The Elder Scrolls Online: Weapon Skills – Two Handed

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Two Handed Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Two Handed is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. You can advance through this skill line by equipping a two-handed weapon. Two Handed weapons have an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a Two-Handed weapon. 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)
Berserker Strike Ultimate Two-Handed
Rank 50
150 Ultimate Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Berserker Strike

  • Strike an enemy with a vicious blow, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • This attack ignores the target’s mitigation and grants you Physical and Spell Resistance equal to the amount ignored for 8 seconds.
Skill Morph Onslaught (Berserker Strike Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Onslaught (Morph)

  • Strike an enemy with a vicious blow, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • This attack ignores the target’s mitigation and grants you Physical and Spell Resistance equal to the amount ignored for 8 seconds.
  • Killing an enemy with this ability immediately refunds the Ultimate cost.
Skill Morph Berserker Rage (Berserker Strike Rank IV) 150 Ultimate Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Berserker Rage (Morph)

  • Strike an enemy with a vicious blow, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • This attack ignores the target’s mitigation and grants you Physical and Spell Resistance equal to the amount ignored for 8 seconds.
  • You are immune to all disable, snare and immobilization effects for the duration.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Cleave Active Two Handed
Rank 2
3240 Stamina Instant 7m radius
(Cone)
Cleave

  • Swat enemies in front of you with a mighty swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage and causing them to bleed for an additional [y] Physical Damage over 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Carve (Cleave Rank IV) 3240 Stamina Instant 7m radius
(Cone)
Carve (Morph)

  • Swat enemies in front of you with a mighty swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage and causing them to bleed for an additional [y] Physical Damage over 10 seconds.
  • You also gain Minor Heroism, granting you an extra Ultimate every 1.5 seconds for 9 seconds.
  • Grants Minor Heroism, increasing your Ultimate generation.
Skill Morph Brawler (Cleave Rank IV) 3240 Stamina Instant 7m radius
(Cone)
Brawler (Morph)

  • Swat enemies in front of you with a mighty swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage and causing them to bleed for an additional [y] Physical Damage over 10 seconds.
  • You also gain a damage shield that absorbs [x] damage for 8 seconds. Each enemy hit increases the damage shield’s strength by 100%.
  • Grants a damage shield that increases in strength for each enemy hit.
Critical Charge Active Two Handed
Rank 4
3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Critical Charge

  • Launch across the earth and smash an enemy for [x] Physical Damage.
  • This attack is always a Critical Strike.
Skill Morph Stampede (Critical Charge Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Stampede (Morph)

  • Launch across the earth and smash an enemy for [x] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 60% for 8 seconds.
  • This attack is always a Critical Strike.
  • Reduces the enemy’s Movement Speed.
Skill Morph Critical Rush (Critical Charge Rank IV) 3780 Stamina Instant 3.5 – 22m range
(Enemy)
Critical Rush (Morph)

  • Launch across the earth and smash an enemy for [x] Physical Damage.
  • Deals up to 68% more damage, based on distance traveled.
  • This attack is always a Critical Strike.
  • Deals more damage based on distance traveled.
Uppercut Active Two Handed
Rank 14
3240 Stamina 1s 7m range
(Enemy)
Uppercut

  • Slam enemy with an upward swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
Skill Morph Dizzying Swing (Uppercut Rank IV) 3240 Stamina 1s 7m range
(Enemy)
Dizzying Swing (Morph)

  • Slam enemy with an upward swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage, stunning them for 3.5 seconds, and knocking them back 4 meters.
  • Stuns and knocks back the enemy hit.
Skill Morph Wrecking Blow (Uppercut Rank IV) 3240 Stamina 1s 7m range
(Enemy)
Wrecking Blow (Morph)

  • Slam enemy with an upward swing, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • Grants you Empower for 5 seconds, increasing the damage of your next attack by 20%.
  • Grants you Empower, increasing the damage of your next attack.
Reverse Slash Active Two Handed
Rank 20
2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Reverse Slash

  • Spin around and strike an enemy down, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • Deals up to 300% more damage against enemies with less than 50% Health.
Skill Morph Reverse Slice (Reverse Slash Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Reverse Slice (Morph)

  • Spin around and strike an enemy down, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • Deals up to 300% more damage against enemies with less than 50% Health.
  • Other enemies nearby take 59% of the damage inflicted to the primary target.
  • Other enemies nearby take a percentage of the damage inflicted to the primary target.
Skill Morph Executioner (Reverse Slash Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 5m range
(Enemy)
Executioner (Morph)

  • Spin around and strike an enemy down, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
  • Deals up to 350% more damage against enemies with less than 50% Health.
  • Increases the amount of bonus damage dealt to low health targets.
Momentum Active Two Handed
Rank 38
4051 Stamina Instant
(33s)

(Self)
Momentum

  • Focus your strength to gain Major Brutality, increasing your weapon damage by 20% for 33 seconds.
  • You also heal yourself for [x] Health every 2 seconds while active.
Skill Morph Forward Momentum (Momentum Rank IV) 2971 Stamina Instant
(33s)

(Self)
Forward Momentum (Morph)

  • Focus your strength to gain Major Brutality, increasing your weapon damage by 20% for 33 seconds.
  • You also heal yourself for [x] Health every 2 seconds while active.
  • For a brief period after activation, you remove all snares and immobilizations and gain immunity to them for 5 seconds.
  • Reduces the cost and provides a brief immunity to snares and immobilizations.
Skill Morph Rally (Momentum Rank IV) 4051 Stamina Instant
(33s)

(Self)
Rally (Morph)

  • Focus your strength to gain Major Brutality, increasing your weapon damage by 20% for 33 seconds.
  • You also heal yourself for [x] Health every 2 seconds while active, and an additional [y] Health when Rally expires.
  • The final heal is increased in proportion to the length of time Rally has been active.
  • Also heals you when the effect expires.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Forceful
Forceful
Passive Rank
I
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Your Light and Heavy Attacks damage up to 2 other nearby enemies for 13% of the damage inflicted to the primary target.
Two Handed
Rank 5
Rank
II
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Your Light and Heavy Attacks damage up to 2 other nearby enemies for 25% of the damage inflicted to the primary target.
Two Handed
Rank 34
Heavy Weapons
Heavy Weapons
Passive Rank
I
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Grants bonus based on the type of weapon equipped:
  • Swords increase your damage done by 3%.
  • Axes grant your melee attacks 8% chance to apply a bleed dealing [x] Physical Damage over 6 seconds.
  • Maces cause your attacks to ignore 10% of your target’s Physical Resistance.
Two Handed
Rank 10
Rank
II
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Grants bonus based on the type of weapon equipped:
  • Swords increase your damage done by 5%.
  • Axes grant your melee attacks 16% chance to apply a bleed dealing [x] Physical Damage over 6 seconds.
  • Maces cause your attacks to ignore 20% of your target’s Physical Resistance.
Two Handed
Rank 25
Balanced Blade
Balanced Blade
Passive Rank
I
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Reduces the cost of Two-Handed abilities by 10%.
Two Handed
Rank 17
Rank
II
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Reduces the cost of Two-Handed abilities by 20%.
Two Handed
Rank 28
Follow Up
Follow Up
Passive Rank
I
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Your successful fully-charged Heavy Attacks increase the damage of your next attack by 5% for 7 seconds.
Two Handed
Rank 30
Rank
II
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Your successful fully-charged Heavy Attacks increase the damage of your next attack by 10% for 7 seconds.
Two Handed
Rank 46
Battle Rush
Battle Rush
Passive Rank
I
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Increases your Stamina Recovery by 15% for 10 seconds after killing a target.
Two Handed
Rank 41
Rank
II
With Two-Handed weapon equiped:

  • Increases your Stamina Recovery by 30% for 10 seconds after killing a target.
Two Handed
Rank 50
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