Blessed Crucible Dungeon Guide

Warriors from all over Tamriel whisper about the Blessed Crucible, the hidden arena in the mountains of Skyrim where the mighty contend for fame, wealth, and the fabled Brimstone Crown.

Blessed Crucible is a four-person dungeon in the game The Elder Scrolls Online. The dungeon consists of various rooms and corridors, each with its own challenges and enemies.  Blessed Crucible can be accessed at Level 32.  In this guide, I shall explain the mechanics as well as what you should and shouldn’t do while facing the dungeon’s bosses.

Blessed Crucible Location

Blessed Crucible is located in the southeastern region of The Rift.  Travel north from the Trolhetta Wayshrine to reach the Blessed Crucible.  You can also access Blessed Crucible specifically by using the Dungeon Finder.

Inside Blessed Crucible

Blessed Crucible is a two-level dungeon with six bosses and one quest.  The enemies in this dungeon include gladiator warriors, durzogs, bears, and crucible enforcers.

Fires of Battle

I have entered the Blessed Crucible to test my strength and take the Brimstone Crown. Talres Voren has financially backed my bid to become champion with the promise of riches and rewards.

Completing Fires of Battle

You will need to defeat The Pack, rescue Talres Voren from the Beast Master, and defeat the Lava Queen to claim the Brimstone Crown.  Speak to Talres Voren to complete this quest.  Completing this quest will reward you with gold, a skill point, and the Brimstone Cowl of the Noble Duelist, part of the Noble Duelist’s Silks armor set.

Blessed Crucible Boss Mechanics

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Grunt the Clever

This boss is a very simple one with some very obvious mechanics, as you would imagine he does hit fairly hard since he is a very large target, but he is also very sluggish so simple to avoid hits.

To initiate the fight however instead of the traditional “run in and smack stuff” you do have to converse with him for the fight to start.

As with ALL bosses, the tank should be sure to turn the boss AWAY from the group and the group should stay BEHIND the target at all times to prevent being at the end where the teeth are!

Slam Attack – Occasionally the boss will hit with a HUGE swing which hits in frontal aoe. IF you are hit by this you will fly an extremely long way in the air, way off the platform you are fighting him on.  All you have to do is simply dodge roll or walk out of the aoe cone and you will be unharmed.

Fear – This is exactly what it says on the tin. Every so often the boss will roar at the group fearing all members running in random directions from the boss for 3-4 seconds. All you need to do in this phase is break free.  So long as you maintain your stamina resource for the majority of the fight you will (or should) be able to instantly break free when he fears you.  Careful after breaking however because he CAN throw out his Slam Attack straight after to try to get some big hits on the running targets.

The Pack

This boss is an arena-type scenario where you fight multiple waves of small enemies. Close ranged and long-ranged.  The group should stay generally central for the waves of enemies and the tank should try to chain/pull in as many ranged as possible so the group can dispatch them fast with aoe damage.

Once all waves are dead the 4x bosses will jump into the room. The tank should bring all x4 together and hold them still and try NOT to make any of them face the group.  NOTE: these bosses CAN be chained, stunned, rooted, cc’d AND health potions will appear on the floor in the fight which you can pick up if you need.

Snagg gro-Mashul – This boss has an aoe whirlwind-like effect from his 2handed weapon, this is small and very easy to avoid by stepping out of it while it is happening. He also heavy attacks with an uppercut so be sure to block this.

Nusana – The boss will occasionally cast a nasty line of fire across the floor, this is easy to avoid by simply moving to one side and letting it pass, but if it hits you it will REALLY hurt. Keep your eyes open.

Dynus Aralas – The boss will cast fire and ice abilities including some cc, so be sure to make sure you keep a close eye on this boss so that heals and damage channeling abilities can be bashed/interrupted.

Kayd at-Sal – The boss is like a traditional rogue type, fast attacks, and can make mince meat of a dps.  This boss above ALL should be focused and your tank must NOT drop a taunt on this one. He is slippery.  If you are a dps and this guy focuses you, stay close to the tank so the tank can regain aggro, and be sure to block the incoming attacks.

ALL bosses at 30% turn into werewolves with flurry, heavy attack, and pounce knockback abilities.

Teranya the Faceless

This boss is very simple but does hit very hard. Also in the beginning there are 2 Enraged Durzogs to deal with.  If the tank positions the boss facing away from the group and pins down the two Durzogs, they should die to aoe while the boss gradually takes damage. Hold the boss as still as possible.

Heavy Attack – Does exactly as it says on the tin. The heavy attack can be blocked and will hit the tank or whoever has aggro. No matter what role you are in, if this is on you, BLOCK IT. If you don’t you will be knocked down and take HUGE damage.

Whirlwind – Basically a steel tornado attack, the boss will spin and anyone caught in the small aoe around it will take physical damage. This is very easy to avoid, when you see the spin coming, step back a couple of feet, and when it is over step back in again.

Exploding Banekins – Throughout the fight Banekins will appear and run at the group, when they get to their target they will explode!  This is incredibly dangerous for the dps and these need to be managed. The aoe damage can sometimes be enough to kill them before they are a problem but if not the tank can also pin them while they are trying to run off.

The safest way to manage this above all is to be sure that the dps and healers are of course behind the boss but not too close (unless melee built) this way the banekins have longer to run and could die before they reach you.  However, if they do reach you, simply block and/or put up a damage shield and you will be fine.

ESO Blessed Crucible Mechanics The Beast Master

The Beast Master

This boss is actually 3 waves, one is the fight with 4x incineration beetles, the next is the stinger (scorpion) and then finally the troll king introduced by the Beast Master.

Your tank needs to pay close attention to these fights and be sure that anything taunted is faced AWAY from the group. DPS and Healers need to focus here because running around the room WILL kill you.

Incineration Beetles  4x nasty flaming beetles. The tank should try to hold these as still as possible. AOE damage all 4 of them at the same time as much as possible to kill them quickly and evenly.

The beetles throughout the fight especially low health will cast a nasty pulsing fire aoe (which burns a LOT) and also place aoe on the ground (more fire) standing in this will be a MESS!  Do NOT stand in it and your healer needs to really be on point for the incoming damage if people get caught. The beetles have low health but they can wipe groups. Be careful.

Stinger  This boss is incredibly simple. The tank should face it away from the group, in the meantime block any heavy attacks that come in.  When the boss puts his stinger into the ground, one player will be targeted and poison will shoot out from under them to kill them, simply move away from this and do as you were doing. Do not sprint around the room, just move a bit and carry on.

The Troll King – This HUGE and if you understand him he is a bit of a puppy, BUT if you panic and run around the room, you will wipe. Tip..STAY CLOSE!!!

JUMP – This mechanic is simple, if you are too far away from the boss he will jump on your head. STAY CLOSE

Slam – The boss will hit the ground with a huge slam and be very easy to spot with a large AOE visual. Simple block or step out of it, BUT make sure you get back in position asap so that he doesn’t jump at long-ranged targets.

Captain Thoran

This boss is so small and squishy but can cause a lot of damage if not dealt with fast. There are many adds in the room and the tank should try to center these in the middle with the boss.

Flame Runes – The boss throws flame runes on the floor which burn for HIGH amounts of damage, be sure not to stand in these.

Clouds – Purple clouds will appear randomly in the room, cast from the boss, be sure to avoid these and don’t stand in them else they will deal HIGH damage to squishy players.

Atronach – At low health, the boss will spawn a flame atronach. This will give the boss a damage shield.  So long as you kill the Flame atronach the boss’s damage shield will disappear.  This is VERY relevant and important to the next boss fight. Remember, when you kill a flame atronach they explode, so don’t stand where they died.

The Lava Queen

This one is a tricky one! There is a lot going on and pretty much everything you can see will kill you, Lava kills, fire kills, pools of lava on the floor, etc. are all dangerous. Tiny pools are not there for fun or part of the scenery, they are HIGH damage areas and you are NOT meant to stand in them. So watch your feet!

The tank should put the boss as central as possible without standing in the lava and get ready for a world of pain. do NOT drop the boss!  For all group members, you must find your positions and focus. do NOT dance around the room, you WILL die and it is very hard to recover.

Atronachs – Just like the last boss, atronachs will spawn. During this fight the lesser her health the more atronachs spawn. They will attach a beam to her and render her IMMUNE to ALL damage until the atronachs are dead. You MUST focus on those atronachs BUT be sure to follow mechanics because these can overlap with other phases.

Heavy Attack – The boss is a very hard-hitting heavy attack! If you block this you will take barely any damage (even a dps can survive) BUT if you miss it, you will fly a LONG way and she will follow up with other light attacks while you are on the ground.  The heavy is also delayed animation-wise, so be sure that you block as soon as you see her winding it up. It will hit you way before the animation has finished.

Eruptions – randomly during the fight lava pools will erupt and fire into the room, watch your feet and avoid these. They are small aoe but they do hurt a lot!

Flame Attack – randomly the boss will fire flame light attacks at the group, usually at the furthest target. So keep your shields up and/or block when you see this coming.

The Wheel! – From a bird’s eye view this looks like the spokes of a wheel. She will stab her sword into the ground and erupt several fast-moving lines of fire from her to the edge of the area. These are random in direction but they will constantly fire until she stands up again.

The trick to this is range! Staying close makes it impossible to have enough time to react. As soon as you see her stab the floor, move backward and get as much safe a distance as possible, watch the flame on the floor, and if it is aiming at you,m simply move left and right to avoid it.

Once the phase is over, get back in again. Getting hit by this will ONE shot a dps or a healer, so spread out, dodge the attacks and come back in…simple..effective, but done wrong, it is devastating.

Taking off vampire wont save you…THIS will one shot anyone but a tank, and even most of those will die vampire or not. Watch your feet!

Good luck!

Blessed Crucible Dungeon Loot

Below is a list of all the loot you can expect to find in Blessed Crucible.

On normal the loot is blue and the boss does NOT drop a monster helmet, but on veteran difficulty all of the loot is purple and the main boss DOES drop a special monster helmet.

Note: in dungeons some individual bosses can drop a unique item but generally, the weapons and jewelry (non-named items) come from the last boss. HOWEVER the entire loot table can also drop from trash and chests, so loot everything!  Got the gear in the wrong traits?  Don’t worry!  You can alter the traits by either transmuting or reconstruct the piece with a trait of your choice.  For more information see the Introduction to Transmuting and Reconstructing article.

If you are looking for a matching shoulder monster piece, visit the Undaunted Pledge Master Glirion the Redbeard at the nearest Undaunted enclave.  He sells a 50/50 chance at the shoulder piece as part of the Frigid Crucible Coffer or it could be in his mystery coffer.  You can learn more about the Undaunted in the Undaunted Guide.

Builds That Use Blessed Crucible Gear

Blessed Crucible Achievements

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Blessed Crucible Assassin

Defeat every boss in Veteran Blessed Crucible within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when any group member cross the first bridge over lava.

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Blessed Crucible Conqueror

Complete Veteran Blessed Crucible by defeating Grunt the Clever, the Pack, Teranya the Faceless, the Troll King, Captain Thoran, and the Lava Queen.

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Blessed Crucible Survivor

Defeat Grunt the Clever, the Pack, Teranya the Faceless, the Troll King, Captain Thoran, and the Lava Queen in Veteran Blessed Crucible, without suffering a group member death.

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Blessed Crucible Vanquisher

Defeat the Pack, the Beast Master, and the Lava Queen at the Blessed Crucible.

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Coronation By Fire

Defeat the Lava Queen in Veteran Blessed Crucible, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle.

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Veteran Durzog Slayer

Defeat 150 Durzogs in Veteran Blessed Crucible.

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Veteran Gladiator Slayer

Defeat 500 Gladiators in Veteran Blessed Crucible.

Blessed Crucible Leads

There are currently no leads located in Blessed Crucible.

Final Note

Thank you for taking the time to watch the content and read this guide. Be sure on your travels to remember, although once you get very experienced you may make these dungeons much easier and faster… it starts from the ground up and it’s…