HYBRID Warden Solo & Group PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

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!!

Primary Sets

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.

Tzogvin’s Warband

Set bonus
(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.


Set bonus
(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)

Set bonus
(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.

Thunderous Volley

Set bonus

(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.


Set bonus
(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.


Set bonus
(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

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Master's Frost Staff Precise NA Absorb Magic or Stamina
Backup Maelstrom Bow Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Magicka
Shoulder Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Magicka
Chest Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Magicka
Waist Frostbite Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Frostbite Divines Light Magicka
Legs Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Magicka
Feet Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Magicka
Necklace Frostbite Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Frostbite Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Frostbite Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Khajiits are a very strong option for Hybrid Builds in ESO. For additional Hybrid race options you will want to consider Dark Elf, High Elf and Orc.

For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls


Tri-Stat Potions


  • 64 Magicka

  • 0 Health

  • 0 Stamina


Main Weapon: FROST STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Inner Light

  2. Subterranean Assault

  3. Fetcher Infection or Leeching Vines

  4. Destructive Reach

  5. Bird Of Prey

  6. ULT: Eternal Guardian

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

  1. Endless Hail

  2. Winter’s Revenge

  3. Razor Caltrops

  4. Lotus Blossom

  5. Blue Betty

  6. ULT: Eternal Guardian

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!

Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives

Guild Passives




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.

Recommended Gear

  • All Heavy Armor - Mixed Vigorous and Quickened Traits

  • One Handed Weapon and Shield

Recommended Skills

1. Provoke

2. Drake’s Blood

3. Kindle

4. On Guard

5. Ritual Of Salvation

6 ULT. Unleashed Rage

Additional Skills

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.

Constellation Descriptions:

  • 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 -




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- 1200 Champion Points -





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