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Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS

Barrage is a Stamina Necromancer Bow Build PVE. An alternative Stamina Necromancer PVE Build that is using only the bow as its weapon. The build is balanced around both solo and group gameplay. An excellent option if the bow is your favorite ESO weapon. Barrage can complete almost every PVE content.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Necromancer PVE Build take a look at Harbinger. If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Necromancer Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build Setup

This Setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in game with success. From easy Solo to harder Group gameplay! You can also use (Perfected)Coral Riptide, Hunding’s Rage or Order’s Wrath as alternative sets.

HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPillar of NirnBowCharged/PrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

Skills for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

Poison InjectionVenom SkullSkeletal ArcherBlighted BlastbonesDetonating SiphonFlawless Dawnbreaker
Endless HailAcid SprayBarbed TrapDegeneration/Spirit GuardianDetonating Siphon/Razor CaltropsPestilent Colossus
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Great DOT damage skill that deals strong poison damage.
  • Venom Skull(Flame Skull): Our spammable, dealing good poison damage.
  • Skeletal Archer(Skeletal Mage): Summon an undead minion to assist in combat that also creates a corpse on death.
  • Blighted Blastbones(Blastbones): Great source of damage for Necromancer.
  • Detonating Siphon(Shocking Siphon): We use this skill to increase our damage passively but also to deal additional disease damage by exploiting our corpses. When solo replace it with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops).
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Placed here to boost our Weapon Damage. No need to use it.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Acid Spray(Arrow Spray): Great direct and DOT poison damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Degeneration(Entropy): Great DOT skill. When solo replace it with Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender).
  • Pestilent Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Our Ultimate. Deals great disease damage and applies Major Vulnerability.

Passive Skills for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Necromancer Bow Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse, Backstabber
  • Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight


  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Stamina Necromancer Bow Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth/Dubious Camoran Throne as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

Several important info for the Necromancer Bow DPS PVE Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for Stamina Necromancer Bow Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Stamina bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Stamina Necromancer Bow DPS Build

Drink a Potion, set your Barbed Trap, summon your Skeletal Archer, Spirit Guardian(when solo) and attack with Endless Hail, Acid Spray, Degeneration, Razor Caltrops(when solo), switch bars. Continue with Blighted Blastbones, Skeletal Archer, Poison Injection, Blighted Blastbones, Detonating Siphon, Venom Skull, Blighted Blastbones, Venom Skull x2, Blighted Blastbones, switch bars. Endless Hail, Acid Spray, Barbed Trap, Degeneration or Spirit Guardian(when solo), Razor Caltrops(when solo), switch bars and continue.

Use Blighted Blastbones after every two skills for better damage. Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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