Best Armor Sets for Healers in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)

Although magic users are usually the softest targets in MMORPGs, healers of elder scrolls online aren’t exactly defenseless thanks to the myriad of class skills they can use while casting healing spells on their allies. All classes have their share of healing tools at their disposal, and these improve if you have the right sets for the job.

Although choosing the right abilities matters in ESO, having the best care sets at your disposal can make your job much easier. These will normally depend on class, playstyle, and what you’re up against, but the good news for healers is that there’s a wide variety of sets available.

Here are the best healer sets ESO in our view, listed in no particular order. The choice between them should be based on preference, style of play and how easily it can be acquired.

Here are the best healer sets elder scrolls online

Spell power cure

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  • Source: white gold tower
  • Downloadable content required: imperial city

If you like to keep your allies recharged, you will get huge benefits from Spell Power Cure. Each time you over-heal an ally, you grant them Major Courage, increasing their weapon and spell damage for five seconds. If you use this set, take advantage of big burst healing to top it off, then cast continuous healing spells like Grand Healing or your rejuvenation evolution of choice to keep this buff active. It takes a similar approach to Vestments of Olorime, which we’ll talk about later.

Wrath of the Order

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  • Source: Craft (High Isle/Amenos)
  • Downloadable content required: high island

Order’s Wrath should be on any player’s list looking for a healer build. This craftable set gives you plenty of critical strike chance and increases your critical damage and critical healing by eight percent. Add in how easy it is to get and a bit of bonus damage, and this should be on the radar for anyone who wants bigger heals or wants to try the role.

Olorime Habit

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  • Source: Cloudrest trial
  • Downloadable content required: Sunset

The Olorime Garment can be tricky to get since it’s a Cloudrest trial reward, but it might be worth the effort you’ll have to farm it. Using an area-of-effect heal, like the ubiquitous Grand Healing, will create a puddle that grants targets Major Courage, increasing their weapon and spell damage. As a bonus, it also grants you a Minor Aegis, reducing damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena monsters by 5%. This set takes a similar approach to Spell Power Cure, and since both grant Major Courage, they don’t stack.

Hollow Fang Thirst

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  • Source: Lunar Tomb Wither
  • Downloadable content required: Scalebreaker

Hollowfang Thirst helps sustain, especially for you and your Magicka-based teammates. After getting a critical heal, you’ll spawn a hemoglobin ball that restores Magicka and increases healing received by 8%, helping you get the most out of your healing spells. Pair it with sets that give you more critical chance to get the most out of it.

The sorrow of the mother

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  • Source: Deshaan (overland)
  • Downloadable content required: None

The Mother’s Sorrow set has been a household name for Magicka users in ESO for some time. It’s easy to get from Deshaan and guild traders in Tamriel, and it gives you heaps of critical chance to help you land critical heals. It’s perfect for a beginner healer, but it doesn’t exactly decrease in effectiveness (since critical chance is always welcome), so it can help in late game content as well.

Julianos Law

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  • Source: Craft (Wrothgar)
  • Downloadable content required: Orsinium

Although it requires six researched traits to craft, the Law of Julianos set is a good addition for Magicka-based characters. It’s most commonly seen in DPS builds, but it has room in a healer’s arsenal, especially if you’re just trying out the role or don’t want to chase other sets. With free critical chance, spell damage, and even a bit of Magicka in the mix, Law of Julianos is a good starter set. And like the Mother’s Sorrow set, it can last past your first forays into healing.

Sanctuary

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  • Source: Banished cells (I and II)
  • Downloadable content required: None

Much like the Worm Cult’s Raiment or the Ebon Armory set, Sanctuary will benefit you and up to 11 players. The Sanctuary set increases healing received by 10% for allies within 10 yards of you. While this effect is powerful, the range limit can make it harder to get the most out of Sanctuary, especially in 12-player content. It’s easy enough to use in most dungeons, though some boss fights may cause your team to scatter to avoid mechanics and dilute the effectiveness of the Sanctuary set.

winter’s respite

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  • Source: Western Skyrim (by land)
  • Downloadable content required: Greymoor

If you’re relying on Grand Healing and other area-of-effect heals, the Winter’s Respite set might come in handy. Whenever you cast an ability that leaves an effect on the ground, you create a circle of healing frost, which fires every two seconds and restores health to allies. This effect lasts 10 seconds and has a 10 second cooldown, which means you can sustain it pretty much all the time. The downside is that it forces players to stay in the target area to get the most of its effect, so its effectiveness also decreases if you have to move around a lot.

Sentinel of Rkugamz

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  • Source: Dark Shadow Caverns I
  • Downloadable content required: None
  • Type: Freak

Monster sets can be powerful on their own, and Sentinel of Rkugamz is a perfect choice for a healer with an empty head and shoulders. With one piece, this set gives you 4% more healing, but the two-piece bonus summons a Dwemer Spider that heals you and your allies near you, replenishing all three resources. The spider stays for eight seconds and has a 15 second cooldown, meaning you can get a decent uptime and give nearby allies extra support.

night flame

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  • Source: Elden Hollow II
  • Downloadable content required: None
  • Type: Freak

The Bogdan Nightflame fight may be one of the most visually impressive of ESOand using a fire-breathing dragon’s head as a helmet is one of the most powerful moves in the game. However, healers won’t use the Nightflame set just for fashion: every time you heal yourself or heal an ally, this set’s two-piece effect has a chance to create a totem that deals even more healing towards you and your allies within five yards of you.

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