Elder Scrolls Online

Midyear Mayhem Basics and Tips for Non-PvPers

PvPers needn’t read this guide. You already know what to do!

The Midyear Mayhem Event has returned! Read on for some quick tips and basics.

Last Updated – January 2021


For the January 2021 Midyear Mayhem, you have to complete a Cyrodiil daily or Battleground to get two Event tickets and an IC Daily to get one Event Ticket. In light of this, I have added a new section at the bottom with some Imperial City Tips.

Are you terrified of PvP or do you really, really dislike it but want to get tickets? Well, I’m here to help!

First off, if you want to get the XP boost and an easy Boon Box, all you have to do is:

  1. Navigate to the in-game Crown Store to Events -> Quest Starters section and purchase the FREE ‘Event Quest: Midyear Mayhem’.
  2. Travel to your faction’s main gate in Cyrodiil from the Alliance War menu.
  3. Locate the NPC called ‘Predicant Maera’ and acquire the quest titled ‘Midyear Mayhem’
    • Note if you already completed the quest last year, you won’t need to do it again.
  4. Complete the quest to receive your Scroll of Pelinal’s Ferocity and a Pelinal’s Midyear Boon Box.
  5. Use the scroll to activate a two-hour, 100% buff in the Alliance War, Imperial City, and Battlegrounds to increase:
    • Alliance Points gained
    • XP gains for PvP player kills
  6. Note – This NPC also acts as a store as well so if you completed the mission during previous events and lost your Scroll, you can repurchase one for 100 Gold or Alliance Points.

What’s the easiest way to earn your tickets?

So you just want to earn your tickets each day and be done with it? Well, there are a few different quests you can do to earn your ticket.

  • Scouting, Bounty, Battle, Warfront, and Conquest Missions
  • Elder Scroll capture and recapture quests
  • Town quests in Vlastarus, Bruma, Cropsford, Cheydinhal, and Chorrol

The quickest and easiest quests to complete are Town Quests and the Scouting Missions in Cyrodiil. Doing these quests also gives you the least chance of coming across, or being involved in, PvP engagements.

Note you will have to do the Introductory PvP Quest to gain access to the Mission Boards and Scroll Quests. Town Dailies should be accessible regardless of if you’ve done the quest or not.


Scouting Missions

You can pick up the scouting mission from the Scouting Mission Board at your Factions Gate.

  • Ebonheart Pact – Northern Morrowind Gate
  • Aldmeri Dominion – Eastern Elsweyr Gate
  • Daggerfall Covenant – Southern High Rock Gate

Once you pick up the Mission, use the Transitus Shrine to travel to the closest Keep to the scouting location. From there, you can travel by Mount to the location. Before you leave the keep though, make sure you grab a

Once you get in proximity to the scouting location, the quest will update and prompt you to ‘use scout report’.

Note: You can do this quest in stealth!

Once the quest is completed, you can either death port (deliberately get yourself killed) or travel away from the location a bit and used a Keep Recall Stone to port back to your faction Gate to hand in the Mission.


Town Quests

There are five different Towns you can go to and complete daily quests at:

  • Vlastarus (usually Dominion controlled)
  • Bruma (usually Covenant controlled)
  • Cropsford (usually Pact controlled)
  • Cheydinhal (Pact Territory near Farragut Keep)
  • Chorrol (Covenant Territory near Fort Rayles)

As of Update 20, you can now travel directly to Vlastarus, Bruma and Cropsford via the Transitus Network.

If you are an EP or DC player, you’re better off going to Cheydinhal or Chorrol to do a daily quest as they are in your territory, out of the way (aka very rare for PvP battles to happen at these locations) and harder for enemy players to get to.

There are two different daily quest givers in each town. Each quest giver has five quests. There are a total of 10 quests you can do in each town per day.

Remember, you will only need to do ONE daily to get the ticket. They are assigned randomly so you never know which quest you’re going to get. They are either completed in the town or in the surrounding area.

If your factions Town (Vlastarus, Bruma and Cropsford) is under enemy control, you can still go in and grab the daily quests! Just be extra wary of guards and other players! Using stealth potions in this situation can make life a lot easier!

Alternatively, go with friends and get it back for your faction quickly and do one daily quest to minimise the chance of PvP encounters.


Elder Scroll Capture and Recapture Quests

If you happen to be online when your faction is moving a scroll, then you’re in luck! This by far the simplest way to earn Event tickets and requires little effort on your part. Just open up the map to see if your faction is running a scroll (it will move on the map). Go into a campaign where your faction has the highest population to increase the likelihood of a scroll run happening.

All you have to do is talk to your Alliance’s Grand Warlord to pick up the quest. Since there are multiple scroll quests you may have to abandon the one you get and talk to the Grand Warlord again until you get the right scroll quest (unless a kind soul offers to group with you and share it).

  • Ebonheart Pact – Grand Warlord Zimmeron (North Gate)
  • Daggerfall Covenant – Grand Warlord Dortene (South Gate)
  • Aldmeri Dominion – Grand Warlord Sorcalin (East Gate)

General Tips

Choosing a Campaign

Pick a low population campaign! This will decrease the likelihood of coming across enemy players and reduce lag.

Most importantly, do not go into Grey Host or any other CP (Champion Points enabled) campaign. They have the highest populations and really long queues. You will get slaughtered especially if you’re in PvE gear. So avoid those campaigns at all costs!

Go with Friends!

If you’re still nervous about going to Cyrodiil on your own, find some friends or ask guildies to go with you. Chances are you’ll find someone who is also looking to do a quest!

Stealth Potions

Have these handy, especially if you’re out on your own, so you can disappear if you see an enemy player (be sure to also go into crouch stealth mode too). Don’t use any abilities or it will cancel the potion effects.

As long as you’re not in combat you should be able to stay in stealth (stay hidden) once the potion wears off. Note guards can see through stealth potions so be super quick or careful (especially around an enemy-controlled Vlasturas and Cropsford).

The Roguish Stealth Draught Potions you get from the Dark Brotherhood Daily Rewards or Thieves Troves will work perfectly! Alternatively, you can craft your own.

Potion Name Potion Effects Ingredients
Essence of Immovability Vanish
Restore Health
Become immune to knockback & disabling effects
Columbine
Blue Entoloma
Namira’s Rot
Essence of Invisibility Vanish
Increase Movement Speed
Blessed Thistle
Blue Entoloma
Namira’s Rot

Imperial City Tips

Since you have to do an Imperical City daily to get 1 Event Ticket, I thought I’d share a couple of IC tips to help you get your event ticket as smoothly as possible (for IC).

In Imperial City, it is near impossible to avoid PvP during Midyear Mayhem. You will run into other players and on top of that, there are plenty of NC’s around to hamper your efforts. However, here are a couple of tips that could help you get through IC nice and quick if that is your preference.

These three fastest dailies to do in IC in order of speed and ease.

  • Memorial District (EP Sewer Entrance)
  • Arena District (EP Sewer Entrance)
  • Arboretum District (AD Sewer Entrance)

The other dailies have objectives that are far more spread out across their respecctive districts making them more risky and time consuming to complete.

To pick up an IC daily, you have to use the district ladders in your faction base to get to the quest giver in each zone. When you port to a district, the quest giver will be right next to the trap door (which you can also use if you die to easily go back your faction’s base). Each faction has its own safe spawn area in each district.

While doing a daily, have stealth potions on standby. Keep in mind that clicking on an objective will pull you out of stealth. If you don’t care about Tel Var, you can death porting once you finish a daily then if you rez at a district base, you can use the trapdoor to go to your faction’s main base.

Alternate Porting Tip – If you really don’t want to lose the Tel Var you gained and don’t want to risk walking through Imperial City and the sewers to get back to your faction’s base, then simply queue into a Cyrodiil campaign then, once you are there, select an IC campaign to port back into to hand in your daily.


PvP may seem daunting, but really it is a lot of fun especially with friends! Hopefully, my tips will help make things a little easier for you. That way, you can get in and get your ticket quickly with minimal issues!

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask!

Owner of MMO Bits, and formerly the owner of Xam Xam Says, Xam Xam is an Aussie who has been playing MMO's for nearly 10 years and can't get enough of them. She mainly plays Healing Classes but will also DPS and reluctantly Tank (if she has one). She prefers to PvP but doesn't mind doing all the other 'MMO bits' as well.

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