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Stamina Necromancer PVE

Harbinger is a Stamina Necromancer DPS PVE Build with strong Disease, Poison attacks and the ability to summon undead minions to assist you in fight. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear!

The idea behind Harbinger is to use your Undead minions to deal damage but also as a source of corpses for you to exploit. Many Necromancer skills use corpses as fuel to boost your DPS and create specific effects. The many strong disease and poison damage skills of the Stamina Necromancer can weaken your enemies and help you kill them faster.

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

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Necromancer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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Stamina Necromancer PVE 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 Necromancer 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 Necromancer PVE Build

Skills for Stamina Necromancer PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Deadly CloakStampede
Skill 2Venom SkullCarve
Skill 3Skeletal ArcherBarbed Trap
Skill 4Stalking BlastbonesSpirit Guardian
Skill 5Detonating SiphonDetonating Siphon/Razor Caltrops
Ultimate SkillPestilent ColossusPestilent Colossus
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Strong DPS skill.
  • Venom Skull(Flame Skull): Strong spammable.
  • Skeletal Archer(Skeletal Mage): Summon an undead minion to assist in combat that also creates a corpse on death.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Great source of damage for Necromancer.
  • Detonating Siphon(Shocking Siphon): We use this skill to increase our damage passively but also to deal additional disease damage by exploiting our corpses. When solo replace it on your back bar with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops).
  • Pestilent Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Our main and only Ultimate. Deals great disease damage and applies Major Vulnerability.
  • 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.
  • Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender): Minion that heals and reduces incoming damage.

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 Necromancer PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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, Backstabber, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse

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 Necromancer PVE Build

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

Info for Stamina Necromancer PVE Build

Several important info for the Stamina Necromancer 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 Mundus to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for Stamina Necromancer 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 Necromancer PVE Build

Drink a Potion, summon your Skeletal Archer, Spirit Guardian(when necessary), set your Barbed Trap and attack with Stampede, Carve x2, Razor Caltrops(when solo).

Switch bars and continue with Stalking Blastbones, Skeletal Archer, Deadly Cloak, Stalking Blastbones, Detonating Siphon, Venom Skull, Stalking Blastbones, Venom Skull x2, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars.

Stampede, Carve, Barbed Trap, Razor Caltrops(when solo), switch bars and continue. When in front bar use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills and re cast Skeletal Archer, Deadly Cloak, Detonating Siphon when necessary. Use Pestilent Colossus when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost damage!

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