Updated: Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland
Buildname: Venom

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Welcome to the Group DPS Stamina Dragonknight Build for ESO. Stamina Dragonknights are strong and can deal a lot of damage and they also have some unique buffs to bring into the group. The Stone Giant ability provides a unique debuff (Stagger) on the enemy and increases the damage of your whole group. The Mountain’s Blessing passive applies Minor Brutality to the whole group, also increase the overall damage.

Stamina Dragonknights also have more unique abilities such as Noxious Breath, Venomous Claw, Flames of Oblivion and Molten Armaments. In addition, they also have plenty of useful passives such as: Combustion, World in Ruin, Battle Roar and Helping Hands. For a more detailed layout, please check out the sections below.

  • Medium Armor Build
  • Dual Wield & Bow setup
  • High Single Target (ST) Damage
  • High Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Maximum Damage Build [META]
  • Trials, Dungeon & Arena Group Build

Other Stamina Dragonknight Guides:

You can also find plenty of other Stamina Dragonknight content on the website such as:


Build Setup – Stamina Dragonknight Build

Lets take a look at the Stamina Dragonknight Build. Below you will find things like Sets, Skills, Champion Points, Buff-food, Mundus Stone, Potions, Passives and Attributes. These are all important aspects of the Stamina Dragonknight Build.

5x Kinras’s Wrath, 5x Perf. Relequen, 2x Perf. Executioner’s Blade on a Dark Elf with Artaeum Takeaway buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff food active.
  • Buffed: In combat, raid target dummy buffs, weapon power potion, weapon damage enchantment active.

Gear for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

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 – Stamina Dragonknight Build

This is the tier 1 setup for the Stamina Warden Build that you should try to get, this is the most optimal setup to achieve high damage.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadKinras’s WrathMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderKinras’s WrathMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Executioner’s BladeDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Executioner’s BladeDaggerPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2 – Stamina Dragonknight Build

This setup is for those that did not have the chances yet to step into a trial. You will deal slightly less damage than with the tier 1 setup, but not by much. Overall, the gear here is easier to get because you aren’t required to enter a trial.

  • Briarheart Dagger: There is an unique Dagger “Materre’s Bodkin” that you can get fairly easy, instead of buying it expensive in the store.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadRandom Monster SetMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderRandom Monster SetMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner – Stamina Dragonknight Build

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 RageMediumDivineHealth
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 RageDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding’s RageDaggerPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding’s RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Perfected Executioner’s Blade: vVateshran Hollows
Executioner’s Blade: Vateshran Hollows
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Perfected Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): vMaelstrom Arena
Vicious Serpent: Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable
Perfect Spectral Cloak: vBlackrose Prison Arena

Skills for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

The skill setup for the Stamina Dragonknight Build is very focused at maximizing your damage in your group.

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Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly CloakSlot 2: Venomous Claw
Slot 3: Shrouded DaggersSlot 3: Flames of Oblivion
Slot 4: Noxious BreathSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Whirling BladesSlot 5: Molten Whip
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Standard of Might
  • Barbed Trap: Deals damage and gives you Minor Force, increasing your Critical Damage by 10%.
  • Deadly Cloak: Deals AoE damage and gives us 20% AoE damage mitigation.
  • Shrouded Daggers: Your main spammable.
  • Noxious Breath: Strong damage over time effect for both Single Target and AoE damage.
  • Whirling Blades: AoE damage ability.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker: Only here for the passive from Fighters Guild. You could swap this out with another Ultimate if you want!
  • Endless Hail: Your main backbar damage over time effect.
  • Venomous Claw: Strong damage over time effect.
  • Flames of Oblivion: Strong damage ability, we use this every rotation once. Prebuff with this before the fight to get extra Weapon damage from Seething Fury buff Molten Whip.
  • Resolving Vigor: Your heal.
  • Molten Whip: Just passively slotted, gives you Seething Fury buff when you activate Flames of Oblivion.
  • Standard of Might: Your main Ultimate, increases all your damage and also decreases incoming damage.

Champion Points for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=a67ad29d-6a88-4537-bf83-8c166fc33ea5

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=b7f844d4-cae0-427f-9f48-8674602958b6

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c21d2407-851f-4d35-b9b3-c55d45f33bba

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=9852e8f4-666e-474a-8a9b-84649cb33d25

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1230 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=067fcb74-8428-47ca-83da-bbd0e51895a4

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1560 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=acc1ecc7-69fb-4a4f-8578-85fda354bd54

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for the Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE

In this section of the ESO Stamina Dragonknight Build we are going to take a look at Buff-food, Mundus Stone, Potions, Poisons, Passives and Attributes you should use.

All these things are important, I will give you one example to showcase how fast you can lose power. Often players forget to use/activate the Medicinal Use passive. Therefore the player won’t be able to have a 100% uptime on his potions, which means he will lose a lot of weapon damage, weapon critical and resources.

Buff-food

Depending on what race you have choose one of these two buff foods. If you do not have the money for Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, then you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink.

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)
or
Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)
Dubious Camoran Throne (2nd option if Artaeum is too expensive)

blue buff food ESO Stamina Dragonknight Build Group DPS Meta

Artaeum buff food ESO Stamina Dragonknight Build Group DPS Meta

Food buff dubious camoran throne

Mundus Stone

The Thief Mundus Stone increases our overall Weapon Critical Rating which boosts our damage. For more information on Mundus Stones please visit the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

The Thief Mundus Stone (Increased Weapon Critical)

Race

Any race with stamina based perks works for this setup. If you want a complete overview of all races and racial passives, then I recommend checking out the ESO Races Overview page.

Orc
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Nord
Redguard
Wood Elf
Imperial
High Elf

Potions

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

Essence of Weapon Power Potion ESO

Poisons

Damage Health Poison
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons

Passives for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

Below you can find a full list of all the recommended passives for the Stamina Dragonknight Build.

Attributes

All into Stamina


Resource Management

Battle Roar activates whenever we use either one of our Ultimates.

Combustion procs whenever you apply a poisoned status effect on the enemy, for example from our Venomous Claw skill.

Energy Orb will always be present in a good group. When you get close to the Orb you can activate its synergy to regain resources.

Potions should always be used on cooldown to gain the maximum benefit from them.

Heavy Attacks help you restore Stamina, if you drop low on resources do a few Heavy Attacks between skills to refill your Stamina.

  • Battle Roar passive
  • Combustion
  • Orb Synergy
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attacks

Rotation for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

Please check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling. This is important to reach the maximum damage potential.

Prebuff with: 3x Flames of Oblivion to proc Seething Fury (Molten Whip extra Weapon Damage, only reason why we have Molten Whip slotted)

Endless Hail > LA > Venomous Claw > LA > Flames of Oblivion > Weapon Swap

LA > Noxious Breath > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > 9x Shrouded Daggers (with LA)

Restart


Area of Effect Setup

This setup here is focusing on an AoE setup, this way you can be more effective when fighting trash packs or just a large amount of monsters.

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
BeltNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
PantsNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
HandsNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
HeadMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWPerfect Spectral CloakDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWPerfect Spectral CloakDaggerPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

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Note: You can also check out the Two Hander version of the AoE setup in case you want to run Dual Wield for Single Target and Two Hander for AOE like most players do.


Maelstrom & Vateshran Hollows Arena

Please check out the Solo Stamina Dragonknight Build for specific Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows Arena setups.


Gameplay for the Stamina Dragonknight Build

Please keep in mind, these videos are from old previous patches so the build won’t be exactly the same! However, the videos should be able to give you an idea of how a Stamina Dragonknight plays.

Worlds first Tick-Tock Tormentor run with the Stamina Dragonknight

Worlds First TICK-TOCK TORMENTOR by Hodor

Hel Ra Citadel run with the Stamina Dragonknight

Full Hel Ra Citadel Trial run with the Stamina Dragonknight Build.

Hel Ra Citadel 143133 Score 18:23min - Morrowind ESO

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Dragonknight Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the Harrowstorm DLC.
23.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
03.09.2020 Updated the Champion Points 810, 600, 300.
30.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
03.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
28.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.


Changes from the previous version

U30 Blackwood changes:

  1. Champion Points are updated with the new Blackwood Champion Points adjustments.

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


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