StamRomancer’s (That’s right, I said it) can surprisingly pull of an insane amount of PvE DPS, even though the speculations were on the fact that it would be a mostly Magicka focused class. To KNOW how to properly use one, on the other hand, it the trickier part, and if you don’t understand, well, THEN PERISH. So, without further ado, here is the Stamina Necromancer PVE DPS Build for Elder Scrolls Online
- Dark Elf (Weapon Damage Boost – 88k parse)
- Orc (Fantastic Stamina and Health sustain – 85k parse)
- Redguard (Hands down the best Stamina Sustain, feels like you never run out – 85k parse)
- Stamina – 64
- (Perfected) Arms of Relequen armor:
- This is HAND DOWN the greatest Stamina based DPS set in the entire game. This, combined with the set below, is brutal in the amount of damage is can dish out. Perfected just adds slightly more Stamina, so the regular is still viable.
- Ravager (Ravaging):
- Surprisingly, this set is absolutely phenomenal damage, and sustainable for long periods of hardcore damage. This set can be easily proc’d through dealing straight up melee damage.
- Velidreth Medium Helm + Medium Shoulders:
- A Monster set gained through Veteran Cradle of Shadows. This set gives a BRUTAL Damage burst, essential for the best Stamina Based DPS.
- Thunderous Volley – Maelstrom Bow
- This right here is the weapon that will deal the most damage for this build. The Maelstrom Bow adds extra damage PER TICK during your Endless Hail, making it the ultimate DPS machine for any Stamina based PvE build, especially one that doesn’t require the bow to be apart of the secondary set: Ravager.
|Helm||Velidreth||Medium||Stamina||Divines||Cradle of Shadows (Vet)|
|Shoulders||Velidreth||Medium||Stamina||Divines||Cradle of Shadows (Vet)|
|Necklace||Ravager||Jewelry||Weapon Damage||Bloodthirsty||Cyrodiil Vendor|
|Ring 1||Ravager||Jewelry||Weapon Damage||Infused||Cyrodiil Vendor|
|Ring 2||Ravager||Jewelery||Weapon Damage||Infused||Cyrodiil Vendor|
|Sword||Ravager||Weapon||Absorb Stamina||Nirnhoned||Cyrodiil Vendor|
|Axe||Ravager||Weapon||Weapon Damage||Infused||Cyrodiil Vendor|
|Bow||Maelstrom||Weapon||Absorb Stamina||Nirnhoned/Infused||Veteran Maelstrom Arena|
- All Necromancer Passives
- All Dual Wield + Bow
- All Medium Armor + First 3 under Heavy Armor (In case you decide to use a Heavy Helm and Shoulders)
- Intimidate, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, and Skilled Tracker under Fighter’s Guild
- All Undaunted Passives (SO MANY SYNERGY’S TO USE)
- Obviously, all racial passives
- If you don’t have the money or resources to make Artaeum Takeaway Broth (The optimal Stamina Food), just go with Dubious Camoran Throne, only difference is the health recovery buff
- Essence of Weapon Power Potions:
- Blessed Thistle > Dragon Thorn > Wormwood
Champion Points (My Personal Setup):
- THE THIEF
- The Tower:
- Warlord: 25
- Bashing Focus: 12
- The Lover
- Tenacity: 56
- Mooncalf: 100
- The Shadow
- Shadow Ward: 40
- Tumbling: 37
- The Tower:
- THE MAGE
- The Antronach
- Master-at-Arms: 67
- The Ritual
- Thaumaturge: 46
- Precise Strikes: 56
- Piercing: 45
- Mighty : 56
- The Antronach
- THE WARRIOR
- The Steed
- Ironclad: 72
- Medium Armor Focus: 10
- The Lady
- Hardy: 52
- Thick Skinned: 59
- Elemental Defender: 50
- The Lord
- Quick Recovery: 27
- The Steed
Stamina Necromancer PVE DPS rotation is unlike ANY other class in the game, because it’s more about damage and ability uptime rather than ANYTHING else. Even your BUFFS all flow together with your damaging abilities, which means that if you’re not damaging, your not buffing, and if your not buffing, well then you’re gonna have a bad time.
The important thing to remember with the Stamina Necromancer is ALWAYS start on your bow bar, with your instant DoT abilities, plus your Summoner’s Armor, which actually grants resistance along with cost reduction for your pets, Blastbones and Archer. First and foremost, here’s the Bow bar Rotation:
Endless hail > Caltrops > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Summoner’s Armor > Light Attack > (Potential Colossus Ultimate) > Bar Swap
Now, of course you’ll want to pop your ultimate RIGHT before you bar swap to take advantage of the potential Ravager DPS boost if it procs immediately, not to mention the higher weapon damage on your Dual Wield Bar. Once you make the swap, here’s the next rotation:
Light Attack (Ravager Proc chance) > Venom Skull > Light Attack > Rending Slashes > Heavy Attack > Trap Beast > Light Attack > Blastbones > Light Attack > Skeletal Archer > Heavy Attack > Venom Skull (Which is now totally buffed up by your other abilities to hit for the third 20% damage increased attack) > Light Attack > Another Blastbones > Bar Swap
For those wondering what I mean by “20% Damage Increase,” Venom Skull has a 3 cast “buffed attack” so to speak. You CAN just throw 3 skulls and get the triple skull 20% damage boost, OR you can actually use OTHER Necromancer abilities to count as towards that third cast. SO, by casting the FIRST Venom Skull, you start the rotation, and then by casting Blastbone/Archer, that counts towards the SECOND cast, which means that if you cast the Skull again, you do the combo strike instead of having to cast two more. Confusing, I know, but you’ll get used to it. Just try to keep track of WHICH skull you’re on.
Dawnbreaker is ONLY used in dire situations, as it costs a fraction of Pestilent Colossus does, but only deals a tiny bit of damage in comparison. We have it on that bar just for straight up damage boost.
Finally, your LAST rotation, to complete what you started when you cast those Blastbones which are now corpses ready to use:
Endless Hail > Caltrops > Light Attack > Detonating Siphon (use quickly, as corpses disappear quickly) > Light attack > Poison Injection > Light Attack > Summoner’s Armor > Bar Swap
You’ve now started your OVERALL rotation, just make sure that you don’t waste resources by stacking Detonating Siphon (literally does nothing if you reproc it) and DO NOT kill off your Archer out of habit, you’ll lose out on easy DPS, as they deal more damage over the time they’ve been alive, so re-spawning them just wastes resources and potential damage.
Stamina Necromancer is not the easiest class to rotate with, simply because it requires a TON of attention paid to what’s going on around you, as well as which of your abilities are currently up and running, buffing you up and deal damage. Make sure you stay focused on your bar swapping, having your main PVE DPS DoT abilities consistently active, and enjoy the fun of all the animations. It’s a very fun AND powerful class, if used correctly.
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