Gripping Shards


Gripping Shards

Cast Time: Instant
Target: Area
Range: Radius: 6 meters
Cost: 3240 Magicka
Skill description
Conjure icy shards around you to skewer enemies in the area, immobilizing them for 3 seconds and dealing 241 Frost Damage every 1 second for 12 seconds. Enemies hit are overcome with bitter cold, reducing their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage done is based on your Maximum Health and has a higher chance to apply the Chilled status effect.

New effect
Reduces the cost and immobilizes enemies around you when cast.

Name: Gripping Shards
Type: Active ability
Location: Warden > Winter's Embrace
Unlocks at: Winter's Embrace rank 4

Types of damage:
  • Frost Damage
Champion Points buffing this skill:
  • Elemental Expert
  • Elf Born
  • Master at Arms
  • Spell Erosion
Champion Points protecting against this skill:
  • Elemental Defender
  • Iron Clad


Gripping Shards is a skill located in the Winter's Embrace (which can be found in the Warden skill tree). Gripping Shards is a morph of Impaling Shards.

Gripping Shards deals the following types of damage: Frost Damage. Which means that it gets buffed by the following blue champion point trees: Elemental Expert, Elf Born, Master at Arms, Spell Erosion. Also the following red champion point trees protect against this skill: Elemental Defender, Iron Clad.

Base ability

Impaling Shards

Other morph

Winter's Revenge

Builds utilizing Gripping Shards


Name Author
Beginners & Advanced Tanking Guide Alcast
Advanced Tanking Guide for Elder Scrolls Online Alcast

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