This article will explain how to progress through the Mages Guild ranks in ESO, from the quest line initiation to the various methods for swift advancement. Additionally, we address common questions regarding the leveling process and offer valuable tips for achieving Mages Guild Rank 10.
How to Level Up the Mages Guild in ESO
In the Elder Scrolls Online, completing the Mages Guild quests, daily quests from Alvur Baren, and collecting Lorebooks scattered throughout the world are the only ways to gain Mage Guild Reputation and level up the skill line.
To efficiently level up the Mages Guild in ESO, the primary method is to collect lore books from specific book sets scattered throughout Tamriel. You can optimize your progress by systematically exploring each zone in Tamriel and diligently reading these books.
Completing a chapter or set of lore books is the most important part of the Mages Guild leveling process. A completed set significantly boosts your Mages Guild Reputation/experience. Each zone has its own set of chapters and series, making it beneficial to tackle them zone by zone. The good news is that you’ll need to collect fewer overall lore books to reach your goal using this method which helps to speed up the leveling process.
Additionally, utilizing helpful add-ons such as the Lorebooks addon on PC can significantly enhance your experience. This addon marks lorebook locations directly on your map, making it easier to track and collect them. Unfortunately, there is no version of this add-on for console users, though looking up zone maps online can help.
How to Start the Mages Guild Questline
To embark on your journey within the Mages Guild, you must first join the guild. The location varies depending on your ESO Alliance, but the process is the same. Look for the Mages Guild (Arcane Eye) symbol on your map, and seek out the respective guild halls in your faction’s main city. Once there, find and talk to the local Mages Guild representative to express your interest in joining, and boom, you’ve joined the guild and begun the Mages Guild quest line!
Mages Guild Locations in ESO
All Alliance Starting towns in Tamriel have a Mages Guild. Mages Guild locations for each alliance are shown below.
Vulkhel Guard Mages Guild
Davon’s Watch Mages Guild
Daggerfall Mages Guild
Mages Guild Daily Quests
Once you’ve joined the Mages Guild, you can complete daily quests by visiting the Mages Guild Hall in any of the main alliance hub cities.
Speak to the NPC called Alvur Baren, who will task you with recovering a Sheogorath artifact from a randomly selected base-game public dungeon. You will need to travel to the specified public dungeon, retrieve the artifact at the quest marker and then return to Alvur Baren to hand in the quest and receive your reward.
Mages Guild Daily Quest rewards include a Mages Guild Merits container, which generally contains an enchanting glyph, some ornate gear to sell at a vendor, and might also contain a page from the Draugr style motif or associated crafting materials. You will also receive 10 Mages Guild Reputation, helping you to advance the skill line faster.
The main reason for doing this daily, similar to the Fighter Guild Dailies, is to level your Companions Mage Guild Level, as this is the only way outside of the event ticket vendor items to increase their Mages Guild Skill line. Remember to have your companion out and active before turning in the daily; otherwise, they won’t receive the XP reward!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you level up the Mages Guild fast in ESO?
The fastest way to level up your Mages Guild skill in ESO is by collecting lorebooks.
This is easier said than done on console, however on PC, with the Lorebooks add-on, which conveniently shows you the location of every lorebook around on your map, it makes grinding lorebooks an actual possibility versus having to take the time to grind through the public dungeon quests, Mage Guild quests, and dailies.
How do you get to level 10 in Mages Guild?
Each Lorebook recovered grants 5 Mages Guild Reputation while completing a collection of lorebooks grants 20. You can also earn 10 Mages Guild Rep for each completed Mages Guild Daily Quest and 5 Mages Guild Reputation for each relic recovery achievement.
The Table Below details how much total Reputation is required to get to Mages Guild Level 10.
|Rank||Reputation Required for Next Rank||Total Reputation for Rank|
Do XP scrolls work for leveling the Mages Guild in ESO?
Similar to the Fighters and Undaunted guilds, Mages Guild reputation is separate from general experience points and does NOT increase by using Experience Scrolls or other bonus modifiers.
How many books do you need to get to level 10 in Mages Guild?
If you are just collecting lorebooks at random as you find them in the world it will take roughly 200 books to reach Mages Guild Level 10.
However, as mentioned, you earn Reputation bonuses for completing book sets, with a set being located within a single Zone most of the time. Thus if you were to efficiently go zone to zone collecting book sets and getting the most bang for your buck, roughly 70 to 80 books would be required to hit Mage Guild Rank 10.
How long does it take to get Mages Guild level 10?
The time required to achieve Mages Guild level 10 depends on your playstyle, commitment, and leveling methods. Engaging in focused Lorebook hunting, completing Mage Guild daily quests, and actively completing dungeon quests can significantly expedite the leveling process. With consistency, it is possible to attain Mages Guild level 10 within 5-10 hours of dedicated gameplay.
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