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 [x] 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 [x] Physical Damage over 4 seconds
  • After the barrage ends you poison the enemy, dealing an additional [x] 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 [x] Physical Damage over 4.1 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)
Poison Arrow Active Bow
Rank 2
Instant 2430 Stamina
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Poison Arrow

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

  • Shoot an arrow coated in Shadowscale poison at an enemy, dealing [x] Poison Damage and an additional [y] 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) Instant 2430 Stamina
(10s)
28m range
(Enemy)
Poison Injection (Morph)

  • Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing [x] Poison Damage and an additional [y] Poison Damage over 10 seconds.
  • The damage over time deals up to 200% more damage to enemies with under 50% Health.
  • The damage over time deals additional damage to low health enemies.
Volley Active Bow
Rank 4
Instant 3511 Stamina
(5s)
25m range/5m radius
(Ground)
Volley

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

  • Launch a multitude of fire arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [x] Flame 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) Instant 3511 Stamina
(5s)
30m range/7m radius
(Ground)
Arrow Barrage (Morph)

  • Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [x] 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
Instant 2970 Stamina
(5s)
10m range
(Enemy)
Scatter Shot

  • Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [x] Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and disorienting them for 5 seconds.
Skill Morph Magnum Shot (Scatter Shot Rank IV) Instant 2970 Stamina
(5s)
10m range
(Enemy)
Magnum Shot (Morph)

  • Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [x] Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and disorienting them for 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) Instant 2970 Stamina
(5s)
10m range
(Enemy)
Draining Shot (Morph)

  • Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [x] Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and disorienting them for 5 seconds.
  • After the disorient ends, you heal for [y] Health.
  • Heals you after the disorient ends.
Arrow Spray Active Bow
Rank 20
Instant 4050 Stamina
(5s)
20m radius
(Area)
Arrow Spray

  • Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing [x] Physical Damage to enemies in front of you.
  • Also reduces enemies’ Movement Speed by 40% for 5 seconds.
Skill Morph Bombard (Arrow Spray Rank IV) Instant 4050 Stamina
(5s)
20m radius
(Area)
Bombard (Morph)

  • Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing [x] Physical Damage to enemies in front of you and immobilizing them for 2 seconds. Does not immobilize enemies that are snared.
  • Even when enemies can move again, their Movement Speed is reduced by 40% for 5 seconds.
  • Also immobilizes enemies hit.
Skill Morph Acid Spray (Arrow Spray Rank IV) Instant 4050 Stamina
(5s)
20m radius
(Area)
Acid Spray (Morph)

  • Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing [x] Poison Damage to enemies in front of you.
  • Also reduces enemies’ Movement Speed by 40% and deals an additional [y] Poison Damage over 5 seconds.
  • Deals Poison Damage and adds additional damage over time.
Snipe Active Bow
Rank 38
1.1s 3240 Stamina
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Snipe

  • Plant a masterfully aimed arrow into an enemy’s vital spot, dealing [x] Physical Damage.
Skill Morph Lethal Arrow (Snipe Rank IV) 1.1s 3240 Stamina
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Lethal Arrow (Morph)

  • Plant a masterfully aimed arrow into an enemy’s vital spot, dealing [x] Poison Damage and applying the poison status effect.
  • Also afflicts enemy with Major Defile, which reduces their healing received by 30% for 10 seconds.
  • Deals Poison Damage and applies the poison status effect. Also applies Major Defile to the enemy, reducing their healing received.
Skill Morph Focused Aim (Snipe Rank IV) 1.1s 3240 Stamina
(10s)
35m range
(Enemy)
Focused Aim (Morph)

  • Plant a masterfully aimed arrow into an enemy’s vital spot, dealing [x] 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 enemy with Minor Fracture, which reduces the enemy’s Physical Resistance by [y] 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.


Passive Abilities
Passive abilities are active all the time.

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

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

  • 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 (3%).
Bow
Rank 10
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Increases Weapon Critical rating by 1095 (5%).
Bow
Rank 25
Ranger
Ranger
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 10%.
Bow
Rank 17
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 20%.
Bow
Rank 28
Hawk Eye
Hawk Eye
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

  • Your successful Light and Heavy Attacks increase the damage of your Bow abilities by 2% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
Bow
Rank 30
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

  • Your successful Light and Heavy Attacks increase the damage of your Bow abilities by 5% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
Bow
Rank 46
Hasty Retreat
Hasty Retreat
Passive Rank
I
With Bow equiped:

Bow
Rank 41
Rank
II
With Bow equiped:

Bow
Rank 50
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