In Update 28, ZOS introduced a new assortment of consumables that would operate similarly to the existing “ambrosias” that are already in the game. Instead of granting the user a 50, 100 or 150% buff to experience points, these new war torte consumables will grant the user a 50, 100 or 150% buff to alliance-war experience points, depending on which torte the player consumes.
The descriptions for each kind of war torte and where to find the war torte recipes are outlined in the patch notes for Markarth, although they are a bit convoluted. The following guide will clearly outline not only what each of the different war tortes do, but also how to get the war torte recipes and how to get the ingredients that are needed to craft these delicacies!
Due to the fact that the war torte recipes are locked behind pvp content (or, at the very least, wandering around in a pvp zone) and because ample amounts of telvar are required to purchase the ingredients necessary to craft them, these war tortes are inherently exclusive in nature, and likewise bound to be very expensive consumables, much like their ambrosia counterparts. Thus, it is not a bad idea to invest in these consumables, both literally, with your hard-earned telvar, and figuratively, as you perhaps aim to take a closer look at your surroundings the next time that you hit up Cyrodiil for pvp night.
What Are War Tortes?
War tortes increase the rate at which you advance your Alliance War skill lines. The Colovian War Torte gives you a 50% buff, the Molten War Torte gives you a 100% buff, and the White-Gold War Torte gives you a 150% buff.
Where To Get The War Torte Recipes And Ingredients
If you are familiar with the process of attaining the different kinds of ambrosia recipes in ESO, then you may recognize that the process of acquiring the different war torte recipes is very similar.
Colovian War Torte
The Colovian War Torte is the baseline, 50% boost to alliance war experience consumable.
Where To Find The Recipe: The Colovian War Torte has a chance to spawn randomly at a crafting node in Cyrodiil. When it does spawn, a player will see a glowing green book instead of the crafting node that would normally spawn at that exact location. (Example: instead of finding a runestone at a runestone node wedged in between some rocks, a player would find a “curious glowing green book” which, upon harvesting, would give the player the Colovian War Torte recipe).
Where To Find The Ingredient: The recipe requires the “Cyrodiil Citrus” ingredient, which can be acquired upon completing and turning in a daily town quests in Cyrodiil. There are five towns that each have their own daily quests: Bruma, Cropsford, Vlastrus, Weynon priory/Chorrol and Cheydinhal. These quests are fairly simple to complete, as they involve doing mundane, pve-related objectives, such as defeating a couple adds, gathering supplies or interacting with npcs.
Where To Farm Nodes In Cyrodiil
My preferred spot for farming nodes are the fields that surround Vlastarus. These lands consist of rolling hills and flat terrain for as far as the eye can see. Not only is this land full of nodes, but it is possible to see (especially with addons such as Harvest Map) all kinds of node spawns from an impressive distance. This makes it that much more efficient to farm for the Colovian War Torte recipe, as that has a chance to spawn at a random node location. In this area, you will be able to pick up the green glow that this recipe emanates from a mile away!
Molten War Torte
The Molten War Torte, when consumed, provides the player with a 100% boost to alliance war experience.
How To Get The Recipe: To make the Molten War Torte recipe, you have to combine a Colovian War Torte recipe (see above) with “Chef Arquitius’s Torte Dissertation“, a tome that can be purchased from Tel Var General Merchants for 500,000 Tel Var stones.
Where To Find The Ingredients: To craft a molten war torte, you need a unit of Colovian War Torte (see above), as well as the “Rubyblossom Extract” ingredient, which can be purchased from Tel Var General Merchants for 100,000 Tel Var stones.
White-Gold War Torte
The White-Gold War Torte, when consumed, provides the player with a 150% boost to alliance war experience.
How To Get The Recipe: To make the White-Gold War Torte recipe, you have to combine a Molten War Torte recipe (see above) with “Chef Arquitius’s Lost Thesis“, a tome that is an exceptionally rare drop from completing a battlegrounds match. It has a greater chance to drop if your team performs better in the bg (if your team wins, you have a higher drop rate than if you were to come in second place, if you come in second place, you have a better drop rate than if you were to place last).
Where To Find The Ingredients: To craft the White-Gold War Torte, you need a unit of Molten War Torte (see above), as well as the “Mourning Dew” ingredient, which can be found, very rarely, from crafting resource nodes in Cyrodiil. Because nodes in cyrodiil are few and far between, acquiring this ingredient is about as rare and tedious as acquiring the mythic aetherial ambrosia ingredient: Aetherial Dust.
Advance Your Alliance War Rank With War Tortes!
Besides providing you with a buff that gives you a boost to your alliance war experience, consuming a war torte will also help boost your alliance war rank. The 50, 100 and 150 percent modifiers, while they do not affect the amount of AP that you earn or your place on the Cyrodiil leaderboards, do affect your actual alliance war rank.
This will help you advance through all 50 of the alliance war ranks at a much quicker pace than if you were to not have eaten a war torte. Do keep in mind that this buff can also stack with the double AP buff that you get from pvp events and pvp tests.