ESO Best Races For Soloing

by Hack The Minotaur

Looking to create the best possible Solo Build in The Elder Scrolls Online? Picking the right race is a great place to start! In this article we will explore the best Races for Solo Builds in ESO.

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Primary Attributes For Solo Builds

Before we dive into discussing the best races for Solo Builds in The Elder Scrolls Online, let’s briefly discuss what stats tend to work best. In ESO, you can solo most content in the game fairly easily, particularly quests and overland zones. However, if you want to push yourself further into more difficult content including Arenas or Dungeons then focusing on your build’s stats will become more important. For Solo Builds, a mixture of Damage, Survivability, Healing and Sustain is needed.

The Best Race For Solo Builds In ESO

The best race currently for Soloing in The Elder Scrolls Online is Dark Elf. This race is adaptable to nearly any build and situation and offers a good mix of damage and resources. Dark Elf can work for Stamina, Magicka or Hybrid Builds.


Dark Elf

The racial skills of the Dark Elves reflect their intellect and agility, giving them bonuses in dual wielding, flame and lava resistance, weapon and spell damage, and base magicka and stamina. These bonuses allow them to adapt to anything.

Dark Elves are a hybrid race in The Elder Scrolls Online which means they share both Stamina and Magicka based stats. This is great for Soloing because you can easily switch your build between a Stamina or Magicka focus.

Dark Elves have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Ashlander Increases experience gain with the Dual Wield skill line by 15%. Reduces the damage taken from environmental lava by 50%.
Dynamic Increases your Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by 1910.
Resist Flame Increases your Flame Resistance by 4620.
Ruination Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 258.
 

Honorable Mentions For Solo Builds In ESO

Many other races in The Elder Scrolls Online have some passives that will benefit Solo Builds, though without being as flexible as the Dark Elf. These races can still be a great choice if you know what you’re doing.

Magicka Races For Solo

Breton

The racial skills of the Bretons reflect their affinity for the arcane, increasing their base magicka, magicka recovery, light armor, alliance point gain, spell resistance, and cost reduction of spells, allowing them to cast spells with little pause.

Breton’s magicka recovery and cost reduction make them a great option for Soloing. With these passives you should never run out of resources.

Bretons have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Opportunitist Increases experience gain with the light armor skill line by 15%. Increases your alliance points gained by 1%.
Gift Of Magnus Increases your Maximum Magicka by 2000.
Spell Attunement Increases your Spell Resistance by 2310. This effect is doubled if you are afflicted with Burning, Chilled or Concussed. Increases your Magicka Recovery by 130.
Magicka Mastery Reduces the Magicka cost of your abilities by 7%.
 

High Elf

The racial skills of the High Elves reflect their magical affinity by increasing their weapon and spell damage, resource recovery, base magicka and experience gain. These innate bonuses help define the race as proud and powerful spellcasters.

High Elves have a strong mixture of Resources, Damage and Sustain. The Spell Recharge passive is especially helpful for soloing because it will help sustain your lowest resource.

High Elves have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Highborn Increases experience gain with the destruction staff skill line by 15%. Increases your experience gained by 1%.
Spell Recharge When you activate an ability, you restore 625 Magicka and Stamina, based on whichever is lowest. This effect can occure once every 6 seconds.
Syrabane's Boon Increases your Maximum Magicka by 2000.
Elemental Talent Increases your Weapon and Spell Damage by 258.
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Stamina Races For Solo

Wood Elf

The Wood Elves’ diversified racial skills reflect their woodland affinity. Improved archery, base stamina, stamina recovery, stealth detection, movement speed, reduced fall damage, and poison and disease resistance make them deadly foes and gifted hunters.

The Wood Elf’s speed, Stamina Recovery and bonus Penetration make them a fairly strong option for a Solo Stamina build in ESO.

Wood Elves have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Acrobat Increases your experience gain with the bow skill line by 15%. Decreases your fall damage taken by 10%.
Hunter's Eye Increases your stealth detection radius by 3 meters. Increases your movement speed by 5% and your Physical and Spell Penetration by 950.
Yffre's Endurance Increases your Stamina Recovery by 258.
Resist Affliction Increases your Max Stamina by 2000 and your Disease and Poison Resistance by 2310.
 

Nord

The racial skills of the Nords reflect their strong and hardy natures, giving them bonuses to two-handed weapons, duration of effects from drinks, physical, spell and frost resistance, ultimate generation, as well as base health and stamina.

Nords make particularly strong Solo builds in ESO if your focus is Stamina, due to their extra Stamina and Health, Armor and Ultimate Generation.

Nords have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Reveler Increases experience gain with the Two Handed skill line by 15%. Increases the duration of any consumed drink by 15 minutes.
Resist Frost Increases your Maximum Health by 1000 and Frost Resistance by 4620.
Stalwart Increases your Maximum Stamina by 1500. When you take damage, you gain 5 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.
Rugged Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 2600.
 

Hybrid Races For Solo

Argonian

Argonian racial skills reflect their people’s perilous swamp environment, giving bonuses to healing done, restoration staves, disease and poison resistance, resources gained from consuming potions, swimming speed, plus base health, magicka and stamina.

Argonians have great sustain thanks to the Resourceful passive and some bonuses to resources.

Argonians have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Amphibian Increases experience gain with the Restoration Staff skill line by 15%. Increases your Swimming Speed by 50%.
Life Mender Increases your healing done by 6%.
Argonian Resistance Increases your Maximum Health by 1000 and your Disease and Poison Resitance by 2310.
Resourceful Increases your Maximum Magicka and Maximum Stamina by 1000. When you drink a potion you restore 3125 Health, Magicka and Stamina.
 

Khajiit

The racial skills of the feline Khajiit reflect their natural versatility and guile, giving them bonuses to pickpocketing, stealth, resource recovery as well as base health, magicka and stamina. These bonuses help them thrive in many aspects of life.

Khajiits have decent passives when it comes to resources and sustain but also have a unique Critical Healing and Critical Damage passive which can be very strong.

Khajiits have the following Racial Passives in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Cutpurse Increases experience gain with the medium armor skill line by 15%. Increases your chance to successfully pickpocket by 5%.
Robustness Increases your Health Recovery by 100 and your Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 85.
Lunar Blessings Increases your Maximum Health, Magicka and Stamina by 915.
Feline Ambush Increases your Critical Damage and Critical Healing by 12%. Decreases your detection radius in Stealth by 3 meters.
 

The Final Word

Keep in mind that Racial Passives account for a fairly small percentage of overall efficiency in The Elder Scrolls Online. If you want to completely min/max your character then the above recommendations will help, but remember that this is a GAME, and ultimately you need to play how you want in order to enjoy it.

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