Volley is an active skill in the Bow skill line in The Elder Scrolls Online. It is unlocked at Bow rank 4.


"Launch a multitude of arrows into the sky to rain down, dealing ____ Physical Damage to enemies in the target area every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds."


Endless-hail Endless Hail – Increases the duration and reduces the cost.
Duration increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
Arrow barrage Arrow Barrage – Increases the range and radius.
Range increased from 25 meters to 33 meters
Radius increased from 5 meters to 7 meters.


  • Update 1: Changed Scorched Earth's visual FX to help it stand out better from enemy fire area-effects.[1]
  • Update 4: As of Update 4, this ability no longer removes the Nightblade active skill, Shadow Cloak.[2]
  • Update 4: Reduced the cost of this ability by approximately 30%, and removed the minimum range on this ability.[2]
  • Update 4: Fixed an issue with Scorched Earth where the red telegraph ring was bigger than the size of the effect.[2]
  • Update 5: As of Update 5, Your cloak will no longer be removed if you cast Scorched Earth then cast Shadow Cloak.[3]
  • Update 5: This ability now deals damage for 5 seconds instead of 3. We also increased the damage per tick by 20%.[3]
  • Update 6: Fixed an issue where Spear Shards and Volley would not hit an enemy using Shadow Cloak.[4]
  • Update 7: Increased the duration of this ability to 8 seconds from 6 seconds. Volley and its morphs also now correctly use the Weapon Critical stat when making critical strike checks, and correctly check against Physical Resistance for mitigation instead of Spell Resistance.[5]
  • Update 8: Fixed an issue where you could stack this ability multiple times.[6]
  • Update 8: Known Issue: The visual effects for this ability will fail to display if it is cast while the caster is silenced.[6]



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