“Abyss”

Updated: Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Templar Build PvP “Abyss” 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 Templar Build PvP “Abyss” is made for Cyrodiil and Battlegrounds. It is a very tanky setup and can push for a lot of burst damage over a short duration, we also have great heals due to how skills work with Templars. We also have crazy high mobility tanks to Major Expedition 30% speedbuff which makes it hard for enemies to catch us.

The build itself focuses on a lot of burst damage with Power of the Light, Dizzying Swing into an Onslaught combo, that will one shot most enemies if you can stun them with Dizzying Swing. If that is still not enough we can still apply Rending Slashes and another DoT that we place on the enemy to add some extra damage ticks to the enemy.

Warrior's Fury, Seventh Legion Brute and The Troll King are the sets that we are using, it is a heavy armor build focused on high weapon damage, strong healing and high mobility. All the sets contribute a lot to healing, because the more weapon damage, the stronger your stamina heals get.

  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
  • Heavy Armor 2H/ Dual Wield Setup
  • Crazy Burst Damage
  • Crazy High Mobility
  • Strong Healing
  • Good Sustain

Changes from the previous version

Updated the gear and skill layout and modified the bonus section. Also using a slightly different potion now.


Resource Management

Artaeum Food and one infused Stamina Cost Reduction Glyph on the Jewelry take care of most of our sustain issues. That combined with a Redguards Adrenaline Rush passive is more than enough, if you are not a Redguard, I recommend running another Stamina Recovery Glyph on the jewelry. Keep your Restoring Focus always up to gain the passive stamina return plus a lot of other great buffs. Because we run Seventh Legion you need to activate the Restoring Focus every 10-15 seconds to maintain the buffs. Other than that, you can do heavy attacks to restore stamina and use your potion in the right moment to get a huge junk of stamina and health back.

  • Artaeum Food
  • Stamina Cost Reduction Glyph
  • Adrenaline Rush (Redguard racial)
  • Restoring Focus
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potions

Cyrodiil Setup

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Fury max stacks, Seventh Legion proc, Weapon Damage Glyph, Rally, Restoring Rune, Potion were active, Redguard with Artaeum food.

Gear

Spectral Cloak is one of the most powerful sets and works like a charm with this build. By having Restoring Focus on the 2H Bar, we can activate Seventh Legion from there, therefore we do not need more Seventh Legion Weapons on our secondary defensive Dual Wield bar. So you can actually use this set, giving you a 30% MAJOR PROTECTION whenever you activate Quick Cloak. If you are on the run you want to activate that every 4 seconds anyway for the speed boost 30% and that will make it automatically proc the Blackrose Dual Wield weapons to give you the extra 30% damage mitigation.

On top of that, you want to keep up Quick Cloak all the time anyway, because it gives you Major Evasion 25% AoE damage mitigation.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestWarrior's FuryHeavyImpenetrableStamina
BeltWarrior's FuryHeavyImpenetrableStamina
ShoesWarrior's FuryHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsWarrior's FuryHeavyImpenetrableStamina
HandsWarrior's FuryHeavyImpenetrableStamina
HeadThe Troll KingHeavyImpenetrableStamina
ShoulderThe Troll KingMediumImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceSeventh Legion BruteJewelryTriuneWeapon Damage
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryTriuneWeapon Damage
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryInfusedStamina Cost Reduction
Weapon 1Seventh Legion Brute2H AxeNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak1H AxeDefendingDrain Health Poison IX
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak1H AxeDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Where can I get the gear?

Seventh Legion Brute: Bankorai Overland
Warrior's Fury: Cyrodiil
Troll King: vet Blessed Crucible, Glirion
Spectral Cloak: Black Rose Prison
Radial Uppercut: Black Rose Prison
Shacklebreaker: Craftable

Skills

Rally Restoring Focus Executioner Biting Jabs Binding Javelin Onslaught
Ritual of Retribution Rending Slashes Quick Cloak Power of the Light Resolving Vigor Remembrance
Two Hander MainbarDual Wield bar
Slot 1: RallySlot 1: Ritual of Retribution
Slot 2: Restoring FocusSlot 2: Rending Slashes
Slot 3: ExecutionerSlot 3: Quick Cloak
Slot 4: Biting JabsSlot 4: Power of the Light
Slot 5: Binding JavelinSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: OnslaughtUltimate: Remembrance

Skills explanation:

  • Rally: Gives Major Brutality 20% weapon damage buff, also heals you when the effect ends.
  • Restoring Focus: Procs Seventh Legion and gives a lot of stamina back. Plus you also gain a big amount of resistances from it!
  • Executioner: Your execute ability.
  • Biting Jabs: Your main spammable, when you activate it you gain 10% weapon critical, snare the enemy and deal a lot of damage. Also procs the Burning Light passive.
  • Binding Javelin: Ranged ability,  mainly used to stun the enemy in the right moment.
  • Onslaught: One of the strongest Single Target Ultimates, applies a lot of damage and gives you a lot of extra penetration for its duration. Careful, this can be dodge rolled by the enemy.
  • Ritual of Retribution: Cleanses up to 2 negative effect and also heals for quite a bit when you are standing in it. Also deals damage and snares the enemy.
  • Rending Slashes: Another single target DoT we can apply to the enemy.
  • Quick Cloak: Deals damage and this is your mobility tool, gives Major Expedition for 4 seconds, 30% speedbuff.
  • Power of the Light: Apply it to the enemy and after 6 seconds the explosion goes off, especially effective if combined with Dizzying Swing and Onslaught.
  • Vigor: Your main heal, keep it always up when you are under pressure, if this falls off you will have issues.
  • Remembrance: Your defensive ultimate, if you are under a lot of pressure.

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.

Championpoints

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 40 Piercing, 40 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
29 Shattering Blows, 72 Master-at-Arms, 21 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
19 Blessed
The Shadow
66 Tumbling, 40 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
44 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 21 Sprinter
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
49 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 20 Thick Skinned
The Steed
66 Resistant, 61 Ironclad

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 38 Piercing, 20 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
23 Shattering Blows, 33 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
37 Blessed
The Shadow
62 Tumbling, 25 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Tenacity
The Tower
47 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 16 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
37 Hardy, 32 Elemental Defender, 34 Thick Skinned
The Steed
45 Resistant, 52 Ironclad

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
20 Precise Strikes, 27 Mighty, 42 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
11 Blessed
The Shadow
23 Tumbling, 23 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Tenacity
The Tower
4 Warlord, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Templar Build PvP

Buff-food

Your best choice is the Artaeum Takeaway Broth. A lot of extra stats on top of the very good health recovery which is very important for the build. Now the only downside to this is, that buff food is VERY EXPENSIVE. You could use Dubious Camoran Throne as alternative, but you will loose the health recovery.

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Steed Mundus Stone is essential for the Cyrodiil setup, the extra movement speed and the health recovery make a huge difference.

The Steed Mundus Stone (Increased Health Recovery & Movement Speed)

Race

I recommend a Redguard for this setup, but all stamina based races will work. Redguard is nice because it gives really good sustain and because we have so many weapon skill line abilities, we benefit a lot from the 8% cost reduction on all the weapon abilities, plus Onslaught also gets cheaper which is our main offensive Ultimate.

Redguard (recommended)
Orc
Nord
Argonian
Imperial
Khajiit

Potions

Essence of Weapon Critical Potion
(Health,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Water Hyacinth, Mountain Flower, Namira’s Rot)

Immovable Potion

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Werewolf? If you want you can also use Werewolf form with this setup.

Attributes

All into Stamina


Bonus – More Options

If you want to further modify the build or you don’t have access to certain sets you can use Endurance or Radial Uppercut.

Endurance

If you do not have access to Spectral Cloak you can use Endurance on the back bar. Our back bar is mostly here for defense, therefore the extra health can be very beneficial. Or you could simply run Seventh Legion Brute on the back bar too, which is not optimal but it will do.

Radial Uppercut

Another option you have is to use the Radial Uppercut set in combination with Dizzying Swing.

If you want to run this you have to make sure to run Seventh Legion Brute on the Dual Wield bar in combination with An error occurred retrieving the skill data on the back bar, to keep the Seventh Legion Proc! 

That way you can utilize the Blackrose 2H on the front bar if you wish to do so. The imperfect version of this set can be farmed in NORMAL Blackrose Prison Arena which is very easy to clear, can even be soloed. You only loose the 1 piece stat but the special bonus will be the same in both versions.

If you chose to run the Radial Uppercut setup, your bars will look like this:

Rally Dizzying Swing Executioner Biting Jabs Binding Javelin Onslaught
Ritual of Retribution Restoring Focus Quick Cloak Power of the Light Resolving Vigor Remembrance

Battlegrounds

The build changes a lot with battlegrounds, so make sure to have the right equipment ready if you want to give it a go. Sustain is a lot tougher and therefore we are going to use Medium Armor and the Serpent Mundus Stone. We are also changing one Jewelry with Weapon Damage to Stamina Recovery to get some extra sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableStamina
BeltShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableStamina
ShoesShacklebreakerMediumImpenetrableStamina
PantsShacklebreakerMediumImpenetrableStamina
HandsShacklebreakerMediumImpenetrableStamina
HeadThe Troll KingMediumImpenetrableStamina
ShoulderThe Troll KingMediumImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceSeventh Legion BruteJewelryInfusedStamina Cost Reduction
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryTriuneStamina Recovery
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryTriuneWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Seventh Legion Brute2H AxeNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Spectral Cloak1H WeapDefendingDrain Health Poison IX
Weapon 2Spectral Cloak1H WeapDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Mundus Stone

The Serpent (Increased Stamina Recovery)


Update Log

10.08.2019 ADDED the build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Templar Build PVP.
06.09.2019 Fixed typos on the weapon traits and order
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter

Tags: Stamina Templar PvP Build, Stamplar PvP Build, Stamina Templar Build 2H PvP