Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

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Stamina Dragonknight Build “Venom” – Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE “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 made for PvE Trials, Dungeons and Maelstrom Arena. There will be different sections, with small adjustments so you can use the build both in a group or solo.

With the new update we are swapping things up, we changed from a Heavy Attack rotation to a Light Attack rotation and most gear is also new. Relequen is the new best set for Stamina Setups, along with Berserking Warrior. Relequen drops in Cloudrest and applies a huge DoT on the enemy, keep in mind this is single target only. Berserking Warrior (aka Advancing Yokeda) is a Heavy Armor set that adds weapon critical to us, we use this on the front bar only, the set drops in Hel Ra Citadel. With the introduction to jewelry crafting, we also went away from Robust, as you can see in the gear setup below. The spammable that we use is the Crushing Weapon from Psijic Order, you could also use Shrouded Dagger as replacement if you want.

  • Medium armor
  • Dualwield & Bow setup
  • Highest single target (ST) damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) damage
  • Heavy Attack rotation
  • Unlimited sustain
  • Maximum damage
  • Trials, Dungeon & Maelstrom

Changes from the previous version

  • Optimized the Champion Points. We now use 5 Relequen, 5 Berserking Warrior and two Monster set pieces (Velidreth, Stormfist or Selene). Relequen is a new set that drops in Cloudrest. Berserking is a old set that drops in Hel Ra Citadel, it is a Heavy Armor set, so you need to run it on Jewelry + Weapons. Berserking Warrior gives us an permanent 9% extra Weapon Critical on the front bar and we can keep this up as long as we damage the enemy.
  • In addition, we now use a Light Attack rotation now that Light Attacks got buffed and Heavy Attacks got nerfed. This speeds up the pace of the rotation, which is a good thing! We also use a new buff food called Water-Stained Psijic Food, which is basically the counterpart to Clockwork Citrus Filet and that food helps to sustain.
  • We use Crushing Weapon instead of Shrouded Dagger on the frontbar. You can still run Shrouded dagger if yo do not have access to Psijic Order or you want some AoE splash damage.
  • Instead of the Warrior, we now use the Lover Mundus Stone in raids, due to the nerfs to NMG and Sunder we had to find another way to get penetration.
  • We now also use 3 Infused Jewelry trait instead of Robust. The difference between Robust and Infused is very small but Infused is slightly better.
  • Rotation also changed, because Berserking Warrior has a 5s duration, we only want to stay on the backbar for tops 4,5s. So we moved as many skills tho the frontbar as possible, to increase uptime there.

Resource Management

Water-Stained Psijic Food (Or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink) is the new buff food that we use, to gain a lot of recovery to be able to do a light attack rotation. 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 or Vicious Serpent set. And you can be a Vampire stage 2 for the 10% extra Stamina Recovery.

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Weapon Power Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Berserking Warrior were active when I took the screenshot. Gear Setup 1 with Velidreth.




Gear

There is a lot of good Stamina Sets available, the Gear Setup 1 will represent the best setup for most situations. I also have a list with a huge variety of combos here in the Stamina Optimization Article. Here are some good Stamina Sets:

Gear Setup 1

  • Monster Set: You can use Velidreth, Selene or Stormfist as a Monster set.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidreth/ SeleneHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderVelidreth/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Gear Setup 2

Here I will show you an secondary option without the Arms of the Relequen Set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidreth/ StormfistHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderVelidreth/ StormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Gear Beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential.. 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 18k health (with buff-food). You can buy cheap Agility jewelry with healthy trait to reach this value if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealthy
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerPreciseWeapon Damage
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison/ Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Selene: Selene’s Web

Skills

  • Deadly Cloak: You can still run this if you want to get more damage mitigation
  • Noxious Breath: Only use this on AoE fights.
  • Silver Leash: This is only here to get the 3% extra Weapon Damage, you can also help the Tank pull mobs with this leash.
Dualwield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Venomous ClawSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Rearming TrapSlot 2: Noxious Breath
Slot 3: Crushing WeaponSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending SlashesSlot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Flames of OblivionSlot 5: Silver Leash
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might

Championpoints

Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 61 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 24 Piercing
The Attronarch
56 Master-at-Arms, 8 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, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 23 Spellshield

Championpoints [300 CP]

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

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)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

Poisons

We use this on the bow backbar.

Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshly Larva, Blessed Thistle, Nightshade)

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

  • Ardent Flame: All passives
  • Draconic Power: All passives
  • Earthen Heart: All passives
  • Dual Wield: 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

Activate buffs like Flames of Oblivion before you engage.

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

Reactivate Flames of Oblivion every 2nd rotation and then use 1 Crushing Weapon less. So 1x Flames of Oblivion and 4x Crushing Weapon.

Skeleton Parse

This is from some testing on the Summerset PTS. The Rotation may not be 100% identical.

Maelstrom Arena

We have to adjust some things to be able to successfully complete veteran Maelstrom Arena. I highly recommend farming Vicious Serpent as it gives the best sustain in Maelstrom arena. I also recommend being at least 500+ CP, if you are lower it will get pretty difficult for stamina setups.

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidreth/ VelidrethHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderStormfist/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Skills

 

Gameplay




Update Log

20.05.2018 Added Build for Summerset Chapter Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE
20.05.2018 Fixed typos in the gear section for Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE

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