Elder Scrolls Online New Moon Acolyte Gear Set: Everything You Need to Know

Elder Scrolls Online New Moon Acolyte gear set has some impressive dual passives
Elder Scrolls Online New Moon Acolyte gear set has some impressive dual passives / ZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda

Elder Scrolls Online New Moon Acolyte Gear Set is one of the most popular sets in-game right now.

The New Moon Acolyte set was introduced with the year-long expedition into Elsweyr last year as part of the Dragonhold DLC. It is a craftable set with its hub being Fur-Forge Cave in Southern Elsweyr—due south from the Pridehome wayshrine. Players will need nine traits already unlocked for this set to be available to craft.

ESO New Moon Acolyte Gear Attributes

The New Moon Acolyte set comes in all armor weights, all weapon types, and all jewelry. There are four benefits available for players interested in collecting and equipping at least five pieces.

  • At two items, players get an additional 833 Weapon and Spell Critical.
  • At three items, players get an additional 129 Weapon and Spell Damage.
  • At four items, players get an extra 1487 Physical and Spell Penetration.
  • At five items, there is another 481 boost to Weapon and Spell Damage at the price of a 5% cost increase on all active abilities.
  • Given the listed passives, it's no surprise players are flocking to this set. Its dual immense spell and weapon buffs make it the perfect choice for indecisive or hybrid players looking to join the fight without having to concretely specialize. It opens the path to more expansive builds that allow for superior magicka or stamina-based ability morphs.

    The 5% cost could be offset by enchantment passives or traits if one is willing to wear a full five-piece set.

    Is this set truly better than any of the other similar sets? Perhaps not, but it does provide a unique advantage given specific play style that shouldn't be overlooked.