ESO: The Best 10 Mythics You Should Use

Based on the latest ESO combat changes, we ranked 10 Mythics You Should Use in ESO Update 42 and Gold Road Chapter.

ESO The Best 10 Mythics You Should Use

Mythics are a special unlockable item in the Elder Scrolls Online that makes unique changes to your build. After scrying for five unique items, combine them to create the mythic. Once unlocked, you can create as many through the transmute station.

To be able to acquire the ranked ESO best 10 mythics, you will need the following:

  • Blackwood DLC
  • High Isle DLC
  • Greymoor DLC
  • Deadlands DLC
  • Markarth DLC
  • Necrom DLC

What are the Top 10 Mythics for ESO?

The best mythics in eso are the Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet, Death Dealer’s Fete, and the Pearls of Ehlnofey. The Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet tops this list as the most dominant mythic in the most content. You can slot this mythic for almost anything and feel the damage boost.

Death Dealer’s Fete is a close second for primarily PvP content, as it offers the most stats in the game on a single item. While the Pearls of Ehlnofey might be the most impactful mythic in the Elder Scrolls Online when paired with the Pillager’s Promise set, it comes in third because it is a much more niche option in group content.

The Best 10 Mythics in ESO you should use:

  1. Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet
  2. Death Dealer’s Fete
  3. Pearls of Ehlnofey
  4. Markyn’s Ring of Majesty
  5. Spaulder of Ruin
  6. Sea Serpent’s Coil
  7. Malacath’s Band of Brutality
  8. Harpooner’s Wading Kilt
  9. Mora’s Whispers
  10. The Oakensoul Ring

10. The Oakensoul Ring

ESO Oakensoul Ring

Oakensoul provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) While equipped, you are unable to swap between your Primary and Backup Weapon Sets and gain Minor Berserk, Minor Courage, Major Brutality, Major Sorcery, Major Prophecy, Major Savagery, Minor Force, Minor Protection, Major Resolve, Minor Mending, Minor Fortitude, Minor Intellect, Minor Endurance, Minor Heroism, Minor Slayer, Minor Aegis, and Empower.

The Oakensoul Ring has been an impactful mythic since it was released with High Isle. While it’s still an excellent option if you want to play a one-bar build, it just doesn’t perform as well as a proper two-bar build. However, it still snags tenth place on our list because it opens up an entire genre of builds that perform well in the meta.

Even if you do not want to play a one-bar build, they are still more than competent for alts who only enter Cyrodiil for their tier 1s.

How to get the Oakensoul Ring:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Igneous InlaysHigh Isle and AmenosHigh Isle and AmenosVolcanic vents in High Isle and Amenos
Larimar GemsHigh Isle and AmenosStormhavenTitanclaw boss at Mudcrab Beach in Stormhaven
Petrified Oak LoopHigh Isle and AmenosMurkmireSafeboxes and Thieves Troves in the Murkmire zone
Sacred ResinHigh Isle and AmenosMalabal TorAny monster in Malabal Tor
Stone Shank FrameHigh Isle and AmenosGlenumbraBlacksmithing nodes in Glenumbra

9. Mora’s Whispers

Mora's Whispers Mythic Item

The Mora’s Whispers mythic provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Gain up to 1528 Critical Chance and 10% increased Inspiration, Alliance Rank, Alliance skill, and 15% monster kill experience based on how many books of Shalidor’s Library have been collected.

Mora’s is one of the best set-and-forget mythics in the Elder Scrolls Online. It offers the most critical chance from a single item in the game and some nice to-have bonus passives. They’re not why you choose this mythic; it’s all about the crit.

Mora’s can be used in both PvE and PvP. While there might be better options, 1528 is a ton of critical chance. You can easily slot Mora’s in almost any build, and it will perform well. The only major setup of this myth is that it requires a large amount of Shalidor’s Library to be collected. This list isn’t account-wide, so you must recollect every book again per character to run this mythic on multiple characters. It’s perfect on the Sorcerer, Dragonknight, and, to a lesser extent, the Templar. It’s not used in the other classes as much.

How to get Mora’s Whispers:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Bloodshot OculusHigh Isle and AmenosAnyAny Watcher monster
Lurker-skin SheathHigh Isle and AmenosReaper’s MarchVile Manse Public Dungeon Treasure Chests
Sclerotic TentacleHigh Isle and AmenosDeadlandsWatchlings in the Deadlands zone, including Atoll of Immolation
Seeker-sinew ThreadHigh Isle and AmenosDeadlandsClothing Nodes in the Deadlands Zone
Twitching EyeballHigh Isle and AmenosImperial City PrisonWatcher Boss in the Imperial City Dungeon

8. Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Mythic

Harpooner's Wading Kilt ESO

The Harpooner’s Wading Kilt provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Dealing direct damage grants you a stack of Hunter’s Focus for 20 seconds, up to 10 stacks max. You can only gain 1 stack of Hunter’s Focus per second. Each stack of Hunter’s Focus increases your Critical Chance by 110 and your Critical Damage by 1%. Taking direct damage removes 5 stacks of Hunter’s Focus, up to once per second. Removing Harpooner’s Wading Kilt removes all stacks of Hunter’s Focus.

The Harpooner’s Wading Kilt is more of a situational mythic in the Elder Scrolls Online, landing it slightly higher on our 10 best mythics in the ESO list. When it’s good, though, it’s excellent.

The Kilt quickly builds a lot of stacks, and staying at max stacks is your priority to maximize the buff. Stacking up to 10 times, this item gives 1100 critical chances and 10% critical damage as long as you can maintain your stacks.

This item is so situationally powerful because you only lose stacks to direct damage. During fights with very little direct damage, you can stay at 10 stacks the entire fight. For the same reason, however, this is more of a PvE mythic than a PvP mythic, as your stacks drop off almost as soon you enter combat in PvP.

How to get the Harpooner’s Wading Kilt:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Bog-Blue Jasper FetishBlackwoodRuins of MazzatunRuins of Mazzatun Dungeon Final Boss
Kothringi-Cut LeatherBlackwoodBlackwoodBlackwood World Bosses
Silverweave CordBlackwoodBal FoyenCovenant enemies
Tide-Glass BeadsBlackwoodShadowfenAll Shadowfen water and alchemy nodes
Wolf-Tail SashBlackwoodMurkmireMurkmire foul fishing spots

7. Malacath’s Band of Brutality ESO Mythic

Malacath's Band of Brutality Mythic

The Malacath’s Band of Brutality provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Increases your damage done by 16% but decreases your Critical Damage done by 50%.

The Malacath’s Band of Brutality mythic is a fantastic PvP mythic in the Elder Scrolls Online. A 16% damage boost is massive, and critical damage isn’t as highly sought after in many PvP content. Depending on your build, that flat damage boost on a single item is solid. Malacath’s can also build in a lot of raw damage in a tankier setup without needing a 5 piece to get extra damage.

It’s right up there with the other rings later in these 10 best mythics in the ESO list. Those rings are a little more versatile without the adverse effects of Malacath’s. It’s still strong in the right build, though.

How to get the Malacath’s Band of Brutality:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Malacath’s Brutal Might LoopWrothgarWrothgarPublic Dungeon Boss Old Orsinium
Malacath’s Brutal Ritual DustReaper’s MarchReaper’s MarchWorld Bosses in the Reaper’s March
Malacath’s Brutal Ritual OilStormhavenStormhavenBonesnap Ruins Public Dungeon Boss
Malacath’s Brutal Rune CoreBal FoyenImperial CityImperial City Upstairs Bosses
Malacath’s Brutal Scourge HoopBetnikhBetnikhAny Betnikh monster

6. Sea-Serpent’s Coil Best ESO Mythics

Sea Serpent's Coil ESO Mythics

The Sea-Serpent’s Coil provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) While at full Health, you gain 40% damage reduction. After taking damage while at full Health in combat, you gain Serpent’s Rebuke for 10 seconds, snaring yourself by 40% and gaining Major Berserk and Major Courage, increasing your damage done by 10% and Weapon and Spell Damage by 430. The damage resistance does not apply while Serpent’s Rebuke is active.

Sea-Serpent’s Coil quickly enters our 10 best mythics in the ESO list. It’s not as strong as it used to be in PvE content with the release of Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet, but it’s still a solid option in specific fights like Lokkestiiz. Because it offers Major Courage, groups used to switch every damage dealer into Sea Serpent’s Coil on bosses that deal constant damage to the group. This allows the healers to provide different buffs instead of Major Courage. However, that isn’t done as often since there are better options for overall group DPS.

Sea-Serpent still cracks in PvP, though. There aren’t a lot of Major Courage sources in the Elder Scrolls Online, and this is your best option for unorganized PvP content.

How to get the Sea-Serpent’s Coil:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Black Eltheric PearlsHigh Isle and AmenosHigh Isle and AmenosGiant Clam nodes on the High Isle zone coast
Frigid SapphireHigh Isle and AmenosThe RiftFrozen Ruins World Boss
Meteoric BeadsHigh Isle and AmenosGrahtwood, Stormhaven, or DeshaanMages Guild daily quest reward coffers
Sea Silver ChainHigh Isle and AmenosAnyAny Jewelry Survey
Sea Serpent FangsHigh Isle and AmenosHigh Isle and AmenosSerpent Bog World Boss

5. Spaulder of Ruin Best ESO Mythics

Spaulder of Ruin Mythic

The Spaulder of Ruin provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Activating crouch activates and deactivates a 12-meter Aura of Pride. Up to 6 group members in the aura gain 260 Weapon and Spell Damage. Reduce your Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery by 70 for every target benefiting from your Aura of Pride.

Spaulder is sick in PvE content, but it’s a sweatier mythic to run in the Elder Scrolls Online. Spaulder is often put on a support or the Necromancer in PvE content. Necros have excellent sustain right now and usually have the easiest time maintaining solid uptimes. For groups wanting to get a little more serious, adding Spaulder is a perfect way to boost overall group DPS.

Every organized group can benefit from Spaulder’s unique buff, making it easily included in our 10 best mythics in the ESO list.

How to get the Spaulder of Ruin:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Aureal Armor GlazeDeadlandsStonefallsShivering Shrine World Boss
Clannfear Leather StrappingDeadlandsAnyClannfear mobs in any zone
Petrified Daedroth HornDeadlandsDeadlandsThe Abomination Cradle World Boss
Void Alloy Lame PlatesDeadlandsBlackwoodBlackwood Safeboxes
Void Alloy RivetsDeadlandsAnyDremora mobs in any zone

4. Markyn Ring of Majesty

Markyn Ring of Majesty ESO Mythic

The Markyn Ring of Majesty provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Gain 100 Weapon and Spell Damage and 1157 Armor for every set you are wearing 3 or more pieces of.

The Markyn Ring of Majesty gives some offense and some defense, and it’s a fantastic set-and-forget PvP set. The versatility is one of the biggest advantages of the Markyn Ring of Majesty mythic in the Elder Scrolls Online. This mythic is used in many PvP builds because it’s so solid. While many mythics force you to choose either offense or defensive stats, this mythic gives you both. It isn’t quite as strong as a mythic coming later, earning the Markyn Ring of Majesty 4th on our best 10 mythics in the ESO list.

How to get the Markyn Ring of Majesty:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Firescourge BandDeadlandsFargraveDeadlands daily reward coffer
Mindcleaver LoopDeadlandsDeadlandsDen of the Unmaker world boss
Morpholith ShankDeadlandsColdharbourTreasure Chests in the Deadlands
Ruinblood CoilDeadlandsThe Banished Cells I
The Banished Cells II
Trash mobs in The Banished Cells
Searing GemDeadlandsDeadlandsDaedrats

3. Pearls of Ehlnofey Mythic Necklace

Pearls of Ehlnofey ESO Mythic

The Pearls of Ehlnofey mythic provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) When you attempt to use resources to cast a healing ability while in combat and your dominant resource is under 50%, gain 3 Ultimate.

While the Pearls of Ehlnofey mythic is a niche option in the Elder Scrolls Online, it’s a massive buff in all organized PvE content. When paired with the Pillager’s Profit set, healers can pump additional ultimate into the group. Great Pillagers management, fueled by Pearls, is one of the most impactful buffs for overall group DPS. Every damage dealer can drop ultimate after ultimate because of Pearls, earning it third on our best 10 mythics in the ESO list.

How to get the Pearls of Ehlnofey:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Aetherquartz Prayer BeadsAuridonAuridonAuridon Delve Bosses
Coral ClaspGrahtwoodGrahtwoodPublic Dungeon Bosses
Great Eltheric PearlRivenspireCrypt of Hearts IINerien’eth Crypt of Hearts II Last Boss
Nilumin River PearlsAuridonThe Banished Cells IHigh Kinlord Rilis Banished Cells II Last Boss
Silver Strand of SyrabaneThe ReachThe ReachSafeboxes in the Reach

2. Death Dealer’s Fete Ring

Death Dealer's Fete ESO Mythic

The Death Dealer’s Fete provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • Gain a persistent stack of Escalating Fete every 2 seconds you are in combat, up to 30 stacks max. Each stack of Escalating Fete increases your Maximum Stamina, Health, and Magicka by 88. You lose a stack of Escalating Fete every 4 seconds you are out of combat.

Death Dealer’s Fete offers 2640 stamina, magicka, and health when you’re at full stacks, and it’s super easy to keep it at max stats in PvP. There’s a reason why you can run this mythic in so many different builds. Max stacks give almost 8,000 additional stats, more than every armor enchant combined if you ran all tri-stat glyphs.

Its versatility and the sheer amount of builds that use this mythic is why it earns a second place on the best 10 mythics you should use in the ESO list. You could even run this as a tank in certain PvE content, especially resource-intensive fights, though it doesn’t see much play. Sure, it’s not the best at offensive or defensive capability, but it gives a lot of both, making it a well-rounded option.

How to get Death Dealer’s Fete:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Carved Signet BaseBlackwoodImperial CityImperial City upstairs bosses
Sturdy Silver ProngsBlackwoodDragonstar ArenaOblivion Portal’s final chest
Warm Asymmetrical RubyBlackwoodBlackwoodOblivion Portal final chest
Weighted Spiked BridgeBlackwoodCyrodiilRewards for the Worthy coffer
Wide Barbed ShankBlackwoodCraglornAnomalies in Craglorn

1. Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet Best ESO Mythics

Velothi Ur-Mage's Amulet ESO Mythic

The Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet provides the following set bonuses in ESO:

  • (1 item) Adds 1650 Offensive Penetration, Increases your damage done to monsters by 15%, gains Minor Force at all times, increases your Critical Damage by 10%, and reduces your Light and Heavy Attack damage by 99%.

It’s difficult to understate how good Velothi is, so it tops our list of the best 10 mythics you should use in ESO. There’s a reason why almost every damage dealer runs this item, and it’s probably the best set-and-forget item in the game.

The permanent minor force is one of the major reasons why this myth is so good. Normally, you’d source minor force through Barbed Trap, but Barbed Trap isn’t as strong after Update 41. It’s still a great single-target DoT, but it’s no longer your source of minor force.

The reduction in light attack is strong for the same reason. While your skills more than makeup for the damage reduction, missing light attacks are less impactful to your DPS. It’s even better for that reason in movement-heavy fights, where you won’t be hitting Barbed Trap consistently for your minor force.

How to get the Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet:

LeadDig LocationDrop LocationDetails
Ebony Crossed-Sword ChainTelvanni PeninsulaVvardenfellWorld Boss Coffers in the Vvardenfell zone
Ebony Shalk MountingTelvanni PeninsulaApocryphaApocrypha zone world boss Runemaster’s Acropolis
Gold Mandibular CradleTelvanni PeninsulaTelvanni PeninsulaTelvanni Peninsula delve boss in the Cammonnaruhn delve
Gold Shalk ClaspTelvanni PeninsulaScrivener’s HallScrivener’s Hall dungeon trophy room chests
Lucent CabochonTelvanni PeninsulaApocryphaApocrypha Underweave public dungeon bosses

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