“Claws”

Updated: Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Werewolf Build PvE “Claws” for 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 Dungeons & Trials gameplay!

This page here is designed to hold the Werewolf PvE Build “Claws” for all classes. You will find different sections for each class, as you can see in the table of contents. You will see that the Gear is the same for all classes for a Werewolf setup, same for Champion Points.

The main thing that changes with a different class is the human form aspects. Which means each class has different skills and passives at their disposal, which I will showcase in the class section, so you know how to set your character up in human form.

  • Werewolf DPS Build for ALL Classes
  • Optimized for Dungeons & Trials
  • Dual Wield, Bow and Sharp Claws
  • Medium Armor
  • High Damage
  • Good Healing
  • Good Survivability

Changes from the previous version

Werewolf once again got a huge buff in the Greymoor Chapter, making skills more powerful than ever. During my tests Tzogvin now performed slightly better than Bloodmoon. Nontheless, both are viable sets.

  • Changed the gear setup.
  • Added new character screenshot.

Gear

5x Perfect Relequen, 5x Tzogvin, 2x Selene

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are a lot of good Stamina Sets available, you can find more viable stamina dps sets in this Stamina DPS Sets Article. I also elaborate on specific sets that are often used in this article to give you a bit more insight as to why they are used.

Gear Setup 1

Selene vs Kena Monster Set: Molag Kena will result in slightly more dps as a Werewolf. However, the set is hard to sustain in human form, therefore you can also use Selene which both works in Werewolf and Human form and you only loose about 500 dps.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchantment
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandDaggerPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchantment
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

 

Gear Setup 2

This setup is for people that do not have access to Trial gear.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin's WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchantment
Weapon 1Tzogvin's WarbandDaggerPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchantment
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

 

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealthy
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchantment
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchantment
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Tzogvin's Warband: Frostvault
Selene: Selene’s Web
Blood Moon: March of Sacrifices
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable


Champion Points

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

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
64 Mighty, 20 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 24 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 44 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
52 Shadow Ward, 52 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, 43 Spellshield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 16 Thaumaturge, 28 Precise Strikes, 22 Piercing
The Attronarch
48 Master-at-Arms, 37 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
20 Shadow Ward,  31 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300 CP]

The Ritual
37 Mighty, 15 Piercing
The Attronarch
48 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
19 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
32 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad


Werewolf Setup & Skills

In case you drop low on Stamina, you can always use Heavy Attacks to restore Stamina.

Skills

Brutal Pounce Hircine's Rage Howl of Agony Ferocious Roar Claws of Life Werewolf Berserker
Werewolf
Slot 1: Brutal Pounce
Slot 2: Hircine’s Rage
Slot 3: Howl of Agony
Slot 4: Ferocious Roar
Slot 5: Claws of Life
Ultimate: Berserker

Skill Explanation

  • Light Attacks: Light Attacks should always be used between abilities, they deal a lot of damage and apply a bleed damage over time effect on the enemy.
  • Brutal Pounce: You have to use this to keep up the Brutal Carnage passive 6x stack, reapply it before it runs out to keep up the extra weapon damage.
  • Hircine’s Rage: Gives you Major Brutality, 20% Weapon Damage buff and also restores Stamina if you are at full health on top of giving 25% more damage through Major Berserk.
  • Howl of Agony: Your main spammable, deals more damage if you face an enemy.
  • Ferocious Roar: Gives you Major Savagery, 10% Weapon Critical buff and also increases the speed of your Heavy Attacks.
  • Claws of Life: This is a very strong damage over time effect and also heals you. If you apply this to 3 or more enemies, you will gain a lot of healing on you.
  • Berserker: We choose this morph because the bleed we get deals a lot of damage.

Resource Management

Heavy Attacks restore a lot of extra resources, even more so because a Werewolf benefits from the Pursuit passive.

Potions are also another important tool that you want to always use when you are low on Stamina!

  • Heavy Attacks
  • Heavy Attacks extra sustain Werewolf
  • Potions

Rotation

The rotation can be best showcased in this video here. Most important is that you want to keep up the Brutal Carnage passive from the Brutal Pounce skill, to benefit from the Weapon Damage bonus all the time.

🔴Werewolf Upgrades🔴 with the Greymoor Chapter! Werewolf PVE DPS Build - Elder Scrolls Online

Want to learn more about how to weave Light Attacks? Check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide”.


Class Skills & Passives

Here you can find the different Classes and how your skill layout should look like. You can always adjust it to your needs. I will also showcase you what type of class bonus will be active while you are in Werewolf form.

All Classes have a similar dps range. With Sorcerer and Templar being the slightly stronger once ahead of the other classes, but only by a very small margin.

Nightblade

Nightblades make pretty good Werewolves, not only can they sustain better than all other classes in human form, they also have better sustain in Werewolf form. Here you can find the Nightblade Werewolf build layout with both skills and passives.

  • +15% Health Recovery
  • +15% Stamina Recovery
  • +15% Magicka Recovery

Skills

Barbed Trap Consuming Trap Surprise Attack Killer's Blade Relentless Focus Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Dark Shade Poison Injection Leeching Strikes Resolving Vigor Incapacitating Strike
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Consuming TrapSlot 2: Dark Shades
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Killer’s BladeSlot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: Relentless FocusSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Incapacitating Strike

Passives

Sorcerer

Sorcerers have the strongest Werewolf dps due to the good class passives. They get 5% overall more physical damage from their passives. On top of that the Werewolf transformation costs less because of the Ultimate cost reduction and the abilities are slightly cheaper. Here you can find the Sorcerer Werewolf build layout with both skills and passives.

  • -5% cost on Stamina and Magicka abilities
  • -15% cost on Ultimate abilities
  • +10% Magicka Recovery
  • +5% Physical Damage
  • After blocking an attack, your next Health, Magicka, or Stamina Ability costs 15% less
  • Increases your damage done against enemies by 1% for every 10% current Health they have

Skills

Whirling Blades Barbed Trap Rapid Strikes Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Hurricane Dark Deal Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Greater Storm Atronach
Dualwield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Whirling BladesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Hurricane
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Dark Deal
Slot 4: Bound ArmamentsSlot 4: Bound Armaments
Slot 5: Unstable ClannfearSlot 5: Unstable Clannfear
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

Passives

Templar

Templars are also one of the top dps setups for Werewolves. They gain 6% extra weapon damage in Werewolf form and also have reduces Ultimate and ability cost. On top of that Werewolf Templars gain extra spell resistance and also can resurrect friendly players faster. Here you can find the Templar Werewolf build layout with both skills and passives.

  • +6% Weapon Damage
  • +2640 Spell Resistance
  • -4% Stamina, Magicka and Ultimate cost
  • +20% increased resurrection speed. Resurrected allies revive with 100% more health.

Skills

Barbed Trap Power of the Light Biting Jabs Rending Slashes Repentance Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Ritual of Retribution Poison Injection Restoring Focus Resolving Vigor Empowering Sweep
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Power of the LightSlot 2: Ritual of Retribution
Slot 3: Biting JabsSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending SlashesSlot 4: Restoring Focus
Slot 5: Repentance/ Flex SpotSlot 5: Echoing Vigor
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Empowering Sweep

Passives

Dragonknight

Dragonknights make the tankiest Werewolves. You gain 10% extra block mitigation and extra spell resistance. When you transform into a Werewolf you also benefit from the “Battle Roar” passive, instantly giving you resources back. And when you have a poison damage enchant on your weapons, you can also proc the “Combustion” passive to return extra stamina for you. Here you can find the Dragonknight Werewolf build layout with both skills and passives.

  • +10% Block Mitigation
  • +3300 Spell Resistance
  • Replenish 13,800 Stamina, Health and Magicka when transforming
  • Increases the damage of your Burning and Poisoned status effects by 50%. When you apply Burning to an enemy, you restore 500 Magicka. When you apply Poisoned to an enemy, you restore 500 Stamina. (Combustion Passive)
  • Elder Dragon increases Light Attack range by 2 meters

Skills

Barbed Trap Venomous Claw Stone Giant Noxious Breath Whirling Blades Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Barbed Trap Flames of Oblivion Resolving Vigor Molten Whip Standard of Might
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Venomous ClawSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Stone GiantSlot 3: Flames of Oblivion
Slot 4: Noxious BreathSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Whirling BladesSlot 5: Molten Whip
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Standard of Might

Passive

Warden

Wardens make good Werewolfs, even tho they do not have many passives that help them out. Werewolf Wardens are only slightly weaker than other classes (1-2k dps less). And the “Maturation” passive also helps your team mates, increasing the health of everyone by 10%. Here you can find the Warden Werewolf build layout with both skills and passives.

  • -15% snare effectiveness
  • +10% HP if maturation passive procs

Skills

Whirling Blades Growing Swarm Rapid Strikes Subterranean Assault Bird of Prey Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Bull Netch Barbed Trap Resolving Vigor Bird of Prey Flawless Dawnbreaker
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Whirling BladesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Growing SwarmSlot 2: Bull Netch
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Barbed Trap
Slot 4: Subterranean AssaultSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Bird of Prey
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Flaweless Dawnbreker

Passives

Necromancer

Necromancers do good damage as Werewolf and they have some nice passives that work along with it. However, most of the damage focused passives of the Necromancer will not be active in the Werewolf form because they require Necromancer abilities slotted. You could also slot Pummeling Goliath on the back bar so you can either decide to transform into a Werewolf or a Goliath which is pretty cool!

  • 10% more damage with damage over time effects.
  • Whenever an enemy you are in combat with dies within 28 meters of you, restore 200 Magicka and Stamina.
  • 1250 Max Health.
  • While you have a negative effect on you, your Healing Done is increased by 8%.

Skills

Blighted Blastbones Barbed Trap Rapid Strikes Detonating Siphon Whirling Blades Werewolf Berserker

Endless Hail Skeletal Archer Necrotic Potency Detonating Siphon Resolving Vigor Pestilent Colossus
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Blighted BlastbonesSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Barbed TrapSlot 2: Skeletal Archer
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Necrotic Potency
Slot 4: Detonating SiphonSlot 4: Detonating Siphon
Slot 5: Whirling BladesSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Werewolf BerserkerUltimate: Pestilent Colossus

Passives


Important Info for Werewolf Build PvE

Buff-food

Redguard & Wood Elf

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

Orc & All other Races

If you can afford it, use the Artaeum Takeaway Broth, otherwise you can also use the cheaper version Dubious Camoran Throne.

Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health, Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Health Recovery)
Dubious Camoran Throne (2nd option if Artaeum is too expensive)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

Orc
Redguard
Khajiit
Imperial
Wood Elf
Dark Elf

Potions

In Werewolf form you will already benefit from Major Brutality and Major Savagery (20% Weapon Damage and 10% Weapon Critical buff). Therefore using Potions that include Stamina, Health and Magicka will suit you best.

Essence of Health
(Max Health, Max Stamina, Max Magicka)
(Columbine, Mountain flower, Bugloss)

Tri Stat Potion

Attributes

All into Stamina


Werewolf Guide

If you are interested in more Werewolf basics & advanced mechanics, all you need to know about Werewolf you can check out my in depth guide for Werewolves.

The Werewolf Guide contains:

  • Part 1
    • Werewolf Basics
    • Werewolf Ultimate
    • Werewolf Skills
    • Werewolf Passives
    • Strengths & Weaknesses
    • How to stay in Werewolf Form
  • Part 2
    • Best Werewolf Race & Class
    • Active Effects in Werewolf
    • Werewolf Champion Points
    • Werewolf good Sets
  • Part 3
    • How to become a Werewolf
    • How to remove Lycanthropy
    • How to level Werewolf fast level 1 to 10 in 20 Minutes
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Werewolf Builds

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Werewolf Build PvE “Claws”.
07.10.2019 Updated the passives of certain classes to match the current patch.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
21.20.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
02.05.2020 Updated the Gearsetup in preparation for the next Chapter.
24.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.