Champion System was introduced in Elder Scrolls Online in Update 6. It is a Passive Skill system that rewards the player for continuing to play past level 50. Only Players Veteran Rank 1 or higher can earn Champion Points, but once earned can be spent differently for each character the player possesses on his/her account. The Champion System revolves around the Constellations The Warrior, The Mage and The Thief and the minor Constellations that lie within them.


Champion Points

In the Champion System, all of your level 50 characters earn Champion Points as they participate in activities that grant experience. Only 50+ characters are capable of earning Champion Points, but those they earn are available to all your characters (even non-50 characters). That means any time you earn a Champion Point, each of your characters on that megaserver can spend it however they like. Each character can invest the total number of Champion Points you’ve earned differently.

The Champion Point cap has been raised by 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 810 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap so earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster.

You will continue to earn Champion Points beyond the 810 cap, but they don't do anything until Zenimax raises it again - for which they have announced no plans


The Constellations

The Warrior, The Mage, and The Thief are known as the guardian constellations. They each have three lesser constellations in their charge, and together they represent aspects of power. Every constellation contains different abilities that you can purchase with Champion Points.

When you earn a Champion Point, that point will be assigned to the Warrior, the Thief, or the Mage, in that order. Once you earn a point in the Thief, for instance, your next point will be assigned to the Mage, and the next after that to the Warrior. You choose which of the three constellations under that sign to spend your point on.



Champion Passives

Each of the guardian constellations has a general theme. Points spent in The Warrior increase your Health and allow you to improve your defensive capabilities. When you spend points in The Thief, your Stamina will increase and you’ll be able to choose utility bonuses, and points spent in The Mage increase Magicka and grant benefits to physical and magical offensive power. You may refund your points spent by paying 3000g.

The passives offered by the constellations are diverse and allow you to customize your characters to your liking, no matter what kind of build you have in mind. Each constellation is comprised of individual stars, each with their own special bonuses. You can spend a total of 100 points on each star in a constellation.

As you spend points on stars in a specific constellation, you’ll unlock very powerful passives. These unlock at 10, 30, 75, and 120 points spent in a constellation. There are 36 of these strong passives total, and they offer the most impactful enhancements you’ll find in the Champion System.

Full Lists of these passives can be found on the pages listed above.



Enlightenment is a new mechanic to help you earn Champion Points. Over time, your account will accrue Enlightenment. You do not have to be logged in to accrue Enlightenment.

As you participate in activities that grant experience to your level 50 character, Enlightenment provides you with a bonus to Champion Point progression, helping you earn points faster. Eventually, you may run out of Enlightenment, but don’t worry—more Enlightenment is added to your account every 24 hours.

Activities that grant experience include questing, killing enemies, fighting in Cyrodiil, exploring dungeons and delves, and facing Trials and the Dragonstar Arena.

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    • Anonymous

      21 May 2019 18:52  

      I have between 30 and 40 points in each section of the 3 constellations. What do I need to do in order to activate my "rank 10" abilities? I do not have the option to activate them when I receive additional champion points.

      • Anonymous

        11 Nov 2018 03:39  

        Interestingly enough, and I didn't see this listed on the page, but each point gives you bonus stats when assigned to any constellation to a respective resource. Warrior gives more HP per point assigned to one of the three constellations, Thief is stamina, mage is magicka.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jul 2018 20:12  

          Champion points - is the cap for each toon or for the entire account? For example say there are a total of 720 champion points to spend and you dump them all into a single toon does that mean the other 4 toon get zero points? Thanks in advance.

          • 07 Jun 2018 02:31  

            In Summerset DLC, the Champion Point cap has been raised by 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 750 Champion Points. Most likely the scaling has been adjusted too.

            • Anonymous

              19 Jan 2018 02:59  

              New to ESO and not lol 50 yet. My question is once I do hit lvl 50 on a character and start champion lvls do my other characters gain normal xp and skill points like they did before I had a lol 50 character?

              • Anonymous

                01 Feb 2017 13:58  

                I have a level 9 character with over 180 champion points to spend? That's not veteran level 9. Has this changed or is my character just glitching?

                • Anonymous

                  21 Dec 2016 18:40  

                  I had always wondered how some of the high level players got their insane attack power and resistance. I had heard of champion points but I didn't know their exact purpose, this page was very helpful.

                  • Anonymous

                    This is a step forward09 Jun 2016 08:01  

                    I think that the champion system is a huge step forward but, it will anger many players who have made it to veteran rank. I have no problem with this system and have stopped leveling my level 39 argonian until this happens, but will not in anger or anything. I just want the most of this new system.

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