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ESO Best Companions

This ESO Best Companions Builds Guide will show you the Best Build for every available Companion in ESO, so you can pick the right Companion for your favorite content! Companions in ESO are helpful NPC, allies in combat, that can accompany and assist you around Tamriel. Companions are a great tool for new or veteran players that can help with most PVE content. Although close in power, every Companion has its own set of unique skills that affect their play style and how effective they are in specific roles.

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ESO Best Companions

The Best ESO Companions are:

  1. Isobel
  2. Sharp-as-Night
  3. Azandar
  4. Ember
  5. Mirri
  6. Bastian

This Companion Tier List represents the Companions overall capabilities and how useful will be in a variety of content and roles. Isobel is by far the most useful Companion that can assist you in various roles, depending on your needs. Azandar on the other hand while not on the top of the list is a versatile Companion with several Buffs and Debuffs to offer, like Major and Minor Vulnerability! One of the best ways to maximize the potential of your Companion Allies, is to wear the Telvanni Efficiency Crafted Set, that reduces the cooldown of their abilities to half!

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Isobel Companion

Best Companions Builds in ESO

Companions can fulfill every role in the game, from DPS to Healer and Tank. However each Companion shines in a specific role. Taking advantage of their unique skills and effects you can use them to draw aggro, heal you or deal damage to enemies! These are the Best Companions Builds you can use.

1. Best Isobel Companion Tank Build for ESO

Isobel Veloise is a sturdy Companion with great defense and heals and the Best Tank Companion in ESO! She can fulfill almost every role in ESO but she shines as a Tank! With Isobel by your side you will be able to fight harder enemies and focus on dealing the highest damage possible. With her unique skills she can offer the following effects:

  • Gallant Blitz – Off Balance
  • Holy Ground – AOE Heal
  • Penetrating Strikes – Light and Heavy Attack Damage Boost

Isobel Tank Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadHeavyBolstered
ShouldersHeavyBolstered
HandsHeavyBolstered
LegsHeavyBolstered
ChestHeavyBolstered
WaistHeavyBolstered
FeetHeavyBolstered
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
One Hand WeaponSword/Any 1HQuickened
Off HandShieldQuickened
ProvokeSolar WardBeam of ReproachHoly GroundOn GuardBaneslayer
  • Provoke: Taunt ability.
  • Solar Ward: Shield ability that also reduces incoming damage.
  • Beam of Reproach: Deals damage and heals.
  • Holy Ground: Healing AOE ability.
  • On Guard: Provides a shield.
  • Baneslayer: Powerful Ultimate ability.

For more Isobel Builds you can take a look at my Isobel Companion Build Guide!

2. Best Sharp Companion Healer Build for ESO

Sharp-as-Night is a unique Companion in ESO with access to Frost Damage skills and excellent Healing! While he can work as a great Frost based Magicka DPS, Sharp shines as a Healer that can also support you with debuffs and Crowd Control capabilities. With his skills he can offer the following effects:

  • Cold Snap – Crowd Control
  • Infest – Minor Vulnerability
  • Petals of the Hunter – Passive Heals
  • Sleetmail – Major Resolve
  • Swoop – Off Balance

Sharp Healer Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadLightSoothing
ShouldersLightSoothing
HandsLightSoothing
LegsLightSoothing
ChestLightSoothing
WaistLightSoothing
FeetLightSoothing
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
StaffHealingQuickened
Petals of the HunterMystic FortressFungal ForageRejuvenationSnow SquallGore
  • Petals of the Hunter: Strong passive healing skill
  • Mystic Fortress: Shield ability
  • Fungal Forage: Main healing ability
  • Rejuvenation: Another strong healing
  • Snow Squall: Strong Heal
  • Gore: Ultimate

For more Sharp Builds you can take a look at my Sharp Companion Build Guide!

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Sharp-as-Night and Azandar Al-Cybiades Companions

3. Best Azandar Companion Tank Build for ESO

Azandar Al-Cybiades is a jack of all trades Companion that can fulfill every role with success but is not the best in any! Despite this, Azandar is a valuable Ally to have around thanks to the largest number of effects he can offer with his unique skills. A Support oriented Companion that you can setup in various ways. For this list we will focus on his Tank Build but you can create any support setup of your choice by combining the skills you need the most for the content you wish to complete. Azandar’s effects are:

  • Fate Omen’s Inspiration – Minor Berserk
  • Fear of the Unknown – Fear
  • Scathing Rune – Minor Maim
  • Shields of Erudition – Damage Shield
  • Tendrils of the Colorless Sea – Minor Vulnerability
  • Zone of Recuperation – AOE Heal and attributes recovery
  • Vigorous Tentacular Eruption – Major Vulnerability

Azandar Tank Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadHeavyBolstered
ShouldersHeavyBolstered
HandsHeavyBolstered
LegsHeavyBolstered
ChestHeavyBolstered
WaistHeavyBolstered
FeetHeavyBolstered
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
One Hand WeaponSword/Any 1HQuickened
Off HandShieldQuickened
Scathing RuneTendrils of the Colorless SeaOn GuardShields of EruditionZone of RecuperationVigorous Tentacular Eruption
  • Scathing Rune: Taunt skill that debuffs enemies
  • Tendrils of the Colorless Sea: Debuffs enemies
  • On Guard: Provides a strong shield
  • Shields of Erudition: Provides a shield
  • Zone of Recuperation: AOE Healing and Support skill
  • Vigorous Tentacular Eruption: Ultimate

For more Azandar Builds you can take a look at my Azandar Companion Build Guide!

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Ember Companion

4. Best Ember Companion Magicka DPS Build for ESO

Ember is a powerful Shock Mage and a fun DPS Companion to have around! Like with Sharp and Frost Damage, Ember is focusing on Shock damage based skills and effects. She can make an excellent Shock Mage Companion that can assist you in combat by executing enemies with her Lightning Skills. She is also a decent Healer but not as good as Isobel or Sharp. Ember does not offer many effects so it is better to keep her as a Magicka DPS around for the extra damage. The Buffs and Debuffs you can get from Ember are:

  • Entomb – Crowd Control and Heals
  • Shared Wards – Damage Shield
  • Trickster’s Trap – Crowd Control

Ember Magicka DPS Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadMediumQuickened
ShouldersMediumQuickened
HandsMediumQuickened
LegsMediumQuickened
ChestMediumQuickened
WaistMediumQuickened
FeetMediumQuickened
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
StaffLightningQuickened
Thunderous StrikeHurricane VisageShared WardsShocking BurstCrystal BlastRaging Storm
  • Thunderous Strike: Powerful execute.
  • Hurricane Visage: Reduces damage.
  • Shared Wards: Shield ability that also heals.
  • Shocking Burst: Shock AOE.
  • Crystal Blast: Strong burst damage ability.
  • Raging Storm: Shock AOE Ultimate.

For more Ember Builds you can take a look at my Ember Companion Build Guide!

Mirri Elendis Companion

5. Best Mirri Companion Stamina DPS Build for ESO

Mirri Elendis is one of the Best Stamina DPS Companions in ESO that shines with Bow and melee weapons! Thanks to her Nightblade identity and skills, she can deal good damage from distance or close to the enemy. She is a decent Healer as well but will assist you more in a Stamina DPS Setup. The Effects you can get from Mirri’s Skills are:

  • Masque of Torment – Fear
  • Shadow Slash – Off Balance

Mirri Stamina DPS(Dual Wield) Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadMediumQuickened
ShouldersMediumQuickened
HandsMediumQuickened
LegsMediumQuickened
ChestMediumQuickened
WaistMediumQuickened
FeetMediumQuickened
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
One Handed WeaponAxe/Any 1HQuickened
One Handed WeaponDagger/Any 1HQuickened
Slayer’s BladeLife AbsorptionSwift AssaultSpinning SteelRazor CapeImpeccable Shot
  • Slayer’s Blade: Powerful execute ability.
  • Life Absorption: Deals damage and heals Mirri or an Ally nearby.
  • Swift Assault: Deals five consecutive attacks.
  • Spinning Steel: Good AOE damage that can work as an execute as well. Great against multiple enemies.
  • Razor Cape: Deals damage and reduces damage taken.
  • Impeccable Shot: Mirri’s Ultimate. Marks enemies and deals massive Physical Damage.

For more Mirri Builds you can take a look at my Mirri Companion Build Guide!

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Bastian Hallix Companion

6. Best Bastian Companion Tank Build for ESO

Finally Bastian Hallix is another Support oriented Companion like Azandar that can assist you with buffs and heals. He is not a pure Healer though but more of a Buffer-Healer Hybrid with his skills. A sturdy Companion based on the Dragonknight Class that can work well as Tank or Healer. Setting him up as a Tank with a few Support skills will help you the most, especially against harder enemies. The effects you can get from his skills are:

  • Basalt Barrier – Damage Shield
  • Blazing Grasp – Crowd Control
  • Crushing Claws – Crowd Control
  • Fiery Flail – Off Balance
  • Searing Weapons – Light and Heavy Attack Damage Boost

Bastian Tank Build and Skills:

PieceTypeTrait
HeadHeavyBolstered
ShouldersHeavyBolstered
HandsHeavyBolstered
LegsHeavyBolstered
ChestHeavyBolstered
WaistHeavyBolstered
FeetHeavyBolstered
NecklaceJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
RingJewelQuickened
One Hand WeaponSword/Any 1HQuickened
Off HandShieldQuickened
ProvokeDrake’s BloodOn GuardRitual of SalvationKindleUnleashed Rage
  • Provoke: Taunt ability.
  • Drake’s Blood: Great self-heal that also reduces incoming damage.
  • On Guard: Provides a shield.
  • Ritual of Salvation: AOE effect that reduces damage taken.
  • Kindle: Strong heal ability.
  • Unleashed Rage: Bastian’s Ultimate. Deals strong Flame damage and stuns enemies.

For more Bastian Builds you can take a look at my Bastian Companion Build Guide!

Every Companion in ESO can fulfill every role with success but some will perform better in specific roles! With the right setup you can take your favorite Companion along and clear most PVE content in ESO!

FAQ – ESO Best Companions Builds

Where to Unlock Ember Companion in ESO?

You can find Ember near the Tor Draioch point of interest, North of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tower of Trouble“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Isobel Companion in ESO?

You can find Isobel near the Castle Navire point of interest, West of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tournament of the Heart“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Bastian Companion in ESO?

You can find Bastian in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “Competition and Contracts“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Mirri Companion in ESO?

Mirri is found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in northern Blackwood. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Shattered and Scattered“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Azandar Companion in ESO?

You can find Azandar right outside the Cipher’s Midden village in the Apocrypha zone. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “The Fateweaver Key“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Sharp Companion in ESO?

You can find Sharp right outside the Necrom Capital of the Telvanni Peninsula zone. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “The Double Edge“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

How to level up Companions in ESO?

The Best Way to Level Up your Companions in ESO is by grinding XP at specific locations! For the best Grind Locations in ESO you can read this ESO Best XP Grinds Spots Guide!

Where to find Companion Gear in ESO?

Gear for Companions drops from enemies in ESO but is rarer than player Armor Sets and its maximum quality is Epic(Gold gear is available as Event reward!). Bosses have a better chance to drop equipment for your companions but you can also buy it from specific merchants. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Who is the Best Companion in ESO?

The Best Companion in ESO is Isobel thanks to the several offensive and Support skills she has! To learn more about the Best Companion for every role, you can read this ESO Best Companion Guide!

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