The Slayer – Build by Caassaa

Intro

This build is designed to complete all solo content in the game. You can take up almost all the world bosses in ESO and even solo most of the non-dlc veteran dungeon.

The build is focused on the Maelstrom Arena, since there are a lot of people who have a hard time beating it. Follow this build and you will farm the new perfecter weapons in no time.

  • Great for tanking veteran dungeons with good damage output
  • Great for soloing overland content
  • Great for completing VMA
  • Very good sustain
  • Good damage output
  • Great survivability

Gear

Gear
Head
Shoulders
Chest
Legs
Feet
Hands
Waist
Necklace
Ring 1
Ring 2
Weapon 1
Weapon 2
Set
Slimecraw
Slimecraw
Plague Doctor
Necropotence
Necropotence
Necropotence
Necropotence
Plague Doctor
Plague Doctor
Necropotence
Plague Doctor
Maelstrom
Weight
Medium
Light
Heavy
Light
Light
Light
Light
Jewellery
Jewellery
Jewellery
Lightning Staff
Lightning Staff
Trait
Divines
Divines
Infused
Divines
Divines
Divines
Divines
Healthy
Healthy
Arcane
Infused
Infused
Enchant
Magicka
Magicka
Health
Magicka
Magicka
Magicka
Magicka
Spell Power
Spell Power
Spell Power
Charged
Weapon Damage
A tip on the gear is to get shoulders first. You will need it in light or medium. Then farm for the right helmet accordingly. This will save you some undaunted keys!
The Plaguedoctor Chest piece will give you a great health boos with the infused trait. You can also run infused greaves instead of the chest piece. I’m running the chest piece because I farmed it first.
For the jewelry you really want the two plague doctor pieces. It does not matter which pieces they are. Can be both rings or as listed above. The healthy trait gives a huge health boost and it’s the standard trait for the PD set. Do keep in mind that the strength of you damage shield is scaled to your max HP, so less health is less shield.
As you get more familiar with this build and with the game, you can choose infused over healthy, to get even more spell damage.
For a solo build, lightning staves are the way to go! We’ll get to that in the skill section.
The PD lightning staff with infused an charged will deal a big amount of damage to all enemies that are close to each other. The infused trait will proc the charged enchantment often and make it deal more damage.
The Maelstrom staff will proc the weapon damage enchantment every time you deal damage. It will start a 5 second timer. Because of the infused trait, as soon as the timer runs out, it can be reapplied on cool down. If your elemental blockade is active and a enemy is in it, boom, timer resets.
Optional sets The sets are both easy to farm, so I highly recommend that you use these. Other possibilities are Blight Throat, or if you sustain is already good because you are a Breton/you are good in managing sustain, you might want to go with something like the Netch Touch, Mother’s sorrow or False Gods. Still I really recommend Necropotence for this build until you get better at it.

Skills

Front Bar

Twilight Matriarch
Twilight Matriarch
Volatile Familiar
Volatile Familiar
Elemental Drain
Elemental Drain
Hardened Ward
Hardened Ward
Crushing Shock
Crushing Shock
Elemental Rage
Elemental Rage

Back Bar

Twilight Matriarch
Twilight Matriarch
Volatile Familiar
Volatile Familiar
Boundless Storm
Boundless Storm
Critical Surge
Critical Surge
Elemental Blockade
Elemental Blockade
Elemental Rage
Elemental Rage
TWILIGHT MATRIARCH

This Is you primary heal and it also does decent damage. This will also heal your pets and in groups, your allies. In this build it will burst heal for 12k!! 

VOLATILE FAMILIAR

This is a very good dot. This runs for 9 seconds and when it runs out it will stun all enemies that are close to it. This will really help you out a lot in VMA. Make sure that you don’t reapply this before it runs out.

ELEMENTAL DRAIN

This Is your acces to major breach and also boost your magicka sustain. The nicest thing about this ability though, is that it is free to cast!! So if you are in trouble with sustain, get your dots out and spam elemental drain. That way you get a lot of magicka back while also dealing a lot of damage.

Make sure this is always on the bosses and reapply on cool down.

HARDENED WARD

I pick this shield over harness magicka because it will also provide a shield for your pets and it is capped ad 60% of your max health. This is really the best pick for this build, if you feel like harness magicka is better because of the sustain, go for it! Just remember that the shield is a little less effective too.

CRUSHING SHOCK

This will be your main spammable for mobs you need to burn down fast. Also very convenient because of the interrupt, which is the biggest reason why this is slotted. 

BOUNDLESS STORM

This is your acces to major resolve. This will give you a big resistance and also puts out some damage. An ability you really want to use. Especially when tanking.

CRITICAL SURGE

This is your heal over time ability. As long as this is on and you land a crit, you will get a big amount of healing from it. It will proc every second when you crit. But more importantly, you get major sorcery from it! Which will boost your damage output by a lot.

ELEMENTAL BLOCKADE

This is the most important skill on this build. As long as this is on the ground, you will proc a lot of mechanics. You get the weapon damage from the maelstrom staff, your light and heavy attacks deal additional damage because of it, you proc crit surge, you set enemies off-balance so you deal much more damage to them

INNER RAGE

When you are tanking a dungeon or even normal trials I tanked with this build, just swap crushing shock with inner rage for the taunt. Easy as that.

Champion Points

The Ritual

  • 81 Thaumaturge

THE ATTRONACH

  • 28 Master At Arms
  • 19 Staff Expert

THE APPRENTICE

  • 56 Elemental Expert
  • 56 Elfborn
  • 30 Spell Erosion

THE LORD

  • 11 Quick Recovery

THE LADY

  • 49 Hardy
  • 49 Elemental Defender
  • 48 Thick Skinned

THE STEED

  • 81 Ironclad
  • 32 Spell Shield

THE SHADOW

  • 56 Tumbling
  • 37 Shadow Ward
  • 11 Mooncalf

THE LOVER

  • 60 Arcanist
  • 60 Tenacity

The Tower

  • 44 Warlord
  • 4 Sprinter

 

Mundus

Shadow with crit pots 

Thief with trash pots

lover (optional)

Consumables

Potion: essence of spell critical

Food: Orzorga’s red frothgar (free quest recipe in Wrothgar)

Race

I play this build on a Dark elf because it boosts your stamina a little bit and also gives you flame resistance and immunity to the burning status effect which will really save your ass in VMA, but Breton and High elf will also do just fine.

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