Elder Scrolls Online – Wood Elf Sorcerer Bow/Dual Wield Levelling Build

Update 28th August: Updated with higher level skills for level 50 going into Veteran Levels.

My objective for my first character was simple. Have a solo levelling build that can both handle AoE situations and burn down single target targets fast.

Early on in the game, at around level 7 I did the Rites of the Queen quest. Fighting the boss there, I learned a few hard lessons about Elder Scrolls Online:

  1. Living halfway around the world from the server, I would never be able to dodge AoEs or block reliably, especially not in melee
  2. The game will throw you against lots of adds
  3. Skill points need to be spent wisely early on
  4. Medium armor is squishy!

At that point, I had a half-levelled Dual Wield build which lacked AoEs. Started levelling dual wield late on Starter Isle because the game doesn’t start you with two one-handers, so my character was lacking in abilities.

Eventually, I took that boss down using bow normal attacks, Crystal Shard and Mage’s Fury. It was terrible, and from that point I realized I needed both range and AoE to fall back on. That became the inspiration for using the bow as my second weapon for levelling.

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