“Legion”

Updated: Blackwood Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP “Legion” 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 is optimized for Cyrodiil and Battlegrounds, you will find both setups here. Dragonknights are very tank and therefore it will be beneficial to use a Two hander and Sword & Board setup, one bar to deal damage and the other one for defense.

The build is focusing on high burst damage and a lot of self healing. We use a very common heavy armor gear setup with Clever Alchemist and New Moon Acolyte.

Additionally we run the Balorgh Monster Set to increase our burst damage even further. You can pretty much choose any Monster set that you like for this setup.

  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
  • Heavy Armor 2H/S&B
  • Crazy Burst Damage
  • Strong Healing
  • Good Sustain
  • Very Tanky

Resource Management

Battle Roar activates whenever we use either one of our Ultimates. You have to learn to calculate that in to manage your resources better.

Helping Hands procs every time we use Fragmented Shield, you will gain extra Stamina and also extra healing because of the Major Mending buff from the skill.

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

Heavy Attacks restore a big amount of resources too if you hit the enemy. If you hit an off balance enemy due to Dizzying Swing you can even regain twice the amount from a Heavy Attack.

Tri-Stat potions are another important way to regain Health, Magicka and Stamina with one button press. You will find how to craft these in the potion section of the build further below. Make sure to have the Medicinal Use passive from the Alchemy crafting skill-line to gain the full benefit of potions!

  • Battle Roar passive
  • Helping Hands passive
  • Combustion passive
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potions

In case you still lack sustain, you can always add a Stamina Recovery or a Stamina Cost Reduction glyph to the jewelry and remove a Weapon Damage glyph.


Cyrodiil Setup

5x Alchemist, 5x New Moon Acolyte, 2x Balorgh, 2x Endurance on a Nord with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, Buff-food active.
  • Buffed: In Combat, Buff-food, Tri-Stat Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment, Balorgh proc, Alchemist proc, Major Resolve, Forward Momentum active.

Gear Setup

  • Our S&B bar is for defense and our Two hander bar is for offense.
  • On the Two hander offensive bar we have New Moon Acolyte active.
  • On the S&B defensive bar we have Clever Alchemist active. Make sure to activate potions ALWAYS when you are on the S&B bar, to gain the damage boost from the Alchemist proc.
  • A good alternative to Balorgh would be Bloodspawn.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsNew Moon AcolyteHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsNew Moon AcolyteMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceEnduranceJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingEnduranceJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 front barClever Alchemist1H WeapDecisiveEscapist’s Poison IX
Weapon 1 front barClever AlchemistShieldSturdyMagicka
Weapon 2 back barNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Where can I get the gear:

Endurance: Guildstores
Balorgh: vMarch of Sacrifices, Undaunted Enclave
Clever Alchemist: Craftable
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable

 

Skills

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Sword and Shield Bar DefenseTwo-Hander bar Offense
Slot 1: CauterizeSlot 1: Forward Momentum
Slot 2: Volatile ArmorSlot 2: Venomous Claw/ Flex Spot
Slot 3: Noxious BreathSlot 3: Dizzying Swing
Slot 4: Fragmented ShieldSlot 4: Executioner
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Camouflaged Hunter
Ultimate: Spell WallUltimate: Take Flight

Skills explanation:

  • Cauterize: Really strong burst heals that will go on you every 5 seconds, you can re-apply it early to gain a faster burst heal.
  • Volatile Armor: Has to be up all the time, gives you a huge resistance buff and also increases your overall incoming healing due to the passives of the skill tree.
  • Noxious Breath: Deals nice direct damage, applies a damage over time effect and debuffs the enemy with Major Breach, decreasing their resistances.
  • Fragmented Shield: Gives us a small shield, ultimate points and Major Mending extra healing. Always use this after you activate Vigor to get the extra healing boost.
  • Resolving Vigor: You have to keep this up during combat, this is your main heal. If you do not keep up your heal you will die.
  • Spell Wall: This is your defensive ultimate. It allows you to permablock and reflects all ranged attacks back to the enemy.
  • Forward Momentum: Applies snare and root immunity, Major Brutality and Minor Endurance, increasing your Weapon Damage and Stamina Recovery.
  • Venomous Claws: Very strong Damage Over Time effect, should always be applied to the target you are attacking. You can use other abilities here if you want.
  • Dizzying Swing: Your main damage tool, has a small cast time attached to and can set enemies off-balance.
  • Executioner: Deals high execute damage on enemy close to death, use this to finish off enemies. (If you want more splash damage, use Reverse Slice)
  • Camouflaged Hunter: 12% Weapon Crit and Minor Berserk buff, this is only passively slotted.
  • Take Flight: This is your main ultimate, it has high burst damage and also restores resources because of the Battle Roar passive.

Champion Points

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.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: 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=3328e85d-4268-486e-88f4-ddab8e227da8

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=4b407ba0-7337-4b3f-a35e-9a1b1affa716

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=7a7d89fd-431b-4472-9ef5-f2368725ef36

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=6f402c23-198b-4655-9455-7005bff5c4b1

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c24d52fb-4b70-4122-bdff-a3c2d1520842

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1626 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=725d8f15-4bca-4a22-9c7d-d09781208887

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP

Buff-food

For this setup we are using the Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice buff food. This will boost our max Stamina and Stamina Recovery by a lot for this setup. You can buy this food for a cheap price in the guildstores.

Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
(Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

I recommend running the Warrior Mundus Stone for extra damage. However, if you have sustain issues you can also choose The Serpent to get more Stamina Recovery.

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)
or
The Serpent (Increased Stamina Recovery)

Race

All stamina based races work with this setup, I do prefer Nord because it gives us more resistance and faster ultimate regeneration as well as max health and max stamina. More about each race can be found on the racial overview page.

Dark Elf
Khajiit
Orc
Redguard
Imperial
Wood Elf
Nord
Argonian
High Elf

Potions

You can either use the Tri-Stat potion which you can craft or the crown store potions which have the same effect.

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

Essence of Health Potion ESO

Crown Tri-Restoration Potion ESO

Poisons

You can use two poisons with this setup, one is for pure damage and the other one will randomly root the enemy for a short duration while also deal a bit of damage.

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

double health poisons

Escapist’s Poison IX
(Immobilize, Damage Poison, Drain Health)
(Wormwood, Butterfly Wing, Columbine)

Escapists Poisons ESO Immobilize & drain

Passives

Werewolf? If you want you can also use Werewolf form with this setup.

Attributes

64 Stamina, 0 Health, 0 Magicka.


Battlegrounds Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build

We have to make small adjustments to the Battlegrounds setup for the Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build. In Battlegrounds the Champion Points are deactivated, therefore resource management is a lot harder. Therefore we are changing the Mundus Stone and the jewelry enchantments.

  • Instead of Weapon Damage on our jewelry, we are going to use a 2x Stamina Recovery and 1x Stamina Cost Reduction glyph.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsNew Moon AcolyteHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsNew Moon AcolyteMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceEnduranceJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
RingEnduranceJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 front barClever Alchemist1H WeapDecisiveEscapist’s Poison IX
Weapon 1 front barClever AlchemistShieldSturdyMagicka
Weapon 2 back barNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Mundus Stone

If you still struggle with sustain, you can also change to the Serpent Mundus Stone to increase stamina recovery further.


Update Log

09.08.2019 ADDED the build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC. Stamina Dragonknight Build PVP.
18.08.2019 Fixed typos and some links that listed the wrong sets/skills.
08.09.2019 Updated the build skill layout, StamDK PvP Build.
20.10.2019 Updated the build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
21.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
12.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
13.10.2020 Fixed some typos in the gear setup and made a note about Camouflaged Hunter with the Mythic Setup.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
28.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.

Tags: Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build, Stamina DK PvP, Stam DK PvP Build, Heavy Armor Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP