ESO Best farming spots for XP Grind, Gold, and Materials. Let’s face it, a big part of every MMORPG is to collect experience, gold, and materials to be able to play at the highest level. In this short guide, I give you the best farming spots in the Elder Scrolls Online for all your needs.
How would you like to get 2300 Rubedite Ore in one hour? or what about getting 358% extra experience every time you kill a mob?
ESO Best Farming spots: XP Grind Locations.
Let’s kick it off with the best XP Grind spots in ESO, as killing mobs tend to make you a lot of gold as well.
I will give you 3 Public Dungeon, one Carry, and 3 open-world grind locations.
Level does not matter anymore it just takes skill and a good build.
You want a build that gives you the most gold and experience in the shortest amount of time.
This means you need to be both fast and able to kill mobs.
A build like the one-button templar build is perfect for this.
The best places to grind for experience points in ESO are public dungeons.
While you can still earn a lot of experience points by grinding on mobs outside of dungeons, these locations don’t offer the same high XP rewards as public dungeons do.
Public dungeons have a very generous amount of enemies and provide very good loot drops.
These areas also provide an element of social interaction, as other players may be present when you visit them.
You can do other Public Dungeons if this one is taken, but the best XP spots are:
Open-World top 3 Mobs Grind Locations.
- Spellscar – Craglorn
- Sentinel Docks – Alik’r Desert
- North Shore – Rivenspire
What makes all of these three great locations, is the fact that you can pull multiple groups, and respawn very fast.
They are also very easy to get to, as they are all near Wayshrines. If you are looking for ESO Best farming spots, these are top-tier for solo or duo XP Grind.
Public Dungeon top 3 best XP grind spots.
- Obsidian Scar – Rivenspire
- Necropolis – Alik’r Desert.
- Vile Manse (top floor) – Reaper’s March
Grinding XP in a Public Dungeon can be like looking for empty bottles at the central station… It’s crowded and you are not the only one hunting.
But if you use an AoE skill, you really only need to damage the mobs once and you will get XP.
I do recommend you switch dungeons once you have all the gear that can drop in that zone.
You never know what sets Zenimax will make the flavor of the month next time.
Great Carry Locations: XP Grind.
- Skyreach – Craglorn
- Black Rose Prison (die & revive) – Murkmire
XP Carry is still a thing in 2023, but you are better off looking for an XP Grind Partner than paying for XP Boost in ESO.
Two people with AoE and a bit of self-heal can easily do the circuit in Craglorn.
But before you run out and kill everything, let’s take a look at some ways to boost your XP gain.
ESO Experience boost Build.
You can get up to 358% extra XP by using these ESO Experience boost items and tips.
- 10% off Each Armor Piece & 8% for 2-Handed Weapon (purple quality)
- 10% ESO Plus Membership
- 10% from Marriage (Ring of Mara)
- 10% for being in a group of two
- 50% from Psijic Ambrosia Drink or EXP Scroll
- 100% from Aetherial Ambrosia Drink or EXP Scroll
- 150% from Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia Drink or EXP Scroll
- 100% ESO in-game Events (Witches & New Life Festival etc.)
ESO Best Farming Spots: GOLD
You will get gold almost no matter what you do in ESO, but here are some of the faster ways to get it.
If you want to see an in-depth description of each, plus more ways to make ESO gold check out this article I wrote: 19+ Great Ways to make gold in ESO, or watch this video. ESO great gold spots in 2023:
- Alik’r Desert – Necropolis undead.
- Selling farmed materials.
- Boosting other players.
- Daily crafting writs
Elder Scrolls Online Top Spots: Materials (Mats)
When it comes to harvesting materials you need to set champion points into the Green Tree, as this will could your harvesting time in half.
You need 50 points into Plentiful Harvest this will give you a 50% chance to double the yield from every node you harvest.
50 points into Steed’s Blessing (also green tree) will give you 20% faster movement. Get faster from one harvest node to the next.
I recommend you always have these 50 points active, as most of the Green Tree Champion Points are useless anyways.
For Farming materials in general I also recommend you use the Addon “HarvestMap“.
The top-tier materials and improvement materials are:
Chromium grains and plating from dust (Jewelry making)
Tempering Alloy from ingots (Blacksmithing)
Dreugh Wax from cloth (Clothing)
Rosin from wood (Woodworking)
Platinum Ounce/Platinum Dust (Jewelry)
Rubedite Ore/ Rubedite Ingot (Blacksmithing)
Raw Ancestors Silk/Ancestors Silk (Clothing)
Rough Ruby Ash/Sanded Ruby Ash (Woodworking)
Rubedite Ore location
My favorite place to Farm Rubedite Ore is at the Gold Coast, left of the middle Wayshrine where you see kind of a circle of nodes.
Watch the video below to see how you can farm 2300 Rubedite Ore this way in one hour.
Great location for Dreugh Wax farming
Dreugh Wax is in high demand, on the EU server they sell at 17k a piece. If you want your gear golden, your either pony up the gold for 8 of the bad boys or you go Dreugh wax farming. It used to be, that you could kill animals in Wrothgar, but bots farming Dreugh wax that way made Zos remove the hides you refine. The next thing is harvesting nodes, and a place with plenty of cloth nodes is Khenarthi’s Roost.
In the picture below you can see a couple of great routes.
Find the one you like, it should contain 15-20 cloth nodes so they get time to respawn before you get to the same spot on the map again.
I usually run the southern area unless someone else is there.
ESO Best grind Spot: Wood
Wood is the cheapest material in the Elder Scrolls online, but if you are poor and want to save some gold, you can farm wood in Greenshade.
You can do a circle around the shrouded Vale or run from Wayshrine to Wayshrine in the middle of Greenshade. it’s a good spot.
The Elder Scrolls Online is a game that requires a lot of grinding. If you want to max out your character and get the best gear, it’s unavoidable. While most people focus on the combat aspects of ESO farming, there are also crafting professions that require materials from gathering spots across Tamriel.
This was the ESO Best Farming Spots, I do hope you find everything you need.
Thank you for reading.