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Necromancer SnB PVE

Erebus is a Stamina Necromancer SnB PVE DPS Build in ESO! The build is using One Hand and Shield as its main Weapon to deal damage and fulfill the role of DPS. Although a traditional Tanking Weapon, you can use Sword and Shield effectively as a DPS weapon with the right setup. Erebus offers two different setups, one with Trial gear and one without. It is also a great DPS Build for Group or Solo gameplay.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer 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 Stamina Necromancer Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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Necromancer SnB 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, (Perfected)Coral Riptide or Kinras’s Wrath 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
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandPillar of NirnShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
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.

HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponDeadlands DemolisherSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandDeadlands DemolisherShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Stamina Warden SnB 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
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Necromancer SnB PVE Build

Skills for Necromancer SnB 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 1DegenerationStampede
Skill 2Power SlamCarve
Skill 3Barbed TrapSkeletal Archer
Skill 4Stalking BlastbonesSpirit Guardian
Skill 5Detonating SiphonDetonating Siphon/Razor Caltrops
Ultimate SkillPestilent ColossusPestilent Colossus
  • Degeneration(Entropy): Strong offensive ability that also boosts damage.
  • Power Slam(Power Bash): Spammable.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Deals disease damage and applies Major Defile to enemies.
  • 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).
  • Pestilent Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Our main and only Ultimate. Deals great disease damage and applies Major Vulnerability.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Skeletal Archer(Skeletal mage): Summon an undead minion to assist in combat that also creates a corpse on death.
  • Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender): Minion that heals and reduces incoming damage.

Passive Skills for Necromancer SnB PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Necromancer SnB 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 Necromancer SnB 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, Thaumaturge/Backstabber, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse
  • 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 Necromancer SnB PVE Build

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

Info for Necromancer SnB PVE Build

Several important info for the Necromancer SnB 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 Mundus to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Necromancer SnB 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 Necromancer SnB PVE Build

Drink a Potion, summon your Skeletal Archer, Spirit Guardian(when necessary), set your Barbed Trap and attack with Stampede, Carve, Razor Caltrops(when solo). Switch bars and continue with Stalking Blastbones, Barbed Trap, Degeneration, Stalking Blastbones, Detonating Siphon, Power Slam, Stalking Blastbones, Power Slam x2, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars.

Attack with Stampede, Carve, Skeletal Archer, Razor Caltrops(when solo) switch bars and continue. When in front bar use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills! Use Pestilent Colossus when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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