Altmer (High Elf) Racial Skills in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) are gained as the player increases his or her Character Level. Players will continue to gain Racial Passives until they reach level 50, which where they will cap out the Skill Line. Each Race has their own set of Skills that make them unique and better suited for certain roles and Builds. Be sure to study these when planning your character, as they can make the difference between a good player and a great player.
High Elf Racial Passives
Just looking at their Racial Passives, you can see that High Elves are more tuned towards the Magicka side of things, rather than Stamina. This means it is ideal to use them as either Magicka DPS or Healers, because they both take advantage of the Spell Damage and Max Magicka increase. These types of Builds use Staffs and are akin to “Mages” in other games, so if you wish to make a mage-like character, High Elf is a good choice.
Additionally, they have an intriguing Passive in Spell Charge, which grants them 645 Stamina if they have higher Max Magicka and 645 Magicka if they have higher Max Stamina, every 6 seconds if they use a Class Ability. This is both good for PvP and for Tanking.
In PvP, players will often CC you, forcing you to Break Free or die. Since this uses Stamina, and Magicka Builds usually have much lower Stamina pools, you will need all the Stamina you can get. And when Tanking, you will have more Stamina than Magicka, which allows you to gain Magicka every 6 seconds. You can use this Magicka for Damage Shields or other Skills that boost your surviveability, making it a valuable Passive.
Best Builds for High Elves
- Magicka DPS: Excellent (Destruction Staff)
- Stamina DPS: Not Good (Two-Handed Weapon, Dual Weapons, Bow)
- Healer: Good (Restoration Staff)
- Tank: Passable (One-Handed and Shield)
Altmer (High Elf) Racial Skills
Increases experience gain with the Destruction Staff Skill line by 15%.
Increases your experience gained by 1%.
Rank I - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 5
Reduces damage taken by 1% while you are using an ability with a cast or channel time.
Restores 200 Magicka or Stamina, based on whichever is lowest, after activating a Class Ability. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
Rank II - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 15
Reduces damage taken by 2% while you are using an ability with a cast or channel time.
Restores 400 Magicka or Stamina, based on whichever is lowest, after activating a Class Ability. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
Rank III - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 30
Reduces damage taken by 5% while you are using an ability with a cast or channel time.
Restores 625 Magicka or Stamina, based on whichever is lowest, after activating a Class Ability. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
Rank I - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 10
Increases Max Magicka by 600
Rank II - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 20
Increases Max Magicka by 1200
Rank III - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 40
Increases Max Magicka by 2000
Rank I - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 25
Increases your Spell Damage by 86
Rank II - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 35
Increases your Spell Damage by 172
Rank III - Unlocked at Altmer (High Elf) 50
Increases your Spell Damage by 258
Would a High Elf Nightblade be unbeatable?
I want to b able to make the most unbeatable High Elf ever!
How can I do that?
Do they have to be Magicka or can it be a Dragonknight?
The article is outdated, after some patches HElves got a decent boost to their stam dps, they have extra weapon damage and spell recharge also works on weapon abilities
Have you heard of the High Elves?
The spell recharge passive is bugged for me :( , if i put a point in at lvl 5 it say's that i get 0% damage reductiun instead of 1%. After putting 1 point in , my next upgrade i get 1% damage reduction in stead of 2% ...the recovery levels up the way it suppose too
I don’t get it. Why aren’t orc mages more popular? I thought orcs are the best race for mages.
I am ANONYMOUS
These are NOT up to date. This information on the racials is wrong.
Are these the most 'up to date' numbers? I only ask because my altmer's rank 3 spellcharge passive is 11% magicka recovery...not 9%. Also, my rank 3 gift of magnus passive is at 13% max magicka (very random...), not 10%. Does it decrease as i continue to level up? Sorry for my noobness in advance!
Question: Do you think an Altmer DK could battle against a dunmer sorcerer... because i'm feeding my account with Altmer Dragonknight for crafting
DPS magsorc best choice
Best stamina race
LOL I came here because I saw retards on forum screaming about HUGE difference in elemental dmg dps compared to other races. Meanwhile its damn 4% lol, and this may be additive not multiplicative bonus also.
Altmer are superior to all. I mean they live on a beautiful islands and their armor look amazing
What a high elf.
:P came here looking for comments on a good class for my elf.... found noobs and fangirls
why are there no real comments on this page o.O
Not sure if it's a good build or not, but my High Elf is a Sorcerer who's using a two-handed weapon. Fun to use, but not sure if it's viable.
Altmer = Master Race in this game. Why? they are more intelligent, and they live longer. IF i was smarter then you, and if i lived longer then you i would be better than you
close your eyes it will go away.
Can someone remove this retard's comments?