Beginner’s Warden Stamina DPS Build for The Elder Scrolls Online

Welcome to the Beginner’s Warden Stamina DPS Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Warden Stamina DPS and provide you with the necessary tools to start your journey as a damage dealer in ESO.

This build is designed for players new to the DPS role and focuses on survivability, damage output, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

While any race can be a Warden Stamina DPS, the following races have passives that make them more suitable for the role:

  • Redguard: Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, and Sustain
  • Orc: Max Stamina, Max Health, and Weapon Damage
  • Wood Elf: Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, and Movement Speed

Attribute Points:

Allocate all 64 points into Stamina to maximize damage output. This can be changed later as you adapt and get better gear and stats.

Mundus Stone:

The Warrior (Weapon Damage) or The Lover (Physical Penetration)

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Bi-stat food (Max Health and Stamina)
  • Potions: Weapon Power potions or basic stamina potions


The skill setup for a beginner Warden Stamina DPS is as follows:

Bar 1 – Dual Wield:

  1. Rending Slashes – Morph of Twin Slashes
  2. Shrouded Daggers – Morph of Hidden Blade
  3. Subterranean Assault – Morph of Scorch
  4. Bull Netch – Morph of Betty Netch
  5. Bird of Prey – Morph of Falcon’s Swiftness
  6. Ultimate: Wild Guardian – Morph of Feral Guardian

Bar 2 – Bow:

  1. Endless Hail – Morph of Volley
  2. Poison Injection – Morph of Poison Arrow
  3. Razor Caltrops – Morph of Caltrops
  4. Growing Swarm – Morph of Swarm
  5. Resolving Vigor – Morph of Vigor
  6. Ultimate: Ballista – Morph of Rapid Fire

Champion Points

As a beginner, focus on the following CP allocation to improve your damage-dealing abilities. Keep in mind that these allocations may change as you progress and experiment with different playstyles. Note that the CP cap is 3600, but this guide assumes you have 1800 CP available.

Craft (Green):

  1. Slot 1: Steed’s Blessing – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Breakfall – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Wanderer – 50 points

Warfare (Red):

  1. Slot 1: Boundless Vitality – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  2. Slot 2: Rejuvenation – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Precision – 50 points

Spend remaining points in:

  • Piercing (up to 50 points)
  • Deadly Aim (up to 50 points)
  • Thaumaturge (up to 50 points)
  • Quick Recovery (up to 50 points)

Fitness (Blue):

  1. Slot 1: Tumbling – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Mystic Tenacity – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Hero’s Vigor – 50 points

Spend remaining points in:

  • Sprinter (up to 50 points)
  • Tireless Discipline (up to 50 points)
  • Relentless Focus (up to 50 points)


  • Dual Wield: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Medium Armor: All passives
  • Warden: All passives in Animal Companions, Green Balance, and Winter’s Embrace
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command and Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All passives for your chosen race
  • Fighter’s Guild: Slayer, Banish the Wicked, and Skilled Tracker passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use passive


As a beginner, your priority should be to acquire easy-to-obtain gear that provides good bonuses. Here’s a beginner-friendly gear setup:

  • 5x Hunding’s Rage (Crafted set, requires 6 traits researched)
  • 5x Spriggan’s Thorns (Bangkorai overland or Guild Traders)
  • 2x Monster Set: Selene (Selene’s Web dungeon) or Velidreth (Cradle of Shadows dungeon)

Traits and Enchantments:

  • Armor: Divines on all pieces with Stamina enchantments
  • Weapons: Sharpened or Precise on main hand, Infused on off-hand with Weapon Damage and Absorb Stamina enchantments
  • Bow: Infused with Weapon Damage enchantment
  • Jewelry: Robust or Bloodthirsty with Weapon Damage or Stamina Recovery enchantments

This beginner’s Warden Stamina DPS build is designed to help you learn the basics of dealing damage in ESO. As you progress, you’ll be able to experiment with different sets, skills, and playstyles to find the perfect DPS build for your playstyle.

Remember to communicate with your group, adapt to different situations, and always strive to improve your gameplay. Dealing damage is a rewarding and essential role in ESO, and with practice and patience, you’ll become a reliable and effective Warden Stamina DPS.

As you gain experience, explore more advanced builds and strategies to further optimize your damage-dealing capabilities. Happy DPSing!

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