The Elder Scrolls Online Heavy Armor Passives

ESO Heavy Armor Passives & Skills
Armor passives offer excellent bonuses in ESO. UNDERSTANDING passives make for a better player. Learn more about heavy armor passives today.

Armor Skill Lines In The Elder Scrolls Online

Armor skill lines offer a few active abilities but more importantly offer excellent passives you don’t want to miss.  Each armor type (heavy, medium, and light) has one active ability and a list of passives.  Light and heavy armor also have bonuses AND penalties.

Heavy Armor Passives & Abilities

The Heavy Armor skill line is one of three armor skills. To begin the Heavy Armor skill line, you need to equip 3 pieces of heavy armor.  Your experience in the skill line will increase during combat.  The more heavy armor pieces you are wearing during combat increases the speed at which the skill line’s experience will be gained.  

To fully understand heavy armor, it’s important that you understand the reasoning BEHIND the passives and not just the stats they provide.  Heavy armor is typically comprised of ores and metals.  Heavy armor is big, slow, and chunky.  Heavy armorer characters are hardened battle warriors who stand their ground, take hits, and reap rewards for doing so.

Heavy armor is literally focused on survival and resource management.  While resistant to hard-hitting attacks, it is also weak to magical attacks.  This is designed to make people have high health, high health recovery, high physical resistance, high resource return for being hit, and the reward for standing still is to receive the most resources back from any have attack skill.  Unlike medium armor where you are rewarded for dodging and running, heavy armor is rewarded for standing still.

Important Note:  The numbers given in this information are based on base values.  There are many other factors that affect these numbers such as your current rank in this skill line, weapons and armor you have equipped, other skills, other passives, enchantments, race passives, and class passives.  Your character’s values may vary.

Active Ability For Heavy Armor

ESO Heavy Armor Ability Morph Unstoppable

Unstoppable

This skill will intensify your physical presence to gain Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds.  Also, this skill grants you immunity to knockback and disabling effects for 6 seconds, but reduces your Movement Speed by 65% for the duration.

Unstoppable Morphs

ESO Heavy Armor Ability Immovable

Immovable

This morph will intensity your physical presence to gain Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 23 seconds.  Also, this skill grants you immunity to knockback and disabling effects for 6 seconds but reduces your Movement Speed by 65% for the duration.

Each piece of Heavy Armor worn increases the amount of damage you block and the potency of the snare by 5%.

Each piece of Heavy Armor worn increases the amount of damage you can block but also increases the snare strength.  It also increases the duration of Major Resolve as the ability ranks up.

ESO Heavy Armor Ability Morph Unstoppable Brute

Unstoppable Brute

This morph will intensify your physical presence to gain Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds.  While this effect persists, each piece of Heavy Armor worn decreases the cost of Break Free by 5%.  This skill also grants you immunity to knockback and disabling effects for 6 seconds but reduces your Movement Speed by 65% for the duration.

This skill decreases the cost as the ability ranks up.  While active, each piece of Heavy Armor worn decreases the cost of Break Free.

Heavy Armor Passives

ESO Heavy Armor Passive Bonuses

Heavy Armor Bonuses

Each piece of Heavy Armor equipped does the following: 

  • Reduces the damage taken from Martial attacks by 1%
  • Increases the amount of damage blocked by 1%
  • Increases damage done with Bash by 3%
  • Reduces your damage taken while immune to Crowd Control by 1%
ESO Heavy Armor Passive Penalties

Heavy Armor Penalties

Each piece of Heavy Armor equipped does the following: 

  • Increases damage taken from Magical attacks by 1%
  • Reduces the Movement Speed bonus of Spring by 1%
  • Increases the cost of Roll Dodge by 3%
  • Increases the size of your detection area while Sneaking by 10%
ESO Heavy Armor Passive Resolve

Resolve

This passive increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 343 for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.

ESO Heavy Armor Passive Constitution

Constitution

This passive does each of the following:

  • Increases your Health Recovery by 4% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.  
  • Restores 108 Magicka and Stamina when you take damage for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.  This effect can occur once every 4 seconds.
ESO Heavy Armor Passive Juggernaut

Juggernaut

This passive increases your Max Health by 2% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.

ESO Heavy Armor Passive Revitalize

Revitalize

This passive increases the Magicka or Stamina your Heavy Attacks restore by 4% for each piece of Heavy Armor worn.

ESO Heavy Armor Passive Rapid Mending

Rapid Mending

This passive increases your healing received by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor worn.

 

 

How To Get Good:  Understanding Passive Skills

While passives are good to use, it’s better that you UNDERSTAND them.  The more you understand, the better player you will become.  I have an entire video in the How To Get Good Beginner Guide Series about Understanding Passive Skills.  Check it out!

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