The Elder Scrolls Online Light Armor Passives

ESO Light Armor Passives
Armor passives offer excellent bonuses in ESO. UNDERSTANDING passives make for a better player. Learn more about light 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.

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

To fully understand light armor, it’s important that you understand the reasoning BEHIND the passives and not just the stats they provide.  Light armor is typically comprised of robes and items made of cloth.  It feels light, thin, and weak against physical (martial) threats BUT it is capable of deflecting magical attacks.  Wearing light armor provides you the ability to be fast on your feet with improved accuracy.  This is evidenced by the increase in the Weapon and Spell Critical rating AND the Physical and Spell Penetration bonuses.

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 Light Armor

ESO Light Armor Passive Annulment

Annulment

This ability converts a portion of your Magicka into a protective ward, gaining a damage shield that absorbs 3718 damage for 6 seconds.  The damage shield strength is capped at 50% of your Max Health.

Annulment Morphs

ESO Light Armor Passive Dampen Magic

Dampen Magic

This morph converts a portion of your Magicka into a protective ward, gaining a damage shield that absorbs 2718 damage for 6 seconds.  The Damage shield strength is capped at 60% of your Max Health. 

Each piece of Light Armor worn increases the amount of damage absorbed by 6%.  Each piece of Light Amor worn increases the damage absorbed. 

It also increases the shield cap value.

ESO Light Armor Passive Harness Magicka

Harness Magicka

This morph converts a portion of your Magicka into a protective ward, gaining a damage shield that absorbs 2718 damage for 6 seconds.  The Damage shield strength is capped at 50% of your Max Health. 

While active, whenever the shield absorbs damage, you restore 229 Magicka.  Each piece of Light Armor worn increases the Magicka restored by 33%.  This effect can occur up to 3 times. 

It also restores Magicka whenever you absorb damage.

Light Armor Passives

ESO Light Armor Passive Bonuses

Light Armor Bonuses

Each piece of Light Armor equipped does the following: 

  • reduces damage taken from magical attacks by 1%
  • reduces the cost of Roll Dodge by 3%
  • reduces the Movement Speed penalty of Sneak by 5%
  • reduces the cost of Break Free by 5%
  • reduces the cost of Bash by 3%
ESO Light Armor Passive Penalties

Light Armor Penalties

Each piece of Light Armor equipped does the following:

  • increases damage taken from Martial attacks by 1%
  • increases the cost of Block by 3%
  • decreases damage done with Bash by 1%
ESO Light Armor Passive Grace

Grace

This passive does each of the following:

  • Reduces the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 4% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.
  • Reduces the Cost of Sprint by 3% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.
ESO Light Armor Passive Evocation

Evocation

This passive does each of the following:

  • increases your Magicka Recovery by 4% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.  
  • reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 2% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.
ESO Light Armor Passive Spell Warding

Spell Warding

This passive increases your Spell Resistance by 726 for each piece of Light Armor equipped.

ESO Light Armor Passive Prodigy

Prodigy

This passive increases your Weapon and Spell Critical rating by 219 for each piece of Light Armor equipped.

ESO Light Armor Passive Concentration

Concentration

This passive increases your Physical and Spell Penetration by 939 for each piece of Light Armor equipped.

 

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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