Ultimate The Rift Zone Guide

The Rift Area Description

Skyrim’s southernmost hold has a relatively temperate climate, thanks to northern mountains that block the frigid gales of the Sea of Ghosts, and warming volcanoes in the Velothi Mountains to the east. Its capital is Riften, on the shores of broad Lake Honrich.

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 Rift 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 Rift 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.

The Rift Delves

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Avachnzel

Based on what little is known about the Dwarven ruin of Avanchnzel, some scholars of Dwemer architecture believe it must be the outer chambers of a much larger site, access to which is now blocked. The automatons defending the place make it too dangerous to inquire further.

Avachnzel Location

Avachnzel is located in the southern region of The Rift.  Travel south from Honrich Tower Wayshrine to find Avachnzel.  While there is no specific quest for this delve, there is still much to explore.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

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

Inside Avachnzel

Avachnzel is a Dwemer ruin and is inhabited by Dwemer constructs.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Thzallek Eft

Thzallek Eft is a large dwarven centurion.  He has a hammer build into one arm and a large blade on the other.  Thzallek Eft swings his arms for heavy hits.  He also creates cone-shaped aoes while releasing damaging steam.  Avoid the aoe as much as possible.  

Broken Helm Hollow

Bandits from Broken Helm Hollow have long preyed on the road from Riften to Fort Virak in Morrowind. The Riften Guard clears the place out every few seasons, but the bandits always seem to return.

A Diamond In The Root

As you enter into the Broken Helm Hollow delve you will find an abandoned camp and a campfire.  After reading the Broken Helm Notes, you will need to search skeletons for a diamond.

Broken Helm Hollow Location

Broken Helm Hollow is a small cave located in the southeastern region of The Rift.  Travel south from the Fullhelm Fort Wayshrine to find Broken Helm Hollow. 

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Broken Helm Hollow Explorer achievement.

Inside Broken Helm Hollow

Broken Helm Hollow is inhabited by bears, imps, and trolls.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.  

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ESO The Rift Broken Helm Hollow Delve Skullcrusher
ESO The Rift Broken Helm Hollow Delve Skullcrusher

Skullcrusher

Skullcrusher is a large troll.  He has heavy hits and stomps the ground which can stun you.  Ranged attacks work well.  Skullcrusher is easily defeated.

ESO NPC Character Seryna

Completing A Diamond In The Root

After finding the diamond, you will need to travel to Riften to find Seyna at the Withered Tree.  She instructs you to visit the small graveyard behind the Fighters Guild.  You will search the cairn under the fresh flowers to find your payment of gold.

Faldar’s Tooth

Sacked over a century ago by raiding Orcs from Yashnag’s Kingdom, the fort known as Faldar’s Tooth has been left to decay ever since by the Jarls of Riften, who have had no need, or no funds, to rebuild it.

Beneath The Surface

As you explore Faldar’s Tooth you will find Israk Ice-Storm locked in a cell.  He tells you that he and his brother are Pact soldiers and were captured by bandits while spying.  The bandits are involved in cult-like activities.  Israk asks that you save his brother who was moved further inside the fort.

Faldar’s Tooth Location

Faldar’s Tooth is a ruined fort located in the central region of The Rift.  Travel along the road northeast from the Honrich Tower Wayshrine to locate Faldar’s Tooth.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Faldar’s Tooth Explorer achievement.

Inside Faldar’s Tooth

Faldar’s Tooth is inhabited Darkling cultists including menders, nightblades, rogues, and warriors.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Rozelun

Rozelun is a winged twilight and is accompanied by a Darkling Priest and a Darkling Spiritmaster.  Rozelun wing flaps and kicks to do damage.  He also screams which can stun you but it does little to no damage.  Focus on the Darklings.  This trio is easily defeated.

Completing Beneath The Surface

Once you have found and freed Israk’s brother Nathon, you will meet them on the docks in Riften near the Fighters Guild.  They will be fishing.  They are grateful to be saved and reunited and reward you with gold.

Fort Greenwall

Fort Greenwall was built to guard the road between Riften and Windhelm, but it was sacked by the Akaviri army during the recent invasion, and has yet to be refurbished and regarrisoned by the Ebonheart Pact.

Drink, Drink, and Be Merry

As you enter into Fort Greenwall you will encounter two drinking bandits.  After defeating them, you will sample from the Suspicious Keg.  You are presented with two choices – drink more, or stop drinking.  

Fort Greenwall Location

Fort Greenwall is a fort located in the eastern region of The Rift.  Travel north from the Riften Wayshrine to find Fort Greenwall.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Fort Greenwall Explorer achievement.

Inside Fort Greenwall

Fort Greenwall is now inhabited by bandits, bears, and wolves.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Uggurek The Vile

Uggurek The Vile is a Nord bandit who uses melee attacks with a sword and shield.  He is accompanied by a Bandit Strongarm and a Bandit Mender.  Uggurek’s heavy attacks can be interrupted.  The Bandit Strongarm makes an aoe path where he charges causing damage.  Focus on the mender first.  

Completing Drink, Drink, and Be Merry

Regardless of how much you had to drink, you will need to talk to Innarrek.  If you drank too much, you will find you wake up in Riften.  If you didn’t, you will need to travel to Riften to find Innarrek.  After telling him of your experience with the drink, you will be rewarded with gold.

Shroud Hearth Barrow

Legends say the barrow known as Shroud Hearth is deep and vast, but the secret of access to the lower corridors has been forgotten. Occasionally treasure hunters venture into the antechambers in search of the lost lower levels, but fewer come out than go in.

Shroud Hearth Barrow

Inside Shroud Hearth Barrow you will find Brendar.  He will tell you the villagers are frightened by Shroud Hearth Barrow.  He tells you that a necromancer is at the heart of the problems here.

Shroud Hearth Barrow Location

Shroud Hearth Barrow is a tomb located in the western region of The Rift.  Travel south from Geirmund’s Hall Wayshrine to find Shroud Hearth Barrow.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Shroud Hearth Barrow Explorer achievement.

Inside Shroud Hearth Barrow

Shroud Hearth Barrow is inhabited by skeevers and Draugrs including Draugr Wights, Champions, and Overlords.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard.  

Jakalor

Jakalor is a Nord necromancer who uses a sword for melee attacks.  He is the one controlling the Draugr inside the delve.  He is accompanied by a Draugr Wight and a Draugr Champion.  The champion is the most aggressive with heavy hits creating aoes.  The trio is easily defeated.  

Completing Shroud Hearth Barrow

You will need to travel to Ivarstead to meet with Brendar.  Inform him that you have defeated Jakalor and he will reward you with gold.

Snapleg Cave

The regulars at the Horker’s Tusk in Ivarstead all agree that trouble has taken up residence in Snapleg Cave, but the nature of that trouble is a matter of dispute. Is it bandits? Smugglers? Hagravens? Cultists? The debate rages on.

Snapleg Cave Location

Snapleg Cave is a cave located in the northern region of The Rift.  Travel north from the Nimalten Wayshrine to find Snapleg Cave.  While there is no specific quest for this delve, there is still much to explore.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

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

Inside Snapleg Cave

Snapleg Cave is inhabited by bears, bandits, wraiths, and wisps.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Frostmaiden Apa

Frostmaiden Apa is a wispmother.  She summons wisps to aid her in battle.  She also commands wisps to plummet to the ground creating aoes with electrical damage.  Frostmaiden Apa can clone herself into two other weaker versions.  Focus on the wisps to minimize your damage. 

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 Rift Public Dungeons

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The Lion’s Den

Deep in the Jerall Mountains, the remote canyon known as Steelhead Cleft sports some new residents—who’ve given it a new name.

The Lion’s Den Location

The Lion’s Den is an isolated valley in the western region of The Rift.  This public dungeon is inhabited by sabre cats and the Lion Guard, an elite group of Daggerfall Covenant soldiers.

The Lion’s Den Quests

A Valuable Distraction

Brea Snowrider is part of a scouting party most of whom were captured by the Lion Guard.  She asks that you find and kill three Breton officers to create a diversion allowing her to reunite with her group.

Completing A Valuable Distraction

You must located and defeat all three officers of the Lion Guard.  Commander Derre, Menoit, and Senior Scout Justal are all easily defeated.  Return to Brea and she will reward you with gold.

ESO In-Game Icon Quest Container 002

Justal’s Falcon Memento

You will also receive the Justar’s Falcon memento.

Prisoner Dilemma

Thragof, a Pact soldier commander, informs you that three of his soldiers have been kidnapped.  He says that he believes one of those to be a traitor.  

Completing Prisoner Dilemma

You must find and question the prisoners and make a determination on who, if anyone, is the traitor.  When you return to Thragof you will be rewarded with gold.

Dungeon Bosses

The Lion’s Den has 8 bosses.  To complete the dungeon, you will need to complete the quest and defeat all 8 bosses. 

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Crazy Sebastien

Crazy Sebastien is a member of the Breton Lion Guard.

Mechanics

Crazy Sebastien uses a mace for melee attacks.  When he charges his mace for an electrical attack, he follows it with a heavy hit.  He can be interrupted.

Den Mother

The Den Mother is a mother bear accompanied by her cub, Young Soot Paw.

Mechanics

Young Soot Paw intitiates the battle soon waking up the Den Mother.  Both use bites and claws.  The Den Mother rears up and slams the ground in the cone-shaped aoe causing heavy damage.  It can be easily avoided.   

Inulu The Fierce

Inulu the Fierce is a large troll located in a cave.

Mechanics

Inulu the Fierce has heavy hits and slams the ground creating aoes.  Avoid the aoes as much as possible.  Ranged attacks work well. 

Lieutenant Derone

Lieutenant Derone is a member of the Breton Lion Guard.

Mechanics

Lieutenant Derone uses a sword and shield for melee attacks.  The battle area is limited as it is inside a tent.  He creates a cone aoe and breathes fire.

Lieutenant Stenric

Lieutenant Stenric is a member of the Breton Lion Guard.

Mechanics

Lieutenant Stenric uses a staff and is also a healer.  Other members of the Lion Guard join her in battle and she does heal them.  You can interrupt her.  She also creates a circular aoe which can be easily avoided.

Lonely Giant

The Lonely Giant is the group boss for this public dungeon.  He is found by entering the hidden entrance called the Giant’s Crush. 

Mechanics

Several mammoths must first be defeated before the Lonely Giant will appear.  He has heavy hits with his club and kicks.  He also pounds the club to the ground causing large aoes.  He is slow-moving.  Ranged attacks work well.

Sergeant Lort

Sergeant Lort is a member of the Breton Lion Guard.

Mechanics

Sergeant Lort is accompanied by two Lion Guard archers.  He uses melee attacks with a battle axe.  Focus on the archers as their ranged attacks are very damaging.

Sergeant Themond

Sergeant Themond is a member of the Breton Liono Guard.

Mechanics

Sergeant Themond uses a bow battles on a platform.  Her volley attacks can be interrupted.  She is easily defeated.

Achievements

ESO Toothmaul Gully Public Dungeon Achievement

Defeating all the champions in The Lion’s Den will reward you with The Lion’s Den Conqueror achievement.

ESO Toothmaul Gully Public Dungeon Achievement

Defeating the Lonely Giant and his mammoths will reward you with The Lion’s Den Group Event achievement.

ESO Toothmaul Gully Public Dungeon Achievement

Defeating three of the champions in The Lion’s Den will reward you with The Lion’s Den Vanquisher achievement.

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.

The Rift Group Dungeons

Blessed Crucible 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.

The Rift World Bosses

There are 6 world bosses in The Rift.

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Ghoragham at Angavunde Mound

Travel west from the Honrich Tower Wayshrine to locate Angavunde Mound.  

Mechanics Notes

Ghoragham is a ghost who inhabits Angarvunde Mound.  He uses magical attacks.  During battle, he will dive into the mound disappearing.  Multiple Draugr will appear including wights and solders.  After a few brief time, Ghoragham reappears.  This repeats throughout the battle.  Focus on the adds when they are active.  

Achievement Earned

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

Nomeg Rine at the Frozen Ruins

Travel south from the Taarengrav Wayshrine to the find the Frozen Ruins.

Mechanics Notes

Nomeg Rine is a large frost atronach.  He has heavy hits and stomps the ground creating aoes.  He can also launch ice at you freezing you in place.  Avoid the aoes when possible. 

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Frost Atronach Destroyer achievement.

Longstride and Thickpelt at the Giant Camp

Travel northwest from the Riften Wayshrine to locate the Giant Camp.

Mechanics Notes

Longstride is a giant.  Thickpelt is large mammoth.  Longstride has very heavy attacks with his club.  He also kicks and stomps the ground creating aoes.  Thickpelt uses his horns but also creates a patch aoe that he will charge.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

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

Indur-sa, Atharra, and Zalinra at the Hunter Camp

Travel east from the Northwind Mine Wayshrine to locate the Hunter Camp.

Mechanics Notes

Indur-sa and her companions are Khajiiti Hunters.  Indur-sa uses melee attacks with a great sword, Atharra is also melee with dual-wield, and Zalinra uses a staff and serves as their healer.  The trio create large aoes and some have safe spaces in the middle.  Focus on Zalinra first as she not only attacks but heals the other two.

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Khajiiti Hunters’ Bane achievement.

Frostdrool and Sleetclaw at the Troll Cave

Travel west from the Fallowstone Hall Wayshrine to locate the Troll Cave.

Mechanics Notes

Frostdrool and Sleetclaw are twin trolls.  They are very aggressive and use heavy hits and stomps to create large aoes.  While normal thought would be to damage both, it is better to focus on one leaving only one.  Even injured two cause twice the damage.

Achievement Earned

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

Aereus at Wisplight Glen

Travel south from the Fallowstone Hall Wayshrine to locate Wisplight Glen.

Mechanics Notes

Aereus is a wispmother who uses wisps to aid her in battle.  She will summon multiples of them and also create a rain of wisps where wisps plummet to the ground causing electrical aoes.  During the battle, Aereus also clones herself into two weaker versions.  This battle can look chaotic.  Avoid the aoes when possible and focus Aereus.

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Wispmother Vanquisher 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 Rift Wayshrine Locations

There are 12 wayshrines in The Rift.

  • Fallowstone Hall Wayshrine
  • Fullhelm Fort Wayshrine
  • Geirmund’s Hall Wayshrine
  • Honrich Tower Wayshrine
  • Nimalten Wayshrine
  • Northwind Mine Wayshrine
  • Ragged Hills Wayshrine
  • Riften Wayshrine
  • Skald’s Retreat Wayshrine
  • Taarengrav Wayshrine
  • Trolhetta Summit Wayshrine
  • Trolhetta Wayshrine

What Is A Mundus Stone?

Mundus Stones are large, stone pillars that can be activated which creates a unique permanent player buff.  Each player can choose any Mundus Stone but only one Mundus ‘blessing’ (also known as ‘boon’) is permitted at a time.  For more information, check out this article.

ESO Icon Mundus Stone

On your map, mundus stones will appear in your compass as you near it with a blackened icon.  Once visited, regardless if you used it, it will turn white and appear on your map permanently.

The Rift Mundus Stone Locations

There are 2 Mundus Stones in The Rift.

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 The Rift Skyshard Hunter achievement.

The Rift Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 16 Skyshards in The Rift.

Skyshard #1 – up on the hill

Skyshard #2 – beside the Fallowstone Vault

Skyshard #3 – surrounded by rocks and a tree

Skyshard #4 – on a hill between two standing rocks

Skyshard #5 – on a dwemer shrine

Skyshard #6 – on a wooden platform next to some crates

Skyshard #7 – at the base of the cliff

Skyshard #8 – on the top of the mountain (quest required)

Skyshard #9 – between a little rock and big rock

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

What Is A World Event?

World Events, also commonly called Dark Anchors or Dolmens, are huge hooks sent by Molag Bal.  They hook into the ground with giant chains.  Dark Anchors spawn daedric and undead guardians.  As you defeat the enemies, anchor pinions will appear around the dolmen and need to be released.  After all the pinions are released, a final wave of enemies (usually featuring a few smaller enemies and one larger mini-boss) appear.  Once the final wave is defeated one final anchor pinion will appear and releasing it will cause a treasure chest to appear.  This chest contains gold and other loot but also contains a jewelry piece from the area.

ESO In-Game Map Icon World Event

On your map, world events will appear with a blackened world event icon when you are close to its location.  Once the event has been defeated, the icon turns white.

The Rift World Event Locations

There are 3 world events in The Rift.

  • Frostwater Tundra Dolmen
  • Giant’s Run Dolmen
  • Icewind Peaks Dolmen
ESO Icon Map Key Crossed Swords Battle

On your map, when a world event is active, the crossed swords icon will appear and flash behind the world event icon.

What Is A World Event?

World Events, also commonly called Dark Anchors or Dolmens, are huge hooks sent by Molag Bal.  They hook into the ground with giant chains.  Dark Anchors spawn daedric and undead guardians.  As you defeat the enemies, anchor pinions will appear around the dolmen and need to be released.  After all the pinions are released, a final wave of enemies (usually featuring a few smaller enemies and one larger mini-boss) appear.  Once the final wave is defeated one final anchor pinion will appear and releasing it will cause a treasure chest to appear.  This chest contains gold and other loot but also contains a jewelry piece from the area.

ESO In-Game Map Icon World Event

On your map, world events will appear with a blackened world event icon when you are close to its location.  Once the event has been defeated, the icon turns white.

The Rift World Event Locations

There are 3 world events in The Rift.

  • Frostwater Tundra Dolmen
  • Giant’s Run Dolmen
  • Icewind Peaks Dolmen
ESO Icon Map Key Crossed Swords Battle

On your map, when a world event is active, the crossed swords icon will appear and flash behind the world event icon.

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 Rift Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 29 lore books to be found in The Rift.

  • Lore Book #1 – Dwemer Inquiries Volume I – inside the Fort Greenwall delve on a table
  • Lore Book #2 – Dwemer Inquiries Volume II – on the ground next to a backpack, a rock, and a dwemer cog
  • Lore Book #3 – Dwemer Inquiries Volume III – in the upside-down dome near a tent
  • Lore Book #4 – Ancient Scrolls Of The Dwemer IV – on the ground next to a broken crate and a skeleton
  • Lore Book #5 – The Homilies Of Blessed Almalexia – on the ground beside a tent
  • Lore Book #6 – The Legendary Scourge – on some crates next to the skyshard
  • Lore Book #7 – The Lusty Argonian Maid, Volume 1 – on a mat inside a tent
  • Lore Book #8 – The Lusty Argonian Maid, Volume 2 – on some crates behind Malasi’s House
  • Lore Book #9 – Myths Of Sheogorath, Volume 1 – on the mountain next to a skeleton and backpack (quest required)
  • Lore Book #10 – Myths Of Sheogorath, Volume 2 – on the ground next to a backpack and some ruins
  • Lore Book #11 – The Red Books Of Riddles – on some crates on the top level of the jetty
  • Lore Book #12 – 16 Accords Of Madness, Vol. VI – on a table inside Frostmoon Farmhouse
  • Lore Book #13 – Crow And Raven:  Three Short Fables – on some crates beside a building
  • Lore Book #14 – Wabbajack – on some crates behind a building
  • Lore Book #15 – Proper-Life:  Three Chants – upstairs on a desk in the Thane’s Hall
  • Lore Book #16 – Song Of The Askelde Men – on some crates on the top landing of the tower
  • Lore Book #17 – The Warrior’s Charge – next to a backpack and a tree
  • Lore Book #18 – Words Of The Wind – on the ground floor of the tower on a wooden bench
  • Lore Book #19 – Clans Of The Reach:  A Guide – upstairs on a bed inside a building
  • Lore Book #20 – Rivers Of Profit In Riften – on a crate on the jetty near the water
  • Lore Book #21 – Touch Of The Worm’s Tongue – on some crates near a big rock
  • Lore Book #22 – Songs Of The Return, Volume 5 – on a sleeping mat in front of a tent
  • Lore Book #23 – The Road To Sovngarde – under a bridge next to a skeleton
  • Lore Book #24 – Unexpected Allies – on a desk in a tent
  • Lore Book #25 – Thenephan’s Mysteries Of Mead – on the ground level of the tower next to some crates
  • Lore Book #26 – The Wandering Skald – on a stool in the middle of the island
  • Lore Book #27 – Songs Of The Return, Volume 27 – on a stool inside a building
  • Lore Book #28 – Songs Of The Return, Volume 49 – on a table inside a building
  • Lore Book #29 – Josef The Intolerant – inside the Blessed Crucible

What Is A Survey Map?

Survey Maps (also called Survey Reports) are maps to a collection of six high-yield harvest nodes that only exist if you have the corresponding survey.  Some maps can be sold, some are character bound, and others only allow you to maintain one in your inventory.  If you have multiples of the same map, the nodes do respawn but you must go a short distance away for it to do so.  If you go away and the nodes do not respawn, then you haven’t traveled far enough.

Survey Map locations do NOT appear on your map.  You can slot the maps for quick access to compare your location.  The following icons will be used to denote the type of survey on this map.

ESO In-Game Map Icon Alchemy

Alchemy

ESO In-Game Map Icon Clothing

Clothing

ESO In-Game Map Icon Enchanting

Enchanting

ESO In-Game Map Icon Jewelry

Jewelry

ESO In-Game Map Icon Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

ESO In-Game Map Icon Woodworking

Woodworking

The Rift Survey Map Locations

  • Alchemy Survey – on a grassy bank by the water’s edge
  • Blacksmithing Survey – surrounded by a group of large rocks
  • Clothing Survey – next to the path between two small overhanging slopes
  • Enchanting Survey – on the top of a cliff by the water’s edge
  • Jewelry Survey – at the base of a cliff
  • Woodworking Survey – around a large tree on the slope

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 Rift Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – next to a tree near the wall
  • Treasure Map II – next to a cart by the water’s edge
  • Treasure Map III – between a large rock and a tree
  • Treasure Map IV – in the ditch beside the bridge
  • Treasure Map V – by the water’s edge near the waterfall
  • Treasure Map VI – next to a large rock and a tree
  • Treasure Map CE – inside the tower under the stairs

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 Red Eagle, King of the Reach

Blood Sacrifice Clue

This clue will upgrade a card in the Red Eagle, King of the Reach Deck.

In the Rift midst the birch Where three tribes make camp. Caged captives in lurch Wild bears tramp and stamp. ‘Neath banner with moon Your deck can you hone. Here lies your card Blood spattered on stone.

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This Tribute Treasure Box is located in The Rift.

Travel south from the Fallowstone Hall Wayshrine to the striking locale named the Three Trible Camp.  The box is located outside a tent.

The Rift Summary

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

The Rift region is the southernmost region and is thick with forests and wildlife including sabre cats, bears, and stags.  The capital of The Rift is Riften.

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