Online: Ardent Flame

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Ardent Flame is one of three class skill lines available to Dragonknights. Abilities in this line focus on dealing fire damage.

Skill Perks[edit]

The Ardent Flame skill line is immediately available to all Dragonknights, and is leveled up by earning experience while Ardent Flame 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-Ardent Flame-Dragonknight Standard.png Dragonknight Standard 12 Instant Area 8 meters 16 seconds 250 Ultimate
Call down a battle standard, dealing [1124 / 1136 / 1149 / 1161] Flame Damage every 1 second for 16 seconds to enemies and applying Major Defile to them, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 30%. An ally near the standard can activate the ON-icon-synergy-Shackle.png Shackle synergy, dealing 3601 Flame Damage to enemies in the area and immobilizing them for 5 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Shifting Standard.png Shifting Standard Increases the duration, and recasting the ability allows you to move the standard.
Cost: 225 Ultimate, Duration: 25 seconds.
Call down a battle standard, dealing [1162 / 1177 / 1187 / 1201] Flame Damage every 1 second for 25 seconds to enemies and applying Major Defile to them, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 30%. Activating this ability again allows you to move the standard to your location. An ally near the standard can activate the ON-icon-synergy-Shackle.png Shackle synergy, dealing 3601 Flame Damage to enemies in the area and immobilizing them for 5 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Standard of Might.png Standard of Might Standing in the standard increases your damage done and reduces damage taken.
Call down a battle standard, dealing 1162 Flame Damage every 1 second for 16 seconds to enemies and applying Major Defile to them, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 30%. Standing in the area increases your damage done and reduces damage taken by [12 / 13 / 14 / 15]%. An ally near the standard can activate the ON-icon-synergy-Shackle.png Shackle synergy, dealing 3601 Flame Damage to enemies in the area and immobilizing them for 5 seconds.

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-Ardent Flame-Lava Whip.png Lava Whip 1 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2295 Magicka
Lash an enemy with flame, dealing [3002 / 3034 / 3066 / 3100] Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobile or stunned, you set them Off Balance.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Molten Whip.png Molten Whip While slotted, your other Ardent Flame abilities increase the damage of your next Molten Whip cast.
Lash an enemy with flame, dealing 3096 Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobile or stunned, you set them Off Balance. While slotted, whenever you activate a different Ardent Flame ability, you gain a stack of Seething Fury, which increases the damage of your next Molten Whip by 33% and your Weapon and Spell Damage by [60 / 65 / 70 / 75] for 5 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Flame Lash.png Flame Lash Targeting Off Balance or Immobilized enemies grants you a more powerful attack which deals increased damage, costs half as much, and heals you.
Lash an enemy with flame, dealing 3096 Flame Damage. If you strike an enemy that is immobilized or stunned, you set them Off Balance. Targeting an Off Balance or immobilized enemy changes this ability into Power Lash, allowing you to lash an enemy at half cost to deal [3561 / 3598 / 3638 / 3679] Flame Damage and heal you for [6242 / 6306 / 6380 / 6448] Health over 2 seconds. This effect can occur once every 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Searing Strike.png Searing Strike 4 Instant Enemy 5 meters 10 seconds 2970 Magicka
Slash an enemy with flame, dealing [1502 / 1518 / 1535 / 1549] Flame Damage and an additional [3004 / 3030 / 3066 / 3092] Flame Damage over 10 seconds. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Burning status effect.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Venomous Claw.png Venomous Claw Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Poison Damage. The damage over time increases the longer the effect lasts. Instantly applies the poisoned status effect.
Cost: 2525 Stamina.
Rake an enemy with your claw, dealing 1548 Poison Damage and an additional 3126 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. The poison seeps into the target and deals increased damage the longer it lasts, dealing [17 / 18 / 19 / 20]% more damage every 2 seconds. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Poisoned status effect.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Burning Embers.png Burning Embers Heals you for a percentage of the total damage inflicted when the effect ends.
Slash an enemy with flame, dealing 1549 Flame Damage and an additional 3102 Flame Damage over 10 seconds. Heals you for [69 / 71 / 73 / 75]% of the total damage inflicted when the effect ends. Enemies hit by the initial hit are afflicted with the Burning status effect.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Fiery Breath.png Fiery Breath 20 Instant Cone 10 meters 10 seconds 3510 Magicka
Exhale a flaming blast to enemies in front of you, dealing [2248 / 2272 / 2295 / 2322] Flame Damage and an additional [2247 / 2279 / 2288 / 2329] Flame Damage over 10 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Noxious Breath.png Noxious Breath Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Poison Damage. Applies Major Fracture to enemies.
Cost: 2984 Stamina.
Exhale a corrosive blast to enemies in front of you, dealing [2319 / 2346 / 2371 / 2397] Poison Damage and an additional [2337 / 2359 / 2388 / 2408] Poison Damage over 10 seconds. Afflicts enemies with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Engulfing Flames.png Engulfing Flames Affected enemies take more damage from all Flame Damage attacks based on how high your Spell Damage is.
Exhale a flaming blast to enemies in front of you, dealing 2323 Flame Damage and an additional 2304 Flame Damage over 10 seconds. Affected enemies take more damage from all Flame Damage attacks based on your offensive stats, with a maximum of 10% bonus damage taken. Current value 10%.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Fiery Grip.png Fiery Grip 30 Instant Enemy 22 meters 3780 Magicka
Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to you, dealing [1801 / 1818 / 1842 / 1859] Flame Damage. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Empowering Chains.png Empowering Chains Pulls you to the enemy instead. Grants Empower after casting.
Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull you to an enemy, dealing [1858 / 1881 / 1900 / 1919] Flame Damage and granting you Empower for 5 seconds, increasing the damage of your next Light Attack by 40%. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Unrelenting Grip.png Unrelenting Grip If the target cannot be pulled, you are refunded the Magicka cost.
Launch a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to you, dealing [1858 / 1881 / 1900 / 1919] Flame Damage. Grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. If the target cannot be pulled, you restore 100% of the ability's cost as Magicka. This attack cannot be dodged or reflected.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Inferno.png Inferno 42 Instant Area 15 meters 15 seconds 2160 Magicka
Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at the nearest enemy every 5 seconds, dealing [2249 / 2275 / 2299 / 2325] Flame Damage. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191. This ability scales with your highest offensive stats.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Flames of Oblivion.png Flames of Oblivion Also grants Major Savagery while slotted. Hits an additional enemy.
Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at 2 enemies every 5 seconds, dealing [2319 / 2345 / 2371 / 2396] Flame Damage. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy and Major Savagery, increasing your Spell and Weapon Critical ratings by 2191. This ability scales with your highest offensive stats.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Cauterize.png Cauterize Fireball heals allies instead of damaging enemies and increases the radius.
Radius: 28 meters.
Activate an aura of flames which launches a fireball at yourself or an ally to cauterize their wounds every 5 seconds, healing them for [2319 / 2345 / 2371 / 2396] Health. While slotted, you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2191. This ability scales with your highest offensive stats.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Combustion.png Combustion 8 1 Increases the damage of your Burning and Poisoned status effects by 25%. When you apply Burning to an enemy, you restore 250 Magicka. When you apply Poisoned to an enemy, you restore 250 Stamina.
18 2 Increases the damage of your Burning and Poisoned status effects by 50%. When you apply Burning to an enemy, you restore 500 Magicka. When you apply Poisoned to an enemy, you restore 500 Stamina.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Warmth.png Warmth 14 1 When you deal direct damage with an Ardent Flame ability, you reduce the enemy's Movement Speed by 15% for 3 seconds.
27 2 When you deal direct damage with an Ardent Flame ability, you reduce the enemy's Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-Searing Heat.png Searing Heat 22 1 Increases the duration of your Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 2 seconds.
36 2 Increases the damage over time of your Fiery Breath, Searing Strike, and Dragonknight Standard abilities by 33% and the duration by 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Ardent Flame-World in Ruin.png World in Ruin 39 1 Increases the damage of your Flame area of effect abilities by 3%. Decreases the Stamina cost of your Poison abilities by 12%.
50 2 Increases the damage of your Flame area of effect abilities by 6%. Decreases the cost of your Stamina Poison abilities by 25%.