3 Best Way to Make ESO Gold: Character Build, Writs, and Materials

Farming gold as the dragonknight might not be as effective as other class. Although it’s the tankiest class in ESO, its damage output is lower than the other classes. However, there are ways to make a fortune as the dragonknight. Simply follow these 3 steps to gold making and you will be rich within no time.

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Building a New Crafting Character

Spending skill points to crafting skills can significantly decrease your potential as a Dragonknight. It’s better to create a completely new character purely focusing on crafting. This character should have all crafting skills at max. This way you are going to have 2 characters: one being the dragonknight purely with a PvE build and the other one on the crafting.

The good thing about this strategy is you can craft whatever you want as well as having a more powerful character. You might need to spend more time creating a new crafting character. But it’s worthwhile.

Because of the more efficiently in fighting, your dps dragonknight will be able to farm gold from a grinding spot really fast. Then, you can make more gold using crafting character, especially on raw materials. You can craft, sell, and extract them for more gold.

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Important Crafting Skills

In your crafting character, you should have different skills for all crafting jobs including, woodworking, alchemy, clothing, enchanting, and more. Then, you can maximize based on what you need for the dragonknight.

At the very least, you should maximize all crafting skills related to material extraction such as Metal Extraction, Unraveling, and wood extraction. They will give you a LOT more gold from better-extracted items.

Writs, Your Best Source of Income

The best way to make money in the Elder Scrolls Online with a small amount of time is Writs, a special assignment for crafting professions. Completing a few writs give you a lot of gold as well as other crafting materials that can be crafted or sold later for gold.

The great thing about writs is it does not take long at all. You only need a few minutes to gather materials, collect writs, and stuffs. It’s even possible to make over hundred thousands of gold per hour. A good horse is essential since you need to travel from place to place all the time.

Writs are like a daily quest. It’s only available once every 20 hours. It’s recommended to complete them all every time you play. It’s only a few minutes a day but give you a lot of gold. It’s currently the best way to make money. There’s no other way that can give you hundred thousands of gold within an hour.

Breaking Down Materials

Breaking down materials to sell for gold is a big deal. There are so many ways to earn materials in the Elder Scrolls Online, mostly from killing monsters. You should switch out to a combat character, go to a grind spot, and farm everything there while playing solo. In case you are playing with your friend, go to a group dungeon can even give you more materials.

After having enough materials, switch out to a crafting character again and extract all materials. Improvement items are better with extraction skills resulted in more gold.

Buying Materials

Also, another way of earning materials to sell is simply from buying. Some people will sell items at a ridiculously cheap price. Buy them all and sell them at a later time for profit. There are two things you should always keep in mind. First, you should know the market price really well. Sometimes the material price can go down quickly without realizing it. Selling fee is the second. It will be loss instead of making a profit if you do not calculate it well enough.

Guild Trader

Guild trader is a key to making profit in selling items to a player. Being in a guild is the only way to access it. Thus, you should join any guild as fast and as much as possible. There are many trading guilds allowing you to join them easily without having to PvP. When setting a price, make sure they are around the cheapest possible price without undercutting other players.

Remember that the main item you are going to sell here is a high-quality improvement item from materials extraction. It’s a common product having many sellers. If the price is too high, nobody will buy it. If it’s too cheap, you might be breaking the market and get kicked out by a guild leader.

If the price is right, you should be able to sell them all within a single day.

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