“Blight”

Elsweyr Chapter

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Necromancer Bow Build PvE “Blight” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Blight Build is optimized for Trials, Dungeons & Arenas.

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

This Necromancer bow build functions similar to other bow builds, you can play close up, mid range or at max range depending on your current skill setup. For our main setup we run Arms of RelequenTzogvin's Warband and a Monster set of your choice depending on how close to the enemy you can play. You can also run other sets that are explained in the Stamina DPS Sets guide.

  • Necromancer Class
  • High Burst Damage
  • High Single Target damage
  • High AoE Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Bow & Bow Setup
  • Trials, Dungeon & Arenas

Changes from the previous version

This build was added with the Elsweyr Chapter.


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.


Trials & Dungeons Setup

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

  • Lokkestiiz: You can also use Tooth of Lokkestiiz instead of Tzogvin, please make sure to use Rearming Trap to get the Minor Force buff again.
  • Monster Set: If you want to go at max range, I can recommend Slimecraw. If you want to stay mid range or melee I would recommend going for Velidreth
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSlimecrawMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTzogvin's WarbandMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineHealth
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear beginner

This gearsetup is pretty easy to get, you need to ask a guildmate to craft you Hundings Rage and Night Mothers Gaze. You can buy Agility in Guildstores, if you want really cheap pieces just buy the Healthy Trait ones, then you can actually invest all points into Stamina and you should get to a decent Health level.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Recovery
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tzogvin's Warband: Frostvault
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Kra'gh: Fungal Grotto 1
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Venom Skull: You can use it, but Venom Skull is tougher on your sustain compared to Lethal Arrow.
  • Necrotic Potency: This ability can be used to drain corpses to get ultimate.
  • Trap? We do not run Rearming Trap because we do get Minor Force from the Tzogvin Set.
Skeletal Archer Blighted Blastbones Lethal Arrow Acid Spray Detonating Siphon Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Necrotic Potency Poison Injection Razor Caltrops Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Skeletal ArcherSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 2: Necrotic Potency
Slot 3: Lethal ArrowSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Acid SpraySlot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Detonating SiphonSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: 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
56 Mighty, 40 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 47 Piercing
The Attronarch
61 Master-at-Arms, 14 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
52 Shadow Ward, 52 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
52 Thaumaturge, 56 Mighty, 52 Precise Strikes, 35 Piercing
The Attronarch
61 Master at Arms, 14 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
20 Shadow Ward,  31 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
13 Master at Arms, 1 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Necromancer Bow Build PvE

Buff-food

Because the Necromancer has a passive that increases health Last Gasp and we also put 20 points into the health attribute, we can actually run Max Stamina + Stamina Recovery food! We loose a bit of health and stamina but we gain a lot of extra Stamina Recovery!

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

If you want to learn more about the different racial passives that each race offers, check out my Race Guide which explains everything in detail.

Orc
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, 44 Stamina


Rotation

You basically want to use Blighted Blastbones on the frontbar three times per rotation, keep up your DoTs and if you still have time use Lethal Arrow as spammable. You could use Venom Skull, but I found Lethal Arrow to be stronger and easier to sustain.

Endless Hail > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Caltrops > Weapon Swap

LA > BB > LA > Skeletal Archer > LA > Lethal Arrow > BB > 2x Lethal Arrow (with LA) > BB > LA > Weapon Swap

Restart

BB = Blighted Blastbones
LA = Light Attack

Detonating Syphon: This ability is only there for the extra 3% damage. Most of the times the hitbox causes issues and it does not hit the enemy, if you can make it hit the enemy you can add it to your rotation.

Gameplay

The build differs a bit from the setup here. I have a special role downstairs that is why I am using 5x Scavenging DemisePerfect Arms of RelequenSlimecraw here. With an infused bow and Absorb Stamina Enchantment because we do not have any Healer to support us downstairs, need to get the sustain from somewhere else + lots of Heavy Attacks.


Update Log

29.05.2019 Added Stamina Necromancer Bow Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Necromancer Bow Build PvE.