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ESO Leveling Guide

“Deltia, how do you level so fast?”  This is a question I often get and FINALLY got around to make a guide on leveling.  There’s so many ways to experience or XP but only a few ways to blaze through the levels.  This guide highlights XP basics, talks about how I level, and shows you the ultra fast way of grinding if your inclined to do so.  Then let’s get started on our ESO Leveling Guide.

Video guide coming soon

 

Table of Contents


What Gives XP?

There’s so many things that reward XP in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) it’s staggering. I’m going to list out my all that I know in order from least to most effective and explain each.

  • Exploring – Have you ever wondered around to hear that “whoosh “sound and text pop up on your screen saying “DOCKS ExplorationDISCOVERED?” Well this is exploration XP and isn’t the most effective but does add up over time. Personally, I don’t go out of my way to find all the locations since I’ve unlocked them all on my main character Deltia. If you’re trying to level for speed, find what you need and move on. If you’re a completionist and want EVERYTHING unlocked, check out the addon Undiscovered. It’s super helpful for finding every nook and cranny.
    • TIP – A useful way to make the most out of exploration XP is to craft a set of gear (level 1 doesn’t matter) with ALL exploration trait. This rewards higher XP while equipped. What I’ll do when entering a new zone is throw all this gear on, go exploring and unlock every location and pick up all the relevant quest in the area. This method if done per zone can add up to some serious XP.
  • Player vs. Player (PvP) – While PvP is a blast, it’s a slow way to level. Generally killing one player is equal to a mob kill (NPC enemy) though they are much harder to kill and take more time. You’ll get some rewards for taking Keeps, achievements, but generally this isn’t the best place to spend your time if you’re looking for fast results. I typically save Cyrodiil for end-game or to test my character.
    • TIP – While PvP itself is slow XP, there are many questing areas, delves, dolmens and more in Cyrodiil. In fact, there are four daily questing hubs that each have 10 quest per location. That’s literally 40 quest that can be every day. So if you’re looking for some XP prior to hitting a new zone, come out here and quest for a bit to unlock every ounce of XP.

Cyrodiil Questing Locations

  • Killing mobs – Next up is simply killing enemies. While this alone doesn’t net much XP, killing 10,000 will. While questing, I’ll eso 2014-10-03 08-52-30-42continually kill mobs in my way to earn a steady stream of XP. FYI, killing mobs and grinding are two separate things. We’ll talk about grinding later which is the least fun, but most effective way to level.
    • TIP – The harder the enemy the more XP they reward for kills. Don’t avoid those elite mobs if you can help it. Gather a bunch of them up and nuke them down while leveling for fast rewards. I recommend a area damage build or AoE while leveling so you can take down many enemies quickly. This combined with exploration and quest turn in generate some decent XP over time.
  • Questing – “Go kill 10 rats and bring me their hide for a reward.” While ESO does a great job with quest design, voice acting, etc, the good ol’ mechanic of kill stuff and turn in is still there. There are many types of quest that have their own level or rewards, but the general concept is this; the longer and more complex the quest, the higher the reward will be at the end. For instance, if you get a quest to travel to an area and talk to a guard, that’ll reward significant less XP than a four part quest to kill an enemy of the state.eso 2014-10-03 08-35-09-62
    • TIP – After personally completing the game and leveling alts, I like to only complete the quest that are part of the main story, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, and faction story. These generate the best XP over time, have some monster rewards, and generally are easy to get through. I’ve spent many hours doing all sorts of other quest, and they seem lack luster in terms of netting huge amounts of XP.
  • Dungeons – Regardless if you do Non-Veteran or Veteran mode dungeon, each has great rewards for completing initially. For instance, one can complete Fungal Grotto at level 15 then again at Veteran Rank level 5. Both will give a skill point, relevant rewards, and good XP. The reason this is so effective for leveling is it combines all the above in a quick easy format that can be repeated. You’ll have some exploration, a quest, mobs, and an achievement at the end. In summary, do dungeons they are well worth it.Dungeon Map Picture
    • TIP – If you’re struggling to complete the dungeon do one of two things; The Cheesy Way invite a buddy who’s much higher level than you and roll through the dungeon just to get the quest complete and the skill point. Non-cheesy use the group finder, zone chat, guild chat, or some method of gaining new party members. Don’t just skip these dungeons because you’ll regret it later when you come back as a VR 14 in a lowbie area with little to no incentive other than a skill point.
  • Dolmens – Dolmens are a great way to earn XP quickly though their rewards are a “one-time only” type of thing. You’ll get exploration, no quest, but a huge XP tick at the end for completing it. The best part is, regardless if you’re solo or you have 50 players surrounding you, all you need to do is participate to get credit. This means one weapon attack, one heal, or something else once registered will give you credit upon completion. Though once completed e.g. the icon on the map turns white, move on. Completing these Dolmens repeatedly will only regard you Fighters Guild points or if you’re achievement hunting.eso 2014-10-03 09-29-40-46
    • TIP – most of my builds can solo dolmens at later levels. But while leveling, make sure to holler in zone chat “North Crest Dolmen is up.” Give it 30 seconds and people just like you will start flooding the area to take it down. You might as well be helpful and let everyone know that needs it.
  • World Bosses – Like Dolmens, World Bosses offer a one-time completion XP reward. You can do them again, but you’ll only net the normal kill XP. Unlike Dolmens however, these can be difficult to solo by yourself. Best way I’ve found is have some sort of knock-back and continue to DPS while keeping the enemy away. Or you can always ask in chat or a guildy to help you.
    • TIP – Generally when entering a new zone, I’ll go exploring and find all the important items for later. After that, I grab a buddy or someone in the zone that needs to complete everything just like I do. We roam around from various points killing World Bosses, Dolmens and Delves netting huge XP without completing a single quest.
  • Delves – These are essentially one off dungeons that yield similar XP results. They take less time, have a boss inside them that can Delve Map Picturebe soloed, and often times a quest. Make sure to pick up any Skyshard in them as you’ll need every single skill point you can find.
    • TIP – Each zone has a Public Dungeon which is essentially a larger version of a delve. Theses work the same way except EACH has a “group challenge.” The challenge will reward you with a massive XP tick along with an extra skill point. You can find if you’ve completed these via your achievement section if your journal. I highly recommend killing bosses and collecting those valuable skill points per zone.
  • Grinding – Totally lame but seriously effective. Grinding is finding a spot with a very high density of mobs that has a fast respawn timer. You’ll sit there killing them over and over and over then move on the next zone for best XP results. There’s a bunch of different grinds each per faction and some at end-game. I’ll explain the end-game ones, but I avoided these prior to Veteran Rank since I found leveling fun and fast via my way.

Zones

ZonesWhile ESO is a open ended game, there are some zones and restrictions on where you can go.  These zones also have a sweet spot for leveling and XP rewards.  I’ve listed below the various zones both 1-50 and the Veteran Rank leveling system.  My suggestion would be to stay within your zone for leveling then immediately move on after reaching the top level.

NOTE: In order to advance to the Neutral area Coldharbour, you’ll need to complete all the relevant story quest.  Every five levels or so, you’ll be prompted by Varen in spirit form.  He will say some crazy thing like “Vestige, come to the Harborage, I have important news.”  You should listen to him and follow the ol’ crazy blind man back and complete the quest.

Non-Veteran leveling

Aldmeri Dominion

  • Khenarthi’s Roost [levels 1-5]
  • Auridon [levels 5-15]
  • Grahtwood [levels 16-23]
  • Greenshade [levels 25-30]
  • Malabal Tor [levels 31-37]
  • Reaper’s March [levels 37-43]

Daggerfall Covenant

  • Stros M’kai & Betnikh [levels 1-5]
  • Glenumbra [levels 5-15]
  • Stormhaven [levels 16-23]
  • Rivenspire [levels 25-30]
  • Alik’r Desert [levels 31-37]
  • Bangkorai [levels 37-43]

Ebonheart Pact

  • Bleakrock Isle & Bal Foyen [levels 1-5]
  • Stonefalls [levels 5-15]
  • Deshaan [levels 16-23]
  • Shadowfen [levels 25-30]
  • Eastmarch [levels 31-37]
  • The Rift [levels 37-43]

 Neutral

  • Coldharbour [levels 43-50]
  • Cyrodiil [10-50]

Veteran leveling

Cadwells JournalVR leveling is a little different.  Regardless of your level, you’ll need to complete the main story to unlock Cadwell’s Silver.  This allows you to play the other factions story lines, thus gaining more XP and skills.  I’ve listed the recommend level you should be at per zone and give some examples on how I do this below.  The tricky part is advance past Silver and into the last factions quest line AKA Cadwell’s Gold.

TIP – the key here is to make sure you’re doing the correct quest for Cadwell.   Open up your journal and click the second icon which will show you the quest/areas you need to complete per zone.  These must ALL be done in order to unlock gold.  I’ve done this four times now so I have a good idea of what needs to be done, but if you don’t, keep opening that journal.

Aldmeri Dominion

Cadwell’s Silver – Ebonheart Pact

  • Bleakrock Isle & Bal Foyen [VR 1]
  • Stonefalls [VR 1]
  • Deshaan [VR 2]
  • Shadowfen [VR 3]
  • Eastmarch [VR 4]
  • The Rift [VR 5]

Cadwell’s Gold – Daggerfall Covenant

  • Stros M’kai & Betnikh [VR 6]
  • Glenumbra [VR 6]
  • Stormhaven [VR 7]
  • Rivenspire [VR 8]
  • Alik’r Desert [VR 9]
  • Bangkorai [VR 10]

Daggerfall Covenant

Cadwell’s Silver – Aldmeri Dominion

  •  Khenarthi’s Roost [VR 1]
  • Auridon [VR 1]
  • Grahtwood [VR 2]
  • Greenshade [VR 3]
  • Malabal Tor [VR 4]
  • Reaper’s March [VR 5]

Cadwell’s Gold – Ebonheart Pact

  • Bleakrock Isle & Bal Foyen [VR 6]
  • Stonefalls [VR 6]
  • Deshaan [VR 7]
  • Shadowfen [VR 8]
  • Eastmarch [VR 9]
  • The Rift [VR 10]

Ebonheart Pact

Cadwell’s Silver –

  • Stros M’kai & Betnikh [VR 1]
  • Glenumbra [VR 1]
  • Stormhaven [VR 2]
  • Rivenspire [VR 3]
  • Alik’r Desert [VR 4]
  • Bangkorai [VR 5]

Cadwell’s Gold –

  • Khenarthi’s Roost [VR 6]
  • Auridon [VR 6]
  • Grahtwood [VR 7]
  • Greenshade [VR 8]
  • Malabal Tor [VR 9]
  • Reaper’s March [VR 10]

Neutral

  • Lower Craglorn [VR 10-12]
  • Upper Craglorn [VR 12-14]
  • Cyrodiil [levels 10-VR 14]

Speed Leveling

Now that we’ve discussed the basics to leveling, let me give you some ideas on how I spent my time leveling.

Non-Veteran (levels 1 to 50 AKA VR 1)

  • Good [Questing] – The simplest way to level while learning the game is questing. I stumbled around aimlessly picking up random quest and running around completing them. On my main, it took me 300 hours to reach VR 10. My second character (Nightblade King Foltest) following this guide, took me around 150. I recommend enjoying the game and going through 1-50 like this the first time.  But just know, its dreadfully slow and if you’re serious about reaching end-game, you’ll abandon this form of leveling quickly.
  • Better [My way] – My Sorcerer (Aitled) was my third character and I just wanted to reach VR content ASAP. I went from 1-50 in 50 hours and had a blast doing so.  Here’s how I did it: Each zone you enter, equip your exploration gear. Go zooming around unlocking all the interesting location, wayshrines, towns, dolmens, world bosses, etc. Complete only the main story quest (Varen’s quest), your faction specific quest (like Queen Ayrenn), Mages Guild, and Fighters Guild. While questing, kill any near Dolmens or World Bosses to fill in the XP gap. Your priority is to move to the next soon ASAP. So, if I entered say Stonefalls at level 30 and it was a level 31-34 zone, I’d go on a questing rampage until I hit 33 or 34 and move on the next zone. You can leave any excess dolmens, world bosses, or even delves behind. I also like to stay one level below my quest. So if the Mages Guild quest ask for level 43, I like to be 42 when I complete it. This seems to be the sweet spot for netting the most XP.
  • Best [Grinding] – If you seriously wanted to reach end-game and had no interest in doing any quest, grinding is for you. All you’ll need to do is head to a Public Dungeon for your current zone, group up with ONE other person and start killing.  Make sure you’re at the appropriate level per dungeon, e.g. don’t be a level 47 character in a level 30 Group Dungeon. You’ll only want one person with you as this nets the highest rewards. In fact, if you marry that person in-game you’ll earn 10% more XP. Like I said, this is incredibly boring and not how I play, but it’s by far the fastest way to reach end game.
    • TIP – If you’re only grinding to hit end game, don’t repair! My buddy Parfax grinded his Dragonknight and didn’t repair once. Once reaching end-game he had over $70,000 gold!

 

Veteran (VR 1 to VR 14)

  • Slow [Questing] – If you stick to just questing to reach VR 14, you’ll be doing it for a very long time. There’s literally not enough quest to reach this amount of XP and will require you to do dailies in Upper Craglorn or Cyrodiil. This will take you a tremendously long time. I did reach VR 10 this way as I wanted to see all the quest/content but very time consuming. I don’t recommending being a questing robot.
  • Decent [The Basics] – This method is similar to “my way” for non-veteran leveling. Since Exploration rewards nearly zero veteran points (VP) I skip the whole exploration thing all together. I turn on my addon Undiscovered, grab a buddy and set out. Usually Grouchy helps me take down all the Delves and collect Skyshards. Then we move on to all the Dolmen’s and world bosses per zone and finish up with the Group Challenge in the Public Dungeon. This alone will get me half a Veteran level then I’m off on my own to quest. I crack open my journal and go to Cadwell’s Almanac.  Since Veteran mode doesn’t have a main quest, this is the closes thing. It’ll tell you which areas are needed to complete a specific zones faction specific quest. Generally there are four to five things and I set out for the nearest one. Each one generally links me to the next area and so forth. Once I complete that I’ll be near a Veteran level so it’s time to fill in some XP. There’s three options here, Dungeon, Cyrodiil PvE, or Craglorn. Generally all of these require a small group so I’ll ask for help in the evenings when most people are online. Once I do one or more of those things, bang I reach a Vet level and it’s time to move on to the next zone and do the exact same thing. I do this four about 10 zones completing Caldwell’s Silver and Gold and putting me near VR 10. Then I finish it up with some incredibly boring grinding…
  • Good [Grinding] – Right now the game has many grinds that one can partake in. They are all located in Craglorn (both upper and lower). I’ve done them all basically and here’s my worst to best list.

Grinds

Grind Map

 

  • Spellscar – The worst by far but there’s never a shortage of monsters here. Spellscar is the best place to level skills, just not the best for VP gain. Though if you’re looking for massive mob kills, head here.
  • Balamath – This grind use to be my go-to spot though it was nerfed hard. It’s a group delve that can only be completed by four players. I have a video on it here that you can see the loop. It doesn’t reward massive XP anymore (like 1 million an hour) but does have some benefit. You can do this with four friends, it’s always open, zero wait, and a good place to test your DPS.
  • The Burial – I haven’t done this one much because you’re doing a lot of traveling and little killing. It’s more active than the rest but somewhere in the middle in terms of effectiveness.
  • Upper Crag Bosses – Discovering this one day one of 1.4 was interesting. There’s a group of four or five elite mobs that each reward high XP per kill. What players will do is farm this in a massive loop keeping the mobs respawn times up. Doing one big circle over and over kill the same elite mobs will net major results. The downside is, many other players are in this zone doing the same thing you are. It’s truly first come first serve.
  • The Tower – This grind is generally open, very good in terms of XP, and the least boring. You’ll need to ride around a lot and repeatedly kill some bosses over and over. The up side is it can be done by a large group thus a lot of spots are open to join this group. The downside is it’s not the absolute fastest and you can’t really screw around while do it. This is my go-to grind to reach end-game.
  • The Thief – The ultimate grind which allowed me to be one of the worlds first VR 13/14. The upside is you kill one boss repeatedly every 20 to 30 seconds. The downsides are huge, it’s hard to get in the group, the boss bugs frequently, and people will camp the area stealing kills. But if you can get into this grind, stay in it. Get out a bucket or a hose for pee, fire up some hot pockets and rock it to VR 14. I was getting 2.5 million an hour and from VR 10 to VR 14 takes five million per level so 20 million XP. Yes that’s about 8 hours to reach it, but hey it’s better than 150 hours of questing right?

And that’s it for the guide.  I’ll be providing updates to this as things change over time, but here and now I hope this helps you level!

76 thoughts on “ESO Leveling Guide

  1. Right off the bat I learned something I hadn’t ever thought of, the tip about the Exploration Trait gear for an initial foray into a new zone. FANTASTIC! lol That alone made this a great post for me, and the rest of it was gravy.

    Another job well done, THANK YOU for taking time for this!

  2. Nice post, well done! Could you now or in the future add grind spot for each zone and alliance! I know you already did a lot of writing but this will really add up to this guide and make him complete.
    Thanks again.

  3. Hey Deltia, Great guide man +1 for all the work you do!

    Damn, I wish I didn’t play on the EU server, but oh well.

    I’m an avid reader and viewer of your blog and youtube channel, so keep it up and keep popping out those vids! 🙂

  4. Hi Deltia i would like to thanks you for those great video I been playing ESO on release for the first free month reach vet rank2 and just did not sub… after looking at your Dragonknight video I decide to give it a try back cause your build (1hand,shield/Bow) was looking really cool Van Helsing still…

    Now my question… What type of armor should i use what stats should i look for on armor and what enchant should i use to optimal all this…

    Since im a solo PVE player and i only grind or quest until i reach vet rank 14 should I try:

    All armor piece with magicka bonus,Medium armor for stamina bonus and all my stats in health??

    you suggest 5 heavy and 2 light… is it really worth it
    because I think i use more the AOE bow side then the 1hand/shield look like I kite more then I tank

    Thanks for your help and cant wait to see what you think about all that!!

    PS: I’m from Montreal/Quebec in Canada I don’t speak often in English sorry in advance for bad spelling or bad sentence!!

    1. Well thanks for writing in and the game has changed a lot since I wrote my first Dragonknight guide. My new build is running 5 light and 2 heavy.

      Depends what you like to do, if you like to nuke everything go all light destruction staff. If you want tanky go 2 heavy 5 light and bang. If you like range DPS go all medium bow and 2 hander.

      And no worries I hope that helps just depends what you like doing. You can check out my new Dragonguard build for PvP.

  5. Hey Deltia thanks for this awesome guide and for this website in general: it’s very detailed and precise.

    I have for you anyway a very urgent question:

    I need to level really fast from VR1toZVR14 and I would do it by grinding but I think that after the 1.5.43 patch thing have changed a little. So because I’m not very expert in craglorn farming what would do you suggest to farm for a good XP/hour rate post 1.5.4 patch?

    Thank you in advance for the answer.

    1. I think the best place at them moment is Spellscar in Lower Craglorn. There’s tons of mobs and now that’s what rewards massive XP. I’ll be grind there too to get my Templar up. That’s what people are telling me.

      1. Alright, so if I wanted to get 3 alts from level 15 to VR14 before the justice system update. How long would that take? I will be Questing and getting all guild/skill points up to VR and then grinding to VR14.

  6. Hey Deltia,

    With the recent nerf to Rkund grinding, what better way do you see for fast 1-14 leveling?

    Or, should I table my alt until 1.6 since its a month away?

    1. It’s very strange that they nerfed it. I guess they all want us to quest or ways to VR 14….very disappointed this was done. I see that Spellscar is the best way to go.

  7. Hey Deltia one thing you don’t talk about in your guide which I want to know is what are the consequences of skipping the story line and loosing those skill points when you just grind to lvl 50?

  8. Great content and guides, really a lack of content about ESO and it is definitely needed. Couple things I think most people new to ESO don`t realize that might help to add to the beginner guides (think these arent on the vids):

    1) You can level weapon skills by just having a skill from that line on your bar. Before lvl15 I always have a skill from a weapon line I am not using so when I unlock weapon swapping I already have a ton of passives/skills.

    2) Leveling skill lines in this game is a pain, so what I do while questing is to have a leveling skill bar. Before I turn in any quests I switch to this bar (can be done quickly via Wykd`s or just keep your bar 2 dedicated to leveling). Including your weapon and ultimate you can level 6 skill lines via questing. Helps if your weapon has the training trait.

    3) For a long time I ignored most skills in the fighter/mages guild. Wow was I wrong. Some amazing skills there including Volcanic Rune and Evil Hunter, both are critical skills for my builds now and very helpful for dungeons.

      1. Hey Deltia- this is unrelated to the previous post, but do you have any updated info about leveling VR? Really frustrated at the moment, enjoy the game, but my highest character is VR4 because I get bored w/ the grinding/leveling process. The best grinding I have found is around 100,000xp an hour which (if I understand the leveling process) would be around 300hrs for VR1-14. Very painful and boring and just isn`t going to happen…here has been my experience w/ the locations in this guide presently:

        1) Spellscar- this seems to be where almost everyone is, and has been the best at 100,000xp/hr about.
        2) Balamath- given you said it was nerfed hard haven`t tried it yet.
        3) Upper Crag Bosses – haven`t found the bosses, yet so maybe this is good.
        4) Tower- tried to find a group many times, but nobody seems interested in this area, very empty, not sure why. Tried it solo and wasn`t happening.
        5) Thief – this has been severely nerfed. 400xp per boss… 🙁

        Anyway, if you have any new info would be awesome. Really want to experience end-game pvp etc.., but see myself quiting ESO again at this rate.

  9. Hey Deltia –

    What do you think will be the most efficient way to grind out CP come 1.6 tomorrow? What will you do (grind, quest, monster kills, etc…) and where will be your go to spots now? Thanks in advance.

    1. Well, unfortunately grinding monsters. I don’t want to release any grinding champion crap guides because I think that screws over the point of the system. I’ll just do daily quests and Craglorn for my xp.

      1. Hey deltia, ive loved all the content youve put out. But with 1.6 changes did they get rid of all vet grinding zones? For leveling to v14. Im starting to regret not grinding more pre patch, thought it would be easier after patch… please help really want to get to v14 so i can just enjoy endgame content, instead of spending 6 hours per vet level

      1. We’ll be so happy to point people at them, when you do ^^.

        Our guild (12 Knights on EU) already knows your name for when the resident theorycrafters aren’t online to help, heh.

        Also, while some of your tips for Specter don’t gel with my style of playing, I’m much more able to hit like a truck now ^^ – your tips on how to spend points (and when to spend points) with 1.6 really helped there.

        *is in indifferent fighter, but happy explorer and quester in PVE*

  10. First I would like to say I really enjoy the guides you put up, and the videos too. I just had a quick question, and it may have been answered elsewhere on your site here but I can’t seem to find it, but…

    What addons do you use for ESO? I’ve noticed in your videos a couple of different(?) ones, and I was wondering where you got those. Specifically, I like the one you use that shows active buffs/debuffs and the times left on them. I would also be interested in knowing which (if any) addon you use to calculate your DPS so you can see your stats for a particular rotation. Or is there some way to do it in-game?

    I guess that was a bit longer than just a “quick” question. I really enjoy trying new builds and finding fun ways to stack abilities, and would love to know of more ways to help me try out new things.

      1. Thank you! I figured you had something somewhere, I just couldn’t find it. I look forward to watching it.

  11. Hey Deltia, i´ve just hit vr9 and i am looking for a fast way to get vr14. Can you help me with this? Grinding Spiders at Nilata ruins is really slow i only get 400k exp per hour, do you know anything whats faster?

      1. Wow, that sounds awesome! I´m sure many pepole are looking forward to it! 🙂
        but may you tell me something already? a good grind spot or something else to level fast, or maybe dsa? is that the fastest way the level llast vet ranks?

  12. Hey Deltia, here I’m started playing the game again after allmost a year. I quited playing the game when VR12 came up. after lvling a sorc to VR6 and a DK to VR10 I was drained from al the slow lvling done(questing). and stopped playing the game. Playing DK when it was so OP in the beginning, was so much fun. So I tryed playing my (Dark elf) DK again, but noticed that a lot have changed since then. I feel like a total noob atm. I use to be magicka oriented, is this still working for DK in pvp (Onehandshield / resto)? Btw, i’m realy looking forward to your VR lvling vid so i can lvl my DK up VR14 and maybe starting a new woodelf NB (stamina based)

    Ty for all your good work on this website!!

    p.s. I’m dutch so my english writing lags some.

  13. Hey mate, how is the VR lvling guide coming along? My new started NB is now VR2 and want to lvl it up fast 😉

  14. Hay deltia big fan, used your dragonkinght laceration level build all the way to vr1 and it worked a treat! Tried your vr1-vr5 dk build and I just seems so squishy in all light without my shield now. Any tips? Also got an ETA on an updated VR levelling guide? did all of khenarthi’s roost, all the delves, group bosses, publin dungeon and the dolmens and im only 30% of a VR level seems unbelievably slow!

  15. Hey Deltia,

    Love the site! It has helped me tremendously.

    What would be the quickest/easiest way to craft a set of exploration gear? Is the exp gained from this really worth it? I couldn’t find this info anywhere else online.

    Thanks, bud.

    1. Excuse this message, wasn’t able to delete it. For whatever reason some websites I can’t message off my phone as it goes stupid and puts random words and letters in. Never understood why. Anyway, I posted my new comment below.

  16. Hey Deltia, I was wondering how the video was coming along? Has it already been posted or is there an expected date?
    I’m a new console player and been spending so much time on your website! Loving all the information. Keep up the great work.

  17. Working on Caldwells Almanac in Glenumbra but I cant for the life of me get any of thee quests to start “retake Camlorn” Am I missing something?

  18. Question about grinding: what do you do about skill points gained from questing? Is there a guide as to what quests give skill points or am I missing something?

  19. So I’m finally in VR 1 dagger fall place, I started in ebonheart. I love grinding monsters, but idk a good spot from vr1 – vr2,and vr2-vr3 etc…

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciate, I loce your guides btw,and I love how quick you reply, keep it up!

  20. Thanks alot for all you do for the ESO Community Deltia!

    Just popped in to say that I am really looking forward to the vet guide you are working on and to thank you for getting me interested in ESO again and specificly my Templar.

    I am just loving the Omega build and can’t wait to start healing once I reach VR 14 🙂

  21. Deltia, quick question – several of us have tried helping a buddy do some power leveling in Deshaan at the Muth Gnaa. He is level 7, we are all obviously way higher. We would group with him (just one of at a time), he would run right there with us, get some hits and claim that he wasn’t getting any XP – is it a factor of him being to low level (10 levels lower), him not getting hits (we are in a group, I thought as long as they were close he’d still get rewards) or is it something else? It is his second character, he transferred over to PS4 from PC, so he doesn’t really want to do the quests again, but he also got back into it later then us, so he is a lot lower then us, but doesn’t want to grind alone. Thoughts, suggestions?

  22. Hi Deltia, have a quick question for ya.. I just hit V12, finished all delves, dungeons, dolmens, wbs, skyshards, cadwells silver and gold, and ALL available side quests for all faction zones. Arrived in Craglorn just in time for the stamina nerf with the IC update. Up until now I have been full heavy, laceration, DK type of build. I imagine the other armor lines will be crucial in surviving the nerf also, I have recently become interested in dual wield and destro staff. Needless to say I am having real trouble leveling those lines now that I am v12 and EVERYTHING has been done. The only thing I haven’t tried yet are Vet Dungeons, grinding in Craglorn, and Cyrodil. Aside from those options, what else can you recommend that I get inspiration from? Not too worried about advancing my vet level, just the skill lines if that makes any sense. Also, do you still get skill xp from things you can’t get level xp from? I know you stop gaining level xp when enemies are too far of a level away from your own or something like that. TIA and subbing to your YT channel has been one of the best things for my ESO experience! ~Peace.

        1. Regardless, I think it would be beneficial for everyone if you could give a few of your favorite grinding spots for each faction. Personally, I hate grinding but when I need to jump up a few levels I just open the map and look for those coffin areas, or hit last zone’s public dungeon until the xp return gets too small, then I move on to the next zone’s public dungeon.

          1. Noted. Yes, it has been a while since I looked back at your old videos. One that I do review when starting a new toon is your breakdown on weapons/ armor and weapon skills. Invaluable! Thanks for the info and all that you do.

          2. Yeah i agree with that, the videos are extremely helpful. I just donr understand how Deltias gets his characters to vr 16 so fast. He is the true eso god lol

          3. You can easily find grinding areas, for each zone in each alliance on google… most people pretty much agree on the areas (you will always find people running the grind there) – for example, Vivec’s Antlers in Stonefalls (where the Dreugh are).
            to level fast, use scrolls or the ambrosia constantly, and you will raise a level every 30 min or so as long as you have a lot of people running together (grouping doesn’t matter but helps a lot) and you can tag everything

          4. His Efficient Leveling Guide has been working well for me. I just started an EP Nightblade (first time since launch) now I am level 18, just entering Deshaan, keeping the enemies 2-3 levels above me, focusing on crit and weapon power makes even the bosses extremely easy. Ran the 1st two public dungeons all by myself last night too> Just been doing nothing but Alliance quests, Dungeons, Dolmens, and Bosses. No grinding. Looking forward to being level 45 when I run my first Harborage Quest and the Fighter Guild! Probably take my time to enjoy the story more too, since I won’t have a bunch of random quests in between them now.

  23. I just recently came across this page even though i use alot of ur builds like the battery and the harvester, and i just wanna ty for helping not only me through the game with all your efforts but also thousands of others :).

  24. Just got back into gaming…. Love ESO and all the information you have on this site. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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