Shapeshifter’s Chain Guide | Shapeshifter’s Chain Leads Location


Shapeshifter’s Chain

The Shapeshifter’s Chain Mythic Set is one of the Mythic Items that are available in The Elder Scrolls Online with the system of Antiquities. Mythic Items are special one-piece sets that offer unique effects to their wearer.

Shapeshifter’s Chain is a Necklace that reduces the cost of your Transformation Ultimate abilities. While transformed, increase your Maximum Health, Stamina, and Magicka.

In order to discover Mythic Items you must have unlocked the Scrying and Excavation skill-lines. To unlock them you must own the Greymoor Chapter and complete the introductory quest for the Antiquities system.

This will allow you to Scry for Leads that will lead you to excavation sites where you can find items or fragments of them. Mythic items are usually separated in fragments and you have to find all of them in order to get the complete item.

The higher the quality of an item you can find the higher the difficulty of scrying and excavating for it. Leads for Mythic Items have a Master Difficulty. Most of the time a Lead will guide you to a dig site in the area you have found it but in some cases Leads will send you somewhere else. A good example of this is Leads found in the Imperial City.

You can get Leads even if you do not own the Greymoor Chapter and have not unlocked the two skill-lines but you cannot use them without the Antiquities features, Scrying and Excavation. Leads disappear after thirty days and you will have to farm them again in order to find the item. This Shapeshifter’s Chain Leads Guide will help you to find all the Leads necessary to create the item.

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Shapeshifter’s Chain Leads Locations

In order to complete the Shapeshifter Chain Mythic Item you have to discover first the Leads to its five fragments. To scry for these Leads you need to be Level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. This is where you can find the Shapeshifter’s Chain Leads Locations:

LeadLead DropDig Zone
Chain of the Bone GoliathMad Architect, Final Boss of Vault of Madness DungeonBlackwood
Chain of the VampireHarrowstorm reward in The Reach and Western Skyrim zonesBlackwood
Chain of the WerewolfBosses inside Hircine's Haunt Delve in Craglorn zoneBlackwood
Length of Sharpened SpikesVorenor Winterbourne, Final Boss of Splindleclutch II DungeonBlackwood
Reinforced Clasp AnchorAll Bosses in The Silent Halls Public Dungeon, Blackwood zoneBlackwood

You can find more info for every Lead below.

Chain of the Bone Goliath – Shapeshifter’s Chain

This Lead drops from the Mad Architect, Final Boss of the Vaults of Madness Dungeon. The Dungeon is located in the Coldharbour zone and you can get the Lead in both normal or veteran difficulty.

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Chain of the Vampire – Shapeshifter’s Chain

Random Drop from Harrowstorms, World Events in the zone of The Reach and Western Skyrim. There are several Harrowstorms you can farm in the zones, to get this Lead. The Markarth DLC or the Greymoor Chapter are necessary to access each zone.

Chain of the Werewolf – Shapeshifter’s Chain

This Lead drops from the Bosses in the Group Delve Hircine’s Haunt. The delve is located in the Craglorn zone. If you are not an experienced player, bringing a friend or a group will make farming the lead easier.

Length of Sharpened Spikes – Shapeshifter’s Chain

Random drop from Vorenor Winterbourne, Final Boss of the Splindleclutch II Dungeon. The Dungeon is located in the Glenumbra zone. You can get the Lead in both normal or veteran difficulty.

Reinforced Clasp Anchor

This Lead drops from every Boss in The Silent Halls Public Dungeon, in the zone of Blackwood. The Blackwood DLC is required to access the zone and the Dungeon.

How to Get Shapeshifter’s Chain

Once you find all leads, head to the appropriate zone(all Blackwood) and excavate their fragments. When you excavate all five of them the Shapeshifter’s Chain Mythic Set will appear in your inventory.

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