Materials make the world go around. Or at least material wealth does. And that's not different in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Bethesda's new mobile RPG.
Here you'll need materials for everything aside from killing enemies. New weapons, weapon upgrades, town upgrades - pretty much everything you need to do to progress requires a freshly supplied stock of materials.
We've put some tips together so you can make the most of your materials at hand, and hopefully earn back new materials as quickly as possible. After all, we all need to get back to questing as soon as possible.
Why do I need them?
Materials in The Elder Scrolls: Blades are the lifeblood of the game. Whether it's getting new weapons, upgrading existing ones, building houses or facilities, everything revolves around the use of materials.
Common materials, such as Limestone, Lumber, Leather, Steel, these will be easy to come across in dungeons and jobs, and find in chests. These low level materials can also be exchanged for gems at a rate of 1-1, which is, frankly, not worth it.
Uncommon materials, such as Copper, will be more difficult to come across, and will pop up almost exclusively as a reward from opening chests, which makes gathering the materials a bit more difficult.
For buildings, you'll primarily just need Lumber, Limestone and Copper. This goes for the walls, town hall and the main gate, too.
When it comes to crafting potions, weapons, armour and other things, well, the list of required materials gets vast fast. Luckily you can at least salvage older armour pieces for materials instead of selling them for gold.
It'll come to a point where everything you need to do in the game will revolve around gathering materials to build the town further, to stock up while you can.