“Solo Werewolf”

Updated: Stonethorn 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 are fairly tanky and our heals are powerful and because we are a Werewolf, we will still deal an insane amount of damage. 

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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 achieve really high health recovery with certain sets.

  • Solo Werewolf Build
  • Permanent Werewolf in Maelstrom Arena
  • Optimized for Maelstrom Arnea
  • One Bar Build
  • Easy to get Gear (Non-DLC, Orsinium)
  • Good DPS
  • Good Survivability
  • Built-in Healing


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, 2x Troll King on an Orc with Artaeum buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Werewolf form, out of combat
  • Buffed: Werewolf form, Briarheart proc and Troll King Proc were active.


With this setup, all gear choices can be obtained in Non-DLC areas and you don’t need to transmute anything. You do not really need best in slot traits, divine is nice but if you can not find the right trait do not worry too much about it. You can actually buy both Alessian and Briarheart from the store for a fairly cheap price as long as you do not pick the perfect trait.

BLUE QUALITY Briarheart jewelry is very cheap and more then enough for this setup. You really only need to make sure to gold out your weapons for the extra damage.

Yes we are using Heavy Armor with this setup, we gain more health and higher resistances!

Tzogvin? Do you have access to the Wrathstone DLC? Then you could also use Tzogvin's Warband instead of Briarheart. If you do not have Briarheart, you could also use Leviathan instead.

ChestAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
BeltAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
ShoesAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
PantsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HandsAlessian OrderHeavyDivineStamina
HeadThe Troll KingMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderThe Troll KingLightDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons
Weapon 2BriarheartBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Troll King: Blessed Crucible
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


If you want human form skill setups please check out “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
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.
  • Brutal Pounce: Gap closer and applies Brutal Carnage, increasing your Weapon Damage.
  • Hircine’s Rage: This is your primary heal and also sustain tool if you are at Max Health.
  • 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 attacks, make sure to use this morph.


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


For this build to truly work in more difficult content such as veteran Maelstrom Arena, you have to run 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.

Mundus Stone

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

The Lover (Increased Penetration)


Any race works but the stamina races will obviously perform a bit better.



You can either use the Essence of Health or the Crown Store potions that provide you with all 3 stats.

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

Tri Stat Potion


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

double health poisons



20 Health, 44 Stamina

Resource Management

Because we mostly spam Light Attacks, we do not really use stamina for our abilities. We use most of our stamina to block or dodge roll. In case you drop low on stamina do heavy attacks. Because we are in Werewolf form and heavy armor we gain an extra 75% stamina return on heavy attacks from Revitalize and Pursuit.

More important is that you manage your magicka, we have pretty low magicka so you can use your burst heal from Hircine twice before you run out, so make sure to make the heals count.


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.


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.

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