Elder Scrolls Online – Guide To World Skills

Here's your breakdown for the World Skills for PvP in Elder Scrolls Online.

For those venturing into the PvP journey of Elder Scrolls Online, here is a breakdown of the World Skills for Soul Magic, Werewolf and Vampire.

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Each unlock level is for within the specific Skill Line which differs from your character’s basic leveling.

Soul Magic
Ultimate Ability:

Soul Strike (Unlocks Level 6) – Deals 32 Magic Damage over 2.8 seconds and snares target by 70% while active


  • Shatter Soul – If target is killed, it explodes and damages nearby enemies
  • Soul Assault – Increase channel duration by 1 second
Active Ability:

Soul Trap (Unlocks Level 1) – Deals 16 Magic Damage over 10 seconds, fills a Soul Gem


  • Consuming Trap – Also restores 7% Health, Magicka & Stamina if enemy dies while affected
  • Soul Splitting Trap – Fills one additional Soul Gem
Passive Ability:

Soul Shatter (Unlocks Level 2) – Player’s soul explodes on death, causing 16 Magic Damage to all nearby enemies for Rank 1; 22 Magic Damage for Rank 2

Soul Summons (Unlocks Level 2) – Allows players to revive without spending a Soul Gem once every 2 hours for Rank 1; every hour for Rank 2

Soul Lock (Unlocks Level 3) – Weapon kills have a 5% chance to automatically trap souls

Active Ability:

Werewolf Transformation (Unlocks Level 1) – Transforms player into Werewolf causing nearby enemies to run in fear. Increases Stamina, Armor and Run Speed. Attack damage is derived from Max Stamina


  • Pack Leader – Allies gain Ultimate faster
  • Werewolf Berserker – Increases attack speed with each hit and adds bleed damage

Pounce (Unlocks Level 2) – Player leaps to target, dealing Physical Damage and Stunning off-balance targets


  • Brutal Pounce – Deals damage to all enemies in the area
  • Feral Pounce – Each use increases time in Werewolf form

Roar (Unlocks Level 5) – Unleashes a beastly roar causing fear, disorientation and off-balance to enemies within 6 meters for 3.5 second. Affects up to 3 nearby enemies.


  • Ferocious Roar – Killing feared targets leaves nearby allies off-balanced and disoriented
  • Rousing Roar – Increases Weapon Power of nearby allies
Passive Ability:

Pursuit (Unlock Level 3) – Increases Stamina by 10% for Rank 1; by 20% for Rank 2

Blood Rage (Unlock Level 4) – Generates 2 Ultimate by taking damage for Rank 1; % Ultimate for Rank 2. Player must be in human form.

Devour (Unlocks Level 5) – Can devour human corpses to earn more time in Werewolf form

Savage Strength (Unlocks Level 6) – Increases Max Stamina by 3% for each kill. Effect stacks up to five times for Rank 1; by 5% for Rank 2

Bloodmoon (Unlocks Level 6) – Allows player to turn another player into a Werewolf once every 7 days by returning to the Werewolf ritual site. Turned players earn the Werewolf Skill Line. Players infected with Vampirism cannot be turned.

Call of the Pack (Unlocks Level 7) – Allows allies to remain in Werewolf form for 3% longer. Affects up to five targets and stacks up to five times for Rank 1; 5% longer for Rank 2

Active Ability:

Drain Essence (Unlocks Level 1) – Stuns target for 3 seconds and deals 11 Magic Damage every 1 second. Player recovers 150% of damage as Health & Stamina every 1 second. Cannot be applied to targets which have recently been drained or fed upon.


  • Invigorating Drain – Also recover Ultimate
  • Midnight Drain – Recovery is more effective at night

Bat Swarm (Unlocks Level 5) – Summon a swarm of bats which surround you and deal Magic Damage to enemies every 1 second for 5 seconds.


  • Clouding Swarm – Also grants invisibility
  • Devouring Swarm – Gain life for each target hit

Mist Form (Unlocks Level 3) – Take 75% reduced damage from all sources and gain invulnerability to healing magic and control effects for 3 seconds


  • Elusive Mist – Increases movement speed in mist form
  • Poison Mist – Damages nearby enemies
Passive Ability:

Dark Stalker (Unlocks Level 9) – Increases movement speed while sneaking and allows player to enter stealth more quickly at night

Supernatural Recovery (Unlocks Level 4) – Increases Magicka & Stamina Recovery by 5%

Undeath (Unlocks Level 7) – Increases damage mitigation when player is below 30% Health. Damage mitigation can increase up to 50% as health decreases for Rank 1; below 50% for Rank 2

Unnatural Resistance (Unlocks Level 8) – Health Recovery is improved in Vampirism stages 2-4

Blood Ritual (Unlocks Level 6) – Allows player to turn another player into a Vampire once every 7 days by returning to the Vampire ritual site. Turned players earn the Vampire Skill Line. Players infected with Lycanthropy cannot be turned.

Savage Feeding (Unlocks Level 2) – After feeding, your target is off-balance and stunned for 2 seconds for Rank 1; for 3.25 seconds for Rank 2

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