• Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build

Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online

“Serpent”

Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

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, Arenas & 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, Arena  & Trial Build

Changes from the previous version

  • Updated Champion Points to 810 and added 600 CP Setup.
  • Changed enchantments and adjusted Monster Set.

Resource Management

With the Absorb Stamina Enchantment you should have enough sustain to run blue Health Stamina food. If you still have issues you could swap to Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, 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.

  • Absorb Stamina Enchant
  • Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (optional)
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Vicious Serpent Set (optional)
  • Redguard (if available)

Dungeons & Trial Setup

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

  • 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
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Vicious SerpentTwo Hander SwordInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

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.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1LeviathanTwo Hander SwordInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft 5x Hundings Rage with the weapon that you can later on use again, 4x Night Mother’s because it has nice stats and then Agility set for more max stamina and weapon damage, all of those are either craftable or cheap to find in the guildstores.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
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 HanderInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
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

Skills

  • 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

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 44 Thaumaturge, 56 Precise Strikes, 27 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 21 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

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 28 Piercing
The Attronarch
28 Master at Arms, 3 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

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

Buff-food

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

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health, Max Stamina)
or
Artaeum Takeaway Brooth Food (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

Mundus Stone

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

The Lover (Increased Physical Penetration)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Orc
Khajiit
Imperial

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina

Rotation

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

Video is from Summerset update.

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

Stamina Dragonknight 2H DPS Test 3mio – Summerset Chapter ESO

Build Video

The Video is from the Summerset Chapter, so there might be small changes to the build as you can see here on the page.

Stamina 2H Dragonknight Build PvE "Serpent" – Summerset Chapter ESO

Update Log

24.10.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter Stamina Dragonknight 2H Build PvE