“Cleave”

Updated: Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Necromancer 2H Build PvE “Cleave” 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 Necromancer DPS 2H Build “Cleave” is optimized for Dungeons, Arenas & Trials.

If you are new to the game I highly recommend checking out the Stamina Necromancer Beginner Guide. Make sure to also check out the Bow and Dual Wield Build!

This build is made for a Necromancer Two Hander setup. It is a pretty standard endgame setup that can also easily be transformed into Dual Wield or Bow if you wish to do so. Like always, we are using a pretty standard endgame setup with Perfected Tooth of LokkestiizArms of Relequen and Velidreth.

  • Two Hander & Bow setup
  • High single target (ST) damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) damage
  • Crazy splash damage
  • Shield on trash fights
  • Dungeon, Arena  & Trial Build

Changes from the previous version

Updated the skills and rotation for the Dragonhold DLC.

From the patch notes:

  • Frozen Colossus: The Major Vulnerability from this ability and its morphs now last 8 seconds after dealing any damage, rather than 3 seconds after the final smash. Enemies hit by Major Vulnerability cannot be affected again for 20 seconds after it applies, to prevent situations where this debuff could be kept up indefinitely by rotating an army of Necromancers.
  • Rapid Rot: Increased the damage bonus for this passive to 15%, up from 10%.

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.


Dungeons & Trial Setup

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy Buffs, Weapon Damage Enchant, Archer and Potion were active, Orc with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice Food.

Gear

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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Tooth of Lokkestiiz2H AxeSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

This setup is fairly easy to get and also very strong. I recommend it to people that did not yet have the chance to get Trial gear.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Leviathan2H AxeSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft 5x Hundings Rage with the weapon that you can use again later on, 4x Night Mother’s because it has nice stats and then Agility set for more max stamina and weapon damage, all of those are either craftable or cheap to find in the guildstores.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Cost Reduction
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's Rage2H AxeSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire vet
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest Vet
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Leviathan: Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Blighted Blastbones Brawler Venom Skull Reverse Slice Barbed Trap Pestilent Colossus
Arrow Barrage Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Detonating Siphon Echoing Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: BrawlerSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Venom SkullSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Detonating Siphon
Slot 5: Barbed TrapSlot 5: Echoing Vigor
Ultimate: Pestilent ColossusUltimate: Pestilent Colossus

 

Championpoints

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 44 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 14 Piercing
The Atronach
66 Master-at-Arms, 16 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
48 Shadow Ward, 48 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
34 Thaumaturge, 56 Mighty, 34 Precise Strikes, 26 Piercing
The Atronach
34 Master at Arms, 16 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
25 Shadow Ward,  26 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 75 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
37 Ironclad, 28 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 18 Precise Strikes, 12 Piercing
The Atronach
16 Master at Arms, 11 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
13 Tumbling, 13 Shadow Ward
The Lover
32 Mooncalf, 27 Tenacity
The Tower
15 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
16 Ironclad, 12 Spell Shield


Important Info for Stamina Necromancer Build PvE 2H

Buff-food

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

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

Orc
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, 44 Stamina


Video

Build Video

In this video I am explaining my setups that I currently use in Sunspire.

How To Play Beginners Guide

If you are looking for a more general approach to the class and wonder how to play it for solo content, check out this video:

Stamina Necromancer How to Play Beginners Guide – Elsweyr ESO


Rotation & Target Dummy

In case you don’t know what what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Rotation

You want to make sure to use 3 Blighted Blastbones per rotation on the frontbar.

Arrow Barrage > LA > Skeletal Archer > LA > Poison Injection >  Weapon Swap

LA > BB > LA > Venom Skull > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > BB > LA > Detonating Siphon > LA > Venom Skull > LA > BB > LA > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • LA = Light Attack
  • At 30%, instead of Venom Skull use Reverse Slice as execute ability

Area of Effect Setup

This setup is made for AoE damage, it is meant for trash packs. During trash packs you can usually not debuff the monsters as good as on boss fights, therefore we are using Twice-Fanged Serpent to get more physical penetration and the Titanic Cleave for a huge AoE damage boost thanks.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Titanic Cleave2H SwordSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Master's Greatsword: Dragonstar Arena vet
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena vet
TFS: Sanctum Ophidia
Perf. Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire vet

Instead of Barbed Trap we are using Channeled Acceleration to prebuff us with Minor Force before we attack the trash packs. We are also using Necrotic Potency to increase our Ultimate Regeneration by a lot!

Blighted Blastbones Brawler Venom Skull Reverse Slice Skeletal Archer Pestilent Colossus
Arrow Barrage Channeled Acceleration Necrotic Potency Detonating Siphon Vigor Pestilent Colossus

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, Elsweyr Chapter.

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