This beginner build for the Stamina Nightblade class in The Elder Scrolls Online is a great place to get started! This build has powerful single-target damage and great self-healing!
Our main 5 piece set on this build is Briarheart, a fantastic medium armor set that provides a great damage buff as well as passive healing.
Order’s Wrath is another powerful set that is fairly easy to craft which also boosts 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 Briarheart as most of our damaging skills are class-based. Another great option will be Spriggan’s Thorns for the extra Penetration.
Sample Gear Loadout
|Main Hand||Armor Of The Trainee Daggers||Precise / Sharpened||NA||Damage Poisons|
|Backup||Armor Of The Trainee Bow||Infused||NA||Weapon/Spell Damage|
|Necklace||Order’s Wrath||Robust||NA||Weapon Damage|
|Ring 1||Order’s Wrath||Robust||NA||Stamina Recovery|
|Ring 2||Order’s Wrath||Robust||NA||Stamina Recovery|
Most of our skills cost Stamina to cast, so putting all of your Attribute Points into the Stamina 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.
Main Weapon: DUAL WIELD – Click on a Skill Name to learn more
- Killer’s Blade
- Blood Craze
- Camouflaged Hunter
- Surprise Attack
- Merciless Resolve
- ULT: Incapacitating Strike
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 Endless Hail, Venom Arrow, Leeching Strikes and Barbed Trap. Bar Swap.
Cast Blood Craze, Merciless Resolve Bow, Surprise Attack 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.
- Refreshing Shadows
- Shadow Barrier
- Pressure Points
- Wind Walker
- Twin Blade And Blunt
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