Ultimate Artaeum Zone Guide
Artaeum Area Description
“Misty hollows filled with gregarious nixads. Hidden lagoons containing singing waters, clear as fresh-blown glass. Flowers that whispered secrets when the wind blew, and stones with names too long for mortal tongues to speak. Such was the island of Artaeum.”—Vanus Galerion
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What Is A Crafting Set Station?
A crafting set station is a crafting area that allows you to craft a specific set piece of armor. Often there are additional requirements, like a number of traits that must be researched before you can make an item of a specific set. While you can make generic pieces at crafting set stations, these are the only areas where you can the specific set that is listed. There is one exception – attunable crafting tables (which are ‘tuned’ to replicate set stations) can be obtained and placed in houses for use.
On your map, crafting set stations appear with a blackened crafting icon when you are close to a location. Once the set station has been visited, the icon turns white.
How To Obtain Overland Set Pieces
Players are rewarded for each boss kill with item/items from that boss’s loot table.
- Delve bosses drop a waist, foot, or another unique item piece.
- Overland World Bosses drop a head, chest, leg, weapon, or unique item piece.
- Public dungeon bosses drop a shoulder, hand, weapon, or unique item piece.
- Chests at Dark Anchors or Dolmens drop a jewelry set piece.
Even with Curated Item Set Drops, bosses with a specific loot table will only drop curated items from their own loot table. Treasure chests have a chance to grant any set piece from the zone they are found in. Click here to learn more about curated set drops.
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.
On your map, delves appear with a blackened single torch. Once the delve is completed (by defeating the boss or bosses), the delve icon turns white.
Based on the quantity of moldering ruins on Artaeum, once there must have been many more Monks of the Psijic Order than are present today. This hall looks to have been abandoned more recently than most.
Traitor’s Vault Location
Traitor’s Vault is located slightly southwest of the Artauem wayshrine. This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.
Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Traitor’s Vault Explorer achievement.
Inside Traitor’s Vault
The enemies inside Traitor’s Vault are bone flyers, skeletal bears, flesh atronachs, and worm rot warriors.
The First Flesh Colossus
The First Flesh Colossus is the original creation of Manimarco. He has incredibly heavy hits and slams the ground creating aoes that will stun you in place allowing him to do even more damage. Ranged attacks work well but he is easily defeated.
Completing Half-Formed Understandings
After activating all four library pedestals, you will be required to find and defeat the Vessel of Worms. He is located in the far southeastern corner of delve.
The Vessel of Worms is a large bone colossus that summons Risen Dead to aid him in battle. He has heavy hits and stomps and creates small aoes. Ranged attacks work well but focus on the adds first.
After returning to Ulliceta outside the delve, she rewards you with gold and the Staff of Forbidden Knowledge which is not a set piece.
What Is A Wayshrine?
Wayshrines are shrines that were built to honor the Divines by being a safe haven point where players can revive if you die while adventuring in Tamriel. Once you visit a wayshrine, it becomes available on your map for you to use to fast travel at no cost. You can also travel to any unlocked wayshrine from anywhere in Tamriel for a price paid in gold. This price reduces with time and also can be reduced by champion point allocations. Each zone begins with one available wayshrine.
On your map, wayshrines will appear with a blackened wayshrine icon when you are close to its location. Once the wayshrine has been visited, the icon turns white.
What Is A Skyshard?
Skyshards are glowing crystals that provide you with 1/3 of a skill point. Collecting 3 skyshards grants you 1 skill point which can then be used for abilities and/or passives. High Isle and Amenos offers 18 total skyshards.
On your map, skyshard will appear with a blackened skyshard icon when you are close to its location. Once the skyshard has been collected, the icon turns white but then disappears from your map.
Once you collect all the skyshard from the zone, you will earn the Artaeum Skyshard Hunter achievement.
Artaeum can only be accessed by completing the Summerset zone quest ‘The Queen’s Decree’. The elusive island of the Psijics with Ceporah Tower at the far north end. Visit the Ceporah Tower to begin the Psijic skill line.
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