Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS PVE Build ESO

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Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS

Dagon is a Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS PVE Build in ESO, that is using Two Handed weapons instead of Dual Wield. The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! It can deal massive damage to single targets but also groups of enemies thanks to its powerful abilities. A flexible Class with strong offensive skills that use your primary resource. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear and the difficulty of the content!

The Build is designed to use a combination of Arcanist Class skills and Two Handed abilities in order to help you clear almost every PVE content in ESO. If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Arcanist Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a different setup, you can find more Arcanist Builds in the Arcanist Builds page.

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Stamina Arcanist 2H 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 use Berserking Warrior, Coral Riptide, Whorl of the Depths or Pillar of Nirn 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
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatswordPrecise/ChargedPoison
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
HeadKjalnar’s NightmareLight/MediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar’s NightmareMediumDivinesMax. 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 CallerGreatswordPrecise/ChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected) Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Stamina Arcanist 2H 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 AxePrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother’s Gaze/MorkuldinBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS Build

Skills for Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but also help you in Solo Gameplay.

Writhing RunebladesCarveTentacular DreadBarbed TrapInspired ScholarshipFlawless Dawnbreaker
Endless HailPoison InjectionFulminating RuneRuneguard of FreedomResolving VigorThe Tide King’s Gaze

Passive Skills for Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS Build

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

Champion Points for Stamina Arcanist 2H 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, 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

Consumables for Stamarc 2H DPS PVE Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS Build

Several important info for the Stamina Arcanist 2H 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 Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS 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 Stamina Arcanist 2H DPS Build

This is a dynamic rotation, relying on your spammable to deal damage while refreshing your other abilities when necessary! Buff yourself with Inspired Scholarship, Runeguard of Freedom and place Barbed Trap. Attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Fulminating Rune. Switch bars, apply Abyssal Ink with Tentacular Dread, attack with Carve x3 and Writhing Runeblades. Keep attacking with Writhing Runeblades as your spammable and refresh the other abilities when necessary. Heal yourself with Resolving Vigor, use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost your DPS!

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