Mastering Daily Crafting Writs

by Gemini


This guide will help anyone to achieve the goal of doing your daily crafting writs in the shortest time possible maximizing your free play time and helping to create a steady income stream with little to no effort.


  • Though the idea of doing your crafting writs every day can seem to be expensive on your materials you will receive gold and material boxes containing refined materials making the whole thing almost self supporting.
  • In addition to the gold given for doing writs you will be given crafting surveys and on rare occasion if you are fully leveled in the skill line you can receive master writs which can be completed and used to buy items from the master writ vender.  
  • A tip to help keep the costs down is to have one main crafter fully leveled up for your crafting, refining, and survey gathering and keep all your other toons at level 1 crafter so that the items needed will use the cheapest of the materials.

There are 7 daily crafting writs:

Alchemy ⧫ Blacksmithing ⧫ Clothing ⧫ Enchanting ⧫ Jewelry ⧫ Provisioning ⧫ Woodworking

To gain access to the daily writs you must first visit the following NPCs to be certified.

Millenith will certify you in blacking smithing, clothing, woodworking, and can be found in or near the Fighters’ Guild in Daggerfall if you are D.C., Davon’s Watch if you are E.P., and Vulkhel Guard if you are A.D.

Danel Telleno will certify you in alchemy, enchanting, and provisioning and can be found in or near the mages guild in Daggerfall if you are D.C., Davon’s Watch if you are E.P., and Vulkhel Guard if you are A.D.

Felarion will certify your jewelry crafting in all alliances and can be found in Alinor just outside of the crafting area to the left of the entrance if you are facing the entrance. He’s wearing a purple vest and standing under the tree. You can not do the jewelry certifications unless you have summerset.


Daily Writ Cycles

Crafting writs are in a cycle of the same item request every 3rd day. So by following this guide you can craft 3-9 days worth of writs in one go so all you have to do each day is log in, grab the daily writs from the billboards In the city of your choice, turn them in, log out and move on with your life. On 11 toons it takes 2-3 hours to do all the writs for 6 days and 30 minutes a day after to pick up / turn in on all 11.

Daily crafting writs pay based on your toons CP level and not by the level of you crafting ability meaning if you toon is a level 1 woodworker crafting level 10 gear it will be paid as exactly the same amount of gold as it would if your toon was maxed out and crafting gear at CP160 . This is good to know so you don’t work to get all your toons up to master crafter level and waist all your max level materials when it’s not needed and can be counterproductive to your income.

Surveys are a map leading to a large quantity of raw materials and are given randomly to any level toon and at any skill of crafting so don’t be fooled by people saying you must  have the alchemy, enchanting, blacksmithing ECT level 50 to get them. That rule typically only applies to getting Master writs. When you complete a survey it will give you the materials based on you toons crafting capabilities meaning if the highest blacksmithing material you can use is iron you will be given iron ore but if you’re able to craft champion 160 armor you will be given rubedite ore. Surveys are account bound and can be used on any toon but not sold, traded, or given away.

Master writs are a page given that once consumed will give you a quest to craft an item in a specific trait and style for a set amount of writ vouchers. These are given to any toon who’s at level 50 in a crafting skill line and able to craft at the highest skill ability in that line. For example your toon will be given alchemy master writs when that skill line is at level 50, level 8/8 in solvent proficiency and have laboratory use giving the ability to craft potions with 3 reagents.


NOTE this list is very much dependent on each toons ability to craft so in order to find out what level you need to use you may pick up the quests and then craft the following list in that skill level. Example if you pick up your enchanting daily writs and it requests a trifling glyph of health all the glyphs on that toon will be trifling.

Each of the following will help you to create 3 days of writs so if you have the space you can double and triple the quantity allowing you to crafter 3, 6, or 9 days worth of writs at a time.

Alchemy:

My best advice on crafting alchemy is to just pick up the daily quests and craft 10-20 of whatever item is requested, after a few days it will fall into repeating itself and you will eventually not have to craft anything in alchemy for 30-60 days. The issue with a set alchemy list is that the requested potions change based on each toons ability to craft and once you’re a master alchemist you will also need to craft poison where when you’re a level 1 alchemist it’s only potions. The Standard potions start with health, stamina, and magicka and eventually move on to include ravaging potions and a hand full of poisons. In addition to needing to craft a potion you will also need to find 3 ingredients which also change based on your toons crafting skill level. For example a daily alchemy writ may be to craft 1 essence  of stamina and collect 3 nirnroot. If you are running with a craft bag you may never have issues with not having a ingredient needed but if you are not a plus member just treat this the same as the stocked potions and maintain a supply of the requested ingredient because like all other crafting writs the items will cycle through a small selection of materials.

Blacksmithing

1 Sword – 1 Greatsword – 1 Dagger

1 Cuirass – 1 Sabatons -1 Gauntlets – 1 Helm – 1 Greaves – 1 Pauldron

Clothing

1 Robe – 1 Shoes – 1 Hat – 1 Breeches – 1 Epaulets – 1 Sash – 1 Bracers – 1 Helmet – 1 Arm cops

Enchanting

1 stamina glyph, 1 health glyph, 1 magicka glyph

Jewelry

4 rings, 3 necklaces

Wood working

2 Shields – 2 bows – 1 Inferno Staff – 1 Ice staff – 1 Lightning staff – 2 Restoration Staffs

Provisioning

Like alchemy your best bet with this is to just pick them up for 3 days and craft 10-20 of each food and drink item requested. There are only 3 food items and 3 drink items that will be cycled through and if it happens to be a dish or drink you cannot make you can always purchase them from a chef or brewer in any major city.

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