Maelstrom Arena Guide

Welcome to our Maelstrom Arena Guide for Normal and Veteran mode.

Table of Contents

Maelstrom Arena Basics

Why Play Maelstrom?

Maelstrom Arena is the solo version of DSA, the four player based arena combat. This will allow players to test their own skill to determine who is really the best player, or for players that love solo content and want to play with a challenge while having fun. Also there will be weekly rankings where players have chance of getting gold rewards if they are the top 100 score of their class. Yup, your class, so essentially 400 people will be receiving gold rewards. Sounds like a good reason to run The Maelstrom Arena.  Plus, the last stage is also the only way you can get Veteran Maelstrom Arena staffs.

Where to go?

The Maelstrom Arena is in the northeastern part of Wrothgar.



There are two modes to Maelstrom Arena, normal and veteran mode. Maelstrom Arena is located in the North-East corner of Wrothgar. Upon entering you will have a path leading to a house where you will need to talk to Fa-Nuit-Hen to start the quest for the Maelstrom Arena. Beside her is the merchant, Tutor Riparius, which will sell you various food, drinks and potions of standard rating. Just like DSA there are multiple rounds which will have waves of enemies in each round and at the end being the boss fight. After completing around a chest and the merchant will appear to give you your rewards and allow you to repair before the next round. Finally at the 9th round will be the final boss fight.

Each round are going to have a set amount of buffs the player can use.
  • Sigil of Haste
  • Sigil of Power
  • Sigil of Healing
  • Sigil of Defense

General Change to Veteran Mode

Veteran Maelstrom Arena is extremely tough to complete, even the first few arenas. It will force players too alter champion points and abilities to adapt to each arena and sustain is very much needed. In general bosses and mobs hit much harder, it can be fairly easy to kill they player if not prepared. Bosses and mobs will also have more health. Furthermore when a round is completed a player’s stats will not be restored to full.


  • The Maelstrom Arena is completely going to rely on a players ability to sustain their resources. Engine guardian is going to be a must have for every class because it is the best sustain set in the game. Magicka users should think about running a restoration staff to use its heavy attack to restore magicka and stamina classes should use possibly more sustain sets. Also if sustain is still a problem think about switching over to the thief or atronach mundus stone which gives stamina and magicka recovery which will be your friend in this. Don’t forget you only need to sustain for a round because after each round your stats will be restored to full.
  • Unlike how players can attack enemies before they come out of their portals in Dragonstar Arena you can’t damage enemies in their portals in Maelstrom Prison. Although attacking the portal before they come out will allow the player to get damage on the enemy right when they come out.
  • Don’t be afraid to use you an ultimate against mini-bosses and bosses. Your ultimate will regen fairly quickly if you are using abilities that procs ultimate or you are light attack weaving or just add a few light weaves into your rotation.


So far the best class for the Maelstrom Arena seems to be the magicka and stamina templar for a few reasons. Magicka templar has puncturing sweeps which will heal the player for an amount depending on the amount of mobs hit. And both classes have repentence, which will heal the player and will restore stamina depending on how many dead bodies are around, and then purifying ritual which will cleanse the player in The Vault of Umbrage. A close second for a class will have to be the stamina sorcerer because of crit surge and steel tornado. Steel tornado on stamina sorcerer is already powerful enough and crits often so the sorcerer will be seeing a ton of heals. Coming up next will be the magicka dragonknight because the sustain on it is crazy because of the battle roar passive and dragonknight has reflect which will reflect four ranged attacks for four seconds. Finally the stamina nightblade, the reason why the nightblade is last is because it is glass canon of eso, but if the player uses rally and vigor along with relentless focus which will give more stamina recovery.


There are nine arenas (stages) to the Maelstrom Arena. The Vale of Surreal, Seht’s Balcony, The Drome of Toxic Shock, Seht’s Flywheel, The Rink of Frozen Blood, The Spiral Shadows, The Vault of Umbrage, the Igneous Cavern and finally the Theater of Despair. Each arena is unique from one another which makes this solo type of Dragonstar Arena one of the best pieces of content lately.

Normal Maelstrom Arena Video

One – Vale of the Sureal



  • Seducer Darkfire
  • Seducer Knight
  • Seducer Darkbow
  • Clanfear
  • Scamp
  • Daedroth (Mini-Boss)
  • Bone Colossus (Mini -Boss)
  • Flesh Atronach (Mini – Boss)
  • Maxus the Many (Boss)
    • This boss is extremely simple and fast to kill. There are two mechanics to this boss, she will do a single target attack that doesn’t that much damage and then she’ll teleport to a different spot in the room and will spawn two adds from her that you will have to kill. If you don’t kill the adds then the boss will heal up a certain percentage based on how many adds there are.


Since the Vale of the Surreal is the first round it has a very simple mechanic. During the seconds round a blueish orb with a small aoe will spawn that follows the player around and does damage. It doesn’t do a significant amount of damage to it is perfectly okay to stay inside of it. After a while the orb will disappear then reappear a little bit later. The orb will continue to do this until the end of the boss round.


  • Round 1 – Simple mob spawns, about two at a time and at the end a Daedroth will spawn to finish the round.
  • Round 2 – Exactly like the first round but the blue orb will spawn. At the end of the round a bone colossus will spawn, kill it to finish the round.
  • Round 3 – Same as the second but at the end a flesh atronach will spawn.
  • Boss Round – Just Maxus the Many will spawn, kill her to finish the arena.

Veteran Mode

The veteran mode changes to this arena just increase the health and damage of the boss and mobs. This arena goes from being quick to complete to a painfully hard fight. The blue orb that follows the player around will one shot the player if he/she is standing in it for two long.

Tips for Beating Veteran Mode

  • Since this arena has a ton of magicka damage switch your champion points into the hardy passive, but leave some in elemental defender because some mobs will do fire damage.
  • Healing Ward and Harness Magicka are you friend. Healing ward will give you the biggest shield and will also heal you if the shield isn’t destroyed before its timer is up. Harness magicka is perfect for magicka sustain and making sure the boss doesn’t kill you within a few shots. Harness Magicka would also be awesome for stamina classes.
  • Finally having a sword and shield bar for magicka classes will help with reducing the amount of incoming magicka damage, although it is beatable with just Healing Ward and Harness Magicka.

Two – Seht’s Balcony





  • Clockwork Sentry
  • Dwarven Spider
  • Dwarven Sphere
  • Dwarven Centurion
  • Centurion Champion x3 (Boss)
    • This boss fight as simple as the first fight but way more fun. During the boss round a single centurion champion will spawn to the north it will stay stationary and launch aoes that target your feet, the aoes don’t do that much damage then after it’s done with the attack the boss will tuck up and shield itself. Then in the east the second centurion champion will spawn and proceed to do the same action and then in the west a third centurion and will do the same exact thing. Now the rotation will come back to the first centurion in the north. Now this centurion will run to the player and cast a conal hot steam aoe, doesn’t not much damage so don’t really think about avoiding it but burning it down then the centurion champion will shield up. This mechanic will continue to the east and west centurion. Now back to the north the third rotation of mechanics will happen. The centurion will run to the player and do a low damage melee attack then shield where it is at. This will continue again in the cycle. The player should kill the centurion in about three cycles or before the fourth cycle mechanic happens.


This arena is probably one of the coolest looking arenas and has the most unique strategy. In the center of the arena there will be a hexagon shaped part of the floor with a dwarven pylon in the middle. That part of the floor will always be electrified. Standing in it doesn’t do a ton of instantaneous damage but will hurt after a little bit of time and if you stand in it for too long then the pylon will send out a electric wave that pushes the player away. Outside of the center platform are three hexagonal rings that will have spinning blades traveling around them. Standing in the blades aoes only really does significant damage if you let if move throw you or you move with it, so if it does stay on top of you for long, no worries you can easily heal through it. Finally there is a third mechanic to the arena is two levers to the east and west of the arena and they are your friend. What they do is stops the spinning blades from moving, but they still spin and turns of the electrified centerpiece and now it will heal you. After a certain amount of time the levers effect will be done and the arena will continue to do what it was doing. Note: The levers will glow green when they are ready to be used again.


  • Round 1 – Only dwarven spiders and clockwork sentries will spawn this round then at the end of the round a dwarven centurion will spawn, kill it and the remaining mobs to end the round.
  • Round 2 – Exactly the same as the first round but dwarven spheres will spawn along with the others and the end of the round is the same.
  • Round 3 – The third round is exactly the same as the second round.
  • Boss Round – This round the three boss will spawn. First one to the north, second one to the east and the third one to the west.

Three – Drome of Toxic Shock





  • Warrior Thrall
  • Brute Thrall
  • Summoner Thrall
  • Lamia
  • Lamia Curare
    • Summons a Spectral Battlecaller (dies when Lamia Curare is dead).
  • Lamia Domina
  • Strangler
    • Pulls the player to it. Depending on the player it might be a priority kill or not.
  • Giant Snake
  • Queen’s Pet (Mini-Boss)
    • This mini-boss works like your generic wamasu but it doesn’t have it’s directional charge.
  • Queen’s Champion (Mini-Boss)
    • This mini-boss has an uppercut ability so make sure you block it if you don’t want to get lifted.
  • Queen’s Adviser (Mini-Boss)
    • This mini-boss is the weakest of the bunch and only has a pull.
  • Lamia Queen (Boss)
    • Again, this boss is really simple mechanics-wise. When she appears she will run to the player and always attack in melee range. She has a conal scream that will stun any player in it then she has a sorcerer overload type attack but it doesn’t deal nearly as much damage a real sorcerer would deal. During the fight queen will spawn various adds that aren’t a priority to kill so focus the queen down and when she dies all the adds will disappear.


This arena has three islands surrounded by shallow water and to the west the Lamia Queen will be sitting upon a platform overlooking the arena. Starting at the first round the queen will randomly electrocute the water and will throw green poison aoes at the player, thus why the arena is called “Drome of Toxic Shock”. The queen will also cast a healing springs type effect on various mobs near the player that will heal the mobs. The healing effect isn’t that much so you can burn down the mobs inside the healing spring. The queen will continue to use these abilities while she is facing the player.


  • Round 1 – During the first round a various set of mobs will spawn, too many to count. At the end of the round the Queen’s Pet will spawn, kill it and the remaining mobs to finish the round.
  • Round 2 – Works exactly like the first round but at the end the Queen’s Champion will appear to challenge the player..
  • Round 3 – Works exactly like the first two rounds but at the end the Queen’s Adviser will spawn.
  • Boss Round – The boss will appear to the west by the door to her platform and various mobs will spawn throughout the fight.

Four – Seht’s Flywheel




  • Scavenger Fire Ravager
  • Scavenger Fire Mage
  • Scavenger Healer
  • Scavenger Overcharger
  • Clockwork Sentry
    • The clockwork sentries work differently than they do in Seht’s Balcony. In this the clockwork sentries will go stationary and look like the they are charging themselves up in a box. When they are done they will be shielded and will start to attack the player. The shields are weak so once they are down they are practically one shot targets.
  • Dwarven Spider
  • Dwarven Sphere
    • The dwarven speheres act like the spheres in Seht’s Flywheel but the will shoot a ricochet wave of electricity. It deals moderate damage.
  • Achelir (Mini-Boss)
    • Has a single target inferno staff attack and casts eruption on the player.
  • Aihrima (Mini-Boss)
    • Has a single target lightning staff and casts liquid lightning on the player.
  • Kothheid (Mini-Boss)
    • This mini boss has three different abilities, a chains that pulls the player to him, an uppercut and a fire aoe that stays at his feet.
  • The Control Guardian (Boss)
    • This boss is almost exactly like the Engine Guardian in veteran Darkshade Caverns which makes this boss really fun. This boss will spawn to the north and will walk in a counterclockwise path around the arena. When the boss is moving it will shoot lightning bolts at the player that do decent damage and will also have a green poison at his feet. Obviously avoid the green circle and the lightning can be dps’d through if you have any sort of heals like a hot, healing ward or some types of damaging attacks. After a while the boss will stop and will start casting fire at its feet. Make sure you don’t stand in the fire and continue to do damage. This is also the optimal time to drop any sort of ultimate like meteor or a stationary ultimate on it as it will yield the most damage.


This arena doesn’t have any special arena mechanics besides the clockwork sentries not being bound to the round and that the sentries will charge themselves up and shield themselves.


  • Round 1 – All basic mobs will spawn besides the dwarven sphere and at the end of the round Achelir will spawn, kill him to continue and the remaining mobs to move on.
  • Round 2 – Exactly like the first round just add the dwarven spheres and have Aihrima as the mini-boss at the end.
  • Round 3 – The same as round two but Kothheid is the mini-boss.
  • Boss Round – The Control Guardian will spawn to the north and throughout the fight various dwarven constructs will spawn. Once the boss is dead the dwarven constructs will disappear.

Five – Rink of Frozen Blood




  • Huntsman Frostbiter
  • Huntsman Chillbane
  • Huntsman Heartfinder
  • Deathless Wolf
  • Troll Breaker (100% Priority)
    • These trolls will break the ice platforms so it is imperative that they die first. You can either stun them with abilities or bash them to stop them from breaking the ice.
  • Ogre
  • Frost Atronach
  • Leimenid
    • Special Leimenid Oracle
  • Angirgoth (Mini-Boss)
    • This boss seems to use most abilities from the dual wield skill line but he doesn’t deal much damage.
  • Ogre Elder (Mini -Boss)
  • Vigi
  • Aki
  • Bur (Mini-Boss)
    • Nothing special besides the fact that he summons Auroral Guardians
  • Matriarch Runa (Boss)
    • Matriarch Runa has a few attack will deal the most damage so far in the Maelstrom Arena. When she spawns she will fight the player in melee range. She has a fear type attack where she causes the player to run away from the boss, make sure you have the stamina to cc break this so you don’t get trapped in the water. She also has an aoe stomp that will lift the player, make sure you don’t eat this cause it does a fair amount of damage. Finally her last attack is she will go to the center of the ice platform you are on and smash it into oblivion, if the you are nearby or on the platform you will get knocked back and get hit for a good amount of damage so make sure you don’t eat it. Besides those mechanics the boss goes down fairly fast.


This arena is similar to the Drome of Toxic shock. There are three ice platforms surrounded by a freezing cold lake and similar to the second round of Dragonstar Arena, being in the water will slow you down and also slowly kill you but it isn’t an extremely fast death so moving around it not difficult. Now during each round multiple troll breakers will spawn and they can break the ice, make sure the die fast unless you want to lose one of the platforms. The troll breakers most of the time go to the platform the player is on. If they manage to destroy one the troll breaker will move to the next platform and try to break it until each platform is gone. Again make sure they die but fear not the ice platforms will reappear at the beginning of each round so if one does get destroyed don’t worry.


Round 1 – The first round each type of huntsmen will spawn along with deathless wolves and troll breakers. They are all fairly easy to kill. At the end of the round Angirgoth will spawn and the player will need to kill him to finish the round.
Round 2 – This round will spawn the same mobs from the first round but add ogres and at the end the ogre elder will spawn and it doesn’t take much to kill it.
Round 3 – At the beginning of this round a frost atronach will spawn and other mobs. Then at the end of the round another frost atronach will spawn and after it and the remaining mobs are dead then the round will progress onto round four.
Round 4 – At the beginning of this round two troll will spawn, Vigi and Aki. Both are really easy to kill but since most adds will group up on the trolls I would drop an ultimate to burn them down extra fast. Then a few more sets of mobs will spawn at the end until Bor the mini boss spawns. This mini boss will spawn auroral guardians that don’t do much besides attack the player.
Boss Round – The boss will spawn this round followed by other mobs and troll breakers. Just like in other rounds make sure the troll breakers die as soon as possible or the ice platforms will go away at twice the rate.

Six – Spiral Shadows




  • Spiderlings
    • Do not kill the spiderlings, no penalty but warded pillars will force them to dig away.
  • Webspinner
    • Priority kill, puts webs on the pillars.
  • Venomous Horvar
    • The horvars will not aggro to the player until attacked. Light attack the horvar and pull it to a pylon, kill it to remove them web.
  • Spiderkith Beserker
  • Spiderkith Enercater
  • Spiderkith Weffi
  • Dire Wasp
  • Giant Scorpion
  • Flesh Atronach
  • Void Lurcher
  • Xivilai Toxicoli (Mini-Boss)
  • Spiderkith Captain (Mini-Boss)
  • Champion of Atrocity (Boss)
    • This boss’s mechanics are simple. She has a directional lightning aoe like all spider daedra do. Then she has a lightning wave that will go out at some points. Both attacks do moderate damage. At random points of the fight the boss will become empowered and will do extra damage, not a lot more but it is noticeable. This boss is also the tankiest boss so far.


This arena has to be one of the hardest arenas to explain but the mechanics makes it one of the most unique arenas. The arena will have a small pillar in the middle and four pillars diagonal from the middle so it looks like a five on a die. Some of the pillars will be covered in webs and some of the pillars won’t. What the pillars do is one or two will constantly be warded switching from one pillar to another. The warded pillars are vital from fending off spiderlings. Spiderlings are a spawn that seem to spawn based on what round it is and are a pain to kill, thus why the warded pillars are needed to fend them off. Now the pillars that are covered in webs can be de-webbed. How you remove the webs is when a venomous horvar spawns you will have to attack it to taunt it, if you don’t the horvar won’t follow you. Pull the horvar to one of the webbed pillars, kill it and the horvar will explode removing the webs. Once the webs on the pillars are removed all the pillars will be come warded and all enemies in the arena will become perma-stunned and can’t do anything. For enemies just spawning in they will become stunned as soon as they come out of the portal. Time removing all of the webs until the mini-bosses are up like the flesh atronachs, the void lurcher and the xivilai toxicoli. The ward will also stun the boss giving a nice grace period to dish out damage on the boss. Now webspinners will also spawn and they do the opposite of the venomous horvars, they put webs on the pillars. Kill them when they spawn unless you want to die from a giant mob of spiderlings. Finally if you kill horvars away from the pylons they will explode and drop a poison grenade very much like Imperial City Prison fight where you have to throw the poison grenades, hit the synergy, aim them at the enemy to help burn the mobs down.


Round 1 – At the start of the first round all five of the pillars will be warded and four venomous horvars will spawn. The devs were nice enough to have each horvar go to one of the pillars with only one hitpoint. Light attacks to burn to kill them and remove the webs. Once the horvars are down the real fight begins. All the types of spidekith will spawn this round along with one wave of spiderlings. At the end a flesh atronach will spawn and kill it to finish the round.
Round 2 – Round two is a little simpler than round once since spinderling don’t spawn but all the other mechanics happen as well. This round two flesh atronachs will spawn, one at the beginning and one at the end.
Round 3 – At the beginning of this round a void lurcher will spawn and they are fairly easy to kill. Once it is dead the round will progress and more mobs will spawn. During this round it seems about two or three waves of spiderlings will happen which is not a problem if you have warded pillars. At the end of the round two lurchers will spawn.
Round 4 – This round is more like round one but it has a spiderkith champion spawn at the end of the round and a xivilai toxicoli towards the end of the round. About the same amount of spiderling mobs will spawn.
Boss Round – During this round the boss will spawn and along with her other mobs will spawn. You’ll have to manage between killing webspinners, removing webs and killing the boss. This causes the fight to take longer than the other boss fights but also makes it extremely fun with a lot of mechanics to manage.

Seven – Vault of Umbrage




  • Feral Argonian
  • Argonian Vemonshot
    • This mob works exactly like archers found in Craglorn. They have a conal attack like bombard and a charged up shot that will do massive damage if not interrupted.
  • Argonian Beserker
  • Argonian Venomcaller
    • Venomcallers only spawn in the NE, NW, SW, and SE corners of the map. When they spawn they are priority target.
  • Argonian Minders
    • Have a channeled shield that if the boss is in will gain a shield.
  • Swamp Troll (Mini-Boss)
    • The swamp troll is very much like other trolls found around Tamriel. They have a frontal cleave that does decent damage and an aoe smash that does a little less damage but stuns the player. The trolls will also
  • Wamasu (Mini-Boss)
    • The wamasu will charge up a electricity wave that will shoot two aoes in six directions from the center and it will also charge up a channeled conal attack that does moderate damage.
  • Argonian Behemoth (Boss)
    • This argonian has literally taken steroids his entire life waiting for this encounter with you. The fight against this boss has to also be one of the funniest and one of the most deadly. The boss will spawn in the NE corner of the map. The boss will always fight the player in melee range. The most used attack is a frontal cleave there the boss will stomp on the ground and will send out three ricochet waves that do decent damage and stun the player. The stun isn’t long so don’t worry about cc breaking it will just waste stamina. The boss will also have a single target attack that will stagger the player but not for long so again don’t waste the stamina cc breaking. Finally the boss will go all crazy, the boss turns red and starts bashing its chest. This attack doesn’t do damage but if it is channeled long enough then the boss will one shot the player. Ouch. This is why it is suggest that magicka classes conserve stamina because if you can’t bash, you are very much dead. As long as you conserve stamina this boss is a cake walk.


There is one mechanic to this fight and it is literally what makes it the hardest round. Over the map there are small plant buds that come out of the ground. When you go near them they will turn into a large aoe and explode putting a nasty poison dot on you. There are only two ways to cleanse it, the templar’s purifying ritual or two green circles to the east and west. If the buds explode on you cleanse immediately. Whether it is purifying ritual or standing in the green circle. If you have the dot on for too long it will result in a insta-death. So it is vital to cleanse immediately. Then through the fight a argonaian venomcaller will spawn either in the NE, NW, SW, or SE part of the map on a little stone circle. This enemy will channel an ability which will cause all current buds to explode and will cause new buds to spawn then explode. When a venomcaller spawns they are the priority target to kill. If they don’t die then the entire map will constantly be exploding poisonous buds. Beside that those are the only mechanics this arena has but don’t underestimate them, they will kill you if you aren’t paying attention. For this fight I would suggest all magicka based classes to use tri-stat food since there will be a lot of dodge rolling and cc breaking occuring.


Round 1 – This round is simple, a few of the basic argonian mobs will spawn and at the end a swamp troll will spawn. About one argonian venomcaller will spawn this round.
Round 2 – This round is just as simple as first round but has a two argonian vemoncallers and again a swamp troll to finish up the round.
Round 3 – This round is similar to the second round but with more venomcallers and two swamp trolls at the end of the round. This is where I would suggest using an ultimate since both trolls are a little tanky.
Round 4 – This round work similar to all the previous rounds but at the end a wamasu will spawn and it is a fairly quick kill.
Boss Round – Finally the boss spawns alone in the NE corner. About 20 seconds into the fight two minders and a venomcaller will spawn and will attack the player, it is okay to ignore the minders and focus on the boss after the venomcaller is dead. (Note: Whenever a venomcaller spawns and the boss is doing his chest pound interrupt the boss first because it will kill you before the venomcaller can cast the poison at your feet). Then throughout the fight at various times venomcallers will spawn and more minders will spawn. The second set of minders will channel an aoe shield that if the boss passes over it, it will gain a temporary shield.

Eight – Igneous Cistern





  • Shalk
  • Dremora Caitiff
    • Attacks the player with uppercut.
  • Dremora Kyngald
    • Channels a fire attack against the player that deals progressively more damage. If you are a vampire, I would suggest killing them first.
  • Dremora Gandrakyn
    • Heals other mobs for a decent amount.
  • Infernal Destroyer (Mini-Boss)
    • When an infernal destroy spawns it will be warded by a pylon. To remove the ward destroy the pylon that is up and then the boss is able to be killed. The boss has a basic melee attack and a frontal aoe like ricochet wave but it is made of lava.
  • Flameknight (Mini-Boss)
    • The flameknight is literally a want to be dragonknight. It will drop a dragonknight banner, chain the player to her and will try and uppercut the player.
  • Valkyn Tephra (Boss)
    • Besides the first arena boss, this boss has to be the second easiest boss. When the boss spawns all three sets of rocks will construct a pylon, three in total. Destroy each pylon and then the boss will be stunned for a bit, this is burn time. Save an ultimate for this part of the fight because you can get the boss down fast. When she is done the pylons will reconstruct and continue to ward the boss. Destroy the pylons again to damage the boss and continue this process until she is dead. Now for attacks, before the first set of pylons are down the boss will cast a low damage fireball at the player. During the second set of pylons she will do the single target attack and then chains the player. During the third set of pylons she will do an attack like the ash titan where she sends out a fire wave that is easily avoided. It is easy to burn this boss within two sets of pylons.


The mechanics of the round are very simple. There are three spots where there are floating rocks, to the south, east and the north. These will only come into effect when the mini-boss spawns. When a mini-boss spawns one set of floating rocks will construct a pylon that wards the mini-boss. You must destroy the pylon before the mini-boss is able to be damaged. During the arena the lava surrounding in the island will cast little lava aoe at your feet that don’t do much damage and disappear almost right away.


  • Round 1 – This round will spawn all the types of dremora mobs and fire atronachs and will end with a infernal destroyer and a random pylon.
  • Round 2 – This round will start with shalks and dremora and will end with another infernal destroyer and another random pylon.
  • Round 3 – This round is exactly like the second round.
  • Round 4 – This round is similar to the third round but ends with the flameknight and a random pylon.
  • Boss Round – The boss will spawn in the center of the arena and will follow the player around when the player destroys the pylons. During this fight Dremora Kyngalds will spawn. They aren’t really a priority because they will disappear when the boss is dead.

Nine – Theater of Despair




  • Dremora Kyngald
    • Basic dremora fire caster and really easy to kill.
  • Dremora Beldakyn
    • Basic dremora sword and shield, doesn’t deal heavy damage thus it isn’t a priority.
  • Dremora Gandrakyn
    • Basic dremora healer, doesn’t heal for a significant amount so not much of a priority.
  • Dremora Kynlurker
    • Basic nightblade like dremora. It will ambush you and stun you if block isn’t up and also cast soul tether that will stun you.
  • Dremora Narkynaz (Priority)
    • This mob will walk to the center of the map and try to summon a very hard to kill bone colossus so make sure the Dremora Narkynaz doesn’t finish the ritual.
  • Xivilai Ravager
    • Just like the Xivilai Ravagers in City of Ash they will tuck their arms and head into their chest to cast a large aoe that knocks you back, make sure you dodge roll to get out of it.
  • Crematorial Guard
    • The Crematorial Guards are tanky daedroth that fight like the Crematorial Guards in White Gold Tower. What will happen is they will cast a channeled fire cleave in front of them and can move while casting. The cleave does not do a significant amount of damage.
  • Ogrim
    • These Ogrim fight very much like Ogrims around Tamriel and Oblivion, but before they do their chest pounding health regen they will actually stun you and knock you back, so cc break and interrupt.
  • Ash Titan
    • This fight is exactly like the Ash Titan in City of Ash which provide a quick and easy put nostalgic fight. What will happen is boss will attack you from the center of the room and you will want to burn it down until it smashes the ground, if you are in melee range it will knock you back, then spew fire in a circle out from it will little gaps to avoid getting hit. After that continue to beat on the boss until it is dead.
  • Voriak Solkyn (Boss)
    • This fight is very simple in normal mode. The boss will spawn during the fifth round in the center of the map. The boss only has a few attacks, a general single target attack, a large fire aoe that will spawn at his feet that should be avoided, then after a certain amount of time the boss will port to a different part of the room and then cast a channeled attack that works very much like Nerien’eth in Crypt of Hearts, the good thing is the boss is interruptable. The boss will also charge up an attack that will be casted at the player and will knock them back exactly like Nerien’eth, block it to avoid getting knock backed. About 50% the boss will stop attacking and spawn little teleports across the room and clanfear and then will ascend to the second level of the map. Kill the clanfear and get to the portals and port up to the second level, from there will be three crystals that must be destroyed, use gap closers or anything to destroy them as quick as possible because the boss will cast aoes at your feet and try to knock you off the platform down to the first level. If you get knocked off before the crystal are destroyed, you will have to kill another clanfear before being able to go back up. Once all the crystals are destroyed you will be knocked back down to the first level and will proceed with the same mechanics of the first part of the fight. Be careful because the boss will ascend up to the top yet again so make sure you nuke the boss down fast after he drops down the first time.


This arena is completely unique from the rest which makes it one of the best arenas. It is composed of two levels, most of the fighting will occur on the first level then during the boss fight the second level will be used. At the beginning of the arena you will notice blue spirits traveling from one side of the arena to the other. If you pass through them they will explode on you to slow you down a bit. Each blue spirit that passes throw you will slow you down even more, so make sure you avoid the blue spirits. Now for the fun part, a bit into the first round, gold spirits will spawn and they are awesome boosts to help out with the fight. When you pass through one you will absorb the spirits energy and essential become stronger and after you collect three of the spirits you will get a synergy that will allow you to do an arena wide stun in which all enemies are stunned. You aren’t the only one that collect the gold spirits, enemies can which will result in them becoming stronger as well. Make sure you collect the gold spirits before they pass over the enemies.


  • Round 1 – At the start of this round basic mobs will spawn until around the end of the round which a Crematorial Guard will spawn and after that and the remaining mobs are killed the round will move into round two.
  • Round 2 – This round is very much like the first round but more Crematorial Guards will spawn, one about half way and one at the end.
  • Round 3 – This round you’ll have a few new spawns, Ogrims, Dremora Narkynaz and a Xivilai Ravager. The Dremora Narkynaz will start spawning from the edges of the arena and will move to the center, make sure you kill them before they get to complete their summon. Use an ultimate  to help get the mobs down since you will have more tankier mobs.
  • Round 4 – This round you’ll have the same summons minus the Xivilai Ravager. Again use an ultimate to help get the tankier mobs down and continue to kill the Dremora Narkynaz as soon as it spawns.
  • Round 5 – This is a fun round because you will get to face the Ash Titan and a few other mobs that will spawn during this round. Clean up the Ash Titan and the Dremora Narkynaz first then the rest to finish up the round.
  • Boss Round – During the boss round you will get all the spawns besides the Xivilai Ravager. It’s safe to ignore the mobs besides the Dremora Narkynaz and focus on the boss. Unless you have troubles with resources and keeping yourself healed then kill the rest of the mobs.



  1. Lionnel on October 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Hmh, okay, everyone is excited about the new stuff, but why not finish the guides you started 2 month ago? Specter and Harvester are still unfinished.

    • Kfro on October 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

      We are working as hard as when can on updating old content, but with a pts drop like Orisinium, we have to work on it as well.

  2. Spaexus on October 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    SO does this represent a viable Daedra leveling location? XP/CXP from the fights plus a large XP/CXP for completing the level?

  3. Ello on October 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    You talk about ‘funrounds’… They aren’t even close to be fun in vet-mode, especially not the Ashtitan.

  4. Ellie on October 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    wow, thanks for this Deltia. I wanted to find all the “puzzles” on my own but I really didn’t understood what to do on the 6th stage. thanks a lot for the explanation it helped me a lot.

    see ya xp

  5. Durch on November 2, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Will The alliance war skill “purge” work to take off the Dots as well? I saw only the ritual and the green circles listed as options. Thanks again for all.

    • Deltia on November 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm


      • Strongdar on November 30, 2015 at 1:38 am

        Purge does not work. I just tried it, it was my only hope to survive this stage, but no luck.

      • Joe on March 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

        Hey man, I can’t change it from normal to vet,… This is a major problem seeing as I can run through normal, I want to try vet, what’s the deal, also your tips are great,. Thanks for doing this,

        • Dynamite on May 16, 2016 at 11:51 pm

          You can change it in the group section of the menu, just like a changing it for group doungens

  6. Sa on November 4, 2015 at 1:42 am

    For a stam dk who has 4.4k wep dmg, is it best for me to increase my Stan recovery which is 1200 currently or shall I drop my dps for higher Stam recovery?

    • Deltia on November 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Well, do you play in a group or solo? Solo, stam recovery, in a group with templar, pure damage.

    • xeNNNNN on November 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      My main DD is an imperial stam dk and I would drop the dps a little to gain the stam recovery.

      I have 3.9k Weapon damage fully self buffed and honestly my dps is still quite high 36k my goal is 40k which i will reach eventually, I have friends doing 40k with the exact same build or very close too( i am an average player though not a hardcore player)

      This is what I run: 5 peice vicious ophidian (weapon dmg jewlery enchants) + 2 vilidreths + 5 peice NMG (Night Mothers Gaze) and it is pretty good even though NMG is mostly group orientated. hundings is still good in place of NMG though perhaps better even havent tried it personally.

      I also have 100 in mooncalf and 16 in tenacity and 71 in warlord so the sustain overall is pretty strong most of the time. 5th peice of VO even procs off killing the crystals on the last boss.

      With all that I completed my first score run of vMA with 271k score, sure its a low score compared to most but my deaths were my own fault.

      Hope some of that helps.

      • xeNNNNN on November 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

        should note one thing, with you have 1200 already(im assuming redguard), Im not sure you need anymore stam recovery if you go with what I suggested because I only have around 800-900 stam recovery and still did vMA just fine. So alternatively you could just not go for more stam recovery and keep the weapon damage.

  7. Kayrne on November 4, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Hi there is a mistake in the guide. 4th arena boss, the green field isnt a poison field it is a immunity zone for the lightning bolts.


    • Zlater on November 7, 2015 at 4:01 am

      This is correct.
      Also on the first one the adds go like this:
      1, 2, 3-3, 3-3, etc its good to pick up the power sigil at the start and defence sigil for the reflects towards the end.

      The second one isnt too hard on nonvet, but on vet you will need to kite the hammer attacks and remember to follow a blade around. The centurions will shield themselves every time they drop about 25% health and the shield lasts about 30 seconds. The sigil of haste and healing is really great here and defense is recommended for when all the bosses are up.

      The fifth one is recommended to be run with a gap closer (toppling charge ftw) or BE if your a sorc. Also don’t be afraid to start slow, the boss only destroys the platforms at 70%, and 30% health, I think. The sigils are really annoyingly placed, But do pick up the defense and healing sigil after the second platform is destroyed so you can focus the boss down also grab the power sigil around when the first one is down and make sure you kill the Nereid things as priority 1.

      I cant really assist on the rest in veteran mode, but here are some further tips:
      #6 you can kill the ticks anywhere and just throw the remains to de-web a stone.
      #7 is still my least favorite, you must focus down the melee adds asap, because their CC will ruin you. Also the venom cant be purged with skills anymore. This only worked in the pts.
      HOWEVER, Zlater is a kewl guy and can help you deal with the venom:
      The venom gets worse over time and lasts for about 25-28seconds. when it hits 0 you insta die, I’ve only somehow tanked it once, that was with a 80k damage shield and 15k in health, so don’t even bother. The way debuffs work is when you get hit with it it gets reset, so it means if you run at the explosion the debuff will reset and give you more time. Cleansing it at the circles with only 10sec or less left is the best method. Use an addon to track the debuff time remaining!!!
      The bubbles that the menders throw up also shield you, you need to be in one while the boss is throwing a hissy, so you don’t die.
      #9 The part I always struggle with is when I’m up top, the boss will knock you off the platform if you are standing close to the edge. But you can just block this.
      There is also an aoe knockdown that hits super hard, this can be avoided by just following the crystal walls that move around the center of the platform before he casts it. The kyngalds summon bony dudes, so its important to kill them when you see them 😀

    • Jean on February 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

      There is a critical shortage of inimaortfve articles like this.

  8. Atothek on November 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    your video is normal mode. your guide is normal mode. when you are not able fo finish veteran mode you shouldnt write guides. this guide is more than useless. every brainless idiot can finish normal mode. l2p sucker and write useful guides. ty who cares normal mode? people who play normal mdoe should stfu imo instead of making websites. saw how sypher bashed you pvp. gz. play more write less.

    • Deltia on November 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Check the leaderboards….

      • Arne on November 11, 2015 at 8:45 am

        + Deltia, let them talk stupid stuff, you do a great job
        I love your work, daily check your site for news

        Thanks m8

      • wildbear247 on December 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm

        Deltia your website is very informative and has helped me gain a deeper understanding of ESO and consequently enjoy it more. Don’t listen to hater trolls like Atothek…he’s just a leaderboard wannabe 😉

        • Deltia on December 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

          Lol thanks

    • Arjun on November 11, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      What a pathetic reply. If you don’t like the guide or don’t need it, just piss off. This guide is very helpful to a lot of people. And if you think you are Mr. fantastic . . . with such a rotten attitude to leave such a reply tells me you are rotten to the bone as well. Get some anger management or get help, pathetic looser.

      • sagesource on March 19, 2016 at 4:43 am


    • LillyAngel on November 12, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      LOL, what a loser and troll in one! Get a job or get out more. Also, from your writing skills i’d say you are either a teenager that likes to troll around or a pathetic loser with the biggest achievement in life being the vet levels in ESO!

      Deltia, you rock and don’t ever leave ESO 😉

      All the best to you and your family!

    • Dalogan72 on December 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      you got issues dude.

    • The_1 on February 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      although ive compared some of deltia builds to my own before i must agree with you. Its obvious this video was meant to mislead viewers into believing it was vet mode. Especially your comment on 4th lvl boss ,1,where u had no clue what the green area under the boss is for and second,the comment you make saying if dps is high you can nuke boss and kill before he even goes to fire phase making impression that your super powerful(try that on vet) i somehow doubt you uploaded the wrong video,it was because your real vet run took hours and had loads of deaths as of time of this video,im sure now you can do it quickly,but why mislead people that look up to you? I also have to say that i saw your guide where u did vet arena with magicka sorc and if your just now figuring out that high elf pve sorc doesnt need thermatauge then its either definitly not your main char or your mind is just everywhere. Its cool you make videos and i know the majority of newer players can learn loads but because of shady trickery like this and other moments where your info wasnt correct the more top echelon players should probably look elsewhere. Or maybe just stick to giving advice on your main char or things your absolutely sure of.

    • Joe on March 8, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Atothek your are a sad little man who has nothing better to do then slate people for doing what they love while they help others. GET A LIFE! And a better user name.

    • sparkylicious21 on January 24, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Some of us haven’t gotten to doing any of the Maelstrom Arena and appreciate any info there is for both Normal and Veteran modes. I for one like to research things like this before doing it to see if I can even try to handle it. That way I don’t waste my time and gold trying to do something that I can’t handle.

      Keep up the good work Deltia. I appreciate all the work you do for us. Your video’s and guides have really helped me out since I started playing ESO a couple months ago. I watched several of your beginners guide videos before I even made my first character so I would know which race would work best for which class. And I continue to watch your videos all the time. I like how detailed you are. Keep up the good work.

      • Deltia on January 24, 2017 at 11:48 pm

        Thanks a lot for feedback.

  9. Syn Sicarius on November 10, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the guide! Seeing as I lack Atothek’s skill I need all the help I can get

  10. Diablos5687 on November 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    what setup would you guys and girls recommend for a stam nightblade?

    • Deltia on November 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      I haven’t done Maelstrom on stamina as it’s incredibly hard. Probably something similar to my Specter build with more resource management and range.

      • etur0 on November 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

        actually has a stam sorc it really isn’t that hard at least on normal can’t do vet yet since my chr is only vet 5

      • Jaedius on January 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

        Deltia, I’ve been playing ESO since it came out for PC, and made the switch to Xbox One at launch. I don’t remember if you have ever said that you played on console or not, but the Game is significantly different on console than it was on PC. Most importantly are the lack of add ons that make the game measurably easier. At console launch, I was an unofficial, and very underground community leader in lieu of my PC knowledge, but I sent many players to your website for starting tips. I would love to sit down with you sometime and pick your brain on a few things, if you ever get the time.

        • Deltia on January 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

          Yeah I’ve played console though I much prefer PC. If you would like to contact me, please send me an email through contact us on the site.

  11. panadaslayer1 on November 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    In the 7th stage you can acctualy use the shield guys for protection too if you can’t/don’t get bunt in on boss

  12. Skillex_Wise on November 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    stage 5- final boss. the green isn’t poison. it’s a safe area

  13. Ed on November 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Hey thanks for the guide. Question, how do I set normal or veteran mode?

    • Deltia on November 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      In group screen

  14. Crypton on November 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Deltia, big fan, quick question. What build or set-up would you use for vet maelstrom with a DK?

  15. Vitro on January 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Hi guy ,
    I see , you have a mechanical PET restores you , health , stamina and magicka.
    What name is this pet?
    what do for got?

    • Deltia on January 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Engine Guardian

      Darkshade Cavern final boss drops helm

      Undaunted pledges randomly drop shoulder.

  16. Taog Ra on January 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    As always, what seems really difficult .. is.. until you find a Deltia guide for it.

    Thanks a lot. Made my day in Maelstrom a whole lot easier to deal with.

    • Deltia on January 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks homie, but a lot of work into this.

  17. Ihre Ende on January 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    What sets should I run for my magicka DK High elf?

    • Deltia on January 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      5 Julianos, 2 Molag Kena 3 Willpower Jewelry and Maelstrom Fire Staff.

      • Brian on March 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Can you get the staff in non vet?

  18. MrT on January 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    Do you know how long the power-up sigils/buffs last in Vet Maelstrom? Do they last the duration of the round or only a certain amount of time? If you grab multiple to they stack on top of one another, or does one cancel out the other? Thanks

    • Deltia on February 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      30 seconds, they can stack, maybe I’ll make a video about it today.

  19. Bielefeld on February 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Hello, can you get maelstrom weapons from normal mode?

    • Deltia on February 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Nope otherwise no incentive.

  20. DGolden94 on February 20, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I didn’t really understand in the video if you can get maelstrom weapons from normal maelstrom arena or only from vet maelstrom arena

  21. Guest on February 26, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Where exactly do maelstrom weapons drop?

    Do i have a chance to get a maelstrom weapon out of every loot box in the veteran arena?
    Or do they only drop in the round 9 box?

    I couldn’t find any information on this anywhere else

    • Deltia on February 27, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Last stage Vet mode only.

      Nope, last stage only.

  22. Teriana on February 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Stage 8. The volatile explosion debuff is NOT cleansed by templar’s purifying ritual. I’ve tried it like 20 times right now. Or it’s a bug. But the only way to cleanse it was to run to a green pool.

  23. Brian on March 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Ive been having a lot of problems in Arena 3. I keep getting slowed and cant move around to avoid damage. What is slowing me and how do i avoid this?

    • Brian on March 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Im a magic sorc btw

    • Ferret on March 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Look around for snake like enemies on corners of the map they’re causing u to slow and they’re easy one shots

  24. Mosher on March 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    Check this out, I completed maelstrom (veteran) on my vr2 dragonknight, and I got a weapon! Restoration staff. So the weapons are not vr16 only.

    • Hobbes_gilly on December 20, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Obviously at this point vet ranks are no more… but how the hell do you have 455 cp at vet 2?!?!

  25. Jarno Pietikäinen on March 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Just found the arena with my vet.rank 3 archer nightblade. Finished first 3 arenas easy enough, but the fourth was a bit harder.. I died about 5 times on round 3 🙁
    Can i continue from that point later or do i need to start from the beginning if i quit now? Dont have the time to complete this ever if i cant.
    Your tips seems solid, thanks

  26. Ri ronin on April 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Do the vet maelstrom weapons only drop from the leaderboard or are they from the chest at the end also.? I’m about to hit my champion point cap and I am planing on getting back at vet maelstrom. Running my Templar and magika Dk

  27. TJ on April 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Ive been stuck on round 9 for the past 2 months. I can be fine with my shields up, and then instantly die without a chance. This is fucking horse shit.

    • Deltia on April 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      What class, how much CP etc?

  28. Greg S on April 16, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Just about to try Vet Maelstrom to farm for Destro Staff. Ive been thru non Vet 10 plus times, not much of a challenge.
    I am a V16 Mag Sorc (High Elf VAMP) with Julianos, will power, and Kenas (for PVE build). Honestly, could you beat this dungeon with this char and build (resto/destro)?? Cause if you couldn’t I am not going to waste my time trying lol! Thanks for all you do, you’ve made ESO a much better game for me!

    • Deltia on April 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Yeah that’s what I beat it with though it took some time learning the fights. I wouldn’t be vampire in there, it’ll hurt bad though I have beaten it many times as vampire.

      • Greg S on April 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm

        Thank you for the input, I’ll give it a go! I usually dump the vamp line when I am going to be farming PVE extensively, so adios vamp for this one!

  29. Francis Breen on May 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    The last boss on Rink of Frozen Blood is a woman, not a guy. L2Gender

  30. karim the dk on June 18, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Hello, what’s up deltia, i’m always enjoying your content, i wanted to ask you a question, i have a dark elf magicka dk with 350 cp, is that enough for veteran mode ? I’m running 5 julianos , 2 engine and 3 willpower with spell damage.

    • Deltia on June 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Oh yeah, it’ll be harder for sure but you can do it.

  31. Mistel on June 20, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Hey Deltia I got 2 questions.
    What is the optimal build skillwise as a Magicka Templar for Maelstrom Arena, and second question is when should I try doing the veteran version?
    I am at 63 CP with some mixed CP 10 and 40 crafted Twilights Embrace and Magnus sets and I’m at round 8 with 4 deaths going in blind. Thanks bud

    • Deltia on June 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

      I’ll be updating my Templar builds, just leveled an new character.

  32. Bobby on June 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    What’s currently the easiest class to run Vet Maelstrom on?

  33. Bob Stone on July 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Im having trouble with the rink of froze blood, any pointers

    • Deltia on July 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      MASSIVE AOE and stuns are your friend.

  34. Keith on August 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Hey delta ty for the guide it help out ALOT the only thing I had trouble with is the 7th round I don’t know how to stop the one shots some poison dam was hitting me for 45k looked random. I did bet it but felt like luck.

  35. Spanky on August 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Whats the best class/setup for completing maelstrom the fastest?

  36. Brandon on August 26, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Would the battery build you madr be viable to do this? Perhaps switching out to puncturing sweeps for dps since the crit rate it pretty high on its own? Or do you recommend just respecing to something else?

    • Deltia on August 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Switch to Omega DPS version.

  37. Roger on September 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hello, I’m working to improve a high elf sorc, 330 CP. 3 willpower jewerly + spell dam. enchants on it, 5 Julianos + magika enchants, Torug’s Pact head and sholders and dual wielding Torug’s swords on 1st bar, and a Torug’s staff at the second. The plan is to change Torug’s for Molag Kena, and willpower jewelry for elegant jewerly + elegant swords.
    Skill-wise, my dual wielding bar is:
    Liquid Lightning
    Boudless Storms
    Bound Aegis
    Hardened Ward
    Cristal Shards
    My staff bar is:
    Crushing Shock
    Inner Light
    Boud Aegis
    Harness Magicka
    Cristal Shards

    What can I change on those bars to make them more effective dealing with large mobs, since when I’m not in dungeons, I’m solo most of the time?

  38. Faith on December 5, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I keep getting one-shotted by final boss/ Behemoth, round 7. I’m a magic healer/ high elf and not sure how to get rid of the poison because cleansing ritual isn’t working.

    • Faith on December 5, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Never mind. I completed it. This guide helped so much.

  39. Donovan on September 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Hey Deltia, quick question. Can I beat vet with my current build? I’m a wood elf stam warden. I have 250 cp. I followed your build guide for a stam warden dps, but I have different gear. 5 sprigan, 5 defilier, and my two swords are night mother. I’m trying to get the bow from this arena. However, I keep getting my a** beat on the ninth round. And tips?

    • Donovan on September 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      I forgot to mention, but I’m doing this on normal. I’m trying to get a feel for the fights

  40. Jumpman Lane on February 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Deltia, just want to say you rock. Your advice just helps and helps. Anyways, my thing is that once I got what you say about sustainability in vMA, this thing’s a breeze.

    I’m CP 285, Stam DK Vampire using your Brutal Butcher build. Hundings and Spriggans ( no monster set yet). Agility daggers with Decisive for Ultimate gen and Absorb health enchants. The healing bat swarm ulti on front bar, health glyphs on chest, legs, head. 6 cp health, rest stamina, and it all just WORKS. Every hit basically heals. Most hits generate ultimates. Weave light to finish off gaining an ultimate. Heavy attack to sustain stamina. Oh and I use obsidian shard (Magicka ) oddly enough. It’s heals and helps save stamina. I’m imperial. I unno Deltia it just works.

    Back bar is bow, where I buff up with molten armaments, beast trap, poison arrow, endless hail. Ultimate is that standard morph the one doesn’t move. Mostly I drop the batswarm and spin to win, steel tornado. Dot em with venomous claw. It just works. I don’t get how folks think this would be hard with Stam DK. I stay stage 4 vamp the whole time and it just works. (75 elemental defender). Just works. Lol

    I think a lot of people shy away from DPS because the group content requires help or teamwork and tanks and healers aren’t nuking bosses or adds; so, mentally they aren’t kill crazy trying to burn down bosses. I think folks shy away from that role because they are scared of messing up. I think they over think it. In solo games you kill stuff and save the world. vMA is solo. Don’t get it where the DPS with the highest single target DPS in ESO with the easiest rotation and tons of sustainable resources couldn’t breeze through this lol.

  41. Jumpman Lane on February 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Ps. I spam that flurry morph that heals. Just heals and heals. After that it’s just the mechanics which you touch upon. Thanks for that. Did i say YOU ROCK? well, you do! 🙂

    • Deltia on February 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Ty for the comment!

  42. gnicolson on June 17, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Your written guide states that the stage 4 boss has a poison circle which should be avoided.
    But your Vid guide states that this is a safe zone.

    I presume this is in reference to engine guardian and does not apply to Controller guardian



    • Deltia on August 3, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Yes thanks.

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