Quiver - Stamina Warden PVE Build

Written guide updated for The Scribes of Fate DLC: Q1 2023

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Fashion First!

As demonstrated in the video, our fabulous ESO fashion setup and dress choice for this character are as follows:

Head: Light Dreadhorn Hat
Shoulders: Heavy Y’ffre’s Will Pauldrons
Chest: Heavy Y’ffre’s Will Cuirass
Legs: Heavy Y’ffre’s Will Greaves
Hands: Light Arkthzand Armory Gloves
Belt: Medium Y’ffre’s Will Belt
Feet: Heavy Y’ffre’s Will Sabatons
Front bar: Arkthzand Armory Bow

As for dyes, pretty much everything is STOCK with the added Pit Demon’s Poison and Graht-Bark Brown for the helmet.

Skills

Champion Points 2.0

The NEW Champion Points 2.0 introduced in the Q1 2021 DLC: Flames Of Ambition is quite possibly the BIGGEST change/addition to The Elder Scrolls Online since One Tamriel! And these were further altered in the Blackwood Chapter, giving us a lower base for capping out some of the essentials and also adding some more slotables!

Before it was a case of “I have limited points as a CP, so HOW should I spend them”? Now that is NOT the case as SUCH! Now, it is a case of, buy ALL the things, but which SLOTABLES should you take?

Everything before was a passive bonus with huge diminished returns, awkward calculations, and was messy to all players for the most part. The new system underlines NO diminished returns, no majorly confusing passives, and the ability to buy EVERY single passive available for tanking, DPS, and healing on the SAME character with enough points to spare for buying slotables. Being able to slot 4x special slotables from each tree when there is an abundance of them means you are only limited by your CHOICES, not by your CP.

Buy all the passives, CHOOSE which slotables to take vs the situation, and the rest of the points are spare. Or are they? Well here is the crunch…Once you go over 1800ish (depending on slotable choices, some are more expensive in the Craft tree) you basically have every single passive available PLUS 4 slotables per tree…

If you JUST wanted to focus on combat alone (all red and blue passives and 4 slotables for each one) you only actually need around 1600cp to be completely maxed in those areas. And if you wanted to go FULL glass cannon, only really focusing on one damage type you can achieve your max potential for that as low as 900 or so! You won’t have any resistances or healing bonuses from the Warfare (blue) tree doing this, but you can at least cap out the hard-hitting stuff, right? And this is considering slotables too so there is no harm in actually deliberately specing for a couple of damage resistance slotables instead even at THIS stage.

For tanking it is even easier! Push for your slotables and stack your resistance passives and it is game over! The rest are just a bonus!

So what’s next? Well, if you have higher champion points you can buy more slotables and switch stuff per situation as and when needed. If you don’t, then if you want to swap it will cost you gold for respecing. So in a nutshell, 1650-1800 (depending on build) is you’re pretty much done! Anything else is convenient due to not needing to spend gold swapping things you already have access to! How cool is that?

SLOTABLES!

No matter what, THESE are the most important parts of the Champion Points 2.0 system. So this is your main FIRST goal when pushing for the build. You need to slot these even if they are not max level. However, there are swap-outs for situations as explained in the video.

BLUE (Warfare) are important for resistance, heals, and damage. Red (Fitness) are important for resources, health, and Crowd Control counters. Green (Craft) are literally quality of life! (aka your choice so not THAT important for combat).

It doesn’t matter what level you are at anymore, you can play ALL content regardless of your champion points level because during Flames of Ambition all players/characters had their base stats improved to make everyone somewhat more balanced at lower levels.

However, as mentioned above, the slotables are your main goal. Unlock the prerequisite passives to unlock access to your slotables if there are any…fill them up, and then just grab the remaining passives as you go.

300, 600, 900 champion points are not really important as checkpoints anymore for optimization. Just fill as you go, because ALL characters can have ALL passives with NO negative effects unlike before!

What should I aim for with this build?

  • Master At Arms
  • Wrathful Strikes
  • Deadly Aim
  • Weapons Expert

 

  • Rationer
  • Liquid Efficiency
  • Treasure Hunter
  • Steed’s Blessing

These really are up to you but these are most useful IN content for loot and movement if not in combat.

What you do with this tree is NOT make or break for mechanics nor combat in general just quality of life.

Some people like to steal, craft, use less potions, whatever, it’s your choice.

  • Boundless Vitality
  • Rejuvenation
  • Fortified
  • Bloody Renewal

These are designed to increase your health/armor and at the same time manage your resources.

High recovery and return for being active in combat and GETTING kills really helps you in content.

So a good balance of flat, contributing slotables are helpful as a DPS build.

The video below explains how the changes work in more detail. Of course, over time, additions will be and have already been made to the system but the main BASE of it is the same.

Rotation

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Poisons, Potions, & Food

Potions really are up to you but they DO offer a crit chance bonus AND a 20% increase to your weapon damage and recovery while giving a burst of stamina back at the same time.

Food is very simple, the highest level food you can consume with 2 stats only, MAX health and MAX stamina. There are 3 variations of recipes but all are the same in the stats they give so your choice of which one you use.

Poison:  
Alkahest + Nirnroot + Nightshade + Fleshfly Larvae

Weapon Power Potions:  
Dragonthorn + Blessed Thistle + wormwood + Lorkhan’s Tears

Food
Recovery Food:
Artaeum Takeaway Broth – fish(20) + Torchbug Thorax(5) + Powdered Mother Of Pearl (5)
Dubious Camoran Throne – White meat(1) + Beetle Scuttle(1) + Insect Parts(1) + Guts(1)

Flat food:
Sticky Pork And Radish Noodles – White Meat(1) + Radish(2) + Flour(3)
Garlic Cod with Potato Crust – Fish(1) + Potato(2) + Garlic(3)
Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables – Small Game(1) + Greens(2) + Seasoning(3)

If you would like to make your own potions, I now have a fully functioning potion maker on the website. Here you can TEST any combination of potion or poison you like and check the outcome without having to know the combinations in-game! Check here for the App, working on Android and IOS – Potion Maker

Gear Setup

Below is a chart showing the overall gear set-up, noting the optimal set requirements in terms of weight, enchants & traits!

We are using the Thief Mundus stone. All 64 Attribute points are into stamina.

We are a Orc, but other races are also usable. Wood Elf, Redguard, or Imperial are good substitutes, also some people like the Khajiit, or Dark Elf.

Optimal Setup

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SlotGear SetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadShadow of the Red MountainMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ShouldersSlimecrawLightDivinesMax Stamina
ChestArms of Relequen / BriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
WaistArms of Relequen / BriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
HandsArms of Relequen / BriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
LegsArms of Relequen / BriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
FeetArms of Relequen / BriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
Ring 1Oakensoul RingJewelryBloodthirstyMax Stamina
Ring 2Shadow of the Red MountainJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Dmg
NecklaceShadow of the Red MountainJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Dmg
Weapon 1Shadow of the Red MountainBowPreciseFlame Damage

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