Last Updated: Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter
Reason: 1h Enchantment changes in Wrathstone killed off the build. New StamDK Build: BERSERKER.

NOTE: This build will be archived, the 1h enchantment changes completely rekt this build. I will work on a new one asap.

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

The Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP “Gladiator” is optimized for Battlegrounds but also works in Cyrodiil, I will show stats both for Battlegrounds and Cyrodiil below. This build is focusing on a lot of damage over time pressure on the enemies. With the enchantment changes we are going to utilize the new power of them in combination with other damage over time effects as you will see below. For this build we are using Torug's PactViper's Sting and The Troll King. We have over 10 active damage over time effects that we can apply on the enemy and that will almost instantly kill them off if you do it correctly as you will see, when you check out the build video where I showcase a fight. That way you can focus more on surviving and the enchantment and proc sets will deal the damage for you.

  • Optimized for Battlegrounds
  • Battlegrounds & Cyrodiil
  • Heavy Armor
  • Proc Damage
  • Crazy Damage output
  • Dual Wield & Two Hander
  • Good Sustain
  • Strong Healing

Changes from the previous version

Completely re-designed the build, the old version still works but I wanted to try something new. DK Also received some buffs, World in Ruin now gives 25% cost reduction on Poison abilties which is great for our sustain. Elder Dragon now increases our range of instant melee attacks by 2 meters, this includes Light Attacks, Bash.

  • Updated the Champion Points to 810 and added 600 CP Setup.
  • Completely revised the build.

With Artaeum Food, Steed Mundus and Troll King we have an overall very nice amount of health recovery which really helps when we drop low on health.

Resource Management

Heavy Attacks are one of the most effective ways to constantly return Stamina on this build as you have time because your enchantments will do the work for you, plus they also deal a huge amount of damage. There is quite a few things that factor into resource management. First off, we have one of the most powerful tools called Battle Roar, which is a great passive that restores resources when we activate an ultimate. Helping Hands is another passive that helps with our sustain, every time we activate an Earthen Heart ability this passive procs and returns almost 1000 stamina. Also, we use Deep Thoughts as a resource management tool, whenever you have a break from a fight you should make sure to use this to recharge your resources. Race Against Time is also another useful tool to sprint over longer distances and that way you barely loose any resources. In addition, the Absorb Stamina Enchantment also helps with sustain, especially because it is infused and with Torugs. If you are an Argonian, it will also tremendously help because the Resourceful is one of the most powerful race passives. On top of that you should always make sure to use potions on cooldown to get the huge sustain boost as well.

  • Heavy Attacks
  • Battle Roar passive
  • Helping Hands passive
  • Combustion passive
  • Absorb Stamina Enchantment
  • Deep Thoughts
  • Race Against Time
  • Argonian Passive (if available)
  • Potions

Battlegrounds Setup

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, no buffs.
  • Buffed: Weapon Damage Enchantment, Rally, Volatile Armor, Troll king, Tri Stat Potion were active when I took the Screenshot.


This build has a lot of passive healing, we are using Artaeum Food, Steed Mundus and Troll King Monster Set. If all those kick in we sit around at 3348 Health Recovery.

Gear Setup

  • Robust vs Triune: If you want more overall resources, make sure to run Triune. For more max Stamina make sure to run Robust.
ChestTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltTorug's PactLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsTorug's PactMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadThe Troll KingHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoulderThe Troll KingHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
NecklaceViper's StingJewelryRobust/ TriuneWeapon Damage
RingViper's StingJewelryRobust/ TriuneWeapon Damage
RingViper's StingJewelryRobust/ TriuneWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWStinging Slashes1H AxeNirnhonedDisease Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWStinging Slashes1H AxeInfusedAbsorb Stamina enchant
Weapon 2Viper's Sting2H AxeInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Torug's Pact: Craftable
Viper's Sting: Fungal Grotto I, Fungal Grotto II
Troll King: Blessed Crucible
Master's Axe: Dragonstar Arena


  • Why Temporal Guard Ultimate: This ability gives us 8% damage mitigation on the front bar as long as we have slotted it.
  • Berserker Rage Ultimate: Use this whenever you are in a tight situation, the resistance boost from this ultimate will make you crazy tanky and you can heal back to full HP easily.
  • Blood Craze spammable: We use this as spammable, it is cheap, deals good damage and procs the enchantments all the time.
  • Race Against Time: Use this between fights to save stamina while running.
Deadly Cloak Fossilize Blood Craze Deep Thoughts Resolving Vigor Temporal Guard
Rally Noxious Breath Critical Rush Volatile Armor Race Against Time Berserker Rage
Dual Wield MainbarTwo-Hander bar
Slot 1: Deadly CloakSlot 1: Rally
Slot 2: FossilizeSlot 2: Noxious Breath
Slot 3: Blood CrazeSlot 3: Critical Rush
Slot 4: Deep ThoughtsSlot 4: Volatile Armor
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Race Against Time
Ultimate: Temporal GuardUltimate: Berserker Rage


This build works both for the Non Champion points Campaign and the Champion points Campaign.

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 42 Piercing, 20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
37 Shattering Blows, 56 Master-at-Arms, 29 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
37 Blessed
The Shadow
62 Tumbling, 53 Shadow Ward, 42 Befoul
The Lover
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
63 Warlord, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
19 Quick Recovery
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Resistant, 73 Ironclad

Championpoints [600 CP & 300 CP]

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 38 Piercing, 20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
23 Shattering Blows, 33 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
37 Blessed
The Shadow
62 Tumbling, 25 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
47 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 16 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
37 Hardy, 32 Elemental Defender, 34 Thick Skinned
The Steed
45 Resistant, 52 Ironclad

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 42 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
11 Blessed
The Shadow
23 Tumbling, 23 Shadow Ward
The Lover
23 Mooncalf, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
7 Warlord, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP


Make sure to run this food, this food in combination with the Steed Mundus and Troll King will increase your Health Recovery by a lot!

Artaeum Takeaway Broth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)
Artaeum Takeaway Broth


Mundus Stone

This Mundus gives us a good amount of Health Recovery and also increases our Movement Speed by a lot.

The Steed Mundus (Increased Health Recovery and 10% increased Movement Speed)




Tri-Stat Potion
(Health, Stamina, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Dragonthorn)

Tri Stat Potion



24 Health, 40 Stamina, 0 Magicka


Showcase of a few Battleground fights from our twitch stream.

Stamina Dragonknight Gladiator Build Gameplay - Murkmire DLC

Update Log

13.10.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter, Stamina Dragonknight Build PVP
14.11.2018 Made further changes to the build, better sustain and more healing.
15.11.2018 Added gameplay video, Stamina Dragonknight Build PVP