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Dark Magic Skill Line - ESO

Dark Magic Skill Line - ESO

Category: Sorcerer
Other skill lines in Sorcerer : Daedric Summoning and Storm Calling

The Dark Magic skill-line is part of the Sorcerer toolkit and has a focus on offensive and support abilities. In addition to powerful abilities, you can also select passives that increase your sustain and support capabilities even further. The Dark Magic skill-line is the first out of three Sorcerer focused skill-lines.
Ultimate abilities
Negate Magic icon Negate Magic Negate Magic
Negate Magic icon
Create a globe of magic suppression for 12 seconds, removing and preventing all enemy area of effect abilities from occurring in the area. Enemies within the globe are stunned, while enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned.
arrow Absorption Field icon Absorption Field Absorption Field
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Create a globe of magic suppression for 12 seconds, removing and preventing all enemy area of effect abilities from occurring in the area. Enemies within the globe are stunned, while enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned. The globe also heals you and your allies for 1038 Health every 1 second.

The globe also heals you and your allies standing inside it.
arrow Suppression Field icon Suppression Field Suppression Field
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Create a globe of magic suppression for 12 seconds, removing and preventing all enemy area of effect abilities from occurring in the area. Enemies within the globe are stunned, while enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned. The globe also damages enemies for 1038 Magic Damage every 1 second.

The globe also damages enemies standing inside it.
Active abilities
Crystal Shard icon Crystal Shard Crystal Shard
Crystal Shard icon
Conjure dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing 2404 Magic Damage. Your next non-Ultimate ability cast within 3 seconds costs 10% less.
arrow Crystal Fragments icon Crystal Fragments Crystal Fragments
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Conjure dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing 2483 Magic Damage. Your next non-Ultimate ability cast within 3 seconds costs 10% less. Casting a Magicka ability has a 35% chance of causing your next Crystal Fragments to be instant, deal 66% more damage, and cost 50% less Magicka.

Casting Magicka abilities has a chance to make your next Crystal Fragments instant, deal more damage, and cost less.
arrow Crystal Weapon icon Crystal Weapon Crystal Weapon
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Encase your weapon in dark crystals for 4 seconds, causing your next Light or Heavy Attack to deal an additional 2323 Physical Damage and reducing the target's Armor by 1000 for 5 seconds. After casting, your next non-Ultimate ability used within 3 seconds costs 10% less.

Converts the ability into an instant cast Stamina ability, which causes your next Light or Heavy Attack to deal bonus Physical Damage and reduce the enemy's Armor.
Encase icon Encase Encase
Encase icon
Call forth Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 4 seconds. If no enemies are immobilized, you restore 2851 Magicka.
arrow Restraining Prison icon Restraining Prison Restraining Prison
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Call forth Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 6 seconds. If no enemies are immobilized, you restore 2673 Magicka. Hitting an enemy grants you Major Vitality, increasing your healing received by 16% for 2 seconds plus 1 extra second per enemy in the area, up to a maximum of 6 enemies.

Gain Major Vitality, increasing healing received. Increases immobilize duration as the ability ranks up.
arrow Shattering Prison icon Shattering Prison Shattering Prison
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Call forth Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 4 seconds. The shards deal 1799 Magic Damage when the effect ends. If no enemies are immobilized, you restore 2673 Magicka.

Deals damage when effect ends.
Rune Prison icon Rune Prison Rune Prison
Rune Prison icon
Imprison an enemy in a constricting sphere of dark magic. After a short duration they are stunned for 3 seconds. This stun cannot be blocked.
arrow Defensive Rune icon Defensive Rune Defensive Rune
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Place a rune of protection on yourself for 2 minutes. While active, the next enemy to attack you is imprisoned in a constricting sphere of dark magic, stunning them after a short delay for 3 seconds. This stun cannot be blocked.

Cast spell on self, stunning the next enemy who attacks you.
arrow Rune Cage icon Rune Cage Rune Cage
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Imprison an enemy in a constricting sphere of dark magic. After a short duration they are stunned for 3 seconds. Deals 1799 Magic Damage if the stun lasts the full duration. This stun cannot be blocked.

Deals damage when effect completes.
Dark Exchange icon Dark Exchange Dark Exchange
Dark Exchange icon
Bargain with darkness to restore 8090 Health and 3600 Magicka instantly, and an additional 2400 Magicka over 20 seconds.
arrow Dark Conversion icon Dark Conversion Dark Conversion
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Bargain with darkness to restore 8090 Health and 3600 Magicka instantly, and an additional 2400 Magicka over 20 seconds.

Has reduced cost.
arrow Dark Deal icon Dark Deal Dark Deal
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Bargain with darkness to restore 8090 Health and 3600 Stamina instantly, and an additional 2400 Stamina over 20 seconds.

Reduces the cost and converts Magicka into Health and Stamina instead.
Daedric Mines icon Daedric Mines Daedric Mines
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Surprise your foes by placing 3 volatile Daedric mines around you, which take 3 seconds to arm and last for 15 seconds. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing 2613 Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 2 seconds.
arrow Daedric Minefield icon Daedric Minefield Daedric Minefield
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Surprise your foes by placing 5 volatile Daedric mines around you, which take 3 seconds to arm and last for 15 seconds. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing 2700 Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 2 seconds.

You place 5 mines around you instead of 3.
arrow Daedric Tomb icon Daedric Tomb Daedric Tomb
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Surprise your foes by placing 3 volatile Daedric mines at a target location, which arm instantly and last for 15 seconds. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing 2700 Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 2 seconds.

You place the mines at a target location instead of around you. The mines arm instantly.
Passive abilities
Unholy Knowledge icon Unholy Knowledge Unholy Knowledge
Unholy Knowledge icon
Reduces the Health, Magicka, and Stamina costs of your non Core Combat abilities by 6%.
Blood Magic icon Blood Magic Blood Magic
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When you hit an enemy with a directly applied Dark Magic ability, you heal for 1600. This effect scales off your Max Health and can occur once every 0.5 seconds.
Persistence icon Persistence Persistence
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After blocking an attack, your next Health, Magicka, or Stamina ability costs 15% less.
Exploitation icon Exploitation Exploitation
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When you cast a Dark Magic ability you grant Minor Prophecy to you and your group, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 1314 for 20 seconds.

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