One of the key features of Elder Scrolls Online is its exploration aspect. While many players enjoy wandering around aimlessly and discovering quests, dungeons and other goodies by themselves, skyshards are often too important for character development to be skipped. Unless you follow our maps with outlined skyshard locations you will miss some of them guaranteed, so even if you decide to explore things by yourself be sure to at least bookmark our maps for later use.
All skyshards for all zones below are located and indicated on maps, but if you have trouble finding any of them be sure to ask! You can use the following links to view skyshard maps for selected zones:
- Aldmeri Dominion: Khenarthi’s Roost (6), Auridon (16), Grahtwood (16), Greenshade (16), Malabal Tor (16), Reaper’s March (16)
- Daggerfall Covenant: Stros M’Kai (3), Betnikh (3), Glenumbra (16), Stormhaven (16), Alik’r Desert (16), Bangkorai (16), Rivenspire (16)
- Ebonheart Pact: Bleakrock Isle (3), Bal Foyen (3), Stonefalls (16), Deshaan (16), Shadowfen (16), Eastmarch (16), The Rift (16)
- Cyrodiil (46), Coldharbour (16), Craglorn (12)
Tip: you can use this SkyShards addon to display exact locations of all skyshards on your in-game map. It also works with the minimap addon I recommended in this article, where you can also find out how to install ESO interface addons.
Skyshards can be found in every zone in The Elder Scrolls Online, including the tutorial. To save you the trouble of doing math yourself, you can find a total of 321 skyshards at this point, giving you 107 skill points. As you can imagine it takes quite awhile to find over 300 of them so we hope our maps with their locations will be helpful.
Skyshards can be very important to find even early on when leveling. Having additional skill points for more and varied abilities and being able to morph them can help a great deal with leveling or doing group dungeons. With 5 different crafting skill lines available as well which are all helpful there’s always going to be a shortage of skill points, despite characters being able to get around 300 points to distribute at endgame.
With our maps, certainly easier than trying to find every one of them by yourself (remember, over 300!). Nevertheless you will often come across them randomly while doing quests or exploring zones. In outdoor locations skyshards are usually very easy to notice due to their immense glow, however nearly half of all skyshards are located in underground areas — usually public dungeons.
All public dungeons award you with a skyshard as well, giving you yet another reason to make friends and complete almost if not all content in every zone.
If you do find yourself unable to locate certain skyshards but don’t want to use our “spoilers”, you can check your in-game “Journal” from time to time as it can contain tips and hints about skyshard locations.
For those who want a spoiler-free experience but still don’t want to miss out on any additional skill points, my recommendation is to simply explore the zone in its entirety and complete all quests and dungeons. Once you do all that, refer to our maps and go find all the skyshards you missed.