Elder Scrolls Online Guide: Ebonheart Racial Skills

This guide will go over each racial skill for every race in the Ebonheart Pact.

Ebonheart Pact is a faction in Elder Scrolls Online that's made up of 3 races. These races are: Nord, Dark Elf, and Argonian. A very surprising alliance as the Argonians were slaves to Dark Elves for thousands of years and there is a long history of conflict between Nords and Dark Elves.

Each race has passive skills that reflect their nature. I'll go over each skill in detail and give tips/suggestions on play styles they are best suited for.

For detailed info on every other race, and other guides in general, check out the ESO Guide Team Directory.

This guide will cover everything about the Ebonheart Pact Racial Skills including:

  • Ebonheart Pact Races -  Full details on the skills of this race, when you unlock them, and tips on play styles this race fits.

Ebonheart Pact Races

Nord

Two-Handed Weapon Expertise - Gives a 15% experience boost to Two-Handed weapon skill line

  • Unlocks - When you create a character. Nord Rank 1.

Robust - Increases Health Regeneration in combat by 5%.

  • Unlocks - Nord Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases by an extra 5%.

Resist Frost - Increases Cold Resistance by 10 and Maximum Health by 1%.

  • Unlocks - Nord Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks, each increases Cold Resistance by an extra 10 and Max Health by an extra 1%.

Rugged - Increases Armor by 2.

  • Unlocks - Nord Rank 25. There are 3 total ranks, each increases Armor by an extra 2.

Nord Play styles - Good for stamina users/tanks. Also, people using two-handed heavily.

Dark Elf

Ambidexterity - Gives a 15% experience boost to Dual-wield weapon skill line

  • Unlocks - When you create a character. Dark Elf Rank 1.

Dynamic - Increases Max Magicka and Stamina  by 2%

  • Unlocks - Dark Elf Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases by an extra 2%.

Resist Flame - Increases Fire Resistance by 10 and Max Magicka by 1%.

  • Unlocks - Dark Elf Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks, each increases Fire Resistance by an extra 11 and Max Magicka by an extra 1%.

Flame Talent - Increases Fire Spell Power by 2%.

  • Unlocks - Dark Elf 25. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 2%

Dark Elf Play Styles - Great for people wanting to use both stamina and magicka skills. Also for people using fire spells heavily.

Argonian

Restoration Expertise - Gives a 15% experience boost to Restoration Staff weapon skill line

  • Unlocks - When you create a character. Argonian Rank 1.

Amphibious - Increases Swim Speed by 50% and Potion Effectiveness by 5%

  • Unlocks - Argonian Rank 5. There are 3 total ranks of the skill, each rank increases potion effectiveness by an extra 5%.

Argonian Resistance - Increases Max Health by 1% and Disease resistance by 7.

  •  Unlocks - Argonian Rank 10. There are 3 total ranks, each increases max health by an extra 1% and disease resistance by an extra 7.

Quick to Mend - Increases Healing Received by 2%.

  • Unlocks - Argonian Rank 25. There are 3 total ranks, each increases by an extra 2%

Argonian Play Styles - Good if you plan on using Restoration staff a lot. Also for healing or discovery by swimming.

That wraps up the Ebonheart racial skills guide. If you have any questions, or suggestions, let me know in the comments. Be sure to visit the ESO Guide Team Directory for other helpful guides and tips.

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Apr. 2nd 2014

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