“Guardian”

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

Table of Contents


Introduction

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, Blackrose Prison Arena and Maelstrom Arena.

Stamina Wardens are one of the top tier damage dealers in its current form. Their single target dps is amazing and the AoE dps is second to none thanks to their toolset. We are using a Dualwield and Bow setup to achieve the best results as you will see below. The gameplay for this build is very fast paced and fun. Resource management is good due to the available skills Wardens have, which you will find out more about in the resource management section of this build. On this page you will find out setups for Trials, Dungeons, Maelstrom Arena, Blackrose Arena and you can even play Solo with this build if you would like to.

  • Warden Class
  • Medium Armor build
  • Dual Wield & Bow setup
  • High Single Target damage
  • Crazy AoE damage
  • High sustain
  • Trials & Dungeon
  • Blackrose & Maelstrom Arena

Changes from the previous version

Updated sets, skills, rotation, champion points and added an AoE setup for the Scalebreaker DLC.


Resource Management

Bull Netch is the Wardens best friend, it restores a lot of Stamina, make sure to keep it up all the time. You also want to make sure that Spears or Orbs are used by your healers to activate the synergy for resources. If you are a Redguard you can use blue food, if you are playing any other race you can choose the gold food. Always make sure to use Heavy Attacks, it is your main source of sustain in case you have issues.


Trials & Dungeons 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
HeadPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWCruel FlurryAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWCruel FlurryDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

This setup is for those that did not have the chances yet to step into a trial.

  • Briarheart Dagger: There is an unique Dagger “Materre’s Bodkin” that you can get fairly easy, instead of buying it expensive in the store.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfist/ VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfist/ VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IXt
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential. 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 if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire veteran
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vet Dragonstar Arena
Cruel Flurry (Maelstrom DW): vet Maelstrom Arena
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore
War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore

Skills

Barbed Trap Rending Slashes Rapid Strikes Soul Splitting Trap Subterranean Assault Wild Guardian
Arrow Barrage Bull Netch Poison Injection Echoing Vigor Bird of Prey Wild Guardian
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Rending SlashesSlot 2: Bull Netch
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Soul Splitting TrapSlot 4: Echoing Vigor
Slot 5: Subterranean AssaultSlot 5: Bird of Prey / Vigor
Ultimate: Wild GuardianUltimate: Wild Guardian

Championpoints Stamina Warden Build PvE

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, 56 Precise Strikes, 62 Piercing
The Atronach
40 Master-at-Arms
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 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 48 Precise Strikes, 31 Piercing
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms
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, 28 Precise Strikes, 1 Piercing
The Atronach
13 Master at Arms
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

Buff-food

Depending on what race you have choose one of these two buff foods. If you do not have the money for Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, then you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink.

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)
or
Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)
Dubious Camoran Throne (2nd option if Artaeum is too expensive)

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 Power Potions 
(Weapon damage, Weapon critical, 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 & Target Dummy

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.

Rotation

Before the fight starts, always prebuff with the Bull Netch for the extra sustain.

Arrow Barrage > LA > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap

LA > Sub. Assault > LA > Rapid Strikes > LA > Barbed Trap > LA > Soul Splitting Trap > LA > Sub. Assault > LA > 2x Rapid Strikes > LA > Rending Slashes > LA > Weapon Swap

  • If you are reapplying the Bull Netch, only do 1x Rapid Strikes instead of 2x.
  • LA = Light Attacks

Target Dummy

ESO – Stamina Warden vMA Daggers PVE Build (99k+) – Scalebreaker


Area of Effect Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Deadly Cloak Whirling Blades Cutting Dive Subterranean Assault Bull Netch Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Leeching Vines Ballista

Maelstrom Arena

I also recommend reading the in depth Maelstrom Arena Guide.

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Resolving Vigor Deadly Cloak Cutting Dive Subterranean Assault Bull Netch Wild Guardian
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Leeching Vines Wild Guardian

Gameplay

Full Blackrose Prison run with Stamina Warden.

Stamina Warden Beast Mode activated! Blackrose Prison


Update Log

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