The Elder Scrolls Online 6.1.5 Patch Notes: Stonethorn DLC, New Dungeons, New Dyes, And More

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ZeniMax Online Studios, the developer of The Elder Scrolls Online, recently released a new update that introduces the Stonethorn DLC. The new DLC brings in new dungeons, new items, new achievements, new dyes, and collectibles. Additionally, the base Elder Scrolls Online will go through some server upgrades to improve the stability of the game, ensuring better overall performance in the game.

You can find the detailed patch notes over here.

The Elder Scrolls Online 6.1.5 Patch Notes


New Dungeons
Stone Garden: Deep within the caverns of Blackreach lies a secret laboratory where all manner of unspeakable research is performed. Arkasis, the mad alchemist in charge, tests new concoctions and experiments on both willing and unwilling subjects. What horrors lie within his Stone Garden and what does it mean for the Dark Heart of Skyrim?

Castle Thorn: Biding her time in her mountain stronghold, Lady Thorn has quietly built her forces for some nefarious means. Now, whispers and rumors in Western Skyrim point to large host gathered at the castle, preparing to march to war … but to where and for what purpose?

  • Stone Garden and Castle Thorn are four-player dungeons which can be reached via Blackreach and Western Skyrim respectively.
    • Stone Garden is in western Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns, with the entrance southwest of the Western Greymoor Wayshrine.
    • Castle Thorn’s entrance is located in the western portion of Western Skyrim, west of the Karthald Great Lift.
  • Both Dungeons include a normal version in addition to a challenging Veteran version. In addition, Stone Garden features challenging Hard Modes for each of the three boss encounters.
  • A new Challenge Banner has been put in place for activating Hard Modes. This new feature can be interacted with to toggle Hard Mode on or off before the fight begins. Both Stone Garden and Castle thorn have this new feature.
  • There are unique item sets including two new Undaunted Monster Mask sets, only available within the dungeons, in addition to the following:
    • Unique Achievement awards
    • Unique Skin
    • A unique emote
    • Several Titles
    • Unique housing items

New Item Sets
This update brings several new item sets and Monster Masks sourced from each of the new Stonethorn dungeons.

  • Castle Thorn
    • Talfyg’s Treachery (Light)
      • 2 – Adds 833 Spell Critical
      • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 4 – Adds 129 Spell Damage
      • 5 – Increases Spell Damage by 372. Increases damage taken from Flame and Fighter’s Guild abilities by 10%.
    • Unleashed Terror (Medium)
      • 2 – Adds 129 Weapon Damage
      • 3 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
      • 5 – When you deal direct damage with a Charge, Leap, Teleport, or Pull ability, you cut your enemy, causing them to bleed for 10 seconds, dealing 19728 Physical Damage over the duration. This ability can occur once every 10 seconds per target.
    • Crimson Twilight (Heavy)
      • 2 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 3 – Adds 4% Healing Taken
      • 4 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 5 – After taking damage you surround yourself in an eight meter mist of blood. After two seconds, the mist is violently siphoned into your body, dealing 8220 Bleed Damage to nearby enemies and healing you for 100% of the damage done. This effect can occur once every eight seconds.
    • Lady Thorn (Monster Mask)
      • 1 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 2 – Casting an ability that costs Health spawns a blood ball for 10 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.You or an ally near the blood ball can activate the Sanguine Burst synergy, dealing 5000 Disease Damage to nearby enemies and applies Major Maim for five seconds, decreasing their damage done by 30%. Enemies can only receive Major Maim from Sanguine Burst once every 30 seconds.
  • Stone Garden
    • Elemental Catalyst (Light)
      • 2 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 3 – Adds 833 Spell Critical
      • 4 – Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
      • 5 – Whenever you deal Flame, Shock, or Frost Damage, you apply a stack of Flame, Shock, or Frost Weakness to the enemy for three seconds. Each stack of an Elemental Weakness increases their Critical Damage taken by 3%. An enemy can only have one stack of each Elemental Weakness at a time.
    • Kraglen’s Howl (Medium)
      • 2 – Adds 833 Weapon Critical
      • 3 – Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
      • 4 – Adds 129 Weapon Damage
      • 5 – After an enemy you’ve recently damaged dies, you let out a howl, granting three allies within 15 meters the Heed the Call synergy. Activating the synergy gives you and the activator 12 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 20 seconds.
    • Arkasis’s Genius (Heavy)
      • 2 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 3 – Adds 1487 Armor
      • 4 – Adds 1206 Maximum Health
      • 5 – Whenever you drink a potion, you and three group members gain 44 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 30 seconds.
    • Stone Husk (Monster Mask)
      • 1 – Adds 833 Weapon Critical
      • 2 – Your Heavy Attacks tether you to enemies within 10 meters for five seconds. Enemies touching the tether take 1906 Physical Damage every one second and you gain a stack of Husk Drain, up to 15 stacks. The tether is broken if the enemy moves 12 meters away from you. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds. When the tether ends, you consume the stacks and gain 30 Weapon Damage per stack consumed for five seconds.
        • Note: This set is activated on Heavy Attacks, not just Fully Charged Heavy Attacks.

New Achievements and Titles
With Stonethorn, we're adding over 30 new achievements with four unique titles, listed below:

  • The "True Genius" title is obtained by completing the "True Genius" achievement in Stone Garden.
  • The "Pinnacle of Evolution" title is obtained by completing the "Triple Checked" achievement in Stone Garden.
  • The "Bane of Thorns" title is obtained by completing the "Bane of Thorns" achievement in Castle Thorn.
  • The title, "the Inedible" is obtained by completing the "Thorn Remover" achievement in Castle Thorn.

New Dyes and Collectibles 
Several new Collectibles and dyes can be obtained by participating in the new Stonethorn dungeons and completing various achievements:

  • Hazardous Chartreuse Dye: Obtained by completing the Stonethorn Delver achievement.
  • Juggling Potion Bottles Memento: Obtained by completing the Stone Garden Conqueror achievement.
  • Reanimated Vampiric Thrall Skin: Obtained by completing the Castle Thorn Conqueror achievement.
  • Energetic Dwarven Shock-Spider Non-Combat Pet: Obtained by completing the Stonethorn Explorer achievement.
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