Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE “Serpent” – Summerset Chapter

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Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE “Serpent” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Stamina Dragonknight DPS 2H Build “Serpent” is optimized for Dungeons & Trials.

This build is made for a Dragonknight Two Hander setup. Dragonknights have nice passives and abilities that fit well into a Two Hander setup. Like always we run a pretty standard Stamina setup with the addition of skills like Venomous Claw, Noxious Breath, Flames of Oblivion and Standard of Might. I will present you three different gear setups. The Tier 1 will be with trial gear, Tier 2 with Dungeon gear and the Tier 3 will be the beginners gear setup. Like always, Two Handers have a lot of AoE damage if you play them correctly and the shield you gain from Brawler makes you almost invincible during such fights. Having access to Psijic Order also allows us to run Crushing Weapon which is cheaper and deals more damage than for example Wrecking blow, plus it also heals us for a small amount. We also get access to a 5k Shield when we have that on the bar.

  • Two Hander & Bow setup
  • High single target (ST) damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) damage
  • Crazy splash damage
  • Master
  • Shield on trash fights
  • Dungeon & Trial Build

Changes from the previous version

New build, added during the Summerset Chapter.

Resource Management

If you are running Vicious Serpent Set then the normal Max Health Max Stamina buff food will be enough to sustain. If you still have issues you could swap to Dubious Camoran Throne, but then you have to make sure to get a Health Glyph otherwise your health will fall too low.. You also want to make sure that Spears or Orbs are used by your healers to activate the synergy for resources. I recommend being a Redguard because you will get the best sustain. You have more options, you can also use Stormfist as main Monster Set to gain another Stamina Recovery bonus.

Dungeons & Trial Setup

stamina 2h dragonknight build summerset
Weapon Power Potion and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the screenshot.


There is a lot of good Stamina Sets available, the Gear Setup 1 will represent the best setup for most situations. Here are some good Stamina Sets:

Gear Setup 1

  • Master 2H: If you want you can run Master 2H on Trash Fights.
  • Berserking Warrior: You can also run Berserking Warrior instead of Vicious Serpent
  • Why Selene? Relequen procs Selene almost on cooldown.
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Vicious SerpentTwo Hander SwordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Gear Setup 2

If you struggle with sustain I recommend running Dubious Camoran Throne with this setup. Make sure to use 1 Health Glyph otherwise your overall Health will be very low.

ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1LeviathanTwo Hander SwordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Gear beginner

ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Cost Reduction
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageTwo HanderInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowNirnhonedPoison Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Selene: Selene’s Web
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Asylum Greatsword: vet Asylum Sanctorium
Leviathan: Selne’s Web
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Master's Greatsword: Dragonstar Arena


  • Why Caltrops Frontbar? Vicious Serpent 8% Cost reduction is only active on the frontbar, Caltrops is expensive so that really helps with sustain.
  • Crushing Weapon: Cheaper and more damage compared to Wrecking Blow, plus we get access to a 5k Shield.
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Venomous ClawSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Razor CaltropsSlot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Crushing WeaponSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Noxious Breath
Slot 5: Flames of OblivionSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might


Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 40 Thaumaturge, 44 Precise Strikes, 30 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 14 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
47 Shadow Ward, 37 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 31 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 40 Spellshield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
13 Master at Arms, 1 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE 2H


If you are using Vicious Serpent set you should be fine with the Max Health and Max Stamina food in terms of sustain.

Sticky Pork and Radish Noodles (Max Health, Max Stamina)
Water-Stained Psijic Food (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery (or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink)

Mundus Stone

To reach the maximum penetration level in a raid, you want to use The Lover Mundus Stone.

The Lover (Increased Physical Penetration)


Redguard (Recommended)


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


Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator.


  • Ardent Flame: All passives
  • Draconic Power: All passives
  • Earthen Heart: All passives
  • Two Hander: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Psijic Order: All


Rotation is quite simple. We only have Flames of Oblivion that does not really fit into the rotation perfectly. Reapply Flames of Oblivion whenever it runs out, it is important to let it run out, because the longer it lasts the more damage it does.

> Endless Hail > Light Attack > Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Venomous Claw > Razor Caltrops > Light Attack > 5x Crushing Weapon (with Light Attack) > Weapon Swap
> Restart

  • If you have to reapply Flames of Oblivion, use 4x instead of 5x Crushing Weapon.
  • Execute: Once you reach 25-30% Boss HP make sure to use Reverse Slice instead of Crushing Weapon.

Skeleton Parse

Just a very quick parse on a 3 million dummy, like always, this does not reflect any trial/dungeon dps by any means.

Update Log

13.06.2018 Added Build for Summerset Chapter Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE
14.06.2018 Fixed a typo in the rotation, Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE
16.06.2018 Added Build Video for Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE
28.06.2018 Fixed rotation error for Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE
05.07.2018 Fixed typo in the rotation and added skelly parse video for for Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE

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