“Toxin”

Updated: Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Bow Build PvE “Toxin” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Toxin” build is made for PvE Trials and Dungeons. It features a lot of poison abilities and has great sustain!

With this build I will show you how you can build your Poison Bow Dragonknight properly. Dragonknights have a lot of nice poison passives that help us with sustain. The rotation is also fairly simple because we run the Tzogvin set so we do have less skills to keep up compared to normal build. I will also show both Single Target and an AoE setup.

  • Medium Armor
  • Bow Bow Setup
  • High Single Target (ST) damage
  • High Area of Effect (AoE) damage
  • Godtier Sustain
  • Easy Rotation
  • Trials & Dungeons

Changes from the previous version

No changes to the build for the Dragonhold DLC.


Resource Management

World in Ruin passive really helps tuning down the cost of abilities like Poison InjectionLethal ArrowNoxious BreathVenomous Claw. And even our AoE ability Acid Spray benefits from that passive. Battle Roar is another great passive that will help us sustain. We are also using Dubious Camoran Throne (or Artaeum Food) to increase all our stats, including Stamina Recovery. Make sure to use Potions on cooldown to keep all the buffs up and also regain a lot of resources. Orbs or Shards from Healers are also nice to have and if that is still not enough, use Heavy Attacks.

  • World in Ruin passive
  • Battle Roar
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Potions
  • Artaeum Takeaway Broth Food
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)

Trials & Dungeons 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

This setup is optimized for Single Target.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineHealth
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Tzogvin's WarbandBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Beginner

This gearsetup is pretty easy to get, you need to ask a guildmate to craft you Hundings Rage and Night Mothers Gaze. You can buy Agility in Guildstores, if you want really cheap pieces just buy the Healthy Trait ones, then you can actually invest all points into Stamina and you should get to a decent Health level.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyStamina Recovery
RingAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Kra'gh: Fungual Grotto 1
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Tzogvin's Warband: Frostvault
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): Dragonstar Arena

Skills

In case you can not go into melee range for a while you can simply skip the melee DoTs and continue with your rotation.

  • Molten Whip: You can replace this ability if you want, I use it because it gives us extra Weapon Damage for just slotting it.
Molten Whip Noxious Breath Lethal Arrow Venomous Claw Flames of Oblivion Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Acid Spray Echoing Vigor Standard of Might
Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Molten WhipSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Noxious BreathSlot 2: Poison Injection
Slot 3: Lethal ArrowSlot 3: Soul Splitting Trap
Slot 4: Venomous ClawSlot 4: Arrow Spray
Slot 5: Flames of OblivionSlot 5: Echoing Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might/ Ballista

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]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 48 Thaumaturge, 48 Precise Strikes, 62 Piercing
The Atronach
56 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
48 Shadow Ward, 48 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 31 Piercing
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms
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]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes, 14 Piercing
The Atronach
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

Buff-food

If you do not have the money for Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, then you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink.

Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)
or
Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

If you want to learn more about the different racial passives that each race offers, check out my Race Guide which explains everything in detail.

Orc (Recommended)
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina


AoE Setup

The setup I showed you before is optimized for pure Single Target. In general the debuffs you can apply in trash fights is lower, therefore we need to get some of the buffs from somewhere else, especially physical penetration. So you want to use 5x Body Twice-Fanged Serpent, 5x Tooth of Lokkestiiz, 1x Velidreth + 1x Slimecraw. Make sure to front bar Lokkestiiz, if you do that you have to activate Synergies on the front bar, otherwise you will not get the buff from the set. You could also use Tzogvin there again. The most important thing is that you swap out Relequen on trash fights because Relequen is only useful on Single Target Fights.

Channeled Acceleration is used to prebuff before you engage, if you do not have it then you can slot Rearming Trap there or just run Tzogvin to automatically get the buff that gets applied from Channeled Acceleration/ Rearming Trap.

Molten Whip Noxious Breath Lethal Arrow Acid Spray Flames of Oblivion Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Channeled Acceleration Echoing Vigor Standard of Might
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Molten WhipSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Noxious BreathSlot 2: Poison Injection
Slot 3: Lethal ArrowSlot 3: Soul Splitting Trap
Slot 4: Arrow SpraySlot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Flames of OblivionSlot 5: Echoing Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might/ Ballista

Rotation

In case you don’t know what 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.

For this build we do have a static rotation. Always prebuff with Flames of Oblivion before you engange into a fight.

Arrow Barrage > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Soul Splitting Trap > LA > Weapon Swap >

LA > Venomous Claw > LA > 4x Lethal Arrow (With LA) > Noxious Breath > LA > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • Every 2nd rotation you want to reapply Flames of Oblivion, if you do that use 3x Lethal Arrow + Flames of Oblivion instead of 4x Lethal Arrow.
  • LA = Light Attack
  • Activate Ultimate whenever it is ready.

Gameplay



Outfit Style

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Dragonknight Bow Build PvE
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.

Tags: Stamina Dragonknight Bow Build, Stamina DK Bow Build PvE, Stam DK Bow PvE Build.