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Skill Line

Werewolf

Werewolf

Category: World
Other skill lines in World : Excavation, Legerdemain, Scrying, Soul Magic and Vampire

The Werewolf skill-line is part of the "World" category in the Elder Scrolls Online. The Werewolf skill-line has active skills and passives. You can only actively use Werewolf skills while you are transformed.

How do you unlock the Werewolf skill-line?


There are three different ways how you can get Lycanthropy in the Elder Scrolls Online. You can simply purchase Lycanthropy via Crown Store, this will instantly turn you into a Werewolf. You can get infected by another player or via a Werewolf NPC, once infected you have the debuff “Lycanthropy” on you. With this debuff you can go to one of the three Werewolf Shrines to complete a quest and turn into a real Werewolf.

For a detailed explanation please visit the Werewolf Guide.

How do you level up the Werewolf skill-line?


To level up the Werewolf skill-line in the Elder Scrolls Online you have to kill enemies in Werewolf form. That means the Werewolf skill-line itself will only level up while you are in Werewolf form, this can be a bit tough at the start because you don't have any passives that increase your time in Werewolf form. Therefore you won't be able to stay long in Werewolf form at the start, that is why it is important to kill monsters that have low health. Only the amount of enemies killed matters, not the experience gained.

However, in contrary to the Werewolf skill-line itself, the skills are leveled up by gaining experience from killing monsters or quests. Therefore you can slot Werwolf skills even while you are in human form and level them up.

The Werewolf form does have some small drawbacks while you are transformed. However, in human form you won't be affected by the drawbacks.

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
Werewolf Transformation icon Werewolf Transformation Werewolf Transformation
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Transform into a beast, fearing nearby enemies for 3 seconds. While Transformed your Max Stamina is increased by 30%. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.
arrow Pack Leader icon Pack Leader Pack Leader
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Transform into a beast, fearing nearby enemies for 3 seconds. While transformed your Max Stamina is increased by 30%, you take 10% less damage, and you summon two direwolves. You also grant yourself and nearby allies Minor Courage, increasing their Weapon and Spell Damage by 215. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.

Reduces your damage taken, grants you and your group Minor Courage, and summons two direwolves to fight by your side.
arrow Werewolf Berserker icon Werewolf Berserker Werewolf Berserker
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Transform into a beast, fearing nearby enemies for 3 seconds. While transformed, your Light Attacks apply a bleed for 3716 Bleed Damage over 4 seconds, your Heavy Attacks deal 50% splash damage, and your Max Stamina is increased by 30%. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.

Augments your Light Attacks to gain a bleed, and your Heavy Attacks deal damage in a cone in front of you.
Active abilities
Pounce icon Pounce Pounce
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Pounce on an enemy with primal fury, dealing 1742 Bleed Damage. Activating the ability again within the next 5 seconds causes you to cast Carnage. Carnage causes the enemy to bleed for 1296 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds and deals up to 450% more damage to enemies under 100% Health.
arrow Brutal Pounce icon Brutal Pounce Brutal Pounce
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Pounce on an enemy with primal fury, dealing 1799 Bleed Damage to them and to other nearby enemies. Activating the ability again within the next 5 seconds causes you to cast Brutal Carnage. Brutal Carnage causes the enemies to bleed for 1302 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds and deals up to 450% more damage to enemies under 100% Health. Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 100 for each enemy hit, up to a maximum of 6 times.

Deals additional damage to other nearby enemies. Carnage now hits in a cone and increases your Weapon and Spell Damage every time you apply it to an enemy.
arrow Feral Pounce icon Feral Pounce Feral Pounce
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Pounce on an enemy with primal fury, dealing 1742 Bleed Damage. Activating the ability again within the next 5 seconds causes you to cast Feral Carnage. Feral Carnage causes the enemy to bleed for 1296 Bleed Damage over 10 seconds and deals up to 450% more damage to enemies under 100% Health. Dealing damage with either attack restores 100 Stamina and extends your Werewolf Transformation by 1 second.

Pounce and Carnage now restore Stamina and extend your Werewolf Transformation whenever they deal damage.
Hircine's Bounty icon Hircine's Bounty Hircine's Bounty
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Invoke the Huntsman's blessing, healing you for 6198 Health. This ability scales off your Max Health. If you are at full Health you instead restore 3000 Stamina. While slotted you gain Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20%.
arrow Hircine's Fortitude icon Hircine's Fortitude Hircine's Fortitude
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Invoke the Huntsman's blessing, healing you for 8002 Health and increasing your Health and Stamina Recovery by 5% of the healing caused for 6 seconds, up to a maximum of 333. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. If you are at full Health you instead restore 3000 Stamina. While slotted you gain Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20%.

Increases the healing done and increases your Health and Stamina Recovery by a small amount of the healing caused.
arrow Hircine's Rage icon Hircine's Rage Hircine's Rage
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Invoke the Huntsman's blessing, healing you for 6197 Health. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. If you are at full Health you instead restore 3000 Stamina and gain Major Berserk, increasing your damage done by 10% for 6 seconds, but you also take 5% more damage. While slotted you gain Major Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20%.

If cast at full Health, gain Major Berserk for a short duration after casting, but also increase your damage taken.
Roar icon Roar Roar
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Roar with bloodlust to terrify up to 6 nearby enemies, fearing them for 4 seconds and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Savagery, increasing your Weapon Critical rating by 2629.
arrow Deafening Roar icon Deafening Roar Deafening Roar
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Roar with bloodlust to terrify up to 6 nearby enemies, fearing them for 4 seconds and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds. Your roar also leaves enemies dazed, applying Major Breach and Minor Maim, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 and damage done by 5% for 10 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Savagery, increasing your Weapon Critical rating by 2629.

Applies Major Breach and Minor Maim to enemies, reducing their Resistances and damage done.
arrow Ferocious Roar icon Ferocious Roar Ferocious Roar
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Roar with bloodlust to terrify up to 6 nearby enemies, fearing them for 4 seconds and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds. Your Heavy Attacks also are 33% faster for 10 seconds after casting. While slotted you gain Major Savagery, increasing your Weapon Critical rating by 2629.

Increases the speed of your Heavy Attacks after casting.
Piercing Howl icon Piercing Howl Piercing Howl
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Crush enemy with a deafening howl, dealing 2904 Physical Damage. Enemies who are facing you take 10% more damage from this attack.
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Crush enemy with a deafening howl, dealing 2904 Physical Damage. Enemies who are feared or facing you take 25% more damage from this attack.

Bonus damage to targets facing you increases, and also works on feared enemies.
arrow Howl of Despair icon Howl of Despair Howl of Despair
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Crush enemy with a deafening howl, dealing 2999 Physical Damage. Enemies who are facing you take 10% more damage from this attack. Allies targeting the enemy can activate the Feeding Frenzy synergy, which grants them Empower for 5 seconds, increasing their damage done with Light and Heavy Attacks by 40%.

Grants a synergy to allies that grants them Empower.
Infectious Claws icon Infectious Claws Infectious Claws
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Shred enemies in front of you with your tainted claws, dealing 2178 Disease Damage and an additional 2170 Disease Damage over 10 seconds. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Diseased status effect.
arrow Claws of Anguish icon Claws of Anguish Claws of Anguish
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Shred enemies in front of you with your tainted claws, dealing 2178 Disease Damage and an additional 2175 Disease Damage over 10 seconds. Afflicts enemies with Major Defile for 4 seconds, reducing their healing received by 16% and Health Recovery by 16%. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Diseased status effect.

Afflicts enemies with Major Defile.
arrow Claws of Life icon Claws of Life Claws of Life
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Shred enemies in front of you with your tainted claws, dealing 2249 Disease Damage and an additional 2245 Disease Damage over 10 seconds. You are healed for 100% of the damage over time caused. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Diseased status effect.

The damage over time heals you for its damage caused.
Passive abilities
Devour icon Devour Devour
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Allows you to devour corpses to increase the duration of your Werewolf Transformation and restore your Health. Every second you spend devouring a corpse adds 3 seconds to the duration of your Werewolf Transformation and restores 8% of your Max Health. Each corpse can be devoured for up to 4 seconds.
Pursuit icon Pursuit Pursuit
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Increases your Movement Speed by 30%. Increases the Stamina your Heavy Attacks restore by 50%.
Blood Rage icon Blood Rage Blood Rage
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When you deal damage, the duration of your Werewolf Transformation is increased by 4 seconds. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.
Bloodmoon icon Bloodmoon Bloodmoon
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Allows you to infect another player with Lycanthropy once every 7 days by returning to the Werewolf ritual site. Players already infected with Noxiphilic Sanguivoria cannot be infected with Lycanthropy.
Savage Strength icon Savage Strength Savage Strength
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Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 18%. Grants you Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948.
Call of the Pack icon Call of the Pack Call of the Pack
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Reduces the cost of remaining in your Werewolf Transformation by 20% for each transformed werewolf or direwolf in your group, including yourself, up to a maximum of 80%.

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