Ultimate Wrothgar Zone Guide

Wrothgar Area Description

The Wrothgar Mountains have been home to northern Tamriel’s Orcs since the beginning of recorded history. Invading armies have marched into these peaks countless times to suppress the fractious Orcs, but the clans always rise again.

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.

ESO Location Map Wrothgar Crafting Set Stations

Wrothgar 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.

Wrothgar 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.

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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.

Wrothgar Delves

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Argent Mine

As its name suggests, this delve was once a silver mine, but local sources say it was worked out centuries ago. The nearby Orcs avoid it, but don’t care to say why.

Silver Linings

Inside Argent Mine you will encounter Dirdre, the lone surviving member of a group of Silver Dawn werewolf hunters.  She asks that you recover the sacred banner of the Order of the Silver Dawn.

Argent Mine Location

Argent Mine is an old silver mine located in central Wrothgar.  Travel north from the Trader’s Road Wayshrine to locate this delve.

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

Inside Argent Mine

Argent Mine is now inhabited by a band of werewolves called the Magnar Pack and Pack warriors.  They are being hunted by members of the Silver Dawn order.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.  

The Wrothgar relic, Liquid Silver, is also located in this delve as notated on the map.  It is found on a table in a tent.

Magnar Child-Eater

Magnar Child-Easter is a werewolf and the leader of the werewolves inside Argent Mine.  He has heavy-hitting melee attacks with swipes and claws.  Magnar can also roar causing you to fear in position for a few seconds.  He is accompanied by a Pack Mystic and a Pack Bezerker.  Focus on the mystic first as it can heal the other enemies.  Ranged attacks work well.

Completing Silver Linings

Return to Dirdre after recovering the Silver Dawn banner and she will reward you with gold and Silver Dawn Sabatons, which is not part of an armor set.

Coldperch Cavern

In Orsinium they say that these caves are named for their location, “perched high in the frigid peaks.” On the one hand, that might have been some kind of wordplay or pun – but on the other hand, Orcs aren’t much for wordplay.

Birdsong’s Curse

You will discover a note in Coldperch Cavern stating a hargraven named Kraala uses a totem to transform people into birds.  You will need to find the bird totem and someone who can make it work.

Coldperch Cavern Location

Coldperch Cavern is a cave located in the southeastern region of Wrothgar.  Travel southeast from the Shatul Wayshrine to find this delve.

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

Inside Coldperch Cavern

Coldperch Cavern has been taken over by the Winterborn.  Enemies include marauders and icecasters.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

The Wrothgar relic, Black Quill, is also located in this delve as notated on the map.  It is one a bench by a camp fire.

Kraala Birdsong

Kraala Birdsong is a hargraven.  She is accompanied by three vultures, two harpies and several frost eagles.  Kraala also casts firey runes on the ground.  Avoid the aoes when possible.   Focus on the harpys and vultures. Ranged attacks work well.  She is easily defeated.

Completing Birdsong’s Curse

Once you have acquired the totem, you will return to the Mages Guild in Orsinium and speak to Deechee-Noo.  Deechee-Noo asks you to collect a few ingredients that can be used in a ritual to remove the curse from the totem.  Once the ritual is performed, you will be rewarded with gold and the Song of Kraala, which is not an armor set piece.

Nikolvara’s Kennel

The series of caves known as Nikolvara’s Kennel have long been home to wild packs of durzogs, but nearby residents now complain that the place has been overrun with the creatures.

The Durzog Whistle

While exploring Nikolvara’s Kennle, you will find a backpack that contains a whistle.  This whistle apparently belonged to a beast-master named Nikolvara and it is said to tame savage durzogs.

Nikolvara’s Kennel Location

Nikolvara’s Kennel is a cave located in the southern region of Wrothgar.  Travel slightly northwest from the Merchant’s Gate Wayshrine to find this delve.

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Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Nikolvara’s Kennel Explorer achievement.

Inside Nikolvara’s Kennel

Nikolvara’s Kennel is inhabited by wild packs of durzogs.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Nikolvara the Durzog Trainer

Nikolvara the Durzog Trainer is a Nord animal trainer.  She uses a bow for ranged attacks.  During battle Nikolvara also uses a whistle to summon durzogs to aid her.  As you damage the durzogs, she throws ‘feed’ to them which not only heals them but also enrages them.  Focus on Nikolvara while defending against the durzogs.  Melee attacks work well. She is easily defeated.

ESO NPC Character Fedar Githrano

Completing The Durzog Whistle

After trying to use the whistle and being attacked by durzogs, you will return to Fedar Githrano and decide what to tell him.  Either way, you will be rewarded with gold.

Thukhozod’s Sanctum

This complex cave was clearly built by Ayleids, the ancient Wild Elves of Cyrodiil. After St. Alessia’s slave revolt, some Ayleid clans fled to northwest Tamriel, but whatever group excavated these halls disappeared long ago.

Thukhozod The Eternal

Outside Thukhozod’s Sanctum, you will meet a pair of adventurers who offer a share of their gold for assistance.  They were hired to find a missing young Orc who is inside the ruins.

Thukhozod’s Sanctum Location

Thukhozod’s Sanctum is an Ayleid ruin located in the western region of Wrothgar.  Travel south from the Great Bay Wayshrine to locate this delve.

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Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Thukhozod’s Sanctum Explorer achievement.

Inside Thukhozod’s Sanctum

Thukhozod’s Sanctum is inhabited by Skeletal warriors, zombies, and bone colossus.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

The Wrothgar relic, Thukhozod’s Bracer, is also located in this delve.  It is notated on the map and is on a bench under a shelter.

Gorlar the Dark

Gorlar the Dark is a powerful Orc necromancer and is accompanied by two companions, Gorlar’s Shield and Gorlar’s Sword.  Gorlar uses magical attacks and summons a Bone Colossus.  Gorlar’s Sword is the most aggressive of the three and causes damage with heavy-hitting melee attacks.  Gorlar’s Shield also uses magical attacks but heals the other two.  Focus on Gorlar’s Shield and then Golar’s Sword.  Gorlar the Dark is easily defeated.

Completing Thukhozod The Eternal

While exploring Thukhozod’s Sanctum, you discover the missing Orc is dead.  You take the amulet that he was wearing that bears his name.  You can either return to Meram who buys it or locate Khoruzoth’s mother, Yazoga and inform her of her son’s demise.  In either case you will be rewarded with gold and Thukhozod’s Amulet which is not part of a gear set.

Zthenganaz

“When the Clan Rourken left Vvardenfell, it seems evident that several clans broke off to create their own settlements, choosing to live in greater isolation than their Eastern brethren.” — Thelwe Ghelein

An Unexpected Fall

Near the entrance to Zthenganaz, you will encounter a Dark Elf named Raynor Vanos.  He tells you that he and his sister Kireth were surveying the exterior of the Dwarven ruin when she slipped and fell into the cave.  He asks for your help to locate her.  If you miss Raynor near the entrance, you can also obtain the quest from Kireth inside Zthenganaz when you locate her.

Zthenganaz Location

There are two entrances to Zthenganaz.  Both can be found by traveling slightly southwest from the Two Rivers Wayshrine.  This delve is a Dwarven ruin.

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

Inside Zthenganaz

Zthenganaz is inhabited by enemies including ice wraiths and other constructs.  This delve has one level, one skyshard, and one boss as notated on the map.

Ztheng Guardian

Ztheng Guardian is a dwarven centurion.   He is equipped with a battle axe as one hand and a hammer as the other.  Ztheng also spins and swings causing heavy melee damage.  Additionally, he will create an aoe and release steam which caused moderate flame damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Completing An Unexpected Fall

After locating Kireth, she asks for your help to collect the power core which the delve boss, Ztheng, guards.  Once Ztheng is defeated, return to Raynor to complete the quest and be rewarded with gold.

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.

 

Wrothgar Public Dungeons

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There are 2 public dungeons in Wrothgar.

Old Orsinium

The original City of the Orcs was built and razed at least three times before King Kurog decided to rebuild in a new location. At Old Orsinium most of the surface city has been obliterated, but there are still extensive ruins underground.

Old Orsinium Location

Old Orsinium is an Orcish ruin located in western Wrothgar.  Travel north from the Siege Road Wayshrine to locate this public dungeon.

Old Orsinium Quests

There is one quest in Old Orsinium – Flames of Forge and Fallen.

Flames of Forge and Fallen

Upon entering Old Orsinium, you will  encounter an Orc named Nashruth.  He explains that he belonged to a holy order that lights Malacath’s pyre once every decade.  He states he was ambushed.  You agree to light the pyre instead.   

Completing Flames of Forge and Fallen

You will need to speak to the aspectof Malacath and open the puzzle door into Hammer’s Bypass.  In order to open the door, you must press the runes on the ground in the following order:  Tumnosh, Morkul, Shatul, and Igrun. 

You will speak to the aspect of Malacath again and open the puzzle door to Temper’s Fork.  In order to open the door, you must press the runes on the ground in the following order:  Bagrakh, Igrun, Shatul, and Fharun.  Ultimately you will be able to light the Great Pyre of Malacath.  Speak to the ascpet of Malacath one final time and be rewarded with gold and the Blade of the Bloody Tusk, part of the Mark of Pariah armor set.

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Completing this quest will also reward you with the Malacath’s Wrathful Flame memento.

Inside Old Orsinium

Old Orsinium is occupied by many enemies including spidres, bears, harpies, and hargravens.  It has multiple areas include Old Orsinium East, Old Orsinium West, Old Orsinium Outside, Old Orsinium North, and Old Orsinium South.

This public dungeon has six bosses, one skyshard, and one fragment as notated on the map.

Dungeon Bosses

Old Orsinium has 6 bosses.  To complete the dungeon, you will need to complete the quest and defeat all 6 bosses. 

Click on the boss name for quick access to that section.

Batunalulr

Batunalulr is a giant troll located in the area of Old Orsinium East.   The dungeon’s one skyshard can be found neaer him.

Mechanics

Batunalulr has heavy-hitting melee attacks with swipes and swings.  He also pounds the ground creating an aoe that will cause physical damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Janavynn, Millengor, and Wuhkusto

These three are Reachman who are part of the Winterborn clan.  Janavynn is a mage.  Millengor is a mender and Wuhkusto is a briarheart.  

Mechanics

Wuhkusto is the most agreesive of the three using a sword and shield for melee attacks.  Be aware that Millengor, who uses a staff for ranged attacks, can also heal the other two enemies.  She can be interrupted.  Focus on Millengor then Wuhkusto.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Janavynn is easily defeated.  

Great Zoraluma

Great Zoraluma is a giant spider located in the Old Orsinium Outside area.

Mechanics

Great Zoraluma uses bites and spits poisons as her primary method of attack.  She also summons other spiders to aid her in battle.  Poisons will color the area with a green mist.  Avoid it when possible.  Focus on Great Zoraluma.  She is easily defeated.

Mercedene the Cursed

Mercedene the Cursed is a wispmother located in the area of Old Orsinium Central.

Mechanics

Mercedene the Cursed summons wisps to aid her in battle.  She also creates small electrical aoes around the room.  About halfway through the battle, Mercedene will clone herself into three versions.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  She is easily defeated.

Orzik the Storm-Born, Fleshrender, and Talonclaw

Orzik the Storm-Born, Fleshrender, and Talonclaw are all  large harpies located in the Old Orsinium South area.   

Mechanics

Harpies uses their talons and wings to inflict physical damage.  They also can create electrically charged aoes on the ground.  Orzik, Fleshrender, and Talonclaw are all equally strong and can be easily defeated.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Pyre Keeper Rugdrulz

Pyre Keeper Rugdrulz is an Orc and serves as the group boss for Old Orsinium.  You must work your way around the room defeating all the enemies before he will jump down and engage in battle.  

The Wrothgar relic, Hammer of Glass, can also be found near the Pyre Keeper as notated on the map.  It is resting against the wall behind a small table.

Mechanics

Pyre Keeper Rugdrulz uses dual-wield hammers for heavy-hitting melee attacks.  The biggest challenge in this area is the aoes in the room.  They do a ton of damage so you really need to be careful that you are constantly side-stepping them as they move around the room.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Pyre Keerp Rugdrulz is easily defeated.

Torak Shadebringer

Torak Shadebringer is an Bonesnap goblin and is accompanied by a Bonesnap Assasin.

Mechanics

Torak Shadebringer uses an inferno staff to attack.   He also summons Bloodfiends.  The Bonesnap Assassin uses dual wield and will easily jump over and behind you.  Both the Assassin and Torak Shadebringer are easily defeated.

Achievements

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Defeating all the champions in Old Orsinium will reward you with the Old Orsinium Conquerer achievement.

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Defeating Pyre Keeper Rugdrulz will reward you with the Old Orsinium Group Event achievement.

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Defeating three of the champions in Old Orsinium will reward you with the Old Orsinium Vanquisher achievement.

Rkindaleft

This Dwarven site doesn’t appear in Thelwe Ghelein‘s comprehensive “Summarized Overview of Known Dwemer Locations.” How has it stayed hidden for so long?

Rkindaleft Location

Rkindaleft is a Dwemer ruin in far western Wrothgar.  Travel west from the Khatul Wayshrine to find the cave entrance by following the river into a cavern.

Rkindaleft Quests

There are two quests in Rkindaleft – A Heart oOf Brass and Hidden History.

A Heart Of Brass

Glurbasha, a member of a research expedition, is near the entrance.  She explains her group was attacked by strange creatures.  She asks you to look for survivors. 

Completing A Heart Of Brass

You will find few survivors.  You do find Dorand’s notes explaining there are three pressure valves that need to be closed.  You will also encounter a massive Dwarven construct called the Vessel of the Auditor.  He must be defeated.   As with other centurions, the Vessel has heavy-hitting swings and spins.  He also released very damaging steam.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

You must then decide the fate of the Harmonic Auditor.  When you return to Glurbasha, you will be rewarded with gold, Rkindaleft’s Hidden Pressure Vent museum piece, and Dwarven Brass Sallet, which is part of the Briarheart armor set.

Hidden History

One of the surviving researchers, Cinosarion, is determined to find out why the Orcs left Rkindaleft.  He asks for your help looking for evidence.

Completing Hidden History

After finding disturbing things that seem to point to strange experiments and rituals, you inform Cinosarion to complete the quest.  You will be rewarded with gold and Agarabug’s Broadsword, which is not part of an armor set.

Inside Rkindaleft

Rkindaleft is occupied by many enemies including Rkindaleft Chargers, Watchers, and Orcs as well as many constructs.  This public dungeon has five bosses and one skyshard.   Rkindaleft has several distinct areas like Rkindaleft Halls and Rkindaleft Foyer.

Dungeon Bosses

Rkindaleft has 5 bosses.  To complete the dungeon, you will need to complete the quests and defeat all 5 bosses. 

Click on the boss name for quick access to that section.

Azorrinuz

Azorrinuz is a frost atronach that is located behind the waterfall.  Travel to the area marked on the map and from the base of the waterfall, take the path on the right behind the waterfall to find this boss.

Mechanics

Azorrinuz uses his massive size to do physical damage.  The fighting area is tight within the cavern.  He can also create aoes on the ground that cause freeze damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Azorrinuz is easily defeated.

Resonant Centurion

The Resonant Centurion is a dwarven centurion that serves as the group boss for this dungeon.  His location is inside the Animus Resonation Chamber found in the central northern region of Rkindaleft. 

Mechanics

There are four valves that must be activated each surrounded by various dwarven constructs like spiders and spheres.  Only after all four are activated and all enemies are defeated will the Resonant Centurion appear.  Resonant Centurion attacks using hits and spins and creates aoes on the ground while releasing steam.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Rkinadhar

Rkinadhar is a large dwarven spider construct found on a bridge.

Mechanics

Rkinadhar is accompanied by other dwarven spiders.  These spiders overcharge and will explode causing further physical damage.  Rkinadhar attacks using bits and strikes to cause physical damage.  He also creates an electrical charge.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Rkinadhar is easily defeated.

Sharga the Firestarter

Sharga the Firestarter is an Orc found at an altar.  

Mechanics

Sharga the Firestarter uses a sword and shield for melee attacks.  She also breathes fire causing great physical damage.  Avoid the flame breath.  Sharga is easily defeated.

Wandering Illia

Wandering Illia is a skeleton accompanied by Thragdus and Sifgof which are two other skeletons.

Mechanics

Wandering Illia creates a shield of ice and uses her staff for ranged attacks.  Thragdus and Sifgof attack with swords and are more aggressive and create large aoes on the ground.  Focus on those two first, leaving Wandering Illia for last.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Wandering Illia is easily defeated.

Achievements

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Defeating all the champions in Rkindaleft will reward you with the Rkindaleft Conquerer achievement.

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Defeating the Resonant Centurion will reward you with the Rkindaleft Group Event achievement.

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Defeating three of the champions in Rkindaleft will reward you with the Rkindaleft 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.

Wrothgar Group Dungeons

There is 2 group dungeons in Wrothgar.

  • Icereach – click for mechanics guide
  • Bedlam Veil – mechanics guide coming soon

Icereach Armor Sets

Bedlam Veil Armor Sets

What Is An Arena?

An Arena is an area to test your skills and earn a variety of rewards.  Some arenas are solo and others require a group of 4.  Each arena offers a normal and veteran difficulty. 

Arenas are fought in stages.  Your progress through an arena is saved after each stage.  Another unique characteristic of the Arena is the sigil buffs.  During each stage, you will be offered buffs to help you in battle.  Not all Sigils are found in all arenas.

The Sigil of Defense (shield) reduces incoming damage and reflects ranged physical and spell-based projective attacks.  This sigil is found in Blackrose Prison, Maelstrom Arena, and Vateshran Hollows.

The Sigil of Haste (wing) grants increased Magicka and Stamina regeneration as well as Major Expedition.  This sigil is found in Maelstrom Arena, and Vateshran Hollows.

The Sigil of Healing (chalice) grants a powerful heal over time effect.  This sigil is found in Blackrose Prison, Maelstrom Arena, and Vateshran Hollows.

The Sigil of Power (sword) grants increased weapon power.  This sigil is found in Maelstrom Arena, and Vateshran Hollows

The Sigil of Resurrection (totem) resurrects dead group members and protects the activating player.  This sigil is found in Blackrose Prison.

The Sigil of Sustain (larger wing) grants increased Magicka and Stamina regeneration.  This sigil is found in Blackrose Prison.

ESO In-Game Icon Arena
ESO Map Icon Raid or Trial

On your map, solo arenas appear with a blackened square icon with a skull.  Group arenas appear with the same icon and a plus sign.   Once the arena is completed (by defeating the bosses), the arena icon turns white.

Wrothgar Arenas

There is 1 solo arena in Wrothgar.

Untold thousands have tested their mettle against Maelstrom Arena―and failed.

Maelstrom Arena Armor Sets

Perfected versions are available for completing the Veteran mode.

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.

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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.

Wrothgar World Bosses

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Corintthac the Abomination at The Accursed Nursery

Travel southeast from the Morkul Plain Wayshrine to find the fortified altar called The Accursed Nursery.

Mechanics Notes

Winterborn enemies in the area must first be defeated before Corintthac the Abomination arrives via a flock of birds.  During the fight, he transforms into a fiery lurcher who shoots wooden spears from his body.

As a lurcher, Caointthac has heavy-hitting swipes and he creates a large aoe before he shoots numerous splinters from his body.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Kill Corintthac the Abomination achievement.

King-Chief Edu at the King-Chief’s Throne

Travel southwest of the Shatul Wayshrine to locate the Riekr camp and the King-Chief’s Throne.

Mechanics Notes

King-Chief Edu is sitting on the throne before the battle.  You must first defeat the group of Riekr warriors, deadeyes, and durzogs before he will engage you in battle.

King-Chief Edu uses a large greatsword for melee damage.  His heavy-hitting swings also create large aoes.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Kill King-Chief Edu achievement.

Mad Urkazbur at The Mad Ogre’s Altar

Travel northwest from the Two Rivers Wayshrine to find The Mad Ogre’s Altar.

Mechanics Notes

Mad Urkazbur uses heavy-hitting melee attacks with swipes and his clawed fingers.  He also summons five smaller ogres similar to him called ‘Madness’.  These five can become overwhelming but he does summon more when they are defeated.  Focus on Mad Urkazbur defeating the Madness when necessary to limit damage.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Kill Mad Urkazbur the Ogre achievement.

Nyzchaleft at Nyzchaleft Falls

Travel southeast from the Two Rivers Wayshrine  to the frozen Nyzchaleft Falls.

Mechanics Notes

When you first arrive at the location, you will need to defeat three waves of other constructs including spiders and spheres.  After those enemies are defeated, Nyzachaleft appears at the waterfall.

Nyzachaleft causes melee damage by spinning and swinging his arms – one equipped with an axe and the other a hammer.  His heavy attack is a steam exhaust which creates two large aoes.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

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

Old Snagara at the Poacher’s Encampment

Travel south of the Trappers Peak Wayshrine to find the two Eldertide Theurges at Amenos Basin along the shoreline.

Mechanics Notes

Initially, Old Snagara is entrapped in a wood cage.  You must first defeat the Rustlers and the other echateres.  Focus on the healers and menders as they restore the health of the other enemies.    When all enemies are defeated, Old Snagara rams the cage door and ultimately breaks free.

Old Snagara uses bites and head butts to cause damage.  He also spits poison and can shake creating a poisonous aoe.  Old Snagara also summons mages and other enemies throughout the battle.  Focus on the healers and menders as they restore the other enemies’ health.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  

Achievement Earned

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The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Kill Old Snagara achievement.

Zandadunoz the Reborn at Unfinished Dolmen

Travel slightly southwest from the Frostbreak Ridge Wayshrine to locate the Unfinished Dolmen occupied by Worm Cultists.

Mechanics Notes

The Unfinished Dolmen is much like other dolmens.  There are three waves of enemies, each increasing in difficulty.  Initially, the wave has scamps, banekins, and ultimate ogrims and flesh atronachs.

The final boss is Zandadunoz the Reborn who is a large Daedric Titan.  Zandadunoz has several highly damaging attacks including an aoe that sets you on fire, and a melee strike.  He also summons exploding scamps that cause major Oblivion damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  The scamps are continual so focus on Zandadunoz. 

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Wrothgar 001

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Kill Zandadunoz the Reborn 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.

Wrothgar Wayshrine Locations

There are 10 wayshrines in Wrothgar.

  • Frostbreak Ridge Wayshrine
  • Great Bay Wayshrine
  • Icy Shore Wayshrine
  • Merchant’s Gate Wayshrine
  • Morkul Plain Wayshrine
  • Orinium Wayshrine
  • Shatul Wayshrine
  • Siege Road Wayshrine
  • Trader’s Road Wayshrine
  • Two Rivers 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 Wrothgar

There are three types of zone daily quests in Wrothgar.  You can find the NPC quest givers at the locations notated on the map.

Arzorag will give you a daily zone quest involving one of Wrothgar’s world bosses.  She is located inside Skalar’s Hostel on the outskirts of Orsinium in southeastern Wrothgar.

Guruzug will give you a daily zone quest involving one of the six delves in Wrothgar.  He is located in the northwestern region of Wrothgar inside the Clan Longhouse at the Morkul Stronghold.

Fa-Nuit-Hen will give you a daily quest involving Wrothgar’s solo arena, Maelstrom.  This quest also serves as a save point for your progress inside the Maelstrom Arena.

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.

Wrothgar Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 17 Skyshards in Wrothgar.

Skyshard #1 – between a rock and a ruined wall

Skyshard #2 – on a cliff next to a waterfall

Skyshard #3 –  on top of Exile’s Barrow next to a campfire

Skyshard #4 – in a broken barrel on scaffolding

Skyshard #5 – in a crate on a wooden deck

Skyshard #6 – on top of a cliff behind a big rock

Skyshard #7 – in a broken crate in the middle of a broken ship

Skyshard #8 – at the top of a frozen waterfall on a rock shelf

Skyshard #9 – inside a building behind a tree

One skyshard is also found in each of the delves and one in each of the public dungeons.  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.

Wrothgar Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 5 lore books to be found in Wrothgar.

  • Lore Book #1 – The Dreamstride – on the ground under a rock shelter in front of a fire
  • Lore Book #2 – Civility And Etiquette:  Wood Orcs I – next to a boat on the shore
  • Lore Book #3 – The Legendary Scourge – on the ground next to a shelter on a wooden platform on the side of a hill
  • Lore Book #4 – The Pig Children – on the ground next to a broken cart
  • Lore Book #5 – Return To Orsinium – behind a boat on the shore

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

Wrothgar Survey Map Locations

  • Alchemy Survey I – around some flat rocks and trees
  • Alchemy Survey II – at the fork in the path behind a large rock
  • Alchemy Survey III – beside the lake between two waterfalls at the top of a cliff
  • Blacksmithing Survey I – near a large rock and a tree
  • Blacksmithing Survey II – between a large rock and a bigger rock
  • Blacksmithing Survey III – down by the water’s edge
  • Clothing Survey I – around some rocks near the base of ruined walls
  • Clothing Survey II – on the top of a small slope near a large rock
  • Clothing Survey III – on the side of a small slope near the water
  • Enchanting Survey I – between a ruined wall and a large rock up from the lake
  • Enchanting Survey II – at the base of a ruined wall
  • Enchanting Survey III – at the base of a watch tower on the top of a cliff
  • Jewelry Survey I – beside the path on the way to Coldperch Cavern at the base of a cliff
  • Jewelry Survey II – at the base of a cliff
  • Jewelry Survey III – On a ledge part way down a cliff base overlooking a beach
  • Woodworking Survey I – around a large tree and two smaller trees
  • Woodworking Survey II – surrounding two trees
  • Woodworking Survey III – part way up the mountain around a large tree and rock

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.

Wrothgar Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – in a rock tomb
  • Treasure Map II – beside a large rock
  • Treasure Map III – behind a tree on an island
  • Treasure Map IV – behind a rock by the water’s edge
  • Treasure Map V – under a leaning rock
  • Treasure Map VI – under a rock ledge

Collecting Wrothgar Relics

There are a total of 20 Wrothgar Relics that can be collected for the House of Orsimer Glories museum.  These are also referred to as Orsinium Museum Pieces.

 

To begin this quest, in the city of Orinium, travel toward the House or Orsimer Glories. Outside the museum, you will discover a note on the ground.  The note is an advertisement for the House of Orsimer Glories.  Enter and speak to Curator Umutha.  

These collections do not appear as a quest but instead you will be given a list of the other relics required to earn the achievements.  Items collected remain in your inventory until they are placed in the museum.  

Wrothgar Relic Locations

There are 20 relics in Wrothgar.

  • Relic #1 – The First Charter – on top of Exile’s Barrow next to a campfire
  • Relic #2 – Horn of Beasts – by the water next to a skeleton
  • Relic #3 – Guthrag’s Mask – on top of a watch tower
  • Relic #4 – Centurion’s Signet – on a wooden platform on a skeleton
  • Relic #5 – Frostbreak Chalice – in a tower under the stairs on some crates
  • Relic #6 – Trinimac House Idol – near the entrance to Paragon’s Remembrance in the small tent in a crate
  • Relic #7 – Nuzava’s Anvil – in a cart by the water
  • Relic #8 – Dwarf Light – on the ground next to a dwemer machine
  • Relic #9 – Torc of Baloth Bloodtusk – inside Honor’s Rest Catacombs in Western Halls in the most western cross-shaped room inside a coffin
  • Relic #10 – Thugbo’s Map of the Clans – between two echatere on a large flat rock
  • Relic #11 – Agra Crun – obtained from Curator Umutha
  • Relic #12 – Uzabikh’s Helm – found during the quest from Curator Umutha called ‘Sorrow’s Kiss’
  • Relic #13 – Thukhozod’s Bracer – inside Thukhozod’s Sactum on a bench under a shelter
  • Relic #14 – Liquid Silver – inside Argent Mine on a table in a tent 
  • Relic #15 – Black Quill – inside Coldperch Cavern on a bench by a campfire
  • Relic #16 – Eye of Zthenganaz – to the right of the entrance to Rkindzaleft on the ground
  • Relic #17 – Hammer of Glass – inside Old Orsinium resting against a wall behind a small table
  • Relic #18 – Heart of Zanadunoz – on an offering table
  • Relic #19 – Scepter of the Riekr King-Chief – on the weapon rack beside the tent
  • Relic #20 – Mad Urkazbur’s Ice-Effigy – on a barrel under a small cleft
ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Wrothgar 008

Collect 16 relics and earn the Wrothgar Relic Hunter achievement.  

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement Wrothgar 008

Collect all 20 relics and earn the Wrothgar Master Relic Hunter achievement.  You must earn this achievement as a requirement to earn the Hero of Wrothgar achievement.

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

Hargraven Matron Clue

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

As mounts soar on high Old home of the Orcs. Foes struggle and die Where frost breaks with force. Neath a twisted old tree Harpies cackle and snort Here lies your card A Hagraven’s retort.

This Tribute Treasure Box is in western Wrothgar.

Travel south from the Great Bay Wayshrine to Frostbreak Castle. 

The Tribute Treasure Box is located next to a tree outside of the castle.

Wrothgar Summary

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

Wrothgar is a mountainous region in Elder Scrolls Online known for its rugged terrain, creatures, and resources, primarily inhabited by the orcish race of Orsimer, with their capital city of Orsinium. In ESO, players can explore Wrothgar, engage in quests and activities, and craft powerful items using its abundant resources, while helping the Orsimer defend their territory from invading forces. The region also serves as the setting for the Orsinium expansion, introducing a new storyline, zone, and features for players to enjoy.

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