Solo Stamina Nightblade ESO

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BladeThirst – A Solo Stamina Nightblade Build

This ESO Solo Stamina Nightblade build excels in its ability to lay down immense single target and aoe burst damage. The Stamblade is well suited to solo content due to having access to so many abilities that bring life back. In this solo stamblade build guide we will cover the following:

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

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Dark Elf, Khajiit, Orc, or Redguard
    • These are the strongest options, though other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 64
  • Consumables

GEAR

In this section, we will cover both the starter gear and veteran gear for the solo Stamina Nightblade DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesStamina
ShoulderTzogvinMediumDivinesStamina
ChestRelequen or BriarMediumDivinesStamina
BeltRelequen or BriarMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesRelequen or BriarMedium Divines Stamina
HandsRelequen or BriarMedium Divines Stamina
PantsRelequen or BriarMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceTzogvinJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Ring of The Pale OrderJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2TzogvinJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1TzogvinDagger
Mace
Nirnhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Veteran Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • Relequen is a Cloudrest set (Crag Trials)
  • Briar drops in Wrothgar (Delve bosses, world bosses, chests, daily quest coffers)
  • Ring of the Pale Order is a Mythic Item and can be found Here
  • Maelstrom comes from Maelstrom Arena (Wrothgar)

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesStamina
ShoulderSlimecraw (Hunding’s if wearing Ring of Pale Order)LightDivinesStamina
ChestBriarMediumDivinesStamina
BeltBriarMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesBriarMedium Divines Stamina
HandsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
PantsBriarMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceHunding’sJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Hunding’sJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Hunding’sJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’sDagger
Dagger
Nirhoned
Sharpened
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2Hunding’sBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • Hunding’s Rage is crafted
  • Briar is an overland set found in Wrothgar (delves, world bosses, public dungeons)
  • Ring of the Pale Order is a Mythic Item and can be found here

SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
eso skills deadly cloak Deadly Cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
eso skills surprise attack Surprise Attackveiled strike nightblade shadow skill Veiled StrikeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Whirling Blades Whirling BladesESO Skills Whirlwind WhirlwindWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Blood Craze Blood CrazeESO Skills Twin Slashes Twin SlashesWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Relentless Focus Relentless FocusESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Incapacitating Strikes Incapacitating StrikeESO Skills Death Stroke Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
eso skills razor caltrops Razor Caltropseso caltrops CaltropsAlliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
eso skills consuming trap Consuming Trapeso skills soul trap Soul TrapWorld > Soul Magic
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark ShadeESO Skills Summon Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow

ROTATION

  • Relentless Focus > Dark Shade (OUR PRE – BUFFS)
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus > ESO Skills Dark Shade
  • Apply Dots
  • *Any time all dots are ticking, use spammable
    • Spammable is Surprise attack until boss HP is at 25%
      eso skills surprise attack
    • Spammable is Whirling Blades at 25% and below or if we are fighting 3 or more enemies
      ESO Skills Whirling Blades
    • Also during execute, we stop casting Relentless Focus

  • After Every 5th light attack, proc your Relentless Focus. Until execute, then stop proccing your relentless focus and leave it with 5 stacks for bonus crit damage
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus

  • Swap out Whirling Blades for Killer’s Blade when you need more Single Target damage, such as during a parse or boss fight with no ads.
    ESO Skills Whirling Blades

PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All Passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dual Wield: All Passives
    • Bow: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Medium Armor: All Passives
    • Light Armor: If wearing
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

In this section, we will go over the solo Stamina Nightblade champion point setup for cp 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
570-720Thaumaturge (slot)50
720-780Tireless Disciple20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Battle Mastery20
930-1020Mighty30
1020-1080Battle Mastery20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Eldritch Insight20
1350-1410Flawless Ritual20
1410-1500War Mage30
1500-1560Flawless Ritual20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Bloody Renewal (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

A couple of minor changes that will maximize your parse:

  1. Use Relequen and Advancing Yokeda (same traits/enchants)
  2. Replace Resolving Vigor with any Fighters Guild ability for the 3% damage passive

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!