Snipe is an active skill in the Bow skill line in The Elder Scrolls Online. It is unlocked at Bow rank 2.


"Plant a masterfully aimed arrow in an enemy's vital spot, dealing ____ Physical Damage."


Lethal Arrow Lethal Arrow – Deals Poison Damage and always applies the poison status effect. Also applies Major Defile to the enemy, reducing their healing received.
"Also afflicts enemy with Major Defile, which reduces their healing received and Health Recovery by 30% for 4 seconds."
Focused Aim Focused Aim – Mark the enemy hit, allowing you to hit them from further away and afflicting them with Minor Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance.
"The mark increases the range from which the enemy can be hit by Bow attacks by 5 meters for 10 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Minor Fracture, which reduces their Physical Resistance by ____ for 10 seconds."


  • Update 2: Focused Aim tooltip now lists the duration of the effect.[1]
  • Update 2: Reduced the cast time for this ability from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.[1]
  • Update 2: We also reduced the range for this ability from 40 meters to 35 meters, and reduced the minimum range from 20 meters to 10 meters.[1]
  • Update 4: Reduced the cost of this ability by approximately 20%. We also reduced the cast time for this ability to 1.8 seconds from 2 seconds.[2]
  • Update 5: The damage bonus from Focused Aim now only applies to bow attacks. We also fixed an issue where this passive wasn't applying to heavy attacks.[3]
  • Update 5: Reduced the cast time for this ability by approximately 40% [3]
  • Update 5: Reduced the damage done by this ability by 5% [3]
  • Update 5: Removed the minimum range from this ability.[3]
  • Update 6: Focused Aim now applies the buff Minor Fracture instead of increasing weapon speed against the target. This morph also increases in damage with each rank.[4]
  • Update 6: Lethal Arrow now applies the buff Major Defile for 10 seconds.[4]



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