ESO: Black-Glove Grounding Explained With How to Get Instructions

Here is everything you need to know about the Black-Glove Grounding set from the Bedlam Veil dungeon in ESO with How-to-Get Instructions.

ESO Black-Glove Grounding appearance With How to Get Instructions

Black-Glove Grounding

Black-Glove Grounding Features and Set Bonuses in ESO:

  • Name: Black-Glove Grounding
  • Type: Dungeon Set
  • Available Armor Weight and Items: Heavy Armor, Jewelry, Weapons
  • Location: Bedlam Veil
  • Requires DLC: Scions of Ithelia
  • Armor Set bonuses (Level 50 – CP 160):
    • (2 items) Adds 4% Healing Taken
    • (3 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • (4 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • (5 items) After taking direct damage three times within 5 seconds, you create a 5-meter area for 10 seconds that grants Grounding to you and group members, reducing the cost of roll dodging by 20% and increasing block mitigation by 12% for 15 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

The Black-Glove Grounding set in ESO is a heavy armor set featuring five set bonuses. Activating the first bonus, which enhances Critical Chance, requires wearing a minimum of two set pieces. Wearing more than five items from this set does not provide additional buffs. To optimize performance, many ESO players opt for two five-piece sets alongside a monster set.

How to Use Black-Glove Grounding armor set - Set bonus effect - ESO Scions of Ithelia DLC

While wearing four items from the Black-Glove Grounding set, you will get a significant boost to maximum health and healing received. At first glance, you can see it’s a heavy armor dedicated to tanks.

Fifth bonus: When hit three times in 5 seconds, you create a 5m zone for 10s. It gives you and your group Grounding, lowering roll dodge cost by 20% and increasing block mitigation by 12% for 15s. It can happen every 10s. Again, it is a considerable boost to block mitigation from tanks but also to the group.

How to Use Black-Glove Grounding Set in PvE and PvP?

Despite the small 5-meter radius, group members only need to step into the circle to get the buff. When combined with a set like Syrabane’s Ward, your group could have 42% block mitigation. However, the current content doesn’t provide a significant use case for such high group block mitigation, although it might be relevant in future encounters or the upcoming Gold Road Chapter.


As mentioned in PvE, there are currently few scenarios where such high group mitigation is required. Some Hard mode trials and dungeons with specific mechanics might present opportunities for this set as a creative alternative.

However, tanks and groups unfamiliar with Hard mode mechanics might find it a “safe” option. Additionally, it’s a decent set for players learning to tank, providing a significant boost during the learning process.


This set is suitable for small groups with a dedicated player focused on defense. Block mitigation and reduced roll dodge costs are beneficial, but they may not be practical in many PvP situations where constant movement is crucial. It could find use in “fun builds,” emphasizing defense in setups designed to withstand damage from multiple players simultaneously, prioritizing defense over offense.

Instructions to Get Black-Glove Grounding Set in ESO

You can get Black-Glove Grounding armor, weapons, and jewelry from bosses and chests in the Bedlam Veil dungeon, on any difficulty. Below, you can find how to get specific items from the Black-Glove Grounding set:

  • Chests may drop Black-Glove Grounding Weapons and Jewelry.
  • All Bosses guarantee one body armor set piece per player.
  • The Final Boss ensures one Body armor, Weapon, or Jewelry per player.
Anthelmir's Construct Helmet Map Location in Wrothgar, Bedlam Veil dungeon - ESO Scions of Ithelia DLC Monster Set

To access the dungeon, you require the Scions of Ithelia DLC or an active ESO Plus subscription. Bedlam Veil is a group dungeon, ideally with four players: one healer, one tank, and two damage dealers. Go to Wrothgar, a snowy region in north Tamriel. The dungeon entrance is northwest of Siege Road Wayshrine, between the walls of Old Orsinium and Paragon’s Remembrance Fort.

Bedlam Veil Dungeon ESO - Toc of the Last Ayleid King Meta, No Class Balance Changes, Questing Adjustments in PTS Patch Notes for ESO Update 41 Thumb Image

After defeating any boss or opening a chest in the Bedlam Veil dungeon, each player in the group will receive individual loot. This loot includes one random item from the sets available within the dungeon. Sets available in the Bedlam Veil dungeon are:

Can you Buy or Trade the Black-Glove Grounding Set in ESO?

You can’t buy Black-Glove Grounding set items. It’s worth noting that players, for a limited time, may trade the monster helmets and other dungeon-specific sets with each other. However, once the set is bound to the specific player, it can no longer be traded. You also cannot trade monster helmets to players who didn’t take part in defeating the final boss.

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