ESO PVP Builds

Update 42 (Gold Road) 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 U41 in the week of 11/03 – 25/03.

Set Tierlist

Updated for Update 40

There are many set options available for PvP builds, and sometimes it can be hard to choose. Let’s have a look at the most effective sets used in PvP and how they compare to one another. 

S Tier
Chain reaction set required for bombing
Alternative to Vicious Death
Burst set for crit builds mostly on templar
Crit set for builds lacking Minor Force
The best damage set for builds with Off-Balance
The best doublebar damage set
(5 piece) good and accessible frontbar damage set, works in no-CP
Excellent frontbar damage set for status effect/proc builds
The best sustain set, also craftable
Slot this set if you need more healing
Healing set mainly used on warden and dragonknight
One of the best onebar sets for all builds and classes (CP and BGs)
Good doublebar set for status effect/proc builds
Great bombing set that stacks enemies
Best 1-piece bonus in the game, used mainly as heavy chest
A Tier
Backbar damage set, best used on warden
Provides a good damage buff for both solo and group play
Damage set mainly used on dragonknights
Stamina version of BSW, can be used on any class
Heavy armor variant of BSW, works with Off-Balance
Proc set, synergizes well with Master DW
DoT proc set
Doublebar DoT proc set for builds with ranged weapons
Survivability boost, can be one- or doublebarred
Excellent doublebar defensive option for no-CP
Good damage set for crit builds
Frontbar damage set for crit builds mainly for nightblade and templar
Strongest burst proc set
Good set for dealing burst damage to a group of enemies
Excellent group buff set
Frontbar damage set for templar and arcanist
Onebar damage set with a running minigame
Good accessible crit set for any class
B Tier
Simple frontbar offensive set for no-cp Cyrodiil
Simple frontbar offensive set for no-cp Cyrodiil
Simple frontbar offensive set
Double- or frontbar set with multiple uses
Frontbar offensive set mainly for magicka nightblade and templar
Frontbar offensive set mainly used on warden and templar
Doublebar damage set
Optional set for crit builds
Doublebar sustain set for no-cp Cyrodiil
Doublebar sustain set for CP Cyrodiil and BGs
Frontbar set if you don't want to use a skill slot for Major Breach
Decent doublebar damage, accessible alternative to TFS
Provides valuable debuffs for melee builds
Doublebar damage set for builds relying on status effects
Ganking damage set with a risk factor
Tank set with extra healing
Tank set with extra healing
Ganking set without risk but with a delay
Group support set
Very stat-dense IC set with a lot of risk
Group support set
Group support set
Great selfish damage set for smallscale playstyle
Group support set
Burst set for necromancer and dueling set for petsorc only