Elder Scrolls: Blades How-to Get Resources – Copper, Limestone, Etc.

We're taking a look at the best ways to gather up materials in Elder Scrolls: Blades!

Our guide on how best to get resources and materials in Elder Scrolls: Blades features all the information you'll need on grinding out these items that help build up your town! Resources can be problematic because you need quite a few to build up different buildings. We'll be looking at some strategies that should help alleviate some of the issue.

If you've just start playing Blades then you no doubt have run into an issue with lacking resources like Copper, Wood, and Limestone. Well, it's not going to be easy, but there are some ways you can grind these resources a bit better.


This is the current best way to grind resources, you can get up to two Wooden Chests per Job! Make sure to follow the steps in the "Chest Management" section.

Jobs are small little side quests you can complete that have you killing skeletons, rescuing townfolk, exploring ruins, and various other tasks. If you scroll through some of these you can tap on them and see what kind of rewards they will give you for completion. Look for the resource you are wanting (likely Copper in the early game), and then complete whichever job gives them as a reward.

One of the issues with jobs is that they can stack up your inventory with Silver Chests when you complete them. If you don't have a large chest inventory (you should upgrade it with gems, it's pretty cheap initially), these can stack up quite quickly. Silver Chests require a few hours to unlock, so once you get a surplus of them they are hard to whittle down.

Chest Management

One of the bigger issues is dealing with chests, especially if you start getting too many Silver Chests. One of the better ways to get resources is to grind out Wooden Chests. So, the way to make sure you don't accidentally max out your chests is to... Max out your chests. Yes, you read that correctly. Max them out, but you want to make sure you max out your chests WITH some Wooden Chests in your inventory. That way, you can go do a job and when you find a chest in the area, you can open one of your Wooden Chests and then collect that chest. This also means once you complete the job, you won't get saddled with another Silver Chest.

When you aren't going to play the game for a bit, make sure to start on unlocking a Silver Chest. When you go to bed at night, that's when you should start on a higher rarity chest.


The Abyss can be a good area to look to farm up Wooden Chests. These chests are some of the best givers of resources, so you'll want to grab as many as you can. They also open up very quickly, so you won't have them taking up a ton of space in your chest inventory. According to a post on Reddit, you can play floor 13 over and over again for a Wooden Chest. While you won't always get the resource you want, this is another reliable way to get chests.

Purchase from a Workshop

You'll need to get your town to level 3 to place this building, but once you get it you will be able to purchase resources with gold from it. Items that appear in the workshop look to be random and refresh daily, so you will also have to get lucky with what ends up in the shop. Be sure to purchase all the resources you can each day because gold is a lot easier to find then any of materials.

Spend Money

Sadly, the fastest way to get resources is going to be spending real life money. The chests you can buy with gems come with guaranteed stacks of materials, unfortunately the materials you get are random, and you can get unlucky and only get one resource. Each chest rarity has the possibility to give you 1 - 5 stacks of materials.

There's also a special offer you'll get access to once you level up a bit, and it's called the Hero Pack. This pack comes with a ton of stuff for a pretty reasonable $4.99 USD. You get a guaranteed 500 Lumber, 500 Limestone, and 200 Copper. This pack also comes with some other stuff, but we only really care about resources at the moment.

The other thing you should use your gems on is the Imperial Shipment Offers that start coming available at town level 3. Each level after that you should get another available, these have a TON of materials and are one of the absolute best things you can purchase with gems.

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  1. I am level 12 and all of my jobs are either 4 or 5 skull difficulty. Kind if at a stand still

  2. Struggling mediocre player cash investment question.

    I’ve been playing since day 1 but struggling since level 16 so I uninstalled for a while. I’m now 17 but I think I made a bad selection in the skills and wasted quite a few points. Its either that or I’m a poor player.

    I have a level 1 workshop, enchanter tower, alchemist and level 2 blacksmith My town is level 4, near 5. Also now I’m not making much gold at all as repairing my equipment costs me a fortune. I invested in getting my watchers blade to magnificent and I’m sure that was a mistake. Other equipment is silver and at least tempered to fine. Maybe that was a mistake to do that too. It seemed to make sense at the time.

    I always have around 6k and upgrading my enchanter tower is 11.5k alone.
    I have a stack of about 15 silver chests but Im not interrupting my real life to keep opening them. I feel where I am I have hit a wall where progress is going to be damn slow because of my early errors when learning the game. The only option is to invest cash or give up because the game seems very unforgiving of mistakes.

    I don’t want to be lured in to a big investment or to invest at all if I’m going to discover its not enough. If I was investing it would be for the £19 gem deal. Would that do two or three months under your guidance, since I need to reskill, upgrade buildings and get better equipment too, or will that be burned through quickly?

    1. I wouldn’t invest too much into the game personally. You can probably play your way back into it if you start in some early Abyss levels, and collect the free daily rewards.

      1. I think your right about not investing. I’m level 17 with tempered enchanted silver gear and I’m even struggling from Abyss level 12,.killed at level 14. I seem to do all the wrong moves, hit the wrong skills at the wrong time and the game gets pretty jerky at times moving through the crystal caves. I also think there is response lag when I make a move in battle.

        To me my tablet, a Huawei M5 10, is just not powerful enough and I do get the warning the game is not configured for my tablet. Thems the blows. The reason I persevered was the game is fine in town and wilderness settings but when around those crystals it really gets jerky, maybe with the particle effects and lighting. I think with graphics tweaks it could work as I also play a very fast moving, high quality, fps game on my tablet.

        I felt the game is a money grab but it may now be the case the tablet performance is causing difficulties meaning I get beat so often the cost of repair is skinning me. It then makes me rely more on silver chest rewards and I can’t be logging in to a game every hour. I don’t know. I think I’ll need to uninstall and wait and see what more updates or changes bring.

        1. It is a strong money grab. It gets very repetitive. The arena is gonna be spenders competing and non spenders being slaughtered.