“Solo Slam”

Updated: Greymoor Chapter.
Type: Overland, Dungeons, Maelstrom Arena

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Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE “Solo Slam” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Solo Slam” build is made for PvE Overland, Dungeons and Maelstrom Arena.

This build evolves around the ability Power Slam, as this is our main spammable and why the build works that well with one hand and shield. It deals very pwerful upfront damage and does not cost a lot. On top of that because we use S&B, the build is very tanky as we can mitigate a lot of damage through block.

  • Overland, Dungeon & Maelstrom Arena
  • Medium Armor
  • One Hand and Shield & Bow
  • Good Damage
  • Good Defensive

Resource Management

Heavy Attacks work well on S&B, they are faster and return a lot of resources. Use your potions on cooldown to regain a lot of stamina at once. Your main resource tool is Consuming Trap, if you kill an enemy while that skill is on the enemy, you regain 7000 stamina, yes that is a lot.

Consuming Trap sustain check

Solo Setup

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Weapon Damage Enchantment and Weapon Power Potion were active


In case you don’t have access to Chudan, I recommend using Bloodspawn.

I have chosen to go 6 medium and 1 heavy pieces, that way we get extra resistances and benefit from the undaunted mettle passive. I also use one health enchantment on the chest to increase our health value a bit.

Vicious Serpent helps a lot with sustain, you can also use it on the body and use Hunding's Rage on the front bar, that is also a good choice.

ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadMighty ChudanMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderMighty ChudanMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BVicious Serpent1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 S&BVicious SerpentShieldDivineStamina
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant


Beginner Setup

This is your secondary option, Vengeance Leech is a good set and also returns a lot of resources every time you kill something.

ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltSpriggan's ThornsMediumAny TraitStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsSpriggan's ThornsMediumAny TraitStamina
HeadSpriggan's ThornsMediumAny TraitStamina
ShoulderSpriggan's ThornsMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVengeance LeechJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVengeance LeechJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVengeance LeechJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BHunding's Rage1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 S&BHunding's RageShieldDivineStamina
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Hunding's rage: Craftable
Master's Bow: vet Dragonstar Arena
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Mighty Chudan: vet Ruins of Mazzatun, Urgarlag Undaunted Chest
Vengeance Leech: Cyrodiil, Guildstores
Spriggan Thorn's: Bangkorai Overland


Power Slam: Alternatively to Power Slam you can also use Stone Giant if you like that ability better, they both deal good direct damage.

Noxious Breath Consuming Trap Power Slam Absorb Missile Resolving Vigor Spell Wall
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Cauterize Igneous Shield Standard of Might
S&B MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Noxious BreathSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Consuming TrapSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Power SlamSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Absorb MagicSlot 4: Cauterize
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Igneous Shield
Ultimate: Spell WallUltimate: Standard of Might

Skill explanation:

  • Noxious Breath: Applies Major Fracture to the enemy, reducing their resistance by 5280, that is a huge damage increase plus it also deals direct and damage over time damage!
  • Consuming Trap: Apply this on the enemy, deals a lot of damage and gives 7000 stamina back when you kill the enemy while affected by this skill.
  • Power Slam: This is your main spammable on this build.
  • Absorb Magic: Gives you a small shield that absorbs all damage and if you get hit by ranged mobs you also get healed.
  • Resolving Vigor: Your main heal, make sure to use this when your health gets damaged.
  • Spell Wall: Any ultimate can go here, Spell Wall is nice because you perma block for a while and reflect all attacks back to the caster.
  • Arrow Barrage: Your AoE damage over time effect, drop it on the ground, can it several enemies.
  • Barbed Trap: Deals insane damage and gives Minor Force to us, increasing Critical Damage by 10%.
  • Poison Injection: Very powerful single target damage over time effect.
  • Cauterize: Always keep this up, heals you for a lot every 4 seconds.
  • Igneous Shield: Procs two Dragonknight passives Mountain's Blessing, Helping Hands, increasing your weapon damage by 10%, gives you back stamina and also applies a small shield to you.
  • Standard of Might: Your main ultimate, increase all of your damage.


Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 52 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 40 Piercing
The Atronach
52 Master-at-Arms, 18 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
52 Shadow Ward, 52 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
45 Warlord, 72 Bashing Focus
The Lord
27 Quick Recovery
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad, 41 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 31 Piercing
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
20 Shadow Ward,  31 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
28 Warlord, 72 Bashing Focus
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

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

Important Info


We are using Tri-Stat buff food, that way we get a nice magicka value as well, because we have quite a few magicka abilities in our kit like: Consuming Trap, Cauterize and Flames of Oblivion.

Longfin Pasty With Melon Sauce
(Obtainable in Guildstores, very cheap)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

You want extra penetration for this setup, this will increase your damage by a huge margin.

The Lover (Increased Penetration)


If you want to learn more about the different racial passives that each race offers, check out my Race Guide which explains everything in detail. I would recommend using a stamina based race, any works though.

Wood Elf
Dark Elf


Always make sure to active potions on cooldown, to really get the 100% uptime on the buffs and extra stamina.

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

Weapon Power Potions


I recommend front baring these poisons, they deal a good amount of damage.

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

double health poisons



All into Stamina


There is not a real rotation with this setup, you always have to prioritize survival, aka healing and defense. Once that is taken care of, apply damage over time effects and use your spammable on the enemy till your damage over time effects fall off, reapply them and repeat the whole process.

In case you don’t know what what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.


With this setup it is fairly easy to clear Maelstrom Arena, the extra health and the extra block mitigation we get from S&B make a huge difference!

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