Stamina Warden Build PvE for Hors of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Warden BUild PvE

Stamina Warden Build “Guardian” Horns of the Reach

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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 & Maelstrom Arena.

Stamina Wardens have really good sustain with the right setup and thanks to passives like Natures Gift & the Netch. 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

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


Gear

Gear Setup 1

  • 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!
  • What pieces? It does not matter how you allocate the pieces, as long as you manage to get 5x Twice Fanged Serpent, 5x Vicious Serpent, 2x Mephala or Velidreth with a Maelstrom Bow on the backbar.
  • Infused Weapon? With the new CP we can get quite a lot Penetration through Piercing with only a few points and make up for it on the Weapon. This boosts the Weapon Damage enchantment by a lot and reduces the cooldown of it, its worth it! Also it reduces the chance of overpenetrating the target.
  • Vicious ophidian? If you want better sustain, you could use Vicious Serpent set.
  • Briarheart vs Hundings? Briarheart might actually be slightly stronger then Hundings Rage if you are using those sets on Weapon pieces. Very small difference tho so Hundings Rage is definitely easier accessible due to it being craftable.
  • Maelstrom Bow what trait? I found that Infused performed best, but the difference between Infused, Precise or Nirnhoned is less then 1-2%, so use what you have.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Bow Infused Maelstrom Enchant

Gear alt

  • Not enough sustain? In case you do think you lack sustain, make sure to use 1x Glyph of reduced skillcost on your jewelry. That should be enough to gain enough sustain.
  • Damage? This setup gets very close to the damage of the Best in Slot setup. The only thing is that you will not boost your group members dps.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Spriggan’s Thorns Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Spriggan’s Thorns Medium Divine Stamina
Head MephalaVelidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder MephalaVelidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Maelstrom/ Random Bow Bow Infused Maelstrom Enchant

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 Venom 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.

  • Why a Heavy Chest? This will give you some extra protection, so you will take less damage and when you already have undaunted passive, then you will also gain slightly more health.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Heavy Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Night Mothers Gaze Bow Infused Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Twice Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Mephala: Fungual Grotto 2
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Night Mothers Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Spriggans Thorn: Bangkorai
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Sunderflame: City of Ash 1 & 2
Morag Tong: PvP Cyrodiil Vendor or Guildtraders

Skills

  • Why this particular setup? As you can see, we have most of our DoTs on our bowbar, so every 8 seconds we can swap to our bowbar and reapply all DoTs and then keep doing what we did in the frontbar!
  • Why no Bear? You can give it a go, I found that the bear has one big issue, it is not doing enough AoE damage to be good, which is especially important on trashfights or bosses with a lot of minions.
Dualwield Mainbar Bow-second bar
Slot 1: Rending Slashes Slot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly Cloak Slot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Shrouded Daggers Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Subterranean Assault Slot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Lotus Blossom Slot 5: Bull Netch
Ultimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker Ultimate: Bow Ultimate

Championpoints

Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 66 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 39 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Tenacity, 65 Mooncalf
The Tower
55 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

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

Buff-food

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

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

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

Passives

You will need the following passives:
Animal Companion, Winters Embrace, Green Balance, Medium Armor, Dualwield, Bow, Vampire (optional), Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, Racial, Undaunted Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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.

Gear

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW  Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW  Hunding’s Rage Axe Sharpened/ Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Random/Maelstrom Bow Sharpened/ Infused Maelstrom Enchant

Skills

In terms of Skills not a lot changes, as you can see we are using Vigor now and removed Rending Slashes for it. We also use the Bearultimate as it sometimes helps divert the monsters plus the bear does insane damage with his Ultimate ability!

Update Log

01.09.2017 Added Build for Horns of the Reach

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