Introduction

Welcome to the Power Leveling and Champion Points Grind Guide. In this guide here you will find out the fastest way to level up to level 50 and how you can increase your Champion Points rapidly. All zones in ESO are scaled no matter what level you are, they will always be adjusted to your level. This makes it possible that you can literally grind everywhere. Obviously, there are still better and worse grindspots. I will also make sure to list both base game and DLC based grind spots with different difficulty settings.

  • If you are a completely new player I also highly recommend reading the New Player Beginners Guide which has a lot of important information for a new player.
  • You can also check out the easiest way to level up through my Dolmen Farming Guide which I usually recommend to new players.

Table of Contents for the Grind Guide

If you want you can also check out the video guide I made for this guide.

ESO Leveling Guide || Fastest way Level 1-50 and Champion Points!


A Few Tips

Before we begin, a few things to mention which is also visually shown in the videos below:

  • Leveling from 1-50 or grinding Champion Points can be done at the exact same locations, as long as you earn exp you will progress.
  • Training gear is the most important factor to increase Exp gains.
  • You get more Exp while grinding as a duo (10% more Exp), but you loose Exp when you have more than two people in the group.
  • I recommend starting with a Magicka Character as it is a lot easier to get used to and you have more access to heals.
  • AoE (Area of Effect) is required to get the most out of grinding to kill multiple mobs fast.

I will first explain what you need to prepare to level from 1 to 50 and further below what you need to prepare to grind Champion Points efficiently.

1-50 Power Leveling Grind

Many people craft level 10 gear and keep it till they are at max level. This is possible due to battle scaling in the Zones. It might take a bit longer, but at least you dont have to craft a ton of gear. You can literally grind everywhere, I usually recommend grinding on Zombie spots as they die pretty fast and you can level up your Fighters Guild skill line at the same time.

  • Join a newcomer Guild
  • Ask someone to craft you training gear for level 10 and level 30.
  • People that craft you training gear usually also give you a specific set that helps to grind Exp faster.
  • I recommend choosing the easiest grindspots for beginners like Greenshade, Alik’r Desert, Coldharbour or Rkindaleft.

Champion Points Grind

Again, there is really no difference between leveling up or grinding for Champion Points, but I want to get into a bit more specific details in terms of gear and show you the available Experience boosters. You should be able to hit a 150 to 160 Championpoints pretty fast. Once you managed to do that make sure to craft training gear with a level of 150 Champion Points. You will need about 90 Materials for a full set of 150 Champion Points level gear. In the picture below you can see I am crafting Training Gear to increase my experience gained, which speeds up grinding. If possible, make it purple quality to increase the Exp gain.

Beginner Grind Setups:

Only use these if you do not already have more advanced gear. Some simple combos for both magicka or stamina setups:

Magicka Characters: 5x Law of Julianos, 3x Magnus' Gift, 3x Willpower
Stamina Characters: 5x Hunding's Rage, 3x Night Mother's Gaze, 3x Agility

The jewelry (Willpower or Agility) can be bought in Guildstores for a faily cheap price. Of course you can use whatever gear you want, just make sure it has training trait to gain Experience faster.

Setup for Magicka

Magicka Characters: 5x Law of Julianos, 3x Magnus' Gift, 3x Willpower

Make sure to use The Atronach Mundus Stone for increased Magicka Recovery in combination with Witchmothers Brew Drink that gives you Health, Magicka and Magicka Recovery.

Food buff

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyTrainingMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightTrainingMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightTrainingMagicka
PantsMagnus' GiftLightTrainingMagicka
HandsMagnus' GiftLightTrainingMagicka
HeadMagnus' GiftLightTrainingMagicka
ShoulderMagnus' GiftLightTrainingMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcane/ HealthyMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/ HealthySpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/ HealthySpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFireTrainingWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireTrainingFire Enchant

Beginner Setup for Stamina

Stamina Characters: 5x Hunding's Rage, 3x Night Mother's Gaze, 3x Agility

Make sure to use The Serpent Mundus Stone for increased Stamina Recovery in combination with Dubious Camoran Throne Drink that gives you Health, Stamina and Stamina Recovery.

Food buff

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyTrainingStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumTrainingStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumTrainingStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumTrainingStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumTrainingStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumTrainingStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumTrainingStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyStamina Recovery
RingAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerTrainingAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerTrainingWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowTrainingPoison Enchant

Experience boosters

There is a lot of ways to increase your Experience gains.

  • 10% from Each Armor & Weapon piece (purple quality)
  • 10% ESO Plus Membership
  • 10% from Marriage
  • 10% for being in a group of two
  • 50% from Psijic Ambrosia Drink (Or Crown Experience Scroll)
  • 100% from Aetherial Ambrosia Drink
  • 150% from Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia Drink
  • 100% ESO in game Events (Witches & New Life Festival etc.)

Here I showcase a few possible ways to boost your experience during your leveling process in the Elder Scrolls Online.

ESO Grind Guide

ESO Grind Guide

Be aware that the Drinks do not stack with each other. Lets take the most basic setup that you could achieve easily and without a lot of effort:

  • 70% from Gear
  • 8% from Weapon
  • 10% from ESO Plus Membership
  • 10% for being in a group of two
  • 50% from Psijic Ambrosia (or the Crown Store Experience Scroll)

Those three things already give you a 148% Experience Boost. Now lets take a look at the maximum Experience Boost that you can achieve:

  • 70% from Gear
  • 8% from Weapon
  • 10% from ESO Plus Membership
  • 10% from Marriage
  • 10% for being in a group of two
  • 150% from Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia Drink
  • 100% ESO in game Events (Witches & New Life Festival etc.)

Thats a total of 358% Experience Boost. However, obviously the Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia Drinks are very expensive and the in game Events are not always active.

Where should you grind?

Because everything gets scaled, there is tons of good grind spots in this game. The open World grindspots usually give the most Experience if you are not being interrupted by others. So I usually recommend going into the instanced Skyreach Catacombs, where you can not be interrupted and you know exactly how long it will take to get to the next level.

  1. Easiest grindspots for Beginners with the BASE GAME are Greenshade, Alik’r Desert, Coldharbour (No DLC required)
  2. Easiest grindspots for Beginners with Orsinium DLC is Old Orsinium or Rkindaleft Public Dungeon.
  3. Most effective grind is in the Imperial Sewers Grindspot but also toughest and most dangerous because PVP zone (Imperial City DLC)
  4. Instanced grindspot can be found in Skyreach Catacombs in Craglorn, decent EXP but it has one advantage, it is intanced so nobody is going to bother you (No DLC required)
  5. Very effective grind spots but crowded most of times can be found in Spellscar and Forgotten Wastes

Greenshade Zombie Grind (No DLC required)

The Zombies here are very easy to kill and you can pull a lot of them together at once, very good Experience. However, this grindspot is usually only free in the morning as it is very popular. The Verrant Morass Wayshrine is close by, make sure to unlock it so you can teleport there again.

ESO Grind Guide

Alik’r Desert Zombie Grind (No DLC required)

This is another very good Zombie grinding spot, same as with Greenshade, quite popular so make sure to grind in the morning. Zombies die very fast and barely do any damage. The Sentinel Wayshrine is close by make sure to unlock the wayshrine.

ESO Grind Guide

Coldharbour Zombie Grind (No DLC required)

You need to teleport to someone to instantly access this grinding spot, also very popular and no DLC is required to grind here. Zombies die very fast and barely do any damage.

ESO Grind Guide

Court of Contempt (Coldharbour)

This is also one of my favourite grind spots, it is easy to access once you have Coldharbour unlocked and you will be killing a lot of Undead and Daedra which also levels up your Fighters Guild at the same time! Occasionally questers run through this area, but they usually move on pretty fast.

Grind Guide

Orsinium Public Dungeons

Those 2 Dungeons, Old Orsinium & Rkindaleft, are the most effective way to level characters easy and fast. Tons of mobs and it easy to find a good rotation, plus the mobs do not hit that hard.

ESO Grind Guide

Old Orsinium ESO Grind Guide

This is the easiest grindspot, you can start grinding here with level 3, you just have to be careful with pulling not too many mobs at once. The mobs do really low damage and they die super fast. The Video shows you how you can open the door to get into the right area for the grindspot.

ESO Grind Guide

Old Orsinium rotation + how to open the Door

Here a quick video on how to do the most efficient rotation in the Old Orsinium dungeon and how to open the door!

Old Orsinium Grind Rotation

Rkindaleft

In case old Orsinium is full you can go to Rkindaleft. Mobs hit a little bit harder but it is still quite easy compared to Imperial City!

ESO Grind Guide

Rkindaleft Rotation

Rkindaleft Grind Rotation

Imperial City Sewers

Imperial City has 2 very nice grindspots. Those 2 spots are basically the most efficient ones if you want to grind Championpoints up as fast as possible.

ESO Grind Guide

Skyreach (Craglorn, No DLC required)

Skyreach is one of the best grinding spots because it is instanced. Which means noone will steal your monsters! I recommend having at least 200-300 Champion Points to actually be able to efficently kill the monsters as they have quite a bit of health. Make sure to kill mobpacks seperately if you are new. Later on you can pull them all together and nuke them down.

Exp Grind Spot Skyreach – Elder Scrolls Online ESO

ESO Grind Guide

Spellscar (Craglorn)

Spellscar is located above Belkarth in Craglorn and gives the best experience gain per hour at the moment, but obviously it is also always quite busy. You just need to find a good rotation to pull as much monsters as possible to gain as much experience as possible. The zone is big so it has plenty of space and also a lot of monsters.

Grind Guide

Forgotten Wastes (Vvardenfell)

Forgotten Wastes has TWO grindspots that are very good. They are even both at the same location. Spot 1 is downstairs where you just run in a circle and do nothing else, this here gives slightly better experience. The second spot is upstairs, where you always run over the bridge, kill the mobs and jump down and repeat.

Grind GuideGrind Guide


Old Grind Guide Videos

Champion Points Grind Guide – Clockwork City Elder Scrolls Online ESO


Archived Grind Spots ESO Leveling Guide

These grind spots here are old and outdated, they still work to some degree but are unnecessary difficult.

Cyrodiil Grind spots (PvP Zone, No DLC required) ESO Leveling Guide

There is 2 good grindspots in Cyrodiil. Cracked Woodcave and Lispand Tarn. It is easy to grind there because mobs die really fast. Just watch out for enemy players!

ESO Grind Guide

Cracked Woodcave (PvP Zone, No DLC required) ESO Leveling Guide

Make sure to pull all the mobs together and kill them at the red dot marked on the map. You can watch the video below to see how it is done.

ESO Grind Guide

Cracked Woodcave Rotation

ESO Leveling Guide Cracked Woodcave Rotation.

Cracked Wood Cave Grind Rotation

Lipsand Tarn (PvP Zone, No DLC required) ESO Leveling Guide

Make sure to pull all the mobs together and kill them at the red dot marked on the map. You can watch the video below to see how it is done.

ESO Grind Guide

Lipsand Tarn Rotation – ESO Leveling Guide

Lipsand Tarn Rotation


Summary

Leveling up in the Elder Scrolls Online is not really hard, you can get a brand new character ready in 24 hours given you know what you are doing. For example, when I power leveled my stamina Nightblade I got him to max level in 22 hours, including maxed out Fighters Guild, Psijic and Undaunted alongside all of the normal Weapon Skill-lines. This ESO Leveling Guide should help you get the knowledge to grind up fast. Now you do have to invest time, if this is your first character leveling up will take a lot longer, you might not have the right gear, you might not have the right experience potions, you might not exactly know how to pull good area of effect damage which is very important, alongside a lot of other tricks!