“Racer”

Updated: Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE “Racer” 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 Bow Build is optimized for Dungeons but can also be run in trials.

Stamina Wardens have pretty good ranged abilities like the Cliffracer and the Subt. Assault, combined with the bow skill-line you can set off some really good ranged damage. Bow builds are still quite the under dog as they are not widely accepted due to the smaller damage output and they are harder to play. However, with this setup you can pull off good numbers and survivability should also not be a problem.

  • Warden Class
  • Medium Armor build
  • Double Bow setup
  • Good sustain
  • Good AoE damage
  • Good Single Target damage

Changes from the previous version

Changed the skill setup for the Dragonhold DLC.

Growing Swarm (morph): This morph has been redesigned into a Stamina-based ability that deals Bleed Damage. The Swarm no longer spreads to nearby enemies upon completion, but instead deals damage to enemies in an area around the initial target. This damage is roughly 25% of the initial target’s coefficient.

Cutting Dive (morph): This morph no longer reduces the cost of the ability beyond the standard Stamina cost reduction. It now applies a Bleed to the target for 7 seconds if they are Off Balance, which can stack up to 7 times.


Resource Management

Bull Netch is the Wardens best friend, it restores a lot of Stamina, make sure to keep it up all the time. Artaeum Takeaway Brooth Food (Or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink) 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. And you can be a Vampire stage 2 for the 10% extra Stamina Recovery.

  • Natures Gift passive
  • Bull Netch
  • Water-Stained Psijic Food (or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink)
  • Vicious Serpent Set (optional)
  • Redguard Passive (If available)

Trials & Dungeon Setup

5x Tzogvin, 5x Relequen, 2x Velidreth, orc with Artaeum Food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid dummy buffs, Potion, Tzogvin procs and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active

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
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

With this setup make sure to use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink to benefit greatly from the 5 piece bonus of Bone Pirate. Stormfist can be activated from range and it again increases our sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBone Pirate's TattersMediumDivineStamina
ShoesBone Pirate's TattersMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineHealth
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Beginner

This gear setup is pretty easy to get, you need to ask a guildmate to craft you Hundings Rage and Night Mothers Gaze. You can buy Agility in Guildstores, if you want really cheap pieces just buy the Healthy Trait ones, then you can actually invest all points into Stamina and you should get to a decent Health level. I also do recommend using Dubious Camoran Throne Drink with this setup to get good sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyStamina Recovery
RingAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding's RageBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Kra'gh: Fungual Grotto 1
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Tzogvin's Warband: Frostvault
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): Dragonstar Arena

Skills

  • Acid Spray: This is used on trash fights to hit several targets.
Bull Netch Acid Spray Cutting Dive Subterranean Assault Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Arrow Barrage Poison Injection Growing Swarm Echoing Vigor Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Bull NetchSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Acid SpraySlot 2: Poison Injection
Slot 3: Cutting DiveSlot 3: Growing Swarm
Slot 4: Subterranean AssaultSlot 4: Echoing Vigor
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Bird of Prey
Ultimate: Wild GuardianUltimate: Wild Guardian

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, 56 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 32 Piercing
The Atronach
66 Master-at-Arms, 8 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
28 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 28 Piercing
The Atronach
44 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, 14 Piercing
The Attronarch
28 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Tenacity
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
25 Hardy, 25 Elemental Defender, 25 Thick Skinned
The Steed
25 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE

Buff-food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth Food (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)
or
Dubious Camoran Throne Drink (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

Orc
Redguard
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Imperial

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

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.

Buff up with Bull Netch before you engage a fight.

Arrow Barrage > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Growing Swarm > Weapon Swap
Sub. Assault > LA > 2x Cutting Dive (with LA) > Sub. Assault > 2x Cutting Dive (with LA) > Sub. Assault > LA > Weapon Swap
Restart

LA = Light Attack


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.

Tags: Warden Bow Build, Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE, StamWarden Bow Build PvE.