Solo Magicka Nightblade ESO
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Solo Blade – A Magicka Nightblade Build / Solo 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.

  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, or Darkelf
    • Visit our race guide here!
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
      • Improve your sustain with Witchmother’s Potent Brew
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDomihausHeavyDivinesHealth
ShoulderMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
ChestFalse GodsLightDivinesMagicka
BeltFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
ShoesFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
HandsFalse GodsLight DivinesMagicka
PantsFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale OrderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Domihaus drops in Veteran Falkreath Hold
  • False Gods drops in Sunspire (Trial)
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (delves, world bosses, dolmen, chests, and public dungeons)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSwarm MotherHeavyDivinesHealth
ShoulderMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
ChestJulianosLightDivinesMagicka
BeltJulianosLight Divines Magicka
ShoesJulianosLight Divines Magicka
HandsJulianosLight DivinesMagicka
PantsJulianosLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale OrderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2Mother’s SorrowInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Swarm Mother is dropped in Banished Cells II
  • Julianos can be crafted
  • Mother’s Sorrow is dropped in Deshan (dolmen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.


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 Dark Shade Dark ShadeESO Skills Summon Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
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 Channeled Acceleration Channeled Accelerationeso skills accelerate AccelerateGuild > Psijic
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Harness Magicka Harness MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor > Light
ESO Skill Siphoning Attacks Siphoning Attacks Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning
ESO Skills Elemental Drain Elemental DrainESO Skills Weakness to Elements Weakness To Elements Weapon > Destruction

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 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 Unstable Wall, Twisting Path, and Channeled Acceleration (we stop casting the rest of the dots in execute)
      ESO Skills Elemental Blockade ESO Skills twiting path ESO Skills Channeled Acceleration

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
    • Heavy Armor: First 3 Passives
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thaumaturge: 20
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 66
    • Staff Expert: 50
  • THE APPRENTICE
    • Elf Born: 61
    • Elemental Expert: 64
    • Spell Erosion: 9 (adjust as necessary)
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 31
    • Tumbling: 56
  • THE LOVER
    • Arcanist: 64
    • Tenacity: 45
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 18
    • Warlord: 56
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 27
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 81
    • Spell Shield:16
  • THE LADY
    • Hardy:49
    • Elemental Defender: 49
    • Thick Skinned: 48

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