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One Hand and Shield


Skilltree: Weapon
Description:
The One Hand and Shield skill-line is part of the "Weapons" category in the Elder Scrolls Online. The One Hand and Shield skill-line has active skills that you can activate during combat and passive skills that are always active as long as you have One Hand and Shield weapon slotted. The skill-line is also often referred to as Sword & Board (S&B) by the ESO community.

How do you unlock the One Hand and Shield skill-line?


The One Hand and Shield skill-line is granted to you after killing an enemy with a One Hand and Shield weapon. You can use any random One Hand and Shield weapon that you bought or picked up from a monster to uncover the One Hand and Shield skill-line.

How do you level up the One Hand and Shield skill-line?


To level up the One Hand and Shield skill-line in the Elder Scrolls Online you have to either equip an One Hand and Shield weapon or slot skills from the One Hand and Shield skill-line. Having more One Hand and Shield skills slotted on your active bar will increase the amount of experience that you gain towards the skill-line. To level up the One Hand and Shield skill-line, you can simply kill monsters or complete quests to gain experience points. Reading books from bookshelves in the Elder Scrolls Online can also sometimes increase your level in the One Hand and Shield skill-line.

The damage numbers of the skills that you see below are used for comparison. The numbers are based on a naked level 50 character without any skills, passives, attributes and champion points allocated. Your damage numbers will change depending on what gear, skills, attributes, champion points, enchantments or buffs your character has.


Name Effect
Ultimate Skills
Shield Wall
Shield Wall

Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for 6 seconds.
Spell Wall
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Spell Wall

Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost and reflect all projectiles cast at you for 7 seconds.
Shield Discipline
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Shield Discipline

Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for 8 seconds. Your One Hand and Shield abilities cost nothing while this effect persists.
Active Skills
Puncture
Puncture

Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing 1161 Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also inflicts Major Breach on the enemy, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 15 seconds.
Ransack
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Ransack

Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing 1199 Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also inflicts Major Breach on the enemy, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 15 seconds. You also gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken by 5% for 15 seconds.
Pierce Armor
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Pierce Armor

Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing 1199 Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also inflicts Minor Breach and Major Breach on the enemy, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 2974 and 5948 for 15 seconds.
Low Slash
Low Slash

Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing 1392 Physical Damage and afflicting them with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 5% for 12 seconds.
Deep Slash
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Deep Slash

Surprise an enemy with a sweeping lunge, dealing 1799 Physical Damage to them and other nearby enemies. You reduce the Movement Speed of all enemies hit by 30% for 4 seconds. Also afflicts all enemies hit with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 5% for 12 seconds.
Heroic Slash
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Heroic Slash

Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing 1438 Physical Damage and afflicting them with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 5% for 12 seconds. You gain Minor Heroism, granting you 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds for 12 seconds.
Defensive Posture
Defensive Posture

Bolster your defenses, gaining a damage shield that absorbs up to 4958 damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. You reflect the next harmful direct damage projectile cast at you. This effect can occur once per cast.
Defensive Stance
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Defensive Stance

Bolster your defenses, gaining a damage shield that absorbs up to 4958 damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. You reflect the next harmful direct damage projectile cast at you. This effect can occur once per cast. While you have a shield equipped, the amount of damage you can block is increased by 10% and the cost of blocking is reduced by 10%.
Absorb Missile
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Absorb Missile

Bolster your defenses, gaining a damage shield that absorbs up to 4958 damage for 6 seconds. While the shield persists, you are healed for 2560 Health the next time a harmful direct damage projectile hits you. This effect can occur once per cast. This ability scales off your Max Health.
Shield Charge
Shield Charge

Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1392 Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds.
Shielded Assault
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Shielded Assault

Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1393 Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. You gain a damage shield after the attack, absorbing 5121 damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health.
Invasion
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Invasion

Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1393 Physical Damage and stunning them for 4 seconds. Stuns up to 50% longer based on the distance traveled.
Power Bash
Power Bash

Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing 2323 Physical Damage. This ability's damage is considered Bash damage and interrupts the enemy if they are casting.
Reverberating Bash
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Reverberating Bash

Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing 1161 Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. After the stun ends, the enemy takes an additional 1161 Physical Damage. This ability's damage is considered Bash damage and interrupts the enemy if they are casting.
Power Slam
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Power Slam

Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing 2399 Physical Damage. While slotted, blocking any attack grants you Resentment, which reduces the cost of your next Power Slam cast within 10 seconds by 50%. This ability's damage is considered Bash damage and interrupts the enemy if they are casting.
Passive Skills
Fortress
Fortress

Reduces the Stamina cost of your One Hand and Shield abilities by 15% and reduces the cost of blocking by 36%.
Sword and Board
Sword and Board

Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 5% and the amount of damage you can block by 20%.
Deadly Bash
Deadly Bash

Improves your standard Bash attacks, causing them to deal 500 more damage and cost 50% less Stamina.
Deflect Bolts
Deflect Bolts

Increases the amount of damage you can block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 14%.
Battlefield Mobility
Battlefield Mobility

Reduces the Movement Speed penalty of Bracing. Current penalty: 36%

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