Updated For Flames of Ambition

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 Rapid Strikes Rapid StrikesEso Skills Flurry FlurryWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Whirling Blades Whirling BladesESO Skills Whirlwind WhirlwindWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Bull Netch Bull NetchESO Skills Betty Netch Betty NetchWarden > 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

ROTATION

  • Subterranean Assault is cast every third ability
    ESO Skills Subterranean

  • Endless Hail > Barbed Trap
    ESO Skills endless hail > ESO Skills Barbed Trap
    -Barswap-

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


    • Spammable is Rapid Strikes until enemy HP is at 32%
      ESO Skills Rapid Strikes
    • Spammable is Whirling Blades at 32% and below
      ESO Skills Whirling Blades
    • Activate Bull Netch when you need sustain
      ESO Skills Bull Netch
    • Skip Rapid Strikes 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
    • 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
0-120Precision40
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

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 instead of New Moon Acolyte (same traits/enchants)
  2. If you want to squeeze all damage out, spec all 64 Attribute Points into Stamina for parse
  3. Replace Resolving Vigor with Cutting Dive (we do not use it, we only slot it for the passives in the skill line)

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!