The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragonknight Skills – Ardent Flame

SkillsClassDragonknightArdent FlameDraconic PowerEarthen Heart

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.

Want to reach the level cap in a week? The Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide.


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 that deals [x] Flame Damage each second to nearby enemies and afflicts them with Major Defile, which reduces the effectiveness of healing on them by 30%.
  • While the standard is up, an ally can activate Shackle to deal [x] Flame Damage and immobilize enemies in range.
Skill Morph Shifting Standard (Dragonknight Standard Rank IV) 200 Ultimate Instant
(15s)
8m radius
(Self)
Shifting Standard (Morph)

  • Call down a flaming battle standard that deals [x] Flame Damage each second to nearby enemies and afflicts them with Major Defile, which reduces the effectiveness of healing on them by 30%. Call the standard again to move it to a new location.
  • While the standard is up, an ally can activate Shackle to deal [y] Flame Damage and immobilize enemies in range.
  • Reduces the cost of the standard. The standard can also be moved 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 that deals [x] Flame Damage each second to nearby enemies and afflicts them with Major Defile, which reduces the effectiveness of healing on them by 30%. The standard also increases your damage by 20% and reduces the damage dealt to you by 20%.
  • While the standard is up, an ally can activate Shackle to deal [y] Flame Damage and immobilize enemies in a 2.5m radius.
  • Increases your damage done and reduce your damage taken while you are near standard.


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 30
2700 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Lava Whip

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • If you strike an enemy that is immobilized or stunned, you also set them off balance. You can only set an enemy off balance once every 5 seconds.
Skill Morph Molten Whip (Lava Whip Rank IV) 2700 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Molten Whip (Morph)

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • If you strike an enemy that is immobilized or stunned, you also set them off balance. You can only set an enemy off balance once every 5 seconds.
  • While slotted, you Spell and Weapon Damage is increased by 70 for Ardent Flame abilities.
  • While the ability is slotted, you deal more damage with Ardent Flame abilities.
Skill Morph Flame Lash (Lava Whip Rank IV) 2700 Magicka Instant 8m range
(Enemy)
Flame Lash (Morph)

  • Lash an enemy with flame, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • If you strike an enemy that is immobilized or stunned, you also 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, allowing you to lash an enemy with more intense flame to deal [y] Flame Damage and stun them for 2 seconds. You also heal for [z] over 2 seconds.
  • Targeting off balance enemies grants you a more powerful lash attack, dealing increased damage and healing you.
Searing Strike Active Ardent Flame
Rank 4
1350 Magicka Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Searing Strike

  • Slash an enemy with flame, dealing [x] Flame Damage and an additional [y] Flame Damage over 8.5 seconds.
Skill Morph Venomous Claw (Searing Strike Rank IV) 1075 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Venomous Claw (Morph)

  • Rake an enemy with your claw, dealing [x] Poison Damage and an additional [y] Poison Damage over 8.5 seconds, with damage increasing by 9% 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 5m range
(Enemy)
Burning Embers (Morph)

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

  • Exhale a flaming blast, dealing [x] Flame Damage to enemies in front of you and an additional [y] Flame Damage over 8 seconds.
Skill Morph Noxious Breath (Fiery Breath Rank IV) 2151 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Cone)
Noxious Breath (Morph)

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

  • Exhale a flaming blast, dealing [x] Flame Damage to enemies in front of you and an additional [y] Flame Damage over 8 seconds.
  • Affected enemies take 7% additional damage from all flame attacks.
  • Affected enemies take additional damage from all flame attacks.
Fiery Grip Active Ardent Flame
Rank 1
3780 Magicka Instant 22m range
(Enemy)
Fiery Grip

  • Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to you, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • Also grants you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
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 [x] Flame Damage and granting you Empower, increasing the damage of your next attack by 20%.
  • Also grants you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
  • Pulls you to the enemy instead. You gain Empower, increasing the damage of your next attack.
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 [x] Flame Damage.
  • Also grants you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
  • If the target cannot be pulled, you restore 100% of the ability’s cost as Magicka.
  • If the target cannot be pulled, you are refunded the Magicka cost.
Inferno Active Ardent Flame
Rank 42
3240 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Inferno

  • Activate an aura of flames launches a fireball at the nearest enemy every 5 seconds, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191.
Skill Morph Flames of Oblivion (Inferno Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Flames of Oblivion (Morph)

  • Activate an aura of flames launches a fireball at the nearest enemy every 5 seconds, dealing [x] Flame Damage.
  • While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy and Major Savagery, increasing your Spell 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) 3240 Magicka Instant
(15s)
15m radius
(Area)
Cauterize (Morph)

  • Activate an aura of flames launches a fireball at an ally to heal their wounds every 5 seconds, healing them for [x] 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.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Combustion
Combustion
Passive Rank
I
  • Increases the damage of Burning and Poison status effects by 33%.
Ardent Flame
Rank 8
Rank
II
  • Increases the damage of Burning and Poison status effects by 66%.
Ardent Flame
Rank 18
Warmth
Warmth
Passive Rank
I
  • Damaging enemies with Ardent Flame abilities also reduces their movement speed by 15% for 2 seconds.
Ardent Flame
Rank 14
Rank
II
  • Damaging enemies with Ardent Flame abilities also reduces their movement speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
Ardent Flame
Rank 27
Searing Heat
Searing Heat
Passive Rank
I
  • Increases the duration of Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 2 seconds.
Ardent Flame
Rank 22
Rank
II
  • Increases the damage of Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 3% and the duration by 2 seconds.
Ardent Flame
Rank 36
World in Flame
World in Flame
Passive Rank
I
  • Increases the damage of Flame and Poison area of effect abilities by 3%.
Ardent Flame
Rank 39
Rank
II
  • Increases the damage of Flame and Poison area of effect abilities by 6%.
Ardent Flame
Rank 50
The Elder Scrolls Online Secrets If you are looking for THE FASTEST, PROVEN leveling path to hit level 50, then this Elder Scrolls Online Guide offered by Killer Guides is inarguably a must-read! It comes with a step-by-step leveling guide, proven class builds, dungeon walkthroughs, crafting and gold making strategies and more.
Get your own copy of the guide here.

Leave a Reply