Ultimate Gold Coast Zone Guide

Gold Coast Description

The Gold Coast always served as the Empire of Cyrodiil’s gateway to the Abecean Sea—but with the Empire in eclipse, the region has gone its own way.


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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.

Gold Coast 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.

Gold Coast Overland Armor Sets

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.

Gold Coast Delves

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There are 2 delves in Gold Coast.

Garlas Agea

In Ayleidoon, “Garlas Agea” means “Cavern of Secrets.” But the secrets of the Wild Elves were often dark, horrific, and perhaps better forgotten.

Debts of War

Razum-dar tracked an Imperial war criminal to the Garlas Agea ruins to make her pay for attacking innocent noncombatants in Bravil. I agreed to help him dispatch this Captain Jena Apinia and recover the items they stole.

Garlas Agea Location

Travel southeast from the Gold Coast Wayshrine to locate Garlas Agea.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Garlas Agea Explorer achievement.

Inside Garlas Agea

Garlas Agea is inhabited by Gold Coast enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.  One of the zone’s lore books is also located in this delve.


Ironfang is a giant troll.  He uses heavy hits and pounds the ground creating large aoes.  During the battle, he will smash some of the cages around the room releasing welwas.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  He is easily defeated.  

Completing Debts of War

You will need to recover the stolen items and defeat Captain Jena Apinia.  Speak to Razum-dar to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and an Unidentified Sithis’ Touch Equipment coffer.

Hrota Cave

Sometimes natural caves serve as lairs for wild beasts, and sometimes they’re occupied by criminals such as smugglers or bandits. Occasionally, they may become home to … something worse.

The Vampire’s Prey

Vampire hunter Mel Adrys has come to Hrota Cave to track down the dangerous vampire lord Zalar-do, who has been preying on the people of Anvil. I promised to help him slay the vampire and rescue the victims she kidnapped.

Hrota Cave Location

Travel north from the Anvil Wayshrine to locate Hrota Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

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

Inside Hrota Cave

Hrota Cave is inhabited by wisps and Fallen enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.


Zalar-do is a duel wielding vampire that is very light on her feet.  Bloodfiends are also in the area and they are easily defeated.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  She is easily defeated.

Completing The Vampire’s Prey

You will need to find Jakja, Hiwoud, and kill the vampire lord Zalar-do.  Speak to Mel Adrys to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and an Unidentified Sithis’ Touch Equipment container, part of the Sithis’ Touch armor set. 

What Is A Group Dungeon?

Group Dungeons are designed to be four-player areas.  Dungeons in ESO feature large groups of enemies that are tougher to defeat and have multiple bosses.  These bosses pose unique challenges and often feature special mechanics that require teamwork.  Each dungeon has a quest with a skill point rewarded for its completion.  Dungeons also offer special gear sets that cannot be found in the overland areas of Tamriel.  Dungeons can be completed in normal mode, veteran mode, or veteran hardmode.  Dungeons completed in any of the veteran modes will reward you with a Monster Helm – a unique piece of armor for the head.  You can learn more about Monster sets in the Monster Set Guide and how to obtain the matching shoulder piece in the Undaunted Guide.  You can also find a video and a written guide for each dungeon in the All About Mechanics Series.

ESO In-Game Icon Group Dungeon

On your map, dungeons appear with a blackened square-shaped icon with a plus sign.  Once the dungeon is completed (by defeating the bosses), the dungeon icon turns white.

Gold Coast Group Dungeons

After the fall of the Longhouse Emperors, this grand retreat stayed largely abandoned aside from the occasional treasure hunter. Most of the spoils of Durcorach’s campaign across Tamriel went missing, only to appear later on the black market.

Black Drake Villa Armor Sets

“The light that shone from the statue of Narilmor acted as both guide and protector to Ayleid ships crossing the Abecean, promising warmth and safe harbor in Garlas Malatar, until the city fell in the latter days of the Alessian Slave Rebellion.” – Tjurhane Fyrre

Depths of Malatar Armor Sets

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.

Gold Coast World Bosses

There are 2 world bosses in Gold Coast.

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Knight Commander Panthius at Kvatch Arena

Travel northeast in the town of Kavatch from the Kvatch Wayshrine to find the Kvatch Arena.

Mechanics Notes

In this arena, you will battle many waves of enemies.  Each round of enemies will become harder.  Additionally, each round will include healers and archers.  Focus your attention on the healers.  They prolong the battle by keeping the enemies alive.  The archers should be the second focus as their ranged attacks cause a lot of damage.  Once all the preliminary enemies are defeated, the final round will include Knight Commander Panthius.  He is carrying a battle flag.  He has a heavy cleave attack and also creates lightning aoes.  AVoid them when possible.  As long as you keep the healers down and manage the archers, Knight Commander Panthius is easily defeated.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Dark Brotherhood 025

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Conquer the Kvatch Arena achievement.

Limenauruus at Tribune’s Folly

Travel northwest of the Strid River Wayshrine to find Tribune’s Folly.

Mechanics Notes

Tribune’s Folly is a mine and the world boss is located inside.  You will first need to defeat shadow enemies including Shadow Bloodfiends and Shadow Assassins.  Limenauruus is a giant minatour.  He wields a mace and has very hard-hitting cleaves.  Additionally, he will pound and/or stomp the ground creating aoes that will knock you back or even off your feet.   Additional shadow enemies also accompany him.  Focus on the archers, as their ranged attacks do heavy damage.  Avoid Limenauruus’s aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Dark Brotherhood 024

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Defeat Limenauruus 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.

Gold Coast Wayshrine Locations

There are 4 wayshrines in Gold Coast.

  • Anvil Wayshrine
  • Gold Coast Wayshrine
  • Kvatch Wayshrine
  • Strid River Wayshrine

What Is A Zone Daily Quest?

Zone daily quests are daily repeatable quests throughout Tamriel.  Each zone has its own dailies which are usually given by a NPC.  Typically zone dailies include completing activities in delves, killing world bosses, or completing zone-specific tasks.  

ESO Map Icon Daily Repeatable Quest

On your map, zone daily quests appear as blue highlighted arrows.  Once completed the arrow disappears until the next day.

Zone Daily Quests In Gold Coast

There are three types of zone daily quests in Gold Coast. 

Speaker Terenus (located in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary) you will be tasked with a Daily Sacrament – to kill a target in various locations.

At the Kvatch Town Bounty Board, you will be tasked with defeating one of the two Gold Coast World bosses.

At the Anvil Town Bounty Board, you will be tasked with various objectives in one of the two Gold Coast delves. 

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.

Gold Coast Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 6 Skyshards in Gold Coast.

Skyshard #1 – between a tree and two large rocks

Skyshard #2 – on top of a large rock

Skyshard #3 –  in a broken barrel next to a ruined wall

Skyshard #4 – in a pumpkin patch near a house

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

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.

Gold Coast Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 8 lore books to be found in Gold Coast.

  • Lore Book #1 – Flesh To Cut From Bone – on a table under a rock ledge
  • Lore Book #2 – Proper Life:  Three Chants – on a small stool under a wooden shelter in the middle of a yard
  • Lore Book #3 – The Cleansing Of The Fane – on a bed in a ransacked house
  • Lore Book #4 – Eulogy for Emperor Varen – next to a tree beside a ruined wall
  • Lore Book #5 – The Adabal-a – on an upstairs table in the bank
  • Lore Book #6 – Trials of Saint Alessia – inside Castellan’s House on an upstairs table
  • Lore Book #7 – Ayleid Inscriptions Translated – in the same room as the skyshard on a wood crate in Garlas Agea
  • Lore Book #8 – Sithis – on a dinner table in the Dark Brotherhood Santuary

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.

Gold Coast Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – at the bottom of a rocky crevice
  • Treasure Map II – halfway down a cliff

Gold Coast Summary

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

Gold Coast is located in southwestern Tamriel.  It is home to two major cities, Anvil and Kvath, and is also home to the Dark Brotherhood.

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