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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.

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

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Orc
    • I choose Orc for its raw power, though other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 18
    • Stamina: 46
  • 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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequenMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBerserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)JewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Berserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)Jewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Berserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda) Jewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Berserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)Axe
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
Stamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Selene’s drops in Veteran Selene’s Web
  • Relequen is a Cloudrest set
  • Berserking Warrior (aka: Advancing Yokeda) drops in Hel Ra Citadel (Trial)

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
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
    • Vampire: Supernatural Recovery
  • GUILDS
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thauaturge: 40
    • Precise Strikes: 52
    • Piercing: 61
    • Mighty: 56
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 61
  • THE APPRENTICE
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 24
    • Warlord: 51
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 37
    • Tumbling: 51
  • THE LOVER
    • Mooncalf: 64
    • Tenacity: 43
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 72
    • Spell Shield:41
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 66
    • Elemental Defender: 64
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 27

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!