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Cradle of Shadows - ESO

Cradle of Shadows - ESO

The Cradle of Shadows is the seat of power of the enigmatic figure known only as the Lady of Lace. What lies behind its veil of darkness is known only by her fanatical followers.
To access this zone you must own the Shadows of the Hist DLC.
This Dungeon is located in Shadowfen

Armor sets in Cradle of Shadows

Gossamer icon
Gossamer
Dungeon
Gossamer
Dungeon
(2 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) When you heal yourself or an ally, you grant them Major Evasion for 1 second, reducing damage from area attacks by 20%.
Hand of Mephala icon
Hand of Mephala
Dungeon
Hand of Mephala
Dungeon
(2 items) Adds 4% Healing Taken
(3 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(4 items) Adds 1487 Armor
(5 items) When you take damage, you encase the ground beneath you in webs for 5 seconds, reducing the Movement Speed of enemies within a 4 meter radius by 33% and applying Minor Breach to them, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance by 2974. After 5 seconds the webs burst into venom, dealing 0 Poison Damage. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds and scales off the higher of your Physical or Spell Resistance.
Velidreth icon
Velidreth
Monster Set
Velidreth
Monster Set
(1 item) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(2 items) When you deal damage, you have a 20% chance to spawn 3 disease spores in front of you after 1 second that deal 1557 Disease damage to any enemy they hit. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds and scales off the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.
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Widowmaker
Dungeon
Widowmaker
Dungeon
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(5 items) When your alchemical poison fires, you drop a poisonous spore in front of you that bursts after 1 second, dealing 2856 Poison Damage over 10 seconds to all enemies within 5 meters. This effect scales off the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.

Leads in Cradle of Shadows

Lead Dig zone Item Location
Ritual Circlet icon Ritual Circlet Ritual Circlet Ritual Circlet icon Blackwood Gaze of Sithis Cradle of Shadows last boss
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Achievements in Cradle of Shadows

Name Description
Beacon in the Night icon

Beacon in the Night

Defeat Sithera, Khephidaen the Spiderkith, the Votary of Velidreth, Dranos Velador, and Velidreth the Lady of Lace in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without suffering a group member death.
Cradle of Shadows Challenger icon

Cradle of Shadows Challenger

Complete the listed achievements for Veteran Cradle of Shadows.
Cradle of Shadows Conqueror icon

Cradle of Shadows Conqueror

Defeat Sithera, Khephidaen the Spiderkith, the Votary of Velidreth, Dranos Velador, and Velidreth the Lady of Lace in Veteran Cradle of Shadows.
Cradle of Shadows Vanquisher icon

Cradle of Shadows Vanquisher

Defeat Sithera, Khephidaen the Spiderkith, the Votary of Velidreth, Dranos Velador, and Velidreth the Lady of Lace in the Cradle of Shadows.
Divided He Fell icon

Divided He Fell

Defeat Dranos Velador in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without absorbing any orbs.
Embrace the Shadow icon

Embrace the Shadow

Defeat Velidreth in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without using the Atronach's Light synergy.
Exterminator icon

Exterminator

Defeat Sithera, Khephidaen the Spiderkith, the Votary of Velidreth, Dranos Velador, and Velidreth the Lady of Lace in Veteran Cradle of Shadows within 30 minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts on entering the initial caverns.
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Fear No Darkness

Pass through the spider caves in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without lighting more than two braziers.
Heretic icon

Heretic

Destroy 50 statues of Velidreth's Devotion in Veteran Cradle of Shadows.
Nothing to See Here icon

Nothing to See Here

Defeat Velidreth in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without any party members being caught by her Shadow Sense.
Shadowplay icon

Shadowplay

Defeat Khephidaen the Spiderkith in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without relighting any extinguished braziers.
Shadows of the Hist Delver icon

Shadows of the Hist Delver

Complete Veteran Cradle of Shadows and Veteran Ruins of Mazzatun.
Shadows of the Hist Explorer icon

Shadows of the Hist Explorer

Enter either the Ruins of Mazzatun or the Cradle of Shadows for the first time.
Silken Ring Style Master icon

Silken Ring Style Master

Learn every chapter in the Silken Ring style book, occasionally found as rewards for completing the Cradle of Shadows dungeon.
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Spider Cult Slayer

Defeat 600 members of the Silken Ring or their Spiderkith allies in Veteran Cradle of Shadows.
Velidreth's Vengeance icon

Velidreth's Vengeance

Defeat Velidreth in Veteran Cradle of Shadows, after first enraging her by defiling her statue of Mephala.
Venomous Evasion icon

Venomous Evasion

Defeat Velidreth in Cradle of Shadows without any party members being hit by venom sacs.
Web Walker icon

Web Walker

Defeat Velidreth in Veteran Cradle of Shadows without any party members dying in the catacombs.

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