“Deathstroke”

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

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Sorcerer 2H Build PvE “Deathstroke” 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 Sorcerer DPS 2H Build “Deathstroke” is optimized for Dungeons & Trials.

Stamina Sorcerers have insane passives which synergies very well with 2H setups. Sorcerers get 5% extra physical damage and they also have access to Implosion, which is increasing their damage a lot on high health targets. On top of that they also have access to cheaper ultimates due to the passive Power Stone. You also have access to a powerful shield for trash fights, every time you use the skill Brawler you get a 2500 shield and this increases for each enemy hit.

  • Two Hander & Bow setup
  • High single target (ST) damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) damage
  • Crazy splash damage
  • Master & Asylum 2H
  • Shield on trashfights
  • Dungeon & Trial Build

Changes from the previous version

Updated the skills, rotation, champion points and character screenshots. Also cleaned up the passive list from useless passives.


Resource Management

Using the Artaeum Buff Food already gives us a lot of extra stamina recovery that we need. During the fight healers or tanks will throw Energy Orb that you can synergize to get back resources, these are very important! Other than that you have to use potions on cooldown to give you a huge amount of stramina back and you can always perform some heavy attacks throughout the fight to restore stamina. If you have all these things you should be fine with sustain, just don’t forget to do heavy attacks when you drop low on stamina.

  • Artaeum Takeaway Brooth
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Potions

Dungeons & Trial Setup

5x Relequen, 5x Lokkestiiz, 2x Velidreth, Orc with Artaeum Food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy buffs, Weapon Damage Enchantment, Hurricane were 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 1Perfected Tooth of Lokkestiiz2H AxeSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestStrength of the AutomatonMediumDivineStamina
BeltStrength of the AutomatonMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceStrength of the AutomatonJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingStrength of the AutomatonJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingStrength of the AutomatonJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's Rage2H AxeSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft 5x Hundings Rage with the weapon that you can later on use again, 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
ChestNight Mother's GazeHeavyDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadHunding's RageMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustStamina Cost Reduction
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's Rage2H AxeSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire
Dragonguard Elite: Overland Southern-Elsweyr, Guildstore
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Strength of the Automaton: Darkshade Cavern 1 & 2
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): Dragonstar Arena
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Master's Greatsword: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Barbed Trap Reverse Slice Wrecking Blow Bound Armaments Brawler Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Hurricane Poison Injection Bound Armaments Critical Surge Greater Storm Atronach
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Reverse SliceSlot 2: Hurricane
Slot 3: Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Bound ArmamentsSlot 4:Bound Armaments
Slot 5: BrawlerSlot 5: Critical Surge
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

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, 56 Precise Strikes, 32 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 Sorcerer Build PvE 2H

Buff-food

As a Redguard/ Woodelf you can use the blue food, for all other races I would recommend the Artaeum Takeaway Brooth to get better sustain.

Artaeum takeaway Brooth (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery) (or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink)

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 (with Artaeum Food)
Redguard (with Blue Food)
Wood Elf (with Blue Food)
Khajiit (with Artaeum Food)
Dark Elf (with Artaeum Food)
Imperial (with Artaeum Food)

Potions

Weapon Power 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

All into Stamina


Rotation

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

This is a 14-15 seconds rotation, so you will spend a lot of time on your front bar. We usually have a 5 seconds downtime on the Master’s Bow effect, but it more beneficial for our dps instead of swapping every 10 seconds which makes the rotation way more complicated without a real gain.

Endless Hail > LA > Hurricane > LA > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap
LA > Bound Armaments > LA > 4x Wrecking Blow > LA > Bound Armaments > LA > 3x Wrecking Blow > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > Bound Armaments > Weapon Swap
Restart

When you have to reapply Bound Armaments after 40 seconds, the rotation will get extended by 1 second, but you can just ignore this.

  • Execute: Once you reach 30% Boss HP make sure to use Reverse Slice instead of Wrecking Blow

LA= Light Attack


AoE 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.

Reverse Slice Channeled Acceleration Wrecking Blow Brawler Bound Armaments Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Hurricane Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Echoing Vigor Greater Storm Atronach

Build Video

Stamina Sorcerer 2H Build PvE – Dragonhold DLC ESO


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Sorcerer 2H Build PvE.
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.

Tags: Stamina Sorcerer Build 2H, Stamina Sorcerer 2H Build, Stam Sorc 2H Build PvE