Welcome to our guild guide! Here you will learn everything you need to know about joining guilds in the Elder Scrolls Online.
We explore how to join a guild, what benefits that can bring, how many guilds you can be in, different types of guilds and how to leave a guild.
Table Of Contents
- How to join a guild
- Quick introduction to guilds in ESO
- Trading guilds
- PVE guilds
- Casual guilds
- How to leave a guild
How to join a guild
In order to join a guild in ESO, you will need to be invited by a member of that guild with a certain rank that allows them to invite other players.
You must be at least level 10 in order to join a guild.
Guilds in ESO are created by players and thus gives those players the power of inviting you to their guild.
There are different types of guilds in ESO that focus on different things, and the approach for joining them varies depending on its type.
Further down we will look at each type of guild and the best approach for joining each of them.
Quick introduction to guilds in ESO
Any player can form a guild in the Elder Scrolls Online. While there aren’t different kinds of guilds per se, you will find that depending on the guild, it will be focused on a specific thing.
Let me explain, there are certain guilds which focus mainly on trading and making money, other guilds will focus on getting groups together to do hard dungeons and trials in the game (aka PVE Guilds).
Then there are also the casual guilds that mainly hang out, banter in the guild chat and help each other out with various things in the game. This along with some smaller guilds that focus on role playing and other unique things.
Since any player can form a guild, it can really be focused on anything you can think of. But trading, dungeons / trials and casual are the main types you will encounter.
You can join a maximum of 5 guilds per account (guilds are shared across all your characters).
This allows you to be part of a trading guild or two where you can sell your items and make money. While at the same time take part in guilds that focus on dungeons and trials.
Trading guilds focus mainly on trading, duh 😛 What this means is that the guild should have a guild trader situated somewhere in Tamriel.
Trade guilds will generally have a weekly cap for how much money you need to sell for. If the guild has a high value trader situated in a major city, the weekly cap is going to be a lot higher as the guild needs to pay for that trader. This of course means that you are more likely to sell your items, but you need to make sure you are selling enough to meet the requirements.
As a new player, you probably want to start off with a smaller trading guild that either has no weekly cap or a very small one of let’s say 1000 gold per week or so.
To join a smaller trading guild the best approach is to just ask in the zone chat. Make sure you are in a populated area such as Vivec, Deshaan, Daggerfall etc, any bigger city will do.
Type /zone followed by your message, such as “I’m looking for a pleasant trading guild with a low weekly cap, an invite would be much appreciated.”
Remember to be polite, it will increase your chances of getting an invite by x1000.
To join a larger trading guild you typically need to apply. Most serious trading guilds have their own website set up where you can apply. You will need to fill out some information and hopefully within a few days or so, someone from that guild will send you an invitation in the game.
A good way to find high level trading guilds is to simply go to the guild traders in a major city and look at which guilds are selling. Now go onto google and search for the guild names you see and you will most likely find their websites where you can apply.
To see where your guild trader is located, head to the guild screen (Hotkey: G on PC). Make sure the guild you would like to check is selected (top left corner of the window). Under the Home tab to the left it will tell you if you guild has a Guild Trader, who it is and where he or she is located.
PVE (Player VS Environment) guilds focus mainly on doing 12 man trials which is considered end game content. These guilds will schedule time and dates for when these trials will happen and people can sign up to join in on the fun.
Some of these guilds will have a high level requirement and will only want very active players. These are considered elite guilds and if you are on this page, it’s probably not for you.
However a lot of PVE guilds are open to inviting lower level players in the hopes that you will stick with them until you are high enough level to join in on the higher level content.
I highly recommend joining a PVE guild that accepts all level players as it will be a great place to ask for help and learn about the game.
The community is usually great and you will meet some fantastic people. These guilds are usually very active in doing dungeons, world bosses etc so there will always be something to do.
If you want to do a specific dungeon you can always ask in the guild chat and most of the time there will be players who will join you.
To join a PVE guild, well you can of course ask in the zone chat. However, I’ve found the best way to find a nice, pleasant guild is to just do dungeons with random people. Once you meet someone who seems like a nice person, ask them what guild they are in, if they like it, and if you could join.
Sometimes you will get a no, but most often people are happy to have you.
To join an elite PVE guild the process is similar to joining high end trading guilds, they will have a website where you can apply and if they think you are a good fit, you will get an invite.
To find an elite guild, a quick google search will get you some good results. You can also create a forum post on the ESO forums asking for a high end PVE guild. Keep in mind that the high end guilds will expect you to be at max level with good gear and decent skills.
Casual guilds tend to focus on creating a vibrant community where people can hang out in the guild chat, help each other out and have a pleasant time.
These guilds can be great for new starters as you can ask questions about the game and get people to come along on adventures with you without any pressure.
Finding a casual guild is very straightforward, they will have no requirements of you so long as you are polite and nice.
To join a casual guild, asking in the zone chat or asking people who you meet out in the world or in dungeons are the best ways to find casual guilds.
If you have any additional questions about guilds in the Elder Scrolls Online, feel free to drop a comment and I will help you out!
How to leave a guild
In order to leave a guild in the Elder Scrolls Online, open the Guild screen by pressing G. Select the guild you wish to leave in the top left corner of the guild window. Click “Leave Guild” at the bottom of the screen or simply press X.