ESO Grind XP Spots
There are several different ways to level up your character in The Elder Scrolls Online. From clearing Dolmens to questing and exploring to the all time favorite grinding. Which method you choose, depends on your play-style and favorite way of enjoying the game.
Grinding XP, farming NPC repeatedly in order to level up your character, can be quite effective as long as you are doing it at the right place. There are several good spots you can visit in order to grind XP in ESO and level up. Some of those spots can also help you earn a decent amount of Gold in the process. The spots below can also help you level up your Companions fast!
Table of Contents
- Best Grind XP Spots
- Efficient Grinding & Skills
- Other Guides to Read
Best Grind XP Spots
These are some of the best Grind XP Spots in The Elder Scrolls Online. Many of them will reward you with Gold and good drops as well, that will help you progress faster in the game.
Every location mentioned here is available with the base game. No DLC is required to access it.
1. The Vile Manse
The Vile Manse is a Public Dungeon, located in the Reaper’s March zone. It consists of two floors and offers a circular route you can follow in each floor. In order to enter the Dungeon you have to accept a short quest in the Villa above first.
The upper floor is full with groups of human enemies that can be killed easily. In general Humans are great enemies to also make Gold while grinding XP. The Bosses on this floor can drop additional loot but they are not placed on the route we are following. Breaking your loop to kill them might not be worth it.
At the west part of this floor there is a hole on the ground that will lead you to the lower floor.
The lower floor of the Vile Manse offers a smaller circular route with a mix of humans and skeletons enemies. This route is also good for XP and Gold Grind.
This is a quite popular Grind XP place so you might have a hard time finding it empty.
2. Obsidian Scar
A Public Dungeon located in the Rivenspire zone. It offers a circular route you can follow and has plenty of human enemies inside. The Bosses are well placed and you can farm them while clearing normal enemies. They have a chance to drop Necropotence pieces which you can sell to other players for extra profit.
Another very popular Grind XP and Gold place.
3. Razak’s Wheel
Another Public Dungeon, located in the Bangkorai zone. Half of the enemies inside are humans and the other half are dwarven constructs. The Bosses are well placed and will allow you to farm them for Spriggan’s Thorns and Seventh Legion Brute pieces while clearing the area.
Quite popular as well.
Spellscar is one of the best spots for pure grind XP in ESO!! It is located in the Craglorn zone, North of Belkarth and offers a large area with many groups of enemies around. Great place to grind XP but very poor if you are after Gold.
One of the best spots to level up but also one of the most popular areas.
5. Sentinel Docks
The entire area of the docks and North of Sentinel in the Alik’r Desert zone is a great Grind XP spot. This area is full of zombies that respawn very fast. XP gains are great but gold gains not so much.
The zombies however drop Fleshfly Larva, an alchemy material, that you can sell to other players for some Gold. Known and popular spot.
6. Verrant Morass
A large open area in the zone of Greenshade, North of Marbruk. Several groups of Feral Bosmers to kill around. Easy to kill and fast to respawn. Although this is another type of a zombie enemy, Feral Bosmers do not drop Fleshfly Larva.
So this spot is great for XP but not so good for making Gold.
7. The Vile Laboratory
Another large, open area full of zombies. This location can be found in the Coldharbour zone, South-East of the Hollow City and very close to the town. The zombies here also drop Fleshfly Larva, making The Vile Laboratory, a decent spot for XP and Gold gains.
A small area, North of Evermore in the Bangkorai zone. There is a mix of human and zombie enemies you can farm here. A decent spot if there is no one else around to interrupt your grind.
Efficient Grinding & Skills
To be efficient while Grinding XP do not forget to use Armor Sets with the Training Trait. Training will increase the XP you get from killing enemies and help you level up faster. Experience Boost Potions and Scrolls will help as well.
Using AOE Skills is also very important to kill enemies fast and gain XP. It will be helpful to have certain skills unlocked and ready to use. For Magicka users Wall of Elements from the Destruction Staff line, your Class’ AOE skill and Mystic Orb from Undaunted will be enough.