Armor Skills

Armor skill lines in The Elder Scrolls Online, have 6 abilities each (1 active and 5 passive). None of these abilities work, unless the player has the related type of armor equipped.  The first 4 passive abilities in each armor skill line provide various bonuses that increase per piece of armor equipped. The last passive ability in every skill line is granted only when the character wears at least 5 pieces of the same armor type.

light-armor

Light Armor

Active ability

AbilityEffectCast TimeTargetRangeDuration
Annulment Annulment
Effect Creates X point damage shield for 20 seconds. Player receives 50% less damage from Spells while shield holds.

Morphs ( New Effects ) Dampen Magic - Increase shield strength based on amount of light armor equipped.
Harness Magicka - Absorb magicka based on amount of light armor equipped.
Creates X point damage shield for 20 seconds. Player receives 50% less damage from Spells while shield holds.InstantSelfn/a20s

Passive abilities

AbilityRankRequirementsEffect
Evocation Evocation1/3n/aReduces the Magicka cost of spells by 1% per piece for light armor equipped.
Recovery Recovery1/2n/aIncreases Magicka regeneration by 2% per piece of light armor equipped.
SpellWarding Spell Warding1/2n/aIncreases base Spell Resistance by 4% per piece of Light Armor equipped.
Prodigy Prodigy1/2n/aGrants 5% chance for Spells to cause Critical Damage while a Light Armor set of 5 or more pieces is equipped.
Concentration Concentration1/2n/aPlayer's spells ignore 3% or enemy Spell Resistance, per piece of Light Armor equipped.

medium-armor

Medium Armor

Active ability

AbilityEffectCast TimeTargetRangeDuration
Evasion Evasion
Effect Player gains 15% Dodge chance for 17 seconds when activated.

Morphs ( New Effects ) Elude - Gain additional Dodge for each piece of Medium Armor equipped.
Shuffle - Removes snares.
Player gains 15% Dodge chance for 17 seconds when activated.InstantSelfn/a17s

Passive abilities

AbilityRankRequirementsEffect
Dexterity Dexterity1/3n/aIncreases Critical Strike chance with Physical attacks by 1% per piece of Medium Armor equipped.
WindWalker Wind Walker1/2n/aIncreases Stamina regeneration by 2% per piece of Medium Armor equipped.
ImprovedSneak Improved Sneak1/2n/aDecreases the Detection Area radius by 3% and the cost of Sneaking by 4% per piece of Medium Armor equipped.
Agility Agility1/2n/aIncreases Attack Speed by 5% when a Medium Armor set of 5 or more pieces is equipped.
Athletics Athletics1/2n/aIncreases Sprint by 2% and the Stamina cost of Roll Dodge by 2% per piece of Medium Armor equipped.

heavy-armor

Heavy Armor

Active ability

AbilityEffectCast TimeTargetRangeDuration
Immovable Immovable
Effect Increases Armor and Spell Resistance by X for 8 seconds. Grants immunity to knockback and disabling effects for the duration.

Morphs ( New Effects ) Immovable Brute - Increase melee damage for each piece of heavy armor equipped.
Unstoppable - Increased duration for each piece of heavy armor.
Increases Armor and Spell Resistance by X for 8 seconds. Grants immunity to knockback and disabling effects for the duration.InstantSelfn/a8s

Passive abilities

AbilityRankRequirementsEffect
Resolve Resolve1/3n/aIncreases Armor by 1% and base Spell Resist by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
Constitution Constitution1/2n/aIncreases Health regeneration by 2% per piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
Juggernaut Juggernaut1/2n/aIncreases Power with melee attacks by 0.5% per piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
Bracing Bracing1/2n/aDecreases cost of Blocking by 10% when a Heavy Armor set of 5 or more pieces is equipped.
RapidMending Rapid Mending1/2n/aIncreases Healing received by 0.5% per piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
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