The Elder Scrolls Online: World Skills – Soul Magic

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Soul Magic
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Soul Magic is a skill line available to all players. You cannot access any of its abilities at the start of the game, but it becomes available in the course of the Main Quest. Soul Magic abilities center around acquiring and using souls from enemy creatures.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Soul Strike Ultimate Soul Magic
Rank 6
100 Ultimate 2.9s Channel
(2.5s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Soul Strike

  • Burn enemy from the inside with Soulfire, dealing 4620 Magic Damage over 2.5 seconds. Enemies affected by this ability are revealed for 2 seconds and may not enter Stealth or Invisibility.
Skill Morph Soul Assault Soul Strike Rank IV 100 Ultimate 3.9s Channel
(3.5s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Soul Assault (Morph)

  • Burn enemy from the inside with Soulfire, dealing 5688 Magic Damage over 3.5 seconds. Enemies affected by this ability are revealed for 2 seconds and may not enter Stealth or Invisibility.
  • Increase channel duration by 1 second.
Skill Morph Shatter Soul Soul Strike Rank IV 100 Ultimate 2.9s Channel
(2.5s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Shatter Soul (Morph)

  • Burn enemy from the inside with Soulfire, dealing 4266 Magic Damage over 2.5 seconds. Enemies affected by this ability are revealed for 2 seconds and may not enter Stealth or Invisibility. If the target is killed by Soul Shatter, the target Explodes for 1313 Magic Damage to neaby enemies.
  • If the target is killed, it Explodes and Damages nearby enemies.


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

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Soul Trap Active Soul Magic
Rank 1
2700 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range/5m radius
(Enemy)
Soul Trap

  • Lay claim to enemy souls, dealing 655 Magic Damage to the target and one other nearby enemy over 10 seconds. Fills a Soul Gem if affected enemy dies.
Skill Morph Soul Splitting Trap Soul Trap Rank IV 2700 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range/5m radius
(Enemy)
Soul Splitting Trap (Morph)

  • Lay claim to enemy souls, dealing 655 Magic Damage to the target and one other nearby enemy over 10 seconds. Fills a Soul Gem if affected enemy dies.
  • Affects an additional target.
Skill Morph Consuming Trap Soul Trap Rank IV 2700 Magicka Instant
(8s)
28m range/5m radius
(Enemy)
Consuming Trap (Morph)

  • Lay claim to enemy souls, dealing 655 Magic Damage to the target and one other nearby enemy over 10 seconds. Fills a Soul Gem and restores 7% Maximum Health, Magicka and Stamina if affected enemy dies.
  • Also restore Health, Magicka, and Stamina if enemy dies while affected.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
Soul Shatter
Soul Shatter
2 I When Soul Ability is Slotted:
If your Health drops below 20%, your Soul Explodes, dealing 437 Magic Damage to nearby enemies. This effect can only trigger once every 2 minutes.
4 II When Soul Ability is Slotted:
If your Health drops below 20%, your Soul Explodes, dealing 874 Magic Damage to nearby enemies. This effect can only trigger once every 2 minutes.
Soul Summons
Soul Summons
2 I Allows you to revive once every 2 hours without spending a Soul Gem.
3 II Allows you to revive once every 1 hour without spending a Soul Gem.
Undeath
Undeath
3 I Killing an enemy with a Weapon ability has a 5% chance of automatically filling an empty Soul Gem.
5 II Killing an enemy with a Weapon ability has a 10% chance of automatically filling an empty Soul Gem.
Notes
  • Unlike most skill lines, soul magic’s skill line level is only advanced by completing quests in the main storyline, not from ordinary experience. A new level is unlocked for each of the Chapters in the Main Quest, which are essentially every other quest. Before Update 12, these were only available at 10-level intervals for your character level, but now they can all be done in a row at any level. The skill line advances based on the following quests:
  • Even though the skill line cannot be leveled up through ordinary experience, the skills themselves can be.
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