Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE Venom

 

Stamina Dragonknight Build “Venom”

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Build “Venom” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The Venom build is a Stamina focused damage dealer build. It is made for Endgame content like Trials & Dungeons. This build has been tested a lot in the past few patches, you can also find tons of gameplay videos with this build on my youtube library!

General Information

Stamina Dragonknights are unleashing their strongest side in maxing out their Single target damage. This build has the highest single target damage in the game while sustaining very good Area of Effect (AoE) damage. The rotation is very fast paced, which is the case for most stamina builds that use dualwield as their main skill bar. Dragonknights have very good resource mangement via the Earthen Heart skill-tree. Battle Roar and Helping Hands passive make sustain easy. I will show both a Non-Maelstrom gear setup and a Maelstrom gear setup. Both setups are viable in all of the content of the game, however if you want to reach the highest amount of damage you must use Maelstrom weapons.

  • Dragonknight build
  • Dualwield & Bow setup
  • Highest single target (ST) damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) damage
  • Fast paced rotation
  • Very good sustain

 

Gear [Best in Slot]

Maelstrom Weapons are mandatory to reach the maxium damage potential of the Venom build.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Maelstrom Dagger Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant
Weapon 1 DW Maelstrom Axe Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Bow Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant

Gear [Non Maelstrom setup]

In case you do not have had the time to farm Maelstrom Arena for the Maelstrom weapons, here is a setup without these weapons. One important note, keep the normal rotation which we are also using for the Maelstrom setup. The reason behind this is, so we already get used to the rotation once we obtain maelstrom weapons!

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Sharpened Disease
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Axe Sharpened Poison
Weapon 2 Night Mothers Gaze Bow Sharpened Weapon Damage

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential of the Venom build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Hunding’s Rage and Night Mother’s Gaze. Agility jewelry can be obtained in the Guildstores. I do recommend having around 17k health (with buff-food). You can buy cheap Agility jewelry with healthy trait to reach this value.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Sharpened Disease
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Axe Sharpened Poison
Weapon 2 Night Mothers Gaze Bow Sharpened Weapon Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Twice Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Twice Born Star: Craftable
Agility: Imperial City Vaults
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive
Kragh: Fungual Grotto
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Maelstrom: Maelstrom Arena
Night Mothers Gaze: Craftable
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable

Skills

Single Target setup

Venom ST Skills

Trashfight Setup

Venom AoE skills

Why change skills for Single Target and Trashfights?

For trashfights we swap Rending Slashes out for Steel Tornado because we need the dualwield main AoE damage ability. On Bossfights you want to get as much single target damage as possible, therefore Steel Tornado is obsolete. That is why we replace it with Rending slashes to gain another Damage over Time single target skills.

 

Dualwield Mainbar Bow-second bar
Slot 1: Venomous Claw Slot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Steeltornado/ Deadly Cloak Slot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3 Rapid Strikes Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending Slashes Slot 4: Noxious Breath/ Caltrops
Slot 5: Evil Hunter Slot 5: Flames of Oblivion
Ultimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker Ultimate: Standard of Might

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
97 Mighty, 72 Thaumaturge, 31 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Mooncalf
The Tower
100 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Stamina Dragonknight Build [300 CP]

The Ritual
90 Mighty, 10 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Important Info for Stamina Dragonknight Build “Venom”

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Buff-food
Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)

Mundus Stone
Thief Mundus (Increased Weapon Critical)

Race
Kahjiit
Redguard (Recommended)
Imperial
Orc

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

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

Passives
You will need the following passives:
Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, Earthen Heart, Medium Armor, Bow, Dual Wield, Fighters Guild, Racial, Werewolf (optional), Vampire (optional), Undaunted,  Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

04.04.2017 Corrected a typo in the beginner setup

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