“Toxin”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor 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! You can also find plenty of other Stamina Dragonknight content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Dragonknight Guides:

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 overall 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 to the previous Version

The Point-Blank Snipe set is a powerful new set that will boost our overall damage.


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

5x Perf. Relequen, 5x Tzogvin, 2x Velidreth on an Orc.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy buffs, Weapon Damage Enchantment, Weapon Power Potion, Seething Fury stacks were 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

You could use two single monster set bonus in case you are not in range for Velidreth.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadTzogvin’s WarbandMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderTzogvin’s WarbandMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Point-Blank SnipeBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon 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
Perfected Arms Of Relequen: vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Perfected Point-Blank Snipe: vVateshran Hollows
Point-Blank Snipe: Vateshran Hollows
Stormfist: vTempest Island
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Perfected Thunderous Volley: vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow: 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.
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Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Molten WhipSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Noxious BreathSlot 2: Poison Injection
Slot 3: Lethal ArrowSlot 3: Soul Splitting Trap
Slot 4: Venomous ClawSlot 4: Acid Spray
Slot 5: Flames of OblivionSlot 5: Resolving 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.

Champion Points [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

Champion Points [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

Champion Points [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

Champion Points 2.0 Setup

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=99b95181-0aab-4aff-93c9-b6193a31230d

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage and damage mitigation.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-120Precision40
120-270Fighting Finesse (Slottable)50
270-390Piercing40
390-540Deadly Aim (Slottable)50
540-690Thaumaturge (Slottable)50
690-840Biting Aura (Slottable)50
840-960Tireless Discipline40
960-1020Battle Mastery20
1020-1110Mighty30
1110-1170Battle Mastery20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1200-1320Preparation40
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1440-1560Hardy40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1650-1770Blessed40
1770-1890Eldritch Insight40
1890-2010Flawless Ritual (Only if you have magic damage)40
2010-2100War Mage (Only if you have magic damage)30

 

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health and recovery perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Hero’s Vigor40
495-645Bloody Renewal (Slottable)50
645-795Ironclad (Slottable)50
795-885Tumbling30
885-1005Defiance40
1005-1029Hasty8
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1149-1284Fortification45
1284-1356Hasty24
1356-1476Sprinter40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

 

Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
150-180Breakfall10
180-225Wanderer15
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
570-690Breakfall40
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45

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)

Essence of Weapon Power Potion new ESO

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina


Rotation

The “Weaving Beginner Guide” 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.

Endless Hail > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Soul Splitting Trap > LA > Weapon Swap >

LA > Venomous Claw > LA > 8x Lethal Arrow (With LA) > Noxious Breath > LA > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • Every 2nd rotation you want to reapply Flames of Oblivion
  • LA = Light Attack
  • Activate Ultimate whenever it is ready.

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.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the Harrowstorm DLC.
17.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

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