Ancient Elf Style is a craftable armor and weapon style in Elder Scrolls Online which is divided into several chapters: one for each weapon type and one for each armor piece.

Motif.png Crafting Motifs 18: Ancient Elf

Gem Needed Palladium Palladium
Level required to learn Metalworking, Tailoring or Woodworking level 8
Sets in this Style Healer's Habit Set, Robes of Onslaught Set, Healer's Habit Set, Jolting Arms Set, Meridia's Blessed Armor SetOverwhelming Surge Set, and Storm Master Set


Where to get an Ancient Elf Motif

Chapters of this style can be found in Guild Stores, Desks, Dressers, Backpacks, Trunks, Nightstands & Wardrobes (In Cadwell's gold area for your faction)


Heavy Armor

ancient_elf_helm_hvy.png ancient_elf_pauldrons_hvy.png ancient_elf_cuirass_hvy.png ancient_elf_girdle_hvy.png ancient_elf_gauntlets_hvy.png ancient_elf_greaves_hvy ancient_elf_sabatons_hvy.png


Medium Armor

ancient_elf_helmet_md.png ancient_elf_arm_cops_md ancient_elf_jack_md ancient_elf_belt_md.png ancient_elf_bracers_md.png ancient_elf_guards_md.png ancient_elf_boots_md.png


Light Armor

ancient_elf_hat_light.png ancient_elf_epaulets_light.png ancient_elf_robe_light.png ancient_elf_jerkin_light.png ancient_elf_sash_light.png ancient_elf_gloves_light.png ancient_elf_breeches_light.png ancient_elf_shoes_light.png


Weapons and Shield

ancient_elf_sword ancient_elf_axe.png ancient_elf_mace.png ancient_elf_dagger.png ancient_elf_greatsword.png ancient_elf_battle_axe.png ancient_elf_maul.png ancient_elf_shield.png


Ancient Elf Style Gallery




Crafting Motifs 11: Ancient Elves Book


The master—I mean the Professor, Morian Zenas—is gone. So is Lady Alfidia, though I always addressed her as Doctor Lupus. So, for that matter, is the Telvanni, but he, at least, will not be missed—nasty mer, always making caustic comments about "the scaleskin help" whenever the Professor wasn't around.

No, I am glad the Telvanni is gone. But the others … well.

I will stay on here as long as I may, keeping the Professor's town house in order, organizing his notes and his reagents, dusting his beloved books. I still hope for his return. For now, the University has him listed as "On Sabbatical," and sends his stipend to me so I can maintain his residence and arcane workshop.

It was while in the study, straightening the Professor's desk, that I came across a stack of notes in Lady Alfidia's elegant handwriting, unfinished studies of clothing, arms, and armor in several cultural styles. The river flows slowly these days, so I have decided to organize these style notes in a fashion that (I hope) approximates how the lady doctor would have done so herself.

Though notes about the styles of the leading Elven societies of current-day Tamriel have already been compiled, there is more to say, as the mer, who revere their ancestors and ancestry, have a special regard for the history of Aldmeri culture. The Merethic Era, when Elves first conquered and colonized Tamriel, they regard as a golden age to be emulated. As a result the clothing and armor of that period never really goes out of style, and many Elves still affect the styles and manners of the ancient Aldmeri. It is not at all unusual, even on continental Tamriel, to encounter a High Elf or Dark Elf dressed like an ancient Ayleid or Chimer. The Elves call this practice "draping Ehlnofic," but the rest of us just call it "Ancient Elven" and leave it at that.

(I will add here to the absent lady's notes that I myself, though having lived in the Imperial capital for many long years, have never seen a Wood Elf sporting this Ancient Elven style. But the Bosmer, like we Argonians, seem to prefer to live in the Aurbic Now, showing relatively little regard for the ways of former ages.)

Ancient Elven is different from Elven styles favored by modern artisans of Summerset and Morrowind in that it is somewhat more organic, and yet at the same time more abstract. Flowing floral motifs are common, usually tapering to a sharp point or end, as in the sharp-peaked arches so familiar to the inhabitants of Cyrodiil from our ubiquitous Ayleid ruins. Circles, semi-circles, and arcs abound, often containing the organic tapering tendrils, much as the Aedra (whom the Elves claim as ancestors) were constrained by the creation of the Mundus.

(What? What's that? …It is as if I heard my lady whisper in my ear, "How pretentious, Seif-ij!")



Abah's Watch Style  ♦  Abnur Tharn Style  ♦  Akaviri Style  ♦  Aldmeri Style  ♦  Almalexia Style  ♦  Altmer Style  ♦  Ancestral Akaviri Style  ♦  Ancestral Altmer  ♦  Ancestral Breton Style  ♦  Ancestral Nord  ♦  Ancestral Orc  ♦  Ancestral Reach Style  ♦  Ancient Daedric Style  ♦  Ancient Orc Style  ♦  Anequina Style  ♦  Apostle Style  ♦  Argonian Style  ♦  Arkthzand Style  ♦  Ashlander Style  ♦  Assassins League Style  ♦  Barbaric Style  ♦  Battleground Runner Style  ♦  Black Fin Style  ♦  Blackreach Vanguard Style  ♦  Bloodforge Style  ♦  Bosmer Style  ♦  Breton Style  ♦  Buoyant Armiger Style  ♦  Celestial Style  ♦  Clockwork Style  ♦  Coldsnap Goblin Style  ♦  Daedric Style  ♦  Daggerfall Style  ♦  Dark Brotherhood Style  ♦  Dark Seducer Style  ♦  Dead Water Style  ♦  Divine Prosecution Style  ♦  Dragon Bone Style  ♦  Dragon Priest Style  ♦  Dragonguard Hat Style  ♦  Draugr Style  ♦  Dreadhorn Style  ♦  Dremora Style  ♦  Dro-m'Athra Style  ♦  Dunmer Style  ♦  Dwemer Style  ♦  Ebon Style  ♦  Ebonheart Style  ♦  Ebonshadow Style  ♦  Ebony Style  ♦  Elder Argonian Style  ♦  Emperor Style  ♦  Fang Lair Style  ♦  Fanged Worm Style  ♦  Firedrake style  ♦  Frandar's Tribute Style  ♦  Glass Style  ♦  Glenmoril Wyrd Style  ♦  Gloamsedge Style  ♦  Golden Saint Style  ♦  Gravegrasp Style  ♦  Gray Host Style  ♦  Greymoor Style  ♦  Grim Harlequin Style  ♦  Hlaalu Style  ♦  Hollowjack Style  ♦  Honor Guard Style  ♦  Horned Dragon Style  ♦  Huntsman Style  ♦  Icereach Coven Style  ♦  Imperial Style  ♦  Jade-Crown Dragonslayer Style  ♦  Karthwatch Sigil Shield  ♦  Keptu Chief Style  ♦  Khajiit Style  ♦  Knight of the Circle Style  ♦  Legion Zero Style  ♦  Leyawiin Brigadine Shield Style  ♦  Lich Style  ♦  Lyris's Icereach Battle Axe  ♦  Maelstrom Style  ♦  Malacath Style  ♦  Mannimarco Style  ♦  Mazzatun Style  ♦  Mercenary Style  ♦  Meridian Style  ♦  Militant Ordinator Style  ♦  Minotaur Style  ♦  Moongrave Style  ♦  Morag Tong Style  ♦  Nibenese Court Wizard Style  ♦  Nord Carved Style  ♦  Nord Style  ♦  Opal Style  ♦  Orc Style  ♦  Order of the Hour Style  ♦  Outlaw Style  ♦  Pelin's Paragon Style  ♦  Pellitine Style  ♦  Pit Daemon Style  ♦  Primal Style  ♦  Prisoner Style  ♦  Psijic Style  ♦  Pyandonean Style  ♦  Pyre Watch Style  ♦  Ra Gada Style  ♦  Reach Winter Style  ♦  Red Rook Bandit Style  ♦  redguard Style  ♦  Redoran Style  ♦  Refabricated Style  ♦  Sapiarch Style  ♦  Savior's Hide Style  ♦  Scalecaller Style  ♦  Sea Giant Style  ♦  Shroomtender Style  ♦  Silken Ring Style  ♦  Silver Dawn Style  ♦  Silver Rose Style  ♦  Skaal Explorer Style  ♦  Skinchanger Style  ♦  Skyterror Dragonslayer Style  ♦  Soul Shriven Style  ♦  Sovngarde Stalwart Style  ♦  Stags of Z'en Style  ♦  Stalhrim Frostcaster Style  ♦  Steadfast Society Style  ♦  Storm Lord Style  ♦  Sul-Xan Style  ♦  Sunspire Style  ♦  Systres Guardian Style  ♦  Telvanni Style  ♦  Thieves Guild Style  ♦  Titanborn Style  ♦  Topal Corsair Style  ♦  Trinimac Style  ♦  Tsaesci Style  ♦  Undaunted Style  ♦  Waking Flame Style  ♦  Wayward Guardian Style  ♦  Welkynar Style  ♦  Worm Cult Style  ♦  Xivkyn style  ♦  Yokudan Style

Tired of anon posting? Register!
Load more
⇈ ⇈