The Elder Scrolls Online: Sorcerer Skills – Dark Magic

SkillsClassSorcererDark MagicDaedric SummoningStorm Calling

Sorcerer Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Dark Magic is one of three class skill lines available to Sorcerer characters. Skills in this line focus on stuns and utility spells. Dark Magic 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)
Negate Magic Ultimate Dark Magic
Rank 12
225 Ultimate Instant
(10s)
28m range/8m radius
(Ground)
Negate Magic

  • Create a globe of magic suppression, dispelling enemy placed effects instantly. Enemies within the globe are stunned for 10 seconds. Enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned.
Skill Morph Suppression Field (Negate Magic Rank IV) 225 Ultimate Instant
(10s)
28m range/8m radius
(Ground)
Suppression Field (Morph)

  • Create a globe of magic suppression, dispelling enemy placed effects instantly. Enemies within the globe are stunned for 10 seconds. Enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned.
  • The globe also damages enemies for [x] Magic Damage every 0.5 seconds.
  • The globe also damages enemies standing inside it.
Skill Morph Absorption Field (Negate Magic Rank IV) 225 Ultimate Instant
(10s)
28m range/8m radius
(Ground)
Absorption Field (Morph)

  • Create a globe of magic suppression, dispelling enemy placed effects instantly. Enemies within the globe are stunned for 10 seconds. Enemy players will be silenced rather than stunned.
  • The globe also heals you and your allies for [x] Health every 0.5 seconds.
  • The globe also heals you and your allies standing inside it.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Crystal Shard Active Dark Magic
Rank 1
4050 Magicka 1s 28m range
(Enemy)
Crystal Shard

  • Conjure dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing [x] Magic Damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
Skill Morph Crystal Blast (Crystal Shard Rank IV) 4050 Magicka 1s 28m range
(Enemy)
Crystal Blast (Morph)

  • Conjure dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing [x] Magic Damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
  • Also damages enemies near the initial target for [y] Magic Damage.
  • Also damages enemies near the initial target.
Skill Morph Crystal Fragments (Crystal Shard Rank IV) 4050 Magicka 1s 28m range
(Enemy)
Crystal Fragments (Morph)

  • Conjure dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing [x] Magic Damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
  • Casting any other Magicka ability has a 35% chance of causing your next Crystal Fragments to be instant, doing 20% more damage, and costing 50% less Magicka.
  • Other Magicka abilities have a chance to make your next Crystal Fragments instant, deal more damage, and cost less.
Encase Active Dark Magic
Rank 4
4320 Magicka Instant
(4.5s)
18m x 6m
(Area)
Encase

  • Call Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 4.5 seconds.
  • This ability cannot be blocked.
Skill Morph Shattering Prison (Encase Rank IV) 4320 Magicka Instant
(4.5s)
18m x 6m
(Area)
Shattering Prison (Morph)

  • Call Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 4.5 seconds.
  • The shards deal [x] Magic Damage when the effect ends.
  • This ability cannot be blocked.
  • Deals damage when effect ends.
Skill Morph Restraining Prison (Encase Rank IV) 4320 Magicka Instant
(4.5s)
18m x 6m
(Area)
Shattering Prison (Morph)

  • Call Daedric shards from the earth to immobilize enemies in front of you for 4.5 seconds.
  • Affected enemies remain slowed for 4 seconds after the effect ends.
  • This ability cannot be blocked.
  • Enemies are snared when effect ends.
Rune Prison Active Dark Magic
Rank 20
2160 Magicka 1.5s 28m range
(Enemy)
Rune Prison

  • Imprison an enemy in a sphere of dark magic, disorienting them for 16.6 seconds. The disorient is broken if the enemy takes damage.
  • You can only have one Rune Prison active at a time.
Skill Morph Rune Cage (Rune Prison Rank IV) 2160 Magicka 1.5s 28m range
(Enemy)
Rune Cage (Morph)

  • Imprison an enemy in a sphere of dark magic, disorienting them for 16.6 seconds. The disorient is broken if the enemy takes damage.
  • You can only have one Rune Cage active at a time.
  • The disorient is only broken if the enemy takes direct damage, and not damage over time.
Skill Morph Defensive Rune (Rune Prison Rank IV) 2160 Magicka 1.5s
(60s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Defensive Rune (Morph)

  • Place a rune of protection on yourself for 1 minute. The next enemy to attack you is imprisoned in a sphere of dark magic, disorienting them for 16.6 seconds. The disorient is broken if the enemy takes direct damage.
  • You can only have one Defensive Rune at a time.
  • You cast the spell on yourself, disorienting the next enemy who attacks you.
Dark Exchange Active Dark Magic
Rank 30
3240 Stamina 1s Channel
(Self)
Dark Exchange

  • Bargain with darkness to restore [x] Health and [y] Magicka.
Skill Morph Dark Deal (Dark Exchange Rank IV) 3240 Magicka 1s Channel
(Self)
Dark Deal (Morph)

  • Bargain with darkness to restore [x] Health and [y] Stamina.
  • CConverts Magicka into Health and Stamina.
Skill Morph Dark Conversion (Dark Exchange Rank IV) 2431 Stamina 1s Channel
(Self)
Dark Conversion (Morph)

  • Bargain with darkness to restore [x] Health and [y] Stamina.
  • Has reduced cost.
Daedric Mines Active Dark Magic
Rank 42
6480 Magicka Instant
(30s)

(Self)
Daedric Mines

  • Surprise your foes by placing 3 volatile Daedric mines around you, which arm after 3 seconds. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing [x] Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 1.5 seconds.
Skill Morph Daedric Tomb (Daedric Mines Rank IV) 6480 Magicka Instant
(30s)
25m range
(Ground)
Daedric Tomb (Morph)

  • Surprise your foes by placing 3 volatile Daedric mines at target location, which arm instantly. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing [x] Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 1.5 seconds.
  • You place the mines at a target location instead of around you. The mines arm instantly.
Skill Morph Daedric Minefield (Daedric Mines Rank IV) 6480 Magicka Instant
(30s)

(Self)
Daedric Minefield (Morph)

  • Surprise your foes by placing 3 volatile Daedric mines at target location, which arm instantly. When a mine is triggered it explodes, dealing [x] Magic Damage and immobilizing the enemy for 1.5 seconds.
  • You place 5 mines around you instead of 3.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Unholy Knowledge
Unholy Knowledge
Passive Rank
I
  • Reduces Magicka and Stamina costs for all abilities by 3%.
Dark Magic
Rank 8
Rank
II
  • Reduces Magicka and Stamina costs for all abilities by 5%.
Dark Magic
Rank 18
Blood Magic
Blood Magic
Passive Rank
I
While using Dark Magic abilities:

  • Hitting an enemy with a Dark Magic ability heals you for 4% Max Health.
Dark Magic
Rank 14
Rank
II
While using Dark Magic abilities:

  • Hitting an enemy with a Dark Magic ability heals you for 8% Max Health.
Dark Magic
Rank 27
Persistence
Persistence
Passive Rank
I
While using Dark Magic abilities:

  • Increases the duration of Dark Magic abilities by 10%.
Dark Magic
Rank 22
Rank
II
While using Dark Magic abilities:

  • Increases the duration of Dark Magic abilities by 20%.
Dark Magic
Rank 36
Exploitation
Exploitation
Passive Rank
I
  • Activating a Dark Magic ability grants Minor Prophecy to nearby allies, increasing Spell Critical by 657 for 10 seconds.
Dark Magic
Rank 39
Rank
II
  • Activating a Dark Magic ability grants Minor Prophecy to nearby allies, increasing Spell Critical by 657 for 20 seconds.
Dark Magic
Rank 50
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