Heavy Attack builds are a unique and powerful play style in The Elder Scrolls Online that is also easy enough for new players to get started with right away and deal tons of damage! Heavy Attack builds will be especially STRONG after Update 35 hits Live Servers in ESO with the improvement of the Empower buff for PVE content.
With that in mind, below you will find the Absolute BEST Heavy Attack sets currently in ESO to make your Heavy Attack builds truly shine!
Best Heavy Attack Damage Sets in ESO
These particular sets will buff your Heavy Attack damage substantially, resulting in more powerful Heavy Attack damage hits from all weapons as well as improved DPS for Heavy Attack Builds.
1. Sergeant’s Mail
The Sergeant’s Mail Set is a classic Heavy Attack build set in ESO, though it has changed recently to deliver its attack bonus in 4 stacks rather than all at once. Still, this set provides one of the biggest Heavy Attack damage bonuses in ESO making it worthwhile to pick up.
2. Noble Duelist
Noble Duelist is another great option for boosting your Heavy Attack damage. While the bonus is not quite as strong as the final bonus of Sergeant’s Mail, this set provides a longer and more consistent buff without needing to generate or maintain stacks which can be very helpful in more chaotic fights such as dungeons or arenas.
3. Undaunted Unweaver
Undaunted Unweaver is a great Heavy Attack set for Magicka-focused builds that plan on using at least one Stamina skill (Barbed Trap is a favorite choice) but it will also work great on Hybrid builds as well.
4. Undaunted Infiltrator
Undaunted Infiltrator is a great Heavy Attack set for stamina-focused builds or Hybrid builds that have at least one magicka skill they plan on casting every 10 seconds to maintain the buff.
5. Storm Master
Storm Master is a useful Heavy Attack set option if your build has a high Critical Chance stat, as you must deliver a Critical Strike to maintain this buff.
6. Infallible Mage
Infallible Mage can only be obtained through Trials so it is a bit more difficult to get, but it can be a powerful Heavy Attack set due to two powerful buffs/debuffs it provides: Minor Slayer and Minor Vulnerability.
Best Heavy Attack Proc Sets in ESO
These sets do not buff your Heavy Attack damage directly, rather they provide unique damage procs and effects which can also greatly improve your damage output. The sets on this list easily proc from basic Heavy Attacks, making their effects very easy to maintain on a Heavy Attack build.
1. Arms Of Relequen
The Arms Of Relequen Set can be obtained through the Cloudrest Trial and is a great option for all damage focused builds due to high proc damage when fully stacked.
2. Kinra’s Wrath
Kinra’s Wrath provides the very powerful Major Berserk buff which increases your overall damage by 10%, plus it also buffs allies with Minor Berserk making it a great for group content as well!
3. Grave Inevitabilty
The Grave Inevitability Set is similar to Kinra’s Wrath in that it provides the very powerful Major Force buff to yourself while also buffing allies with Minor Force. This gives your build a lot of extra Critical Damage potential as long as your Critical Chance is high enough to make use of it!
4. Mantle Of Siroria
Mantle Of Siroria is another Trials set for ESO. This one offers an amazing amount of Spell Damage, one of the highest in the game! To obtain maximum damage you do need to remain relatively stationary which is not ideal in all fights, but this set is still definitely worth picking up and adding to your collection.
5. Thunder Caller
Thunder Caller is a powerful Shock Damage proc set that calls down a lightning bolt to damage enemies in the immediate area.
6. Essence Thief
Essence Thief places a rune on the ground that increases your overall damage as well as provides some nice healing and stamina back. This set does require that you move around quite a bit to collect the rune however!
7. Hew And Sunder
Hew And Sunder is a Heavy Attack set focused on increasing your build’s Offensive Penetration.
Best Heavy Attack Monster Sets in ESO
These Monster sets can proc their effect based on Heavy Attacks, making them powerful options for a Heavy Attack focused build.
The Zaan Set provides a powerful ramping damage proc that can greatly increase your single target DPS overall.
2. Maw Of The Infernal
The Maw Of The Infernal Set summons a fire-breathing Daedroth to damage for you and can be easily proced on a Heavy Attack build. This set is a favorite option for Sorcerers who already have access to several summoned Daedra pets.
3. Stone Husk
The Stone Husk Set creates a damaging Tether effect to enemies that also increases your Weapon and Spell damage once the Tether breaks.
Sets That Grant Empower in ESO
The Empower Buff in The Elder Scrolls Online is a very powerful damage source for Heavy Attack builds in PVE content. Having access to this buff will be critical to maximizing your damage on a Heavy Attack build.
1. Oakensoul Ring
The Oakensoul Ring Mythic set is one of the most powerful items in ESO, providing a massive amount of self-buffs that will make you more effective but also limit you to using just one skill bar.
2. Rage Of Ursauk
The Rage Of Ursauk set is great for Solo players and Heavy Attack groups, providing a 12 second Empower buff to self and allies in the immediate area.
3. Queen’s Elegance
The Queen’s Elegance set makes it easy to maintain your Empower buff as long as you keep Heavy Attacking.
Best Heavy Attack Builds In The Elder Scrolls Online
Looking for a Heavy Attack build to explore and make your own? Look no further then the powerful builds below!
Become Immortal with INFINITE Sustain, Massive Shields and Health Recovery!
The BITTER CHILL Magicka Warden is quite possibly the most powerful Heavy Attack, One Bar build in ESO! This insanely EASY build requires absolutely zero trials gear but still manages a metric ton of Critical Damage through Warden’s innate passives.
The RUNE WALKER Build is the EASIEST Arcanist Build you can play in ESO for both Solo and Group Content! With a flexible and EASY One Bar Rotation and No Trials Gear needed this is the ultimate starter build for the Arcanist Class!
The INVINCIBLE MAGE Build uses exactly ZERO class skills for a unique and off-meta approach to combat in ESO! With a simple, one bar set up and no trials gear needed this build works great on ANY class!!
The AURORA Build is the EASIEST Magicka Templar Build focused on Big Heavy Attack damage!
DRAUGR KIN is a Solo Magicka Necromancer One Bar build for ESO that can easily solo most content in the game while also being a valuable addition to any group!
Want to heal and buff your allies with a nature-themed twist? This powerful Warden Healer build is exceptional in all content! Whether you want massive healing for both single target and group heals or fantastic buff and debuff abilities, this build can do it all!
The SHOCK MASTER Build is an extremely EASY and POWERFUL Magicka Sorcerer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online! Massive Heavy Attack damage as well as great survivability and self-healing make this set up great for solo and group PVE content!
The Unkillable Solo Magicka Dragonknight INFERNO build is PERFECT for Soloing any content in The Elder Scrolls Online! Easily complete any Overland Content, World Bosses, Solo Arenas, and even Group Dungeons with this POWERFUL Solo Build! This is a Member’s Only Build.
Solo Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build – Tough-as-nails, Heavy Attack Warrior – ONE BAR and TWO BAR versions.
The POWER BLADE Build is an easy to use Magicka Nightblade Build that focuses on Empowered Heavy Attacks to deal BIG single target and AOE damage! This build will be great for solo content in ESO like Arenas or soloing Dungeons and will play great in groups as well!
The UNKILLABLE Werewolf Solo Build for ESO is an amazing combination of EASY Damage and automatic healing that can Solo most content in the game. This build can even be used in group content as a DPS! Werewolves are back and better than ever! This is a Member’s Only Build.