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 [x] Magic Damage and stunning them for 3.5 seconds.
  • An ally can target an affected enemy and activate Soul Leech to steal [z] 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 [x] Health and an additional [y] 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 to steal [z] Health.
  • Heals nearby allies but deals no damage and no longer stuns.
Skill Morph Soul Tether (Soul Shred Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant
(4.5s)
6m radius
(Area)
Soul Tether (Morph)

  • Ravage nearby enemies’ souls with a night rune, dealing [x] Magic Damage and stunning them for 4.5 seconds. Affected enemies are also tethered, siphoning [x] Health every 1 second while they remain nearby.
  • An ally can target an affected enemy and activate Soul Leech to steal [z] 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
1367 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Strife

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing [x] Magic Damage and healing you for 25% of the damage inflicted every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Funnel Health (Strife Rank IV) 1367 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range/15m radius
(Enemy)
Funnel Health (Morph)

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing [x] 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) 1367 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Swallow Soul (Morph)

  • Steal an enemy’s life force, dealing [x] 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 [x] 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 [x] 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 stunning them for 30 seconds and damaging all nearby enemies when the effect ends for [x] Magic Damage plus 5% for each second the target was stunned.
  • 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 [x] 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.
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 [x] Magic Damage over 8 seconds and reducing their Movement Speed by 40%.
  • You also gain Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%.
  • If the 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 [x] Magic Damage and an additional [y] 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
(15s)

(Self)
Siphoning Strikes

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to restore 999 Magicka and Stamina for 15 seconds.
Skill Morph Leeching Strikes (Siphoning Strikes Rank IV) Instant
(Toggle)

(Self)
Leeching Strikes (Morph)

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to restore 238 Magicka, 238 Stamina and 3% of your Max Health while toggled.
  • Leeching Strikes also reduces your Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 20% while toggled.
  • Converts to a toggle ability and also restores Health, but gains a significant Weapon Damage and Spell Damage penalty.
Skill Morph Siphoning Attacks (Siphoning Strikes Rank IV) 2700 Magicka Instant
(15s)

(Self)
Siphoning Attacks (Morph)

  • Imbue your weapons with soul-stealing power, causing your Light and Heavy Attacks to restore 999 Magicka and Stamina for 15 seconds.
  • All other direct damage attacks have a 10% chance to restore an additional 1999 Magicka and Stamina.
  • All other direct damage attacks have a chance to restore additional Magicka and Stamina.
Drain Power Active Siphoning
Rank 42
3240 Magicka Instant
(20s)
8m radius
(Area)
Drain Power

  • Siphon the vigor from your enemies’ blood, dealing [x] Magic Damage to all nearby enemies.
  • If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality, increasing Weapon Damage by 20% of 20 seconds.
Skill Morph Power Extraction (Drain Power Rank IV) 2592 Stamina Instant
(20s)
8m radius
(Area)
Power Extraction (Morph)

  • Siphon the vigor from your enemies’ blood, dealing [x] Disease Damage to all nearby enemies.
  • If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality, increasing Weapon Damage by 20% of 20 seconds.
  • Converts into a Stamina ability, deals Disease Damage, and the increases damage done.
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 [x] Magic Damage to all nearby enemies and healing you and your allies for [y] plus 20% for each enemy hit.
  • If an enemy is hit, you gain Majority Brutality and Major Sorcery, increasing Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% of 20 seconds.
  • Also heals you and your allies and grants you Majoror Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Catalyst
Catalyst
Passive Rank
I
  • After drinking a potion you gain 10 Ultimate.
Siphoning
Rank 8
Rank
II
  • After drinking a potion you gain 20 Ultimate.
Siphoning
Rank 18
Magicka Flood
Magicka Flood
Passive Rank
I
With Siphoning ability slotted:

  • Increases Max Magicka by 4% while a Siphoning ability is slotted.
Siphoning
Rank 14
Rank
II
With Siphoning ability slotted:

  • Increases Max Magicka by 8% while a Siphoning ability is slotted.
Siphoning
Rank 27
Soul Siphoner
Soul Siphoner
Passive Rank
I
While using Siphoning abilities:

  • Increases the effectiveness of your Healing done by 2% for each Siphoning ability slotted.
Siphoning
Rank 22
Rank
II
While using Siphoning abilities:

  • Increases the effectiveness of your Healing done by 3% for each Siphoning ability slotted.
Siphoning
Rank 36
Transfer
Transfer
Passive Rank
I
While Gaining Ultimate:

  • Activating a Siphoning ability grants 1 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown for 4 seconds.
Siphoning
Rank 39
Rank
II
While Gaining Ultimate:

  • Activating a Siphoning ability grants 2 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown for 4 seconds.
Siphoning
Rank 50
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