ESO Crafting Guide


The Elder Scrolls Online introduces the crafting system found in traditional Elder Scrolls games to the MMO genre, and it is one of the most rewarding crafting systems that can be found in gaming.

There are six different crafting professions that you can learn:

  • Alchemy
  • Blacksmithing
  • Worworking
  • Clothier
  • Provisioning
  • Enchanting

Of the six, Enchanting is most different from the others as it is the only profession that produces something that you don't actively use in combat and adventuring--rather, you apply enchants to your gear once. For that reason, we've put together a dedicated Enchanting Guide for you to use.

Alchemy is also quite different from the other crafting professions in that combinations of the right ingredients must be used with one another, otherwise your attempt to create something can fail. See our in-depth Alchemy Guide for help with what ingredients to use together.

The other professions are all similar enough that this one guide can be used to get familiar with how they work.



Each of the crafting professions require that you gather materials from out in the world, and then you combine those materials at the appropriate crafting station to produce items.

All materials for crafting can be found out in the world while adventuring and exploring, so you don't need to enter dungeons to find special ingredients. Just keep an eye open for plants, trees, mining nodes, rune nodes, etc., while you're out and about.


Crafting Stations

Crafting stations can be found in towns all over Tamriel, and the crafting stations found in towns all allow you to produce the same items, so no need to travel across factions to build their gear. There is an exception to this, however....

Throughout Tamriel are hidden special crafting stations that are found out in the wild. These crafting stations allow you to produce special sets of gear which have unique properties. These sets of gear can not be found or looted from a monster--they must come from a crafter.



There are many different styles that can be applied to weapons and armor. These styles do not affect the traits of the weapon or armor, but rather affect their appearance.

By default, you will know the style of the race that your character is. To learn other styles, you must find special books called Racial Motifs. These books are randomly discovered while you are out adventuring, so make sure to investigate book cases, drawers, etc.


Quality / Item Level

To increase the quality / item level of the items that you produce, spend more materials on the item when you are setting it up in the crafting station window.


We'll be fleshing this section out more soon, but for now you can watch a crafting video straight from the game developers!

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