Elder Scrolls Online: How to Get Married

Marriage makes a come-back in the Elder Scrolls Online. Instead of marrying NPCs like in Skyrim, you’ll be able to live happily ever after with other players.

Don’t worry, if you’re only in it for the experience bonus they never call this marriage. Think of it as a bond between two tightly knit adventurers. Or just call it marriage. Learn how to get hitched in Tamriel with the guide below.

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How to Get Married

To get married to other players, you’ll need a special item used in conjunction at a unique location. Learn more in each section below.

Required Item: The Pledge of Mara

The Pledge of Mara is a unique one-use item that allows one players to “marry” another. While teaming, the married players gain an additional +10% XP bonus.

The Pledge of Mara can only be used once, so use it wisely. According to ESO Support, players will be able to marry up to eight players per account. A married character cannot be re-married, and there is no divorce option currently. Once a bond is made, it is permanently attached to that character.

There’s only one way to collect a Pledge of Mara currently. Subscribers will need to purchase the upgraded Imperial Edition for 20$ to get the included Pledge of Mara. According to ESO Support, there will be other ways to earn the Pledge of Mara added at a later date.

Required Locations: Shrine of Mara

Shrines of Mara can be found in all three factions’ major starting cities. They can also be found in each faction’s capital.

To get married, you’ll need to locate a Shrine of Mara and stand near it. Next, follow the instructions in the section below.

How to Use the Pledge of Mara

1. Both players desiring to get married need to stand next to the Shrine of Mara.

2. Select the Pledge of Mara and place it in the quick-select menu.

3. Target the other player and activate the Pledge of Mara in the quick-select menu.

4. A prompt will appear, asking if you’d like to complete the ritual of Mara.

5. Agree and you’ll gain unique rings. While both players have these rings equipped, both gain a +10% XP bonus.

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On April 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm

You don’t have to be near each other to receive the bonus, only in a group with the rings equipped (and neither in PvP too I think). Also, to those unfamiliar with previous elder scrolls games, there is no indication that creating rings of Mara constitutes marriage. Another term is used at the prompt, I don’t remember exactly but I think it was ‘ bonded’ or something.

Oh, and anyone who experienced the bug where your bank reverted to default item limit of 60, you were sent a second pledge of Mara along with duplicate non combat pets.