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The Elder Scrolls Online: Traits

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Weapon TraitsArmor TraitsJewelry TraitsCommon TraitsDeprecated Traits


Traits are a special property that can appear on all weapons and armor. Each item can have a single trait, in addition to all other properties an item can carry, though items without any traits are also common.

Traits may be researched in order to craft custom items with the respective properties.

Constructing an item with a specific trait requires a special tertiary material. These ingredients can be retrieved by deconstructing items with traits, or refining raw ore, wood, leather or fibers. Crafting hirelings for Blacksmithing, Clothing and Woodworking will also commonly send all types of trait materials.

The magnitude of each trait depends on the quality of the item, improving the item will automatically increase the trait’s magnitude.


Weapon Traits
Weapon Traits are available on all weapons – axes, swords, maces, daggers, greatswords, battle axes, mauls, bows, restoration staves and destruction staves.

All traits except Infused and Nirnhoned are twice as powerful on two-handed weapons as they are on one-handed weapons.

Trait Gem/Material Description Base Fine Superior Epic Legendary
Charged Amethyst Amethyst Increases chance to apply Status Effects by [X] 1H 200% 210% 220% 230% 240%
2H 400% 420% 440% 460% 480%
Decisive Citrine Citrine When you gain Ultimate you have a [X] chance to gain 1 additional Ultimate. 1H 200% 210% 220% 230% 240%
2H 400% 420% 440% 460% 480%
Defending Turquoise Turquoise Increases Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by [X] 1H 1200 1248 1296 1328 1376
2H 2400 2496 2592 2656 2752
Infused Jade Jade Increase Weapon Enchantment Effect by [X] and reduces Enchantment Cooldown by 50%. 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Nirnhoned Potent Nirncrux Potent Nirncrux Increases Damage of this Weapon by [X] 11% 12% 13% 14% 15%
Powered Chysolite Chysolite Increase Healing Done by[X] 1H 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4% 4.5%
2H 5% 6% 7% 8% 9%
Precise Ruby Ruby Increases Weapon Critical and Spell Critical values by [X] 1H 1.5% 2% 2.5% 3% 3.5%
2H 3% 4% 5% 6% 7%
Sharpened Fire Opal Fire Opal Increase Physical Penetration and Spell Penetration by [X] 1H 1200 1248 1296 1328 1376
2H 2400 2496 2592 2656 2752
Training Carnelian Carnelian Increase Experience Gained from kills by [X] 1H 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4% 4.5%
2H 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
Armor Traits
Armor Traits are available on all articles of light, medium and heavy armor, as well on shields.
Trait Gem/Material Description Base Fine Superior Epic Legendary
Divines Sapphire Sapphire Increases Mundus Stone Effects by [X] 5.1% 6.1% 7.1% 8.1% 9.1%
Impenetrable Diamond Diamond Increase your Critical Resistance by [X] and this item takes 50% less Durability Damage. 116 118 121 124 127
Infused Bloodstone Bloodstone Increase Armor Enchantment Effect by [X] 9% 13% 17% 21% 25%
Invigorating Garnet Garnet Increase Magicka Recovery, Stamina Recovery, and Health Recovery by [X] 8 10 12 14 16
Nirnhoned Fortified Nirncrux Fortified Nirncrux Increases Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by [X] 220 228 236 244 253
Reinforced Sardonyx Sardonyx Increases this item’s Armor Value by [X] 12% 13% 14% 15% 16%
Sturdy Quartz Quartz Reduce Block Cost by [X] 2% 2.5% 3% 3.5% 4%
Training Emerald Emerald Increase Experience Gained from kills by [X] 7% 8% 9% 10% 11%
Well-fitted Almandine Almandine Reduces the cost of Sprinting and Roll Dodging by [X] 1.2% 2.4% 3.6% 4.8% 6%
Jewelry Traits
Jewelry Traits are available on all Jewelry, including rings and necklaces/amulets.
Trait Gem/Material Description Base Fine Superior Epic Legendary
Healthy Antimony Antimony Increase Maximum Health by [X] 844 877 910 932 965
Arcane Cobalt Cobalt Increase Maximum Magicka by [X] 767 797 827 847 877
Robust Zinc Zinc Increase Maximum Stamina by [X] 767 797 827 847 877
Bloodthirsty Slaughterstone Slaughterstone Increase Weapon Damage and Spell Damage against enemies under 90% Health by up to[X] 70 140 210 280 350
Harmony Dibellium Dibellium Increase the Effectiveness of any Synergies by [X]% 12 14 16 18 20
Infused Aurbic Amber Aurbic Amber Increase the Effect of the Enchantment by [X]% 24 33 42 51 60
Protective Titanium Titanium Increase Spell Resistance and Physical Resistance by [X] 1624 1664 1744 1804 1844
Swift Gilding Wax Gilding Wax Increase Movement Speed by [X]% 3 4 5 6 7
Triune Dawn-Prism Dawn-Prism Increase Maximum Health by …
and Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by [X]
418 429 451 467 478
380 390 410 425 435
Common Traits
The following traits are available on armor, weapons, and jewelry.

They can only be found, but not researched or crafted.

Trait Description Magnitude
Base Fine Superior Epic Legendary
Ornate This item Sells to Merchants for [X]% more. 280% 285% 290% 295% 300%
Intricate Increase Inspiration Gained from deconstruction of this item by [X], and gain additional Refined Material upon deconstruction of this item. Armor/Weapons 280% 285% 290% 295% 300%
Jewelry 300% 325% 350% 375% 400%
Deprecated Traits
These traits were removed and replaced in previous versions of the games development.
  • Exploration (armor trait) — Increased experience gained from discovering locations. Replaced with Prosperous.
  • Prosperous (armor trait) — Increased size of Gold drops. Replaced with Invigorating.
  • Weighted (weapon trait) — Increase weapon attack speed. Replaced with Decisive.

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