7 Things From Update 13

In case you missed it, which would be understandable given the excitement for the Morrowind expansion, here are 7 small things coming with Update 13 in a few days.


New Skill Orders

In Update 13 ZOS has subtly changed the ordering form some Skill Lines. This just means you’ll unlock the skills in a different order.

Nightblade Shadow Line

  • Veiled Strike
  • Shadow Cloak
  • Path of Darkness
  • Aspect of Terror
  • Summon Shade

Sorcerer Daedric Summoning Line

  • Summon Unstable Familiar
  • Daedric Curse
  • Summon Winged Twilight
  • Conjured Ward
  • Bound Armor

Two Handed Weapon Line

  • Uppercut
  • Critical Charge
  • Cleave
  • Reverse Slash
  • Momentum

Dual Wield Weapon Line

  • Flurry
  • Twin Slashes
  • Whirlwind
  • Blade Cloak
  • Hidden Blade

Bow Weapon Line

  • Snipe
  • Volley
  • Magnum Shot
  • Arrow Spray
  • Poison Arrow

Destruction Staff Weapon Line

  • Force Shock
  • Wall of Elements
  • Destructive Touch
  • Weakness to Elements
  • Impulse



The Unchained passive from the Champion System underwent a subtle, but major change.

“This ability now reduces the cost of a single Stamina ability by 80% for 5 seconds instead of reducing the cost of all Stamina abilities used within 3 seconds by 80%.”


Life Steal and Magicka Steal

There is a new set of debuffs which have been added to some select abilities.

“Created a new debuff category, Minor Magicka Steal. This is a debuff applied to enemies that restores a flat value of Magicka to the attacker every second. It restores 400 Magicka every second at CP160.”


“Minor Life Steal: This category is now a debuff applied to enemies instead of a buff applied to allies. It now restores a flat value of Health to the attacker every second. It restores 600 Health every second at CP160.”


Item Set Procs

Ok so you may have heard about this one. Any item set which has a proc chance to deal damage or healing cannot critically strike any more.

“Item Set procs which deal damage or healing can no longer Critically Strike.”

So this effects those sets which say something like “has a 30% chance to deal X Magic Damage” and so on.

Proc Sets ESO


Dungeon Check

ZOS have updated the way the Dungeon Finder forms groups. When your dungeon group is ready, you will no longer immediately be put into a group. Instead, all 4 members of the group will have to verify that they are ready for the dungeon. This is to help reduce the number of AFK people in the queue, messing up the Dungeon Finder.


Champion Point Increase

The Champion Point cap has been raised by 39 points (13 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a current total maximum of 600 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap so earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.


AoE Damage Changes

Adjusted the Area of Effect damage thresholds for all abilities. The new thresholds are as follows.

  • Targets 1 – 6
    Targets take 100% damage taken with all secondary effects applied.
  • Targets 7 – 24
    Targets take 75% damage taken with no secondary effects applied (formerly 50% damage taken).
  • Targets 25 – 60
    Targets take 50% damage taken with no secondary effects applied (formerly 25% damage taken).

ESO Expansion Morrowind Announced

The first “expansion” for the Elder Scrolls Online has been announced and it is Morrowind. It’s due for release on June 6 2017.

Morrowind will be a full expansion, which means that you will need to purchase it before you can access the new content. It is not a DLC, so you won’t get access to it with an ESO Plus subscription.

ESO Expansion Morrowind

Expansion Cost

Physical Collector’s Edition ($99.99)

This premier edition is for the ultimate fan and includes the Discovery Pack, all premium digital content, the Elder Scrolls Online base game, and the following exclusive collectables.

  • Naryu’s Journal, a full-color, large-format art book chronicling the assassin’s pursuit of a conspiracy across Tamriel.
  • The Dwarven Colossus Statue, a 12″ tall replica of the Colossus you saw in the announcement trailer and will encounter in the new Trial, the Halls of Fabrication.
  • A full cloth map of Morrowind.
  • A special metallic game case bearing the marks of Vivec and the Tribunal.

Digital Collector’s Edition ($79.99)

This edition includes the Discovery Pack, the Elder Scrolls Online base game, plus the following unique in-game items.

  • An exclusive grey-colored War Bear to fight by your side when you play as a Warden.
  • An Armored War Horse mount, fashioned with – you guessed it – horse armor, featuring ancient Dwarven plate.
  • Your own personal Dwarven Spider pet.
  • A Morag Tong armor converter, so you can customize your gear with the distinct style of the Morag Tong.
  • A bundle of character emotes that will aid you in celebrating victories against your opponents.

Digital Collector’s Edition Upgrade ($59.99)

This is a pre-order bonus offer. If you already own ESO, you can still obtain the in-game items described above in addition to the Discovery Pack and Morrowind itself by choosing this upgrade.

Standard Edition ($59.99)

Pre-ordering this edition will net you the Discovery Pack, plus the full Elder Scrolls Online base game.

Morrowind Upgrade ($39.99)

If you’re just looking for Morrowind and already own ESO, this upgrade is what you’re looking for. Don’t forget if you pre-order, you’ll still get all the items from the Discovery Pack!

ESO Expansion Morrowind


The Morrowind expansion takes place in Vvardenfell, the largest zone to be added to ESO so far. VVardenfell utilizes the same geographic footprint as The Elder Scrolls 3, including all key points of interest from the classic game. Players will embark on a journey through legendary locales in Vvardenfell, 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls 3. This includes the docks of Seyda Neen, the volcanic Ashlands, the mushroom-filled forests, and Vivec City, still under construction in this time period.

New Class: Warden

Harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class. The Warden is the first new class since launch and the player will have the freedom to select from a number of abilities that enable a variety of play styles. The Warden also introduces a new combat ally – the War Bear – a ferocious fighter will stay by the Warden’s side through the most intense battles.

New PVP: Battlegrounds

Intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments. Players take the battle to the Ashlands to claim their place among the fiercest and most accomplished combat veterans in Tamriel.

Update 13 (Player Housing) On PTS

Update 13, the patch which includes player housing, is now on the Public Test Server. This update is expected to come to the live servers in early February 2017.

Full Patch Notes Source


The biggest new feature in Update 13 is Homestead the player housing system for Elder Scrolls Online.

Homestead features 39 homes spread throughout many zones in the base game. Homes can be found in a variety of interesting locations across Tamriel, and each is available for purchase.

You may own one of every home, all the way up to all 39 available at launch! All 36 homes can all be purchased with either gold or Crowns and homes are shared across all characters on your account.

Homes are split into several tiers, by size.

  • Apartments
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.
  • Small Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Medium Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Large Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Manors
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.

Homes have limits on the number of items, collectibles, and visitors that may be present, with larger homes having higher caps.

  • The number of objects you can place in your home is doubled for those with an active ESO Plus membership.
  • In the event your ESO Plus membership lapses, you won’t be able to add any additional items to your home until you drop below the regular item cap. You will be able to remove items in order to do so.
  • Dueling is allowed in homes, but is disabled inside inn-rooms or apartments.
  • Pets, Assistants, and Mounts cannot be summoned inside of homes, but can be placed inside homes as decorations. Once placed, Assistants can be used as normal.

Getting A Home

Find homes scattered across Tamriel, make sure you have the prerequisites, and purchase them for in-game gold.

  • You must find the home in-game, click on the door, and follow the purchasing instructions.
  • Most homes require you to complete certain prerequisites before you can purchase them for gold. For example, to purchase the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, you must have previously completed the Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant achievement.
  • You must own the Imperial Edition version of ESO in order to purchase any Imperial homes.
  • Homes can be purchased for Crowns at any time, bypassing the above requirements.

Find Canthion the Housing Broker to acquire a quest that grants you a free apartment.

The Housing Editor

The housing editor contains multiple tabs and categories for ease of asset selection.

  • The Place tab allows you to place furnishings and collectibles from a categorized list of available options.
  • The Purchase tab contains a large list of furnishings available for a la carte Crown purchase.
    • Nearly every item in the Purchase tab is also available via crafting or from other in-game sources with a few exceptions for items found exclusively in Crown Store bundles.
  • In addition to directly selecting any placed items in editor mode, you may also retrieve placed furnishings from a list of placed items in the Retrieve tab of the editor, without needing to locate them in the home.
  • You can also search each tab by item name to further filter your results.

Furniture Crafting

You can now craft furnishings for yourself, your friends, or to sell to others!

  • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
  • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
  • Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included.
  • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.


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