Updated: Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

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Welcome to the 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build for ESO. This build is optimized for group content such as dungeons, trials & arenas and has a very glass-cannon approach. The 2H Stamina Dragonknight build is optimized for maximum damage. The build works best in a group but with some minor adjustments can also be played as a solo setup if necessary.

Stamina Dragonknights are very powerful two-hander users which benefit a lot from Dragonknight passives and skills. Passives such as Battle Roar, World in Ruin and Combustion increase our sustain and skills such as Venomous Claws and Noxious Breath and Stone Fist are powerful damage abilities.

  • Two Hander & Bow Setup
  • Insane Single Target (ST) Damage
  • Insane Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Crazy Splash Damage
  • Dungeon, Trial & Arena Build

It is also recommended to read the Stamina Dragonknight Beginner Guide if you are a new player. You can find more Dragonknight Builds & Guides in the Dragonknight category of the website.


Group Setup – 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build

5x Relequen, 5x Kinras, 1x Slimecraw, 1x Grundwulf, 1x Maelstrom Bow on a Dark Elf with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff food active
  • Buffed: In Combat, buff food, Raid Target Dummy buffs, Weapon damage enchantment, Weapon Power Potion 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 is with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are a lot of good Stamina Sets available, you can find more viable stamina dps sets in this Stamina DPS Sets Article. I also elaborate on specific sets that are often used in this article to give you a bit more insight as to why they are used.

Gear Setup 1

Perfected vs Imperfect Gear: Both the perfected and imperfect gear are viable for the build.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderGrundwulfMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Kinras’s Wrath2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLeviathanMediumDivineStamina
BeltLeviathanMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderGrundwulfMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s Rage2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft or ask someone to craft 5x Hunding’s Rage and 4x Night Mother’s Gaze. 3x Agility jewelry can be bought in the guildstores for little money.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadHunding’s RageMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Cost Reduction
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s Rage2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding’s RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Where can I get the gear?

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Perfected Arms of Relequen: vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Slimecraw: vWayrest Sewers, Undaunted Enclave
Grundwulf: vMoongrave Fane, Undaunted Enclave
Perfected Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): Maelstrom Arena
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Leviathan. Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Perfected Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): vDragonstar Arena
Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): Dragonstar Arena
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable

Skills

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Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Venomous ClawSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Stone Giant/ Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Flames of Oblivion
Slot 4: Noxious BreathSlot 4: Molten Whip
Slot 5: Reverse SliceSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might
  • Barbed Trap: Deals damage and gives you Minor Force, increasing your Critical Damage by 10%.
  • Venomous Claw: Strong damage over time effect.
  • Stone Giant: Your main spammable, also applies Stagger, increasing overall group dps.
  • Noxious Breath: Strong damage over time effect for both Single Target and AoE damage.
  • Reverse Slice: Your execute ability after 30%.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker: Only here for the passive from Fighters Guild. You could swap this out with another Ultimate if you want!
  • Endless Hail: Your main backbar damage over time effect.
  • Barbed Trap: Flex Spot, this is only here to get the passive bonus from Fighters Guild.
  • Flames of Oblivion: Strong damage ability, we use this every rotation once. Prebuff with this before the fight to get extra Weapon damage from Seething Fury buff Molten Whip.
  • Molten Whip: Just passively slotted, gives you Seething Fury buff when you activate Flames of Oblivion.
  • Resolving Vigor: Your heal.
  • Standard of Might: Your main Ultimate, increases all your damage and also decreases incoming damage.

Champion Points – 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=a67ad29d-6a88-4537-bf83-8c166fc33ea5

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=b7f844d4-cae0-427f-9f48-8674602958b6

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c21d2407-851f-4d35-b9b3-c55d45f33bba

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=9852e8f4-666e-474a-8a9b-84649cb33d25

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1230 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=067fcb74-8428-47ca-83da-bbd0e51895a4

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1560 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=acc1ecc7-69fb-4a4f-8578-85fda354bd54

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build

Buff-food

I do recommend using the Artaeum Takeaway Broth or the Dubious Camoran Throne buff-food. Buff-food is very important because it boosts your overall resources by a lot.

Artaeum Takeaway Brooth
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)

(or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink)
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff dubious camoran throne

Mundus Stone

The Thief Mundus Stone increases our overall Weapon Critical Rating which boosts our damage. For more information on Mundus Stones please visit the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

The Thief Mundus Stone (Increased Weapon Critical)

Race

Any race with stamina based perks works for this setup. If you want a complete overview of all races and racial passives, then I recommend checking out the ESO Races Overview page.

Orc
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Nord
Redguard
Wood Elf
Imperial
High Elf

Potions

Potions are an important part of the 2H Stamina Dragonknight build, they apply very powerful buffs and extra resources to your character. Potions benefit from the Alchemy passive Medicinal Use, make sure to always have that passive active.

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

Essence of Weapon Power Potion ESO

Poisons

Poisons increase your overall damage, therefore they are also an important part of the build. However, they are less important than potions.

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina


Resource Management

Using the Artaeum Buff Food already gives us a lot of extra stamina recovery that we need. Battle Roar also helps a lot giving resources back every time you active an ultimate. During the fight healers or tanks will throw Energy Orb that you can synergize to get back resources, these are very important!

Other than that you have to use potions on cooldown to give you a huge amount of stramina back and you can always perform some heavy attacks throughout the fight to restore stamina. If you have all these things you should be fine with sustain, just don’t forget to do heavy attacks when you drop low on stamina.

  • Artaeum Takeaway Brooth
  • Battle Roar
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Potions

Rotation

In case you don’t know what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Prebuff with: 3x Flames of Oblivion to proc Seething Fury (Molten Whip extra Weapon Damage)

Endless Hail > LA > Flames of Oblivion > Weapon Swap

LA > Noxious Breath > LA > Venomous Claw > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > 9x Stone Giant (with LA)

Restart

  • LA = Light Attack
  • At 30% Use Reverse Slice instead of Stone Giant. If you want to keep Stone Giant Stagger up, use it after every 3rd Reverse Slice cast.

There are skills on the backbar such as Barbed Trap and Molten Whip, we never use them, they are just there for the extra benefits that we get passively.


AoE Setup – 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build

The AoE setup of the 2H Stamina Dragonknight Build is more straight forward. Trash packs don’t live for a very long time, anything that provides us with extra burst damage is useful, therefore we use sets like Mechanical Acuity and New Moon Acolyte as well as the very powerful Perfected Titanic Cleave.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
BeltMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
ShoesMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
PantsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HandsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HeadNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Titanic Cleave2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

 

Skills

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Related Content

Other Stamina Dragonknight Guides:

Other 2H Stamina Builds:


Update Log

15.04.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the Dragonhold DLC.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the Harrowstorm DLC.
17.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
03.09.2020 Updated the Champion Points 810, 600, 300.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
25.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.


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