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Soldier of Apocrypha Skill Line - ESO header
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Soldier of Apocrypha Skill Line - ESO

Soldier of Apocrypha Skill Line - ESO

Category: Arcanist
Other skill lines in Arcanist : Curative Runeforms and Herald of the Tome

Ultimate abilities
Gibbering Shield icon Gibbering Shield Gibbering Shield
Gibbering Shield icon
Gather the true strength of Apocrypha around you, forming protective tentacles and a damage shield that absorbs 60% of all damage for 10 seconds, up to a max of 31732 damage, scaling off your Max Health. When the shield collapses you lash out, dealing all of the damage absorbed as Magic Damage to enemies within 5 meters over 10 seconds.
arrow Gibbering Shelter icon Gibbering Shelter Gibbering Shelter
arrow Gibbering Shelter icon
Gather the true strength of Apocrypha, forming a tentacle damage shield that absorbs 60% of all damage for 10 seconds, up to a max of 31733 damage. When the shield absorbs damage, pseudopods cascade out at up to 11 allies within 15 meters, granting them a damage shield for 4 seconds that absorbs up to 5462 damage. These shields can be applied once every 4 seconds. Both shields scale off your Max Health.

No longer deals damage to enemies and grants allies a damage shield when you are hit.
arrow Sanctum of the Abyssal Sea icon Sanctum of the Abyssal Sea Sanctum of the Abyssal Sea
arrow Sanctum of the Abyssal Sea icon
Gather the true strength of Apocrypha as protective tentacles rise from the Abyssal Sea around you. The tentacles form a damage shield that absorbs 60% of all damage for 10 seconds, up to a max of 37697 damage, scaling off your Max Health. When the shield collapses you lash out, dealing all of the damage absorbed as Magic Damage to enemies within 5 meters over 10 seconds.

Damage shield gains an increase in strength.
Active abilities
Runic Jolt icon Runic Jolt Runic Jolt
Runic Jolt icon
Craft a defensive Apocryphal rune that deals 1161 Magic Damage and applies Minor Maim for 15 seconds, reducing their damage done by 5%. The rune also taunts for 15 seconds if it would not cause taunt immunity, and generates Crux. While slotted, damage taken is reduced by 2% per active Crux.
arrow Runic Embrace icon Runic Embrace Runic Embrace
arrow Runic Embrace icon
Craft a rune that deals 1161 Magic Damage and heals you for 1706 Health, scaling off your Max Health. You apply Minor Maim and Minor Lifesteal for 15 seconds, reducing enemy damage done by 5%, and healing you and your allies for 600 Health every 1 second when damaging them. The rune taunts for 15 seconds if it would not cause taunt immunity, and generates Crux. While slotted, damage taken is reduced by 2% per active Crux.

Heal yourself and apply Minor Lifesteal.
arrow Runic Sunder icon Runic Sunder Runic Sunder
arrow Runic Sunder icon
Craft a defensive Apocryphal rune that deals 1161 Physical Damage. The rune steals 2200 Armor and applies Minor Maim for 15 seconds, reducing their damage done by 5%. The rune also taunts for 15 seconds if it would not cause taunt immunity, and generates Crux. While slotted, damage taken is reduced by 2% per active Crux.

Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Physical Damage. Reduce your target's Armor and gain Armor.
Runespite Ward icon Runespite Ward Runespite Ward
Runespite Ward icon
Like the rune knights of old, summon a shield that absorbs 4800 damage for 6 seconds, scaling off your Max Health. The first time you take direct damage, the shield retaliates and deals 0 Magic Damage to the attacker, scaling off your Armor. Consume Crux to heal yourself for 1600 Health, scaling off your Max Health, per Crux spent.
arrow Impervious Runeward icon Impervious Runeward Impervious Runeward
arrow Impervious Runeward icon
Like the rune knights of old, summon a shield that absorbs 9916 damage for 1 second, and then 4958 damage for 5 seconds if the first shield persists. Both shields scale off your Max Health. The first time you take direct damage, the shield retaliates and deals 0 Magic Damage to the attacker, scaling off your Armor. Consume Crux to heal yourself for 1600 Health, scaling off your Max Health, per Crux spent.

Drastically increases the size of the damage shield for the first second.
arrow Spiteward of the Lucid Mind icon Spiteward of the Lucid Mind Spiteward of the Lucid Mind
arrow Spiteward of the Lucid Mind icon
Like the rune knights of old, summon a shield that absorbs 4800 damage for 6 seconds, scaling off your Max Health. The first time you take direct damage, the shield retaliates and deals 0 Magic Damage to the attacker, scaling off your Armor. Consume Crux to heal yourself 1600 Health, scaling off your Max Health, and refund 30% of Spiteward of the Lucid Mind cost per Crux spent.

Consume Crux to refund cost.
Fatewoven Armor icon Fatewoven Armor Fatewoven Armor
Fatewoven Armor icon
Forge defiant runic armor around you, granting Major Resolve for 20 seconds, increasing your Armor by 5948. While the armor persists, taking damage applies Minor Breach, reducing the Armor of your attacker by 2974 for 6 seconds.
arrow Cruxweaver Armor icon Cruxweaver Armor Cruxweaver Armor
arrow Cruxweaver Armor icon
Forge defiant runic armor around you, granting Major Resolve for 30 seconds, increasing your Armor by 5948. While the armor persists, taking damage applies Minor Breach, reducing the Armor of your attacker by 2974 for 6 seconds. Blows against your armor also generate Crux, up to once every 5 seconds.

Increases the duration and when damaged, creates a Crux.
arrow Unbreakable Fate icon Unbreakable Fate Unbreakable Fate
arrow Unbreakable Fate icon
Forge defiant runic armor around you, granting 5% Block Mitigation and Major Resolve for 20 seconds, increasing your Armor by 5948 for 20 seconds. Consume Crux to gain 5% additional Block Mitigation per Crux spent. While the armor persists, taking damage applies Minor Breach, reducing the Armor of your attacker by 2974 for 6 seconds.

Gain bonus Block Mitigation and consume Crux to increase the bonus.
Runic Defense icon Runic Defense Runic Defense
Runic Defense icon
Cast forth a complex rune granting you and your group members Minor Resolve for 20 seconds, increasing your Armor by 2974. You gain Minor Protection for 20 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 5%. The first time you are damaged while below 50% Health, the Minor Protection is consumed to heal you for 4800 Health, scaling off your Max Health.
arrow Runeguard of Freedom icon Runeguard of Freedom Runeguard of Freedom
arrow Runeguard of Freedom icon
Cast forth a complex rune granting you and your group members Minor Resolve for 20 seconds, increasing your Armor by 2974. You gain Minor Protection for 20 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 5%. The first time you are damaged while below 50% Health, Minor Protection is consumed to heal you for 4800 Health, scaling off your Max Health, and gain 3000 Armor and Crowd Control Immunity for 6 seconds. This immunity can occur once every 30 seconds.

Also grants Armor and Crowd Control Immunity when the heal occurs.
arrow Runeguard of Still Waters icon Runeguard of Still Waters Runeguard of Still Waters
arrow Runeguard of Still Waters icon
Cast forth a complex rune granting you and your group members Minor Resolve for 20 seconds, increasing your Armor by 2974. After 1 second, the spellweave immobilizes enemies within 7 meters for 3 seconds. You gain Minor Protection for 20 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 5%. The first time you are damaged while below 50% Health, the Minor Protection is consumed to heal you for 4800 Health, scaling off your Max Health.

Immobilizes nearby enemies.
Rune of Eldritch Horror icon Rune of Eldritch Horror Rune of Eldritch Horror
Rune of Eldritch Horror icon
Etch an incomprehensible rune on your enemy's mind, paralyzing them in fear after a 1 second delay, stunning them for 4 seconds. This terror applies Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%. If used against a monster, the paralyze lasts for 8 seconds. This ability cannot be dodged.
arrow Rune of Uncanny Adoration icon Rune of Uncanny Adoration Rune of Uncanny Adoration
arrow Rune of Uncanny Adoration icon
Etch a blasphemous rune on your enemy's mind, charming them after a 1 second delay for 4 seconds. This eldritch attraction causes them to move towards the player and applies Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%. If used against a monster, the charm lasts for 8 seconds. This ability cannot be dodged.

Charms the target and causes them to move towards you.
arrow Rune of the Colorless Pool icon Rune of the Colorless Pool Rune of the Colorless Pool
arrow Rune of the Colorless Pool icon
Etch an amorphous rune on your enemy's mind, paralyzing them in fear after a 1 second delay, stunning them for 4 seconds. This undimensioned phenomenon applies Minor Vulnerability and Minor Brittle for 20 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5% and their Critical Damage taken by 10%. If used against a monster, the paralyze lasts for 8 seconds. This ability cannot be dodged.

Applies Minor Brittle to the target.
Passive abilities
Aegis of the Unseen icon Aegis of the Unseen Aegis of the Unseen
Aegis of the Unseen icon
Form a secret soldier within your mind, a defense against arcane forces without. While a beneficial Soldier of Apocrypha ability is active on you, increase your Armor by 1980.
Wellspring of the Abyss icon Wellspring of the Abyss Wellspring of the Abyss
Wellspring of the Abyss icon
Apocryphal knowledge bubbles up from the depths of your psyche, increasing your Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery by 129 for each Soldier of Apocrypha ability slotted.
Circumvented Fate icon Circumvented Fate Circumvented Fate
Circumvented Fate icon
Casting an Arcanist ability warps the weave of fate around you, granting you and your group members Minor Evasion for 20 seconds and reducing damage from area attacks by 10%. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.
Implacable Outcome icon Implacable Outcome Implacable Outcome
Implacable Outcome icon
The will of an Arcanist is absolute. When you consume Crux, gain 4 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.

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