Update 40 for The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) adds plenty of new gameplay content and features that players can explore and utilize in-game. One of its biggest additions pertains to the crafting and furnishing mechanics as developer ZeniMax Online Studios will add new crafting stations that hopefully will be a sigh of relief.
The Grand Master Crafting Stations are currently available for playtest on the Public Test Server, allowing players to squish their Attunable Crafting Stations into one. We’ve detailed how the Grand Master Crafting Stations work and where to get them in The Elder Scrolls Online.
What Are The Grand Master Crafting Stations In The Elder Scrolls Online?
The Grand Master Crafting Stations are a new craftable coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, which will be available in Update 40, releasing on October 30, 2023 for Mac and PC. This feature will be useful, especially for players who struggle with how much space their Attuned Crafting Stations take up and contribute towards their furnishing count.
Attunable Crafting Stations, since their introduction, were item set stations that needed to be attuned for a specific item set and then placed in their home. As there are Attunable Crafting Stations for Blacksmithing, Clothing, Jewelry, and Woodworking, there have been over 70 sets released in-game, with four stations for every set, meaning that players had over 300 stations to be placed in their Guild Hall.
To mitigate the issue of having so many stations in their Guild Hall, the Grand Master Crafting Station can take all the various item set stations for a Trade or Crafting Skill dedicated to a specific crafting profession and merge them into one complete station. According to the PTS patch notes, the game's developer said, "Four brand new top-tier crafting stations to consume your attuned crafting stations and host them in a unified space are coming to your local alliance furnished."
How To Get Grand Master Crafting Stations In The Elder Scrolls Online
Acquiring the Grand Master Crafting Stations appears straightforward as players must locate Faustina Curio, a master crafter found in Elden Root, Wayrest, or Mournhold, depending on the chosen alliance. As she's an Achievement Mediator, players must have unlocked the "Grand Master Crafter" achievement to access her wares.
There are four Grand Master Crafting Stations to acquire, specializing in Blacksmithing, Clothing, Jewelry, and Woodworking, with each station costing 1,500 Writ Vouchers to purchase. Once obtained, you can place the Grand Master Crafting Station in a Guild Hall and feed them the Attunable Crafting Stations you've acquired and placed.
The appearance of the Grand Master Crafting Station will change depending on how many attuned stations were fed, which could be another way of saying they get "upgraded." To achieve this, visit or locate the Attunable Crafting Station for the specific item set and add it to your Inventory before returning to the Grand Master Crafting Station.
Interact with the Grand Master Crafting Station, and within the UI, find the button that reads "Add Item," for which you can add the attuned station. After feeding the attuned station to the Grand Master Crafting Station, this permanently unlocks the Item set for crafting, as players can now craft them from the Grand Master Crafting Station.
While this doesn't get rid of attuned stations altogether, players still need to get Attunable Crafting Stations for Blacksmithing, Clothing, Jewelry, and Woodworking for every Item Set added to the game. This eliminates the space or capacity it takes up at the Guild Hall, and with how the developer designed the UI, every set is categorized and has filters, making searches more accessible and manageable.
The Elder Scrolls Online is available for the PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam and Xbox Game Pass. Players can install the game launcher detailed in this guide as Update 40 releases for Mac and PC on 30th October 2023.