This beginner build for the Magicka Nightblade class in The Elder Scrolls Online uses nothing but easy to obtain Overland sets and is extremely powerful! Great damage, self-healing and survival all in one package makes this one of the easiest Nightblade builds in the game!
Our main 5 piece set on this build is War Maiden, one of the best sets in the game for Magicka Nightblade as it buffs the damage of nearly all of our abilities!
Mother’s Sorrow is another powerful set that is easy to obtain and synergizes well with the Nightblade’s inherent Critical Damage and Critical Chance bonuses.
For the final two pieces of gear on this build Armor Of The Trainee is recommended for the extra Health and Magicka.
For alternative sets, Innate Axiom makes a nice Crafted replacement for War Maiden as most of our damaging skills are class-based. Another great option that is crafted will be Order’s Wrath – this is similar to Mother’s Sorrow but also provides bonus Critical Damage.
Sample Gear Loadout
|Armor Of The Trainee Inferno Staff
|Armor Of The Trainee Inferno Staff
Most of our skills cost Magicka to cast, so putting all of your Attribute Points into the Magicka stat makes the most sense.
Consumables, Race, Mundus
Khajiit is one of my favorite options for any Nightblade build as its racial passives synergize well with Nightblade’s critical focus passives. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.
Witchmother’s Potent Brew
Basic Magicka Potions
Sample Skill Loadout
Main Weapon: DUAL WIELD – Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Backup Weapon: BOW – Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Buffs: Maintain Merciless Resolve buff at all times.
Damage: Start on the backbar by casting Twisting Path, Elemental Blockade, Degeneration, Siphoning Attacks, Debilitate, then Bar Swap.
Cast Merciless Resolve Bow, Concealed Weapon x5, Merciless Resolve Bow, then Bar Swap back.
Tips: Remember to Light Attack in between each skill. This will add stacks to your Merciless Resolve which can then be cast for BIG damage and healing. Use Dampen Magic or Dark Cloak as needed for survival. At 25% switch Concealed Weapon to Impale.
- Refreshing Shadows
- Shadow Barrier
- Pressure Points
- Ancient Knowledge
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