Piercing Spear is a Templar passive skill in the Aedric Spear skill line in The Elder Scrolls Online.


  • Increases Critical Strike chance by 5%. Increases damage vs. Blocking targets by 5%.


  • Unlocks when the Vestige reaches rank 8 in the Aedric Spear skill line.
  • Requires 1 skill point.


  • Update 2: From Update 2 onwards, this passive now adds a melee critical strike in addition to a spell critical strike when using spear abilities.[1]
  • Update 6: This passive now provides increased critical damage when a spear ability is slotted, instead of increased critical hit.[2]
  • Update 8: Fixed an issue where several abilities, including this one, that increased critical damage were not increasing the damage as much as stated in the tooltip.[3]