Ember Companion DPS Build For ESO
The LIGHTNING ARCHER build is a strong option for Ember as a DPS Companion in The Elder Scrolls Online. Ember is one of two new Companions available to ESO players that purchase the High Isle Chapter. Ember’s skills are similar to that of the Sorcerer class, so she is especially adept at dealing damage, both AOE and Single Target! This build is focused on doing the MOST single target damage possible using a mix of Bow and Lightning skills, so if you’re looking for the BEST DPS Companion Build for Ember in The Elder Scrolls Online this is the one for you!
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 Ember As A Companion DPS
When building Ember 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!
Ember DPS Build Equipment
Here are the Companion Gear pieces, weights and traits I recommend for Ember as a DPS.
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 best trait if you can get it, as a full 7 pieces of this trait will boost Ember’s damage by nearly 20 percent!
Ember 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.
- 1. Viper’s Bite
- 2. Piercing Arrow
- 3. Crystal Blast
- 4. Starfall or Shocking Burst
- 5. Sniping Silver or Vanish
- 6 ULT. Raging Storm
The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.
Ember Companion DPS Passives
|Cunning||Increases Critical Chance by 3% and damage done 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 Ember As A DPS
The LIGHTNING ARCHER build for Ember is focused around dealing as much single target damage as possible. With this build, Ember is slightly vulnerable so make sure to attack first or use taunts or immobolizes to help control enemies to reduce the total damage she takes.
To see this companion build and more in action, check out the video below!
More Ember Builds For ESO
Want to see more options for Ember builds? Check out the guides below!
The STORM SHIELD build is a strong option for Ember as a Tank Companion in The Elder Scrolls Online including that includes great damage mitigation and shields.
The LIGHTNING ARCHER build is a strong option for Ember as a DPS Companion in The Elder Scrolls Online combining bow skills and magic damage!
The RESTORING WARD build is a strong option for Ember as a Healer Companion in The Elder Scrolls Online, focused on overlapping multiple heal over time effects and shields.