Online:Mages Guild

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The Mages Guild is an association dedicated to magical learning found all over Tamriel. To gain reputation with them, you must bring them lost tomes of Tamrielic lore. Each lorebook adds five points to the Mages Guild skill line, and an increasing number of points is required to gain a rank. Good relations with the guild can earn you new skills, perks, and abilities. The Mages Guild quest line is focused around the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath.

The Mages Guild, along with the Fighters Guild, is also at the head of an assault into Coldharbour which takes place at the culmination of the Alliance Storyline and Main Quest. Note that progression through the Mages Guild quest line does not affect this in any way.

Quests[edit]

  • Joining Quests
Aldmeri Dominion Curinure's Invitation: Visit the local Mages Guild.
Daggerfall Covenant Nemarc's Invitation: Accept an invitation to join the Mages Guild.
Ebonheart Pact Rudrasa's Invitation: Seek out the Mages Guild.

Public Dungeon Dailies[edit]

These quests are offered by Alvur Baren located within the Mages Guild buildings of Elden Root, Mournhold and Wayrest. These quests will send you to a random public dungeon to retrieve an artifact associated with Sheogorath. These quests can be shared with other members of your group, so it is possible to do up to 15 of these quests in a day. These quests will give Mages Guild reputation, as well as small box of rewards. These quests are one way of obtaining the Draugr motif.

Skill Perks[edit]

Notes
  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 14.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Meteor.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Meteor 10 Instant Enemy 28 meters 5 meters 200 Ultimate
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing [3298 / 3332 / 3365 / 3397] Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them back, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take [1088 / 1085 / 1085 / 1085] Flame Damage every 1 second for 10 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Ice Comet.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Ice Comet Increases the damage, deals Cold Damage, and reduces the Movement Speed of enemies hit.
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 3740 Frost Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them back, stunning them for 2 seconds, and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for [5 / 6 / 7 / 8] seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 1085 Frost Damage every 1 second for 10 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Shooting Star.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Shooting Star You generate Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 3398 Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them back, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 1085 Flame Damage every 1 second for 10 seconds. You generate [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.

Active Abilities[edit]

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Magelight.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Magelight 2 Instant Area 6 meters 5 seconds 5209 Magicka
Cost: [5480 / 5390 / 5300 / 5209] Magicka.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Inner Light.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Inner Light Also increases your Max Magicka while slotted.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted your Max Magicka is increased by [2 / 3 / 4 / 5]% and you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Radiant Magelight.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Radiant Magelight Reduces the cost and increases the radius of the reveal. You also prevent the stun and reduce the damage from stealth attacks while slotted.
Cost: [3230 / 3141 / 3050 / 3320] Magicka, Radius: 12 meters.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191. You also prevent the stun from stealth attacks for you and nearby allies.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Entropy.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Entropy 4 Instant Enemy 28 meters 12 seconds 1429 Magicka
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1713 Magic Damage over 12 seconds and healing you for [509 / 514 / 521 / 526] Health and an additional [509 / 514 / 521 / 526] Health every [0 / 6 / 6 / 6] seconds. Grants you Major Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Degeneration.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Degeneration Your Light and Heavy Attacks against the enemy have a chance to heal you.
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1713 Magic Damage over 12 seconds and healing you for 526 Health and an additional 526 Health every 6 seconds. While active, your Light and Heavy Attacks against the enemy have a 15% chance to heal you for [100 / 105 / 110 / 115]% of the damage caused. Grants you Major Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Structured Entropy.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Structured Entropy While slotted, your Max Health is increased.
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 1713 Magic Damage over 12 seconds and healing you for 526 Health and an additional 526 Health every 6 seconds. Grants you Major Sorcery, increasing your Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds. While slotted, your Max Health is increased by [5 / 6 / 7 / 8]%.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Fire Rune.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Fire Rune 6 Instant Ground 28 meters 3 meters 30 seconds 3859 Magicka
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for [1508 / 1523 / 1539 / 1555] Flame Damage.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Volcanic Rune.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Volcanic Rune The rune knocks enemies into the air and stuns them.
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 1555 Flame Damage, knocks them into the air, and stuns them for [3 / 3.3 / 3.7 / 4] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Scalding Rune.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Scalding Rune The rune also deals additional damage over time.
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 30 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 1555 Flame Damage and an additional [942 / 952 / 967 / 979] Flame Damage over 10 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Equilibrium.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Equilibrium 8 Instant Self free
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing 2099 Health in exchange for [1049 / 1051 / 1053 / 1055] Magicka. The exchange prevents you from healing yourself for 4 seconds, but you can receive healing from other players.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Spell Symmetry.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Spell Symmetry After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced.
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing 2099 Health in exchange for 1055 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced by [25 / 26 / 27 / 28]% for 5 seconds. The exchange prevents you from healing yourself for 4 seconds, but you can receive healing from other players.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Balance.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Balance After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve and Major Ward.
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing 2099 Health in exchange for 1055 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve and Major Ward for [20 / 21 / 22 / 23] seconds, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280. The exchange prevents you from healing yourself for 4 seconds, but you can receive healing from other players.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Persuasive Will.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Persuasive Will 1 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Allows you to Persuade NPCs in conversation.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Mage Adept.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Mage Adept 3 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Reduces the Magicka and Health cost of your Mages Guild abilities by 8%.
5 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Reduces the Magicka and Health cost of your Mages Guild abilities by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Everlasting Magic.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Everlasting Magic 5 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Increases the duration of your Mages Guild abilities by 10%.
7 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Increases the duration of your Mages Guild abilities by 20%.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Magicka Controller.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Magicka Controller 7 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Increases your Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery by 1% for each Mages Guild ability slotted.
9 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Increases your Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery by 2% for each Mages Guild ability slotted.
ON-icon-skill-Mages Guild-Might of the Guild.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Might of the Guild 9 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png Casting a Mages Guild ability has a 50% chance of granting you Empower, increasing the damage of your next direct damage attack by 20% for 5 seconds.
10 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png Casting a Mages Guild ability grants you Empower, increasing the damage of your next direct damage attack by 20% for 5 seconds.

Reputation[edit]

All guilds use reputation for leveling purposes. Mages Guild Mages Guild Rep Reputation is gained by finding Lorebooks. Each Lorebook recovered grants 5Mages Guild Rep, while completing a collection of lorebooks grants 20Mages Guild Rep. You can also earn 10Mages Guild Rep for each completed Public Dungeon daily quest, and 5Mages Guild Rep for each[verification needed] relic recovery achievement. It takes 1380Mages Guild Rep Reputation points to reach Mages Guild Rank 10, and it is possible to earn 1365Mages Guild Rep by collecting all Lorebooks within your home alliance territories, Coldharbour and Cyrodiil. The remaining 15Mages Guild Rep must come from dailies or the zone collections of the other alliance areas.

Rank Reputation Required
for Next Rank
Total Reputation
for Rank
1 70 0
2 90 70
3 110 160
4 130 270
5 150 400
6 170 550
7 190 720
8 210 910
9 260 1120
10 - 1380

Achievements[edit]

There are six Achievements associated with this faction:

Achievement Points Description Reward
ON-icon-achievement-Assassinate the Emperor.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Student of the Mages Guild 5 Join the Mages Guild. ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mages Guild Blue
ON-icon-achievement-Mages Guild.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Arch-Mage 50 Complete the Mages Guild series of quests. ON-border-ArmorDye.png Eyevea Blue
Title: Master Wizard
ON-icon-achievement-MG Skill Master.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Mages Guild Skill Master 50 Reach the max level of the Mages Guild Skill Line. ON-border-ArmorDye.png Arcane Blue
ON-icon-achievement-The Madness Isn't Catching.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png The Madness Isn't Catching 5 Recover your first Mad God's relic for Alvur Baren.
ON-icon-achievement-But I'd Say It's Rather Fetching.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png But I'd Say It's Rather Fetching 10 Recover 10 Mad God's relics for Alvur Baren.
ON-icon-achievement-With Butterflies A-Retching.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png With Butterflies A-Retching 15 Recover 30 Mad God's relics for Alvur Baren.

Notes[edit]

  • For historical information on the Mages Guild, see the lore article.
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