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Online:Mages Guild

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This article is about the faction. For one of the various places, see Category:Online-Places.

The Mages Guild is an association dedicated to magical learning found all over Tamriel. To join, go to any Mages Guild and speak with Curinure, Nemarc, or Rudrasa (regardless of your alliance) and tell them you're ready to join. To gain reputation with them, you must bring them lost tomes of Tamrielic lore. Each lorebook adds five points to the Mages Guild skill line, and an increasing number of points is required to gain a rank. Good relations with the guild can earn you new skills, perks, and abilities. The Mages Guild quest line is focused around the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath.

The Mages Guild, along with the Fighters Guild, is also at the head of an assault into Coldharbour which takes place at the culmination of the Alliance Storyline and Main Quest. Note that progression through the Mages Guild quest line does not affect this in any way.

QuestsEdit

  • Joining Quests
  Curinure's Invitation: Visit the local Mages Guild.
  Nemarc's Invitation: Accept an invitation to join the Mages Guild.
  Rudrasa's Invitation: Seek out the Mages Guild.

Public Dungeon DailiesEdit

These quests are available after joining the Mages Guild, and are offered by Alvur Baren located within the Mages Guild buildings of Elden Root (Grahtwood), Mournhold (Deshaan), and Wayrest (Stormhaven). These quests will send you to a random public dungeon to retrieve an artifact associated with Sheogorath. These quests can be shared with other members of your group, so it is possible to do up to 15 of these quests in a day. These quests will give Mages Guild reputation, as well as a small box of rewards. These quests are one way of obtaining the Draugr motif.

Skill PerksEdit

Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50  160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000. 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.

Ultimate AbilitiesEdit

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
   Meteor 10 Instant Enemy 28 meters 5 meters 200 Ultimate
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing [10762 / 10879 / 10998 / 11117] Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take [3073 / 3107 / 3140 / 3175] Flame Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds.
     Ice Comet Increases the damage, deals Frost Damage, and reduces the Movement Speed of enemies hit.
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing [12227 / 12362 / 12496 / 12631] Frost Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, stunning them for 2 seconds, and reducing their Movement Speed by 50% for 5 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take [3494 / 3533 / 3571 / 3609] Frost Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds.
   Shooting Star You generate Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.
Call a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 11116 Flame Damage to all enemies in the area, knocking them down, and stunning them for 2 seconds. After impact, enemies in the target area take 3176 Flame Damage every 1 second for 11 seconds. You generate [9 / 10 / 11 / 12] Ultimate for each enemy hit by the initial blast.

Active AbilitiesEdit

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
   Magelight 2 Instant Area 6 meters 5 seconds 5130 Magicka
Cost: [5400 / 5310 / 5220 / 5130] Magicka.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 4 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Savagery and Prophecy, increasing your Weapon Critical and Spell Critical rating by 2629.
     Inner Light Also increases your Max Magicka while slotted.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 4 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Savagery and Prophecy, increasing your Weapon Critical and Spell Critical rating by 2629 and your Max Magicka is increased by [2 / 3 / 4 / 5]%.
   Radiant Magelight Increases the radius of the reveal. You and nearby allies cannot be stunned from sneak attacks while slotted. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
Cost: [5130 / 5040 / 4950 / 4860] Magicka, Radius: 12 meters.
Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 4 seconds. While slotted you gain Major Savagery and Prophecy, increasing your Weapon Critical and Spell Critical rating by 2629. You also prevent the stun from stealth attacks for you and nearby allies.
   Entropy 4 Instant Enemy 28 meters 20 seconds 2700 Magicka
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing [12305 / 12438 / 12581 / 12716] Magic Damage over 20 seconds.
     Degeneration You gain Major Brutality and Sorcery for a time after casting. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
Cost: [2700 / 2610 / 2520 / 2430] Magicka.
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 12689 Magic Damage over 20 seconds. Excess magic spills out from them, granting you Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
   Structured Entropy Adds a heal over time when the damage over time is active.
Bind an enemy with chaotic magic, dealing 12689 Magic Damage over 20 seconds, and healing you for [1154 / 1165 / 1178 / 1191] every 2 seconds.
   Fire Rune 6 Instant Ground 28 meters 3 meters 20 seconds 3240 Magicka
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 20 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for [6149 / 6216 / 6284 / 6352] Flame Damage.
     Volcanic Rune The rune knocks enemies into the air and stuns them. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
Cost: [3240 / 3150 / 3060 / 2970] Magicka.
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 20 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 6351 Flame Damage, knocks them into the air, and stuns them for 3 seconds.
   Scalding Rune The rune also deals additional damage over time.
Inscribe a rune of cosmic fire on the earth, which takes 2 seconds to arm and lasts for 20 seconds. When triggered, the rune blasts all enemies in the target area for 6351 Flame Damage and an additional [7616 / 7687 / 7764 / 7866] Flame Damage over 22 seconds.
   Equilibrium 8 Instant Self 6000 Health
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for [2700 / 2800 / 2900 / 3000] Magicka. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.
     Spell Symmetry After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced.
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for 3000 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, the cost of your next Magicka ability is reduced by [30 / 31 / 32 / 33]% for 5 seconds. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.
   Balance After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance.
Barter with Oblivion to trade vitality for power, sacrificing your Health in exchange for 3000 Magicka. After the exchange is complete, you gain Major Resolve for [22 / 23 / 24 / 25] seconds, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5948. The exchange reduces your healing done and damage shield strength by 50% for 4 seconds.

Passive AbilitiesEdit

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
   Persuasive Will 1    Allows you to Persuade NPCs in conversation.
   Mage Adept 3    Reduces the Magicka and Health cost of your Mages Guild abilities by 8%.
5    Reduces the Magicka and Health cost of your Mages Guild abilities by 15%.
   Everlasting Magic 5    Increases the duration of your Mages Guild abilities by 10%.
7    Increases the duration of your Mages Guild abilities by 20%.
   Magicka Controller 7    Increases your Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery by 1% for each Mages Guild ability slotted.
9    Increases your Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery by 2% for each Mages Guild ability slotted.
   Might of the Guild 9    Casting a Mages Guild ability grants you Empower, increasing the damage of your Heavy Attacks against monsters by 70% for 5 seconds.
10    Casting a Mages Guild ability grants you Empower, increasing the damage of your Heavy Attacks against monsters by 70% for 10 seconds.

ReputationEdit

All guilds use reputation for leveling purposes. Mages Guild   Reputation is gained by finding Lorebooks. Each Lorebook recovered grants 5 , while completing a collection of lorebooks grants 20 . You can also earn 10  for each completed Public Dungeon daily quest, and 5  for each[verification needed] relic recovery achievement. It takes 1380  Reputation points to reach Mages Guild Rank 10, and it is possible to earn 1365  by collecting all Lorebooks within your home alliance territories, Coldharbour and Cyrodiil. The remaining 15  must come from dailies or the zone collections of the other alliance areas.

Rank Reputation Required
for Next Rank
Total Reputation
for Rank
1 70 0
2 90 70
3 110 160
4 130 270
5 150 400
6 170 550
7 190 720
8 210 910
9 260 1120
10 - 1380

Generic MembersEdit

AchievementsEdit

There are six Achievements associated with this faction:

Achievement Points Description Reward
   Student of the Mages Guild 5 Join the Mages Guild.  Mages Guild Blue
   Arch-Mage 50 Complete the Mages Guild series of quests.  Eyevea Blue
Title: Master Wizard
   Mages Guild Skill Master 50 Reach the max level of the Mages Guild Skill Line.  Arcane Blue
   The Madness Isn't Catching 5 Recover your first Mad God's relic for Alvur Baren.
   But I'd Say It's Rather Fetching 10 Recover 10 Mad God's relics for Alvur Baren.
   With Butterflies A-Retching 15 Recover 30 Mad God's relics for Alvur Baren.

NotesEdit

  • For historical information on the Mages Guild, see the lore article.
  • The Everlasting Magic passive only affects the duration of your Mages Guild Skills, not the amount of damage. For example, at level 2 of the passive, Degeneration will do 4653 damage over 12 seconds (387 dps) instead of over 10 seconds (465 dps).