Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
|20k approx||No Investment||30k or more|
Weapon 1: Dual Wield
Dragonknight SkillVenomous Claw
Dragonknight SkillNoxious Breath
Dual Wield SkillBlood Craze
Fighters Guild SkillRearming Trap
Dual Wield SkillBloodthirst
Dual Wield SkillRend
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
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.
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.