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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.


Skill points[edit]

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 Stations[edit]

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.

Crafting Writs[edit]

Crafting writs are repeatable quests available to any certified crafter who is at least level 6, which can be taken from the Crafting Writs boards located in major towns and cities - see table:

Crafting writs board and quartermaster locations
Alliance Region City Pick up
Pick up
Drop off
Covenant Alik'r Desert Sentinel (map) (map) (map)
Dominion Auridon Vulkhel Guard (map) (map) (map)
Covenant Bangkorai Evermore (map) (map) (map)
Coldharbour The Hollow City (map) (map) (map)
Craglorn Belkarth (map) (map) (map)
Pact Deshaan Mournhold (map) (map) (map)
Pact Eastmarch Windhelm (map) (map) (map)
Covenant Glenumbra Daggerfall (map) (map) (map)
Dominion Grahtwood Elden Root (map) (map) (map)
Dominion Greenshade Marbruk (map) (map) (map)
Hew's Bane Abah's Landing (map) (map) N/A
Dominion Malabal Tor Velyn Harbor (map) (map) (map)
Dominion Reaper's March Rawl'kha (map) (map) (map)
Covenant Rivenspire Shornhelm (map) (map) (map)
Pact Shadowfen Stormhold (map) (map) (map)
Pact Stonefalls Davon's Watch (map) (map) (map)
Covenant Stormhaven Wayrest (map) (map) (map)
Summerset Alinor (map) (map) (map)
Pact The Rift Riften (map) (map) (map)
Vvardenfell Vivec City (map) (map) (map)
Wrothgar Orsinium (map) (map) (map)

Successful completion of a crafting writ will reward experience, gold, a consumable box of supplies, and inspiration for that profession. One writ for each profession may be completed per day. Daily writs reset at 0600 GMT (in your local time).


To accept crafting writs, you must become certified in your chosen professions. The certification process involves crafting an item for a master crafter, and serves as a tutorial to the crafting systems. If you are already an established crafter, and have reached Rank 10 in a particular crafting skill line, you can skip the tutorial section and become certified immediately.

Consumables Crafting Writs[edit]

Equipment Crafting Writs[edit]

Crafting Survey Reports[edit]

The rewards for fulfilling crafting writs, except Provisioner writs, may randomly include Survey Reports, which are similar to Treasure Maps. When you receive one, a collection of high-yield gathering nodes are added to a specific location, identified by the symbol on the map. These high-yield nodes do not appear unless you have the corresponding survey. It is possible to be rewarded with the same report multiple times. If this occurs, the nodes will respawn, but possibly with a different configuration of materials.

Prior to One Tamriel, surveys would always be given for the zone where you were dropping off your writs, which was specific to your alliance up until the later ones in The Hollow City, Orsinium or Belkarth. Now you can receive surveys for any zone, including zones you have never visited. (Though you will not receive surveys for Wrothgar or Vvardenfell if you do not have access to the relevant DLCs.[verification needed])

Provisioners do not receive survey reports, and instead have a chance of being rewarded Recipes when they turn in writs.

Master Writs[edit]

Turning in top-tier writs may sometimes reward you with a sealed request to create a master item.

Jewelry Crafting


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