Guide to Completing Crimson Cove in Malabal Tor

Crimson Cove

Crimson Cove is a public dungeon located in the Malabal Tor zone of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This pirate-themed dungeon is relatively simple to complete, but knowing some tips, tricks, and secrets can help you maximize your loot and avoid failure. This guide will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of Crimson Cove, along with valuable information to help you succeed and get the most out of this dungeon.


Before entering the dungeon, make sure you have the following:

  1. Adequate gear, weapons, and potions for your character level and build with a relevant class.
  2. Repair kits or enough gold to repair your gear, as durability may decrease during the dungeon run.
  3. Soul gems to revive yourself or other players if necessary.
  4. Empty inventory space to collect loot.

Navigating the Crimson Cove Dungeon

Crimson Cove can be found in the northwestern part of Malabal Tor. To enter the dungeon, look for a cave entrance near the coastline, surrounded by pirate-themed decorations.

The dungeon is divided into several sections, connected by a series of wooden bridges and platforms.

The Pirate Camp

Upon entering the Crimson Cove dungeon, make your way straight ahead and then take a left turn to encounter the first boss, First Mate Rodros. Defeat Rodros and proceed through the pirate camp, engaging and defeating groups of enemies as you advance.

The Shipwreck

As you reach a shipwreck, prepare to face the second boss, Captain Siro. Overcome Siro and continue traversing the shipwreck area, eliminating groups of enemies in your path.

The Caverns

Once you have navigated through the shipwreck, you will enter the caverns. In this section, you will confront the remaining four bosses: Yirlay the Wicked, Reja Laransdottir, Pilot Ostrala, and Rokut the Mauler. Defeat these bosses to successfully complete the Crimson Cove public dungeon.

  1. Giant Snake
  2. Dugrul
  3. Mekag gro-Bug
  4. Shifty Tom

Defeat each boss and clear any enemy groups you encounter. After defeating the last boss, Shifty Tom, you will have completed the dungeon.

Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

  1. Skyshard: Don’t forget to collect the skyshard located near the entrance to the caverns. Skyshards grant skill points when you collect three of them.
  2. Achievements: Completing the dungeon and defeating all bosses will grant you the “Crimson Cove Vanquisher” achievement. Defeating First Mate Rodros, Captain Siro, and the Giant Snake within 20 minutes of entering the dungeon will grant you the “Crimson Cove Conqueror” achievement.
  3. Loot: Bosses in this dungeon have a chance to drop valuable items, such as the Syrabane’s Grip, Storm Knight’s Plate, and Lamia’s Song gear sets. Be sure to defeat all bosses to maximize your loot potential.
  4. Group Composition: While the dungeon can be completed solo, it’s recommended to have a balanced group of players, including a tank, healer, and damage dealers, to ensure a smoother run.
  5. Enemy Crowd Control: Use crowd control abilities, such as stuns, snares, and roots, to manage large groups of enemies. This will make it easier to defeat them without being overwhelmed.
  6. Boss Mechanics: Each boss has unique mechanics that you should be aware of. For example, Captain Siro summons powerful adds that should be defeated quickly. Pay attention to the boss’s abilities and adapt your strategy accordingly.
  7. Treasure Chests: Keep an eye out for treasure chests scattered throughout the dungeon. These chests contain additional loot, including gear, crafting materials, and gold.

Completing Crimson Cove in Malabal Tor can be a rewarding experience, providing valuable loot and achievements. By following this guide and utilizing the tips, tricks, and secrets provided, you can maximize your chances of success and make the most of your dungeon run.

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