Champion Points & Power Leveling Grind Guide Elder Scrolls Online ESO

ESO Champion Points & Leveling Grind Guide

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Introduction


Here you can find out how to grind to level 50 & gain Championpoints at a very fast pace! All zones in ESO are scaled no matter what level you are, they will always be adjusted to your level. This makes it possible so 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.

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 Championpoints efficiently.

1-50 Power Leveling Grind

Many people craft lv 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

This grind works the same as the Exp grind, but I want to get into a bit more specific details in terms of gear and show you the available Exp boosters. You should be able to hit a 150 to 160 Championpoints pretty quickly. Once you managed to do that make sure to craft training gear with a level of 150 Championpoints. 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 Seducer Light Armor Training Gear with a level of 150 Champion Points. If possible, make it purple quality to increase the Exp gain.

Some simple combos for both magicka or stamina setups:

Magicka Characters: 5x Seducer, 3x Magnus Gift, 3x Willpower
Stamina Characters: 5x Hunding’s Rage, 3x Night Mothers 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 Characters

Magicka Characters: 5x Seducer, 3x Magnus Gift, 3x Willpower

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

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Seducer Light Training Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Training Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Training Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Training Magicka
Hands Seducer Light Training Magicka
Head Magnus Gift Light Training Magicka
Shoulder Magnus Gift Light Training Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane/ Healthy Magicka Recovery
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/ Healthy Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/ Healthy Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Magnus Gift Shock Training Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 Magnus Gift Shock Training Spell Damage

Setup for Stamina Characters

Stamina Characters: 5x Hunding’s Rage, 3x Night Mothers 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.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Training Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Training Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Training Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Training Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Training Stamina
Head Night Mothers Gaze Medium Training Stamina
Shoulder Night Mothers Gaze Medium Training Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust/ Healthy Stamina Recovery
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust/ Healthy Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust/ Healthy Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Training Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Training Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Night Mothers Gaze Bow Training Disease Damage

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.)





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 BASE GAME are Greenshade, Alik’r Desert, Coldharbour (No DLC required)
  2. Easiest grindspots for Beginners with Orsinium DLC is Old Orsinium or Rkindaleft
  3. Most effective grind is in the Imperial Sewers Grindspot (Imperial City DLC)
  4. Instanced grindspot can be found in Skyreach Catacombs in Craglorn (No DLC required)
  5. Cyrodiil grindspots Cracked Woodcave and Lipsand Tarn (PvP Zone, No DLC required)

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.

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.

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.

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 Power Leveling Guide

 

Old Orsinium ESO Grind Guide

This is the easiest grindspot, you can start grinding here with level 3. 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 Power Leveling 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!

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 Power Leveling Guide

Rkindaleft 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 Powerleveing 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 CP 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.

Cyrodiil Grind spots (PvP Zone, No DLC required)

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)

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

Lipsand Tarn (PvP Zone, No DLC required)

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

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