The Elder Scrolls Online: Update 36 Buffs Elemental Susceptibility and More

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Update 36 is now available for the base game of The Elder Scrolls Online. This free patch does not only bring new quality-of-life features, but also some balancing changes.

Elemental Susceptibility is one of the morph skills available to the Destruction Staff in The Elder Scrolls Online. In Update 36, this skill has been buffed in that it now applies Burning, Chilled, and Concussed elemental status effects at the same time every six seconds. This is a major change because it used to apply only one of the three debuffs to the target and at random intervals. The range of this skill has been slightly increased to 35 as well, up from 33 meters previously.

The developers have also reworked the Templar’s Backlash skill and its morphs in this patch. Basically, it is nerfed in that it now takes more overall damage to reach the final damage cap, making it less reliable to use in PvP. Furthermore, Backlash can only be cast on one target at a time, to prevent numerous exploits using this ability.

Here are the other balancing changes:

  • Fixed an issue where some ticking Area of Effect abilities could delay or miss their first tick, or could apply their effects out of sync with their tick rates.
  • Fixed an issue where Break Free’s animation could fail to play in situations when your character would be stunned mid-animation with effects such as Time Stop.
  • Death recaps will no longer taunt you with the concept of bringing a friend or using the grouping tool for solo arenas such as Maelstrom Arena.
  • Fixed an issue where bashing could clear your Heavy Attack inputs.
  • Fixed an issue where you could become stuck Heavy Attacking indefinitely after roll dodging while inputting a Light Attack.
  • Path of Darkness
    • Fixed an issue with this ability and morphs’ Major Expedition where the visual effects could flicker and cause client performance issues.
Dawn’s Wrath
  • Backlash
    • The final damage now deals a guaranteed amount of damage based on your highest offensive stats, rather than dealing damage based on the damage it took from you over the duration and with a cap based on your Weapon or Spell Damage.
    • The final damage deals approximately 10% more damage than the initial hit at base and increases up to an additional 200% to reach similar values of power seen before.
Animal Companions
  • Advanced Species
    • This passive now increases your Critical Damage done by 2/4%, rather than your Armor Penetration by 495/990.
Winter’s Embrace
  • Arctic Wind (morph)
    • Removed the target cap from the damage of this morph, as the damage is no longer tied to stunning enemies.
  • Glacial Presence
    • This passive now increases the damage done by your Chilled status effect based on a value determined by your highest offensive stats, rather than adding 10% Critical Damage and Healing to recently Chilled targets.

The Elder Scrolls Online Update 36 is available on PC.

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