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ESO SKILLS LIBRARY - ALL ESO SKILLS

ESO SKILLS LIBRARY - ALL ESO SKILLS

Welcome to the ESO skills overview page. In this category of the website you can find a library of all the Elder Scrolls Online skills. The ESO skills library is always kept up to date and reflects the data ingame. Please check the ESO skill categories below to find the right subcategory. Each subcategory will have a full list of all the individual skills and passives of that skill-line.

The tooltip values of the skills are taken from an empty level 50 character. That way you can compare the different stats of each skill, because they all have the same base character values. The tooltip numbers ingame will always be higher because you will run a fully optimized build.


ESO SKILLS MENU


The ESO Skills Menu gives you the ability to customize and view your character’s progression in the various skill lines available to you.

These skill lines are listed under various categories displayed on the left side of the Skills Menu. Select one of these skill lines to reveal the abilities contained within it.

When you have a Skill Point available to spend, access the Skills Menu by pressing the specific key (K by default on PC). The abilities that are currently available for purchase will have a plus sign next to their ability icon. To spend a Skill Point in ESO you can purchase an ability, simply click the plus symbol, then press the E (PC default) key to confirm that you wish to unlock that ability.

ESO Skills Menu with abilities, character showcase sorcererSkills Menu

 



ESO SKILL BAR


The Skill Bar in ESO (or Ability Bar) can be found at the bottom center of the screen when you enter combat, or when an enemy is targeted. Combat Abilities can be dragged and dropped into this tray from the Skills Menu and executed by pressing the corresponding keys (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on the keyboard).

ESO skill bar of a sorcerer class characterSkill Bar

 


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Dragonknight

Ardent Flame, Draconic Power and Earthen Heart

Learn more about all the available Dragonknight skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Arden Flame, Draconic Power and Earthen Heart.

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Sorcerer

Daedric Summoning, Dark Magic and Storm Calling

Learn more about all the available Sorcerer skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning and Storm Calling.

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Nightblade

Assassination, Shadow and Siphoning

Learn more about all the available Nightblade skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Assassination, Shadow and Siphoning.

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Templar

Aedric Spear, Dawn's Wrath and Restoring Light

Learn more about all the available Templar skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Aedric Spear, Dawn's Wrath, Restoring Light.

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Warden

Animal Companions, Green Balance and Winter's Embrace

Learn more about all the available Warden skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Animal Companions, Green Balance, Winter's Embrace.

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Necromancer

Bone Tyrant, Grave Lord and Living Death

Learn more about all the available Necromancer skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Grave Lord, Bone Tyrant and Living Death.

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Weapon

Bow, Destruction Staff, Dual Wield, One Hand and Shield, Restoration Staff and Two Handed

Learn more about all the available weapon types in the Elder Scrolls Online. Bow, Destruction Staff, Dual Wield, One Hand and Shield, Restoration Staff and Two Handed.

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Armor

Heavy Armor, Light Armor and Medium Armor

Learn more about all the armor types in the Elder Scrolls Online. Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor.

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World

Excavation, Legerdemain, Scrying, Soul Magic, Vampire and Werewolf

Learn more about all the available World skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Excavation, Legerdemain, Scrying, Soul Magic, Vampire, Werewolf and more...

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Guild

Dark Brotherhood, Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order, Thieves Guild and Undaunted

Learn more about all the available Guild skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Dark Brotherhood, Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order, Thieves Guild and Undaunted.

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Alliance War

Assault, Emperor and Support

Learn more about the Alliance War skill-lines in the Elder Scrolls Online. Assault and Support skill-line.

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Racial

Argonian Skills, Breton Skills, Dark Elf Skills, High Elf Skills, Imperial Skills, Khajiit Skills, Nord Skills, Orc Skills, Redguard Skills and Wood Elf Skills

Learn more about all the available races in the Elder Scrolls Online. Breton, Redguard, Orc, Nord, Dark Elf, Argonian, High Elf, Wood Elf, Khajiit, Imperial.

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Craft

Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Clothing, Enchanting, Jewelry Crafting, Provisioning and Woodworking

Learn more about all the available crafting types in the Elder Scrolls Online. Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Clothing, Enchanting, Jewelry Crafting, Provisioning and Woodworking.

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Pvp Artifacts

Volendrung

Learn more about the PvP Artifacts that exist in Cyrodiil in the Elder Scrolls Online.

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Guides

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Frequently asked questions

What is the best skill in ESO?

For Stamina players it would be Reverse Slash and for Magicka players Unstable Wall of Elements. Tanks will have a strong tool with Pierce Armor and a Healer can't go wrong with Rapid Regeneration!

Are there skills in ESO?

Yes, everyone has skills. There's Active Skills, Passive Skills and Ultimate Skills. They are also called abilities. Players can have 5 Active Skills on their action bar and as many Passive Skills as they have skill points. Per action bar side you can also slot one Ultimative Skill.

How do I learn skills in ESO?

Basically, skills are being learned by gaining specific experience in a skill line. This can be achieved in many different ways, be it experience by killing enemies, by deconstructing an item and gaining inspiration (experience) or using items to level a skill line.

Can you unlock all skills in ESO?

Yes you can! But in order to do so you need to collect all available skill points in the game. This is achieved by doing main story quests, collecting skyshards, leveling or doing dungeon quests, for example.

Can you get enough skills points for everything in ESO?

Yes you can, it just takes a lot of time to get it. Aside from getting 50 skill points for leveling, you will also get skill points for all public dungeon group events, dungeon quests, main story quests, PvP ranks etc

Should I get every skill in ESO?

It doesn't necessarily make sense getting every skill in ESO, but it makes a lot of sense leveling as many skills as possible. The more you learn the game, the more you will want to replace skills or adjust them to a specific situation. You may also want to switch roles at one point. Otherwise you can always readjust your skills!

Can you solo ESO?

Yes, you can absolutely solo most of the content in ESO. There's player dedicating their entire time to achieving almost anything solo in ESO. Of course this takes time and skill, but especially in the beginning a companion can help you out if you don't have the skills yet!

How many times an you morph a skill in ESO?

A skill can be morphed once only, but you can reset your skill-points to morph it again.

What's the max skill level in ESO?

The max is 50 at the moment, with a few exceptions that are lower.

Can you respec skills in ESO?

Yes you can reset your skills at any time at respec shrines in the main cities of any alliance, or in the main cities of each DLC/chapter.

ESO SKILL LINES


Skill Lines in ESO contain all abilities of a specific type. Unlocking each Skill Line is done in a different way.

Weapon Skill lines: 
  • Kill an enemy with that weapon to unlock the weapon type

Armor Skill lines:
  • Equip 3 pieces of that armor type

World Skill lines:
  • Soul Magic: Complete the tutorial quest
  • Legerdemain: Successfully pickpocket, pick a lock, or launder or fence a stolen item
  • Vampire: Become a Vampire
  • Werewolf: Become a Werewolf
  • Scrying & Excavating: Start respective quest in Solitude, Western Skyrim


Guild Skill lines:
  • Fighters Guild: Join the Fighters Guild
  • Mages Guild: Join the Mages Guild
  • UndauntedSpeak to an Undaunted member to start the intro quest
  • Thieves Guild (DLC): Open a Thieves Trove or Enter Hew’s Bane
  • Dark Brotherhood (DLC): Complete the first quest in the Gold Coast

Alliance War Skill lines:
  • Assault & Support: Gain Alliance Points by killing a player, finishing a Battleground, or completing a quest in Cyrodiil (level 10)

Racial Skill lines: 
  • Reach level 5

Craft Skill lines: 
  • Trade Skill: Craft or Deconstruct an item or complete a Crafting Writ

Leveling Skill lines in ESO


There are many skill lines available in ESO based on your character’s class, racial background, equipping weapons or armor, and organizations encountered while adventuring. Most ESO skill lines gain ranks when you have their skills slotted in a weapon set and you gain experience. The more skills slotted in a weapon set from a single skill line, the faster all those skills gain ranks. Other skill lines improve through specific actions taken by your character: 

  • Undaunted: Dungeon achievements, Undaunted Pledges, and Bolgrul’s tasks
  • Dark Brotherhood: Gold Coast story quests, contracts and Sacraments
  • Thieves Guild: Tip board crimes, heists, and aid Thieves Guild members
  • Fighters Guild: Destroy Dark Anchors, kill Daedra or undead, and tasks for Cardea Gallus
  • Mages Guild: Lore books and Alvur Baren’s tasks
  • Soul Magic: Complete Main Story chapters
  • Werewolf: Kills in Werewolf form
  • Vampire: Use Vampire skills
  • Legerdemain: Fence goods, pick pockets, pick locks

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