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Shade Strike – A Stamina Nightblade Build

This ESO Stamina Nightblade build excels in its ability to lay down immense burst damage.

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

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Orc
    • I choose Orc for its raw power, though other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 24
    • Stamina: 40
  • Consumables
    • Food: Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
      • In some groups (no Ebon, or a no death run, or just at low CP) you may wish you had more HP, in those cases run Orzorga’s Tripe Trifle Pocket!
    • Potion: Essence of weapon power

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequenMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequenMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBeserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)JewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Beserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)Jewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Beserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)Jewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Beserking Warrior (Advancing Yokeda)Axe
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
Stamina Absorb / Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Selene’s drops in Veteran Selene’s Web
  • Relequen is a Cloudrest set
  • Beserking Warrior (aka: Advancing Yokeda) drops in Hel Ra Citadel (Trial)

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderSelene’sMediumDivinesStamina
ChestHunding’sMediumDivinesStamina
BeltHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
HandsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
PantsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBriarJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Briar Jewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1BriarAxe
Dagger
Nirhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2BriarBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Selene’s drops in Veteran Selene’s Web
  • Hunding’s is crafted
  • Briar is an overland set found in Wrothgar (delves, world bosses, public dungeons)

SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Rapid Strikes Rapid StrikesEso Skills Flurry FlurryWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Killer's Blade Killers Blade Assassins BladeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Relentless Focus Relentless FocusESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Camouflaged Hunter Camouflaged Hunter Expert HunterGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Incapacitating Strikes Incapacitating Strike Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Leeching Strikes Leeching Strikes Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning

ROTATION

  • Relentless Focus > Endless Hail > Dark Shade
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus > ESO Skills endless hail > ESO Skills Dark Shade
    -Barswap-

  • Barbed Trap > Rapid Strikes (until Relentless focus or is ready to proc or dots need reapplying)
    ESO Skills Barbed Trap > ESO Skills Rapid Strikes

  • *Any time all dots are ticking, use spammable
    • Spammable is Rapid Strikes once boss HP is at 25%
      ESO Skills Rapid Strikes
    • Spammable is Killer’s Blade at 25% and below
      ESO Skills Killer's Blade
    • Also during execute, we stop casting Relentless Focus

  • After Every 5th light attack, proc your Relentless Focus
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus

  • Swap out Killer’s Blade for Whirling Blades when you need more AOE damage, such as during trash fights or boss fights with many ads
    ESO Skills Whirling Blades

PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All Passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dual Wield: All Passives
    • Bow: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thauaturge: 18
    • Precise Strikes: 61
    • Piercing: 61
    • Mighty: 64
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 66
  • THE APPRENTICE
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 24
    • Warlord: 51
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 37
    • Tumbling: 51
  • THE LOVER
    • Mooncalf: 64
    • Tenacity: 43
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 72
    • Spell Shield:41
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 66
    • Elemental Defender: 64
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 27

PARSE TIME

A couple of minor changes that will maximize your parse:

  1. Use Relequen instead of New Moon Acolyte (same traits/enchants)
  2. If you want to squeeze all damage out, spec all 64 Attribute Points into Stamina for parse
  3. Replace Resolving Vigor with any Fighters Guild ability for the 3% damage passive

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!