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Winter's Embrace Skill Line - ESO

Winter's Embrace Skill Line - ESO

Category: Warden
Other skill lines in Warden : Animal Companions and Green Balance

The Winter's Embrace skill-line is part of the Warden toolkit and has a focus on defensive and offensive abilities. In addition to powerful abilities, you can also select passives that increase your damage and damage mitigation capabilities even further. The Winter's Embrace skill-line is the third out of three Warden focused skill-lines.
Ultimate abilities
Sleet Storm icon Sleet Storm Sleet Storm
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Twist a violent storm around you, dealing 1161 Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 10%.
arrow Northern Storm icon Northern Storm Northern Storm
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Twist a violent storm around you, dealing 1161 Frost Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 40% and increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 300 for 30 seconds. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 10%.

Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage after activating.
arrow Permafrost icon Permafrost Permafrost
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Twist a violent storm around you, dealing 580 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds to enemies around you and reducing their Movement Speed by 70% and applying the Chilled status effect. You and nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 10%.

Increases the snare potency and applies the Chilled status effect to enemies hit, but at the expense of damage done. Increases the duration as the ability ranks up.
Active abilities
Frost Cloak icon Frost Cloak Frost Cloak
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Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds.
arrow Expansive Frost Cloak icon Expansive Frost Cloak Expansive Frost Cloak
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Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds.

Increases the radius and reduces the cost.
arrow Ice Fortress icon Ice Fortress Ice Fortress
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Wrap a thick cloak of ice around you and your allies. The ice grants Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 30 seconds. You gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken by 5% for 30 seconds.

Grants Minor Protection to you. Increases the duration as the ability ranks up.
Impaling Shards icon Impaling Shards Impaling Shards
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Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, dealing 405 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health, and has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.
arrow Gripping Shards icon Gripping Shards Gripping Shards
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Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, immobilizing them for 3 seconds and dealing 419 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Max Health and has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.

Immobilizes enemies around you when cast and reduces the cost.
arrow Winter's Revenge icon Winter's Revenge Winter's Revenge
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Conjure icy shards at the target location to skewer enemies in the area, dealing 294 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. This damage increases by 30% if cast with a Destruction Staff equipped. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. This ability has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.

Summons at targeted location instead of around you. Deals damage based on your offensive stats rather than Max Health.
Arctic Wind icon Arctic Wind Arctic Wind
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Envelop yourself in winter winds, instantly healing for 4958 Health and an additional 990 Health every 2 seconds over 10 seconds. This ability scales off your Max Health.
arrow Arctic Blast icon Arctic Blast Arctic Blast
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Envelop yourself in winter winds, instantly healing for 2904 Health. The winds persist for 20 seconds and chill your foes to the bone, stunning them immediately for 3 seconds upon activation and dealing 435 Frost Damage every 2 seconds. The damage has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.

The initial heal is based on your offensive stats rather than Health. Converts the heal over time into damage over time that stuns enemies.
arrow Polar Wind icon Polar Wind Polar Wind
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Envelop yourself and an ally in winter winds, instantly healing for 4958 Health and healing for an additional 1229 Health every 2 seconds over 10 seconds. This ability scales off your Max Health.

Increases the healing over time, and causes the healing to also target a nearby ally.
Crystallized Shield icon Crystallized Shield Crystallized Shield
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Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24792 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka.
arrow Crystallized Slab icon Crystallized Slab Crystallized Slab
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Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 24791 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka and launch an icy bolt back at the enemy, dealing 1799 Frost Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds.

Absorbing projectiles launches an icy bolt back at the enemy, damaging and stunning them.
arrow Shimmering Shield icon Shimmering Shield Shimmering Shield
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Spin a shield of ice around you, absorbing up to 25609 damage from 3 projectiles. Each time you absorb a projectile you restore 831 Magicka and gain Major Heroism for 6 seconds, granting you 3 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds.

Absorbing projectiles grants you Major Heroism.
Frozen Gate icon Frozen Gate Frozen Gate
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Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds and lasts for 15 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt 1742 Frost Damage. You can have up to 3 Frozen Gates active at a time.
arrow Frozen Device icon Frozen Device Frozen Device
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Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, dealt 1799 Frost Damage, and afflicted with Major Maim, reducing their damage done by 10% for 4 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Devices active at a time.

Teleported enemies have their damage done reduced.
arrow Frozen Retreat icon Frozen Retreat Frozen Retreat
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Summon an ancient portal, which arms after 1.5 seconds. When triggered the enemy is teleported to you, immobilized for 3 seconds, and dealt 1799 Frost Damage. An ally in the portal can activate the Icy Escape synergy, teleporting them to you and granting them Major Expedition, increasing their Movement Speed by 30% for 8 seconds. You can have up to 3 Frozen Retreats active at a time.

Grants allies in the area a synergy that teleports them to you and grants them increased Movement Speed.
Passive abilities
Glacial Presence icon Glacial Presence Glacial Presence
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Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 200%. Increases the damage of your Chilled status effect by 336. This effect scales off your highest offensive stats.
Frozen Armor icon Frozen Armor Frozen Armor
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Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 990 for each Winter's Embrace ability slotted.
Icy Aura icon Icy Aura Icy Aura
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Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 15%.
Piercing Cold icon Piercing Cold Piercing Cold
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Increases your damage done by 2%, which increases to 12% when wielding an Ice Staff.

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