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Thunderbird – StamSorc PvE 2H/Bow (Wolfhunter)

Author: Vodjor

Thunderbird – StamSorc PvE 2H/Bow (Wolfhunter)

Class: SORCERER

Race: Nord

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
0 0 64

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Two Handed

Wrecking Blow

Two Handed Skill

Wrecking Blow

Uppercut

 

Camouflaged Hunter

Fighters Guild Skill

Camouflaged Hunter

Expert Hunter

 

Reverse Slice

Two Handed Skill

Reverse Slice

Reverse Slash

 

Hurricane

Sorcerer Skill

Hurricane

Lightning Form

 

Bound Armaments

Sorcerer Skill

Bound Armaments

Bound Armor

 

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Fighters Guild Skill

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Bow

Poison Injection

Bow Skill

Poison Injection

Poison Arrow

 

Endless Hail

Bow Skill

Endless Hail

Volley

 

Razor Caltrops

Assault Skill

Razor Caltrops

Caltrops

 

Critical Surge

Sorcerer Skill

Critical Surge

Surge

 

Bound Armaments

Sorcerer Skill

Bound Armaments

Bound Armor

 

Greater Storm Atronach

Sorcerer Skill

Greater Storm Atronach

Summon Storm Atronach

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 6 1

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

5 Pieces Strength of the Automaton (Dungeon set - Darkshade Caverns I & II)
5 Pieces Unfathomable Darkness (Overland set - Clockwork City / Guild Traders)
2 Pieces Stormfist (Monster set - Tempest Island vet. & Glirion the Redbeard's chest)

Gear

Weight

Trait

Enchantment

Chest

5 x Medium

Divine

Max Stamina

Belt

Divine

Max Stamina

Shoes

Divine

Max Stamina

Pants

Divine

Max Stamina

Hands

Divine

Max Stamina

Head

1 x Heavy

1 x Medium

Divine

Max Stamina

Shoulder

Divine

Max Stamina

Necklace

Jewelry

Bloodthirsty

Physical Damage

Ring

Jewelry

Infused

Physical Damage

Ring

Jewelry

Infused

Physical Damage

Weapon 1

Greatsword

Infused

Berserker (Okori)

Weapon 2

Bow

Infused

Poison Damage Glyph

 

It doesn't matter if your heavy piece is the helmet or the shoulder piece. They both have the exact same armor value. Only the enchant is stronger on the head.

If you struggle getting enough transmute crystals for all your gear, do the jewelry at last. Robust still performs very good.

If you have it, you can use Arms of Relequen instead of Automaton. It's 3.5k to 4k DPS on its own. But don't think it's the one and only best set for every situation, you have to land a light or heavy attack at least every 5 sec to maintain the stacks. This might not be possible in some fight requiring a lot of dodge/block/positioning. That's why I still have a full set of Automaton gear ready to replace Relequen, depending on the situation.

Concerning what gear to use into which slot, it really depends on what you can loot first. However, jewelry will be much easier to get in Unfathomable Darkness set, because you can buy it from guild traders.

For the weapons :

  • You have a vMA/Master bow, then you need to get an Unfathomable Darkness melee weapon ; or
  • You don't have a vMA/Master bow, then it's doesn't matter which set are both melee weapon and bow (but needs to be the same) ; or
  • Last option would be to use an Agility bow and Unfathomable Darkness melee weapon until you can get a vMA/Master bow, but I would only recommand the Agility bow as a temporary placeholder

There's a few other gear combinations you can try if you want to experiment or change :

  • Arms of Relequen + Ravager + Stormfist : Use a Ravager chest piece, greatsword and 2 jewelry pieces. You'll have to use an Agility or vMA/Master bow. This combination allow you to use Dubious Camoran Throne without an additional health glyph if you're a Nord/Imperial. Ravager will proc on cooldown thanks to Relequen's 5 pieces effect.
  • Night Mother's Gaze + Vicious Ophidian + Stormfist : Use a Night Mother's Gaze heavy chest piece and precise greatsword. For solo play and Maelstrom arena. Very strong solo setup in combination with Brawler (use it instead of Wrecking Blow).
  • 7th Legion + Vicious Ophidian + Asylum Greatsword + Maelstrom/Master/Agility Bow : Another Maelstrom arena setup. Use it with Brawler and Resolving Vigor. Very forgiving setup.
  • Arms of Relequen + Storm Master + Stormfist : Use preferably Storm Master weapons. For that all storm/thunder flavour. You have 2 chance to proc Storm Master at the beginning of your frontbar rotation. This is surprisingly effective. This is actually my favorite setup.
  • Arms of Relequen + Gryphon's Ferocity + Stormfist : Since we're not using Rearming Trap to save money on Weapon Power Potions, this a possible source of Minor Force to benefit more from our decent critical rate. You can use it on both bar, or just on melee weapon bar if you have a vMA/Master bow.

 

General Info

 

13 August 2018 update :
Wolfhunter update. Championpoints adjustement. Traits and glyphs adjustement.

10 July 2018 update :
Added an explanation on gear/slot allocation.

5th July 2018 update :
Creation.

Dummy Parse

25k+ DPS with purple gear and non-optimal traits and non-optimal player. Please keep in mind that this score could be much higher if I wasn't so bad at light attack rotations. No Maelstrom/Master bow used.

Skills

You can use Ballista instead of Greater Storm Atronach if playing solo, or if you want more burst damage.

Races

Redguard > Khajiit > Imperial/Bosmer > Any other races
I'm playing as a Nord, because roleplay. And Nords are less squishy.

Buff-food

Blue Max Health+Max Stamina food

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Penetration)

Potions

Stamina Potions

Passives

Dark Magic (Unholy Knowledge, Persistence)
Daedric Summoning (Power Stone, Daedric Protection)
Storm Calling (Energized, Implosion, Expert Mage)

Medium Armor (Dexterity, Wind Walker, Agility, Athletics)
Heavy Armor (Resolve, Constitution, Juggernaut)

Bow (All)
Two Handed (All)

Fighter’s Guild (Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker)
Undaunted (All)

Racial (All)

Alchemy (Medicinal Use)

Rotation

Apply Critical Surge before fight and keep it up

Endless Hail>Light Attack>Razor Caltrops>Light Attack>Poison Injection>Light Attack>Critical Surge (>Light Attack>Greater Storm Atronach)

Swap

Heavy Attack>Hurricane>Heavy Attack>Wrecking Blow>Light Attack>Wrecking Blow>Light Attack>Wrecking Blow>Light Attack>Wrecking Blow>Light Attack

Swap>Restart

During execute phase (<25% HP) use Reverse Slice instead of Wrecking Blow

Evolutions, Improvements

As you progress through the game and get more gold and better performance, you can consider the following.

Potions

If you use weapon power potion made with the following :

Blessed Thistle

Dragonthorn

Wormwood / Water Hyacinth

You can swap out Camouflaged Hunter and Critical Surge for Rearming Trap on both slots. Use the one on the frontbar. Only do this in group content where you have a healer, because you'll be out of self-healing. It will improve your DPS.

Weapons

A Maelstrom bow (or Master bow, in a lesser extend) will of course be a big boost to your damage output. In that case make sur you have it Nirnhoned, and use an Unfathomable Darkness greatsword, to keep the 5 pieces bonus from Automaton or Relequen.

If you don't have a Maestrom bow, you can use an Unfathomable Darkness bow, or an Agility bow.

 

Champion Point Tips

 

780CP

The Ritual
56 Mighty
44 Thaumaturge
44 Precise Strikes
29 Piercing
The Atronach

66 Master-At-Arms
21 Physical Weapon Expert

The Lover
49 Tenacity
100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Shadow
47 Shadow Ward
47 Tumbling


The Lady
49 Hardy
49 Elemental Defender
48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad
33 Spell Shield

300CP

The Ritual
27 Mighty
31 Thaumaturge
23 Precise Strikes
19 Piercing


The Lover
49 Tenacity
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
2 Warlord


The Lady
23 Hardy
23 Elemental Defender
23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 4.3. From 12 votes.
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7 Comments

  • eJoKkEr
    Jul 6, 2018

    Its working good,i use same build, but i use DW not 2h.
    Nice job!

    Reply
  • Afl805
    Aug 18, 2018

    What to do dual world abilities did you use

    Reply
  • Vodjor
    Aug 19, 2018

    @Afl805

    If you want to use DW with this build, you should swap Wrecking Blow for Shrouded Daggers and Reverse Slice for one of the morph of Twin Slashes (choice is yours)

    Reply
  • Afl805
    Aug 20, 2018

    So did you still go to wielding swords or do you use a different do wielding weapon

    Reply
  • Vodjor
    Aug 22, 2018

    @Afl805

    I’d use 2 daggers, main hand nirnhoned and disease/shock damage, offhand infused berserker enchant.

    Reply
  • Soul-Al
    Aug 24, 2018

    I only have Morrowind and Base Game. Can i follow this guide? I tried to use alcast build but have psijic order skill line.

    Reply
  • Vodjor
    Aug 24, 2018

    @Soul-Al

    Skill-wise, this build doesn’t use any Psijic skill.

    Gear-wise :
    – Automaton is from base game
    – Unfathomable Darkness is from CWC, but you should still be able to buy it from Guildtraders
    – Stormfist is from base game
    – Relequen is from Summerset trial, you’ll have to pass on this one
    – Ravager, Night Mother’s Gaze, Vicious Ophidian are all from base game
    – Gryphon’s Ferocity is from Summerset, but you should still be able to buy from Guildtraders

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