Elden Hollow II Dungeon Guide

When the Daedra-worshiping Ayleids were driven from Cyrodiil after Alessia’s Slave Rebellion, many of the Wild Elf clans took refuge in Valenwood. One of the foremost of those clans was granted the right to excavate dwelling-halls under Elden Root itself.

Elden Hollow II 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. Elden Hollow II can be accessed at Level 37.  In this guide, I shall explain the mechanics as well as what you should and shouldn’t do while facing the dungeon’s bosses.

Elden Hollow II Location

Elden Hollow II is located in the central region of Grahtwood.  Travel north from the Elden Root Wayshrine to reach the Elden Hollow I and II.  You can also access Elden Hollow II specifically by using the Dungeon Finder.

Inside Elden Hollow II

Elden Hollow II is a one-level dungeon with six bosses and one quest.  The enemies in this dungeon include strangers, Darkfern warriors, and Thlmor Justiciars.

Consuming Darkness

The Mages Guild has sent a search party into Elden Hollow where the mage Bakkhara was last seen. She was thought lost to dark magic within the Hollow. Bakkhara’s brother, Kargand, leads this new expedition, and refuses to give up on his sister.

Completing Consuming Darkness

You must search for Bakkhara and defeat Dark Root.  Aftering finding Kargand and rescuing Bakkhara you then must defeat Bogdan the Nightflame.  Return and speak to Bakkhara.  Completing this quest will reward you with gold and a skill point.

Elden Hollow II Boss Mechanics

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Dubroze the Infestor

JEFF! if you have watched my live streams you will know that I call all Deadroths “jeff” #longstroy. This boss follows pretty much the same rules as the rest of the in-game variants. He has lots of light attacks which really hurt, he has a flame breath and all that good stuff. This is a very simple fight. As the tank, grab it, hold a taunt, turn it away from the group, and STAND STILL. Do not run around, do not try dodge rolling with the maelstrom shuffle dance just hold it still and don’t let it go.

Casters – This boss spawns a set of ranged adds, be sure to chain these in as the tank and aoe should manage them but interrupts will be required so they don’t overwhelm the group with ranged damage. Stack them on the boss asap.

Flame Breath – Every so often the boss will breathe fire in the direction of his choice, usually at the tank. As dps or healers you need to be sure to step out of this asap! As the tank simply block it and you will be fine. This has high damage but also applies a stun so be careful. If you get stunned break free fast!

Dark Root

This is a very simple fight and can be killed fairly fast if you follow the mechanics but stacking is DANGEROUS. Be sure to have a nice tight formation planned for this and be sure that the tank holds her still. No spinning, no running, just hold it still and keep that taunt up!

Radiated Beam – The boss will rain down a beam onto targets of her choice, a big white flash from above is what you are looking for. This is the reason you do NOT stack. If you do stack and two people get hit one after the other and they have low resists they will die. It has aoe splash damage so be sure to be at least 3-5 meters away from each other if you can help it unless you have a nova on the ground to negate some of the damage.

Hoavors OP! – These tiny little adds spawn near the boss. One blue one and one green one. These represent the bonus they give when they die. The tank can pin these next to the boss (remember not to spin the boss around) they have VERY low damage and health. These should be focused.

Once they die, get any stamina character to stand in the leftover green effect from the green one and get any magicka to stand in the blue effect left by the dead blue one.  They give a MASSIVE boost to max resources and recovery so that you can full out NUKE the boss while the buffs are present. It is physically impossible to run out of resources so spam away!

Azara the Frightener

This Twilight boss is pretty simple. She looks a lot scarier than she actually is but this is the first place in which you will see some VERY relevant mechanics as far as the last boss is concerned so you must pay attention. The tank should hold her in the middle of the room and maintain a taunt while holding her still. The group should stand behind the boss at all times with enough room to see what each player is doing.

Casters – There will be a couple of magblade-type casters using ranged effects. These can be interrupted. The adds should be pulled in with the boss and focused only with AOE, they have extremely low health so do not pose much of a threat so long as the tank can manage them.

Heavy Attack – This is extremely simple, look for the heavy attack as the tank and be sure to block it else she will knock you a long way backward. If the boss is on the dps or healer for any reason, the same applies, be sure to block it!

Shadows – These shadows are the key points of the fight and are crucial for the last boss. They will spawn and mind control/fear players at random. You MUST kill these else it is absolute chaos. They don’t have a huge amount of health and can be managed with aoe in a high damage group. However, if you intend on killing the last boss on hard mode I would familiarize yourself with this mechanic, or else your PUGs (pick-up groups) will be REALLY tricky. Kill the shadows!


This boss is a very unique one in terms of its mechanics. In fact, no other boss in dungeons has this mechanic so be sure to pay attention. The boss has 3 adds to start with before he spawns. Kill these and he will come through the portal. The tank should hold the boss as still as possible either at the bottom of the stairs or the middle of the room. The dps and healers should stay behind the boss and spread out a little so that they do not stack.

Heavy Attack – A simple heavy attack that should be blocked or else you will get knocked down. This is fine for even a dps to block as it does barely any damage.

Cleave – As a dps, you do not want to be in his face, he can swipe in front of him. It isn’t devastating but it applies a tiny stifle/knockback effect.

Double Purpose AOE! – This is simple at first glance. The boss will place AOEs on the ground, which you MUST stay out of. They do a LOT of damage so you must move out of them fast.

HOWEVER! The boss will go into a phase where the room will change color/tone and the AOEs on the ground will change to WHITE. When this happens you must get INSIDE the aoe to protect yourself. This is the mirror of the usual aoe idea. AOE normally damages you for being inside of them, but this damages you for NOT being inside of them. Once the screen goes back to normal and they are no longer white, get OUT again asap.

The Shadow Guard

This boss is a bit of a stack-and-burn fest to some extent. The boss doesn’t need to move at all, as with most of the bosses in this dungeon you can simply hold him still and beat on him. However of course there are mechanics you need to be aware of.

Casters – There are 4x adds in the room all of which can cast ranged abilities to fear/damage the group. The tank can chain these onto the boss and stack them up but also their casts can be interrupted so pay close attention to these while killing them with AOE. If any get CC’d at range you may have to focus it down to save it from being an annoyance, but generally, these die really fast.

Heavy Attack – Very simple, regardless of who has agro (although this should always be the tank) if you are targeted by this heavy attack you MUST block it. Don’t run, just block.

Ground AOE – The boss will place ground AOEs on the ground which do nasty poison damage. Simply stay out of these, they are very easy to see and stay out of. No need to run around the room just watch your feet.

Bogdan the Nightflame

The final boss in this dungeon can be quite challenging. This is a big target in a small space and yes you CAN fall off the cliff. So watch your feet! The tank needs to grab Bogdan and hold him still at all costs. Do NOT run around the room and focus on what you are doing. It helps if you spread out a little as dps and healers and don’t stack on each other’s feet.

Heavy Attack – This is very simple and easy to spot. Bogdan will wind up a huge punch/slap and knock you over. This MUST be blocked. Even if you are a dps and this for some reason hits you, you MUST block.

Flames – The boss will raise their head into the air and launch a fireball which will cover an area of the ground usually aimed at the dps/healers. When this lands, simply stand out of it and carry on doing what you are doing. Don’t run around headless, just step aside.

Shadows – This s the important mechanic mentioned above for the twilight boss. These shadows will spawn around the boss and if you do not kill them they will mind control/fear members of the group and YES they can mind control you OFF the cliff and INTO fire! If you do not kill these fast enough, more will spawn and you will get overwhelmed. Yes, this also means more than one person can be controlled/feared at once. These are KEY targets and must be killed at all costs.

Healers – Another annoying mechanic, just like the shadows, some white versions of them will spawn. However, these do NOT fear/mind control you, instead, these heal the boss. You have two choices here. You can interrupt them every time they heal and keep the focus on the boss OR you can simply kill them. If you do not kill them, you can have more than one in the room and unless you are good at interrupts you will end up in trouble. The boss will heal far too much. My recommendation is to interrupt any that you see as soon as you see them, and then focus them down!

JUMP – During the fight the room will be somewhat filled with fire, do not panic. The boss will jump into the air. When he does this be sure you are NOT on fire and that you are BLOCKING. A successful block will allow you to live, but at the same time all flames, all shadows, and all healers will be removed. The fight is rinse and repeat from there.

Good luck!


Elden Hollow II Dungeon Loot

Below is a list of all the loot you can expect to find in Elden Hollow II.

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 final 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 Maj al-Ragath at the nearest Undaunted enclave.  She sells a 50/50 chance at the shoulder piece as part of the Elden Hollow Coffer or it could be in her mystery coffer.  You can learn more about the Undaunted in the Undaunted Guide.

Builds That Use Elden Hollow II Gear

Elden Hollow II Achievements

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Closing the Book

Defeat Bogdan the Nightflame after reading the Opus of Torment in Veteran Elden Hollow II.

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Elden Hollow II Assassin

Defeat Dubroze the Infestor, Dark Root, Azara the Frightener, Murklight, the Shadow Guard, and Bogdan the Nightflame in Veteran Elden Hollow II within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when players engage the first group of Daedra.

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Elden Hollow II Conqueror

Defeat Dark Root, Murklight, and Bogdan the Nightflame in Veteran Elden Hollow II.

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Elden Hollow II Survivor

Defeat Dubroze the Infestor, Dark Root, Azara the Frightener, Murklight, the Shadow Guard, and Bogdan the Nightflame, without suffering a group member’s death.

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Elden Hollow II Vanquisher

Defeat Dubroze the Infest, Dark Root, Azara the Frightener, Murklight, the Shadow Guard, and Bogdan the Nightflame in Elden Hollow II.

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Veteran Banekin Slayer

Defeat 140 Banekin in Veteran Elden Hollow II.

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Veteran Lurcher Slayer

Defeat 60 Lurchers in Veteran Elden Hollow II.

Elden Hollow II Leads

There are currently not leads in Elden Hollow II.

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…