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For other uses, see Mages Guild.

The Mages Guild is a joinable faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Players may join the Mages Guild regardless of their Alliance, much like the Fighters Guild, as they have not taken sides in the Alliance War in Cyrodiil.

Reputation with the Mages Guild can be increased by collecting special lore books in Alliance territory and in Cyrodiil. The Mages Guild questline revolves around the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath.

The Mages Guild has headquarters in the region of Rivenspire in High Rock, and The Rift in Skyrim.


Mages guild skills[]

Ultimate Abilities[]

Active abilities[]

  • Magelight: summons a hovering light that reveals nearby invisible enemies and improves the caster's Spell Critical.
  • Entropy: damages an enemy over time while also healing the caster.
  • Fire Rune: place a rune on the ground that explodes for Fire Damage when any enemy crosses it.
  • Equilibrium: exchanges the caster's health for magicka and negates their ability to heal themself for a few seconds.

Passive abilities[]

  • Persuasive Will: grants the ability to Persuade some NPCs during conversations.
  • Mage Adept: reduces cost of Mages Guild abilities.
  • Everlasting Magic: increases duration of Mages Guild abilities.
  • Magicka Controller: increases Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery based on # of Mages Guild abilities slotted.
  • Might of the Guild: casting a Mages Guild ability improves the Spell Damage of the next attack.

Mages guild ranks[]

List of lore books[]

For a list of the lore books which will increase player rank in The Elder Scrolls Online, see Lorebooks.