• StamDK Gladiator PvP Build

Stamina DK Ultigen Build PvP for Elder Scrolls Online

“Gladiator”

Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Go to Murkmire Updated Build

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Ultigen 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 Ultigen Build PvP “Gladiator” is a Heavy Armor focused build. It is very tanky and focuses on Ultimate regeneration. The trick here is that we are using Blood Spawn Monster Set, Hide of the Werewolf Set and Mountains Blessing passive help us all with gaining Ultimate faster then usual. In addition to that we also use the Disciplined Slash to gain more Ultimate from the execute ability. In defensive situations you want to use the Sword & Board Ultimate. It basically makes you invincible, for offensive situations we are using Dawnbreaker of Smithing, which deals a ton of damage and has a stun attached to it. I recommend playing in a small group with this build. Shacklebreaker gives us a lot of extra stats to keep using our magicka support abilities, especially the Reflective Plate which can help us when we get rooted or snared.

  • Optimized for Battlegrounds
  • Battlegrounds & Cyrodiil
  • Heavy Armor
  • Very tanky build
  • Good Damage output
  • Sword and Shield & Two Hander
  • Crazy Sustain
  • Permablock build

Stamina Dragonknight Ultigen Build PvP "Gladiator" – Summerset Chapter ESO

Changes from the previous version

Reminder: The Build video is from the Summerset Chapter patch. Small changes have been made in the Wolfhunter DLC update, as you can see here in the written guide.

  • Updated the Champion Points and improved the Passive section. This build got some small buffs:
  • World in Ruin: This ability now also increases the damage over time component of Fiery Breath and its morphs.
  • Reflective Plate (morph): This ability now also grants 2 seconds of immunity to snare and immobilization effects.

Resource Management

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. Then We als do use Blood Spawn Monster set which helps indirectly with sustain, because it has a chance to give us 14 Ultimate points back, believe me it will almost always proc on cooldown in pvp because we get hit by so much things. Helping Hands is another passive that helps with our sustain, every time we activate an Earthen Heart ability this passive procs and returns almost 1k Stamina. Heavy Attacks are one of the most effective ways to constantly return Stamina, plus they also deal a huge amount of damage. Having so fast Ultimate regeneration combined with all those Dragonknight passives, allows us to basically perma block and still not run out of stamina, this is even easier if you have an Argonian with the Resourceful passive.

  • Battle Roar passive
  • Helping Hands passive
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Argonian Passive (if available)
  • Potions

PvP Setup

Cyrodiil with Champion Points

Dragonknight Ultigen Tank Build PvP

Tri Stat Potion, Volatile Armor and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the screenshot, Champion Points Campaign

Battlegrounds without Champion Points

Dragonknight Ultigen Tank Build PvP
Tri Stat Potion, Volatile Armor and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the screenshot, Non Champion Points Campaign

Gear

Gear Setup 1 – 5x Shacklebreaker, 5x Werewolf Hide, 2x Bloodspawn, 1x Asylum Greatsword

  • To feel comfortable with sustain on Non Champion Points combat, we use 2 Reduced Stamina Cost on Jewelry
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsShacklebreakerMediumWell-FittedTri-Stat
HeadBlood SpawnHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoulderBlood SpawnHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
NecklaceHide of the WerewolfJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingHide of the WerewolfJewelryRobustReduced Stamina Cost
RingHide of the WerewolfJewelryRobustReduced Stamina Cost
Weapon 1 S&BHide of the Werewolf1H WeapNirnhonedEscapist Poisons
Weapon 1 S&BHide of the WerewolfShieldSturdyStamina
Weapon 2Perfect Disciplined Slash2H SwordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Hide of the Werewolf: Guildstore, Glenumbra Overland
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Blood Spawn: Spindleclutch 2
Asylum Perfected Greatsword: Asylum Sanctorium
Asylum Greatsword: Asylum Sanctorium

Skills

Sword & Shield MainbarTwo-Hander bar
Slot 1: Reflective PlateSlot 1: Rally
Slot 2: Reverb. BashSlot 2: Volatile Armor
Slot 3: Pierce ArmorSlot 3: Executioner/ Reverse Slice
Slot 4: Fragmented ShieldSlot 4: Crit Rush/ Stampede
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Venomous Claw
Ultimate: Spell WallUltimate: Dawnbreaker of Smithing

Championpoints

This build works both for the Non Championpoints Campaign and the Championpoints Campaign.

Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 42 Piercing, 20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
37 Shattering Blows, 56 Master-at-Arms, 29 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
27 Blessed
The Shadow
52 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
58 Resistant, 61 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Dragonknight Ultigen Build PvP

Buff-food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)
or
Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

New Player Beginner Guide ESO

Mundus Stone

The Serpent (Stamina Recovery)

Race

Argonian (Recommended, best sustain)
Redguard
Imperial
Kahjiit
Nord
Orc

Potions

Immovable Potion
(Health,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Columbine, Namira’s Rot, Mountain Flower)

Immovable Potion (With speedbuff)
(Speedbuff ,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Blessed Thistle, Columbine, Namira’s Rot)

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

Poisons

Escapist’s Poison
(Immobilize, Drain Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Columbine, Wormwood)

Passives

Gameplay

Stamina Dragonknight Crazy King Battlegrounds – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

02.08.2018 Updated Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter, Stamina Dragonknight Ultigen Build PvP
14.08.2018 Changed Hands and Belts weight to give overall slightly more armor, Stamina Dragonknight Ultigen Build PvP
23.08.2018 Fixed some typos with the potions ingredients, Stamina DK Ultigen Build PvP


Murkmire DLC Updated Build

Updated Murkmire Build, changes may still happen. This will be moved to the top on launch day of Murkmire.

“Gladiator”

Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

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 StingValkyn Skoria or 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. The build is also very costumizable, for example you can run The Master's Axe or the Perfect Spectral Cloak on your front bar. Both are really good additons to the build.

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

Changes from the previous version

Completely redid 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 Venomous Claw, Light Attacks, Bash. Venomous claw got a small range nerf to tho make up for the range change with the Elder Dragon Passive.

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

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.We also regain magicka faster because we are using a flame enchant glyph on our weapon to proc the burning status effect which will return magicka thanks to the Combustion passive, Venomous Claw on the other hand can also proc concussion if the poisoned status effect is applied. If you can be a 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
  • Argonian Passive (if available)
  • Potions

PvP Setup

Cyrodiil with Champion Points

Battlegrounds without Champion Points

Gear

Gear Setup

  • Troll King vs Valkyn Skoria – Both sets have their advantages, if you like more damage or you have a healer in your group then choose Valkyn Skoria. If you are playing Solo then I recommend using Troll King as it will boost your healing per second by a lot and it really helps with surviving.
  • Triune vs Infused – If you want overall more stats I recommend Triune, if you want overall a bit more damage then go Infused. I found Triune very useful because it boosts all my stats so I can use more magicka support abilities.
  • Blackrose vs Master Axes: Blackrose Weapons really help with damage mitigation thanks to the Major Protection buff that they apply and also gives you an extra stamina recovery bonus. Master Axes can be good if you want a more offensive playstyle to increase your bleed damage.
  • No Blackrose or Master Weapons? Slot Viper Weapons on front bar or craft Torug’s Weapons on front bar.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltTorug's PactLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsTorug's PactHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsTorug's PactMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadThe Troll KingValkyn SkoriaHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoulderThe Troll KingValkyn SkoriaHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
NecklaceViper's StingJewelryTriune/ InfusedWeapon Damage
RingViper's StingJewelryTriune/ InfusedWeapon Damage
RingViper's StingJewelryTriune/ InfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BPerfect Spectral CloakThe Master's Axe1H AxeInfusedDisease Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 S&BPerfect Spectral CloakThe Master's Axe1H AxeInfusedAbsorb Stamina enchant
Weapon 2Viper's Sting2H AxeInfusedFlame 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
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Blackrose Spectral Cloak Weapon: Blackrose Prison
Master's Axe: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Dual Wield MainbarTwo-Hander bar
Slot 1: Deadly CloakSlot 1: Rally
Slot 2: FossilizeSlot 2: Volatile Armor
Slot 3: Blood CrazeSlot 3: Venomous Claw
Slot 4: Fragmented ShieldSlot 4: Brawler
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Reflective Plate/ Flex Spot
Ultimate: Dawnbreaker of SmitingUltimate: Berserker Rage / Flex Spot

Championpoints

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
58 Resistant, 71 Ironclad

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 38 Piercing, 20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
23 Shattering Blows, 33 Master-at-Arms, 0 Physical Weapon Expert
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

Buff-food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)
or
Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

New Player Beginner Guide ESO

Mundus Stone

You have to options, if you want more sustain use the Serpent, if you want more damage go with the Lover.

The Lover (Increased Penetration)
or
The Serpent (Stamina Recovery)

Race

Argonian
Redguard
Imperial
Kahjiit
Nord
Orc

Potions

Immovable Potion
(Health,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Columbine, Namira’s Rot, Mountain Flower)

Immovable Potion

Passives

Gameplay

FYI: This video is from an older version of the build, still represents the playstyle tho.

Stamina Dragonknight Crazy King Battlegrounds – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

13.10.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter, Stamina Dragonknight Build PVP