Skills & Ultimates

You only have space for 10 skills and 2 ults, so make them count. This page is one in a series on PvE Healing Theorycrafting. For more information, click each of the skills listed below.

Patch: Elsweyr


Yes, unless it obviously won’t help in any way ever (Cyrodiil bounty quests, I’m looking at you). What does that mean specifically? Ones that affect your sustain, healing, or attribute pools:

  • All passives under Destro, Resto, your three class lines, Race, Mage’s Guild, Undaunted, and Light Armour.
  • Support (Alliance): Magicka Aid
  • Fighters Guild: Banish the Wicked
  • Psijic Order: Concentrated Barrier
  • Soul (World): Soul Summons, Soul Lock
  • Medium (Armour): Wind Walker
  • Heavy (Armour): Juggernaut, Resolve, Constitution
  • If you decide to go Vamp: Undeath, Unnatural Resistance, Supernatural Recovery
  • Don’t forget! Max out your alchemy and provisioning so you can unlock the passives that extend your pots and foodstuffs

Templar Class Skills

Aedric Spear: Luminous Shards

Dawn’s Wrath: Solar Disturbance, Power of the Light (aka Potl)

Restoring Light: Breath of Life (aka BoL), Extended Ritual, Channeled Focus (aka Rune)

Warden Class Skills

Animal Companions: Blue Betty, Deceptive Predator

Green Balance: Enchanted Growth, Budding Seed, Bursting Vines, Enchanted Forest

Winter’s Embrace: Expansive Frost Cloak, Northern Storm

Sorc Class Skills

Dark Magic: Dark Conversion, Absorption Field, or really any to proc Minor Prophecy on your group

Daedric Summoning: Twilight Matriarch, Empowered Ward (for Minor Intellect)

Storm Calling: Boundless Storm, Lightning Flood

Necromancer Skills

Gravelord: Pestilent Colossus (situational)

Bone Tyrant: Summoner’s Armor, Bone Totem, Necrotic Potency

Living Death: Blood Sacrifice, Braided Tether (or Renewing Undeath), Renewing Animation, Intensive Mender

DK Class Skills

Ardent Flame: Engulfing Flames, Cauterize

Draconic Power: Hardened Armor, Dragon Blood, Reflective Plate, Deep Breath

Earthen Heart: Obsidian Shard, Igneous Weapons, Obsidian Shield, Cinder Storm, Magma Shell

Nightblade Class Skills

Assassination: Mark Target (for Minor Savagery)

Shadow: Refreshing Path, Bolstering Darkness

Siphoning: Funnel Health, Malevolent Offering, Siphoning Strikes, Sap Essence, Soul Siphon

Weapon Skills

Destro: Crushing Shock, Wall of Elements (WoE), Elemental Drain

Resto: Grand Healing (either morph), Combat Prayer, Ward Ally, Regeneration (either morph)

Armour Skills

Light: Annulment (either morph)

Guild Skills

Mages’ Guild: Inner Light, Meteor (if you do not have Barrier)

Undaunted: Energy Orbs

Psijic: Channeled Acceleration

Alliance War Skills

Assault: Aggressive Warhorn

Support: Efficient Purge, Barrier (either morph)

What about that skill you didn’t mention?

There are a few other skills that are useful in one particular situation or another, so it’s good to level everything (you never know what may be BiS later, amirite?). The skills above are the ones you will definitely need in healing vet trials.

Skill Swapping

The harder the content, the more likely you’ll change up bars between fights, so do yourself a favor and use an add-on like alpha gear, dressing room, or gear manager!

Thank you to Harven for a wonderful little add-on that lets you see different morphs of a skill. Super handy!