ESO PVP Builds

Update 39 (Necrom) has launched on the live servers! New sets & builds need to be tested before I can update the site. This will take 2-3 weeks so that a decent build will be posted, and in case some early patch changes occur. Visit my Patreon to see the work in progress on the new builds!

The builds will be updated for U39 in the week of 04/09 – 10/09.

Dragonknight

Build 1: Hybrid Melee

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City & Battlegrounds

Updated for: Update 40

Character

  • Race: Dark Elf
    • Alternatives: High Elf, Breton, Nord
  • Attributes: 44 Magicka, 20 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzoga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Magicka+Minor Heroism+Stamina, or regular tristat potions

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Magical Harm
Ring
Infused
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Infused
Magical Harm
Weapon 1
Dual Wield Maces
Nirnhoned & Charged
Shock & Absorb Stamina
Weapon 2
Ice Staff
Defending
Berserker

The CP stars for this build are listed from most important (1) to least important (2,3,…). This is in case you don’t have enough CP to get all stars yet.

Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Deadly Aim
  2.  Focused Mending
  3.  Exploiter
  4.  Ironclad
 

Passive Stars

  1. Battle Mastery
  2. Flawless Ritual
  3. Eldritch Insight
  4. Tireless Discipline
  5. War Mage
  6. Mighty
  7. Piercing
  8. Precision
  9. Blessed
  10. Quick Recovery
  11. Hardy
  12. Elemental Aegis
  13. Preparation
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Sustained by Suffering
  2.  Pain’s Refuge
  3.  Survival Instincts
  4.  Celerity
 

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Hero’s Vigor
  4.  Hasty
  5.  Sprinter
  6.  Tireless Guardian
  7.  Fortification
  8.  Nimble Protector
  9.  Piercing Gaze
  10.  Tempered Soul
  11.  Savage Defense
  12.  Bashing Brutality
  13.  Mystic Tenacity
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost

Build 2: No-CP Melee

Applicable for: No-CP Cyrodiil, No-CP Imperial City
This build is provided by: Herbikin. You can see his YouTube channel here

Updated for Update 40

Character

  • Race: Dark Elf
    • Alternatives: High Elf, Breton, Nord
  • Attributes: 30 Magicka, 34 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Warrior
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Stamina + Magicka + Minor Heroism or regular tripots (Stamina + Magicka + Health)

Stats (Buffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Reduce Spell Cost
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Dual Wield Swords
Nirn & Charged
Poison & Shock
Weapon 2
Restoration Staff
Defending
Berserker
  • Heartland can be switched out for Rattlecage which gives similar damage and saves one bar slot. However, Heartland gives a little more survivability.

Build 3: Bombing

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City

Updated for Necrom

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Orc, Khajiit, Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 40 Magicka, 24 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Warrior
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzoga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Immovability 

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Chest
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Greatsword
Nirnhoned
Poison Damage
Weapon 2
Ice Staff
Infused
Berserker
The Mage

Active Stars

  1. Deadly Aim
  2. Master-at-Arms
  3. Wrathful Strikes
  4. Focused Mending

Passive Stars

  1. Battle Mastery
  2. Flawless Ritual
  3. Eldritch Insight
  4. Tireless Discipline
  5. War Mage
  6. Mighty
  7. Piercing
  8. Precision
  9. Blessed
  10. Quick Recovery
  11. Hardy
  12. Elemental Aegis
  13. Preparation
The Warrior

Active Stars

  1.  Sustained by Suffering
  2.  Pain’s Refuge
  3.  Survival Instincts
  4. Celerity

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
The Thief

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost