“Predator”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Warden 2H Build PvE “Predator” 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 Warden DPS 2H Build “Predator” is optimized for Dungeons & Trials. You can also find plenty of other Stamina Warden content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Warden Guides:

Stamina Wardens make good stam setups due to how many stamina based abilities they have and they deal good damage and can support the group at the same time. You will find three different gear setups below, one for the ultimate meta setup, one for advanced users and a beginner setup.

  • Two Hander & Bow Setup
  • High Single Target (ST) Damage
  • High Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Crazy Splash Damage
  • Single Target & AoE Setup
  • Shield on Trashfights
  • 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. In addition, you always want to keep up your Bull Netch to constantly give you back stamina throughout the fight. 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
  • Bull Netch
  • 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
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Leviathan2H AxePreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

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 GazeMediumDivineStamina
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
Tzogvins's Armband: Frostvault
Perfect Arms of Relequen: vet Cloudrest
Vicious Serpent: vet Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Leviathan: Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Velidreth: vCradle of Shadows, Urgarlag
Selene: vSelene’s Web, Glirion
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vet Dragonstar Arena
Maelstrom Bow: vet Maelstrom Arena
Master's Greatsword: vet Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Subterranean Assault Growing Swarm Wrecking Blow Reverse Slice Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Endless Hail Barbed Trap Bull Netch Resolving Vigor Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Two Hander MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Subterranean AssaultSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Growing SwarmSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Wrecking BlowSlot 3: Bull Netch
Slot 4: Reverse SliceSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Bird of Prey
Ultimate: Wild GuardianUltimate: Wild Guardian

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 Warden 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, Health 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)

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 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.

Endless Hail > Barbed Trap > Weapon Swap

LA > SA > LA > Growing Swarm > LA > 4x Wrecking Blow (with LA) > SA > LA > 5x Wrecking Blow (with LA) > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • LA = Light Attack
  • SA = Sub Assault
  • Reactivate the Bull Netch whenever it runs out

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

Subterranean Assault Growing Swarm Brawler Reverse Slice Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Endless Hail Channeled Acceleration Bull Netch Resolving Vigor Bird of Prey Wild Guardian

Update Log

14.10.2019 Updated Build for Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Warden Build Predator PvE
20.02.2020 Updated 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 Warden, Stam Warden Build PVE, Stam Warden PvE Build, Stam Warden PvE Builds