Best Beginner Gear Sets for End Game

This guide for the Elder Scrolls Online covers the best beginner gear sets for end game (CP 160+). The reason I refer to these setups as “beginner setups” is because they’re very easy to acquire.  With that being said, just because they’re easy to get does not mean they lack power. This guide will show you the best combination of crafted and overlands gear paired with easy-to-get monster sets that will allow you to perform well in dungeons (vet & normal), normal trials, and even some of the easier vet trials.

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For the explanations on the gear choices, please refer to the above video.

Setup

Magicka DPS

Best Beginner Magicka DPS Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head GrothdarrValkyn Skoria or Ilambris Light Divines Magicka/Health Various Vet Dungeons
Shoulders  GrothdarrValkyn Skoria or Ilambris Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Medium Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace See Below Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Overlands or Guild Trader
Ring See Below Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage/Magicka Recovery Overlands or Guild Trader
Ring See Below Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Overlands or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 See Below Fire Infused Fire Overlands or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 See Below Fire/Lightning Sharpened Weapon and Spell Damage Overlands or Guild Trader

NOTE: Options for your second set vary based on your class and build. Viable options are as follows:


Stamina DPS

Best Beginner Stamina DPS Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Kra'gh or Selene Medium Divines Stamina/Health Various Vet Dungeons
Shoulders Kra'gh or Selene Medium Divines Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Legs Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Chest Hunding's Rage Heavy Divines Stamina Crafted
Belt Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Boots Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Necklace Spriggan's Thorns Jewelry Robust Stamina Recovery Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Ring Spriggan's Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage/Stamina Recovery Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Ring Spriggan's Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spriggan's Thorns 1h Axe Sharpened Poison Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Off-hand 1 Spriggan's Thorns 1h Dagger Infused Weapon and Spell Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Spriggan's Thorns Bow Sharpened Disease Bangkorai or Guild Trader

NOTE: I do know that some people cannot afford Spriggan’s, since the jewelry and weapons can be on the pricey side on some servers. The following is an alternate option to wearing Spriggan’s:


Tank

Best Beginner Tank Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Infused Health (or Prismatic) Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Heavy Sturdy Health Undaunted Chest
Gloves Torug's Pact Medium Sturdy Health Crafted
Legs Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Stamina (or Prismatic) Crafted
Chest Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Magicka (or Prismatic) Crafted
Belt Torug's Pact Light Sturdy Health Crafted
Boots Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Health Crafted
Necklace Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Plague Doctor 1h Weapon Infused Crusher Deshaan or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Plague Doctor Shield Sturdy Health Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Plague Doctor Lightning Infused Crusher Deshaan or Guild Trader

NOTE: If you aren’t comfortable running a lightning staff back bar, run another 1h weapon and shield bar (same traits and enchants as the front bar).


Healer

Best Beginner Healer Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Nightflame Light Infused Magicka (or Prismatic) Vet Elden Hollow 2
Shoulders Nightflame Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Kagrenac's Hope Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Kagrenac's Hope Medium Infused Magicka (or Prismatic) Crafted
Chest Kagrenac's Hope Heavy Infused Magicka (or Prismatic) Crafted
Belt Kagrenac's Hope Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Kagrenac's Hope Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Imperial City or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Torug's Pact Restoration Powered Weapon and Spell Damage Crafted
Weapon 2 Torug's Pact Lightning Charged Shock Crafted