Edited by covenant_merchant on January 10, 2017 9:03PM
ESO Furniture Crafting MaterialsA Study in Boredom, by @amanozako
Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes.
Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes.
Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather.
Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants.
Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones.
Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients.
List of commonly used mats for crafting furniture:
Regarding zone-specific Accolade Furnishers and Home Good Merchants:
- You need Regulus, Heartwood, Decorative Wax, and Alchemical Resin for pretty much everything. Parses vary from 3 to 20.
- Depending on the race-specific furniture, you need the race’s appropriate style material (ex: Obsidian). Parses vary from 6 (small kitchen cups, green quality) to 45, with the Target Skeleton being an outlier with 206 Bones required.
- Depending on the furniture quality, you need upgrades, same as armor and weapons. You need 9 for green quality ones, 6 for blue, and 3 for epic, regardless of the type/size of the item.
- Clean Pelts are only used in Bedding or Orcish style wall banners. As such, the author highly doubts they’ll be worth more than Bast or Regulus, which again serve for virtually every furniture item out there.
- For some super / epic quality items, you need weapon / armor trait materials such as Ruby or Citrine. Parses vary from 3 to 20. Example of said furniture : ornate Redguard chair - 13 Ruby. It can be said to represent about 10-15% of the total end-game furniture pieces.
- You need Rakeipa runes. Seriously. Stack on them. No joke. You will need them a lot.
- For cooking, frost mirriam - 3, and Bervez Juice - 6, regardless of the item. Some decorative food requires additional aforementioned ingredients, though in low quantities.
- For some reason, Alchemy serves to create lampposts and shrines, but requires no specific components of its own. Same old regulus, bast, alchemical resin, Heartwood, rakeipa etc.
- You do not need golden upgrades to craft furniture, save for 1 Kuta to create the Target Skeleton.
- To learn to craft a Target Skeleton, you can purchase the plan from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator in each alliance capital, in exchange for Writ Vouchers.Writ Vouchers are obtained through Master Writs, and Rolis Hlaalu will appear after you start or complete a Master Writ.
- You will need legendary tempers for Master Writs, though not always. Ex: a Breton wants to duel. He requires a One-Handed mace, Celestial style with Citrine, quality : epic, lvl 150.
- These writs, as well as the vouchers can be traded, or sent by mail. So, assuming you are asked to craft Ancient Orc Nirned Gloves and do not know the style, you can put the writ itself up for sale or mail it to a friend (legendary quality). Or you can learn the motif, craft it yourself, get vouchers, and sell these vouchers.
Fixed as of 9/01. You can only sell vouchers now.
- Having run around the farm route in Bal Foyen for awhile, the author can safely say that the drop rate for Regulus, Heartwood, Mundane Runes, and Resins isn't great. It's okay, as in you have better chances at getting those than Kutas or Nirn, but the probability would be 1:15. For every 15 nodes you harvest, you get 1 of the furnishing mats.
EDIT: More info taken from the FAQ
- The Accolade Furnisher sells zone-related trophies/busts for achievements you have completed.
Example: in Rivenspire, if you have completed the Tamrith sisters quest (Spoiler : one becomes a vampire), you can get her epic-quality coffin or a bowl of blood, for all of you Twilight enthusiasts out there.
As you can see, the author can't afford jack *** what with it being an NA template char. This comes from the Craglorn vendor, but in all seriousness though, there's so much to chose from.
- The Achievement vendor has from 4 to 10 different trophies on sale per zone, including Craglorn, starter zones, and every DLC zone. Ranging from 3k to 50k gold. Some are available only via ESO+ subscription, like a decorative ESO+ bag, a giant statue of Molag Bal for completing the Main Quest, a decorative fancy chest for the Treasure Chest Seeker achievement, a wall map for the Tamriel Trailblaizer one... Basically there's something out there for every achievement brownie point you make.
- The Home Good Merchant sells some furnishings. Not as grandiose as the ones you can craft, but probably cheaper. You can get a stool for 350g, whereas to craft an Argonian stool, you'd need Regulus, Heartwood, Flint, Pitch, all of which would amount to a bigger sum, especially at the release, when these commodities will be rare af.
- He also sell flora-related items: trees, plants, decorative rocks... As far as the author is concerned, you cannot craft trees. It would be great, defy laws of physics and the transformation of matter, but you can't. So you'd have to buy them from the Home Good Merchant. Said trees are zone-specific, and kuddos to the devs to have thought of it. Trees come in green, blue, and purple quality, with the prices being raised accordingly.
For example, on Bal Foyen, you can get Red Aloe and some burnt crispy trunks (I'm pretty sure they're called otherwise, but just imagine a tree being badly burnt by lava with some ash deposit on it, and a few blossoms because nature will always thrive), which fits well with the whole Ashland Dunmeri culture, whereas the Bangkorai one sells Desert shrubs (just picture The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly stand-offs) as well as some Highland saplings, to illustrate the dichotomy of the zone's Southern and Northern regions. In case you have missed it, the author is very excited at the prospect of virtual gardening.
- In Cyrodiil, at the base with the bank for each alliance, said vendors will sell decorative Ballistas, Flaming Oils, Battering Rams, Banners, Stone Trebs for every alliance rank you get. It has been empirically tested that Flaming Oils make awesome exterior light sources at night, especially if you're too lazy to craft lampposts. Seriously, go try it in the Rawl'Kha house, it looks awesome.
- These two vendors are usually found in the General Goods Merchant area aka the marketplace. In some zones, they are found in Taverns (Glenumbra, Rivenspire...). Others like Craglorn have them right next to Crafting stations. At any rate, they're indicated on the map. And have a huge banner with a chair next to them.
- Furniture you craft or buy doesn't go into your Crafting bag if you have ESO+, so think about cleaning some space up in your inventory.
- The Cyrodiil Achievement vendor sells trophies for AP. The only Achievement items you can buy for gold are wall banners.
- The Cyrodiil Furniture vendor sells items for gold. Those are the same basic items you can get in any zone. (Rough block for woodcutting, hay bed etc.)
- Crafting Surveys WILL drop Heartwood, Regulus, etc. As such, it's highly advisable to stack on them.
- Trophies bought with AP can be traded. As in, you can buy Covenant Cold Fire Decorative Ballistas and exchange them to other players for gold. The author cannot test whether this is valid for the Decoy Elder Scroll and the Imperial Throne, what with the lack of achievements, but if it is, it'd make a great source of money for all the Grand Overlords out there.
Below is a the list of everything the Master Writ Quartermaster has to offer:
Writs like this one bring 2 vouchers. So yeah, it's damn expensive.