Solo Magicka Nightblade

ESO Solo Magicka Nightblade


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SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE - MAGBLADE

ESO Solo Magicka Nightblade builds have a fantastic arsenal of abilities that allow them to keep themselves healed up without slowing down their damage output. This Solo Magicka Nightblade build will cover the following:

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


OVERVIEW

  • Race: Breton, High Elf, Khajiit or Darkelf
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  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food:
      • Ghastly Eye Bowl
      • Improve your sustain with Witchmother's Potent Brew
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch

TRIAL GEAR - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

In this section, we will cover both the end gear and beginner gear for the solo Magicka Nightblade DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadZaan'sLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderZaan'sLightDivinesMagicka
ChestWhorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMagicka
BeltWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
ShoesWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
HandsWhorl of the DepthsLight DivinesMagicka
PantsPillar of NirnMediumDivines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Whorl of the Depths
Pillar of Nirn
Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison Enchant
Weapon 2Pillar of Nirn2H SwordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Zaan's drops in Scalecaller Peak (dungeon)
  • Whorl of the Depths drops in Dreadsail Reef (Trial)
  • Pillar of Nirn Drops in Falkreath Hold (Dungeon)
  • Ring of the Pale Order
    **Feel Free to Mix and Match DLC / Non DLC loadouts

DUNGEON GEAR - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

If you don't want to run trials but want the best loadout possible, this is the best dungeon gear for the Solo Magicka Nightlbade

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ChestIcy ConjurerLightDivinesMagicka
BeltIcy ConjurerLight Divines Magicka
ShoesIcy ConjurerLight Divines Magicka
HandsIcy ConjurerLight DivinesMagicka
PantsPillar of NirnLight Divines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Pillar of Nirn (or ROPO)Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Icy Conjurerer
Pillar of Nirn
Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison Enchant
Weapon 2Pillar of Nirn2H SwordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Iceheart drops in Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
  • Icy Conjurerer drops in Frostvault (dungeon)
  • Pillar of Nirn drops in Falkreath Hold (dungeon)
  • ------NON-DLC LOADOUT OPTIONS------------
  • Orders Wrath is Crafted (replaces Icy Conjurer)
  • Burning Spellweave Drops in City of Ash (Dungeon) (replaces Pillar of Nirn)
  • Ring of the Pale Order

STARTER GEAR - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

This is the best starter gear for the solo magicka nightlbade

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

SKILLS - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

Dark ShadeSwallow SoulImpaleDampen MagickaMerciless ResolveSoul Harvest
ESO Skills Dark ShadeESO Skills Swallow SoulESO Skills Impaleeso skills dampen magicESO Skills Merciless ResolveESO Skills Soul Harvest
CarveTwisting PathCrippling GraspBarbed TrapStampedeSoul Harvest / (or Elemental Rage)
ESO Skills CarveESO Skills twiting patheso skills crippling graspESO Skills Barbed Trapeso skills stampedeESO Skills Soul Harvest

Honorable Mentions:
Barbed Trap can be a great substitute for Channeled Acceleration.
ESO Skills Barbed Trap

Siphoning Attacks can be a great substitute for crippling grasp if you need more sustain
ESO Skill Siphoning Attacks

Harness Magicka is a great substitute for Dampen magicka if you need more sustain
ESO Skills Harness Magicka


SKILL LINEAGE - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

This shows where each skill is located for the solo magicka nightblade.

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark ShadeESO Skills Summon Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Swallow Soul Swallow SoulESO Skills Strife StrifeNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Impale ImapleESO Skills Assassin's Blade Assassin's BladeNightblade > Assassination
eso skills dampen magic Dampen MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor > Light
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve Merciless ResolveESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Soul Harvest Soul Harvest Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Carve CarveESO Skills Cleave CleaveWeapon > Two Hand
ESO Skills twiting path Twisting Path Path of DarknessNightblade > Shadow
eso skills crippling grasp Crippling Grasp CrippleNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skill Siphoning Attacks Siphoning Attacks Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning
eso skills stampede Stampedeeso skills critical charge Critical Charge Weapon > Two Hand

ROTATION - SOLO 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 Wall, Twisting Path, and Merciless Resolve followed by Barbed Trap. When all dots are up, your spammable is Swallow Soul.
    ESO Skills Swallow Soul

  • Execute: At 25%
    • Spammable becomes Impale
      ESO Skills Impale
    • Stop using Swallow Soul
    • We are only using Carve, Twisting Path, and Barbed Trap(we stop casting the rest of the dots in execute)
      ESO Skills Carve ESO Skills twiting path

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


PASSIVES - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • All Passives for the weapon types used
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All
    • Medium Armor: All (if wearing)
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives (only if using a mages guild ability)
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS - SOLO MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE BUILD

In this section, we will go over the solo Magicka Nightblade champion point 2.0 setup.

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

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Credits

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