Elder Scrolls Blades Chests Guide — How To Farm Gold Chests Effectively

Tired of waiting three hours for useless silver chests? Our guide shows you how to game the system and discard them at will to only open gold chests!

Now that the Elder Scrolls Blades can't play bug is (mostly) fixed, we can finally get onto the freemium business of waiting for timers to count down so those loot chests will open!

As expected, not all chests are worth the wait time, and below we explain exactly which chests to open and from what jobs to get the best loot.

Note that as an early access release only available on a small subsection of mobile devices, this Elder Scrolls Blades chests guide is subject to change as updates arrive. We'll work to keep it up to date, but if you see any outdated info please let us know in the comments!

Update 4/11: Silver chests now only take 1 hour to open, and both wood and elder chests have been added to the job board mystery rotation. Check out the updated list below.

Elder Scrolls Blades Chests Opening Guide

 Now we start the waiting game...

Before we get into the right pattern to follow to avoid silver chests and get gold chests, keep in mind that chest loot scales with your level. In other words, its better to wait to open any chests until you've leveled up a bit if at all possible.

One other thing has to immediately be made very clear -- do not, under any circumstances, buy the extra chest slots.

There is absolutely no benefit to spending gems to increase your chest inventory. In fact, it's actively detrimental and a waste of resources -- because no matter how many chests you can hold, you can only open one a a time, and critically you can only discard chests if your chest slots are full

That's important because our chest opening strategy hinges entirely on keeping your chest inventory at full capacity at all times.

 No you would not!

Which Chests To Open And When

The one thing you need to know above all else is that silver chests are not your friend. There's even a petition on the sub-Reddit right now to change the downvote button to a silver chest icon, so that ought to tell you how well received they are by the early access community so far.

The waiting period isn't worth the rewards offered. Instead, you want to only open wood chests (which only have 5 second timers) or gold / elder chests, which give better rewards.

To get the best loot and avoid needless timers, you want to always keep your chest inventory at a full 10, preferably with a wooden chest normally in the 10th slot. That way, you can open it immediately with only a five second timer whenever you need to pick up a gold chest, or you can keep the wood chest on the 10th slot so you can discard useless silver chests as they are rewarded to you.

So how do you know what kind of chests are coming to make this strategy work?

Story quests directly show you what the rewards will be, while anything chosen on the jobs board (after re-building the smithy) will usually only show a "mystery box."

Here's the thing though -- those "mystery" boxes actually follow a specific pattern discovered by Reddit user Anuiran (and bless you for it!). Here's the specific pattern, which repeats after acquiring the 500th chest:

  • 1 Silver

  • 2 Wooden

  • 3 Silver

  • 4 Wooden

  • 5 Wooden

  • 6 Silver

  • 7 Wooden

  • 8 Golden

  • 9 Silver

  • 10 Wooden

  • 11 Silver

  • 12 Silver

  • 13 Silver

  • 14 Wooden

  • 15 Silver

  • 16 Wooden

  • 17 Silver

  • 18 Silver

  • 19 Wooden

  • 20 Wooden

  • 21 Golden

  • 22 Silver

  • 23 Wooden

  • 24 Wooden

  • 25 Silver

  • 26 Silver

  • 27 Wooden

  • 28 Wooden

  • 29 Silver

  • 30 Wooden

  • 31 Wooden

  • 32 Silver

  • 33 Wooden

  • 34 Silver

  • 35 Wooden

  • 36 Golden

  • 37 Silver

  • 38 Wooden

  • 39 Wooden

  • 40 Silver

  • 41 Silver

  • 42 Silver

  • 43 Wooden

  • 44 Silver

  • 45 Wooden

  • 46 Wooden

  • 47 Silver

  • 48 Wooden

  • 49 Wooden

  • 50 Silver

  • 51 Golden

  • 52 Wooden

  • 53 Silver

  • 54 Wooden

  • 55 Silver

  • 56 Silver

  • 57 Wooden

  • 58 Wooden

  • 59 Silver

  • 60 Silver

  • 61 Wooden

  • 62 Silver

  • 63 Wooden

  • 64 Wooden

  • 65 Golden

  • 66 Wooden

  • 67 Silver

  • 68 Wooden

  • 69 Silver

  • 70 Wooden

  • 71 Wooden

  • 72 Silver

  • 73 Silver

  • 74 Wooden

  • 75 Silver

  • 76 Wooden

  • 77 Silver

  • 78 Wooden

  • 79 Golden

  • 80 Silver

  • 81 Wooden

  • 82 Silver

  • 83 Silver

  • 84 Wooden

  • 85 Wooden

  • 86 Silver

  • 87 Golden

  • 88 Wooden

  • 89 Silver

  • 90 Wooden

  • 91 Silver

  • 92 Wooden

  • 93 Silver

  • 94 Silver

  • 95 Silver

  • 96 Wooden

  • 97 Silver

  • 98 Wooden

  • 99 Silver

  • 100 Silver

  • 101 Wooden

  • 102 Wooden

  • 103 Silver

  • 104 Wooden

  • 105 Silver

  • 106 Wooden

  • 107 Wooden

  • 108 Silver

  • 109 Silver

  • 110 Wooden

  • 111 Golden

  • 112 Wooden

  • 113 Wooden

  • 114 Golden

  • 115 Wooden

  • 116 Silver

  • 117 Wooden

  • 118 Silver

  • 119 Wooden

  • 120 Silver

  • 121 Wooden

  • 122 Wooden

  • 123 Silver

  • 124 Golden

  • 125 Silver

  • 126 Wooden

  • 127 Silver

  • 128 Silver

  • 129 Wooden

  • 130 Silver

  • 131 Wooden

  • 132 Golden

  • 133 Wooden

  • 134 Silver

  • 135 Wooden

  • 136 Silver

  • 137 Wooden

  • 138 Wooden

  • 139 Silver

  • 140 Golden

  • 141 Silver

  • 142 Wooden

  • 143 Silver

  • 144 Wooden

  • 145 Silver

  • 146 Wooden

  • 147 Wooden

  • 148 Silver

  • 149 Silver

  • 150 Golden

  • 151 Silver

  • 152 Wooden

  • 153 Silver

  • 154 Wooden

  • 155 Silver

  • 156 Silver

  • 157 Wooden

  • 158 Wooden

  • 159 Silver

  • 160 Golden

  • 161 Wooden

  • 162 Silver

  • 163 Wooden

  • 164 Silver

  • 165 Wooden

  • 166 Wooden

  • 167 Silver

  • 168 Wooden

  • 169 Silver

  • 170 Golden

  • 171 Wooden

  • 172 Silver

  • 173 Wooden

  • 174 Wooden

  • 175 Silver

  • 176 Wooden

  • 177 Silver

  • 178 Wooden

  • 179 Wooden

  • 180 Silver

  • 181 Wooden

  • 182 Silver

  • 183 Golden

  • 184 Wooden

  • 185 Silver

  • 186 Silver

  • 187 Wooden

  • 188 Silver

  • 189 Silver

  • 190 Silver

  • 191 Wooden

  • 192 Silver

  • 193 Wooden

  • 194 Silver

  • 195 Wooden

  • 196 Golden

  • 197 Wooden

  • 198 Silver

  • 199 Wooden

  • 200 Silver

  • 201 Wooden

  • 202 Wooden

  • 203 Silver

  • 204 Golden

  • 205 Wooden

  • 206 Silver

  • 207 Silver

  • 208 Silver

  • 209 Silver

  • 210 Wooden

  • 211 Silver

  • 212 Wooden

  • 213 Silver

  • 214 Wooden

  • 215 Silver

  • 216 Wooden

  • 217 Wooden

  • 218 Silver

  • 219 Golden

  • 220 Wooden

  • 221 Silver

  • 222 Wooden

  • 223 Silver

  • 224 Wooden

  • 225 Silver

  • 226 Silver

  • 227 Silver

  • 228 Wooden

  • 229 Silver

  • 230 Wooden

  • 231 Silver

  • 232 Wooden

  • 233 Wooden

  • 234 Golden

  • 235 Wooden

  • 236 Silver

  • 237 Wooden

  • 238 Silver

  • 239 Wooden

  • 240 Silver

  • 241 Silver

  • 242 Silver

  • 243 Wooden

  • 244 Silver

  • 245 Wooden

  • 246 Silver

  • 247 Wooden

  • 248 Golden

  • 249 Wooden

  • 250 Silver

  • 251 Wooden

  • 252 Silver

  • 253 Silver

  • 254 Silver

  • 255 Wooden

  • 256 Silver

  • 257 Wooden

  • 258 Silver

  • 259 Wooden

  • 260 Silver

  • 261 Wooden

  • 262 Silver

  • 263 Golden

  • 264 Wooden

  • 265 Silver

  • 266 Wooden

  • 267 Silver

  • 268 Wooden

  • 269 Wooden

  • 270 Silver

  • 271 Silver

  • 272 Wooden

  • 273 Wooden

  • 274 Wooden

  • 275 Golden

  • 276 Silver

  • 277 Wooden

  • 278 Wooden

  • 279 Silver

  • 280 Wooden

  • 281 Silver

  • 282 Wooden

  • 283 Silver

  • 284 Wooden

  • 285 Silver

  • 286 Wooden

  • 287 Wooden

  • 288 Silver

  • 289 Wooden

  • 290 Elder

  • 291 Wooden

  • 292 Wooden

  • 293 Silver

  • 294 Wooden

  • 295 Silver

  • 296 Wooden

  • 297 Golden

  • 298 Wooden

  • 299 Silver

  • 300 Wooden

  • 301 Silver

  • 302 Silver

  • 303 Silver

  • 304 Wooden

  • 305 Silver

  • 306 Wooden

  • 307 Silver

  • 308 Wooden

  • 309 Wooden

  • 310 Wooden

  • 311 Silver

  • 312 Golden

  • 313 Wooden

  • 314 Silver

  • 315 Wooden

  • 316 Silver

  • 317 Silver

  • 318 Wooden

  • 319 Silver

  • 320 Wooden

  • 321 Wooden

  • 322 Golden

  • 323 Golden

  • 324 Wooden

  • 325 Silver

  • 326 Wooden

  • 327 Silver

  • 328 Silver

  • 329 Wooden

  • 330 Golden

  • 331 Wooden

  • 332 Silver

  • 333 Wooden

  • 334 Silver

  • 335 Silver

  • 336 Wooden

  • 337 Silver

  • 338 Wooden

  • 339 Wooden

  • 340 Silver

  • 341 Golden

  • 342 Wooden

  • 343 Wooden

  • 344 Wooden

  • 345 Silver

  • 346 Silver

  • 347 Golden

  • 348 Wooden

  • 349 Silver

  • 350 Wooden

  • 351 Silver

  • 352 Silver

  • 353 Wooden

  • 354 Silver

  • 355 Wooden

  • 356 Silver

  • 357 Silver

  • 358 Silver

  • 359 Wooden

  • 360 Silver

  • 361 Wooden

  • 362 Silver

  • 363 Wooden

  • 364 Wooden

  • 365 Silver

  • 366 Wooden

  • 367 Wooden

  • 368 Golden

  • 369 Silver

  • 370 Wooden

  • 371 Silver

  • 372 Wooden

  • 373 Silver

  • 374 Wooden

  • 375 Silver

  • 376 Wooden

  • 377 Silver

  • 378 Wooden

  • 379 Silver

  • 380 Silver

  • 381 Wooden

  • 382 Silver

  • 383 Wooden

  • 384 Silver

  • 385 Wooden

  • 386 Silver

  • 387 Wooden

  • 388 Silver

  • 389 Wooden

  • 390 Wooden

  • 391 Golden

  • 392 Silver

  • 393 Silver

  • 394 Silver

  • 395 Wooden

  • 396 Silver

  • 397 Wooden

  • 398 Silver

  • 399 Wooden

  • 400 Silver

  • 401 Wooden

  • 402 Silver

  • 403 Wooden

  • 404 Silver

  • 405 Wooden

  • 406 Golden

  • 407 Silver

  • 408 Wooden

  • 409 Silver

  • 410 Silver

  • 411 Silver

  • 412 Wooden

  • 413 Silver

  • 414 Wooden

  • 415 Silver

  • 416 Golden

  • 417 Wooden

  • 418 Silver

  • 419 Wooden

  • 420 Silver

  • 421 Wooden

  • 422 Silver

  • 423 Silver

  • 424 Silver

  • 425 Wooden

  • 426 Silver

  • 427 Wooden

  • 428 Silver

  • 429 Wooden

  • 430 Silver

  • 431 Silver

  • 432 Wooden

  • 433 Wooden

  • 434 Silver

  • 435 Golden

  • 436 Wooden

  • 437 Silver

  • 438 Wooden

  • 439 Silver

  • 440 Wooden

  • 441 Silver

  • 442 Silver

  • 443 Silver

  • 444 Wooden

  • 445 Silver

  • 446 Wooden

  • 447 Silver

  • 448 Wooden

  • 449 Silver

  • 450 Wooden

  • 451 Wooden

  • 452 Silver

  • 453 Wooden

  • 454 Wooden

  • 455 Golden

  • 456 Silver

  • 457 Wooden

  • 458 Silver

  • 459 Silver

  • 460 Silver

  • 461 Wooden

  • 462 Silver

  • 463 Wooden

  • 464 Silver

  • 465 Wooden

  • 466 Golden

  • 467 Silver

  • 468 Wooden

  • 469 Silver

  • 470 Silver

  • 471 Silver

  • 472 Wooden

  • 473 Silver

  • 474 Wooden

  • 475 Silver

  • 476 Wooden

  • 477 Silver

  • 478 Wooden

  • 479 Wooden

  • 480 Silver

  • 481 Golden

  • 482 Wooden

  • 483 Silver

  • 484 Wooden

  • 485 Wooden

  • 486 Silver

  • 487 Wooden

  • 488 Silver

  • 489 Silver

  • 490 Silver

  • 491 Wooden

  • 492 Silver

  • 493 Wooden

  • 494 Silver

  • 495 Wooden

  • 496 Wooden

  • 497 Elder

  • 498 Wooden

  • 499 Silver

  • 500 Wooden

By using this pattern, you can potentially farm multiple gold chests a day with some persistence and note taking by leaving an open chest slot on the eighth job, 21st job and so on. Note that there is a maximum of 100 jobs that can be completed per day, however!

Do you have any other chest opening strategies to get the best Elder Scrolls Blades loot? Leave us a tip in the comments below and we'll give your strategy a shot!

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Ty splits his time between writing horror fiction and writing about video games. After 25 years of gaming, Ty can firmly say that gaming peaked with Planescape Torment, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a soft spot for games like Baldur's Gate, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. He has previously written for GamerU and MetalUnderground. He also writes for PortalMonkey covering gaming laptops and peripherals.

Published Apr. 12th 2019

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