Elder Scrolls Online Best DLCs (Ranked Worst to Best)

When you find the DLC just right for You.

The Elder Scrolls Online has a large collection of DLCs, which makes it challenging to find which ones are the best bang for your buck in terms of sets and rewards or you are just looking for the best storylines ESO has to offer, then this is for you.

22. Wolfhunter

Hircine and the Pack

Wolfhunter Official Trailer 

The Wolfhunter DLC features two dungeons, Moonhunter Keep and March of Sacrifices, both of which are Werewolf Theme In Moonhunter Keep, you enter a fortress where you must fight through packs of Werebeasts and unforgiving forces of nature to save an Order of Werewolf Hunters from an Ancient and Powerful Werewolf named Vykosa.

In March of Sacrifices, you are brought to the Hunting Grounds fighting against a vicious band of Hircine’s worshippers in the hunt to gain a Daedric Prince’s Favor. The Dungeons are challenging and provide achievements to the worthy such as Titles like ‘Alpha Predator’ and ‘Hircine’s Champion’, a ‘Beast’ Personality, which makes you look and move like a true predator, Lastly, one of the coolest mementos in the game. 

The Werewolf Behemoth Sigil which you can get even on Normal by doing the Great Indrik Hunt Side Quest in the March of Sacrifices dungeon, it allows you to briefly transform to a Gigantic Werewolf Form, these are a go-to if you are going for a Werewolf Vibe.

Though this DLC features some great rewards, for 1500 Crowns the gear and monster sets in these dungeons are underwhelming in the long run compared to what you can get in other DLCs.

Full Details at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/dlc/wolfhunter

21.  Horns of the Reach

Take on the Minotaurs

Horns of the Reach Official Trailer

The Horns of the Reach DLC features two dungeons, Falkreath Hold and Bloodroot Forge, both of which are Reach Themed.

In Falkreath Hold, you come to the aid to the people of Falkreath as their last line of defense against the combined forces of the Minotaurs and Reachmen.

In Bloodroot Forge, you must delve deep to stop the Minotaurs and Reachmen from harnessing the powers of the Bloodroot Forge.

These are exciting to run, and provide some worthwhile rewards, just entering one of the dungeons provide you with the Bullhorn Emote, Mock those Minotaurs! 

Finishing Bloodroot Forge on any difficulty allows you to buy Bloodroot Vine Furnishings, and completing Falkreath Hold will net you the ability to buy the Horns of the Reachmen Furnishing, both available at the Undaunted Quartermaster for some Barbaric Esthetics

Lastly Finishing Veteran Mode from Bloodroot Forge rewards you with the ‘Bane of Beastmen’ Title and a Great Tank and Healer Monster Helm with Earthgore, which will heal you or an ally going below 50% for 10K HP, basically an Automatic ‘Oh I Messed Up’ Switch.

In Conclusion, with the Monster Set and Rewards, a trip back to Falkreath, Smacking Minotaurs and Reachmen alike for 1500 Crowns it is quite the deal, I’d personally wait for a sale since there are still better ones.

Full Details at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/dlc/hornsofthereach

20. Dragon Bones

Dragons and Necromancers are a nasty combination.

Dragon Bones Official Trailer

The Dragon Bones DLC features 2 Dungeons, Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak, with a mix of Dragons and Necromancy as themes

In Fang Lair, you enter an ancient ruin in hopes of stopping a powerful necromancer from reanimating a deadly Dragon.

In Scalecaller Peak, you journey towards the peak to stop a group of cultists from unleashing a deadly plague onto Tamriel.

Entering any of the Dungeons provides you with a new hat, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask, there are two sets which are useful, Fang Lair’s Caluurion Set works great on Magicka Necromancers and Scalecaller Peak’s Jorvuld’s Set is a must farm for Healers.

Another Highly Coveted Reward from the Veteran Mode Dungeon is the Zaan Monster Helm which is one of the best single target focused sets for Magicka DPS to get.

With the Decent Monster and Dungeon Sets, The Necromancy Theme and fights with a Bone Dragon and Dragon Priest, I’d say it’s well worth the 1500 Crowns. 

Full Details at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/dlc/dragonbones

19. Shadows of the Hist

Argonians on the Run

Shadows of the Hist Official Trailer

The Shadows of the Hist DLC includes 2 Dungeons, Ruins of Mazzatun and Cradle of Shadows, both of which are Argonian Themed.

In the Cradle of Shadows, you team up with the Shadowscales to destroy a band of Assassins who worship Mephala.

In the Ruins of Mazzatun, you join Heem-Jas, as you enter the Puzzle City in a bid to save his tribesmen from the clutches of the powerful Xit-Xaht Tribe.

Entering any of the dungeons rewards you with the ‘Heroic’ Personality, makes you look as if you can take on anything. 

There is a useful niche healer set from Cradle of Shadows, The Gossamer Set, where when you heal an ally, they take 25% less damage from AoE Attacks, Another Useful Set is the Velidreth Monster Helm from Veteran Cradle of Shadows, which can be quite a good option for Stamina DPS Toons.

Heem Jas, the Argonian trying to aid you in Ruins of Mazzatun is one of my Favorite NPCs, A mix of heroism and cowardice makes for some fantastic lines

Even With the lack of useful Sets, the dungeons have some unique Mechanics involving Darkness and the Hist, Heem Jas’ Wit also makes up for it, battling Mephala and dangerous Argonian Tribesmen, I’d Say it’s worth the 1500 Crowns.

Full Details at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/dlc/shadowsofthehist

18. Harrowstorm

Now what do we do oh Great Lyris Titanborn?

Official Harrowstorm Trailer

The Harrowstorm DLC features 2 Dungeons, Unhallowed Grave and Icereach, this DLC prepares players for the Greymoor Chapter to see what they are up against.

In Icereach, you are sent to investigate a storm brewing in the island with Great Lyris Titanborn, uncover what the witches are hiding and stop them in the process.

In Unhallowed Grave, you dive into an ancient tomb alongside Fennorian of House Ravenwatch to stop a group of Nord Graverobbers from unleashing a forbidden power.

Entering any of the Dungeons provides you with a new Emote ‘The Wickerman Mishap, a funny emote which will leave you burning.There are several decent sets from this DLC, one is Unhallowed Grave’s Aegis Caller Set which has a cool effect of summoning a Whirling Guardian to deal AoE Damage, decent set for Stamina DPS especially in large groups of monsters.

Then there is Icereach’s Bani’s Torment Set, a great selfish set for tanks when you need a load of survivability against a single target, best used against a hard-hitting boss.

Lastly in Veteran Unhallowed Grave, you can acquire Kjalnar’s Monster Helm which is a great option for Magicka DPS especially for Necromancers and Nightblade, with a spooky animation of Summoning Skeletal Hand to attack the enemy once you proc it.

Unhallowed Grave also features unique mechanics involving grappling hooks and secret bosses, which if you find and defeat them all, you will be given damage and survivability buffs to battle the main boss, and the ‘Knock Knock’ Achievement and the collectible Bloodrune Face Markings.

With good sets for both Dungeons, unique Boss Mechanics, Emotes, for 1500 Crowns I’d say this is a must if you are planning to play Greymoor as it acts as a Trailer for the Chapter.

Full details at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/updates/dlc/harrowstorm

17. Wrathstone

Dwarven Cannon go brrr.

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