Warden Class Skills (what we know so far - Updated!)

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*Animal Companions is very close to being finalized - Winter's Embrace and Green Balance will be updated when ESO Live shows them off in the following weeks*

***Note: These skills are in a pre-PTS state. They will most likely see significant changes. Some of these skills even have tooltip inconsistencies or badly written descriptions as well. With that said, feel free to begin theorycrafting!




Warden



Winter's Embrace


Active Skills

Ult. Sleet Storm
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 10 meters
Duration - 8 seconds
Cost - 200 Ultimate
All enemies near you are snared for 1 second, and take heavy X Frost Damage. Nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing incoming damage by 30%.
Morph 1: Causes enemies who take 3-4 ticks of damage from this ability to become stunned/knocked down for a bit.
Morph 2: Passively grants 8% Max Magicka while slotted.

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1. Arctic Wind
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 10 second
Heal self for 11% of Max Health instantly and additional 2% Health every 2 seconds over 10 seconds.
Morph 1: Also deals AoE damage equal to the value healed.
Morph 2: Now heals an ally as well.

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2. Ice Fortress
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 12 meters
Duration - 24 seconds
You and nearby allied gain Major Resolve, increasing Physical Resistance by 5280, and Major Ward, increasing Spell Resistance by 5280 for 24 seconds
Morph 1: Grants Minor Protection to the caster, reducing damage taken by 8%.
Morph 2: Increases the radius to 28 meters.

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3. Impaling Shards
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 6 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Deal X Frost Damage to targets in the area every 1 second for 10 seconds. Targets become snared for 4 seconds.

Damage is done based on your Max Health.
Morph 1: Targets struck 4 times by this skill become rooted.
Morph 2: ?

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4. Crystallized Shield
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Cast Time - 6 seconds
Absorbs spell projectiles, restoring X Magicka. This can happen up to 3 times.
Morph 1: Now returns Stamina rather than Magicka.
Morph 2: Absorbing projectiles grants Major Heroism.

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5. Frozen Gate
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 5 meters
Duration - 30 seconds
Summon a portal on the ground, when an enemy runs over it they are teleported to you and rooted for 2 seconds. If the target is immune they will take X Frost Damage.

You can only have 1 active at a time and is removed after activation
Morph 1: Applies Major Maim for a short time to teleported enemies.
Morph 2: Allies may walk into the trap and activate a synergy to teleport to the Warden.

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Passive Skills

Glacial Presence
Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 200%.

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Frozen Armor
Increase your Physical amd Spell Resistance by 500 for each Winter's Embrace abiliy slotted.

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Icy Aura
Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 15%

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Piercing Cold
Increase your Physical and Cold Damage by 6%





Green Balance


Active Skills

Ult. Healing Thicket
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 6 seconds
Cost - 75 Ultimate
Instantly heals the lowest health ally in area by X, and then heals all allies in the area by X every 1 second over 6 seconds.

When effect ends Allies continue to recieve X healing over 4 seconds
Morph 1: Healing a low health ally returns 20 Ultimate.
Morph 2: Adds more healing over time.

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1. Fungal Growth
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Cone
Radius - 20 meters
Instantly grow a large area of mushrooms healing all allies in cone in front of you for X health.
Morph 1: Allies affected gain Minor Intelect and Minor Endurance, increasing Magicka and Stamina regeneration by 10% for 20 seconds.
Morph 2: ?

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2. Healing Seed
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 6 seconds
Summon a field of flowers which heals X Health after 6 seconds. Only 1 can be active at a time.

Allies may activate the Healing Seed synergy to gain an instant heal for X Health.
Morph 1: Synergy is stronger.
Morph 2: Enemies who enter the field will get Major Defile, reducing healing recieved by X% for 4 seconds.

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3. Living Trellis
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Area - 20 x 12 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Grow vines to embrace you or the lowest health ally in front of you for 10 seconds. The vines heal the target for X health each time they take damage. This effect can occur once every 1 second.

When the vines expire, they heal the target for an additional X Health.

You can only have one Living Trellis active at a time.
Morph 1: Applies Minor Lifesteal to targets who damage allies within your Living Trellis.
Morph 2: ?

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4. Lotus Blossom
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 20 seconds
While active, 26% of damage caused by your Light and Heavy attacks also heal a nearby ally.

Caster also gains Major Prophecy, gaining Spell Critical by X for 20 seconds
Morph 1: Grants Major Savagery instead, increasing Weapon Critical.]/i]
Morph 2: ?

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5. Nature's Embrace
Cast Time - Instant
Range - 22 meters
Pull yourself to a targeted ally. You and ally heal X every 1 second for 10 seconds.
Morph 1: Adds a burst heal once pulled.
Morph 2: ?

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Passive Skills

Nature's Gift
When Healing an ally with a Green Balance ability, gain 250 Magicka.

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Accelerated Growth
When healing an ally under 50% Health with a Green Balance ability, gain Major Mending, increasing your healing done by 25% for 8 seconds.

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Emerald Moss
Increase healing done by X% for each Green Balance ability slotted.

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Maturation
When healing an ally with a Green Balance ability, grant them Major Toughness increasing Max Health 10% for 20% seconds.





Animal Companions


Active Skills

Ult. Feral Guardian
Cast Time - 2.5 seconds
Target - Self
Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly's swipe deals X Magic Damage.

Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Savagery for 75 Ultimate. Causes X Magic Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% health.

The grizzly's attacks do an additional 12% damage.

Eternal Guardian: Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly's swipe deals X Magic Damage. When killed the bear will instantly respawn, with a cooldown of 1 minute. Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Wrath for 75 Ultimate. Causes X Physical Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% health. The grizzly's attacks do an additional 12% damage.

Wild Guardian: Rouse a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly's swipe deals X Magic Damage. Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Savagery for 75 Ultimate. Causes X Physical Damage and deals 100% additional damage to targets under 25% health. The grizzly's attacks do an additional 12% damage. (Stamina-based morph)


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1. Dive
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Enemy
Range - 28 meters
Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing X Magic Damage.

Cutting Dive: Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing X Physical Damage. (Stamina-based morph)

Screaming Cliff Racer: Command a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing X Magic Damage. Deals up to 15% increased damage against enemies at longer range.

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2. Scorch
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Area - 20 x 7 meters
Duration - 3 seconds
Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing X Magic Damage to enemies in front of you.

Subterranean Assault: Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing X Poison Damage to enemies in front of you. Enemies damaged are afflicted with Major Breach and Major Fracture, reducing their Spell Resistance and Physical Resistance by 5280 for 10 seconds. (Stamina-based morph)

Deep Fissure: Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing X Magic Damage to enemies in front of you. An eruption stuns one enemy for 3 seconds.

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3. Swarm
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Enemy
Range - 28 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing X Magic Damage over 10 seconds.

Fetcher Infection: Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing X Magic Damage over 10 seconds. Every other cast deals 75% increased damage.

Growing Swarm: Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing X Magic Damage over 10 seconds. When ability ends, fetcherflies infect up to 6 new targets. (10 meter radius)

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4. Betty Netch
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 24 seconds
Call a Betty Netch that restores X Magicka over 22 seconds. Gain Major Sorcery, increasing spell damage by 20% over 24 seconds.

This ability also removes 1 negative effect.
Blue Betty: Call a Betty Netch that restores X Magicka over 22 seconds. Gain Major Sorcery, increasing spell damage by 20% over 24 seconds. When activated, removes 1 negative effect.

Bull Netch: Call a Betty Netch that restores X Stamina over 22 seconds. Gain Major Brutality, increasing weapon damage by 20% over 24 seconds.

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5. Falcon's Swiftness
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 10 seconds
Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds and Major Endurance increasing stamina recovery for 20% over 10 seconds.

Deceptive Falcon: Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds and Major Endurance increasing stamina recovery for 20% over 10 seconds. Gain Minor Evasion, increasing dodge chance by 5% for 10 seconds

Bird of Prey: Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition, increasing movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds and Major Endurance increasing stamina recovery for 20% over 10 seconds. Gain Minor Beserk, increasing damage done by 8% for 10 seconds.

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Passive Skills

Bond with Nature
When one of your animal companions is killed or unsummoned, you're restored 1386 Health.

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Savage Beast
Damaging an enemy with an Animal Companion ability grants 4 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown of 8 seconds.

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Flourish
Increase your Magicka and Stamina recovery by 12% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.

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Advanced Species
Increases your damage done for Animal Companion abilities by 2% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.



Short Version......

Winter's Embrace
Active Skills

Ult. Sleet Storm
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 10 meters
Duration - 8 seconds
Cost - 200 Ultimate
All enemies near you are snared for 1 second, and take heavy X Frost Damage. Nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing incoming damage by 30%.
Morph 1: Causes enemies who take 3-4 ticks of damage from this ability to become stunned/knocked down for a bit.
Morph 2: Passively grants 8% Max Magicka while slotted.

1. Arctic Wind
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 10 second
Heal self for 11% of Max Health instantly and additional 2% Health every 2 seconds over 10 seconds.
Morph 1: Also deals AoE damage equal to the value healed.
Morph 2: Now heals an ally as well.

2. Ice Fortress
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 12 meters
Duration - 24 seconds
You and nearby allied gain Major Resolve, increasing Physical Resistance by 5280, and Major Ward, increasing Spell Resistance by 5280 for 24 seconds
Morph 1: Grants Minor Protection to the caster, reducing damage taken by 8%.
Morph 2: Increases the radius to 28 meters.

3. Impaling Shards
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 6 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Deal X Frost Damage to targets in the area every 1 second for 10 seconds. Targets become snared for 4 seconds.

Damage is done based on your Max Health.
Morph 1: Targets struck 4 times by this skill become rooted.
Morph 2: ?

4. Crystallized Shield
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Cast Time - 6 seconds
Absorbs spell projectiles, restoring X Magicka. This can happen up to 3 times.
Morph 1: Now returns Stamina rather than Magicka.
Morph 2: Absorbing projectiles grants Major Heroism.

5. Frozen Gate
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 5 meters
Duration - 30 seconds
Summon a portal on the ground, when an enemy runs over it they are teleported to you and rooted for 2 seconds. If the target is immune they will take X Frost Damage.

You can only have 1 active at a time and is removed after activation
Morph 1: Applies Major Maim for a short time to teleported enemies.
Morph 2: Allies may walk into the trap and activate a synergy to teleport to the Warden.

Passive Skills
Glacial Presence
Increase chance of applying Chilled to enemies with Winter's Embrace abilities by 200%.

Frozen Armor
Increase your Physical amd Spell Resistance by 500 for each Winter's Embrace abiliy slotted.

Icy Aura
Reduce the effectiveness of snares applied to you by 15%

Piercing Cold
Increase your Physical and Cold Damage by 6%

Green Balance

Active Skills
Ult. Healing Thicket
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 6 seconds
Cost - 75 Ultimate
Instantly heals the lowest health ally in area by X, and then heals all allies in the area by X every 1 second over 6 seconds.

When effect ends Allies continue to recieve X healing over 4 seconds
Morph 1: Healing a low health ally returns 20 Ultimate.
Morph 2: Adds more healing over time.

1. Fungal Growth
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Cone
Radius - 20 meters
Instantly grow a large area of mushrooms healing all allies in cone in front of you for X health.
Morph 1: Allies affected gain Minor Intelect and Minor Endurance, increasing Magicka and Stamina regeneration by 10% for 20 seconds.
Morph 2: ?

2. Healing Seed
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Ground
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 6 seconds
Summon a field of flowers which heals X Health after 6 seconds. Only 1 can be active at a time.

Allies may activate the Healing Seed synergy to gain an instant heal for X Health.
Morph 1: Synergy is stronger.
Morph 2: Enemies who enter the field will get Major Defile, reducing healing recieved by X% for 4 seconds.

3. Living Trellis
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Area - 20 x 12 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Grow vines to embrace you or the lowest health ally in front of you for 10 seconds. The vines heal the target for X health each time they take damage. This effect can occur once every 1 second.

When the vines expire, they heal the target for an additional X Health.

You can only have one Living Trellis active at a time.
Morph 1: Applies Minor Lifesteal to targets who damage allies within your Living Trellis.
Morph 2: ?

4. Lotus Blossom
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 8 meters
Duration - 20 seconds
While active, 26% of damage caused by your Light and Heavy attacks also heal a nearby ally.

Caster also gains Major Prophecy, gaining Spell Critical by X for 20 seconds
Morph 1: Grants Major Savagery instead, increasing Weapon Critical.]/i]
Morph 2: ?

5. Nature's Embrace
Cast Time - Instant
Range - 22 meters
Pull yourself to a targeted ally. You and ally heal X every 1 second for 10 seconds.
Morph 1: Adds a burst heal once pulled.
Morph 2: ?

Passive Skills
Nature's Gift
When Healing an ally with a Green Balance ability, gain 250 Magicka.

Accelerated Growth
When healing an ally under 50% Health with a Green Balance ability, gain Major Mending, increasing your healing done by 25% for 8 seconds.

Emerald Moss
Increase healing done by X% for each Green Balance ability slotted.

Maturation
When healing an ally with a Green Balance ability, grant them Major Toughness increasing Max Health 10% for 20% seconds.

Animal Companions

Active Skills
Ult. Bear Guardian
Cast Time - 2.5 seconds
Target - Self
Summon a loyal grizzly to fight at your side. The grizzly's swipe deals X Magic Damage every 1 second until slain.

Once summoned, you can activate Guardian's Wrath for 75 Ultimate, causing X Magic Damage. targets under 25% health take 100% additional damage.
Morph 1: Increases execute damage value. (might be a Stamina morph!)
Morph 2: When killed the bear will instantly respawn, with a cooldown of 1 minute.

1. Cliff Racer
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Enemy
Range - 28 meters
Call a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing X Magic Damage.
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Morph 1:
If dealing damage from greater than 15m, deal 15% more damage

Morph 2: Converts into a Stamina skill.

2. Subterranean Assault
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Area
Radius - 5 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Summon a Haj Mota that charges ahead of you after 3 seconds and deals X Magic Damage to all enemies in its wake.

Morph 1: Also applies Major Fracture for 15 seconds and converts to a Stamina ability.
Morph 2: The first target hit is stunned for 3 seconds.

3. Flecherflies Swarm
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Enemy
Range - 28 meters
Radius - 10 meters
Duration - 10 seconds
Unleash a swarm of fletcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing X Magic Damage over 10 seconds.


Morph 1: Can be recasted again before expiration to deal extra damage.
Morph 2: When ability ends, flecherflies infect up to 6 new targets.

4. Betty
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 25 seconds
Call a Betty Netch that restores X Magicka over 25 seconds. Gain Major Sorcery increasing spell damage by 20% for 30 seconds.

This ability also removes 1 negative effect.
Morph 1: Returns Stamina and grants Major Brutality instead. No longer purges.
Morph 2: ?

5. Bird of Prey
Cast Time - Instant
Target - Self
Duration - 10 seconds
Cater gains Major Expedition, increasing movement speed by 30% for 10 seconds and Major Endurance increasing stamina recovery for 20% over 10 second.
Morph 1: Gain Minor Beserk, increasing damage done by 8% for 10 seconds.
Morph 2: Gain Minor Evasion, increasing dodge chance by 5% for 10 seconds.

Passive Skills
Bond with Nature
When one of your animal companions is killed or unsummoned, you're restored 1386 Health.

Savage Beast
Damaging an enemy with an Animal Companion ability grants 4 Ultimate. This effect has a cooldown of 8 seconds.

Flourish
Increase your Magicka and Stamina recovery by 12% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.

Advanced Species
Increases your damage done for Animal Companion abilities by 2% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.


Should be much easier to read here than from the orginial link. Also big thanks to @MissBizz who posted the pics of each Warden skill on her thread here and @Gilliamtherogue , @paulsimonps , and @Deltia for further clarification!


Hope this helps! I'm hyped :)
Edited by Vaoh on April 5, 2017 4:41AM
  • Isellskooma
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    Perfect
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    Nice!!!

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    I can't wait to try one out! B)
  • Jitterbug
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    I really yearn for descriptions not written in translated german (no offense) gamer boy lingo.

    But good job on the thread.
  • Phatmattfu
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    Just dying for morph and passive details!
    Preferably with less juvenile language ;)
  • Liofa
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    Bear Ultimate will require double slotting and the damaging morph of it will deal even more damage to targets that are in execute range .

    Source : http://blog.uesp.net/index.php/2017/02/22/more-eso-morrowind-info
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  • Lynx7386
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    Some insights:

    Polar wind will probably not heal as part of the base ability, makes more sense it will be one of the morphs, similar to Stonefist/obsidian shard for dks.

    Ice fortress is probably that mini ice wall sell that npc frost mages use.

    Impaling shards is probably a two part ability like the fighters guild crossbow - first cast sticks your target with an ice spike that damages and slows them, while activating it again pulls the target to you.

    Nature's grasp will probably be like the tunneling / travel through the ground ability that the wilderqueen and wilder king use.

    Zos said that the warden will be good as an archer main. This means two things:
    1. The warden will have a spammable ranged stamina attack, probably a morph for cliff racer, to make up for the bow's lack of weavable attacks.
    2. The warden will probably have a class based major brutality buff to make up for the bow line not having one.

    The major brutality buff could come from two sources:
    1. The lotus ability in green balance, which claims to give a damage bonus
    2. A morph of the bull netch. The base null netch ability restores your stamina, I would say that having one morph provide major brutality and the other restore magicka and provide major sorcery makes sense.

    The bird of prey skill gives you glowing, translucent wings. It was shown in a screenshot not long ago. It probably gives major expedition while letting you hover just off the ground. In the screen, the wings were blue - I'm hoping one of the morphs makes it a stamina ability with green wings.

    The bear ultimate is the warden's only permanent pet. It is a toggle just like the sorcerer pets, and must be double barred to stay active when swapping weapons.

    The bear has one morph that causes it to auto revive if it dies, so you never have to recast it.

    The other morph increases the bears damage, and allows you to keep generating ultimate while it is active. Activating the ultimate a second time causes the bear to enrage, further increasing its damage and giving it an execute style damage bonus against low health targets.
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    Some more insights:

    The subterranean assault actually summons moles.

    The bee attack is an aoe.

    Secluded Grove may actually have the trees block line of sight, making it really useful in the new battlegrounds.

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    Jitterbug wrote: »
    I really yearn for descriptions not written in translated german (no offense) gamer boy lingo.

    But good job on the thread.

    Yeah me too :persevere:

    I'll update this thread when a lot more new info becomes available. It mainly serves right now as an outline, since it's easier to read and theorycraft with everything in one spot.

    Just waiting for the bulk of the Warden skill lines to eventually be shown off.
    Edited by Vaoh on February 27, 2017 6:50PM
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    **Updated with the recent info we've recieved thanks to PAX East 2017!
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    Vaoh wrote: »
    **Updated with the recent info we've recieved thanks to PAX East 2017!

    Awesome, thanks.
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    I remember reading that only one of the morphs of the bear pet makes it permanent. It will self rez when killed, otherwise you have to build up ultimate again before re-summoning it.
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    Abilities and passives seem so OP, the have everything from magika sustain, team buffs and massive heals and I think damage will be pretty good along with permasnare
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  • Cinbri
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    Tbh it is frustrating to read Crystallized Shield description. Templars were asking of revamping Total Dark into self-absorb with resource return upon in to be like non-*** DKs Scales, since Thieves Guild dlc.. only to be ended as Warden skill :(
    Otherwise their skills are versatile and this is good. Don't know how in pve, but in pvp this class will be fine since it have all tools it need for effective gameplay, at least if it won't be nerfed.
    Edited by Cinbri on March 13, 2017 11:42AM
  • Tyrion87
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    Too many buffs and heals, too few dps skills... I was looking for more of the latter, especially for ice dmg skills :-(
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    Yeah this class is bound to be pretty bad for solo players, It was after all originally removed content and not anything special, It also has nothing to do with the DLC that is it is a part of, also the whole ice magic thing just doesn't suit the whole theme of the Warden, They seem to be all about giving life where as Ice magic is more about "Cold and Death" and should of been saved for a Necromancer class or something.

  • Phatmattfu
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    Wow, Wow, Wow! Where did you get the new info!? Thanks so much!

    As someone who was planning on a majicka animal dps / healer, I am very, very happy with the looks of things so far!

    #stoked
  • Lynx7386
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    Yeah this class is bound to be pretty bad for solo players, It was after all originally removed content and not anything special, It also has nothing to do with the DLC that is it is a part of, also the whole ice magic thing just doesn't suit the whole theme of the Warden, They seem to be all about giving life where as Ice magic is more about "Cold and Death" and should of been saved for a Necromancer class or something.

    I would say that in this case the cold magic is more representative of the harsh conditions in the wild rather than of "death"
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    Am I missing something or this class doesn't have a damage shield (just magika attack absorb)? Interest in a Warden tank cratering. Perhaps one of the morphs makes it absorb physical damage too.

    Edit: And even if we're going with "realism", how the heck would a giant bubble of ice NOT stop physical attacks? A tank-focused class with a half-assed shield is a bad idea.
    Edited by Peekachu99 on March 13, 2017 2:59PM
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    Phatmattfu wrote: »
    Wow, Wow, Wow! Where did you get the new info!? Thanks so much!

    As someone who was planning on a majicka animal dps / healer, I am very, very happy with the looks of things so far!

    #stoked

    Me too! It's gonna be amazing! This class is very versatile and unique.
    Edited by Vaoh on March 13, 2017 3:08PM
  • Tasear
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno


    Enchanted Growth
    Instantly grow a large area of mushrooms healing all allies in cone in front of you for X health.

    Allies affected gain Minor Intellect and Minor Endurance, increasing Magicka and Stamina regeneration by 10% for 20 seconds.

    Radius 20 meters

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    Radiant Aura

    Champion the cause of divine glory to apply Minor Magickasteal to all enemies around you for 16.5 secinds, causing you and your allies to restore 400 Magicka every 1 seconds when damaging them.
    While slotted, you gain Minor Fortitude, Minor Endurance, and Minor Intellect, increasing Health, Stamina, and Magicka Recovery by 10%.

    Radius 18 meters
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    Emprowered Ward

    Conjure globes of Daedric energy for protection, granting a damage shield for you and your pets that absorbs [x] damage for 10 seconds.
    Also grants Minor Intellect to you and nearby allies, increasing your Magicka Recovery by 10% for 10 seconds.
    Reduces the cost, increases the duration, and also grants you and your allies Minor Intellect.

    <3 :'( Emrprowed ward - needs a name change... it's not so powerful as it's duration is lowest, and effect is almost null compared to the other two :'( <3
    Edited by Tasear on March 13, 2017 3:52PM
  • Seraphayel
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    Aquanova wrote: »
    These skills sound like they are borrowing too much from the other classes or are just improved versions of those skills. I was hoping ZOS would make the Warden have truly unique skills that clearly define it. With the listed skills right now, the Warden looks to be the jack of all trades of all the classes.

    I can see this class replacing the main for many of us in it's current state.

    This is my opinion as well. Warden in ESO is like Astrologian in Final Fantasy XIV - a class that impersonates two other classes but with less efficiency. In FFXIV were two heal classes, a direct healer with amazing group heals and a shield healer. Astrologian then was given the choice of being either one of those other healers to complement the other healer by choosing from fight to fight which constellation works better. Warden feels the same but it's like all of the four basic classes in ESO mingled into one.

    Sleet Storm = Nova
    Impaling Shards = Encase + damage
    Etc.

    I don't say that it's a bad thing but Warden doesn't sound like it's going to be “super special“. Instead it's just a mixture of every other class. That could be great (I am hoping for the morphs) but it could be pretty bland and imbalanced as well.
  • roigseguib16_ESO
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    I'm quite concerned with the lack of Stamina/physical damage I see. I know it may be too early but the Ethernal Guardian deals magic damage, and we know about both its morphs (perma-reappearence vs damage burst). Is it likely than either one deals physical damage?
    Same with most animal companion Skills.
    I fear that we might end up with another stamina-morphs-are-second-skills class that relies in weapon/guild skills to be useful. Sure, Wardens will benefit of both stamina and magicka but at this very moment a purely stambuild seems unlikely
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  • Fuxo
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Warden feels the same but it's like all of the four basic classes in ESO mingled into one.

    Sleet Storm = Nova
    Impaling Shards = Encase + damage
    Etc.

    I don't say that it's a bad thing but Warden doesn't sound like it's going to be “super special“. Instead it's just a mixture of every other class. That could be great (I am hoping for the morphs) but it could be pretty bland and imbalanced as well.

    I believe this is intentional. Morrowind is an important milestone for the game. A lot of new players will join and will expect an Elder Scrolls game - "Play the way you want". The devs have designed the Warden for new players to be able to both play solo the way they wanted and/or join a group and fill (almost) any role.
  • Phatmattfu
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    I'm quite concerned with the lack of Stamina/physical damage I see. I know it may be too early but the Ethernal Guardian deals magic damage, and we know about both its morphs (perma-reappearence vs damage burst). Is it likely than either one deals physical damage?
    Same with most animal companion Skills.
    I fear that we might end up with another stamina-morphs-are-second-skills class that relies in weapon/guild skills to be useful. Sure, Wardens will benefit of both stamina and magicka but at this very moment a purely stambuild seems unlikely

    Well we don't know the morphs yet, you can be sure stamina will have some nice toys.

    As for the ultimate, from the post it seems like the two morphs are almost baked into the base skill? I can understand your concern though, as personally I was worried the bear would be physical only. I seem to have gotten my wish of magic damage, but if i was a gambling man I'd wager they will give the bear a physical morph that will be heavy damage.
    Edited by Phatmattfu on March 13, 2017 3:41PM
  • Karminathevamp
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    So, when Morrowind comes out in June, it will be full of wardens. :D
    Master Angler
  • roigseguib16_ESO
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    Phatmattfu wrote: »
    I'm quite concerned with the lack of Stamina/physical damage I see. I know it may be too early but the Ethernal Guardian deals magic damage, and we know about both its morphs (perma-reappearence vs damage burst). Is it likely than either one deals physical damage?
    Same with most animal companion Skills.
    I fear that we might end up with another stamina-morphs-are-second-skills class that relies in weapon/guild skills to be useful. Sure, Wardens will benefit of both stamina and magicka but at this very moment a purely stambuild seems unlikely

    Well we don't know the morphs yet, you can be sure stamina will have some nice toys.

    As for the ultimate, from the post it seems like the two morphs are almost baked into the base skill? I can understand your concern though, as personally I was worried the bear would be physical only. I seem to have gotten my wish of magic damage, but if i was a gambling man I'd wager they will give the bear a physical morph that will be heavy damage.

    Well, my concern was: the images we got from PAX showcased a 20k damage hit every 75 ultimate with a PTS template (e.g. no damage). A well build character could be somewhat close to 40k base hit. Say 60k+ crit damage (1.5x basic multiplier). That is 20-30k hit in PvP, instakill in most cases for medium-low resistant players. Now add the fact that 75 ultimate is 3 kills (20 Ult - combat frenzy) or 10-12 seconds of active combat.

    In my humble opinion, and as an admitted stamina oriented player, I hope the bear to have one morph of each, since I see it as the ONLY attractive skill for a PvP oriented stamina character. Its yet to be seen if Green Balance or Winter Embrace will bring any stamina juicy morphs and if Animal Companions bring some level of utility (bull=dark deal?) but as @Seraphyel has pointed out above, jack of all trades and master of none. If the Bear is magick damage and the utility skills are re-skins of other classes'/lines skills (e.g. major expedition, major ward, minor endurance), what's the point of playing Stamina PvP open world warden??
    Xavier Louis - Redguard Templar
    Xavier Luis - Redguard Sorcerer
    Xavier Löuis - Dunmer Dragonknight
    Xavier Louïs - Dunmer Dragonknight
    Xavier Louïs - Argonian Templar
    Legendary Xavi - Altmer Sorcerer
    War Chief Sosio - Orc Warden

    Former Guild Master of Fuego
  • roigseguib16_ESO
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno @ZOS_RichLambert will we get a Physical Damage/Stamina based Ethernal Guardian Morph? Is it possible to give us some insight?
    Xavier Louis - Redguard Templar
    Xavier Luis - Redguard Sorcerer
    Xavier Löuis - Dunmer Dragonknight
    Xavier Louïs - Dunmer Dragonknight
    Xavier Louïs - Argonian Templar
    Legendary Xavi - Altmer Sorcerer
    War Chief Sosio - Orc Warden

    Former Guild Master of Fuego
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