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Warden SnB PVE

Shieldbreaker is a Stamina Warden SnB PVE DPS Build in ESO! The build is using One Hand and Shield as its main Weapon to deal damage and fulfill the role of DPS. Although a traditional Tanking Weapon, you can use Sword and Shield effectively as a DPS weapon with the right setup. Shieldbreaker offers two different setups, one with Trial gear and one without. It is also a great DPS Build for Group or Solo gameplay.

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

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

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Warden SnB 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, (Perfected)Coral Riptide or Kinras’s Wrath 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 NirnSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandPillar of NirnShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
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
HandsPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingDeadlands DemolisherJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponDeadlands DemolisherSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandDeadlands DemolisherShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Stamina Warden SnB 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/MorkuldinSwordPrecisePoison
Off HandNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinShieldDivinesMax. Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Warden SnB PVE Build

Skills for Warden SnB 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 1Fetcher InfectionStampede
Skill 2Power SlamCarve
Skill 3Subterranean AssaultBull Netch
Skill 4Barbed TrapDegeneration
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Razor CaltropsBird of Prey/Lotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): Great damage DOT skill for our Warden.
  • Power Slam(Power Bash): 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.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Bull Netch(Betty Netch): Very important self-buff. Boosts our weapon damage and is essential for our sustain.
  • Degeneration(Entropy): Strong offensive ability that also boosts damage.

Passive Skills for Warden SnB PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Warden SnB PVE 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 Warden SnB 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, Wrathful Strikes/Backstabber, Biting Aura/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/Steed’s Blessing

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 SnB PVE Build

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

Info for Warden SnB PVE Build

Several important info for the Warden SnB 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 Warden SnB 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 SnB PVE Build

Buff yourself with Bull Netch, Lotus Blossom(solo), drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap and switch bars. Attack with Stampede, Carve and Degeneration. Switch bars and continue with Subterranean Assault, Razor Caltrops(solo), Fetcher Infection, Ultimate(if ready), Power Slam x5-6, Subterranean Assault, Barbed Trap, switch bars, Stampede, Carve, Bull Netch, Degeneration, Lotus Blossom(solo, if necessary), switch bars and continue.

Wild Guardian can work as a great execute ability once the enemy’s health drops below 25%. Always Light Attack before every skill/action and use your Ultimate when ready!

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