Soul Gems are special items in Elder Scrolls Online that allow to trap souls of enemies. If you played previous TES games you know that these items are used for charging magical weapons. In ESO they are also used for this. But there is one extra way of usage: you can use them for resurrecting yourself after death or for resurrecting your allies.
There are two types of Soul Gems in ESO: empty and full. Full contains someone’s soul, while empty does not. If it is full, its title is written with green. Only full gems can be used for resurrecting or charging weapons.
Here is full list of Soul Gems in Elder Scrolls Online:
There are different weapons to obtain gems. The easiest way is to visit Mages Guild and purchase them there. The cost of empty gems is not high, while full usually cost a lot.
If you don’t want to spend your money, visit different public dungeons and world bosses. Every boss will reward you with a gem after you kill him. They usually drop one empty and one filled gem.
Trapping Soul is the only way to transform your empty gem into full. First of all make sure that you have an empty gem in your inventory. If there are no empty gems you will not be able to trap the soul. There are several ways to capture soul of the enemy:
Every enchanted weapon has special effects. For example it deals frost or flame damage, grants damage shield and so on. These effects only work if the weapon is charged. There is a special scale that shows how many “magicka” is left inside that particular weapon. If there is no power, extra effects will not work.
All you need to charge the weapon is to have a filled soul gem. Right click on the weapon, select "Charge" from dropdown menu and you will see following window:
Different gems can provide your weapon with different amount of power. If you have high level weapon Petty and Lesser gems are useless because they will not give enough power. By using them on high level weapon, you will be able to charge only about 5% of the total weapon’s pool.
High level weapon require Greater or Grand types. They will charge the pool fully and you will be able to use the weapon without recharging for relatively long time.
Watch the video guide below to find out how to farm grand gems at very low cost! This guide will help you a lot.
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