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 burst damage. The Stamblade is well suited to solo content due to having access to so many abilities that bring life back.

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

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Orc
    • I choose Orc for its raw power, though other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 10
    • Stamina: 54
  • Consumables
    • Food: Dubious Cameron Throne
      • Cheap alternative is tripe trifle pocket
    • Potion: Essence of weapon power

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDomihausMediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderBriarMediumDivinesStamina
ChestVicious OphidianMediumDivinesStamina
BeltVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
HandsVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
PantsVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBriarJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Ring 1Ring of The Pale OrderJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1BriarAxe
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2Master’s Or MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Domihaus drops in Veteran Falkreath Hold
  • Vicious Ophidian is a Hel Ra Citadel 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
  • New Moon Acolyte is a crafted set you can use if you don’t have briar or VO
  • Maelstrom comes from Maelstrom Arena (Wrothgar), Master’s comes from Dragon Star Arena (Craglorn)

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSwarm Mother (or Domihaus)MediumDivinesStamina
ShoulderBriarMediumDivinesStamina
ChestHunding’sMediumDivinesStamina
BeltHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
HandsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
PantsHunding’sMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBriarJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Briar Jewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1BriarAxe
Dagger
Nirhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2BriarBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Swarm Mother drops in Spindleclutch I
  • Hunding’s 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 Blood Craze Blood CrazeESO Skills Twin Slashes Twin SlashesWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Bloodthirst BloodthirstEso Skills Flurry FlurryWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Killer's Blade Killers Blade Assassins BladeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Relentless Focus Relentless FocusESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
eso skills deadly cloak Deadly Cloakeso skills deadly cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Incapacitating Strikes Incapacitating Strike Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills endless hail Endless Hail VolleyWeapon > Bow
ESO Skills Dark Shade Dark Shade Summon ShadeNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Leeching Strikes Leeching Strikes Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning
eso skills consuming trap Consuming Trapeso skills soul trap Soul TrapWorld > Soul Magic

ROTATION

  • Relentless Focus > Dark Shade (OUR PRE – BUFFS)
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus > ESO Skills Dark Shade
    -Barswap-

  • Apply Dots
  • Blood Thirst (until Relentless focus or is ready to proc or dots need reapplying)
    ESO Skills Bloodthirst

  • *Any time all dots are ticking, use spammable
    • Spammable is Bloodthirst until boss HP is at 25%
      ESO Skills Rapid Strikes
    • Spammable is Killer’s Blade at 25% and below
      ESO Skills Killer's Blade
    • Also during execute, we stop casting Relentless Focus

  • After Every 5th light attack, proc your Relentless Focus
    ESO Skills Relentless Focus

  • Swap out Killer’s Blade for Whirling Blades when you need more AOE damage, such as during trash fights or boss fights with many ads
    ESO Skills Whirling Blades

PASSIVES

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

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thauaturge: 18
    • Precise Strikes: 61
    • Piercing: 61
    • Mighty: 64
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 66
  • THE APPRENTICE
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 24
    • Warlord: 51
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 37
    • Tumbling: 51
  • THE LOVER
    • Mooncalf: 64
    • Tenacity: 43
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 81
    • Spell Shield:32
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 48
    • Elemental Defender: 49
    • Hardy: 49
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 11

PARSE TIME

A couple of minor changes that will maximize your parse:

  1. Use Relequen and Advancing Yokeda (same traits/enchants)
  2. If you want to squeeze all damage out, spec all 64 Attribute Points into Stamina for parse
  3. Replace Resolving Vigor with any Fighters Guild ability for the 3% damage passive

Rotation stays the same! Everything stays the same!