If you frequent the Imperial City often enough, you may find that you have an abundance of Telvar at your disposal. There are quite a few ways to convert tel var into gold, most of which will be detailed in this guide!
To really stock up on tel var, be sure to deposit it in the bank from time to time! Every time that you die in the Imperial City, you lose half of the tel var that you are currently carrying, so keep that in mind! Venture out into the cruel landscape of the Imperial City with an amount of tel var that you are comfortable with, and be sure to return in a swift and safe manner to bank that tel var once it really starts to pile up!
The Best Ways To Convert Telvar Into Gold
1) Alchemy Satchels
3) Gear Coffers
It has been proven time and time again that purchasing these alchemy satchels from the Telvar General Merchant is the most consistently profitable way to convert your tel var into gold.
Each Alchemy Satchel contains a random assortment of alchemy ingredients. Some of the possible materials that you could get in a satchel include flowers, mudcrab chitin, butterfly wings, and even powdered mother of pearl! One satchel contains 18 various reagents that come in groups of 3. Each satchel costs only 500 telvar!
You definitely get the most bang for your buck converting your AP this way!
While purchasing Alchemy Satchels is one of the best ways to convert tel var to gold, the kinds of flowers that you obtain vary with each satchel, so there is always a chance that you may receive some bad RNG and collect a bunch of inexpensive materials. Furthermore, when it comes to selling alchemy ingredients in guild traders, you are competing with item flippers that will be selling large quantities of alchemy ingredients (think: stacks of 100 or 200 for convenience). These large stacks will sell much more reliably than just a random small collection of flowers, like the ones that you would get from these satchels (assuming you are not purchasing hundreds of satchels).
Given this information, it may be worth considering purchasing the essence rune: Hakeijo for telvar to sell for gold instead! Hakeijo costs 15,000 telvar and for the longest time it has been sold for roughly 16,000 – 20,000 gold (PC NA prices).
If it has been quite some time since the last Imperial City event, Hakeijo prices have been observed to soar up to 35,000 – 45,000 gold per unit.
To get the most out of your Hakeijo, I strongly recommend using it to craft a Truly Superb Glyph of Prismatic Defense. These glyphs are commonly used in pvp builds, so they tend to sell really quickly! It only costs 1 kuta to upgrade your Hakeijo into this glyph, and you can charge an additional value that is more than twice as much as a kuta when listing the glyph on your traders.
You could sell 1 Hakeijo for: 16k
You could combine 1 Hakeijo (16k) with 1 Kuta (2.5k) and 1 Repora & sell for: 24k
The prices listed in the example above include the average price of Hakeijo throughout the entirety of the year. Do take note of the fact that Hakeijo can be worth upwards of 35 or 40k if a significant amount of time has passed since the previous Imperial City event. Keep up with Hakeijo prices on TTC! You can always get away with selling a prismatic glyph for more than the crafting cost, so it’s a worthwhile endeavour no matter how much Hakeijo is selling for!
The previously mentioned methods of converting telvar into gold are the most reliable. However, if you are keen on the notion of gambling, much like purchasing gear coffers in Cyrodiil for AP, it can be worthwhile to spend your telvar on the different gear coffers that the Gear Coffer merchant has to offer. You may just get lucky and receive a very valuable item.
Factors such as the current pvp and pve meta, as well as whether there are currently any IC events taking place (or if they recently took place!) all affect the availability, desirability and subsequent price (in gold) of the gear that you can buy with telvar.
The most valuable items come from the following kinds of gear coffers:
- Powerful Assault (Weapons, Jewelry, body pieces in Sturdy or Well-Fitted)
- Shieldbreaker (Stamina weapons – especially mauls!! – , Jewelry, body pieces in impen or well-fitted)
- Imperial Physique (Heavy body, jewelry)
- Thews of the Harbinger (Heavy body [in sturdy], 1h and shield)
You can purchase equipment coffers at the <Tel Var Equipment Lockbox Merchant> at your alliance’s sewer base. These lockboxes can drop weapons and gear in any of the three armor weights and in any trait.
These are the coffers that you want to be purchasing with your Tel Var because they are the only ones that have a chance to drop weapons.
The other vendors do sell specific pieces of gear with specific traits and at certain weights. Because of these limiting factors, this gear is not what you want to be buying.
It is also a good idea keep up with ESO content creators like Nefas and others to know when specific sets are in high demand. Earlier in 2020, Nefas recommended the set: Powerful Assault, after it was buffed, as it became meta in optimized compositions for trials. Soon after his recommendation, the prices for PA items skyrocketed!
Be sure to utilize Tamriel Trade Centre as a means to see the prices for the gear that you receive from these coffers as well as the prevalence of the gear sets that you are looking to sell. The less instances of gear there are, the more you can charge for the gear that you are trying to sell!
Converting Your Tel Var Into Gold
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