ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE

This guide explains how to use the best Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Solo Necromancer Stamina PvE Build, skills, gear, champion points, and more!

ESO Stamina Necromancer Solo PvE World Boss

This build has been updated for the Update 41 patch of the Elder Scrolls Online.

Why Should You Play ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE?

In ESO, the Stamina Necromancer is perfect for everyone looking for a simple-rotation survival class with a complete set of tools for solo PvE gameplay. The ESO Solo Stamina Necromancer PVE build shines in single-target and AOE attacks, and the damage output is insane! For beginners, Necromancers can be a bit tougher compared to other classes because some of their moves depends on corpses on the ground and keeping buffs up, but it is doable!

ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE Playstyle

Use the following rotation as the starter point. After, apply your buffs and cast the DoT skills on cooldown for the best, highest DPS. In total, the Damage over Time skills (DoTs) do more damage than your main spammable. Thus, they need to be cast less often and are easier to maintain, for example, The Degeneration from Mages Guild or the Barb Trap from Fighters Guild. Maintain DoTs and use your spammable skill as filler until you need to reapply the DoTS.

At certain percentages, replace your spammable with your in-class or weapon execute if you have one in this build. Executes are the skills that deal more damage the lower the health of the opponent becomes. Ideally, these are meant to replace your main spammable skill at anywhere between 35% (Radiant Oppression) all the way to 20% (Mages’ Fury). At a high level, execute skills become so strong that the lower the enemy’s health, the fewer DoTs you maintain because it does so much damage.


Use the healing skill when your health drops below 50% or the shield skill when you anticipate damage. Also, always use the suggested food and potions as they significantly increase your damage, survivability, and resource sustain.

If you run out of resources, do a heavy attack and return to your rotation. Remember that a heavy attack on off-balance enemies will return double the resources. Additionally, if you are a beginner or struggle with sustain, you can flex in the Consuming Trap skill instead of a DoT skill. The Consuming Trap gives you a flood of both resources when a target dies.

ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina PvE Build Features and Mechanics

Below are some of the features found using the PvE Solo Necromancer Stamina in the Elder Scrolls Online:

  • Class – Necromancer
  • Weapon One – Lightning Staff
  • Weapon Two – Two-Handed
  • Armor Types: 3 Medium, 4 Light
  • Mythic: Pale Order
  • Race: Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Stamina
  • Mundus Stone: Thief


Front Bar – Lightning Staff

Front Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Destruction Staff
  2. Dual Wield
  3. Two Handed 
  4. Bow

Grave Lords Sacrifice (Morph of Blastbones | Skill Line : Grave Lord) – 15% increase in damage done with class abilities and damage over time effects for 20 seconds.

Venom Skull (Morph of Flame Skull | Skill Line : Grave Lord) – A stamina ability where the skull bomb now does Poison damage. Moreover, every third cast increases damage and any Necro ability will count towards that third cast.

Ruinous Scythe (Morph of Death Scythe | Skill Line : Bone Tyrant) – AoE main spammable

Detonating Siphon (Morph of Shocking Siphon | Skill Line : Grave Lord) – Uses a corpse for crazy AoE DoT.

Inner Light (Morph of Magelight | Skill Line : Mages Guild) – Reveals stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Grants Major Savagery and Prophecy while slotted and increases maximum magicka by 5%.

Temporal Guard (Morph of Undo | Skill Line : Psijic Order) – Reset your Health, Magicka, Stamina, and position to what they were 4 seconds ago. Gain Minor Protection while slotted.

Back Bar – Two Handed

Back Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Two-handed
  2. Dual Wield
  3. Bow

Stampede (Morph of Critical Charge | Skill Line : Two Handed) – Gap closer with hard hitting dot that is amplified by back bar weapon.

Carve (Morph of Cleave | Skill Line : Two Handed) – AoE hard hitting DoT which gives a decent shield making a great defensive and offensive option.

Avid Boneyard (Morph of Boneyard | Skill Line : Grave Lord) – AoE frost damage applies Major Breech to enemies. Consumes a corpse to deal 30% more damage. Can activate own syngergy.

Beckoning Armor (Morph of Bone Armor | Skill Line : Bone Tyrant) – Gain Major Resolve for 20 seconds. While active taunts and pulls attacking ranged enemies towards you.

Spirit Mender (Skill Line : Living Death) – Summoned spirit heals you or the lowest Health ally around you every 2 seconds, restoring 695 Health.

Glacial Colossus (Morph of Frozen Colossus | Skill Line : Grave Lord) – Colossus summon deals Frost damage in three smashes, and stuns enemies for 4 seconds in final blow. Also applies Major Vulnerability to all enemies hit for 17 seconds.

Passives Skills

Below are the passive skills lines that add power without requiring a skill slot while playing the ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE. Consider taking all the skill passives in the skill tree listed below:

  • ‎Bone Tyrant (class skill line)
  • Grave Lord (class skill line)
  • ‎Living Death (class skill line)
  • Destruction Staff (weapon skill line)
  • Two-Handed (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Fighter’s Guild
  • Mage’s Guild
  • Racial
  • Alliance War Support
  • Alliance War Assault
  • Crafting, Alchemy Medicinal Use

Gear – Best in Slot

The gear chart below represents the best gear for ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE:

HeadMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
ShouldersLightValkyn SkoriaDivinesStamina
ChestMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
LegsMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
GlovesLightRunecarver’s BlazeDivinesStamina
BootsLightRunecarver’s BlazeDivinesStamina
BeltLightRunecarver’s BlazeDivinesStamina
Weapon OneLightning StaffPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentPrecisePoison
Weapon Two2H GreatswordPerfected Merciless ChargeInfusedWeapon Damage
NecklaceRunecarver’s BlazeBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
Ring 1MythicPale OrderBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
Ring 2Runecarver’s BlazeBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE
Monster Helms and Mythic

Valkyn Skoria: obtained in City of Ash II veteran. Gives a powerful one-piece bonus for penetration. Alternative: Slimecraw.

Ring of the Pale Order: Mythic obtained by collecting five pieces. This gives great healing for doing damage and allows you to focus on pure damage.

FLEX OPTIONS (if you switch to monster setup, drop the ring and replace it with Vicious or flex piece)

  1. Stormfist – always works, easy to obtain and  AoE DPS set.
  2. Balorgh = is incredible for boss burns in Veteran Maelstrom Arena saving up ultimate for 500 burns.
  3. Kra’gh – one piece is great for a pen, two-piece does good single-target damage
  4. Iceheart = is great for survivability.
  5. Perfected Merciless Charge = must change out Unstable Blockade for Stampede, good damage but requires melee skills.
  6. Perfected Thunderous Volley = good alternative to play at range with back bar. Swap out Unstable Blockade for Endless Hail bow skill.
  7. Agility = Base game set that gives you extra damage.
  8. Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet: new mythic that is incredible damage if you have good survivability and don’t require Pale Order.
  9. Mora’s Whisper = set and forget high critical mythic but requires a collection of Mages Guild books.
  10. Death Dealer’s Fete = high max stats and requires no effect but in combat.
Gear Sets

Perfected Sul-Xan’s Torment: Drops in Veteran Rockgrove trial, Blackwood chapter. Insane damage if you can reliably pick up the essence/soul (blue orb) left behind.

Runecarver’s Blaze: Dungeon set that drops in Scrivener’s Hall. Your damage over time abilities do additional Flame damage.

Perfected Merciless ChargeObtained in Veteran Maelstrom Arena though you can do normal for a lesser version.


  1. Pillar of Nirn: obtained in Falkreath Hold dungeon. One of the hardest hitting, easiest proc sets in the game.
  2. Briarheart = Overland can be bought from traders great option for healing and weapon damage boost
  3. Order’s Wrath = Best overall crafting damage option
  4. Mechanical Acuity = the highest burst combined with Balorgh for VMA boss nukes
  5. Spriggan’s Thorns =  Base game and decent penetration on front perfect for beginner offensive set
  6. Vicious Serpent: obtained in trials Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia. Best sustain set for stamina along with movement speed.
  7. Perfected Coral Riptide = god tier damage if you run low stamina (dodge roll a bit before pull)
  8. Order’s Wrath = Best overall crafting damage option
  9. Hunding’s Rage = Crafted base game decent all around

Gear – Beginner

This setup is for someone who just started and doesn’t have access to Monsters, Mythics, Trials Gear

ChestMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
LegsMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
GlovesMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BootsMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BeltMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerDaggerPreciseFlame
Weapon Two2H SwordAgilityInfusedBerserker
NecklaceBriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 1BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Beginner Build for ESO Necromancer Solo Stamina PvE


The best racial choice for the Solo Stamina Necromancer is below:

  1. Dark Elf: Gain max magicka, stamina, and weapon and spell damage. The flame resistance is also helpful and considered the strongest overall PVE DPS race.
  2. Orc: Gain weapon damage and max stamina, though there is no magicka bonus.
  3. Khajiit: This race gets recovery, max stats, and critical damage and healing. Consider the Khajiit a great option if you aren’t over the critical cap of 125%.


The best choice is 64 stamina, which increases damage, healing, and DoTs.

Mundus Stone

The Thief is the best Mundus Stone for PvE Builds because it gives Increases Weapon and Spell Critical Strike a chance.

Champion Points – ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE

Warfare Constellation Champion Points

ESO Warfare Champion Tree

Below is a step-by-step method for slotting your champion points in the Warfare tree (blue).  We have used the minimum possible to reach 4 slottable selections all maxed out.  If you have more CP, consider taking more in the passives for optimal performance.

Below are recommended Warfare Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Precision 10
  2. Wrathful Strikes (slottable) 50
  3. Fighting Finesse (slottable) 50
  4. Extended Might – sub constellation – piercing 10
  5. Biting Aura (slottable) 50
  6. Master – at- Arms (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 220 CP (660 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Precision 10
  2. Piercing 10
  3. Tireless discipline 20
  4. Eldritch insight 20
  5. Blessed 20
  6. Quick recovery 20
  7. Flawless ritual 40
  8. War mage 30
  9. Battle mastery 40
  10. Mighty 30
  11. Elemental aegis 20
  12. Hardy 20
  13. Preparation 20

This would max out the Warfare tree with all active and passive champion points at 520 spent 1,560 total spent.

Fitness Constellation Champion Points

ESO Fitness Champion Tree

Below are recommended Fitness Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Boundless vitality (slottable) 50
  3. Rejuvenation (slottable) 50
  4. Sprinter 10
  5. Winder chaser – sub con – hasty 8
  6. Hero’s Vigor 10
  7. Bloody Renewal (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 228 CP (684 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance. 

  1. Hero’s Vigor 10
  2. Tumbling 30
  3. Sprinter 10
  4. Defiance 20
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 50
  10. Tempered soul 50
  11. Piercing gaze 30
  12. Savage defense  30
  13. Bashing brutality 20

This would max out the fitness tree with all active passive champion points at 542 cp spent and 1,626 total spent.

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Steed’s blessing (slottable) – 50
  2. Breakfall 10 
  3. Wanderer 15
  4. Steadfast 10
  5. Treasure hunter 50 (slottable)
  6. rationer (slottable) 30
  7. liquid effiency (slottable) 75

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 240CP (720 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Steadfast enchantment 40cp
  2. Breakfall 40 cp
  3. Wanderer 60
  4. Fortunes favor 50
  5. Friends in low places 25
  6. Out of sight 30
  7. Fleet of phantom 40
  8. Soul’s reservoir 33
  9. Gilded fingers 50
  10. Fortunes favor 40
  11. Inspiration boost 45
  12. Infamous 30

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 723 cp spent 2,169 total spent.



Artaeum Takeaway Broth

OVERALL: Increase Max Health by 3326 and Health Recovery by 406 and Max Stamina by 3080 and Stamina Recovery by 338 for 2 hours.

Dubious Camoran Throne

CHEAP: Increase Stamina Recovery by 319 and Max Stamina and Max Health by 3192 for 2 hours

Lava Foot Soup-And-Saltrice

INSANE GOOD AN EXPENSIVE: Restores magicka, stamina and provides Major Heroism buff for 47.6 if you have the medical use passive. Ingredients Columbine, Dragon’s Blood and Dragon Rheum.


Essence of Weapon Power

USE FOR UPTIME ON BUFFS: Grants major brutality with increases weapon damage by 20% for 47.6 seconds. Grants major savagery, which grants you 2191 weapon critical rating for 47.6 seconds. Restore 7582 stamina immediately. Grants you major endurance which increases your stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6. Potions have a 45 second cool down and make sure you have three points into medicinal use passive in alchemy crafting.

Build Summary – ESO Solo Necromancer Stamina PvE Build

Class: Necromancer

Race: Dark Elf

Attributes: 64 Stamina

Mundus Stone: Thief

Weapon One: Lightning Staff

Weapon Two: Two-Handed

Armor Set 1: Perfected Sul-Xan’s Torment

Armor Set 2: Valkyn Skoria

Monster Helm: Runecarver’s Blaze

Mythic: Pale Order

Armor Weight: 3 Medium, 4 Light

Skill Bar 1

  • Grave Lord’s Sacrifice
  • Venom Skull
  • Ruinous Scythe
  • Detonating Siphon
  • Inner Light
  • Temporal Guard (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Stampede
  • Carve
  • Avid Boneyard
  • Beckoning Armor
  • Spirit Mender
  • Glacial Colossus (Ultimate)

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