“Solo Werewolf”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Solo vet Maelstrom & Dungeons, Overland
Class: Any Class
Race: Any Race

NOTE: This build is specifically made to allow for mistakes, therefore we favor tankyness and extensive healing, don’t worry, the damage output is still very high thanks to the Werewolf form.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

If you want a group focused max DPS Werewolf build please check out the “Claws” Werewolf Build! You can also find all Class setups in the Claws build, whereas here we just focus on the Werewolf part of things! If you are looking for an introduction into Werewolf, I recommend checking out the very detailed Werewolf, everything you need to know guide!

The focus of this build is to give you easy accessible gear choices that are very effective in Werewolf form, which will make it fairly difficult to kill you because you have constant healing going on. We can achieve really high health recovery with this setup, which will always give you constant healing even if you forget to activate your healing ability.

  • Solo Werewolf Build
  • One Bar Build
  • Any Class, Any Race
  • Optimized for Maelstrom Arena
  • Advanced & Easy to get Gear (Non-DLC, Orsinium)
  • Good DPS
  • Good Survivability
  • Built-in Healing

IMPORTANT

This build works well because we have higher health recovery and higher health than other setups. Therefore the chance to get one shot is way smaller and even if you forget to heal yourself, the health recovery will carry you for a while! So make sure to get as close to my health recovery values and health as my character. Most important are the Artaeum Food, Alessian Set and the Potions that we use.


Solo Setup

5x Alessian, 5x Briarheart, 1x Ring of the Pale Order, 1x Domihaus on an Orc (Necromancer) with Artaeum Buff Food.

  • Unbuffed: Werewolf form, out of combat, buff-food active
  • Buffed: In combat, Werewolf form, buff-food, Briarheart proc active

Gear Setups

If you are on a budget:

  • Alessian & Briarheart: You can actually buy both Alessian and Briarheart from the store for a fairly cheap price as long as you don’t pick the perfect trait.
  • Blue Quality Jewelry: Blue Briarheart jewelry is very cheap. You really only need to make sure to gold out your weapons for the extra damage on this setup.

Why Heavy Armor?

  • It provides higher resistances and therefore increases our health recovery because of the Alessian set.
  • It provides increased healing, which is very helpful for our setup.
  • It also restores small amounts of resources when we get hit.

Setup 1 with Mythic Item

Ring of the Pale Order is the most powerful healing item set in the game, if you have access to it, I recommend always using it in solo content.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
BeltAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
ShoesAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
PantsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HandsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HeadDomihausLightDivineStamina
ShoulderBriarheartMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerPreciseDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 2BriarheartBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Setup 1 without Mythic Item

This setup uses Troll King instead of a Mythic item. Troll King will boost our Health Recovery even further to increase healing.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
BeltAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
ShoesAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
PantsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HandsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HeadTroll KingMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderTroll KingLightDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerPreciseDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 2BriarheartBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Troll King: vet Blessed Crucible
Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities System
Briarheart: Wrothgar or Guildstores
Alessian Order: Cyrodiil, Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor or Guildstore

There is an unique Dagger for Briarheart that you can acquire from a quest in Wrothgar. Next to the Icy Shore Wayshrine talk to a guy called Eshir and follow his questline. If you do this on two characters, you will get two daggers. You will have to re-trait them though with the transmute station.

Materre's Bodkin Briarheart

Skills

If you want human form skill setups please check out the “Claws” Werewolf Build. All the different class setups can be found there. Here I just want to focus on the Werewolf aspect.

Brutal Pounce Hircine's Rage Howl of Agony Deafening Roar Claws of Life Werewolf Berserker
Werewolf
Slot 1: Brutal Pounce
Slot 2: Hircine’s Rage
Slot 3: Howl of Agony
Slot 4: Deafening Roar
Slot 5: Claws of Life
Ultimate: Werewolf Berserker

Skill Explanation

  • Light Attacks: Light Attacks are your main damage tool as a Werewolf, they do immense damage and also apply bleeding on the target.
  • Heavy Attacks: If you drop low on Stamina, use Heavy Attacks to restore huge amounts of Stamina. This is possible thanks to the Pursuit passive.
  • Brutal Pounce: Gap closer and applies Brutal Carnage, increasing your Weapon Damage.
  • Hircine’s Rage: This is your primary heal that you can activate when needed. If you are at max Health and you use this, you regain Stamina and get a damage boost.
  • Howl of Agony: Your main spammable.
  • Deafening Roar: This ability fears up to 6 targets and also applies Major Fracture to the enemy.
  • Claws of Life: This is your main active healing tool. Make sure it stays on all the enemies to keep the healing effect up.
  • Berserker: The bleed does a lot of damage in addition to the light attack damage.

IMPORTANT

Always keep Claws of Life on the enemy. That is your most reliable heal over time.

Champion Points

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

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 20 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 24 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 44 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
52 Shadow Ward, 52 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 16 Thaumaturge, 28 Precise Strikes, 22 Piercing
The Attronarch
48 Master-at-Arms, 37 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
20 Shadow Ward,  31 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300 CP]

The Ritual
37 Mighty, 15 Piercing
The Attronarch
48 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
19 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
32 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Solo Stamina Werewolf Build PvE

Buff-food

For this build to truly work in more difficult content such as the veteran Maelstrom, you have to run a fairly expensive buff food called Artaeum Takeaway Broth, you need this one because it gives you A LOT of health recovery that you really need. You can buy it in the guildstores.

For less difficult content you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne.

Food buff dubious camoran throne

Mundus Stone

We are using The Lover Mundus Stone because it boosts our physical penetration by a lot and therefore increases our overall damage output.

The Lover Mundus Stone (Increased Penetration)

Race

Any stamina based race works with this setup.

Orc
Redguard
Imperial
Woodelf
Khajiit
Argonian

Potions

You can either use the Essence of Health or the Crown Store potions that provide you with all 3 stats. We are using tri-stat potions because we need the stamina, magicka and health. The stamina is used for our damage abilities, block and dodge roll. Magicka is used for support abilities such as Hircine’s Rage.

Essence of Health
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Max Magicka)
(Columbine, Mountain flower, Bugloss)

Tri-Stat Potions new ESO

Tri-Stat Crown Potions ESO

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, 44 Stamina


Resource Management

Heavy Attack is our main resources tool, each heavy attack restores around 4500 stamina, 3000 is base and we also get an extra 50% from the Pursuit passive. Heavy Attacks also deal crazy damage, therefore you won’t even lose damage.

Potions also make a huge difference, if you use the recommended tri-stat potions and you activate them, you regain 9122 Health and 7582 Stamina and Magicka with out button press. Please make sure to have the Medicinal Use passive, that way the recovery buff will last for the full duration of the potion.

Hircine’s Rage can be used at full health to also restore another 3000 Stamina.


Rotation

Your main damage source are light attacks. Most enemies die within a few light attack hits. You can also charge a heavy attack if you are swapping a target. Other than that you could use Deafening Roar to FEAR enemies, so they get stunned for a short duration.


Gameplay

Here you can find a full run with the build in the veteran Maelstrom Arena. If you want to learn more about the Maelstrom Arena you can check out the Maelstrom Guide or the Maelstrom overview page.

Easy Werewolf MAELSTROM ARENA clear with any class - Elder Scrolls Online

Update Log

10.08.2019 Added this build with the Scalebreaker DLC, Solo Werewolf Build.
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
18.02.2020 Updated the build for the Harrowstorm DLC.
25.05.2020 Updated the build for the Greymoor Chapter.
17.08.2020 Updated the build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
24.10.2020 Updated the build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Solo Werewolf, Solo Werewolf Build, One Bar Werewolf Build, Solo WW Build PvE