The Elder Scrolls Online: World Skills – Lycanthropy

SkillsWorldLegerdemainWerewolfSoul MagicVampirism

Werewolf
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities
Advancement

Werewolves are players infected with a certain strain of lycanthropy, which allows them to transform into bipedal wolf-like beasts. Becoming a werewolf adds the related skill line with which you can unlock extra bonuses.

Benefits and Disadvantages
Werewolves can deal lethal damage with their claw attacks, move swiftly, and have increased health and stamina. They can also use their forearms to block and bash, similar to normal weapon use. During the transformation, they retain buffs, passive skills from other skill lines, and benefits of equipped weapons and armor, including weapon enchantments. Unlike in previous Elder Scrolls games, player werewolves can still interact with most objects, change equipped armor and weapons, speak with NPCs (who generally behave normally rather than attacking or fleeing), and end the transformation at will (by using the transformation skill a second time).

The main disadvantage of the werewolf transformation is that, while it lasts, the only active skills that can be used are the five from the werewolf skill line. Another significant disadvantage is the limited time on transformations, though this time can be increased by various means using the werewolf skill line. Also, the werewolf will be vulnerable for a brief time while returning to their original form. While in beast form, werewolves are also vulnerable to Poison Damage. Whether in beast form or not, they are vulnerable to Fighters Guild abilities from players who have the Skilled Tracker passive skill.

All werewolves receive the Lycanthropy bonus, which is active all the time (whether you are in werewolf form or not):

Bonus Effect
Call of the Pack Lycanthropy You can Transform into a Savage Beast.

  • Take 25% more Damage from Poison Attacks while in Werewolf Form.
  • Increased Stamina, Armor, and Sprinting Speed while in Werewolf Form.

Becoming a Werewolf
In order to become a werewolf, you must be infected with the disease Sanies Lupinus. There are two means of contracting this disease. One is to be scratched by one of a few special werewolf NPCs. These appear only at night, and only in a few locations. It is not necessary to kill the werewolf; once scratched, you can run away, allowing other players to contract the disease from the same werewolf. A Werewolf’s Bite can also be bought from the Crown Store for 1,500 Crowns. You do not need to do the following quest if you take this route, as the initial disease stage is skipped and the skill line is unlocked immediately. Note: If you purchase a werewolf bite from the Crowns Store, make sure that you are logged onto the character you wish to apply the bite to when you purchase it. It will only apply to that single character.

The other way to contract Sanies Lupinus is to be infected by another player who is already a werewolf, and has the Bloodmoon ability.

Once you have the disease and enter a nearby city, you will be approached by an NPC who senses your “blessing”, and offers the quest Hircine’s Gift. Upon completion of this quest, you’ll gain access to the Werewolf skill tree and the ability to transform. If you instead seek a local priest, they will cure the Sanies Lupinus and you will not become a werewolf.

There is one zone for each faction where both contagious werewolves and the Hircine’s Gift questgiver reside.

Aldmeri Dominion
The werewolf questline in Dominion lands begins in Reaper’s March. The shrine to Hircine is southwest of the Fort Sphinxmoth Wayshrine.

Daggerfall Covenant
Contagious werewolves in Covenant lands are found in Northern Bangkorai. During a full moon, they spawn all along the road that leads from Troll’s Toothpick Wayshrine, winds through the Viridian Woods, and ends at the gates of Pelin Graveyard. Once infected, seek out Thoreki in Evermore.

Ebonheart Pact
The werewolf questline for the Pact begins in The Rift in the city of Riften.

Curing Lycanthropy
To cure your lycanthropy, seek out Prelate Sabinus in the Mages Guild hall in Aldmeri Dominion Rawl’kha, Daggerfall Covenant Evermore, or Ebonheart Pact Riften. You will be requested to donate a small amount of gold before being instantly cured.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Werewolf Transformation Ultimate Werewolf
Rank 1
400 Ultimate Instant
(30s)
(Self)
Werewolf Transformation

  • Transform into a Beast, Fearing up to 3 nearby enemies for 4 seconds. While Transformed, your Light Attacks cause enemies to Bleed for 2714 Physical Damage over 8 seconds and your Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance are increased by 9966. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.
Skill Morph Pack Leader Werewolf Transformation Rank IV 300 Ultimate Instant
(30s)
(Self)
Pack Leader (Morph)

  • Transform into a Beast, Fearing up to 3 nearby enemies for 4 seconds. While Transformed, your Light Attacks cause enemies to Bleed for 2714 Physical Damage over 8 seconds and your Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance are increased by 9966. Summon 2 Wolf Companions for the duration of your Transformation. If killed, they will return after 10 seconds. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.
  • Also summons 2 wolf companions to fight by your side.
Skill Morph Werewolf Berserker Werewolf Transformation Rank IV 300 Ultimate Instant
(30s)
(Self)
Werewolf Berserker (Morph)

  • Transform into a Beast, Fearing up to 3 nearby enemies for 4 seconds. While Transformed, your Light Attacks cause enemies to Bleed for 2714 Physical Damage over 8 seconds plus an additional 40% and your Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance are increased by 9966. While slotted, your Stamina Recovery is increased by 15%.
  • Increases the damage of the Light Attack bleed.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Pounce Active Werewolf
Rank 2
3591 Stamina Instant 5-22m range
(Enemy)
Pounce

  • Pounce on an enemy with Primal Fury to deal 1457 Physical Damage. Stuns the enemy for 2 seconds if they were already set Off Balance.
Skill Morph Brutal Pounce Pounce Rank IV 3591 Stamina Instant 5 range
(Area)
Brutal Pounce (Morph)

  • Pounce on an enemy with Primal Fury to deal 749 Physical Damage. Stuns the enemy for 2 seconds if they were already set Off Balance. Deals an additional 749 Physical Damage to the target and other nearby enemies.
  • Deals additional Damage to the target and other nearby enemies.
Skill Morph Feral Pounce Pounce Rank IV 3591 Stamina Instant 5-22m range
(Enemy)
Feral Pounce (Morph)

  • Pounce on an enemy with Primal Fury to deal 1498 Physical Damage. Stuns the enemy for 2 seconds if they were already set Off Balance. Pouncing from at least 10 meters away adds 4 seconds to the duration of your Werewolf Transformation.
  • Pouncing from at least 10 meters away adds additional Duration to your Werewolf Transformation.
Hircine's Bounty Active Werewolf
Rank 3
4069 Magicka Instant (Self)
Hircine’s Bounty

  • Invoke the Huntsman’s Blessing to Heal yourself for 4658 Health.
Skill Morph Hircine's Rage Hircine’s Bounty Rank IV 4069 Magicka Instant (Self)
Hircine’s Rage (Morph)

  • Invoke the Huntsman’s Blessing to Heal yourself for 4794 Health and increase your Weapon Damage by 10% for 17 seconds.
  • Increases your Weapon Damage.
Skill Morph Hircine's Fortitude Hircine’s Bounty Rank IV 4069 Magicka Instant (Self)
Hircine’s Fortitude (Morph)

  • Invoke the Huntsman’s Blessing to Heal yourself for 4794 Health and an additional 1982 Health over 8 seconds.
  • Heals for an additional amount over time.
Roar Active Werewolf
Rank 5
3719 Stamina 1s 8m radius
(Area)
Roar

  • Roar with Bloodlust to Terrify up to 3 nearby enemies, afflicting them with Fear and setting them Off Balance for 4.3 seconds.
Skill Morph Ferocious Roar Roar Rank IV 3719 Stamina 1s 8m radius
(Area)
Ferocious Roar (Morph)

  • Roar with Bloodlust to Terrify up to 3 nearby enemies, afflicting them with Fear and setting them Off Balance for 4.3 seconds. If an affected enemy is killed, enemies nearby are Disoriented and set Off Balance for 2.5 seconds.
  • If an enemy is killed while they are Feared, other nearby enemies are Disoriented and set Off Balance.
Skill Morph Rousing Roar Roar Rank IV 3719 Stamina 1s 8m radius
(Area)
Rousing Roar (Morph)

  • Roar with Bloodlust to Terrify up to 3 nearby enemies, afflicting them with Fear and setting them Off Balance for 4.3 seconds. Grants Major Brutality to nearby allies, increasing Weapon Damage by 20% for 23 seconds.
  • Grants Major Brutality to you and nearby allies.
Piercing Howl Active Werewolf
Rank 6
3591 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Piercing Howl

  • Crush enemy with a Deafening Howl, dealing 2814 Physical Damage and Knocking them down for 3 seconds.
Skill Morph Howl of Despair Piercing Howl Rank IV 3591 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Howl of Despair (Morph)

  • Crush enemy with a Deafening Howl, dealing 2814 Physical Damage and Knocking them down for 3 seconds. Allies can activate the Feeding Frenzy Synergy, increasing Light Attack and Heavy Attack Damage by 10% for 15 seconds.
  • Allies targeting the enemy can activate a Synergy that increases their Damage Done with Light Attacks and Heavy Attacks.
Skill Morph Howl of Agony Piercing Howl Rank IV 3591 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Howl of Agony (Morph)

  • Crush enemy with a Deafening Howl, dealing 2814 Physical Damage and Knocking them down for 3 seconds. Damage against Feared enemies is increased by 30%.
  • Deals more Damage to enemies that are Feared.
Infectious Claws Active Werewolf
Rank 9
2872 Stamina Instant 7m range
(Cone)
Infectious Claws

  • Maul enemies in front of you with your Tainted Claws, dealing 1067 Physical Damage and an additional 3397 Disease Damage over 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Claws of Anguish Infectious Claws Rank IV 2872 Stamina Instant 7m range
(Cone)
Claws of Anguish (Morph)

  • Maul enemies in front of you with your Tainted Claws, dealing 1098 Physical Damage and an additional 3493 Disease Damage over 10 seconds. Afflicts enemies with Major Defile, reducing their Healing Received by 30%.
  • Afflicts enemies with Major Defile.
Skill Morph Claws of Life Infectious Claws Rank IV 2872 Stamina Instant 7m range
(Cone)
Claws of Life (Morph)

  • Maul enemies in front of you with your Tainted Claws, dealing 1098 Physical Damage and an additional 3493 Disease Damage over 10 seconds. Also restores your Health, equivalent to 50% of the Damage inflicted.
  • Heals you for a percentage of the Disease Damage done.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Pursuit
Pursuit
3 I While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases the Stamina your Heavy Attacks restore by 50%.
7 II While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases the Stamina your Heavy Attacks restore by 100%.
Devour
Devour
3 I While you are in Werewolf Form:
Allows you to Devour Corpses to increase the duration of your Werewolf Transformation by 12 seconds.
Blood Rage
Blood Rage
4 I While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases the duration of your Werewolf Transformation by 3 seconds every time you take Damage. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.
8 II While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases the duration of your Werewolf Transformation by 3 seconds every time you take Damage. This effect can occur once every 3 seconds.
Bloodmoon
Bloodmoon
6 I Allows you to infect another player with Lycanthropy once every 7 days by returning to the Werewolf ritual site. Players already infected with Sanguinare Vampiris cannot be infected with Lycanthropy.
Savage Strength
Savage Strength
6 I While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases your Weapon Damage by 9%.
9 II While you are in Werewolf Form:
Increases your Weapon Damage by 18%.
Call of the Pack
Call of the Pack
7 I While you are in Werewolf Form:
Reduces the cost of remaining in your Werewolf Transformation by 10% for each Transformed Werewolf in your group, including yourself, up to a Maximum of 40%.
10 II While you are in Werewolf Form:
Reduces the cost of remaining in your Werewolf Transformation by 20% for each Transformed Werewolf in your group, including yourself, up to a Maximum of 80%.


Advancement
Advancement through the Legerdemain skill is earned by the following actions:

  • Fencing/Laundering items: 1 point per item
  • Lockpicking: Simple locks: 1, Intermediate locks: 2, Advanced locks: 4, Master locks: 8
  • Pickpocketing: Easy targets: 1, Medium targets: 2, Hard targets: 4
Rank Points Required for Next Rank Total Points for Rank
1 25 0
2 50 25
3 75 75
4 100 150
5 125 250
6 150 375
7 175 525
8 200 700
9 225 900
10 1125
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