Skill points are a limited resource in Elder Scrolls Online. You’ll naturally cumulate skill points as you advance in game, but you can also go out of your way to specifically hunt for skill points.Skill points are needed for just about everything in ESO. You use skill points to unlock passive crafting skills, passive and active combat skills and their morphs.That’s why grabbing all the skill points you can possibly get will be very important for character progression.
There’s multiple skill point sources in ESO. The most obvious one is levelling. Every time you gain a level, you receive a skill point. This is a part of natural character progression. Once you hit level 50, you’re actually veteran rank 1. You can then level up to veteran rank 10, which would be level 59.
Another part of natural progression is doing quests. Many quests in ESO reward you with skill points. Typically these are culmination points in the quest line. For each zone you get roughly 3 skill points just by completing longer quest lines. The main story line in ESO gives roughly 10 skill points.
Every group dungeon also has their own quest – you gain a skill point for completing every 4-man dungeon quest.Public dungeons, not to be confused with group dungeons, contain challenges, which upon completion reward you with a skill point.Fighting for your alliance in Cyrodiil is another way to gain skill points. You can advance in Alliance War ranks, and for every rank you gain, you receive a skill point.
Elder Scrolls rewards players who explore the world. This has always been true in the previous TES games, but it’s also true in Elder Scrolls Online. There’s 321 skyshards to be found on Tamriel. If you find all of them, you’ll receive a whopping 107 skill points, one for every three skyshards you find.