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2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE

Baneful is a 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build in ESO and an alternative way to play as a Stamina Dragonknight, since it is using a Two Handed weapon instead of Dual Wield. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear and the difficulty of the content! Baneful is a strong 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE build that can complete almost every PVE content in the game!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build take a look at Venomous.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Dragonknight Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

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2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also use Berserking Warrior, Kinras’s Wrath or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected) Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPillar of NirnGreatswordPrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's Nightmare/StormfistLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's Nightmare/StormfistMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPillar of NirnGreatsword/Battle AxePrecisePoison
Two Handed WeaponThunderous Volley/Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a 2H Stamina Dragonknight early in the game!

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle AxePreciseAbsorb Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Skills for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1StampedeEndless Hail
Skill 2Molten WhipPoison Injection
Skill 3Venomous ClawBarbed Trap
Skill 4Noxious BreathHardened Armor
Skill 5Flames of OblivionResolving Vigor
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerStandard of Might

Passive Skills for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Thaumaturge

Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for 2H StamDK PVE Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Several important info for the 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best Race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Stamina bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Drink a potion, activate Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection and switch bars. Continue with Stampede, Noxious Breath, Flames of Oblivion, Venomous Claw, Molten Whip as your spammable until you have to re cast Endless Hail. Switch bars, Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Barbed Trap, switch again and continue. Keep attacking with Molten Whip and re cast the other abilities when necessary.

Boost your defense with Hardened Ward and Heal with Resolving Vigor if you need to. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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