Magicka Sorcerer? Stamina Necromancer? Have you ever wondered which class is BEST for Soloing in The Elder Scrolls Online? While all classes can Solo in ESO to an extent, some classes are definitely better than others. Often this comes down to self-healing, damage mitigation and resource sustain.
ESO Best Solo Class Explained
The best solo classes in ESO are:
The Sorcerer is the ULTIMATE Solo Class In ESO! Not only does the Sorcerer have amazing abilities, but their passive healing, offensive and defensive capabilities make them straight-up EASY MODE! The Sorcerer class will be great choice for all players in the game from beginner to advanced.
The Magicka Sorcerer is an absolute BEAST when it comes to Soloing in The Elder Scrolls Online. The primary reason Magicka Sorcerer ranks so high on this list is due to it’s easy accessibility for players of any skill level.
Sorcerer Pets like Summon Twilight Matriarch and Volatile Familiar offer GREAT healing and passive damage so you can focus on survivability! Not to mention Sorcerers have the strongest Damage Shield in the game, Hardened Ward, for great protection and excel with Lightning-based damage which works particularly well with Heavy Attack Builds.
Stamina Sorcerer is another great option for Solo play thanks to the Critical Surge skill. As long as you are doing critical damage you are also getting massive, free healing every second!
This skill alone makes them a strong choice for Soloing in The Elder Scrolls Online, but they also have great AOE damage, defense and speed through the Hurricane skill.
Crystal Weapon and Bound Armaments are unique damage abilities that are fun to use and the Greater Storm Atronach ultimate is fantastic for Soloing.
Solo Sorcerer Builds
Any of the builds below will offer powerful and easy-to-play options for Solo gameplay in ESO. Check out even more Sorcerer options in our Sorcerer Builds section.
Become Immortal with INFINITE Sustain, Massive Shields and Health Recovery!
The PERFECT STORM is a fantastic option for completing Solo content in The Elder Scrolls Online including Overland zones, Solo Arenas, and even some solo Group Dungeons! This build combines amazing speed, powerful damage and easy sustain and healing tools that make it a GREAT option for beginner and veteran players alike!
The SHOCK MASTER Build is an extremely EASY and POWERFUL Magicka Sorcerer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online! Massive Heavy Attack damage as well as great survivability and self-healing make this set up great for solo and group PVE content!
The BATTLEMAGE Build is a Unique HYBRID Solo build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing Two-Handed and Lightning Staff Skills with powerful Sorcerer Class Abilities and Elemental Magic for an extremely fun and potent build!
This build pushes an insane stat pools of over 50,000 Max Stamina, tons of Weapon Damage and a unique Sword and Shield Bash playstyle for a truly epic Solo Build in ESO! This is a Member’s Only Build.
The ARCHMAGE Build is an insanely strong one bar build for The Elder Scrolls Online, focused on explosive AOE damage, stuns, roots and other means of crowd control. This build literally blows enemies sky high and is a blast to play!
The Magicka Templar class is one of my all-time favorite builds for Solo play in ESO, with a great mix of offense, defense and sustain. For offensive capability, Magicka Templar has arguably the best spammable in the game in Puncturing Sweep and the best execute ability in Radiant Glory. Both of these skills do damage AND heal you at the same time, making survival a breeze! Make sure to stay in melee range if playing either Templar fighting style to take full advantage of your main spammable for huge damage.
Combined with this, Magicka Templar has great defense and sustain thanks to Channeled Focus and additional passive healing through Purifying Light if needed. Finally, Magicka Templar has a great defensive ultimate ability that reduces all enemy’s outgoing damage in Solar Disturbance.
The Stamina Templar is a strong Melee class with access to great utility and many of the same powerful heals as the Magicka Templar while also being able to focus on weapons like Dual Wield and Two-Hander.
For example, Stamplars can get easy healing through the Extended Ritual skill or Living Dark. They also have great sustain and defense provided through Restoring Focus, and even more potential sustain through Repentance.
Of course, Biting Jabs is one of the best stamina spammable skills in the game, providing great single target and AOE damage along with important buffs like Major Brutality and Minor Protection.
Solo Templar Builds
Check out the powerful and easy to play Solo Templar Builds below or review even more Templar options in our Templar Builds section.
Get Over 10,000 Damage the EASY WAY! Perfect for Solo and Group content in ESO! This is a Member’s Only Video.
The AURORA Build is the EASIEST Magicka Templar Build focused on Big Heavy Attack damage!
The THRASSIAN Build is a Magicka Templar Damage Dealer Build for Solo or Group content in The Elder Scrolls Online. Thanks to the use of the Thrassian Strangler Mythic, this build can also reach over 13,000 Spell Damage quite easily! This is a Member’s Only Video.
The KNIGHTMARE Build is a unique look at the Stamina Templar, integrating strong and easy to obtain gear sets with powerful skills and passives. Ready to unlock EASY MODE?
The PALADIN Build is a Unique HYBRID Templar build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing powerful Two Handed Weapon abilities with the Templar’s Magic Damage skills and insane self-healing. Bring the power of the Light to battle!
The NOVA SHIELD Build is one of the best Solo Builds in The Elder Scrolls Online! Focused on STRONG Damage Shields that automatically protect your character, this build can easily handle some of the hardest Solo content in the game including World Bosses, Dungeons and more!
The Arcanist Class is a new addition to ESO and is extremely strong for Solo content due to the simplicity of its damage rotation (one ability for the most part) plus its very effective utility and defensive skills.
The Arcanist class is unique in ESO in that many of its class skills change from Magicka to Stamina based on which of your resource pools are the highest. To that effect, there is less of a dividing line between pure “Stamina-focused” or “Magicka-focused” builds, and most of this distinction will depend on whether you use a Magicka weapon such as a Destruction staff instead of a proper Stamina weapon such as Dual Wield or Two-Handed.
The best skill you should take as soon as possible for a Solo Arcanist build is Pragmatic Fatecarver. This attack does a huge beam of AOE damage in front of the player while also providing a large damage shield to protect you from taking too much damage because the beam is channeled with a long duration.
Magicka Arcanists should also use skills such as Tentacular Dread and Fulminating Rune to increase damage further.
The Stamina Arcanist is more powerful than the Magicka Arcanist is most respects because they are able to use better weapons, especialy Dual Wield daggers or a Bow which both provide additional Critical Chance.
Sustain on the Stamina Arcanist is also relatively easy because Arcanist buffs cost Magicka to cast like Recuperative Treatise and Crux Weaver armor while your damage skills cost Stamina to cast. The Arcanist also has one of the best Damage Shield skills in the game called Impervious Runeward which provides two shields in one!
For damage, make sure to use the combination of Cephaliarch’s Flail for healing and crowd control (it also generates Crux) followed by Pragmatic Fatecarver for an extremely easy and powerful approach to combat.
Solo Arcanist Builds Builds
Check out these powerful and easy to play Solo Arcainst Builds or review even more Arcanist options in our Arcanist Builds section.
This build is nearly UNKILLABLE with Massive Damage Reduction, Armor, Self-Healing, and Shields – the perfect Arcanist Build for Solo Content! This is a Member Only Build.
The CRUX CANNON Build is a POWERFUL Stamina Arcanist Build you can play in ESO for both Solo and Group Content! With a flexible and EASY One Bar Rotation and No Trials Gear needed this is the ultimate starter build for the Arcanist Class!
The BOW-CANIST Build is a simple yet POWERFUL Build option for the Arcanist class in ESO, great for Solo and Group content!
The FATE LORD Build is a POWERFUL Stamina Arcanist DPS option, capable of massive damage numbers, even without Trials gear! Plus, the rotation is simple to learn, making this build a great option for players at all skill levels looking to boost their damage.
The RUNE WALKER Build is the EASIEST Arcanist Build you can play in ESO for both Solo and Group Content! With a flexible and EASY One Bar Rotation and No Trials Gear needed this is the ultimate starter build for the Arcanist Class!
The Nightblade Class is also extremely strong when it comes to playing Solo in ESO offering a fun combination of Deadly Damage and Mobility.
The Magicka focused Nightblade excels in Soloing within The Elder Scrolls Online due to easily accessible healing and utility, especially Ultimate generation. For example, the Swallow Soul skill, unlocked at Level 1, gives a massive heal over time buff that scales up as you do more damage.
The AOE skill Sap Essence also provides healing, with even greater heals when facing multiple enemies. The ultimate skill Soul Harvest is generally preferable on your front bar due to the extra ultimate back it can provide.
Magicka Nightblades are heavily dependent on light attacks to benefit from Siphoning Attacks and Merciless Resolve, so make sure to light attack consistently between every skill!
The Stamina Nightblade is ESO’s version of an Assassin, with powerful single-target damage skills like Surprise Attack and Killer’s Blade along with a powerful Ultimate option called Incapacitating Strike which boosts your damage against an enemy for a few seconds.
While you don’t have as many stamina-based heals, keep in mind you can still benefit from many powerful Magicka Nightblade healing effects like Swallow Soul and Healthy Offering.
Finally, start working on light attack weaving with every ability as soon as possible because some of your best skills including Leeching Strikes and Relentless Focus must be powered by those light attacks.
Solo Nightblade Builds
Check out the powerful and easy to play Solo Nightblades Builds below or review the full list of Nightblade Builds.
The BLOOD MAGE Build is a STRONG Magicka Nightblade option for Solo and Group play in The Elder Scrolls Online. This build has so MUCH healing it CANNOT DIE!
Solo Stamina Nightblade One Bar PVE Build – Strong Single Target Damage and MASSIVE Shield Potential! Never Die Again with this build!
The POWER BLADE Build is an easy to use Magicka Nightblade Build that focuses on Empowered Heavy Attacks to deal BIG single target and AOE damage! This build will be great for solo content in ESO like Arenas or soloing Dungeons and will play great in groups as well!
The UNKILLABLE Stamina Nightblade Solo Build has an INSANE 12,000+ Health Recovery plus nearly Maxed Out Resistances while combining multiple sources of Damage and Utility for a very fun and nearly invincible playthrough in ESO. This is a Member’s Only Build.
The BLOOD KNIGHT is a POWERFUL Solo Build for the Nightblade class that uses the One Hand And Shield skill line in combination with the Nightblade’s Shadow and Blood Magic skills for a truly amazing combo.
The DARK ARROW Build is an exceptionally Strong Bow Build for Nightblade class in The Elder Scrolls Online. This build mixes Magicka-based spells from the Nightblade class with Stamina-based Bow Skills for a truly unique playstyle, making the traditional bow build stronger than ever!
The Warden class in The Elder Scrolls Online offers a fun and thematic approach to Solo Builds featuring both Animal Companions and Frost skills for a unique and powerful way to play.
The Magicka Warden is another great Solo option for the Elder Scrolls Online and obviously fairly similar to the Stamina Warden class.
Wardens have amazing AOE potential through the Deep Fissure skill which also debuffs enemies with Major and Minor Breach. They have great sustain as well through the Blue Betty skill and great defense with built in minor protection through the Ice Fortress buff.
The Magicka morph of the ultimate skill Northern Storm is actually amazing for Solo builds as it increases your Weapon and Spell Damage for 30 seconds!
The Stamina Warden features strong AOE Damage, Solid Healing and Great Buffs and Debuffs, especially when paired with weapons like Dual Wield or Two-Hander.
For example, Subterranean Assault is one of the easiest AOE skills in the game to use because it recasts itself! Stamina Wardens also have great sustain through Bull Netch and awesome defense via the Ice Fortress skill.
For Ultimates, Permafrost is a great choice for AOE encounters while the Wild Guardian bear pet ultimate can be very strong for single target fights (and fun to have with you).
Solo Warden Builds
Check out the powerful and easy to play Solo Warden Builds below or review our complete list of powerful Warden Builds.
The BITTER CHILL Magicka Warden is quite possibly the most powerful Heavy Attack, One Bar build in ESO! This insanely EASY build requires absolutely zero trials gear but still manages a metric ton of Critical Damage through Warden’s innate passives.
The BOWZERKER Build is an insanely strong Bow Only build for The Elder Scrolls Online, focused on quick Burst Damage and mobility! This build is ideal for grinding experience and Champion Points in ESO as quickly as possible, not to mention it’s just incredibly fun!
The ATRONACH is a Solo Magicka Warden build for ESO designed to easily solo some of the most challenging content in the game, simply by holding block!
The ICE STORM Build is a Powerful One Bar set up for the Magicka Warden with impressive Damage, Speed and nearly infinite Sustain. This build will be great for leveling up or Grinding Champion Points and is extremely easy and FUN to play!
Winter’s Revenge is an extremely Unique HYBRID Build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing Frost Staff and Bow Skills along with the Warden’s powerful Frost Magic and Summoned Animals Companions! This build is equally amazing in terms of both offensive and defensive power and just as much fun to play!!
The BEAST MASTER Build is a Powerful Stamina Warden Build for The Elder Scrolls Online that is focused on summoned Pets and Animal Companions! Bring TWO Bears to the battlefield, plus swarming insects and a Gryphon!
The Necromancer Class in ESO can make for some extremely powerful Solo Builds once you understand the skill set and how to control your buffs and debuffs.
The Magicka Necromancer class is similar in power and style to the Stamina Necromancer, though you will most likely be using a staff at range. The Magicka Necromancer playstyle is dependent on having corpses on the ground, adding an extra layer of complexity and buff management to the class.
For corpse creation, Magicka Necromancer has many great options including Stalking Blastbones and Skeletal Arcanist which will allow you to cast the free tether abilities Mystic Siphon and Mortal Coil.
Don’t forget also that both Necromancer build styles have access to amazing Ultimate generation through the Necrotic Potency skill. And of course, Magicka Necromancers have access to one of the most powerful ultimates in the game Glacial Colossus.
Stamina Necromancers are extremely versatile fighters in The Elder Scrolls Online, though the buff management definitely takes practice. For creating corpses, Blighted Blastbones is the most consistent option – make sure to cast this ability every 3 seconds or so.
Once you have corpses on the ground you can then use the Necro tether skills – Mortal Coil for healing and stamina and Detonating Siphon for AOE damage over time.
For healing, Stamina Necros can make use of Spirit Guardian which also absorbs 10% of incoming damage. They also have one of my favorite solo armor buffs in Beckoning Armor that draws attacking enemies to you!
Of course, Stamina Necromancers have one of the best class Ultimates in the game, the huge AOE smashing Pestilent Collosus!
Solo Necromancer Builds
Check out the powerful and easy to play Solo Necromancer Builds below or review our complete Necromancer Builds page.
DRAUGR KIN is a Solo Magicka Necromancer One Bar build for ESO that can easily solo most content in the game while also being a valuable addition to any group!
Stamina Necromancer is one of the BEST Solo Builds for The Elder Scrolls Online, with BROKEN AoE Damage that lets you BLAST through packs of enemies with ease! With plenty of HEALS and Damage Reduction this build is also extremely TANKY, making the perfect combo for Solo Overland, Solo Dungeons and Solo Arenas in ESO!
Solo Stamina Necromancer PVE Build – Strong DOT Damage and Healing – ONE BAR and TWO BAR versions
The DEATH KNIGHT Build is the Ultimate IMMORTAL Stamina Necromancer Build for ESO! Easily complete any Overland Content, World Bosses, Solo Arenas, and even Group Dungeons with this POWERFUL Solo Build! This is a Member’s Only Build.
Magicka Necromancer Solo VAMPIRE PVE Build for ESO. Use powerful blood magic and raise corpses to fight for you!
The CROSSBONES Build is an amazing burst damage build for the Stamina Necromancer in The Elder Scrolls Online, combining Skeletal Bombs with ESO’s only Crossbow skill! With powerful damage, fantastic speed, and amazing health recovery, this build is great choice for Grinding XP or any other type of Solo Content in ESO.
The Dragonknight Class is great for Solo content in ESO, featuring many long lasting DOT effects, powerful buffs and debuffs and great resource generation.
The Magicka Dragonknight class places just above its Stamina counterpart, mostly due to the increased healing potential it receives from Burning Embers and the ability to sustain Cauterize.
Magicka Dragonknights also synergize well with fire-focused, damage over time builds due to the fire debuff provided by Engulfing Flames.
Finally, the ultimate abilities of the DK are some of the best for soloing in ESO, including Ferocious Leap and Standard Of Might.
While the Stamina DK is a great choice for Group Play, it can struggle a bit when soloing. This mostly has to do with poor self-healing and sustain.
Players should pick up either Resolving Vigor or Echoing Vigor as soon as possible to help with this. The class does well with DOTS, and these are some of the strongest in the game, including Venomous Claw and Noxious Breath, which also debuffs armor!
They also have one of the most fun ultimate abilities in the game with Take Flight, though Standard Of Might is often better for soloing due to the damage reduction and longer duration.
Solo Dragonknight Builds
Check out the powerful and easy to play Solo Dragonknight Builds below or review our complete list of Dragonknight Builds.
Similar Builds For ESO
Solo Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build – Tough-as-nails, Heavy Attack Warrior – ONE BAR and TWO BAR versions.
The FIREBRAND build is a unique hybrid class build for The Elder Scrolls Online which combines the Dragonknight’s Fiery class and destruction staff skills with melee abilities from the Two-Handed skill line. If you’ve ever wanted to carry a giant, flaming sword into battle then this is the build for you!
The DOUBLE DRAGON Build is an incredibly EASY one bar build for The Elder Scrolls Online. This powerful Stamina Dragonknight build has amazing AOE damage potential and insane Speed! Get ready to unleash your full Dragon potential with this one!
The FIRE STORM Build is a Powerful One Bar set up for the Magicka Dragonknight with impressive Damage, Speed and nearly infinite Sustain. This build will be great for leveling up or Grinding Champion Points and is extremely easy and FUN to play!
Solo Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build – God-like Damage and Defense – ONE BAR and TWO BAR versions.
VENOM SHOT is a unique build for the Stamina Dragonknight in The Elder Scrolls Online focused on doing massive Damage Over Time! Using a combination of Bow and Two-Hander this build excels at putting out plenty of damage, while also still maintaining good self-healing and survivability. Plus it’s just a lot of fun to play!…
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