How to Get ALL Motifs & Crafting Styles in Elder Scrolls Online

This guide will teach you how to get (at the time of writing) ALL motifs in Elder Scrolls Online. Some of them are very easy to get, some are not. But remember, you can (almost) always buy eso motifs in guild stores in case that you don’t have access to a certain DLC zone or do not want to spend time farming them.

Exceptions

Only crown store exclusive motifs cannot be posted to guild stores, others can usually be found and that’s how I learned pretty much all of them. However, if you’re up for an adventure and you’d like to try your luck, this is how you can get them.

1st Group

  • High Elf, Wood Elf, Khajiit, Redguard, Orc, Breton, Dark Elf, Argonian, Nord, Imperial, Primal, Barbaric, Daedric and Ancient Elf can be found in backpacks, trunks, nightstands, dressers and wardrobes in any zone. Imperial being the rarest one.

2nd Group

  • Xivkyn chapters can be found by opening trophy vaults in Imperial City.
  • Mercenary chapters are given as rewards for completing daily Undaunted pledges.
  • Soul Shriven is mailed to you upon completing Cadwell’s Silver quest line.
  • Dwemer chapters can be looted from pots & urns in Dwemer delves.
  • Glass motif fragments can be acquired by completing daily crafting writs. You need to combine 10 to form a random chapter.

3rd Group

  • Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact motif chapters can be acquired by looting chests in Cyrodiil and Imperial City. Chapters that you get will depend on which alliance your character is associated with.
  • Akaviri chapters can be bought from Cyrodiil siege merchants in exchange for Alliance Points.

4th Group

  • Ebony chapters (or the whole book) can be bought from the master writ merchant Rolis Hlaalu in exchange for writ vouchers.
  • Draugr chapters can be acquired by completing fighters guild, mages guild and undaunted guild daily quests. Undaunted daily quests are NOT the same as daily dungeon pledges.
  • Celestial chapters can be acquired by completing weekly Craglorn trial quests. Different trials award different motif chapters.
  • Yokudan chapters can be acquired by completing repeatable quests in Craglorn.

5th Group

  • Outlaw chapters can be acquired by killing world & delve bosses in Hew’s Bane.
  • Thieves Guild chapters can be acquired by completing highest tier reward heists in Hew’s Bane.
  • Abah’s Watch chapters can be acquired by completing the thieves guild tip board quests in Hew’s Bane. All optional objectives must be completed.
  • Order of The Hour chapters can be acquired by completing the daily quest The Roar of the Crowds in Gold Coast.

6th Group

  • Dark Brotherhood chapters can be acquired by completing Sacraments for the Dark Brotherhood in Gold Coast.
  • Assassin’s League chapters can be acquired by killing world & delve bosses, and by completing daily quests in Gold Coast.
  • Minotaur chapters can be acquired by doing the daily quest Looming Shadows in Gold Coast.
  • Ra Gada chapters can be acquired by killing world & delve bosses in Craglorn, and also by opening chests and treasure maps.

7th Group

  • Ancient Orc chapters can be acquired by killing enemies in Old Orsinium and Rkindaleft.
  • Malacath chapters can be acquired by completing Orsinium daily world boss quests.
  • Trinimac chapters can be acquired by completing Orsinium daily delve quests.
  • Mazzatun chapters can be acquired by killing the last boss in Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon.
  • Silken Ring chapters can be acquired by completing the Cradle of Shadows dungeon.
  • Dro M’athra chapters can be acquired by completing the weekly quest for Maw of Lorkhaj trial.

8th Group

  • Skinchanger chapters can be acquired during the New Life Festival, they are given by Breda as rewards for completing quests.
  • Hollowjack chapters can be acquired during the Witches Festival, they drop in Plunder Skulls.
  • Stalhrim Frostcaster is a Crown Store motif and needs to be bought with Crowns.
  • Grim Harlequin is a Crown Store motif and needs to be bought with Crowns.

9th Group

  • Buoyant Armiger chapters can be acquired by looting chests and treasure maps in Vvardenfell.
  • Militant Ordinator chapters are sold by Colotarion NPC in the Gladiator’s Quarters in Vvardenfell in exchange for Alliance Points.
  • Ashlander chapters can be acquired by completing the daily quests for Numani-Rasi or Huntmaster Sorim-Nakar in Vvardenfell.
  • Morag Tong chapters can be acquired by completing the daily Hall of Justice quests in Vvardenfell.

10th Group

  • Hlaalu, Redoran, and Telvanni motif chapters can be acquired by stealing from citizens of Vvardenfell. You need to pickpocket NPCs and steal from safe boxes or thieves troves.

And that’s it for now! 🙂

How to Farm Tempering Alloy, Rosin & Dreugh Wax in Elder Scrolls Online

Weapons & Armor improvement materials have been the guaranteed best sellers in ESO’s economy for years, and by the looks of it, pretty much always will be. This is for a good reason. They’re not as easy to get and they’re always needed.

The method that I will show you depends on my overall gold making method and is more than enough to sustain my not so good habit of often upgrading things to legendary quality. If I was to buy all this stuff, it would require too much gold and it wouldn’t be possible for me to have so many different sets improved to legendary quality.

You should at least always aim to improve your weapons to max quality, since this will net you the most power out of all other gear pieces.

Introducing Survey Maps

Daily crafting writs often award survey maps that send you to locations to collect normal (but considerably richer) resource nodes. Only provisioning doesn’t have any survey maps, all other professions do. Alchemy ones are the most common and this is good to stock up on plants in general, so that you can always craft your own potions and save gold that way.

Enchanting ones can be decent, mostly worthless since they don’t drop Hakeijo (tri-stat) essence runes, if in the future they do, then they will be better.

For now it’s just the yellow aspect occasional drop that can be worth it. Blacksmithing, Clothier & Woodworking survey maps is where the real gold is. Because…

Tempering Alloy, Rosin & Dreugh Wax

Once you collect a bunch of raw materials and refine them, you will get a steady influx of dreugh wax, rosin & tempering alloy. You can then save them for yourself or sell for guaranteed profit, and keep the refined materials for future daily crafting writs, like I do.

Few hours before writing this page I sold another relatively small batch for over 350.000 gold, and although it’s not a huge sum, it’s certainly welcome in my bank. I’ve made millions and millions of gold this way.

Tempering alloy is definitely the winner here, it sells for more than any other and it’s not necessarily any harder to get than the other two. Dreugh Wax follows closely behind and Rosin is usually last. All are valuable though! If you’re on PC/Mac, get the Lost Treasure add-on, it’s extremely useful. If you’re on console, my apologies but for now other than Google and references, there isn’t really anything else to do.

How Many Can I Get?

How many survey maps do you have? The more characters that you use to do crafting writs with, the more survey maps and the more raw materials you’ll get. And therefore all the legendary improvement items as well.

Especially that elusive tempering alloy everyone craves so much! Apart from bot farming (which is a bannable offense so never do that), there isn’t a better way to collect legendary materials on your own.

Sure, sometimes an exploit or two might show up in ESO, but that can also get you banned so don’t bother. Do things the legit way and enjoy your honest-not-so-hard earned profits. Survey maps are good because the nodes drop few times over what a normal node drops, so you can collect thousands of raw materials in a decently short time frame, that would take days of farming otherwise.

And lastly, when collecting them, always get the following champion system passives from The Lover constellation:

  • Plentiful Harvest (10 points) – You have 10% chance to gain double the yield from normal resource nodes.
  • Master Gatherer (75 points) – Reduces your gathering time by 50%.