ESO Crafted Sets and Researching Traits


The Elder Scrolls Online is an awesome game with lots of action, but there's also quite a few professions and for the beginner it may not be immediately clear how to start or what are the benefits. This tutorial aims to give you a quick start guide on how to become a crafter in ESO.


Research:

To craft sets of armor and weapons you need to research what they call traits. Trait research can be done at any crafting station, just interact with the station and pick research. Available options will be visible as a number next to the item. Once you select the item and the available trait, a window will come up asking you to select the item to research, this item can either be in your inventory or in the bank. Also, keep in mind, this will consume the item in the process.


Armor traits:

Sturdy, Impenetrable, Reinforced, Well Fitted, Training, Infused, Exploration, Divines and Nirnhoned.

Weapon traits;

Powered, Charged, Precise, Infused, Defending,Training, Sharpened, Weighted and Nirnhoned.

Each trait needs to be researched for each different type of weapon and armor. For instance you research divine bow and precise bow. When the research is complete you will have 2 traits in bows, allowing you to craft a bow with stats from any 2 trait set, for example Ashen Grip, Deaths Wind or Nights Silence (see list below for all the craftable sets the amounts of traits needed and their locations).

Every time you complete research on a given item the research time for the next trait on the same item will double. Due to this rule, the last few traits will take a very long time to research, but gladly, there is a skill that limits the research to 30 days.

It is best to start researching your traits as soon as possible so you won’t regret it later in the game. Also, research the traits and items you like best first, so you can start making gear you like while completing the research for possible future sets. It is best to wait for the traits you like than to research a trait you don't like just to keep the research going. Later on, you will regret not having ALL the traits you like. Leave the trash for last ;)


Crafting:

Every map has a few special crafting stations where among the normal items special set items can be crafted (see list below for locations).


Ashen Grip (2 traits) Auridon - Glenumbra - Stonefalls

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Weapon Damage

4 items * Adds Weapon Critical

5 items * Ashen Grip, 10% chance to breath fire (flame damage) on melee hits. This can occur

once every 4 seconds.


Deaths Wind (2 traits) Auridon - Glenumbra - Stonefalls

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Weapon Damage

4 items * Adds Weapon Critical

5 items * Deaths Wind, If struck by a melee attack while below 35% health, nearby enemies are knocked back and stunned for 4 seconds. This effect can only happen once every 30 seconds.


Nights Silence (2 traits) Auridon - Glenumbra - Stonefalls

2 items * Adds Max Stamina

3 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

4 items * Adds Weapon Critical

5 items * Nights Silence, Ignore movement speed penalty while in hide.


Armor of the Seducer (3 traits) Grathwood - Stormhaven - Deshaan

2 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

3 items * Adds Max Magicka

4 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

5 items * Armor of the Seducer, Reduce Magicka cost of abilities by 8%.


Torugs Pact (3 traits) Grathwood - Stormhaven - Deshaan

2 items * Adds Spell Damage

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds Spell Resistance

5 items * Torugs Pact, Reduce weapon enchantment cooldown by 1 second. Enchantments potency is increased by 30%.


Trial By Fire (3 traits) Wrothgar (Orsinium)

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Spell Resistance

4 items * Adds 4% Healing taken

5 items * Trial By Fire, When you take elemental damage, gain resistance to that element for 4 seconds. You can only be resistant to 1 element at a time.


Twilights Embrace (3 traits) Grathwood - Stormhaven - Deshaan

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Spell Critical

4 items * Adds Spell Damage

5 items * Twilights Embrace, When healed you gain 10% additional healing.


Hist Bark (4 traits) Greenshade - Rivenspire – Shadowfen

2 items * Adds Physical Resistance

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds Health Recovery

5 items * Hist Bark, Gain major evasion while blocking, increasing dodge chance by 20%.


Magnus Gift (4 traits) Greenshade - Rivenspire – Shadowfen

2 items * Adds Max Magicka

3 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

4 items * Adds Spell Damage

5 items * Magnus Gift, 8% chance to negate the Magicka cost of a spell.


Whitestrakes Retributtion (4 traits) Greenshade - Rivenspire – Shadowfen

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Spell Resistance

4 items * Adds Health Recovery

5 items * Whitestrakes Retribution, If wearers health is below 30%, gain X damage shield for X seconds. This effect can occur no more than once per 15 seconds.


Alessias Bulwark (5 traits) Malabal Tor – Alki’r Desert - Eastmarch

2 items * Adds Physical Resistance

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds Physical Resistance

5 items * Alessias Bulwark, Being damaged by a melee attack has a 15% chance to reduce attackers weapon damage by 10% for 5 seconds.


Nobels Conquest (5 traits) Imperial City

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Max Stamina

4 items * Adds 4% Healing taken

5 items * Interrupting an enemy causes them to take 5% increased dmage for 5 seconds and heals you for X.


Song of Lamae (5 traits) Malabal Tor – Alki’r Desert - Eastmarch

2 items * Adds Spell Resistance

3 items * Adds Physical Resistance

4 items * Adds Max Health

5 items * Song of Lamae, When health drops below 30% deal X damage to attacker and recover X health. This can only happen once every 30 seconds.


Tava’s Favor (5 traits) Hewbane (Thieves Guild)

2 items * Adds Max Magicka

3 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

4 items * Adds Spell Damage

5 items * Tava’s Favor, When you dodge an attack you gain the blessing of Tava and gain 9 ultimate over 3 seconds.


Vampires Kiss (5 traits) Malabal Tor – Alki’r Desert - Eastmarch

2 items * Adds Health Recovery

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds 4% Healing taken

5 items * Blood Frenzy, Killing an opponent heals you for X health over 6 seconds.


Hundings Rage
(6 traits) Reapers March – Bangkorai – The Rift

2 items * Adds Weapon critical

3 items * Adds Max Stamina

4 items * Adds Weapon critical

5 items * Hundings Rage, Increase weapon damage by X.


Law of Julianos (6 traits) Wrothgar (Orsinium)

2 items * Adds Spell Critical

3 items * Adds Max Magicka

4 items * Adds Spell Critical

5 items * Law of Julianos, Increase Spell Damage.


Night Mothers Gaze (6 traits) Reapers March – Bangkorai – The Rift

2 items * Adds Weapon Critical

3 items * Adds Weapon Damage

4 items * Adds Weapon Critical

5 items * Night Mothers Gaze, Critical strikes reduce targets armor by X for 5 seconds.


Willows Path (6 traits) Reapers March – Bangkorai – The Rift

2 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

3 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

4 items * Adds Health Recovery

5 items * Willows Path, Increase all recoveries in combat by 15%.


Clever Alchemist (7 traits) Hewbane (Thieves Guild)

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds Spell Damage and Weapon Damage

5 items * Clever Alchemist, When you drink a potion you feel a rush of energy and gain Weapon and Spell damage for 15 seconds.


Redistributor (7 traits) Imperial City

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Max Stamina

4 items * Adds Max Magicka

5 items * Redistributor, When you recive healing while at full health, heal a nearby ally for X health. This effect can only happen once every 3 seconds.


Eyes of Mara (8 traits) Eyevea (Mage guild)

2 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

3 items * Adds Max Magicka

4 items * Adds Spell Damage

5 items * Eyes of Mara, Reduce Magicka cost of restoration staff abilities by 12%.


Kagrenacs Hope (8 traits) The Earth Forge (Fighters guild)

2 items * Adds Max Magicka

3 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

4 items * Adds Max Health

5 items * Kagrenacs Hope, Increase Spell Damage by X. Also decrease time to resurrect an ally by 25% and restore X Magicka when you successfully resurrect an ally.


Oblivions Foe (8 traits) Coldharbour

2 items * Adds Health Recovery

3 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

4 items * Adds Magicka Recovery

5 items * Oblivions Foe, Increase damage of your Soul trap abilities by 100%.


Ogrums Scales (8 traits) The Earth Forge (Fighters guild)

2 items * Adds Health Recovery

3 items * Adds Max Health

4 items * Adds Max Health

5 items * Ogrums Scales, If below 60% health increase Health Recovery by 50%.


Shalidors Curse (8 traits) Eyevea (Mage guild)

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds 4% Healing taken

4 items * Adds Max Health

5 items * Shalidors Curse, While below 50% Health, Light attacks restore X Health.


Spectres Eye (8 traits) Coldharbour

2 items * Adds Physical Resistance

3 items * Adds Max Magicka

4 items * Adds Max Health

5 items * Spectres Eye, Gain Major Evasion for 3 seconds after casting a spell that costs Magicka. This effect can apply once every 6 seconds.


Way of the Arena (8 traits) Craglorn

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Max Magicka

4 items * Adds Max Stamina

5 items * Way of the Arena, Reduce the cost to break free by 40%.


Armor Master (9 traits) Imperial City

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Physical Resistance

4 items * Adds Spell Resistance

5 items * Armor Master, While you have an armor ability slotted, increase your Max Health by 5%. When you activate an Armor ability you gain X Physical and Spell Resistance for 10 seconds.


Eternal Hunt (9 traits) Hewbane (Thieves Guild)

2 items * Adds Max Stamina

3 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

4 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

5 items * Eternal Hunt, When you dodge you leave behind a rune which detonates when an enemy comes close dealing X damage and immobilizing them for 1.5 seconds.


Morkuldin (9 traits) Wrothgar (Orsinium)

2 items * Adds Max Stamina

3 items * Adds Stamina Recovery

4 items * Adds Weapon Damage

5 items * Morkuldin, 10% chance when using light or heavy attacks to summon and animated weapon to attack your enemies. This weapons base attack deals X physical damage.


Twice Born Star (9 traits) Craglorn

2 items * Adds Max Health

3 items * Adds Max Stamina

4 items * Adds Max Magicka

5 items * Twice Born Star, Allows you to have 2 Mundus Stone Boons at the same time.

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Comments:


Omnidevil said:

(almost 3 years ago)

Nice tutorial!

Revos said:

(almost 3 years ago)

Nice!

KirotoSempai said:

(almost 3 years ago)

Really useful! TY

Xscythe said:

(almost 3 years ago)

Very nice tutorial... set list is especially useful :-)

Jon74 said:

(almost 3 years ago)

Thanx this will come in handy some av!

Tooninki said:

(over 2 years ago)

Nice list! Now we need list witch sets are best for tanks, healers, DDs and witch classes and type of armor (like DD Sorcerer with heavy armor)

timmeey said:

(over 1 year ago)

Thanks for the list, just found out Pelinal's Aptitude is missing, though: http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Pelinal%27s+Aptitude+Set

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