HYBRID Warden Solo & Group PVE Build
Winter’s Revenge is an extremely Unique HYBRID Build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing Frost Staff and Bow Skills along with the Warden’s powerful Frost Magic and Summoned Animals Companions! This build is equally amazing in terms of both offensive and defensive power and just as much fun to play!!
This Hybrid Build for the Warden Class in The Elder Scrolls Online is focused primarily on increased damage utilizing both Critical Chance and Critical Damage modifiers as well as buffs to our Frost Damage skills. To help with this, a high-powered Set focused on Critical Chance and Damage is Tzogvin’s Warband. We’ve also mixed in that Ice Mage feel with the Frostbite Set. Finally, Arena Weapons can provide a powerful boost to the overall damage of this build if used correctly.
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you gain a stack of Precision, increasing your Critical Chance by 177 for 5 seconds, up to 10 stacks max. At max stacks, you also gain Minor Force, increasing your Critical Damage done by 10%. This effect can occur once every half second.
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Increases your damage done with Frost abilities by 8%. Increases your damage done against Chilled enemies by 4%. Increases your damage done against enemies afflicted with Minor Brittle by 2%.
Destructive Impact (Master’s Staff)
(2 items) Reduces the cost of Destructive Touch by 10% and increases your Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 600 for 4 seconds after activating it.
(2 items) Increases the damage Volley deals by 430 each tick. This bonus increases by 143 every time Volley ticks, up to a maximum of 8 times.
Sets Discussion & Alternatives
For an alternative version of this build you may consider using a Monster set instead of Arena Weapons. Some great possibilities include Iceheart for the additional Frost Damage and Shield or Domihaus for the additional stats and damage.
(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(2 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 500 Frost Damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina, Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal damage, you create either a ring of fire or ring of molten earth around you for 10 seconds, which deals 431 Flame Damage and 431 Physical Damage every 1 second. Standing within the ring grants you 300 Weapon and Spell Damage. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds and scales off your highest offensive stat.
Gear Set Up
|Main Hand||Master's Frost Staff||Precise||NA||Absorb Magic or Stamina|
|Backup||Maelstrom Bow||Infused||NA||Weapon/Spell Damage|
|Ring 1||Frostbite||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
|Ring 2||Frostbite||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
Consumables, Race, Mundus
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Bewitched Sugar Skulls
Main Weapon: FROST STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more
ULT: Eternal Guardian
Backup Weapon: BOW - Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Skills Discussion & Rotation
Keep up Lotus Blossom and Blue Betty at all times.
Start with Endless Hail -> Winter’s Revenge -> Razor Caltrops -> Bar Swap
Then Subterranean Assault -> Fetcher Infection -> Destructive Reach x4 -> Subterranean Assault -> Bar Swap
Remember to light attack between every ability!
If you like playing Solo, this build can benefit greatly from using Companions! This Solo build will benefit the most from the additional healing and defensive options a tank focused Companion can offer, so if you are going to use a Companion I would suggest a full tank build for them. I recommend Bastian Hallix for Companion on this build with the set up below. More information on Companions Builds and Skills can be found in our detailed Companion Guides section.
All Heavy Armor - Mixed Vigorous and Quickened Traits
One Handed Weapon and Shield
4. On Guard
6 ULT. Unleashed Rage
The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.
Full Companion Build
Champion Points 2.0
Below you will find the recommended Active and Passive Champion Point Stars for this build, broken down into 300, 600, 900, and 1200 CP ranges.
For more information on Champion Points click on a Star name below or browse our detailed Champion Points Guides.
GREEN: The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.
BLUE: The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses.
RED: The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.
- 300 Champion Points -
- 600 Champion Points -
20 Hero’s Vigor
- 900 Champion Points -
20 Hero’s Vigor
- 1200 Champion Points -
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