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ESO Tips & Tricks

teso tips and tricks
Tips & Tricks guide contains comprehensive list of things that you should know before you start playing the Elder Scrolls online.

General Tips

  • Search for chests in the tutorial area. There are a lot of unlocked chests where you can get lockpicks, money and gear. Barrels, crates, and urns are all instanced individually and you can find recepies, and crafting ingridients.
  • If you get stuck at an NPC screen, typing /reloadui or pressing ‘ (apostrophe), or pressing the mailbox symbol on chat will clear the screen and get you out of the stuck animation.
  • Keep as many lockpicks as you can on you. You can collect them from chests, drawers, boxes, or wardrobes scattered all over the world, or buy them from some NPCs. Our Lockpicking guide gives detailed instructions on how to open locked treasure chests.
  • You can travel from anywhere on the map (M) to a Wayshrine you’ve visited before by clicking the Wayshrine icon on your map and paying a small fee in gold. You can travel between Wayshrines with no fee if you approach a Wayshrine and interact with it.
  • Your character starts the game with 60 Inventory slots. You can upgrade your inventory up to 110 slots. How to increase inventory space guide
  • All characters on the same account share the same bank storage.
  • From level 15 you can swap your weapons at any time. Use ‘ Keyboard Command.
  • Holding “Q” opens 8 quickslots inventory. In order to use the item from quickslot, select it and press Q. List of all Controls and Keyboard Commands
  • Kills and loot stealing are not possible in ESO. Loot is phased per player. Feel free to help anyone take down a mob. and you’ll get loot as well.
  • Don’t forget to collect all Skyshards on the map, since every 3 Skyshards grant you a skill point. Skyshard location Maps with detailed instructions and screenshots.
  • There is no Auction House in Elder Scrolls Online! You can sell your items to vendors, offering your goods in the open chat, or join the guild and use Guild Shops.
  • Mundus Stones will give you permanent buffs that are only removed by selecting another Mundus Stone.
  • You can respec your skill points for a high gold cost. You don’t have to re-level your skills after you reset them. Respecing doesn’t cause you to lose any skill progress.
  • You can reassign your health, magicka and stamina points at a relatively significant cost of gold.

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Mounts in Elder Scrolls Online

You can buy your first horse / mount at any major city Stable (marked with a horse icon on the map), for approximately 17,500 gold. Stable interface allows you to buy, access, feed, rename and sell your horse. Mounts, have three main functions in the Elder Scrolls Online. They allow you to travel more quickly (speed), increase your inventory space (capacity), and can be useful in Cyrondiil as combat warhorse that have higher resistance to caltrops and traps (Stamina). Each horse has a level cap of 50, which would make it impossible to max all three attributes. You can assign your mount to a quickslot for convenience.

Horse Attributes

  • Speed helps your horse to travel more quickly.
  • Stamina helps your horse to gallop longer, and take more hits before becoming dismounted.
  • Capacity increases carrying capacity.

After you get your first horse, be sure to talk to the stable master again. Once a day you’ll spend gold to feed your horse and it will increase Speed, Stamina, or Capacity depending on what you choose to feed it with. To increase the horse speed choose Apple, for higher Stamina choose Hay, and for carrying capacity choose Oats. Each time you feed your mount (20hr cool down), you gain 1 inventory slot, if you maximize carrying capacity. Horse will change appearance as you feed it as well. So, speed horse will look different from pack horses.
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ESO Interview with Maria Aliprando


During our visit of the GamesCom gaming convention we hovered around Bethesda’s booth and managed to get our hands on Elder Scrolls Online. While playing, we had several game developers hanging around, helping us with any questions we might have. We kidnapped Mrs. Maria Aliprando, Gameplay Designer (in charge of Creature design, Combat design and various other gameplay mechanics) and demand that she answers some of the questions the ESO community wanted answered (we sent out a call for questions here).
Now that I think back, I think it was more us begging her to talk to us and her being gracious enough to do so. We talked about the famous Elder Scrolls books, mounts, soulgems, endgame, best in slot items, dungeons and various other systems. In part 2 of this interview (that will be made available shortly) we talked about PvP and the Finesse system as well. We hope you enjoy these community questions and answers and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Alipandro and all the developers present at the show floor for putting up with us.


Maria Aliprando

Maria Aliprando
Elder Scrolls Online
Gameplay Designer

We were playing the game and came across a bookscase, which made us ask our first interview question.
Q: How do books in Elder Scrolls Online work? In other Elder Scroll games some books would yield skill points. This is obviously not something we’ll see in ESO.
A: Books in Elder Scrolls Online come in various ways. There is a number of books you can collect that will randomly “drop” from bookcases you come across in the world. There are some books that are scattered around the world that stand by themselves and they obviously yield greater rewards. All the collected books will not go into your inventory as before, but there is an interface where you can browse all the books that you collected. What is special about books in Elder Scrolls Online is that if you join the Mages Guild you will advance some of your Mage Skills by collecting these “Mage Guild Books”. Mage skills can not be advanced like some other skills through usage, but instead you have to explore the world and find these books to upgrade your skills. There are also books not related to the Mages guild that you can collect for lore’s sake.
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