“Solo Slam StamDK”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Overland, Dungeons, Maelstrom & Vateshran Arena

Table of Contents


Introduction

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 is designed to be a bit more tanky than normal stamina dps build but still push good damage. Therefore we are running a Sword & Shield/Bow mix with Medium Armor.

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

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

This setup works in all solo content such as Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows Arena, Dungeons, Overland etc.

5x Vicious Serpent, 5x Briarheart, 1x Stonekeeper, 1x Ring of the Wild Hunt on an Orc with Artaeum Takeaway Broth

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff-food active
  • Buffed: In combat, buff-food, Briarheart, Minor Brutality, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Weapon Power Potion active

Gear

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 a bit further.

Gear Setup with Mythic Item

  • Vicious Serpent helps a lot with sustain, you can also use it on the body and use Briarheart on the front bar, that is also a good choice.
  • You can arrange the sets placement however you want.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBriarheartMediumDivineHealth
BeltBriarheartMediumDivineStamina
ShoesBriarheartMediumDivineStamina
PantsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStonekeeper or any other Monster SetHeavyDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BBriarheart1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 S&BBriarheartShieldDivineStamina
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup without Mythic item

 

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBriarheartHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBriarheartMediumDivineStamina
ShoesBriarheartMediumDivineStamina
PantsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadBloodspawnMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderBloodspawnMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BBriarheart1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 S&BBriarheartShieldDivineStamina
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon 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.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
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
Thunderous Volley: vet Dragonstar Arena
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Bloodspawn: vet Spindleclutch 2
Vengeance Leech: Cyrodiil, Guildstores
Spriggan’s Thorn: Bangkorai Overland
Stonekeeper: vet Frostvault

Skills

Noxious Breath: Our main spammble is Noxious Breath.

Defensive Stance Venomous Claw Noxious Breath Fragmented Shield Echoing Vigor Spell Wall
Endless Hail Barbed Trap Shuffle Cauterize Consuming Trap Standard of Might
S&B MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Defensive StanceSlot 1: Endless Hailt
Slot 2: Venomous ClawSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Noxious BreathSlot 3: Shuffle
Slot 4: Fragmented ShieldSlot 4: Cauterize
Slot 5: Echoing VigorSlot 5: Consuming Trap
Ultimate: Spell WallUltimate: Standard of Might

Skill explanation:

  • Defensive Stance: Lets us block more and mitigate additional damage.
  • Venomous Claw: Powerful damage over time effect
  • Noxious Breath: Applies Major Breach, reducing enemy resistance, deals direct damage and damage over time. This is also our main spammable.
  • Fragmented Shield: Applies Minor Brutality through the passive Mountain’s Blessing. Also increases our healing by 16% for a short duration and gives Stamina back through the Helping Hands passive.
  • Echoing Vigor: Strong heal over time that lasts for 10 seconds. We prefer this morph because the heal is already strong enough and the 10 seconds is more beneficial, more time to deal damage! Compared to the other morph which only lasts for a very short duration.
  • 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.
  • Endless Hail: Your AoE damage over time effect, drop it on the ground, can it several enemies.
  • 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.
  • Shuffle: Reduces AoE damage by 20%.
  • Barbed Trap: Deals insane damage and gives Minor Force to us, increasing Critical Damage by 10%.
  • Flames of Oblivion: long duration skill that deals good damage.
  • Standard of Might: Your main ultimate, increase all of your damage.

Champion Points

Calculator: In case you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Champion Points [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

Champion Points [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

Champion Points [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

Buff-food

Artaeum Takeaway is the expensive buff-food version, if you want to save money you can use Dubious Camoran Throne, which can be bought at guild stores for a cheap price.

Artaeum Takeaway Broth
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)

Artaeum Takeaway Broth
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Lover Mundus Stone provides us with extra penetration, which increases our damage the most.

The Lover (Increased Penetration)

Race

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.

Orc
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

Potions

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

Poisons

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

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina


Rotation

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.


Gameplay

Full veteran Maelstrom Arena run. If you want to learn more about the Maelstrom Arena, you can check out the Maelstrom Arena overview page.

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