---------------Gold Grinding for MILLIONS in ESOTU -------------------------------------by Veyonda-Quaess & Ghostfarts----------------------
including . . .
AAN2's Comprehensive Guide to Gold Making in ESO
This article includes all DLC's up to Morrowind and was completed October 1, 2017. All prices listed here are due to change daily, weekly or even by the minute. Master Merchant and Tamriel Trade Center was used for pricing.
An excellent Gold making article written by AAN2 was originally posted on Bethesda Forums with clever Spoiler/Hide buttons for each chapter. His article was used here as a foundation for a more complete work. Unfortunately, I can't reproduce the Spoiler Buttons here, therefore the TL;DR effect. I'm even unsure if it's technically possible as all my attempts have failed and I haven't gotten a reply from GuildLaunch support since Dec 21 2016, regarding their editor issues. Therefore, technical issues, RL, verifying research and editing has delayed the posting of this work until now.
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FORWARD by @Ghostfarts
Veyonda and I had this idea to help the guild, especially our newest guild recruits, with easy ways to make more Gold in ESO. And with the latest DLC's, there are now more ways than ever to make lots of money if you know what sells and where to sell it.
We're using the guide we found on a forum (below) as a start, because it's pretty good at detailing a lot of regular things you'll want to know about making Gold and then we added our ideas. It covers just about everything, from finding valuable loot and locating resources to refining materials for crafting and selling everything in the guild store (or in chat). So, if you're a 1st day noob or a seasoned one, you'll find all the best gold making tips here (updated to March 2017), so grab a relaxing drink and enjoy.
OVERVIEW by @Veyonda-Quaess
There just aren't any exciting exploits to share with others anymore, they must have all been 'nerfed'. You know, those game glitches that would reward you much more than normally allowed... they are FUN to discover. Now we have legitimate exploits, but are they as much fun? Wait, did I just say legitimate exploits?
Zos, seems to have introduced lots of rewarding changes to the game recently, including many more ways to make serious Gold. They've introduced Aetherial Dust, many more valuable Motifs and not to mention a staggering amount of new Armour Sets and of course the Justice System, for example. All these excellent developments indicate a push toward increasing Tamriel's wealth IMO, but is that a good thing?
If you don't mind spending the time exploring a plethora of new money making opportunities for ESOTU, then investigate this article to discover all that this award winning MMO has to offer the would be Money Mogul. I've carefully researched far and wide to bring all the Tips & Tricks you'd expect from seasoned Pros of the game.
Here you'll find places of plenty to harvest FAST regenerating node fields of every kind of valuable mat you'll every need! And you'll also learn how to stop wasting hundreds of thousands of Gold senselessly, with one easy game change!
More importantly, Ghostfarts & I have detailed some of the best places for you to steal your way to millions, safely, in a 'rinse & repeat' process! And what about a legitimate method to overcome the daily fencing limit?! It's all here and more.
You'll find many such revelations here that could otherwise be called 'exploits' by any previous definition of the term...but they are legitimate! How is this possible you might ask? I think it might be Zos's design to make our gaming more fun! If that's the case, we thank you Zos for your hard work bringing us these new and enjoyable game developments – Veyonda Quaess & Ghostfarts
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------------ᴖᴗ ᴖᴗ ᴖᴗ GOLD GRINDING FOR MILLIONS IN ESOTU ᴖᴗ ᴖᴗ ᴖᴗ--------------Including the NEW Dark Brotherhood update by Veyonda-Quaess & Ghostfarts © 2017
Making good, honest, Gold in ESO is easy and you don't have to be skilled to start earning it right from a new game. Without going far, anyone can see in '/zone' chat, what's selling and for how much. And even beginners can earn a lot of Gold from many various sources that are honest and even not-so-honest now-a-days (thanks to the Justice System update, the Thieves Guild and the Dark Brotherhood DLC`s). In short, there are a lot of engaging options for players to actually make MILLIONS in the game! It's all dependent on how determined and hungry you are for coin and more importantly, how many trading guilds you're in (1-5).
To help with your future Guild Store sales, GF and I have created a list of good to highly profitable items that can either be easily found in your explorations or acquired through refining processes. We think it will be useful for noobs to see at a glance what's valuable and sought after in the game. The prices will change over time tho, but for now it is a good reflection of market values. You can find it <here>.
Following is the Gold making guide (by ESO forum member AAN2, which was used as a starting point to create this completed collection of Gold making Tips and Tricks. GF and myself only added our ideas and updates to make it more detailed and complete - AAN2's work appears in its entirety.
All material & excerpts used with credit. Be prepared to do some studying, but the rewards are well worth it or it wouldn't be here at all!
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All entries in WHITE show our ADDITIONS, EDITS & UPDATES, while AAN2's original comments show as TAN - Also includes my TIPS
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"Comprehensive Guide to GOLD Making in ESO" / Gold GRINDING for MILLIONS in ESOTU!
by AAN2 / Veyonda & Ghostfarts
The information included here may change due to further updating/ 'nerfing' of the game and any official DLC's. All prices will vary over time due to changes in sales strategies, and other varying market conditions.
GF & I hope you enjoy this guide. (Find the contributing site link below and if you have something to contribute, please add it below.)
Copied entirely from ESO Forums and edited with updated content . . .
Comprehensive Guide to Gold Making in ESO
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1. What's the easiest way to make gold?
There isn't one. Each way to make gold has it's drawbacks and rewards. For instance, provisioning is a very easy way to make gold as ingredients are everywhere, but it takes time and patience for a relatively small reward. Selling things in a guild store is also a pretty easy way to get gold, but it also costs a listing fee and you are at the mercy of the market for how much profit you rake in or even the ability to sell the item in the first place.
This is really a difficult question to answer properly. There obviously IS an easiest way to make gold compared to ALL the other ways there are, but it really depends on your circumstances and style of play. For instance, I probably have a million gold worth of valuables in my craft bag, just because I'm really a hoarder and I love collecting valuable stuff! I don't like selling big ticket items when I find them 'cause then I feel like finding more and why not sell the lot together? Besides, the Craft Bag offers the player infinite storage, so collecting items indefinitely is an easy thing to do.
The problem with this philosophy is, that item prices always drop (sometimes to valueless) on very popular items or anything flooding the market! So, I run the risk of losing all that wealth if I don't sell my valuables before item prices fall.
(My rationale is, I don't really need extra Gold right now, I'm doing well thieving my way to millions, which is probably the easiest way to make gold if you're that way inclinded!)
So you could say, making millions in the game is really about TIMING and RISK as there always seems to be some obstacle in the game to challenge us. For instance, I still have over a dozen Gold Runestone Boxes from two previous Festivals, in my inventory, which originally sold for 12Kg each but a month into the festival, were only worth 2,500g each! Today, I probably wouldn't get 500g for any one of them! That's a major loss due to my bad timing...but I didn't know the RISK then.
There was talk at the time that holding onto trending valuables was probably a wise move since they'd only increase in value when they became rare again, which offers you hope, but really nothing more. That's why I'm going to tell you here and now, to sell while you can, as prices typically don't get any better (unless you know how to drive Prices up and that's a whole different topic).
TIP1: At the start of a new game, do the Tutorial for loot drops from enemies and from containers and chests which contain armours. Chests will re-spawn when re-logging and you can do this numerous times to get useful gear from them. Collect everything with a Gold value including hard to find Training traits - take as much as you can carry and don't forget lock-picks. The Craft Bag will make it easier to stow hard to find provisioning materials like Bananas and Cheese, without filling your main inventory (subscribers only). Now, level your character as high as you want, ie. lvl-6 or even lvl-50(!), as well as all your main skills, so you're prepared for what's to come.
After, sell everything to a merchant for quick gold. Zero value equipment can be deconstructed immediately to get a head start in craft leveling. DO NOT deconstruct Training traits, instead Lock protect them as these are hard to find in game (at least until lvl 50/100). Later, you can sell crafted Training gear for extra cash in the G-Store.
TIP2: Before posting items for sale in the G-Store, check how many other listings there are of your item. Then list yours a few Gold less to sell faster or get a price-averaging addon* from ESOUI.com to find the average selling price.
(NOTE: Price undercutting will lower item values in all your Guild Stores in direct relationship to the degree of undercutting, how many players are undercutting in your guilds, and duration. Combine this with over-supply of an item and both effects can decimate an item's value by reducing its price to worthless in a short period of time! (Trust me I've seen this happen!) One more thing to keep in mind... MM shows the best priced deals by colour coded listings, however, it doesn't warn you that if you buy a 5Kg item for 500g, it will lower the average price for that item in all your guilds instantly! So what's the point of such a deal? It eventually lowers the value of that item across the board the more players that buy low.)
Tip3: Remember, rare items maintain their value until they become more available and when millions of players are vying for them, a flooded market is inevitable eventually, you just don't know when!
* ESOUI.com/addons/Auction House & Vendors - Master Merchant, DataDaedra, TTC addon (TamrielTradeCentre.com/download)
2. Why should I bother with going the extra mile for gold?
Gold is used to purchase goods and services not only from NPCs, but from players as well. If you are having a very difficult time coming across crafting motifs, recipes, style materials, or even gear that you want gold will make it a lot easier for you. The more gold you have the easier of a time you'll have getting items that you want.
Remember, everything gets pricier as you level up in game (weapons, armour, materials) and you'll want to save for expensive items like a mount. Study everything about making Gold here, so you'll know how to get it when you need it.
3. Will this guide teach me some glitches or hacks to get a lot of gold?
Absolutely not. While some of the methods in this guide are considered 'cheap', not a single one is against the terms and conditions of the MMO. If you want to cheat for your gold, you are going to have to go elsewhere.
Most game glitches or exploits have already been fixed and new ones aren't around long enough to be very useful. However, if you do find one, I'm officially advising you to report it to Zos immediately!
Ghostfarts: ROFL :P
Veyonda: (Actually, keep it to yourself or guild members only! Shhh, keep it quiet!!)
4. Can I make gold even if I'm a low level?
Of course, but the amount you make will incrementally increase as your level goes up. The more skill points you invest in certain skill trees, the more gold you can get out of those skill trees. The higher your level, the better dungeons you can do, and the better gear you can get which all leads to more gold.
4a. How Can I Make MORE Gold...Are There Any TRICKS?
If you have ESO Plus you already get a 10% boost in all gold looted! Now the Dark Brotherhood DLC has changed the old armour trait 'Exploration', to "Prosperous" that "increases all Gold gained from monster kills"! So, now you can trait all your gear with Prosperous to gain an even greater increase in Gold for monster kills! (Also, see Miscellaneous for more on Vet Champion Points that increase coin dividends.)
The Dark Brotherhood DLC also changed the "Intricate" trait as follows: "This trait now also increases the amount of refined materials you obtain whenever you deconstruct a weapon, in addition to increasing the amount of inspiration gained."
This change could seriously increase your crafting level and return valuable mats, especially for higher level players. (And it's the extra Gold you want from those refining mats.) But if you're not so high a level, then make a friend with someone who is and agree to trade raw mats for Intricate items, you won't believe how fast you can level your crafting skills with them!
But if you can't find a high level Intricate item source, do the daily crafting writs which often rewards them and then sell yours in the G-Store. This could create a steady supply bringing in extra coin every month (more on the value of Crafting Writs in Miscellaneous).
DB's NEW Craft Bag is the greatest addition to the Subscriber's game and allows you to collect unlimited materials. With this you'll be able to collect every material without taking up inventory space (but if you have it, you already know this).
Collecting everything then becomes quite profitable as you can collect thousands of mats for every profession and then make mass amounts of valuable supplies for G-Store sale! It will take time to do this though, but that seems to be the way things work in game. (BTW, I'm not here to sell this upgrade, only to mention it's value in making Millions in the game.)
Sometimes it's not about making Gold, it's about saving it...
At a low level you can optimize your potential by making the right choices from the start. Making mountains of gold relies upon your storage space. There's no doubt about it, the more inventory you have the more gold you can make.
(Some will claim all they need is a small inventory to collect high priced motifs. Okay then, if this is what you want to do I stand corrected, as you could potentially make huge Gold just selling these pricey items over and over with your original inventory slots! But I don't advise putting all your eggs in one basket – Diversify!)
So, I advise buying the first 400g inventory upgrade as soon as you can and for as many Alts as you have. You won't believe the cost savings you'll realize from this tip alone...
Save a STAGGERING Amount of GOLD Doing This...(FtP Accounts)
Play with the maximum number of characters when crafting! Here's why...
If you're going to craft, especially for more than one profession, you'll need a lot of inventory space if you don't have the Craft Bag. And if you only play with one character, you'll need storage upgrades constantly for all your materials.
You're first bag upgrade is 400g (for 10 slots) and the next upgrade is 2,000g for the same slots, and it gets progressively more expensive with each upgrade, (refer to "Storage Tips" for Upgrade Price chart). Therefore, to purchase up to 70 bag upgrades for one character, it will cost you 115,200g!
But with 7x Alt's, you'll now have the first 400g upgrade repeated 7x times for each character giving you the exact same storage increase for much less! In other words you can buy 70x more storage slots for only 2,800g! That's a whopping savings of 112,400g for the SAME SPACE! That's why I say to max out your Alts to use this priceless money saving tip, especially, if you're going to do all the crafting that's available... because now you can SPECIALIZE each Alt as well!
But there's more...
So... you've learned that having 8 characters will give you 540 FREE storage slots right off the bat, instead of the usual 120 for one PC (bag & bank)! That's quite a boost to profit potential! But if you still need more, since the Dark Brotherhood DLC anyone can now increase their character count to 12 (4 more Alts) thereby increasing their inventory space an extra 240 slots for a grand total of 780!
This will amount to much quicker financial gains for big spenders, and this IS going to cost in the Crown Store - 1500 Crowns. But it's virtually FREE for subscribers who get 1500 FREE Crowns a month for subscription!
Another Gold saving tip is, NEVER repair your equipment early in game when your Gold is low. Instead, either sell or deconstruct damaged weapons and armour and replace them with newer looted items instead. This small savings will add up in the end and you could save thousands of Gold for when you need it most.
5. (REALLY) What's the fastest (EASIEST) way to make gold?
Quests, basically. Side quests, daily quests, and main story quests usually have gold and loot rewards for completion. Relatively speaking quests usually take far less time to complete than any other method of making gold, especially when the amount of time spent leveling certain skill trees and acquiring the skills for them is taken into account. That said though, quests will not get you as much gold as most of the other things listed below.
Ghostfarts: I can't believe AAN2 didn't specifically mention about harvesting and selling the mats as the easiest way to make Gold! Consider this...
Every node you walk past is worth good money when sold in our guild store, but not to an NPC (who buys them for a few gold). For example...
(Prices will vary)
GUILD STORE MERCHANT 100 STACK 200 STACK
Columbine 345g 2g 34,500g 69,000g
Corn Flower 32g 2g 3,200g 6400g
Iron Ore 33g 2g 3,300g 6600g
Jejota 5g 1g 500g 1000g
Raw Fish 15-30g 0g 15-3000g 3k-6000g
Perfect Roe 8,555g 0g - - - - - -
Raw Flax 17g 2g 1,700g 3,400g
There are so many simple items you run and ride past every day you play, so why not pick them up? It will soon add up to stacks of 100 or even 200. Now imagine what you could do with the Gold you could make from any number of full stacks! I say, pick up everything and sell it quickly in our FG&G's guild store. It will make you money and the handling fees go toward the purchase of a very expensive weekly trader...and that keeps more ESO players across Tamriel, buying your wares! Now check out the list below for our best selling items...
List of Basic Sellers in the Guild Store by @Wiltheris
(This is just a basic list of average items that sell well everyday in our guild store. Vey has made a fuller list below.)
HOT SELLERS (Fastest selling) MODERATE
Alchemy Ingredients Blue Motifs
Enchanting Glyphs Food & Drinks
Intricate Gear (for deconstruction) Provisioning Ingredients
Nirn Traits Refined Crafting Materials
Purple Motifs Set Armor Pieces
Raw Materials Trait Pieces
Recipes (mid-level Purple, Blue and lower)
LINK TO COMPLETE LIST OF MID TO VERY VALUABLE ITEMS W/ PRICE ESTIMATE
What about selling BIG ticket items! Alas, you won't find these so quickly without a little luck or guidance. For instance, one of our members reported finding a Heavy Sack after starting a new game... IIRC it had 10 Kuta in it! That's an extremely lucky find that's valued at 63,850g today - JACKPOT!!
Any low level player can start collecting raw equipment materials from outside of any city like Ghosti says. You can then refine these to level up your crafting skill and perhaps even find high value refining mats in the process. When you have enough of these (stacks of 200) you can sell them easily in the guild store and make a killing. The really big ticket, improving items like the purple and gold mats can sell for thousands each! items like the purple and gold mats can sell for thousands each!
TIP4: Super-charge your refining process with this valuable trick: When refining raw mats, do as many as you can in one sitting. That means refining stacks of 200 at a time, or even 5 stacks or more all together! This will improve your chances of getting more of every type of 'improving' mat including the purple and gold ones!
(Of course, this relies on knowing where an abundance of quick spawning nodes are to supply your ever growing needs... read on to find the best harvesting sites in Tamriel.)
TIP5: When posting stacks of items in the G-Store, you'll get better results selling in smaller amounts of 50 and 100! That's because not everyone needs a full stack of 200 of a particular mat. Therefore, you'll make quicker Gold selling more smaller stacks to crafters. Also, consider this... since you're providing shoppers a convenience splitting full stacks, you can probably get a little more than MM price for 50 items - resulting in more gold in your pocket!
According to one of AAN2's fans - Greghole:
Now when you have at least 3K gold in your bank...
"If you have the refining perks you can buy stacks of raw materials for 2-3k and sell the upgrade materials for profit."
EXPLAINED: Advertise for raw mats in /zone chat and pay a little more than average price to sweeten the deal. Buying and refining raw materials will not only level your craft skill but will give tempers that can have a moderate to very high selling price! (Remember, you require the crafting perks to handle any leveled mat in each of the trades.) However, this might only work on real noobs as most experienced players will keep raw mats for their own use.
Real Aldmeri Dominion /Zone Chat Ad...
RAW MATS AD (/Zone Chat)
[Uncontested Prestige] WTB All non-refined ORE 35g each, CLOTH/SCRAPS 25g each, ROUGH 15g each, PST. ADD FRIEND or Mail COD to @LowPrice, -Always Buying, Will Always Buy
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(Once, I came across a new player that had just been ejected from the city by the guards for accidentally harming an innocent NPC [didn't know there was a setting to protect them?]. He had no Gold and was confused and anxious about his troubling predicament and made a plea in /zone chat for help. I sent him a few thousand gold to get by and he said he wanted to pay it back, so I put him to work finding raw materials for me for good credit. I refined these and found a lot of blue and purple mats totaling much more than my initial investment!)
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Another good tip from Greghole...
"Get 8 characters to at least level 6 and you can do 48 crafting writs per day. You can make 20k gold in about 45 minutes as long as you have a stockpile of materials. If you have the refining perks you can buy stacks of raw materials for 2-3k and sell the upgrade materials for profit. Farming Dwarven motifs is also good gold/hour."
FYI: The Breakdown:
A lvl 7 Provisioner gets 233g per writ...8 chars at same lvl each day = 1,864g, over seven days = 13,048g...but if all Alts do 3 writs a day that total jumps to 5,692g and 39,144g over 7 days! The max 6 writs daily for 8 PCs = 11,182g... for 7 days = 78,288g...now this is the way to run out of supplies fast, but it's great profit for only a few minutes work each Alt!
The thing to remember is, as you level in crafting skill, you use more materials to craft equipment like armor and weapons, but you don't find anymore mats per node to compensate! So replacing higher level mats becomes an important issue when doing writs.
Using a Harvesting addon can improve your harvesting rounds. In fact, when you've found a good route you'll never forget where everything is as it will be visibly labeled on the ground and your map! This will not only speed up your mat collection process but also show up excellent harvesting routes for selecting the best for any particular mat you need!
One final point about Crafting Writs: If you choose to do this, you'll discover Suryey Maps randomly included in your reward pouch along with sometimes even rare and valuable purple mats!
It's crazy not to do the daily writs, even if you don't have enough mats to make 10's of thousands a week. You'll still be leveling your craft more quickly and finding other materials in the surveys to replace used ones. The only drawback is, all those valuable survey maps can clog up your inventory until you use them up! And I'm not joking!
Ghostfarts: Vey, you make it sound like that's a BAD thing! Lol
Surveyor's Map are randomly found in crafting writs, which usually gives the player an increased spawn of materials similar to those used in the writ. These super spawns can sometimes result in some higher priced items as well (ie. Nirncrux) depending on your level and luck. (Finding the map location will sometimes take time and patience as they aren't really detailed and you'll have to search a little more than you'd like 'til you know all the locations by heart.) There probably is an addon for this as well.
Also, Thieving any white or green (even blue and sometimes purple) items will make you more gold than questing if your lucky enough. Just be careful, it's a risky business where you could easily lose all your stolen goods and get fined as well. My best advise is to do your dirty work in areas with few or no NPC's. Googling will show up some good area for this activity, however, check the date for the latest advice, otherwise you may be working an area that's already been 'nerfed'.
(I'm going to share this thieves hot spot with you because Ghost thinks it's a good idea! Location: Auridon/Vulkhel Guard/Manor House/Bank - has a rich source of various re-spawning containers, including locked chests. So, now you can potentially steal a minimum of 240-500g in stolen goods and immediately sell/launder them to return to re-spawned containers a few minutes later and do the same thing again and again. I haven't noticed any limit put on this trick yet, so try it out and see if you can steal more than the minimum of 1440-3000g in an hour!) For those of you in the Daggerfall Covenant, you can also do this in the main city's bank.
6. What can I sell?
Everything that isn't 'Bound'. If an item is bound to your character then you cannot sell it to other players, and instead you will have to deconstruct said item (or sell it to an NPC where applicable) to make any gold from it. Most bound items are bind on equip, which it tells you at the very top of the item description screen. This means that you can sell the item as long as you do not equip it. Armor that isn't normally bind on equip will become bound if you dye it.
Nobody's mentioned yet that you can find dirt cheap items in chat or the guild store, even items being given away FREE, if you're observant. You can get these give-away items and then mark them up to resell for an excellent profit...sometimes as much as 100% or more! You'll be surprised how quickly this kind of profit adds up to a fatter wallet, especially alongside any other tricks I've mentioned here.
7. Will this guide show me popular farming areas?
No. Those you have to find out by asking other players or by personal experience. The reasons why are simple. Farming locations change frequently enough that keeping them updated in this guide would be a hassle, too many people farming lessens the effects of farming (i.e. severely drops the value of the farmed items), and because listing farming locations is a sure-fire way to get them patched.
Let me clear something up right here... Farming is a legitimate and popular activity even if you're exploiting an over-rewarding area! (How do you know it wasn't intended?) I can tell you of one such place that's public knowledge and it hasn't been 'nerfed' for many patches! Zos's attitude toward exploit farming may have changed IMAO.
Otherwise I agree, you can find popular farming areas through your Guild, and grouping also perks your XP gains, so ask to join a farming group (in chat) because everyone gets the XP from any and all kills and an equal share of the loot (a 10% damage restriction can apply to Bosses)! And if you're in more than one guild (1-5), you'll find more farming groups this way.
Who hasn't searched for farming areas on YouTube? It's one of the best resources for advanced players.....and Zos! And if you're lucky you may find an over-abundant farming area yourself - more likely in one of them new zones.
These were excellent areas at one time (but are still good for grinding/farming)... Root Sunder Ruins in Grahtwood, Inner Sea Armature EP, Eyevea (Bankorai/Evermore City/Fighter's Guild), the Hotspur & Lydia ships in Daggerfall docks (regular containers only - plentiful and easy pickings), Crow's Wood Dungeon, AD - wolf packs still re-spawn extra fast... .
Other popular spots are the Dolmen Runs and Dwemer ruins where you'll find Dwemer motifs to collect for the complete set. And currently these can go for around 7Kg for 1 of a 14pc set! (Zos did report these being completely ransacked a while ago and had to install more containers to compensate - are they res-pawning again?)
Why not try the Imperial City sewers and City districts? They're a lot of fun to farm for many collectibles including new Armour Sets and special/unique items and rare mats like the Hakeijo Runestone that sells from 9-19Kg each (you'll need a 4 player group tho).
The Daily Undaunted Pledges:
WARNING: These dungeon runs are very difficult and require teamwork and specialization. They provide the chance to test your latest DPS and HEAL builds for instance, and reward the victors with very specialized armour sets.
These daily dungeon quests attract a lot of true warrior types and for good reason...the valuable and uniquely-buffed, loot! Not only are the rewards highly sought after by high level, hardcore players but they're also quite valuable and come in two piece sets which allows up to 3 special sets to be worn simultaneously by the player! (Google “undaunted pledge armor sets” for more on these.)
Here's Zos' link to the official description of the Undaunted Pledges for those wanting the official scoop:
There are 'power' farming areas that can be found nowadays for those eager to spend a few hours looking for Perfect Roe. One such area I found has about 20 spots that re-spawn very rapidly, allowing you to run from one exhausted spot to fresh one within a few seconds!
Youtube link to “Insane Easy Gold Guide | ESO (P Roe Farm)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QzXN9XhEs
But fishing for Perfect Roe isn't the most challenging activity in game and the chances of finding it are approximately 1:200. But I must add, that it is worth fishing for, as it is exciting when you do find this expensive mat, especially if you find them back to back in your fish fileting session - rare but it happens. You'll find more on this below in – Fishing by AAN2.
(Actually, I think this fish farming area is so good it qualifies as a 'legitimate exploit'! Of course, if it was an unfair exploit, Zos would have nerfed it, as they have to so many other areas... but it remains... for now!)
So... I guess, if YOU are exploring and really DO find a genuinely unfair exploit that, let's say, gives Columbine infinitely with instant re-spawns, you should, really, let Zos know about it...shouldn't you? I mean, it's the right thing to do, no? And there could be some still around that haven't been found yet! So, you will report it immediately, won't you?!
Ghosti: *NAH* Put a weight on the E key and LEAVE IT RUNNING ALL NIGHT!
Now, with the One Tamriel patch, you no longer need to know where all the levelled areas are to find those special, levelled mats you need (ie. High Iron ore, Oricalc, Dwarven... etc.), which used to spawn in a particular levelled zone in earlier versions of ESO! Players of any level can now use any harvesting area for their special crafting needs (except Nirnhoned which is still specific to Craglorn).
Here's a couple of Excellent Mat Harvesting Areas for Everything You'll Need Starting a New Game in DC...
You'll find this low-traffic area south of Daggerfall City at the Southern Docks. It spans two cliff areas, two islands and a ship. Here you'll find all the materials you need for every craft profession. There are also chests to pick for equipment and Gold and 3 fishing holes you can try for Rare fish & Perfect Roe!
So, if you're in the DC faction, go straight to the southern docks in Daggerfall City and explore on both sides of the docks up to the cliffs and city wall (if you have an updated node finding addon it'll mark where everything is). There you'll find node after node (even on the 2 islands) that re-spawn (approximately) every 3 to 30 minutes.
Here's what you'll find spanning the complete area and on both islands - run this as many times as you want. . .
Mats to be found: 11 ore deposits, 11 wood spawns, 6 clothing nodes, 4 flowers, 3 rune stones, 5 locked chests, 5 Deer, 2 Mudcrabs, 1 Rabbit, 3 fishing holes and M'aiq the Liar. (You can harvest this area all day and still get more stuff. It's a great way to make good starter coin or fill your crafting bag for any level. And remember, raw materials refine into valuable tempering alloys and help your levelling - and abundance is the key here.)
But If you're on the Ebonheart Pact you have your own special harvesting zone as well. This one I consider the Motherload of harvesting areas, as groups of 15 or more can still find everything they need on a steady basis without EVER running dry! You probably won't ever find these two areas un-populated like the DC area, as spawning times are TWICE (2x) as quick compared to the Southern Docks! (I timed one ore node's regular spawn rate at approximately 1 min 45 secs - repeatedly!)
These two areas are by far, larger than the DC one I just mentioned and include many more mat nodes of every kind including three extra Thieve's Troves. They span two areas in the hidden Bal Foyen region – look for the big village, East (right) of the marshy plantations on the Stonefalls region map.
In fact, this area is hard to find on the map as Bal Foyen is in it's own zone off the regional map, to the East. But once you've found Bal Foyen, you're looking for the Dhalmora Wayshrine, in the South East corner, which can only be seen on the regional map once discovered. It's almost like Zos is trying to hide this Gem of a locale!
So, now you've found the Dhalmora wayshrine, you'll be collecting everything around this area and then you'll take the pathway North into Dhalmora village itself. (The Homestead update has the Humblemud home located just North of the next harvesting area). The first little hut on the right, atop the path, hides the first Thieve's Trove and past that you take the first right down to the water and harvest everything in that area, top to bottom. In about 2 hrs I've collected close to 1K of Rubedite ore (on a good day) and multiple stacks of other mats! Yes folks, it REALLY IS THIS GOOD but try to keep it within the Guild so as not to spoil this region any more that it already is – more players means more pettiness, I'm afraid.
Here's a Youtube link to a video of the area showing what you can find there...this is before it's popularity grew and it hasn't been 'nerfed' in several patches (since November 2016) – like it's here to stay folks!
(If you're on the Aldmeri Dominion faction, I haven't found any special harvesting area of any significance, yet...have you?. Maybe you have and would like to share it with other Guild members. Just leave a detailed description about it in a comment section below.)
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One of the most important parts of getting gold is having enough storage to carry the stuff you want to sell. You will need to upgrade both your bank and your inventory if you want to revel in the 'big bucks'. Bank is better than inventory, though, because your bank space travels across characters while your inventory space does not (unless you have the Crafting Bag in which all crafting mats become shared) and you can access crafting materials that are in your bank while creating things.
It is up to your personal preference the amount that you want to upgrade your bank and inventory to, but the more you invest in it the more convenient it will be for you. Here are the pricing guides.
Max slots - 240
Crown Store - 1000 crowns per upgrade for a maximum of 10 upgrades (10 slots each). Does not allow you to go above 240 slots.
Another gold saving tip - sometimes the Crown Store sells these inventory upgrades - 50% off! So keep watching for the sales.
70 slots - 1000 gold
80 slots - 3300 gold
90 slots - 6800 gold
100 slots - 11400 gold
110 slots - 20500 gold
120 slots - 28300 gold
130 slots - 31700 gold
140 slots - 37500 gold
150 slots - 42700 gold
160 slots - 45000 gold
170 slots - 50000 gold
180 slots - 55000 gold
190 slots - 60000 gold
200 slots - 65000 gold
210 slots - 70000 gold
220 slots - 75000 gold
230 slots - 80000 gold
240 slots - 85000 gold
Bag Space - Max Slots - 200
Crown Store - 1000 crowns per upgrade for a maximum of 10 upgrades (10 slots each). Does not allow you to go above 200 slots.