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Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build ESO – Drotoxium

Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build ESO – Drotoxium

Build Written By: Doble – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Flames of Ambition

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal
    5. Champion Points
    6. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Contact Info
  4. Update Log


Welcome to Dottzgaming.com’s Stamina Dragon Knight Stamina Build PvP, Drotoxium, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for all types of PVP including Battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, Dueling and Imperial City. This build can be played in both CP and non CP PVP.

Beware when I say all pvp builds are personal preference, if you don’t like a skill on your bar or item piece, by all means change it to your liking. Everyone is different and it’s up to you what you want to change.



Stamina Dragon Knight PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Orgnum’s Scales Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Orgnum’s Scales Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Chest Orgnum’s Scales Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Belt Orgnum’s Scales Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Boots Orgnum’s Scales Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Necklace Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spriggan’s Thorns 2h Mace Nirnhoned Berserker Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Blessing of the Potentates 1h Weapon Powered Absorb Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Offhand 2 Blessing of the Potentates Shield Sturdy Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader

Gear Explanation

  • 1 handed/Shield: Sword & shield is used for its defensive properties via additional resistances and strong block mitigation.
  • Two-Hander: This is a useful weapon because it gives a lot of damage to burst down your enemies with a wide range of skills offered by its skill tree.
  • Orgnum’s Scales: This set makes you crazy tanky with 1 line of health recovery, 2 lines of maximum health and the 5th piece bonus gives you up to 800 health recovery and a whopping 6400 spell and physical resistance while your health is under 60%!
  • Spriggan’s Thorns: This is very nice set to use because it gives you 2 lines maximum stamina, 1 line of weapon damage and its 5th piece gives 3460 physical penetration. The combination of pairing this with a maul will help you take down even the tankiest of foes.
  • Blessing of Potentates: This set is Massively Popular Due to its 3% Player Damage Mitigation; this is why I use 2 pieces on the back-bar. Combined with temporal guard, we get a nice amount of passive mitigation!
  • Bloodspawn: This set fits perfectly on this build because we are a Dragonknight; the stamina regeneration and ultimate generation give us extra sustain, and the set gives a lot of resistance, which on top of your major resistance buffs will really help your survivability!


All points into Stamina.


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Main Bar – Two Handed: Executioner, Venomous Claw, Dizzying Swing, Noxious Breath, Forward Momentum, Take Flight

Back Bar – One Hand & Shield: Deep Slash, Fragmented Shield, Cauterize, Resolving Vigor, Volatile Armor, Temporal Guard.

Ability Explanation

  1. Executioner: This is your execute ability, you this to burst enemies down while they’re under 50% health.
  2. Venomous Claw: This ability is plays a huge roll in dots overall because over time the tick increases damage by 9% every 2 seconds over the 8 second duration.
  3. Dizzying Swing: This is our main damaging ability; I medium weave off the Dizzying Swing to CC my opponents, making the burst rotation much smoother.
  4. Noxious Breath: This is a useful ability because it does a good amount of damage over time, and is also your source to major fracture reducing physical resistances on your targets by 5280.
  5. Forward Momentum: We use this as a buff skill since it grants us Major Brutality and Minor Endurance, and when activated you can remove all snares applied for 4 seconds. This is a good mobility skill for heavy armor builds.
  6. Take Flight: This ultimate is so powerful; it will stun on impact and deal massive damage. If you line this up with your dots, it will destroy your enemies
  7. Deep Slash: The reason why I use deep slash is for the AOE maim. Deep slash will reduce enemy movement speed and apply minor maim to your targets, reducing their damage done.
  8. Cauterize: This ability will give you a heal every 5 seconds for 15 seconds. I use it while I’m defensive on back bar in combination with Fragmented Shield for increased healing. 
  9. Fragmented Shield: This ability alongside Vigor is very strong; it will increase healing done for 6 seconds by 25%.
  10. Resolving Vigor: This ability is very important in staying alive; use this whenever you need a heal in a pinch.
  11. Volatile Amor: This is a major buff to your spell & physical resistances and returns damage from melee attackers while this ability is up.
  12. Temporal Guard: This ultimate is used for cheeky defensive play and passively gives 8% damage reduction.

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

For this build you can totally play really whatever you want.  But I personally recommend being “Mortal”. Now, Werewolf can be played if you plan to be in large groups where you can be healed and protected by other players, but you will have to sacrifice leap for the transformation ultimate.

Champion Points

Champion points were updated in the recent Flames of Ambition patch. The list below showcases the order in which the points should be acquired, the number of points you need to place into that perk and whether or not it needs to be slotted in the new CP bar. The Warfare CP perks increase your damage and mitigation and are the most important, the Fitness tree has some miscellaneous sustain and defensive perks and the Craft tree has crafting and non-combat bonuses. The Craft CP points are entirely customizable to however you want, or you can follow the list below.


Warfare (BLUE)

  • Untamed Aggression – 50 (Slotted)
  • Endless Endurance – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tireless Discipline – 40
  • Piercing – 30
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Blessed – 40
  • Eldritch Insight – 40
  • Quick recovery – 40
  • Elemental Aegis – 40
  • Hardy – 40
  • Duelist’s Rebuff – 50 (Slotted)
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Precision – 40

Fitness (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 45
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hasty – 32
  • Hero’s Vigor – 40
  • Strategic Reserve – 50 (Slotted)
  • Sprinter – 40
  • Tireless guardian – 40
  • Fortification – 45
  • Defiance – 40
  • Nimble Protector – 15
  • Savage Defense – 45
  • Bashing Brutality – 40
  • Survival Instincts – 10

Craft (GREEN)

  • Steeds Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Wanderer – 45
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50

Other Important Info

Buff Food

  • Dubious Camoran Throne (Max health, Stamina and Stamina Recovery)
  • Artaeum Takeaway Broth (Increase Max Health and Health Recovery and Max Stamina and Stamina Recovery)


  • Warrior – Increased Weapon Damage
  • The Steed – Increased movement speed and health recovery


  1. Orc
  2. Imperial
  3. Nord
  4. Dark Elf


  • Tri Stat Potion
    • (Health, Health Recovery, Stamina, Stamina Recovery, Magicka, Magicka Recovery)
    • (Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower)
  • Immovable Potion
    • (health,Stamina, CC immunity)
    • (Columbine, Namiras Root, mountain Flower)
  • Escapist Poison
    • (immobilize, speed reduce, Drain Stamina)
    • (Columbine, Namiras Root, mountain Flower)


Ardent Flame (all), Draconic power (all), Earthen Heart (all), Medium armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Two Handed (all), One hand and Shield (all), racial (all), Undaunted (all), Assault (all), Support (all except the first passive), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier)


If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Doble about the build!

Update Log

1/25/2018 – Build created.
2/25/2018 – CP Updated
6/6/2018 – Build updated for summerset isles (gear, cp and skills changed)
9/21/2018 – Build overhauled for Wolfhunter
11/10/2018 – CP updated for murkmire
2/5/2019 – Gear and skills overhauled
2/27/2019 – No updates needed for wrathstone.
5/22/2019 – 1 jewelry trait changed to bloodthirsty, weapon enchants changed
8/25/2019 – Build changed to heavy armor (sets the same) and skills overhauled
10/21/2019 – No changes from scalebreaker to dragonhold
2/25/2020 – Gear overhauled, ultimates changed
5/29/2020 – build overhauled for greymoor
9/6/2020 – no changes for stonethorn
11/19/2020 – overhauled gear loadout
3/17/2020 – gear and CP updated