Stamina Warden Build PvE for Dragon Bones, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Warden PvE Build

Stamina Warden Build PvE “Guardian” Dragon Bones DLC

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Welcome to the Stamina Warden Build PvE “Guardian” 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 Guardian Build is optimized for Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena.

Stamina Wardens have really good sustain with the right setup, thanks to passives like Natures Gift & the Netch skill. Their Single Target and AoE damage is also very strong. On this setup here we are utilizing a Dualwield & Bow setup, as this provides us with insane damage and really good damage mitigation! The gameplay with this build is very fast paced and it might take some time to get used to the rotation!

  • Warden Class
  • Medium Armor build
  • Dualwield & Bow setup
  • High Stamina resource pool
  • Good sustain
  • Crazy AoE damage
  • Good Single Target damage

Changes from the previous version

Updated and added the new CP. Added new possible sets to the gear section. We are using Warmachine as our mainset now combined with the Bear Ultimate, because we frontbar the set, you have to make sure to use your Ultimate on the frontbar.

Resource Management

Wardens have a few things like Natures Gift Passive and the Bull Netch that both provide a lot of resources when you need them! On top of that we are using the Cameron Throne Drink which provides us with a lot of Stamina Recovery on its own, just make sure to set your health to about 17,2k if possible. If you do think you still do not have enough sustain, then I recommend using one Stamina Recovery Glyph.

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Stamina Warden Build PvE
Weapon Crit Pot and Weapon Damage Enchantment active.


There is a lot of good Stamina Sets available, the Gear Setup 1 will represent the best setup for most situations. I also have a list with a huge variety of combos here in the Stamina Optimization Article. Here are some good Stamina Sets:

Gear Setup 1

We are running 1 Heavy and 6 Medium. This will give us enough Health and good sustain. You can also run a 1 Heavy, 1 Light, 5 Medium Setup if you want to.

ChestNight Mother's GazeHeavyDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsWar MachineMediumDivineStamina
HandsWar MachineMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceWar MachineJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingWar MachineJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingWar MachineJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDagger/ AxeNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons

Gear beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential of the Guardian build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Hunding’s Rage and Night Mother’s Gaze. Agility jewelry can be obtained in the Guildstores. I do recommend having around 18k health (with buff-food). You can buy cheap Agility jewelry with healthy trait to reach this value.

ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWNight Mother's GazeDagger/ AxePreciseWeapon Damage
Weapon 2Night Mother's GazeBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison/ Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena


  • Cutting Dive vs Shrouded Daggers: I recommend using Shrouded Daggers as it can damage multiple enemies, whereas Cutting Dive is pure Single Target.
Dualwield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Rending SlashesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly CloakSlot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Shrouded DaggersSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Subterranean AssaultSlot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Bull NetchSlot 5: Green Blossom
Ultimate: Wild GuardianUltimate: Wild Guardian


Championpoints [720 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 61 Thaumaturge, 61 Precise Strikes, 22 Piercing
The Attronarch
40 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
40 Shadow Ward, 40 Tumbling
The Lover
75 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 13 Spellshield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
13 Master at Arms, 1 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Warden Build PvE


Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)


Redguard (Recommended)


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


Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshly Larva, Blessed Thistle, Nightshade)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator.


  • Animal Companion: All passives
  • Winters Embrace: All passives
  • Green Balance: All passives
  • Dual Wield: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use


Make sure to keep up Lotus Blossom and Bull Netch at all times.

Endless Hail > Light Attack > Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Light Attack > Razor Caltrops > Weapon Swap

Light attack > Sub. Assault > Heavy Attack > Rending Slashes > Heavy Attack > Shrouded Daggers (or Cutting Dive) > Heavy Attack > Sub. Assault > Light Attack > Deadly Cloak > Weapon Swap

Maelstrom Arena

We have to adjust some things to be able to successfully complete veteran Maelstrom Arena. I highly recommend farming Vicious Serpent as it gives the best sustain in Maelstrom arena. I also recommend being at least 500+ CP, if you are lower it will get pretty difficult for stamina setups.


ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerPreciseWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison

Update Log

04.20.2018 Added Build for Dragon Bones DLC for Stamina Warden Build PvE
25.03.2018 Updated Gearsetup and re-arranged the skills to give more bonus damage on front bar for Stamina Warden Build PvE
02.05.2018 Fixed a typo in the Skill description, had Lotus Blossom instead of Green Blossom listed, Stamina Warden Build PvE
04.05.2018 Updated Gear Descriptions

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