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Warden Hybrid PVE

Winter Warrior is a Stamina Based Warden Hybrid DPS PVE Build, that is using both Stamina and Magicka skills. The Build combines the melee attacks and strong Frost DPS of the Warden Class, to provide a fun and effective gameplay! Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide. For a Dual Wield Stamina Warden PVE Build you can take a look at Force of Nature.

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

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

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Warden Hybrid 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
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. 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 Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing WallFire/Lightning StaffInfusedWeapon 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
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKinras's Wrath/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/Kinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing Wall/Pillar of NirnFire/Frost StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

There are various sets you can use as a beginner. Armor Sets that can help you understand the play-style while boosting your Stamina and Magicka offensive capabilities. Some of these sets are:

Stormfist, Selene, Ilambris as full Monster Sets. A combination of Hunding’s Rage, Law of Julianos, Night mother’s Gaze, Morkuldin or Armor of the Seducer can work well.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
One Hand WeaponLaw of JulianosDaggerNirnhoned/PreciseFire Damage
One Hand WeaponLaw of JulianosDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina or Magicka/Poison
Two Handed WeaponLaw of JulianosFire/Lightning/Frost StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Warden Hybrid PVE Build

Skills for Warden Hybrid 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 CloakWinter's Revenge
Skill 2Rapid StrikesUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Subterranean AssaultBlue Betty
Skill 4Barbed TrapFetcher Infection
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Razor CaltropsBird of Prey/Lotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • Rapid Strikes(Flurry): Spammable.
  • Subterranean Assault(Scorch): Our strongest skill. Deals great AOE damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Bird of Prey(Falcon’s Swiftness): We have this skill on our bar only for the passive boost to our damage. No need to use it. When playing solo replace Bird of Prey on your front bar with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops) and on the back bar with Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower) for heals.
  • Wild Guardian(Feral Guardian): Our only and very strong Ultimate. Is constantly damaging enemies and can work as an execute ability.
  • Winter’s Revenge(Impaling Shards): Strong Frost damage AOE-DOT skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Strong AOE skill.
  • Blue Betty(Betty Netch): Increases Weapon/Spell damage and restores Magicka.
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): DoT skill that debuffs enemies.

Passive Skills for Warden Hybrid PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Warden Hybrid 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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Warden Hybrid 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, Biting Aura/Fighting Finesse

Passive: Tireless Discipline, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, 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 Warden Hybrid PVE Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Weapon Power/Crit. as Potions.

Info for Warden Hybrid PVE Build

Several important info for the Warden Hybrid 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 to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for Warden Hybrid 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 Warden Hybrid PVE Build

Buff yourself with Blue Betty, Lotus Blossom(when solo), drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Winter’s Revenge, Unstable Wall of Elements, Fetcher Infection and switch bars.

Attack with Subterranean Assault, Razor Caltrops(solo), Deadly Cloak, Rapid Strikes x5-6, Subterranean Assault, Barbed Trap(if necessary) switch bars. Continue with Winter’s Revenge, Unstable Wall of Elements, Blue Betty, Fetcher Infection, Lotus Blossom(solo, when necessary) switch bars and continue.

Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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