The Elder Scrolls Online features a crafting system similar to most modern MMOs. There are 7 professions: Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Clothier, Enchanting, Jewelcrafting, Woodworking and Provisioning. You can choose any crafts you want; however, to raise crafting tiers and make crafting more profitable, you need to invest skill points into your chosen craft(s). Although there is no limitation on how to distribute your points, to level every skill for every craft is close to 140 skill points, so realistically you can only level up 1-2 crafts as these are the same skill points used to level your class, race, armor, weapon, and other skills for your character. Therefore, choosing skills wisely and not "gimping" your character is something to consider. The only way to level your crafting skill is via actually crafting items for that craft or deconstruct items made by that craft.

Of note: You can craft at any station directly using your banked materials, without having them taking space in your inventory, this will ensure you have space for your crafted results!

  • Please see the Research page for an overview of how traits discovery work.
  • Please see the Styles page for an overview of different Racial Styles and their effects.
  • Please see the Traits page for an overview of bonuses you can gain for your crafted items.
  • Please see the Transmutation page to understand how to change the traits on dropped weapons and armor.
  • Please see the Set Bonuses page for information on crafted Sets and special crafting locations.
  • Please see Writs to learn about daily repeatable crafting quests.
  • Please see Player Housing and Furnishing Crafting for details on owning crafting stations and creating furniture.


Crafting Professions in ESO



If creating powerful potions sounds like your cup of tea, then this is the craft for you. Alchemy isn't all that different than previous Elder Scrolls games. It essentially follows the same protocol: find ingredients, combine them at the appropriate station, discover recipe, now you know a new recipe and can create it over and over. To create more powerful versions of potions you will need to find higher level Solvents. These will be found in higher level areas. Some potions will have negative properties. Having a higher level Alchemy skills reduces this effect.
Reagents | Solvents | Potions | Poisons | Alchemy Formulas



This crafting profession makes heavy armor and melee weapons. Once you have your materials gathered you simply need go the appropriate crafting station, select what weapon or armor piece you'd like to make and then the fun begins. In Elder Scrolls Online, when you make a weapon or armor piece you will pick the recipe you'd like to make and then add a Style. The Style will determine the cosmetic properties of said piece. Once the style is selected you will choose the trait for that piece (see list below). This enhances the piece with preset qualities. After your piece of equipment is created you can further enhance it with Honing Stones. These can be found in crating nodes across Tamriel.
Ore | Ingots | Tempers | Weapons | Heavy Armor | Blacksmithing Diagrams



This profession makes light and medium armor from hides of animals and plants found in Tamriel. The crafting process is the same as Blacksmithing.
Raw Materials | Processed Materials | Tanners | Light Armor | Medium Armor | Clothing Patterns



potency improvement.pngEnchanting

This profession makes Glyphs that can be applied to jewelery weapons and armor. The crafting process is the combination of potency, aspect and essence runes at an Enchanting Table to produce glyphs that can then be applied to gear.
Runes | Glyphs | Enchanting Praxises


eso-jewelry-craftingJewelry Crafting

This profession makes and improves Jewelry that can be added to weapons and armor to complete sets. The crafting process is the combination of materials at a Jewelry Crafting Table to produce jewelry. These adornments can be enhanced to be of higher qualities, and can be crafted as part of Crafted Sets
Skills | Materials | Processed Materials | Platings



This is essentially the cooking of Elder Scrolls Online. You learn recipes and gather materials and recipes from all over Tamriel. They are usually found in containers, chests, pots etc. Once you find a recipe all you need to do is click it to learn it and you can then craft it at any time. If you like making consumables that give temporary buffs, this is the crafting class for you.
Recipes | Materials | Enhancements | Provisioning Designs



The Woodworker makes staves, shields and bows from the wood across Tamriel. The crafting process is the same as Blacksmithing.
Wood | Sanded Wood | Resins | Bows | Staves | Shields | Woodworking Blueprints



    • Anonymous

      01 Feb 2019 14:07  

      Incorrect crafting information above "you dont need to put any skill points in crafting to level it since theyre all passives" Dottz Gaming.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jul 2018 00:06  

        How do I change the default material used at a Crafting station. Seems like it should default to my last used material but it doesn't.

        • Anonymous

          02 Dec 2016 16:43  

          is it just me or do certain materials stop showing up ion the world once you hit a certain level, like I can't find iron ore anymore

          • Anonymous

            01 Dec 2016 23:45  

            its restricted by style stones so you literally need a stone to give it a culture style before you can craft clothing, armor, and weapons. This is seriously dumb by all means.

            • Anonymous

              Exlorers pack20 Jun 2016 00:46  

              I bought the imperial edition and the explorers pack isn't working I have uninstalled and still doesn't work plz help me

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