There are so many ways to make lots of gold while playing the Elder Scrolls Online, all of which depending on how you want to play and what works best (and fastest) for your play style. If you’ve been doing your research, you already know that crafting items is a great way to start making money on your TESO account. Let’s have a look at one of the most useful crafting professions—Alchemy!
Why Invest on Alchemy? – Alchemy Guide for ESO Account Holders
Much like in the previous Elder Scrolls games, as well as in other MMORPGS / RPGS, Alchemy is a crafting profession which produces various potions ranging from restorative, resistance, utility, spell damage, etc, which you can upgrade by allotting more skill points. Crafted potions are often very powerful and can turn the tide of an unfavorable situation in your favor, just when you thought all is lost—so don’t underestimate your potions! They will definitely be of use in this harsh and competitive world environment on your ESO account.
Types of Potions – Alchemy Guide for ESO Account Holders
It’s already a given that you’ll spend about 80% (more or less) of the game farming, slaughtering monsters, and basically dealing with enemy NPCs and other players through PvE and PvP. As such, your prowess in Alchemy can give you the upper hand in most encounters as your potions will aid you significantly in combat. Potions can replenish resources and stats, give you temporary immunity to knockback and other movement-impairing abilities, grant you invisibility, increase your speed and boost your damage output, and much, much more. This surge of power won’t last as long as the effects granted by consuming food and drinks; however, in dire situations, this could just be your saving grace. Do keep in mind that there is a 30-second cooldown for using potions here, so choose which potion to consume depending on the situation as you cannot drink them indefinitely like you were able to in the previous TES games.
Experience Points and Ingredients – Alchemy Guide for ESO Account Holders
Alchemy ingredients are known as reagents, and they can be found and picked up out in the world. The different plants, flowers, herbs, and mushrooms in the game world are reagents. Each of these reagents have their specific effects or traits, and a big part of alchemy is finding out the exact effects each different reagent grants. Using that knowledge and combining reagents with a common effect is essential in crafting powerful potions. There are two types of ingredients you need once you are at an Alchemy station: the solvent and the reagents. The solvent controls the level and potency of the potion, while the reagents decide what type of potion you create. You need at least two reagents with the same effect to discover that effect. The greater your skill in Alchemy and the more skill points you invest in that skill line, the more useful potions you can create. Crafting potions with a higher level solvent also increases the potion’s level requirement and strength, and additionally yields a much bigger experience gain for your Elder Scrolls Online account.