Isobel Companion DPS Build For ESO
The DIVINE WARRIOR build is an amazing option for Isobel Veloise as a Companion DPS in The Elder Scrolls Online. Isobel is one of two new Companions available to ESO players that purchase the High Isle Chapter. Isobel’s skills are similar to that of the Templar class, so she is especially good at AOE damage and can even throw in some extra heals when needed!
Equipping Your Companion With Gear
Companion Gear pieces are rarely dropped from enemies in ESO, with a greater drop chance from bosses in Overland Zones, Dungeons and Trials. Keep in mind also that Companion Gear will only drop for you if your Companion is currently summoned – no companion, no drops!
Companion Gear is tradable and can be sold by other players so it is possible to find what you’re looking for from a variety of sources. Finally, some Merchants in major cities do also sell basic Companion Gear, but without any traits.
For more information on the best places to farm Companion Gear, make sure to check out the ESO Companion Gear Guide.
Companion Gear Traits and Quality
Companion Gear is basic equipment that offers a static Armor Bonus or Damage Stat plus Companion specific traits. These 9 unique Companion Gear Traits further customize your Companion’s combat role for tanking, healing or DPS.
The 9 Companion Gear Traits are:
- Aggressive – Increases Companion Damage Done per piece equipped.
- Augmented – Increases duration of all Companion Buffs and Debuffs per piece equipped.
- Bolstered – Reduces Companion Damage Taken per piece equipped.
- Focused – Increases Companion Critical Strike Rating per piece equipped.
- Prolific – Increases Companion Ultimate Generation per piece equipped.
- Quickened – Reduces Companion Ability Cooldowns per piece equipped.
- Shattering – Increases Companion Penetration per piece equipped.
- Soothing – Increases Companion Healing Done per piece equipped.
- Vigorous – Increases Companion Maximum Health per piece equipped.
Recommended Traits For Isobel As A Companion DPS
When building Isobel into a DPS Companion the most important thing you can do is increase the overall damage of her abilities. The recommended Companion Trait for this build to help in that regard will be Aggressive. Below you will find a sample build template with optimized Companion Armor weights and traits. Keep in mind that this is just a template and you can mix and match pieces however you see fit or depending on which Armor pieces you have available. Each piece makes a small difference in the overall power of a Companion Build, but combined they can be quite powerful!
Isobel DPS Build Equipment
Here are the Companion Gear pieces, weights and traits I recommend for Isobel as a DPS.
|Any Dual Wield||Aggressive||NA|
As you can see, all the recommended armor pieces are in Medium weight as these have the best Companion Passives for increased damage. Aggressive will be the ideal trait if you can get it, but mixing in some other traits such as Quickened can also be helpful.
Isobel Companion DPS Skill Bar
Companions utilize a “Priority and Cooldown” system for combat. This works by giving every companion ability a cooldown of several seconds. Companions then can cast each ability as it comes off cooldown according to the skill order assigned on the companion skill bar. The Companion will attempt to cast each skill in order from the first ability to the last, then reset once all the cooldowns have expired. For more information on Companion Skills and Cooldowns, check out the Full Companion Guide.
The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls for extra AOE damage and stun potential.
Isobel Companion DPS Passives
|Enchanted||Decreases ability cooldowns by 3% and damage taken by 3%.|
|Flexibility||Increases damage done by 1% for each piece of Medium Armor equipped. Current bonus: 7%. Decreases the cooldown of Roll Dodge by 5% for each piece of Medium Armor equipped. Current bonus: 35%.|
Build Tips For Isobel As A DPS
The DIVINE WARRIOR build for Isobel is focused primarily around single target damage which will be great for boss fights. However, if you plan on fighting lots of enemies at once be sure to substitute in a few more AOE skills.
To see this companion build and more in action, check out the video below!
More Isobel Builds For ESO
Want to see more options for Isobel builds? Check out the guides below!
The LIGHT MENDER build is an amazing option for Isobel Veloise as a Companion Healer in The Elder Scrolls Online focused on stacking heal effects.
The SHIELD SAINT build is a strong option for Isobel Veloise as a Tank Companion in The Elder Scrolls Online, combining HUGE damage shields and multiple heal over time effects for amazing survivability!
The DIVINE WARRIOR build is an amazing option for Isobel Veloise as a Companion DPS in The Elder Scrolls Online which tears through enemies, especially bosses!