Solo Magicka Nightblade ESO

UPDATED FOR BLACKWOOD

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. 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
    • 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
      • Improve your sustain with Witchmother’s Potent Brew
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch

GEAR

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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Burning SpellweaveJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • Burning Spellweave drops in City of Ash (dungeon)
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (public dungeon, delves, world bosses)
  • False God’s Drops in Sunspire (trial)
  • Maelstrom drops in the Maelstrom Arena (wrothgar arena)
  • Ring of the Pale Order

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!

SKILLS

Dark ShadeSwallow Soul / Ele WeaponImpaleDampen MagickaMerciless ResolveSoul Harvest
ESO Skills Dark ShadeESO Skills Swallow SoulESO Skills Impaleeso skills dampen magicESO Skills Merciless ResolveESO Skills Soul Harvest
Unstable Wall of ElementsTwisting PathCrippling GraspBarbed TrapElemental DrainSoul Harvest / (or Elemental Rage)
ESO Skills Unstable wall of elementsESO Skills twiting patheso skills crippling graspESO Skills Barbed TrapESO Skills Elemental DrainESO 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

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 Elemental Blockade Unstable Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
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 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

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
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

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
570-720Thaumaturge(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

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