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Animal Companion is one of three class skill lines available to Wardens. Abilities in this line focus on dealing damage.

Skill Perks[edit]

The Animal Companions skill line is immediately available to all Wardens, and is leveled up by earning experience while Animal Companions skills are slotted. Skills include: 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 26.

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-Animal Companions-Feral Guardian.png Feral Guardian 12 2.5 seconds Self Free
Rouse a grizzly to fight by your side. The grizzly swipes at an enemy, dealing [929 / 940 / 950 / 959] Magic Damage, and sometimes swipes all enemies in front of it, dealing [3716 / 3756 / 3797 / 3839] Magic Damage and stunning them for 2 seconds. Once summoned you can activate Guardian's Wrath for 75 Ultimate, causing the grizzly to maul an enemy for [4201 / 4245 / 4292 / 4339] Magic Damage. Deals 100% more damage to enemies below 25% Health.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Eternal Guardian.png Eternal Guardian The grizzly instantly respawns when it dies.
Rouse a grizzly to fight by your side. The grizzly swipes an enemy, dealing [962 / 969 / 981 / 991] Magic Damage, and sometimes swipes all enemies in front of it, dealing [3842 / 3883 / 3928 / 3968] Magic Damage and stunning them for 2 seconds. Once summoned you can activate Guardian's Wrath for 75 Ultimate, causing the grizzly to maul an enemy for [4337 / 4384 / 4433 / 4482] Magic Damage. Deals 100% more damage to enemies below 25% Health. The grizzly respawns when killed, once per minute.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Wild Guardian.png Wild Guardian Increases the damage and converts it into Physical Damage.
Rouse a grizzly to fight by your side. The grizzly swipes at an enemy, dealing [1005 / 1017 / 1029 / 1039] Physical Damage, and sometimes swipes all enemies in front of it, dealing [4027 / 4074 / 4118 / 4160] Physical Damage and stunning them for 2 seconds. Once summoned you can activate Guardian's Savagery for 75 Ultimate, causing the grizzly to maul an enemy for [4554 / 4604 / 4652 / 4704] Physical Damage. Deals 100% more damage to enemies below 25% Health.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Dive.png Dive 1 Instant Enemy 28 meters 2700 Magicka
Command a cliff racer to dive bomb an enemy, dealing [2698 / 2726 / 2756 / 2784] Magic Damage. If you are more than 7 meters away from the target, you set them Off Balance for 7 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Cutting Dive.png Cutting Dive Converts into a Stamina ability that deals Physical Damage. If the enemy is already Off Balance, the attack causes them to bleed over time.
Cost: 2295 Stamina.
Command a cliff racer to dive bomb an enemy, dealing 2791 Physical Damage. If you are more than 7 meters away from the target, you set them Off Balance for 7 seconds. If the enemy is already Off Balance, the cliff racer rips through them, causing them to bleed for [2796 / 2840 / 2872 / 2900] Physical Damage over 7 seconds. This effect can stack.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Screaming Cliff Racer.png Screaming Cliff Racer Deals more damage based on how far away the enemy is.
Command a cliff racer to dive bomb an enemy, dealing [2789 / 2817 / 2851 / 2878] Magic Damage. If you are more than 7 meters away from the target, you set them Off Balance for 7 seconds. Deals up to 15% more damage based on how far away the enemy is.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Scorch.png Scorch 4 Instant Area 20 meters 3 seconds 2430 Magicka
Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing [4054 / 4098 / 4139 / 4188] Magic Damage to enemies in front of you.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Subterranean Assault.png Subterranean Assault Converts to a Stamina ability and deals Poison Damage. Reduces enemy Physical Resistance.
Cost: 2066 Stamina.
Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing [4185 / 4227 / 4273 / 4320] Poison Damage to enemies in front of you. Enemies damaged are afflicted with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 6 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Deep Fissure.png Deep Fissure Reduces enemy Spell Resistance.
Stir a group of shalk that attack after 3 seconds, dealing [4188 / 4231 / 4277 / 4324] Magic Damage to enemies in front of you. Enemies damaged are afflicted with Major Breach, reducing their Spell Resistance by 5280 for 6 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Swarm.png Swarm 20 Instant Enemy 28 meters 10 seconds 2970 Magicka
Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing [4525 / 4578 / 4634 / 4667] Magic Damage over 10 seconds. The fetcherflies rip through the enemy's flesh, afflicting them with Minor Vulnerability for the duration, increasing their damage taken by 8%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Fetcher Infection.png Fetcher Infection Every second cast deals increased damage.
Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing [4653 / 4689 / 4742 / 4803] Magic Damage over 10 seconds. Every second cast of this ability deals 50% increased damage. The fetcherflies rip through the enemy's flesh, afflicting them with Minor Vulnerability for the duration, increasing their damage taken by 8%.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Growing Swarm.png Growing Swarm Converts into a Stamina ability that deals bleed damage. Deals additional damage to nearby enemies of the affected target.
Cost: 2525 Stamina, Area: 5 meters.
Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, causing them to bleed for [4635 / 4688 / 4740 / 4795] Physical Damage over 10 seconds. The fetcherflies rip through the original enemy's flesh, afflicting them with Minor Vulnerability for the duration, increasing their damage taken by 8%. Enemies near the carrier take [513 / 519 / 525 / 531] Physical Damage every 2 seconds for the duration.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Betty Netch.png Betty Netch 30 Instant Self 22 seconds Free
Duration: [19 / 20 / 21 / 22] seconds.
Call a betty netch to your side, which grants you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for [19 / 20 / 21 / 22] seconds. Every 5 seconds, the netch removes 1 negative effect from you.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Blue Betty.png Blue Betty Restores Magicka every second while active.
Duration: [22 / 23 / 24 / 25] seconds.
Call a betty netch to your side, which restores 4416 Magicka to you over [22 / 23 / 24 / 25] seconds and grants you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20%. Every 5 seconds, the netch removes 1 negative effect from you.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Bull Netch.png Bull Netch Restores Stamina every second while active.
Cost: Free, Duration: [22 / 23 / 24 / 25] seconds.
Call a bull netch to your side, which restores 4416 Stamina to you over [22 / 23 / 24 / 25] seconds and grants you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20%. Every 5 seconds, the netch removes 1 negative effect from you.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Falcon's Swiftness.png Falcon's Swiftness 42 Instant Self 6 seconds 3240 Magicka
Cost: [3510 / 3420 / 3330 / 3240] Magicka.
Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition for 6 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Deceptive Predator.png Deceptive Predator Grants Minor Evasion.
Cost: [2970 / 2880 / 2790 / 2700] Magicka.
Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition for 6 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%. While slotted gain Minor Evasion, reducing damage from area attacks by 10%.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Bird of Prey.png Bird of Prey Grants Minor Berserk.
Cost: [2970 / 2880 / 2790 / 2700] Magicka.
Invoke the spirit of agility to gain Major Expedition 6 seconds, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%. While slotted gain Minor Berserk, increasing your damage done by 8%.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Bond With Nature.png Bond With Nature 8 1 Anytime one of your Animal Companion skills end, you are healed for 630 Health.
18 2 Anytime one of your Animal Companion skills end, you are healed for 1260 Health.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Savage Beast.png Savage Beast 14 1 When you cast an Animal Companions ability while you are in combat, you generate 2 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.
27 2 When you cast an Animal Companions ability while you are in combat, you generate 4 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Bond With Nature.png Flourish 22 1 Increases your Magicka and Stamina recovery by 6% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.
36 2 Increases your Magicka and Stamina recovery by 12% if an Animal Companion ability is slotted.
ON-icon-skill-Animal Companions-Bond With Nature.png Advanced Species 39 1 Increases your damage done by 1% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.
50 2 Increases your damage done by 2% for each Animal Companion ability slotted.