UPDATED FOR BLACKWOOD

Bowmancer – A Stamina Necromancer Bow Build /BowCro

This ESO Necromancer Bow build is great for putting out significant damage at range. Its also very easy to transfer this over to a more traditional necromancer build if you ever want to go that route!

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Dark Elf, Khajiit, Orc, Redguard
    • Other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 64
  • Consumables
    • Food: Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
      • In some groups (no Ebon, or a no death run, or just at low CP) you may wish you had more HP, in those cases run Orzorga’s Tripe Trifle Pocket!
    • Potion: Essence of Weapon Power

GEAR

In this section, we will go over how to gear out the Bow Bow Necromancer PVE DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadTzogvinMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderTzogvinMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequenMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceTzogvinJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1TzogvinJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2TzogvinJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
eso gear bow icon Weapon 1Blackrose PrisonBowPreciseStamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Veteran Wayrest Sewers
  • Grundwolf shoulder can be gambled for at the pledge master
  • T’zogvin drops in Frostvault
  • Relequen drops in Cloudrest
  • Blackrose Prison bow drops in Blackrose Prison (4man arena in Murkmire)

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderGrundwolfMediumDivinesStamina
ChestBriarMediumDivinesStamina
BeltBriarMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesBriarMedium Divines Stamina
HandsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
PantsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceHundingsJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1HundingsJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2HundingsJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
eso gear bow icon Weapon 1HundingsBowPreciseStamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2HundingsBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • SlimeCraw drops in Veteran Wayrest Sewers I
  • Grundwolf shoulder can be purchased at Pledge Master (wait until cp160 to purchase)
  • T’zogvin drops in Frostvault
  • Leviathan drops in Crypt of Hearts

SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
Blighted Blastbones BlastbonesNecromancer > Grave Lord
eso skills magnum shot Magnum Shoteso scatter shot skill Scatter ShotWeapon > Bow
eso skills acid spray Acid Spray Arrow SprayWeapon > Bow
ESO Skills Camouflaged Hunter Camouflaged Huntereso skills expert hunter Expert HunterGuild > Fighters Guild
Detonating Siphon Shocking SiphonNecromancer > Grave Lord
Pestilent Colossus Frozen ColossusNecromancer > Grave Lord
Skeletal Archer Skeletal MageNecromancer > Grave Lord
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor Vigor Alliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Poison Inject Poison Injection Poison ArrowWeapon > Bow

ROTATION

  • We will apply our Dots
    • Skeletal Archer, Endless Hail, Barbed Trap, Poison Injection > Magnum Shot
  • Begin your spammable rotation
    • Blastbones > Acid Spray > Acid Spray — Repeat until battle is over, replacing an acid spray with whichever dot is falling off as necessary

Yeah, it’s that simple!

  • Insert Detonating Siphon anytime after the previous detonating siphon has blown up.

  • Use Resolving Vigor when necessary. We do not use Camouflaged Hunter, it is simply there for the passive it provides.

  • *For longer boss fights without adds, slot Lethal Arrow instead of Camouflaged Hunter and use Lethal Arrow as the Spammable. This will increase your single target damage, and help with your sustain.
    eso skills lethal arrow

PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • Grave Lord : All passives
    • Bone Tyrant: All Passives (when able)
    • Living Death: All Passives (when able)
  • WEAPON
    • Bow: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • GUILDS
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

In this section, we will go over how to set up the Bow Cro, or PVE Bow Bow Necro DPS build for the new champion point system 2.0.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Fighting Finesse (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Deadly Aim (slot)50
420-570Master at Arms (slot)50
570-720Thaumaturge (slot)50
720-780Tireless Disciple20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Battle Mastery20
930-1020Mighty30
1020-1080Battle Mastery20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Eldritch Insight20
1350-1410Flawless Ritual20
1410-1500War Mage30
1500-1560Flawless Ritual20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Bloody Renewal (slot)50
585-735Ironclad (slot) 50
735-780Tumbling15
780-840Defiance20
840-864Hasty8
864-924Tireless Guardian20
924-1014Fortification30
1014-1038Hasty8
1038-1098Sprinter20
1098-1188Savage Defense30
1188-1206Nimble Protector6
1206-1266Bashing Brutality20
1266-1386Mystic Tenacity40
1386-1406Piercing Gaze10
1406-1556Tempered Soul50
1556-1616Piercing Gaze20

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
150-300Breakfall50
300-345Wanderer15
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75