Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

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Welcome to the 2H Stamina Warden Build for ESO. This build is optimized for group content such as dungeons, trials & arenas and has a very glass-cannon approach. The 2H Stamina Warden build is optimized for maximum damage. The build works best in a group but with some minor adjustments can also be played as a solo setup if necessary.

Stamina Wardens are very powerful two-hander users which benefit a lot from Warden passives and skills. Passives such as Advanced Species buff your damage and the Maturation passive increases your overall health. The Warden has powerful abilities such as Subterranean Assault, Growing Swarm and the Bull Netch.

  • Two Hander & Bow Setup
  • Insane Single Target (ST) Damage
  • Insane Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Crazy Splash Damage
  • Dungeon, Trial & Arena Build

It is also recommended to read the Stamina Warden Beginner Guide if you are a new player. You can find more Warden Builds & Guides in the Warden category of the website.


Group Setup – 2H Stamina Warden Build

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

Perfected vs Imperfect Gear: Both the perfected and imperfect gear are viable for the build.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderGrundwulfMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras’s WrathJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Kinras’s Wrath2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLeviathanMediumDivineStamina
BeltLeviathanMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineHealth
ShoulderGrundwulfMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingLeviathanJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s Rage2H SwordPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is for new players. You want to craft or ask someone to craft 5x Hunding’s Rage and 4x Night Mother’s Gaze. 3x Agility jewelry can be bought in the guildstores for little money.

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 SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding’s RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Where can I get the gear?

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Perfected Arms of Relequen: vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Slimecraw: vWayrest Sewers, Undaunted Enclave
Grundwulf: vMoongrave Fane, Undaunted Enclave
Perfected Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley (Maelstrom Bow): Maelstrom Arena
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Leviathan. Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Perfected Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): vDragonstar Arena
Titanic Cleave (Master’s Two Hander): Dragonstar Arena
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable

Skills

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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 – 2H Stamina Warden Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=98f9b9a3-7ad4-47f0-a25d-51c1e119a3c5

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=1da8dc0f-1278-44c9-949b-73341ff60ece

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=66a2086c-088c-4d6d-bb67-314e35035544

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=a2c64c04-3cb8-4988-93b6-ff5e4f518d72

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=05f5aa54-7bbe-4ddd-a0d3-2cc5333de991

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=e16c6c3d-0e47-465f-bfd7-c7ac7230e9c1

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info – 2H Stamina Warden Build

Buff-food

I do recommend using the Artaeum Takeaway Broth or the Dubious Camoran Throne buff-food. Buff-food is very important because it boosts your overall resources by a lot.

Artaeum Takeaway Brooth
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)

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

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Thief (Increased Weapon Critical)

Race

Any race with stamina based perks works for this setup. If you want a complete overview of all races and racial passives, then I recommend checking out the ESO Races Overview page.

Orc
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Nord
Redguard
Wood Elf
Imperial
High Elf

Potions

Potions are an important part of the 2H Stamina Warden build, they apply very powerful buffs and extra resources to your character. Potions benefit from the Alchemy passive Medicinal Use, make sure to always have that passive active.

Weapon Crit Potions 
(Weap dmg, Weap Crit, Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Dragonthorn, Wormwood)

Essence of Weapon Power Potion ESO

Poisons

Poisons increase your overall damage, therefore they are also an important part of the build. However, they are less important than potions.

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

double health poisons

Passives

All into Stamina


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

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 – 2H Stamina Warden Build

The AoE setup of the 2H Stamina Warden Build is more straight forward. Trash packs don’t live for a very long time, anything that provides us with extra burst damage is useful, therefore we use sets like Mechanical Acuity and New Moon Acolyte as well as the very powerful Perfected Titanic Cleave.

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 1Perfected Titanic Cleave2H SwordPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

 

Skills

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Related Content

Other Stamina Warden Guides:

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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.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.


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