The Elder Scrolls Online: Warden Skills – Animal Companions

SkillsClassWardenAnimal CompanionsGreen BalanceWinter's Embrace

Warden Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Animal Companions is one of three class skill lines available to Wardens. Abilities in this line focus on dealing damage. Animal Companion has an associated skill line that is revealed through leveling up your character, while using that class. Known abilities are listed below.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Feral Guardian Ultimate Animal Companion
Rank 12
0 Ultimate (2.5s) (Self)
Feral Guardian

  • Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly’s swipe deals Magic Damage. Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Wrath Guardian’s Wrath for 75 Ultimate. Causes Magic Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% Health. The grizzly’s attacks do an additional 12% damage.

Player’s Note: while switching weapons, the bear disappears unless slotted on both Ultimate slots.

Skill Morph Eternal Guardian (Feral Guardian Rank IV) 0 Ultimate (2.5s) (Self)
Eternal Guardian (Morph)

  • Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly’s swipe deals Magic Damage. When killed the bear will instantly respawn, with a cooldown of 1 minute. Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Wrath Guardian’s Wrath for 75 Ultimate. Causes Magic Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% Health. The grizzly’s attacks do an additional 12% damage.
  • Bear respawns when killed.

Player’s Note: while switching weapons, the bear disappears unless slotted on both Ultimate slots.

Skill Morph Wild Guardian (Feral Guardian Rank IV) 0 Ultimate (2.5s) (Self)
Wild Guardian (Morph)

  • Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly’s swipe deals Physical Damage. Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Savagery Guardian’s Savagery for 75 Ultimate. Causes Physical Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% Health. The grizzly’s attacks do an additional 12% damage.
  • Deals increased Physical Damage.

Player’s Note: while switching weapons, the bear disappears unless slotted on both Ultimate slots.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Dive Active Animal Companion
Rank 1
2431 Magicka Instant 28m range
(Enemy)
Dive

  • Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing 1941 Magic Damage.
Skill Morph Cutting Dive (Dive Rank IV) 2065 Stamina Instant 28m range
(Enemy)
Cutting Dive (Morph)

  • Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing 1998 Physical Damage.
  • Costs Stamina and scales off of Weapon Damage and Max Stamina.
Skill Morph Screaming Cliff Racer (Dive Rank IV) 2431 Magicka Instant 28m range
(Enemy)
Screaming Cliff Racer (Morph)

  • Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing 1998 Magic Damage. Deal up to 15% increased damage against enemies at longer range.
  • Deals more damage against distant targets.
Scorch Active Animal Companion
Rank 4
3240 Magicka Instant
(3s)
20 x 7m radius
(Area)
Scorch

  • Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing 2621 Magic Damage to enemies in front of you.
Skill Morph Subterranean Assault (Scorch Rank IV) 2755 Stamina Instant
(3s)
20 x 7m radius
(Area)
Subterranean Assault (Morph)

  • Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing 2672 Poison Damage to enemies in front of you. Enemies damaged are afflicted with Major Breach and Major Fracture, reducing their Spell Resistance and Physical Resistance by 5280 for 10 seconds.
  • Converts to a Stamina ability and deals poison damage. Reduces enemy Spell and Physical Resistance.
Skill Morph Deep Fissure (Scorch Rank IV) 3240 Magicka Instant
(3s)
20 x 7m radius
(Area)
Deep Fissure (Morph)

  • Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing 2697 Magic Damage to enemies in front of you. An eruption stuns one enemy for 3 seconds.
  • Stuns 1 Enemy.
Swarm Active Animal Companion
Rank 20
1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
10m radius
(Enemy)
Swarm

  • Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing 3842 Magic Damage over 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Fletcher Infection (Swarm Rank IV) 1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
10m radius
(Enemy)
Fletcher Infection (Morph)

  • Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing 3952 Magic Damage over 10 seconds. Every other cast deals 50% increased damage.
  • Casting a second time deals increased damage.
Skill Morph Growing Swarm (Swarm Rank IV) 1891 Magicka Instant
(10s)
28m range
10m radius
(Enemy)
Growing Swarm (Morph)

  • Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing 3952 Magic Damage over 10 seconds. When ability ends, fetcherflies infect up to 6 new targets.
  • Spreads to nearby enemies.
Betty Netch Active Animal Companion
Rank 30
Instant
(24s)
(Self)
Betty Netch

  • Call a betty netch that restores 3555 Magicka over 22 seconds. Gain Major Sorcery, increasing Spell Damage by 20% over 24 seconds.
Skill Morph Blue Betty (Betty Netch Rank IV) Instant
(27s)
(Self)
Blue Betty (Morph)

  • Call a betty netch that restores 4029 Magicka over 25 seconds. Gain Major Sorcery, increasing Spell Damage by 20% over 27 seconds. When activated, removes 1 negative effect.
  • Removes 1 negative effect.
Skill Morph Bull Netch (Betty Netch Rank IV) Instant
(27s)
(Self)
Bull Netch (Morph)

  • Call a bull netch that restores 4029 Stamina over 25 seconds. Gain Major Brutality and Major Sorcery, increasing Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 20% over 27 seconds.
  • Restores Stamina and grants Major Brutality and Major Sorcery.
Falcon's Swiftness Active Animal Companion
Rank 42
3590 Magicka Instant
(10s)
(Self)
Falcon’s Swiftness

  • Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing Movement Speed by 30% for 10 seconds and Major Endurance, increasing Stamina Recovery by 20% for 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Deceptive Predator (Falcon’s Swiftness Rank IV) 3321 Magicka Instant
(10s)
(Self)
Deceptive Predator (Morph)

  • Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing Movement Speed by 30% over 10 seconds and Major Endurance, increasing Stamina Recovery for 20% over 10 seconds. Gain Minor Evasion, increasing Dodge Chance by 5% for 10 seconds.
  • Gain dodge chance while active.
Skill Morph Bird of Prey (Falcon’s Swiftness Rank IV) 3321 Magicka Instant
(10s)
(Self)
Bird of Prey (Morph)

  • Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing Movement Speed by 30% over 10 seconds and Major Endurance, increasing Stamina Recovery for 20% over 10 seconds. Gain Minor Berserk, increasing Damage Done by 8% for 10 seconds.
  • Deal increased damage while active.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Bond with Nature
Bond with Nature
8 I When one of your animal companions is killed or unsummoned, you’re restored 630 Health.
18 II When one of your animal companions is killed or unsummoned, you’re restored 1260 Health.
Savage Beast
Savage Beast
14 I Activating an Animal Companion ability grants 2 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown of 8 seconds.
27 II Activating an Animal Companion ability grants 4 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown of 8 seconds.
Flourish
Flourish
22 I Increases your Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery by 6% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.
36 II Increases your Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery by 12% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.
Advanced Species
Advanced Species
39 I Increases your Damage Done by 1% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.
50 II Increases your Damage Done by 2% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.
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