Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

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Welcome to the 2H Stamina Necromancer Build for ESO. This build is optimized for group content such as dungeons, trials & arenas and has a very glass-cannon approach. The 2H Stamina Necromancer build is optimized for maximum damage. The build works best in a group but with some minor adjustments can also be played as a solo setup if necessary.

Stamina Necromancers are very powerful two-hander users which benefit a lot from Necromancer passives and skills. Passives such as Death Knell, Rapid Rot and Undead Confederate help a lot with damage and sustain. Powerful skills like Detonating Siphon, Skeletal Archer and Blighted Blastbones deal insane damage. And the Necros favorite ultimate Pestilent Colossus increases the damage of the whole group, a must have!

  • Two Hander & Bow Setup
  • Insane Single Target (ST) Damage
  • Insane Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Crazy Splash Damage
  • Dungeon, Trial & Arena Build

It is also recommended to read the Stamina Necromancer Beginner Guide if you are a new player. You can find more Necromancer Builds & Guides in the Necromancer category of the website.

Group Setup – 2H Stamina Necromancer 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

Perfected vs Imperfect Gear: Both the perfected and imperfect gear are viable for the build.

ChestPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Kinras’s Wrath2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s Rage2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft or ask someone to craft 5x Hunding’s Rage and 4x Night Mother’s Gaze. 3x Agility jewelry can be bought in the guildstores for little money.

ChestNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadHunding’s RageMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Cost Reduction
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s Rage2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding’s RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant


Where can I get the gear?

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Perfected Arms of Relequen vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Slimecraw: vWayrest Sewers, Undaunted Enclave
Grundwulf: vMoongrave Fane, Undaunted Enclave
Perfected Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): Maelstrom Arena
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Leviathan. Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Perfected Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): vDragonstar Arena
Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): Dragonstar Arena
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable


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Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Necrotic Potency
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Detonating Siphon
Slot 5: Detonating SiphonSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Pestilent ColossusUltimate: Pestilent Colossus


Skills explanation:

  • Blighted Blastbones: Your main semi spammable ability.
  • Barbed Trap: We activate this once per rotation, gives us Minor Force, increasing our Critical Damage done by 10%.
  • Wrecking Blow: Your main Single Target spammable. (You can also use Venom Skull here if you want)
  • Reverse Slice: Your execute ability, use this at around 25% instead of Wrecking Blow
  • Detonating Siphon: Deals a lot of damage both Single Target and AoE.
  • Pestilent Colossus: Your Ultimate, activate this to gain a huge damage boost.
  • Endless Hail: Very powerful Single Target and AoE ability.
  • Skeletal Archer: This is your summon, keep it up all the times because it gives you extra Physical Penetration, extra Stamina Recovery and damage.
  • Necrotic Potency: Use this when there is corpses nearby, to regain a lot of Ultimate points.
  • Detonating Siphon: This is again slotted only for the extra 3% damage boost it passively gives.
  • Resolving Vigor: Your healing ability.

Champion Points – 2H Stamina Necromancer Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=99b95181-0aab-4aff-93c9-b6193a31230d

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage and damage mitigation.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
120-270Fighting Finesse (Slottable)50
390-540Deadly Aim (Slottable)50
540-690Thaumaturge (Slottable)50
690-840Biting Aura (Slottable)50
840-960Tireless Discipline40
960-1020Battle Mastery20
1110-1170Battle Mastery20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1770-1890Eldritch Insight40
1890-2010Flawless Ritual (Only if you have magic damage)40
2010-2100War Mage (Only if you have magic damage)30


Fitness Tree Points Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health and recovery perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Hero’s Vigor40
495-645Bloody Renewal (Slottable)50
645-795Ironclad (Slottable)50
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125


Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45


Important Info – 2h Stamina Necromancer Build


We use the Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice buff food which provides us with Max Stamina and Stamina Recovery. Because we don’t gain health from it, we have 20 points in the health attribute.

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

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)


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.

Dark Elf
Wood Elf
High Elf


Potions are an important part of the 2H Stamina Necromancer build, they apply very powerful buffs and extra resources to your character. Potions benefit from the Alchemy passive Medicinal Use, make sure to always have that passive active.

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

Essence of Weapon Power Potion ESO


Poisons increase your overall damage, therefore they are also an important part of the build. However, they are less important than potions.

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

double health poisons



20 Health, 44 Stamina

Resource Management

Keeping up the Skeletal Archer will allow you to have the Undead Confederate passive up a 100% of the time. Make sure to activate potions on cooldown to keep up the recovery passives and make sure to use the right food, that way we can almost reach 1950 Stamina Recovery which should be enough to sustain. In case you still have trouble, you can also do heavy attacks to restore stamina.

  • Undead Confederate
  • Lava Foot and Saltrice Soup Food
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potions

Rotation – 2H Stamina Necromancer Build

Prebuff with: Skeletal Archer and Blighted Blastbones

Main rotation:

Endless Hail > LA > Skeletal Archer > Weapon Swap

LA > BB > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > Wrecking Blow > LA > BB > LA > 2x Wrecking Blow (with LA)  > LA > BB > LA > 2x Wrecking Blow (with LA) > LA > BB > 2x Wrecking Blow (with LA) > Weapon Swap


  • BB = Blighted Blastbones
  • LA = Light Attack
  • Activate Detonating Siphon whenever you have time to reapply it
  • Use Reverse Slice instead of Wrecking Blow once you reach 25% enemy health to execute

2H Stamina Necromancer Build Rotation SHowcase

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The “Weaving Beginner Guide” explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Area of Effect Setup – 2H Stamina Necromancer Build

The AoE setup of the 2H Stamina Necromancer Build is more straight forward. Trash packs don’t live for a very long time, anything that provides us with extra burst damage is useful, therefore we use sets like Mechanical Acuity and New Moon Acolyte as well as the very powerful Perfected Titanic Cleave.

ChestMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
BeltMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
ShoesMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
PantsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HandsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HeadNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Titanic Cleave2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment



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How To Play Beginners Guide

If you are looking for a more general approach on how to play a Stamina Necromancer, please check out this video.

Stamina Necromancer How to Play Beginners Guide - Elsweyr ESO

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Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Necromancer 2H Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
17.05.2020 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.
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.

Tags: Stamina Necromancer 2H Build, Stamina Necro 2H Build, StamCro 2H Build PvE, Cleave Build Alcast.