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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.

Learning[edit]

The Bow skill line is granted the first time you kill an enemy with a bow equipped. You can increase your skill by engaging in combat with a bow equipped, or by having Bow skills slotted. The more skills you have slotted, the faster your skill will increase. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase Bow are:

Skill Perks[edit]

Bows have an associated skill line that is revealed through use of a Bow. Known abilities are listed below. Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 18.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

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

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire 50 Instant Enemy 28 meters 3.3 seconds 175 Ultimate
Unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing [12717 / 12855 / 12997 / 13136] Physical Damage over 4.1 seconds. You can move at full speed and are immune to all disabling effects while channeling this attack.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Toxic Barrage.png Toxic Barrage Deals Poison Damage. After the barrage ends you poison the enemy, dealing additional damage over time.
Unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing 13142 Poison Damage over 4.1 seconds. After the barrage ends you poison the enemy, dealing an additional [7536 / 7618 / 7701 / 7784] Poison Damage over 8 seconds. You can move at full speed and are immune to all disabling effects while channeling this attack.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Ballista.png Ballista Summon a turret to channel the attack for you.
Channel Time: 0 seconds, Duration: 4.4 seconds.
Summon a turret to unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing [12739 / 12882 / 13017 / 13163] Physical Damage over 5.2 seconds.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, while a bow is equipped, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Snipe.png Snipe 2 1.05 seconds Enemy 35 meters 3240 Stamina
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing [2829 / 2860 / 2891 / 2922] Physical Damage.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Lethal Arrow.png Lethal Arrow Deals Poison Damage and always applies the poison status effect. Also applies Major Defile to the enemy, reducing their healing received.
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing [2923 / 2955 / 2987 / 3019] 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.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Focused Aim.png Focused Aim Mark the enemy hit, allowing you to hit them from further away and afflicting them with Minor Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance.
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing [2923 / 2955 / 2987 / 3019] 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.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Volley.png Volley 4 Instant Ground 25 meters 5 meters 8 seconds 4051 Stamina
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [285 / 287 / 290 / 294] Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Endless Hail.png Endless Hail Increases the duration and reduces the cost.
Cost: 3511 Stamina, Duration: 10 seconds.
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [294 / 297 / 300 / 303] Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 10 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Arrow Barrage.png Arrow Barrage Increases the range and radius.
Radius: 7 meters, Range: [30 / 31 / 32 / 33] meters.
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing 294 Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Scatter Shot.png Scatter Shot 14 Instant Enemy 10 meters 2970 Stamina
Cost: [3240 / 3150 / 3060 / 2970] Stamina.
Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing 1264 Physical Damage, knocking them back 6 meters, and stunning them for 1.5 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Magnum Shot.png Magnum Shot Increases the damage and knocks you away from the target.
Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [1466 / 1481 / 1498 / 1514] 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.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Draining Shot.png Draining Shot Heals you after the stun ends.
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 stun ends, you heal for [2450 / 2477 / 2504 / 2531] Health.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Arrow Spray.png Arrow Spray 20 Instant Area 20 meters 4050 Stamina
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing [1234 / 1259 / 1283 / 1308] Physical Damage to enemies in front of you. Also reduces enemies' Movement Speed by 40% for 6 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Bombard.png Bombard Also immobilizes enemies hit.
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing 1319 Physical Damage to enemies in front of you and immobilizing them for [2 / 2.3 / 2.7 / 3] seconds. Even when enemies can move again, their Movement Speed is reduced by 40% for 6 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Acid Spray.png Acid Spray Deals Poison Damage and adds additional damage over time.
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing 1319 Poison Damage to enemies in front of you. Also reduces enemies' Movement Speed by 40% and deals an additional [1335 / 1345 / 1362 / 1376] Poison Damage over 6 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Poison Arrow.png Poison Arrow 38 Instant Enemy 28 meters 2430 Stamina
Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing [1133 / 1145 / 1158 / 1170] Poison Damage and an additional [2119 / 2142 / 2163 / 2190] Poison Damage over 10 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Venom Arrow.png Venom Arrow If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned.
Shoot an arrow coated in Shadowscale poison at an enemy, dealing [1173 / 1185 / 1198 / 1211] Poison Damage and an additional 2191 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned for 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Poison Injection.png Poison Injection The damage over time deals additional damage to low health enemies.
Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing 1170 Poison Damage and an additional 2191 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. The damage over time deals up to [200 / 220 / 240 / 260]% more damage to enemies under 50% Health.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time, so long as a bow is equipped.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Long Shots.png Long Shots 5 1 (WITH BOW ABILITIES) Gives you a damage bonus of up to 6% against enemies at longer range.
34 2 (WITH BOW ABILITIES) Gives you a damage bonus of up to 12% against enemies at longer range.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Accuracy.png Accuracy 10 1 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Increases Weapon Critical rating by 657.
25 2 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Increases Weapon Critical rating by 1095.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Ranger.png Ranger 17 1 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 7%.
28 2 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Hawk Eye.png Hawk Eye 30 1 (WITH A BOW EQUIPPED) Dealing damage with a Light or Heavy Attack increases the damage of your Bow abilities by 2% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
46 2 (WITH A BOW EQUIPPED) Dealing damage with a Light or Heavy Attack increases the damage of your Bow abilities by 5% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Hasty Retreat.png Hasty Retreat 41 1 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Grants you Major Expedition for 2.5 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
50 2 (WITH BOW EQUIPPED) Grants you Major Expedition for 5 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.