Provisioning is a crafting profession in Elder Scrolls Online used to transform provisioning ingredients into cooked food and brewed drinks. It is the equivalent of cooking in Skyrim. Provisioning recipes are broken into two categories, Food Recipes and Beverage Recipes. You must be at a Cooking Fire in order to create any items.
In general, provisioning ingredients can be found by searching sacks, barrels, baskets and crates. Grocers also sell ingredients, but have a limited selection. Various creatures throughout the world can also be hunted for meat.
In the other professions, you are able to make items as soon as you have the materials. However, in Provisioning you must have found and learned a recipe before you are able to create any Food or Drink. Recipes may be found as random drops, especially in containers such as Cupboards and Chests. They may also be bought from Guild Stores or from other players. Completing Provisioning Writs will also give the player a random level specific recipe.
Food items boost at least one of the three stats, Health, Magicka, or Stamina for a period of time. Drinks provide more rapid regeneration of at least one of the three stats over a period of time.
Recipes come in four strengths. Standard Recipes are the weakest, and affect only one stat. Difficult Recipes are intermediate, and affect two stats. Complex Recipes are more powerful, and will affect all three stats. Legendary Recipes require the rarest ingredients and usually provide unique bonuses not found elsewhere.
In addition to food and drinks, the Provisioning skill allows you to craft furnishings for your home.
The Provisioning skill line is granted the first time you activate a cooking fire. You can increase your skill by crafting food or drinks, learning recipes, and by completing Provisioner Writs or Master Writs. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase Provisioning are:
- Cooking Mastery, The Easy Way
- Seafood Supper
- Redoran Cooking Secrets
- A New Recipe?
- Baandari Mutton Stew
You can learn about this profession by asking some of the chefs, brewers or grocers "Can you tell me about provisioning?" They reply, "Of course! We provisioners practice the arts of cooking and brewing. Good food requires the best ingredients. We gather fresh meat and produce from crates, barrels, and the like. If we're lucky, we'll also find recipes in chests, trunks, and desks."
So you get ingredients and recipes—what then?: "Once you've copied the recipe down and acquired the necessary ingredients, that's when the real fun begins. Cooking pots and rotisseries can be found all over. You need only find one, select a recipe, and then indulge in the simple joy of cooking!"
What sort of food can I make?: "Don't forget drink! Hearty meals will fill your belly, increasing your general well-being—both body and soul. Strong drink can stimulate the humors, allowing you to recover more quickly. If you're lucky, you might find a recipe that does both!"
Stats Affected by Recipes
- Health: Meat Dishes and Alcoholic Drinks
- Magicka: Fruit Dishes and Teas
- Stamina: Vegetable Dishes and Tonics
- Health and Magicka: Savouries and Liqueurs
- Health and Stamina: Ragout and Tinctures
- Magicka and Stamina: Entremet and Cordial Teas
- Health, Magicka and Stamina: Gourmet and Distillates
- Unique combinations of bonuses: They are found under Delicacies, but not all are marked as gold.
Provisioning has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of the Provisioning profession. Abilities are listed below.
Passive abilities are active all the time, and affect the outcome of Provisioning related activities.
|Name||Line Rank||Skill Rank||Description|
|Recipe Improvement||1||||Allows the making of up to level 19 Recipes.|
|20||Allows the making of up to level 29 Recipes.|
|30||Allows the making of up to level 39 Recipes.|
|40||Allows the making of up to level 49 Recipes.|
|50||Allows the making of up to Champion 50 Recipes.|
|50||Allows the making of up to Champion 150 Recipes.|
|Recipe Quality||1||||Allows the use of Standard (green) Recipes.|
|10||Allows the use of Difficult (blue) Recipes.|
|35||Allows the use of Complex (purple) Recipes.|
|50||Allows the use of Legendary (gold) Recipes.|
|Gourmand||3||Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.|
|14||Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.|
|43||Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.|
|Connoisseur||5||Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.|
|18||Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.|
|47||Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.|
|Chef||7||Creates 1 extra serving for each food recipe made.|
|23||Creates 2 extra servings for each food recipe made.|
|33||Creates 3 extra servings for each food recipe made.|
|Brewer||9||Creates 1 extra serving for each drink recipe made.|
|25||Creates 2 extra servings for each drink recipe made.|
|36||Creates 3 extra servings for each drink recipe made.|
|Hireling||28||When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.|
|38||When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling has a higher chance of returning Spices or Flavorings. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.|
|48||A Provisioner hireling will search for resources for you. A new delivery from your hireling can be claimed the next time you log in or change zones, provided it has been no less than twelve hours since the last bundle.|
The table below shows the amount of skill points required in order to max out the Provisioning skill line.
|Order||Progression||Skill points required|