ESO Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

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Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

Darkness is a powerful Stamina Arcanist PVP Build in ESO, designed for Battlegrounds and open world PVP. The build offers great survivability, massive burst damage and has access to several Support Skills. The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! Thanks to its defensive capabilities it can fight against multiple enemies and get kills fast.

The Build is designed primarily for Battlegrounds but you can use it in Open World with the appropriate Champion Points Setup! 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 PVP Build Setup

Darkness offers massive Burst Damage but can also survive against multiple enemies thanks to its strong defensive skills. Skills that can heal you or debuff enemies! Some alternative sets you can use include Eternal Vigor, Sea-Serpent’s Coil.

HeadGaze of SithisHeavyImpenetrableMax. Stamina/Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersVelidrethMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
HandsHeartland ConquerorMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
LegsHeartland ConquerorMediumInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestHeartland ConquerorHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistHeartland ConquerorMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
FeetHeartland ConquerorMediumWell-FittedMax. Stamina
NecklaceShattered FateJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingShattered FateJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingShattered FateJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponShattered FateMaulSharpenedEscapist’s Poison IX
One Hand WeaponShattered FateAny 1-Hand WeaponDefendingDrain Health Poison IX
Off HandShattered FateShieldImpenetrableMax. Stamina

Armor Sets for Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

Skills for Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

The following skills will help you deal massive damage but also protect yourself from enemies!

Dizzying SwingCephaliarch’s FlailExecutionerImpervious RunewardRecuperative TreatiseThe Languid Eye/Dawnbreaker of Smiting
InvasionRune of the Colorless PoolCruxweaver ArmorRuneguard of FreedomResolving VigorSanctum of the Abyssal Sea

Passive Skills for Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

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

Champion Points for Stamina Arcanist PVP 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/Exploiter, Ironclad
  • 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: Boundless Vitality, Juggernaut, Fortified, Rejuvenation
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Stamarc PVP Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Immovability (Stamina version) as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX as Poisons.

For Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

Several important info for the Stamarc PVP 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 Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.

What Race is best for Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

Imperial – Redguard – Dark Elf – Orc is the best race for a Stamarc PVP 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 PVP Build

Buff yourself with Recuperative Treatise, Impervious Runeward, Cruxweaver Armor, Runeguard of Freedom. Attack with Shield Invasion to stun your enemy, Cephaliarch’s Flail, Dizzying Swing, Executioner to finish them. Fear enemies with Rune of the Colorless Pool and heal yourself with Resolving Vigor. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost your damage.

FAQ – Stamina Arcanist PVP Build

Is Stamina Arcanist good for PVP?

Stamina Arcanist is a strong Class for PVP in ESO. It has access to several support skills that can buff, debuff and heal you thanks to its unique Crux system. Stamarc can also deal massive burst damage to defeat enemies fast. To find more about the Stamarc in PVP you can take a look at this Stamina Arcanist PVP Build!

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