“Assault”

Updated: Stonethorn DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Warden Build PvP “Assault” for PvP Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. This build is optimized for Cyrodiil and also works in Battlegrounds.

With this Stamina Warden PvP Build we are using a heavy armor setup that focuses on crazy high burst damage and mobility. At the same time we are also very tanky and have good healing values. To achieve this, we are using Clever Alchemist, New Moon Acolyte and Balorgh. Alchemist and New Moon Acolyte both provide a crazy amount of extra Weapon Damage and if we need more mitigation, we can swap to our S&B bar and block. Stamina Wardens in general have really high damage because of their combo, Dizzying Swing, Subterranean Assault, Dawnbreaker of Smiting and Reverse Slice. All these abilities, if timed correctly, can blow up within 1.5 seconds.

  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
  • Heavy Armor 2H + DW Build
  • Crazy Burst Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Good Healing
  • High Resistances
  • Good Defense

Resource Management

We run 1 Stamina Recovery Glyph and the Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice for increased recovery. So with all these things combined and some abilities that help with sustain we should have enough.

The Bull Netch has to be kept up all the time, it returns a lot of stamina to you. You can also always do a Heavy Attacks in the right moment to restore plenty of Stamina. And we also do have potions that give you a big chunk of Stamina back when activated.

  • Stamina Recovery Glyphs
  • Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
  • Bull Netch
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potions

Cyrodiil Setup

5x Alchemist, 5x New Moon Acolyte, 2x Balorgh on a Nord with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice buff food

  • Unbuffed: Battle Spirit, out of combat
  • Buffed: Battle Spirit, Weapon Damage Enchant, Balorgh Proc, Ice Fortress, Bull Netch, Minor Toughness were active

Gear

  • 5-2 Setup: We are using a 5-2 setup, 5 pieces heavy and 2 medium.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
HandsClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyWell-FittedTri Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyWell-FittedStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 1 2HNew Moon Acolyte2H AxeNirnhonedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak or Blessing of the Potentates1H AxeDefendingDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak or Blessing of the Potentates1H AxeDefendingDamage Health Poison IX

Where can I get the gear?

Balorgh: vMarch of Sacrifices, Urgalarg Undaunted Chest
Alchemist: Craftable
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Spectral Cloak (Blackrose Daulwield): Blackrose Prison Arena
Potentas: Cyrodiil, Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor

Skills

Forward Momentum Subterranean Assault Reverse Slice Dizzying Swing Bird of Prey Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Deadly Cloak Shimmering Shield Bull Netch Resolving Vigor Ice Fortress Permafrost
2H MainbarDual Wield second bar
Slot 1: Forward MomentumSlot 1: Deadly Cloak
Slot 2: Subterranean AssaultSlot 2: Shimmering Shield
Slot 3: Reverse SliceSlot 3: Bull Netch
Slot 4: Dizzying SwingSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Ice Fortress
Ultimate: Dawnbreaker of SmitingUltimate: Permafrost
  • Forward Momentum: Applies Major Brutality, removes snares and immobilizes and gives you immunity to them for 4 seconds.
  • Subterranean Assault: This is your main damage ability in combination with Dizzying Swing and Dawnbreaker, makes for the best combos if all goes off at the same time.
  • Reverse Slice: Your Ecexute ability, also has a lot of splash AoE damage.
  • Dizzying Swing: Deals a lot of damage and sets enemies off balance.
  • Bird of Prey: Use this when you need higher mobility, gives you 30% speed buff and for just slotting it you also gain 8% more damage thanks to Minor Berserk.
  • Dawnbreaker of Smiting: Your main offensive AoE conal Ultimate which stuns the enemy and that also applies a damage over time effect after the impact.
  • Deadly Cloak: Gives you 25% AoE damage reduction, deals damage and with Spectral Cloak Weapons, you get 10% more damage and damage mitigation.
  • Shimmering Shield: Your main defense against ranged enemies, this absorbs most spells from enemies and also gives you Major Heroism.
  • Bull Netch: Needs to be up at all times, this is a very important sustain tool.
  • Resolving Vigor: Your main heal, keep this heal over time up! Only let it drop during the offensive phase for a short duration.
  • Ice Fortress: Gives you major resistances and also minor protection, also increase your damage mitigation.
  • Permafrost: You can also use this ultimate, deals good damage and stuns the enemy (can’t be blocked)

Champion Points

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 40 Piercing, 23 Precise Strikes
The Atronach
72 Master-at-Arms, 48 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
23 Blessed
The Shadow
28 Shadow Ward, 56 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 76 Mooncalf
The Tower
44 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 16 Sprinter
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 60 Resistant

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 27 Piercing, 23 Precise Strikes
The Atronach
31 Master-at-Arms, 32 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
32 Blessed
The Shadow
23 Tumbling, 23 Shadow Ward
The Lover
63 Mooncalf, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
25 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 16 Sprinter
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 34 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 26 Resistant

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
23 Mighty, 12 Piercing, 16 Precise Strikes
The Atronach
13 Master-at-Arms, 13 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
23 Blessed
The Shadow
11 Tumbling, 11 Shadow Ward
The Lover
24 Tenacity, 27 Mooncalf
The Tower
13 Warlord
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
21 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 13 Thick Skinned
The Steed
11 Ironclad, 9 Resistant

Important Info for Stamina Warden Build PvP

Buff-food

Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
(Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Warrior Mundus Stone (Weapon Damage)

Race

All stamina based races are viable, I usually recommend a Nord because it has faster ultimate regen and really high resistances. Redguard would also be a nice choice in terms of sustain and Orc for pure damage and movement.

Nord
Orc
Redguard
Imperial
Khajiit
Woodelf

Potions

I recommend using the Essence of Weapon Crit Potion. The nice thing is, on a Warden you do not really need that much Magicka, therefore we can actually use this potion that gives us Stamina, Health and an extra 10% Weapon Crit, which is a HUGE buff in terms of damage output.

Essence of Weapon Critical Potion
(Crit ,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Water Hyacinth, Columbine, Dragonthorn)

essence of weapon crit potion

Poison

Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

10 Health, 54 Stamina, 0 Magicka


Battlegrounds

Jewelry glyphs change in Battlegrounds to give us more sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
HandsClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyWell-FittedTri Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyWell-FittedStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 2HNew Moon Acolyte2H AxeNirnhonedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak or Blessing of the Potentates1H AxeDefendingDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2 DWSpectral Cloak or Blessing of the Potentates1H AxeDefendingDamage Health Poison IX

Where can I get the gear?

Mundus Stone

If you still struggle with sustain, you could get The Serpent Mundus Stone to further increase sustain.

The Serpent (Increased Stamina Recovery)


Update Log

19.05.2019 ADDED the Build for the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Stamina Warden Build PvP.
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the Dragonhold DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
21.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
25.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Stamina Warden, Stam Warden PvP Build, Stam Warden 2H Build PvP Stamwarden PvP Build