“Solo Stamden”

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

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Solo Stamina Warden 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 Warden Guides:

The Solo Stam Warden 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.

Stamina Wardens have a nice toolkit for solo play. Abilities such as Bull Netch give us Major Brutality, increasing Weapon Damage by 20% and boosting our sustain with Stamina return. The Green Lotus skill applies Major Savagery, increasing Weapon Critical by 10% and also healing us every time we do a Light Attack.

Ice Fortress creates frost armor around us increasing our resistances and damage mitigation. The Two-Handed skill-line gives us huge shields through the Brawler skill, that way we can really bolster our Health with shields that soak up incoming damage. You can also use this build with a Dual Wield setup, more info on that below.

  • Two Hander & Bow setup
  • Optional Dual Wield & Bow Setup
  • Powerful Damage
  • Powerful 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: Bull Netch, Green Lotus, Stamina Potion, Ice Fortress, Weapon Damage Enchantment, Briarheart buff (450 Weap dmg), Tzogvin Buff 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
HeadThurvokunHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderThurvokunMediumDivineStamina
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

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: vFanglar, Urgalag 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 Subterranean Assault Cutting Dive Reverse Slice Echoing Vigor Wild Guardian
Endless Hail Bull Netch Green Lotus Growing Swarm Ice Fortress Wild Guardian
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: BrawlerSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Sub. AssaultSlot 2: Bull Netch
Slot 3: Cutting DiveSlot 3: Green Lotus
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Growing Swarm
Slot 5: Echoing VigorSlot 5: Ice Fortress
Ultimate: Wild GuardianUltimate: Wild Guardian

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.
  • Sub. Assault: Powerful Single Target and AoE damage ability, also applies Major Fracture, reducing enemies resistance by 5280.
  • Cutting Dive: This is your spammable attack, if you are more than 7 meters away from the target you set the enemy off balance.
  • Reverse Slice: Your execute ability that also deals nice splash damage.
  • Growing Swarm: Applies a strong damage over time effect on the enemy and debuffs them with Minor Vulnerability, increasing their damage taken by 8%.
  • Wild Guardian: Powerful Single Target ultimate. You could use another ultimate if you don’t want the pet.
  • Endless Hail: This is your DoT that you need to constantly keep up on the enemies. Very powerful both in Single Target and AoE.
  • Bull Netch: This has to be up a 100% of the time, constantly returns Stamina and applies Major Brutality, increasing Weapon Damage by 20%.
  • Green Lotus: This has to be up a 100% of the time, heals you every time you Light Attack and applies Major Savagery, increasing Weapon Critical by 10%.
  • 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. You can place this skill on the front bar if you feel more comfortable when the heal is on your main bar.
  • Ice Fortress: This is your defensive buff, applies Major Resolve, increasing resistances and also gives you Minor Protection, increasing mitigation by another 8%.

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 Warden 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

You can use normal potions with this setup, as we already get Major Brutality and Major Savagery through skills.

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. As a Warden you have access to Minor Toughness (10% increased Max Health) through the Maturation passive, keep that in mind while you distribute your attributes.

10 Health, 54 Stamina, 0 Magicka


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 Flourish passive will increase overall Stamina Recovery by 12%.

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. You can use normal potions with this setup but you still should activate potions on cooldown to benefit from the huge resource boost and the 20% Stamina Recovery buff.

Skills

The Bull Netch ability returns 4416 Stamina over 25 seconds.


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. The Briarheart set is enough in most situations though if you keep up your DoTs.
  3. Keep up your two most important skills: Bull Netch, Green Lotus and Ice Fortress.
  4. Keep up all your DoTs on the enemy such as Endless Hail and Growing Swarm.
  5. Once that is taken care of, you want to use your spammable on the front bar such as: Subterranean Assault, Cutting Dive and Reverse Slice.

Front loading as much Animal Companion abilities as possible is a good way to boost your overall damage due to the Advanced Species passive. However, survivability is more important than damage in the end, keep that in mind.


Bad Habits

  1. Not keeping up your healing abilities such as Echoing Vigor, Green Lotus and defense abilities such as Ice Fortress is the main reason why you die on this setup.
  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 Whirling Blades and Bloodthirst.

Whirling Blades Subterranean Assault Bloodthirst Blood Craze Growing Swarm Wild Guardian
Endless Hail Bull Netch Green Lotus Echoing Vigor Ice Fortress Wild Guardian

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Update Log

16.03.2020 Added the Solo Stamina Warden build for the Harrowstorm DLC.
17.05.2020 Updated the build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.

Tags: Solo Stamina Warden Build, Solo Stamden Build PvE, Solo Stam Warden Build ESO.