Ultimate Betnikh Zone Guide

Betnikh Area Description

Nine generations ago, the island of Betony was conquered by the Seamount Orcs, who renamed it Betnikh. A proud, self-reliant people, the Orcs fiercely protect their new home from incursion by outsiders.


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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.

ESO In-Game Map Icon 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.

Betnikh Wayshrine Locations

There are 3 wayshrines in Betnikh.

  • Carved Hills Wayshrine
  • Grimfield Wayshrine
  • StonetoothWayshrine

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. 

ESO In-Game Map Icon Skyshard

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.

ESO Achievement Skyshard Hunter

Once you collect all the skyshard from the zone, you will earn the Betnikh Skyshard Hunter achievement.

Betnikh Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 3 Skyshards in Betnikh.

Skyshard #1 – next to the entrance of the Moriseli Ruins

Skyshard #2 – on the ruins behind the wall overlooking the water

Skyshard #3 –  behind a tree next to a tomb

What Is A Treasure Map?

Treasure Maps are rewards that show the location of special chests that can only be seen when you have the map in your inventory.  You must travel to the specific location, dig the dirt mound, and then a chest will appear for you.

Treasure Map locations do NOT appear on your map.  You can slot the maps for quick access to compare your location.  

ESO Icon Treasure Chest

This map uses the chest icon to denote the location.

Betnikh Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – in the middle of the ruins
  • Treasure Map II – on the sand bank next to a washed-up tree
  • Treasure Map CE – under a large tree

Betnikh Summary

Betnikh is a small island south of High Rock.  It’s landscape offers steep cliffs and lush interiors.  Originally owned by Bretons, it was conquered by the Orcs and who maintain the main stronghold Stonetooth Fortress.

This is a great little area for new players to get the lay of the land when starting The Elder Scrolls Online.  Enemies are not as powerful nor plentiful as they are in other areas.  You can find skyshards, treasure maps, and learn how to use wayshrines while also enjoying exploration and a little combat.  Don’t overlook this tiny little island. 

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