Best ways to farm gold | The Elder Scrolls Online Guide

Ready for the best gold farming guide for The Elder Scrolls Online? That’s right, in this article we’re going to go over some of the best ways to acquire gold quickly.

Gathering materials

The first way to make gold quickly is to gather materials that can either be used for crafting or sold for gold. Now, one of my favorite spots is Bal Foyen. Bal Foyen is very rich when it comes to materials, meaning you have the opportunity to make a good profit. The best spot within Bal Foyen is northeast of the Dhalmora shrine, close to the docks.

Other spots you might want to check out are Stormhaven and Craglorn.

As for materials themselves, the materials that drop will be affected by your level and the skill points you invested on CP – crafting professions. Simply put, the higher your level and skill points on CP, the more often you’ll find high-level nodes.

Pro tip: focus on ore nodes, as they usually sell for a higher price.

Ideal build

If you plan on gathering materials, then you’d do well to consider getting a build that helps you gather items more quickly.

Best Gold Farming guide for The Elder Scrolls Online

This build was specially designed to help players do resource nodes and treasure chests at a much faster rate. And, as a plus, you’ll walk, sprint and cloak much faster. With this setup and the perfect location for gathering, you’ll get about 70k gold per hour! Granted, you are not farming gold directly, but the materials you gather can be refined and then sold for a great price.

Now, you don’t necessarily need the build I just showed you. You can change it up, as long as you end up with a build which allows you to gather items more quickly, move at maximum speed, has a good stealth bonus and allows you to easily avoid fights, whilst giving you medium protection all the while.

Buy low, sell high

Put on your trader hat and get ready to haggle and bargain. OK, so you don’t need the hat, but still… it looks cool. Anyway, the idea here is to check out the stalls to find items that players are selling below their global worth and buy them. Once you do, you can then head down to your Guild trader and resell for a higher price.

Now, there will always be a 8% fee applied to the items you sell, so base your price with that in mind. To take full advantage of this method, you’ll need to explore different Guild trader shops, as some are wealthier and possess a richer stock of items. So, the more prestigious the guild, the better the odds of finding valuable and rare items that can be sold off somewhere else for a better price.


If you were considering crafting as a way to make gold, you were in the right mindset. You just need to know what to craft. Lately I’ve discovered that alchemy and provisioning are incredibly high-yield professions and so is furniture crafting. Heck, you can sell a lot of furniture pieces for thousands of gold per unit, you just need the skill. And by skill, I mean skill points invested into CP, and knowing where and how to get your hands on furniture recipes.

Embracing the criminal life

Like I mentioned above, in order to make furniture, you need recipes. Most players, myself included, find that stealing and even murdering are the quickest ways to get what we want. There is so much to be found in other’s pockets and it’s all just sitting there, waiting for us to take it. So tempting.

But the crime also needs to be done properly. You can’t just break your way in – you need a degree of elegance in your methods. You need to remain in stealth mode as often as possible, otherwise guards will come after you, either to charge you a fine or to kill you.

The best way to maximize your skills as a criminal? Go to school! So, it’s not like actual school, but you really should consider doing all the Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild and Legerdemain skill lines. Why? Well, you’ll be a much better criminal for it. We’re talking skills like:

  • Trafficker: allows the player to sell items for up to 180% of their default value.
  • Light Fingers: 50% increase in pickpocketing success.
  • Locksmith: up to 70% improvement on lockpicking.
  • Padomaic Sprint: after you kill an NPC, you’ll move 30% faster for 12 seconds.
  • Clemency: lets you off the hook when guards come to you to charge you a fine.

This gold farming guide for The Elder Scrolls Online is made up of methods that will get you around 50k to 150k gold an hour, but there are other ways of farming gold. Some players prefer hirelings and crafting writs, others swear by public dungeons. There is really no special recipe, you just need to find the one where you can grind the best without getting bored in the process.

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Bárbara Santos

Writer by day and gamer by night. I put all my thoughts and feelings in writing about things I like, A.K.A. Gaming!
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