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SKILL LINE

MAGES GUILD

MAGES GUILD

Category: Guild
Other skill lines in Guild : Dark Brotherhood, Fighters Guild, Psijic Order, Thieves Guild and Undaunted

The Mages Guild skill-line is part of the "Guild" category in the Elder Scrolls Online. The Mages Guild skill-line has active skills and passives. The Mages Guild has a focus on increasing your power as a magicka user.

How do you unlock the Mages Guild skill-line?


To unlock the Mages Guild skill-line you have to join the Mages Guild. Depending on your alliance, this will be in different locations. It is recommended to unlock the Mages Guild skill-line as fast as possible to see the progress you make. However, even if you don't have the Mages Guild unlocked yet, picking up lorebooks will still count towards increasing the Mages Guild skill-line level.

  • Aldmeri Dominion: Vulkhel Guard 
  • Daggerfall Covenant: Daggerfall
  • Ebonheart Pact: Davon's Watch

You can find the map location here.

How do you level up the Mages Guild skill-line?


To level up the Mages Guild skill-line in the Elder Scrolls Online you have to collect lorebooks. The lorebooks are placed all over Tamriel in specific locations. However, in contrary to the Mages Guild skill-line itself, the skills are leveled up by gaining experience from killing any monsters or quests. The collecting lorebooks requirement only counts towards the level of the skill-line itself, but not the skills.

The damage numbers of the skills that you see below are used for comparison. The numbers are based on a naked level 50 character without any skills, passives, attributes and champion points allocated. Your damage numbers will change depending on what gear, skills, attributes, champion points, enchantments or buffs your character has.
Ultimate abilities
Icon Meteor Meteor
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Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 2721 Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 777 Flame Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds.
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Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 3093 Frost Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, stunning them for 2 seconds, and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for 5 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 883 Frost Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds.

Increases the damage, deals Frost Damage, and reduces the Movement Speed of enemies hit.
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Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 2722 Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 777 Flame Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds. You generate 12 Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.

You generate Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.
Active abilities
Icon Magelight Magelight
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Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2629.
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Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted your Max Magicka is increased by 5% and you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2629.

Also increases your Max Magicka while slotted.
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Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2629. You also prevent the stun from stealth attacks for you and nearby allies.

Increases the radius of the reveal. You and nearby allies cannot be stunned from sneak attacks while slotted. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
Icon Entropy Entropy
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Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1224 Magic Damage over 10 seconds.
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Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1230 Magic Damage over 10 seconds. Excess magic spills out from them, granting you Major Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.

You gain Major Sorcery for a time after casting. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
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Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1230 Magic Damage over 10 seconds, and healing you for 141 every 2 seconds.

Adds a heal over time when the damage over time is active.
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Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 821 Flame Damage.
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Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 822 Flame Damage and an additional 672 Flame Damage over 12 seconds.

The rune also deals additional damage over time.
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Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 822 Flame Damage, knocks them into the air, and stuns them for 3 seconds.

The rune knocks enemies into the air and stuns them. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
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Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for 3000 Magicka. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.
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Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for 3000 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve for 25 seconds, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.

After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance.
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Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for 3000 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced by 33% for 5 seconds. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.

After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced.
Passive abilities
Icon Persuasive Will Persuasive Will
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Allows you to Persuade NPCs in conversation.
Icon Mage Adept Mage Adept
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Reduces the Magicka and Health cost of your Mages Guild abilities by 15%.
Icon Everlasting Magic Everlasting Magic
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Increases the duration of your Mages Guild abilities by 20%.
Icon Magicka Controller Magicka Controller
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Increases your Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery by 2% for each Mages Guild ability slotted. Current bonus: 0%.
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Casting a Mages Guild ability grants you Empower, increasing the damage of your Light and Heavy Attacks by 40% for 3 seconds.

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