The Elder Scrolls Online Leveling Guide - 1-50 + 810 Champion Points - MMORPG Tips by MMORPG.GG (2023)

Welcome to our ESO Leveling Guide. Here we will provide you with the information you need to level your character as fast as possible from 1 to 50 with max Champion Points, and all the Skill Points.

Leveling to level 50 can be done in only a few hours if done right, but leveling Champion Points takes a lot longer. Expect months of in-game time to reach cap if you are a casual player. If you grind all the way it can be done in 10-14 days in-game time.

If you need a build for your class, check out our ESO Class builds here.

This guide has been updated for Greymoor

Guide Contents

General ESO Leveling Tips

Looting, Selling and Bag Space

Looting & selling can take up a bit of time when leveling so you have to consider whether or not it is worth it for you.

Upgrading your bag space with gold at a pack merchant or through the ESO store is recommended.

You can also buy merchants in the store for crowns that will cut down on travelling time when selling.

Movement Speed

Movement speed is also important for leveling. For example if you are quicky enough you will have time to attack more mobs when doing dolmens so that you get more XP.

Either upgrade your mount speed as much as possible or see our Movement Speed Build.


Enlightenment is shared between all your characters, but having alts for leveling CP is still beneficial as you can run dungeons for the bonus on each alt and also do daily quests.

Crafting Writs

The fastest way to level alts is by using Alchemy and Enchanting, and doing Master Writs while using an XP potion. By doing this you can get to level 50 in an hour or two. This is very expensive though, and should only be done if you have a lot of gold.

PvP for Leveling

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PvP isn’t really good for leveling in general, but the first Battleground queue that you do each day reward you with 4x XP, just like the daily dungeon. Making it worth it to do one Battleground a day.

ESO Experience Boosters and Bonuses

First things first, let’s make leveling go fast! With XP boosters you can make leveling go a lot faster than normal. Everything from potions to gear and special double XP events will make your leveling process go a lot faster. Below we will list all the main ways of boosting your XP.

Experience Scrolls & Ambrosia Drinks

You can get Crown Experience Scrolls in various ways.

The first and easiest way is to get them for free through the daily reward system in the crown store. You can get quite a few every month, even some 150% ones, so log in and claim your rewards.

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You can also get Crown Experience Scrolls either in the Crown Crates which you can on some occasions also get for free through special events in the game, but usually, you have to buy. You can also buy Crown Experience Scrolls with the Crown Gems that you get from the chests.

Lastly, you can get XP scrolls from the standard way of buying them in the Crown Store.

Ambrosia Drinks work in the same way as experience scrolls. Ambrosia Drinks and Crown Experience Scrolls do not stack.

There are three types of Ambrosia drinks that can be either crafted (which is pretty hard) or bought from a Guild Trader. They usually cost around 2000-3000 gold for the cheapest option and go up to quite a lot for the best one.

If you loot and sell everything while grinding you should be able to pay for the upkeep of having an Ambrosia Drink constantly going.

Go to our ESO Gold guide if you need gold for Ambrosia Drinks.

The different Ambrosia Drinks are:

  • Psijic Ambrosia Drink (50% Bonus XP)
  • Aetherial Ambrosia Drink (100% Bonus XP)
  • Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia Drink (150% Bonus XP)

ESO Plus

ESO plus will not only give you a 10% boost to experience, but 1500 crowns that can be spent on Experience Boosters, and access to additional quests and areas to level up in.

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Double XP Events

During holiday events in ESO, you will be able to complete quests to get items that will grant you 100% bonus experience. These bonuses stack with all other XP boosts. These events are:

  • The Witches Festival (Halloween October / November)
  • New Life Festival (December/January)
  • Jester’s Festival (March/April)
  • Midyear Mayhem (Summer)

Ritual of Mara

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The Ritual of Mara is basically two players getting married. You will be awarded the Ring of Mara and when you play together you will get a 10% XP bonus.


Duoing is actually the most efficient way of leveling. You still get full XP and a slight bonus when grouping with one other player. Anything more than that and XP gain will start to diminish a little.


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When you get to max level and start gaining Champion points you gain 400.000 enlightenment per day. You can store up to 4.8m enlightenment. When you are enlightened, you gain Champion point XP four times faster faster.

ESO Training / Leveling Gear

When leveling, the best gear you can use is gear with the “Training” trait. These gear pieces will give you a bonus XP for killing mobs. For alts you can easily craft this gear with your main or buy it from guild vendors.

For new players you can get it by playing the game, doing dolmens or bosses. You can also try joining a guild and seeing if someone can make you some leveling gear, usually someone will.

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ESO Leveling Addons

The Zygor Guides Community leveling addon for ESO, is a completely free in-game leveling addon that will help you level up. Complete with all the information you need to level quicker, especially if you are leveling by doing quests.

ESO Quest Leveling

Questing in ESO might not be the fastest way to level, but it has a good storyline, and a lot of quests. You should always consider doing the main storyline as you get 11 skill points from it.

ESO Level by Grinding

Grinding is one of the most efficient ways of leveling in ESO.

Some of the best and most popular grinds are zombie grinds. Since zombies are slow and die quickly, they make for the ideal mod to grind. There are three main areas where people farm zombies.

Spellscar Grind in Craglorn

This is one of the best leveling spots in ESO.

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Verrant Morass Zombie Grind in Greenshade

A popular zombie grind and close to a wayshrine for teleporting.

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Sentinel Zombie Grind in Alik’r Dessert

My favorite zombie grind. A lot of people run dolmens in Alik’r Dessert as well so you got the choice to switch it up a bit between the two.

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The Vile Laboratory Zombie Grind in Coldharbour

Coldharbour has two main areas that are great for grinding.

  • Court of Contempt Grind (North mark on the map)
  • The Vile Laboratory Zombie Grind (South mark on the map)
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Skyreach Catacombs Grind

If you want an instanced grind, you should go for Skyreach. You should have a couple hundred CP before you can start farming effciently here though.

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ESO Dungeon Leveling

You should do every dungeon at least once for the quest. You should also do one Random Dungeon per day for the 4x XP bonus.

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Undaunted Pledges

When leveling in dungeons you should also get your 3 daily Undaunted Pledges. These quests are available from the Undaunted Enclaves in Wayrest, Mournhold and Elden Root.

ESO Dolmen Leveling

Dolmens are one of the best ways to level quickly in ESO. You just have to show up at a Dolmen and attack something at least once, and you will get full XP and some nice gear.

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I usually use the Dolmens in Alik’r Dessert as they will always have tons of players doing them so they only take about a minute to finish and you can move on to the next one.

The Dolmen in Alik’r also has wayshrines right next to them so you can move quickly between them.

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ESO Skill Point Leveling

There are many types of skills in ESO, and it is important to also level up your skills. How you level up your skills differ from skill to skill.

Class Skills

These are leveled automatically as you use them. Simply slot into your skill bar and use the skill to the skill line.

Weapon Skills

Works much the same as class skills. Equip a type of weapon and use skills from the skill line of that weapon.

Armor Skills

These are leveled automatically by wearing armor. Use 5 of your main type of armor and one of each of the other two to level them all up and benefit the most from the gear.

Soul Magic Skills

Are leveled up as you advance through the main story.

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Legerdemain Skills

Level up by unlocking chests, stealing and laundering stolen goods.

Werewolf Skills

Leveled up through killing mobs in Werewolf form.

Vampire Skills

Vampire is leveled by earning XP as normal.

Fighters Guild

Complete guild story quests, bounties in Cyrodiil, doing dolmens and killing daedra and undead will level your Fighters Guild skills.

Mages Guild

Leveled through story quests, public dungeon daily quests and finding lorebooks all over the world.

Thieves Guild

Leveled through story quests and repeatable quests.

Dark Brotherhood

Leveled through story quests, repeatable quests and contracts.

Psijic Order

Leveled through story quests.


Leveled through dungeons and daily pledges.


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Skyshards give you 1 skill point for every 3 that you find, so looking for Skyshards should be done as you level up. The location for each Skyshard can be found here.

That’s it for our ESO leveling guide. Now that you are level 50, check out our class builds here. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment below and I will get back to you!


What is the fastest way to level champion points ESO? ›

Best Dolmen Routes For Grinding Experience and Champion Points. Dolmens in The Elder Scrolls Online are a fast and efficient way of Grinding experience at almost any level and can be done with a group or solo. Dolmens spawn in lots of enemies very quickly and clearing the dungeon also rewards bonus experience!

How to get to level 50 in ESO fast? ›

Skyreach Catacombs is one of the most popular areas to farm experience, as you can kite the zombie mobs together and then kill them in groups to get lots of EXP quickly. You can repeatedly run through this dungeon whilst killing any mobs until you hit level 50.

What is the fastest way to level up in Elder Scrolls Online? ›

Elder Scrolls Online: 10 Tips For Leveling Up Quickly
  1. 1 Play During Certain Events For Free XP Boosts.
  2. 2 Keep Lots Of Gold On Hand For Wayshrine Fees. ...
  3. 3 Get A Mount As Soon As Possible. ...
  4. 4 Plan Skill Point Allocation Carefully. ...
  5. 5 Join A Leveling Group. ...
  6. 6 ... ...
  7. 7 Take On More Than One Quest At A Time... ...
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What is the max champion points in ESO 2022? ›

Champion Points can be spent to unlock bonuses that allow you to further customize your character beyond level 50 and you can earn up to 3,600 Champion Points.

Do champion kills give XP? ›

Champion kill experience now grants 55% of the target's level up experience.

Can you max out all Champion points ESO? ›

Note that your champion points are equally divided between each constellation (i.e. if you have 900 points, you can only invest 300 points in each constellation). You can now earn up to a maximum of 3600 points to distribute accordingly.

Who is the highest LVL on ESO? ›

Level 50 is the max individual character level. At each level from 1-50, you get skill points, attribute points, and additional leveling rewards.

What is Max LVL in ESO? ›

Level 50 is the maximum level in ESO. However the leveling up does not stop there! After level 50 you start earning Champion Points that you can use to unlock strong passives for your character. The maximum amount of Champion Points you can earn is 3600!

How long does it take to 100% ESO? ›

How long does it take to beat The Elder Scrolls Online? The estimated time to complete all 45 The Elder Scrolls Online achievements is 1000+ hours. This estimate is based on the median completion time from 19 TrueAchievements members that have completed the game.

How long does it take to level 50 in ESO? ›

Leveling to level 50 can be done in only a few hours if done right, but leveling Champion Points takes a lot longer. Expect months of in-game time to reach cap if you are a casual player. If you grind all the way it can be done in 10-14 days in-game time.

What happens when you reach level 50 in Elder Scrolls Online? ›

Once you do reach level 50 in ESO you will start to level up your rank which is known as Champion Points which was formally known as Veteran Points (VP). Veteran Points were gained in the same way as you levelled to 50 but Champion Points removed VP's completely in Dark Brotherhood.

What is the strongest class in Elder Scrolls? ›

What is the Best Elder Scrolls Class in 2022? What is this? If you want to storm through the fantasy world of Tamriel with the best passive tanking skills and abilities, then the Dragonknight is your go-to class. Stamina Dragonknight is your best choice when leveling up this class.

Can I redo my champion points ESO? ›

You can reset your Champion Points by opening your Champion Point Interface for your respective platform. At the bottom of your screen, you will find the Redistribute Button. To reset your Champion Points you have to pay 3000 Gold each time, whether you reset one or all of your Champion Points.

Do XP scrolls work for champion points? ›

Yes, both Psijic Ambrosia and the Crown Experience Scroll can be used at any level or Veteran Rank. Their boosts help advance the character's level, Veteran Rank, and Champion Points. They do not help advance levels that don't use Experience Points, such as the Mages Guild and crafting skill lines.

How long does it take to max a character in ESO? ›

If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is “what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?” Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According to playtesters, the amount of time it's estimated to take to reach level 50 is 150 hours.

Do you get XP for surrendering? ›

You have the option to surrender the match immediately after it begins, gaining XP without having to play the game.

How much XP Does a win give? ›

Additional XP Sources

Achieveing a Victory Royale also rewards 80 XP and is one way to get a Victory Crown, which increases your XP for performing actions in the next match. Some other regular actions that give you XP in Battle Royale matches include: Opening regular chests - 140 XP.

Can you get champions before level 14? ›

You get your first Champion as a reward from the Trophy Road, when you reach Arena 16. They start at card level 11 and can be upgraded up to level 14.

How many free characters can you have in ESO? ›

You can certainly create multiple characters in The Elder Scrolls Online. By default, you can create up to eight (8) unique characters per Megaserver. However, you can purchase additional character slots from the in-game Crown Store.

Can you max out all skills in ESO? ›

Can you unlock all skills in ESO? Yes you can! But in order to do so you need to collect all available skill points in the game. This is achieved by doing main story quests, collecting skyshards, leveling or doing dungeon quests, for example.

What should I spend my champion points on ESO? ›

The best Champion Points for Defense are found in the Warfare Tree and the Fitness Tree. These include:
  1. Quick Recovery.
  2. Preparation.
  3. Hardy.
  4. Elemental Aegis.
  5. Bastion.
  6. Ironclad.
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What is the hardest world boss in ESO? ›

Menhir Stoneskin takes first place as Elder Scrolls Online's hardest boss, and this is honor is well earned. In the Rivenspire region of Elder Scrolls' High Rock location sits Valeguard Tower, and guarding that tower is mighty gargoyle Menhir Stoneskin.

Can you become a god in ESO? ›

Apotheosis is a rare process by which a mortal ascends into godhood or further. This can happen in many ways, usually quite difficult or dangerous to those attempting it, though it has happened many times in the history of Tamriel. For example, Tiber Septim, who became the god Talos.

Can you become king in ESO? ›

That's right – you can become the Emperor in ESO. The Ruby Throne of Tamriel lies empty, and the three alliances: Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact are in war with each other, rushing to have one of their own rule Cyrodiil. The Alliance War affects every player on Tamriel in one way or another.

Can you level as a tank in ESO? ›

Levelling as a Tank in ESO can take a while to do if you are levelling as an actual Tank, but this is also an opportunity to make sure you have all skill lines unlocked, everything collected, abilities levelled and you've develop an understanding of your character class and how skills/passives work.

Who is high king in ESO? ›

In The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle, Bill Nighy makes his triumphant return to the world of Tamriel as the voice of High King Emeric for the first time since ESO's initial launch in 2014. Watch Nighy as he discusses his character and where he stands at this point in the Legacy of the Bretons year-long adventure.

How long does a day take in ESO? ›

Yes, The Elder Scrolls Online has a day/night cycle. One full cycle lasts about six hours, so you will experience around four day/night cycles in a 24-hour period of real-time gaming.

What is the longest Elder Scrolls game? ›

Every Elder Scrolls Game Ranked From Shortest To Longest (According To How Long To Beat)
  1. 1 Elder Scrolls: Online (87 Hours)
  2. 2 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (45.5 Hours) ...
  3. 3 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (33.5 Hours) ...
  4. 4 Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (32 Hours) ...
  5. 5 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (27.5 Hours) ...
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How long is a Skyrim hour? ›

The default time scale in Skyrim is 20, so that one minute of real time is 20 minutes in Skyrim, or each hour in Skyrim is only three minutes in real time.

Can you get perks after level 50? ›

How do I get Perk Card Packs? Will I ever stop receiving Perk Cards? No, once you hit level 50, you will have a choice of changing your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. point allocation or choosing a new Perk Card.

How much total XP does it take to get to level 50? ›

Level 50 Requirements:

Earn 30 million XP (176 million total XP)

How long is an hour in ESO? ›

1 hour 28 minutes from dusk to dawn. 4 hours of daylight. Due to the odd length of the day, it shifts subtly every day and there is no in-game clock that can be used to calculate in-game dawn/dusk.

Does your race matter in ESO? ›

Does Race Really Matter? The short answer is NO. The Elder Scrolls Online has always been a game where each player can pick and choose their character composition. While some racial passives LEND themselves to certain roles, ANY race can easily (and well) play ANY role.

What race is best for solo ESO? ›

The best race currently for Soloing in The Elder Scrolls Online is Dark Elf. This race is adaptable to nearly any build and situation and offers a good mix of damage and resources. Dark Elf can work for Stamina, Magicka or Hybrid Builds.

How do you get level 50 boost? ›

It is not possible to buy a Level 50 boost separately but you can buy a Level 60 Character Boost in the Services menu of the in-game Shop. A clickable icon on your character selection screen will indicate that you have a Character Boost ready to use.

How many hours does it take to max level in ESO? ›

If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is “what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?” Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According to playtesters, the amount of time it's estimated to take to reach level 50 is 150 hours.

What is the fastest way to get to level 50 in Skyrim? ›

You can reach level 50 quicker with the following ways:
  1. Pickpocket: If you pickpocket everyone everywhere to get your skill up to 100. ...
  2. Magic: You can self cast spells to increase their skill rapidly.

Can you max out every skill in ESO? ›

So you are 120 skills points short to max everything. Keep in mind that includes both Vampire and Werewolf, which you can only have one and Emperor.

What happens after level 50 in ESO? ›

Once you reach level 50, you will begin leveling as a Veteran. You acquire Veteran Ranks the same way you obtained the first 50 levels, and you still gain skill and stat points for each Veteran level.

What does a LVL 60 boost get you? ›

When the boost is applied, your character receives a new set of gear appropriate to your level and four 22-slot bags. The gear the character was originally wearing —and everything in the character's inventory— is sent to the in-game mailbox.

How much XP does win Boost give? ›

'Per Win' boosts add a flat amount of around 210 XP per game. The time played in a game does not affect this boost's reward.

How do you use Level 60 Boost? ›

To boost a character to level 60, start by purchasing the Level 60 Character Boost from the in-game Shop. Then, return to the character select screen and click on the Character Boost token.

How long does it take to get to level 50? ›

Certain dungeons, raids, and more are accessible after a player has made it to the coveted level 50. It can take a bit of a grind to get there, however. Some players have spent dozens of hours moving through the game at their own pace, but the consensus is that it takes between 25 and 30 hours.

Is ESO capped at 100 fps? ›

The Elder Scrolls Online

With Vsync disabled, the maximum frame rate Elder Scrolls Online can reach is 100 FPS by default. This value can be edited by changing one of the game's user files. A higher frame rate may be desirable for higher refresh rate monitors and input lag reduction.

Can you get 100 in all skills Skyrim? ›

All characters level up their skills at the same speed with use, and as such you're able to, eventually, reach the maximum level of 100 in every skill tree.

What level does Skyrim break? ›

'Skyrim' player breaks the game by reaching level 241 before leaving Helgen.

How fast can you 100% Skyrim? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is about 34 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 233 Hours to obtain 100% completion.


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