ESO Magicka Nightblade Build PVE


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MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD - META DPS

ESO Magicka Nightblade builds have a fantastic arsenal of abilities that allow them to keep themselves healed up without slowing down their damage output. Magicka Nightblades excel at doing damage while staying alive thanks to their spammable also being a self-heal.

  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 - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadZaan'sLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderZaan'sLightDivinesMagicka
ChestRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivinesMagicka
BeltRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivines Magicka
ShoesRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivines Magicka
HandsRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivinesMagicka
PantsHarpooner's Wading KiltLightDivines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Pillar of NirnJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Relequen or Whorl*Pillar of NirnDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fiery Weapon
Poisoned Weapon
Weapon 2Pillar of NirnGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Zaan's drops in veteran Scalecaller Peak. (dungeon)
  • Relequen drops in Cloudrest(Trial) (will parse highest)
  • Whorl of the Depths drops in Dreadsail Reef (trial)
    Note: Whorl may feel better than Relequen in content as it will provide more pen/sustain
  • Pillar of Nirn drops in Falkreath Hold (dungeon)
  • Kilt - Here is how you get the Harpooner's Wading Kilt

Yes you are wearing one piece Relequen, one piece Nirn on the front bar so you can maintain the 4 piece bonus of both sets at all times. Yes, that means you have 6 pieces of Nirn on in total. Yes this is the optimal loadout this patch 🙂


STARTER GEAR - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ChestOrders WrathLightDivinesMagicka
BeltOrders WrathLight Divines Magicka
ShoesOrders WrathLight Divines Magicka
HandsOrders WrathLight DivinesMagicka
PantsOrders WrathLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceJulianosJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1JulianosJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2JulianosJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1JulianosDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison
Weapon 2JulianosGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Iceheart drops in Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Orders Wrath is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • ***NOTE: NONE ALL OF THE GEAR IN THE STARTER GEAR SECTION CAN BE FOUND OR BOUGHT WITHOUT OWNING ANY DLC


SKILL LINEAGE - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

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 deadly cloak Deadly Cloakeso blade cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve Merciless ResolveESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
eso skills debilitate Debilitate CrippleNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Incapacitating Strikes Incapacitating Strike Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
eso skills stampede Stampedeeso skills critical charge Critical ChargeWeapon > Two Handed
ESO Skills twiting path Twisting Path Path of DarknessNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark ShadeESO Skills Summon Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Carve CarveESO Skills Cleave CleaveWeapon > Two Handed

ROTATION - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

  • 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 Elemental Weapon (more damage when you dont need life return)
    ESO Skills Swallow Soul

  • Execute: At 25%
    • Spammable becomes Impale
      ESO Skills Impale
    • Stop using Spammable
    • We are only using Stampede, Twisting Path, and Dark Shade (we stop casting the rest of the dots in execute)
      eso skills stampede 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 - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dual Wield: All Passives
    • Two Hander: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: If wearing Medium
  • 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 - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

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
570-720Wrathful Strikes(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
585-735Fortified (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 - MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILDPARSE TIME

  • Replace Mystic Orb with Dark Shade

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Credits

Skill descriptions are based off of ESO Skillbook, an amazing resource for all things ESO!