“Bonecrusher”

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Type: Non Champion Points Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

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Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Necromancer PvP build “Bonecrusher” by Fengrush for PVP Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as we will keep updating the build.

This build is a damage dealing PvP build intended for Battlegrounds (nonChampPoints) and open world (nonChampPoints) with high end AOE burst while in ult form. It can work in Champion Points as well but scales better in design to nonChampPoints. It is a medium armor build but can be adjusted as needed to add more sustain and have higher function outside of ult.

The format presented in this build has been tested through BGs and open world with great success. It is likely this build may be nerfed in the near future due to how high its burst damage is.  Ultimately, we are transforming using Pummeling Goliath ultimate and using a pot.  This will activate alchemist on our back bar, and allow us to switch to front bar.

We’ve activated our infused weapon enchant, Balorgh, and alchemist at this point. We still have Gallant Charge which can proc if it is up and will allow us to go a greater distance. The jewelry enchants will be focused on surging our damage up to a further maximum.

This build uses Trappings of Invigoration, Clever Alchemist, Gallant Charge, Balorgh

  • Battleground Damage Dealing Build
  • Medium Armor Build
  • Built for nonChampPoints/Battlegrounds PvP
  • Has little room to divert into other sets. Recommendations are made through the video of options.
  • Extremely high AOE burst in ult form.  Built around the ultimate.
  • Focused on solo or group design. Enough damage to kill anything in front of you as long as you can bash.

Resource Management

This build has a great sustain base in using Trappings of Invigoration which was recently buffed this patch and already performing great in nonChampPoints. It also pairs well with its proc for spending stam when its time to go on offense.  Paired with a potion – this creates a huge surge of offense and allows you to manage in between with less damage but still effective in group play or applying pressure in between building ults.

The build could focus on building ults, but then the ult will hit for a lesser amount. Amping the damage to focus on the ult while sacrificing sustain in other areas allows you to become a huge force of damage when you use your ult. The Trappings of Invigoration set also assists effectively in cost reduction.

  • Trappings of Invigoration and pots offer spikes of stam recovery before ulting and allow you freedom to engage while youre hitting your peak moments in ult. Learning to track the timing of these pots and have them up with your ult is critical for effective cost-efficient killing. The more you have to bash someone, the less stam you have for the next guy.  Since we use alchemist on back-bar with this build, timing is important.
  • Necromancer has a lot of great sustain options in between and you still maintain good mobility and self healing.  Mortal Coil is a very effective way to heal yourself though it suffers from line of sight issues. I found this critical to have up in a longer engagement and would make the difference in a closer fight.
  • Necro has to learn to rotate it’s skills that provide corpses, which it has both with it’s armor buff and healing minion.  Rotating these and refreshing between fights allows you to build ults faster and focus more on spending offense with more ults.

Battlegrounds Setup

StamNecro Fengrush PVP

  • Screenshot: Those are unbuffed stats in the Non-Champion Points Campaign.

Gear

Clever Alchemist Set is considered a ‘Back-bar’ set here, as in you swap to it to activate it when you use a pot.  It is critical you learn to always use pot on it and understand you have 15 seconds of much higher weapon damage during this time.

An add-on for trappings can be used called ‘Cooldowns’ made by g4rret. It tracks the proc and cooldown of this set to know when you can depend on it.

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableMax Stam
BeltTrappings of InvigorationMediumWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoesTrappings of InvigorationMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableMax Stam
Hands[Trappings of InvigorationMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
HeadBalorghMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
ShoulderBalorghMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
NecklaceTrappings of InvigorationJewelryInfusedIncreased Bash Damage
RingTrappings of InvigorationJewelryInfused Increased Bash Damage
RingClever AlchemistJewelryInfused Increased Bash Damage
Weapon 1 AxeGallant ChargeAxeSharpenedDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 1 ShieldGallant ChargeShieldImpenetrableDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2Clever AlchemistAxeInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Trappings of Invigoration: Fang Lair
Gallant Charge: Black Rose Prison
Clever Alchemist: Craftable
Balorgh: March of Sacrifices, Urgalarg Chest

Skills for PvP

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S&B MainbarTwo Hander bar
Slot 1: RansackSlot 1: Necrotic Potency
Slot 2: Channeled AccelerationSlot 2: Spirit Guardian
Slot 3: InvasionSlot 3: Summoner’s Armor
Slot 4: Resolving VigorSlot 4: Forward Momentum
Slot 5: Skeletal ArcherSlot 5: Mortal Coil
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Pummeling Goliath

Championpoints

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c2e926fe-3289-4a81-a225-95867c323b9b

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=d41b7323-58f8-44f7-8ed2-79d8269cf3a6

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=2262f180-572f-49cd-bf8f-9e4bb54b5b10

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=1ecfbd11-2a3b-4f51-aed6-644caa234234

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=b725a902-abb5-4577-b091-efa753fa0c5d

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=73f22d14-fe33-4a88-9703-5c29904d8edb

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation


Important Info

Buff-food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth is a sure bet for stamina damage dealers. It gives max health and stamina, along with health regen and stam regen. The health regen pairs up well on orc for extra regen along with the potions used.

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Physical and Spell Penetration)

This is what I first tested with this build and it worked very well.

Race

Orc

The master race Orc sets the pace on the front line.  This will pull the most damage while maintaining aggressive offensive stats while maximizing immersion.

Potions

Immovability Potion

Immoveable / Stamina / Healing. These potions allow you to pick a time to stop a CC – ideally when ulting, paired up with alchemist.  This will cement a strong offensive opening before your enemy can react or do anything to stop it.

Immovable Potion

Poisons

Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

0 Magicka, 0 Health, 64 Stamina