UPDATED FOR BLACKWOOD

Soul Blade – A Magicka Nightblade Build / MagBlade

ESO Magicka Nightblade builds have a fantastic arsenal of abilities that allow them to keep themselves healed up without slowing down their damage output.

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
    • Vampire / Werewolf
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: High Elf
    • I choose High Elf as its hitting the highest numbers right now. For other great alternatives visit our race guide here!
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food:
      • Ghastly Eye Bowl
      • Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch


GEAR

In this section, we will go over the starter gear and end game gear fro the Magicka Nightblade DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadZaans (or Domihaus or Ilambris)HeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderZaans (or Domihaus or Ilambris)LightDivinesMagicka
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceSiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1SiroriaJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2SiroriaJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1SiroriaInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Zaan’s drops in veteran Scalecaller Peak
  • Domihaus drops in Falkreath Hold (dungeon)
  • Siroria drops in Cloudrest (trial)
  • Mothers Sorrow drops in Deshaan (Public dungeon, tickets, bosses)
  • Ilambris drops in Crypt of Hearts I (dungeon)

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderSlimecrawLightDivinesMagicka
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceJulianosJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1JulianosJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2JulianosJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1JulianosInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2JulianosInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I(dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (public dungeon, chests, bosses)
  • Ring of the Pale Order <—-Guide on how to find!


SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Impale Impale Assassin’s BladeNightblade > Assasination
ESO Skills Swallow Soul Swallow SoulESO Skills Strife StrifeNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic OrbESO Skills Necrotic Orb Necrotic OrbGuild > Undaunted Guild
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve Merciless ResolveESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
eso skills crippling grasp Crippling Grasp CrippleNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Soul Harvest Soul Harvest Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Unstable Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills twiting path Twisting Path Path of DarknessNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark ShadeESO Skills Summon Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Harness Magicka Harness MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor> Light
ESO Skill Siphoning Attacks Siphoning Attacks Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning

ROTATION

  • Nightblade’s have a very dynamic rotation. Try to proc your Merciless Resolve after every 5th or 6th light attack.
    ESO Skills Merciless Resolve
  • Make sure to prioritize Elemental Blockade, Twisting Path, and Merciless Resolve followed by Barbed Trap. When all dots are up, your spammable is Swallow Soul or if you go Vampire, Blood for Blood.
    ESO Skills Swallow Soul / eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor

  • Execute: At 25%
    • Spammable becomes Impale
      ESO Skills Impale
    • Stop using Swallow Soul
    • We are only using Unstable Wall, Twisting Path, and Dark Shade (we stop casting the rest of the dots in execute)
      ESO Skills Elemental Blockade ESO Skills twiting path ESO Skills Dark Shade

Beyond that, you are still proccing your Merciless Resolve after every 5th light attack.
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: If wearing Medium
    • Heavy Armor: All
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives (if using barbed trap)
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

In this section, we will go over the Magicka Nightblade DPS Champion Point setup version 2.0.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Fighting Finesse (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Deadly Aim (slot)50
420-570Master at Arms(slot)50
570-720Thaumaturge(slot)50
720-780Eldritch Insight20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Flawless Ritual20
930-1020War Mage30
1020-1080Flawless Ritual20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Tireless Discipline20
1350-1410Battle Mastery20
1410-1500Mighty30
1500-1560Battle Mastery20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Siphoning Spells (slot)50
585-735Ironclad (slot) 50
735-780Tumbling15
780-840Defiance20
840-864Hasty8
864-924Tireless Guardian20
924-1014Fortification30
1014-1038Hasty8
1038-1098Sprinter20
1098-1188Savage Defense30-
1188-1206Nimble Protector6
1206-1266Bashing Brutality20
1266-1386Mystic Tenacity40
1386-1406Piercing Gaze10
1406-1556Tempered Soul50
1556-1616Piercing Gaze20

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
150-300Breakfall50
300-345Wanderer15
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75

PARSE TIME

  • Replace Mystic Orb with Dark Shade

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