“Deathstroke”

Updated: Scalebreaker 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 basically an auto execute. 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 sets, we are using an 2H Axe now and a Master’s Bow for single target. Also added an AoE setup to the build.


Resource Management

Artaeum Takeaway Brooth is the new buff food that we use, to gain a lot of recovery to be able to do a light attack rotation. You also want to make sure that Spears or Orbs are used by your healers to activate the synergy for resources. I recommend being a Redguard because you will get the best sustain. You have more options, you can also use Stormfist as main Monster Set to gain another Stamina Recovery bonus or Vicious Serpent set. And you can be a Vampire stage 2 for the 10% extra Stamina Recovery.

  • Artaeum Takeaway Brooth
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Vicious Serpent Set (optional)
  • Redguard (if available)

Dungeons & Trial 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
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: Hel Ra Citadel
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
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

Reverse Slice Barbed Trap Wrecking Blow Carve Bound Armaments Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Soul Splitting Trap Poison Injection Hurricane Bound Armaments Ballista
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Reverse SliceSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Soul Splitting Trap
Slot 3: Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: CarveSlot 4: Hurricane
Slot 5: Bound Armaments/ VigorSlot 5: Bound Armaments/ Crit Surge
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Ballista/ Greater Storm Atronach

Stampede is also a nice skill that deals really good damage. However, it works kinda wonky and re-positions you if you fight against big monsters, that can lead to you being pushed back into AoEs etc, so if you want to use it, be careful.

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
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 28 Piercing
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms, 3 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 Atronach
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 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 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

All into Stamina


Rotation & Target Skeleton

Rotation

Arrow Barrage > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Soul Splitting Trap > Weapon Swap
LA > Barbed Trap > LA > 3x Wrecking Blow (with Light Attack) > Carve > LA > Weapon Swap
Restart

  • If you have to reapply Hurricane, use 2x instead of 3x Wrecking Blow.
  • Execute: Once you reach 25-30% 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 Carve Bound Armaments Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Soul Splitting Trap Poison Injection Hurricane Echoing Vigor Ballista

Update Log

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