ESO Crafting Writs

Crafting dailies for the win!  With the launch of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) patch 1.5, welcome to crafting dailies via craftin writs.  In this video and written guide, we’ll show you how to get started doing these fun rewarding dailies.  Let’s get started on our ESO Crafting Writs guide.

Crafting Writs Video Guide here

Crafting Writs

eso 2014-11-03 14-28-23-73Dailies were severely lacking in Elder Scrolls Online.  Well ZOS heard us and answered the call with one of two new dailies in patch 1.5  This guide is to explain the purpose of the writs and to show a quick way to do them.

The purpose is easy to explain: to give players something to do daily.  It’s a easy fun way to generate income on a daily basis and it gives you an incentive to have alts or alternate characters.  Not to mention it’s a boost to your crafting leveling by completing these so any character can do it.

Phase One


eso 2014-11-03 14-30-32-05There’s two phases to these crafting writs.  First you need to be certified within each discipline.  I have level 32 blacksmithing, clothing, and woodworking on all my characters for the hirelings.  This is enough to bypass the introduction quest and get certified.  But if you’re not, it’ll take you to an introduction crafting quest explained below.

  1. In any major town, you’ll see a new board with posted crafting quest.  The first step is to simply grab these.
  2. Next you’ll need to head to your starter area, for Aldmeri Dominion that’s Auridon.
  3. Here’s where your first choice happens.  One of the NPCs is in the Mages guild who certifies for Alchemy, Provisioning, and Enchanting.  While the Fighters guild NPC does Blacksmithing, Clothing, and Woodworking.  The choice is yours….
  4. eso 2014-11-03 14-30-47-32Once you’ve chosen, it’ll unlock options to get crafting certifications for all one or all three of the chosen professions.  If you’re high enough level in that crafting profession (Blacksmithing 32+) you’ll have the option to just skip the quest and get the reward (WOOT!)  If not continue on to step five.
  5. This quest will have you complete a set of basic crafting skills in order to unlock phase two.
    1. Harvest ore (places marker on the map)
    2. Smelt ore for ingots
    3. Create a dagger
    4. Deconstruct the dagger
    5. Donedeey!

Not to be to get certified now to phase two which unlocks even more stuff to do!

Phase Two

eso 2014-11-03 14-31-39-37This phase isn’t too bad but requires more materials for sure.  You’ll go back to the same board you saw earlier to grab the Writs.  Once again, you can grab one or more if certified.

Now you’ll actually need to bang out a series of items.  My items were:

  • 2x Iron Helms
  • 2x Iron Shoulders
  • 5x Iron Daggers

eso 2014-11-03 14-34-52-97Once that’s done, you’ll need to transport the “War Materiel” to the docks.  Here you will see a chest with a quest marker which you deposit the goods.  This is where you turn in the quest for a Blacksmithing (or whatever craft) box.  These boxes have various rewards, like soul gems, random gear, etc.  The coolest part is, there’s a chance to reward a map with a specific location in the area that has high density of deposits. This will spawn like six or so ore deposits for massive deconstruction material (hello Dreugh Wax).

And that’s pretty much it for the ESO Crafting Writs.  I’m going to update this guide as I learn more about the system, but so far it’s somewhat simple and rewarding so hopefully this was helpful.


  1. ESO Patch 1.5 Review on November 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    […] Crafting Writs – A surprise that I didn’t seem coming is crafting writs and/or dailies essentially.  I was so thrilled by this I made a guide yesterday because I knew people might have trouble getting started with this.  The part that was interesting to me is crafting gear then depositing it into a box.  While I know this doesn’t truly go anywhere, it somehow made me feel apart of the ongoing war between factions.  No, I’m not converting to an RPer but it’s a nice touch for those that enjoy Role Play. […]

  2. Petri "Bethruz" Tiaskorpi on November 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Really Cool video about crafting writs in ESO. Update 1.5 was altogether amazing update and I think this was one of the coolest new ability. Thanks very much for this clip Deltia..

  3. charlmgn on November 14, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I haven’t found a site showing any of the crafting writ maps or their locations, so I started posting my completed ones on my Photobucket site, linked here.

    • Deltia on November 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Awesome work, do you mind if I add them to this guide (giving you credit of course)?

      • charlmgn on November 21, 2014 at 2:40 am

        That’s fine. I’m updating it as I get more, but if I reach my bandwidth limit I may have to stop, so if you pull the images into your site too it will help. I have no problems with your using them on your site.

        • Speed_217 on August 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

          Is there any way to get a list of the glyphs we would have to make for each lvl of writ? I ha seen similar things done on other sites/forums for provisioning! I enjoy the info I get here and was just curious if y’all know what im in search of 😉

  4. Jack-0 on November 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    CrazyDutchGuy’s Lost Treasure addon is guiding me to the correct locations 🙂

  5. Tyrious on May 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I too can never seem to remember the writ tasks, even if there’s just two line items! Just found this Addon that puts a “Post-it” note of your objectives in the crafting screen:
    Khrill Crafting Post-It

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  7. terrorate on May 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    what does it mean when it says “sign the delivery manifest” at the end of completing your crafting writ quest? it didn’t show on your video because i think it’s changed a little since then, but i’ve been trying to figure it out for a while and i have no idea at all.

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  9. greg bennington on July 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    how do you make panacea of magicka i need for a daily writs

    thank you

    • Deltia on July 3, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Depends on your level just gather alchemy mats.

      • Keith Busby on July 6, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        No, it doesn’t depend on your level. A Panacea requires the use of Cloud Mist, regardless of the crafter’s level. Anyway, here’s an easy guide you can use:
        1. Sip = Natural Water
        2. Dram = Pristine Water
        3. Potion = Cleansed Water
        4. Solution = Filtered Water
        5. Elixir = Purified Water
        6. Panacea = Cloud Mist

        As far as the potions needed for writs, only 6 are needed, but there are many different combinations of making them. If you’re going to complete Alchemy writs on multiple characters, you’d benefit by crafting all your potions on an alchemist with 3 skill points in the Chemistry passive (giving 3 free potions for every potion crafted) and keeping the potions on each character for the writs. You don’t have to create the potions on the character turning in the writ.

        The potions needed for the different writ quests are Health, Magicka, Stamina, Ravage Health, Ravage, Magicka, and Ravage Stamina.

        The potion combinations are as follows (accurate as of ESOTU 2.0.1)

        Ravage Stamina
        [Imp Stool, Emetic Russula]
        [Imp Stool. Stinkhorn]
        [Luminous Russula, Stinkhorn]
        [Luminous Russula, Emetic Russula]

        Ravage Magicka
        [Blue Entoloma, Emetic Russula]
        [Blue Entoloma, Violet Coprinus]
        [Whitecap, Violet Coprinus]
        [Whitecap, Emetic Russula]

        Ravage Health
        [Blessed Thistle, Cornflower]
        [Blessed Thistle, Emetic Russula]
        [Blessed Thistle, Nirnroot]
        [Blessed Thistle, Stinkhorn]
        [Blessed Thistle, Violet Coprinus]
        [Cornflower, Emetic Russula]
        [Cornflower, Nirnroot]
        [Cornflower, Stinkhorn]
        [Cornflower, Violet Coprinus]
        [Emetic Russula, Nirnroot]
        [Emetic Russula, Stinkhorn]
        [Emetic Russula, Violet Coprinus]
        [Nirnroot, Stinkhorn]
        [Nirnroot, Violet Coprinus]
        [Stinkhorn, Violet Coprinus]

        [Blue Entoloma, Water Hyacinth]
        [Blue Entoloma, Mountain Flower]
        [Blue Entoloma, Luminous Russula]
        [Columbine, Blue Entoloma]
        [Columbine, Bugloss]
        [Columbine, Luminous Russula]
        [Columbine, Water Hyacinth]
        [Bugloss, Luminous Russula]
        [Bugloss, Mountain Flower]
        [Bugloss, Water Hyacinth]
        [Luminous Russula, Water Hyacinth]
        [Mountain Flower, Water Hyacinth]

        [Bugloss, Corn Flower
        [Bugloss, Lady’s Smock
        [Columbine, Corn Flower
        [Columbine, Lady’s Smock

        [Blessed Thistle, Columbine]
        [Blessed Thistle, Mountain Flower]
        [Dragonthorn, Mountain Flower]

        Hope this helps. 😉

        @charlmgn / NA Megaserver

        • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm

          TY for posting.

  10. Shadowlight on July 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Would putting the gear you make at higher level give you any bonuses rather then just making it at lvl 1.

    • dinnydorf on August 19, 2015 at 7:12 am

      None at all. As you progress through writs you’ll need to make items of higher levels, but making anything higher than the minimum required level will just mean a waste of mats.

  11. Dannyesonoob on February 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    i have a question.. i am 50 provisioning now and when i go to the mages guild i dont recieve any kind of quest to get certified he doesnt give me any quest at all =/ anyone know what i can do to fix it? thnx

    • Deltia on February 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Did you check fighters guild person? Sometimes you get a choice between the two.

    • charlmgn on February 10, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Also, a couple of things:
      1. You won’t be offered writs until your character is level 6 (assuming you-power-leveled Provisioning). Certification is available regardless of your character’s profession level, but not to characters level 5 and below.
      2. Certification is only offered in the fighters and mages guilds in your alliance’s first zone (i.e. AD – Vulkhel Guard; DC – Daggerfall, and EP – Davon’s Watch).

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