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Witches Festival Event Guide

The Witches Festival Event returns to ESO for 2023! The Event will run from October 26th at 10AM EDT until November 7th at 10AM EDT. During the event players can earn an 100% EXP boost, Outfit Styles, Motifs, Event Tickets, Collectibles and the first fragment for the Hoardhunter Ursauk Mount! The Witches Festival Event brings the Halloween atmosphere to ESO, along with several spooky and cool rewards for everyone!

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How to Participate – Quest & EXP Boost

To participate in the Event, you must first complete the “The Witchmother’s Bargain” Quest, which you can get from the in-game Crown Store for free. A quite simple and fast to complete quest that will ask you to find a few items.

  • A Pumpkin
  • some Guts
  • an Essense of Death.

You can acquire an Essence of Death by defeating any Delve Boss around Tamriel! Once you have collected the items, visit Witchmother Olyve at her House(in every starter zone Auridon, Glenumbra or Stonefalls) to complete the quest.

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Completing the Quest will reward you with the Witchmother’s Whistle tool and grant you a permanent 100% XP Bonus buff. If you have completed the quest and have unlocked the Whistle in a previous Witches Festival Event, you do not have to do it again.

During the Event you can use the Whistle from the Tools Menu, to summon the Witchmother’s Cauldron. Drinking from the Cauldron will turn you into an Undead. This step is not necessary to get the EXP Boost or Event Rewards.

Witches Festival Event Rewards in ESO

When you defeat a Boss Monster of any type (Delve, World, Trial etc) you get a Plunder Skull along with the other loot it drops. These Plunder Skulls can contain a plethora of items, like Hollowjack & Dremora Style Items, Fragments for various items, Witches Festival themed recipes, furnishings and furnishing recipes, reagents and more!

The first time you defeat each different type of Boss every day, you will receive a special Dremora Plunder Skull. These contain the same items with the normal Plunder Skull as well as a few more valuable rewards, like Dremora Motif Pages, Witches Festival Writs, Glenmoril Treasure Maps, Grave Dancer Weapon Style Pages, NEW Witches Festival Ghost Netch Pet Fragments, NEW Tome of Forbidden Appetites Memento Runebox, NEW Crowborne Hunter Armor Style pages.

Dremora Motif Pages

The Dremora Motif Pages drop from different types of Bosses around Tamriel. So in order to complete the style, you will have to defeat every type of available Boss in The Elder Scrolls Online. More specifically, this is which Dremora Motif Page drops from each Boss type:

  • Final Arena Bosses drop Bows & Legs
  • World Event Bosses(Dark Anchors etc) drop Daggers & Gloves
  • Delve Bosses drop Staves & Belts
  • Final Dungeon Bosses drop Helmets & Maces
  • Public Dungeon, Imperial City Bosses and Quest Bosses drop Shields & Boots
  • Final Trial Bosses drop Swords & Chests
  • Overworld Bosses drop Shoulders & Axes
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Glenmoril Weapon Style Page

Glenmoril Treasure Maps

These are special Treasure Maps that will reveal “secret” locations around Tamriel, where you can find the Glenmoril Weapon Style Pages. Visit the location and interact with the item to add it to your inventory. You can then use it to add it to your collection or sell it to other players if you already know the style.

Witches Festival Writs

Easy and fast to complete special Holiday Writs that can unlock spooky and cool rewards for every player. Completing 13 of those will reward you the Witch’s Infernal Hat collectible! Completing 28 of them will unlock the “Witch” title!

Plucking the Crow Daily Quest

You can receive the quest “Plucking the Crow” from Witchmother Taerma, inside Olyve’s Brewery or around every Impresario Tent. The goal of this quest is to gather fifty(50) Cursed Feathers in order to open a portal and fight a Boss type of enemy, the Crowborne Horror. You can get the feathers from Plunder Skulls or by defeating Crow-like enemies. The fight against this new enemy is quite challenging and fun! By defeating this enemy you earn the Crowborne Horror Dremora Plunder Skull which has a small chance to reward you with unique items like:

  • Witch-Tamed Bear Dog fragments
  • Dremora Motif full style book
  • All Glenmoril treasure maps
  • Tome of Forbidden Appetites Memento Runebox
  • A random Crowborne Hunter style page

Witches Festival Event Tickets & Impresario

This Witches Festival Event also introduces the first fragment for the Hoardhunter Ursauk Mount! During the event, the first time you defeat a Boss every day (First Boss only) you will also receive two Event Tickets, that you can use to buy items from the Impresario.

Hoardhunter Ursauk Mount

Here is a list of everything you can buy from this special NPC during the Witches Festival Event:

  • All three Passion Dancer Blossom Pet Fragments
  • The first Fragment for the Hoardhunter Ursauk Mount
  • Witches Festival Ghost Netch Pet Fragments
  • Crowborne Hunter armor style pages(Bound)
  • Tome of Forbidden Appetites Memento
  • Event-Specific furnishings
  • Group Repair Kit
  • Companion Guild Commendations
  • Witches Grab Bags with collectibles from previous Witches Festival Events

From the Impresario’s AssistantPhilius Dormier, you can also buy:

  • All three fragments for the Unstable Morpholith Pet
  • All three fragments for the Dagonic Quasigriff Mount

Indrik Vendor during the Witches Festival Event

Finally the Indrik Vendor will have available for purchase:

  • Feathers for the Nascent Indrik Mount
  • Berries for the Pure Snow Indrik Mount
  • Berries for the Crimson Indrik mount
  • Frost-Light Indrik Pet
  • Rosethorn Indrik Pet

Enjoy the Witches Festival Event!!

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