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Hybrid Warden DPS

Primal is a Magicka based Hybrid Warden DPS PVE Build for ESO! The Build is using strong melee attacks and Nature based Magic to defeat enemies and clear almost every content in The Elder Scrolls Online! Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

Primal is based on Warden’s Nature skills, combined with Weapon abilities and other utility spells!

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

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Hybrid Warden DPS 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.

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon 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. Order’s Wrath is another great Set you can use.

HeadKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless Charge/Pillar of NirnGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

There are various sets you can use as a beginner. Armor Sets that can help you understand the play-style while boosting your Stamina and Magicka offensive capabilities. Some of these sets are:

Stormfist, Selene, Ilambris as full Monster Sets. A combination of Hunding’s Rage, Law of Julianos, Night mother’s Gaze, Morkuldin or Armor of the Seducer can work well.

HeadIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerNirnhoned/PreciseFire Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Magicka or Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponHunding's RageGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Hybrid Warden DPS Build

Skills for Hybrid Warden DPS 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 1Screaming Cliff RacerStampede
Skill 2Fetcher InfectionCarve
Skill 3Subterranean Assault/Deep FissureBull Netch
Skill 4Mystic OrbBarbed Trap
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Lotus BlossomSpell Symmetry
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian
  • Screaming Cliff Racer(Dive): Our main skill & spammable.
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): DOT skill.
  • Subterranean Assault(Scorch): Strong Area skill that deals great AOE damage. You can use Deep Fissure(Scorch) in Solo gameplay for its debuff.
  • Mystic Orb(Necrotic Orb): AOE damage over time ability.
  • Bird of Prey(Falcon’s Swiftness): Slotted for its passive boost to damage. When playing solo replace it with Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower) to get passive heals.
  • Wild Guardian(Feral Guardian): Our strong trusty Bear and only Ultimate.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Bull Netch(Betty Netch): Boosts damage and assists with sustain.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Use it when low on Magicka to restore it.

Passive Skills for Hybrid Warden DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Hybrid 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
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Hybrid Warden DPS 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, Biting Aura, Backstabber

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


Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

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


Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Strategic Reserve

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

Consumables for Hybrid Warden DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Hybrid Warden DPS Build

Several important info for the Hybrid 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 Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Hybrid Warden DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Magicka 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 Hybrid Warden DPS Build

Buff yourself with Bull Netch, Lotus Blossom(when solo), drink a potion and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Stampede, Carve x2 and switch bars.

Continue with Mystic Orb, Fetcher Infection, Ultimate(if ready), Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure, Screaming Cliff Racer x6, Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure, Mystic Orb(if necessary), Lotus Blossom(when solo).

Switch bars, Stampede, Carve, Barbed Trap, switch bars and continue. Use Bull Netch and Spell Symmetry when low on resources. Try to use Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure often to boost your damage. Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!!

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