manor, 1,020,000 gold: By tradition, the biggest mansion on the south side of Riften is always called Mistveil Manor. Since the death of old Thane Snelgar, the current Mistveil Estate has come available, including its impressive stone mansion with attached stable. Quondam Indorilia, 1,265,000 gold: This capacious Dunmeri mansion, with its walled garden and view across a waterfall to majestic Mournhold, was originally built to house a noble family of House Indoril. Stay-Moist Mansion, 760,000 gold: How does this spacious and comely hilltop manor, so far above the fen, nonetheless stay so delightfully damp? It is a paradox, like life itself. (Don't miss the upper-story lodging with separate entrance!) Strident Springs Demesne, 1,280,000 gold: This fortified manor between Arenthia and Skingrad at the headwaters of the Strid River should satisfy all those who aspire to the life of the landed gentry. Inside the gatehouse you'll find gardens, a waterfall, and a mansion in Second Empire style. The Gorinir Estate, 780,000 gold: The Gorinir family, a cadet branch of the royal Camoran line, has fallen on hard times and had to sell their palatial Cormount home. The seasons turn, luck changes, and their loss is your gain. Notable Homes Manors Daggerfall Overlook, 3,780,000 gold: Before Daggerfall Castle was built, the kingdom's rulers lived in this imposing manor, now known as Daggerfall Overlook. The keep comes complete with a lower dungeon level. Ebonheart Chateau, 3,785,000 gold: A magnificent castle keep, complete with walls, watchtowers, well, fountain, and stable, all dramatically sited on the slopes of an active volcano! It just needs a murder, and then it will be haunted as well. Serenity Falls Estate, 3,775,000 gold: Set in a quiet corner of Reaper's March, the rural manor of Serenity Falls deserves its name, with plenty of room for servants and livestock, all behind a handsome wall to keep out the bandits and burglars.
NEW FEATURES / UPDATES / BIG CHANGES
Master Crafting Writs
Maximum-tier Writ reward boxes for all tradeskills now have a chance to provide a special invitation to craft a very specific item or set of items.
These invitations may require any materials or knowledge associated with the tradeskill, even if you don't yet possess it. These invitations are tradeable, consumable, and indicate the number of Writ Vouchers awarded upon successful completion of the contract. The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character. This includes research, Motif knowledge, and achievement completion. Blacksmithing, Clothing, and Woodworking Master Writ drop rates are based on trait research and motif knowledge. Alchemy is based on reagent effect knowledge. Enchanting is based on known translations. Provisioning is based on recipe knowledge. (Purple and Gold) Writ Vouchers are a new form of currency awarded exclusively through the completion of Master Writs. Writ Vouchers may be redeemed through purchases from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, who also accepts Master Writ deliveries at Writ turn in locations in each of the alliance capitals. More difficult, rare, and expensive crafted items provide more Writ Vouchers on average than their more commonplace counterparts. Currently, you can obtain the following items from Rolis Hlaalu in exchange for Writ Vouchers: Style Items, individual Motif chapters, and the complete book for the Ebony Motif A variety of Legendary Furnishing plans The recipe and unique component for the “Target Skeleton, Humanoid" and “Target Skeleton, Robust Humanoid" The recipe and unique component for Aetherial Ambrosia Crafting station Furnishings for each tradeskill, and a dye station Furnishing Attunable crafting stations for Blacksmithing, Clothier, and Woodworking tradeskills, which can be used near crafted item set sites to transform them into Furnishing versions of those set stations Hlaalu Furnisher's Document, a sealed envelope containing a random Furnishing plan of Purple quality Please note that Master Writs only accept pristine, unused items. Bound items cannot be used to complete Master Writs.
Update 13 brings four new Motifs for you to collect and craft!
The Silken Ring style can be found in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack. The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode. The Style Item, Distilled Slowsilver, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode. The Mazzatun style can be found in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack. The chapters can be obtained from killing the final boss of the dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, more often on Veteran mode, and a guaranteed drop on Veteran Hard mode. The Style Item, a Leviathan Scrimshaw, can be obtained from killing bosses in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon: rarely on Normal mode, somewhat more often on Veteran mode, and guaranteed from the final boss on Veteran Hard mode. The Ra Gada style can now be found in Craglorn. The chapters of the style are rarely available from completing Focus Points, and very rarely found by killing Delve and World Bosses, opening locked Treasure Chests, or following Treasure Maps. The same holds true for the style item, Ancient Sandstone, which is more commonly found from the above-mentioned sources. The Ebony style can now be obtained from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator. Individual chapters of the style, or the whole book, can be purchased for Master Writ vouchers. The Style Item, Night Pumice, can also be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu for Master Writ vouchers.
Imperial City Vendors
The vendors in Imperial City have had their wares updated!
The Tel Var Greater Lockbox Merchant is now known as the "Tel Var Equipment Lockbox Merchant". These boxes now contain armor, weapons, and jewelry for every Imperial City set in all traits except Impenetrable and Nirnhoned. Their prices have also been reduced. The Tel Var Lockbox Merchant is now known as the "Tel Var Jewelry Lockbox Merchant". They now sell Jewelry Boxes for each Imperial City item set; these boxes contain a gold-quality piece of random jewelry from that item set. These jewelry pieces can possess the Healthy, Robust, or Arcane item trait depending on the item set. The Tel Var Armorer and Greater Armorer are now known as the "Tel Var First Armorer" and "Tel Var Second Armorer". The First Armorer sells the item sets Black Rose, Meritorious Service, Phoenix, Powerful Assault, Reactive Armor, and Shield Breaker. The Second Armorer sells the item sets Galerion's Revenge, Imperial Physique, Thews of the Harbinger, and Vicecanon of Venom. They both sell armor for the item sets available in Imperial City in Impenetrable directly to you (with no intermediate container item). In addition to the satchels of Alchemical reagents introduced in a previous update, the Tel Var General Merchant now sells the Superb Imperial Reward box, which has been reduced in price. This vendor now also sells Alkahest, as well.
The vendors found in the base camp of the alliances in Cyrodiil have changed significantly. Some vendors, finding that their wares simply aren't selling very well, have left for greener pastures. They might return in the future when they find new markets to serve. There is now a Regional Equipment Vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. These vendors sell "Zone Bags" of all Alliances' home zones. Each Zone Bag offers a random item from a random item set, otherwise found in that zone. For instance, the Unknown Alik'r Desert Item container might contain an item from the Robes of the Withered Hand, Sword-Singer, or Order of Diagna item sets. The items in the Zone Bags are typically Blue-quality, with a small chance of being Purple-quality. Equipment found in Zone Bags will scale to your level at the moment you open it. There is now a War Researcher vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. These vendors have taken some of the work of the Siege Vendors, to ease their burdens. The Akaviri Motif chapters, and the Style Items for Akaviri and Alliance styles, are now found in the War Researcher's store. An Enchanter can now be found in the base camps of Cyrodiil. They sell runes in exchange for Alliance Points. The Elite Equipment Vendor's wares have been renamed. They no longer bear the name of Hew's Bane. The vendors found in the capturable towns have had their wares slightly modified. The boxes now list which item sets are available inside them. The prices of the containers have been reduced by 75%. Because of their use elsewhere in Tamriel, we have removed some item sets from the capturable towns' wares and containers. They include: Armor of Truth Barkskin Crusader Durok's Bane Noble Duelist's Silks Prayer Shawl Robes of Onslaught Sergeant's Mail Twin Sisters
Quest Rewards from Towns in Cyrodiil
The five towns of Cyrodiil - Bruma, Cheydinhal, Chorrol, Cropsford, and Vlastrus - now offer better compensation for completing their citizen's quests!
The quests will now reward AP for completion and a Reward Container that represents the town's wares when captured. These containers have a single item from one of the town's item sets. The item inside may be Green, Blue, or rarely Purple-quality. As Cheydinhal and Chorrol cannot be captured, Cheydinhal sources "Attacker" sets and Chorrol gives "Defensive" sets from the other three towns. This means that every item set from the towns in Cyrodiil is available from the quest rewards of two different towns.
Dungeon Ready Check
We've updated the way the Dungeon Finder forms groups. When your dungeon group is ready, you will no longer immediately be put into a group. Instead, all 4 members of the group will have to verify that they are ready for the dungeon.
Once everyone says they are ready, the group will form and be sent to the dungeon. If someone declines or times out, they will be removed from the queue, and the other three members will be placed at the front of the queue. These changes were made to reduce the amount of AFK players entering dungeons, and also give you the option to decline a dungeon group prior to it being formed.
Champion Point Increase
The Champion Point cap has been raised by 39 points (13 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a current total maximum of 600 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap so earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.
Cyrodiil Campaign Changes
The Campaigns Chillrend and Skeleton Key will be closing on the Xbox North American megaserver. If you are currently assigned to these campaigns, you will receive a free re-assign, and rewards will be granted out as if the Campaign had ended naturally.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, DARK BROTHERHOOD DLC GAME PACK
Combat & Gameplay
The Apprentice Arcane Well: Fixed an issue where this Champion ability would interfere with some Sacrament Quest secondary objectives. Monsters
Chanter Collatinus, Enclave of the Hourglass Reduced the strength of the guards preceding Chanter Collatinus. Minotaurs now correctly count as giants for loot and achievement credit. Monster Abilities
Bodyguard Shard Shield now correctly returns damage to attackers. Minotaur Clobber and Elemental Weapon can no longer be interrupted. The damage from Elemental Pool can no longer be blocked. Elemental Waves from a single Minotaur no longer strike the same target multiple times. Flying Leap now correctly displays an axe thrown to the target location.
Exploration & Itemization
Fixed an issue where Nirnroot and Water Hyacinth would incorrectly appear as pools of water in the Gold Coast.
Quests & Zones
You will no longer hear opening taunts from Order Champions and Knight-Commander Panthius if you are not in the vicinity of the Kvatch Arena. Quests
A Lesson in Silence: Increased the range at which Sermonizer Fithia and her guard will aggro once the event has begun. Debt of War: Razum-dar no longer yells loud enough to be heard by everyone in his vicinity. Welcome Home: Fixed an issue where Mirabelle's left arm would pop out of place while using her fan. Ouch!
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, IMPERIAL CITY DLC GAME PACK
Combat & Gameplay
Flesh Colossus Miasma Pool no longer causes animations to display incorrectly if the target of the ability is immediately killed. Necrotic Hoarvor The damage from Necrotic Explosion can no longer be mitigated by blocking. The damage over time from Vile Bite can no longer be mitigated by blocking.
Exploration & Itemization
Waxed Apothecary's Parcels can now be quickslotted, and will appear in the Consumables section of the inventory. The Grievous Ward, awarded for completing Imperial City Prison, can now be dyed and re-enchanted. Removed some errant jewelry traits from the Tel Var-purchased boxes in Imperial City. Now, the Jewelry pieces obtained from those boxes will only contain the trait that matches their armor weight: Light armor sets will have Arcane. Medium armor sets will have Robust. Heavy armor sets will have Healthy. Imperial Physique, being available in all three armor weights, has all three jewelry traits.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, ORSINIUM DLC GAME PACK
Combat & Gameplay
Great Bear The following abilities can no longer be interrupted: Bite Ferocity Lunge Slam Bite no longer causes the bear to stop moving. Lunge can now be cast while silent. The damage from Mitigating Slam has been made more intuitive. Slam no longer cancels prematurely if the target moves out of its cone. Slam can now be cast while silent, and now threatens a larger area. Ogre Elder Freeze Wounds no longer fails to display an interrupt telegraph when its caster is also the target. Freeze Wounds now displays a beam to the healed target. Orcs Orcs in Rkindaleft no longer stab themselves with mysteriously ethereal weapons while idle.
Exploration & Itemization
Fixed an issue where Nirnroot and Water Hyacinth would incorrectly appear as pools of water in Wrothgar. Adjusted the distribution of Maelstrom weapons obtained from the Maelstrom Arena via the Leaderboards and drops. Previously, this was divided evenly by weapon category (Destruction Staff, Two Hand, etc). Now, it is based on the individual item type (Dagger, One Handed Sword, etc), and all damage weapons within the item type have an equal probability to drop. In addition, when a Dual Wield weapon is awarded, you will receive two Dual Wield weapons. We also slightly reduced the drop chance for Healing Staves, Bows, and One Hand and Shields. Achievements
Maelstrom Arena Perfect Run: Updated the text for this achievement to more clearly represent its requirements. The updated text reads "Complete Veteran Maelstrom Arena in a single attempt, without dying or leaving the arena."
Quests & Zones
Invitation to Orsinium: Fixed an issue if you followed the scent, you could hear multiple versions of Karina and Arusha's VO. Nature's Bounty: Fixed an issue where grouped player characters could get double credit in specific scenarios. Quarry Conundrum: Fixed an issue where the light puzzle would get out of sync while in a group if one player pulled the lever prematurely. Scholarly Savage: Fixed an issue where the quest pins on the map displayed different text than the actual quest objective while looking for torn pages. The Anger of a King: Talviah will no longer be visible outside after you've entered the Vosh Rakh Council Chamber. To Save a Chief: Bazrag will no longer repeat himself after you leave Fharun Prison.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, THIEVES GUILD DLC GAME PACK
Art & Animation
Khajiit eyelids will no longer become distorted when using the Assassin personality. Figure
The Outlaw Ancestor Silk mask will no longer clip into Khajiit heads. The Darkstride Medium Helm and Mighty Chudan Helm will no longer appear as black when viewed from a distance.
Combat & Gameplay
Unlocking chests during a heist will no longer reveal you from stealth. Monster Abilities
Haj Mota Bite's damage over time effect can no longer be mitigated by blocking. Bog Burst now cancels correctly when the Haj Mota leashes during a cast. Mournful Aegis Fixed an issue where blocking Binding Strain would cause animations to display incorrectly. Shattered Harmony now animates correctly. Sentinel Fool Me Once can no longer be interrupted. Stealth Archer Poisoned Arrow can no longer be interrupted.
Dungeons & Group Content
Maw of Lorkhaj The Colossal Sar-m'Athra are no longer vulnerable to crowd control abilities before combat begins.
Exploration & Itemization
Fixed an issue where water skins, Nirnroot, and Water Hyacinth were erroneously appearing as pools of water in Hew's Bane, rendering them invisible and yet still strangely damp. Item Sets
Fixed an issue where rings from the Syvvara's Scales and Bahraha's Curse item sets would drop less often than intended, and necklaces from these sets would drop more often than intended. Fixed an issue where Well-Fitted shields in Maw of Lorkhaj sets were Bind on Equip instead of Bind on Pickup as originally intended.
Quests & Zones
A Faded Flower: Fixed an issue where Nahrani would not respawn as a follower if your character died in the Weaver's Storeroom. A Secret Shame: Using the spirit catcher in a group will no longer increment the quest multiple times. Forever Hold Your Peace: Fixed an issue in Hulajabad Palace where Cosh could cause the instance to stop functioning. Prison Break: Grouped player characters can now share advancement for unlocking the cell. Suspects and Sabotage: Stealing the ledger can now be shared among your group. The Long Game: Grouped player characters who interact with pass phrase documents at the same time will no longer double-increment the discovery step. Compass pins will now work properly inside the Iron Wheel Headquarters.
FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS, BASE GAME PATCH
Increased the AP rewards for quests that direct you to capture resources and keeps. Completing a quest to capture a resource will now grant 1000 AP. Completing a quest to capture a keep will now grant 1500 AP. Completing quests from towns will now grant 250 AP per completed quest, and will also now grant a green-level set item. Capturable towns in Cyrodiil now display the status of individual flags on the compass while in the areas of those towns. Increased the base amount of AP for capturing resources to 1,500 AP. Increased the base amount of AP for capturing a keep to 6,000 AP. Increased the base amount of AP for capturing a town to 1,500 AP. Increased the base amount of AP for capturing an Imperial City District to 1,500 AP. Itemization
Fixed an issue that caused Warhammers of Truth to drop with a Magicka armor enchantment instead of the intended Magicka Absorb enchantment. The containers that source this item are no longer sold, but this change applies to any new Warhammers of Truth that may come from containers previously purchased. Pyn Virien, found in the town of Chorrol, is now a Weaponsmith and offers the standard selection of goods shared by similar merchants throughout Tamriel. In fairness to her, her cart is still broken, so the news of One Tamriel took a very long time to reach her ears. The Faceless Staff, dropped by The Faceless in Cyrodiil, now has a proper gold value.
Art & Animation
You can now properly dye the Colovian Filigreed Hood and Colovian Fur Hood, obtained from the New Life Festival. The claws of Khajiit and Argonian player characters will no longer be removed when wearing boots from the following armor sets: Medium Soul Shriven boots Medium Dark Brotherhood boots Light Skinchanger boots Light Malacath boots Animation
NPCs will now hold the broom properly while sweeping. The correct mount animation will now play when you get onto the Banded Guar Charger mount. Fixed an issue where Cyrodiil Menders would not finish their animation when using the ability Shattering Prison. Fixed an issue where your thumbs would appear to be contorted when opening doors in first-person mode. Fixed an issue where the face of Varon Davel (located in Deshaan) would shake uncontrollably during conversations. Fixed an issue where the eyes of some Aldmeri female characters would painfully pop through their eyelids. The proper crouching animation will now be used when you loot a chest or are in the process of lockpicking. If you jump during an emote, the animation will now be much smoother. Fixed an issue where your facial expressions could get stuck after using an emote. No more angry faces! When using the /eatsoup emote, you will now actually eat out of a bowl like a civilized citizen. Barrel and crate lids will no longer hover above their bases. Fixed an issue where weapon swapping while on your mount would interrupt your mount's animations. You will now consistently see the fast travel animation after you are dismounted from your mount. The proper animations will now be displayed when you move after switching weapon types. Figure
The bushy-looking beard will no longer merge with other facial markings when equipped. Fixed an issue where seams could be visible on the Celestial Bow. The Molag Kena shoulder armor will no longer float or clip through your character. The Nightflame shoulder armor will now have better fitment on smaller-sized player characters. The Celestial Rawhide helmet will no longer contort during combat. Removed a clipping dagger from Bolgrul from the Undaunted Delve Dailies. The Chokethorn Helm will no longer appear as black when viewed from a distance. The New Life Monk's Cap now displays all proper dye channels. Khajiit claws will now remain visible when equipping Yokudan medium bracers. Toe claws on Khajiit and Argonian player characters will no longer clip through Dark Brotherhood medium armor sets.
Fixed a number of edge cases where audio wasn't playing properly for certain monsters and player abilities. Fixed a number of audio-related game crashes. Polished the audio for many of the abilities. Added a number of optimizations to improve audio-related performance. Polished many locations where the sound and/or music didn't quite fit the space or, in some cases, was missing entirely. Improved the audio used by a number of monsters, critters and objects in the world, including turning down the volume of many pets and certain mounts. Fixed a number mismatched or erroneous text/voice-over pairings throughout the game. Reduced the amount of screaming your character does when falling. Improved and, in some cases, added new audio for a number of quests. Fixed multiple doors that did not play any audio when using them. Added new combat and boss music throughout the game. Added battle music for Keeps in Cyrodiil.
Combat & Gameplay
Adjusted the Area of Effect damage thresholds for all abilities. The new thresholds are as follows: Targets 1 – 6: 100% damage taken with all secondary effects applied. Targets 7 – 24: 75% damage taken with no secondary effects applied (formerly 50% damage taken). Targets 25 – 60: 50% damage taken with no secondary effects applied (formerly 25% damage taken). Developer Comment: The goal of these changes is to decrease the effectiveness of players grouping into tight groups in order to spread out damage, while at the same time making sure that AoE abilities are not too powerful. Reduced the amount of time required to exit combat with another player character to 6 seconds without performing any hostile actions from 30 seconds. Developer Comment: The goal of this change is to allow players to disengage from battles faster and spend more time on their mounts when moving between objectives. This is our first fix for the issue of being stuck in combat in Cyrodiil, and will be evaluating if any further changes need to be made. Reduced the maximum amount of Ultimate that can be stored to 500 from 1000. The elemental status effect Chilled now applies Minor Maim to enemies instead of snaring them. Developer Comment: Since many frost abilities already snared the target, the Chilled status effect was redundant. This change also helps focus frost more towards a defensive option. The elemental status effect Concussed now applies Minor Vulnerability to enemies instead of Minor Maim. Developer Comment: We've added more personality to the different staff types to make them feel like different weapons. The focus of Fire staves is high single-target damage, Lighting staff is AoE damage, and Frost staff is defense. Attempting to Light Attack while you are mounted will now dismount you. Increased the duration of the crowd control immunity buff granted after a crowd control expires on you to 7 seconds from 5 seconds. This will now match the duration of the crowd-control immunity buff granted by Break Free. Weapon swapping now automatically unsheathes your weapons before performing the swap. Fixed an issue where the stun animation would occasionally not display on an enemy when you stunned them with a Sneak attack. Fixed an issue where the stun from Sneak attacks was not granting the target crowd control immunity after the stun expired. Fixed numerous ability tooltips for grammar, spelling, and formatting. Any significant tooltip revisions will be called out specifically below. Fixed numerous issues with abilities displaying incorrect or placeholder icons in your Active Effects window, or with the bufftrackers of various player-made addons. Fixed an issue where the Heavy Attack animation while using Dual Wield weapons could hitch; it will now appear to be much smoother. Fixed an issue where casting an ability to quickly dismount was not displaying some or all of that ability's visual effects to other player characters. Increased the Dual Wield Weapon and Spell Damage penalty by roughly 3%. Weapon and Spell Damage while Dual Wielding (without modifiers) is now equal to using a Two Handed weapon. Fixed an issue where some weapon abilities (Blade Cloak, Volley, and Wall of Elements) could not proc Weapon Enchantments. Fixed an issue where the friendly heal from some abilities (Rite of Passage, Blood Craze, etc.) could be dodged. Fixed an issue where weapon swapping to change to an item set or ability set that that granted Max Health was causing unintended drops in resources. Note: We are working on fixing this for Magicka and Stamina as well. Experience boosting holiday abilities will now overwrite one another. This means you will only ever have one such ability active on you at a time. All experience increasing abilities' durations will not continue to tick down while you are offline. If you log out with time remaining on a character, that time will remain when you log back in with that character. Fixed an issue where you could use emotes to hide combat actions. Fixed an issue where you were able to have two Mundus Stone boons at the same time without wearing the Twice-Born Star set. Fixed an issue where you would occasionally heal for the incorrect amount when damaging a target with a damage shield with an ability such as Strife. Buffs & Debuffs
Created a new debuff category, Minor Magickasteal. This is a debuff applied to enemies that restores a flat value of Magicka to the attacker every second (400 Magicka every second at CP160). Developer Comment: This change is aimed at getting players to pay more attention to their resource pools and use abilities in more strategic way. This is the first fix for high-level players having a lot of resources, and we'll continue to evaluate this issue. Major Evasion: Reduced this buff category's dodge chance bonus to 15% dodge chance from 20% dodge chance. Developer Comment: We wanted to make the damage reduction provided by Major Evasion more in line with Major Resolve and Major Ward. Dodging is very powerful because it also allows you to avoid secondary effects such as stuns and snares. Major Force: This buff category's Critical Damage bonus is now an additive bonus instead of a multiplicative one (consistent with all other Critical Damage bonuses), but its value has been reduced to a 15% Critical Damage bonus to compensate from 30%. Total Critical Damage bonus from this buff remains unchanged. Developer Comment: We wanted Major and Minor Force to work the same way, without changing the damage bonus these buffs provide. Before, Major Force would multiply your 50% critical modifier by 30% (50 * 1.3 = 1.65). Now, you just add the critical damage bonuses together (50 + 1.15=1.65). The total damage is the same, but now Major and Minor Force use the same formula. Minor Force: Reduced this buff category's Critical Damage bonus to 10% from 12%. Minor Lifesteal: This category is now a debuff applied to enemies instead of a buff applied to allies. It now restores a flat value of Health to the attacker every second (600 Health every second at CP160). Developer Comment: Changing the debuff to a flat value instead of a percentage means Lifesteal is now always useful, regardless of how attribute points are spent. This makes it more universally useful for all players. Dragonknight
Ardent Flame Burning Embers (Searing Strike morph): Fixed an issue where Rank IV of this morph was not allowing multiple Dragonknights to apply the Damage over Time component to the same target. Fiery Grip: Increased the duration of the Major Expedition buff granted by this ability and its morphs to 6 seconds from 2 seconds. This ability and its morphs can no longer be dodged. Developer Comments: To improve Fiery Grip's reliability, we changed it so the projectile (and subsequent pull/push) cannot be dodged. This ensures that enemies using Roll Dodge or Major Evasion do not cause your Fiery Grip cast to be wasted, and makes the Empowering Chains morph (which pushes you to the target) behave consistently with other charge abilities. Since Fiery Grip is an unusual projectile due to being undodgable and unreflectable, its tooltip has been updated for additional clarity. Inferno: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs would display an incorrect Spell Critical Strike Chance percentage on your character UI after swapping weapons. Lava Whip: Increased the damage from this ability and its morphs by 5%. Standard of Might (Dragonknight Standard morph): This morph now increases your damage done and decreases your damage taken by 12/13/14/15% while standing inside the standard, down from 17/18/19/20%. Developer Comment: We wanted Lava Whip to hit harder since it's a melee attack without increasing the overall PvE DPS of Dragonknights. To accomplish this, we reduced the bonuses from Standard of Might by 5% and increased Lava Whip by 5%. This gives Magicka Dragonknights a bit more pressure in PvP without increasing their PvE damage. Draconic Power Coagulating Blood (Dragon Blood morph): This morph now heals for a flat value (scaling with Spell Damage and Max Magicka), with that heal being increased by up to 33% based on your missing health. This morph no longer grants the Minor Vitality buff. Developer Comment: We wanted to give Dragonknights a more reliable version of Dragon Blood that scaled like other heal abilities in the game. However, it was still important to us that it retained some of the risk/reward of waiting to use it at lower health thresholds. Because there's a base heal value, it's more forgiving when used at higher health, but waiting makes it more efficient. To counterbalance this increased ease of use, we moved the Minor Vitality buff to Green Dragon Blood. This also ensures that Health-based Dragonknights also have a strong morph option as well. Dragon Blood: This ability and its morphs can now Critically Strike. Developer Comment: The goal of this change was to bring Dragon Blood in line with other heal abilities in the game. Dragon Leap: The damage and knockback from this ability and its morphs can no longer be dodged. Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs were not granting the caster crowd control, snare, and immobilization immunity while they were mid-flight. This ability and its morphs can now be cast while are you immobilized. Developer Comment: As part of a consistency pass to define abilities as dodgable or undodgable, Dragon Leap has been made undodgable. Area of Effect attacks should not be dodgable since they blanket an entire area with harmful effects, and should still damage enemies trying to Roll Dodge through it. Since this is an Ultimate ability, we want its activation to be more reliable compared to other charge or leap abilities. Because of this, Dragon Leap can now be used while you are rooted, and makes you immune to such effects mid-leap. Ferocious Leap (Dragon Leap morph): This morph now deals Flame Damage instead of Physical Damage. Green Dragon Blood (Dragon Blood morph): This morph now grants the Minor Vitality buff as well as Minor Endurance. Hardened Armor (Spiked Armor morph): Increased the damage shield value granted by this morph to 15% of your Maximum Health from 10% of your Maximum Health. Iron Skin: Reduced the amount of additional damage you can block from Rank I of this passive to 4% from 5%. Note that due to how percentages are calculated, the total damage blocked with this rank remains unchanged. Developer Comment: Since block values can only be whole numbers, a 5% bonus was increasing block's 50% damage reduction to 50 * 1.05 = 52.5. Then, it got rounded down to 52%. This change helps clarify the proper amount of bonus you get. Note that Rank II of the ability still gives a 10% increase which equates to 55% damage blocked (50 * 1.1 = 55). Spiked Armor: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs would deal their thorns damage when the attacker procced a Disease or Poison Weapon Enchantment on the Dragonknight. Volatile Armor (Spiked Armor morph): Increased the damage of the Damage over Time component of this morph by approximately 20%. Earthen Heart Battle Roar: Significantly revised this passive ability's tooltip to more accurately describe the values of Health, Magicka, and Stamina it restores based on the Ultimate's cost. Note that decimal values will be truncated from the tooltip, so values restored may be slightly higher than described. Obsidian Shard (Stonefist morph): Fixed an issue where this morph would not fire the heal if the target blocked or absorbed the damage of the initial hit. Stonefist: Increased the speed of the projectile fired by this ability and its morphs by 100%. Developer Comments: Since Stonefist is easy to avoid or anticipate with Roll Dodge and Block, we've increased the projectile speed to make it harder for enemies to counter. Nightblade
Assassination Death Stroke: Increased the cost of this ability and its morphs to 70 Ultimate from 50 Ultimate. Developer Comments: With the Nightblade's high Ultimate generation, Death Stroke is available too frequently for how powerful it is. Increasing the cost keeps its current burst potential while making Nightblades think more tactically about when to use it. Grim Focus: The Assassin's Will proc from this ability and the Merciless Resolve morph now only scales with your Spell Damage and Maximum Magicka stats. Impale (Assassin's Blade morph): Increased the range of this morph to 28 meters at Rank IV from 18 meters. Developer Comments: Increasing the range on this morph to 28 meters matches the range of other Magicka Nightblade damage abilities such as Strife or Cripple, and makes this morph work cohesively with a ranged ability kit. Manifestation of Terror (Aspect of Terror morph): The traps summoned by this morph are no longer visible to enemy player characters. The traps summoned by this morph can now fear two enemies instead of one. Relentless Focus (Grim Focus morph): The Assassin's Scourge proc from this morph now only scales with your Weapon Damage and Maximum Stamina stats. The initial cast of this morph now costs Stamina instead of Magicka. Fixed an issue where the Assassin's Scourge proc from this morph was being mitigated off the target's Spell Resistance instead of their Physical Resistance. Shadow Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Veiled Strike Shadow Cloak Path of Darkness Aspect of Terror Summon Shade Developer Comment: The goal of this change was to make sure early skills in the trees are simpler and more damage focused. Path of Darkness: Increased the damage of this ability and the Refreshing Path morph by 25%. Shadow Cloak: Fixed an issue where the invisibility from this ability and its morphs was being broken by certain abilities, such as Teleport Strike, Dark Flare, and Weapon Enchantments. Summon Shade: The shade summoned by this ability and its morphs now more closely match your racial appearance for Argonian and Khajiit player characters, and will now immediately aggro and attack your target if you cast this while you are out of combat. Note that the ability activation still requires a valid target. Twisting Path (Path of Darkness morph): Increased the damage of this morph by 32%. Developer Comments: The goal of this change was to ensure there was an interesting choice between morphs. You can choose to either have more damage, or add a heal component. Siphoning Soul Shred: Fixed an issue where the Soul Leech synergy from this ability and its morphs could occasionally heal based on a different source of damage than itself. Strife: Increased the cost of this ability and its morphs by approximately 38%. Developer Comment: We increased the cost of Strife because it was so much lower than other similar abilities, such as Lava Whip or Force Shock, while also providing a significant heal. Note that after the cost increase for Strife, it is still much lower than these abilities. This change, along with the changes to Elemental Drain and Siphon Spirit, are targeted at getting players to pay more attention to their resources. Sorcerer
Dark Magic Encase: Reduced the cost of this ability and its morphs by approximately 6%. Daedric Summoning Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Summon Unstable Familiar Daedric Curse Summon Winged Twilight Conjured Ward Bound Armor Developer Comment: We moved the class defining defensive ability up one slot so players who are leveling up can gain access to it earlier. Increased the Physical and Spell Resistance of all Daedric Summoning pets by 100% (18200 resists at CP160, up from 9100). Bound Armor: Fixed an issue where toggling this ability and its morphs off would dismount you. Daedric Curse: This ability and its morphs will now deal their Area of Effect damage even if the target dies. Rebate: Fixed an issue where Rank II of this passive was restoring less Magicka than intended for player characters at Level 50. Summon Storm Atronach: Increased the damage dealt from the pet summoned by this ability and its morphs by approximately 25%. Summon Volatile Familiar (Summon Unstable Familiar morph): Increased the duration of this pet's special ability to 8 seconds from 4 seconds, causing it to pulse for two extra ticks of damage. Fixed an issue where the damage from this morph's special ability was not being increased by Daedric Prey. Summon Winged Twilight: Increased the health of the pet summoned by this ability and its morphs by 100% (15889 Health at CP160, up from 7945). Velocious Curse (Daedric Curse morph): Renamed this morph to Haunting Curse. This morph no longer shortens the duration of the curse to 3.5 seconds from 6 seconds; instead, it causes the curse to explode a second time after an additional 8.5 seconds. Developer Comment: The goal of this change is to simply the Sorcerer rotation, allowing a Sorcerer to free up some global cooldowns in order to use other abilities while keeping the burst potential for PvP at the same time. Storm Calling Hurricane (Lightning Form morph): This morph now deals 10% more damage each tick, down from 15% more damage each tick. The final tick deals 150% more damage as a result, down from 225%. Developer Comment: The Hurricane ability provides Major Resolve, Major Ward, Minor Expedition, and AoE damage in a large radius. This ability over-performs relative to other class defensive abilities like Spiked Armor. Stamina Sorcerer damage was also high, so adjusting the damage on this ability brings the Stamina Sorcerer more in line with other abilities. Lightning Form: Fixed an issue where part of the visual effects for this ability and its morphs were not being displayed correctly when it was recast. Templar
Aedric Spear Binding Javelin (Piercing Javelin morph): Fixed an issue where Rank III of this morph had a 20 meter range instead of a 28 meter range. Reduced the cost of this morph by approximately 20%. Developer Comments: As all Weapon skill lines have a 20% Stamina cost reduction passive, we also included this reduction with class Stamina morphs. Binding Javelin and Biting Jabs were missed when this initially happened. Fixing this bug and giving these abilities their correct costs helps Stamina Templar with some of the sustain issues they were having. Biting Jabs (Puncturing Strikes morph): Reduced the cost of this morph by approximately 20%. The damage from this morph can no longer be dodged. Developer Comments: Changed as part of our overall Area of Effect consistency pass as described earlier. Blazing Spear (Spear Shards morph): Increased the duration of this morph to 8 seconds from 6 seconds, causing it to tick damage an additional 2 times; however, it no longer stuns the enemy when it first hits them. The ticking damage from this morph now has the same radius as the initial damage. Developer Comments: We took the stun off of Blazing Spear and increased its damage over time duration to help differentiate it from Luminous Shard. We want Blazing Spear to be damage focused, and Luminous to be CC focused. Note: We're still working through a solution that makes Luminous feel unique from the other CC abilities, while maintaining the functionality of effectiveness on blocking targets. Focused Charge: Increased the speed of the animation played by this ability and its morphs. Developer Comments: Since there is already a waiting period on charge abilities as you move to close the gap, we have increased the speed of the “leaping stab" animation that happens once you finally reach your target. This should make Focused Charge feel more responsive and allow you to more fluidly transition into other abilities after completing the charge. Piercing Javelin: Increased the speed of the projectile fired by this ability and its morphs by 40%. Radial Sweep: The damage from this ability and its morphs can no longer be dodged. Developer Comments: Changed as part of our overall Area of Effect consistency pass as described earlier. Spear Shards: Decreased the time it takes for the spear from this ability and its morphs to land after being cast at the target location to 750 milliseconds from 1100 milliseconds. Dawn's Wrath Backlash: This ability and its morphs now deal moderate damage when they are initially applied to the enemy. This damage does not contribute to the copied damage delivered at the end of the ability's duration. Increased the amount of copied damage by this ability and its morphs to 20% from 18%. Fixed an issue where damage that was absorbed by a damage shield was not being copied. The initial damage and final damage dealt by this ability and its morphs can no longer be blocked. The final damage dealt by this ability and its morphs can no longer critically strike, and is no longer reduced from Battle Spirit (note that the initial damage and maximum damage limit are both still reduced by 50% from Battle Spirit). The copied damage from this ability and its morphs is now increased by 50% against other player characters, reduced from 100%. Developer Comment: We want to see Backlash as a burst damage ability that you can use in solo PvE or PvP content. To accomplish this, we increased the amount of copied damage. This increase is higher in Cyrodiil to account for both Battle Spirit and the play styles of enemies; enemy players are much harder to hit with 5 seconds of unhindered attacks. Making the damage unblockable ensures it behaves consistently when compared to Daedric Curse. Both those abilities are similar in functionality and how they thematically apply their damage. This also ensures that Backlash is not double penalized by block, since some of the damage it copies will likely be blocked or avoided by enemies seeking to minimize Backlash's final attack. Hitting the maximum damage limit against another player now requires a significant amount of uninhibited damage from the Templar, and enemies will have more counterplay in reducing Backlash's burst damage if they actively mitigate or avoid damage. Changing Backlash's final damage so it no longer critically strikes prevents the Templar from reaching the damage cap too easily with a high Critical Strike rating. Eclipse: This ability and the Total Dark morph can now be placed on an unlimited amount of targets. This ability and its morphs will now deal their Area of Effect damage even if the target dies. Power of the Light (Backlash morph): Fixed an issue where this morph's damage was being mitigated on the target's Spell Resistance instead of their Physical Resistance. Radiant Destruction: Decreased the damage from this ability and its morphs by approximately 21%. Developer Comment: The damage of Radiant Destruction was so high that players were able to cast this on targets with high health values and still deal effective damage. This change makes it more important to use the ability at the correct time. In PvP, other players now have more time to react, and in PvE the rotation requires using multiple abilities for a longer period of time. Restoring Light Healing Ritual: This ability and its morphs no longer heal the casting Templar for an additional 30%. Honor the Dead (Rushed Ceremony morph): Fixed an issue where this morph's refund bonus was not occurring if you healed the target to above 75% Health. Lingering Ritual (Healing Ritual morph): Renamed this morph to Hasty Prayer. This morph no longer applies a small burst of healing after 8 seconds. Instead, it allows you to move and cast the ability at full speed. Radiant Aura (Restoring Aura morph): This morph now increases the radius of the Minor Magickasteal to 25/26/27/28 meters. Restoring Aura: Redesigned this ability and the Radiant Aura morph so they continue to grant the Minor Recovery buffs (Fortitude, Endurance, and Intellect) while slotted. Activating this ability also now applies Minor Magickalsteal to all enemies in a 12 meter radius around you. Ritual of Rebirth (Healing Ritual morph): This morph no longer decreases the cast time of the ability by .2 seconds. Instead, it now fires an additional single-target heal after the cast is complete to one ally outside the ability's normal radius. Developer Comment: The change to Ritual of Rebirth and Lingering Ritual improves the mobility of Templar healers and meshes better with our high mobility gameplay. Weapon
Two Handed Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Uppercut Critical Charge Cleave Reverse Slash Momentum Developer Comment: This change is aimed at newer players. Our intention for this weapon line and the ones below is getting players into the habit of using their primary damage ability as soon as possible. One Hand and Shield Power Bash: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs could not proc Weapon Enchantments or Poisons. Shield Wall: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs were not blocking all the secondary effects from blockable monster attacks. Dual Wield Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Flurry Twin Slashes Whirlwind Blade Cloak Hidden Blade Lacerate: All animations and visual effects will now display properly when using this Ultimate. Shrouded Daggers (Hidden Blade morph): Reduced the cost of this morph to match its base ability, Hidden Blade. Bow Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Snipe Volley Magnum Shot Arrow Spray Poison Arrow Hawk Eye: Increased the amount of times this passive ability can stack to 5 times from 3 times. It continues to increase your damage with Bow abilities by 2/5% per stack. Increased the duration of the buff granted by this passive to 5 seconds from 4 seconds. Developer Comments: Increasing Hawk Eye's duration makes it easier to maintain the buff stacks, therefore improving Bow DPS in PvE. The duration is still short enough to reward players using a pure Bow-focused playstyle, without buffing builds that only use Bow to throw down Volley and Poison Arrow. Rapid Fire: The bow and arrow used for this ability will now point in the same direction. Destruction Staff Adjusted the order of the Active Abilities in this skill line. They now unlock in the following order: Force Shock Wall of Elements Destructive Touch Weakness to Elements Impulse Elemental Storm: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs could occasionally cause your ground-target reticle to become stuck and prevent you from using other abilities. Reduced the damage for this ability and its morphs by 5%. Reduced the damage done by this ability and the Eye of the Storm morph by 10%. The damage from Elemental Rage remains unchanged. Developer Comments: The size of this ability coupled with the mobility of Eye of the Storm has made it extremely potent in PvP without allowing enough counterplay. Due to this, we've reduced the base damage but allow you to regain that damage by selecting the Elemental Rage morph. This is similar to previous changes we made to Force Shock and Uppercut – you'll now be choosing between extra damage or extra utility. Ancient Knowledge: This passive ability no longer decreases the cast time of your Destruction Staff Heavy Attacks by 5/10%. Instead, it grants you a bonus as long as you have one Destruction Staff ability slotted. This bonus depends on your staff type: Flame Staves: Increases your single-target damage dealt by 4/8%. Frost Staves: Increases the amount of damage you Block by 10/20%, and reduces the cost of Block by 15/30%. Lightning Staves: Increases your Area of Effect damage dealt by 4/8%. Elemental Drain (Weakness to Elements morph): This morph no longer restores a flat value of Magicka whenever you deal Flame, Frost, or Shock Damage to the target. Instead, it applies Minor Magickasteal to them. Elemental Ring (Impulse morph): This morph no longer adds a small Damage over Time component to the ability. Instead, it allows you to cast the ability at a ground-targeted location up to 28 meters away. Force Shock: This ability and its morphs can no longer be reflected. Beam-type attacks cannot be reflected, but are able to be blocked. Tri Focus: This passive ability now taunts the enemy after you use a fully-charged Frost Heavy Attack. This passive ability now causes your block to drain Magicka (instead of Stamina) and stops your Magicka Recovery (instead of Stamina Recovery) while blocking when you have a Frost Destruction Staff equipped. Developer Comment: With these changes and the updates to Ancient Knowledge, we're giving Frost Staves the capability of being used by tanks. This opens up a lot of new possibilities and builds we're excited to see for both PvP and PvE content. We'll be heavily monitoring the effectiveness of Frost Staff tanking in both types of content to determine if further changes are needed. To ensure Frost Staff tanking can be used as soon as you can enter dungeons at level 10, we've put a taunt on the heavy attack; this means you don't have to gain ranks with the Undaunted faction to start experiencing this playstyle. This does have the potential to cause issues with players who have Tri Focus and are doing DPS with a Frost Staff. We're aware of this potential issue and will make adjustments in the future as needed. Restoration Staff Force Siphon: This ability and its morphs no longer heal for a flat value of Health whenever you deal damage to the target. Instead, they apply Minor Lifesteal to a target. Regeneration: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs were not correctly prioritizing low-health targets that did not already have the Heal over Time applied. Siphon Spirit (Force Siphon morph): This morph no longer restores 1% of your Maximum Magicka when you deal damage to the target. Instead, it also applies Minor Magickasteal to the target. Armor
Heavy Armor Rapid Mending: This passive now increases the amount of resources your Heavy Attacks restore by 12/25% from 25/50%. Developer Comments: Part of the counterplay against a Heavy Armor enemy is to stop attacking them for a short period (to drop their Wrath stacks and not trigger their Constitution passive), but Rapid Mending made it so they could still restore a significant amount of resources, even if you were trying to avoid them. Reducing this should ensure Heavy Armor is more about constantly taking damage to maximize its strengths. Wrath: This passive now increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 5/10 for each stack, down from 10/20, but it now stacks up to 20 times, up from 10 times. Reduced the duration of this passive's bonus to 5 seconds from 6 seconds. Developer Comments: Shortening Wrath's duration and allowing it take longer to build up its stacks to its full potential should allow more counterplay against Heavy Armor enemies, and take them longer to ramp up their power when engaging in combat. This also helps promote a berserker-type playstyle with Heavy Armor where you get more powerful the longer you stay in combat. World
Soul Magic Soul Strike: Removed 350 milliseconds of empty channeling time without another tick of damage occurring from this ability and its morphs. Total damage dealt with these abilities remains unchanged. Vampire Clouding Swarm (Bat Swarm morph): This morph no longer causes your character to pulse invisibility every second it is active. Instead, activating the swarm now allows you use the ability again to instantly teleport to an enemy up to 22 meters away and deal high damage. This teleport can be used as many times as possible within the swarm's duration. Werewolf Pursuit: Fixed an issue where this passive ability was being removed when your character died. Rousing Roar: Increased the duration of the Major Brutality buff provided by this morph to 20/21/22/23 seconds from 4/4.3/4.7/5 seconds. Guild
Fighters Guild Circle of Protection: Increased the duration of this ability and the Ring of Preservation morph to 20 seconds from 10 seconds. Rearming Trap (Trap Beast morph): Decreased the damage done by each trap summoned from this morph by 30%. Turn Undead (Circle of Protection morph): Increased the duration of this morph to 24 seconds from 12 seconds. Mages Guild Balance (Equilibrium morph): Increased the duration of the Major Resolve and Major Ward buffs granted by this morph to 20 seconds from 4 seconds. Fire Rune: Increased the initial damage done by this ability and its morphs by approximately 11%. Magelight: Activating this ability while you have a Restoration Staff equipped will no longer break its animations. Fixed an issue where the permanent Major Prophecy buff from this ability and its morphs was removing other temporary sources of Major Prophecy. Scalding Rune (Fire Rune morph): Increased the damage of the Damage over Time component of this morph by an additional 33%. Undaunted Blood Altar: Due to the changes to Minor Lifesteal outlined below, this ability and its morphs now apply Minor Lifesteal to all enemies within the radius instead of allies within the radius. Trapping Webs: Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs would Critically Strike based on your Spell Critical instead of your Weapon Critical. Alliance War
Emperor Monarch: Fixed an issue where this passive ability was only increasing the healing received from your own heals instead of all heals. Support Revealing Flare: Reduced the cost of this ability and its morphs by 50%. Stalwart Guard (Guard morph): Fixed an issue where the permanent Minor Force buff from this morph was removing other, temporary sources of Minor Force. Champion System
The Atronach Riposte: Fixed an issue where this Champion ability was triggering 100% of the time when you blocked a melee attack instead of 15% of the time. The Lady Unchained: This ability now reduces the cost of a single Stamina ability by 80% for 5 seconds instead of reducing the cost of all Stamina abilities used within 3 seconds by 80%. Dark Anchors
Ozozzachar can no longer be targeted while landing, and now takes reduced damage until he has fully recovered from the landing sequence. Xivkyn, Grievous Twilight, and Flesh Colossus now award experience when killed. Monsters
Monsters that use potions will now display an interrupt telegraph earlier. Fixed numerous issues where icons associated with monster abilities were displayed on your Character UI without a purpose. Monster Abilities
Bloodfiend You'll now hear an audio effect when Flurry and Slash strike their targets. Bone Colossus Bone Colossus abilities now cast while silent. Bone Colossus area effects now threaten the indicated area (previously there was a mismatch). Bone Saw is no longer attempted when no targets are available. Skeletons summoned by Wake the Dead now scale with the difficulty of the summoner. Bonecrafter Bone Surge has been made more effective. Bonelord Bone Cage now correctly deals damage, and can be cast multiple times while in combat. Bone Cage now vanishes with the first root it applies. Bonelord abilities now cast while silent. Mitigating Entropic Bolt has been made more intuitive. Undead creatures summoned by Summon Abomination now scale with the difficulty, faction, and location of the summoner. Bonelords are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Dreadweaver Dark Shade now scales with the difficulty, race, and location of the summoner. Dreadweavers are now vulnerable while a dark shade is active. Dark Shades now apply Minor Maim with each hit and deals Magic damage. Dreadweaver abilities now cast while silent. Eviscerator Dragonknight Standard now casts while silent and also has a cast time. Dragonknight Standard now interfaces correctly with Major Defile (previously it would stack with other sources of Major Defile). Focused Charge has been replaced with Blink Strike. Eviscerators no longer attempt to use Dragonknight Standard on player characters standing in a Dragonknight Standard. Fear Mage Reduced the cast time for Aspect of Terror. Aspect of Terror now causes targets to flee if they are farther than 15 meters from the Fear Mage. Fear Mage abilities now cast while silent. Shadow Cloak now behaves like the player ability Shadow Cloak and will be used when a target is in proximity to the mage. Frost Imp Attacks made by Frost Imps no longer invisibly damage you. Frost Mage Ice Barrier can no longer be interrupted. Harvester Black Winter now casts while silent, and now strikes targets once every half second, up from once every second. Feast now waits a moment before traveling to the Harvester. Mitigating Chasten has been made more intuitive. Lamia Harmony no longer severely reduces incoming damage for the duration of the channel, instead doubling Spell and Physical Resist for the duration of the effect if it is not interrupted. Harmony now highlights those under its effects. Howling Strike now damages all targets in a cone. Lamia Curare The heal from Convalescence has been made more effective. Convalescence no longer targets monsters with over half health, and now prioritizes targets with low health. Lamia Curare abilities now cast while silent. Spectres summoned by Summon Spectral Lamia now scale with the difficulty, faction, and location of the summoner. Lamia Curares are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Strike is now used on targets within melee range (instead of Shockwave). Mage Guard Shock Torrent now interfaces correctly with the player ability Shadow Cloak. Necromancer Creatures summoned by Summon the Dead now scale with the difficulty, faction, and location of the summoner. Necromancers are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Empower Undead now increases the Physical and Spell Resistance of the target instead of reducing the damage received by the target. Empower Undead now more reliably boosts a target's attributes (previously, it would occasionally make the creature less powerful). Necromancer abilities now cast while silent. Nereid Avoiding the damage from Icy Geyser has been made more intuitive. Frost Bolt can no longer be interrupted, and also now casts while silent. Hurricane no longer attempts to target objects outside its area of effect, and also now casts while silent. The snare from Hurricane now displays the snare visual effects. Interrupting Hurricane now puts the ability on cooldown. Icy Geyser has the following changes made: The ability can no longer be interrupted by circle-strafing the nereid. Reduced the time Icy Geyser can be attempted to 8 seconds from every 20 seconds. This ability no longer allows the caster to move while its cast is in progress. This ability now casts while silent. This ability now tracks the targeted player character briefly before choosing its location. Mitigating the damage from Frost Bolt has been made more intuitive. Pet Ranger Creatures summoned by Call Ally now scale with the difficulty, faction, and location of the summoner. Pet Rangers are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Roll Dodge now casts while silent. Trap Beast can now cast multiple times in a single combat, and now casts while silent. Trap Beast now has an arming time and accurately messages who it affected and for how long. Shaman Aura of Protection can now resummon after it is destroyed. Mitigating Coiled Lash has been made more intuitive. Spider Daedra Lightning Onslaught will now threaten you more predictably. Lightning Storm now targets crowd controlled player characters. Previously, this was limited to player characters affected by Spiderling webs. Spider Daedra abilities now cast while silent. Spiderlings summoned by the ability Summon Spiderling now scale with the difficulty and location of the summoner. Spider Daedra are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Spiderling Web and Summon Spiderling is now preceded by a cast animation. Spirit Master Burdening Eye has been made more visible, and requires you to remain in proximity for a limited time before it explodes. Burdening Eye no longer applies a root, but its snare field lasts much longer. Spirit Master abilities now cast while silent. Spriggan Beasts summoned by Summon Beast now scale with the difficulty and location of the summoner. Spriggans are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Control Beast now increases the Physical and Spell Resistance of the target instead of reducing damage received by the target. Control Beast now more reliably boosts a target's attributes instead of occasionally making the creature less powerful. Healing Salve now ramps up over time, healing for a large amount if it is not interrupted. Nature's Swarm now affects a larger area. Summon Beast is now preceded by a cast animation. Vanquisher Javelin can now be reflected. Xivilai Daedra summoned by Summon Daedra now scale with the difficulty, faction, and location of the summoner. Xivilai are now vulnerable while a summon is active. Empowered Weapon now applies a snare with each quick attack, and also must be recast when it expires. Empowered Weapon now displays visual effects to indicate the Xivilai has empowered its weapon. “Fire Lines" is now named “Hand of Flame" and has a distinct attack pattern. Lightning Grasp will now target you more aggressively. Summon Daedra is now preceded by a cast animation, and now selects from a wider variety of Daedra. Xivilai abilities now cast while silent. Xivilai no longer always open with empowered Weapon. World Bosses
Bittergreen the Wild, Deshaan Bittergreen now casts Bite. Slightly reduced the damage from Headbutt, and it now has a 4 second cooldown. Fixed an issue where Bittergreen's tail and backpack would clip through his body. Dayarrus, Bangkorai Summoned Ogrim are now destroyed when combat ends. Doshia, found during the Main Quest, has become stronger. Magdelena, Rivenspire Curse of Terror now causes targets to flee if they are farther than 15m from Magdelena. Reduced the damage from Shadowbolt. Snapjaw, Auridon You'll now hear a sickening crunch when Rending strikes a target. Thodundor of the Hill, Greenshade Slightly reduced the damage from Thunderous Smash, and it no longer indicates a radius that doesn't exist. Vulkhel Guard, Auridon The Guild Savant sparring with a target dummy no longer prompts combat music.
Crafting & Economy
Crafters rejoice! If you have access to the Craft Bag through ESO Plus, you can now deconstruct items and refine materials even when your inventory is full. The Keen Eye visual effect will now fade out more smoothly when you move out of range of the associated harvest node. Shipments of refined materials from Crafting Writs can now be quickslotted, and appear in the Consumables section of the inventory. Updated the tooltip text on the Ghastly Eye Bowl to properly indicate that it's increasing your Magicka Recovery, not your Stamina Recovery. Eyeballs are not stamina food. Tell your friends. All purple and gold recipes now confirm your intent when you try to destroy them in your inventory. The cooking fire near Donalir in Eyevea can now be used when you are not surrounded by Daedra. It's much safer and easier this way. You will now utilize stolen materials when crafting before consuming materials from the Craft Bag. An ore node north of the Quendeluun Wayshrine in Auridon was previously buried too deep to be seen, but could still be mined. The ore node has now been moved to the surface, where it can be both seen and mined with greater ease. Fixed an issue that caused Orzorga's Red Frothgar to appear twice in the Brew tab of Provisioning stations. Renamed all Motif Books to a new, more compact naming schema. This prevents motif names from being truncated on the item, and standardizes all of their nomenclature. No longer shall some books say "Ch.", while others say "Chapter". For example, “Crafting Motifs 15: Dwemer" will now be “Crafting Motif 15: Dwemer Style", and “Crafting Motifs 15, Chapter 1: Dwemer Axes" will now be “Crafting Motif 15: Dwemer Axes". Alchemy
Fixed an issue that caused potions of Vitality or Defile to incorrectly compete with the Minor Protection buff. Fixed an issue that caused crafted Ravage Health poisons to deal roughly twice as much damage as intended over their full duration. Fixed an issue where the tooltip duration for potions would not change after acquiring the "Medicinal Use" passive. Reduced the duration of Major Vitality from potions. The base duration is now 12.5 seconds, down from 47.5 seconds. Provisioning
Psijic Ambrosia and Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia can now be used while moving. Fixed an issue that prevented the Connoisseur passive from correctly increasing the duration of certain Witches Festival and New Life Festival drinks. Survey Reports
Fixed an error preventing Enchanting and Alchemy Survey Reports from being distributed properly, leading to you being consistently sent to single locations.
Crown Store & Crown Crates
Crown Experience Scrolls can now be used while moving. Previewing Style Parlor offerings in the Crown Store will now hide any armor, skins, or hats that could otherwise obscure your view. Fixed an issue that caused helms to unintentionally appear in the Crown Store preview for Style Parlor offerings, even when the “Hide Helm" option was selected. Fixed an issue where some Ice Wolf Pups would occasionally have collision. The Crown Store will no longer always be locked the first time you open it. Item names from large bundles are now colored to match their quality. Fixed an issue causing the Major Intellect buff from the Crown Spellcaster's Elixir to incorrectly overwrite Major Fortitude buffs and stack with other sources of Major Intellect. Art
Wearing the Black Hand Robe with a hidden helmet will no longer cause Khajiit ears to disappear. Fixed an issue where a seam could be visible on the hind legs of some Senche cubs. The Pocket Mammoth pet will now appear in-view at all times when it should be on screen. Your feet will no longer float while the dro-m'Athra Senche mount first spawns in. Fixed an issue where the floating rocks surrounding the Storm Atronach mounts could visibly pop while idle. Loin cloths will no longer clip through the saddles from bear mounts. The Senche-Lion Cub will no longer become stuck when running in tight circles. Fixed an issue where a pink error message would display after summoning the Baby Netch pet while in combat. Fixed an issue where Pacrooti's foot could clip through the crate he's seated on. Fixed an issue where a Crown Crate card would lift up before Pacrooti's claw touched the deck to deal. Fixed an issue where some eyelashes displayed incorrect textures when worn with a number of helmets. Personalities
General Fixed an issue where some personalities, such as the Cheerful or Melancholy personality, would interrupt some emotes including /sit and /sitchair. Personalities will now display their idle and navigation in the Crown Store preview UI. Fixed an issue that prevented harvesting props from appearing under certain circumstances with certain personalities. Props will now be properly hidden when harvesting with a Personality equipped. Commander Personality Idle animations will now occur less frequently. You will no longer see your fists while in first-person mode if your weapons are sheathed. Fixed an animation-related issue with Argonian and Khajiit tails when using the /rubhands or /handsonhips emote. Filleting a fish will no longer cause your arms to go through your body while using this personality. Robes will no longer distort while walking with this personality. Drunk Personality Fixed an issue where you would drunkenly refill your cup when using a Soul Gem to revive. Revive first, then refill your cup! Furious Personality Your eyes will now be focused on the front of your head, as they should be, while using this personality. Thief Personality Fixed an issue where your pouch would appear to be floating when pickpocketing an NPC. Idle animations will now occur less frequently. Your head will no longer twitch while walking with this personality active. Fixed an issue where you would briefly stand up after you stopped moving while sneaking.
Dungeons & Group Content
Fixed various locations where you could become stuck in the world. All dungeon-specific abilities will now display a proper icon in the Death Recap. Dungeons
City of Ash I Golor the Banekin Handler will no longer endlessly pursue cowardly player characters. Crypt of Hearts Fixed an issue that would allow you to get through the final boss door without progressing through the dungeon. Lover's Torment: Alanwe's soul will now spawn more reliably at the end of the quest. Crypt of Hearts II Ruzozuzalpamaz's Web Wrap now displays a duration under the active effects UI. Fungal Grotto I You will no longer be knocked through the door before it's opened during the battle with War Chief Ozozai. You can no longer be knocked through the door when fighting Kra'gh the Dreugh King. Selene's Web The damage from Selene's Primal Spirit can now be reduced by blocking. Spindleclutch I Deadly Whispers now has a quest marker indicating where you must go to “Silence the Whispers". Spindleclutch II The Flesh Atronach triplets and Mad Mortine will no longer endlessly pursue cowardly player characters. Tempest Island Gust of Wind is now appropriately named in your active effects UI.
Exploration & Itemization
Fixed an issue that caused Heavy Sacks to appear more often than intended in certain public dungeons. Fixed an issue that was causing bottles and cups in the world to drop twice as many drinks as intended in certain areas. Corrected several typos in various books from Shalidor's Library, and in achievement names and descriptions. Fixed an issue where the additional cost for fast-traveling multiple times in a row could be reset under certain circumstances. Updated all Motif Books, Motif Chapters, and Provisioning recipes to stack to 200! The Shalk found in Senie will now drop loot. The book titled “Cassipia's Change of Heart", located in Craglorn, is once again accessible. Fixed an issue where minibosses in Arx Corinium were dropping the Legs of the Medusa set, rather than the Feet. This made the Feet items rarer than intended. Collectibles
Updated the Acquire Hint for some Collectibles that could be obtained from various pre-orders, purchases of other products, or contests and giveaways. Itemization
Spirit Stones, used in the Tombs of Na-Totambu in Craglorn, now identify as "Key" type items in their tooltip. Fixed an issue that allowed non-Destruction Staff weapons to occasionally drop with the Destruction Master set from the final encounter of Dragonstar Arena. Bogdan's Flame, a uniquely-named Inferno Staff found in Elden Hollow II, is no longer part of the Light Speaker item set, which requires use of Restoration Staff abilities. It is instead now part of the Undaunted Bastion set. Fixed an issue where Skoria's Charred Claymore would always drop at Purple quality, regardless of the dungeon's difficulty. It now only drops in Purple quality if you play City of Ash II on Veteran mode, and correctly drops in Blue quality on Normal mode. The Prismatic weapons obtained by completing the Fighters Guild quest "Will of the Council" are now Bind on Equip instead of Bind on Pickup. Fixed an issue where items in the Lord Warden item set had the incorrect default Enchantment. Heavy items now have Health, Medium items have Stamina, and Light items have Magicka, as with other Monster Mask item sets. Fixed an issue where many item sets, including those found on vendors from capturing towns in Cyrodiil, were sourcing Rings and Necklaces at a 50/50 ratio. They are now sourcing Rings more often than Necklaces, as originally intended. Fixed an issue where some items in the Shadow Dancer's Raiment item set did not drop with the correct default Enchantment. Weapons in this item set now drop with the Absorb Magicka enchantment. Monster Itemization
The uniquely-named items from World Bosses are now no longer marked as Unique. This means you can have more than one of these items in your inventory at a given time. Adjusted the flavor text of the Shadowsilk Headwrap of the Sun to match changes to the boss in Mephala's Nest. Fixed an issue where the Lord of Iron and Woe, a boss in the Sancre Tor quest area, was not providing level-scaled loot when defeated by a player character below Level 50. Item Sets
Item Set procs which deal damage or healing can no longer Critically Strike. Fixed an issue with the various aura/ball sets (Ebony Armory, Hircine's Veneer, Worm's Raiment, and Sanctuary) where they were not applying their bonuses correctly if you weapon swapped while using weapons of those sets. Fixed an issue where some item set procs that were meant to fire off of fully-charged Heavy Attacks (such as Sunderflame or Wise Mage) were firing on every tick of a Lightning or Restoration Staff Heavy Attack. Armor of the Trainee: Reduced the Max Magicka, Stamina, and Health granted by this item set to 1250 from 2500. Developer Comments: Armor of the Trainee was meant as an introductory set that required no advanced strategy to utilize. The attributes it was providing were too high as you could get the same amount of Stamina that Draugr Hulk's 5-piece provided, as well as significant Magicka and Health bonuses. This set will now provide less Stamina than the Draugr Hulk 5-piece, but more overall stats. Bahraha's Curse: Fixed an issue where this item set's proc could not fire from Light or Heavy Attacks. Black Rose: This item set's 4-piece bonus now grants Maximum Magicka instead of Maximum Stamina. This item set now increases the Magicka or Stamina restored by the Constitution passive by 35%, down from 40%. Developer Comments: Black Rose was too powerful with how much more resources it gave to the Constitution passive. Reducing this bonus slightly keeps the set viable, and balances it better against other Heavy Armor options. Chokethorn: The strangler summoned by this item set now despawns when it dies. Developer Comments: This should make all summoned monsters consistent in how they despawn when they expire. We want summoned monsters to be removed immediately for better visual fidelity and game performance. Desert Rose: Increased this item set's proc chance to 15% from 10%, but also increased its cooldown to 4 seconds from 1 second. Developer Comments: Due to this item set having a low cooldown, the Magicka restored by its proc was very high in situations where you were taking lots of incoming hits every second. Increasing the cooldown but also increasing the proc chance maintains the current level of Magicka returns when you are taking one hit every second, but keeps it from being extremely overpowered when you were taking multiple hits every second. The Magicka returns of this set will still remain higher than any other item set in heavy combat situations. Draugr Heritage: Fixed an issue where this item set's proc could trigger before you fell below 35% Health. Dreamer's Mantle: Fixed an issue where this item set's proc could trigger before you fell below 35% Health. Elf Bane: Fixed an issue where this item set's bonus was not increasing the duration of many Flame Damage abilities including Magma Armor, Fire Storm, and Wall of Fire. Engine Guardian: The Dwemer Sphere summoned by this item set's proc now despawns when it expires. Infernal Guardian: Fixed an issue where this item set's proc would remove stealthed enemies from Sneak or invisibility. We also fixed an issue where this item set's proc was ignoring line of sight. Hist Bark: Fixed an issue where the Major Evasion proc granted by this item set could become permanently applied in rare circumstances. Knight-Errant: This set, found in Blackheart Haven, no longer drops on weapons other than one-handed weapons and shields. Kyne's Kiss: This bow-specific set will no longer appear for weapons other than bows. Maelstrom Destruction Staff Enchantment: Fixed an issue where this enchantment was not granting you a damage bonus for your Light Attacks. Maw of the Infernal: The Daedroth summoned by this item set now despawns when it dies. Meritorious Service: Fixed an issue where the proc from this item set was not displaying its visual effects. Morag Tong: Fixed an issue where this item set was proccing on some non-damage abilities. Noble's Conquest: This item set's proc now applies Minor Vulnerability to the target instead of a generic damage taken debuff, but the duration of Minor Vulnerability has been increased to 10 seconds from 5 seconds. Scourge Harvester: This item set's proc now provides Major Vitality instead of a generic non-buff category healing received bonus. Developer Comments: Being able to stack the Scourge Harvester proc with other healing received bonuses was too powerful. With all those bonuses, enemies could quickly heal back to full health before you had time to back away and snap the tether. This can no longer stack with Major Vitality given by Potions. Selene: Fixed an issue where the proc from this item set could trigger twice. Sentinel of Rkugamz: The Dwemer Spider summoned by this item set's proc can now be interrupted. Tremorscale: Reduced the damage done by this item set's proc by approximately 10%. Developer Comments: This set was meant to be a more utility-focused set for tanks with its powerful snare, but it did too much damage in builds (particularly PvP ones) that would spam Taunt abilities to kill targets. Varen's Legacy: Fixed an issue where the proc from this item set was only applying to one enemy hit by your area of effect ability instead of all enemies. Viper's Sting: Fixed an issue where this item set's proc could be triggered by Poison and Disease Damage Weapon Enchantments instead of just melee damage.
Quests & Zones
Many books that were once inaccessible after their associated quests are now able to be found in the world. In addition, you can now read most books while in combat or in stealth. Many NPCs walking on plants and tables have been brought back to solid ground. Alik'r Desert
Rudabeh, the Innkeeper at Sisters of the Sands Inn, has learned some manners and will no longer leap onto the counter. Feathered Fiends: Fixed an issue if you spoke to the harpy and took the shortcut back to Kozanset, you would maroon your friends without a harpy to ride back. Rise of the Dead: General Thoda will now remain standing while speaking with you during this quest. Auridon
Dogs can no longer teleport while chasing cats (much to the disappointment of the dogs). Blessings of the Eight: Igniting the fires will now be more reliable. The Unveiling: Razum-dar will no longer try to walk through doors by mashing his face into it. Silly Khajiit, that's not how doors work. Bangkorai
Dayarrus will no longer spawn in the floor. Betnikh
Into the Hills: Renamed the “Bloodthorn Dagger" quest reward to “Bloodthorn Dagger of the Trainee", as it is part of the Armor of the Trainee set. Unearthing the Past: Fixed an issue where quest hints would tell you to "Retrieve Staff" even though the event was automatic, making the hint moot. Now there is no hint. Coldharbour
Between Blood and Bone: You can now use the door to the Coral Tower any time after entering it while still on the quest. Hall of Judgment: Fixed an issue where you could unintentionally avoid aggro during the quest step to defend the Mages. Library of Dusk: You can no longer speak to Raynor Vanos while he is sleeping. Soul Shriven in Coldharbour: Lockpicks are now available in the quest reward for those that want to start their life of crime early. Special Blend: Nelhilda no longer attempts to stand on the table to make the purifying potion. The Will of the Worm: Thallik's Gem will no longer interfere with jumping while using Gamepad Mode. Craglorn
You will now be able to zoom out from the Outlaw Refuge map in Belkarth. Little Leaf no longer appears in certain areas after leaving. Hall Steward Thais in Craglorn is now officially a "Hall Steward" and not just a "Steward". Elemental Army: Fixed an issue where some VO could not be heard. Skyreach Catacombs: The Fallen Kings event will no longer occasionally reset. The Shattered and Lost: Defeating The Lost One will now consistently progress your quest. Cyrodiil
Stacking the Odds: The spy associated with this quest will now spawn and advance the quest. Prisoners of War: Captured Rebels are now available for rescuing. Deshaan
The Wounds in the World: Fixed an issue where the Watcher would stop granting credit when killed. Eidolon's Hollow: All groupmates will now be able to enter Eidolon's Hollow as long as someone is on the quest. Eastmarch
The War Council: Lord Vurlop will now properly respawn as your follower if your character dies in Fort Amol to guards, gravity, or the sudden onset of extreme old age. Fighters Guild
Hold the Line: Destroying Dark Anchors can now be shared amongst your group. Prismatic Core: Fixed an issue where there could be two portals going to the same location during this quest. Glenumbra
Champion of the Guardians: A Dark Fissure will no longer appear on top of the ritual site. Signals of Dominion: Commander Ammur is no longer the source of the Dominion Messages, as they are now locked away securely inside a chest within his tent. As a result, he will no longer spawn as quickly. Grahtwood
Carnival Conundrum: Fixed an issue where there was no map pin for the quest step to take the Akaviri Cultural Infiltration Document. The Innkeeper's Daughter: Fixed an issue where being inside the building Meats, Mimics, and More would not properly direct you out of the door for quest goals. Until Death: Fixed an issue where you could use the dog whistle in a certain spot in Rivenspire. That's way too far away to be useful. Greenshade
Seeks-Better-Deals has gotten rid of her twin, permanently. Now, Seeks-Better-Deals will be available regardless of your quest state in the Shrouded Vale, unless you are in the spirit realm. Magister Marthine Augier is now officially a "Magister" and not a "Guildmagister"—an archaic title that only existed for a brief time within the Mages Guild. Hold the Line: This quest will no longer erroneously display Malabal Tor in the quest journal when referring to Greenshade. Right of Theft: Fixed an issue where compass pins were disappearing when you approached Shadow Rifts. Stone Cold: Indanas no longer repeats the same thing if you run about Shadows Crawl. The Fading Tree: Laniriel will no longer occasionally despawn at the end of this quest. Malabal Tor
Reap What is Sown: Fixed an issue where you would not receive a door pin over the arena gates when you are asked to leave. Restore the Silvenar: The door pin to Spinner Caerllin's location will no longer vanish upon entering the trunk of the tree where it is located. Reaper's March
Baan Dar's Bash: Five Finger Chicken Dinners can now be shared amongst your group. Gentle Gardener: Soil Samples and Root Samples can now be shared amongst your group. Questionable Contract: The acquisition of Hoarvor Chitin, Torchbug Thoraxes, and Heartwood can now be shared with group members. The Golden Claw: Rid-Thar-ri'Datta will now properly respawn if he gets stuck for any reason. Rivenspire
Darkness Blooms in Rivenspire: Made a clarification in the quest journal that you will not receive credit for killing Fingaenion Forestmasher without eating the moonflowers first. The Emerald Chalice: Lady Laurent will now respawn if you log out at the end of the quest. Stonefalls
Readjusted the pins for the Outlaw's Refuge entrance in Davon's Watch in relation to ground level. Stormhaven
Removed a killable NPC that would instantly respawn. The Rift
Eat, Drink and Be Merry: You will now remain in a sleeping position until you talk to Darva or abandon the quest. Inflamed Pyres of the Rift: You must now have the pyres lit before defeating Jakalor to progress the quest. Pulled Under: Inspecting the fish rack will now consistently function regardless if a zombie is present. Stomping Sinmur: Thalik Wormfather can no longer spawn three copies of himself during the fight with Sinmur. Fixed an issue where you could not kill Sinmur while Thallik Wormfather was alive.
Crafting Motifs now have their own section in the Lore Library, visible upon obtaining Eidetic Memory from Shalidor. Made several modifications to the Guild Trader UI: Added options to search for furniture and furniture recipes. Searches will no longer clear when you go to a different guild trader. Added a button for “Reset Search". Added a Furniture section to your inventory. Fixed an issue where Inventory and Gold amounts would appear twice in the vendor UI. You will no longer hear a sound similar to coins fumbling around if you fail to enter an instance because it is full. Attempting to use the "Get Me Unstuck" option twice within an hour will once again display the correct amount of time remaining until you can next use it, instead of displaying 0 seconds. Fixed an issue where the Join Queue button could get disabled when it should be enabled. The Lore Library subcategory for the Order of the Hour motif is now named “Order Hour" instead of “Hour Order". Fixed an issue where the stack size reported for items sold in the Guild Store would be incorrect if it was too large. You can now rotate your character in the Inventory and Collections screens. Fixed an issue where item names in the Gem Extraction UI could occasionally turn blue. Fixed a UI error that could occur when selecting an achievement at the same time as earning a different achievement. Fixed an issue where the message for leaving a dueling area could continue to appear after the duel ended. Achievement progress now refreshes correctly when viewing them as they update. Fixed an issue where item tooltips could incorrectly reflect the quantity of that item you actually have. Fixed an issue where zone chat would not display correctly while on certain quest stages. Fixed an issue that could occur when setting keybindings, where you would receive an error that a key was already bound to an action, without the error specifying which action. Updated the maintenance times in the Customer Support window. Note: At this time, this change is only reflected in the English game client. We'll be updating French and German in a future incremental patch. Fixed an issue where some options could become inadvertently disabled. Fixed an issue with the Quest Journal where the text would not fade in/out correctly. Fixed an issue where the quickslot UI would display an incorrect item count for non-stackable items. Fixed an issue where the preview of your guild tabard would not appear while editing your guild heraldry, if you were wearing a costume or polymorph. All text found on the Quest help Support UI is now properly translated in French and German. Alliance War
Fixed an issue where the indicator for how many friends you have assigned to a campaign was occasionally inaccurate. Collections
Collectibles now correctly display a tooltip as you are looting them. Fixed an issue where a looted collectible would appear twice in the loot history. Crafting
Items will no longer have an option convert to Imperial style if it is impossible to be converted. Fixed an issue when trying to dye all items where the slots indicating which channel was being targeted for dyeing would not glow. Crown Store
Fixed an issue where previewing a mount in the Crown Store would not consistently work. Fixed an issue where the Crown Store would not correctly refresh when a product was removed from the store. Gameplay
Added a text alert when attempting to use a weapon skill without the correct weapon type equipped. Fixed an issue where the dueling countdown could freeze when a quest has recently been granted. Duel results now immediately interrupt the countdown if you lose or forfeit the duel before it begins. Fixed an issue where icons on the ability bar would flicker when you ran low on resources. Fixed an issue where the list of abilities that can be assigned to the action bar would shift up and down when selecting different slots. Maps
Updated several city and zone maps to account for various homes available in Homestead. Updated the map key to include the group leader icon. Subtitles
Fixed an issue where subtitles would occasionally display the text color incorrectly. Fixed an issue with subtitles where possessives would use a capital “S" rather than a lowercase “s".