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Stats or Attributes in Elder Scrolls Online can be a little hard to understand sometimes. Descriptions aren't always overly clear and sometimes it is difficult to calculate what increasing one stat will actually do for your character and your skills. Below are the in game descriptions of each Attribute and there will be further explanations of these below. These Stats have changed drastically in Patch 1.6. The information below has been changed to reflect this patch.

Please see the Effects page for a list of buffs and debuffs that can be applied to your chracter.

Please see Battle Leveled status for understanding how One Tamriel affects leveling.

 

ESO Attributes

Upon leveling your character you will be awarded 1 Attribute point. You will have received a total of 64 Attribute points by the time you reach Champion 160. These can be spent in Magicka, Health or Stamina. As of Patch 1.6, Soft Caps have been removed and Overcharge no longer exists.

Magicka Determines how many Magicka abilities you can cast and how effective those abilities are. Magicka recovers over time. That recovery is reduced during combat. Staff Weapon Damage is based on Magicka.
Health Determines the amount of damage you can take in combat and how much Healing you can receive. Health recovers over time. That recovery is reduced during combat.
Stamina Determines how many Stamina abilities you can use and how effective those abilities will be. Sprint, Bash, Sneak, Roll Dodge and Break Free all consume stamina. Stamina recovers over time. That recovery is reduced during combat. Sword, shield, axe, mace, bow and dagger Weapon Damage is based on your Stamina.
Maximum Magicka Affects how many Magicka abilities you can cast and how effective those abilities will be. Stave Weapon damage is based on your Maximum Magicka.
Maximum Health Affects the amount of Damage you can take before dying
Maximum Stamina Affects how many Stamina abilities you can use and how effective those abilities will be. Sword, shield, axe, mace, bow and dagger Weapon Damage is based on your Maximum Stamina.
Spell Damage Affects how much Damage or Healing your Magicka-based abilities and weapons cause.
Spell Critical Gives your Magicka-based abilities and weapons a chance to do Critical Damage
Spell Resistance Decreases the amount of Damage you take from Magical Attacks
Magicka Regeneration When in combat, you recover [x] Magicka every two seconds.
Health Regeneration When in combat, you recover [x] Health every two seconds
Stamina Regeneration When in combat, you recover [x] Stamina every two seconds
Weapon Damage Affects how much Damage or Healing your Stamina-based abilities and weapons cause.
Weapon Critical Gives your Physical Attacks a chance to do Critical Damage
Physical Resistance Decreases the amount of Damage you take from Physical Attacks.
 



Maximum Magicka - Spending a point in Magicka will increase your Maximum Magicka by 111. This will allow you to cast more magicka-based abilities. These abilities have their damage/healing increased by a small amount. This Attribute increases by 20 per level whether you put a point into it or not.

  • NOTE: Increasing Magicka will increase the damage/healing of ANY skill that requires Magicka to use: Weapon, Class, Guild or otherwise.

Maximum Health - Spending a point in Health will increase your Maximum Health by 122. This Attribute increases by 156 per level whether you put a point into it or not.

Maximum Stamina - Spending a point in Stamina will increase your Maximum Stamina by 111. This will allow you to use more Stamina-based abilities. These abilities will have their damage/healing increased by a small amount. This Attribute increases by 20 per level whether you put a point into it or not.

  • NOTE: Increasing Stamina will increase the damage/healing of ANY skill that requires Stamina to use: Weapon, Guild, Armor or otherwise.

 

  • Magicka Regeneration - This is the rate your Magicka regenerates while in combat.
  • Health Regeneration - This is the rate your Health regenerates while in combat.
  • Stamina Regeneration - This is the rate your Stamina regenerates while in combat.

 

Spell Damage - This Attribute increases damage/healing done by spells. Spells are ANY skills that use Magicka. This Attribute goes up 1.5 per level.

Spell Critical - This Attribute increases the chance of your spells to do critical damage/healing. Each player has a base Spell Critical of 10%. The amount required to increase your Spell Critical increases in number as you level. Flat +4% are not factored into this and act separately.

  • NOTE: Critical Hits do 50% increased Damage or Healing

Spell Resistance - This is your resistance to any damage that is Magic, Fire, Frost, Shock etc.

  • NOTE: Poison and Bleeding are Physical Damage.
  • Spell Resistance is provided by Armor on a 1 to 1 basis.

 

Weapon Damage - This attribute effects the amount of damage you do with ANY skills that use Stamina.

Weapon Critical - This Attribute increases the chance of your stamina-based abilities to deal critical damage/healing. Each player has a base Weapon Critical of 10%. The amount required to increase your Weapon Critical increases in number as you level. Flat +4% are not factored into this and act separately.

Physical Resistance - This Attribute reduces the damage taken from any Physical Damage source.

  • NOTE: Poison and Bleeding are Physical Damage.
  • NOTE: Each point of armor you have will also grant 1 point of Spell Resistance
  • NOTE: A piece of Light Armor grants 1/4th of the mitigation of an equivalent piece of Heavy Armor.
  • NOTE: A piece of Medium Armor grants 3/4th of the mitigation of Heavy Armor.

 

Critical Resistance - Reduces the bonus damage caused by a Critical Hit, and with enough, can reduce the bonus damage to 0. The amount of Critical Resistance required to completely eliminate the unmodified bonus damage from a Critical hit is 50 * (your Character Level + your Veteran Rank number). For VR 14s this number is 3200.




    • 27 Feb 2017 21:24  

      how do people get 27.2K HP and 35.5K stamina. take stamina, a champ 160 player without using attribute points has 20 x 160 = 3200, and with 64 points into stam that's only 3200 + (111 x 64) = 10.304K. so how do people get 27.2K HP as well as 35.5K stam, it doesn't make sense

      • 15 Jan 2017 02:44  

        I focus on Magic. But I like using a great sword (not the abilities. Just the sword) for when my magicka runs out. Is my greatsword damage affected by the amount of attribute points I put into stamina. And should I do it if I really like magic?

        • Out of date11 Sep 2016 19:38  

          Much on this page is wrong or out of date. What follows below I'd normally put on a wiki talk page and is what I've discovered by poking around with ESO on the PS4 and trying different things.<br/><br/>I suspect that any stat within the game that isn't a percentage may be displayed or scaled differently on the PS4 to the PC, this is because many of the statistics on this site are different to what I see on the PS4.<br/><br/>Bonuses:<br/>Some bonuses are constants that are added to existing scores, others are coefficients which act as multipliers to existing scores.<br/><br/>Attributes:<br/>Maximum Magicka and Stamina both start at 1000 at level 1. Maximum Health starts at 1100. All sources of increased Maximum Health within the game seem to be 10% higher than increases to the other two attributes.<br/>Magicka and Stamina increase by 142 each time an attribute point is earned, and increase by an additional 111 when an attribute point is spent directly on them. Again Health increases are these +10%.<br/><br/>Common sources of constant bonus to Maximum attributes are from set bonuses, amour enchantments and jewellery traits. Skills provide the only coefficient modifier. <br/><br/>Magicka and Stamina Recovery both start at 58 at level 1. Health Recovery starts at 35.<br/>Magicka, Stamina Recovery increase by 9 and 1/3 each time an attribute point is earned. Health Recovery increases by 5 and 2/3.<br/><br/>This holds true for low levels, but may break down by the time a character is level 50 and gaining Champion Points. Or there could be another source of bonus I'm missing.<br/><br/>Spell Damage and Weapon Damage do no increase as a character gains levels. The base value for both is equal to the Damage stat of the currently equipped and active weapon. The most common sources of constant bonuses to Spell and Weapon damage are set bonuses and jewellery enchantments. There are also active effects (including Mundus stones) that add to each.<br/><br/>I could do with a fresh set of eyes looking at all this.

          • Please help30 May 2016 09:20  

            Hey guys im having a problem while in pvp i reset and put 46 attribute points to stamina and only 1 to health but my health is 22354 and my stamina is only 18843 and thats with 2 armor sets that up your max stamina one by 884 and 884 and i don't know what's going on

            • Stats page need an update.30 May 2016 09:20  

              Needs an update including formulas for Physical resistance etcetera. <br/>Might make a contribution here if I have time and necessary information mind you. <br/> <br/>~Kam

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