“Reaper”

Elsweyr Chapter

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 & 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 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 SiphonVenom SkullBlighted BlastbonesSkeletal 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
  • Dualwield & 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. 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

5x Perf. Relequen, 5x Perf. Lokkestiiz, 2x Velidreth, Orc with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice food and 20 points into Health attribute.

  • Unbuffed: Out of Combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy buffs, Weapon Damage Enchant, Archer active

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 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
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
Head Stormfist/ VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
Shoulder Stormfist/ VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
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 RageDaggerNirnhonedPoison 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
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
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
Selene: Selene’s Web
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

Rending Slashes Rearming Trap Venom Skull Blighted Blastbones Detonating Siphon Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Razor Caltrops Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Rending SlashesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Rearming TrapSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Venom SkullSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Detonating SiphonSlot 5: Resolving Vigor/ Detonating Siphon
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, 48 Thaumaturge, 56 Precise Strikes, 35 Piercing
The Atronach
61 Master-at-Arms, 14 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
30 Shadow Ward, 67 Tumbling
The Lover
23 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
50 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
72 Ironclad, 38 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
43 Mighty, 37 Thaumaturge, 40 Precise Strikes, 36 Piercing
The Atronach
44 Master at Arms
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, 1 Piercing
The Atronach
13 Master at Arms
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 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

Passives

Attributes

20 Health, rest into Stamina


Rotation & Skeleton Parse

I have chosen a static rotation for the Stamina Necromancer. In this rotation we use 3 Blighted Blastbones on the frontbar. If you can apply Skeletal Archer > BB > Rearming Trap before you start the fight.

Rotation:

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

LA > BB > LA > Rending Slashes > LA > Venom Skull > LA > BB > LA > Detonating Siphon > LA > Venom Skull > LA > BB > LA > Rearming Trap > LA > Weapon Swap

Restart

BB = Blighted Blastbones

  • Between each skill you have to do a Light Attack.
  • On the backbar make sure to use Caltrops at the end because it has a long animation, that way you can weapon swap cancel the animation.
  • Use the Ultimate whenever it is ready.
  • If you have sustain issues, do a heavy attack after Detonating Siphon to restore Stamina.

Video

This Video is not directly tied to the build, it is here to introduce you to the class and show you a general setup that you can play.

Stamina Necromancer How to Play Beginners Guide – Elsweyr ESO


Blackrose Prison Arena

This section of the build is dedicated to the Blackrose Prison Arena, it is a bit different compared to the usual Trial and Dungeon setup due to how the Arena works and because you fight such a huge amount of enemies each wave.

  • Gear Setup
  • Alternative Gear Setups
  • Skill Setup

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Alternative Gear Setups

Skills

Whirling Blades Rearming Trap Venom Skull Blighted Blastbones Detonating Siphon Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Razor Caltrops Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus

Maelstrom Arena

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerNirnhonedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedPoison Damage Enchant

Skills

Deadly Cloak Rearming Trap Venom Skull Blighted Blastbones Spirit Mender Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Poison Injection Razor Caltrops Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus

Update Log

19.05.2019 Added Stamina Necromancer Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Necromancer Build PvE.
27.05.2019 Changed buff food and attributes for the Stamina Necromancer Build PvE.