For other uses, see Combat.

Combat in The Elder Scrolls Online comes in two separate types, Player vs Environment and Player vs Player, however, both are designed to work in similar ways. Player vs Player combat is available after reaching level 10.[1]


Main article: Finesse

Finesseconfirmation needed is essentially the character's reward for effective use of combat abilities, such as attacking, blocking and dodging. Once significant finesse points are earned, players are able to use a designated Finesse attack called Ultimate Abilities, which level up the more it is used.[2][3][4][5]

Ultimate AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Ultimate Abilities

Ultimate Abilities are very powerful attacks that can be unlocked by successfully filling up the Finesse bar. These attacks level up the more that they are used, like other skills.[2][3][4][5] Ultimate Abilities are one of the six skills in the hotbar that can be used by players.[6]  [7] Ultimate Abilities are class based, meaning that different classes will be able to unlock different abilities.[2] [6] [8]


There are several different types of damage in online:

Flame DamageEdit

Frost DamageEdit

Shock DamageEdit

Magic DamageEdit

Physical DamageEdit


Main article: Synergy


Main article: Dodging (Online)


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    • I want to make a pvp build so whats the best race and class for pvp dps?
    • People love Sorcerers with their teleport skill (ball of lightning, I think) and Dragonknights :D Race? I'm not sure which is best, the cl...
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    • thanks guys ur all awesome... and u 2 do recomend ESO? i've been willing to buy it but i don't know if i should
    • I'd recommend it. Despite being an MMO, you don't need to do much of anything with other players; however, if you do desire to...
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