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Elder Scrolls Online Update Squashes Bugs From Last Update

by on November 11, 2014

The most recent patch to The Elder Scrolls Online was massive, adding a new city, Undaunted daily quests, new facial animation and tons of gameplay tweaks.

So of course it introduced a few gremlins of its own. ZeniMax Online Studios tried to push out a patch yesterday addressing some of those. Unfortunately, there was an error in the process and an older version of the patch which didn’t contain all the fixes was applied. ZOS said in a blog post it intends to try again on Thursday morning to complete the patching process.

Here are the full patch notes or the patch as intended:


The Elder Scrolls Online v1.5.3 fixes a number of issues that appeared after Update 5 was published. This includes issues within combat, crafting writs, dungeons, UI, and more. We have also increased the amount of XP you receive from lower-level monsters, which should alleviate the feeling of slow leveling within Veteran Ranks. We are aware that there are still issues surrounding the LFG tool, and are still working on a fix for this.


Alliance War

Filled Grand Soul Gems can now be purchased from Siege Merchants for Alliance Points.

Art & Animation

Fixed an issue where the emote /leanbackcoin would not properly animate.

Combat & Gameplay

Fixed an issue where weapon swapping was removing stealth.
Fixed an issue where you would raise your fists instead of holding your weapon after equipping certain kinds of weapons.


Restoring Light
Repentance (Restoring Aura morph): Fixed an issue if you were affected by this ability, you would still have dark textures appear on your face and body.


Restoration Staff
Healing Ward (Steadfast Ward morph): Fixed an issue where the shield heal from this ability was being applied when you refreshed the ability. It now correctly only applies the heal if the shield duration expires.
Two Hand
Momentum: Fixed an issue where the heal from this ability could be blocked or dodged.


In preparation for the Champion System, we have increased the XP granted to you for killing lower rank monsters:
You will receive full credit for monsters 1-3 ranks below you.
You will receive 75% of XP for monsters 4 ranks below you.
You will receive 30% of XP for monsters 5 or more ranks below you.
Note: This does not affect levels 1-50.

Crafting & Economy

Fixed an issue that was preventing you from speaking with one crafting trainer after talking to the other.


Fixed an issue that was causing Nirnhoned trait stones to drop more frequently from Ore Survey Reports in Craglorn, and too rarely for Cloth Survey Reports in Craglorn than intended.
Fixed an issue that could prevent items from being tracked correctly during some crafting writ quests.
Fixed an issue where high-end Clothier Writ rewards were not giving the correct tier of Repair Kit. Clothier’s Satchel VII – IX will now give Grand Repair Kits.
Increased the gold rewards you receive for Crafting Writs.
Crafting writs will no longer ask you to deliver to other dimensions unless you have reasonable means to reach them (such as Coldharbour).
There will now be only one Hazzeine within Belkarth.

Dungeons & Group Content

Increased the Undaunted Reputation reward for completing Undaunted Pledges at Silver and Gold reward levels.


Monsters that became excessively weak after Update 5 was published have been restored to their previous levels of power.

Dragonstar Arena

Monsters that became excessively weak after Update 5 was published have been restored to their previous levels of power.


Sanctum Ophidia
Restored the health for the Serpent’s Image in Sanctum Ophidia to the intended levels.

Veteran Dungeons

Veteran Darkshade Caverns
This dungeon now properly awards the speed run achievement for killing all bosses and minibosses in the dungeon in less than 20 minutes.

Exploration & Itemization

Lootable objects found within items such as urns, crates, sacks, or dressers in delves, will now respawn more quickly as you travel from delve to delve.
Note: Lootable objects can and will still be depleted, but the duration between them regenerating has been reduced and the recovery rate has been increased.


Expiration of CoD mail and attachments will now take place even if the recipient does not log in.
Fixed an issue where you could crash while grouped with others.
Fixed an issue related to particle effects where you could crash while in combat.

Quests & Zones
Reaper’s March

Grim Situation: Shazah will no longer stop cleansing the corruption if an enemy gets stuck.
To Dune: You will no longer be prevented from turning in this quest if it was shared with you from another player character, and you also completed the quest Fires of Dune.


Peril at the Pools: You will no longer get into a situation where Dedras’s conversation cannot be advanced.


Wayrest: Grigitte Dailon is no longer naked and bald.


Combining items into a stack in your inventory will now properly update quests, including crafting certifications and writs.
The tooltip for the experience bar in UI windows will now properly display XP instead of VP.
Fixed an issue where guild traders would initially display your last searched guild store instead of the proper guild store.
Re-enabled the controls within conversations. You can now use E to select the first option, and X to say goodbye.

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