Make Gold During XP Events!
A handful of xp-related events (namely, The Witches Festival!) are set to take place during the Waking Flame patch! Learn more about how you can make lots of gold during these 100% xp events!
The following items are in high demand for the Waking Flame patch:
The following sets have either just been introduced in the current patch, buffed in the current patch, or they may have replaced other sets that have been nerfed in the current patch. One way or another, they are in-demand now!
Do keep in mind the fact that different player bases across different platforms may respond to these changes differently.
PVP META: (PC/NA)
-The no-cp campaign has been changed to also be a no-proc campaign. Meanwhile, the NEW ROTW proc sets that were introduced in this update have been wreaking havoc in the other campaigns. Everyone and their mother’s dog are wearing Dark Convergence it seems.
-Players are also much more tanky now in light of the changes to the battle spirit buff – it now grants more % damage mitigation than usual. This has encouraged seasoned pvpers to step away from slotting Pariah (seeing as high resistances will also make you vulnerable to Hrothgar’s) and opt instead for more offensive setups so as to be able to do more damage against those that are embracing this tanky meta.
This patch, templars’ spell and weapon damage was buffed. In light of this, sets that dramatically increase spell damage, like War Maiden’s, will synergize quite nicely with a magplar’s damage dealing capabilities. One of the best magplars in the game (@JustARedSofa) comments on one of his videos that pairing War Maiden’s with Bahsai is a great set combination for fights that are not stationary and would otherwise not be ideal for using Siroria in.
The ideal pieces and traits for this set are: weapons (particularly lightning staves), and body pieces in divines.
While the prices of green, blue, and off-traited purple companion gear have dwindled over the past few months, it is evident that purple companion gear that is in an “ideal” trait will still sell for an excessive amount. Some pieces of purple companion gear can still sell for a few hundred million gold on PC NA, for example.
The ideal traits to look out for are “Aggressive” for damage dealing gear, “Bolstering” for tank gear (shield, 1h), “Soothing” for healer gear (restoration staff) and “Quickened” on Jewelry.
Anywhere in Tamriel
Companion gear has a very small chance at dropping from any mob in the game, but you are more likely to receive a higher quality drop from killing bosses (World Bosses, Delve Bosses, Dungeon Bosses etc). Your companion has to be active in order to have a chance at receiving a companion gear drop.
Stygian was reworked to provide hybrid stats instead of just exclusively magicka ones, and it now has an extra line of penetration. While there is currently a bug on the live server that prevents Stygian’s 5 piece effect from carrying over to the front or back bar, this set is still fairly strong and there has been newfound demand for it. Once this bug is corrected and Stygian is able to be one-barred, it should experience even greater demand.
The ideal pieces for this set are: jewelry, stamina weapons in sharpened (particularly daggers, maces, swords).
Meritorious Service has already been a very solid support pvp set, but now that it has been reworked so that it may proc on group members more reliably this patch, we can expect to see a surge in interest in obtaining and utilizing this set for group compositions in pvp.
Meritorious Service gear can be obtained from the respective gear coffers in the Imperial City. These coffers can be purchased from the IC gear merchant located at your alliance’s sewer base. Ideal pieces for this set are: body pieces (in impenetrable), and weapons (particularly resto staves in powered, shields in impen or sturdy)
NEW ROTW SETS:
Plaguebreak, Dark Convergence, Hrothgar’s
Three new sets have been introduced to the game this patch. They can be obtained from “Rewards of the Worthy” boxes, which you get every time you earn 20k AP in Cyrodiil, the Imperial City, or through battlegrounds. While Hrothgar’s Chill has since been nerfed in between patches to be near useless, Plaguebreak and Dark Convergence remain untouched and continue to prove that they are incredibly strong options in pvp.
Rewards of the Worthy Coffers
RoTW coffers appear in your mailbox every time you earn 20k through various pvp activities. Ideal pieces for these sets include: body pieces (in impenetrable), weapons (in sharpened).
ESO Waking Flame Gold Guide:
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The NEW Sul-Xan motifs can be acquired by completing the Rockgrove weekly quest!
HUGE Upcoming Changes To RNG?!
Have you heard about what is in store for next patch? You may want to consider not binding specific items this patch to prepare for the potential economic impact that may occur after Waking Flame…
Consumables + Materials
The following consumables have either been buffed, have replaced other consumables that have been nerfed, or are in greater demand because of a shift in the meta in the Blackwood patch (or, you know, they are new and shiny and people want them). The materials are popular because they are required to make these consumables that are in-demand, or because they have become more desirable through changes or reinforcements made in Blackwood.
Ivory Brigade Clasps
The demand for these clasps remains steady, despite being introduced nearly 4 months ago. With so many new furnishing plans and homes being added to the game over the past several months, the amount of incoming clasps procured from daily rewards and deconning Frostbite gear just hasn’t been able to satisfy the thirst of housing enthusiasts, which bodes well for their prices! We can expect to see a slight decline in price in light of the Bounties of Blackwood event, but their price will surely recover because of their steady demand.
Leyawiin Daily Quest Rewards + From Deconning Ivory Brigade Gear
Upon completing and handing in a Blackwood daily quest, you will receive a daily reward coffer. Opening these coffers gives you a chance to receive an Ivory Brigade Clasp. You may also deconstruct gear in the Ivory Brigade Style (Frostbite) for a chance at receiving its style material.
Waking Flame, Sul-Xan and Black-Fin Legion Motifs
A handful of new motifs have been added this patch. They all look quite similar in nature and share a defining feature: they show off a lot of skin! These kinds of motifs have a steady track record of selling for a fair amount of gold because of this feature.
The Cauldron, Rockgrove, Leyawiin Delve Dailies (respectively)
Waking Flame motifs have a chance to drop from completing The Cauldron on veteran difficulty, and are guaranteed to drop on the hard mode difficulty. Sul Xan motifs can drop from the weekly trial quest reward coffers that you get from completing Rockgrove. The Black Fin motifs can drop from the daily delve reward coffers that you receive upon completing daily delve quests in Leyawiin.
There seems to be a perfect roe shortage! These rare materials that have a chance to drop from filleting fish have experienced a surge in price as the demand for them far exceeds their supply. Perfect roe is necessary for the gold magicka recovery food, Clockwork Citrus Fillet, and it is used to craft experience potions. Even more expensive xp pots require the use of a cheaper xp pot to craft, so do recall that perfect roe is necessary for more than just the psijic ambrosia. On PC NA, the price of perfect roe has risen from around 30k per unit, to closer to 55k per unit in the span of a few short weeks.
Perfect Roe has a chance to drop upon filleting fish. Fish can be caught from fishing in different kinds of fishing holes. To be mindful of the fact that certain bait should be used in certain fishing hole types, and that the failure to do so may lead you to reel in trash.
Public Dungeon Fragments:
Scaly Cloth Scraps & Inscribed Shards
The mobs from the two public dungeons in Blackwood (The Silent Halls and Zenithar Abbey) have a chance to drop collectible fragments that, once enough of them are collected and combined, can create neat items! If you collect 50 Scaly Cloth Fragments from The Silent Halls, you can combine them to create the Thrafey Debutant Gown costume. If you colect 50 Inscribed Shards from Zenithar Abbey, you can create the Replica Zenithar Adytum Gate furnishing. Considering just how many of these fragments are needed to create their respective items, it comes as no surprise that their price remains relatively high a patch after they have been introduced. Do recall that in situations like these, the more of these items you can sell at once (in a bundle) the better, so be sure to charge more per unit if you sell in bulk!
Blackwood Public Dungeons: The Silent Halls & Zenithar Abbey
Public Dungeon Fragments have a small chance at dropping when defeating enemies inside public dungeons that are located in zones that were released as chapters.
Perfect Roe has experienced a sharp incline in price! If you’re looking for something more relaxing to do on ESO while earning a bit of gold, you may wish to consider fishing in the most profitable spot in the game!