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2H Stamina Warden DPS PVE Build ESO

2H Stamina Warden PVE

Claymore is a 2h Stamina Warden DPS PVE Build and an alternative way to play as a Stamina Warden, since it is using a Two Handed weapon on front bar 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! Claymore is a strong and easy 2h Stamina Warden PVE build, perfect for almost every content in the game.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Warden PVE Build you can take a look at Force of Nature.

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

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

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2H Stamina Warden 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
HeadStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPillar of NirnGreatsword/Battle AxePrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected) Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a 2H Stamina Warden 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 Warden PVE Build

Skills for 2H Stamina Warden 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 2Cutting DivePoison Injection
Skill 3ExecutionerBull Netch
Skill 4Subterranean AssaultBarbed Trap
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Razor CaltropsBird of Prey/Lotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Cutting Dive(Dive): Our spammable.
  • Executioner(Reverse Slash): Our execute ability. Start using it when the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Subterranean Assault(Scorch): Our strongest skill. Deals great AOE damage.
  • Bird of Prey(Falcon’s Swiftness): We have this skill on our bar only for the passive boost to our damage. No need to use it. When playing solo replace Bird of Prey on your front bar with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops) and on the back bar with Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower) for heals.
  • Wild Guardian(Feral Guardian): Our only and very strong Ultimate. Is constantly damaging enemies and can work as an execute ability.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): Strong AOE-DOT skills for 2H/Bow Setup.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Strong DPS skill.
  • Bull Netch(Betty Netch): Very important self-buff. Boosts our weapon damage and is essential for our sustain.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.

Passive Skills for 2H Stamina Warden PVE Build

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

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • 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 Warden 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, Backstabber, Thaumaturge/Biting Aura

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, Plentiful Harvest

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 Stamina Warden PVE Build

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

Info for 2H Stamina Warden PVE Build

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

Buff yourself with Bull Netch, Lotus Blossom(when solo), drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection and switch bars.

Attack with Subterranean Assault, Razor Caltrops(solo), Stampede, Cutting Dive x5-6, Subterranean Assault, switch bars. Continue with Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Bull Netch, Barbed Trap, Lotus Blossom(Solo/when necessary) switch bars and continue.

Once the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Executioner as your spammable/execute. Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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