Introduction

Liko with the help of Rosskag goes over Stamina Dragonknight PvE DPS'ing in the video below. Make sure to support Liko at his Patreon! And check out his website, Liko.gg, a friend of the ESO University website!

Rotation

This rotation makes use of the Blackrose Prison Dual Wield Axes on the backbar, and a 2H weapon on the frontbar. The Blackrose Prison Axes on the backbar to increase the twin blunt and blade bleeding effect.

The main priority skills are:

- Deadly Cloak, grants the Spectral Cloak buff for up-to 12 seconds providing the ticks are doing damage.

- Subterranean Assault on cooldown, now activates twice (one after 3 seconds and then after 6). The only real exception during an Off-balance phase with less than 3 seconds remaining, or in a real fight where you won't get any hits at all.

- Cutting Dive spam whenever the enemy is off-balanced. Deadly Cloak, Rending Slashes, Growing Swarm and Consuming Trap each last 10 seconds so these skills, therefore, form the backbone of the rotation.

However, it's not a problem for the DOTs to fall off in favour of casting the above skills (Subterranean Assault, Cutting Dive). Generally, there may be a pattern of reapplying DOTs when not off-balanced, not at all during off-balanced phases.

Use Executioner as an execute, as early as 30% but definitely after 25% and reapply all DOTs, after that only keep your main skills active. In short fights where you won't get a full duration of DOT recasts, ensure DOTs are running one last time before 25%, then use Executioner the rest of the way.

During off-balanced phases in short fights, use Executioner too, in the event that you won't get full value out of the Cutting Dive bleeds.

Static Rotation

This is a 12-second rotation which depends on having a good (not perfect) off-balanced uptime, which is more reflective of reality. Therefore two sets of the rotation are roughly equal to realistic off-balanced phases for many groups.

However it won't bring the best results on the dummy since off-balanced occurs in 22-second phases, so do keep this in mind.

Sub Assault - Barbed Trap/Bull Netch (alternate) - Deadly Cloak - Rending Slashes - Growing Swarm - Soul Trap Sub Assault - Cutting Dive x 5 Replace Cutting Dive with a Bear Ultimate Cast when needed, and/or Executioner Casts at less than 30% HP.

Use Cutting Dive if you don't need the Netch to sustain.

Parse

Setup