• Poison Dragonknight Build

Poison Dragonknight Build PvE for Sheogorath’s Corner ESO

“Infection”

Sheogorath's Corner Builds

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Poison Dragonknight Build PvE “Infection” for Elder Scrolls Online. This build is part of the Sheogorath’s Corner, therefore it uses very specific themed sets and is here to bring fun and entertaining gameplay! If you want a more maximized dps setup I recommend checking out my Stamina Dragonknight “Venom” Endgame Trials & Dungeon Build.

This Setup features specific poison sets in combination with Dragonknight poison abilities. We are using the Viper's Sting set that deals poison damage over time and can be found in Fungual Grotto, the Plague Slinger Set which deals poison damage and can be found in Scalecaller Peak and also the monster set Spawn of Mephala, which deals poison damage over time and drops in Fungual Grotto 2. As a last set we are using an ability altering weapon called The Master's Bow, which drops in Dragonstar Arena veteran, which is only an addition and not necessarily required for the build to function. The five piece sets can be acquired in normal or veteran and the monster set & Master’s Bow has to be acquired in veteran mode. Now keep in mind, If you want to gold out the weapons I do recommend using the set Night Mothers Gaze instead of Viper, as Night Mothers Gaze is used in most end game setups so it will be more beneficial if you want to swap over to a more maximized damage setup!

Sets Explanation

Viper’s Sting

The Viper's Sting five piece bonus is: “When you deal damage with a melee attack, you deal an additional 6400 Poison Damage over 4 seconds. This effect can occur once every 4 seconds”. This set will place a constant poison damage over time effect on the enemy that gets refreshed the moment it runs out. You are required to deal melee damage which is not a problem at all for a melee based build.

Plague Slinger

The Plague Slinger five piece bonus is: “When you take damage, summon a Skeever corpse which will launch a poison ball that deals 5160 Poison Damage every 1.5 seconds at the nearest enemy for 6 seconds. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds”. This set is also very easy to activate, all you need is take a bit of damage and the poison ball will activate. Keep in mind that this set is stationary, so once the enemy moves out of the marked area the set will not deal damge anymore.

Master’s Bow

The The Master's Bow increases your weapon damage by 301 against targets affected by your Poison Arrow. You have to make sure that the Poison Injection hits the target before you weapo swap, otherwise you will not gain the extra weapon damage. The weapon damage will also not show on your character sheet, but will increase the damage of your abilities.

Mephala Monster Set

The Spawn of Mephala monster set does: “When you deal damage with a fully-charged Heavy Attack, you create a web for 10 seconds that deals 1100 Poison Damage every 1 second to all enemies within 4 meters and reduces their Movement Speed by 50%. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds”. We are using heavy attacks on the frontbar, so it will always proc on cooldown. Keep in mind, this is a stationary effect on the ground, so if the enemy moves out of it he will not take damage anymore.

Nightmother’s Gaze

The Night Mother's Gaze set five piece bonus is: “When you deal Critical Damage, you reduce the enemy’s Physical Resistance by 2580 for 6 seconds”. This debuff works for the whole group, so your buddies will also deal increased damage. The set is very easy to proc as it only requires a critical strike from any source. The set lasts for 6 seconds, so even if you swap to the backbar you will manage to keep it up for quite a while.

Resource Management

The only really important tool to get good sustain is heavy attacks for this build. They restore a huge amount of stamina and are built into your rotation. It also helps if you are a Redguard as they are the best race in terms of overall sustain! If you think you still struggle then I recommend using either a cost reduction or recovery glyph, in this case a cost reduction glyph will be better as we have pretty overall low stamina recovery.

  • Heavy Attacks resource return
  • Reducest Cost/ Recovery Glyph
  • Redguard (Best for sustained setup)

Solo & Dungeons Setup

Poison Dragonknight Build PvE

Weapon Power Potion and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took this screenshot. I am using an Outfit here.

Gear

  • Master’s Bow: I do recommend trying to get the Master (or Maelstrom) Bow for this build, as it will increase your damage by a lot. Dragon Star Arena veteran is fun, make sure to give it a go!

Gear Setup 1

  • Viper’s Sting Daggers: There is an unique drop in Fungual Grotto 2 from the Gamyne Bandu Boss (2nd Boss) that drops a Viper’s Sting sharpened Dagger that you can use for this build. The name is “Knife of Shadows”.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestViper's StingMediumDivineStamina
BeltViper's StingMediumDivineStamina
ShoesViper's StingMediumDivineStamina
PantsPlague SlingerMediumDivineStamina
HandsPlague SlingerMediumDivineStamina
HeadSpawn of MephalaMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSpawn of MephalaMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingPlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingPlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWViper's StingDaggerSharpened/ NirnhonedAbsorb Stamina
Weapon 1 DWViper's StingDaggerSharpened/ InfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Master's Bow/ RandomBowNirnhoned/PrecisePoison Damage

Alternate Gear Setup

This setup here is easier to get as you can simply craft the weapons, because Night Mother’s Gaze is a craftable set. The extra penetration will also increase your overall damage of your abilities and damage sets, that is why we have chosen Night Mother’s Gaze.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNight Mother's GazeHeavyDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsPlague SlingerMediumDivineStamina
HandsPlague SlingerMediumDivineStamina
HeadSpawn of MephalaMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSpawn of MephalaMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingPlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingPlague SlingerJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDaggerNirnhonedAbsorb Stamina
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Master's Bow/ Night Mother's GazeBowInfusedPoison Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Plague Slinger: Scalecaller Peak
Spawn of Mephala: Fungal Grotto 2
Viper's Sting: Fungal Grotto 1 & 2 (Unique Sharpened Dagger drop in Fungal Grotto from Gamyne Bandu Boss called “Knife of Shadows”)
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Master's Bow: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

  • Vigor & Caltrops: I do recommend going to Cyrodiil and aquire those two specific skills as they are quite important for most builds. If you are unexperienced in PvP I recommend joining a group in Cyrodiil and then you will be able to aquire those two skills very fast.
Dualwield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Venomous ClawSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly CloakSlot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Noxious BreathSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Blood CrazeSlot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Molten Armaments
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Corrosive Armor/ Standard of Might

Championpoints 300 CP, 600 CP & 810 CP

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes, 14 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
52 Thaumaturge, 56 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes, 15 Piercing
The Attronarch
40 Master-at-Arms, 9 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
40 Shadow Ward, 60 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 61 Thaumaturge, 61 Precise Strikes, 33 Piercing
The Attronarch
40 Master-at-Arms, 19 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
50 Shadow Ward, 61 Tumbling
The Lover
75 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
35 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Important Info

Buff-food

We are using the standard max health an max stamina buff-food which can be crafted or aquired through Guildstore.

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables

Mundus Stone

With this setup we are using the Lover Mundus Stone to increase damage both for our skills and sets through increased physical penetration.

The Lover Mundus Stone (Increased Armor Penetration)

Race

You can choose any race with this build, I still do recommend to use a stamina based race like:

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

I do recommend using weapon crit potions with this setup. However, if you would like to only run the normal stamina potions, then you need to make a few adjustments. Instead of Molten Armaments make sure to run Igneous Weapons, because that skill will provide you with the weapon damage buff (which you would get from the Weapon crit potions).

Weapon Crit Potions 
(Weap Dmg, Weap Crit, Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Dragonthorn, Wormwood)

Weapon Power Potions

Passives

Rotation

This build has a lot of damage over time effects, it might be quite tricky to keep them all up at the start. Always weave one heavy attack between every skill on the frontbar and use light attacks on the backbar.

Endless Hail > Light Attack > Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Light Attack > Razor Caltrops > Weapon Swap
> Heavy Attack > Noxious Breath > Heavy Attack > Venomous Claw > Heavy Attack > bloodcraze > Light Attack > Deadly Cloak > Weapon Swap > Restart

Update Log

26.03.2018 Added Build for Dragon Bones DLC Poison Dragonknight Build PvE Infection
04.05.2018 Updated Gear Description for Poison Dragonknight Build PvE Infection
14.05.2018 Updated Build for Summerset Chapter, Poison Dragonknight Build PvE Infection
09.08.2018 Updated Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter, Poison Dragonknight Build PvE Infection
12.09.2018 Fixed typos.
23.10.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter, Poison Dragonknight Build PvE Infection