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Antiquity Leads are items that are used to Scry for Antiquities. They can be found in a wide variety of ways and places throughout the world. You don't need to be an Antiquarian to find them, but you do to use them. Some Leads may require you to have done other tasks before you can obtain them – exploring a zone, completing a quest, or digging up other Antiquities.

  • Leads expire 30 days after you obtain them, however you can obtain them again.
  • Leads are account-wide. This means if you discover a Lead on one character, another character can scry and excavate it.
  • Leads have fixed locations, such as drops from certain enemies, containers or merchants.

Lead sourcing is often related to the Antiquity it will lead to. For example, Leads to Antiquities regarding Glenumbra's history will be found in Glenumbra. For information on where to find Leads sorted by Zone, see: Antiquities by Zone.

Difficulty Levels[edit]

Leads come in various difficulties, and it determines how challenging the Scrying and Excavation mini-games are. There are five levels, but it should be noted that the difficulty of the Lead doesn't always accurately relate to the quality of the antiquity. For example, an intermediate-difficulty Lead can uncover an epic quality item.

Simple[edit]

Simple Leads can be scryed by default and consist of mainly treasures, motifs chapters and antique maps. Every zone has one simple-difficulty Lead that is given to you for free.

Intermediate[edit]

Intermediate Leads consist of mainly treasures, motifs chapters, cosmetics, and mount components. You need to be at least level 3 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight II passive to scry for Antiquities of this difficulty.

Advanced[edit]

Advanced Leads consist of mainly treasures, motifs chapters, mount components and epic-quality furnishings. You need to be at least level 5 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight III passive to scry for Antiquities of this difficulty.

Master[edit]

Master Leads consist of mainly Mythic item and mount components, and some legendary-quality furnishings. You need to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive to scry for Antiquities of this difficulty.

Ultimate[edit]

Ultimate Leads consists mostly of a selected range of legendary-quality furnishings. You need to be at least level 10 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight V passive to scry for Antiquities of this difficulty.

It should be noted that Ultimate Leads appear as the same shade of gold as found on Master-difficulty Leads, making it difficult to distinguish between the two. The following is a list of all Ultimate difficulty Leads:

Mythic Items[edit]

Mythic Items are broken up into 5 fragments, each requiring a Master difficulty Lead to find. You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads. The dig site for the fragment is usually found in the same zone as where the Lead drops, save for a few cases where it must be excavated in a different zone.

Bloodlord's Embrace[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-stolen-Heater.png Fanged Cuirass Public Dungeon bosses in Sanguine's Demesne Shadowfen
ON-icon-quest-Pendant.png Goblet Gorget The Whisperer in Spindleclutch I Glenumbra
ON-icon-quest-Torn Habit.png Hecatomb Tassets Bosses in Imperial City Sewers Imperial City [Note 1]
ON-icon-stolen-Vest.png Sanguine Doublet Public Dungeon bosses in Village of the Lost Coldharbour
ON-icon-fragment-Cartographer's Belt.png Thirsting Girdle Ilambris-Athor in Crypt of Hearts I Rivenspire
  1. ^ While the Lead is found in the Imperial City Sewers, the dig site is located in Khenarthi's Roost

Malacath's Band of Brutality[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-stolen-Ring.png Malacath's Brutal Might Loop Public Dungeon bosses in Old Orsinium Wrothgar
ON-icon-stolen-Satchel.png Malacath's Brutal Ritual Dust World Bosses: Reaper's March
ON-icon-stolen-Vase.png Malacath's Brutal Ritual Oil Public Dungeon bosses in Bonesnap Ruins Stormhaven
ON-icon-style material-Manganese.png Malacath's Brutal Rune Core Patrolling Horrors in the Imperial City Districts Imperial City [Note 1]
ON-icon-stolen-Spriggan Hoop.png Malacath's Brutal Scourge Hoop Overland mobs Betnikh
  1. ^ While the Lead is found in the Imperial City, the dig site is located in Bal Foyen

Ring of the Wild Hunt[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-stolen-Ring.png Band of Water Public Dungeon bosses in Bad Man's Hallows Glenumbra
ON-icon-style material-Corundum.png Charm of the Shapeless World Bosses
Delve bosses Teeth of Sithis or Tsofeer Cavern
Murkmire
ON-icon-fragment-Face of the Serpent.png Face of the Serpent Drops from Canonreeve Oraneth in Elden Hollow I Grahtwood
ON-icon-head-Wolf.png Face of the Wolf Beast World Bosses Malabal Tor
ON-icon-minor adornment-Star Ring.png Symbol of Y'ffre World Bosses Greenshade

Snow Treaders[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-stolen-Token.png Auri-El Metal Carvings Overland mobs Bleakrock Isle
ON-icon-fragment-Sixth House Button.png Glacial Metal Rivets Public Dungeon bosses in Labyrinthian Western Skyrim
ON-icon-stolen-Plate.png Magicka-Imbued Metal Plates Delve bosses Cyrodiil [Note 1]
ON-icon-fragment-Petrified Snow-Cedar.png Petrified Snow-Cedar World Bosses The Rift
ON-icon-fragment-Snowy Sabre Cat Fur Strip.png Snowy Sabre Cat Fur Strip Drodda of Icereach in Direfrost Keep Eastmarch
  1. ^ While the Lead is found in Cyrodiil, the dig site is located in Coldharbour.

Thrassian Stranglers[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-style material-Raw Platinum.png Bouyant Steel Fishing in saltwater Stros M'Kai
ON-icon-fragment-Coral Plating.png Coral Plating Fishing in any Mystic fishing hole Artaeum
ON-icon-fragment-Inert Anemone Inlay.png Inert Anemone Inlay World Bosses Auridon
ON-icon-armor-Sash-Skaal Explorer.png Nautilus Shell Guards Public Dungeon bosses in Karnwasten Summerset
ON-icon-style material-Culanda Lacquer.png Sticky Integument Leather Psijic Portals Artaeum
Summerset [Note 1]
  1. ^ While the Lead is found in Summerset and Artaeum, the dig site is located in Eyevea which can only be accessed via portals found in certain Mages Guild Guildhalls after completing the Mages Guild questline.

Torc of Tonal Constancy[edit]

Lead Source Zone
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 04.png Torc Strand of Lore World Bosses Alik'r Desert
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 04.png Torc Strand of Power World Bosses Deshaan
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 04.png Torc Strand of Song Captain Blackheart in Blackheart Haven Bangkorai
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 02.png Torc Throat Guards Anka-Ra Burial Site
Iron Orc Nirncrux Mine
Craglorn
ON-icon-mementos-Dwarven Tonal Forks.png Torc Tonal Focus Public Dungeon bosses in Crow's Wood Stonefalls

Furniture[edit]

There are two main categories of furnishings that can be unearthed.

Antiquity Furnishings[edit]

  • Antiquity Furnishings are always epic or legendary in quality. For a full list of leads, see the main page.

Antique Maps[edit]

  • Antique Maps are always fine in quality. For a full list of leads, see the main page.

Other[edit]

The Music Box, In Dreams and Memories is broken down into three fragments. The Leads for each fragment can be found in any zone:

Furniture Lead Name Lead Source Dig Site
ON-icon-furniture-Music Box In Dreams and Memories.png
Music Box, In Dreams and Memories
Aldmeri Symphonia
Lacquered Wooden Tone-Box Jewelry boxes in multiple zones Summerset
Aldmeri Golden Embellishments Thieves Troves in multiple zones Auridon
Preserved Music Box Mechanism Safeboxes in multiple zones Grahtwood

Motifs[edit]

  • The leads for all Ancestral motifs only have a chance to drop from treasure chests that are marked on Treasure Maps. Regular chests do not have a chance to contain these leads.
  • Each of the Ancestral motif leads are found in zones associated with the Alliance that race belongs to: i.e. High Elf motifs leads in Aldemeri Dominion zones.
  • The zone that the dig site is located in is also identical to where the lead was found.

Ancestral High Elf[edit]

Lead Required Treasure Map
Ancestral High Elf: Axes Khenarthi's Roost maps
Ancestral High Elf: Belts Khenarthi's Roost maps
Ancestral High Elf: Boots Grahtwood maps
Ancestral High Elf: Bows Auridon maps
Ancestral High Elf: Chest Pieces Auridon maps
Ancestral High Elf: Daggers Greenshade maps
Ancestral High Elf: Gloves Malabal Tor maps
Ancestral High Elf: Helmets Khenarthi's Roost maps
Ancestral High Elf: Leg Greaves Reaper's March maps
Ancestral High Elf: Maces Grahtwood maps
Ancestral High Elf: Shields Reaper's March maps
Ancestral High Elf: Shoulders Greenshade maps
Ancestral High Elf: Staves Khenarthi's Roost maps
Ancestral High Elf: Swords Malabal Tor maps

Ancestral Orc[edit]

Lead Required Treasure Map
Ancestral Orc: Axes Stros M'Kai maps
Ancestral Orc: Belts Betnikh maps
Ancestral Orc: Boots Stormhaven maps
Ancestral Orc: Bows Glenumbra amaps
Ancestral Orc: Chest Pieces Glenumbra maps
Ancestral Orc: Daggers Rivenspire maps
Ancestral Orc: Gloves Alik'r Desert maps
Ancestral Orc: Helmets Stros M'Kai maps
Ancestral Orc: Leg Greaves Bangkorai maps
Ancestral Orc: Maces Stormhaven maps
Ancestral Orc: Shields Bangkorai maps
Ancestral Orc: Shoulders Rivenspire maps
Ancestral Orc: Staves Betnikh maps
Ancestral Orc: Swords Alik'r Desert maps

Ancestral Nord[edit]

Lead Required Treasure Map
Ancestral Nord: Axes Bleakrock Isle maps
Ancestral Nord: Belts Bal Foyen maps
Ancestral Nord: Boots Deshaan maps
Ancestral Nord: Bows Stonefalls maps
Ancestral Nord: Chest Pieces Stonefalls maps
Ancestral Nord: Daggers Shadowfen maps
Ancestral Nord: Gloves The Rift maps
Ancestral Nord: Helmets Bleakrock Isle maps
Ancestral Nord: Leg Greaves Eastmarch maps
Ancestral Nord: Maces Deshaan maps
Ancestral Nord: Shields Eastmarch maps
Ancestral Nord: Shoulders Shadowfen maps
Ancestral Nord: Staves Bal Foyen maps
Ancestral Nord: Swords The Rift maps

Mounts[edit]

Ebon Dwarven Wolf

Ebon Dwarven Wolf[edit]

All fragment Leads for the Ebon Dwarven Wolf mount drop from various Dwemer automatons or are found in Dwemer Ruins. After collecting, scrying, and excavating all 17 leads, you are awarded this mount. The table below shows the fragments in the order that they appear in the Antiquities menu:

Lead Source Location
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Frame.png Dwarven Spine-Coupling "Curious Dwemer Rubble" to the left of the Song of Lamae clothier station in Rkulftzel (map) Alik'r Desert
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Frame.png Dwarven Steam Conduit Delve boss Zozuzetharus in Inner Sea Armature (map) Stonefalls
ON-icon-fragment-Dwarven Rib-Frame.png Dwarven Rib-Frame Delve boss Klathzgar's Centurion in Klathzgar (map) Bangkorai
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Aligned Dwarven Plates Normal enemies inside Mzulft (map) Eastmarch
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Weathered Dwarven Cogs Delve boss Thinks-in-Gears in Aldunz (map) Alik'r Desert
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Worn Dwarven Gears Normal enemies inside Bthzark or outside near the entrance (map) Stros M'Kai
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 02.png Cracked Dwarven Gear Shafts Delve boss Thzallek Eft in Avanchnzel (map) The Rift
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Tonal Prism.png Aetherquartz Tonal Resonator Group Delve bosses in Mtharnaz (map) Craglorn
ON-icon-stolen-Saddle.png Dwarven Leather Saddle Seat Group Dungeon boss Guardian Council in Volenfell (map) Alik'r Desert
ON-icon-furniture-Kwama Pedestal Key Crank 01.png Dwarven Horngrip Group Dungeon boss The Engine Guardian in Darkshade Caverns II (map) Deshaan
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Frame.png Sloped Dwarven Guards Public Dungeon bosses Razak's Behemoth and Rkurdamz in Razak's Wheel (map) Bangkorai
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Inclined Dwarven Paneling Public Dungeon bosses in Nchuthnkarst Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns Western Skyrim
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Dwarven Breastguard "Curious Dwemer Rubble" behind the Orgnum's Scales clothier station in the Earth Forge, Pressure Room III. The Earth Forge can only be accessed via the portals in the Evermore, Rawl'kha and Riften Fighters Guildhalls after completing the Fighters Guild questline. The Earth Forge
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Frame.png Ebony-forged Dwarven Limbs World Boss Zemarek-thul at Zemarek's Hollow (map) Coldharbour
ON-icon-misc-Black Fur Paw.png Dwarven Articulated Paws Group Dungeon boss Sentinel of Rkugamz in Darkshade Caverns I (map) Deshaan
ON-icon-stolen-Monocle.png Large Aetherium Lenses Group Delve boss The Last Sentinel in Rkhardahrk (map) Craglorn
ON-icon-style material-Bone.png Ebon Dwarven Wolf Head Group Delve boss Mzeklok in Rkundzelft (map) Craglorn


Cosmetics[edit]

Lead Source Location
ON-icon-major adornment-Companion's Coronet.png Companion's Coronet From "Atmoran Tablet" in the High King Svargrim's Chamber in the Blue Palace Western Skyrim
ON-icon-body marking-Dwemer Body Marking.png Dwemer Body Marking Drops from the Dwarven Spider Delve boss in The Scraps Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns
ON-icon-major adornment-Dwemer Crown.png Dwemer Crown Drops from Clockwork Criterion Public Dungeon boss in Nchuthnkarst Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns
ON-icon-head marking-Dwemer Face Marking.png Dwemer Face Marking Drops from Dismantler the Dwarven Colossus World Boss in Dark Moon Grotto Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns
ON-icon-body marking-Ysgramor's Chosen Body Marking.png Ysgramor's Chosen Body Marking From "Atmoran Tablet" in Morthal Barrow, near the exit. Western Skyrim
ON-icon-head marking-Ysgramor's Chosen Face Marking.png Ysgramor's Chosen Face Marking From "Atmoran Tablet" beneath the bridge at Dragon Bridge Western Skyrim

Emotes[edit]

Alinor Allemande[edit]

The Lead for the Alinor Allemande emote can be found by approaching the spirit of Kinlady Terannil, who can be found dancing on the banks of the river south of Rellenthil. When you approach her, she disappears, and you earn the Lead for this emote.

Lead Source Location
ON-icon-emote-Alinor Allemande.png Alinor Allemande Approach Kinlady Terannil on the banks of the river south of Rellenthil (map) Summerset

Treasure[edit]

Simple (green) treasures are worth 250 gold, Intermediate (blue) treasures are worth 1,000 gold, and Advanced (purple) treasures are worth 5,000 gold.

Item Name Type Zone Alliance How to Obtain
Ancient Fertility Totem Treasure Greenshade Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
Nedic Wineskin Treasure Stonefalls Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Faded Psijic Folio Treasure Artaeum Neutral Starting zone lead
Nord Copper Shield Boss Treasure Eastmarch Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Bosmer Hunting Horn Treasure Grahtwood Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
Festival of Defiance Token Treasure Auridon Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
House Tamrith Official Seal Treasure Rivenspire Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Hunding Sextant Treasure Stros M'Kai Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Khenarthi Skooma Pipe Treasure Khenarthi's Roost Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
Manmer Couled Idol Treasure Glenumbra Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Orcish Siege Gear Treasure Betnikh Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Rune-carved Steering Oar Treasure Bleakrock Isle Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Satakal Skinrazer Treasure Alik'r Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Secession Stamp Block Treasure Stormhaven Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Spinner's Singing Bone Treasure Malabal Tor Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
St Pelin's Clod Treasure Bangkorai Daggerfall Covenant Starting zone lead
Two Moons Censer Treasure Reaper's March Aldmeri Dominion Starting zone lead
Basalt Table-Game Set Treasure Bal Foyen Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Coiled Snake Candlestick Treasure Deshaan Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Child's Ragged Tree Doll Treasure Shadowfen Ebonheart Pact Starting zone lead
Ancient Fishing Rod Treasure Khenarthi's Roost Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Khenarthi Skooma Pipe
Wolf-head Brooch Treasure Eastmarch Ebonheart Pact Excavate Nord Copper Shield Boss
Ayleid Statuette Treasure Grahtwood Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Bosmer Hunting Horn
Ayleid Tendrilled Eye Treasure Betnikh Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Orcish Siege Gear
Cloven Ritual Mask Treasure Bleakrock Isle Ebonheart Pact Excavate Rune-carved Steering Oar
Goblin Steam Mill Treasure Stros M'Kai Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Hunding Sextant
Hunt-Lord's Djerid Treasure Reaper's March Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Two Moons Censer
Jeweled Ayleid Scabbard Treasure Malabal Tor Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Spinner's Singing Bone
Na-Totambu Two-Finger Gauntlet Treasure Alik'r Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Satakal Skinrazer
Nedic Hex Totem Treasure Stormhaven Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Secession Stamp Block
Northpoint Founding Coin Treasure Rivenspire Daggerfall Covenant Excavate House Tamrith Official Seal
Protective Tar Warding Sigil Treasure Greenshade Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Ancient Fertility Totem
Rislav Tryptic Panel Treasure Glenumbra Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Manmer Couled Idol
Silver Wish Medallion Treasure Shadowfen Ebonheart Pact Excavate Child's Ragged Tree Doll
Scale-Etched Slither Pipe Treasure Auridon Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Festival of Defiance Token
Wyrd Root Figure Treasure Bangkorai Daggerfall Covenant Excavate St Pelin's Clod
Great House Gold Chalice Treasure Bal Foyen Ebonheart Pact Excavate Basalt Table-Game Set
Torn Netch-leather Mask Treasure Deshaan Ebonheart Pact Excavate Coiled Snake Candlestick
Aquiline Calian Sphere Treasure Auridon Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Scale-Etched Slither Pipe
Brittle Linen Pilgrimage Map Treasure Deshaan Ebonheart Pact Excavate Torn Netch-leather Mask
Royal Ivory Hilt Treasure Eastmarch Ebonheart Pact Excavate Wolf-head Brooch
Cornerstone of Reman II Treasure Betnikh Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Ayleid Tendrilled Eye
Den of the Eldest Shoe Treasure Greenshade Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Protective Tar Warding Sigil
Direnni Palatial Art Treasure Stormhaven Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Nedic Hex Totem
Dwemer Astrological Charts Treasure Stros M'Kai Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Goblin Steam Mill
Dwemer Trade Bar Treasure Bangkorai Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Wyrd Root Figure
Hegathe Divining Rod Treasure Alik'r Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Na-Totambu Two-Finger Gauntlet
High King Sunstone Treasure Bleakrock Isle Ebonheart Pact Excavate Cloven Ritual Mask
Mane's Frayed Crown Treasure Reaper's March Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Hunt-Lord's Djerid
Onyx Shadowscale Scroll Case Treasure Shadowfen Ebonheart Pact Excavate Silver Wish Medallion
Phynastic Scroll Case Treasure Glenumbra Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Rislav Tryptic Panel
Pilazjo Training Blade Treasure Khenarthi's Roost Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Ancient Fishing Rod
Shatter Camoran Antler Crown Treasure Grahtwood Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Ayleid Statuette
Silvenar's Scepter Treasure Malabal Tor Aldmeri Dominion Excavate Jeweled Ayleid Scabbard
Spire of Erokii Frieze Treasure Rivenspire Daggerfall Covenant Excavate Northpoint Founding Coin
Resdayni Signet Ring Treasure Bal Foyen Ebonheart Pact Excavate Great House Gold Chalice
Al-Esh Ascension Coin Treasure Western Skyrim Neutral "Curious Coin Collection" in the Antiquarian Circle after excavating all other treasures
Nordic Scrimshaw Pendant Treasure Western Skyrim Neutral Starting zone lead
Silvered Nord Drinking Horn Treasure Western Skyrim Neutral Excavate Nordic Scrimshaw Pendant
Series Two Animo Core Treasure Clockwork City Neutral Starting zone lead
Halved Lion's Mane Wig Piece Treasure Hew's Bane Neutral Starting zone lead
Ornate Nose Ring Treasure Gold Coast Neutral Starting zone lead
Water-worn Anvil Bust Treasure Gold Coast Neutral Excavate Ornate Nose Ring
Book of Dark Rites Treasure Gold Coast Neutral Excavate Book of Dark Rites
Faded Khajiit Claw Treasure Northern Elsweyr Neutral Starting zone lead
Khajiit Plague Mask Treasure Northern Elsweyr Neutral Excavate Faded Khajiit Claw
Khajiit Prayer Cloth Treasure Northern Elsweyr Neutral Excavate Khajiit Plague Mask
Spiked Scalebreaker Bolt Treasure Southern Elsweyr Neutral Starting zone lead
Meteoric-Iron Pavise Treasure Southern Elsweyr Neutral Excavate Spiked Scalebreaker Bolt
Ancient Dragonguard Lure Treasure Southern Elsweyr Neutral Excavate Meteoric-Iron Pavise