ESO Endless Archive Best Companion
This Guide will show you which Companion is the Best for the Endless Archive in ESO! The Endless Archive is a Duo rogue-like Arena that you can complete Solo, with another player or with the help of a Companion! Companions in ESO offer several buffs and debuffs that can make your Archive run efficient and more fun. Picking the right Companion will help you progress faster and reach higher Arcs! Because of the nature of the Archive, having a mix of offensive and defensive effects is the best way to proceed. To learn more about the Archive enemies and mechanics, you can take a look at my ESO Endless Archive Guide! A few more Companion Guides you can read include:
- ESO Companions System Guide
- How to Get a Companion
- Companion Leveling Guide
- Companion Tier List(for every role)
Table of Contents
- How to Setup your Companion
- Companions Drawbacks
- Which Companion is the Best
- Companion Effects
- Endless Archive Companion Tier List
- More ESO Guides
How to Setup your Companion for the Endless Archive in ESO
Companions in general are not that effective in the role of DPS. So focusing on that role for the Endless Archive will not be that beneficial to you. They can be however great Tanks and Healers. A Companion in a Tank, Healer or a hybrid Support setup can assist you by drawing aggro from enemies, keeping Bosses occupied, buffing you and debuffing targets or even healing you when you are in need. The Support role with appropriate gear and skills, seems to be the best option for a Companion Build in the Endless Archive.
To progress in the Endless Archive with a Companion you can wear a Solo gameplay focused setup! Solo Builds offer great defense, survivability and good damage that can help you survive and defeat stronger enemies. Dedicated Solo Builds are helpful for harder content like the Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and of course the Endless Archive! To complement your Companions and make them even more efficient, you can also add the Telvanni Efficiency Crafted Set to your Solo Build! This unique Set reduces the cooldown of your living Companions’ abilities and reduces the cost of your Skills when your Companions are down!
Companions Drawbacks in Endless Archive ESO
While Companions are indeed helpful if you wish to run the Archive alone, without the assistance of another player, they have a few drawbacks you need to know!
- They cannot avoid ground Area of Effects skills the enemies throw at their feet!
- Cannot deal with complex mechanics.
No matter what you do, your Companion will always die when you are facing a Boss with complex mechanics. Companions at the moment cannot deal with this type of gameplay that requires players to perform specific tasks in order to survive a mechanic. This happens mostly against DLC Dungeon Bosses and Trial Bosses that you will have to defeat at the end of a cycle. Ground AOEs also seem to be the bane of your Companions when you are fighting stronger Bosses in the Archive. Despite these two drawbacks, Companions can be an asset when running the Endless Archive and provide valuable support against tough enemies.
Which Companion is the Best for Endless Archive ESO
The Best Companion for the Endless Archive is the Companion that offers the most useful effects to your character. Offensive, defensive and utility skills can all assist you when fighting enemies in the Archive. The more effects a Companion offers, the better they are for your character in the Archive. Azandar is the most versatile and overall best Companion for the Endless Archive right now. A jack of all trades Companion that offers several buffs and debuffs that fit almost every type of gameplay!
Companion Effects in ESO
Each Companion in ESO offers a variety of effects that can assist your character in gameplay. These effects are important when choosing the right Companion for your Build and can also assist you in your Endless Archive runs. Below you can see the effects every Companion offers to your character with their unique Skills!
Azandar Companion in Endless Archive
Azandar offers a mix of offensive and defensive effects that can be an asset when fighting enemies in the Archive. Vulnerability, Maim, Berserk, AOE Heals, Shields and Recovery, a fear ability that offers Crowd Control all can assist you in the Archive and make your run smoother. For various Companion Builds you can check my Azandar Build Guide! These are the effects Azandar offers with his skills:
- 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
Bastian Companion in Endless Archive
Bastian is a more defense oriented Companion that offers survivability and support skills. He can grant Off Balance, Crowd Control, Heals, Shield, Light and Heavy Attack Damage boost. Bastian is an excellent option if you are looking for a sturdy Companion that can offer good support to your Build. For various Companion Builds you can check my Bastian Build Guide! These are the effects Bastian offers with his skills:
- Basalt Barrier – Damage Shield
- Blazing Grasp – Crowd Control
- Crushing Claws – Crowd Control
- Fiery Flail – Off Balance
- Searing Weapons – Light and Heavy Attack Damage Boost
Ember Companion in Endless Archive
Ember does not offer many effects but she can be helpful as well. Her skills can heal you, protect you with a Shield and crowd control enemies. For various Companion Builds you can check my Ember Build Guide! These are the effects Ember offers with her skills:
- Entomb – Crowd Control and Heals
- Shared Wards – Damage Shield
- Trickster’s Trap – Crowd Control
Isobel Companion in Endless Archive
Isobel is a sturdy Companion that can tank most enemies and heal you! If you are looking for a reliable Tank oriented Companion that can deal damage and offer heals, then Isobel is for you! She can grant you Off Balance, strong AOE Heals and a boost to your Light and Heavy Attack Damage. For various Companion Builds you can check my Isobel Build Guide! These are the effects Isobel offers with her skills:
- Gallant Blitz – Off Balance
- Holy Ground – AOE Heal
- Penetrating Strikes – Light and Heavy Attack Damage Boost
Mirri Companion in Endless Archive
Similar to Ember with a more offensive approach. Mirri grants Off Balance, good Heals and a Fear ability for Crowd Control. For various Companion Builds you can check my Mirri Build Guide! These are the effects Mirri offers with her skills:
- Masque of Torment – Fear
- Shadow Slash – Off Balance
Sharp Companion in Endless Archive
Sharp is a potent and flexible Companion that can offer several offensive and defensive effects! With Sharp you can get Minor Vulnerability, Strong Heals, Crowd Control and a boost to your Defense! For various Companion Builds you can check my Sharp Build Guide! These are the effects Sharp offers with his skills:
- Cold Snap – Crowd Control
- Infest – Minor Vulnerability
- Petals of the Hunter – Passive Heals
- Sleetmail – Major Resolve
- Swoop – Off Balance
Companion Tier List for Endless Archive ESO
This is the final Companion Tier List for the Endless Archive. The Tier List focus on the assistance each companion can offer you in the Endless Archive and how efficient and fun your run will be with them.
- Ember – Mirri
Endless Archive Companion FAQ
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“.
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“.
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“.
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“.
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“.
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“.
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!
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.
The Best Companion in ESO depends on the role you wish to fulfill with them! Overall, Isobel is the strongest Companion at the moment. To learn more about the Best Companion for every role, you can read this ESO Best Companion Guide!
More ESO Guides
- ESO Class Guide
- ESO Best Solo Class
- Best Grind XP Spots in ESO
- ESO Mythic Sets Tier List
- ESO New Player Guide
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