The Elder Scrolls Online: Nightblade Skills – Siphoning

SkillsClassNightbladeAssassinationShadowSiphoning

Nightblade Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Siphoning is one of three class skill lines available to Nightblades. Abilities in this line focus on magicka attacks and debuffs. Siphoning 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)
Soul Shred Ultimate Siphoning
Rank 12
150 Ultimate Instant
(3.5s)
6m radius
(Area)
Soul Shred

  • Ravage nearby enemies’ souls with a night rune, dealing 2827 Magic Damage and stunning them for 3.5 seconds. An ally can target an affected enemy and activate Soul Leech Soul Leech to steal 2616 Health.
Skill Morph Soul Siphon (Soul Shred Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant
(3.5s)
15m radius
(Area)
Soul Siphon (Morph)

  • Sanctify your soul and the souls of nearby allies with a night rune, healing for 2827 Health and an additional 7770 Health over 3.5 seconds. You and your allies will also receive Major Vitality, increasing your healing received by 30% for 4 seconds. An ally can target an enemy and activate Soul Leech Soul Leech to steal 2616 Health.
  • Heals nearby allies but deals no damage and no longer stuns.
Skill Morph Soul Tether (Soul Shred Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant
(8s)
6m radius
(Area)
Soul Tether (Morph)

  • Ravage nearby enemies’ souls with a night rune, dealing 2827 Magic Damage and stunning them for 4.5 seconds. Affected enemies are also tethered, siphoning 486 Health to you every 1 second while they remain nearby. An ally can target an affected enemy and activate Soul Leech Soul Leech to steal 2616 Health.
  • Deals additional damage over time to enemies and heals you.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Strife Active Siphoning
Rank 1
1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Strife

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing 1749 Magic Damage and healing you for 25% of the damage inflicted every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Funnel Health (Strife Rank IV) 1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range/15m radius
(Enemy)
Funnel Health (Morph)

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing 1803 Magic Damage and healing you and 1 other nearby ally for 25% of the damage inflicted every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.
  • Heals yourself and 1 other nearby ally.
Skill Morph Swallow Soul (Strife Rank IV) 1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Swallow Soul (Morph)

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing 1803 Magic Damage and healing you for 25% of the damage inflicted every 2 seconds for 10 seconds. While slotted, you gain Minor Vitality, increasing your healing received by 8%.
  • While slotted you gain Minor Vitality, increasing your healing received.
Agony Active Siphoning
Rank 4
3240 Magicka Instant
(30s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Agony

  • Shackle an enemy in torment, disorienting them for 30 seconds and dealing 1459 Magic Damage over 5 seconds when the effect ends. You can only have one Agony active at a time.
Skill Morph Prolonged Suffering (Agony Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(30s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Prolonged Suffering (Morph)

  • Shackle an enemy in torment, disorienting them for 30 seconds and dealing 2132 Magic Damage over 7 seconds when the effect ends. You can only have one Prolonged Suffering active at a time.
  • The damage over time effect lasts for longer.
Skill Morph Malefic Wreath (Agony Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(30s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Malefic Wreath (Morph)

  • Shackle an enemy in torment, disorienting them for 30 seconds and damaging all nearby enemies when the effect ends for 947 Magic Damage plus 5% for each second the target was disoriented. You can only have one Malefic Wreath active at a time.
  • Deals area damage when the effect ends.
Cripple Active Siphoning
Rank 20
3240 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Cripple

  • Sap an enemy’s agility and bolster your own, dealing 3309 Magic Damage over 8 seconds and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%. You also gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%. You can only have one Cripple active at a time.
  • You can only have one Cripple active at a time.
Skill Morph Debilitate (Cripple Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Debilitate (Morph)

  • Sap an enemy’s agility and bolster your own, dealing 3421 Magic Damage over 8 seconds and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%. You also gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%. If an enemy dies while affected with Debilitate, you restore 50% of the ability’s cost as Magicka.
  • You can put this ability on an unlimited amount of targets. Refund Magicka when an enemy dies while affected.
Skill Morph Crippling Grasp (Cripple Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Crippling Grasp (Morph)

  • Sap an enemy’s agility and bolster your own, dealing 584 Magic Damage and an additional 3309 Magic Damage over 8 seconds, immobilizing them for 1.5 seconds, and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%. You also gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%. You can only have one Crippling Grasp active at a time.
  • Deals additional damage and immobilizes when initially applied.
Siphoning Strikes Active Siphoning
Rank 30
2700 Magicka Instant
(20s)

(Self)
Siphoning Strikes

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to heal you for 1452 Health for 20 seconds.
Skill Morph Leeching Strikes (Siphoning Strikes Rank IV) 1100 Stamina Instant
(20s)

(Self)
Leeching Strikes (Morph)

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to heal you for 1452 Health and restore 106 Stamina for 20 seconds. You restore up to 4270 additional Stamina when the effect ends, based on the length of time Leeching Strikes was active.
  • Converts into a Stamina ability. Restores Stamina when you Light and Heavy Attack and when the effect ends.
Skill Morph Siphoning Attacks (Siphoning Strikes Rank IV) 2700 Magicka Instant
(20s)

(Self)
Siphoning Attacks (Morph)

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to heal you for 1452 Health and restore 106 Magicka for 20 seconds. You restore up to 4270 additional Magicka when the effect ends, based on the length of time Siphoning Attacks was active.
  • Restores Magicka when you Light and Heavy Attack and when the effect ends.
Drain Power Active Siphoning
Rank 42
3240 Magicka Instant
(20s)
8m radius
(Area)
Drain Power

  • Siphon the vigor from your enemies’ blood, dealing 1167 Magic Damage to all nearby enemies. If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
Skill Morph Power Extraction (Drain Power Rank IV) 2754 Stamina Instant
(20s)
8m radius
(Area)
Power Extraction (Morph)

  • Siphon the vigor from your enemies’ blood, dealing 1204 Disease Damage to all nearby enemies. If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality, increasing your Weapon Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
  • Converts to a Stamina ability, and deals increased damage.
Skill Morph Sap Essence (Drain Power Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(20s)
8m radius
(Area)
Sap Essence (Morph)

  • Siphon the vigor from your enemies’ blood, dealing 1201 Magic Damage to all nearby enemies and Healing you and your allies for 487 plus 20% more for each enemy hit. If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality and Major Sorcery, increasing your Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
  • Also heals you and your allies and grants you Major Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Catalyst
Catalyst
8 I After drinking a potion you gain 10 Ultimate.
18 II After drinking a potion you gain 20 Ultimate.
Magicka Flood
Magicka Flood
14 I Increases your Maximum Magicka by 4% while a Siphoning ability is slotted.
27 II Increases your Maximum Magicka by 8% while a Siphoning ability is slotted.
Soul Siphoner
Soul Siphoner
22 I Increases your healing done by 2% for each Siphoning ability slotted.
36 II Increases your healing done by 3% for each Siphoning ability slotted.
Transfer
Transfer
39 I Casting a Siphoning ability generates 1 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds.
50 II Casting a Siphoning ability generates 2 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds.
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