Stamina DK PvP Build *MAJOR DPS* Shadows of the Hist Update
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
Weapon 1: Two Handed
Two Handed SkillCritical Rush
Two Handed SkillDizzying Swing
Two Handed SkillReverse Slice
Two Handed SkillRally
Assault SkillResolving Vigor
Fighters Guild SkillDawnbreaker of Smiting
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Gear and Item Set Info
Some of the gear required to max out this build can be very tricky to get. I will list a beginner's build setup and the end game setup here:Beginner's Gear Setup:5x Hunding's Rage (All Body, Divines/Infused)2x Spawn of Mephala (Head & Shoulders, Divines/Infused)Weapons do not matter. End Game Gear Setup:5x Hunding's Rage (All Body, Divines)2x Spawn of Mephala (Head & Shoulders, Divines)1x Maelstrom's Greatsword 1x Master's BowFor those who do not know, Veteran DSA is coming back in the Shadows of the Hist. The Master's Bow grants 301 Weapon Damage when you proc Poison Injection on an enemy. This is incredibly useful for the damage rotation that this build uses. For maximum weapon damage, you can switch out Spawn of Mephala for 1x Molag Kena and 1x Velidreth. I wouldn't recommend this though because then you will lose the snare and DOT.
Play Style:This build primarily focuses on taking enemies out very quickly. A little timing is required. When using this build, the hardest enemy I come across is the Magicka Sorcerer (because of their endless shields). To combat this, you could switch out Razor Caltrops for Dragon Fire Scale. Combat Strategy:My rotation may be difficult for some beginning players, but it really isn't that tricky to get the hang of. The big buffs you should be keeping up at all times are Shuffle (20% Dodge Chance), Molten Armaments (40% Heavy Attack Damage Increase, 8% Weapon Damage Buff from passives), and Rally (20% Weapon Damage Buff). Once I'm buffed, I hit the enemy (from stealth) with a fully charged heavy attack from my bow. This usually brings an enemy down 25-40% of their health. I then use Poison Injection and then immediately Critical Rush the enemy. This is enough to kill some enemies. If there health is not dropped below 30% by that, then I hit with a Dizzying Swing and then Reverse Slice or I just go straight for the Reverse Slice. It's nearly impossible to avoid my first three hits because of the snare Spawn of Mephala's grants. With all my enchants and buffs up, I am hitting for almost 5,000 Weapon Damage and 57% Weapon Critical. Potions:I currently use Weapon Crit potions (grants Weapon Critical, Max Stamina, Max Health, Stamina Regen, Health Regen). These potions work very well with the Khajit. Khajit is a very important race for this build.Races:I am a Khajit for this build. It is very important to be a Khajit to maximize the possibilities of this build. You can be a Redguard, but you most likely will not be hitting as hard as a Khajit. A Khajit will be getting a major buff once Shadows of the Hist hits. 6% Max Stamina & 10% Stamina Recovery10% Bonus Damage from Stealth8% Weapon Critical BonusAll of these passives make the Khajit hit that much harder. Food:I use Max Health and Max Stamina food. Since you are a Khajit, if you wanted to be more reliant on regen you could use the Max Health and Stamina Regen food. I'm not very reliant at all on regen though. I only have about 1000-1300 Stamina Regen.Strengths:* Very Strong Damage throughout an entire fight* Can be Range or Up close and personal* You are not a total wet noodle*Weaknesses:* I don't recommend jumping into enemy zergs with this set. The heals are not the best, and unless you are running high regen, you will struggle.*Heals are not the strongest. On a Magicka build, there are better heals. Compared to the rest of the Stamina builds though, you are right on par.
Champion Point Tips
THE WARRIORFor the warrior, you will want to put things in a couple of different places. 20 Resistant (for added Crit Resist)25 Thick Skinned (there's no purify on a Stam DK so this is important)30 Quick Recovery (you won't be the squishiest thing out there, but it can be tough to get out of a pinch. Therefore, this is important as well).51 Elemental Defender51 HardyTHE THIEF95 Warlord50 Mooncalf32 Tumbling (since you are a stamina build, you don't get to reserve your stamina bar for break free. Because of this I would recommend going relatively heavy into Tumbling)THE MAGE100 Mighty (buffs all your attacks, most important Champion skill)50 Precise Strikes (buffs all critical hits, with a 57% critical rating, I decided to go heavy into this)27 Thaumaturge (buffs all DOTS, very important)