ESO: All Scribing Grimoires and Scripts

ESO Gold Road Chapter is launching a new feature, Scribing, and we share all the new spells or Grimoires and Scripts from the Elder Scrolls Online Update 42.

All Scribing Grimoires and Scripts for the Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The latest Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), Gold Road, introduces a new system called Scribing. This system allows players to create and modify 11 different Grimoires or Spells. In our ESO guide, we list all Scribing Grimoires and Scripts. We also provided a list of all scripts and grimoires combinations to help you identify which ones may work for you and which ones correspond with each other. With the introduction of Scribing, we can expect some significant changes in the Meta, and you can read more about what scripts and grimoires are and how to use them in our Scribing guide.

All Grimoires in ESO Scribing

Below is a list of all Grimoires in Elder Scrolls Online: 

  1. Traveling Knife (Dual Wield skill line): 15-meter stamina throw that returns to you.
  2. Vault (Bow skill line): 6-meter radius bow attack that flips the caster backward.
  3. Mender’s Bond (Restoration Staff skill line): 20-meter range tether to an ally and effect in between.  
  4. Elemental Explosion (Destruction Staff skill line): 28 meters with a 10-meter radius channel and effect.
  5. Shield Throw (Sword and Shield skill line): 28-meter shield throw that hits enemies and returns to the caster.
  6. Smash (Two-Handed skill line): 8-meter cone attack in front of you using stamina.
  7. Soul Burst (Soul Magic skill line): area-based buff of debuff skill around the caster.
  8. Wield Soul (Soul Magic skill line): 28-meter magic attack at a target.
  9. Torchbearer (Fighters Guild skill line): 8-meter 1.5 duration sweeps before you, hitting three times.
  10. Contingency ( Mages Guild skill line): 24-second duration buff.
  11. Trample (Assault and Support skill line): 5-meter radius, 2-second cast time charging mount in front of you.

Traveling Knife

Traveling Knife Scribing Grimoires (Dual Wield skill line) 15-meter stamina throw that returns to you the Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Traveling Knife Grimoire is from the Dual Wield skill line and is a 15-meter stamina throw that returns to you. Traveling Knife Grimoire is one of the strongest spells due to its range, damage, and utility.  This spell can be customized as a main spammable, range, damage over time, buff, or stun.  Moreover, this spell has two damage components after a short delay, which can trigger additional class passives and set bonuses.  Thus, consider the number one damage dealer Grimoire to unlock and experiment with.

Vault

Vault Scribing Grimoires (Bow skill line) 6-meter radius bow attack that flips the caster backwards The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Vault Grimoire is from the Bow skill line and acts as a 6-meter radius bow attack that flips the caster backward. Vault is a valuable PvP bow skill with a massive boon for mobility. However, this skill isn’t likely used in PvE content, outside of leveling, or for fun.

Mender’s Bond

Mender’s Bond Scribing Grimoires (Restoration Staff skill line) 20-meter range tether to an ally and effect in between The Elder Scrolls Online ESO

The Mender’s Bond Grimoire is from the Restoration Staff skill line and is a 20-meter range tether to an ally and effect in between.  Mender’s Bond is difficult to activate and complex to stay attached to the target. The strength of the Grimoire is the variety of buffs it can apply to the target and anything touching the beam. However, players must be attached or constantly within the beam to use the skill.

Elemental Explosion

Elemental Explosion Scribing Grimoires(Destruction Staff skill line) 28 meter with a 10 meter radius channel and effect The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Elemental Explosion Grimoire is from the Destruction Staff skill line and is 28 meters with a 10-meter radius channel and effect. The upside of the skill is that it is a massive area; however, the cast time is dreadful. The cast time is long, and you’ll be vulnerable, though it gives support and builds powerful buffs and debuffs.

Shield Throw

Shield Throw Scribing Grimoires (Sword and Shield skill line) 28-meter shield throw that hits enemies and returns to caster The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Shield Throw Grimoire is from the Sword and Shield skill line and acts as a 28-meter shield throw that hits enemies and returns to the caster. Shield Throw has potential in PvE and PvP due to the sheer volume of buffs and debuffs. Moreover, this skill is perfect for any class that lacks a ranged stun.

Smash

Smash Scribing Grimoires (Two-Handed skill line) 8-meter cone attack in front of you using stamina The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Smash Grmioire is from the Two-Handed skill line and acts as an 8-meter cone attack in front of you using stamina—smash functions like a cone-based damage spammable. However, the Torchbearer Grimoire will likely do more damage and trigger additional effects due to its three attacks within a short duration. Consider this a helpful skill if you use mainly Two-Handed skills and need an area-based spammable attack.

Soul Burst

Soul Burst Scribing Grimoires (Soul Magic skill line) area based spell in a meter radius out from caster The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Soul Burst Grimoire is from the Soul Magic skill line and acts as an area-based buff of debuff skill around the caster. Soul Burst skill is a powerful skill area around your spell that can buff, debuff, shield, immobilize, and stun. This is helpful for any tank or healer in PvE, alongside an on-demand crowd control for any class in PvP. Moreover, you can obtain unique buffs like Minor Courage from this spell, making it robust for support and player vs. player content.

Wield Soul

Wield Soul Scribing Grimoires (Soul Magic skill line) 28-meter magic attack at a target The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Wield Soul Grimoire is from the Soul Magic skill line and acts as a 28-meter magic attack at a target. Wield Soul is meant to be a ranged main spammable. The downside of this attack is that it’s a single target, and to gain area damage, you sacrifice a lot. This is a helpful attack if your class lacks a pure magic ranged spammable option.

Torchbearer

Torchbearer Scribing Grimoires (Fighters Guild skill line) 8-meter 1.5 duration sweeps in front of you hitting three times The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Torchbearer Grmioire is from the Fighters Guild skill line and acts as an 8-meter 1.5-duration sweep before you, hitting three times. The Torchbearer skill functions similarly to jabs (Templar skill) in previous patches.  A 1.5-duration damage ability hits a cone with three attacks. The three attacks in a short window can trigger additional effects and class passives.  Moreover, you can reduce damage while using the ability to give you an edge.  Consider this a good melee skill that does single target and AOE jabs every class or sweep. 

Contingency

Contingency Scribing Grimoires (Mages Guild skill line) 24 second duration buff The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Contingency Grimore is from the Mages Guild skill line and is a 24-second duration buff. The spell triggers an additional effect when you reach a certain resource amount, like sub 25%. This can be a helpful replacement for a back bar buff like Psijic Order Channeled Acceleration.

Trample

Trample Scribing Grimoires (Assault and Support skill line) 5 meter radius, 2 second cast time charging mount in front of you The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO

The Trample Grimoire is from the Assault and Support skill line and acts as a 5-meter radius, 2-second cast time charging mount in front of you. Trample is the oddest of all Grimoires because of its long cast time and weird animation. The benefit of this Grimoire is it uses your equipped mount to launch forward. Thus, you can flex your fancy mounts to fellow players obnoxiously.

All Scripts in ESO Scribing

Scripts can be obtained by enemies, daily reward coffers, and questing within the Scholarium Luminaries. The following scripts drop sources of all Scripts: 

  • Focus Scripts (Gryphon Luminary): Delves, Mages Guild, and Rewards of the Worthy daily coffers.
  • Signature Scripts (Dragon Luminary): Delve, Mages Guild, and Cyrodiil daily coffers.
  • Affix Scripts (Netch Luminary): Undaunted and Imperial City daily coffers.

Focus Scripts

Below are a list of the all Focus Scripts in the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO):

  • Physical Damage – Deals Physical Damage to an enemy and Physical Damage to enemies between you and them on return.
  • Poison Damage – Deals Poison Damage to an enemy and Poison Damage to enemies between you and them on return
  • Bleed Damage – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Bleed Damage to an enemy and 0 Bleed Damage to enemies between you and them on return
  • Magic Damage – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Magic Damage to an enemy and 0 Magic Damage to enemies between you and them on return
  • Disease Damage – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Disease Damage to an enemy and 0 Disease Damage to enemies between you and them on return
  • Flame Damage – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Flame Damage to an enemy and 0 Flame Damage to enemies between you and them on return
  • Multi-Target – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage to an enemy and 0 Physical Damage to enemies around them.
  • Pull – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage to an enemy and pulls them and enemies between you and them to you on return
  • Stun – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage to an enemy and stuns them and enemies between you and them for 3 seconds on return.
  • Taunt – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage to an enemy and taunts one of them to attack you for 15 seconds
  • Immobilize – Focus Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage to enemies and immobilize them for 3 seconds
  • Healing – Focus Script
  • Heals you and your allies for 0 Health

Grimoires vs. Focus Scripts

The table below shows all available Grimoires and Focus Scripts combinations you can make in ESO Scribing:

TrampleTorchbearerContingencySoul BurstWield SoulElemental ExplosionShield ThrowSmashTraveling KnifeVaultMender’s Bond
Physical Damage
Bleed
Disease Damage
Poison Damage
Magic Damage
Flame Damage
Frost Damage
Shock Damage
Taunt
Trauma
Knockback
Pull
Stun
Immobilize
Dispel
Healing
Ultimate Generation
Damage Shield
Multi Target
Resource Restore

Signature Scripts

Below is a list of all Signature Scripts in the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO):

  • Damage Over Time – Signature Script
  • Deals 0 Physical Damage over 5 seconds to enemies
  • Snare – Signature Script
  • Reduces the Movement Speed of enemies by 30% for 4 seconds
  • Life Leech – Signature Script
  • Heals you for 20% of the Damage Done
  • Healing – Signature Script
  • Heals for 0 health over 10 seconds
  • Status Effect – Signature Script
  • Increases the chance to apply status effects on enemies by 100% for 10 seconds
  • Class Mastery – Signature Script
  • For each enemy with 8 meters, up to 6, gain 50 Weapon and Spell Damage and reduce your damage taken by 2% plus 1% per enemy for 5 seconds
  • Damage Shield – Signature Script
  • Grants you a damage shield that absorbs 0 damage for 6 seconds
  • Blade Turn – Signature Script
  • Deflects the next direct damage attack used against you within 3 seconds
  • Passive Mastery – Signature Script
  • Enemies hit are susceptible to your Ruffian Passive ability for 6 seconds
  • Resource Restore – Signature Scripts
  • Restores 1050 stamina over 10 seconds
  • Opportunism – Signature Script
  • Enemies hit take 8% more Martial damage for 5 seconds
  • Mobility – Signature Script
  • Removes a stack of the Roll Dodge cost penalty abd reduces fall damage taken by 50% for 20 seconds
  • Defiance – Signature Script
  • Removes up to 3 snares or immobilizations effects

Grimoires vs. Signature Scripts

The table below shows all available ESO Scribing Grimoires and Signature Scripts combinations you can make:

TrampleTorchbearerContingencySoul BurstWield SoulElemental ExplosionShield ThrowSmashTraveling KnifeVaultMender’s Bond
DoT
Snare
Soul Collapse
Immobilize
Status Effect
Class Mastery
Healing
Resource Restore
Defiance
Mobility
Create Area
Damage Reduction
Passive Mastery
Opportunism
Charging Damage
Defiance
Soul Infusion
Damage Shield
Shield Mastery
Blade Turn
Life Leech

Affix Scripts

Below is a list of all Affix Scripts in the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO):

  • Off Balance – Affix Script
  • Set enemies Off Balance for 7 seconds
  • Savagery and Prophecy – Affix Script
  • Grants you major savagery and Minor Prophecy for 10 seconds, increasing weapons and spell critical rating by 0
  • Expedition – Affix Script
  • Grants you Minor Expedition for 10 seconds, increasing movement speed by 15%
  • Berserk – Affix Script
  • Grants you Minor Berserk for 10 seconds, increasing damage done by 5%
  • Vulnerability – Affix Script
  • Afflicts enemies with Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing damage taken by 5%
  • Maim – Affix Script
  • Afflicts enemies with Minor Maim for 10 seconds, reducing damage done by 5%
  • LifeSteal – Affix Script
  • Afflicts enemies with Minor Lifesteal for 20 seconds, healing attackers for 600 health every 1 second
  • Uncertainty – Affix Script
  • Afflicts enemies with Minor Uncertainty for 10 seconds, reducing their Weapon and Spell Critical rating by 1320
  • Evasion – Affix Script
  • Grants Major Evasion for 10 seconds reducing damage form area attacks by 20%
  • Force – Affix Script
  • Grants Minor Force for 10 seconds, increasing crit damage by 10%

Grimoires vs. Affix Scripts

The table below shows all available Grimoires and Affix Scripts combinations you can make in ESO Scribing:

TrampleTorchbearerContingencySoul BurstWield SoulElemental ExplosionShield ThrowSmashTraveling KnifeVaultMender’s Bond
Interrupt
Off Balance
Savagery/Prophecy
Expedition
Resolve
Evasion
Vitality
Heroism
Protection
Courage
Intellect and Endurance
Force
Vulnerability
Cowardice
Maim
Mangle
Defile
Enervation
Breach
Uncertainty
Magickasteal
Brutality and Sorcery
Empower
Lifesteal
Brittle
Berserk

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