ESO: PVE Stamina DPS Meta

Here are several of the sets high level end game players use for stamina DPS Builds. These are used in 12 man trials, 4 man dungeons, veteran  Maelstrom Arena, and other PVE overworld fights. These are organized in ease to aquire.

Keep in mind everything here listed as guidelines, not rules. Best in Slot (BiS) changes depending on your class, Champion Points, group makeup, rotation, and the current patch. Check back here for changes.

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This current list is for Summerset expansion


Basic Stats & stats

  • Health: 20k (new players) to 16.5k
  • Stamina recovery: 1k+, unless heavy attack rotation
  • Weapon Crit: 50%+
  • Weapons: dual wield (main bar), bow (off bar)
  • Werewolf or Vampire: either
  • Alchemical Poisons: back bar only if not running VMA or master weapons.
  • Expected DPS output: 20k to 30k (target dummy)
  • Fight location: melee range to a roll dodge distance away


  1. Bosmer
  2. Imperial
  3. Khajiit
  4. Nord
  5. Orc
  6. Redgaurd


  1. Lord
  2. Lover
  3. Warrior

♡ – used for survivability




Weapon & Guild Skills

  1. Bow skills: Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Ballista
  2. Dual wield: Rending Slashes, Deadly Cloak, Shrouded Daggers
  3. Fighters guild: Rearming Trap, Flawless Dawnbreaker
  4. Assault: Razor Caltrops, ♡ Vigor
  5. Psijic Order: ♡ Crushing Weapon

♡ – survivability

Class Skills

  1. Dragon Knight: Venomous Claws, Burning Breath, Molten Armaments, Standard of Might
  2. Nightblade: Killers Blade, Incapacitating Strike, Leeching Strikes, Relentless Focus, Surprise Attack, ♤ Veil of Blades
  3. Sorcerer: ♤ Absorption Field, Bound Armaments, ♡ Critical Surge, ♡ Dark Deal, Hurricane, Power Overload
  4. Templar: Biting Jabs, Crescent Sweep, Power of the Light, Repentance, ♤ solar prison
  5. Warden: Subterranean Assault, Bull Netch, ♡ Green Lotus, Cutting Dive

♤ – situational, few may need to run this
♡ – survivability

Special thanks to Flamage, Forevermad, GMRevelation, Kojou, Shockz325, & Yodased for their help answering questions and their insight.

Thanks to the folks at for maintaining the information in the links.