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In Elder Scrolls Online, every character must choose a class at the start of the game. Each of the six classes are open to customization, although some may be more suited to certain roles than others. All weapons and armor are available, no matter your chosen class or race. Every class comes with three unique skill lines.

Playable Classes[edit]

Dragonknight The Dragonknight class is best suited for tanking-oriented characters due to the Draconic Power and Earthen Heart skill lines, although the Ardent Flame skill line does provide some rather literal firepower.
Nightblade The Nightblade class is best suited for characters with a stealth focus, reflected by its skill lines of Assassination, Shadow, and Siphoning.
Sorcerer The Sorcerer class is the most magically-focused class, and have access to Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning, and Storm Calling.
Templar The Templar class has both decent magical and melee capabilities. Their Aedric Spear skill line is focused on improving their melee abilities, while the Restoring Light and Dawn's Wrath skill lines primarily augment their magical powers.
Warden The WardenCrown Store class focuses on nature-based magic, with the Animal Companions skill line for damage-dealing and Green Balance skill line for healing, as well as a frost magic line called Winter's Embrace.Morrowind[a]
Necromancer The NecromancerElsweyr class is for those who wish to master death magic. It is a versatile class, offering the Bone Tyrant skill line for tanking abilities, Grave Lord for damage dealing, and Living Death for healing.Elsweyr[b]
Arcanist The ArcanistNecrom class is for (?). needs class linesNecrom[c]
^aThe warden class was included with the chapter version of Morrowind, but can now be purchased separately from the Crown Store for 015001500 Crowns
^bThe necromancer class is available in the Elsweyr chapter, but can now be purchased separately from the Crown Store for 015001500 Crowns
^cThe arcanist class is available in the Necrom chapter.

NPC Classes[edit]

Class Specialisation Weapons Armor
Arbalest Ranged Bow & Arrows Medium
Archer Ranged Bow & Arrows Medium
Assassin Melee Dual Weapons Medium
Battlemage Melee & Magic Staff Light
Beastcaller Melee & Magic Sword and Shield Heavy
Berserker Melee Dual Weapons Medium
Blood Mage Magic Staff (Fear) Light
Bodyguard Melee One-handed & Shield Heavy
Bonelord Melee & Magic One-handed Light
Bounty Hunter Melee & Poison Dual Weapons Medium
Brute Melee One-handed & Shield Heavy
Cauterizer Magic Staff (Restoration) Light
Chemist Alchemy & Melee One-handed Light
Chillfiend Magic Staff (Frost & Void) Light
Dreadweaver Magic Staff (Frost & Shadow) Light
Eviscerator Melee One-Handed & Shield Heavy
Fear Mage Magic Staff (Fear) Light
Feral Melee Hands Any
Fire Mage Magic Staff (Fire) Light
Flame Adept Melee & Magic Hands Light
Foot Soldier Melee & Ranged One-handed Medium
Frost Mage Magic Staff (Frost) Light
Healer Magic Staff (Restoration) Light
Honor Guard Melee & Ranged One-handed Heavy
Icereaver Melee & Magic Two-handed Heavy
Knight Melee One-handed & Shield Heavy
Mage Guard Magic Staff (Lightning) Light
Necromancer Magic Staff (Necromantic) Light
Nightblade Melee Dual Weapons Medium
Nullifier Melee Two-handed Heavy
Pet Ranger Ranged Bow & Arrows Medium
Poison Archer Ranged Bow & Arrows Medium
Ravager Melee Two-handed Heavy
Reach Mage Ranged Staff or One-handed Light
Sea Mage Ranged Staff (Lightning) Light
Shadow Mage Magic Staff (Shadow) Light
Shaman Melee & Magic One-handed Light
Shade Sentinel Melee & Magic Dual Weapons Medium
Sentry Melee One-handed & Torch Heavy
Spellblade Melee & Magic Two-handed (Sword) Heavy
Spirit Master Magic Staff Light
Storm Mage Magic Staff (Lightning) Light
Sun Mage Melee & Magic Two-handed Heavy
Swashbuckler Alchemy & Melee One-handed Light
Tank Melee One-handed & Shield Heavy
Thundermaul Melee Two-handed Heavy
Time Bomb Mage Magic Staff Light
Vanquisher Melee & Ranged One-handed and Javelins Medium
Void Mage Ranged Staff (Void) Light
Void Striker Melee and Magic Two-handed Light
Warpriest Melee Sword & Shield Heavy


  • The Warden class was planned during the beta but was scrapped before being added again in Update 14. A sixth class, the Battlemage, was also originally planned.