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One Hand and Shield is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. Skills in this line focus on damage mitigation and various methods of stunning or controlling enemies. In addition, completing a fully charged heavy attack on an enemy will recharge the user's stamina based on their level. Use of these abilities, as well as progression through this skill line, requires equipping a one-handed weapon and a shield at the same time. Note that only equipping a shield will not train this skill, while still providing the benefit of the armor, trait and enchantment.

Learning[edit]

The One Hand and Shield skill line is granted the first time you kill an enemy with a weapon and shield equipped. You can increase your skill by engaging in combat with a weapon and shield equipped, or by having One Hand and Shield skills slotted. The more skills you have slotted, the faster your skill will increase. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase One Hand and Shield are:

Skill Perks[edit]

One Hand and Shield has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a One-Handed weapon and Shield. Known abilities are listed below.

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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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-One Hand and Shield-Shield Wall.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Shield Wall 50 Instant Self 6 seconds 135 Ultimate
Duration: [5 / 5.3 / 5.7 / 6] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for [5 / 5.3 / 5.7 / 6] seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Spell Wall.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Spell Wall You also reflect all projectiles cast at you.
Duration: [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost and reflect all projectiles cast at you for [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shield Discipline.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Shield Discipline Your One Hand and Shield ability costs are reduced while active.
Duration: [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds. Your One Hand and Shield ability costs are reduced by 100% while active.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, while a one-handed weapon and shield are equipped, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Puncture.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Puncture 2 Instant Enemy 5 meters 1701 Stamina
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [1507 / 1523 / 1539 / 1556] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Ransack.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Ransack You also gain Minor Resolve, increasing your Physical Resistance.
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [1556 / 1570 / 1585 / 1600] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds. You also gain Minor Resolve, increasing your Physical Resistance by 1320 for 12 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Pierce Armor.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Pierce Armor Also afflicts the enemy with Major Breach, reducing their Spell Resistance.
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [1556 / 1570 / 1585 / 1600] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture and Major Breach, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5280 for 12 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Low Slash.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Low Slash 4 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2970 Stamina
Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing [1648 / 1665 / 1683 / 1701] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 60% for [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deep Slash.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Deep Slash Hits up to 2 additional targets near the enemy.
Surprise an enemy with a sweeping lunge, dealing [1701 / 1717 / 1734 / 1750] Physical Damage to them and 426 Physical Damage to 2 other nearby enemies. You reduce the Movement Speed of all enemies hit by 60% for 12 seconds. Also afflicts all enemies hit with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for 12 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Heroic Slash.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Heroic Slash You gain Minor Heroism, increasing your Ultimate generation.
Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing [1701 / 1717 / 1734 / 1750] Physical Damage and reducing their Movement Speed by 60% for 12 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for 12 seconds. You gain Minor Heroism, granting you 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds for 9 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Defensive Posture.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Defensive Posture 14 Instant Self 30 seconds 2430 Stamina
Bolster your defenses, reflecting the next spell projectile cast at you back to the enemy. While you have a shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can block is increased by [5 / 6 / 7 / 8]% and the cost of blocking is reduced by [5 / 6 / 7 / 8]%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Defensive Stance.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Defensive Stance The reflected spell projectile also stuns the enemies.
Bolster your defenses, reflecting the next spell projectile cast at you back to the enemy. The reflected spell projectile also stuns the enemies for [3 / 3.3 / 3.7 / 4] seconds. While you have a shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can block is increased by 8% and the cost of blocking is reduced by 8%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Absorb Magic.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Absorb Magic Absorb the spell projectile and heal yourself instead of reflecting it.
Bolster your defenses, absorbing up to 4372 damage from the next spell projectile cast at you and healing for [12 / 13 / 14 / 15]% of your Max Health. While you have a shield equipped and this ability slotted, the amount of damage you can block is increased by 8% and the cost of blocking is reduced by 8%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shield Charge.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Shield Charge 20 Instant Enemy 3.5-22 meters 3780 Stamina
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing [1414 / 1428 / 1443 / 1458] Physical Damage and stunning them for 2 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shielded Assault.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Shielded Assault Gain a damage shield after the attack.
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1458 Physical Damage and stunning them for 2 seconds. You gain a damage shield after the attack, absorbing [1049 / 1060 / 1072 / 1083] damage for 6 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Invasion.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Invasion Stuns longer based on the distance traveled.
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1458 Physical Damage and stunning them for [2 / 2.3 / 2.7 / 3] seconds. Stuns up to 88% longer based on the distance traveled.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Power Bash.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Power Bash 38 Instant Enemy 5 meters 3510 Stamina
Cost: [3780 / 3656 / 3583 / 3510] Stamina.
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing [942 / 952 / 962 / 970] Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Reverberating Bash.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Reverberating Bash Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their healing received.
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing [970 / 979 / 989 / 999] Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 30% for 10 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Power Slam.pngON-icon-ActiveFrame.png Power Slam Deals significantly increased damage, but no longer stuns. Blocking any attack increases the damage even further.
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing [1795 / 1813 / 1832 / 1850] Physical Damage. While slotted, blocking any attack increases the damage of your next Power Slam by 25% for 5 seconds.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time, so long as a one handed weapon and shield is equipped.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Fortress.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Fortress 5 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of your One Hand and Shield abilities by 5% and reduces the cost of blocking by 18%.
34 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of your One Hand and Shield abilities by 10% and reduces the cost of blocking by 36%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Sword and Board.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Sword and Board 10 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Weapon Damage by 3% and the amount of damage you can block by 10%.
25 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Weapon Damage by 5% and the amount of damage you can block by 20%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deadly Bash.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Deadly Bash 17 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Improves your standard bash attacks. Bashing deals 50% additional damage and costs 20% less Stamina.
28 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Improves your standard bash attacks. Bashing deals 100% additional damage and costs 40% less Stamina.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deflect Bolts.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Deflect Bolts 30 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases the amount of damage you can block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 8%.
46 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases the amount of damage you can block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Battlefield Mobility.pngON-icon-PassiveFrame.png Battlefield Mobility 41 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral1.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Movement Speed while blocking by 30%.
50 ON-icon-skill-Add.pngON-icon-skill-Numeral2.png (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Movement Speed while blocking by 60%.