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Gold Farming Build Elder Scrolls Online

Gold Farming Build – Runner

Runner is a super easy Gold Farming Build in the Elder Scrolls Online with a simple goal. To help you move as fast as possible between resource nodes without using your mount.

Gathering crafting materials in ESO is an easy and very lucrative way of making gold. With the help of Runner, you can move fast, without using your mount and collect enough materials to make a small fortune. To make Gold from the materials you can sell them to other players or use them for crafting yourself and sell the final product. For the base of Runner we are using an Orc Stamina Warden Build.

For more ways to make Gold in the Elder Scrolls Online you can check my How to Make Gold Guide.

If you are interested in the career of a Thief in ESO in order to make Gold, take a look at my Cloak and Dagger Thief Build.

Table of Contents

Armor Sets

The sets we are using will help us boost our stats, reach the Speed Cap of the game and participate in other activities in PVE or PVP content.

Domihaus Helmet: One piece of this set to boost Magicka and Stamina.

Swarm Mother Shoulders: One piece of this set to boost Magicka and Stamina.

Impregnable Armor: Good Boost to attributes and PVP protection that will allow you to move fast in PVE and PVP zones.

Jailbreaker: Permanent Minor Expedition Buff that boosts our speed by 15%.

The goal of this combination is to reach the speed cap in order to move fast but also boost resources that will allow us to perform other actions with the same build.

You can replace Monster Sets with other that boost Stamina, Magicka or give you a specific effect. Since they do not affect speed, you can choose a defensive or offensive Monster Set depending on your goals. The same applies to Impregnable Armor. All body Armor are Medium to benefit from the Athletics Medium Armor Passive.

Other Sets that can boost speed include:

Coward’s Gear: Battlegrounds Reward

Fiord’s Legacy: Eastmarch, Overland

Ring of the Wild Hunt: Antiquities

Sets Location

Domihaus Head: Veteran Falkreath Hold

Domihaus Shoulders: Urgarlarg Chief-Bane

Swarm Mother Head: Veteran Splindleclutch I

Swarm Mother Shoulders: Maj Al-Ragath

Impregnable Armor: Battlegrounds, Rewards for the Worthy

Jailbreaker: Banished Cells I & II, Normal & Veteran difficulty

HeadDomihausMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersSwarm MotherMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsImpregnable ArmorMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsImpregnable ArmorMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestImpregnable ArmorMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistImpregnable ArmorMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetImpregnable ArmorMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceJailbreakerJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingJailbreakerJewelInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingJailbreakerJewelInfusedMagicka Recovery
Two Handed WeaponJailbreakerGreatswordSharpenedPoison
Two Handed WeaponJailbreakerBowInfusedWeapon Damage


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Wrecking BlowEndless Hail
Skill 2Reverse SlicePoison Injection
Skill 3Subterranean AssaultBull Netch
Skill 4Fetcher InfectionLotus Blossom
Skill 5Bird of PreyBird of Prey
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerPermafrost

For the purpose of running fast you only need to use Bird of Prey to gain Major Expedition and boost your Speed by 30%. The other skills can be used to defeat NPC.

Wrecking Blow: Spammable. Use it for its great damage but to also empower your next light attack.

Reverse Slice: Execute ability that also deals AOE damage.

Subterranean Assault: Our strongest skill. Deals great AOE damage.

Fetcher Infection: Great damage DOT skill for our Warden.

Bird of Prey: Passive boost to damage and active Speed Boost.

Flawless Dawnbreaker: Main, very strong Ultimate. Buffs weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.

Endless Hail: One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.

Poison Injection: Another great DOT damage skill that deals strong poison damage.

Bull Netch: Very important self-buff. Boosts our weapon damage and is essential for our sustain.

Lotus Blossom: Passive self-heal ability.

Permafrost: Secondary Ultimate, great against multiple enemies.

You can use the build as it is for Overworld PVE and easier group content. For a dedicated DPS Stamina Warden 2h PVE Build you can take a look at Claymore.

Runner can also be used as a scroll runner in Cyrodiil PVP zone or for general PVP with proper adjustments. For a dedicated Stamina Warden PVP Build, take a look at Destroyer.

Important Skills

Swift Warrior Orc Passive: Increases the movement Speed of Sprint by 10%.

Bird of Prey Warden Skill: Grants Major Expedition, boosting Moving Speed by 30%

Athletics Medium Armor Passive: Increases the movement speed of Sprint by 3% for every piece of Medium Armor equipped.

Other Useful Skills

Plentiful Harvest: Unlocks at The Lover Constellation Rank 10 and grants a 10% chance to gain double the yield from normal resource nodes.

Master Gatherer: Unlocks at The Lover Constellation Rank 75 and reduces your gathering time by 50%.

Crafting Skills. To gain higher value materials you have to level up and unlock your Crafting Skills. The Keen Eye passive under each Line can also help you notice resource nodes faster.

Speed Calculation

Speed in the Elder Scrolls Online has a limit. The speed cap at the moment is at 200%. That means that if we go above that we gain nothing. Having that in mind let’s calculate the Speed of the Build as it is:

Base Speed: 100%

The Steed: +16% (with all armor in Divines)

Jailbreaker Set: +15%

Hasty: 2%-8%(Required for path, unlock only the first Stage)

Jogging speed: 133%-139%. By activating Bird of Prey we can boost that to 163%-169%. Now if we add the effects of sprint and other effects we get:

Sprint: +40%

Athletics: +21% (with 7 Medium Armor pieces)

Orc Passive: +10%

Sprint Speed: 204%-210%. Our Sprint Speed like this(without using Bird of Prey) is at 204%-210%, 4%-10% above the speed cap in ESO.

Other Speed sources

Other speed boosting sets or effects you can try if you wish are:

Coward’s Gear: 30%

Fiord’s Legacy: 15%

Ring of the Wild Hunt: 15% in combat, 45% out of combat

Hasty Craft CP Passive: 2%-8%

Celerity Craft CP Slottable: 2%-10%

Steed’s Blessing Craft CP Slottable: Up to 20% Movement Speed when out of combat

Swift Jewelry Trait: 7%(Gold)

Concealed Weapon: 25%(Nightblade only and cloaked)

Champion Points


Slottable: Deadly Aim, Mater-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Reaving Blows – Alternatives: Thaumaturge, Weapons Expert, Endless Endurance, Untamed Aggression, Biting Aura, Backstabber, Wrathful Strikes

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


Slottable: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

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


Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest – Alternatives: Treasure Hunter, Sustaining Shadows, Steed’s Blessing

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


We are using Bewitched Sugar Skulls or Logfin Pasty with Melon Sause as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.


Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Steed for better Speed



Best option for the Build, thanks to the Swift Warrior Passive.

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is required

Build Difficulty Rating – 2,5

Very easy Gold Farming Build that will help you make a small fortune. You just have to sprint and collect materials to make money. Even though the Build’s focus is on collecting materials for Gold, you can participate in other activities as well, thanks to its Weapon and Warden Skills.

Combat Rotation

If you wish to use Runner as it is in PVE gameplay, this is the rotation you can follow:

Buff yourself with Bull Netch and Lotus Blossom, Drink a Potion, attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Subterranean Assault, Fetcher Infection, Wrecking Blow x5-6, Subterranean Assault, switch bars.

Continue with Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Bull Netch, Lotus Blossom(If necessary), switch bars and continue. Once the enemy’s Health drops below 25% start using Reverse Slice.

Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill.

Beginner Guides

Best Class Guide

Best Solo Class Guide

Race Guide

ESO How to Make Gold

New Player Beginner Guide

ESO Leveling Guide

Undaunted Pledges Guide

Transmute Crystals Guide

Champion Points Guide

ESO Daily Routine

Best Addons Guide

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