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
    • Food: Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice
    • Potion: Essence of weapon power

GEAR

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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawHeavyDivinesStamina
ShoulderBriarMediumDivinesStamina
ChestVicious OphidianMediumDivinesStamina
BeltVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
ShoesVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
HandsVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
PantsVicious OphidianMedium Divines Stamina
NecklaceBriarJewelryBloodthirsty (or infused)Weapon Damage
Ring 1Ring of The Pale OrderJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1BriarDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Sharpened
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2Master’s Or MaelstromBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest 1
  • 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
HeadSlimecraw (or domihaus)HeavyDivinesStamina
ShoulderSlimecraw (Briar if wearing ring of pale order)MediumDivinesStamina
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 1BriarDagger
Dagger
Nirhoned
Precise
Stamina Absorb
Weapon 2BriarBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • 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 deadly cloak Deadly Cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Bloodthirst BloodthirstEso Skills Flurry FlurryWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Skills Whirling Blades Whirling BladesESO Skills Whirlwind WhirlwindWeapon > 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 Barbed Trap Barbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
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
    -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 Whirling Blades at 25% and below
      ESO Skills Whirling Blades
    • 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

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

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-120Precision40
120-270Fighting Finesse (slot)50
270-390Piercing40
390-540Deadly Aim (slot)50
540-690Thaumaturge (slot)50
690-840Biting Aura (slot)50
840-960Tireless Disciple40
960-1020Battle Mastery20
1020-1110Mighty30
1110-1170Battle Mastery20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1200-1320Preperation40
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1440-1560Hardy40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1650-1770Blessed40
1770-1890Eldritch Insight40
1890-2010Flawless Ritual40
2010-2100War Mage30

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Heros Vigor40
495-645Bloody Renewal (slot)50
645-795Ironclad (slot) 50
795-885Tumbling30
885-1005Defiance40
1005-1029Hasty8
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1149-1284Fortification45
1284-1356Hasty24
1356-1476Sprinter40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

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!