“Reaper”

Updated: Harrowstorm DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Necromancer Build PvE “Reaper” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Reaper Build is optimized for Trials, Dungeons, Arena and Overland. You can also find plenty of other Stamina Necromancer content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Necromancer Guides:

Necromancers have access to a lot of stamina abilities which is great. The gear that we are using will also allow us to pull crazy high numbers and there are also several gear setups in case you don’t have all the gear. There are nice Stamina based Necromancer abilities that we use such as: Detonating Siphon, Blighted Blastbones, Skeletal Archer and the Ultimate Pestilent Colossus. It is the first class to have that many Stamina abilities built in which makes it quite unique to play compared to most other Stamina based setups. It is currently also one of the strongest setups that you can play in the game!

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

Changes from the previous version

  • Added visuals to the rotation
  • Made the overall rotation easier
  • Changed the skill layout
  • Maelstrom bow is once again our primary back bar weapon due to rotation change.

Patchnote changes:

Due to many mechanical issues with the Necromancer’s engagement with corpses and targeting of corpses, the following changes have been made in hopes to alleviate some of these shortcomings:

  • Blastbones and its morphs’ corpses will now last 6 seconds, rather than 5 seconds.
  • Skeletal Mage and Spirit Mender and their morphs’ corpses will now last 10 seconds, rather than 5 seconds.
  • Improved the targeting areas from all tether abilities, and will now link to the corpse closest to your reticle from a much larger radius.
  • Blastbones
    • The skeleton from this ability and its morphs will now attempt to leap from up to 28 meters after a short delay of spawning in, rather than 15 meters.
    • Fixed an issue where the skeleton would appear to jump backwards when leaping in close ranges. The skeleton will now also properly attempt to face its target while leaping, rather than moon-walk jumping.
    • Increased the speed in which the skeleton jumps.

Resource Management

Keeping up the Skeletal Archer will allow you to have the Undead Confederate passive up a 100% of the time. Thanks to the Last Gasp passive we can use Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice Food and put 20 points into our Health attribute. that way we loose a little bit of health and stamina but gain around 200 extra Stamina Recovery, which we really need. In case you still lack stamina, make sure to activate the Spear or Orb Synergy on cooldown and do Heavy attacks. Activate potions on cooldown to benefit from the Major Endurance buff which gives a 20% stamina recovery boost to your character.


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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSelene or VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSelene or VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

This setup is for those that did not have the chances yet to step into a trial.

  • Briarheart Dagger: There is an unique Dagger “Materre’s Bodkin” that you can get fairly easy, instead of buying it expensive in the store.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Hunding’s Rage and Night Mother’s Gaze. Agility jewelry can be obtained in the Guildstores. I do recommend having around 18k health (with buff-food). You can buy cheap Agility jewelry with healthy trait to reach this value if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealthy
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire
Maelstrom Bow: vMaelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vDragonstar Arena
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
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
Velidreth: vCradle of Shadows
Selene: vSelene’s Web, Glirion
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore

Skills

Blighted Blastbones Barbed Trap Rapid Strikes Detonating Siphon Whirling Blades Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Necrotic Potency Detonating Siphon Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Necrotic Potency
Slot 4: Detonating SiphonSlot 4: Detonating Siphon
Slot 5: Whirling BladesSlot 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%.
  • Rapid Strikes: Your main Single Target spammable.
  • Detonating Siphon: Deals a lot of damage both Single Target and AoE and restores Stamina too.
  • Whirling Blades: Your execute ability, use this instead of Rapid Strikes at around 25%.
  • 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.

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, 44 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 34 Piercing
The Atronach
52 Master-at-Arms, 18 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, 29 Piercing
The Atronach
34 Master at Arms, 13 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, 2 Spell Shield

Important Info for Stamina Necromancer Build PvE

Buff-food

We are using the Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice Food to increase our overall stats, we loose a bit of Health and Stamina but gain a lot of extra Stamina Recovery!

Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
(Saltrice, Flour, Potato, Scrib Jelly)

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

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, rest into Stamina


Rotation

Prebuff with: Skeletal Archer and Blighted Blastbones

Main rotation:

Endless Hail > LA > Skeletal Archer > Weapon Swap

LA > BB > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > Rapid Strikes > LA > BB > LA > 2x Rapid Strikes (with LA)  > LA > BB > LA > 2x Rapid Strikes (with LA) > LA > BB > 2x Rapid Strikes (with LA) > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • BB = Blighted Blastbones
  • LA = Light Attack
  • Activate Detonating Siphon whenever you have time to reapply it

StamCro DW Rotation_final1

Blighted Blastbones Barbed Trap Rapid Strikes Detonating Siphon Whirling Blades Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Necrotic Potency Detonating Siphon Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus

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.


AoE Setup

This setup here is focusing on an AoE setup, this way you can be more effective when fighting trash packs or just a large amount of monsters. On AoE fights you usually have less debuffs on the enemies, therefore we want to get more penetration and sustain for yourself. Twice-Fanged Serpent and Vicious Serpent do the perfect job here.

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Blighted Blastbones Deadly Cloak Rapid Strikes Detonating Siphon Whirling Blades Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Necrotic Potency Channeled Acceleration Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus

Maelstrom Arena

I also recommend reading the in depth Maelstrom Arena Guide.

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerInfusedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Deadly Cloak Consuming Trap Venom Skull Blighted Blastbones Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Detonating Siphon Barbed Trap Pestilent Colossus

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Stamina Necromancer Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Necromancer Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

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