Every dungeon-delver will want to check out this detailed guide to pledges.
Update 5 has brought lots of new adventure, including Undaunted Pledges, which offer unique rewards for clearing out Tamriel’s most dangerous locales. The Undaunted, in their continuing crusade to battle deadly foes, are handing out these special quests to qualified adventurers from their new enclaves. Read on to learn all about pledges, how they work, and what you can earn by completing them:
Only adventurers who’ve seen enough battle can take on pledges—you’ll need to be level 45 or higher to obtain them. When you reach 45, the Undaunted will contact you via in-game mail and invite you to their new enclaves, which are located near capital cities. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to start picking up pledges and sharing in the spoils of conquest. Just sign your name in the pledge book to swear your dedication to taking on some of Tamriel’s deadliest enemies without flinching! You’ll get your first reward (a bronze key—more on those later) just for showing up at the Undaunted enclave.
There are two types of pledges: Non-Veteran and Veteran. Non-Veteran Pledges are available right away at level 45, and Veteran Pledges open up at Veteran Rank 1. You can have both a Veteran and Non-Veteran Pledge in your quest log at the same time, but you can only complete each kind of pledge once a day—even the mightiest heroes need to rest sometimes!
Pledges require you to complete a particular dungeon, and always have optional objectives your party can try to complete for better rewards. When you’ve completed the pledge, you’ll return to the enclave for your reward: a bronze, silver, or gold (depending on performance and the type of pledge) key that unlocks special chests at the enclave, along with reputation with the Undaunted. To get a gold key, you’ll have to complete difficult optional objectives in a Veteran Pledge, so make sure to bring allies who are up to the challenge!
The Undaunted chests can contain a variety of helpful loot, from valuable Ornate items and soul gems to unique items sets and attention-grabbing shoulder pieces fashioned from the very brutes you’ve slain (you can get the helms that go with them from the bosses themselves)! You’ll be sure to get some great stuff for completing these dangerous tasks.
You’re ready! Go forth, crush all the dungeons, and admire all your new loot.