“Assault”

Updated: Harrowstorm 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 Bloodspawn. 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, Onslaught and Reverse Slice. All these abilities, if timed correctly, can blow up within 1.5 seconds.

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

Changes from the previous version

Changed the gear setup to make it easier accessible and more powerful. Also changed the front bar ultimate.


Resource Management

We run 1 Stamina Recovery Glyph and the Artaeum buff food 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
  • Artaeum Buff Food
  • Bull Netch
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potions

Cyrodiil Setup

Gear

  • 5-2 Setup: We are using a 5-2 setup, 5 pieces heavy and 2 medium.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumImpenetrableStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
HandsClever AlchemistMediumImpenetrableStamina
HeadBloodspawnHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderBloodspawnHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 1 2HNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 2 S&BBlessing of the Potentates1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2 S&BBlessing of the PotentatesShieldSturdy/ImpenetrableStamina

Where can I get the gear?

Blood Spawn: Spindleclutch 2
Alchemist: Craftable
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Bone Pirate's Tatters: Blackheart Haven

Skills

Forward Momentum Subterranean Assault Reverse Slice Dizzying Swing Bird of Prey Onslaught
Soothing Spores Shimmering Shield Bull Netch Resolving Vigor Ice Fortress Spell Wall
2H MainbarS&B second bar
Slot 1: Forward MomentumSlot 1: Soothing Spores
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: OnslaughtUltimate: Spell Wall
  • 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.
  • Onslaught: Very powerful Single Target Ultimate that also boosts your overall damage after you hit the enemy!
  • Soothing Spores: Only use this if you are close to death, gives a huge burst heal to you.
  • 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.
  • Spell Wall: This is your defensive ultimate, if you are under a lot of pressure use this to reflect all ranged abilities and go into permablock mode.

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.

Championpoints

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

Championpoints [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

Championpoints [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

Championpoints [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

The Artaeum Takeaway Broth is really strong, if you can afford it I would definitely run this. Otherwise you could run the much cheaper version Dubious Camoran Throne.

Artaeum Takeaway Broth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)

Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (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

I recommend running these on the S&B bar for increased pressure on Single Target fights.

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

All into Stamina


Battlegrounds

In Battlegrounds Champion Points are deactivated, therefore we need to get our sustain from somewhere else. So we are using medium armor Bone Pirate’s Tatters to make up for the sustain loss and also change our buff food.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableStamina
ShoesBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableStamina
PantsBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri Stat
HandsBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableStamina
HeadBloodspawnHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderBloodspawnHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 1 2HNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Glyph
Weapon 2 S&BBlessing of the Potentates1H WeapNirnhonedDamage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2 S&BBlessing of the PotentatesShieldSturdy/ImpenetrableStamina

Buff Food

you have to run Dubious Camoran Throne with this Battleground setup for the Bone Pirate Tatters set.

Food buff

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, Greymoor Chapter.

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