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Blade Guardian – A Stamina Warden Build

You want a bear as a friend? You want to throw winged creatures at your foes? Good. Meet this ESO Stamina Warden Build.

In this PVE Stamden Build 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: Khajiit, Dark Elf, Orc, Redguard
    • Other acceptable alternatives will perform great as well. 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 Dubious Cameron Throne!
    • Potion: Essence of Weapon Power

GEAR

In this section, we will go over beginner and veteran gear setups for the PVE Stamina Warden DPS Build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDomihausMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderDomihausMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequenMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceKinraJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1KinraJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2KinraJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1KinraDagger
Dagger
(or 2h Sword)
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
(2h precise)
Stamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

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

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ChestHunding’sMediumDivinesStamina
BeltHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
HandsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
PantsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBriarJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Briar Jewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Briar1H Axe
1H Dagger
(or 2h)
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
(
Stamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2BriarBowInfusedWeapon 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 Subterranean Subterranean AssaultEso Skills Scortch ScorchWarden > Animal Companions
eso skills cutting dive Cutting DiveESO Skills Dive DiveWarden > Animal Companions
ESO Skills Whirling Blades Whirling BladesESO Skills Whirlwind WhirlwindWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Fetcher Infection Fetcher InfectionESO Skills Swarm SwarmWarden > Animal Companions
ESO Skills Bird of Prey Bird of PreyESO Skills Falcon Swiftness Falcon’s SwiftnessWarden > Animal Companions
ESO Skills Wild guardian Wild GuardianESO Skills Feral Guardian Feral GuardianWarden > Animal Companions
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor Vigor Alliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Bull Netch Bull NetchESO Skills Betty Netch Betty NetchWarden > Animal Companions
ESO Skills Winter's Revenge Winter’s RevengeESO Skills Impaling Shards Impaling ShardsWarden > Winter’s Embrace

ROTATION

  • Subterranean Assault is cast every third ability
    ESO Skills Subterranean

  • Subterranean Assault > Spammable > Spammable
    ESO Skills Subterranean > S > S
    (repeat unless reapplying back-bar dots)


    • Spammable is Cutting Dive or Brawler until enemy HP is at 32%
      eso skills cutting dive or Brawler
    • Spammable is Whirling Blades or Reverse Slice at 32% and below
      ESO Skills Whirling Blades or ESO Skills Reverse Slice
    • Activate Bull Netch when you need sustain
      ESO Skills Bull Netch
    • Skip Cutting Dive and use Whirling Blades when you need more AOE damage (during trash fights)
      ESO Skills Whirling Blades

PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All Passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dual Wield: All Passives
    • Two Hand: all if you use 2h
    • 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 spend your champion points for your PVE Stamina Warden DPS build in the CP 2.0 system.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Fighting Finesse (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Deadly Aim (slot)50
420-570Master at Arms (slot)50
570-720Thaumaturge (slot)50
720-780Tireless Disciple20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Battle Mastery20
930-1020Mighty30
1020-1080Battle Mastery20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Eldritch Insight20
1350-1410Flawless Ritual20
1410-1500War Mage30
1500-1560Flawless Ritual20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Bloody Renewal (slot)50
585-735Fortified (slot) 50
735-780Tumbling15
780-840Defiance20
840-864Hasty8
864-924Tireless Guardian20
924-1014Fortification30
1014-1038Hasty8
1038-1098Sprinter20
1098-1188Savage Defense30
1188-1206Nimble Protector6
1206-1266Bashing Brutality20
1266-1386Mystic Tenacity40
1386-1406Piercing Gaze10
1406-1556Tempered Soul50
1556-1616Piercing Gaze20

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

Due to the diminishing returns, if you are not yet 810 CP, spread CP out in the listed locations as evenly as possible to maximize your gains per point spent.

Champion point % round down, so keep that in mind. If you don’t reach the next threshold percent, that CP point is doing nothing for you.


PARSE TIME

A couple of minor changes that will maximize your parse:

  1. Use Relequen

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!