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Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build ESO – Valkyn

Stamina Dragonknight PvP Build ESO – Valkyn

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Markarth

Table of Contents

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


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP, Valkyn, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, dueling (may lack a bit in this area due to being D-Swing focused), and Imperial City. This build can be played in both CP and no-CP pvp!

Stamina Dragonknight has been feeling better and better for me the more I’ve been playing it since the battlespirit healing nerfs. Switching up my mentality towards my stamina DK was one of the biggest things that attributed to this build’s success, leaning towards becoming a D-Swing machine and passively increasing its damage via penetration and percent damage increases, while giving ourselves passive resistance and health recovery bonuses to help keep us alive in a meta where healing feels lackluster.

The build has been working well for me so far, and it’s been enjoyable using some new sets I’ve never used on stamDK before compared to my older builds!

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 DK PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Bloodspawn Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Orgnum's Scales Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Orgnum's Scales Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Chest Orgnum's Scales Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Belt Orgnum's Scales Medium Well-Fitted Stamina Crafted
Boots Orgnum's Scales Medium Well-Fitted Stamina Crafted
Necklace Hunding's Rage Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Crafted
Ring Hunding's Rage Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Crafted
Ring Hunding's Rage Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Crafted
Weapon 1 Hunding's Rage 2h Maul Nirnhoned Weapon/Spell Damage Crafted
Weapon 2 Death's Wind 1h Weapon Nirnhoned Poisons Crafted
Off-hand 2 Death's Wind Shield Reinforced Stamina Crafted

Gear Choices

Bloodspawn: After Bloodspawn’s minor buffs, I felt it was good enough to return onto my stamina DK and boy did I miss this set! Bloodspawn has always been one of my favorite sets for StamDK becacuse it gives us everything we could possibly want from our monster helmet set: resistance, ultimate and stamina recovery! If you want the build to have higher damage, or if you feel that the build’s survivability is fine, replace this with Balorgh.

Orgnum’s Scales: This set was changed recently to be like a combination of Eternal Vigor and Ancient Dragonguard and I absolutely love it. While you’re below 60% HP, your resistances skyrocket and your health recovery gets a really nice boost. This set fixed the main problem I felt I was having with my stamDK which was struggling to recover from being placed on the back foot.

Death’s Wind: One of the best back-bar 2 piece defensive sets. Being able to get increased armor on our back bar is an extremely beneficial thing to have, especially in a high-damage meta like what we are seeing recently.

Hunding’s Rage: Although in the past I went with Stuhn’s for maximum penetration, I’ve found that recently going back to a set that gives a big boost to weapon damage feels a little bit better in terms of overall damage and healing. The reason this feels good specifically on stamina dragonknight is due to the fact that the class has such easy access to major and minor brutality, allowing us to get a big boost to our weapon damage. If you feel that you can sustain easily with this build, you can run New Moon Acolyte for even more damage, but at the cost of a bit of sustain.


Health: 10
Stamina: 54


Dizzying Swing Camouflaged Hunter Noxious Breath Executioner Forward Momentum Take Flight
Cauterize Fragmented Shield Resolving Vigor Elude Volatile Armor Temporal Guard

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

Back Bar – 1h/Shield: Cauterize, Fragmented Shield, Resolving Vigor, Elude, Volatile Armor, Temporal Guard

Champion Points


  • Blessed – 23
  • Master-at-Arms – 81
  • Mighty – 64
  • Precise Strikes – 48
  • Piercing – 54


  • Warlord – 61
  • Siphoner – 1
  • Sprinter – 2
  • Healthy – 27
  • Mooncalf – 75
  • Tumbling – 81
  • Shadow Ward – 23


  • Ironclad – 72
  • Resistant – 32
  • Thick Skinned – 51
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Quick Recovery – 23

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Lava Foot Soup with Saltrice: Maximum Stamina and Stamina Recovery


Warrior – Increased Weapon Damage


  • Nord (recommended)
  • Orc


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

Damage Health Poison IX (Ravage Health and Gradual Ravage Health)
(Fleshfly larvae, Nightshade and Emetic Russula)


Class (all), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), 1h and Shield (all), Two-Handed (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier), Fighter’s Guild (all)

Tips & Misc.

  • Maintain your buffs and debuffs at all times to maximize the amount of damage, tankiness and healing the build has to offer.
  • Offensively your goal is to maintain your Noxious Breath on your opponent, hit them with a Dizzying Swing to set them offbalance, leap and then use executioner to finish them off.
  • Defensively you want to use Forward Momentum to remove snares and be able to kite unimpeded, then use Fragmented Shield and Vigor together to get your heals rolling. Orgnum’s and Vigor will give you good healing over time, but if you need a burst heal in a pinch refresh your Cauterize!


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

Update Log

6/9/2020 – Build created.
8/24/2020 – changed gear, CP, potion and skills
11/2/2020 – Changed monster and back bar sets, skills and CP