Ultimate The Deadlands & Fargrave Zone Guide

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The Deadlands Area Description

“An ever-changing landscape of fire and storm, of disaster personified and unending destruction, this is the domain of Mehrunes Dagon, Prince of Ambition and Lord of Flood and Flame. Behold its glory and bow before our Lord!”—Valkynaz Nokvroz

Fargrave Area Description

“They say a place exists in Oblivion where the paths between planes are thin and easy to navigate. That no Prince rules this realm, and mortal and Daedra alike are free to do whatever they please. They call this place Fargrave.”—Magister Therana

Contents

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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.

ESO Map Icon Crafting Set Stations

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.

The Deadlands Crafting Set Stations

Fargrave Crafting Set Stations

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.

The Deadlands & Fargrave Overland Armor Sets

Mythic Items

Mythic items are powerful items that have special bonuses for every single piece.  These items are available by completing groups of master difficulty Antiquity leads.  

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 turns white.

The Deadlands Delves

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There are 2 delves in The Deadlands & Fargrave.  Both are located in The Deadlands.

The Brandfire Reformatory

“Located in the Burn, the Brandfire Reformatory serves a multitude of purposes. We use it to train and indoctrinate our newest recruits, while Lord Dagon’s Dremora use parts of the place to torture souls.”—Devastor Jera of the Order of the Waking Flame

ESO NPC Character Tufeh

Reformatory Rescue

A Khajiit named Tufeh asked me to enter the Brandfire Reformatory, a Waking Flame cult stronghold. Her sister, Pibiha was taken inside by cultists and Tufeh doesn’t know what happened to Pibiha.

The Brandfire Reformatory Location

Travel north from The Blood Pit Wayshrine to locate The Brandfire Reformatory. 

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with The Brandfire Reformatory Explorer achievement.

Inside The Brandfire Reformatory

The Brandfire Reformatory is a daedric fortress surrounded by lava.  It is controlled by the Order of the Waking Flame and is inhabited with Waking Flame enemies, dremora assassins, and iron atronachs.  This delve has three levels, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.  

Kynreeve Brosuroth

Kynreeve Brosuroth uses a fiery mace for his melee attacks.  He pounds the ground sending out shockwaves and also charges across the room at his opponent while swinging his mace.  Two portals will appear during the battle unleashing dremora enemies.  Focus on the boss while defeating the most annoying of adds.  Be sure to step out of his path while he is charging.  He is easily defeated.

Completing Reformatory Rescue

You will need to explore The Brandfire Reformatory and search for what happened to Tufeh’s sister, Pibiha.  Speak to Tufeh to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and Pihiba’s Cherished Cameo, part of the Kynmarcher’s Cruelty armor set.

False Martyrs’ Folly

“The Deadlands are full of places of punishment, imprisonment, and torture. I suppose Mehrunes Dagon prefers it that way. One such location is the False Martyrs’ Folly, where Dagon’s displeasure takes the form of prisoners trapped in stone.”—Londu of the Mages Guild

Mettle and Stone

I found a page of a journal belonging to someone named Selveni. He says that he’s on a mission to the False Martyrs’ Folly from the Tribunal.

False Martyrs’ Folly Location

Travel northeast from the False Martyrs’ Folly Wayshrine to locate the False Martyrs’ Folly delve.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the False Martyrs’ Folly Explorer achievement.

Inside False Martyrs’ Folly

False Martyrs’ Folly is inhabited by dagonic mantikora, storm atronachs, and thunderbugs.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Kurkron the Mangler

Kurkron the Mangler is a dagonic mantikora.  He carries a large spear that he swings to cause damage.  During the fight Kurkron will also throw his spear into the air and it lands creating a large electrical aoe.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Kurkron the Mangler is easily defeated.

Completing Mettle and Stone

You will need to attune the Mother Stones at three energy fonts, locate the imprisoned spirits, and decide how to use the mother stones.  Speak to Selveni Andalor to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and the Tribunal Miter, part of the Eye of the Grasp armor set.

What Is A Public Dungeon?

Public dungeons are a type of dungeon that is non-instanced.  This means that it can be accessed by anyone at any time.  These dungeons are more difficult than delves.  Public Dungeons contain at least one skyshard and often a group challenge that rewards a skill point.  Each public dungeon also offers its own quests and achievements.

ESO Map Icon Public Dungeon

On your map, public dungeons appear with a blackened cave.  Once the public dungeon is completed (by defeating the bosses/mini-bosses and all associated quests), the public dungeon icon turns white.

The Deadlands & Fargrave Public Dungeons

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The public dungeon is accessed by Oblivion Portals.  Oblivion Portals can appear in a variety of locations.  This map pinpoints those locations.

Atoll of Immolation

Behold, the domain of the Puissant Flame Tryant! Behold the realm of fire and flood! By His will, are the mighty laid low! By his fury, the blood of Oblivion boils forevermore!”—Akalotho, Markynaz of the High Faith

Atoll of Immolation Location

Atoll of Immolation is an oblivion area that can be accessed through Oblivion Portals in Blackwood and the Deadlands.  These portals are considered world events for Blackwood and they spawn randomly.

Atoll of Immolation Quests

There are currently no quests for Atoll of Immolation.

Inside Atoll of Immolation

There is no set entrance for Atoll of Immolation.  Once inside, you will battle through a few mobs to reach another portal.  Using that portal, you will be transported to another smaller inner island.  You will find more mobs and a mini boss that will be random.  These bosses include Domoira, Faram-Xaran, Flarion, Kmolag, and Ol’icath.  After the mini boss, you will use another portal to another small island.  That island will consist of mobs and Salosuum.  After defeating Salosuum, you will enter into Havocrel’s Tower and ultimately find Havocrel Duke of Storms.  Defeating Havocrel allows you to deactivate the antecedent cataclyst allowing a treasure chest to appear.  You can exit Atoll of Immolation by using another portal.

Dungeon Bosses

Bonesnap Ruins has 7 bosses.  To complete the dungeon, you will need to complete the path defeating 2 mini-bosses and Havocrel Duke of Storms. 

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Domoira

Domoira is a Xivilai warrior.

Mechanics

Domoira uses a magical staff for fiery damage.  He also creates fiery aoes.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Melee damage works really well.  Domoira is easily defeated.

Faram-Xaran

Faram-Xaran is a giant Brimstone Nixad.

Mechanics

Faram-Xaran will swoop attack you and also create spreading flames for additional damage.  Ranged or melee attacks work well.  Faram-Xaran is easily defeated.

Flarion

Falrion is an Iron Atronach.

Mechanics

Flarion uses heavy hits and stomps to causes fiery damage.  He pounds the ground creating multiple aoes.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Falrion is easily defeated.

Havocrel Duke of Storms

Havocrel is a daedric and serves as the main boss of Atoll of Immolation.

Mechanics

Havocrel Duke of Storms has a battle axe that inflicts a lot of damage.  He will cover himself with a shield and summon fire behemoths and scamps.  As they walk towards Havocrel, you will need to defeat them.  If they reach him, they can enrage him increasing his power.  Only after these adds are defeated does the shell disappear.  While Havocrel is without a shell, focus on damaging him.  He will raise his axe to make a ground pound but can be interrupted.  There are typically three cycles with the defence shield and the fire behemoths with the last cycle including four behemoths.  Keep the adds down and do as much damage as possible when the shield is down.  Havocrel Duke of Storms is easily defeated.

Kmolag

Kmolag is a Dremora.

Mechanics

Kmolag uses a battle axe for melee damage.  He also raises his axe and creatings a pronged fiery aoe that rotates around him.  He can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Ol’icath

Ol’icath is a giant daedroth.

Mechanics

Ol’icath uses heavy hitting swipes and fire breath to cause damamge.  During battle, he will also summons other smaller daedroth to aid him.  Focus on the adds.  Avoid the firey breath when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Ruinach Count of Cataclysms

This is a hidden boss that can be found in Havocrel’s Tower.  Activate each of the 4 fire behemoth statues.  When all 4 are burning at the same time, they will come alive and engage you in battle.

Mechanics

After defeating the fire behemoth statues, the Runiach Count of Cataclysms appears.  Ruinach Count has 4 arms, each wielding a sword.  He spins while swining his arms making his attacks inflict lots of damage.  Ruinach Count will also slam into the ground creating aoes and a small poison cloud follows under his feet.  During battle, Ruinach Count of Cataclysms will spawn 2 swirling tornados.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well keeping you a safe distance from his swinging blades.

Salosuum 

Salosuum is a Daedric Titan.

Mechanics

Salosuum also summons additonal ash titans to aid him.  He uses fiery breath, wing flaps, tail whips, and will occassionally become airborn to land creating an aoe.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Focus on keeping the adds down.  Salosuum is easily defeated.

Achievements

ESO In-Game Icon Acheivement Update 30 Oblivion Portal 10

Entering 1 Oblivion Portal and destroying the antecedent cataclyst machine will reward you with the Defender of the Plane achievement.

ESO In-Game Icon Acheivement Update 30 Oblivion Portal 10

Enter 10 Oblivion Portals and destroy the antecedent cataclyst machines will reward you with the Portal Punisher achievement.

ESO In-Game Icon Acheivement Update 30 Oblivion Portal 30

Enter 30 Oblivion Portals and destroy the antecedent cataclyst machines will reward you with Multiplanar Devastator achievement.

ESO In-Game Icon Acheivement Update 30 Oblivion Portal Generals

Defeat all the generals (mini-bosses) of the Oblivion Portals will reward you with the Oblivion Obliterator achievement.

ESO In-Game Icon Acheivement Update 30 Secret Boss

Defeat the Count of Cataclysms hidden in the Oblivion Portals will reward you with the Ruinach Rumble achievement.

What Is A World Boss?

World bosses are powerful enemies often with their own unique abilities.  They sometimes require groups of players to overcome.  World bosses in DLC zones are significantly harder than other base game bosses.

ESO Map Icon World Boss

On your map, world bosses appear with a blackened skull and crossed swords icon.  Once the world boss is defeated, the world boss icon turns white.

The Deadlands & Fargrave World Bosses

There are 2 world bosses in The Deadlands & Fargrave.  Both are located in The Deadlands.

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Taupezu Azzida at The Abomination Cradle

Travel west from the False Martyrs’ Folly Wayshrine to locate the lair that is The Abomination Cradle.

Mechanics Notes

Taupezu Azzida is a Dagonic Mantikora.  He summons an large storm cloud that releases lightning bolts.  He carries a large staff that he swings causing major damage.  Taupezu will also throw the staff into the air and when it lands on the ground it creates a large electrical aoe.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Update 32 Group Boss 2

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Scorpion Stomper achievement.

The Unmaker, Havocrel Legionary, and Havocrel Tormentor at the Den of the Unmaker

Travel northeast from The Blood Pit Wayshrine to locate the lair called Den of the Unmaker.

Mechanics Notes

The Unmaker is an infernium (centipede-like creature) that is accompanied by two havocrels.  The Havocrels use flaming greatswords to inflict damage.  Meanwhile the Unmaker spits fire balls into the air creating fiery aoes.  If you are caught behind the Unmaker, it can trap you and stab you with its tail. This must be interrupted or you will die.  Focus on the Havocrels avoiding the aoes from the Unmaker.  Be sure to stay in front of him as much as you can.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Update 32 Group Boss 1

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Unmaker Unmaker achievement.

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.

The Deadlands Wayshrine Locations

There are 8 wayshrines in The Deadlands

  • Annihilarch’s Summit Wayshrine
  • Ardent Hope Wayshrine
  • The Blood Pit Wayshrine
  • False Martyrs’ Folly Wayshrine
  • Raging Coast Wayshrine
  • The Scourshales Wayshrine
  • Wounded Crossing Wayshrine
  • Wretched Spire Wayshrine

Fargrave Wayshrine Locations

There are 3 wayshrines in Fargrave.

  • Fargrave Outskirts Wayshrine
  • Fargrave Wayshrine
  • The Shambles Wayshrine

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.  

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 Auridon Skyshard Hunter achievement.

The Deadlands Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 5 Skyshards in The Deadlands.

Skyshard #1 – between the big rock and a small rock

Skyshard #2 – behind the back of the ruined temple

Skyshard #3 –  in the middle of the platform in front of some burnt crates

One skyshard is also found in each of the delves.  Maps with exact locations are provided in those sections.

Fargrave Skyshard Locations

There is 1 Skyshard in Fargrave.

Skyshard #1 – between the big rock and a small rock

What Is A World Event?

World Events in this zone are Wandering Havocrels.  There are three Havocrels that ‘wander’ through the Deadlands zone.  While their appearance is random, there are four locations from which they spawn.  Only one boss will spawn at a time so it may be difficult to find all three.  You should note that these bosses are considered a world event however only the top twelve damage dealing players will earn the loot from their demise.  

Wandering Havocrels

There are three different bosses:

Wandering Havocrel Irncifel the Despoiler

Mechanics

Irncifel the Despoiler carries a greatsword.   He swings the sword around his head then thumps it to the ground creating streams of fire.  Be aware that this fire shoots out and then returns.  Irncifel can also rush you while swinging his sword causing an aoe under his feet and doing heavy damage.  During the battle, he will raise his hand to his head and create a large damaging aoe.  Irncifel also raises his sword into the air and multiple ground aoes appear.  Most of these moves can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.   

Wandering Havocreln Vorsholazhth the Anvil

Mechanics

Vorsholazh the Anvil carries a battle axe.   He swings the axe around his head then thumps it to the ground creating streams of fire.  Be aware that this fire shoots out and then returns.  Vorsholazh can also rush you while swinging his sword causing an aoe under his feet and doing heavy damage.  During the battle, he will raise his hand to his head and create a large damaging aoe.  Vorsholazh also raises his sword into the air and multiple ground aoes appear.  Most of these moves can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.   

Wandering Havocrel Kothan the Razorsworn

Mechanics

Kothan the Razorsworn carries a battle axe.   He swings the axe around his head then thumps it to the ground creating streams of fire.  Be aware that this fire shoots out and then returns.  Kothan can also rush you while swinging his sword causing an aoe under his feet and doing heavy damage.  During the battle, he will raise his hand to his head and create a large damaging aoe.  Kothan also raises his sword into the air and multiple ground aoes appear.  Most of these moves can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.   

What Is A Lore Book?

Shalidor’s Library is a collection of lore books in Tamriel.  Reading lore books within this collection increases your Mages Guild rank.  

ESO In-Game Icon Lore Book

On your map, lore books will appear in your compass as you near it.  Once collected, it will disappear.  You can track your collection under the zone guide.

The Deadlands Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 8 lore books to be found in The Deadlands.

  • Lore Book #2 – The House Of Troubles – on an outside table near a tavern
  • Lore Book #4 – The Book Of Daedra – on a podium in the back
  • Lore Book #5 – On Oblivion – on the ground in front of a small scarecrow next to a burning scarecrow
  • Lore Book #6 – Varieties Of Daedra, Part I – at the base of a totem
  • Lore Book #7 – Varieties Of Daedra, Part II – on a ledge to the left when approaching the Den of the Unmaker world boss
  • Lore Book #8 – Dark Ruins – near Zynoahz’s Gaol on the ground in a cage
  • Lore Book #9 – I Was Summoned By A Mortal – on the floor of a partially destroyed building near a barrel and behind a stack of sacks
  • Lore Book #10 – Oath Of A Dishonored Clan – on a table next to scrolls

Fargrave Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 2 lore books to be found in Fargrave.

  • Lore Book #1 – To Dream Beyond Dreams – on a bench behind a folding screen in The Bearer’s Rest
  • Lore Book #3 – Myths of Sheogorath, Vol. 1 – on a table just inside The Wishbone

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.

The Deadlands Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – in a small alcove next to the sea of lava 
  • Treasure Map II – up a small pathway under a rock formation

Collecting Sister Celdina’s Lecture

Inside the Brandfire Reformatory delve you will find a total of four lectures by Sister Celdina.  Sister Celdina is a cultist and a Breton member of the Order of the Walking Flame.  She now leads the Order after the demise of the high priest.  These lectures are magical recordings of sermons.  Find and activate all four lectern stones.  Each will create an NPC and give you more insights into Sister Celdina’s beliefs.

You will also earn the Hellfire and Brimstone achievement.

The Deadlands & Fargrave Summary

In addition to the main quest line, The Deadlands & Fargrave also offers many side quests, acquire zone-specific armor sets, visit points of interest, and striking locales.

The Deadlands & Fargrave are part of the Oblivion.  Fargrave is a city that is home to House Hexos.  Fargrave is divided into districts, the most dangerous of which is called The Shambles.  The Deadlands realm is connected by portals to Fargrave.

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