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What Are the Key Buffs in the Endless Archive of Elder Scrolls Online?

Welcome, ESO adventurers! Today, we're diving deep into the exciting world of the Endless Archive new buffs, verses, and visions. These powerful enhancements offer unique gameplay opportunities, and in this guide, we'll break down the details of these temporary and long-lasting buffs, giving you all the information you need to maximize your potential in this challenging new adventure.


What Are the Key Buffs in the Endless Archive of Elder Scrolls Online?


What is the Endless Archive?

Before we dive into the verses and visions, let's briefly recap what the Endless Archive is. It's a challenging new content addition to Elder Scrolls Online, offering players the chance to earn temporary and long-lasting buffs to enhance their gameplay. These buffs come in the form of verses (temporary) and visions (long-lasting) that you can choose from to tailor your character's strengths during your run.


Verses: Temporary Buffs

Verses are short-term buffs that last for one stage in the Endless Archive. You can choose from two different verses at the end of each stage. However, there's an account unlock that lets you pick from three verses, increasing your chances of getting the ones you desire. Verses fall into three categories: offensive, defensive, and utility.


Offensive Verses:

  • Class Embodiment: Increases your class skills' damage by 50%.
  • Fire Orb: Creates a fiery tether when using the fire orb synergy, dealing 40K flame damage to enemies.
  • Beat Down: Fractures enemies' defenses with heavy attacks, reducing their physical and spell resistance by 90 for 10 seconds.
  • Augmented Areas: Boosts the damage of your area of effect abilities by 50%.
  • Exsanguinate: Causes direct damage abilities to make enemies bleed for 10K damage over 6 seconds.
  • Archival Assault: Enhances your assault skills' damage by 100%.
  • Magical Multitudes: Periodically pulses magic damage from area of effect abilities.
  • Guardian of Pestilence: Detonates a guardian's corpse for massive disease damage and leaves an area of effect damage over time.
  • Archival Weaponry: Increases Damage Done for your active weapon skills by 110%.
  • Guild Superiority: Boosts Damage Done for your active Guild skills by 110%.
  • Archival Worldliness: Increases Damage Done for your active World skills by 100%.


Defensive Verses:

  • Restorative: Grants immunity to disabling effects to allies in your critical heals' areas.
  • Siphoning Vigor: Provides temporary defensive capabilities upon slaying enemies.
  • Head-On Defense: Reduces damage taken from direct damage by 20% after successfully breaking free.
  • Shackled Resolve: Reduces damage taken for each linked enemy and grants a damage shield.
  • Rebirth: Grants immunity and revives you with healing and damage to nearby enemies upon death.
  • Transfusion: Heals you with each tick of your damage over time effects.
  • Sequential Shield: Grants a damage shield every 20 seconds.


Utility Verses:

  • Stamina Renewal: Restores stamina upon stepping into slain enemies' auras.
  • Magicka Renewal: Restores magicka upon stepping into slain enemies' auras.
  • Gilded Slight: Charges enemies with a synergy that deals physical damage.
  • Vital Exploration: Increases max health of allies in slain enemies' auras.
  • Tome Foolery: Grants ultimate to nearby allies and damages enemies.
  • Unwitting Fortress: Provides damage shields from nearby enemies.
  • Bountiful Resources: Restores resources and generates ultimate on fully charged heavy attacks.
  • Mighty Bouche: Stuns and deals damage to enemies upon successful bashes.


Visions: Long-Lasting Buffs

Visions are long-lasting buffs that persist throughout your entire run in the Endless Archive. Like verses, they come in three categories: offensive, defensive, and utility.


Offensive Visions:

  • Persistent Pain: Increases the duration and damage of martial damage over time effects.
  • Focused Efforts: Boosts status effect application chance and damage.
  • Ferocious Strikes: Enhances damage with physical and bleed attacks.
  • Brawling Blitz: Increases critical damage with martial-based attacks.
  • Well-Trained Command: Enhances pet damage to nearby enemies.


Defensive Visions:

  • Mystical Ward: Reduces damage taken from magical attacks.
  • Bolstering Mending: Increases critical healing chance.
  • Effortless Acrobatics: Reduces dodge cost.
  • Effortless Aegis: Reduces block cost.
  • Refined Restoration: Increases health recovery.
  • Unrestrained Endurance: Reduces Break Free cost.
  • Effortless Aegis: Reduces block cost.


Utility Visions:

  • Archival Endurance: Increases stamina recovery and max stamina.
  • Archival Reserves: Increases gold gains.
  • Archival Insight: Increases magicka recovery.
  • Archival Bounty: Increases gold gains.
  • Archival Vigor: Restores stamina and reduces stamina cost.
  • Archival Knowledge: Increases magicka recovery.
  • Archival Aegis: Increases healing taken.


Strategies for the Endless Archive

To make the most of the Endless Archive and its verses and visions, consider the following strategies:

  • Customize your buffs to match your playstyle and build.
  • Stack verses and visions of the same type to maximize their effects.
  • Experiment with different combinations to discover powerful synergies.
  • Prioritize offensive buffs for damage-focused builds, defensive buffs for survivability, and utility buffs for support roles.



The Endless Archive brings exciting new possibilities to Elder Scrolls Online, allowing players to craft unique and powerful character builds. With a variety of verses and visions to choose from, you can tailor your gameplay experience to suit your preferences. Whether you're a damage-dealing master, a tanky survivor, or a versatile support, there's a buff for you in the Endless Archive. So dive in, explore the possibilities, and conquer the challenges that await in this thrilling new adventure!

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