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Crafting: Item Sets in ESO

By: Ambuaz in: Game Guides
Item sets in ESO give you special bonuses for wearing several pieces of the set. The greatest thing is that the set pieces can not only be found but can also be crafted by players.

There are a lot of different items in Elder Scrolls Online that can be found within Tamriel or created by players. Developers say that there are 40,000,000 different weapon variations. I believe the number of different armor variations is also great. Many of these items give players different bonuses, but there are special sets of items that will give you special bonuses for wearing several pieces of the set. The greatest thing is that the set pieces can not only be found but can also be crafted by players. Blacksmiths, Woodworkers and Clothiers can all craft parts for item sets.

In general there are 2 types of sets in ESO: 3-piece sets and 5-piece sets. 5-piece sets usually have 2 levels of bonuses: for wearing 3 items and for wearing 5 items. That means if you put on 3 pieces you receive the first-tier bonus and if you wear the full set you get an extra bonus. Of course, if you wear only 2 items from the set you don’t get the bonus.

As for now there are 19 different sets a player can create: 8 sets that consist of 3 items and 11 that consist of 5 items.

How set pieces are counted?

Each item from a set you wear is counted as 1 part of the set. For example, if you want to collect 3 pieces of a set you can equip 2 swords and a helmet; or boots, helmet and a two-hander.

Any character in Elder Scrolls Online has 9 item slots and you can use any of these slots for your set items. But there is one thing you need to know: two handed weapons count as one piece of a set. Thus your weapon choice becomes very important because it affects the number of sets you are able to wear.

One Handed + Off Hand

  • 3-piece set + 3-piece set + 3-piece set
  • 4-piece set + 4-piece set
  • 5-piece set + 4-piece set

Two Handed

  • 3-piece set + 3-piece set + 2-piece set
  • 4-piece set + 4-piece set
  • 5-piece set + 3-piece set

Maybe this will be change in future updates but right now this is how it works. I didn’t have chance to check it myself but when I can I will do.

List of all sets in ESO

The table below will help you to find the best set for your character. It contains information about set bonuses and the location of crafting stations.

Note: Strength of set effects depend on the ingredients you use for crafting. The higher the level of the ingredients is the better the effects will be.

The description below is taken from VR14 Items with Legendary (Yellow) quality.

Night's Silence - 2 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 945 Max Stamina
  • 3 items: Adds 126 Stamina Regeneration
  • 4 items: Adds 2% weapon Crit
  • 5 items: Ignore movement speed penalty while sneaking
Auridon Night's Silence Set
Glenumbra Night's Silence Set
Stonefalls Night's Silence Set
Death's Wind - 2 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1890 Armor
  • 3 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: 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 sec.
Auridon Death's Wind Set
Glenumbra Death's Wind Set
Stonefalls Death's Wind Set
Ashen Grip - 2 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 179 Weapon Damage
  • 4 items: Adds 2% Weapon Critical
  • 5 items: Fiery breath: 10% chance to breath fire for 1092 Flame Damage on melee hits. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds
Auridon Ashen Grip Set
Glenumbra Ashen Grip Set
Stonefalls Ashen Grip Set
Torug's Pact - 3 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 179 Spell Damage
  • 3 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 4 items: Adds 179 Weapon Danage
  • 5 items: Torug's Pact: Reduce weapon enchantment's internal cooldown by 1 second. Increases enchantmant potency by 30%.
Grahtwood Torug's Pact Set
Stormhaven Torug's Pact Set
Deshaan Torug's Pact Set
Twilight's Embrace - 3 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 25 Spell Critical
  • 4 items: Adds 179 Spell Damage
  • 5 items: When you are healed, gain 10% additional healing
Grahtwood Twilight's Embrace Set
Stormhaven Twilight's Embrace Set
Deshaan Twilight's Embrace Set
Armor of the Seducer - 3 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 4 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 5 items: Reduce Magicka Cost of abilities by 8%
Grahtwood Armor of the Seducer
Stormhaven Armor of the Seducer
Deshaan Armor of the Seducer
Magnus' Gift - 4 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 3 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 4 items: Adds 179 Spell Damage
  • 5 items: 8% chance to negate the cost of a spell
Greenshade Magnus' Gift
Rivenspire Magnus' Gift
Shadowfen Magnus' Gift
Hist Bark - 4 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1890 Armor
  • 3 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: Gain 18% dodge chance while blocking
Greenshade Hist Bark
Rivenspire Hist Bark
Shadowfen Hist Bark
Whitestrake's Retribution - 4 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 1890 Spell Resistance
  • 4 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 5 items: If your health is below 30%, gain a 10080 Damage Shield for 8 seconds. This effect can occur no more than once per 15 seconds.
Greenshade Whitestrake's Retribution
Rivenspire Whitestrake's Retribution
Shadowfen Whitestrake's Retribution
Vampire's Kiss - 5 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 3 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 4 items: Adds 4% Healing Taken
  • 5 items: Blood Frenzy: Killing an oponent heals you for 4032 over 8 seconds.
Malabal Tor Vampire's Kiss
Alik'r Desert Vampire's Kiss
Eastmarch Vampire's Kiss
Song of Lamae - 5 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 3 items: Adds 179 Spell Damage
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: When Health drops below 30%, deal 3780 Magic Damage to the attacker and recover 3780 health. 30 seconds cooldown.
Malabal Tor Song of Lamae
Alik'r Desert Song of Lamae
Eastmarch Song of Lamae
Alessia's Bulwark - 5 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1890 Armor
  • 3 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 4 items: Adds 1890 Armor
  • 5 items: Being damaged by a melee attack has a 15% chance to reduce attacker's Weapon Damage by 10% for 5 seconds
Malabal Tor Alessia's Bulwark
Alik'r Desert Alessia's Bulwark
Eastmarch Alessia's Bulwark
Night Mother's Gaze - 6 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 2% Weapon Critical
  • 3 items: Adds 2% Spell Critical
  • 4 items: Adds 2% Weapon Critical
  • 5 items: Critical attacks also reduce target's armor by 1680 for 6 seconds
Reaper's March Night Mother's Gaze
Bangkorai Night Mother's Gaze
The Rift Night Mother's Gaze
Willow's Path - 6 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 3 items: Adds 2% Spell Critical
  • 4 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 5 items: Increase all regeneration in combat by 15%
Reaper's March Willow's Path
Bangkorai Willow's Path
The Rift Willow's Path
Hunding's Rage - 6 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 2% Weapon Critical
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Stamina
  • 4 items: Adds 2% Weapon Critical
  • 5 items: Increase weapon damage by 299
Reaper's March Hunding's Rage
Bangkorai Hunding's Rage
The Rift Hunding's Rage
Kagrenac's Hope - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 3 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: Decrease time to resurrect an ally by 25%, when resurrecting restore 1680 Magicka
Orgnum's Scales - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 3 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: If below 60% Health, increase Health Recovery by 50%.
Eyes of Mara - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 4 items: Adds 179 Spell Damage
  • 5 items: Reduce the magicka cost of restoration staff abilities by 12%
Eyevea (All Factions) Eyes of Mara
Shaldior's Curse - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 4% healing taken
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: When attacking a target while you are below 30% health, gain 6720 Health. 1 minute cooldown.
Eyevea (All Factions) Shaldior's Curse
Oblivion's Foe - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 126 Health Regeneration
  • 3 items: Adds 126 Stamina Regeneration
  • 4 items: Adds 126 Magicka Recovery
  • 5 items: recover 2 soul gems when resurrecting a fallen ally. 4 minute cooldown
Coldharbour (All Factions) Oblivion's Foe
Spectre's Eye - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1890 Armor
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 4 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 5 items: Gain 30% dodge chance for 3 seconds after a spell that costs magicka. This can happen once every 6 seconds.
Coldharbour (All Factions) Spectre's Eye
Way of the Arena - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 4 items: Adds 945 Max Stamina
  • 5 items: Reduce cost of Break Free by 40%
Craglorn (All Factions) Way of the Arena
Twice-Born Star - 8 Traits Required
  • 2 items: Adds 1417 Max Health
  • 3 items: Adds 945 Max Stamina
  • 4 items: Adds 945 Max Magicka
  • 5 items: Allows you to have two Mundus Stone Bonus at the same time
Craglorn (All Factions) Twice-Born Star

Crafting Set Pieces

Any Blacksmith, Woodworker or Clothier can craft set parts in Elder Scrolls Online. But don’t go rushing in search of crafting stations just yet. There are two crucial requirements:

First of all there is a Trait Requirement: you need to have a specific number of traits discovered on that particular item type in order to be able to create it. Different sets require different amounts of discovered traits. For example, the lowest requirements are the Night’s Silence, Ashen Grip and Death's Wind sets – you will need only 2 traits discovered on the item in order to craft it.

Notice: each item type requires its own traits to be discovered. If the trait requirement is 2 and you have 2 traits discovered on daggers only, you will be able to craft set daggers but no other items. This is one of the main reasons to research different traits.

The second requirement for crafting items from set is that you must use special crafting stations. All crafting stations you find in cities are useless when it comes to crafting set items. You need to search for special stations. Each faction has only 1 place where a specific set can be crafted. Some crafting stations can be found only after finishing specific quest lines: for instance you will find the crafting station for the Kagrenac's Hope set after finishing the Fighters Guild quest line.

The good news is that all crafting stations for a specific set are located in one place. You will find the Blacksmithing station, Woodworking station and Clothing station all in the same area.

The image below shows crafting interface for creating set items

Set of Ashen Grip

Making a Set Item

Once the Trait requirements are met and you've found the crafting station you can finally create an item. The crafting process of a set item is similar to crafting all other items.

Tip: I believe you wish your set to be awesome. Don’t forget to use your discovered traits to add extra bonuses to your items. Also, don't forget that all crafted items have Normal quality and set items are not exception. You can improve set items to make them even better using the “Improvement” tab. Aim to enchant your items with the strongest glyphs. These steps will allow you to further customize your set and make it even better.

Profit

Item sets are not just great pieces of gear. You can craft items from different sets not only for personal usage but also for sale. As you see it’s not easy to create pieces of high level sets. An average crafter will not be able to do it and that’s where your profit starts. You can craft full sets and sell them to other players, earning yourself good money. It can be a very profitable business.

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  • Comments

    1. Apple.Snowsong 09 april 2014, 01:57 # 0
      This is a very helpful guide on Item Sets. I did not know about having to use different special crafting stations and the locations. Lots of useful information here that will save me much time. Thank you :)

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