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2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

Baneful is a powerful Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build in ESO, that is using 2H Weapons to clear Solo and Group PVE content! The Build is utilizing a Two Handed as its main Weapon and combines strong Weapon and Dragonknight Class skills. Baneful offers various setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to clear.

A strong 2H Stamdk DPS Build that relies on Poison effects to destroy your enemies. To learn more about the Dragonknight Class, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build you can take a look at Venomous. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Stamina Dragonknight Solo Build.

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ESO 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build Setup

Baneful is using a Two Handed as its main weapon and combines strong Weapon and Dragonknight Class skills to clear content! Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! 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 harder to find Trial gear and aims to help you achieve the best damage possible! If you wish to use the Build in harder group content, you should focus on getting the gear below. You can use this setup with a Mythic Set or a full Monster Set. Good alternative Sets include:

  • Coral Riptide
  • Ansuul’s Torment
  • Whorl of the Depths
  • Pillar of Nirn
  • Tarnished Nightmare
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
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatswordPrecise/ChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

The No-Trial Gear setup is meant for easier Solo but also easier Group PVE Gameplay. You can wear this setup if you are planning to play Overland content(Public Dungeons, World Bosses) or clear normal Dungeons. This setup is not strong enough to survive Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom ArenaVateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. For this purpose you should use a dedicated Solo PVE Dragonknight Build.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's Nightmare/StormfistLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's Nightmare/StormfistMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatsword/Battle AxePrecise/ChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

This Stamina Dragonknight 2H Beginner Build Setup will help you play as a Stamina Dragonknight early in the game! The goal of this setup is to help you become familiar and more efficient with the Stamina Dragonknight using Two Handed Weapons!

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 AxePrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Stamina Dragonknight 2H PVE Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and a few good alternative options.

Skills for 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

The Build relies on Poison effects and strong skills from Weapons and the Dragonknight Class to weaken and destroy your targets! The powerful Molten Whip spammable makes it possible to deal massive damage and clear PVE content of any difficulty. Baneful also offers defensive and support skills that can keep you alive against tough Bosses or in Solo Gameplay!

StampedeMolten WhipVenomous ClawNoxious BreathFlames of OblivionFlawless Dawnbreaker
Endless HailPoison InjectionBarbed TrapHardened ArmorResolving VigorStandard of Might
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Molten Whip(Lava Whip): Powerful Spammable. You can also use Wrecking Blow.
  • Venomous Claw(Searing Strike): Great poison DOT and direct damage skill.
  • Noxious Breath(Fiery Breath): It debuffs the enemy and deals great poison direct and DOT damage.
  • Flames of Oblivion(Inferno): A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Secondary Ultimate.
  • Endless Hail: Strong AOE-DOT skill for 2H and Bow Setup.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Strong DPS skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage that also boosts Critical Damage.
  • Hardened Armor(Spiked Armor): Defensive ability.
  • Resolving Vigor(Vigor): Healing ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Main Powerful Ultimate.

Passive Skills for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Dragonknight Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS 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 DPS PVE Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. 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: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Food and Potions for 2H StamDK PVE Build

Artaeum Takeaway Broth is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Weapon Power is the best option as Potions.

Info for 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS 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

The Best Race for the 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build in ESO is Dark Elf. Orc and Khajiit are nice alternative Races you can use 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 DPS PVE Build ESO

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, Venomous Claw, Molten Whip as your spammable. 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 have to. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

Companion for 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Stamina Dragonknight 2H DPS Build, you can bring along a mighty Companion! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a DPS focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO 2H Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build Summary

Baneful is a powerful Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build, that is using a 2H Weapon to clear Solo and Group PVE Content in ESO! The Build relies on its strong Poison and Fire damage to weaken targets and clear content. A combination of Weapon and Dragonknight Class abilities that will let you participate in harder group content but also clear easier solo gameplay with success. Baneful is a fun Stamdk DPS Build that is using a 2H Weapon to deal massive damage in ESO PVE!

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