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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. Wood Elves are naturally gifted with bows, and will learn the ability more quickly than other races. 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 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000. 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.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

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

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
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Rapid Fire
50 Instant Enemy 28 meters 175 Ultimate
Unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing [22474 / 22711 / 22971 / 23208] Physical Damage over 4 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. Dealing damage with the attack injects them with poison, dealing additional damage over time.
Unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing 23262 Poison Damage over 4 seconds. After dealing damage you poison the enemy, dealing an additional [11631 / 11756 / 11885 / 12005] Poison Damage over 8 seconds after a 1 second delay. 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, but for less damage.
Channel Time: Instant, Duration: 5 seconds, Range: 25 meters.
Summon a turret to unleash a barrage of arrows at an enemy, dealing [20141 / 20382 / 20592 / 20802] Physical Damage over 5 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
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Snipe
2 0.8 seconds Enemy 35 meters 2700 Stamina
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing [3106 / 3141 / 3173 / 3209] Physical Damage.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Lethal Arrow.png Lethal Arrow Deals Poison Damage and always applies the Poisoned status effect. Also applies Minor Defile to the enemy, reducing their healing received.
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing [3207 / 3242 / 3277 / 3314] Poison Damage and applying the Poisoned status effect. Also afflicts enemy with Minor Defile, which reduces their healing received and Health Recovery by 8% for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Focused Aim.png Focused Aim Increases the range. Enemies who are hit are inflicted with Minor Breach, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance. Reduces cost as ability ranks up.
Cost: [2700 / 2610 / 2520 / 2430] Stamina, Range: 40 meters.
Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing 3207 Physical Damage. Also inflicts Minor Breach on the enemy, reducing their Physical and Spell Resistance by 2974 for 10 seconds.
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Volley
4 Instant Ground 28 meters 5 meters 10 seconds 2700 Stamina
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [444 / 450 / 455 / 461] Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second for 8 seconds, after a 2 second delay.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Endless Hail.png Endless Hail Increases the duration.
Duration: [12 / 13 / 14 / 15] seconds.
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing 459 Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second for [10 / 11 / 12 / 13] seconds, after a 2 second delay.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Arrow Barrage.png Arrow Barrage Increases the radius and damage done.
Radius: 7 meters.
Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing [598 / 605 / 610 / 618] Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second for 8 seconds, after a 2 second delay.
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Scatter Shot
14 Instant Enemy 22 meters 3780 Stamina
Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [1797 / 1816 / 1835 / 1856] Physical Damage, knocking them back 8 meters.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Magnum Shot.png Magnum Shot Deals increased damage and reduces the cost.
Cost: 3510 Stamina.
Blast an enemy with an explosive arrow, dealing [2229 / 2255 / 2278 / 2304] Physical Damage and knocking them back 8 meters.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Draining Shot.png Draining Shot Heals you if enemy is successfully hit, but snares them instead of stunning.
Blast an enemy with an enchanted arrow, dealing 1860 Physical Damage and reducing their movement speed by 60% for 3 seconds. If the enemy is hit, you heal for [3097 / 3132 / 3166 / 3198].
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Arrow Spray
20 Instant Area 20 meters 3510 Stamina
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing [2247 / 2271 / 2297 / 2321] Physical Damage to enemies in front of you.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Bombard.png Bombard Immobilizes enemies hit and reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
Cost: [3510 / 3420 / 3330 / 3240] Stamina, Duration: 4 seconds.
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing 2326 Physical Damage to enemies in front of you. Enemies hit are immobilized for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Acid Spray.png Acid Spray Deals Poison Damage and adds additional damage over time.
Duration: 4 seconds.
Fire a burst of arrows in one shot, dealing 2326 Poison Damage to enemies in front of you, and dealing an additional [1676 / 1695 / 1707 / 1738] Poison Damage over 4 seconds.
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Poison Arrow
38 Instant Enemy 28 meters 20 seconds 2700 Stamina
Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing [1498 / 1514 / 1530 / 1548] Poison Damage and an additional [4521 / 4554 / 4612 / 4660] Poison Damage over 20 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Bow-Venom Arrow.png Venom Arrow Interrupts enemies hit if they are casting. Grants Major Brutality and Sorcery after casting. Reduces cost as ability ranks up.
Cost: [2700 / 2610 / 2520 / 2430] Stamina.
Shoot an arrow coated in Shadowscale poison at an enemy, dealing 1549 Poison Damage and an additional 4672 Poison Damage over 20 seconds. If the enemy hit is casting an ability they are interrupted, set Off Balance, and stunned for 3 seconds. After casting you gain Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage for 20 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Bow-Poison Injection.png Poison Injection Deals additional damage to low Health enemies.
Shoot an arrow coated in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing 1549 Poison Damage and an additional 4672 Poison Damage over 20 seconds. Deals up to [105 / 110 / 115 / 120]% 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
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Long Shots
5 1 Gives you a damage bonus of up to 6% against enemies at longer range.
34 2 Gives you a damage bonus of up to 12% against enemies at longer range.
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Accuracy
10 1 Increases your Critical Chance rating by 657.
25 2 Increases your Critical Chance rating by 1314.
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Ranger
17 1 Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 7%.
28 2 Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 15%.
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Hawk Eye
30 1 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 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.
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Hasty Retreat
41 1 Grants you Major Expedition for 2 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.
50 2 Grants you Major Expedition for 4 seconds after you use Roll Dodge. Major Expedition increases your Movement Speed by 30%.