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Released on July 18 2016.

The Elder Scrolls Online v2.5.3 is an incremental patch on the PTS that continues to address issues in the latest DLC game pack, Shadows of the Hist. We also have several fixes and improvements involving gameplay, itemization, Trials, UI, and more. The size of this patch is approximately 570MB.

Dark Brotherhood Fixes & Improvements[edit]

Exploration & Itemization[edit]


  • Books that were previously undiscoverable after their respective quests were completed now have a copy in the world.
  • The Letter from Kireth can be found behind the house at the Anvil stables, atop a crate.
  • The List of Recipients will now be available near the farmhouse where a certain quest event takes place.
  • Naryu's Note and Reman's Note will now be visible post-quest where they were located all along.

Quests & Zones[edit]


  • NPCs that are naturally hostile will now properly drop normal loot rather than pre-laundered stealable items.

Shadows of the Hist Fixes & Improvements[edit]

Art & Animation[edit]


  • Fixed various texture and clipping issues with armor, hair, and adornments.

Dungeons & Group Content[edit]

Cradle of Shadows

  • The door after Dranos Velador will now always open after he is defeated.
  • Shadow Fangs will now always emerge from stealth when you activate the Atronach Light synergy in the room just before Velidreth.
  • Shadow Fangs will no longer cast Teleport Strike immediately after being revealed, either by the Atronach Light synergy or a player stealth removal.
  • Fixed an issue with Altar of Adoration targeting incorrect monsters with the "For Our Lady" buff.
  • Marrow Fiends will no longer immediately recast Divide and Conquer if interrupted while trying to cast that ability.
  • Shadow Warriors will no longer immediately recast Eclipsing Assault if interrupted while trying to cast that ability.
  • Jumping over an armed Spike Trap will now trigger the trap.
  • The following changes specifically affect the boss Velidreth:
    • Velidreth will no longer summon two Spiderkith towards the end of the encounter when casting Devour.
    • Velidreth will now pull player characters into the combat area much quicker.
    • Velidreth will now devour a target and cast Diseased Spores sooner, and banish player characters less often.
    • Velidreth will no longer target player characters returning from the catacombs with her Shadow Sense ability.
    • Velidreth will no longer reset when player characters are banished or returning from the catacombs.
    • Velidreth's Devotion and Alter of Adoration now provide a small heal with each "For Our Lady" projectile that affects an ally.
  • The following changes have been made to the Hard Mode difficulty in Veteran Mode:
    • Increased Velidreth's health total.
    • Velidreth will summon more Diseased Spores.
    • After the group is banished to the catacombs, only one door will be open on each side (this previously was the default behavior in Veteran Mode, but now only occurs with Hard Mode enabled).
    • Being hit by Shadow Spine is immediately fatal (this previously was the default behavior in Veteran Mode, but now only occurs with Hard Mode enabled).
  • The following has changed in Veteran Mode:
    • After the group is banished to the catacombs, one door on each side will be closed while the remaining doors will remain open.
    • Decreased the damage from Shadow Spine.
    • Shadow Spine now applies Impaled, a removable damage over time debuff.
    • Shadow Spine now applies the Sickening Poison debuff.

Ruins of Mazzatun

  • The mudcrabs that appear in the hallways where the Swamp Spice is located no longer respawn.
  • The Monstrous Blitz ability is now spelled correctly.
  • You will now have a visible effect when targeted by Monstrous Blitz (we mean it this time).

Exploration & Itemization[edit]


  • The "Ruins of Mazzatun Challenger" and "Cradle of Shadows Challenger" achievements now have unique skin rewards.
  • Ruins of Mazzatun awards the "Amber Plasm Skin Daub" skin.
  • Cradle of Shadows awards the "Spiderkith" skin.
  • Renamed the "More Like Mazzatomb" achievement to "Mazzatun Massacre".
  • Renamed the "Waltz on Through" achievement to "Venomous Evasion".

Base Game Fixes & Improvements[edit]

Art & Animation[edit]


  • Fixed an issue that would cause certain mask textures to appear black on medium, low, or minimum graphics settings.



  • Fixed the audio for Flurry, and for some animations that were previously missing them.

Combat & Gameplay[edit]


  • Fixed an issue that was causing a delay in ability effects and animations when using poisons.
  • Fixed an issue where poison procs were preventing some ability's secondary effects from activating.
  • The visual effects from the Block ability no longer display when you are in first-person mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the visual effects of certain Area of Effect attacks (ex: Negate Magic, Volley) would be placed on the caster instead of the area where they were cast.


Note: Other cases of Shadow Cloak's invisibility being broken are still being investigated.


  • Fighters Guild
    • Silver Bolts: Fixed an issue where Rank III of this ability was causing targets to display a knockdown animation and visually slide across the ground.

Crafting & Economy[edit]


  • The Improvement interface at crafting stations will no longer appear blank.
  • Unearthed two Furrier Traps at the Reaper's March Clothier Survey site, which were previously buried out of sight.

Crown Store & ESO Plus[edit]

Dye Stamps

  • Adjusted the names of a number of dye stamps.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Long Elven Braid hair style to be selected by non-Khajiit characters, even though it would not appear correctly on anyone other than a Khajiit.

Style Parlor

  • The tooltips displayed when changing your appearance will now more accurately display why a race button is disabled.

Dungeons & Group Content[edit]


  • Hel Ra Citadel
    • Yokeda Rok'dun and/or Yokeda Kai will now enrage if either one claims victory over the player characters currently fighting them.
  • Veteran Aetherian Archive
    • Reduced the health of the Mage, but increased the health for Hard Mode.
  • Veteran Hel Ra Citadel
    • Yokeda Rok'dun and/or Yokeda Kai will now enrage if either one claims victory over the player characters currently fighting them.
    • Reduced the health of the Warrior, but increased the health for Hard Mode.
  • Veteran Sanctum Ophidia
    • Increased health of the Serpent for Hard Mode.

Exploration & Itemization[edit]


  • Nirnroot can now be found in Cyrodiil!
  • Fixed a small number of cases where Redguard and Orcish weapons and armor found sitting around in the world were more valuable than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where Veteran Hel Ra Citadel would drop jewelry from sets intended for Aetherian Archive.

Item Sets

  • Coat of the Red Mountain: This item set's 3-piece bonus now grants Max Stamina instead of Spell Damage.
  • Varen's Wall: This item set's bonus damage proc now only applies to direct damage Area of Effect attacks.
  • Vicecanon of Venom: Fixed an issue where this item set could proc from its own damage.
  • Widowmaker: Fixed an issue where this item set's 4-piece bonus was granting more Maximum Stamina than intended.


  • Fixed an issue that was allowing Mementos to be on cooldown for much longer than intended. If you could not use your Mementos previously, this fix will clear those cooldowns and allow you to use them once again.
  • Fixed an issue where some Mementos would display the incorrect cooldown.



  • Fixed an issue where having a large number of items in your inventory, Craft Bag, and bank could cause your game to crash.



  • Fixed an issue where gaining Experience from multiple sources in a short amount of time would display the Experience amount in a non-abbreviated format.
  • Removed the character icon next to character names.
  • Fixed an issue where browsing from the Notification menu to the Collectible menu would display the tabs of the last screen that had been shown.
  • Fixed an issue where your character's settings would be lost after using a Name Change token.

Crafting & Dyes

  • Fixed an issue where improving an item at a crafting station would display a blank tooltip for the improved item.
  • Fixed an issue at the Dye Station where the filters would not work properly when switching between the Keyboard and Gamepad UI.

Gamepad Mode

  • Fixed an issue where the Provisioner UI would occasionally not update your inventory quantities after crafting a food or drink.
  • Looting over 10 million of a currency or item will now properly display in the loot stream.
  • Fixed an issue where the Claim Keep screen could appear unresponsive when ownership of the Keep had recently been released.
  • Fixed an issue where the Crown Store would stay open when attempting to log out to character select.
  • Fixed an issue where some text on the ESO Plus page could get truncated.
  • Fixed an issue at the Dye Station where the dye list could overlap with the filters.
  • Updated the background images for Cradle of Shadows, Ruins of Mazzatun, and Dark Brotherhood to properly display in the Collections and Dungeon Finder menus.


  • Equipping a bind-on-pickup tradeable item will now display a confirmation dialog, warning you that the item will no longer be tradeable if you equip it.