In Elder Scrolls Online, there are seven crafting professions. Skill points are needed to fully develop crafting skills, but you are not limited to a single profession, and can choose to dabble in all of them, or specialize in a few professions. To craft, a crafting station of appropriate kind must be found.

Crafting materials can be gathered from the world, such as plants or ore, or looted from enemies. The primary use is to create items, however several crafting skills allow extracting of materials from items or researching traits they possess, which destroys those items. Some even let you improve existing items.

ProfessionsEdit

Skill pointsEdit

The table below shows the amount of skill points required in order to max out each profession skill line.

Order Profession Skill points required
1 Alchemy 21
2 Blacksmithing 26
3 Clothing 26
4 Enchanting 23
5 Jewelry Crafting 18
6 Provisioning 25
7 Woodworking 26
Totals: All 165

Crafting StationsEdit

Crafting Stations are places at which you can partake in the crafting professions. Each type of crafting station is most commonly found at a particular type of store: alchemy stations are found at apothecaries, blacksmithing stations are found at smithies, clothing stations are found at smithies and clothiers, enchanting stations are found at chironasia, and woodworking stations are found at carpentries and some smithies. Cooking fires for provisioning are most commonly found in inns and camps. Jewelry crafting writs are inconsistently placed, but can usually be found in major cities. Besides that, special Crafting Sites are always equipped with blacksmithing, clothing, jewelry, and woodworking stations for crafting items in specific Sets.

RefinementEdit

After being harvested from resources nodes, raw materials for four different crafting professions (blacksmithing, clothing, jewelry crafting, and woodworking) may be refined, 10 at a time, into 7-10 refined craftable items, averaging an 85% recovery rate. For instance, if a player were to refine 10,000 raw blacksmithing ores, they could expect to get an average of 8,500 refined items. In addition to craftable items, refining raw materials will also yield trait items and upgrading items, which can improve the quality crafted items (such as armor, weapons, or jewelry). At the maximum skill level of the "extraction" skill for each profession, the likelihood is as follows (the same between all professions):

Temper/Tannin/Plating/Resin quality % chance per raw material
Extraction 0 Extraction 1 Extraction 2 Extraction 3 Ext 3 +
Meticulous Disassembly
Fine 1.00%(?) 1.15%(?) 1.31%(?) 1.50% 1.69%
Superior 0% 0.96%(?) 1.09%(?) 1.25% 1.41%
Epic 0% 0% 0.66%(?) 0.75% 0.84%
Legendary 0% 0% 0% 0.50% 0.56%

Each increased level of the relevant extraction skill (Metal Extraction, Unraveling, Jewelry Extraction, and Wood Extraction) as well as the Champion Craft perk Meticulous Disassembly seem to increase the chance of getting improvement materials by 12.5% past the previous skill/perk level. These appear interchangeable; for instance, if a player had Extraction 2 and Meticulous Disassembly, it would be equivalent to having Extraction 3.

Note that this is not the chance of getting a single upgrading material or the chance of getting any number of upgrading materials, but an averaged drop rate over a long period of time. For instance, if a player with fully leveled Extraction skills, but without Meticulous Disassembly, were to refine 10,000 raw blacksmithing ores, they could expect to get an average of 160 Honing Stone, 140 Dwarven Oil, 80 Grain Solvent, and 50 Tempering Alloy.

CertificationEdit

Six skills in ESO are eligible for Certification. When you reach level six a new notice will appear on the noticeboards in all major cities. The notice states that master crafters are willing to share their knowledge on crafting for free, which will allow you to complete writs. There are two master crafters, Millenith and Danel Telleno, who can certify you in three professions each.

Crafting WritsEdit

InspirationEdit

All seven crafting professions use ON-icon-Inspiration.png Inspiration for leveling purposes. Each profession uses the same amount of inspiration for all ranks as shown in the below table. Higher crafting ranks allow you to create higher level products and unlock more passive abilities in each profession. Inspiration is gained from performing crafting activities, such as creation, improvement, extraction, and refinement, as well as by completing writs. You gain more inspiration by crafting or deconstructing higher quality products. You can increase the amount of inspiration you earn in a few ways. 30 Champion Points in The Tower will grant you the Inspiration Boost perk, which increases gains by 20%. Playing as an Orc also grants you a natural 10% boost to inspiration via their innate Craftsman skill.

Rank Inspiration Required
for Next Rank
Total Inspiration
for Rank
1 640 0
2 3995 640
3 6920 4635
4 8900 11555
5 10560 20455
6 13040 31015
7 16360 44055
8 17960 60415
9 21880 78375
10 24400 100255
11 26900 124655
12 29400 151555
13 30200 180955
14 31000 211155
15 32600 242155
16 34200 274755
17 35800 308955
18 39610 344755
19 43420 384365
20 45750 427785
21 48080 473535
22 50500 521615
23 52920 572115
24 55560 625035
25 58200 680595
26 61280 738795
27 64360 800075
28 67660 864435
29 70960 932095
30 74700 1003055
31 78440 1077755
32 82400 1156195
33 86360 1238595
34 90980 1324955
35 95600 1415935
36 100440 1511535
37 105280 1611975
38 116280 1717255
39 128600 1833535
40 135200 1962135
41 141800 2097335
42 149280 2239135
43 156760 2388415
44 164647 2545175
45 173073 2709822
46 181840 2882895
47 191080 3064735
48 200760 3255815
49 211320 3456575
50 - 3667895