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Class Skills

In Elder Scrolls Online there are 5 Classes – DRAGONKNIGHT, NIGHTBLADE, SORCERER, TEMPLAR and WARDEN. Class Skills are very important in ESO and will have a large impact on your character – especially in the early levels. Class Skills provide every character with 3 Skill Lines which have 6 Active and 4 Passive skills each. In total Class Skills provide characters with 18 Active Abilities and 12 Passive Skills.

Class Skills Info

  • Class Skills cost Magicka to cast and will use Spell Critical.
  • Class Skills increase in damage and healing based on your Max Magicka and Spell Damage.
  • Some Class Skills offer a Stamina morph option which allows you to transform the ability to use Stamina, Weapon Damage and Weapon Critical.

You can use the filter boxes to narrow down your search. You can use the “Stamina Morph” box to see which skills have a morph which changes that skill to use Stamina, Weapon Damage and Weapon Critical.

The search box is very useful, for example you can type “Major Defile” and the table will filter for all Class Skills which grant Major Defile.

 

ESO Class Skills



45 Comments

  • Eightlord
    May 23, 2015

    Is this website update to date?

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    • ESO Academy
      May 23, 2015

      Yes, or at least I try to update it every time there are changes or a patch. 🙂

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      • EightLord
        May 29, 2015

        Man this website is great! I use it a lot and I can’t find even one skill that isn’t up to date.
        Amazaing job!

        Would be nice if you could write somewhere what patch version you have the website running at the moment. 🙂

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        • ESO Academy
          May 29, 2015

          Thanks! Yeah I was going to add like a version notice somewhere on the site, I just have to get around to it haha! 🙂

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      • Parker
        Jun 17, 2017

        Plz update to moorowind

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  • Eightlord
    Jun 1, 2015

    Please update: Expert Mage (Storm Calling).
    Increases Spell Power by 1% for each Sorcerer ability slotted.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jun 1, 2015

      Done. Thanks, I didn’t even realize that it had changed!

      Reply
  • Anonymous
    Jun 15, 2015

    Which is better, Hardened Armor or Volatile Armor?

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    • ESO Academy
      Jun 15, 2015

      I often like to use Hardened Armor for the damage shield as the main use of that skill for me is damage mitigation. Volatile Armor is good, but the damage is not much and is mostly useful for solo and quest situations.

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  • ACe
    Jul 2, 2015

    hmm so the gap closer for templar(focused charge) doesnt have a stamina morph…why wouldnt the melee side have a gap closer? why would a mana caster even WANT a gap closer. i dont even understand…

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 3, 2015

      I use it sometimes when I charge in Toppling Charge and use things like Puncturing Sweep which is also using Magicka.

      I would like a Stamina morph as well, however, as it would go great with Dual Wield and such.

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  • Boss
    Jul 4, 2015

    What is best Class for Nightblade in PVP?

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    • hottrop1cs
      Mar 17, 2017

      Your question doesn’t make much sense, bud. Do you mean which race?

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  • Rhythmic Beaver
    Jul 18, 2015

    I can’t help but notice some of the skills dont list their durations outside of secondary effects. I sure would like that to be addressed since I use this site frequently to get better ideas for builds.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 18, 2015

      Thanks for the reminder, I had actually forgotten. Do you mean the cast time of abilities? I am adding that now. 🙂

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  • Ghost
    Jul 27, 2015

    How did u come up with the numbers for damage on all the skills?

    btw your website is awesome, I’ve been using it everyday, good work and thank you

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 27, 2015

      The damage and healing numbers are from a blank VR14 character with no skills, no gear and no attributes or anything. I was going to put a question mark or an X but I thought it would be good to see the relative difference in power between abilities.

      Thanks! 🙂

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  • MissBizz
    Sep 10, 2015

    Just wanted to say great job, and this entire site has become extremely handy to me! I use it for tons of stuff! One thing I was wondering is with the damage/costs etc. Are you using the numbers on Rank I of the skills? Or highest Rank?

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    • ESO Academy
      Sep 10, 2015

      Thanks! I used Rank 1 on a blank character (from the PTS) a couple of months ago but I’ve since gone through and updated them based on the Patch Notes like the 10% increase to Mage’s Fury damage and things like that. 🙂

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  • LOKI iIVIi
    Nov 13, 2015

    Great site bud so user friendly! Keep up the excellent work.

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  • Retslag1
    Jan 4, 2016

    On Lightning Splash, it’s no longer “94% more damage”, but “increases length of time from 6 to 10 seconds”.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jan 12, 2016

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Henry
    Jan 5, 2016

    Please add what morphs change to Stamina and which change to Magicka.

    Otherwise helpful.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jan 7, 2016

      That is already there, press the Has Stamina Morph check box above the table. This will display all of the Skills which have a Stamina Morph. All others just use Magicka.

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      • Todd
        Feb 15, 2016

        He might be talking about Thundering Presence (Sorcerer, Lightning Form morph). The description indicates it is a Stamina morph, but it doesn’t show up when I tick the check box.

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        • ESO Academy
          Feb 28, 2016

          Thanks, sorry it took so long but I fixed Thundering Presence!

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  • CatRandy
    Apr 3, 2016

    The speed buff of the Boundless Storm morph is totally nonfunctional and has been since Beta. It does not work, never has and never will. It does nothing at all.

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  • Alex
    May 15, 2016

    I think the description for the Shadow passive (nightblade) is out of date. Current buff is 5280, not 8000.

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  • jason
    May 25, 2016

    Are you going to be updating soon to reflect the DB DLC?

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    • ESO Academy
      May 28, 2016

      Yes, this is now up to date with the DB.

      Reply
  • Trotter
    Jun 16, 2016

    Still building my guy thanks for this it help me

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  • Zach
    Jul 4, 2016

    I realize that you said its up to date for DB…
    but I realized that the stamina morph filter wasn’t working for Hurricane.
    Other than that I believe all looks good 🙂

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  • Charles Lee
    Aug 5, 2016

    What level is this scaled to?

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  • Charles Lee
    Aug 6, 2016

    Such a great resource. Thank you ESO Academy for all of the time you put into this.

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  • Shawn
    Oct 1, 2016

    Excellent website! You’ve done an amazing job. I recommend this to all friends and players. Can’t thank you enough for all the useful information. Keep up the great work!

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  • Rouster67
    Jan 2, 2017

    Love the site. If you have any way to accept donations you should link it. Super helpful and would love to donate to the cause.

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  • A-Wings Gaming
    Jan 29, 2017

    Under the nightblade Assassination ability “Ambush”, the cost says 3654 Magicka. Most people know that it costs stamina. My real concern is, is the base cost of Ambush 3654 Stamina, or does it cost higher than that, or less than that?

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  • Olleg
    Feb 24, 2017

    You said that the Ambush ability changed to stamina based, but cost is still in magika.

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  • Olleg
    Feb 24, 2017

    The “Stamina morph” filter don’t work on “Relentless focus” which also stamina based.

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  • Swede
    Apr 18, 2017

    Thank you for a great website. Really good job. 🙂

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  • Kevin
    Apr 22, 2017

    Is there a max of how many skill points you can get?

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  • Arch
    May 11, 2017

    As new to the game, this site has great info, thank you. Could the passive etc. next point unlock level requirements be added? Sure that might be handy for vets starting new chars too.

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  • Richyda
    Jun 21, 2017

    Greetings. I am not new to the game, but I haven’t really invested time in making a new character with the new class, Warden. Was pondering, will you cover this new class any time in the near future?

    Thanks for reading.

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    • ESO Academy
      Jun 29, 2017

      Hey sorry I am a little late but I have started adding the Warden skills. 🙂

      Reply

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