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One Hand and Shield is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. Skills in this line focus on damage mitigation and various methods of stunning or controlling enemies. In addition, completing a fully charged heavy attack on an enemy will recharge the user's stamina based on their level. Use of these abilities, as well as progression through this skill line, requires equipping a one-handed weapon and a shield at the same time. Note that only equipping a shield will not train this skill, while still providing the benefit of the armor, trait and enchantment.

Learning[edit]

The One Hand and Shield skill line is granted the first time you kill an enemy with a weapon and shield equipped. You can increase your skill by engaging in combat with a weapon and shield equipped, or by having One Hand and Shield skills slotted. The more skills you have slotted, the faster your skill will increase. Imperials and Redguards are naturally gifted with One Hand and Shield, and will learn the ability more quickly than other races. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase One Hand and Shield are:

Skill Perks[edit]

One Hand and Shield has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a One-Handed weapon and Shield. Known abilities are listed below. 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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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-One Hand and Shield-Shield Wall.png Shield Wall 50 Instant Self 6 seconds 135 Ultimate
Duration: [5 / 5.3 / 5.7 / 6] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for [5 / 5.3 / 5.7 / 6] seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Spell Wall.png Spell Wall You also reflect all projectiles cast at you.
Duration: [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost and reflect all projectiles cast at you for [6 / 6.3 / 6.7 / 7] seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shield Discipline.png Shield Discipline Your One Hand and Shield abilities cost nothing while active.
Duration: [6 / 6.7 / 7.3 / 8] seconds.
Reinforce your shield, allowing you to automatically block all attacks at no cost for [6 / 6.7 / 7.3 / 8] seconds. Your One Hand and Shield abilities cost nothing while this effect persists.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, while a one-handed weapon and shield are equipped, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Puncture.png Puncture 2 Instant Enemy 5 meters 1350 Stamina
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [3072 / 3105 / 3139 / 3173] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 15 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Ransack.png Ransack You also gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken.
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [3175 / 3210 / 3244 / 3280] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280 for 15 seconds. You also gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken by 8% for 15 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Pierce Armor.png Pierce Armor Also afflicts the enemy with Major Breach, reducing their Spell Resistance.
Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing [3175 / 3210 / 3244 / 3280] Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Fracture and Major Breach, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5280 for 15 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Low Slash.png Low Slash 4 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2970 Stamina
Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing [3688 / 3728 / 3769 / 3807] Physical Damage and afflicting them with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for 12 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deep Slash.png Deep Slash Increases the damage dealt. Now hits all targets near the initial enemy hit, and snares them.
Area: 6 meters.
Surprise an enemy with a sweeping lunge, dealing [4763 / 4816 / 4868 / 4921] Physical Damage to them and other nearby enemies. You reduce the Movement Speed of all enemies hit by 30% for 4 seconds. Also afflicts all enemies hit with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for 12 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Heroic Slash.png Heroic Slash You gain Minor Heroism, increasing your Ultimate generation.
Surprise an enemy with a deep lunge, dealing [3812 / 3854 / 3895 / 3938] Physical Damage and afflicting them with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15% for 12 seconds. You gain Minor Heroism, granting you 1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds for 12 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Defensive Posture.png Defensive Posture 14 Instant Self 6 seconds 4320 Stamina
Bolster your defenses, gaining a damage shield that absorbs up to [4800 / 4852 / 4905 / 4958] damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. You reflect the next harmful Direct Damage projectile cast at you. This effect can occur once per cast.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Defensive Stance.png Defensive Stance While slotted, you reduce the cost of block and increase the amount of damage you can block.
Bolster your defenses, gaining a damage shield that absorbs up to 4958 damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health. You reflect the next harmful Direct Damage projectile cast at you. This effect can occur once per cast. While you have a shield equipped, the amount of damage you can block is increased by [7 / 8 / 9 / 10]% and the cost of blocking is reduced by [7 / 8 / 9 / 10]%.
ON-icon-Question Mark.png Absorb Missile Projectiles that are absorbed by the damage shield heal you, rather than reflect.
Bolster your defenses, absorbing up to 4958 damage for 6 seconds. While the shield persists, you are healed for [2479 / 2506 / 2533 / 2560] the next time a harmful Direct Damage projectile hits you. This effect can occur once per cast. This ability scales off your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shield Charge.png Shield Charge 20 Instant Enemy 22 meters 3780 Stamina
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing [3688 / 3728 / 3769 / 3807] Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Shielded Assault.png Shielded Assault Gain a damage shield after the attack.
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 3812 Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. You gain a damage shield after the attack, absorbing [2399 / 2425 / 2452 / 2478] damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Max Health.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Invasion.png Invasion Stuns longer based on the distance traveled.
Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 3812 Physical Damage and stunning them for [3 / 3.3 / 3.7 / 4] seconds. Stuns up to 50% longer based on the distance traveled.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Power Bash.png Power Bash 38 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2700 Stamina
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing [6146 / 6214 / 6282 / 6349] Physical Damage.
Morph ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Reverberating Bash.png Reverberating Bash Initial damage is halved, but stuns the target. After the stun ends, the enemy takes the damage again.
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing 3175 Physical Damage and stunning them for [2 / 2.3 / 2.7 / 3] seconds. After the stun ends, the enemy takes an additional 3175 Physical Damage.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Power Slam.png Power Slam Blocking any attack increases the damage of your next cast.
Strike an enemy full-force with your shield, dealing [6351 / 6420 / 6489 / 6561] Physical Damage. While slotted, blocking any attack grants you a stack of Resentment, which increases the damage of your next Power Slam by 5% for 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 10 times.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time, so long as a one handed weapon and shield is equipped.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Fortress.png Fortress 5 1 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of your One Hand and Shield abilities by 7% and reduces the cost of blocking by 18%.
34 2 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of your One Hand and Shield abilities by 15% and reduces the cost of blocking by 36%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Sword and Board.png Sword and Board 10 1 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Weapon Damage by 3% and the amount of damage you can block by 10%.
25 2 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Weapon Damage by 5% and the amount of damage you can block by 20%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deadly Bash.png Deadly Bash 17 1 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Improves your standard bash attacks. Your Bash attacks gain an additional 250 Weapon and Spell Damage and cost 20% less Stamina.
28 2 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Improves your standard bash attacks.Your Bash attacks gain an additional 500 Weapon and Spell Damage and cost 40% less Stamina.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Deflect Bolts.png Deflect Bolts 30 1 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases the amount of damage you can block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 6%.
46 2 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases the amount of damage you can block from projectiles and ranged attacks by 14%.
ON-icon-skill-One Hand and Shield-Battlefield Mobility.png Battlefield Mobility 41 1 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Movement Speed while blocking by 30%.
50 2 (WITH ONE HAND WEAPON AND SHIELD EQUIPPED) Increases your Movement Speed while blocking by 60%.