The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragonknight Skills – Ardent Flame

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Dragonknight Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Ardent Flame is one of three class skill lines available to Dragonknights. Abilities in this line focus on dealing fire damage. Ardent Flame has an associated skill line that is revealed through leveling up your character, whilst using that class. Known abilities are listed below.

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Ultimate Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Dragonknight Standard Ultimate Ardent Flame
Rank 12
250 Ultimate Instant
(15s)
8m radius
(Self)
Dragonknight Standard

  • Call down a flaming battle standard, dealing 707 Flame Damage every 1 second for 15 seconds to nearby enemies and afflicting them with Major Defile, reducing their healing received by 30%. While active, an ally can activate the Shackle Shackle Synergy, dealing 1749 Flame Damage and immobilizing all enemies in the area for 5 seconds.
Skill Morph Shifting Standard (Dragonknight Standard Rank IV) 200 Ultimate Instant
(15s)
8m radius
(Self)
Shifting Standard (Morph)

  • Call down a flaming battle standard, dealing 728 Flame Damage every 1 second for 15 seconds to nearby enemies and afflicting them with Major Defile, reducing their healing received by 30%. Activating this ability again allows you to shift the standard to a new location, refreshing its duration. While active, an ally can activate the Shackle Shackle Synergy, dealing 1749 Flame Damage and immobilizing all enemies in the area for 5 seconds.
  • Reduces the cost. Activating the ability again allows you to shift the standard to a new location, refreshing its duration.
Skill Morph Standard of Might (Dragonknight Standard Rank IV) 250 Ultimate Instant
(15s)
8m radius
(Self)
Standard of Might (Morph)

  • Call down a flaming battle standard, dealing 728 Flame Damage every 1 second for 15 seconds to nearby enemies and afflicting them with Major Defile, reducing their healing received by 30%. Standing within the standard’s area increases your damage done and reduces your damage taken by 15%. While active, an ally can activate the Shackle Shackle Synergy, dealing 1749 Flame Damage and immobilizing all enemies in the area for 5 seconds.
  • Standing within the standard’s area increases your damage done and reduces your damage taken.


Active Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Lava Whip Active Ardent Flame
Rank 1
2431 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Lava Whip

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing 1846 Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobile or stunned, you set them Off Balance. You can only set an enemy Off Balance once every 5 seconds.
Skill Morph Molten Whip (Lava Whip Rank IV) 2431 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Molten Whip (Morph)

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing 1903 Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobile or stunned, you set them Off Balance. You can only set an enemy Off Balance once every 5 seconds. While slotted, your Spell Damage and Weapon Damage is increased by 70 for Ardent Flame abilities.
  • While slotted, your Spell Damage and Weapon Damage is increased for Ardent Flame abilities.
Skill Morph Flame Lash (Lava Whip Rank IV) 2431 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Flame Lash (Morph)

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing 1903 Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobile or stunned, you set them Off Balance. You can only set an enemy Off Balance once every 5 seconds. Targeting an Off Balance enemy changes this ability into Power Lash Power Lash, allowing you to lash an enemy with more intense flame to deal 2254 Flame Damage, stun a monster for 2 seconds, and Heal you for 4062 over 2 seconds.
  • Targeting Off Balance enemies grants you a more powerful lash attack, dealing increased damage, stunning, and healing you.
Searing Strike Active Ardent Flame
Rank 4
1350 Magicka Instant
(8.5s)
5m range
(Enemy)
Searing Strike

  • Slash an enemy with flame, dealing 972 Flame Damage and an additional 2584 Flame Damage over 8.5 seconds.
Skill Morph Venomous Claw (Searing Strike Rank IV) 1147 Stamina Instant
(8.5s)
5m range
(Enemy)
Venomous Claw (Morph)

  • Rake an enemy with your claw, dealing 972 Poison Damage and an additional 2584 Poison Damage over 8.5 seconds. The poison seeps into the target and deals increased damage the longer it lasts, dealing 12% more damage every 2 seconds.
  • Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Poison Damage. The damage over time increases the longer the effect lasts.
Skill Morph Burning Embers (Searing Strike Rank IV) 1350 Magicka Instant
(8.5s)
5m range
(Enemy)
Burning Embers (Morph)

  • Slash an enemy with flame, dealing 972 Flame Damage and an additional 2584 Flame Damage over 8.5 seconds. Heals you for 75% of the total damage inflicted when the effect ends.
  • Heals you for a percentage of the total damage inflicted when the effect ends.
Fiery Breath Active Ardent Flame
Rank 20
2700 Magicka Instant
(8s)
10m range
(Cone)
Fiery Breath

  • Exhale a flaming blast to enemies in front of you, dealing 471 Flame Damage and an additional 1717 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.
Skill Morph Noxious Breath (Fiery Breath Rank IV) 2295 Stamina Instant
(8s)
10m range
(Cone)
Noxious Breath (Morph)

  • Exhale a corrosive blast to enemies in front of you, dealing 487 Poison Damage and an additional 1717 Poison Damage over 8 seconds. Afflicts enemies with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280.
  • Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Poison Damage. Applies Major Fracture to enemies.
Skill Morph Engulfing Flames (Fiery Breath Rank IV) 2700 Magicka Instant
(8s)
10m range
(Cone)
Engulfing Flames (Morph)

  • Exhale a flaming blast to enemies in front of you, dealing 471 Flame Damage and an additional 1717 Flame Damage over 8 seconds. Affected enemies take 10% more damage from all Fire Damage attacks.
  • Affected enemies take more damage from all Flame Damage attacks.
Fiery Grip Active Ardent Flame
Rank 30
3780 Magicka Instant 22m range
(Enemy)
Fiery Grip

  • Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to you, dealing 972 Flame Damage. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 6 seconds. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
Skill Morph Empowering Chains (Fiery Grip Rank IV) 3780 Magicka Instant 22m range
(Enemy)
Empowering Chains (Morph)

  • Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull you to an enemy, dealing 1001 Flame Damage and granting you Empower, increasing the damage of your next attack by 20%. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 6 seconds. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
  • Pulls you to the enemy instead. Grants Empower after being pulled.
Skill Morph Unrelenting Grip (Fiery Grip Rank IV) 3780 Magicka Instant 22m range
(Enemy)
Unrelenting Grip (Morph)

  • Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to you, dealing 1004 Flame Damage. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 6 seconds. If the target cannot be pulled, you restore 100% of the ability’s cost as Magicka. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
  • If the target cannot be pulled, you are refunded the Magicka cost.
Inferno Active Ardent Flame
Rank 42
2160 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Inferno

  • Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at the nearest enemy every 5 seconds, dealing 1378 Flame Damage. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191.
Skill Morph Flames of Oblivion (Inferno Rank IV) 2160 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Flames of Oblivion (Morph)

  • Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at the nearest enemy every 5 seconds, dealing 1418 Flame Damage. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy and Major Savagery, increasing your Spell Critical and Weapon Critical ratings by 2191.
  • Also grants Major Savagery while slotted, increasing your Weapon Critical Strike rating. Fireball damage will scale with your highest statistics.
Skill Morph Cauterize (Inferno Rank IV) 2160 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Cauterize (Morph)

  • Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at an ally to cauterize their wounds every 5 seconds, healing them for 1418 Health. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical by 2191.
  • Fireball heals allies instead of damaging enemies.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Combustion
Combustion
8 I Increases the damage of your Burning and Poisoned status effects by 33%.
18 II Increases the damage of your Burning and Poisoned status effects by 66%.
Warmth
Warmth
14 I Dealing damage with an Ardent Flame ability reduces the enemy’s Movement Speed by 15% for 2 seconds.
27 II Dealing damage with an Ardent Flame ability reduces the enemy’s Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
Searing Heat
Searing Heat
22 I Increases the duration of your Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 2 seconds.
36 II Increases the damage of your Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 3% and the duration by 2 seconds.
World in Flame
World in Flame
39 I Increases the damage of your Flame and Poison area of effect abilities by 3%.
50 II Increases the damage of your Flame and Poison area of effect abilities by 6%.
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