Craglorn is a Veteran Rank zone that became available to all ESO players with Content patch 1.1. This zone is filled with group oriented challenges that require you to travel with VR 10+ friends in order to accomplish anything meaningful in the zone. Same goes for twelve Skyshards scattered around Craglorn’s dungeons. Shards are usually guarded by Veteran rank 11 mobs or even worse, dungeon bosses. Mind you, these are not your regular solo dungeon or public dungeon bosses. For some of these you will need an experienced VR10+ group to take them down and collect the skyshard. Shadow nightblades are at a clear advantage if getting collectibles is your thing. We hope our screenshot guides for each Craglorn Skyshard bellow will help you obtain them easier (we included a few tips on how to avoid the nastiest encounters).
Lava flows where Ayleids walked.
Inside the Molavar dungeon, southeastern Craglorn. South-southwest of Elinhir Wayshrine, west of Elinhir, there is Magical Anomaly north of the entrance.
Start at Elinhir Wayshrine and head southwest. When you reach the Magical Anomaly crystal, turn south and follow the path underneath three broken stone gateways leading to the dungeon entrance. The skyshard is on the platform to the right, just as you enter the dungeon, but you will have to circle all the way around to collect it.
The entrance viewed from afar.
Dungeon location on the world map.
Mob pack is guarding the way to the skyshard.
Shard location on the dungeon map.
In a lair of metal spiders.
Inside the Rkundzelft dungeon, eastern Craglorn. Northeast of Ogondar’s Winery, east of Spellscar Wayshrine, south-southwest of Lake of Teeth, northeast of Belkarth.
Start in Belkarth and follow the road going east. After you pass Ogondar’s Windery, get off the road and head northeast until you reach the dungeon entrance. Inside, you have to deal with all kind of dwemer constructs. The skyshard is on the stairs, to the right, just as you exit from the northern hallway leading out of the easternmost room in the dungeon.
View of the dungeon entrance.
Dungeon entrance on the world map.
Fear of the dark… room, full of metal spiders.
Location on the dungeon map.
Among Yokuda’s dead.
This shard can be found inside Ruins of Kardala dungeon in western Craglorn.
You can approach and enter Ruins of Kardala from south. You can spot the entrance to this dungeon from distance because of a lot of stone pillars standing in front of it. Shard is inside the room with boss Satagna. This room is a dead end on the side of the main hallway and you can easily pass it by as you try and reach the end of the dungeon, so stay alert.
Find and enter Ruins of Kardala.
Ruins of Kardala Entrance Map Location.
Find a dead end room.
Ruins of Kardala Entrance Shard Map Location.
Where sunlight penetrates Dwarven delves.
This shard can be found inside dungeon Rkhardarhrk in central Craglorn.
You can approach and enter the dungeon from south. There is a small pond outside Rkhardarhrk and a couple of stone pillars to make the approach more unique. Shard is in the northern part of the cave, just before the entrance with two huge stone pillars that have two gas panels.
Find and enter Rkhardarhrk.
Rkhardarhrk Entrance Map Location.
Shard spotted in northern part of the cave.
Rkhardarhrk Shard Map Location.
Where fishmongers sell no fish.
Inside Haddock’s Market dungeon in southeastern Craglorn. Southeast of Ogondar’s Winery, east of Belkarth.
Start in Belkarth and follow the road going east. After you pass Ogondar’s Windery, get off the road and head south until you reach the dungeon’s entrance. Skyshard is near the northernmost tower, left of the stairs leading into the tower, in front of a statue, next to a tree. The last boss, Ariana At-Fara and her pets, are in front of the tower.
Dungeon entrance seen from afar.
The entrance location on the world map.
You can either pass the bridge or pass underneath it to reach this location.
Where chiseled tunnels lead meet crystal caverns.
Inside the Chiselshriek Mine dungeon, eastern Craglorn. Northwest of Inazzur’s Hold and its Wayshrine, northeast of Mountain Overlook Wayshrine.
Start at Inazzur’s Hold Wayshrine and follow the road northwest. Get off the road and when you reach the crossroads head north until you see the mine entrance. The skyshard is in the northeastern corner of the biggest cave room, partially covered by a rock. The last boss, The Gracious Beacon, is in the middle of the room.
View of the dungeon entrance.
Dungeon’s entrance location on Craglorn map.
Shard is in the northeastern corner. The boss is on the left.
The Gracious Beacon.
A sea of dunes beneath the earth.
Found in western Craglorn inside Buried Sands dungeon.
You can approach and enter Buried Sands from east. When you enter the dungeon it soon becomes clear from where this shard got its lorebook hinte. There are only a couple groups of mobs between the entrance and the shard. They are rather large though and this makes them hard to solo. Shard is at the northernmost part of the cave. You can find the final boss just south of it.
Find and enter Buried Sands.
Buried Sands Entrance Map Location.
Shard is just above the final dungeon boss.
Buried Sands Shard Map Location.
Under Centurion guard.
Located inside Mtharnaz dungeon, western Craglorn.
You can approach Mtharnaz entrance from west. Due to its unique grey color, ancient fortress look, and the fact that it is coming out of the rocky mountains, you can spot it from afar easily. Collectible is found in the southeast corner of the first larger room of Mtharnaz. There are a couple of Dwemer constructs defending it. One of the easiest shards to obtain in Craglorn.
Find and enter Mtharnaz.
Mtharnaz Entrance Map Location.
Shard is in the corner of the first larger room.
Mtharnaz shard Map Location.
At the head of the class.
Inside the Balamath dungeon, southeastern Craglorn. North-northeast of Elinhir Wayshrine, northwest of Trial: Aetherian Archive, south-southeast of Inazzur’s Hold Wayshrine.
Start at Elinhir Wayshrine and head north until you reach the Magical Anomaly crystal. There is a short, narrow, passage across the river leading to the dungeon entrance. Skyshard is in an open area, just as you get out of the hallway. There are benches on the left and a vault entrance to the right, with the skyshard located above it.
Dungeon entrance location.
You can approach it either straight through the courtyard or through the vault filled with mobs.
The skyshard location on the dungeon map.
In the grotto of snake-women.
Shard at this location can be found inside dungeon – Zalgaz’s Den, southern Craglron.
Dungeon entrance is easily spotted from a nearby road. Shard inside Zalgaz’s Den is found in northern part of the cave, close to dungeon’s bosses. Although the first part of the dungeon consists of mobs that are not hard to solo, group of mobs close to the shard poses a serious challenge if you plan on taking them on solo. You can perhaps kill the mob closest to the shard and when you get overwhelmed respawn and pick up the collectible.
Zalgaz’s Den Entrance.
Zalgaz’s Den Entrance Map Location.
Zalgaz’s Den Shard Map Location.
Beyond the pillar of hunger.
Tombs of the Na-Totambu is the dungeon hiding this skyshard and it can be found in southwestern Craglorn.
You can approach the hidden entrance of this dungeon from north. There is a small bridge southeast of a nearby wayshrine, that you need to walk over in order to reach Tombs of the Na-Totambu entrance. As soon as you enter the dungeon, you can look to your left and spot the shard. In order to collect it you need to reach the very end of the dungeon. Soloing your way toward the shard is hard, and you are likely to get killed couple of times if you try to do so (that is if you do not play as a stealthy nightblade). Shard is at the end of a small tunnel, just behind the dungeon boss – The Hungry Pillar.
Bridge that leads to Tombs of the Na-Totambu entrance.
Tombs of the Na-Totambu Entrance.
Tombs of the Na-Totambu Entrance Map Location.
Enter the tunnel behind The Hungry Pillar.
Tombs of the Na-Totambu Shard.
Tombs of the Na-Totambu Shard Map Location.
Howling at the moon.
Inside the Hircine’s Haunt dungeon, central Craglorn. Northwest of Spellscar Wayshrine, southwest of Spellscar, north-northwest of Belkarth.
Start at Belkarth Wayshrine and head north, following the left river bank. After some time you will reach a wooden door, slightly above the river, that will lead you inside the dungeon. You can see the skyshard on the top of the cliff across the entrance as soon as you enter, but you will have to fight your way around the dungeon to reach that location. You can also check our Hircine’s Haunt video, which can help you to successfully finish this dungeon.
View of the dungeon’s entrance from afar.
The entrance location on the world map.
Fighters Guild skills with Skilled Tracker passive can make your run much easier.
In the nesting grounds of scales and deceit.
Like any other Craglorn skyshard, this one is found inside a Group Delve – Serpent’s Nest in this case. You can find it in northwestern Craglorn, west of Trial: Sanctum Ophidia
There is more than one group you have to skip/kill in order to reach the skyshard’s location. Shard is located at the central part of the cave. You can reach this point of delve when you turn left at the crossroad that takes you to the last cave room in southwestern Serpent’s Nest. Skyshard is defended by couple of veteran level 13 Snakes and one Troll.
Dungeon Delve Entrance.
Serpent’s Nest Entrance Map Location.
Overlooking a valley of serpents beneath glimmering falls.
Found inside Loth’na Caverns Dungeon Delve. This Delve is found in northwestern Craglorn, just southeast of Trial: Sanctum Ophidia.
Soloable: Yes (only one/two groups on your way to the shard).
Once you enter the delve you should pass by the first group of veteran level 13 creatures. Keep to your left. Soon enough you come across a small wooden bridge. You don’t want to cross the small river here as there is a group of creatures defending the bridge. Follow the river upstream. Cross the river and collect the Shard.
Dungeon Delve Entrance.
Loth’na Caverns Entrance Map Location.
Among the treasures of the Iron Exarch.
Exarch’s Stronghold delve is where you want to go to obtain this shard. It is found in northern Craglorn. Follow the river that flows through central Craglorn to its northern part to enter this part of the map.
Soloable: Yes (need to pass by one group of mobs)
The first and only group you have to dodge/kill is the one at the start of the delve. This group is near the door that takes you to the first long cave bridge. As you go through it and just after couple of steps, look to your right. At the bottom of the cave is the collectible.
Follow the river.
Exarch’s Stronghold Entrance.
Dungeon Delve Entrance Map Location.
Beneath the tower on the ridge.
To enter Ilthag’s Undertower delve (which contains the skyshard) you will have to
find a basement door in a ruined tower just east of Valley of Scars Wayshrine (Northeast of a nearby lake).
Soloable: No (there are a lot of groups between its location and delve’s entrance/exit. There is also a whole group standing near the shard).
Once you enter the delve, jump into a gap found on floor. This takes you to the lower part of the dungeon. There are large numbers of enemy groups found here. Run/fight/stealth your way to the northern part. There are stairs you can use to climb up out of this lower part of the cave. When you go through a small passage that connects the lower and higher part of the cave you can spot the shard easily. It is on a small wooden platform. It is also guarded by a large group of mobs.
Amidst howling winds and restless tombs.
Found in dungeon delve – The Howling Sepulchers, northeastern Craglorn.
Soloable: Yes (there are not enemy groups near shard, but you have to reach it).
Shard inside Howling Sepulchers dungeon delve is on a rock just above the first wooden bridge. Its location is really close to an entrance/exit. This fact doesn’t help us at all as we need to go around the dungeon, crossing three bridges in order to reach its location. As it happens there are many groups on this road, expect lots of troubles.
The Howling Sepuclhers Entrance…
…and its map location.
First bridge is just ahead from the entrance.
Turn left when you cross it. From this location you can spot another wooden bridge in the distance that you should cross over.
We are now in the small cave with only one mob. Veteran Rank 13 Rosathild. Head east and exit the cave.
We are now on the third wooden bridge. From here we have a nice view toward the delve entrance and other bridges.
Following path in eastern part of the delve takes us to the last cave passage…
…and our shard.
Clutched within the jaws of the stone serpent.
Found in dungeon delve Fearfangs Cavern, west of town Dragonstar, northwestern Craglorn.
Soloable: Yes (there is a veteran rank 13 boss Sepilisk near the shard. It is highly possible you need at least his veteran rank in order to collect the shard without alarming Sepilisk).
On your way to the shard you can find many groups of enemies with their snake friends. These groups are found in small rooms full of bookcases. Who knew snakes like to read. Largest of them all – boss Sepilisk – guards the shard in central cave room. You can, however, go around Sepilisk and collect the shard without too much trouble. Be careful though, because when I did it I was VR14, so it might be more difficult for lower levels to bypass the boss without alarming him.
Fearfangs Cavern Entrance…
…and its map location.