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Welcome to the ESO Mundus Stones overview page. On this page you will find a list of all the Mundus Stones that exist in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online), what they do and where you can find them. Each Mundus Stone also has a separate page for more detailed information.

Mundus Stones in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) give the player a permanent buff. The buff is visible on the characters stat sheet under “Active Buffs”. You can change your Mundus Stone whenever you want, all you have to do is find the correct Mundus Stone and activate it. Therefore you don’t need to worry about picking the wrong Mundus Stone because it can be changed as many times as you want.

  • Every new character starts without a Mundus Stone.
  • The Mundus Stone buff stays active on your character until you swap to a new one.
  • It has happened in the past that the Mundus Stone buff was removed after a new update/DLC in ESO, therefore it is recommended to check if you still have yours after every update.
  • You can obtain all Mundus Stones as furnishing items and place them in your home and use them. This will save you a lot of time searching for them. You can also travel to a friends home where all Mundus Stones are present to get the buff.
  • The set Twice-Born Star lets you have two Mundus Stones active at the same time.
  • You can also find all Mundus Stones in Cyrodiil (Except The Lord Mundus). The Cyrodiil map can be found below the list.
  • Often Guilds do have a dedicated "Guild house" with all the Mundus Stones inside the house. This will make it a lot easier to change your Mundus Stone.

You can find a detailed guide on how Mundus Stones work further below on this page.

ESO Mundus Stones

Below you can find a list of all Mundus Stones in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online). In addition to the normal value of the Mundus Stones, you can also find their value with 7 divine trait pieces active. Click on the image to increase the map size. Click on the name of the Mundus stone to get directed to a separate page with more detailed information.
Name Effect Location(s)
The Apprentice icon

The Apprentice

Increases Spell Damage by 238
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Spell Damage by 389
The Atronach icon

The Atronach

Increases Magicka recovery by 310
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Magicka recovery by 507
The Lady icon

The Lady

Increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 2744
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 4489
The Lord icon

The Lord

Increases Maximum Health by 2225
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Maximum Health by 3639
The Lover icon

The Lover

Increases Physical and Spell Penetration by 2744
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Physical and Spell Penetration by 4489
The Mage icon

The Mage

Increases Maximum Magicka by 2023
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Maximum Magicka by 3309
The Ritual icon

The Ritual

Increases healing effectiveness by 8%
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases healing effectiveness by 13%
The Serpent icon

The Serpent

Increases Stamina recovery by 310
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Stamina recovery by 507
The Shadow icon

The Shadow

Increases Critical Damage and Healing by 11%
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Critical Damage and Healing by 17%
The Steed icon

The Steed

Increases run speed by 10% + increases Health recovery by 238
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases run speed by 16% + increases Health recovery by 389
The Thief icon

The Thief

Increases the Critical Strike rating by 1333
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases the Critical Strike rating by 2167
The Tower icon

The Tower

Increases Maximum Stamina by 2023
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Maximum Stamina by 3309
The Warrior icon

The Warrior

Increases Weapon Damage by 238
With 7 Divines armor pieces: Increases Weapon Damage by 389

Cyrodiil map - All Mundus Stones

Cyrodiil

Frequently asked questions

What are Mundus Stones in ESO?

Mundus Stones are standing stones dedicated to the Constellations in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online). They provide you with a permanent powerful buff to your character.

How do I get a Mundus Stone in ESO?

First you have to find a Mundus Stone. Please check out the location of each Mundus Stone in the Mundus Stone list above. Once you have found your desired Mundus Stone, stand close to it and interact with the Mundus Stone. 

How do you activate a Mundus Stone in ESO?

Stand close to the Mundus Stone and interact with it. Your character will start hoovering slightly above ground, wait till the animation is over and your character lands on the ground. Now you should find the Mundus Stone effect in your characters stat sheet. 

Where are Mundus Stones located in ESO?

Mundus Stones can be found in many zones in ESO. The Mundus Stones are located in the base game zones and Cyrodiil. Please check out the Mundus Stone location list for more details.

What do all the Mundus Stones do in ESO?

The Mundus Stones in ESO have special effects that are very powerful. The effects depending on the stone can be: Increased spell damage, magicka recovery, resistances, health, penetration, magicka, healing, stamina recovery, critical damage, health recovery, critical rating, stamina and weapon damage. For detailed numbers please check out the full Mundus Stone stats list.

How many Mundus Stones exist in ESO?

There are currently a total of 13 different Mundus Stones in ESO. Each of the stones has a very unique effect that boosts the overall power of your character.

How do I change my Mundus Stone in ESO?

You can change your Mundus Stone by simply going to another stone and activate it. This is the only way to change your Mundus Stone. 

Do I need ESO Plus to get a Mundus Stone?

No, you don't require ESO Plus to get a Mundus Stone. Mundus Stones are all located in the base game and are threfore available to everyone.

Where can I find all the Mundus Stones in ESO?

The Mundus Stones in ESO are all located throughout different zones in the base game. Please visit the Mundus stone location list for further details about where the stones are located in each zone.

Which Mundus Stone should I use in ESO?

The Mundus Stones in ESO all have different effects, therefore it is important to know whether your character is a damage dealer, healer or tank. Because all these specifications use different Mundus Stones. It is recommended to check out specific builds to know which Mundus Stone is currently best in slot for that specification.

Are there any other Mundus Stones in ESO?

There are 13 Mundus Stones in ESO since the launch of the game. The Craglorn zone has three demolished Mundus Stones, The Lord, The Lady and The Steed. You can't interact with them because they are destroyed. 

Are there Mundus Stones in DLC and Chapter zones in ESO?

 There are no Mundus Stones in DLC and Chapter zones.

Base Game Mundus Stones: All
Cyrodiil: All except “The Lord”
Imperial City: None
DLC & Chapter: None

Can I change the value of the Mundus Stone effects in ESO?

 The Mundus Stone values are fixed, therefore they will never change. There is one exception and that is the trait “Divine”, traits are perks that are attached to item pieces. The “Divine” trait increases your Mundus Stone effect by a certain %. You can learn more about the value of trait in the Traits list

The “Divine” trait can be applied to your armor, therefore you can have a maximum of 7 Divine traits active. Each Mundus Stone in the list above will also show the value of the Mundus Stone effect with 7 Divine traits active next to the normal value. 

Do Mundus Stone effects stack in ESO?

 Mundus Stone effects don’t stack. There is only one exception where you can have two Mundus Stones active with a set called Twice-Born Star

How do Mundus Stones work in ESO?

 You can activate any Mundus Stone in the world. Once activated you will gain a special buff that is visible in the “Active Buffs” section of your character stat sheet The buff is permanent and will remain there until you pick up another new Mundus Stone. Only one Mundus Stone can be active at a time. The only exception to this is when you are wearing the Twice-Born Star set which allows you to have two Mundus Stones active. 

What is the best Mundus Stone for DPS Damage Dealer in ESO?

The best Mundus Stone for DPS Damage Dealer changes depending on your specification. It is recommended to go check out the build section to find your specification to figure out the best Mundus Stone for your role. The preferred Mundus Stone is listed on each builds page.

What is the best Mundus Stone for healing (Healer) in ESO?

The best Mundus Stone for healing as a Healer changes depending on your specification. It is recommended to go check out the build section to find your specification to figure out the best Mundus Stone for your role. The preferred Mundus Stone is listed on each builds page. 

What is the best Mundus Stone for Tanking (Tank) in ESO?

The best Mundus Stone for tanking as a Tank changes depending on your specification. It is recommended to go check out the build section to find your specification to figure out the best Mundus Stone for your role. The preferred Mundus Stone is listed on each builds page. 

What is the best Mundus Stone for PVP in ESO?

It is recommended to check out the PVP Builds list to find your specification to figure out the best in slot Mundus Stone. 

Where can I buy Mundus Stones in ESO?

Mundus Stones are purchased via the ingame Housing Crown Store. You will have to visit your house and then get into the housing editor to find the housing Crown Store.

How can I buy Mundus Stones in ESO?

Mundus Stones can only be purchased via the ingame housing Crown Store. To visit the housing Crown Store you will have to visit your house and activate the housing editor

Are Mundus Stones on sale in ESO?

There are rare occasions where the Mundus Stones can be picked up for a discounted price in the housing Crown Store in ESO. 

Can I use Mundus Stones in my house in ESO?

Yes, Mundus Stones can be placed and activated in your house. You will have to purchase the Mundus Stones through the ingame housing Crown Store. To do that you will have to be in your house and get into the housing editor

Which Mundus Stone gives spell damage?

The Apprentice Mundus Stone increases your spell damage. The Apprentice Mundus Stone can be found in Reaper's March, The Rift, Bangkorai and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives magicka recovery?

The Atronach Mundus Stone increases your magicka recovery. The Atronach Mundus Stone can be found in Greenshade, Shadowfen, Rivenspire and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives resistances?

The Lady Mundus Stone increases your physical and spell resistance. The Lady Mundus Stone can be found in Auridon, Stonefalls, Glenumbra and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives health?

The Lord Mundus Stone increases your maximum health. The Lord Mundus Stone can be found in Grahtwood, Deshaan and Stormhaven. The Lord is the only Mundus Stone not available in Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives penetration?

The Lover Mundus Stone increases your spell and physical penetration. The Lover Mundus Stone can be found in Auridon, Stonefalls, Glenumbra and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives magicka?

The Mage Mundus Stone increases your maximum magicka. The Mage Mundus Stone can be found in Grahtwood, Deshaan, Stormhaven and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone increases healing?

The Ritual Mundus Stone increases your healing power. The Ritual Mundus Stone can be found in Malabal Tor, Eastmarch, Alik'r Desert and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives stamina recovery?

The Serpent Mundus Stone increases your stamina recovery. The Serpent Mundus Stone can be found in Greenshade, Shadowfen, Rivenspire and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives critical damage?

The Shadow Mundus Stone increases your critical damage. The Shadow Mundus Stone can be found in Greenshade, Shadowfen, Rivenspire and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives health recovery?

The Steed Mundus Stone increases your health recovery and run speed. The Steed Mundus Stone can be found in Reaper's March, The Rift, Bangkorai and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives critical strike rating?

The Thief Mundus Stone increases your critical strike chance rating. The Thief Mundus Stone can be found in Malabal Tor, Eastmarch, Alik'r Desert and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives stamina?

The Tower Mundus Stone increases your maximum stamina. The Tower Mundus Stone can be found in Grahtwood, Deshaan, Stormhaven and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

Which Mundus Stone gives weapon damage?

The Warrior Mundus Stone increases your weapon damage. The Warrior Mundus Stone can be found in Malabal Tor, Eastmarch, Alik'r Desert and Cyrodiil. More info on all Mundus Stones can be found on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

ESO Mundus Stones - Everything you need to know


In this section of the Mundus Stone overview page we are going to take a closer and more detailed look at the Mundus Stones in ESO.

Every new character that you create starts without a Mundus Stone. Most players walk around without a Mundus Stone for a while, the game doesn't really tell you about the Mundus Stones and even if you pick one up you probably don't understand how powerful the effects are. Most players get into contact with a Mundus Stone by chance, simply by exploring the world. The most common first Mundus Stone is "The Lady" because it is the stone which is present in the first zone and close to the main city of that zone. Once players find a Mundus Stone they might activate it and not really understand what just happened. After that most players forget about the stone and don't really think about it till they are part of a guild or closer to endgame.

"Do you know what Mundus Stones, buff food and potions are?". These are usually some of the first questions that long time ESO players ask new players. Because these three things are very important and in most cases new players are not aware of them, or they don't know how powerful the effects are. Often guilds do have a dedicated guild hall (a player house) which contains all the Mundus Stones. That way it is fairly easy to go pick one of the recommended Mundus Stones. Otherwise you will have to take a look at the maps above and fight the right zone with the Mundus Stone of your choice.

The Mundus Stone effect stays active on your character all the time. The only way to change your current Mundus Stone is by selecting another Mundus Stone, to get a new effect. In very rare cases it also happens that your Mundus Stone effect might disappear because the developers reseted the characters or changed something with how Mundus Stone effects work. this only happend 3 times so far in all of the years ESO existed. It is still worth checking your character sheet from time to time if you really still have a Mundus Stone active.

You can easily see whether you have a Mundus Stone effect active or not. In the characters stat page under "active effects" it should say "Boon: The Lover". Aka on this character in the screenshot I have The Lover Mundus Stone active.

Active Effects Mundus Stone ESO
Active Effects


The effect of Mundus Stones can be amplified by one specific trait called "Divine". Traits are extra perks that are attached to gear in ESO. The number of the effect increase can slightly varry depending on what quality gear you are wearing. I do recommend to check out the Divine trait table if you want to know the exact numbers.

Lets also mention the Twice-Born Star set. This set allows you to actually have two Mundus Stone effects active at the same time. This is the only known way to have two of the Mundus Stone effects active at the same time. You have to make sure to wear this set on both your action bars. If you only front bar the set your second Mundus Stone will disappear once you swap to your back bar.

Mundus Stones as furnishing items in your home


Since the introduction of housing in ESO you can actually purchase the Mundus Stones in the housing Crown Store and place them in your house. To access the housing Crown Store you will have to enter your house and then navigate to the housing Crown Store in the housing editor.

In rare occurances the Mundus Stones also go on sale, that way you can pick them up at a discount. However, even with th discount they are still very expensive. Without a discount the price per Mundus Stone is 4000 Crowns.

Often guilds do have so called guild homes with all Mundus Stones present, each guild member will have access to the guild house. This is an easy way to change your Mundus Stone without having to search for it in a zone.

Mundus Stone placement in your home in ESOMundus Stones in your home


The Lore behind the Mundus Stones


In this section of the Mundus Stone overview page we are going to take a closer look at the lore behind the Mundus Stones.

Cited from the official ESO website.

Lady Cinnabar of Taneth answers lore questions and presents her latest research. In today’s venture into the Archives, Lady Cinnabar of Taneth has granted us a look at her study of the Mundus Stones found all throughout Tamriel and the nature of their magic. We’ll also present a few lore books from ESO for your enjoyment, along with Lady Cinnabar’s answers to a few of your questions.

Mysteries of the Mundus Stones


By Lady Cinnabar of Taneth

The influence of Aetherius, the plane of magicka and spirits, upon Nirn is unquestionable. It filters through the veil of Oblivion from laminar (and luminar) perforations left by the architect Magnus and the Magna-Ge as they fled Mundus, bringing light and magic to mortals. The motivations for their flight aside (and before I digress into Dawn Era origination theories and thought experiments about a Nirn completely separated from Aetherius), the stars, their power, and their arrangements have long been subjects of intense study and even worship in some cultures.

The Ayleids are commonly associated with the practice of Aetherial magic. You can learn more about their creations in my work Aetherial Fragments, but suffice it to say they were able to manipulate and store starlight in ways we have yet to fully comprehend. The Nedic people also had an interest in the stars, though their culture was focused on theology over magical study. However, there is evidence that the highest echelons of Nedic priesthood preserved ancient rituals that invoked Aetherial magic. If what remains of their ponderous, flowery, and excruciating-to-translate poetry is any indication, they had a particular fascination with the constellations and their aspects.

The constellations each occupy their own magical domains, as evidenced by the observable energies that emanate from Mundus Stones and their ability to instill power into individuals. We do not know who erected these stones (which can be found across all the provinces of Tamriel) or for what purpose, but their magical resonance tells us clearly that each constellation’s signature is quite unique. This raises questions: were the individual constellations deliberately formed the Magna-Ge, imparting their essence into the trans-constellatory light? Is each constellation a window into a different Aetherial realm, such as Sovngarde or the Far Shores?

My own careful examination of several of the stones in the Alik’r Desert, which nearly exhausted my limited funding, revealed a curious phenomenon. Everyone knows that the guardian constellations— the Mage, Thief, and Warrior—are said to protect the other constellations from the destructive chaos of the Serpent, but my research may have exposed part of the magical underpinning of this legend. A survey of the Warrior stone uncovered strong Aetherial currents traveling from the stars into the stone and radiating outward, implying a cross-Tamrielic web. Why no other scholar or mage has commented on this, I cannot say. Mundus Stones are poorly studied, and it is possible that this energy is not always active.

I theorize that there are other, related stones, as yet undiscovered, that further focus the power of the constellations. Could these magical pathways be manipulated—or, even more interestingly, reversed—to create a kind of Aetherial feedback? What would this permit us to achieve, and what would it teach us of the very nature of the relationship between Mundus and Aetherius?

I fear that my work in this area has introduced more questions than it has answers, but you are undoubtedly as thrilled as I am by the implications of this research. Sadly, I have experienced difficulty in procuring additional funding for this project, and I am searching for new sponsors. I hope to pursue this intriguing discovery further as soon as possible.

Activating a Mundus Stone in ESOMundus Stone activation



Lady Cinnabar answers your questions:


How many Et'Ada are there actually? Are there millions? Thousands? Only a handful? This is a little bit complicated, because when you hear about creation, it only mentions a handful of et'Ada but there are tons of Daedra in Oblivion and millions of stars in the sky, from the Magna-Ge that escaped Mundus.

Lady Cinnabar says: “The et’Ada are the ‘original spirits’ whose existence predates creation of the Mundus. Those with a more Anuic, or orderly, valence became the Aedra, who sacrificed themselves to give birth to the mortal arena. Those with a more Padomaic, or chaotic, valence, became the Daedra, who inhabit the metamorphic realms of Oblivion, and the Magna-Ge, who left both Mundus and Oblivion, but are said to be capable of visitation. To encompass or number the et’Ada is a futile endeavor, for they are beyond mortal comprehension, and our perceptions of these beings are but faulty shadows of their complex reality. Many a savant has been driven mad by the attempt.”

What the heck could these Celestials be?

Lady Cinnabar says, “We count on you, O Darkweaver, to prove worthy of your name in unraveling the dark enigma of the Celestials. Steel yourself, then, to face the perils of Craglorn, and wrest from the Celestials the secret of their origins. Please send your findings to Lady Cinnabar, Tower of the Fifth Doctrine, Taneth, Hammerfell, and I will turn them into literature that will astound all Tamriel. And may Onsi’s bright blade guide you.”

Aetherial Fragments


By Lady Cinnabar of Taneth

Many novice students find the study of the planes difficult to approach. Unlike my contemporary, Phrastus of Elinhir, who alienates readers with his self-serving agenda, I find that starting with an unbiased, concrete example works best as an introduction. Studying Aetherial fragments naturally leads to the broader topic of the planes.

Surely you have seen a shooting star. This occurs when a piece of Aetherius, spirit-plane and source of magic, becomes dislodged and falls to Nirn. Two types of materials, meteoric iron and glass, may be found after such an event. The magical potential of both is extraordinary. In this text, I focus on the rarer meteoric glass, including its uses through history and its various manifestations.

The Ayleids, the Elves that ruled Cyrodiil until the early First Era, made extensive use of these sky-stones. With their advanced understanding of the magical arts, they created blue Welkynd and Varla Stones to harness the power of starlight from Aetherius and store magicka, power enchanted items, or provide unending light. Some even held Destruction spells as a type of automated defense.

The secrets of producing these stellar vessels have been lost. The Ayleids were able to create them in considerable numbers by replicating and enchanting meteoric glass. Attempts to synthesize new Welkynd or Varla Stones, or even to reproduce uncharged meteoric glass, have failed. Frequently, the original stones crumble to useless dust upon experimentation, further frustrating research and necessitating dangerous expeditions into Ayleid ruins.

The modern Malondo and Culanda stones, golden in color, are similar to blue Ayleid fragments. A product or discovery of the High Elves, they are most frequently found in the Summerset Isles. Malondo Stones, which can be recharged, can be tapped by spellcasters as a source of magicka replenishment or to restore a charge or charges to enchanted items. Culanda Stones provide a bright golden light. They can trigger magical effects or store magicka, but are always destroyed upon use or depletion.

You may read claims by Phrastus, who is blindly enamored of Elven culture, that the Altmer have unlocked and improved upon the secrets of the Ayleids. He even suggests that they are cultivating Malondo and Culanda Stones as a farmer might grow wheat. The more reasonable theory is that, through tinkering with existing Ayleid stones and raw meteoric glass, a more reliable method of recharging has been discovered.

Sky Prisms, another type of Aetherial fragment, can be seen splitting into shards as they fall to Nirn during specific lunar alignments. When three shards meet, they re-form into a silvery prism by some unknown process and confer the power unlocked by the merger to a nearby being. Like other sky-stones, they are relatively rare, and it is difficult to obtain specimens for investigation. Though they originate in the heavens they are often found underground, brought there by denizens of the depths who find their light-emitting properties useful.

With enough study and experimentation, it is my hope that the keys to producing these useful items will be uncovered, and a more full understanding of the planes and their power will be achieved.

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