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Destructive Touch is a Destruction Staff weapon Skill in Elder Scrolls Online. It has two morphs available, Destructive Clench and Destructive Reach. One Morph adds additional elemental effects, and the other has increased range.

  • Skill Line: Destruction Staff Skills
  • Skill Type: Active
  • Unlocked at: Destruction Skills Rank 2
  • Morphs: Destructive Clench & Destructive Reach

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Destructive Touch

Active
  • Devastate enemy with an enhanced charge from your staff, dealing [x] Magic Damage and [y] Magic Damage more over 8 seconds.
  • Also applies an effect based on your staff's attack element:
  • Flame Touch knocks back the enemy.
  • Frost Touch immobilizes the enemy.
  • Shock Touch stuns the enemy.
Destruction Staff Rank 2
3654 Magicka
Instant
17m range
(Enemy)
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Destructive Clench
(Morph)
  • Devastate enemy with an enhanced charge from your staff, dealing [x] Magic Damage and [y] more over 8 seconds.
  • Also applies an effect based on your staff's attack element:
  • Flame Clench knocks back the enemy and deals more damage over time.
  • Frost Clench immobilizes the enemy for longer.
  • Shock Clench stuns the enemy and deals damage to nearby enemies.
  • Adds additional elemental effects.
(Destructive Touch Rank IV)
3435 Magicka
Instant
17m range
(Enemy)
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Destructive Reach
(Morph)
  • Devastate enemy with an enhanced charge from your staff, dealing [x] Magic Damage and [y] more over 8 seconds.
  • Also applies an effect based on your staff's attack element:
  • Flame Reach knocks back the enemy.
  • Frost Reach immobilizes the enemy.
  • Shock Reach stuns the enemy.
  • Has increased range.
(Destructive Touch Rank IV)
3435 Magicka
Instant
28m range
(Enemy)

Changes

  • Update 7 (v2.1.x):
    • Flame Touch: This ability will now knock back your enemy instead of stunning them.
    • Shock Touch: Removed the area of effect damage, and added a 2.5 second stun.
    • Flame Clench (morph): Removed the stun from this ability and added an increased damage over time damage.
    • Shock Clench (morph): Added an area of effect damage that applies near the target.
    • Shock Reach (morph): Removed the area of effect damage from this ability, and added a 2.5 second stun.



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