For other uses, see Emperor.
Emperor (Online)

A Covenant Emperor in Cyrodiil.

Emperor, also referred to as The Pretenders by the Empress Regent Clivia Tharn,[1] is a PvP-related title in The Elder Scrolls Online. Despite the title, an Emperor will not have direct access to the Ruby Throne, due to interference by the army of Molag Bal.[2]

Ascension and dethroning

If an Alliance controls all of the keeps surrounding the Imperial City, the player with the highest Alliance Points will be crowned Emperor.

The Emperor receives an entire skill line which can only be gained through achieving Emperor status. Powers include being able to make siege more effective, being able to knock down walls quicker, and having voice of the Emperor commands.

An Emperor is dethroned when their alliance loses all the keeps necessary to crown an Emperor. The dethroned Emperor will not keep their skill line, and the abilities in it will be lost.confirmation needed

Skill abilities

When a player becomes the incumbent/current Emperor, they will gain several passive abilities. After they are dethroned, said player will lose all the passive abilities.

Domination Increases Health, Magicka, and Stamina combat regeneration by 100%.
Authority Increases Ultimate gains by 100%.
Monarch Increases the magnitude of healing effects on Emperors by 50%.
Tactician Increases Siege Weapon Damage against Structures by 100%.
Emperor Increases Health, Magicka, and Stamina by 75% while in your campaign.

First Emperors

The following is a list of the first Emperors in each campaign:

North American Server

  • Scourge: Joface (Aldmeri Dominion)
  • Chrysamere: Alueren
  • Auriel's Bow: Merdon the Vengeful (Ebonheart Pact)
  • Skull Crusher: Dashivax of Kill Cult
  • Dawnbreaker: Morkulth
  • Goldbrand: Tombfox
  • Hopesfire: Kip
  • Volundrung: Draco Ismenium
  • Wabbajack: Fixate
  • Vivec: Jaflower
  • Kaalgrontiid: Augustus Aurelius

European Server

  • Chrysamere: Sulfr
  • Auriel's Bow: Pryda
  • Bloodthorn: Cheesus Crust
  • Dawnbreaker: Aendir Celion (Aldmeri Dominion)
  • Goldbrand: Gsko
  • Hopesfire: tiu la minimacro
  • Vivec: Augustus Aurelius
  • Kaalgrontiid: Augustus Aurelius




  1. Dialogue with Clivia Tharn
  2. Events of Online and Imperial City
Emperor of Cyrodiil
Clivia Tharn 2E 582 - 2E ??? Warlord Attrebus

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  • Becoming Emperor?

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    • You can't become emporer i am the leader of the dark brotherhood, the thrives guild, and the champions of the arena, not to mention ...
    • With GiskardGRs mod you can become emperor
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