“Deathstroke”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor 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. You can also find plenty of other Stamina Sorcerer content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Sorcerer Guides:

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
  • Dungeon & Trial Build

Changes to the previous Version

Changed the frontbar weapon trait to precise from sharpened because it is easier to reach the penetration cap now. No other changes in U28 Markarth DLC.


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

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
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Berserking Warrior2H AxePreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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 AxePreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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 AxePreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Dragonguard Elite: Overland Southern-Elsweyr, Guildstore
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Selene: Selene’s Web, Glirion
Velidreth: vCradle of Shadows, Urgarlag
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Strength of the Automaton: Darkshade Cavern 1 & 2
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Master's Greatsword: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Barbed Trap Reverse Slice Crystal Weapon Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Hurricane Critical Surge Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Greater Storm Atronach
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Reverse SliceSlot 2: Hurricane
Slot 3: Crystal Weapon or Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Critical Surge
Slot 4: Bound ArmamentsSlot 4:Bound Armaments
Slot 5: Unstable ClannfearSlot 5: Unstable Clannfear
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

Champion Points

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 48 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 6 Piercing
The Atronach
72 Master-at-Arms, 14 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 Spell Shield

Please note that the Piercing perk in the Champion Points Ritual Tree depends on your group setup. Always ask your raid/group leader how much points you should place in Piercing. This depends on many factors such as debuffs and buffs, some raids may have more and therefore need less points in piercing, or the other way around.

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge, 64 Mighty, 40 Precise Strikes, 5 Piercing
The Atronach
37 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

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
18 Thaumaturge, 32 Mighty, 18 Precise Strikes, 5 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 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)

Essence of Weapon Power Potion new ESO

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.

Prebuff with: Hurricane and Bound Armaments

Endless Hail > LA > Hurricane > Weapon Swap

LA > Barbed Trap > 11x Crystal Weapon (with LA) > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • LA = Light Attack
  • Activate Bound Armaments when it is ready
  • Use Reverse Slice instead of Crystal Weapon from 25% enemy HP

AoE Setup

The AoE setup is more straight forward. Trash packs don’t live for a very long time, anything that provides super burst damage will be useful!

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
BeltMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
ShoesMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
PantsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HandsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
HeadNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Titanic Cleave2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Master's Greatsword: Dragonstar Arena
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable

Brawler Reverse Slice Crystal Weapon Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Hurricane Critical Surge Channeled Acceleration Summon Unstable Clannfear Greater Storm Atronach

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC. Stamina Sorcerer 2H Build PvE.
19.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
19.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
17.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
03.09.2020 Updated the Champion Points 810, 600, 300.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

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