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Venomous Dragon

Author: MindOfTheSwarm

Class: DRAGONKNIGHT

Race: Orc

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
20k approx No Investment 30k or more

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Dual Wield

Venomous Claw

Dragonknight Skill

Venomous Claw

Searing Strike

 

Noxious Breath

Dragonknight Skill

Noxious Breath

Fiery Breath

 

Blood Craze

Dual Wield Skill

Blood Craze

Twin Slashes

 

Rearming Trap

Fighters Guild Skill

Rearming Trap

Trap Beast

 

Bloodthirst

Dual Wield Skill

Bloodthirst

Flurry

 

Rend

Dual Wield Skill

Rend

Lacerate

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Two Handed

Rally

Two Handed Skill

Rally

Momentum

 

Caltrops

Assault Skill

Caltrops

 

Dragon Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Dragon Blood

 

Executioner

Two Handed Skill

Executioner

Reverse Slash

 

Flames of Oblivion

Dragonknight Skill

Flames of Oblivion

Inferno

 

Aggressive Horn

Assault Skill

Aggressive Horn

War Horn

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
1 5 1

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

5 Piece Venom plus 5 piece Morag Tong. 2 Piece Monster piece of choice (Velidreth to keep the theme ;))

Go with axes if you can get set pieces for them.

There are a few other poison sets out there just see what fits and go with it.

 

General Info

 

This build is all about poisoning and bleeding. So you will notice a lot of your damage will be coming from DOTs. Especially if you took 2 axes which I think work perfectly with this build. Your Blood Craze and Bloodthirst will provide heals as will the Rend ultimate. Thrive in Chaos is nice, but remember a lot of bosses don't have tons of adds with them and Rend provides double the time. For me it is a no brainer. 

Open up with Caltrops followed by a Rearming Trap, Noxious Breath, Venomous Claws, Blood Craze and then spam Bloodthirst. You will melt adds and provide a lot of damage over time to enemies with larger health pools. Just remember to reapply the DOTs as required. 

For PVP you will need to switch out skills for some CC, Petrify, Talons and Stonefist are all suitable. And you may want to tweak the Armor setup, opting for Venom Jewellery and Weapons alongside a heavy set that compliments the build. This will improve survivability and boosts heals received at the cost of weapon damage and crit chance.

Also, you could switch out Rend for Soul Assault if you want everyone to hate you ;).

The second bar is very flexible, but twin handed will provide decent buffs, just be aware that you won't be able to have 5 5 2 set pieces with a two handed bar, but this won't matter as your main damage comes from the dual wield bar.

 

Champion Point Tips

 

Put points into the usual red and green slots such as Hardy, Elemental Defence, Mooncalf, Warlord etc.

You will need to put a lot of points into Thaumaturge to make the most of your DOTs. Thaumaturge affects any attack that shows orange numbers, it does not affect DOTs that don't. So it won't affect Caltrops but it will affect everything else on the first bar. Put points into Precise Strikes and Piercing as DOTs can crit too. A few into Mighty wouldn't hurt either, but the main focus is Thaumaturge.

Thaumaturge also affects DOTs caused by set pieces, for example the 5 piece Vicecannon set damage will increase.

 

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 4.6. From 11 votes.
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8 Comments

  • Outerspacekong
    Dec 24, 2016

    Awesome build, I’ve tweeked it a bit to work better for me but it’s a beast…thanks

    Reply
  • Rhurick
    Feb 1, 2017

    Hey there I was wondering if this build would work well with other races than orc. If so which ones would you pick?

    Reply
    • MindOfTheSwarm
      Feb 2, 2017

      Orc is good because of its damage buffs, that being said you could opt for Redguard or Woodelf for the stamina regen. Imperial would also work for absolute max damage possible at the expense of regen.

      Or Argonian if you want to look like a pure dragon, and the final passive will help the healing your abilities do at the expense of damage.

      Reply
  • Fixtobee
    Feb 14, 2017

    This is beasty build. Just a thought: Why not ditch the monster set completely and go with 2 Maelstrom axes. Put a Flurry between each of your DOT’s for maximum DPS.

    Reply
    • MindOfTheSwarm
      Feb 24, 2017

      You’re right. That would be awesome too.

      Reply
  • Reg
    Feb 17, 2017

    I was wondering what kind of passives do you use on this build and could you give me a more detailed description about the champion points (I don’t really anything anout the champion points), and do you use some food or potions for buffa. Im kinda new to ESO.

    P.S. Sorry for the bad english.

    Reply
    • MindOfTheSwarm
      Feb 24, 2017

      Depends on if PVE or PVP. This build is great for PVE as you can apply a lot of DOT’s on single targets. Now, with patch 13 the nerf bat has hit both Aggressive Warhorn and Rearming Trap thanks to the global nerf of Major and Minor force. That said it is still a high damage over time build.
      For CP points as I pointed out above: Thaumaturge is your focus. How much exactly depends on your current champion point level. A level 600 for example might opt to cap it out at 100 and then put the rest into Mighty and Precise Strikes (Piercing for PVP). I recently discovered that the Poisonous Serpent set with Morag Tong is better than Viper as you can weave light attacks into almost every attack. That is what I like anyway. Food and Drinks are key in any high level dungeon or trial. For this build I would go with something that boosts your Max Health but increases your Stam Recovery for example ‘Orzorga’s Triple Trifle Pocket.’

      Reply
  • MindOfTheSwarm
    Feb 27, 2017

    *IMPORTANT*

    I made a slight error when uploading this build.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Rearming Trap and Flames Of Oblivion should be swapped over.

    Reply

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