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2H Stamina Necromancer PVE

Devourer is a 2H Stamina Necromancer DPS PVE Build in ESO, that is using Two Handed weapons instead of Dual Wield. A fun and strong 2H Stamina Necromancer PVE build, perfect for almost every PVE content in the game. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear and the difficulty of the content!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Necromancer PVE Build take a look at Harbinger. If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Necromancer Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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2H Stamina Necromancer 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 or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

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.

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
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 Necromancer early in the game!

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 Necromancer PVE Build

Skills for 2H Stamina Necromancer PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1StampedeEndless Hail
Skill 2Wrecking BlowPoison Injection
Skill 3Skeletal ArcherBarbed Trap
Skill 4Stalking BlastbonesSpirit Guardian
Skill 5Detonating SiphonDetonating Siphon/Razor Caltrops
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerPestilent Colossus
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Wrecking Blow(Uppercut): Strong spammable.
  • Skeletal Archer(Skeletal Mage): Summon an undead minion to assist in combat that also creates a corpse on death.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Great source of damage for Necromancer.
  • Detonating Siphon(Shocking Siphon): We use this skill to increase our damage passively but also to deal additional disease damage by exploiting our corpses. When solo replace it on your back bar with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops).
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Placed here to boost our Weapon Damage. No need to use it.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): The first of our two strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Another great DOT damage skill that deals strong poison damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender): Minion that heals and reduces incoming damage.
  • Pestilent Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Our main Ultimate. Deals great disease damage and applies Major Vulnerability.

Passive Skills for 2H Stamina Necromancer PVE Build

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


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse, Thaumaturge/Backstabber
  • Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight


  • 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)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for 2H Stamcro PVE Build

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

Info for 2H Stamina Necromancer PVE Build

Several important info for the 2H Stamina Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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 Necromancer PVE Build

Drink a Potion, summon your Skeletal Archer, Spirit Guardian(when necessary), set your Barbed Trap and attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Razor Caltrops(when solo). Switch bars and continue with Stalking Blastbones, Skeletal Archer, Stampede, Stalking Blastbones, Detonating Siphon, Wrecking Blow, Stalking Blastbones, Wrecking Blow x2, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars.

Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Barbed Trap, Razor Caltrops(when solo), switch bars and continue. When in front bar use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills and re cast Skeletal Archer, Stampede, Detonating Siphon when necessary. Use Pestilent Colossus when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost damage!

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