“Assault”

Updated: Blackwood 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 AlchemistNew Moon Acolyte and Balorgh. Alchemist and New Moon Acolyte both provide a crazy amount of extra Weapon Damage. 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 an Orc with Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice buff food.

  • Unbuffed: out of combat, Buff-food active
  • Buffed: In Combat, Buff-food, Weapon Damage Enchant, Balorgh Proc, Ice Fortress, Bull Netch, Essence of Weapon Crit Potion, Minor Toughness were active

Gear

  • 5-2 Setup: We are using a 5-2 setup, 5 pieces heavy and 2 medium.
  • Our Dual Wield bar is for defense and healing and our Two hander bar is for offense.
  • Offensive Bar: Two Hander bar has New Moon Acolyte active for max damage.
  • Defensive Bar: Dual Wield bar has Spectral Cloak active for max damage mitigation while we rebuff/heal.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
Weapon 1 front barNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2 back barSpectral CloakSwordDefensiveEscapist’s Poison IX
Weapon 2 back barSpectral CloakSwordDefensiveEscapist’s Poison IX

 

Where can I get the gear:

Clever Alchemist: Craftable
New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Balorgh: vMarch of Sacrifices, Undaunted Enclave
Spectral Cloak: Blackrose Prison Arena
Perfected Spectral Cloak: vBlackrose Prison Arena

Skills

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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 Execute 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 5% 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 AoE damage reduction, deals damage and with Spectral Cloak Weapons, you get 6% 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

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=3328e85d-4268-486e-88f4-ddab8e227da8

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=4b407ba0-7337-4b3f-a35e-9a1b1affa716

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=7a7d89fd-431b-4472-9ef5-f2368725ef36

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=6f402c23-198b-4655-9455-7005bff5c4b1

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c24d52fb-4b70-4122-bdff-a3c2d1520842

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1626 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=725d8f15-4bca-4a22-9c7d-d09781208887

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

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 work. More about each race can be found on the racial overview page.

Orc
Redguard
Imperial
Wood Elf
Khajiit
Nord
Argonian
High Elf

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 12% 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 CRITHPSTAM ESO

Poison

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

0 Health, 64 Stamina, 0 Magicka


Battlegrounds

Instead of Weapon Damage glyphs on our jewelry we are going with Stamina Recovery to make up for the sustain gap in Battlegrounds.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoesClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStamina
PantsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStamina
HeadBalorghHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBalorghHeavyImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedStamina Recovery
Weapon 1 front barNew Moon Acolyte2H SwordNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2 back barSpectral CloakSwordDefensiveEscapist’s Poison IX
Weapon 2 back barSpectral CloakSwordDefensiveEscapist’s Poison IX

 

Mundus Stone

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

The Serpent Mundus Stone (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.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
31.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.

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