The Elder Scrolls Online: Weapon Skills – One Hand and Shield

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One Hand and Shield Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

One Hand and Shield is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. Skills in this line focus on damage mitigation and various methods of stunning or controlling enemies. In addition, completing a fully charged heavy attack on an enemy will recharge the user’s stamina based on their level. Use of these abilities, as well as progression through this skill line, requires equipping a one-handed weapon and a shield at the same time. Note that only equipping a shield will not train this skill, while still providing the benefit of the armor, trait and enchantment.

One Hand and Shield has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a One-Handed weapon and Shield. 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)
Shield Wall Ultimate One Hand and Shield
Rank 50
100 Ultimate Instant
(6s)

(Self)
Shield Wall

  • Reinforce your Shield, allowing you to automatically Block all attacks at no cost for 6 seconds.
Skill Morph Spell Wall (Shield Wall Rank IV) 100 Ultimate Instant
(6s)

(Self)
Spell Wall (Morph)

  • Reinforce your Shield, allowing you to automatically Block all attacks and Reflect All Projectiles cast at you at no cost for 6 seconds.
  • You also reflect all projectiles cast at you.
Skill Morph Shield Discipline (Shield Wall Rank IV) 100 Ultimate Instant
(6s)

(Self)
Shield Discipline (Morph)

  • Reinforce your Shield, allowing you to automatically Block all attacks and Reflect All Projectiles cast at you at no cost for 6 seconds. Your One Hand and Shield costs are reduced by 100% while active.
  • Your One Hand and Shield costs are reduced while active.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Puncture Active One Hand and Shield
Rank 2
1701 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Puncture

  • Thrust your weapon with Disciplined Precision at an enemy, dealing 1556 Physical Damage and Taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds.
Skill Morph Ransack (Puncture Rank IV) 1701 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Ransack (Morph)

  • Thrust your weapon with Disciplined Precision at an enemy, dealing 1600 Physical Damage and Taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds. You also gain Minor Resolve, increasing your Physical Resistance by 1320 for 12 seconds.
  • You gain Minor Resolve, increasing your Physical Resistance.
Skill Morph Pierce Armor (Puncture Rank IV) 1701 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Pierce Armor (Morph)

  • Thrust your weapon with Disciplined Precision to deal 1600 Physical Damage and Taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture and Major Breach, reducing Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds.
  • Also afflicts the enemy with Major Breach, reducing their Spell Resistance.
Low Slash Active One Hand and Shield
Rank 4
2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Low Slash

  • Surprise enemy with a Deep Lunge, dealing 1701 Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 60% for 12 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Minor Maim, reducing their damage by 15% for 12 seconds.
Skill Morph Deep Slash (Low Slash Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Deep Slash (Morph)

  • Surprise enemy with a Deep Lunge, dealing 1750 Physical Damage to the target and 426 Physical Damage to 2 other nearby enemies. You reduce the Movement Speed of all enemies hit by 60% for 12 seconds. Also afflicts enemy with Minor Maim, reducing their damage by 15% for 12 seconds.
  • Hits up to two additional targets near the enemy.
Skill Morph Heroic Slash (Low Slash Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Heroic Slash (Morph)

  • Surprise enemy with a Deep Lunge, dealing 1750 Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 60% for 12 seconds. Also afflicts enemy with Minor Maim, reducing their damage by 15% for 12 seconds. You gain Minor Heroism, granting you 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds for 9 seconds.
  • You gain Minor Heroism, increasing your Ultimate generation.
Defensive Posture Active One Hand and Shield
Rank 14
2430 Stamina Instant
(30s)

(Self)
Defensive Posture

  • Bolster your defenses, reflecting the next Spell Projectile cast at you back to the enemy. While you have a Shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can Block is increased by 8% and the cost of Blocking is reduced by 8%.
Skill Morph Defensive Stance (Defensive Posture Rank IV) 2430 Stamina Instant
(30s)

(Self)
Defensive Stance (Morph)

  • Bolster your defenses, reflecting the next Spell Projectile cast at you back to the enemy. The reflected Spell Projectile also Stuns the enemy for 4 seconds. While you have a Shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can Block is increased by 8% and the cost of Blocking is reduced by 8%.
  • The reflected spell projectile also stuns the enemies.
Skill Morph Absorb Magic (Defensive Posture Rank IV) 2430 Stamina Instant
(30s)

(Self)
Absorb Magic (Morph)

  • Bolster your defenses, absorbing up to 4372 Damage from the next Spell Projectile cast at you and Healing for 15% of your Maximum Health. While you have a Shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can Block is increased by 8% and the cost of Blocking is reduced by 8%.
  • Absorb the spell projectile and heal yourself instead of reflecting it.
Shield Charge Active One Hand and Shield
Rank 20
3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Shield Charge

  • Rush enemy and Ram them, dealing 1458 Physical Damage and Stunning them for 2 seconds.
Skill Morph Shielded Assault (Shield Charge Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Shielded Assault (Morph)

  • Rush enemy and Ram them, dealing 1458 Physical Damage and Stunning them for 2 seconds. You gain a Damage Shield after the attack, absorbing 1083 Damage over 6 seconds.
  • Gain a damage shield after the attack.
Skill Morph Invasion (Shield Charge Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Invasion (Morph)

  • Rush enemy and Ram them, dealing 1458 Physical Damage and Stunning them for 3 seconds. Stuns up to 88% longer based on the distance traveled.
  • Stuns longer based on the distance traveled.
Power Bash Active One Hand and Shield
Rank 38
3510 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Power Bash

  • Strike enemy full-force with your Shield, dealing 970 Physical Damage and Stunning them for 3 seconds.
Skill Morph Reverberating Bash (Power Bash Rank IV) 3510 Stamina Instant 7m range
(Enemy)
Reverberating Bash (Morph)

  • Strike enemy full-force with your Shield, dealing 999 Physical Damage and Stunning them for 3 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 30% for 10 seconds.
  • Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their healing received.
Skill Morph Power Slam (Power Bash Rank IV) 3510 Stamina Instant 7m range
(Enemy)
Power Slam (Morph)

  • Strike enemy full-force with your Shield, dealing 1850 Physical Damage. While slotted, Blocking and attack increases the damage of your next Power Slam by 25% for 5 seconds.
  • Deals significantly increased damage, but no longer stuns. Blocking any attack increases the damage even further.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Fortress
Fortress
Passive Rank
I
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Reduces the cost of One Hand and Shield abilities by 5% and reduces the cost of Blocking by 18%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 5
Rank
II
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Reduces the cost of One Hand and Shield abilities by 10% and reduces the cost of Blocking by 36%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 34
Sword and Board
Sword and Board
Passive Rank
I
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases your Weapon Damage by 53% and the amount of damage you can Block by 10%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 10
Rank
II
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases your Weapon Damage by 5% and the amount of damage you can Block by 20%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 25
Deadly Bash
Deadly Bash
Passive Rank
I
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Improves your standard Bash attacks. Bashing deals 50% additional damage and cost 20% less Stamina.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 17
Rank
II
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Improves your standard Bash attacks. Bashing deals 100% additional damage and cost 40% less Stamina.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 28
Deflect Bolts
Deflect Bolts
Passive Rank
I
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases the amount of damage you can Block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 8%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 30
Rank
II
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases the amount of damage you can Block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 15%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 46
Battlefield Mobility
Battlefield Mobility
Passive Rank
I
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases your Movement Speed while Blocking by 30%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 41
Rank
II
With One Hand and Shield equiped:

  • Increases your Movement Speed while Blocking by 60%.
One Hand and Shield
Rank 50
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