• Provisioning Guide

Provisioning Guide for Elder Scrolls Online

Introduction

Welcome to the Provisioning Guide. Provisioning is an important part of the game and it will save you a lot of money once you level it up because the duration of food, drinks and exp drinks will get increased by a huge margin. I will help you to level it up as fast as possible with this Provisioning Guide.

Overview:

Inspiration (crafting experience)

All crafting skill lines are leveled up via gain of “Inspiration”, which is the “crafting experience”.
Inspiration gain can’t be increased with Ambrosia Drinks, Crown Experience Scrolls or other experience boosting methods. There are only two ways to increase inspiration gain:

  • 10% ESO Plus Membership
  • 20% “Inspiration Boost” Champion Point Passive (acquired by spending 30 CP in the “Tower” CP tree, so you need to have 90 CP)

How to level up provisioning

Once you have gathered all the necessary materials, it will only take about 10 minutes to get provisioning from level 1 to level 50. Now here you can see what you need to do. It is quite simple, but you need to make sure to have all the necessary materials and recipes. You can see in the list below, what kind of recipes you should look out for, once you find a recipe, it will show what sort of ingredients you need to craft the food/drink.

  • 1. Craft Level 15 Food/Drink until you reach provisioning level 20.
    • Spend a skill point in the Recipe Improvement Passive
  • 2. Craft Level 25 Food/Drink until you reach provisioning level 30.
    • Spend a skill point in the Recipe Improvement Passive
  • 3. Craft Level 35 Food/Drink until you reach provisioning level 40.
    • Spend a skill point in the Recipe Improvement Passive
  • 4. Craft Level 45 Food/Drink until you reach provisioning level 50.

You will need:

  • 3 Skill Points (+ additional 2 to unlock CP160 recipes and and an additional 3 to unlock up to gold quality food/drinks once, you reach Level 50 of the skill line)
  • 1 Level 15 Recipe + 74 (or 95/80/87) of each ingredient
  • 1 Level 25 Recipe + 60 (or 77/64/70) of each ingredient
  • 1 Level 35 Recipe + 71 (or 92/77/84) of each ingredient
  • 1 Level 45 Recipe + 98 (or 127/106/115) of each ingredient

Unfortunately, those recipes cannot be found for sale at NPCs in taverns, you will need to buy them in Guild Stores or farm them. They are not expensive though. These recipes require two ingredients each.

Recipes for leveling provisioning

Provisioning Guide

Here you can find a list of drinks/food that you can buy to successfully level up your provisioning level. The guild stores are usually full with those recipes, they are very cheap and should be easy to find, once you get the hang of it. On PC you can use addons like “Awesome Guildstore” to find recipes faster.

  • Green, blue and purple give the same Inspiration experience. Make sure to use green Recipes only because they require a lot less ingredients.
  • You do not need all of those Recipes, one for each rank is enough to get you to the next rank.

Level 15 Recipes to look for:

Drinks:

  • Gingerose Tea
  • Green Scourgut Tea
  • Isinmate Infusion
  • Kelp Kaveh
  • Old Clear-Eye Whiskey
  • Red Hippocras
  • Sourflower Tea
  • Sweetberry Tonic
  • Tawny Port

Food:

  • Balmora Cabbage Biscuits
  • Deshaan Honeydew Hors D’Ouevre
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Pan-Fried Trout
  • Port Hunding Cheese Fries
  • Rabbit Millet Pilaf
  • Spicy Beet Salad
  • Stir-Fried Garlic Beef
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves

Amount of crafts to unlock the next tier of recipes:

74 – With ESO+ and CP passive
96 – Without bonus
80 – With CP bonus only
87 – With ESO+ bonus only

Level 25 Recipes to look for:

Drinks:

  • Athlete’s Guzzle
  • Busy Bee Brew
  • Enlightenment Tea
  • Ginger Wheat Beer
  • Ginseng Sling
  • Honey Rye
  • Mead de Menthe
  • Mermaid Whiskey
  • Thrassian Chai

Food:

  • Cantaloupe Bread
  • Cheese Pork Schnitzel
  • Chicken and Biscuits
  • Cinnamon Gorapples
  • Eidar Radish Salad
  • Green Bananas with Garlic
  • Potato Rice Blintzes
  • Rihad Beet and Garlic Salad
  • Salted Cod

Amount of crafts to unlock the next tier of recipes:

60 – With ESO+ and CP passive
77 – Without bonus
64 – With CP bonus only
70 – With ESO+ bonus only

Level 35 Recipes to look for:

Drinks:

  • Crystal Clarity
  • Nereid Wine
  • Pink Profundity
  • Puckermint Tea
  • Rihad Qishr
  • Rye-In-Your-Eye
  • Seaberry Tonic
  • Sorry, Honey Lager
  • Winter Rose Tea

Food:

  • Apple Cobbler Supreme
  • Bruma Jugged Rabbit
  • Camlorn Pork Sausage
  • Clan Mother’s Banana Pilaf
  • Crispy Cheddar Chicken
  • Indoril Radish Tartlets
  • Rimmen Raisin Cookies
  • Roasted Beet and Millet Salad
  • Twice-Baked Potatoes

Amount of crafts to unlock the next tier of recipes:

71 – With ESO+ and CP passive
92 – Without bonus
77 – With CP bonus only
84 – With ESO+ bonus only

Level 45 Recipes to look for:

Drinks:

  • Camlorn Mint Tea
  • Dreugh Spit
  • Jasminger Tea
  • Lemonic Invigoration
  • Shimmerene Tonic
  • Sour Gin Fizz
  • Sweet Dreams Tea
  • Sweet Scamp Mazte
  • Whiskey Sour

Food:

  • Akaviri Pork Fried Rice
  • Blacklight Oxen Meatballs
  • Dragonstar Radish Kebabs
  • Mage’s Gorapple Porridge
  • Melon-Chevre Salad
  • Mistral Banana Bread
  • Savory Thorn Cornbread
  • Solstheim Elk and Scuttle
  • Vvardenfell Ash Yam Loaf

Amount of crafts to unlock Level 50 of the Provisioning skill line:

98 – With ESO+ and CP passive
127 – Without bonus
106 – With CP bonus only
115 – With ESO+ bonus only

Pictures of some Recipes

Here you can find some of the Recipes the Provisioning Guide recommended, you can see a lv 15, 25, 35 and 45 Recipe.

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Recommendations

This Provisioning Guide recommends a few things. You will most likely level up more characters in the future, so it does not matter when you have too much ingredients or recipes, store them in the bank or on a character so they are ready to use when you create a new character. If you have ESO+ Membership all ingredients will get stored in the crafting bag anyway, so they do not take up any space. Later you can start doing crafting writs, you will get increased quality writs when you have all your crafting maxed out and they can also drop valuable rewards. More about writs in a separate guide about Crafting Writs.

Passives of Provisioning

  • Recipe Quality
    • Level 1: Allows the use of Standard green Recipes.
    • Level 2: Allows the use of Difficult (blue) Recipes.
    • Level 3: Allows the use of Complex (purple) Recipes.
    • Level 4: Allows use of Legendary (yellow) Recipes
  • Recipe Improvement
    • Level 1: Allows the making of up to level 19 Recipes.
    • Level 2: Allows the making of up to level 29 Recipes.
    • Level 3: Allows the making of up to level 39 Recipes.
    • Level 4: Allows the making of up to level 49 Recipes.
    • Level 5: Allows the making of up to Champion 50 Recipes.
    • Level 6: Allows the making of up to Champion 150 Recipes.
  • Gourmand
    • Level 1: Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
    • Level 2: Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
    • Level 3: Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
  • Connoiseur
    • Level 1: Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.
    • Level 2: Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.
    • Level 3: Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink..
  • Chef
    • Level 1: Creates 1 extra serving for each food recipe made.
    • Level 2: Creates 2 extra serving for each food recipe made.
    • Level 3: Creates 3 extra serving for each food recipe made.
  • Brewer
    • Level 1: Creates 1 extra serving for each drink recipe made.
    • Level 2: Creates 2 extra serving for each drink recipe made.
    • Level 3: Creates 3 extra serving for each drink recipe made.
  • Hireling
    • Level 1: When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.
    • Level 2: When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling has a higher chance of returning Spices or Flavorings. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.
    • Level 3: A new delivery from your hireling can be claimed the next time you login or change zones, provided it has been no less than 12 hours since the last bundle.