Ember Healer

ESO Ember Healer Build

The ESO Ember Healer Build is good for some of the hardest content in the game and perfect for solo play! Companions, just like players, come with class presets. Ember is your typical Sorcerer, which is useful for healing, and her skills have very low cooldowns thanks to the Second Wind ability!

By Pixel | Updated for Necrom Chapter, U38 on June 3rd, 2023

ESO EMBER Companion PvE Build and Guide
Ember Companion

Ember Healer Build Guide

Her Playful Schemer class skill line has good healing, while the Mischievous Caster skill line will help you stun and immobilize enemies, allowing you and your companion to have better survivability. Pair this with outside skill lines from restoration staff and guilds’ skill trees, and she’s absolutely great at healing you, the player.

Ember the Khajiit has an extraordinary talent for magic, but also mischievous nature. Her hard past doesn’t stop her on the path to grand adventures with you!

Ember’s unique perk gives a chance to acquire hidden wallets of gold when pickpocketing. A very helpful ability for your thief’s travels!

Low cooldownsWeak class off healing abilities
Great for stealing

How to unlock Ember in ESO, and where do I find her? “Tower full of Trouble” Quest.

You can find Ember Quest in the High Isle zone in two locations. The First location, and most likely you’ll find it easily, is a man attacked by magic anomalies just next to the Tor Draioch Wayshrine.

Ember quest location 2

The second location is on the northern road to the Tor Draioch tower, where Ember fights the magic anomalies.

Ember quest location 2

After you complete the quest, you can find Ember and all unlocked companions in your collections menu. Press the default key “U” on your keyboard or go to the collections tab, pick Allies from the list and then Companions.

ESO Companion Ember
ESO Companion Ember

Ember Healer Build Progression

Companions are similar to players, and here are some focus areas for you while optimizing your companion.

Obtain multiple gear sets: You’ll want flexible options once you hit the end game, even if you plan on leaving her as a healer. You can find gear by looting defeated enemies or in various chests and boxes almost everywhere in the game. Or you can go to any town Armor and Fine Garments store and pick up light, medium and heavy companion gear. I’d also go to a woodworker and weapon smith and pick up a sword, shield, and various staffs. Swap a gear or weapons and level skill lines because you never know if you want to switch!

Combat Level: Start levelling up your companion. Companions level up similar to a player by killing enemies and eventually reaching level 20 (currently max). So you can grind with your companion (grinding video guide). The exception are guilds’ skill lines (Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, Undaunted), to level them up, you need to complete guilds’ daily quests. You can find them in Grahtwood (map click), Stormhaven (map), and Deshaan (map).

Focus on Guild Skill Lines: You’ll want to prioritise completing the guide-specific daily quests in order to unlock the most powerful skills in the game.

Gear: Now, start collecting pieces of gear to optimize your tank. Two of the best traits for your companion are bolstered, reducing damage and Vigorous, adding extra health.

YouTube Guide on Companion Progression

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Ember Healer Skills and Gear


In ESO, unlike players, Ember’s abilities work on a cool-down system, and you have 16 seconds before the skill can be used again. Thus, placing a skill on the first spot vs the last greatly impacts its frequency.

An example: Ember has a Restoration Staff skill: Rejuvenation, by default, this ability lasts 8 seconds, with a 16-second cooldown. If you put it in the first spot on her skill bar, the companion will activate it first and immediately when it comes off cooldown, giving you consistent healing over time. Follow the skills listed in our ESO Ember Healer Build for the best results. When you make changes, you get the most out of the performance of the companion’s skills.

Rejuvenation icon

Quick Fix

Mystic Fortress icon

Second Wind

Crimson Font

Raging Storm

1. Rejuvenation (Skill line: Companion Restoration Staff) – Strong Heal over time that heals the companion and you.
2. Quick Fix (Skill line: Companion Playful Schemer) – Great burst heal
3. Mystic Fortress (Skill line: Companion Restoration Staff) –  Grants a strong damage shield
4. Second Wind (Skill line: Playful Schemer) –  Reduces companion abilities’ cooldown
5. Crimson Font (Skill line: Companion Undaunted) –  Heal over time for your companion and you, you can activate synergy and heal for 50% of your health.
Ultimate: Raging Storm (Skill line: Companion Lightning Caller) – Insane damage AoE and execute that follows the enemy.


All light armor gear pieces give the best possible healing potential. Restoration staff for healing skills and buffs. The best-in-slot trait for a companion healer is Quickened, reducing skills cooldowns. This way your companion will be able to cast heals more often. But we can also use soothing for extra healing or a mix of the two:

Reduces ability cooldowns by 1.8%Increases healing done by 1.2%
Reduces ability cooldowns by 2.2%Increases healing done by 1.5%
Reduces ability cooldowns by 2.6%Increases healing done by 1.7%
HeadLightCompanion’s HatQuickened
ShouldersLightCompanion’s EpauletsQuickened
ChestLightCompanion’s JerkinQuickened
LegsLightCompanion’s BreechesQuickened
GlovesLightCompanion’s GlovesQuickened
BootsLightCompanion’s ShoeQuickened
BeltLightCompanion’s SashQuickened
Weapon OneRestoration StaffCompanion’s Restoration StaffQuickened
Necklace Companion’s NecklaceQuickened
Ring Companion’s RingQuickened
Ring Companion’s RingQuickened

ESO Healer Build Tips and Tricks

Control: Just like commanding a pet, you’ll need to hit the default key “Y” and the left mouse to attack or the right mouse to return (no PC). Companions don’t know when to move out of bad AoE’s or mechanics. So you, as the player, must make this a priority.

Combat: Never command your healer companion to attack. You’ll want to start the combat first, while your companion will stay out of enemy range and heal you from a distance. Just like players, companions have multiple buffs and AoE healing. So stay close enough to your companion to receive those buffs, but don’t be too close, so your companion will be safe behind you.

Companions Synergy: Companions can provide synergies but not use them. That’s why the undaunted skill lines are so vital to prioritise and use.

Provide shield and protection: Every class or combat style has some shield or damage reduction. Pick at least one extra shield or protection skill for your companion. This small bit of protection will help your companion survive.

Make companion your own! These tips can help you, but the result is up to you. Experiment, try things outside of the box and meta ideas. You’ll be surprised at just how effective these things can be. Thanks for reading!

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