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Materials | Provisioning TES Online Guide

Provisioning offers you a vast number of possible materials, from which you can create eatables. They are further divided into four groups:

  • Primary Ingredients - they are used in the production of all the recipes (from white to purple). Additionally, they are the only group of ingredients in the game that are dependent on the faction you are playing with. Ingredients from this group are the easiest to find.
  • Secondary Ingredients - just like the above group, those ingredients are also used in the production of all the recipes. Ingredients in this group are globally available to all the factions, they each used in the production of a very narrow group of products and they add the first, primary effect to a consumable (for instance, Meal increasing the maximum Health).
  • Blue Recipes Ingredients - as the name suggests, they are used in the production of the blue recipes. They add the secondary, additional effect to the consumable (for instance, Onion adding the property of increased Stamina) - the product will now have 2 stats.
  • Purple Recipes Ingredients - just like the above group, ingredients in this one are used only for the purple recipes. They add the third, final effect (or empower some already present on a meal / drink), meaning that the final product can increase all 3 statistics (Health, Magicka, Stamina).

Primary Ingredients

Below you will find a table representing the list of all the primary ingredients available in the game, level required to use them, the type of a consumable they are used to produce and the faction, to which they are available:

Ingredient

Consumable type

Faction

Req. level

Shornhelm Grains

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

1

Capon Meat

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

1

Aged Meat

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

1

Pork

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

1

Snake Slime

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

1

Goat Meat

Food

Ebonheart Pact

1

Iron Peat

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

5

Batttaglir Weeds

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

5

Dusk Beetle

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

5

Guar Egg

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

5

Snake Venom

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

5

Kwama Egg

Food

Ebonheart Pact

5

Tangerine

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

10

Bear Haunch

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

10

Ripe Apple

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

10

Sweetmeats

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

10

Wild Honey

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

10

Scuttie Meat

Food

Ebonheart Pact

10

Wasp Squezzings

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

15

Mutton Flank

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

15

Wisp Floss

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

15

Liver

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

15

Dragon's-Tongue Sap

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

15

Plump Worms

Food

Ebonheart Pact

15

Dark Bile

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

20

Combwort

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

20

Pig's Milk

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

20

Goat Bits

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

20

Sujamma Berries

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

20

Plump Rodent Toes

Food

Ebonheart Pact

20

Orc Hops

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

25

Venison

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

25

Glitter Rock

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

25

Moon Sugar

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

25

Comberry

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

25

Plump Maggots

Food

Ebonheart Pact

25

Desert Heather

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

30

Horker Meat

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

30

Molasses

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

30

Crawdad

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

30

River Grapes

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

30

Chaurus Meat

Food

Ebonheart Pact

30

Black Tea

Beverage

Daggerfall Covenant

35

Flank Steak

Food

Daggerfall Covenant

35

Spring Essence

Beverage

Aldmeri Dominion

35

Saltrice

Food

Aldmeri Dominion

35

Ash Millet

Beverage

Ebonheart Pact

35

Frog Legs

Food

Ebonheart Pact

35

Crystal Berry

Beverage

Global

40

Beef

Food

Global

40

Kaveh Beans

Beverage

Global

45

Shank

Food

Global

45

Mountain Berries

Beverage

Global

50

Mudcrab Meat

Food

Global

50

Bervez Fruit

Beverage

Global

5 Veteran Rank

Jazbay Grapes

Beverage

Global

5 Veteran Rank

Honey Comb

Food

Global

5 Veteran Rank

The ingredients from this group serve as the basis of all the products - they alone don't add any effect on the produced consumable, but they increase the power of the item - for instance, Capon Meat, with Meal, will increase your health by 42, where Guar Eggs with Meal will increase it by 66. The higher the level of the primary ingredient, the stronger the effects of a consumable.

They are used in all the recipes (from white to purple). A thing worth noting is that till 35 level there are 6 ingredients for every level threshold (2 available for every faction).

What it means, is that when you start using, for instance, 25 level primary ingredients (you are capable to find them and use them), there's no point in keeping the lower ones in your inventory / bank - you can just throw them away / sell them to someone. Items from this group are the easiest to acquire, meaning that they are the last valuable.

Primary ingredients can be found in all containers - barrels, chests, urns and alike.

Secondary Ingredients

Below you will find a list of all the secondary ingredients available in the game, the recipe level they are used in, the type of a created product and the effect you will receive after consuming them:

Ingredient

Consumable type

Required Level

Effect

Drippings

Grilled

1 - 15

Stamina Increase

Meal

Bread & Pie

1 - 15

Health Increase

Thin Broth

Soup & Stew

1 - 15

Magicka Increase

Brown Malt

Beer

1 - 15

Health Regeneration Increase

Corn Mash

Spirits

1 - 15

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Wine Grapes

Wine

1 - 15

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Cooking Fat

Grilled

20 - 25

Stamina Increase

Milled Flour

Bread & Pie

20 - 25

Health Increase

Broth

Soup & Stew

20 - 25

Magicka Increase

Amber Malt

Beer

20 - 25

Health Regeneration Increase

Wheat Mash

Spirits

20 - 25

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Grasa Grapes

Wine

20 - 25

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Suet

Grilled

30 - 35

Stamina Increase

Sifted Flour

Bread & Pie

30 - 35

Health Increase

Stock

Soup & Stew

30 - 35

Magicka Increase

Caramalt

Beer

30 - 35

Health Regeneration Increase

Oat Mash

Spirits

30 - 35

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Lado Grapes

Wine

30 - 35

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Lard

Grilled

40 - 45

Stamina Increase

Cake Flour

Bread & Pie

40 - 45

Health Increase

Jus

Soup & Stew

40 - 45

Magicka Increase

Wheat Malt

Beer

40 - 45

Health Regeneration Increase

Barley Mash

Spirits

40 - 45

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Camaralet Grapes

Wine

40 - 45

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Fatback

Grilled

50

Stamina Increase

Baker's Flour

Bread & Pie

50

Health Increase

Glace Viande

Soup & Stew

50

Magicka Increase

White Malt

Beer

50

Health Regeneration Increase

Rice Mash

Spirits

50

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Ribier Grapes

Wine

50

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Pinguis

Grilled

5 Veteran Rank

Stamina Increase

Imperial Flour

Bread & Pie

5 Veteran Rank

Health Increase

Imperial Stock

Soup & Stew

5 Veteran Rank

Magicka Increase

Imperial Mash

Beer

5 Veteran Rank

Health Regeneration Increase

Golden Malt

Spirits

5 Veteran Rank

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Emperor Grapes

Wine

5 Veteran Rank

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Ingredients from this group are used to add the first, primary effect of a consumable. Just like with the Primary Ingredients, there's no point in keeping lower level Secondary Ingredients if you can use the higher ones - when you are at 40th level, there's no point keeping all the lower levels, as you probably won't be using them anytime soon and all you will be doing would be getting rid of 18 slots in inventory / bank to keep them.

Ingredients from this group, like with the Primary ones, can be found inside containers, as well as by picking them up from a corpse of a slain enemy, or by getting them from a Hireling. You can also buy them at the Grocer.

Blue Recipe Ingredients

Below you will find a table representing all the Blue Recipe Ingredients available in the game, the type of a created consumable, as well as the effect that will be added:

Ingredient

Type of consumable

Additional Effect

Salt

Grilled

Health Increase

Red Wheat

Bread & Pie

Magicka Increase

Onion

Soup & Stew

Stamina Increase

Hallertau Hops

Beer

Magicka Regeneration Increase

Snowberry

Spirits

Health Regeneration Increase

Concord Grapes

Wine

Stamina Regeneration Increase

Ingredients from this group are used to add a secondary effect to a consumable. With this, the created product can increase two different statistics, like Health and Magicka, instead of one.

Ingredients from this group are used in production of Blue and Purple recipes. To create a blue recipe, you will also need an ingredient from both the Primary and Secondary group. The created consumables get a slightly altered naming, gaining a prefix "Enriched", "Fortified", or "Invigorated", depending on the type of the end product.

The ingredients in this group are rarer and they are quite hard to find, they don't have a level range on which you can use them, meaning that they won't become useless and there's only 6 of them total, which is why it is highly advised for you to keep them for yourself, instead of throwing them out or selling. Just like the other ones, you can find them inside containers and with the help of your Hireling.

Purple Recipe Ingredients

Below you will find a table representing all the Purple Recipe Ingredients available in the game, the type of a created consumable, as well as the effect that will be added:

Ingredient

Type of consumable

Garlic and Pepper

Grilled

Barley and Oats

Bread & Pie

Potato and Tomato

Soup & Stew

Hops and Saaz Hops

Beer

Juniper Berry and Canis Root

Spirits

White Grapes and Jazbay Grapes

Wine

Ingredients from this group are used to upgrade the recipe and the end product - after making a purple recipe consumable, it will increase all 3 statistics at the same time. Products in the table are grouped up because they are never used alone, only in those specific pairs.

Ingredients from this group are used only during the creation of purple recipes. To create one, you will need Primary, Secondary, Blue Recipe and two of Purple Recipe ingredients, totaling at 5 materials to make the best consumable. Created products get the prefix "Consummate".

Purple Recipe Ingredients are the rarest in the game, meaning that they are the most valuable, as they allow you to make the most powerful Provisioning products. Just like the previous group, they have no range of levels on which you can use them and there's only 12 of them, which is why you should keep them for yourself, instead of selling them away. Just like the other ones, you can find them inside containers and with the help of your Hireling.

How the Provisioning works

The screen represents a section of the Provisioning window - Materials | Provisioning - Provisioning - The Elder Scrolls Online Game Guide
The screen represents a section of the Provisioning window

Because there amount of available products in Provisioning is so vast, there's no point in listing them here - especially because the Provisioning window is easy to understand, shows which ingredients are required and what type of item you create. Unlike other branches of crafting, you will also need a recipe to create any of them (aside from investing the skill points, obviously), which (unless you buy them from someone) are generated randomly.

Production of consumables is a fairly simple process - all you have to do is to find a proper place (Cooking Fire) and you can begin. To create the simplest (all the way to green) you will only need Primary and Secondary ingredients. You will be able to create all the recipes available in the game (besides blue and purple), but it will only have one consumable effect.

To add another one (or more), you will need to use blue (2 effects) and / or purple (3 effects) recipes, but you will need a greater amount of materials to be able to make them.

Let's look at the 5th Veteran Rank food called Sweetroll. To create it, you need two ingredients : Honey Comb (Primary) and Imperial Flour (Secondary). The created consumable (Sweetroll) will increase your maximum Health by 372 for 35minutes. You can ''upgrade" this product, using the blue version of the recipe. To the earlier ingredients (Honey Comb and Imperial Flour), you can add Salt, which will result in an Enriched Sweetroll, now increasing your Health AND Stamina by 372 for 35min upon consuming.

To further upgrade the product, you can use the purple version of the recipe and to the previous combination add Potato and Tomato (remember, Purple Ingredients are used in pairs, not alone). With this, the end product will be Consummate Sweetroll, increasing your Health, Stamina AND Magicka by 372 for 35min upon consuming.

All the products in Provisioning (as well as Beverages) work in a similar manner. As you can see, gaining a maximum level in this profession does not require you to have dozens of ingredients to create interesting consumables - creating a product that will increase all your stats requires 5 ingredients only (and with proper abilities you can increase the duration and amount of consumables created). If you need only one statistic, you have to use 2 ingredients only to create it!

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