Witches Festival

Witches Festival

Event dates

  • From: Oct 22nd 2020, To: Nov 3rd 2020
  • From: Oct 24th 2019, To: Nov 11th 2019
  • From: Oct 18th 2018, To: Nov 1st 2018
  • From: Oct 20th 2017, To: Nov 1st 2017
  • From: Oct 13th 2016, To: Nov 1st 2016

About this event

Boo! Battle Tamriel’s monsters, get double XP, and earn creepy new rewards during the Witches Festival in-game event! Learn everything you need to know about the frightening fete here.

  • Event Duration: October 22 at 10:00AM EDT, and will run until Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00AM EST.
  • Double EXP: This event has a 100% experience boost bonus.

Participate in the Witches Festival

  1. Navigate to the Holiday section of the Crown Store and acquire the free quest.
  2. Complete the quest “The Witchmother's Bargain" to receive the Witchmother's Whistle memento.
    1. If you completed the quest in previous events, you don’t need to acquire the Crow Caller or complete the quest again, and you can use the whistle already found in your Collections menu.
  3. Use the whistle to summon the “Witchmother's Cauldron," which grants you and your party a 100% XP buff that stacks with other XP bonuses.
  4. Use the Witchmother's Cauldron to transform your character into one of the undead.
    1. Note that you don't have to use the Witchmother's Cauldron to gain the XP buff, just the whistle. The Cauldron can't be summoned in Cyrodiil.

Earn Horrifying Rewards

During this freaky festival, you can earn some frightful Witches Festival-themed items, collectibles, and more, simply by defeating boss monsters and looting Plunder Skulls.

When you tear open a Plunder Skull, you have a chance to snatch up some of these items:

  • NewPieces of the Throwing Bones memento
    • Combine 10 pieces to craft this collectible
  • Hollowjack style items
  • Dremora style items
  • Witches Festival-themed recipes
  • Witches Festival-themed furnishings and furnishing recipes
  • Bewitching Alchemy reagents
  • …and an assortment of creepy items!

Skeleton marionette Memento Witches Festival ESOSkeleton Marionette Memento

More Rewards!

In addition to this, the first time you defeat each different type of boss each day (detailed below) you’ll receive a Dremora Plunder Skull. This special reward contains the same kind of items in the regular Skulls, but also features a Dremora Motif style page. However, that’s not all! Dremora Plunder Skulls also have a chance to contain the following new items:

  • Dremora Motif chapters
  • Witches Festival Writs
    • Complete these writs to unlock an Achievement that’ll earn you a new Witch hat collectible AND the “Witch” title!
  • Glenmoril Treasure Maps
    • Use the map to find Glenmoril Weapon Style pages scattered all over Tamriel
  • Glenmoril Armor Outfit Style pages
  • New Grave Dancer Weapon Style pages

Glenmoril Armor Style Witches Festival ESOGlenmoril Armor Style

What Bosses Give Me Rewards?

Depending on the type of boss you slay, you’ll receive one of two different Dremora Motif pages:

  • Final Arena Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Bows and Legs
  • Dark Anchor, Geyser Bosses, and zone Dragons drop Dremora Motif pages for Daggers and Gloves
  • Delve Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Staves and Belts
  • Final Dungeon Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Helmets and Maces
  • Public Dungeon, Imperial City Bosses and Quest Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Shields and Boots
  • Final Trial Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Swords and Chests
  • World Bosses drop Dremora Motif pages for Shoulders and Axes

Event Tickets

During the Witches Festival, the first time a boss drops a Dremora Plunder Skull each day, it’ll also drop two Event Tickets. Don’t forget to loot it.

During the event, the Impresario will stock the following goods:

  • All four Indrik Feathers
  • The first two Crimson Indrik Berries (Budding and Bloom)
  • Group Repair Kits
  • The Throw Bones memento
  • Grave Dancer Weapon Style pages
  • New Grab Bags!

What are Grab Bags? These curious containers have a chance to contain a collectible from a previous Witches Festival event. When you open a Grab Bag, it will only ever contain items you don’t already own or know, and once you’ve acquired every possible item within them, they’ll no longer be available for purchase. Be sure to open each bag and remove its items as soon as you acquire it (to avoid duplicate items from subsequent bags).

If you have acquired every collectible but still have Grab Bags to open, they’ll contain Group Repair Kits instead—useful!

For this event, a Grab Bag can contain:

  • Hollowjack Motif pages
  • Skeletal Marionette memento
  • Apple-bobbing Cauldron fragments
  • Spectre Mask collectibles

Note that all of the above items, when purchased from the Impresario, are bind-on-pickup and non-tradable. The Impresario is located in Daggerfall (Daggerfall Covenant), Davon's Watch (Ebonheart Pact), and Vulkhel Guard (Aldmeri Dominion).

Crown Store Deals

This freaky festival also features some returning and new items in the in-game Crown Store. This includes the return of the Reaper’s Harvest and Hollowjack Crown Crates, the Hollowjack and Witches’ Coven furnishing packs, houses, polymorphs, and some truly terrifying items:

Hollowjack Crown Crate Items

You can also find pictures of each Hollowjack Crown Crate Item here:

Hollowjack Daedra-Skull Wolf
Hollowjack Flame-Skull Senche
Hollowjack Wraith-Lantern Steed
Hollowjack Rider Bear
Hollowjack Rider Camel
Hollowjack Rider Guar
Hollowjack Rider Horse
Hollowjack Rider Senche
Hollowjack Rider Wolf
Atmoran Snow Bear
Atmoran Snow Bear Cub
Daemon Cockerel
Decorative Hollowjack Daedra-Skull
Decorative Hollowjack Flame-Skull
Decorative Hollowjack Wraith-Lantern
Lava Line Salamander
Tattooed Shorn Camel
Zombie Horse
Crested Reef Viper
Goldenback Spider Lackey
Black Morthal Mastiff
Heartland Brindle Badger
Senchal Striped Cat

Wraithhome House

With its pillars of skulls, stained glass, and ghostly portals, this abode can accommodate even the most tormented soul. Take advantage of its open layout to set up large-scale rituals, and use its vaults and lofty balconies for vile experiments.

The Wraithhome house will return to the Crown Store on all platforms for a limited time, from October 15 to October 22 at 10am EDT. Furnished and unfurnished versions will be available.

Wraithhome Witches Festival ESOWraithhome

Exorcised Coven Cottage

Pay no attention to the rumors: this witches hut on the edge of Hag Fen in Glenumbra is guaranteed NOT to be haunted by the dead, the undead, or restless spirits of any kind. It does come with tumbledown walls to keep the crocodiles and wolves out. Spooky!

The Exorcised Coven Cottage house will return to the Crown Store on all platforms for a limited time during the Witches Festival. Stay tuned for event details! Furnished and unfurnished versions will be available.

Exorcised Coven Cottage Witches Festival ESOExorcised Coven Cottage

Furnishing Pack: Sinister Hollowjack Items

Lanterns lure and pumpkins trip / Webs ensnare and grave hands grip / Crows will mock as wraith-scythes hack / All in thrall to Hollowjack!

The Furnishing Pack: Sinister Hollowjack Items will be available in the Crown Store on all platforms for a limited time, from October 5 to November 3 at 10am EST. ESO Plus Members will receive a discount on this item.

Furnishing Pack includes:

Furnishing Pack Witches Festival ESOFurnishing Pack: Sinister Hollowjack Items

Sister Gellenna Houseguest

Gellena left the Icereach Coven to see firsthand what they loathed about other cultures—and to consider what scores she needs to settle. After adding Gellena to your home, you can set her on a path, plus you and your visitors can speak with her.

The Sister Gellenna Houseguest will be available in the Crown Store on all platforms for a limited time, during the Witches Festival. Stay tuned for event details!

Sister Gellenna Houseguest Witches Festival ESOSister Gellenna Houseguest

Pumpkin Spectre Polymorph

A Pumpkin Spectre is like a horrific figure from a skooma-induced nightmare! And with this costume, the wearer can take on the semblance of these dread monsters.

The Pumpkin Spectre polymorph will return to the Crown Store on all platforms for a limited time, from October 29 to November 3 at 10am EST.

Pumpkin Spectre Polymorph Witches Festival ESOPumpkin Spectre Polymorph

Full Crown Store Showcase during Witches Festival:

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