• Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE

Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online

“Racer”

Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter

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

Cutting dive got a cost reduction and Advanced Species buffs damage by 3% now instead of 2%, so it is a lot more viable. Bird of prey also grants the 8% damage boost as long as it is slotted, so we put it on both bars now.

  • Updated Champion Points to 810 CP and added 600 CP setup.
  • Adjusted Enchantments for gear setups. Changed Jewelry traits to Robust so it is easier accessible compared to Infused.
  • Adjusted Skill setup slighty, we use Cutting Dive now instead of Snipe.

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)

Dungeon 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

This is the most advanced setup that you can get and you will deal a lot more damage than with the other two setups, but the gear is quite difficult to get.

  • Twice Fanged vs Spriggan: In case you do not have access to Twice Fanged Serpent set, you could also run Spriggan, all the armor and weapon pieces can be bought via Guildstore, so it is easier to get, especially the weapons!
  • Gear Allocation: It does not matter what pieces you wear where, so use what you have.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineHealth
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineHealth
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfect Arms of RelequenJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPerfect Arms of RelequenJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPerfect Arms of RelequenJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1The Master's BowBowInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
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 RageBowInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear beginner

This gearsetup 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 RageBowInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Strength of the Automaton: Darkshade Caverns 1 & 2
Bone Pirate's Tatters: Blackheart Haven
Stormfist: Tempest Island
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Master's Bow: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

  • Bear Ultimate? You can also use the bear ultimate if you want.
  • Sub. Assault: Keep in mind, this skill has a shorter range than other skills.
Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Poison InjectionSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Lightweight TrapSlot 2: Razor Caltrops
Slot 3: Cutting DiveSlot 3: Subterranean Assault
Slot 4: Bird of PreySlot 4: Bird of Prey
Slot 5: Bull NetchSlot 5: Green Lotus
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Bow Ultimate

Championpoints

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 56 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 32 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 8 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
52 Shadow Ward, 52 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
28 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 28 Piercing
The Attronarch
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 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 14 Piercing
The Attronarch
28 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Tenacity
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)

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

New Player Beginner Guide ESO

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Woodelf
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina

Rotation

Buff up with Bull Netch before you engage a fight.

Endless Hail > LA > Razor Caltrops > LA > Sub. Assault > Weapon Swap >
Light Attack > Poison Injection > LA > Lightweight Trap  > LA >  3x Cutting Dive (with LA) > Lightweight Trap > Weapon Swap >
Restart

LA = Light Attack

Skeleton Parse

Keep in mind, rotation might slightly differ as this was recorded on the Summerset PTS.

Bow Warden DPS Test 3m Target Dummy – PTS Summerset Chapter ESO

The Video is from the Summerset PTS.

Update Log

04.11.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter Stamina Warden Bow Build PvE