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Destruction Staff

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Destruction Staff is one of six combat skills in The Elder Scrolls: Online.

Passive Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Rank Description
Tri Focus.png
Passive 5
Rank 1
Frost attack Snares enemy 30% for 3.5 seconds. Shock attack deals 5% splash damage to 2 nearby foes. Fire attack increases critical strike rating with destruction spells against target by 5%.
Rank 2
Frost attack Snares enemy 40% for 3.5 seconds. Shock attack deals 10% splash damage to 2 nearby foes. Fire attack increases critical strike rating with destruction spells against target by 10%.
Penetrating Magic.png
Passive 10
Rank 1
All Destruction spells bypass 5% Spell Resistance.
Rank 2
All Destruction spells bypass 10% Spell Resistance.
Elemental Force.png
Passive 25
Rank 1
Increases chance to apply fire, shock and cold status effects by 8%.
Rank 2
Increases chance to apply fire, shock and cold status effects by 15%.
Ancient Knowledge.png
Passive 28
Rank 1
Heavy attacks charge 5% faster.
Rank 2
Heavy attacks charge 10% faster.
Destruction Expert.png
Passive 41
Rank 1
Restores 3 Magicka when killing an enemy with a destruction spell.
Rank 2
Restores 6 Magicka when killing an enemy with a destruction spell.

Active Skills[edit | edit source]

Image(s) Skill Name Skill Type Level Morphes into / Skill Descriptions Skill Cost
Destructive Touch - FireDestructive Touch - FrostDestructive Touch - Shock Active 2 Deals 6 Magic Damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback, Frost Touch causes deep freeze, and Shock Touch causes disorient. 53 Magicka
Deals 6 – 9 Magic Damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback and stun, Frost Touch causes deeper freeze, and Shock Touch causes disorient and chance to be thrown off balance.
Deals 6 Magic Damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback, Frost Touch causes deep freeze, and Shock Touch causes disorient.
Wall of Elements - FireWall of Elements - FrostWall of Elements - Shock Active 4 Creates an elemental wall that deals 2 Magic Damage every 0.95 seconds to enemies in the area of effect. Wall lasts for 2.5 seconds. 53 Magicka
Creates an elemental wall that deals 2 Magic Damage every 0.95 seconds to enemies in the area of effect. Wall lasts for 2.5 seconds, then explodes dealing 0 – 3 Magic damage.
Creates an elemental wall that deals 2 – 5 Magic Damage every 0.95 seconds to enemies in the area of effect. Wall lasts for 3.5 seconds.
Force Shock - FireForce Shock - FrostForce Shock - Shock Active 14 Deals 1 fire damage, 1 frost damage, and 1 shock damage. Applies the Chilled Status effect, snaring enemy 40% for 5 seconds, the Burning Status effect dealing Y Flame Damage over 3 seconds, and the Concussion Status effect, reducing enemy damage done by 1% for 4 seconds. 25 Magicka
Stuns and knocks off balance casting targets for 3 seconds.
Deals damage to up to 2 enemies near the target that are chilled, burning or concussed.
Weakness to Elements.png
Active 20 Reduces target’s Spell Resistance to fire, cold and shock by 40% for 15 seconds. 35 Magicka
Increases chance of applying elemental status effects to enemy.
Restores Magicka when attacking target with fire, shock, or cold damage.
Impulse.png
Active 38 Deals 5 Magic Damage to nearby enemies. 100% chance to apply concussion/chilled/burning, based upon element used. 35 Magicka
Adds damage over time.
Reduces enemies' max health.