Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood Patch Notes for PS4 and Xbox One

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Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood update is now rolling out on PS4 and Xbox One. According to the official Elder Scrolls Online patch notes, the latest update added the Blackwood DLC game pack and various bug fixes. A new ESO update 30 is also available for players.

The latest Chapter: Blackwood uncovers the schemes of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon 800 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV. From the walls of the Imperial city of Leyawiin to the murky bogs of Shadowfen, explore the mysterious region of Blackwood and uncover the Daedric plot at its heart. You can also enter Oblivion Portals scattered throughout the region of Blackwood, fight your way to their heart, and shut down these mysterious Daedric constructs.

The new update also introduces Companions to fight alongside you, keep you company, and tell new stories as you grow your friendships with all-new and unique characters ready to aid you in your quests. Or gather your strongest allies to take on Rockgrove, our newest 12-player Trial. Blackwood also features a number of new item sets, Antiquities, Collectibles, Outfit Styles, Dyes, and Titles.

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What is new in Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood DLC Patch Notes?

BLACKWOOD CHAPTER

New Zone – Blackwood
Prepare to embark on a new adventure! In this update, you can travel to the Imperial and Argonian marshes of Blackwood to uncover the menace behind the Gates of Oblivion.

  • To begin your voyage to Blackwood, you can choose from among the following:
    • Create a new character and play through the new Blackwood tutorial.
    • Enter the zone with an existing character by one of the following ways:
      • Using the Wayshrine on the Leyawiin Outskirts
      • Using one of the boats or carts outside of Elden Root, Mournhold or Wayrest
      • Traveling to a friend who is already in Blackwood
  • After you complete the (new!) tutorial, seek out either Brigandine Antonius awaiting you upon your arrival to get the first quest of the Main Story, or travel to the gates of Leyawiin and seek out Captain Rian who has need of your assistance.
  • Blackwood includes the following activities:
    • Six delves, each with its own Skyshard and associated content
    • Six challenging world bosses, ranging from the terrifying yet adorable Death Hopper hiding among the northeastern marshes to the horrendous Daedric Ruinach within the sunken xanmeers of Blackmarsh
    • Two public dungeons: the abandoned fortress of Zenithar’s Abbey and the home of a crazed Argonian Daedric cult within The Silent Halls
    • New set crafting stations
    • Venturing into the depths of the Deadlands from the numerous Oblivion Portals opening up around the region
    • Over thirty hours of quest content, exploration, achievement hunting

Oblivion Portals
The forces of Mehrunes Dagon are keen to invade the lands of Blackwood and mean to do so via new Oblivion Portal events. You’ll seek out these portals, venture into the Deadlands, and put an end to the invading army before it can wreak havoc across all of Tamriel.

  • Oblivion Portals will appear randomly throughout Blackwood. Entering a portal takes you to the Deadlands, Mehrunes Dagon’s Daedric home.
  • There are multiple pathways to explore within the Deadlands.
  • Defeating the denizens of the portals will award you with Jewelry from the overland item sets.

Companions
Companions are non-player characters who can aid you on your adventures throughout Tamriel. Once called to your side, these stalwart allies will assist you both in and out of combat. Fighting alongside your companion and taking actions they approve of will improve their effectiveness and allow you to build rapport, respectively. As you earn their trust and strengthen your bonds of fellowship, your companion may share personal quests with you. You may also give them companion-specific gear and customize them in a wide variety of ways, including setting their abilities, mounts, costumes, outfits and more.

Acquisition and Activation

  • If you have access to the Blackwood Chapter, you can unlock two companions through completing associated quests in the Blackwood zone.
    • Bastian is found in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood
    • Mirri is found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in north Blackwood
  • Once either objective is completed, the respective Companion collectible will be granted.
    • These collectibles can be found in the Collections menu under a new top collectibles category of Allies, in the Companion subcategory. Assistants are considered allies and have been moved to their own subcategory accordingly.
    • You may have either a Companion or an Assistant active.
    • Companion collectibles may be activated from the Collections menu or quick slotted for ease of use.
  • Restrictions/Limitations
    • In population-limited instances such as dungeons, group arenas and trials, each companion present counts toward the population cap as if they were a player.
      • Players will always take priority and companions will be auto-dismissed as players zone in.
    • Companions cannot be summoned in PvP areas, solo arenas or in housing instances. They also cannot be summoned while you are in combat or if the summoning character has not yet completed the associated introductory quest, even if the collectible has been unlocked by another character.
    • If the relationship between the character and companion deteriorates into very low rapport states, the companion may voluntarily unsummon themselves and be unavailable to the associated character for a time.
    • Companion visibility may also be briefly suppressed in some situations where they are unable to navigate to your character, such as while swimming.

Interaction and Customization

  • To engage with your companion, simply initiate dialogue with them and select the Companion Menu dialogue option.
    • This menu provides you with detailed information regarding the status of the companion, as well as tools for adjusting the companion’s combat behavior and visual customization.
    • Beyond the Companion Menu, dialogue with your companion is also a way to get to know them better and their responses will vary based on rapport, quest status, and other factors.
  • The overview section of the companion character tab provides a summary of Companion information including level, slotted abilities, rapport status, companion perk details and outfit application status.
  • Combat
    • Selecting the equipment option of the Companion character tab displays any companion equipment in your inventory which can be equipped on your companion via the display on the left.
    • The skills tab of the Companion menu provides a list of available skill lines and associated abilities which may be slotted into the companion’s active ability bar.
      • These abilities may have usage restrictions such as requiring a specific weapon type is equipped.
      • Companions attempt to use their abilities in priority order from left to right, if they have a valid target and meet any associated requirements of the ability.
    • Companion abilities utilize a cooldown system to determine frequency of usage, with various companion abilities having an array of cooldown times.
    • Companions have a large pool of abilities available to them, which are thematically similar to abilities you may recognize from various skill lines.
      • These abilities provide the opportunity to customize the companion’s combat role including tanking, healing, damage, and any hybridization desired to perfectly complement their player’s ability configuration.
  • Cosmetic
    • Companions can be customized using many of your own cosmetic collectibles. This includes mounts, costumes and outfits!
      • Companions have a default mount which they will utilize when you mount up, but this can be overridden through the Companion menu in the Collectibles tab.
      • Unlocked costumes may be applied through the Collectibles tab as well, with any associated applied dyes being shared across your character and companion’s appearance per costume.
      • Visiting an outfit station allows you to configure a dedicated outfit slot, with each companion having a dedicated slot per account. This outfit can be activated through the overview screen of the Companion UI.
    • Note that a companion’s head armor is automatically hidden at all times and will not be displayed regardless of equipment or cosmetic override settings.
    • Additionally, a small subset of mount, costume and outfit collectibles may not be usable by the companion based on gender, race, or other restrictions.

Progression
With the exception of quests and rapport, which collectively represents the relationship between each character and the companion, all Companion progress is account-wide.

  • Combat Level
    • Companions are level 1 when unlocked, with a limited set of ability bar slots and a maximum potential level of 20.
    • Companions level up via experience gained with your character directly from combat.
      • Experience increasing effects such as holiday bonuses and consumable boosters applied to your character will provide an indirect benefit to the companion as well.
    • As companions gain combat levels, their health and overall power (which affects weapon and spell damage) increases automatically, additional ability bar slots unlock, and more class abilities become available. This includes an Ultimate slot and ability, which unlock at combat level 20.
  • Skill Lines
    • Companions have access to several skill lines, each with associated abilities. Most companion skill lines have 3 active abilities which can be acquired through leveling up of that skill line.
    • Companion abilities do not require skill points to unlock and do not rank up or morph over time.
      • Class Skill lines increase with the combat level of the companion.
      • Weapon skill lines increase through combat experience based on the equipped weapon(s).
      • Armor skill lines increase through combat experience based on the equipped weight of the armor on the companion.
      • Guild skill lines increase through completing specific solo daily quests associated with the guild, for the active companion.
      • Racial skill lines do not include active abilities and are immediately applied based on the race of the companion.
    • Each companion unlocks with some progress in skill lines based on their background, as well as with multiple combat abilities pre-slotted so they are immediately combat ready. These may be changed as desired.
  • Rapport
    • Rapport with companions begins at cordial, based on the introductory quest experience and may go up and down over time, based on your actions with the active companion.
    • All companions have strong personal preferences which you can learn about through dialogue and experimentation in the world. As rapport increases or falls, various thresholds will be met, with corresponding changes in the companion’s dialogue with you.
      • At higher tiers of rapport, the companion will be inclined to share personal information with you and ask you for your assistance with associated quests.
      • At lower tiers of rapport, the companion may choose to part ways with you for a certain amount of time.
    • Rapport adjustments are displayed in real time in the loot stream and have limitations on how often they can be triggered for both positive and negative rapport events.
    • The current rapport status can always be viewed on the overview window of the Companion UI.
  • Equipment and Sourcing
    • Companion equipment is distinct from player gear with no overlap between them. Companion gear unlocks with a set of untraited white equipment based on their background.
      • Bastian begins wearing Medium Armor and a Destruction Staff while Mirri starts off with Light Armor and a Bow.
    • Companion equipment does not include level, cannot be enchanted, does not require repairs and does not include an inherent style appearance, but instead inherits the style of the companion it’s applied to.
    • White companion equipment can be purchased from Weaponsmith, Woodworker, Armorer, Leatherworker, and Tailor merchants throughout the world, allowing you to customize your companion role accordingly.
    • Fine (green), superior (blue) and epic (purple) quality companion equipment with traits are obtained from monster drops throughout the world, particularly from bosses.
      • This equipment can be traded so it can be bought and sold on the market.
    • Equipment above white quality also comes with companion-centric traits:
      • Quickened (Cooldown Reduction)
      • Prolific (Ultimate Generation)
      • Focused (Critical Strike Chance)
      • Shattering (Penetration)
      • Aggressive (Damage Done)
      • Soothing (Healing Done)
      • Augmented (Ability Buff and Debuff Duration)
      • Bolstered (Reduce Damage Taken)
      • Vigorous (Max Health)

Quests and Rewards

  • In addition to the Blackwood quest objective which introduces and unlocks the respective companions, each companion has two associated personal side quests which will become available to you once a sufficient rapport has been established.
  • Completing the second companion quest will unlock a houseguest collectible of the companion, allowing them to be placed and utilized similarly to other houseguest collectibles.
  • Completing any Companion side quest will result in a large rapport boost.

Perks and Keepsakes

  • Each companion has a unique associated non-combat perk which benefits you while active.
    • Mirri’s Expertise: Treasure Chests found through Treasure Maps and in the Overland have a 30% chance to provide additional loot from hidden compartments. The treasure from these hidden compartments may contain additional gold, sellables or recipes.
    • Bastian’s Insight: Potions looted from chests and monsters have a 30% chance to be improved by Bastian’s Insight.
  • By completing meta-achievements associated with each companion, you can unlock a keepsake collectible for each companion which provides the benefits of the non-combat perk even while the companion isn’t active.
    • These collectibles are located under the Upgrades section of the Collections menu.

Responsiveness and Miscellaneous Items

  • Companions can respond to a wide array of situations that occur while adventuring with you, both in and out of combat.
    • While they will always respond to some critical triggers, you can adjust the frequency your companion will vocally respond by opening the settings menu, selecting gameplay, and adjusting the “Companion Reactions” setting to Infrequent, Normal, and Frequent.
  • Beyond ability and equipment selection, companions can also be directed in battle in a couple additional ways.
    • While companions will always attempt to engage in combat to support you, utilizing pet commands allows you to direct the companion to engage with specific targets or to pull back, respectively.
      • By default, hold Y and left or right clicking on mouse and keyboard, or press L3+R3 along with the left or right bumper on gamepad.
    • Additionally, companions will utilize their Ultimate when available and conditions are met by default. However, you can choose to have them wait until directed to utilize it.
      • The Companion Ultimate Auto Cast setting in gameplay section of the settings menu allows you to set the companion to wait until they are directed to use their Ultimate by clicking on the new Ultimate icon which is present next to your hotkey bar when a companion is active on keyboard, or pressing L3+R3 with no bumper input on gamepad.
  • Companions will also attempt to block incoming heavy attacks, interrupt some abilities and break free from crowd control effects. However, their timing is not always perfect, and they do have a cooldown between uses of these actions.
  • If a companion dies in battle, they can be revived using a soul gem, similar to reviving other players.
    • Any companion who is still defeated at the end of combat will recover within a few seconds of battle concluding.

Rockgrove Trial
Stone-talkers from the Ca-Uxith tribe have watched over Rockgrove’s Xanmeer for centuries. Although the stone stays silent, the chaos roiling beneath it could erupt at any moment. A sect of a rival tribe, the Sul-Xan, has invaded Rockgrove and is preparing to sacrifice the inhabitants to fuel some dark ritual.

  • Rockgrove is a 12-player Trial located in the southern portion of Blackwood.
  • The Trial includes a normal and challenging Veteran version.
  • There are unique Item Sets within the Trial including Perfected versions only found in the Veteran difficulty.
  • Unique Achievement awards are available for completing the Trial, including:
    • A unique body marking
    • A unique mount
    • Several Titles
    • Unique housing items

New Item Sets
A number of new item sets can be obtained in Blackwood through crafting, Rockgrove Trial, or within the overland:

  • Overland
    • Frostbite – Light
      • 2 – Adds 129 Spell Damage
      • 3 – Adds 657 Spell Critical
      • 4 – Adds 129 Spell Damage
      • 5 – Increases your damage done with Frost abilities by 8%. Increases your damage done against Chilled enemies by 4%. Increases your damage done against enemies afflicted with Minor Brittle by 2%.
    • Deadlands Assassin – Medium
      • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon Damage
      • 3 – Adds 129 Weapon Damage
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 5 – Adds 200 Weapon Damage
      • 5 – Dealing damage to an enemy within 10 meters of you with a Heavy Attack causes you to throw a cone of knives, dealing Physical Damage to enemies hit. If an enemy hit has 50% Health or less, they also take additional Bleed Damage over 13 seconds and scales off of the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.

       

    • Bog Raider – Heavy
      • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 3 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 5 – When an enemy you have recently damaged dies, gain 10 Ultimate and increase your Health Recovery by 1156 for 10 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
  • Crafted
    • Hist Whisperer
      • 2 – Adds 129 Health Recovery
      • 3 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
      • 4 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
      • 5 – Dealing damage with a Light or Medium Attack heals you for 318 Health and restores 318 Stamina and Magicka. Dealing damage with a fully-charged Heavy Attack heals you for 636 Health and restores 636 Stamina and Magicka.
    • Heartland Conqueror
      • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
      • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 5 – Increases the effectiveness of your Weapon Traits by 100%. This does not affect Ornate or Intricate traits.

       

    • Diamond’s Victory
      • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
      • 3 – Adds 657 Critical Chance
      • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
      • 5 – Dealing direct melee damage grants you Range Supremacy for 5 seconds, adding 437 Weapon and Spell damage to your damage over time and ranged attacks. Dealing direct ranged damage grants you Melee Supremacy for 5 seconds, adding 437 Weapon and Spell Damage to your melee attacks.
  • Trial
    • Bahsei’s Mania – Light
      • 2 – Adds 129 Spell Damage
      • 3 – Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
      • 4 – Adds 657 Spell Critical
      • 5 – Adds 129 Spell Damage (Perfected only)
      • 5 – Increases your damage done to non-player enemies by up to 15% based on your missing Magicka.
    • Stone-Talker’s Oath – Light
      • 2 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
      • 3 – Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
      • 4 – Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
      • 5 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka (Perfected only)
      • 5 – Your fully-charged Heavy Attacks place a soul bomb on your target that charges as the target takes damage. After 10 seconds, the bomb explodes, restoring 5% of the damage received as Stamina and Magicka, up to 2240 Stamina and Magicka, to 12 group members within 16 meters of the explosion. This effect can occur every 10 seconds.
    • Sul-Xan’s Torment – Medium
      • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon Damage
      • 3 – Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
      • 4 – Adds 657 Weapon Critical
      • 5 – Adds 657 Weapon Critical (Perfected only)
      • 5 – When an enemy you recently damaged dies, they leave behind a vengeful soul for 6 seconds. You can only create one vengeful soul at a time. Touching the soul increases your Weapon Critical by 2160 and your Critical Damage by 12% for 30 seconds.
    • Saxhleel Champion – Heavy
      • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 3 – Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 5 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina (Perfected only)
      • 5 – When you cast an Ultimate ability, you and up to 11 group members within 28 meters of you gain Major Force for 1 second for every 15 Ultimate spent, increasing your Critical Damage done by 20%. You must be in combat to gain the effects from this set.
  • Antiquity/Mythic
    • Gaze of Sithis – Heavy Head
      • 1 – Adds 3276 Maximum Health
      • 1 – Adds 1025 Health Recovery
      • 1 – Adds 4000 Armor
      • 1 – Reduces your Block Mitigation to 0.
    • Harpooner’s Wading Kilt – Medium Legs
      • 1 – Dealing direct damage grants you a stack of Hunter’s Focus for 1 minute, up to 10 stacks max. You can only gain 1 stack of Hunter’s Focus per second. Each stack of Hunter’s Focus increases your Critical Chance by 125 and your Critical Damage by 1%. Taking direct damage removes 5 stacks of Hunter’s Focus and has a 1 second cooldown. Removing Harpooner’s Wading Kilt removes all stacks of Hunter’s Focus.
    • Death Dealer’s Fete – Ring
      • 1 – Gain a persistent stack of Escalating Fete every 2 seconds you are in combat, up to 30 stacks max. Each stack of Escalating Fete increases your Maximum Stamina, Health, and Magicka by 88. You lose a stack of Escalating Fete every 4 seconds you are out of combat.
    • Shapeshifter’s Chain – Necklace
      • 1 – Reduces the cost of your Transformation Ultimate abilities by 15%. While transformed, increase your Maximum Health, Stamina, and Magicka by 1707.

New Antiquities  

  • There are new Antiquities to find in Blackwood! These include:
    • A new Crafting Motif, Ancestral Akaviri
    • A new Outfit Style, the Bog Blight Funerary Mask
    • Three new Furnishings:
      • Kothringi Tidal Canoe
      • Z’en Idol
      • Blackwood Tapestry
    • A new Map Furnishing, the Antique Map of Blackwood
    • Three new Sellable Antiquities
  • In addition, there are the four new Mythic Items as outlined above

New Collectibles and Outfit Styles  

  • Outfit Styles
    • Nibenese Court Wizard armor styles are learned from style pages found within Trophy Vaults in the Imperial City. The chance to find these style pages increases with higher Tel Var multipliers.
    • The Leyawiin Brigadine Shield style is learned after completing the “Heroes of Blackwood” quest.
  • Mementos
    • The Full-Scale Golden Anvil Replica is obtained by completing the “Golden Anvil” quest.
    • The Wilting Weed Killer Phial is obtained by completing the “Harrada Harvest” quest.
  • Costumes
    • The Thrafey Debutant Gown is acquired by collecting and combining all of the Scaly Cloth Scraps from the Silent Halls Public Dungeon.
  • Hats
    • The Helm of the Black Fin is obtained by completing the “Weapons of Destruction” quest.
  • Adornments
    • The Malign Ambitions Crown is obtained by completing the “A Hidden Vault” quest.
  • Markings
    • The Sul-Xan Raider Body Markings are earned by completing the “Rockgrove Conqueror” achievement.
    • The Sul-Xan Raider Face Markings are earned by completing the “Rockgrove Vanquisher” achievement.
  • Pets
    • The Bog Dog pet is acquired by completing the “Lost in the Wild” achievement.
  • Mounts
    • The Sul-Xan Fleshripper mount is acquired by completing the “Xalvakka’s Bane” achievement.
  • In addition, there are new Undaunted trophy and bust furnishings awarded for completing the Rockgrove trial on normal and veteran difficulty respectively.

New Achievements and Titles  
Blackwood introduces over 70 new achievements, 7 new titles, and 2 new dyes.

  • The “Savior of Blackwood” title is obtained by earning the “Savior of Blackwood” achievement.
  • The “Champion of Blackwood” title is obtained by earning the “Champion of Blackwood” achievement.
  • The “Defender of Rockgrove” title is obtained by earning the “Rockgrove Vanquisher” achievement.
  • The “Ca-Uxith Warrior” title is obtained by earning the “Rockgrove Conqueror” achievement.
  • The “Xalvakka’s Scourge” title is obtained by earning the “Rockgrove Vanquisher” achievement.
  • The “The Stone-Kissed” title is obtained by earning the “Soul Savior” achievement.
  • The “Stone-Talker” title is obtained by earning the “Xalvakka’s Bane” achievement.

New Dyes  
Blackwood also introduces two new dyes for you to obtain:

  • The “Marshnettle Titian” Dye can be obtained by earning the “Savior of Blackwood” achievement.
  • The “Glenbridge Green” Dye can be obtained by earning the “Rockgrove Vanquisher” achievement.

New Motifs  
Blackwood has two new Motifs available at the time of launch.

  • Ancestral Akaviri Motif: The Ancestral Akaviri Chapters and its associated style item, the Burnished Goldscale, is obtained by excavating them via the Antiquities system throughout Blackwood.
  • Ivory Brigade Motif: The Ivory Brigade Chapters and Book and its style item, the Ivory Brigade Clasp, is obtained by completing Group Boss Daily Quests in Blackwood.
  • Additional Motifs will be made available in Blackwood in a future update.

New Furnishings
A wide variety of new furnishings await in Blackwood, including:

  • A broad selection of new Leyawiin-styled furnishing plans, which are obtained from monsters and containers across Blackwood.
  • A modest selection of new Home Goods furnishings which can be purchased from Barnabe Cariveau in Leyawiin, including two new window boxes full of flowers.
  • Various Blackwood achievement furnishings can be purchased from Miraso Marvayn in Leyawiin, if you’ve proven yourself worthy by completing their associated achievements.
  • Ten new Deadlands furnishing plans, which can occasionally be found when completing Daedric Portals.
  • A new set of paintings, which can rarely be found in treasure chests across Blackwood.
  • The Replica Zenithar Adytum Gate which can be acquired by collecting and combining Inscribed Shards from the Zenithar Abbey Public Dungeon.

BASE GAME

Ability Bar Timers
Inspired by the popular PC addon “Action Duration Reminder”, a new setting has been added to the Combat Settings menu for Ability Bar Timers. When enabled, using an ability will display a timer over that ability’s icon corresponding to the duration of its effect; this includes abilities cast on enemies as well as friendly targets. You can also enable timers for the back bar which will display smaller timers for abilities on the ability bar that isn’t currently active. These options are available in both the Keyboard and the Gamepad UI and are OFF by default.

New Monster Masks
In this update, we’ve added 3 new Monster Masks that are located in the Imperial City. The Masks drop from their respective monsters and from the Trophy Vault chests in their districts. The shoulders can be purchased from the Tel Var Merchant, either in their own individual box or in a cheaper fully randomized box.

  • Zoal the Ever-Wakeful
    • 1 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • 2 – When you Break Free, you release a wave of Watcher energy, causing enemies within 8 meters of you to become Feared for 3 seconds. You also gain 34 Weapon and Spell Damage for each enemy hit, up to 6 enemies, for 7 seconds.
  • Immolator Charr
    • 1 – Adds 1487 Armor
    • 2 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • 2 – When you take damage while below 50% Health, gain immunity to immobilizations, snares, and crowd control effects for 10 seconds. This effect can occur once every 40 seconds.
  • Glorgoloch the Destroyer
    • 1 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • 2 – While in combat, each second you stand still grants you a stack of Flesh Fortress, up to 10 stacks. Each stack increases your Armor by 380 and your Critical Resistance by 38. Each second you move removes a stack of Flesh Fortress. Exiting combat removes all stacks of Flesh Fortress. Using charge and teleport abilities do not remove stacks of Flesh Fortress.

Updates to Perfected & Non-Perfected Sets
In Update 30, you can now wear perfected and non-perfected sets in combination with each other. Doing so will grant the bonuses associated with the non-perfected set until you wear all 5 pieces of perfected.

Bankable Outfit Style Pages 
With Update 30, you can now deposit Outfit Style Pages in your Bank, or in Guild Banks. Handy for socking away those spare Holiday styles!

Master Writ Quest Assistance 
Beginning with this update, your Master Writ Quests will point you towards the correct Set Crafting Station to use to complete that quest.

  • When you have a Master Writ Quest active, the quest will guide you towards a Crafting Station in the world that makes the Writ’s requested Item Set, just like any other quest’s objective.
  • It will also place a quest pin over the needed Crafting Station when you are in close proximity – great for navigating houses full of Set Crafting Stations.
    • At present, this applies to all Set Crafting Stations placed in player houses, and some Set Crafting Stations found in the world; the remaining in-world Set Crafting Stations will be added in a future patch.

New Tutorial – The Isle of Balfiera
Begin your journey on the mysterious Isle of Balfiera – the newest tutorial in The Elder Scrolls Online. Among the old Direnni ruins, strange portals have begun to open and savage beasts emerge to infest the island. You must aid the mage, Norianwe of Clan Direnni, and find a way to shut down the portals and escape!

  • The Isle of Balfiera is now the default tutorial for all versions of ESO. Upon completion of the tutorial quest, you have the option to begin your journey in Tamriel via the portal room to any of the previous Chapter starting locations (as long as you own the associated Chapter) or base game Alliance starting locations.
    • If you are unsure where to start your adventure, Norianwe will provide a summary of each region before you set out.
  • Choose carefully! Once you begin your adventure, you may not return to the Isle of Balfiera on that character.

New Homes
There are two new homes to obtain as part of this update:

  • Pilgrim’s Rest: Every year, hundreds of Zenithar’s worshipers journey to Leyawiin, desperate for a glimpse of St. Kaladas’s architectural marvel: The Great Chapel of Zenithar. This suite offers a welcome respite from the road’s perils.
    • This inn-room can be obtained by completing the “Room to Spare” quest in Leyawiin, or can be purchased for 3000 gold if you’ve already completed that quest elsewhere.
  • Water’s Edge: Those seeking a taste of river life without all the flooding can find everything they need in this cozy bridge home. With both the Outlaws Refuge and Leyawiin Castle just a brief walk away, it’s the perfect spot for nobles and lowlifes alike.
    • This house is available in-game for gold after unlocking the Blackwood Grand Adventurer achievement, and is also available for purchase in the Crown Store.

Housing Editor Update
You can now precision edit furniture items and path nodes from the Housing Editor’s Retrieve menu, without first having to pick them up. This also allows you to make precise tweaks to objects that are embedded in other objects, or which are otherwise difficult to select normally.

Elder Scrolls Online Update 30 Patch Notes

Download Elder Scrolls Online update 30 on PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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