Elder Scrolls Online update 6 introduced a new progression system, The Champion System. As you gain experience exploring Tamriel, there are more choices for your character’s development. For one, your character will have access to more powerful passive abilities. The champion system becomes available once you level up to Veteran Rank 1. This is available account wide so once your character reaches Veteran Rank 1, even your non Veteran Rank characters will receive a champion point to spend however you like.
The guardian constellations, the Warrior, the Mage and the Thief each have three constellations in their charge and together they represent aspects of power. You can purchase abilities from each constellation using your Champion Points. Each time you receive a Champion Point, it will be assigned to the Warrior, Thief and Mage (In that order) and you can decide which of the 3 constellations under each sign you would like to spend your point on.
Each of the guardian constellations has a general theme. Points spent in the Warrior increase your health and allow you to improve your defensive capabilities. When you spend points in the Thief, your stamina will increase and you’ll be able to choose utility bonuses, and points spent in the Mage increase magicka and grant benefits to physical and magical offensive power.
The passives offered by the constellations are diverse and allow you to customize your characters to your liking, no matter what kind of build you have in mind. Each constellation is comprised of individual stars, each with their own special bonuses. You can spend a total of 100 points on each star in a constellation.
As you spend points on stars in a specific constellation, you’ll unlock very powerful passives. These unlock at 10, 30, 75, and 120 points spent in a constellation. There are 36 of these strong passives total, and they offer the most impactful enhancements you’ll find in the Champion System.
To help you earn Champion Points, we’ve introduced a new mechanic called Enlightenment to the game. Over time, your account will accrue Enlightenment. You do not have to be logged in to accrue Enlightenment.
As you participate in activities that grant experience to your Veteran Rank character, Enlightenment provides you with a bonus to Champion Point progression, helping you earn points faster. Eventually, you may run out of Enlightenment, but don’t worry—more Enlightenment is added to your account every 24 hours.
Activities that grant experience include questing, killing enemies, fighting in Cyrodiil, exploring dungeons and delves, and facing Trials and the Dragonstar Arena.
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