Release Date: Markarth DLC U28 (PC Nov 2nd, Console Nov 10th 2020)
Type: Solo Arena

Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena




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Welcome to the Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena Guide for The Elder Scrolls Online. The Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena is located in The Reach zone, the arena is part of the Markarth DLC which is part of the Greymoor Chapter. In the Vateshran Hollows solo arena you will encounter a total of 7 bosses and plenty of trashpacks. There is also one hidden/extra boss in each of the three stages.

Story: Try not to cross paths with members of the Spiritblood clan. They Show a brutality in battle that even scares other Reachfolk. Whether a gift of their blood or their style of combat training, their warriors do not cease until lay dead.

Table of Contents:



Rewards & Loot

Sets in Vateshran Hollows

There are a total of 6 Ability Altering Weapons (12 with Perfected/Non-Perfected) that you can obtain from the the Vateshran Hollows Solo arena. In addition, there are also 3 normal sets that drop.

Ability Altering Weapons:

5 Piece Sets:

Rewards from Vateshran Hollows

  • Title: Spirit Slayer – The Vateshran’s Chosen Achievement – Trifecta, NoDeath, Speedrun, NoSigil run.
  • Title: of the Undying Song – Hero of the Unending Song – Complete ALL achievements in Vateshran Hollows.
  • Title: Spiritblood Champion – Vateshran Hollows Conqueror Achievement – Defeat all main bosses in Veteran Vateshran Hollows.
  • Skin: Void Pathosis – Vateshran Hollows Conqueror Achievement – Defeat all main bosses in Veteran Vateshran Hollows.
  • Dye: Void Pitch – Honor to the Spiritblood Achievement – Complete Scattered Spirits, Seeker of the Hollows, Fire Walker, Trapped Between Worlds, High Flyer achievements in normal or veteran Vateshran Hollows.

Tips & Tricks

  • Builds: All the Solo Builds on AlcastHQ.com do have a special loadout for the Vateshran Hollows solo arena closer to the bottom of the build page.
  • Sigils: All boss fights have sigils, if you have issues killing a boss make sure to use them, they make the fight a lot easier.
  • Difficulty Scaling: No matter what arena you do first, the monsters in the first arena will have the lowest health, the second arena will increase health and damage, and the third arena will have even more health and damage. So it always increases the difficulty of each arena the further you get no matter which arena you do first and which one you do last.
  • Trifecta: The Trifecta achievement (NoDeath, Speedrun, NoSigil run) allows you to skip monsters as they are not a requirement for the achievement, therefore you can save plenty of time in case you are worried you might not make it.
  • Stat Boost: Each Arena has a special modifier increasing your stats in either Stamina, Magicka or Health. The Hunter’s Grotto (Green) has Essence of Endurance, The Wounding (Blue) has Essence of Mysticism and Brimston’s Den (Red) has Essence of Fortitude. You can learn more about these and where to find them in the Essence Boosters section of this page.

Essence Boosters & Map

Each arena has its Essence which will provide you with a 5000 stat boost in that certain resource. Therefore it is important that you do the arena in a certain rotation.

Magicka Players: Hunter’s Grotto > The Wounding > Brimston’s Den. Hunter’s Grotto will give you a grapple hook, that you can use in The Wounding to get to the Essence of Mysticism. The Wounding will give you the ability to use portals, which will allow you to get the Essence of Fortitude in Brimston’s Den.

Stamina Players: The Wounding > Brimston’s Den > Hunter’s Grotto. The Wounding will give you the ability to use portals, therefore you can get the Essence of Fortitude in Brimston’s Den. In the Brimston’s Den you will get the ability to use these lava orbs that will allow you to get the Essence of Endurance in Hunter’s Grotto.

It is a bit confusing at first, but if you watch me do a run on magicka or stamina you will understand it easily. In the first arena you go in you won’t be able to get the special buff, therefore we use the above rotation depending on whether you are a stamina or magicka setup.

Essence:

  • Hunter’s Grotto: Essence of Endurance – Increases your Stamina by 5000.
  • The Wounding: Essence of Mysticism – Increases your Magicka by 5000.
  • Brimston’s Den: Essence of Fortitude – Increases your Health by 5000.

Once you pick up the Essence of a certain arena, more smaller orbs (Remnants) will be randomly placed in that area, if you pick one up, you will gain an additional 1000 for that resource, up to 5 Remnants so in total you can gain 10000 extra stats.

Remnants:

  • Hunter’s Grotto: Endurance Remnants – Increases your Stamina by 1000/remnant, up to a total of 5 remnants.
  • The Wounding: Mysticism Remnants – Increases your Magicka by 1000/remnant, up to a total of 5 remnants.
  • Brimston’s Den: Fortitude Remnants – Increases your Health by 1000/remnant, up to a total of 5 remnants.

The maps here include the Essences and all the possible spawn locations of the Remnants.


Bosses in Vateshran Hollows

 

Hunter’s Grotto (Green)

BossHealthAdds
Boss 1: Shade of the Grove1’424’694Wolves
Boss 2: Rahdgarak2’743’858Mages, Archers
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The Wounding (Blue)

BossHealthAdds
Boss 1: Zakuryn the Sculptor & Flesh Abomination791’500 & 1’207’297Wolves
Boss 2: Iozuzzuneth3’018’244Eyes & Beamers
Secret Boss (Optional): Xobutar of His Deep Graces1’319’167Mimics

 

The Brimstone Den (Red)

BossHealthAdds
Boss 1: Magma Queen3’109’705Scamps, Iron Atronach, Daedroths
Boss 2: The Pyrelord3’498’418Fire Colossus & Skeletons
Secret Boss (Optional): Mynar Metron2’242’584None


Boss Fights

Green Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Green Zone Hunters Grotto

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Boss 1 Green Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 1 Shade of the Grove

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Green Zone Boss 2 Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 2 Rahdgarak

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Blue Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Blue Zone The Wounding

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Boss 1 Blue Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 1 Zakuryn the Sculptor & Flesh Abomination

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Boss 2 Blue Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 2 Iozuzzuneth

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Red Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Red Zone Brimston Den

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Boss 1 Red Zone Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 1 Magma Queen

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Boss 2 Red ZOne Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Boss 2 The Pyrelord

Boss Health: [HP: 4’511’248 Mio]

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Last Boss Vateshran Hollows Solo Arena

Final Boss Vateshran Hollows

Boss Health: [HP: 7’412’883 Mio] – [Hardmode HP: 22’238’648 Mio]

Secret Bosses

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Void Pitch Dye

To obtain the Void Pitch Dye like shown here in in this alcasthq twitter post or the alcasthq youtube video you have to complete the “Honor to the Spiritblood” achievement. This achievement can be completed in normal Vateshran Hollows, you don’t need to do veteran mode.

Complete the listed achievements for Vateshran Hollows.

  • Scattered Spirits
  • Seeker of the Hollows
  • Fire Walker
  • Trapped Between Worlds
  • High Flyer

Scattered Spirits Achievement

“Locate the three missing Essences throughout Vateshran Hollows and collect every Remnant of each Type.”

In the Scattered Spirits achievement you have to obtain all the Essences and Remnant Orbs. The Essence location never changes, but the Remnants have a lot of possible locations and each run it will change. Each arena has 1 Essence and 5 Remnants, you can find a full map of all the arenas here. You will have to at least run the arena twice with a different rotation. So first you could do Hunter’s Grotto > The Wounding > Brimston’s Den. The second time you can do Brimston’s Den > Hunter’s Grotto > The Wounding. The reason why is simple, in the first arena you can’t obtain any Essences or Remnants because you don’t have the right ability to do so yet.

Seeker Spirits

“Locate and defeat all of the hidden challengers in Vateshran Hollows.”

In the Seeker Spirits achievement you have to find the three secret bosses that can be found in Vateshran Hollows. Each of the arenas (Blue, Green, Red) has one secret boss like shown above.

Fire Walker

“Using any Brimstone Orb, travel, then kilometers through lava.”

The Fire Walker achievement has to be completed in the Brimston’s Den (Red Arena), after you kill the Magma Queen (First Boss), you will get the glowing lava orbs. Standing close to them and then doing a heavy attack will place a shield on you that makes you immune to lava damage for a while. The orb also respawns after a while, that means technically you can run around in the lava and then repeat the process at the same orb over and over again till you have 10000 kilometers. One normal run gave me around 400 kilometers, so it might take a while to get this done.

Trapped Between Worlds

“Spend 10 minutes affected by the Wounding Portal.”

The Trapped Between Worlds achievement has to be completed in The Wounding (Blue Arena), after you kill the first boss Zakuryn the Sculptor and the Flesh Abomination you will be sent through a portal. You can only stay inside the portal for a limited time, if you don’t catch any of the glowing synergies inside the portal or activate the lever, it will teleport you back to the start and you can go in again.

Therefore you can just teleport inside and run to the end and make sure to pick up the two glowing synergies that extend your time. Don’t activate the lever at the end, which will teleport you outside and deactivate the portal. Just repeat the process till you have this maxed out and once that is done, you can activate the lever and continue.

High Flyer

“Grapple 500 times”.

The High Flyer achievement has to be completed in the Hunter’s Grotto (Green Arena). after killing the first boss called Shade of the Grove, you will obtain a grapple hook to continue. You can just find two grapple hooks that are close to each other and jump forward and backwards with them to get to 500. In one run I had to grapple around 40 times.

Conclusion

The achievements aren’t hard to do but they will take some time to complete. High Flyer, Trapped Between Worlds and Fire Waker can be done in the same run. Seeker Spirits and Scattered Spirits require at least two runs because you will have to change the order of the arenas that you complete a run. For example, you can do:

  • 1st Run: Hunter’s Grotto (Green) > The Wounding (Blue) > Brimston’s Den (Red)
  • 2nd Run: The Wounding (Blue) > Brimston ‘s Den (red) > Hunter’s Grotto (Green)

The reason you have to do this is because in the first arena you can’t pick up the Essence and Remnants and the secret boss won’t be reachable because you don’t have the special ability yet. For Example, in the green arena Hunter’s Grotto you need the lava orb to get to the Essence and the secret boss, but if that is your first arena, you don’t have that special ability yet, because you obtain this in the red arena Brimston’s Den.

Good luck!