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ESO Best Solo Class

This ESO Best Solo Class Guide will show you how each Class performs in Solo Gameplay! The Elder Scrolls Online is a very Solo friendly game. Almost every content in ESO can be completed solo, as long as you have the right setup and of course the right Class. All classes can solo most content but some are simply better and easier than other.

What determines how good a Class is for Solo gameplay, is the tools it has to deal damage, boost defense and heal itself. Class Skills are important for that type of gameplay and also what makes or breaks a class for harder solo PVE. Picking the right Class, with the right tools, is important for successful Solo PVE.

For a better understanding of ESO Classes and how they perform in different roles, you can take a look at my ESO Class Guide.

Table of Contents

  • What is the Best Solo Class in ESO
    • Sorcerer
    • Nightblade
    • Dragonknight
    • Templar
    • Warden
    • Necromancer
  • Best Solo Class ESO Tier List
  • FAQ
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What is the Best Solo Class in ESO

In total there are six Classes in The Elder Scrolls Online, four available with the base game and two available for purchase/unlock. The ESO Classes are:

Base Game

Available to Unlock

All six Classes can Solo in ESO but some will make your life easier. How good a Class is, also depends on whether it is Magicka or Stamina based. This is because they have access to different skills morphs. Hybrid builds that are now more popular than before still rely on one stat, Magicka or Stamina!

Sorcerer – ESO Best Solo Class

The Sorcerer is a great Solo Class with several skills that can help you complete harder content alone. The class can restore resources with Dark Deal or Dark Conversion, boost damage and heal itself with the powerful Critical Surge and boost defenses actively with Hurricane, Boundless Storm or passively with Bound Aegis.

Magicka Sorcerer is one of the best and easiest Solo classes for new and veteran players. Summon Twilight Matriarch is a powerful skill/Pet that deals damage but also works as a self-heal. With Boundless Storm, Bound Aegis and Critical Surge the Class is unstoppable and can complete almost everything alone.

Stamina Sorcerer on the other hand, does not have many Class skills to assist it for Solo combat. Hurricane and Critical Surge when combined together can be strong but the class still relies too much on Weapon abilities to deal damage. A good option for easier solo content.

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Sorcerer Solo Builds:

Nightblade – ESO Best Solo Class

Nightblade has access to buffs, debuffs and self-heals but is also the least New Player Friendly Class in the game. The reason for this is because it relies too much on triggers and skill procs to deal damage and actually heal itself.

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Magicka Nightblade is a lot easier and more effective to use for Solo content. Swallow Soul is what makes the Magblade a decent class to solo with. A skill that deals damage and heals you at the same time. Blur and its Morphs can provide better defenses while Mark Target and its Morphs can debuff enemies with Breach.

Relentless Focus for Stamblade and Merciless Resolve for Magblade are the most important skills to use. They boost Damage but can also turn into a deadly arrow that deals additional damage and heals.

Likewise, Leeching Strikes and Siphoning Attacks, restore resources and heal with every Light or Heavy attack. Efficient Light Attack Weaving is important to Solo successfully with the Nightblade Class.

Other skills that can help with Solo are Dark Cloak to boost defense, Refreshing Path that can heal and Dark Shade to summon a shadow to assist in combat. These skills cost Magicka to use which makes them better for a Magicka Nightblade.

Stamina Nightblade can be a great Solo class as well but will require a lot of practice first! In general Nightblade is not a very forgiving Class! Every mistake will hurt.

Nightblade Solo Builds:

Dragonknight – ESO Best Solo Class

The Dragonknight has access to many helpful skills for solo gameplay. A few Shields to protect yourself, passive and active heals, buffs, debuffs and strong offensive skills. But the Class is also suffering from sustain issues! To solo effectively with Dragonknight you need to take advantage of Battle Roar. A passive that restores resources every time you use an Ultimate!

So to be successful in Solo gameplay with Dragonknight, you will have to pick a cheap Ultimate to cast often or generate Ultimate faster.

Magicka Dragonknight is slightly better for that type of gameplay since it can deal damage and heal itself with Flame Lash and Burning Embers. Additionally it can actively heal with Coagulating Blood or passively heal with Cauterize. Many sources of self-heal that can keep you alive against strong enemies and harder content. Molten Weapons and its morphs can boost the damage for both Magicka and Stamina Dragonknight.

The Stamina Dragonknight also has some nice heals that can help. Cauterize and Green Dragon Blood are more than enough. Hardening Armor, Obsidian Shield and its Morphs offer extra protection in the form of a shield for both.

Stamina Dragonknight can also debuff enemies with its Noxious Breath offensive Skill. As a Class, Dragonknight has some Crowd Control capabilities with the Dark Talons skill and its morphs.

However all utility Spells in the Dragonknight Skill lines, require Magicka to cast, which makes them a better fit for the Magicka Dragonknight.

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Dragonknight Solo Builds:

Templar – ESO Best Solo Class

The Templar is another new player friendly Solo Class in The Elder Scrolls Online. Especially the Magicka Templar that has access to several Heals and Utility spells.

Puncturing Sweep is the Magplar’s main skill for solo combat. A skill that deals damage and heals you at the same time. Sun Shield and its morphs can provide a damage shield to protect you if you need it. Purifying Light is another source of damage and heals.

Honor the Dead is the Ultimate Solo self-heal ability that heals you and restores Magicka if health is low. If you also add Ritual of Retribution, a massive damage AOE skill and Channeled Focus, that boosts defense and restores Magicka to the mix, it is easy to understand why the Magicka Templar is a very good Solo Class.

But Stamina Templar is not bad either. Biting Jabs is a powerful spammable that when combined with Power of the Light, can destroy strong enemies. Stamplar can restore Stamina and heal itself easily with the help of Repentance as well. Finally Restoring Focus boosts defense and restores Stamina in a similar way with Channeled Focus for Magicka Templars.

Templar Solo Builds:

Warden – ESO Best Solo Class

Warden is a quite strong Solo Class with skills that buff, debuff, boost damage and resources recovery. Magicka Warden can also crowd control efficiently with its Ice abilities and Ultimates.

Deep Fissure applies Breach while Fetcher Infection Vulnerability to enemies, weakening them. Blue Betty boosts Spell Damage and restores Magicka. Lotus Blossom is a strong passive self-heal that restores health with light and heavy attacks. Ice Fortress boosts defenses and Winter’s Revenge Crowd Controls enemies.

Stamina Warden is powerful in Solo as well. Can use the same core abilities as Magden to be effective. Deep Fissure and Fetcher Infection, for damage and debuffs, Lotus Blossom for self healing. Stamden can use Ice Fortress to boost its defense, exactly like Magden. Subterranean Assault is a strong skill that both Classes can use instead of Deep Fissure, as long as they can use something else to debuff enemies!

Finally Both can use the Sleet Storm Ultimate and its Morphs to deal damage and Crowd Control enemies. Or simply stick with their Bear, Guardian Ultimate, for a reliable damage/execute ability.

The only problem for Warden is that both Magicka and Stamina versions have to use the same core skills to be as effective as possible. Something that affects their identity.

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Warden Solo Builds:

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Necromancer – ESO Best Solo Class

Most of its offensive skills have a Stamina or Magicka Morph to choose from. The minions you can summon can assist with damage and healing.

Magicka Necromancer is strong for Solo gameplay thanks to Boneyard and its Morphs, that can either debuff with Breach or self heal. Death Scythe & Morphs can deal damage and heal while Summoner’s Armor can boost defense and reduce the cost of minions. Bitter Harvest & its Morphs can reduce damage taken. Bone Totem, Grave Grasp and their Morphs offer crowd control capabilities. They do require Magicka to cast so it is better for a Magicka Necromancer to use them.

Spirit Guardian is the most important ability for Solo. A minion that reduces damage taken and heals you. Both Magicka and Stamina Necromancer can use this and the other utility skills to boost survivability in combat.

They can both use their Bone Goliath Transformation & Morphs to deal with strong enemies. Finally Pestilent Colossus for Stamcro and Glacial Colossus for Magcro can debuff with Vulnerability and make it easy to kill enemies.

Necromancer Solo Builds:

Best Solo Class ESO Tier List

This is the final verdict for all Classes, Magicka and Stamina, for Solo Gameplay.

S Rank

  • Magicka Sorcerer
  • Magicka Templar

A Rank

  • Magicka Necromancer
  • Stamina Warden
  • Stamina Necromancer
  • Magicka Nightblade
  • Stamina Nightblade
  • Magicka Warden

B Rank

  • Stamina Templar
  • Stamina Sorcerer
  • Magicka Dragonknight
  • Stamina Dragonknight

C Rank


What is the Best Solo Class in ESO?

The Best Solo Class in ESO is the Magicka Sorcerer! A strong and beginner friendly Class with Pets that assist and access to several damage, support and defensive skills. To learn more about Solo Classes in ESO, you can read this ESO Best Solo Class Guide.

Is ESO Fun to play Solo?

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ESO is a very Solo friendly game, with several activities you can complete alone! You can spend your entire day in-game playing alone and progressing your character successfully! To start your ESO adventure with success, you can read this ESO New Player Guide!

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What is the strongest solo class in ESO? ›

Templar – ESO Best Solo Class

Especially the Magicka Templar that has access to several Heals and Utility spells. Puncturing Sweep is the Magplar's main skill for solo combat. A skill that deals damage and heals you at the same time. Sun Shield and its morphs can provide a damage shield to protect you if you need it.

What is the easiest class to solo with ESO? ›

Magicka Sorcerer easily takes the first spot as the best solo class in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online). The Magicka Sorcerer is both very easy to learn for beginners and really excels at solo gameplay even with difficult content.

What is the best build for ESO solo? ›

Best ESO Solo Build Guides
  • Sorcerer. Magicka Sorcerer. Stamina Sorcerer. Werewolf Sorcerer.
  • Nightblade. Magicka Nightblade. Stamina Nightblade. ...
  • Necromancer. Magicka Necromancer. Stamina Necromancer. ...
  • Dragonknight. Stamina Dragonknight. Magicka Dragonknight.
  • Templar. Magicka Templar. Stamina Templar.
  • Warden. Magicka Warden. Stamina Warden.

What is the easiest solo class in ESO 2022? ›

The Magicka Templar is the easiest and most powerful solo class in the game right now.

What is the easiest DPS class in ESO? ›

ARROW STORM is an EASY DPS Build with no Trials Gear needed! Perfect for Veteran and Normal Dungeon content as well as getting started with Normal Trials! Focused on range BOW Damage and Animal Companions.

What is the easiest solo? ›

Top 10 EASY Guitar Solos for Beginners
  • Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel.
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight.
  • Pixies - Where Is My Mind.
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Can't stop.
  • CCR - Fortunate Son.
  • Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name.
  • Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O Mine.
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication.

What is the most simple class in ESO? ›

Finally, our number one class for Beginners in ESO is here and that's the Sorcerer Class! Sorcerers have some of the most powerful skills and passives in the game but what really separates them from other classes in ESO is the how most of these skills give you either automatic damage or automatic healing.

What is the easiest online class to take? ›

Easier Courses to Pursue Online
  • Social Science.
  • Health Education.
  • Art/Music Appreciation.
  • Basic History.
  • General Education Courses.
Jan 8, 2019

What is the most fun solo class in ESO 2022? ›

ESO Solo PvE Tier List 2022
  • #8 Stamina Warden | B.
  • #7 Stamina Templar | A-
  • #6 Stamina Nightblade | A.
  • #5 Stamina Sorcerer | A.
  • #4 Magicka Templar | A+
  • #3 Stamina Necromancer | S-
  • #2 Magicka Nightblade | S.
  • #1 Magicka Sorcerer | S+
Apr 7, 2022

What should I do as a beginner in ESO? ›

Here are 10 helpful tips for new players from the ESO development team.
  1. Slot many different Abilities and Skill Lines. ...
  2. Pick up and try everything. ...
  3. Seek out additional Skill Points. ...
  4. Find (and eat) food! ...
  5. Craft low-level gear to fill gaps. ...
  6. Hit them hard to gain resources. ...
  7. Upgrade your Bank and Inventory space. ...
  8. Catch a ride!

Is ESO good for solo play? ›

Virtually everything in ESO can be played Solo with the exception of the highest level Veteran Dungeons and of course 12 Player Trials. This means as a Solo Player you can expect to enjoy: Questing and Story Content.

Is dragonknight a good solo class? ›

Frost Staves and the frost warden are finally a real thing, and are quite effective together. The Dragonknight is one of the best solo classes for the same reason it is the best tank.

What is the best solo tank in ESO 2022? ›

  • No Block Tank Build. Accolade – Dragonknight Tank. Wraith – Nightblade Tank. Elemental Warrior – Sorcerer Tank. The Guardian – Templar Tank.
  • Dreadsail Reef.
  • Dreadsail Reef.
Nov 26, 2022

What is the fastest way to level up in ESO? ›

Elder Scrolls Online: 10 Tips For Leveling Up Quickly
  1. 1 Play During Certain Events For Free XP Boosts.
  2. 2 Keep Lots Of Gold On Hand For Wayshrine Fees. ...
  3. 3 Get A Mount As Soon As Possible. ...
  4. 4 Plan Skill Point Allocation Carefully. ...
  5. 5 Join A Leveling Group. ...
  6. 6 ... ...
  7. 7 Take On More Than One Quest At A Time... ...
Jan 27, 2022

What race and class is best for solo 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.

What is the best race to be in Elder Scrolls Online? ›

ESO: Best races for classes
Altmer (High Elf)Necromancer, Sorcerer, Templar
ArgonianNightblade, Templar, Warden
Bosmer (Wood Elf)Dragonknight, Nightblade, Warden
BretonNecromancer, Sorcerer, Templar
6 more rows
Nov 14, 2022

What is the most versatile class in ESO? ›

Templar,Sorcerer and Necromancers. Necro and Warden is the only answer.

Are Dragonknights good for DPS? ›

Updated November 8, 2021 by Erik Petrovich: Dragonknights in The Elder Scrolls Online excel at two things: being a Tank and being a DPS. They are particularly adept at these two roles thanks to their class skills that emphasize high damage output at close range and class skills that are oriented around self-defense.

What race is best for solo class ESO? ›

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.

What is the best solo PVP class in ESO? ›

The Best PVP Class in ESO right now is the Magicka Necromancer! A powerful Class in PVP with access to several offensive, defensive and utility skills! The Magicka Dragonknight is quite strong as well, with insane Burst damage and defense!

What is the best class to start with in ESO? ›

The Best Class for Beginners in ESO is the Magicka Sorcerer.

One of the most new player friendly Classes in the game with access to several offensive, defensive and support skills!

What is the highest DPS in ESO 2022? ›

#1 Stamina Nightblade - currently this setup that has the highest DPS in the game.


1. ESO Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build - Firesong - Vateshran & VMA Build
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2. ESO One Bar Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build - Pyre - Elder Scrolls Online
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3. ESO Magicka Sorcerer Beginner PVE Build
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4. ESO Stamina Nightblade Beginner PVE Build
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5. ESO One Bar Magicka Warden Solo PVE Build - IceCold - Elder Scrolls Online
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6. Magicka Templar Solo PVE Build - Firesong - Vateshran & VMA Build
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