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ESO Companions Skills

ESO Companions Skills

Companions in ESO have their own unique set of Class skills but can also choose from other skill lines, like Weapons, Guilds and Armor. Like player characters, Companions can also assume any role in the game, depending on the chosen skills. They only have one skill-bar however and one Ultimate Ability. At the moment there are four Companions in the game:

For the Best Companion for every Role, you can read my ESO Best Companion Guide – Companions Tier List! If you want to know how to level up your Companions and their skill lines fast, you can read my Companion Leveling Guide!

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Bastian Companion Class Skills in ESO

Bastian’s skills are divided in the following three Class lines:

  • Ardent Warrior
  • Draconic Armor
  • Radiating Heart

Bastian’s Imperial Racial Skill is called Tough and Increases Max Health by 3% and Damage Done by 3%.

Ardent Warrior Skills

Below you can find the Bastian Companion Skills that belong to the Ardent Warrior line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Unleashed Rage
Bastian Hallix builds up rage, then unleashes it in a devastating explosion around them. The explosion deals 9270 Flame Damage to enemies and stuns them for 4 seconds, while also releasing four lines of fire in a cross formation that deal an additional 2317 Flame Damage to any enemy they hit.
200 Ultimate

Fiery Flail
Bastian Hallix lashes an enemy with flame, dealing 6180 Flame Damage and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds.
12s

Scorching Strike

Bastian Hallix slashes an enemy with flame, dealing 6180 Flame Damage and an additional 9268 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.

16s

Crag Smash
Bastian Hallix hurls a chunk of rock at an enemy, dealing 6180 Physical Damage.
8s

Draconic Armor Skills

Below you can find the Bastian Companion Skills that belong to the Daedric Armor line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Blazing Grasp
Bastian Hallix launches a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to them. Used when the enemy can be moved and is further than 10 meters away.
8s

Drake's Blood
Bastian Hallix draws on their draconic blood, healing for 25% of their Max Health and reducing their damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds. Used when Bastian Hallix is below 75% Health.
12s

Crushing Claws

Bastian Hallix calls forth talons from the ground, dealing 3090 Flame Damage to enemies nearby and immobilizing them for 4 seconds.

16s

Radiating Heart Skills

Below you can find the Bastian Companion Skills that belong to the Radiating Heart line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Kindle
Bastian Hallix launches a searing fireball at themselves or an ally to cauterize their wounds, healing for 6000 Health. Used when Bastian Hallix or an ally is below 75% Health.
8s

Basalt Barrier
Bastian Hallix calls the earth to their defense, granting a damage shield for them and their nearby allies that absorbs 2475 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, healing received is increased by 15%.
12s

Searing Weapons

Bastian Hallix charges their weapons and their allies' weapons with volcanic power, increasing their damage done with Light and Heavy Attacks by 15% for 8 seconds.

16s

Mirri Companion Class Skills in ESO

Mirri’s Skills are divided in the following three Class lines:

  • Deadly Assassin
  • Living Shade
  • Soul Thief
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Mirri’s Dark Elf Racial Skill is called Dynamic and Increases Damage Done by 3% and Healing Done by 3%.

Deadly Assassin Skills

Below you can find the Mirri Companion Skills that belong to the Deadly Assassin line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Impeccable Shot
Mirri Elendis marks an enemy and exposes their weakness, causing them to take 20% more damage for 3 seconds. While the enemy is exposed they build up to a single killing shot, unleashing a massive bolt that deals 18540 Physical Damage.
200 Ultimate

Shadow Slash
Mirri Elendis slashes an enemy, dealing 6180 Magic Damage and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds.
12s

Warp Strike

Mirri Elendis flashes through the shadows and ambushes an enemy, dealing 6180 Magic Damage.

16s

Slayer's Blade
Mirri Elendis thrusts a magic blade with lethal precision to finish off an enemy, dealing 18540 Magic Damage. Used when the enemy is below 25% Health.
8s

Living Shade Skills

Below you can find the Mirri Companion Skills that belong to the Living Shade line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Ghostly Evasion
Mirri Elendis surrounds themselves in a phantasmic aura, dodging the next attack made against them while also reducing their damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds. Used when Mirri Elendis is below 75% Health.
12s

Masque of Torment
Mirri Elendis terrifies nearby enemies, causing them to cower in fear for 4 seconds.
8s

Twilight Mantle

Mirri Elendis shrouds themselves in refreshing shadows, healing for 25% of their Max Health and becoming invisible for 3 seconds. Used when Mirri Elendis is below 50% Health.

16s

Soul Thief Skills

Below you can find the Mirri Companion Skills that belong to the Soul Thief line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Life Absorption
Mirri Elendis steals an enemy's life force, dealing 3090 Magic Damage and healing themselves or an ally around them for 6180 Health.
12s

Blood Transfusion
Mirri Elendis infuses an ally with blood, healing them for 9260 Health over 8 seconds.
8s

Life Siphon

Mirri Elendis siphons the vigor from the blood of enemies nearby, dealing 3090 Magic Damage and healing themselves and their allies for 3090 Health.

16s

Ember Companion Class Skills in ESO

Ember’s Skills are divided in the following three Class lines:

  • Lightning Caller
  • Mischievous Caster
  • Playful Schemer
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Ember’s Khajiit Racial Skill is called Cunning and increases Critical Chance by 3% and Damage Done by 3%.

Lightning Caller Skills

Below you can find the Ember Companion Skills that belong to the Lightning Caller line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Raging Storm
Ember creates a Thunderstorm that follows the target, striking all enemies within for 1159 Shock Damage every 1 second for 8 seconds. The final strike deals 300% additional damage to enemies under 25% Health.
200 Ultimate

Crystal Blast
Ember conjures dark crystals to bombard an enemy, dealing 6180 Magic Damage.
8s

Shocking Burst

Ember creates a nexus of storm energy at the target location, instantly dealing 3090 Shock Damage to all enemies in the area and an additional 3474 Shock Damage over 8 seconds.

12s

Thunderous Strike
Ember calls down an explosion of lightning to finish off an enemy, dealing 18540 Shock Damage and an additional 6180 Shock Damage to other nearby enemies. Used when the enemy is below 25% Health.
16s

Mischievous Caster Skills

Below you can find the Ember Companion Skills that belong to the Mischievous Caster line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Entomb
Ember uses binding magic to immobilize enemies in front of them for 4 seconds and heal themselves for 9000 Health over 8 seconds.
16s

Hurricane Visage
Ember manifests themselves as pure lightning, zapping nearby enemies with electricity dealing 3087 Shock Damage over 20 seconds. While in this form their damage taken is reduced by 20%.
12s

Trickster's Trap

Ember dazzles an enemy in a ball of magic, stunning them for 3 seconds.

8s

Playful Schemer Skills

Below you can find the Ember Companion Skills that belong to the Playful Schemer line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Quick Fix
Ember patches themselves or an ally with restorative magic, healing for 6000 Health. Used when Ember or an ally is below 75% Health.
8s

Shared Wards
Ember conjures wards made of energy for protection, granting a damage shield for them and their nearby allies that absorbs 3000 damage for 6 seconds. Targets affected by the shield are also healed for 2997 Health over 8 seconds.
12s

Second Wind

Ember uses their backup resources, reducing the cooldown of all their other abilities by 5 seconds.

16s

Isobel Companion Class Skills in ESO

Isobel’s Skills are divided in the following three Class lines:

  • Blazing Might
  • Brilliant Shield
  • Healing Grace

Isobel’s Breton Racial Skill is called Enchanted and decreases ability cooldowns by 3% and damage taken by 3%.

Blazing Might Skills

Below you can find the Isobel Companion Skills that belong to the Blazing Might line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Baneslayer
Isobel Veloise channels their energy and conjures a weapon made of sunlight before striking downward, dealing 6000 Magic Damage to all enemies in front of them. Enemies damaged by Baneslayer have particles remaining on them for 10 seconds that detonate for 3000 Magic Damage when a player deals damage to them.
200 Ultimate

Penetrating Strikes
Isobel Veloise attacks four times with a magic spear, dealing 1500 Magic Damage to all enemies in front of them with each strike. After their assault, Isobel Veloise grants themselves and nearby allies a boon that increases the damage of their next Light or Heavy Attack by 50%.
15.5s

Sun Brand

Isobel Veloise hurls a blazing ball of fire at an enemy, dealing 6000 Flame Damage on impact and an additional 4496 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.

11.6s

Divine Destruction
Isobel Veloise unleashes a concentrated beam of divine energy at an enemy, dealing 22500 Magic Damage over 3 seconds. Used when the enemy is below 25% Health.
7.8s

Brilliant Shield Skills

Below you can find the Isobel Companion Skills that belong to the Brilliant Shield line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Solar Ward
Isobel Veloise summons the power of the sun to defend themselves from harm, reducing incoming damage by 20% and granting a damage shield that absorbs up to 12.5% of their Max Health for 6 seconds.
7.8s

Gallant Blitz
Isobel Veloise charges toward their enemy with a vibrant spear that bursts in a flash of light, setting all enemies in the area Off Balance for 7 seconds.
11.6s

Spear of Light

Isobel Veloise hurls a barrage of spears made of radiant light at all targets in front of them, dealing 3000 Magic Damage and knocking them down for 4 seconds. This attack ignores the enemy's resistance.

15.5s

Healing Grace Skills

Below you can find the Isobel Companion Skills that belong to the Healing Grace line.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Blessed Sacrament
Isobel Veloise sends out a burst of soothing light, healing themselves or a nearby ally for 3000 Health and an additional 1125 every 2 seconds for 8 seconds as the light momentarily lingers. Used when Isobel Veloise or an ally is below 75% Health.
7.8s

Holy Ground
Isobel Veloise consecrates the ground under them for 8 seconds, healing themselves and nearby allies 1500 Health every 2 seconds and snaring enemies by 50%. Used when Isobel Veloise or a nearby ally is below 75% Health or if an enemy is nearby.
15.5s

Beam of Reproach

Isobel Veloise bathes an enemy in a beam of sunlight, immediately dealing 3000 Magic Damage and healing allies nearby for 3000 Health. The residual light will then continue to heal allies near the enemy for 750 Health every 2 seconds for 8 seconds.

11.6s

Companions Weapons Skills in ESO

Companions can use the same weapons as players and unlock three skills from each line. To level up the lines, you must earn combat EXP while the companion has the appropriate weapon equipped. The Companions Weapons skill lines are:

  • Two Handed
  • One Hand and Shield
  • Dual Wield
  • Bow
  • Destruction Staff
  • Restoration Staff

Two Handed Skills

Below you can find the Companion Two Handed Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Staggering Swing
Companion slams an enemy with an upward swing and sends them flying, dealing 6180 Physical Damage, stunning them for 2.5 seconds and knocking them back 4 meters.
16s

Sunder
Companion slices all enemies in front of them with a mighty swing, dealing 3090 Physical Damage and an additional 3092 Physical Damage over 8 seconds.
12s

Sever

Companion spins around and strikes an enemy down, dealing 18540 Physical Damage. Used when the enemy is below 25% Health.

8s

One Hand and Shield Skills

Below you can find the Companion One Hand and Shield Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Provoke
Companion thrusts their weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing 3090 Physical Damage and taunting the enemy to attack them for 15 seconds. Used when the enemy is not already taunted.
12s

Bashing Bulwark
Companion rushes an enemy and rams them, stunning them for 4 seconds.
16s

On Guard

Companion bolsters their defenses, granting a damage shield that absorbs up to 25% of their Max Health for 6 seconds.

8s

Dual Wield Skills

Below you can find the Companion Dual Wield Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Swift Assault
Companion floods an enemy with steel, battering them with five consecutive attacks that each deal 1236 Physical Damage.
8s

Spinning Steel
Companion launches themselves in a lethal spin, dealing 3090 Physical Damage to nearby enemies. Deals triple damage to enemies below 25% Health.
16s

Razor Cape

Companion envelops themselves in a ring of floating razors, dealing 1236 Physical Damage to nearby enemies every 2 seconds for 8 seconds. The razors also shield them from attacks, reducing their damage taken by 20%.

12s

Bow Skills

Below you can find the Companion Bow Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Piercing Arrow
Companion plants a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing 6180 Physical Damage.
8s

Trick Shot
Companion fires a burst of arrows to pin enemies in front of them, dealing 3090 Physical Damage and immobilizing them for 4 seconds.
16s

Viper's Bite

Companion shoots an arrow covered in Baandari poison at an enemy, dealing 3090 Poison Damage and an additional 9272 Poison Damage over 8 seconds.

12s

Destruction Staff Skills

Below you can find the Companion Destruction Staff Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Destructive Blast
Companion blasts an enemy with magic, dealing 6180 Magic Damage.
Flame Blast Knocks them back 8 meters and stuns them for 2.5 seconds.
Frost Blast taunts them for 15 seconds.
Shock Blast deals an additional 3090 Shock Damage to all other enemies around them.
16s

Elemental Barricade
Companion slams their staff down to create an elemental wall in front of them, dealing 6174 Magic Damage over 8 seconds.
8s

Arcane Nova

Companion releases a surge of magic to enemies around them, dealing 6180 Magic Damage.
Fire Nova applies the Burning Status effect.
Frost Nova applies the Chill status effect.
Shock Nova applies the Concussion status effect.

12s

Restoration Staff Skills

Below you can find the Companion Restoration Staff Weapon skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Rejuvenation
Companion shares their staff's life-giving energy, healing themselves and a nearby ally for 6000 Health over 8 seconds.
12s

Mending Incantation
Companion slams their staff down to activate its blessings, healing themselves and allies in front of them for 3000 Health. The blessing also grants 7000 Spell and Physical Resistance for 8 seconds.
16s

Mystic Fortress

Companion calls on their staff's strength to protect themselves or the lowest health ally around them, granting a damage shield that absorbs 18000 damage. Used when companion or an ally is below 25% Health.

8s

Companions Armor Skills in ESO

Companions can also use special Armor based skills, depending on the armor they are wearing. To level up these lines, you must earn combat EXP while your companion is wearing at least five pieces of the same type of armor. The Companions Armor Skill lines are:

  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Heavy Armor

Light Armor Skills

Below you can find the Companion Light Armor skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Haste
REQUIRES 5 PIECES OF LIGHT ARMOR EQUIPPED
Companion focuses their magical energies inward, resetting the cooldown of all their other abilities.
36s

Flow
Increases healing done by 1% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.
Decreases the cooldown of Break Free by 5% for each piece of Light Armor equipped.
Passive

Medium Armor Skills

Below you can find the Companion Medium Armor skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Vanish
REQUIRES 5 PIECES OF MEDIUM ARMOR EQUIPPED
Companion disappears in a puff of smoke, healing to full Health and becoming invisible for 6 seconds. Used when companion is below 50% Health.
36s

Flexibility
Increases damage done by 1% for each piece of Medium Armor equipped.
Decreases the cooldown of Roll Dodge by 5% for each piece of Medium Armor equipped.
Passive

Heavy Armor Skills

Below you can find the Companion Heavy Armor skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Bulwark
REQUIRES 5 PIECES OF HEAVY ARMOR EQUIPPED
Companion becomes an unstoppable defender, blocking and reflecting all attacks for 5 seconds. Used when companion is below 75% Health and is fighting a difficult monster.
36s

Firmness
Increases healing received by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
Increases the amount of damage blocked by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped.
Passive

Companions Guild Skills in ESO

Companions also have access to guild skill lines that can help them complement their play style and defeat harder enemies. To level up these lines you must complete appropriate Daily Quests. The Companions Guild Skills are:

  • Fighters Guild
  • Mages Guild
  • Undaunted

Fighters Guild Skills

Below you can find the Companion Fighters Guild skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Sniping Silver
Companion fires a Dawnguard Vampire Hunter's crossbow bolt at an enemy, dealing 6180 Physical Damage. Deals double damage if the enemy is an Undead, Daedra or Werewolf.
12s

Ritual of Salvation
Companion brands the earth underneath them with a rune of protection for 8 seconds. Standing within the rune reduces the damage they and their allies take by 20%. If the attacker is an Undead, Daedra or Werewolf the rune reduces damage taken by an additional 20%.
16s

Biting Trap

Companion sets a sharpened blade trap in front of them, which takes 1.5 seconds to arm and lasts for 8 seconds. When an enemy triggers the trap, they are immobilized for 4 seconds. If the enemy is an Undead, Daedra or Werewolf they take 3090 Physical Damage.

8s

Mages Guild Skills

Below you can find the Companion Mages Guild skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Starfall
Companion calls a comet down from the constellations to blast an enemy, dealing 6180 Flame Damage.
8s

Reverse Entropy
Companion envelops an ally with stabilizing magic, healing them for 8995 Health over 8 seconds.
12s

Parallel

Companion barters with Oblivion for power, generating 50 Ultimate.

16s

Undaunted Skills

Below you can find the Companion Undaunted skills.

SkillEffectCost-Cooldown

Crimson Font
Companion conjures a fountain of blood to sustain themselves and allies around it, healing for 352 Health every 1 second for 16 seconds. Allies near the fountain can activate the Crimson Funnel synergy, healing for 50% of their Max Health.
36s

Savage Instinct
Companion ignites the fire of hate in an enemy's heart, dealing 3090 Magic Damage and taunting the enemy to attack them for 15 seconds. An ally targeting the enemy can activate the Savage Implosion synergy, causing the enemy to implode after 2 seconds dealing 3090 Magic Damage to them and other nearby enemies. Used when the enemy is not already taunted.
36s

Skeletal Aegis

Companion surrounds themselves with a whirlwind of bones, granting a damage shield for 30% of their Max Health for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds an ally near them can activate the Bone Aegis synergy, granting them a damage shield for 50% of their Max Health for 6 seconds.

36s

FAQ – ESO Companions Skills

Where to Unlock Ember Companion in ESO?

You can find Ember near the Tor Draioch point of interest, North of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tower of Trouble“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Isobel Companion in ESO?

You can find Isobel near the Castle Navire point of interest, West of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tournament of the Heart“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Bastian Companion in ESO?

You can find Bastian in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “Competition and Contracts“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Where to Unlock Mirri Companion in ESO?

Mirri is found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in northern Blackwood. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Shattered and Scattered“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

How to level up Companions in ESO?

The Best Way to Level Up your Companions in ESO is by grinding XP at specific locations! For the best Grind Locations in ESO you can read this ESO Best XP Grinds Spots Guide!

Where to find Companion Gear in ESO?

Gear for Companions drops from enemies in ESO but is rarer than player Armor Sets and its maximum quality is Epic(purple). Bosses have a better chance to drop equipment for your companions but you can also buy it from specific merchants. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.

Who is the Best Companion in ESO?

The Best Companion in ESO depends on the role you wish to fulfill with them! Overall, Isobel is the strongest Companion at the moment. To learn more about the Best Companion for every role, you can read this ESO Best Companion Guide!

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