“Solo Werewolf”

Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood 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

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
HeadDomihausMediumDivineStamina
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 KingMediumDivineStamina
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.

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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

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=99b95181-0aab-4aff-93c9-b6193a31230d

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage and damage mitigation.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-120Precision40
120-270Fighting Finesse (Slottable)50
270-390Piercing40
390-540Deadly Aim (Slottable)50
540-690Thaumaturge (Slottable)50
690-840Biting Aura (Slottable)50
840-960Tireless Discipline40
960-1020Battle Mastery20
1020-1110Mighty30
1110-1170Battle Mastery20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1200-1320Preparation40
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1440-1560Hardy40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1650-1770Blessed40
1770-1890Eldritch Insight40
1890-2010Flawless Ritual (Only if you have magic damage)40
2010-2100War Mage (Only if you have magic damage)30

 

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health and recovery perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Hero’s Vigor40
495-645Bloody Renewal (Slottable)50
645-795Ironclad (Slottable)50
795-885Tumbling30
885-1005Defiance40
1005-1029Hasty8
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1149-1284Fortification45
1284-1356Hasty24
1356-1476Sprinter40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

 

Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
150-180Breakfall10
180-225Wanderer15
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
570-690Breakfall40
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45

 

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

All stamina based races work with this setup. More about each race can be found on the racial overview page.

Dark Elf
Khajiit
Orc
Redguard
Imperial
Wood Elf
Nord
Argonian
High Elf

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)

Essence of Health Potion ESO

Crown Tri-Restoration Potion ESO

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, 44 Stamina, 0 Magicka


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.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.

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