ESO – Antiquities

There are so many things to do in Elder Scrolls Online…

I received a lead for the ultimate difficulty Stained Glass of Lunar Phases by fighting dragons in Elsweyr with my guild. The timer was ticking down so I worked on scrying and excavating as much as possible to dig up this antiquity. My method was to choose a zone, scry the green leads and followup anything else (prioritizing the zone based on the lead expiring the soonest).

This worked very well – I reached 10 in scrying and excavation without “grinding” Artaeum like some guides would have you do. I was able to dig up my Stain Glass of Lunar Phases, as well as another ultimate difficulty lead I had: Blessed Dias of Almalexia.

Here they are side by side in my courtyard:

My new problem is my house is too meager to properly show off these relics. 😉

But there is a great solution for this – the free manor you can get by doing the Elsweyr zone questline – the Hall of the Lunar Champion!

As soon as I’m done with my faction storyline (I’m 80% done with The Rift, and I’ve already completed Soul Shriven in Coldharbour) I’m zipping over the Elsweyr to get the manor.

I’ve also spent some points into crafting. Until recently I did my daily writs for crafting inspiration, thus leveling my crafting but not spending skill points. Since I’m 50 crafting in everything except jewelry and enchanting, which are not far away at 48 and 49 respectively, it is time to go from crafting entry level stuff to crafting CP 160 stuff. Which also grants better leveled rewards such as repair kits… and master writs.

I maxed out Clothing and Provisioning and so far have received 1 master clothing writ, that I unfortunately can’t do, I’m missing the style. So I didn’t start the quest and am saving it for later when I might be able to do it.

One skill point I did spend was for a passive in Excavation: Keen-Eye: Treasure Chests. This skill makes chests burn with a blue/green flame and helps me spot stuff in dungeons, delves, the overland, heck anywhere there is a chest I can pick. But it is very nice in dark dungeons, or any place where something obscures the chests. For example I did a public dungeon in Grahtwood where every chest was wrapped up in foliage or tree roots… I would have missed half the chests if it weren’t for the flames.

A screenshot doesn’t do the skill justice because the blue/green flames move like the item is on fire. So it definitely catches my eye. In this screenshot I was showing my friend the range of the skill – I was at the edge of the range where the chest lit up for me (20m with 1 skill point invested).

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