ESO Enchanting guide

ESO Enchanter has an important role to discover Runes and use them to create Glyphs which add enchantments to weapons, armor, and jewelry. Once applied, Glyphs increase items efficacy in combination with the traits added by blacksmiths, clothiers and woodworkers.

How to create a Glyph?

Before you can create a Glyph, you have to collect Runestones. There are 3 different types of runestones and you need one of each type to create a glyph. Once you collect Runestones from rune-nodes, go to Enchanting Table and select Creation tab, then select the runestone of each type by double clicking it, and it will appear in the appropriate “rune phrase” slot. When all 3 slots at the bottom of the screen are filled you can create a Glyph. When a glyph is created, a translation will be revealed for each of the runes used in process.

If you have some glyphs that you can’t use or sell, just extract them, and you’ll get back some of the runes you used to create them. Both Creating and Extracting glyphs processes will contribute in leveling up Enchanting profession.
eso creating glyph

How to apply Glyph on an item

When you select an item in your inventory, or equipped item, right click on it and from a drop down menu select Enchant. In a new window select Enchantment option to apply the Glyph on that item, and press E to enchant. The Glyph used for enchantment will be destroyed.

What are Runestones?

Runestones are stones that can be collected from stone-nodes scattered throughout the world of Tamriel, with characteristic appearance. They are categorized as Aspect Runestones, Essence Runestones and Potency Runestones. When you use a Runestone for the first time, its translation will be unknown to you, and during the creation process the glyph’s effects will be unknown as well.
eso aspect Potency Essence runestones

Aspect Runestones List

Aspect Runestones are round-shaped stones, gathered from red stone-nodes. They determined Glyph’s quality level: Base (white), Fine (green), Superior (blue), Artifact (Purple), or Legendary (orange).

RuneTranslationQualityAspect Level
TaBaseWhiteLevel 1
JejotaFineGreenLevel 1
DenataSuperiorBlueLevel 2
RekutaArtifactPurpleLevel 3
KutaLegendaryGoldLevel 4


Essence Runestones

Essence Runestones are trapezoid-shaped stones, gathered from yellow stone-nodes. They determine Glyph’s type of enchantment.

DekeipaFrostMakkomaMagicka Regen
DenimaStamina RegenOkoHealth
DeteriArmorOkomaHealth Regen
MakderiSpell HarmTaderiPhysical Harm


Potency Runestones

Potency Runestones are square-shaped stones gathered from blue stone-nodes. They either have additive effects or subtractive effects, like a Glyph that raises elemental damage on a weapon or a Glyph that reduces the amount of damage taken from attacks.

Additive Runes

RuneTranslationGlyph PrefixPotency LevelGear Level
JoraDevelopTriflingLevel 1Level 1—10
PoradeAddInferiorLevel 1Level 5—15
JeraIncreasePettyLevel 2Level 10—20
JejoraRaiseSlightLevel 2Level 15—25
OdraGainMinorLevel 3Level 20—30
PojoraSupplementLesserLevel 3Level 25—35
EdoraBoostModerateLevel 4Level 30—40
JaeraAdvanceAverageLevel 4Level 35—45
PoraAugmentStrongLevel 5Level 40—50
DenaraStrenghtenStrongLevel 5Level 40—50
ReraExaggerateGreaterLevel 6Level VR1—VR3
DeradoEmpowerGreaterLevel 7Level VR3—VR5
RecuraMagnifyGrandLevel 8Level VR5—VR8
CuraIntensify?Level 9Level VR8—VR10


Subtractive Runes

RuneTranslationGlyph PrefixPotency LevelGear Level
JodeReduceTriflingLevel 1Level 1—10
NotadeSubtractInferiorLevel 1Level 5—15
OdeShrinkPettyLevel 2Level 10—20
TadeDecreaseSlightLevel 2Level 15—25
JaydeDeductMinorLevel 3Level 20—30
EdodeLowerLesserLevel 3Level 25—35
PojodeDiminishModerateLevel 4Level 30—40
RekudeWeakenAverageLevel 4Level 35—45
HadeLessenStrongLevel 5Level 40—50
IdodeImpairStrongLevel 5Level 40—50
PodeRemoveGreaterLevel 6Level VR1—VR3
KedekoDrainGreaterLevel 7Level VR3—VR5
RedeDepriveGrandLevel 8Level VR5—VR8
KudeNegate?Level 9Level VR8—VR10


List of ESO Glyphs

Below you can find a list of Glyphs that can be created in the Elder Scrolls Online, categorized by armor pieces they are compatible with. In order to create a Glyph just replace “Additive” with an additive Potency Rune or replace “Subtractive” with a subtractive Potency Rune, chose the desired Essence Rune and set the quality of the Glyph using an Aspect Rune. Once you create a Glyph, read the description, as it specifically says what piece of armor it is compatible with.

ESO Weapon Glyphs

Potency TypeEssence RuneGlyph NameDescription
AdditiveDekeipaGlyph of FrostDeals (x) Frost Damage
AdditiveDeteriGlyph of HardeningGrants (x) point Damage Shield for (y) seconds
AdditiveHaokoGlyph of FoulnessDeals (x) Disease Damage
AdditiveKuokoGlyph of PoisonDeals (x) Poison Damage
AdditiveMeipGlyph of ShockDeals (x) Shock Damage
AdditiveOkoriGlyph of RageIncreases your Power by (x) for (y) seconds
AdditiveRakeipaGlyph of FlameDeals (x) Fire Damage
SubtractiveMakkoGlyph of Absorb MagickaDeals (x) Magic Damage and recovers Magicka
SubtractiveOkoGlyph of Absorb HealthDeals (x) Magic Damage and recovers Health
SubtractiveOkomaGlyph of Decrease HealthDeals (x) unresistable damage
SubtractiveOkoriGlyph of WeakeningReduce target’s Power by (x) for (y) seconds
SubtractiveDeniGlyph of Absorb StaminaDeals (x) Magic Damage and recovers Stamina
SubtractiveDeteriGlyph of CrushingReduce target’s Armor by (x) for (y) seconds


ESO Armor Glyphs

Potency TypeEssence RuneGlyph NameDescription
AdditiveMakkoGlyph of MagickaAdds (x) Max Magicka
AdditiveOkoGlyph of HealthAdds (x) Max Health
AdditiveDeniGlyph of StaminaAdds (x) Max Stamina


ESO Jewelry Glyphs

Potency TypeEssence RuneGlyph NameDescription
AdditiveDenimaGlyph of Stamina RegenAdds (x) Stamina Recovery
AdditiveKaderiGlyph of BashingIncrease Bash Damage
AdditiveMakderiGlyph of Increase Magical HarmAdds (x) Spell Damage
AdditiveMakkomaGlyph of Magicka RegenAdds (x) Magicka Recovery
AdditiveOkomaGlyph of Health RegenAdds (x) Health Recovery
AdditiveOruGlyph of Potion BoostIncrease Potion effect
AdditiveTaderiGlyph of Increase Physical HarmAdds (x) Weapon Damage
SubtractiveDekeipaGlyph of Frost ResistAdds (x) Frost Resistance
SubtractiveDenimaGlyph of Reduce Feat CostReduce Stamina cost of abilities
SubtractiveHaokoGlyph of Disease ResistAdds (x) Disease Resistance
SubtractiveKuokoGlyph of Poison ResistAdds (x) Poison Resistance
SubtractiveKaderiGlyph of ShieldingReduce cost of Bash and
reduce cost of Blocking
SubtractiveMakderiGlyph of Decrease Spell HarmAdds (x) Spell Resistance
SubtractiveMakkomaGlyph of Reduce Spell CostReduce (x) Magicka cost of Spells
SubtractiveMeipGlyph of Shock ResistAdds Shock Resistance
SubtractiveOruGlyph of Potion SpeedReduce the cooldown of Potions below
this item’s level by (x) seconds
SubtractiveRakeipaGlyph of Fire ResistAdds (x) Fire Resistance
SubtractiveTaderiGlyph of Decrease Physical HarmAdds Armor


Enchanting passive skills

  • Potency Improvement – Allows the use of Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of higher levels
  • Aspect Improvement – Allows the use of Base (White), Fine (Green), Superior (Blue), Artifact (Purple), Legendary (Orange) Aspect Runestones.
  • Keen Eye– Runes can be spot easier
  • Hireling – Ability to gather Runestones even if the player is offline, usable once per day
  • Aspect Extraction – Increases the chance of extracted Aspect Runestones from Glyphs

We would like to thank SirAndy from the official beta forum for testing and collecting all information regarding runestones and glyphs.

8 thoughts on “ESO Enchanting guide

  1. Clay Biscuit

    Oooh 🙂

    I thought I was the only one making a list of alchemy and enchanting recipes/ingredients… I noticed that the alchemy list isn’t up yet. Would you like my list of alchemy recipes to get people started?

    Clay Biscuit

  2. Rixley

    I’m curious about gathering. I have extracted several potency runes that are above my level, but that’s all I have, thus I can’t create any new glyphs. I’m using the HarvestMap add on and it doesn’t seem to be pointing me to any nodes anywhere. At the beginning of the game, I ran through an area that was just loaded with nodes for a few minutes and I retrieved every one I saw. Since then, haven’t seen a single node and I’m level 21 now; would love to have my crafting follow my toon levelings. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Elemdor

    Nice guide, but patch 1.1 changed gear level for rank 5 and more :
    Rank 5 potency : Denara and idode give vet 1-3 glyph
    Rank 6 potency : Rera and Pode give vet 3-5 glyph
    Rank 7 potency : Derado and Kedeko give vet 5-7 glyph
    Rank 8 potency : Recurra and Rede give vet 7-9 glyph
    Rank 9 potency : Cura and Kude give vet 10-14 glyph

  4. Gryko_za

    I just feel that the Potancy runes that is rather supposed to be on level area be more available, I battle to get those, I have like more than 200 Essence and a few Aspect runes, but the potency runes is so difficult to obtain, anyone that want to trade with me for Essence, can contact me ingame on @Gryko_za

  5. Daniel Ramadge

    The level of Glyph you require will be sold in that Area Level, so if you need Lv 1-15 Glyph it will be sold in Glenumbra, Auridon & Davins Watch, Lv 35-45 Glyphs will be sold in Bankorai, Reapers March, Eastmarch & the Rift.
    Veteran Lv Glyphs are sold in Craglorn, Hews Bane & Orsinium, only up to Lv 14.
    I don’t know where V15+16 Glyphs are sold, other than Guild Stores, so I make my own.
    If making your own Glyphs then Lv 15-16 Potency Runes are sold in Cyrodils Imperial Sewer Enchanter & can only be purchased with Telvar Stones.


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