Online:Crafting Motifs

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Crafting Motifs are books that unlock the ability to craft an item in a certain style through blacksmithing, clothing, or woodworking. Reading a motif also unlocks the related style for use with the Outfit System. Every player begins the game having already "learned" the racial motif associated with their race.

There are two types of motif, complete and partial. Complete motifs are the entire book, which will unlock the style for all weapons and armor. Partial motifs are divided into fourteen chapters, each of which must be found and read to unlock all parts of that style. Some partial motifs, such as Dwemer, can be found fully complete, which when read unlocks all fourteen chapters at once.

The motifs are also divided by rarity:

  • Blue motifs are refer to the first nine racial motifs that were released with the base-game. They are quite common and can be found in containers and backpacks, for example.
  • Purple motifs are more commonly dropped or possibly rewarded after certain quests, such as dailies. Every DLC or chapter that has been released introduces purple motifs which are associated with said content.
  • Gold motifs are usually reserved for motifs that contain the entire book. They very rare and generally are found in containers or can only be obtained in certain circumstances. Almost all purple motifs can be found as the entire book.

Below is a full list of all motifs and exactly where each motif can be obtained from (not including Guild Stores).

Base GameEdit

Style Motif Location
Racial Motifs
Altmer Style Crafting Motif 1: High Elf Style
  • Random loot. Always found as the entire book.
  • Your character's race is unlocked by default
Dunmer Style Crafting Motif 2: Dark Elf Style
Bosmer Style Crafting Motif 3: Wood Elf Style
Nord Style Crafting Motif 4: Nord Style
Breton Style Crafting Motif 5: Breton Style
Redguard Style Crafting Motif 6: Redguard Style
Khajiit Style Crafting Motif 7: Khajiit Style
Orcish Style Crafting Motif 8: Orc Style
Argonian Style Crafting Motif 9: Argonian Style
Rare Racial Motifs
Imperial Style Crafting Motif 10: Imperial Style
  • Random loot. Always found as the entire book.
  • While players who bought the Imperial Edition of ESO have the ability to transmute items into Imperial Style, this does not count as actually knowing the style and will not increase the known motif counter.
Ancient Elf Style Crafting Motif 11: Ancient Elf Style
  • Random loot. Always found as the entire book.
Barbaric Style Crafting Motif 12: Barbaric Style
Primal Style Crafting Motif 13: Primal Style
Daedric Style Crafting Motif 14: Daedric Style
Craglorn
Yokudan Style Crafting Motif 20: Yokudan Style
Ra Gada Style Crafting Motif 28: Ra Gada Style Chapters can be obtained from:
  • Completing Focus Points (formerly named Group Events)
  • Delve and World Bosses (rare)
  • Treasure Chests or following Treasure Maps in Craglorn
Celestial Style Crafting Motif 41: Celestial Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible weekly quest reward for completing a Trial in Craglorn:
Other
Dwemer Style Crafting Motif 15: Dwemer Style
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) can be looted from Dwemer pots and Dwemer urns, usually found in Dwemer ruins.
Glass Style Crafting Motif 16: Glass Style
  • The entire book can be bought from Rolis Hlaalu for 00180180Writ Vouchers Writ Vouchers.
  • Chapters can no longer be crafted following the Dragon Bones update, but they may still be found for sale in Guild Stores.
Mercenary Style Crafting Motif 19: Mercenary Style
Soul-Shriven Style Crafting Motif 29: Soul-Shriven Style
  • The entire book can only be obtained by completing Cadwell's Silver. The book is given to you by Cadwell upon completion of the quest and is character bound.
Ebony Style Crafting Motif 37: Ebony Style
  • Chapters or the entire book can be bought from Rolis Hlaalu with for Writ Vouchers. Chapters cost 0002525Writ Vouchers. The entire book costs 00300300Writ Vouchers.
Draugr Style Crafting Motif 38: Draugr Style

Chapters can be obtained as a quest reward by completing daily quests for the following factions:

Cyrodiil and Imperial CityEdit

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Style Motif Location
Xivkyn Style Crafting Motif 17: Xivkyn Style
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) can be found in Trophy Vaults in the Imperial City. These vaults can only be accessed by collecting Key Fragments which drop from enemies in the Sewers or City Districts.
Akaviri Style Crafting Motif 18: Akaviri Style
  • Chapters can be bought from War Researchers in Cyrodiil using Alliance Points 0000000Alliance Points
  • The total cost of all chapters is 43000004,300,000Alliance Points
Aldmeri Dominion Style Crafting Motif 25: Aldmeri Dominion Style
  • Chapters can be found in Treasure Chests within the Imperial City and Cyrodiil, but only by members of the Aldmeri Dominion.
Daggerfall Covenant Style Crafting Motif 26: Daggerfall Covenant Style
  • Chapters can be found in Treasure Chests within the Imperial City and Cyrodiil, but only by members of the Daggerfall Covenant.
Ebonheart Pact Style Crafting Motif 27: Ebonheart Pact Style
  • Chapters can be found in Treasure Chests within the Imperial City and Cyrodiil, but only by members of the Ebonheart Pact.

OrsiniumEdit

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Style Motif Location
Ancient Orc Style Crafting Motif 21: Ancient Orc Style
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) may be dropped by enemies in Old Orsinium and Rkindaleft. Bosses have a higher drop rate than regular enemies.
  • Chapters are split evenly between the two dungeons, necessitating the exploration of both to complete the full set:
    • Old Orsinium: Bows, Boots, Chests, Daggers, Gloves, Maces, Swords
    • Rkindaleft: Axes, Belts, Helmets, Legs, Shields, Shoulders, Staves
Trinimac Style Crafting Motif 22: Trinimac Style
Malacath Style Crafting Motif 23: Malacath Style

Thieves GuildEdit

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Style Motif Location
Abah's Watch Style Crafting Motif 32: Abah's Watch Style
Thieves Guild Style Crafting Motif 33: Thieves Guild Style
Dro-m'Athra Style Crafting Motif 35: Dro-m'Athra Style
Outlaw Style Crafting Motif 24: Outlaw Style

Dark BrotherhoodEdit

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Style Motif Location
Assassins League Style Crafting Motif 34: Assassins League Style
Dark Brotherhood Style Crafting Motif 36: Dark Brotherhood Style
Minotaur Style Crafting Motif 39: Minotaur Style
Order of the Hour Style Crafting Motif 40: Order Hour Style

Shadows of the HistEdit

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Style Motif Location
Silken Ring Style Crafting Motif 44: Silken Ring Style
Mazzatun Style Crafting Motif 45: Mazzatun Style
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from Tree-Minder Na-Kesh in the Ruins of Mazzatun on Normal or Veteran mode.
  • Chapters are a guaranteed drop in Veteran Hard Mode.

MorrowindEdit

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Style Motif Location
Buoyant Armiger Style Crafting Motif 47: Buoyant Armiger Style
Ashlander Style Crafting Motif 48: Ashlander Style
Militant Ordinator Style Crafting Motif 49: Militant Ordinator Style
Morag Tong Style Crafting Motif 30: Morag Tong Style
Telvanni Style Crafting Motif 50: Telvanni Style
Hlaalu Style Crafting Motif 51: Hlaalu Style
Redoran Style Crafting Motif 52: Redoran Style
Refabricated Style Crafting Motif 79: Refabricated Style

Horns of the ReachEdit

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Style Motif Location
Bloodforge Style Crafting Motif 54: Bloodforge Style
Dreadhorn Style Crafting Motif 55: Dreadhorn
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from Domihaus in Falkreath Hold on Normal or Veteran mode.
  • Chapters are a guaranteed drop in Veteran Hard Mode.

Clockwork CityEdit

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Style Motif Location
Apostle Style Crafting Motif 56: Apostle
Ebonshadow Style Crafting Motif 57: Ebonshadow Style

Dragon BonesEdit

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Style Motif Location
Fang Lair Style Crafting Motif 58: Fang Lair
Scalecaller Style Crafting Motif 59: Scalecaller
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from Zaan the Scalecaller within Scalecaller Peak on Normal or Veteran mode.
  • Chapters are a guaranteed drop in Veteran Hard Mode.

SummersetEdit

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Style Motif Location
Psijic Style Crafting Motif 61: Psijic
  • Psijic motif chapters may be found in the following places:
    • Inside Shell Troves after completing an Abyssal Geyser
    • World Boss drops
    • Abyssal Pools
    • Treasure Chests
    • Delve boss drops
  • The chances of motifs dropping from the above activities increases with your rank in the Psijic Order skill line. Gaining the highest rank will increase your chances of finding these motifs tenfold.
Sapiarch Style Crafting Motif 62: Sapiarch
Pyandonean Style Crafting Motif 64: Pyandonean Style
Welkynar Style Crafting Motif 67: Welkynar

WolfhunterEdit

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Style Motif Location
Huntsman Style Crafting Motif 65: Hunstman Drops upon completion of March of Sacrifices on veteran difficulty. Completing the dungeon's hard mode guarantees that a page will drop.
Silver Dawn Style Crafting Motif 66: Silver Dawn Drops upon completion of Moon Hunter Keep on veteran difficulty. Completing the dungeon's hard mode guarantees that a page will drop.

MurkmireEdit

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Style Motif Location
Dead-Water Style Crafting Motif 69: Dead-Water Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Murkmire daily quests. (Tribal Armor Crate)
Elder Argonian Style Crafting Motif 70: Elder Argonian Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Murkmire daily quests. (Tribal Armor Crate)
Honor Guard Style Crafting Motif 68: Honor Guard Style Chapters have a chance to drop for completing Blackrose Prison on any difficulty. Completing the arena on Veteran guarantees that a page will drop.

WrathstoneEdit

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Style Motif Location
Coldsnap Style Crafting Motif 71: Coldsnap Style Drops upon completion of Frostvault on veteran difficulty. Completing the dungeon's hard mode guarantees that a page will drop.
Meridian Style Crafting Motif 72: Meridian Style

ScalebreakerEdit

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Style Motif Location
Stags of Z'en Style Crafting Motif 77: Stags of Z'en Style
Moongrave Fane Style Crafting Motif 78: Moongrave Style

ElsweyrEdit

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Style Motif Location
Anequina Style Crafting Motif 73: Anequina Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing World Boss and Delve daily quests in Elsweyr. (Elsweyr Daily Merit Coffer)
Pellitine Style Crafting Motif 74: Pellitine Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Dragon Hunt Dailies in Elsweyr. (Elsweyr Dragon Hunter's Coffer)
Sunspire Style Crafting Motif 75: Sunspire Style

DragonholdEdit

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Style Motif Location
Dragonguard Style Crafting Motif 76: Dragonguard Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Dragon hunts and Delve daily quests for the Dragonguard Sanctum. (Dragonguard Supply Cache)
Shield of Senchal Style Crafting Motif 80: Shield of Senchal Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing daily quests found in Senchal. (Senchal Reward Chests)
New Moon Priest Style Crafting Motif 81: New Moon Priest Style Chapters have a relatively high chance to drop from the Dragonguard Supply Chest, available by fully upgrading the Dragonguard Sanctum.

HarrowstormEdit

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Style Motif Location
Icereach Coven Style Crafting Motif 82: Icereach Coven Style Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from Mother Ciannait in Icereach on Normal or Veteran mode.
Pyre Watch Style Crafting Motif 83: Pyre Watch Style Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from Kjalnar Tombskald in Unhallowed Grave on Normal or Veteran mode.

GreymoorEdit

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Style Motif Location
Ancestral Nord Style Crafting Motif 87: Ancestral Nord Style Chapters can be found using Treasure Maps in Ebonheart Pact zones and the Antiquities system.
Ancestral Orc Style Crafting Motif 88: Ancestral Orc Style Chapters can be found using Treasure Maps in Daggerfall Covenant zones and the Antiquities system.
Ancestral High Elf Style Crafting Motif 89: Ancestral High Elf Style Chapters can be found using Treasure Maps in Aldmeri Dominion zones and the Antiquities system.
Blackreach Vanguard Style Crafting Motif 84: Blackreach Vanguard Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Delve and World Boss daily quests in Western Skyrim and Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns. (Skyrim Daily Reward Coffer) (Skyrim Daily Reward Coffer)
Greymoor Style Crafting Motif 85: Greymoor Style Chapters can be obtained as a possible quest reward for completing Harrowstorm daily quests in Western Skyrim and Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns.
Sea Giant Style Crafting Motif 86: Sea Giant Style
  • Chapters (or rarely the entire book) are a possible drop from the Lord Falgravn in Kyne's Aegis on Normal or Veteran mode.
  • Chapters are a guaranteed drop in Veteran Hard Mode.
  • Chapters are a possible drop once a week from coffer available for doing the Kyne's Aegis quest.

StonethornEdit

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Style Motif Location
Hazardous Alchemy Style Crafting Motife 91: Hazardous Alchemy Style Chapters are drop from Stone Garden dungeon.

MarkarthEdit

Holiday EventsEdit

Event-related motifs are primarily available for the duration of holiday event. Once the event has passed, chapters can possibly be found for sale in Guild Stores.

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Style Motif Location
Skinchanger Style Crafting Motif 31: Skinchanger Style
Hollowjack Style Crafting Motif 42: Hollowjack Style
Worm Cult Style Crafting Motif 60: Worm Cult
Dremora Style Crafting Motif 63: Dremora

Crown Store ExclusiveEdit

While Crown Store motif styles are unlocked account-wide in the outfit/collections menu, only the character who actually read the motif book will get the credit for learning the style. In addition, the motif book will not be listed in the Lore Library alongside other crafting motifs.

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Style Motif
Grim Harlequin Style Crafting Motif 43: Grim Harlequin Style
Stalhrim Frostcaster Style Crafting Motif 46: Frostcaster Style
Tsaesci Style Crafting Motif 53: Tsaesci Style

UpcomingEdit

A list of datamined motifs that are yet to be released.

Style Motif Location
Ancestral Breton Style Crafting Motif: Ancestral Breton Style Chapters are due to drop from (?)
Thorn Legion Style Crafting Motif: Thorn Legion Style Chapters are due to drop from Castle Thorn dungeon in the Stonethorn DLC
Wayward Guardian Style Crafting Motif: Wayward Guardian Style Chapters are due to drop from completing daily quests in the Markarth DLC (Wayward Guardian's Cache)
Nighthollow Style Crafting Motif: Nighthollow Style Chapters are due to drop from completing daily quests in the Markarth DLC