How To Get The Ancestral Akaviri Motif In ESO

A new assortment of ancestral motif pages were introduced in update 30. This new style is the Ancestral Akaviri Style. Keep reading to find out how you can acquire this new ESO style for yourself!

Where To Get Ancestral Akaviri Motifs

Much like all of the other Ancestral Motif styles in ESO, you can get Ancestral Akaviri Motifs by first acquiring a lead for them and then excavating it.

A common misconception:

A lot of players were under the impression that Ancestral Akaviri motifs could be found while scrying and excavating antiquities in Blackwood. Some players figured that these motifs functioned lke the additional items that are rewarded after a successful excavation, much like the Indeko rune. In reality, the Ancestral Akavii motifs function like all other ancestral motifs – a lead for one of the Ancestral Akaviri styles (legs, shoulders etc) must first be found, and then that lead has to be excavated in order to receive a singular motif.

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Leads for the Ancestral Akaviri Motifs have a chance to drop from the following treasure map chests:

  • Blackwood Treasure Maps

These treasure maps have a chance to drop from mobs, reward satchels, chests, thieves troves among other things.

Ancestral Akaviri Style Showcase

Check out the video below to view Tianlein’s style showcase for the Ancestral Akaviri motifs! I highly recommend her channel for all things fashion-related on ESO!


How To Find Ancestral Motif Leads

Like any other Ancestral Motif style, leads for Ancestral Motifs are not guaranteed after looting a treasure chest associated with your treasure map – but there is a chance that they could drop from them. If you are looking to collect these motifs, your best bet is to go ahead and buy the kinds of treasure maps mentioned previously, or farm the treasure maps by looting from a bunch of containers that could potentially drop them.

While we are on the topic of acquiring these Blackwood treasure maps…. please do not be unkind and attempt to scam unaware players in zone chat! Likewise, if you see someone attempting to buy treasure maps that lead to potential ancestral motif pages for a very, very low price, be sure to educate zone chat instead of keeping them in the dark! No one likes zone chat scammers! And not everyone could be aware that their treasure map has the chance to drop an expensive motif!


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