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 listed below are located and indicated on our 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:||Daggerfall Covenant:||Ebonheart Pact:|
|Khenarthi’s Roost (6)||Stros M’Kai (3)||Bleakrock Isle (3)|
|Auridon (16)||Betnikh (3)||Bal Foyen (3)|
|Grahtwood (16)||Glenumbra (16)||Stonefalls (16)|
|Greenshade (16)||Stormhaven (16)||Deshaan (16)|
|Malabal Tor (16)||Alik’r Desert (16)||Shadowfen (16)|
|Reaper’s March (16)||Bangkorai (16)||Eastmarch (16)|
|Rivenspire (16)||The Rift (16)|
* 86 skyshards per faction, and 258 total for all factions.
- Blackwood (18)
- Clockwork City (6)
- Coldharbour (16)
- Craglorn (12)
- Elsweyr (18 Northern, 6 Southern)
- Gold Coast (6)
- Hew’s Bane (6)
- Murkmire (6)
- Summerset (18)
- The Reach & Arkthzand Cavern (3+3)
- Vvardenfell (18)
- Western Skyrim & Blackreach (11 Western Skyrim, 7 Blackreach)
- Wrothgar (17)
Shared zones include a total of 171 skyshards, and PvP zones 59. You can pick up a total of almost 500 skyshards across all zones, giving you over 150 skill points.
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 more than 400 skyshards at this point, giving you well over one hundred skill points. For every 3 sky shards you collect you will gain 1 skill point. As you can imagine it takes quite awhile to find over 400 of them so we hope our maps with their locations will be helpful.
Skyshards can be very important to find especially 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 7 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 obtain over 300 points to distribute at endgame.
Finding skyshards with our maps is certainly easier than trying to find every one of them by yourself. Nevertheless you will often come across them randomly while doing quests or exploring zones.
In outdoor locations skyshards are usually very easy to spot due to their noticeable glow, however nearly half of all skyshards are located in underground areas — usually public dungeons and delves. Every delve and public dungeon has one skyshard.
See: Delve & Public Dungeon Maps with locations of bosses and skyshards.
All public group 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. Since Elsweyr Chapter release skyshard achievements are account wide and shared with all your characters. However, your alt characters need to either spend real money to get skyshards or pick them up themselves.
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.