Updated For Flames of Ambition

Noxious Knight – A Stamina Dragonknight Build / StamDK

The ESO Stamina Dragonknight deals poison and fire damage and can provide stagger to the group through the use of Stone Giant when needed. In this stamdk guide we will cover the following:

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Dark Elf, Khajiit, Orc or Redguard
    • Other acceptable alternatives will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 64
  • Consumables
    • Food: Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
      • In some groups (no Ebon, or a no death run, or just at low CP) you may wish you had more HP, in those cases run Orzorga’s Tripe Trifle Pocket!
    • Potion: Essence of weapon power

GEAR

In this section, we will go over starter and end game gear for the Stamina Dragonknight DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDomihausMediumDivinesStamina
Shoulder
DomihausMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequenMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceKinrasJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1KinrasJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2KinrasJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1KinrasDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb / Poison
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Domihaus drops in Veteran Falkreath Hold
  • Relequen is a Cloudrest set
  • Kinra drops in Black Drake Villa

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ChestBriarMediumDivinesStamina
BeltBriarMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesBriarMedium Divines Stamina
HandsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
PantsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceHundingsJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1HundingsJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2HundingsJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1HundingsDagger
Dagger
Nirhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2HundingsBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Selene’s drops in Veteran Selene’s Web
  • Hunding’s is crafted
  • Briar is an overland set found in Wrothgar (delves, world bosses, public dungeons)


SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Rending Slashes Rending Slashes Twin SlashesWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Rapid Strikes Rapid Strikes FlurryWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Whirling Blades Whirling Blades WhirlwindWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Venomous Claw Venomous Claw Searing StrikeDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Figthers Guild
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
ESO skills flames of oblivion Flames of Oblivion InfernoDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Noxious Breath Noxious Breath Fiery BreathDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Camouflaged Hunter Camouflaged Hunter Expert HunterGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Standard of Might Standard of Might Dragonknight StandardDragonknight > Ardent Flame

ROTATION

  • Endless Hail > Flames of Oblivion
    ESO Skills endless hail > ESO skills flames of oblivion
    -Barswap-

  • Barbed Trap > Venomous Claw > Rending Slashes > Rapid Strikes / Whirling Blades
    ESO Skills Barbed Trap > ESO Skills Venomous Claw > ESO Skills Rending Slashes > ESO Skills Rapid Strikes / ESO Skills Whirling Blades

    • Any time all dots are ticking use Rapid Strikes as your spammable. Reapply dots as necessary.
      ESO Skills Rapid Strikes

  • Execute: Use Whirling Blades instead of Rapid Strikes when mob is below 21% HP or if you need additional AOE damage against trash mobs.
    ESO Skills Whirling Blades

    • Use Resolving Vigor when necessary.


    • *You can use Stone Giant in place of Rapid strikes if your group needs you to provide stagger.


Confused by light attack weaving or animation cancelling? Click here.


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All Passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dual Wield: All Passives
    • Bow: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

In this section, we will go over how to set up the Stamina Dragonknight DPS champion points in the new CP 2.0 system.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-120Precision40
120-270Fighting Finesse (slot)50
270-390Piercing40
390-540Deadly Aim (slot)50
540-690Thaumaturge (slot)50
690-840Biting Aura (slot)50
840-960Tireless Disciple40
960-1020Battle Mastery20
1020-1110Mighty30
1110-1170Battle Mastery20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1200-1320Preperation40
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1440-1560Hardy40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1650-1770Blessed40
1770-1890Eldritch Insight40
1890-2010Flawless Ritual40
2010-2100War Mage30

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Heros Vigor40
495-645Bloody Renewal (slot)50
645-795Ironclad (slot) 50
795-885Tumbling30
885-1005Defiance40
1005-1029Hasty8
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1149-1284Fortification45
1284-1356Hasty24
1356-1476Sprinter40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
150-300Breakfall50
300-345Wanderer15
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75

PARSE TIME

A couple of minor changes that will maximize your parse:

  1. Use Relequen instead of New Moon Acolyte (same traits/enchants)
  2. If you want to squeeze all damage out, re-spec all 64 Attribute Points into Stamina for parse

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!