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Weapon Skills

Weapon Skills in Elder Scrolls Online.

All players have access to all of these Weapon Skills regardless of Class or Race.

  • Weapon Skills which use Stamina (2H, 1H/S, Dual Wield, Bow) scale with Max Stamina, Weapon Damage and use Weapon Critical.
  • Weapon Skills which use Magicka (Staffs) scale with Max Magicka, Spell Damage and use Spell Critical.

 

ESO Weapon Skills



13 Comments

  • FoxPT
    May 14, 2015

    Some of the skills have a duration which is very important to know, so to complete this info that should be added.

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  • DAve
    Jul 31, 2015

    Can you validate if the passive skill Battle Rush will have any effect on a Bow (Two Handed)?

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    • ESO Academy
      Jul 31, 2015

      No the passives only take effect if you equip the weapon type under which they are located.

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      • Jacob Wilkerson
        Sep 14, 2016

        On the dual wield skills, the passive: “twin blade and blunt”, says swords do extra damage. Is that just for the weapon skills or will it apply to my magicka based class skills on that bar too?

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        • ESO Academy
          Sep 16, 2016

          It should apply to all your damage, including Class and Magicka abilities.

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    • Precious
      Oct 26, 2016

      To think, I was cofnesud a minute ago.

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  • Dancingwolf
    Oct 12, 2015

    Hey, I was wondering how the game calculates how much damage a weapon deals for a Light and Heavy Attacks, is it just the damage stated on the weapon itself or is it also influenced by Max Stamina or in the case of staves Max Magika?

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    • ESO Academy
      Oct 12, 2015

      Yep it is calculated using your Weapon Damage or Spell Damage and your Max Stamina or Max Magicka. This also means that buffs to your Weapon Damage from things like Rally will effect your light and heavy attacks.

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      • Dancingwolf
        Oct 14, 2015

        Thanks for the fast reply, that’s what I thought. I like making Magika builds and using Class abilities, and having a back up Resto Staff, as most of the friends I play with don’t like healing. I was just trying to work out if it was worth using a Sword and Shield for added protection but then I was thinking about gaining Ultimate, I couldn’t find a description in game (on the XBox) of how Light and Heavy Attacks work. I suppose my builds are not made for doing damage, so if I have weak Light Attacks it’s not much of a problem, I guess. Anyway, thank you.

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  • Laryloaf
    Nov 3, 2015

    If I only use Destro Staffs does that mean I don’t have to pay any attention to Weapon Damage as the damage it does is taken from my Magicka stats?

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    • ESO Academy
      Nov 6, 2015

      Yes pretty much as long as all your skills are using Magicka then Weapon Damage won’t effect anything.

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  • DeathHammer26
    Sep 19, 2016

    I see that there is an ability you get once you hit 50. I have hit 50 on one of my characters, but don’t see the Lacerate ability at all. Was wondering if this is an outdated ability?

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  • Kytaquit
    Mar 1, 2017

    I was wondering if the Two Handed ability Forceful applied for staves. In the game, next to the staff type says, “(Two-Handed).” But I couldn’t tell any buffs were in place.

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