FIREBRAND

Solo Dragonknight HYBRID PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The FIREBRAND build is a unique hybrid class build for The Elder Scrolls Online which combines the Dragonknight’s Fiery class and destruction staff skills with melee abilities from the Two-Handed skill line. If you’ve ever wanted to carry a giant, flaming sword into battle then this is the build for you!


Primary Sets


Warrior’s Fury is our main damage set which increases our Weapon Damage every time we get hit. When fully stacked this gives us tons of total Weapon Damage! This is further amplified by our Medium Armor passives and Minor Brutality from the Dragonknight’s passive.

Pelinal’s Aptitude is a unique Hybrid gear set which makes our Weapon and Spell damage equal, and since we already have high Weapon damage thanks to the previously mentioned passives and Warrior’s Fury, this will push our Spell Damage equally as high. This is very important for a Hybrid build as it will allow us to do strong damage with both magicka-based skills and stamina-based skills.

Finally, Grothdarr adds to the thematic look and feel of this build by pushing out excellent AOE flame damage.

Pelinal’s Aptitude

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(4 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(5 items) Your Spell and Weapon Damage both become the highest of the two values.

Warrior’s Fury

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(5 items) When you take damage, your Weapon Damage is increased by 24 for 5 seconds, stacking up to 20 times. This effect can occur once every half second. Upon reaching 20 stacks, the duration is doubled but can no longer be refreshed.

Grothdarr

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal damage, you have a 10% chance to create lava pools that swirl around you, dealing 1800 Flame Damage to all enemies within 8 meters of you every 1 second for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.


Alternative Sets


For alternative gear, look for any set that supplies Weapon Damage such as Briarheart or New Moon Acolyte as this will also work well with Pelinal to increase our overall Spell Damage as well.

Briarheart

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 833 Weapon Critical
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 833 Weapon Critical
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you increase your Weapon Damage by 450 for 10 seconds. While this effect is active your Critical Strikes heal you for 349 Health. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 833 Weapon Critical, Adds 833 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Physical Penetration, Adds 1487 Spell Penetration
(5 items) Adds 401 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.


Gear Set Up


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Pelinal's Aptitude Greatsword Nirnhoned NA Damage Shield Glyph
Backup Pelinal's Aptitude Flame Staff Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Grothdarr Divines Medium Stamina
Shoulder Grothdarr Divines Medium Stamina
Chest Warrior's Fury Divines Heavy Health
Waist Pelinal's Aptitude Divines Medium Magicka
Gloves Pelinal's Aptitude Divines Medium Magicka
Legs Warrior's Fury Divines Heavy Health
Feet Pelinal's Aptitude Divines Medium Magicka
Necklace Warrior's Fury Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Warrior's Fury Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Warrior's Fury Infused NA Weapon Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

The best race for any Hybrid build in The Elder Scrolls Online is going to be Dark Elf, due to their passive weapon AND spell damage as well as magicka and stamina bonuses.

Mundus

The Thief, The Lover

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls or Tri-Stat Food

Potions

Tri-Stat Potions


Skills


Main Weapon: TWO HANDED - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Reverse Slice

  2. Brawler

  3. Flames Of Oblivion

  4. Dizzying Swing

  5. Burning Embers

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard

Backup Weapon: INFERNO STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Noxious Breath

  2. Elemental Blockade

  3. Resolving Vigor

  4. Molten Armaments

  5. Volatile Armor

  6. ULT: Ferocious Leap or Standard Of Might


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Buffs

Keep up Volatile Armor and Molten Armaments.

Rotation

Start with Backbar DOTs: Elemental Blockade and Noxious Breath -> Bar Swap -> Then apply Brawler and Burning Embers -> use Dizzying Swing 2-3 times -> Bar swap back.

Notes

Use Resolving Vigor as needed for extra healing. Substitute Reverse Slice instead of Dizzying Swing when your enemies are below ~30-35% health.


Champion Points 2.0


- 300 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED

- 600 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED

- 900 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED


- 1200 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED

 

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