“Solo StamCro”

Updated: Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Solo Dungeons, Overland and Maelstrom Arena

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Solo Stamina Necromancer Build for Elder Scrolls Online. This build is optimized for solo play. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. If you are new to the game I would also recommend checking out a few other guides:

Other Stamina Necromancer Guides:

The Solo Stam Necromancer build is optimized for solo play. You will find three different gear setups, the first one being best in slot, the second one advanced and the third one a very easily obtainable beginner setup. However, understanding the mechanics of the build is more important than the gear itself. By mechanics I mean the abilities that we use and what functions they have and how to sustain this setup and most importantly, how to stay alive with timed dodge rolls, blocks and heals.

Necromancers have a nice toolkit in terms of healing and survivability. The Spirit Guardian summon gives you a total of 10% damage mitigation, heals you and also activates the Undead Confederate passive that also increases our sustain. The Skeletal Archer also keeps the Undead Confederate passive up, deals damage and more importantly, gives us additional penetration due to the Dismember passive. The Detonating Siphon tether skill increases our sustain when we drain corpses and also deals a lot of damage. Necromancers in ESO have powerful execute damage due to the Death Knell passive, giving us a 10% Weapon Crit boost for every Grave Lord ability slotted.

  • Two Hander & Bow setup
  • Optional Dual Wield & Bow Setup
  • Powerful Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Good Healing
  • Big Shields
  • Solo Dungeons, Overland & Maelstrom

Solo Setup

Gear: 5x Tzogvin, 5x Briarheart, 2x Thurvokun on an Orc with Lava Foot Soup-and-Saltrice buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Weapon Power Potion (20% Weap dmg, 10% Weap crit, 20% Stam rec), Weapon Damage Enchantment, Briarheart buff (450 Weap dmg), Tzogvin Buff, Skeletal Archer were active

Gear

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 – Best Setup
  • Setup 2 – Advanced Gear
  • Setup 3 – Beginner Gear

Monster Sets

There are a few good Monster Sets that you can use with this setup. In general you can use any Monster Set of your choice, but there are clear favorites:

Thurvokun

If you manage to complete the Fang Lair vet dungeon, you can use Thurvokun. The Monster Set is nice because it applies Minor Maim to all enemies, reducing their overall damage done to you by 15%. This is huge and the debuff will almost be up all the time.

Bloodspawn

Bloodspawn is a good alternative if you don’t have access to Thurvokun. It increases our ultimate regeneration and more importantly gives us higher resistances to absorb more damage.

Selene

If you want to go for a more damage based Monster Set, then I recommend Selene. However, Velidreth, Maarselok, Maw of the Infernal are also nice choices. You can find more viable set choices in the Stamina Sets Article.

Gear Setup 1

  • Which sets you put in which slot is not that important, the only thing that matters is that you get two full five piece sets and a Monster Set.
  • One Piece Heavy Armor gives us some extra resistances and health. Therefore we run a 6 medium, 1 heavy setup.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineHealth
BeltTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
PantsTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
HandsTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
HeadThurvokun or BloodspawnHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderThurvokun or BloodspawnMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Briarheart2H Axe (or Sword)SharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadBloodspawnMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderBloodspawnMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Briarheart2H Axe (or Sword)SharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Bow or BriarheartBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

You can ask a friend or a guildmate to craft you these sets. I always recommend joining a guild as soon as possible.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadMonster Set of your choiceMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderMonster Set of your choiceMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAncient DragonguardJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAncient DragonguardJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAncient DragonguardJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Ancient Dragonguard2H Axe (or Sword)SharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Ancient DragonguardBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstores
Tzogvin's Warband: Frostvault
Thurvokun: vFang Lair, Urgarlag Undaunted Chest
Ancient Dragonguard: Craftable
Bloodspawn: vSpindleclutch II, Maj Undaunted Chest
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Selene: vSelene’s Web, Glirion Undaunted Chest
Maelstrom Bow: vMaelstrom Arena

Skills

Brawler Blighted Blastbones Dizzying Swing Reverse Slice Echoing Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Razor Caltrops Spirit Guardian Detonating Siphon Ravenous Goliath
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: BrawlerSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Dizzying Swing (or Venom Skull)Slot 3: Razor Caltrops
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Spirit Guardian
Slot 5: Echoing VigorSlot 5: Detonating Siphon
Ultimate: Pestilent ColossusUltimate: Ravenous Goliath

Skills explanation:

  • Brawler: Your most important survival ability. Use this on a single or several enemies to gain a huge shield that will bolster your health on top of the nice damage it does.
  • Blighted Blastbones: Powerful Single Target and AoE damage, always activate it on cooldown.
  • Dizzying Swing: This is your spammable attack. Also sets enemies off balance, once set off balance you can follow up with a Heavy Attack to regain TWICE the resources! (Could also use Venom Skull)
  • Reverse Slice: Your execute ability that also deals nice splash damage.
  • 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. If you drop low on health make sure to activate this and also use Brawler to gain a shield to bolster your health.
  • Pestilent Colossus: Powerful AoE and Single Target ultimate that applies Major Vulnerability for 8 seconds.
  • Endless Hail: This is your DoT that you need to constantly keep up on the enemies. Very powerful both in Single Target and AoE.
  • Skeletal Archer: This has to be up a 100% of the time, deals decent damage and gives us extra Stamina Recovery and Physical Penetration
  • Razor Caltrops: Razor Caltrops is another Single Target and AoE Dot that you need to keep up all the time because it debuffs the enemies with Major Fracture, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5280, resulting in us dealing way more damage!
  • Spirit Guardian: 10% damage mitigation and a decent heal, has to be up all the time.
  • Detonating Siphon: Powerful Single Target and AoE damage.
  • Ravenous Goliath: Backup ultimate, if you have trouble staying alive, activate this as it drains Health from the enemy and gives it to you.

Champion Points

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 40 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 53 Piercing
The Atronach
61 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
31 Shadow Ward, 61 Tumbling
The Lover
43 Tenacity, 56 Mooncalf
The Tower
56 Warlord, 23 Bashing Focus
The Lord
32 Quick Recovery
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 31 Spellshield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 34 Thaumaturge, 34 Precise Strikes, 42 Piercing
The Atronach
34 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
25 Shadow Ward,  57 Tumbling
The Lover
43 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord, 3 Bashing Focus
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
37 Ironclad, 28 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 18 Precise Strikes, 23 Piercing
The Atronach
16 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
13 Tumbling, 13 Shadow Ward
The Lover
27 Tenacity, 32 Mooncalf
The Tower
15 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
16 Ironclad, 2 Spell Shield


Important Info for Solo Necromancer Build

Buff-food

It is very important that you use the Lava Foot Soup-and-Saltrice Buff-food. This will enhance our Max Stamina and Stamina Recovery by a huge margin. You can buy the food in the guild stores for a very cheap price, or craft it yourself if you have the recipe.

Lava Foot Soup-and-Saltrice
(Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Lover Mundus Stone is the best choice for our setup, it will increase our overall damage the most as penetration is the most valuable damage increase stat.

The Lover (Increased Physical Penetration)

Race

Any stamina based race works. 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.

Orc
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

Potions

The Weapon Power Potions are important because they give us Major Brutality, Major Savagery and the Major Endurance buff. If you don’t have access to these potions, you can run normal ones too but you will lose quite a bit of damage.

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

Weapon Power Potions

You could use skills such as Camouflaged Hunter to get the Major Savagery buff and the Rally skill to get the Major Burtality buff if you don’t have these potions.

Poisons

We are using Poisons to increase our overall damage output. If you don’t have poisons, you can just use another enchantment on your weapon.

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

Your end goal should be to get around 19000 Health on this setup. If you have different gear or lower Champion Points, you might want to adjust the attributes. The Necromancer generally needs a bit less points in the Health attribute compared to other classes due to the Last Gasp passive.

10 Health, 54 Stamina


Resource Management

Our setup has a lot of resource management options, some already directly built in via Stamina Recovery and some more options that you can use whenever you need it.

Stamina Recovery

Lava Foot Soup-and-Saltrice buff-food is key to our sustain. The buff-food gives you Max Stamina and Stamina Recovery, a lot of it. You have to make sure to use this specific buff-food. You can buy it in the guild stores for a very cheap price or craft it yourself, if you have the recipe.

The Undead Confederate increases are Stamina Recovery by a total of 200 as long as we have a summon up.

The Battle Rush passive from the Two Hander skill-line gives you another 30% Stamina Recovery for 10 seconds while you have a Two Handed weapon slotted.

Potions are another very important part of resource management. We are preferably using Essence of Weapon Power potions to gain another 20% Stamina Recovery boost, 10% Weapon Critical and a 20% Weapon Damage boost. This both increases our sustain and also damage, I highly recommend using these potions in tough situations. The ingredients are listed in the potion section of the build.


Rotation

Before we start with the rotation, you always have to make sure to weave Light Attacks between each ability. This is important because the Light Attacks deal very good damage and proc your Weapon Enchantments and Poisons. You can find a guide here on that subject: “Weaving Beginner Guide”.

Your first priority has to always be to stay alive. Therefore healing, shielding and dodging has to be prioritized over damage.

  1. Brawler is your survival skill, every time you hit one or several enemies you will gain a shield. Most of the times that is already enough to stay alive.
  2. Echoing Vigor is your main healing ability that lasts 10 seconds. I would always recommend keeping it up if there is a lot of incoming damage. The Briarheart set is enough in most situations though if you keep up your DoTs.
  3. Keep up your summons such as: Skeletal Archer, Spirit Guardian.
  4. Keep up all your DoTs on the enemy such as Endless Hail, Detonating Siphon, Razor Caltrops.
  5. Once that is taken care of, you want to use your spammable on the front bar such as: Blighted Blastbones, Dizzying Swing and Reverse Slice.

Ravenous Goliath Ultimate is there as a backup, in most situations the other Ultimate will be more effective. However, Ravenous Goliath will give you an extra 30’000 Health and also drain enemies and give the health to you, so its impossible to die while the Ultimate is active.


Bad Habits

  1. Not keeping up your healing abilities such as Echoing Vigor and defense abilities such as Spirit Guardian is the main reason why you die on this setup. The Ghost is super important because it increases your damage mitigation by 10% and also heals you and increases sustain.
  2. Not keeping up your damage over time effects on the backbar will result in a huge loss in overall damage.
  3. Not using Brawler enough to bolster your health with the huge shield that the skill gives. Always before you swap to the backbar you should use Brawler first to gain a shield that will help you while you are on the backbar.
  4. Not using the right buff-food as listed will also result in sustain issues.

Dual Wield Setup

You can also use this as a Dual Wield setup if you want. This will also boost your healing because of skills like Bloodthirst and Blood Craze.

Whirling Blades Blighted Blastbones Bloodthirst Blood Craze Echoing Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Razor Caltrops Spirit Guardian Detonating Siphon Ravenous Goliath

Video

Build Video

Gameplay

This is a video of me soloing veteran City of Ash 2 with Hardmode, testing and showcasing what the build can do if you really want to push it to the maximum.


Update Log

12.03.2020 Added the Solo Stamina Necromancer build for the Harrowstorm DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
09.05.2020 Updated the Solo Stamcro build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.

Tags: Solo Stamina Necromancer Build, Solo Stamcro Build PvE, Solo Stam Necro Build ESO.