Lore:Dark Magic

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A magicka suppression field created via Dark Magic

Dark Magic negates, drains and preys upon the magicka and power of other magic users. It also replicates some of the harmful effects of spells cast by Daedra. Practitioners of Dark Magic have a reputation for being evil wizards. While the notion is not wholly unfounded, it is also a misconception.[1] Sorcerers who practice Dark Magic can summon wards that suppress magic and imprison foes in runes. They can also cast offensive spells, such as Daedric runes that explode upon contact with a mortal.[2] Dark Magic can be used to drain the life of others to restore the caster's vitality.[3]


  1. ^ Dark Magic: Three Pretextsthe Aureate Serpent
  2. ^ Sorcerer Dark Magic class abilities in ESO
  3. ^ Sibellec the Old's dialogue during Wyrd and Coven in ESO