ESO Stamina Warden PvP Build

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

Stamina Warden PvP Build - The Elder Scrolls Online

This build has been updated for the Update 40 patch of the Elder Scrolls Online.

Why Should You Play ESO Stamina Warden PvP Build?

The Stamina is absolutely fantastic and, in the right hands, provides some of the best burst damage in the Elder Scrolls Online.  With the Stamden, you have flexibility in build choices, great healing, and high mobility.  What always holds the class back is resources sustain issues and most of the best skills require magicka not stamina including your main nuke Deep Fissure.

Another strength of the stamina warden is the class possesses innate buffs, like weapon/spell damage and critical. The class also has a massive armor pen with deep fissures and huge critical damage with a passive advanced species.  Making the Stamden the best for pure flexibility.  The two major downsides I see in the class are the constant need for buff cycling and the weak resource sustain.

Stamina Warden PvP Build Features and Mechanics

Below are some of the features found using the Stamina Warden PvP Build in the Elder Scrolls Online:

  • Class – Warden
  • Weapon One – Two-Handed
  • Weapon Two – Sword and Shield
  • Armor Types: 2 Heavy, 3 Medium, 2 Light
  • Race: Khajiit
  • Attributes: 32 Health, 32 Stamina
  • Infection: Vampire Stage 3
  • Mundus Stone: Warrior

Skills Setup 1: Two-Handed

Skill Set 1 Front Bar

Deep Fissure (Morph of Scorch | Skill Line : Animal Companions) – Bursting tool for stamina warden.

Blue Betty (Morph of Betty Netch | Skill Line : Animal Companions) – Resource sustain and buffs damage if placed on front.

Bird of Prey (Morph of Falcon’s Swiftness | Skill Line : Animal Companions) – Passive damage boost and boost to our mobility.

Wrecking Blow (Morph of Uppercut | Skill Line : Two Handed) – Main spammable choice.

Executioner (Morph of Reverse Slash | Skill Line : Two Handed) – Our finisher to replace Dizzing swing around 35% health.

Dawnbreaker of Smiting (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Burst ultimate.


Back Bar

Ice Fortress (Morph of Frost Cloak | Skill Line : Winter’s Embrace) – Armor buff.

Lotus Blossom (Morph of Lotus Flower | Skill Line : Green Balance) – For critical and its long lasting.

Living Trellis (Morph of Living Vines | Skill Line : Green Balance) – This is your survivable skill on your back bar. You can swap to Budding Seeds for group play.

Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill Line : Assault) – stamina heal over time.

Arctic Blast (Morph of Arctic Wind | Skill Line : Winter’s Embrace) – Burst heal and AOE stun.

Enchanted Forest (Morph of Secluded Grove | Skill Line : Green Balance) – Low cost burst heal.


Passives Skills

Consider taking all of the passives in the below skill trees to increase your ESO Stamina PvP Warden builds performance without slotting any skills:

  • Animal Companions (class skill line)
  • Green Balance (class skill line)
  • Winter’s Embrace (class skill line)
  • Two-Hander (weapon skill line)
  • Sword and Shield (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Heavy Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Fighters Guild
  • Racial
  • Alliance War Support
  • Alliance War Assault
  • Crafting, Alchemy Medicinal Use
  • Vampire

Gear Setup 1: Two-Handed

The below gear chart is for the best in slot gear with the ESO Stamina Warden PvP Build:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyTraineeReinforcedPrismatic
LegsmediumEssence ThiefWell-fittedPrismatic
GloveslightRallying CryWell-fittedStamina
BootsmediumEssence ThiefWell-fittedStamina
BeltmediumEssence ThiefWell-fittedStamina
Weapon OneTwo-Hand AxeEssence ThiefSharpenedWeapon Damage
Weapon TwoSwordRallying CryPoweredEscapist Poison
SecondaryShieldRallying CrySturdyEscapist Poison
NecklaceRallying CryInfusedStamina Recovery
Ring 1Markyn Ring of MajestySwiftWeapon Damage
Ring 2Rallying CrySwiftWeapon Damage
Stamden PvP Gear Chart
Monster and Mythic

Roksa the Warped: obtained from Vet Bal Sunnar; Scribes of Fate DLC

  • Why? carries your survivability and resource sustain in a two-piece set, without an Engine Guardian droid.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Balorgh = burst damage
  2. Engine Guardian = incredible selfish base game (just you) sustain set
  3. Archdruid Devyric = major debuff increasing damage by 10%.
  4. Ozezan the Inferno = is an update 37-monster set that is great paired with heals over time.

Markyn Ring of Majesty = is a great all-around defensive and offensive mythic which goes in a ring slot.  The reason we are using this instead of Sea-Serpent Coil is we get major berserk using Wrecking Blow morph.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Torc of Tonal Constancy = the best resource to sustain mythic.
  2. Gaze of Sithis = survivability thought changes up set up and requires you to drop the monster helm.
  • Why? 10% unique damage buff plus resource sustain.
Gear Sets

Essence Thief = obtained from Imperial City or through keys.

FLEX OPTIONS

Rallying Cry = Rewards of the Worth set that can be bought from traders.  This five-piece can be back barred and provides great buff reducing damage and increasing yours.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Powerful Assault = group utility and damage
  2. Clever Alchemist = insane burst potential
  3. Daedric Trickery = a great craftable defensive back bar option because of the major buffs.
  4. Robes of the Hist = great back bar healing set alternate to Mara’s Balm

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or trader.  Use to get more stats with a one-piece set.

FLEX OPTION

Skill Setup 2: Dual-Wield

Front Bar: Dual Wield

  • Deep Fissure (Morph of Scorch | Skill line: Animal Companions) – If you can sustain the cost, this does huge damage and gives major and minor armor reduction equaling more damage than sub. It can be a drain on sustain, so swap morphs if that’s the case.
  • Bull Netch (Morph of Betty Netch | Skill line: Animal Companions) – Great sustain resource sustain and free mini cleanse for negative effects.
  • Bird Of Prey (Morph of Falcon’s Swiftness | Skill line: Animal Companions) – speed buff with added benefit of increasing damage by 5% just for slotting.
  • Rending Slashes (Morph of Twin Slashes | Skill line: Dual Wield) – Used with 1vX loadout dual wield.
  • Whirling Blades (Morph of Whirlwind | Skill line: Dual Wield) – Aoe damage and execute.
  • Dawnbreaker Of Smiting (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill line: Fighters Guild) – High damage AoE ultimate.

Back Bar: Dual Wield

  • Ice Fortress (Morph of Frost Cloak | Skill line: Winters Embrace) – armor buff with minor protection.
  • Green Lotus (Morph of Lotus Flower | Skill line: Green Balance) – Great healing and critical bonus bonus making us hit hard and super tanky! If you want a different sustain option, try Living Vines for sustain and healing.
  • Elemental Susceptibility (Morph of Weakness to Elements | Skill line: Destruction Staff) – Use with vate frost staff loadout.
  • Arctic Blast (Morph of Artic Wind | Skill line: Winters Embrace) – magicka based heal which will now scale with offensive stats.
  • Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill line: Assault) – stamina based heal over time.
  • Enchanted Forest (Morph of Secluded Grove | Skill line: Green Balance) – Double barred.

Gear Setup 2: Dual-Wield

This is meant for 1v1 or Playing solo and is distrusting damage.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyMara’s BalmReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyMara’s BalmWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesmediumTraineeWell-fittedStamina
BootsheavyMara’s BalmWell-fittedStamina
BeltmediumDruidsWell-fittedStamina
Weapon OneMacePerfected Stinging SlashesSharpenedFlame
SecondaryAxePerfected Stinging SlashesNirnhonedPoison
Weapon TwoIce StaffPerfected Wrath of ElementsPoweredWeapon Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Mara’s BalmBloodthirstyStamina Recovery
Ring 2Mara’s BalmBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Stamden PvP Gear Chart Dual Wield

Roksa the Warped: obtained from Vet Bal Sunnar; Scribes of Fate DLC

  • Why? carries your survivability and resource sustain in a two-piece set, without Engine Guardian droid.

Mara’s Balm: Obtained thru Rewards of the Worth set that can bought from traders.

  • WHY? The best overall for pure survivability

Perfected Stinging Slashes: obtained through Veteran Dragonstar Arena (can do normal for lesser version) in upper Craglorn.

  • WHY? one of the best pressure items in the game. you’ll need to drop a skill on your bar for rending slashes master duel wield

Perfected Wrath of Elements: obtained in Veteran Vateshran Hollows.

  • WHY? absolutely god tier damage with destruction staff Elemental Susceptibility skill and Maarselok monster. drop a skill on back bar for elemental susceptibility

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or trader.

  • WHY? 1pc only used for little more stats.

Druid’s Braid: craftable high isle gives 1pc bonus just smaller.

Skill Setup 3: Bomber

Front Bar: Bomber

  • Deep Fissure (Morph of Scorch | Skill line: Animal Companions) – delayed burst line up with pull.
  • Blue Betty (Morph of Betty Netch | Skill line: Animal Companions) – Sustain and weapon damage.
  • Bird Of Prey (Morph of Falcon’s Swiftness | Skill line: Animal Companions) – Movement and damage buff.
  • Cutting Dive (Morph of Dive | Skill line: Animal Companions) – Spammable
  • Whirling Blades (Morph of Whirlwind | Skill line: Dual Wield) – AoE execute
  • Dawnbreaker Of Smiting (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill line: Fighters Guild) – Burst ultimate.

Back Bar: Bomber

  • Ice Fortress (Morph of Frost Cloak | Skill line: Winters Embrace) – Armor buff
  • Lotus Blossom (Morph of Lotus Flower | Skill line: Green Balance) – Critical buff
  • Scalding Rune (Morph of Fire Rune | Skill line: Mages Guild) – Pull with Dark Convergence
  • Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill line: Assault) – heal over time
  • Arctic Blast (Morph of Artic Wind | Skill line: Winters Embrace) – Burst heal and stun.
  • Healing Thicket (Morph of Secluded Grove | Skill line: Green Balance) – Defensive ultimate.

Gear Setup 3: Bomber

Used to bomb huge groups.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyBalorghDivinesPrismatic
ShoulderslightBalorghDivinesStamina
ChestheavyArmor of the TraineeDivinesPrismatic
LegsmediumPlaguebreakPrismatic
GlovesmediumPlaguebreakDivinesStamina
BootsmediumPlaguebreakDivinesStamina
BeltlightDark ConvergenceDivinesStamina
Weapon OneMacePlaguebreakNirnhonedDamage Health
SecondaryAxePlaguebreakSharpenedFlame
Weapon TwoFrost StaffDark ConvergencePoweredWeapon Damage
NecklaceDark ConvergenceInfusedStamina Recovery
Ring 1Markyn Ring of MajestyBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Dark ConvergenceBloodthirstyWeapon Damage

Gear Setup: No-Proc PvP

Meant for specific rule sets

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumMagma IncarnateWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyMark of the PariahReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyMark of the PariahWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesheavyMark of the PariahWell-fittedStamina
BootsmediumOrder’s WrathWell-fittedStamina
BeltmediumOrder’s WrathWell-fittedStamina
Weapon One2h or DWOrder’s WrathSharpenedWeapon Damage
Weapon TwoSwordBlessing of PotentatesDefendingEscapist’s Poison IX
SecondaryShieldBlessing of PotentatesSturdyEscapist’s Poison IX
NecklaceTorc of Tonal ConstancySwiftWeapon Damage
Ring 1Mark of the PariahInfusedWeapon Damage
Ring 2Mark of the PariahSwiftWeapon Damage

Magma Incarnate: Monster Set – helmet obtained from Veteran Dread Cellar dungeon (Blackwood zone), Waking Flame DLC. Shoulders obtained from Vendor: Urgarlag Chief-bane (Undaunted Pledge Master )

  • WHY? great sustain for a one-piece item set.

Domihaus: Monster Set – helmet obtained from Veteran Falkreath Hold dungeon (Craglorn zone), Horns of the Reach DLC. Shoulders obtained from Vendor: Urgarlag Chief-bane (Undaunted Pledge Master )

  • WHY? extra resource pool

Mark of the Pariah: obtained from Wrothgar overland, Orsinium DLC or bought from traders.

  • WHY? most tankiness from a 5pc in no proc PvP

Titanborn Strength: obtained from Veteran Icereach dungeon (Wrothgar zone), Harrowstorm DLC

  • WHY? Huge damage increase for no proc PvP.

Blessing of Potentates: obtained in Cyrodiil Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor or bought from traders.

  • WHY? great damage reduction two-piece.

FLEX: If you need sustain

Torc or Tonal Constancy: obtained from Mythics system

  • WHY? the best value for resource sustain and works in no proc.

Race

Best Choice

Khajiit

Best for most burst damage.

Secondary Choice

Imperial

Great for resource sustain.

Attributes

Health

Stamina

Magicka

32320

Mundus Stone

Warrior – Increases Weapon Damage by 238

Champion Points – Stamina Warden PvP Build

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 Stamina Warden PvP Build

  1. Precision 10
  2. Fighting finesse (slottable) 50
  3. Mastered curation – sub constellation – blessed 10
  4. Focused mending (slottable) 50
  5. Eldritch insight 10
  6. Staving death – sub constellation – quick recovery 10
  7. Staving death – sub constellation – Ironclad (slottable) 50
  8. Duelist’s rebuff (slottable) 50

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

  1. Precision 10
  2. Piercing 20
  3. Tireless discipline 20
  4. Eldritch insight 10
  5. Blessed 10
  6. Quick recovery 10
  7. Battle mastery 40
  8. Mighty 30
  9. Flawless ritual 40
  10. War mage 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 Stamina Warden PvP Build:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Sprinter 10
  3. Wind chaser – sub constellation – hasty 8
  4. Wind chaser – sub constellation – celerity (slottable) 50
  5. Hero’s Vigor 10
  6. Survivor’s spite – sub constellation – mystic tenacity 10
  7. Survivor’s spite – sub constellation –  pain’s refuge (slottable) 50
  8. Survival instincts 50 (slottable)

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 238 CP (714 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 10
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 40
  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 532 cp spent 1,596 total spent

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the Stamina Warden PvP Build:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Sprinter 10
  3. Wind chaser – sub constellation – hasty 8
  4. Wind chaser – sub constellation – celerity (slottable) 50
  5. Hero’s vigar 10
  6. Survivor’s spite – sub constellation – mystic tenacity 10
  7. Survivor’s spite – sub constellation – pain’s refuge (slottable) 50
  8. Survival instincts 50 (slottable)

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 455CP (1365 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Steadfast enchantment 40 cp
  2. Breakfall 40 cp
  3. Wanderer 60
  4. Fortunes favor 10
  5. Friends in low places 25
  6. Out of sight 30
  7. Fllet 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 898 cp spent 2,694 total spent.

Consumables

Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls GOOD MAX STATS:

Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Scrib Jelly (2), Flour (5), Columbine (2), Bervez Juice (2), Honey (5)

Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch GREAT RECOVERY

Increase Max Health by 4312, Health Recovery by 406 and Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 369 (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Red Meat (1), Tomato (1), White Cap (1), Frost Mirriam (1), Perfect Roe (1)

Food: Jewels of Misrule

CHEAP: Increase Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 357 and Max Health by 3927 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Rose (1), Mint (1), Lotus(1), Columbine (1), Bervez Juice (1)

Potion: Tri-Restoration Potion or Essence of Health (tri-stat)

Restore 7329 Health, 6618 Magicka, and 6618 Stamina immediately. Grants Major Fortitude, Major Intellect, and Major Endurance which increase your Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Stamina Recovery by 20% for 31.7 seconds. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower

Build Summary – Stamina Warden PvP Build

Class: Warden

Infection: Vampire (stage 3)

Race: Khajiit

Attributes: 32 Health 32 Stamina

Mundus Stone: Warrior

Weapon One: Two-Handed

Weapon Two: Sword and Shield

Armor Set 1: Essence Thief

Armor Set 2: Rallying Cry

Monster Helm: Roksa the Warped

Mythic: Markyn Ring of Majesty

Armor Weight: 2 Heavy, 3 Medium, 2 Light

Skill Bar 1

  • Deep Fissure
  • Blue Betty
  • Bird of Prey
  • Wrecking Blow
  • Executioner
  • Dawnbreaker of Smiting (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Ice Fortress
  • Lotus Blossom
  • Living Trellis
  • Resolving Vigor
  • Arctic Blast
  • Enchanted Forest (Ultimate)

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