Maelstrom Weapons are special Weapons in the Elder Scrolls Online that have unique properties and are extremely powerful. As of October 2017, the weapons are part of their own Set which can consist of 1 piece or 2 piece bonuses. The following is a list of Maelstrom Weapons and how you obtain them.

  • The Maelstrom weapons can drop for the last boss of Veteran Maelstrom Arena.
  • All of the Maelstrom Weapons are Bind on Pickup.
  • Maelstrom Weapons changed to Sets with the patch for Clockwork City DLC.


All Eso Maelstrom Weapons

Cruel Flurry Set

"The Maelstrom's Axe, Sword, Mace, Dagger"


Cruel Flurry Set

(2 Items) When you deal damage with Flurry, your any target-applied Damage over Time effect cast within 4 seconds gains 1000 Spell and Weapon Damage.

Crushing Wall Set

"The Maelstrom's Inferno / Lightning / Ice Staff"


Crushing Wall Set

(2 Item) Your light and heavy attacks deal an additional 1341 to enemies in your Wall of Elements.

Rampaging Slash Set

"The Maelstrom's Axe, Mace, Sword, Dagger, Shield"


Rampaging Slash Set

(2 Items) When you deal damage with Low Slash, your next fully-charged heavy attack used within 5 seconds restores an additional 2000 Magicka and Stamina.


Merciless Charge Set

"The Maelstrom's Battle Axe, Maul, Greatsword"


Merciless Charge Set

(2 items) Critical Charge deals an additional 6300 Physical Damage over 6 seconds

Thunderous Volley Set

"The Maelstrom's Bow"


Thunderous Volley Set

(2 Item) Increases the damage Volley deals by 161 each tick, this bonus increases by 56 everytime Volley ticks.

Precise Regeneration Set

"The Maelstrom's Restoration Staff"


Precise Regeneration Set

(1 Item) When you critically heal with Regeneration, you restore 800 Magicka. This effect can only occur once every 4 seconds.


Enchantments in Maelstrom Weapons

Before the Clockwork City patch of October 2017, Maelstrom Weapons had enchantments, rather than be part of a Set.

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    • Anonymous

      30 Apr 2019 12:48  

      IMO VMA weapons should randomly appear on the golden vendor in Cyrodiil. My reasoning behind this is that to beat VMA you need to be an awesome DPS player and yet tank and heal weapons can drop. A dedicated tank or a healer has no chance of beating VMA, so how are those tank and healing weapons supposed to find their way into their respective class’ hands? They aren’t tradable, you can’t group up to do it.

      • 15 Apr 2018 10:54  

        Does anyone know if in order for the maelstrom weapon to drop we have to being doing the arena on veteran or if there is same change on normal except weapon will be lower quality?

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