stamina dragonknight pve
| | |

Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

Venomous is a Stamina Dragonknight DPS PVE Build in ESO, that relies on strong poison direct and DOT attacks to weaken and destroy enemies. A potent damage over time based DPS Build that deals good damage and can defeat strong single targets or groups of enemies.

Venomous offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear and is perfect for new and veteran players, especially if you like the idea of playing a character with many poison-based attacks.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Fireheart.

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.

Table of Contents

Stamina Dragonknight 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 also use Berserking Warrior, Kinras’s Wrath or (Perfected)Coral Riptide 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
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
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.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetPlaguebreakMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected) Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Stamina Dragonknight 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
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/NirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

Skills for Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

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

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Deadly CloakStampede
Skill 2Molten WhipCarve
Skill 3Venomous ClawBarbed Trap
Skill 4Noxious BreathHardened Armor
Skill 5Flames of OblivionResolving Vigor
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerStandard of Might
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Strong DPS skill.
  • Molten Whip(Lava Whip): Powerful Passive.
  • Venomous Claw(Searing Strike): Great poison DOT and direct damage skill.
  • Noxious Breath(Fiery Breath): It debuffs the enemy and deals great poison direct and DOT damage.
  • Flames of Oblivion(Inferno): A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs our weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Hardened Armor(Spiked Armor): Defensive ability.
  • Resolving Vigor(Vigor): Healing ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): 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(Volley) and Poison Injection(Poison Arrow).

Passive Skills for Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Dragonknight 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 Stamina Dragonknight DPS 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/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 for Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

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

Info for Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build

Several important info for the Stamina Dragonknight DPS 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 Stamina Dragonknight DPS 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 Dragonknight DPS Build

Drink a potion, activate Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Stampede, Carve x2 and switch bars. Continue with Noxious Breath, Flames of Oblivion, Venomous Claw, Deadly Cloak, Molten Whip as your spammable until you have to re cast Stampede. Switch bars, Stampede, Carve, Barbed Trap, switch again and continue. Keep attacking with Molten Whip and re cast the other abilities when necessary.

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

More Dragonknight Builds

Follow me on Youtube