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Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build ESO

Stamina Dragonknight PVE

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Description

Venomous is a Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build that relies on strong poison direct and DOT attacks to weaken and destroy enemies. A build with interesting and fun gameplay that is balanced around both solo and group content. The build relies mostly on the class’ strong poison skills but also to other DOT damage skills to breeze through PVE content in ESO.

Venomous is perfect for new and veteran players, especially if you like the idea of playing a character with many poison-based attacks.

For a Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Fireheart.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight 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 Dragonknight Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Arms of Relequen: Best in Slot Stamina DPS set in ESO at the moment.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set. Berserking Warrior is a nice alternative set.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

(Perfected)Merciless Charge: Powerful Ability Altering Set that can boost damage.

Plaguebreak: Disease damage based Set.

Aegis Caller: Great AOE & Single Target Stamina DPS Set.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Arms of Relequen: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial, Summerset

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

(Perfected)Merciless Charge: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel Trial

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Plaguebreak: PVP, Rewards for the Worthy

Aegis Caller: Unhallowed Grave Dungeon

Group Gameplay

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, to achieve the best damage possible.

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
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponKinras's WrathDaggerNirnhoned/PrecisePoison
One Handed WeaponKinras's WrathDaggerChargedFire Damage
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponAegis CallerDaggerNirnhoned/PrecisePoison
One Handed WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFire Damage
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected) Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Stormfist: Veteran Tempest Island, Glirion The Redbeard

Hunding’s Rage: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted

Night mother’s Gaze: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted

Morkuldin: Wrothgar – Crafted

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
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/NirnhonedPoison
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Fire Damage
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Venomous ClawStampede
Skill 2Rapid StrikesCarve
Skill 3Noxious BreathBarbed Trap
Skill 4Flames of OblivionDegeneration
Skill 5Molten WhipResolving Vigor
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerStandard of Might

Venomous Claw: Great poison DOT and direct damage skill.

Rapid Strikes: Powerful spammable.

Noxious Breath: It debuffs the enemy and deals great poison direct and DOT damage.

Flames of Oblivion: A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies.

Molten Whip: Slotted for the passives. No need to use it.

Flawless Dawnbreaker: Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs our weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.

Stampede: Powerful AOE damage skill.

Carve: Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.

Barbed Trap: Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.

Degeneration: Strong offensive ability that also boosts damage.

Resolving Vigor: Healing ability.

Standard of Might: Our main strong Ultimate.

Bow Back-Bar

If you wish to play with Bow as your Back-Bar Weapon, just replace Stampede and Carve with Endless Hail and Poison Injection.

Passive Skills

  • 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

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

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, Plentiful Harvest

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

Fitness

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

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

Consumables

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

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief.

Race

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation

Drink a potion, activate Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Stampede, Carve, Degeneration and switch bars.

Continue with Noxious Breath, Flames of Oblivion, Venomous Claw, Rapid Strikes x6, switch bars. Stampede, Carve, Barbed Trap, Degeneration, switch bars and continue.

Heal yourself with Resolving Vigor if you need to. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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