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Builds are player created attribute and gear choices in Elder Scrolls Online. They usually focus on a specific attribute, such as magicka or stamina, and provide guidelines of equipment, champion points and skills that are necessary to succeed in combat. Players can reset their spent attribute and skillpoints at rededication shrines in the major cities of each faction, providing a way out of uncomfortable choices.

"Best in Slot" gear set recommendations are very subjective, and change based on the type of event you will be facing (dungeon, trial, etc.).  They will also change as ESO development teams change gear atrributes.  Based on the December 2016 patch, here are some PvE gear suggestions for the different classes.

This page lists builds for different classes and playstyles in Elder Scrolls Online. You may add your own by creating a page and linking it here.

 

PvE Builds
PvP Builds
Battlemaster's Corner Builds

 

These builds focus on solo/duo, Small Group or Trial player vs environment content.

How to create your build

  1. Create a wiki page with your build name and add the info/links. To create a page, click this
  2. Edit this page by ADDING A ROW to the table below with a link to the page you created and an overview.



Dragon Knight Builds | Sorcerer Builds | NightBlade Builds | Templar Builds

 


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Dragon Knight

Build Name Quick Overview Focus Date Posted/Udated
Dragonknight Destruction Staff DPS Build - Survibable This is basically a DK + Fire Staff build This build is focused on PvE, though should be adaptable to PvP with the change of a few abilities. Aug 2015
FunKnight by skykingz Set and Skills for a versatile pvp or pve buil My build is solely for fun and not really optimize for anything specific. May 2015
       
       
       
       
       
       
       


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Sorcerer

Build Name Quick Overview Focus Date Posted/Updated
Destruction Stuff DPS - Survivable This is a Sorcerer + Destruction Staff build which maximises the effect of spells, mainly the effect of flame, frost and shock effects. PvE Oct 2016
Hostility Build - The Sorcerer Tank The Hostility build is for Sorcerer tanking, based on a Sword and Board primary weapon set. PvE Jan 2015
Socerer AOE DPS Build Extremely high critical chance and survivability PvE Feb 2015

Thunderous Destroyer Build

A sturdy fighter capable of inflicting massive amounts of damage while effortlessly staying alive. PvE Feb 2015
       
       
       
       
       


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Nightblade

Build Name Quick Overview Focus Date Posted/Updated
Nightblade Assassin An extensive guide on the nightblade class when used as assassin. PvE
PvP
Nov 2016
Blood Mage (Healer)
by Kyubi
Race: Breton is recommanded
Attributes: This build defies the notion that Templars are the best healers, and focuses on syphoning with some assasination.
Equipment: Restoration Staff, full set of light armor (can be done with a hybrid in medium but light will definitively make your life more confortable magicka Wise)
Crafting: Since by default you will be using clothes and staves i heavily recommand perfecting your woodworking and your tailoring skills.
PvE April 2014
Reaper Nightblade Build by Darkonflare15 A fun build that relies on high damage and quick return of health and other resources. To overwhelm and survive you opponents. PvE Jan 2015
Tarrou_'s Nightblade I play a 2h/bow stamina Nightblade that I really enjoy. What I lack in control I make up for in burst, and it makes for a really fun experience as a roaming/solo PvP build, but also for solo PvE. It doesn't bring too much to the table for dungeons, but a few tweaks can fix that. It is more focused on mid to higher levels, but there's no reason you can't incorporate elements of the build starting at level 1. Solo PvP & PvE May 2015
Shang Tsung Mageblade PvE
by alloutofbblgum
Magic Nightblade for all PvE, Dungeons, DSA, Trials. Can easily be adapted to PvP with some skill swaps. PvE Dec 2015
Blood Rogue A rogue that can surprise his foes, drain their health, and keep it all to himself. PvE May 2015
       
       
       


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Templar

Build Name Quick Overview Focus Date Posted/Updated
Timedawn's DPS Templar Race: Wood Elf
Attributes: 1 magicka, 2 health, 3 stamina
Equipment: 7 medium with health or stamina (you can add some magicka in there as well if you want to be able to spam blazing shield more though health is most likely better since it means the shield will be able to absorb more).
Solo, Small Groups and Duo content Feb 2016
Resto Warrior A build that will keep you and your allies fighting on in the thick of any battle. PvE, PvP May 2015
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

These builds focus on solo/duo, Small Group or Trial player vs player content. See The Alliance War for details on skills and maps.

How to create your build

  1. Create a wiki page with your build name and add the info/links. To create a page, click this
  2. Edit this page by ADDING A ROW to the table below with a link to the page you created and an overview.

 

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Dragon Knight

Build Name Quick Overview Focus
Example Name (link to build page) Race: xx
Attributes: This build focuses primarily on DPS from afar. A glass cannon reliant on teammates and centered in the YY skill line
Equipment: xx and yy
Crafting: Yes/No - What?
Small Groups and Duo content
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


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Sorcerer

Build Name Quick Overview Focus
Example Name (link to build page) Race: xx
Attributes: This build focuses primarily on DPS from afar. A glass cannon reliant on teammates and centered in the YY skill line
Equipment: xx and yy
Crafting: Yes/No - What?
Small Groups and Duo content
Thor Stamsorc PvP
by alloutofbblgum
Very good all around high DPS self-heal build, PvP/PvE PvP/PvE
 Unholy Legion PVP pet sorc Build  A overwleming mag pet sorc dealing high dmg with high numbers. All the dmg and support going off will eventually overwelm and destroy all before your deadric army. great magicka recovery with good dmg from each pet as well as staying alive  small scale PVP and dueling
     
     
     
     
     
     


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Nightblade

Build Name Quick Overview Focus
Assassin by Morthadis Race: N/A
Attributes: There are several ways to distribute these points. You will find out that most of the time, you will have a shortage of magicka/stamina in fights. Still, placing a lot of attribute points in magicka/stamina won't change it that much.
The best way to spent your points in my opinion is 1(magicka)/4(health)/1(stamina). Health is much more usefull in a battle than the little extra magicka or stamina. Instead, you should get more of this by enchanting your armor, this gives a much greater buff and you will notice the difference, unlike with attribute point
Equipment: See link for ranged and melee choices
Crafting: N/A
PvP
PvE is easy!
Balanced PvP by fearzffs Race: Orc
Attributes: I have a nice balance between stamina and magica consumation. Also I have some great utility in my bow skills such as see invisible enemies and mark a target. It is still a close and personal build. You'd like to focus 49 points in health and from items it would be nice to cap at stamina and then put some items for magica aswell
Equipment: ??
Crafting: N/A
PvP
ShadowStalker
by Noobsman
Race: what ever suits you
Attributes 40 heath put the rest in stamina you can always fluctuate your heath and stamina
Equipment: sword and board/ 2H
Crafting: N/A
PvP
Ichi The Killer
by alloutofbblgum
DW/2H Stamina Nightblade. Get in, wreck, get out. PVP
     
     
     
     
     


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Templar

Build Name Quick Overview Focus
Example Name (link to build page) Race: xx
Attributes: This build focuses primarily on DPS from afar. A glass cannon reliant on teammates and centered in the YY skill line
Equipment: xx and yy
Crafting: Yes/No - What?
Small Groups and Duo content
Lobo Stamplar PvP by Alloutofbblgum Eat damage, end lives. PvP
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Battlemaster's Corner Builds are special builds developed by the Elder Scrolls Online community and published to the ESO official website. This page records them so that they may be available to all players.




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