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Master Writs - Are They Worth It?

rauyran
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I get a lot of master writs and I've been doing them to get writ vouchers which I use for buying research scrolls. Now I am close to completing all research on my crafter I'm wondering whether it's worth doing the master writs any more. There doesn't seem to be much to buy with the vouchers apart from some motifs and furniture plans, many of which I already have.

Also, apart from writ vouchers, is there any benefit to doing a gold master writ? They don't seem to award more gold or experience.

It would be cool if turning in a master writ had a chance to reward you with a rare style or trait material.
  • Nestor
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    All Master Writs, Blue, Purple, Gold give the same experience. I think the best benefit to Master Writs is doing a bunch of them while under an Experience Booster, even better during an Experience Boosting Event. You can get ton of exp doing writs. If you are on PC, there is an addon that automates the process so you can do this in a matter of minutes in a guild hall. I usually 60 to 100 of them.

    Then, I buy up the Rare Recipes and other goodies from the two vendors. I have multiple houses, so i put a base set of crafting stations in most of them. It also helps to have a Transmute and an Outfit station.

    So, there are things to do with the Vouchers.
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  • SirAndy
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    Nestor wrote: »
    All Master Writs, Blue, Purple, Gold give the same experience. I think the best benefit to Master Writs is doing a bunch of them while under an Experience Booster, even better during an Experience Boosting Event. You can get ton of exp doing writs. If you are on PC, there is an addon that automates the process so you can do this in a matter of minutes in a guild hall. I usually 60 to 100 of them.
    Then, I buy up the Rare Recipes and other goodies from the two vendors. I have multiple houses, so i put a base set of crafting stations in most of them. It also helps to have a Transmute and an Outfit station.
    So, there are things to do with the Vouchers.

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    I have several hundred stashed away waiting for the next double XP event. That should give me a nice bump in my CP level.
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  • redspecter23
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    It should be noted that consumable master writs give slightly lower xp than the equipment ones. Some are worth doing, some are not. The fluctuating price of mats tends to shift the usefulness of some types as the voucher reward doesn't take the shifting market into account.

    Most gold clothing and all gold jewelry are a loss. You might barely break even on jewelry blue and purple. The provisioning 40 voucher and any enchanting requiring Hakeijo are worthless other than to sell to someone that doesn't realize this. Many purple blacksmithing, clothing and woodworking are very good gold:voucher ratio especially if you can do them in bulk. If you're buying, watch out for writs that require "etched" style mats or rare mats required for furnishings. They may not be worth it for you to use those valuable materials. These guidelines are based on PC/NA. Different servers with different mat prices may get more or less value from certain writs.
  • xilfxlegion
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    rauyran wrote: »
    I get a lot of master writs and I've been doing them to get writ vouchers which I use for buying research scrolls. Now I am close to completing all research on my crafter I'm wondering whether it's worth doing the master writs any more. There doesn't seem to be much to buy with the vouchers apart from some motifs and furniture plans, many of which I already have.

    Also, apart from writ vouchers, is there any benefit to doing a gold master writ? They don't seem to award more gold or experience.

    It would be cool if turning in a master writ had a chance to reward you with a rare style or trait material.

    attunable tables sell for 225k each
  • rauyran
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    attunable tables sell for 225k each

    I had no idea... that changes things somewhat!
  • Parrot1986
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    All my gold comes from them by selling attunable stations plus anything I get from motifs.

    It’s an easy 200k+ a week for not a lot of effort when you get started.

    And as other say you can stack them and use during double xp, help to level skills etc as well
  • Obsidian3
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    I make good gold selling Attunable's, Research Vouchers and transmute stations, so it's totally worth it.
  • Zama666
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    Do I really want to waste 8 gold tempers to get 71 vouchers?
  • katanagirl1
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    Zama666 wrote: »
    Do I really want to waste 8 gold tempers to get 71 vouchers?

    Depends on how many you have, I guess. Gold master writs have a better return on vouchers for me because I need purple mats for furnishings. I have more gold mats than purple. Both gold MWs and purple MWs require the same number of purple mats to make.
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  • xilfxlegion
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    Zama666 wrote: »
    Do I really want to waste 8 gold tempers to get 71 vouchers?

    nope.

    but i only do the ones that are worth 100+ vouchers.

    jewelry i will do purple ones that are 185 + and golds that are 600+ vouchers.

    i dont bother with alchemy or enchanting unless the enchanting ones are 40 vouchers.

    and provisioning i only do the 40 voucher ones.

    but i sell 10-20 attunable tables per week --- and i buy the purple grab bags with the hlaalu plans -- the telvanni organic plans all go for 70-100k -- and the telvanni lanterns and lamps and sconces go for big money also
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    They were worth it a couple of years ago when material prices were half of what they are now. I've had my fill back then. Nowadays I just sell the master writs and materials and make quite a lot of gold every day.
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  • redspecter23
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    Zama666 wrote: »
    Do I really want to waste 8 gold tempers to get 71 vouchers?

    nope.

    but i only do the ones that are worth 100+ vouchers.

    jewelry i will do purple ones that are 185 + and golds that are 600+ vouchers.

    i dont bother with alchemy or enchanting unless the enchanting ones are 40 vouchers.

    and provisioning i only do the 40 voucher ones.

    but i sell 10-20 attunable tables per week --- and i buy the purple grab bags with the hlaalu plans -- the telvanni organic plans all go for 70-100k -- and the telvanni lanterns and lamps and sconces go for big money also

    Which platform are you on? On PC/NA, the 40 enchanting and provisioning would be made at an incredible loss while the lower alchemy and enchanting returns are quite high for the material cost involved. I'd have to buy a 2 Perfect Roe for 35k+ gold each in order to get those 40 vouchers, which would lead to losing about 30k gold per writ once I convert those vouchers into attunable stations and sell them. Perhaps on your platform, Perfect Roe has not yet become quite so valuable. I have a similar issue with gold jewelry. At 225k per gold plating and 60k per purple plating, the cost to do a gold jewelry master writ is about 1 million gold. That's a loss of 400k gold on a 600 voucher writ once converted into vouchers sold at 1000g per voucher. Why do the writ for 600k gold when you can just sell the mats you would have used for 1 million and trash the writ?
    Edited by redspecter23 on 11 September 2021 20:22
  • Hotdog_23
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    Really wish we could add Rolis Hlaalu to our homes.

    This would make it so much easier for us console peasants without the benefit of add-ons. Sure, ZOS has added stuff to the base game to make them easier to do but when you must continually deal with loading screens to really get the added benefit of the new features then it doesn’t really help that much when you have more then a few to do.

    Stay safe everyone and ZOS please fix the green tree micromanaging :)
  • newtinmpls
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    no..no they are totally not worth it.

    Give them to me I will take them off your hands.....

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  • xilfxlegion
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    Zama666 wrote: »
    Do I really want to waste 8 gold tempers to get 71 vouchers?

    nope.

    but i only do the ones that are worth 100+ vouchers.

    jewelry i will do purple ones that are 185 + and golds that are 600+ vouchers.

    i dont bother with alchemy or enchanting unless the enchanting ones are 40 vouchers.

    and provisioning i only do the 40 voucher ones.

    but i sell 10-20 attunable tables per week --- and i buy the purple grab bags with the hlaalu plans -- the telvanni organic plans all go for 70-100k -- and the telvanni lanterns and lamps and sconces go for big money also

    Which platform are you on? On PC/NA, the 40 enchanting and provisioning would be made at an incredible loss while the lower alchemy and enchanting returns are quite high for the material cost involved. I'd have to buy a 2 Perfect Roe for 35k+ gold each in order to get those 40 vouchers, which would lead to losing about 30k gold per writ once I convert those vouchers into attunable stations and sell them. Perhaps on your platform, Perfect Roe has not yet become quite so valuable. I have a similar issue with gold jewelry. At 225k per gold plating and 60k per purple plating, the cost to do a gold jewelry master writ is about 1 million gold. That's a loss of 400k gold on a 600 voucher writ once converted into vouchers sold at 1000g per voucher. Why do the writ for 600k gold when you can just sell the mats you would have used for 1 million and trash the writ?

    xbox na. -- i get roe for 10k each -- purple plates for 20-25k each and gold plates for 75-80k each -when i have to buy them --- i am a hoarder and have a metric ton of mats. .

    but -- i get the xp from doing the writs -- and the attunable tables to sell.
  • BloodyStigmata
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    That's subjective, but in my experience, only the consumable ones are. I like to spend as little money on materials and as little time farming them as humanly possible, so I've gotten my writ/survey cycle down to a science. With the amount of master writs I get now, the equipment ones are too much of a strain on my resources, and thus they're no longer worth doing. All's well though, as it gives me something I can donate to my guild.

    Consumables on the other hand, well, I basically have those materials in limitless supply so they're always worth doing. I don't, however, do the gold ones, or any enchanting writs that ask for Hakeijo. These ones are also great for quickly leveling alts or skill morphs too.
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    I collect jewelry writs from people that just trash them. I sort through them and keep the ones I plan on doing and toss the rest. The cost of saved time for CP grinding is the goal if I can save 10 hours of grinding it's worth it because in that 10 hours I can recoup what I spent.
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