Ultimate Stros M’Kai Zone Guide

Stros M’Kai Area Description

One of the first landfalls settled by the Redguards when they sailed east from their lost homeland of Yokuda, the island of Stros M’Kai is now a haven for freebooters, sea-rovers, and other nautical entrepreneurs who roam the Abecean Sea.


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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.

Stros M’Kai Wayshrine Locations

There are 3 wayshrines in Stros M’Kai.

  • Port Hunding Wayshrine
  • Saintsport Wayshrine
  • Sandy Grotto 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.  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 Stros M’Kai Skyshard Hunter achievement.

Stros M’Kai Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 3 Skyshards in Stros M’Kai.

Skyshard #1 – next to the water

Skyshard #2 – on top of the rocks next to the water

Skyshard #3 –  in the corner of the room 

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.

Stros M’Kai Lore Book Location

There is only 1 lore book to be found in Stros M’Kai.

  • Lore Book #1 – Guylaine’s Dwemer Architecture – on the table under the shelter

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.

Stros M’Kai Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – by the water’s edge in front of the ruins
  • Treasure Map CE – behind a large rock

Tales of Tribute Clues

You will be randomly rewarded with clues as you play Tales of Tribute matches.  These clues, when used, will upgrade a Tales of Tribute card.  You can earn clues for decks you do not yet have.  To ‘use’ a clue, you will need to find its location and open the Tribute Treasure Box.

ESO Tales Of Tribute Patron Coin Anseir Frandar Hunding

Grand Oratory Clue

This clue will upgrade a card in the Ansei Frandar Hunding Deck.

To Stros M’kai There now will you sail. Singing sun sky Midst harsh island gale. In pillar’s shadow With horizon in sight. Here lies your card Oratorical might.

This Tribute Treasure Box is located at the striking locale named the Singing Sun in Stros M’Kai.

Travel west from the Port Hunding Wayshrine. 

The Tribute Treasure Box is located near the outside wall.

Stros M’Kai Summary

Stros M’Kai is a desert island settled by the Redguards.  It has become a haven for pirates from the Abecean Sea.  The Headman Bhosek rules from his palace in Port Hunding.

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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