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|Endless Library, Apocrypha|
|North of Runemaster's Acropolis|
"What is life but a constant fight against unending enemies and unseen puppet masters across an ever-changing landscape? The Endless Archive is not the exception to the struggles of existence, it is the quintessence of it."—Master Malkhest
The Endless Archive is a sprawling demiplane and library linked to Apocrypha.
A portal to the Endless Archive can be found north of Runemaster's Acropolis, inside a cavern that can be accessed on the shoreline. Alternatively, it can be accessed by clicking on the icon on the Apocrypha map and teleporting directly to the Archive.
- Endless Archive Objective: Survive as long as possible and explore the endless halls. / You braved the chaotic halls and defeated Tho'at Replicanum.
- The Margins of Ire: Enter the Endless Archive hunt down Tho'at Replicanum.
- Replication Elimination: Enter the Endless Archive and defeat the Tho'at Replicanum.
- A Bookbinder's Bind: Retrieve missing book pages from the Endless Archive.
- Restoring the Resurrected: Retrieve missing bookbinding supplies from the Endless Archive.
- Restorer of Theories
The Endless Archive is an "endless" dungeon/duo-arena added in Update 40. The Endless Archive does not have a normal or veteran mode; it gets progressively more difficult with each 'round' one completes. Players may enter solo, with an NPC Companion or with one friend (in a duo). There is a separate Leaderboard for solo and duo completions of the archive.
What makes The Endless Archive different from other PvE content in ESO is that the majority of its encounters are randomly generated. Each 'round' consists of randomly selected trash packs, which can conjure up unusual combinations of various mobs from throughout the game, such as bone colossi fighting alongside dwarven automata. There are two such waves prior to the third and final segment of each round.
A round's final encounter spawns a Boss, again, randomly selected from dungeon, world, and trial content throughout ESO, including Expansions. The bosses’ HP and damage are reduced, making them more suitable for a 1 or 2 player battle. However, they do retain most of their original mechanics, so knowledge and experience of a wide range of bosses in ESO is advantageous to have.
Solo, Duo, CompanionsEdit
While The Endless Archive is neither normal nor veteran, the ramping difficulty is static regardless of whether you play solo or as a duo. A player may certainly last longer and complete more rounds playing with another player. Companions are available to select within the Archive, however, they are unable to make choices based on content and therefore are not the best at staying alive as difficulty increases.
- Best method: Duo with a friend.
- Nominal: With a Companion (and a quick rez).
- Challenging: Solo. One must have a solid 'solo build' as well as in-depth knowledge of game mechanics.
The Endless Archive is broken down into smaller portions to make it more structured and manageable:
- Stages – Each time you go through a Portal in the Endless Archive, you are taken to a new Stage. You usually have two stages of trash mobs, each one containing three packs of randomly generated mobs. The third stage will contain a boss, randomly selected from a very long list of potential bosses found throughout ESO.
- Cycles – After beating the boss at the end of the final stage, you will begin a new Cycle. Each cycle has the same structure as that described above, two stages and a boss fight on the final one.
- Arc – After completing four Cycles, you will have to fight another boss, which is the final boss of the Arc. This one is tough and can easily end your run. After completing the boss, you will move onto another Arc, beginning the process anew (Arc 2, Cycle 1, Stage 1). Each Arc is more difficult than the last – mobs and bosses will hit harder and you may occasionally find surprise bosses (Marauders) mixed in with the trash pulls.
1 Arc consists of the following:
|Cycle 1||Cycle 2||Cycle 3||Cycle 4||Cycle 5|
† This may have been reduced now to 3 Cycles only.
Visions and VersesEdit
Verses are temporary buffs that last until the end of the next stage.
Visions are permanent buffs that will be on your character until you finish the Endless Archive.
- Offensive Verses
- Defensive Verses
- Utility Verses
- Offensive Visions
- Defensive Visions
- Utility Visions
After completing a Cycle, Arc or side puzzle, a Muniment Chest will be awarded, containing a variety of rewards including gold, equipment, soul gems and a special new currency called Archival Fortunes.
Archival Fortunes can be spent at the merchants in the entrance area of the Endless Archive in return for special rewards, such as Monster Mask style motifs, Legendary quality treasure maps, non combat pets, Companion gear and more..
The Endless Archive item sets are Class-specific. A player will typically only find pieces of the set for the class currently being played. As with all curated Sets, once the 'Stickerbook' is completed, other set pieces for other classes will begin to drop.
The item sets available from the Endless Archive are:
|Set Name||Bonuses||Armor Weight|
2 items: Adds 3-129 Magicka Recovery
2 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon and Spell Damage
|Monolith of Storms||
2 items: Adds 15-657 Critical Chance
2 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon and Spell Damage
|Gardener of Seasons||
2 items: Adds 4% Healing Done
|Nobility in Decay||
2 items: Adds 939 Maximum Health
2 items: Adds 17-731 Maximum Magicka
Normal & EliteEdit
The enemies that spawn while with the Endless Archive are randomised with each stage. However, a selection from 1-2 "Factions" will be spawned by the maligraphies for each non-boss stage. Some of the creatures that spawn are independent of any factions, such as the Dremora and Fabled enemies. The latter appear more frequently in later arcs and are more powerful than most.
There are many different bosses one can potentially find in the The Endless Archive. These bosses are reflections of dungeon, world and trial bosses throughout ESO, and typically retain most of their mechanics and attacks, however their health and damage is scaled down to make them more balanced for 1 or 2 players.
As one progresses through The Endless Archive, bosses will get tougher, with more hitpoints and damage. Optimise a build for the Endless Archive with the following Penetration table:
The armour of bosses in Endless Archive is as follows:
|Arc Final Boss:||18200|
This pattern will repeat in subsequent Arcs after the first one.
There are many bosses that can appear, from story quests bosses, dungeon bosses, trial bosses, and world bosses. You do not have to have previously encountered a boss in other areas of the game for it to appear in the Endless Archive.
The Marauders do not appear in the boss stage, but can appear randomly in any other stage after Arc 1.
Endless Archive Index ChamberEdit
Theature of WarEdit
The following books can be found within the Endless Archive:
- Archmagister Mavon's Ascension by Nardhil Arethan — A cautionary tale on names
- Captain Burwarah's Records by Captain Burwarah — A captain's log of an unfortunate voyage
- The Felling of Windweaper's Grove — A knightly edict calls for the death of any creature that threatens the construction of a temple of Arkay
- Fynboar the Resurrected — A Reachfolk tale of a deal with Mora and the consequences
- Izzmothar's Power — A fire scamp's attempt at writing
- The Last Addition of Bikkus-Muz by Bikkus-Muz — An account of the Maligraphies appearing in the Endless Archive
- Malkhest's Journal by Malkhest — Malkhest's description of the Endless Archive
- Materials for Novice Necromancers by Girara the Undying — A basic guide on all things undead
- Notes on Tho'at Replicanum by Master Malkhest — Malkhest's documentation of the Tho'at Replicanum
- Obscure Killers of the North by Florenot Epinard — An excerpt on the Butcher of Morthal
- On the Discovery of Relic Fiends by Weylin — A warning on dealing with Oblivion
- The Silver Rose Blooms over Borderwatch
- Snushularg's Promise by Cipher Snushalarg — A warning from a disgruntled Cipher
|Endless Archive Challenger||50||Complete various meta achievements inside Endless Archive|
|Endlessly Versed||50||Complete all of the unique Verses achievements.|
|Attentive Eye||50||Complete all of the unique Vision achievements.|
|Leading the Charge||50||Complete all of the Defeat Cycle Boss achievements in the Endless Archive.|
|No Book Left Unread||50||Complete all Endless Archive Optional Achievements.|
|Going Solo||5||Complete 3 Stages without the aid of a companion or other player in the Endless Archive.|
|Who Needs Friends?||10||Complete 15 Stages without the aid of a companion or other player in the Endless Archive.|
|Me, Myself, and I||15||Complete 60 stages without the aid of a companion or other player.|
|A Little Help Never Hurt||5||Complete 3 Stages with a companion in the Endless Archive.|
|Companionable Combatant||10||Complete 15 Stages with a companion in the Endless Archive.|
|Companion Champion||15||Complete 60 stages with a companion.|
|A Stage for Two||5||Complete 3 Stages with another player in the Endless Archive.|
|Endless Camaraderie||10||Complete 15 Stages with another player in the Endless Archive.|
|Friends for Life||15||Complete 60 stages with another player.|
|Once More, Please||10||Complete the Replication Elimination daily quest 10 times.|
|First Splurge!||10||Spend 1,000 Archival Fortunes.|
|It's an Investment||15||Spend 10,000 Archival Fortunes.|
|Fortune's Flush||50||Spend 100,000 Archival Fortunes.|
|Favorite Customer||50||Purchase all collectibles from the Endless Archive Merchants.|
|Ichor Most Malevolent||50||Acquire and use 50 Maligraphic Ichors.|
|Scheming Skeevers||15||Acquire and use 25 Disgusting Spoils.|
|Peer Into the Mirror Maze||15||Acquire and use 20 Unreliable Archive Maps.|
|Walk Through the Mirror Maze||15||Acquire and use 20 Erroneous Archive Maps|
|Endless Archive Conqueror||50||Defeat the final evolution of Tho'at Replicanum|
|Knock 'em Down a Peg||10||Defeat one of the Marauders in the Endless Archive.|
|Marauder Slaughter||15||Encounter and defeat all the Marauders in the Endless Archive.|
|I Crave Violence||10||Acquire 16 specific and unique Offensive Verses in the Endless Archive.|
|You Can't Touch Me||10||Acquire 16 specific and unique Defensive Verses in the Endless Archive.|
|Viable and Versatile||10||Acquire 11 specific and unique Utility Verses in the Endless Archive.|
|Visions of Violence||10||Acquire 16 specific and unique Offensive Visions.|
|Endless Defender||10||Acquire 16 specific and unique Defensive Visions.|
|Seeing the Big Picture||10||Acquire 15 specific and unique Utility Visions.|
|Keeping It Cool||15||Acquire all Ice Avatar Visions and then acquire the Ice Avatar Verse.|
|Howling with Rage||15||Acquire all Werewolf Behemoth Visions and then acquire the Werewolf Behemoth Verse.|
|Molten Measures||15||Acquire all Iron Atronach Visions and then acquire the Iron Atronach Verse.|
|Battle Ready||5||Acquire 5 Offensive Verses or Visions.|
|Armed Onslaught||10||Acquire 25 Offensive Verses or Visions.|
|Mora's Onslaught||15||Acquire 75 Offensive Verses or Visions.|
|A Sturdy Shield||5||Acquire 5 Defensive Verses or Visions.|
|Forceful Fortifications||10||Acquire 25 Defensive Verses or Visions.|
|Under Mora's Protection||15||Acquire 75 Defensive Verses or Visions.|
|Studying Up||5||Acquire 5 Utility Verses or Visions.|
|Unorthodox Approach||10||Acquire 25 Utility Verses or Visions.|
|Power Practicum||15||Acquire 75 Utility Verses or Visions.|
|Archive's Most Adored||10||Encounter the following factions within the Endless Archive.|
|Heavy Hitter||10||Defeat 1,000 Maligraphies within the Endless Archive Stages.|
|Monster Mercenary||15||Defeat 2,000 Maligraphies within the Endless Archive Stages.|
|Fortune's Soldier||50||Defeat 5,000 Maligraphies within the Endless Archive Stages.|
|Fabled Foil||50||Defeat 500 Fabled in the Endless Archive.|
|Proof of Ability||5||Defeat 1 Boss in the Endless Archive during the first Arc.|
|Endless Endurance||10||Defeat 50 Bosses in the Endless Archive within the first Arc.|
|Running the Gauntlet||15||Defeat 100 Bosses in the Endless Archive within the first Arc.|
|Back for Seconds||5||Defeat 1 Boss or Marauder in the Endless Archive within the second Arc.|
|Boss Basher||10||Defeat 30 Bosses and Marauders in the Endless Archive within the second Arc.|
|Watch Them Fall||15||Defeat 50 Bosses and Marauders in the Endless Archive within the second Arc.|
|Still Standing||10||Defeat 1 Boss or Marauder in the Endless Archive within the third Arc.|
|Decisive Dispatch||15||Defeat 15 Bosses or Marauders in the Endless Archive within the third Arc.|
|Outstanding Onslaught||50||Defeat 30 Bosses or Marauders in the Endless Archive within the third Arc.|
|Furious Fighter||10||Defeat 1 Boss or Marauder in the Endless Archive within the fourth Arc.|
|Slaying the Hordes||15||Defeat 10 Bosses and Marauders in the Endless Archive within the fourth Arc.|
|Endless Arc's End||50||Defeat 20 Bosses or Marauders in the Endless Archive within the fourth Arc.|
|Endless Archive Vanquisher||10||Defeat Tho'at once.|
|You Again||15||Defeat Tho'at 10 times.|
|Replicable Results||50||Defeat Tho'at 50 times.|
|Destined Dungeoneer||15||Complete 150 Stages at or above Arc 2.|
|Arcing Onward||50||Reach Arc 4.|
|Word Waltzer||15||Complete all quests related to the Destozuno's Library optional content.|
|Hidden Prowess||15||Complete all difficulties related to the Theater of War's optional content.|
|Ghostlight Gatherer||15||Complete all difficulties of the Echoing Den optional content.|
|Kidding Around||15||Complete all difficulties related to the Haefal's Butchery optional content.|
|Mind over Magick||15||Completed all difficulties related to the Treacherous Crossing optional content.|
|Eye See You!||15||Complete all difficulties related to the Filer's Wing optional content.|
|Pilfered Pilfer||15||Kill Gw the Pilferer 5 times.|
The Endless Archive has several leaderboards where players can compete against each other. These scores are NOT time dependent, as each player or team will work through the dungeon arcs at different paces. Score is improved by completing more stages, cycles and arcs. Solo and Duo Leaderboards are separate. Having a Companion active upon entering the Archive will place the player in the Duo Leaderboard if they score well.
Leaderboards in Endless Archive: