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

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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.

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 Two Hander Build!

Necromancers have access to a lot of stamina abilities which is great. Gear wise not much changed but we have a lot of 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

Updated sets, skills, rotation, champion points 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. 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


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

ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
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 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon 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.
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon 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.

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: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): Dragonstar 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: Cradle of Shadows
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore


Ring of Preservation back bar: We use this to get the extra 3% weapon damage and in case you need a heal, you can also drop this.

Blighted Blastbones Barbed Trap Venom Skull Detonating Siphon Soul Splitting Trap Pestilent Colossus
Arrow Barrage Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Ring of Preservation Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Venom SkullSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Detonating SiphonSlot 4: Ring of Preservation
Slot 5: Soul Splitting TrapSlot 5: Vigor
Ultimate: Pestilent ColossusUltimate: Pestilent Colossus


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, 12 Spell Shield

Important Info for Stamina Necromancer Build PvE


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)


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.

Wood Elf
Dark Elf


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

Weapon Power Potions


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

double health poisons



20 Health, rest into Stamina


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.


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

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

  • BB = Blighted Blastbones
  • LA = Light Attack

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.

Instead of the Master’s Bow, you want to use the Maelstrom Bow here.

Gear Setup

ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
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


Instead of Barbed Trap, you can also use Channeled Acceleration here, that way you can apply the Minor Force buff before you engage the enemies.

Whirling Blades Barbed Trap Deadly Cloak Blighted Blastbones Detonating Siphon Pestilent Colossus
Arrow Barrage Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus

Maelstrom Arena

I also recommend reading the in depth Maelstrom Arena Guide.


ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
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


Deadly Cloak Consuming Trap Venom Skull Blighted Blastbones Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Arrow Barrage 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.

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