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Your favorite Stamina Class

Jarl_Ironheart
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Hello and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I'm coming back from a 6 month plus break from ESO and have been out of the loop/updates. So I thought I'd ask this question to get the communities opinions!

What is your favorite stamina class? Please tell me why and what you use it for? Do you quest, dungeons, pvp? Are you a solo or group player? I myself feel like Stamina Warden and Stamina Dragonknight were fun to play before I took a break.
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Your favorite Stamina Class 137 votes

Stamina Arcanist
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Stamina Dragonknight
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Stamina Necromancer
1%
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Stamina Nightblade
19%
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Stamina Sorcerer
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Stamina Templar
16%
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Stamina Warden
13%
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  • Necrotech_Master
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    ive never played a stamsorc (my only sorc is a mag based healer lol)

    i definitely enjoy stam arcanist, templar, DK, necromancer

    i do not really enjoy stam warden, i actually like my mag warden better than my stam warden

    DK i think is good with either a mag or stam build

    on a whole i would say that i overall perfer any form of stam build because they can ignore negates lol
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  • EdjeSwift
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    Stamina Templar
    Jabplar, my main since the beginning of the game, always my favourite, even if they're not in the best place right now.

    I love playing Stamina classes, I think, thanks to the Armoury System I have a stamina character from every class, Stamina Warden is definitely bottom of the barrel for me sadly, it's just clunky, same with Sorc to me. Love all of the other classes though, Warden just feels like it's meant to be a tank class not really a stamina DPS.

    I use my stamina characters for all content I do which is everything but Trials. As for solo v. group, *checks EA stats* 200+ runs solo... 4 runs duo... yeah.. I'm definitely more of a solo player.
    Edited by EdjeSwift on December 5, 2023 10:55PM
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  • El_Borracho
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    Stamina Arcanist
    Stamina Arcanist is ridiculously good for all PVE content. Solo, group, dungeons, trials, arenas, whatever. Daggers on front bar, VMA Inferno on the back. Basically one resource pool so no sustain issues.
  • TaSheen
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    Stamina Warden
    Stamden mains forever.....
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  • AlterBlika
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    Stamina Nightblade
    Stamnb for solo.

    Free crit chance, lots of mitigation options (major resolve from spammable, major & minor cowardices, minor maim from dot, passive minor protection), good sustain if LA weaving, constant minor breach procs from spammable. Used to have stamdk a few years ago when it was bad, so had to roll a new class. Personally I don't see other specs to be better on paper, plus I can't stand making new characters in ESO. No account-wide skill points, mount skills. I can see stamdk being an interesting option because of magma shell, but I think it's only useful in EA at arcs I don't go to anyways and that swarm mechanic in vBRP.

    I even tank on my nightblade lol, I really like this class I guess
  • EdjeSwift
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    Stamina Templar
    TaSheen wrote: »
    Stamden mains forever.....

    Gotta ask, what does your DPS skill bar look like? I keep trying to find a fun build that incorporates some Warden skills but the only real stamina spammable I found was Cliff Racer and it was weird, I really want to build a fun Stam Warden, any help would be appreciated.
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  • Solariken
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    What's a stamina class? :P

    WTB mythic that only allows Wrecking Blow spam but adds the old knockback and boosts the damage by 700%.
  • TaSheen
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    Stamina Warden
    Well, I use Cliff Racer at range to begin, but then I mostly use weapon spammables - steel tornado on dual wielders; carve and occasionally rally on 2 hand wielders.

    I'm not too thrilled with the other warden skills - mostly because first, overland is where I play almost 100% of the time, and I really don't need them; and second, because I just don't really like the Morrowind concentration/connection. But warden is best for me because of my high ping (and the bear isn't affected by that as it's server-run) though I also use sorcerer (I'm not much on mag of any class.... in any of TES games including this one).

    In general, I can kill half a dozen mobs without breaking a sweat. I use Hunding's Rage medium, Hexos' Ward medium (having that shield makes life a WHOLE lot easier) and Oakensoul ring, plus whichever monster shoulders with stam - which depended on what was selling when I changed gear up after U35.

    Now, mind - I have no idea at all what dps I put out. I don't parse, it's of no interest to me. If I can kill stuff fast, that's all I care about....

    And yes. I'm totally a solo player. I don't do any group content or pvp.
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  • LunaFlora
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    Stamina Warden
    my main character is a bosmer warden and she has a stamina build so i love that,
    buuut i have not tried stamina builds for all classes.

    necromancer and templar are fun too!
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  • Destai
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    Stamina Warden
    Stamina Warden for sure. I've played a bow warden for thousands of hours, such a fun combo. Stamina templar is also pretty natural to me.
  • Araneae6537
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    Stamina Arcanist
    I enjoy my stamina arcanist, although they’re a bit of a hybrid. Stamina nightblade used to be my favorite, but I hate the red blobs permanently on any weapons with Grim Focus slotted and the class is gimped for damage without it. I didn’t enjoy stam sorc as dps so much but enjoy my sorc tank. Other classes I’ve not played stam dps as much, but templar was fun from what I’ve tried. Stam necro is just… how long has that been dead now? Since not long after I got one leveled I think. She looks badass anyway.
  • Jarl_Ironheart
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    To those who play Stamina Nightblade, do you think you could make a fun 2 handed bloodknight with the class? To me it always screams shadowblade/rogue.
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  • KlauthWarthog
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    Stamina Sorcerer
    Stamina sorcerer, mostly because I love using Bound Armaments.
  • EdjeSwift
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    Stamina Templar
    To those who play Stamina Nightblade, do you think you could make a fun 2 handed bloodknight with the class? To me it always screams shadowblade/rogue.

    It won't be meta and you won't be top tier DPS, but with the Soulcleaver Set from the Endless Archives, you can make a pretty fun build with a 2h and the siphoning tree.
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  • Jarl_Ironheart
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    EdjeSwift wrote: »
    To those who play Stamina Nightblade, do you think you could make a fun 2 handed bloodknight with the class? To me it always screams shadowblade/rogue.

    It won't be meta and you won't be top tier DPS, but with the Soulcleaver Set from the Endless Archives, you can make a pretty fun build with a 2h and the siphoning tree.

    Oh I'm fine with that. I stopped chasing meta awhile ago and I've done my fill of Vet Hardmode stuff. I'm just in this game now for fun.
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  • OBJnoob
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    Stamina Sorcerer
    Stamsorc, for PvP, just because it's always been fun and fast paced in my personal opinion. I've played lots of toons in my time here and couldn't really pick a "main," but stamsorc is always what I go back to when I want to have fun.

    I enjoyed it back in the day when they had basically no class stam morphs and crutched on weapon skills.

    And I still enjoy it now that I mostly use class skills and some of them are magic.

    It's always baffled me that some people say sorc doesn't have an identity anymore. They have SO many identities. They use shields-- though recently of course Arcanist does too. They use pets-- though some do also, but not quite the same. There's the lightning staff and/or Oakensoul thing that sorcs seem to favor more than anyone else. There's streak... Admittedly not as useful as it once was. There's the uniqueness of Dark Deal, though many would prefer a more generic heal instead. Hurricane has always just looked awesome to me... Mostly just a visual thing but nevertheless hard to say there's no identity when you can spot a sorc from two miles away.

    Sorc's identity needs a buff for it to currently compete in PvP. But it does have an identity. And it's very fun!
  • AlterBlika
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    Stamina Nightblade
    To those who play Stamina Nightblade, do you think you could make a fun 2 handed bloodknight with the class? To me it always screams shadowblade/rogue.

    Master 2h pretty much works on any class and is very good for solo/trash in trials. I can't see playing solo without it
  • phaneub17_ESO
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    Stamina Warden
    Most of my Stamina builds focus on weapon abilities, the Warden is the only one that can use all 6 slots as Animal Companion on one bar that is mostly Stamina related. Then I can do 2 Frost abilities with Dual-Wield, Gripping Shards and Arctic Blast compliment Ruffian giving me a constant AOE immobilize or AOE stun for the 15% increased damage.
  • katanagirl1
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    Stamina Dragonknight
    I’m torn between stamblade, my main but still pre-hybridization bow and dual wield build, which is my overland do everything toon, and my new stamdk for PvP. I have overhauled her skills and she is starting to feel good.

    I have a lot of history with my main toon so she wins out for now.
    Khajiit Stamblade
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  • fall0athboy
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    Stamina Dragonknight
    First class I played was a Dragonknight, and I've stuck with that as my main. I'm glad that it's got a good rotation and I've stuck with it.
  • TwiceBornStar
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    Stamina Nightblade
    I just love the quick and flashy playstyle, and don't mind being vulnerable at times. And I just like gold.

    *walks off with your valuables*

  • ApoAlaia
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    Pre-U35 Stamplar.

    Been downhill since at varying speeds.

    Stam arcanist is satisfying, but I have the feeling we are living on borrowed time with that class.
  • Calastir
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    Stamina Arcanist
    Arcanist. No contest. Just look at this "Crux Cannon"-build, it simply burns through everything.
    https://youtu.be/VgaD0tTcqcQ?si=PtNQkVqV9G-N8G1_
    Written version here: https://hacktheminotaur.com/builds/eso-stamina-arcanist-one-bar-build-crux-cannon/
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  • TwiceBornStar
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    Stamina Nightblade
    People seem to think their beam is really good. Half of the time it misses everything and half of the time you can't use it. It looks good on your dummy, doesn't it?

    Beam me up, Scotty!
  • Kendaric
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    Stamina Warden
    I play mostly stamina wardens and nightblades, using mostly weapon skills (sometimes even exclusively).
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    • Mesite
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      Stamina Arcanist
      I am currently doing the main quest in Western Skyrim with my one bar (oakensoul) Orc Arcanist. I don't even need to build up any runes. The beam just takes out most enemies, two, three at a time if you line them up right.

      I used to enjoy my warden though. They were fun times. People complain about the cliff racers being too slow, but it looks cool when you see them swoop in. A speedy blur wouldn't be the same.
    • NeuroticPixels
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      Can’t vote. There isn’t a “none” option. 😂
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    • barney2525
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      I don't have one.

      Haven't found one that has the self heals to handle dungeon bosses solo like magicka has.

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    • Zabulus
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      Magblade.
      Yes i use stam too.
    • UGotBenched91
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      Why no love for stamcro?
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