Stamina Warden Build PvE for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Warden Build PvE “Guardian” – Summerset Chapter

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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, 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

  • Optimized the Champion Points. We now use 5 Relequen, 5 Berserking Warrior and two Monster set pieces (Velidreth, Stormfist or Selene). Relequen is a new set that drops in Cloudrest. Berserking is a old set that drops in Hel Ra Citadel, it is a Heavy Armor set, so you need to run it on Jewelry + Weapons. Berserking Warrior gives us an permanent 9% extra Weapon Critical on the front bar and we can keep this up as long as we damage the enemy.
  • In addition, we now use a Light Attack rotation now that Light Attacks got buffed and Heavy Attacks got nerfed. This speeds up the pace of the rotation, which is a good thing! We also use a new buff food called Water-Stained Psijic Food, which is basically the counterpart to Clockwork Citrus Filet and that food helps to sustain.
  • We use the Cutting Dive ability, it is cheap so we can better sustain a light attack rotation. If you want splash damage, you can still use Shrouded Daggers.
  • Instead of the Warrior, we now use the Lover Mundus Stone in raids, due to the nerfs to NMG and Sunder we had to find another way to get penetration.
  • We now also use 3 Infused Jewelry trait instead of Robust. The difference between Robust and Infused is very small but Infused is slightly better.
  • Rotation also changed, because Berserking Warrior has a 5s duration, we only want to stay on the backbar for tops 4,5s. So we moved as many skills tho the frontbar as possible, to increase uptime there.

Resource Management

Bull Netch is the Wardens best friend, it restores a lot of Stamina, make sure to keep it up all the time. Water-Stained Psijic 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. You have more options, you can also use Stormfist as main Monster Set to gain another Stamina Recovery bonus or Vicious Serpent set. And you can be a Vampire stage 2 for the 10% extra Stamina Recovery.

Trials & Dungeons Setup


Weapon Power Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Berserking Warrior were active when I took the screenshot. Gear Setup 1 with Selene.



Gear

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

  • Monster Set: You can use Velidreth, Selene or Stormfist as a Monster set.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divine Stamina
Head Selene/ Stormfist Heavy Divine Health
Shoulder Selene/ Stormfist Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Dagger Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Bow Bow Nirnhoned Damage Health Poison

Gear Setup 2

Here I will show you an secondary option without the Arms of the Relequen Set.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Selene/ Stormfist Heavy Divine Health
Shoulder Selene/ Stormfist Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Dagger Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Bow Bow Nirnhoned Damage Health Poison

Gear 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.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding's Rage Heavy Divine Healthy
Belt Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Night Mother's 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 Hunding's Rage Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding's Rage Dagger Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Hunding's Rage Bow Nirnhoned Damage Health Poison/ Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Hel Ra Citadel
Twice-Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Selene: Selene’s Web
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Stormfist: Cradle of Shadows

Skills

  • Cutting Dive vs Shrouded Daggers: I recommend using Shrouded Daggers as it can damage multiple enemies, whereas Cutting Dive is pure Single Target.
Dualwield Mainbar Bow-second bar
Slot 1: Rending Slashes Slot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Rearming Trap Slot 2: Razor Caltrops
Slot 3: Cutting Dive Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Subterranean Assault Slot 4: Green Blossom
Slot 5: Bull Netch Slot 5: Silver Leash
Ultimate: Wild Guardian Ultimate: Wild Guardian

Championpoints

Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 56 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 32 Piercing
The Attronarch
56 Master-at-Arms, 5 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
37 Shadow Ward, 47 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, 23 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

Buff-food

Water-Stained Psijic Food (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery (or Dubious Camoran Throne Drink)

Mundus Stone

To reach the maximum penetration level in a raid, you want to use The Lover Mundus Stone.

The Lover (Increased Physical Penetration)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

Poisons

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.

Passives

  • 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
  • Psijic Order: All

Rotation

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

> Endless Hail > Light Attack > Razor Caltrops > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap
> Light attack > Sub. Assault > Light Attack > Rending Slashes > Light Attack > 2x Cutting Dive (with Light Attack) > Sub. Assault > 2x Cutting Dive (with Light Attack) > Rearming Trap > Weapon Swap
Restart

Skeleton Parse

Keep in mind this video is from the Summerset PTS when I did some testing with Stamina Warden.

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 Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Selene Heavy Divine Health
Shoulder Selene Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Berserking Warrior Dagger Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Bow Bow Nirnhoned Damage Health Poison

Update Log

20.05.2018 Added Build for Summerset Chapter for Stamina Warden Build PvE
20.05.2018 Fixed typos in the changed build section for Stamina Warden Build PvE

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