ESO PvP Potions Guide 5.1
These are the top potions in PvP we can recommend to you as of the 5.1 Scalebreaker patch to better your experience in battle.
You can see a quick video on the functionality of these potions below and how some are used differently.
Now, to outline potions in the current state of the pvp meta.
Every single one of these pots are going to be situational, and it takes an experienced player to know when to time these potions to go off. With practice these potions can reset fights & save or buff you in many ways. To make the strongest of them, you'll need some of the most difficult to acquire alchemy ingredients in the game at the moment. So if you're going to be using these potions, you'll find yourself either grinding out in the world often for them or paying a decent amount of gold on guild traders to acquire
#1 Tri-Resource Potions
These potions will restore 9312 health, 7582 magicka, and 7582 stamina immediately They will also grant you Major fortitude, major intellect, and major endurance boosting your health, magicka, and stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6 seconds
on a 45 second cooldown.
These are the cheapest and most reliable potion, You can always have one of these on in the background and be benefiting from it. For a lot of Magicka characters Tri-pots are the best potion they can use if they need more consistent source of stamina and stamina recovery to dodge. If you're having a hard time getting a hold of more expensive potions, Or if you're having a hard time deciding on what kind of potion to run This is always a good fallback point.
You can craft this potion with Columbine, Mountain Flower and Bugloss.
#2 Essence of Health
With Stamina and Heal over Time
This potion Restores 998 health per second for 48.6 seconds
and restores health and stamina immediately granting you Major Fortitude increasing your health recovery by 20% and granting you major endurance increasing your stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6 seconds
45 seconds cooldown
This is an amazing all around potion for stamina DPS right now because it helps you in all situations, offensive of defensive you can benefit from this potion. This heal over time combined with your vigor, other self healing abilities and health recovery will be enough to keep you healing through a lot of incoming DPS. Because of the stamina recovery boost this potion helps keep us on the offensive putting pressure on our enemies until we're ready to burst them without sacrificing to many resources on self healing thanks to the heal over time.
You can craft this new potion with Mountain Flower, Dragon's Blood and Butterfly Wing.
#3 Essence of Immovability
With Stamina or Magicka and Health recovery
These potions make you immune to knockback and disabling effects for 10.4 seconds, Restore 9312 health and 7582 of your main resource, and grant you an extra 20% recovery in both health and your main resource for 47.6 seconds
On a 45 second cooldown.
CC is easily one of the most dangerous things in PvP and this potion negates it effectively for 10 seconds with some solid side buffs. You can still use this potion to reset fights with the health and resource gain, and often you'll have enemies spamming CC on you trying to get you down wasting their resources. This is usually a must have for trying to get through heavy siege breaches in Cyrodiil unless you have mist form or another ability to get through CC.
For the Stamina version you'll need Columbine, Mountain Flower and Wormwood
For the Magicka version you'll need Columbine, Bugloss, and Wormwood.
#4 Stealth Detection Potion
With Immovability and Magicka recovery
These potions make you immune to knockback and disabling effects for 10.4 seconds, Increase your stealth detection by 20 meters for 15.7 seconds, restore 7582 magicka and grants major intellect for 47.6 seconds On a 45 second cooldown
This potion is not availible in the stamina version and this is probably the strongest way you can craft it.
The stealth detection bonus on these potions are the only effective way to disable or reveal sneaking enemies or invisible nightblades. The 20 meter range is pretty far but not as far as you'd think, but as soon as any enemy in stealth is in range of that detection they are revealed and cannot re-stealth. And For nightblades that depend on invisibility in their build this can shut them down if they don't escape with line of sight.
You can craft this potion with Columbine x Corn Flower x Wormwood
#5 Invisibility Potion
With Major Expedition
Go invisible and gain major expedition.
You can craft this potion with Nirnroot, Namira's Rot, and Scrib jelly.
#6 Essence of Speed
With Minor Protection and Major Vitality
This potion can be used both offensively and defensively
The minor protection can be stacked with major protection or
base resistances to get an extra 8% damage mitigation,
The major vitality will boost your self healing by 30%
and the movement speed can both help you get away from enemies
and kite them into tight spots to burst them down.
You can craft this potion with Beetle Scuttle, Blessed thistle and
Powdered Mother of Pearl
#7 Essence of Lingering Health
With Minor Protection and Major Vitality
This potion restores 998 Health per second for 48.6 seconds,
Grants you Minor protection reducing all damage taken by 8% for 15.7 seconds, and grants you Major vitality increasing your healing taken by 30% for 16.3 seconds On a 45 second cooldown.
Combined with self healing abilities, this potion can easily reset your health from 0% to 100% fairly quickly. Stacking it with sets like troll king or engine guardian will put your passive health recovery extremely high. It's ultimately a healing and tanking potion,
mostly useful in situations where you need maximum survivability but don't need to spam to much resources.
You can craft this potion with Beetle Scuttle, Butterfly Wings,
And powderded mother of pearl.