The Elder Scrolls Online offers a great variety of armor sets to choose from to fulfill your role and complete PvE or PvP content. But, not all sets are suitable for all roles or types of gameplay. For example, some sets are better for Stamina DPS, and some are better for Magicka; what works in PvE might not work in PvP. In this guide, ArzyeL Gaming shows you the best Stamina DPS sets for PvE and PvP gameplay.
Stamina DPS PvE Sets
Arms of Relequen
Location: Summerset, Couldrest Trial
Arms of Relequen is one of the best Stamina DPS sets for PvE gameplay. It is great for solo and group content. In addition, its perfected version adds Maximum Stamina.
Location: Craglorn, Hel Ra Citadel Trial
Berserking Warrior is a Heavy armor set that boosts Weapon Critical and combines well with Arms of Relequen and other sets.
Location: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Kinas’s grants you Major Berserk and Minor Berserk to your group, and it is one of the best options for solo and group content.
Location: Cyrodiil, Bruma Vendor
Deadly Strike is an excellent Stamina DPS set for classes and builds that rely on Damage over Time and Channeled abilities.
Location: Unhallowed Grave Dungeon
Aegis Caller is a medium, Dungeon set that deals significant AoE damage, and it is a solid option for solo and group content.
Location: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted
Hunding’s Rage is an excellent starter option that assists you in harder content as well, and this set is easy to craft or get.
Location: Frostvault Dungeon
Tzogvin’s Warband boosts Weapon Critical and grants you the Minor Force buff, allowing you to free a skill slot for more offensive options.
Location: Blackwood, Rockgrove Trial
Sul-Xan’s Torment increases Weapon Critical and Critical Damage. Its perfected version adds Weapon Critical.
Location: Craglorn – Aetherian Archive, Hel Ra Citadel, Sanctum Ophidia Trials
Vicious Serpent reduces the cost of Stamina ability and restores Stamina, and it is your first option for solo gameplay.
Location: Wrothgar, Overland
Briarheart is another excellent set for solo gameplay. It boosts weapon damage and heals you with every Critical hit.
Tooth of Lokkestiiz
Location: Elsweyr, Sunspire Trial – Standard and Perfected Version
Tooth of Lokkestiiz is one of the best medium armor sets for Stamina DPS roles in organized group PvE content (dungeons or arenas, etc.) It can be combined with Arms of Relequen in Trials.
Tooth of Lokkestiiz is an excellent set to wear in a specific environment with a group that provides synergies constantly. However, it is not a great option for solo-overland gameplay or playing with random groups.
The Perfected version of Tooth of Lokkestiiz adds Weapon Critical, making it more efficient than the normal version.
Location: Blackwood, Crafted
Heartland Conqueror’s fifth piece bonus boosts the effectiveness of your Weapon Traits by 100%. It is a powerful crafted set for both Magicka and Stamina builds in PvE or PvP.
Locations: Vvardenfell, Halls of Fabrication Trial
War Machine is a Trials-buffing set. It is essential for your Trial group and in organized group gameplay. War Machine is not the best option for solo Overland.
Location: White-Gold Tower Dungeon
Essence Thief is a rather strong Stamina DPS set for solo or group gameplay. Its special effect can restore your Health and Stamina but also boost your Weapon Damage significantly.
Location: Crypts of HeartⅠand Ⅱ, Normal and Veteran mode
Leviathan is a good starting option for new players. It is good for boosting your Critical Damage, and you can use this set until you can farm stronger gear.
Strength of the Automaton
Location: Darkshade CavernsⅠandⅡ, Normal and Veteran mode
Similar to Leviathan, Strength of the Automation is good until you can get stronger gear.
Location: Craglorn, Sanctum Ophidia Trial
Twice-Fanged Serpent is a decent Stamina DPS armor set to increase your Physical Penetration, and it boosts your overall DPS.
New Moon Acolyte
Location: Southern Elsweyr, Crafted
New Moon Acolyte is an excellent crafted set that is boosing your Critical Chance, Weapon Damage, and Spell Damage, and every build or character can use it.
Mostly, New Moon Acolyte is a PvP set, but it can also be helpful in some PvE content. This set has one drawback, though. Its extra ability cost makes it difficult to use in PvE.
Location: Western Skyrim, Kyne’s Aegis Trial, Normal and Perfected version
Yandir’s Might is a decent Stamina DPS set that works well with Critical Damage based builds. Its special effect boosts your Weapon Damage, but it requires a fully charged heavy attack to get the most out of it, making it somewhat harder to use. Its perfected version adds Physical Penetration.
Location: Vateshran Hollows, Arena Set
Pestilent Host can be an excellent Stamina DPS set against multiple enemies in PvE and PvP. This set is most useful when you are dealing with groups of targets in PvE.
Location: Southern Elsweyr, Overland
Dragonguard Elite is a nice offensive medium armor set, very similar to Berserking Warrior. But, as an Overland set, Dragonguard Elite is much easier to obtain. Additionally, the set is sacrificing some weapon Critical to get more Stamina recovery, making it a better option for new players.
Location: Daily Dungeon Reward – Imperial City
Agility is a Stamina set with three bonuses only. It is often used as a starter set, and you can obtain this set easily by completing a random normal or veteran dungeon every day. You can also use it to complete builds with special weapons or without a Monster set.
Stamina DPS PvP Sets
Bone Pirate’s Tatters
Location: Blackheart Haven Dungeon
Bone Pirate’s Tatters is a solid option for Stamina DPS PvP, and it boosts Max Stamina and Stamina Recovery. This set is great for better sustain.
Location: Greymoor, Overland
Eternal Vigor is a heavy set that boosts stats recovery and can help you survive thanks to its insane extra Health Recovery effect.
Location: Icereach Dungeon
Titanborn Strength is a fantastic PvP set. The lower your Health is, the higher your Weapon Damage and Physical Penetration will be.
Location: Bangkorai, Overland
Spriggan’s Thorns is an excellent PvP option that boosts your Physical Penetration.
Location: Western Skyrim, Overland
Venomous Smite is a potent Critical-based PvP set that deals Poison Damage to targets and other enemies nearby.
Location: Castle Thorn Dungeon
Crimson Twilight is a heavy set that offers great survivability and good AoE damage.
New Moon Acolyte
Location: Southern Elsweyr, Crafted
New Moon Acolyte is a great boost to your damage and offensive capabilities at the cost of more expensive abilities. This set is good for Gank PvP builds.
Location: Western Skyrim, Crafted
Stuhn’s Favor is an excellent offensive set for classes and builds that can easily set enemies Off Balance.
Location: Cyrodiil, Bruma Vendor
Deadly Strike can be a very good PvP set for specific classes and builds that mainly rely on DoT and Channeled abilities.
Location: Scalecaller Peak Dungeon
Plague Slinger deals strong Poison Damage with a nice Cooldown, making it a potent PvP set.
Location: Cryodiil, Rewards for the Worthy
Warrior’s Fury is a strong Stamina DPS PvP set that can boost your weapon damage when you take damage. You can use it as jewels and weapons and use it on the body because heavy armor can be helpful in PvP.
Seventh Legion Brute
Location: Bangkorai, Overland
Seventh Legion Brute is another decent heavy armor set for Stamina DPS PvP builds. It boosts your Weapon Damage and Health recovery when you try to increase your Resistances. This set works very well with Dragonknights.
Location: Southern Elsweyr, Tideholm – Dragonguard Armory, Crafted
Ancient Dragonguard is another essential set for PvP that offers great Damage and Defense. When above 50% Health, it boosts your Damage; while below 50%, it boosts your Resistances. Despite offering Weapon and Spell Damage, this set is better suited for Stamina DPS builds.
Location: The Reach, Overland
Witch-Knight’s Defiance is a good PvP set to combined with Poison-based builds, and it can also be used in PvE.
Location: Hew’s Bane, No Shira Workshop, Crafted
Clever Alchemist boosts your Weapon and Spell Damage when you drink a potion during combat. This is a reliable PvP set because it’s easy to trigger whenever you want.
Shadow of the Red Mountain
Location: Stonefalls, Overland
Shadow of the Red Mountain boosts your Weapon Damage, Critical, and Maximum Stamina with its two or four pieces, making it a good option for every Stamina build. Its special effect deals additional Flame Damage whenever you deal damage with a weapon. Shadow of the Red Mountain is a good set for classes that rely on weapon abilities a lot.
Location: Cyrodiil, Bruma Armory, Crafted
Unchained Aggressor is another nice PvP build that boosts your damage every time you are breaking free.
Location: Hew’s Bane, The Lost Pavilion, Crafted
Eternal Hunt leaves a poison rune every time you use Roll Dodge, and this set is a good defensive set that can help classes like Nightblade roll dodge a lot.
Location: Castle Thorn Dungeon, Normal and Veteran
Unleased Terror deals significant Bleed Damage when you deal direct damage with a Charge, Leap, Teleport, or Pull ability, making it a very flexible and easy-to-use PvP set.
Location: Lair of Maarselok Dungeon, Normal and Veteran
Azureblight Reaper is a good option for PvE builds that focus on DoT abilities a lot, and you can also find some use in niche DoT-based PvP builds.
Location: Depths of Malatar Dungeon, Normal or Veteran
Scavenging Demise deals strong Damage when using an Execute ability, allowing you to finish enemies faster. The set is good for normal PvP builds but also for Gank builds.
Location: Vet. Selene’s Web (Head), Glirion the Redbeard (Shoulders)
Selene is one of the best Stamina DPS Monster sets for PvE gameplay, and it can also be an excellent option for PvP.
Location: Vet. Cradle of Shadows (Head), Urgarlag Chief-Bane (Shoulders)
Velidreth is the top option for Bow only PvE builds, and it’s also a good option for PvP gameplay.
Location: Vet. Wayrest Sewers Ⅰ (Head), Maj Al-Ragath (Shoulders)
Slimecraw is an excellent set to boost your Critical chance and damage, but it does better in PvE content.
Location: Vet. Tempest Island (Head), Glirion the Redbeard (Shoulders)
Stormfist is a very nice PvE set for both melee and ranged builds, but it can also work well in PvP with specific builds/classes.
Location: Vet. March of Sacrifices (Head), Urgarlag Chief-Bane (Shoulders)
Balorgh is a significant boost to burst damage, and it is a solid option for Gank PvP builds.
Location: Vet. Fungal Grotto Ⅰ (Head) , Maj al-Ragath (Shoulders)
Kra’gh offers a nice boost to Physical Penetration and can assist in both solo and group content.
Zoal the Ever-Wakeful
Location: Imperial City (Head), Tel Var Merchant (Shoulders)
Zoal the Ever-Wakeful is a PvP monster set. It fears enemies and boosts your damage based on how many enemies you hit.
Location: Vet. Darkshade Caverns Ⅱ (Head), Maj Al-Ragath (Shoulders)
Engine Guardian restores Health, Magicka, and Stamina when you use an ability. Mainly, Engine Guardian can be used to increase your survivability.
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