The Elder Scrolls Online: Weapon Skills – Bow

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Bow Abilities
Ultimate AbilitiesActive AbilitiesPassive Abilities

Bow is one of the six weapon skills available in Elder Scrolls Online. You can advance through this skill line by equipping and using a bow. Bows have an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a Bow. Known abilities are listed below.


Ultimate Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Rapid Fire Ultimate Bow
Rank 50
175 Ultimate 4.1s Channel
(3.3s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Rapid Fire

  • Unleash a Barrage of Arrows at an enemy, dealing 13097 Physical Damage over 4.1 seconds. You can move at full speed while channeling this attack.
Skill Morph Toxic Barrage (Rapid Fire Rank IV) 175 Ultimate 4.1s Channel
(3.3s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Toxic Barrage (Morph)

  • Unleash a Barrage of Arrows at an enemy, dealing 13097 Poison Damage over 4.1 seconds. After the Barrage ends you Poison the enemy, dealing an additional 7763 Poison Damage over 8 seconds. You can move at full speed while channeling this attack.
  • Deals Poison Damage. After the barrage ends you poison the enemy, dealing additional damage over time.
Skill Morph Ballista (Rapid Fire Rank IV) 175 Ultimate 4.1s Channel
(3.3s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Ballista (Morph)

  • Summon a Turret to unleash a Barrage of Arrows at an enemy, dealing 13111 Physical Damage over 5.2 seconds.
  • Summon a turret to channel the attack for you.


Active Abilities
These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Skill Skill Type Unlock Cost Cast Time
(Duration)
Range/Radius
(Target)
Snipe Active Bow
Rank 38
3240 Stamina 1.1s
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Snipe

  • Plant a Masterfully Aimed Arrow in an enemy’s Vital Spot, dealing 2914 Physical Damage.
Skill Morph Lethal Arrow (Snipe Rank IV) 3240 Stamina 1.1s
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Lethal Arrow (Morph)

  • Plant a Masterfully Aimed Arrow in an enemy’s Vital Spot, dealing 2999 Poison Damage and applying the Poison status effect. Also afflicts enemy with Major Defile, which reduces their healing received and Health Recovery by 30% for 10 seconds.
  • Deals Poison Damage and always applies the poison status effect. Also applies Major Defile to the enemy, reducing their healing received.
Skill Morph Focused Aim (Snipe Rank IV) 3240 Stamina 1.1s
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Focused Aim (Morph)

  • Plant a Masterfully Aimed Arrow in an enemy’s Vital Spot, dealing 2999 Physical Damage and marking the target. The mark increases the range from which the enemy can be hit by Bow attacks by 5 meters for 10 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Minor Fracture, which reduces their Physical Resistance by 1320 for 10 seconds.
  • Mark the enemy hit, allowing you to hit them from further away and afflicting them with Minor Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance.
Volley Active Bow
Rank 4
3511 Stamina Instant
(8s)
25m range/5m radius
(Ground)
Volley

  • Launch a Multitude of Arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing 293 Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds.
Skill Morph Endless Hail (Volley Rank IV) 2971 Stamina Instant
(10s)
25m range/5m radius
(Ground)
Endless Hail (Morph)

  • Launch a Multitude of Arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing 302 Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 10 seconds.
  • Increases the duration and reduces the cost.
Skill Morph Arrow Barrage (Volley Rank IV) 3511 Stamina Instant
(8s)
33m range/7m radius
(Ground)
Arrow Barrage (Morph)

  • Launch a Multitude of Arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing 293 Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds.
  • Increases the range and radius.
Scatter Shot Active Bow
Rank 14
2970 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Scatter Shot

  • Blast an enemy with an Explosive Arrow, dealing 1264 Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and Stunning them for 1.5 seconds.
Skill Morph Magnum Shot (Scatter Shot Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Magnum Shot (Morph)

  • Blast an enemy with an Explosive Arrow, dealing 1510 Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and Stunning them for 1.5 seconds. The attack also knocks you backwards 6 meters away from the target.
  • Increases the damage and knocks you away from the target.
Skill Morph Draining Shot (Scatter Shot Rank IV) 2970 Stamina Instant 10m range
(Enemy)
Draining Shot (Morph)

  • Blast an enemy with an Explosive Arrow, dealing 1264 Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and Stunning them for 1.5 seconds. After the Disorient ends, you heal for 2523 Health.
  • Heals you after the disorient ends.
Arrow Spray Active Bow
Rank 20
4050 Stamina Instant 20m radius
(Area)
Arrow Spray

  • Fire a Burst of Arrows in one shot, dealing 1318 Physical Damage to enemies in front of you. Also reduces enemies’ Movement Speed by 40% for 6 seconds.
Skill Morph Bombard (Arrow Spray Rank IV) 4050 Stamina Instant 20m radius
(Area)
Bombard (Morph)

  • Fire a Burst of Arrows in one shot, dealing 1318 Physical Damage to enemies in front of you and Immobilizing them for 3 seconds. Even when enemies can move again, their Movement Speed is reduced by 40% for 6 seconds.
  • Also immobilizes enemies hit.
Skill Morph Acid Spray (Arrow Spray Rank IV) 4050 Stamina Instant 20m radius
(Area)
Acid Spray (Morph)

  • Fire a Burst of Arrows in one shot, dealing 1318 Poison Damage to enemies in front of you. Also reduces enemies’ Movement Speed by 40% and deals an additional 1376 Poison Damage over 6 seconds.
  • Deals Poison Damage and adds additional damage over time.
Poison Arrow Active Bow
Rank 2
2430 Stamina Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Poison Arrow

  • Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari Poison at an enemy, dealing 1167 Poison Damage and an additional 2184 Poison Damage over 10 seconds.
Skill Morph Venom Arrow (Poison Arrow Rank IV) 2430 Stamina Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Venom Arrow (Morph)

  • Shoot an arrow coated in Shadowscale Poison at an enemy, dealing 1204 Poison Damage and an additional 2184 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are Interrupted, set Off Balance, and Stunned for 3 seconds.
  • If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned.
Skill Morph Poison Injection (Poison Arrow Rank IV) 2430 Stamina Instant
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Poison Injection (Morph)

  • Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari Poison at an enemy, dealing 1167 Poison Damage and an additional 2245 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. The damage over time deals up to 260% more damage to enemies under 50% Health.
  • The damage over time deals additional damage to low health enemies.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

Skill Skill Type Rank Description Unlock
Long Shot
Long Shot
Passive Rank
I
With Bow abilities:

  • Gives you a damage bonus of up to 6% against enemies at longer range.
Bow
Rank 5
Rank
II
With Bow abilities:

  • Gives you a damage bonus of up to 12% against enemies at longer range.
Bow
Rank 34
Accuracy
Accuracy
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Increases Weapon Critical rating by 657.
Bow
Rank 10
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Increases Weapon Critical rating by 1095.
Bow
Rank 25
Ranger
Ranger
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 7%.
Bow
Rank 17
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 15%.
Bow
Rank 28
Hawk Eye
Hawk Eye
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Dealing damage with a Light Attack or Heavy Attack increases the damage of your Bow abilities by 2% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Bow
Rank 30
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Dealing damage with a Light Attack or Heavy Attack increases the damage of your Bow abilities by 5% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Bow
Rank 46
Hasty Retreat
Hasty Retreat
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Grants you Major Expedition for 2.5 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
  • Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
Bow
Rank 41
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Grants you Major Expedition for 5 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
  • Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
Bow
Rank 50
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