Stamina Sorcerer SOLO PVE Bow / Pet Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The ARCANE ARCHER Build combines the Daedric Summoning skills of the Sorcerer Class, letting your pets tank and absorb damage for you while you fire off Bow Skills from a distance!

Primary Sets

Since we are letting our Clannfear pet tank for us we are able to run 3 full offensive sets, maximizing our damage potential on this solo build.

First, Deadly Strike buffs the majority of our damaging abilities by a whopping 20%. This is actually a strong set for bow builds as so many bow abilities are actually damage over time focused.

We combine this with Kvatch Gladiator, which also adds nearly 1500 weapon damage to all of our offensive abilities when an enemies drops into execute range.

Finally, Maw Of The Infernal does great damage while also adding to the summoned pet theme of this build.

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Kvatch Gladiator

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) You gain 1475 Weapon and Spell Damage against targets who are at or below 25% Health.

Deadly Strike

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Increase the damage your Damage over time and channeled abilities do by 15%.

Maw Of The Infernal

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal damage with a Light or Heavy Attack, you have a 33% chance to summon a fire breathing Daedroth for 15 seconds. The Daedroth's attacks deal 3865 Flame Damage, and alternate between Fiery Breath, Fiery Jaws, and Jagged Claw, which alternate once every 2 seconds. The Daedroth can only be summoned once every 15 seconds.

Alternate Sets

For alternatives, anything else that focuses on damage will do nicely, including Spriggan’s Thorns or New Moon Acolyte.

Spriggan’s Thorns

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 3460 Offensive Penetration

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) Adds 401 Weapon and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Gladiator Bow Infused NA Weapon Damage
Backup Gladiator Sword and Shield Infused (1H) / Divines (Shield) NA Absorb Stamina
Head Maw Of The Infernal Divines Medium Stamina
Shoulder Maw Of The Infernal Divines Medium Stamina
Chest Deadly Strike Divines Medium Stamina
Waist Deadly Strike Divines Medium Stamina
Gloves Deadly Strike Divines Medium Stamina
Legs Deadly Strike Divines Medium Stamina
Feet Deadly Strike Divines Medium Stamina
Necklace Gladiator Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Gladiator Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Gladiator Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


I prefer Redguard for this build, due to the cost reduction of weapon abilities (reduces all bow skill costs) and the Adrenaline Rush passive which helps with sustain. Still, other stamina-based races should also work well, including Orc, Dark Elf, Wood Elf and Khajiit. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


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Tri-Stat Potion


Main Weapon: BOW - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Poison Injection

  2. Arrow Barrage

  3. Summon Unstable Clannfear

  4. Focused Aim

  5. Camouflaged Hunter

  6. ULT: Werewolf Berserker

Backup Weapon: ONE HAND AND SHIELD - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Barbed Trap

  2. Heroic Slash

  3. Echoing Vigor

  4. Power Surge

  5. Summon Unstable Clannfear

  6. ULT: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills Discussion & Rotation


Maintain Power Surge 100% of the time. Use Potions as needed for sustain.


Start on the back bar by applying Heroic Slash, then Barbed Trap -> Bar Swap

Arrow Barrage - Poison Injection - > Focused Aim x2 - Swap Back


Cast Vigor and the Clannfear heal as needed. Always light attack between abilities. You can also heavy attack on either bar to help with sustain if needed.

Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives

Guild Passives




If you like playing Solo, this build can benefit greatly from using Companions! This Solo build will benefit the most from the additional healing and defensive options a tank focused Companion can offer, so if you are going to use a Companion I would suggest a full tank build for them. I recommend Bastian Hallix for Companion on this build with the set up below. More information on Companions Builds and Skills can be found in our detailed Companion Guides section.

Recommended Gear

  • All Heavy Armor - Mixed Vigorous and Quickened Traits

  • One Handed Weapon and Shield

Recommended Skills

1. Provoke

2. Drake’s Blood

3. Kindle

4. On Guard

5. Ritual Of Salvation

6 ULT. Unleashed Rage

Additional Skills

The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.

Full Companion Build

Champion Points 2.0

Below you will find the recommended Active and Passive Champion Point Stars for this build, broken down into 300, 600, 900, and 1200 CP ranges.

For more information on Champion Points click on a Star name below or browse our detailed Champion Points Guides.

Constellation Descriptions:

  • GREEN: The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.

  • BLUE: The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses.

  • RED: The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.

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