Breakwater Cave Delve On High Isle

ESO High Isle Breakwater Cave Delve Guide A Sheep In Need
Explore Breakwater Cave Delve to find kidnapped Privette and battle the Hadolids and Brineclaw. Earn an achievement and the Shepherd's Blade.

What Is A Delve?

A delve in The Elder Scrolls Online is in essence a small dungeon.  Delves usually contain a few enemies, at least one ‘boss’, and a skyshard.  Delves can generally be completed solo.   If you are a new player, you may want to explore delves with a friend.  Most delves have an associated quest that you can get just inside or near the entrance.  This quest is more a side story to the main quest of the area but does offer rewards for completing it. 

ESO Delve Icon Map Image

On your map, delves appear with a blackened single torch.  Once the delve is completed (by defeating the boss or bosses), the delve icon on your map turns white.

 A Sheep In Need

As you close in on the delve entrance you will encounter along the beach Moric Guidroz.  Moric is quite distraught that Privette has been taken away into Breakwater Cave without his permission.

Privette is, according to Moric, the most beautiful sheep on the island.  A group of Hadolids who reside in Breakwater Cave kidnapped his sheep.  Moric asks for assistance and offers to pay.  Moric also tells you that Hadolids are covered in hard shells with nasty spikes and they smell bad.    Moric mentions that the Hadolids have been rumored to attack on other islands.

Breakwater Cave Map

The three primary areas that Moric needs you to investigate are marked on the map.  You’ll also note the skyshard location and the main boss location for this delve.  This delve has only one boss.  As mentioned earlier, to ‘complete’ this delve, you’ll need to defeat all the bosses.  You can be sure that you’ve done so if you receive an achievement.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss Brineclaw will reward you with the Breakwater Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Breakwater Cave

This delve was filled with crabs of all sorts but primarily coral crabs.  You will also encounter the Hadolid Peeler who is an odd-looking creature with 4 arms and claws like crabs.  In the same area as the boss Brineclaw, you will find the beloved Privette safe and unharmed.  Defeat Brineclaw and set her free.  A word of caution – after defeating Brineclaw you will be attacked by a multitude of coral crabs!

Tales Of Tribute Fragment

Additionally, you may receive the Delver’s Ansei Deck Fragment for the Ansei Frandor Hunding Deck in the Tales of Tribute card game!  These fragments can be found in your collections/fragments menu.  Once you have ALL the fragments, you can combine them to make the deck.  If you haven’t already played Tales Of Tribute, be sure to check out the High Isle Guide!

Safe At Last

After you exit the delve, you will see that Privette and her caretaker Moric are safely on the beach.  Thankfully the Hadolids didn’t harm her apart from needing a bath.  In addition to gold, you will also receive the Shepherd’s Blade which is part of the Draugr’s Heritage set.

ESO Gear Set Icon Sword

Draugr’s Heritage

  • 2 items adds 4% Healing taken
  • 3 items adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • 4 items adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • 5 items when you take damage while you are under 35% Health, you knockdown all enemies within 4 meters of you for 2 seconds and heal for 5556 Health.  This effect can occur once every 7 seconds and the heal scales off the higher of your Max Magicka or Stamina.

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