Werewolf Beginner Build

ESO Werewolf Beginner Build

by Hack The Minotaur

This werewolf build for The Elder Scrolls Online is fairly easy to get started with and has access to plenty of damage and healing, plus insane speed! This build will do great in both PVE and PVP.

More details including game play of the Werewolf Beginner Build can be found in the video below.


Primary Sets

Our main 5 piece set on this build is Eternal Vigor, a heavy armor set from the Greymoor Chapter. This set is fairly easy to get early in the game from quests and delves in Greymoor, and adds substantially to the overall sustain and survival of the Werewolf.

Gryphon’s Ferocity comes from the Summerset chapter and adds damage and speed to the build through the Minor Expedition and Minor Force buffs.

For the final two pieces of gear on this build Armor Of The Trainee is an easy option for the extra Health and Magicka.

Eternal Vigor

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(3 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(4 items) Adds 129 Health Recovery
(5 items) Adds 337 Stamina and Magicka Recovery while your Health is above 50%. Adds 1011 Health Recovery while your Health is 50% or less.

Gryphon’s Ferocity

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) After dealing direct damage, you gain Minor Force and Minor Expedition for 3 seconds, increasing your Critical Damage done by 10% and increasing your Movement Speed by 10%.

Armor Of The Trainee (2 bonus only)

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1454 Maximum Health
(2 items) Adds 1454 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1454 Maximum Stamina


Alternative Sets

For alternatives I also recommend Spriggan’s Thorns. I recommend using the Level Up Rewards weapons (Prophet’s Bow, Prophet’s Dagger, etc.) to make up the remaining 2 open gear slots.

Spriggan’s Thorns

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 3460 Offensive Penetration


Sample Gear Loadout

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Eternal Vigor Two Hander Precise NA Absorb Stamina
Backup Eternal Vigor Bow Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Eternal Video Divines Heavy Stamina
Shoulder Eternal Video Divines Heavy Stamina
Chest Eternal Video Divines Heavy Stamina
Waist Armor Of The Trainee Divines Medium Stamina
Gloves Armor Of The Trainee Divines Medium Stamina
Legs Gryphon's Ferocity Divines Medium Stamina
Feet Gryphon's Ferocity Divines Medium Stamina
Necklace Gryphon's Ferocity Robust NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Gryphon's Ferocity Robust NA Stamina Recovery
Ring 2 Gryphon's Ferocity Robust NA Stamina Recovery


Most of our skills cost Stamina to cast, so putting all Attribute Points into Stamina will be the most effective.

0 Health

0 Magicka

64 Stamina


Consumables, Race, Mundus


I prefer being a Stamina Sorcerer for the cost reduction passives (regular abilities and ultimate transformation) or a Stamina Nightblade for the bonus to their recoveries.


Orc or Dark Elf will be a strong choice for this set up if you want as much damage as possible. Imperial will also be a nice option if you have access to them, due to the extra stats and cost reduction of abilities. Nord can also be a nice option for the extra defense and ultimate regeneration while outside of Werewolf form. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


The Lover / The Thief / The Steed

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls


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