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Destructive Touch is an active skill in the Destruction Staff skill line in The Elder Scrolls Online.

DescriptionEdit

  • Deals 6 Magic Damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback, Frost Touch causes deep freeze, and Shock Touch Causes disorient. (I)
  • Deals 17 Magic damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback, Frost Touch causes deep freeze, and Shock Touch causes disorient. (17 Fire Damage and knocks back target 8 meters) (III)
  • Deals 17 Magic damage to target enemy. Fire Touch causes knockback, Frost Touch causes deep freeze, and Shock Touch causes disorient. (IV)

NoteEdit

  • Destructive Touch IV slightly reduces the cost of casting this spell.

RequirementEdit

Unlocked at Destruction Staff Rank 2.

MorphsEdit

Destructive ClenchEdit

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  • Update 6: Destructive Touch has been changed into a damage over time-based attack for all ranks and morphs of all types of staffs. The damage over time component increases in damage with rank.[1]
  • Update 7: Frost Touch and its morphs will no longer apply a half-second stun to the target.[2]
  • Update 7: Flame Clench: Removed the stun from this ability [2]
  • Update 7: Flame Clench: Added an increased damage over time damage [2]
  • Update 7: Shock Clench: Added an area of effect damage that applies near the target.[2]
  • Update 7: Shock Clench: Removed the area of effect damage from this ability, and added a 2.5 second stun. The impact effects have been updated to reflect these changes.[2]

Destructive ReachEdit

  • [?]
  • Update 6: Destructive Touch has been changed into a damage over time-based attack for all ranks and morphs of all types of staffs. The damage over time component increases in damage with rank.[1]
  • Update 7: Frost Touch and its morphs will no longer apply a half-second stun to the target.[2]
  • Update 8: Flame Reach: This ability now properly applies the knockback up to the correct range (28 meters).[3]

UpdatesEdit

  • Update 1: (flame, frost, and shock): Increased this ability's damage and magicka cost.[4]
  • Update 6: Destructive Touch has been changed into a damage over time-based attack for all ranks and morphs of all types of staffs. The damage over time component increases in damage with rank.[1]
  • Update 6: Increased the range of this ability to 17 meters from 7 meters.[1]
  • Update 6: As of Update 6, Shocking Touch, the lightning staff variant of Destructive Touch, now deals damage to nearby targets instead of disorienting the target. [1]
  • Update 7: Frost Touch and its morphs will no longer apply a half-second stun to the target.[2]
  • Update 7: Normalized the projectile's travel speeds.[2]
  • Update 7: Clarified the tooltips for this ability.[2]
  • Update 7: Flame Touch: This ability will now knock back your enemy instead of stunning them.[2]
  • Update 7: Shock Touch: Removed the area of effect damage, and added a 2.5 second stun. The impact effects have been updated to reflect these changes.[2]
  • Update 9: The damage over time effects from abilities such as Searing Strike, Twin Slashes, or Destructive Touch can now be applied to targets that fully or partially absorb the damage from a damage shield, or targets that are blocking.[5]

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