Welcome to Dottzgaming.com, I hope you enjoy your time here on the site! If you notice any issues, typos or errors anywhere, or if you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to use the contact form and reach out!

Image Alt

Plague – Stamina Necromancer PvP Build

Plague – Stamina Necromancer PvP Build

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Elsweyr

Table of Contents

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



Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Necromancer DPS PvP Build, Plague, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: Cyrodiil, Dueling, Imperial City and Battlegrounds. This build can be played in both CP and no-CP pvp as well!

This build is a medium armor setup that has really high burst damage, fantastic sustain, good surviability and great movement. The focus of this build was to be fast moving and bursty, which was why we chose to go with medium armor for this setup. Utilizing the bow passives for major expedition on dodge roll, as well as the passive movement increase from our racial passives (Bosmer), allows us to move around quickly on the battlefield. In addition, while we do get some mitigation from resistances, the biggest chunk is from percent mitigation. Necromancer has an easy time stacking precent mitigation, so focusing on that as your means of defense, in addition to just enough resistances, means that even in medium armor you can be tough to put down!

If you like really high risk/reward playstyles, I’d recommend checking out my Swift Death build. But if you want something a bit safer, I’d use this! This is the build I am currently using on my stamcro myself!

Keep in mind that PvP builds are very personal. This is what worked for ME. If you don’t like something about it, change it to fit your playstyle.



Stamina Necromancer PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Pirate Skeleton Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet Blackheart Haven
Shoulders Pirate Skeleton Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Hunding's Rage Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Blackheart Haven
Chest Hunding's Rage Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Belt Hunding's Rage Light Well-Fitted Stamina Crafted
Boots Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well-Fitted Stamina Blackheart Haven
Necklace Bone Pirate's Tatters Jewelry Protective Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Ring Bone Pirate's Tatters Jewelry Protective Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Ring Bone Pirate's Tatters Jewelry Protective Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Weapon 1 Hunding's Rage 2h Mace Nirnhoned Poisons Crafted
Weapon 2 Caustic Arrow Bow Infused Berserker Vet Dragonstar Arena

Gear Choices

Pirate Skeleton: This set gives an amazing amount of survivabilty to what would otherwise be a squishy character. Not only do we get some resistances on the 1 piece, but the 2 piece bonus gives us a chance for almost 80% uptime on major protection whenever we are taking damage at the cost of being affilicted with Minor Defile. In my opinion, Necromancer’s are very well equipped to deal with this drawback though due to the Curative Curse passive (increases healing by 8% when afflicted with a negative effect). Between that passive and our CP, we are able to basically mitigate the negative effect that comes along with this set.

Bone Pirate’s Tatters: An amazing set for anyone who needs some extra stamina and stamina recovery in their build. Stamina necromancers work very well with raw stat-based recovery, so this fits the class perfectly. Combined with Dubious Camoran Throne, this set gives you a really strong stat spread between stamina and stamina recovery, which allows you to run different jewelry traits besides Robust and still have a respectable stamina pool.

Caustic Arrow: The Master’s Bow unlocks a ton of damage for any build that can afford to back bar this set. Between this set and the glyph we have on the bow, we add 725 (unbuffed) weapon damage to the target we are attacking, allowing us to burst them down that much quicker.

Hunding’s Rage: A really solid gear set for damage in a stamina PvP build. Hunding’s gives us some more stamina, a solid amount of weapon damage for the 5 piece, and two lines of critical, making this set a great choice for a build like this. Between this set, medium armor and our potions, we have a very respectable crit chance. If we crit on our Pestilent Colossus when we are fully buffed up, even the tankiest targets in the game are going to have to respect our burst damage.


All into stamina.


Dizzying Swing Blighted Blastbones Reverse Slice Detonating Siphon Forward Momentum Pestilent Colossus
Poison Injection Resolving Vigor Hexproof Summoner's Armor Spirit Guardian Ravenous Goliath

Front Bar – Two Handed: Dizzying Swing, Blighted Blastbones, Reverse Slice, Detonating Siphon, Forward Momentum, Pestilent Colossus

Back Bar – Bow: Poison Injection, Resolving Vigor, Hexproof, Summoner’s Armor, Spirit Guardian, Ravenous Goliath

Vampire vs. WW vs. Mortal

For this build we are playing as a mortal. Werewolf doesnt have much use to use since I want to utilize the necromancer class ultimates which are incredibly strong. Vampirism doesnt have any use to us on this setup since I dont plan on using Mist Form, and without that skill, the passive benefits dont outweigh the drawbacks.

Champion Points


  • Blessed – 19
  • Master-at-Arms – 81
  • Mighty – 64
  • Precise Strikes – 56
  • Piercing – 50


  • Warlord – 61
  • Sprinter – 25
  • Mooncalf – 75
  • Tumbling – 72
  • Shadow Ward – 37


  • Ironclad – 66
  • Resistant – 55
  • Thick Skinned – 44
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Quick Recovery – 19

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Dubious Camoran Throne: Maximum Health, Maximum Stamina and Stamina Recovery


Warrior – Increased Weapon Damage


  • Wood Elf
  • Redguard


Potions: Weapon Crit– Major Savagery, Health and Stamina
(Dragonthorn, Water Hyacinth, Columbine)

Poisons: Drain Stamina– Drain Stamina, Minor Heroism, Healing Absorption
(Dragon’s Blood, Dragon’s Bile, Blessed Thistle)


Class (all), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Light Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Bow (all), Two-Handed (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first)

Tips & Misc.

  • Maintain your Summoner’s Armor, Spirit Guardian and Forward Momentum to make sure you have your major brutality, mitigation and resistances up at all times.
  • Maintain Poison Injection on your target to make sure you’re getting the Master Bow bonues as well as the weapon damage enchant.
  • While we have a fair bit of tankiness, this is still a medium armor build, so smart dodge rolling and positioning are going to be key to your survival. But, with the tools and gear this build has, you’re still able to take quite the hit and survive!
  • With your poison injection up on your target, the goal combo is to start with your Blastbones, and as it charges to your target, hit them with a Dizzying Swing into your Colossus, and reverse slice if necessary. Your target will have both Major Defile and Vulnerability on them, so if the burst doesnt get them, your Reverse Slice’s will.
  • Although getting the positioning right on Detonating Siphon can be a pain, I still find it worth it to use. It not only gives us a passive damage increase as well as more from the Grave Lord passives, but the DoT on this skill is incredibly powerful. If you can position yourself right while fighting someone, you’ll just be applying that much more pressure!


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

Update Log

6/24/2019 – Build created.

DISCLAIMER: The image used for this article’s thumbnail is taken from Darksiders 2, created and owned by Vigil Games and THQ, the copyright of which is held by Vigil Games and THQ. All trademarks and registered trademarks present in the image associated are proprietary to Vigil Games and THQ, and the inclusion of them on this website does not imply affiliation with Dottz Gaming. The use of the image is believed to fall under the “fair use” clause of the United States of America copyright law. If there are any issues with the image’s inclusion on this website please contact Dottz Gaming and it will be removed at your request.