ESO Sorcerer

Spells in The Elder Scrolls Online

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this book is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


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After spending several hours with The Elder Scrolls Online I have seen a few of the spells that can be used by the different classes. If you have played another game in the Elder Scrolls series then you will have a head start understanding the mechanics of spells in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Every spell in the game costs a certain amount of magicka, and your character’s magicka pool is governed by how many points are placed into it after each time you level. At any given time you may only hot key five spells to your skill bar. To make up for the limited spell number, though, The Elder Scrolls Online has implemented a spell-morphing mechanic. Once you are a high enough level you can customize the effect individual spells have by adding different features. Features include a stun, damage over time, or knock back, although there have been hints that some effects will be limited to specific skill trees.

So, which classes have spells? In every class in the Elder Scrolls Online has access to eighteen different spells.

Each class has three skill trees characters can mix and match. Within each skill tree players can unlock and use five active spells, four passive abilities, and one ultimate spell. The five active spells and ultimate spell, which is a capstone ability that is unlocked once a sufficient number of points are spent in the skill tree, are abilities you use in combat, while the passives are enhancements to your character’s abilities.

The spells and abilities in a particular skill tree share a visual theme. The Templar’s skill trees use a lot of holy light effects, while the Dragonknight’s Ardent Flame skill tree uses fire-based attacks. The Sorcerer’s Storm Calling skill tree focuses on lightning and shock abilities. Meanwhile, the Shadow skill tree for the Nightblade has a lot of terror-inducing and mist visual effects that culminate in sneak attacks and crowd control. Each theme is visually satisfying, and no spell is useless. It is very difficult to choose one over the other.

I think the most skilled players will find ways to use their spells in tandem. For instance, one of the Sorcerer’s skill trees, Dark Magic, which focuses on crowd control, compliments the Templar class’ Restoring Light skill tree, which can be used to heal. With the ability to morph spells in mind, individual spells take on an even greater level of utility. It seems like the possibilities in The Elder Scrolls online could be endless, especially when each player can tailor their spells specifically to how they wish to play.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


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