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

Stamina Arcanist PvP Build ESO – Runecarver

Stamina Arcanist PvP Build ESO – Runecarver

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Update 39

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 Arcanist DPS PvP Build, Runecarver, 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 focuses on utilizing the power of the Arcanist kit to rot your opponents down with really heavy DoT pressure. This class has fantastic offense and defense, and is a really well rounded class to PvP on!

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 Arcanist PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Dragon’s Appetite Light Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Legs Dragon’s Appetite Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Chest Dragon’s Appetite Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Belt Dragon’s Appetite Light Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Boots Dragon’s Appetite Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Armor of the Trainee Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Any starting zone or Guild Trader
Ring Armor of the Trainee Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Any starting zone or Guild Trader
Ring Malacath’s Band of Brutality Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Antiquities
Weapon 1 Stinging Slashes 1h Mace Nirnhoned Flame Vet Dragonstar Arena
Offhand 1 Stinging Slashes 1h Mace Charged Poison Vet Dragonstar Arena
Weapon 2 Wrath of Elements Ice Defending Weapon Damage Vet Vateshran Hollows


  • Health: 17
  • Stamina: 49


ESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill icon
ESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill iconESO-Hub Skill icon

Front Bar – Dual Wield: Rending Slashes, Impervious Runeward, Rune of Uncanny Adoration, Cephaliarch’s Flail, Pragmatic Fatecarver, Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Back Bar – Destruction Staff: Elemental Drain, Resolving Vigor, Recuperative Treatise, Race Against Time, Cruxweaver Armor, The Tide King’s Gaze

NOTE: If you don’t feel you need the mobility from Race Against Time, feel free to use Runeguard of Freedom. Also, if you don’t like Pragmatic Fatecarver, you can use Camouflaged Hunter

Vampire vs. WW vs. Mortal

For this build you play as stage 3 vampire to gain access to the undeath passive. This passive is needed to achieve a level of tankiness that the build needs to brawl it out and stay in combat as long as possible.

Champion Points

The list below showcases the order in which champion 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 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.


  • Tireless Discipline – 20
  • Piercing – 20
  • Thaumaturge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Biting Aura – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Duelist’s Rebuff – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Blessed – 20
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Preparation – 20


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Sustained by Suffering – 50 (Slotted)
  • Pain’s Refuge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Survival Instincts – 50 (Slotted)
  • Hasty – 16
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30


  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 50
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Soul Reservoir – 33

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Orzorga’s Bear Haunch: Maximum Health, Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery


Serpent – Increased Stamina Recovery


Dark Elf: This gives us a good boost to our weapon damage, as well as our magicka and stamina pools! The fire resistance also helps a ton given how much flame damage is present in the game.


Essence of Health (Restore Health, Magicka and Stamina)
Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower


Class (all), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Light Armor (all), Destruction Staff (all except Tri Focus), Dual Wield (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Fighter’s Guild (all except intimidation), Assault (all), Support (all except the first), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier)


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

Update Log

6/29/2023 – Build created
8/24/2023- no changes for update 39