ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE

This guide explains how to use the best Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Solo Nightblade Stamina PvE Build, skills, gear, champion points, and more!

ESO Stamina Nightblade Solo PvE World Boss

This build has been updated for the Update 41 patch of the Elder Scrolls Online.

Why Should You Play ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE?

The ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE is for players who are looking to complete solo content with a rewarding yet challenging class. This build has very high burst damage and great survivability. In ESO, the Stamina Nightblade is perfect for everyone looking for a simple-rotation survival class with a complete set of tools for solo PvE gameplay.

ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE Playstyle

Use the following rotation as the starter point. After, apply your buffs and cast the DoT skills on cooldown for the best, highest DPS. The Damage over Time skills (DoTs) do more damage than your main spammable. Thus, they need to be cast less often and are easier to maintain, for example, The Degeneration from Mages Guild or the Barb Trap from Fighters Guild. Maintain DoTs and use your spammable skill as filler until you reapply the DoTS.

At certain percentages, replace your spammable with your in-class or weapon execute if you have one in this build. Executes are the skills that deal more damage the lower the opponent’s health. Ideally, these will replace your main spammable skill at anywhere between 35% (Radiant Oppression) to 20% (Mages’ Fury). At a high level, execute skills become so strong that the lower the enemy’s health, the fewer DoTs you maintain because it does so much damage.

Survival

Use the healing skill when your health drops below 50% or the shield skill when you anticipate damage. Also, always use the suggested food and potions as they significantly increase your damage, survivability, and resource sustain.

If you run out of resources, do a heavy attack and return to your rotation. Remember that a heavy attack on off-balance enemies will return double the resources. Additionally, if you are a beginner or struggle with sustain, you can flex in the Consuming Trap skill instead of a DoT skill. The Consuming Trap floods both resources when a target dies.

ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina PvE Build Features and Mechanics

Below are some of the features found using the PvE Solo Nightblade Stamina in the Elder Scrolls Online:

  • Class – Nightblade
  • Weapon One – Flame Staff
  • Weapon Two – Lightning Staff
  • Armor Types – 6 Medium, 1 Light
  • MythicPale Order
  • Race – Dark Elf
  • Attributes – 64 Stamina
  • Mundus Stone – Thief

Skills

Front Bar: Flame Staff

Front Bar Weapon choice options:

  • Destruction Staff
  • Dual Wield
  • Two Handed 
  • Bow 

Surprise Attack (Morph of Veiled Strike | Skill Line : Shadow) – Guaranteed to crit strike once every 3 seconds. Strike an enemy from their flank and set them Off Balance.

Killer’s Blade (Morph of Assassin’s Blade | Skill Line : Assassination) – Single target execute that hits very hard and heals on kill.

Merciless Resolve (Morph of Grim Focus | Skill Line : Assassination) – burst damage after light/heavy attack weaving that heals when in range

Power Extraction (Morph of Drain Power | Skill Line : Siphoning) – Deals Disease Damage to all nearby enemies and you gain Major Brutality and Sorcery on hit. Also applies Minor Cowardice to enemies hit and grants Minor Courage to you.

Camouflaged Hunter (Morph of Expert Hunter | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – While slotted you gain Major Savagery and Prophecy, as well as Minor Berserk.

Incapacitating Strike (Morph of Death Stroke | Skill Line : Assassination) – Low cost ultimate that gives us a small burst window and extra resource sustain for slotting. Switch to Rend from Dual wield for crazy survivability if you struggle.

Back Bar: Lightning Staff

Back Bar Weapon choice options:

    • Destruction Staff
    • Two-handed
    • Dual Wield
    • Bow

Blockade of Storms (Morph of Wall of Elements | Skill Line : Destruction Staff) – AoE deals magic damage plus additional effect depending on type of staff.

Twisting Path (Morph of Path of Darkness | Skill Line : Shadow) – massive AoE damage that cost magicka but scales with stamina. If you really struggle with survivability go with Refreshing Path but you’ll lose a lot of DPS.

Dark Shade (Morph of Summon Shade | Skill Line : Shadow) – Great hard hitting DoT skill. Replace with Leaching if you struggle with sustain.

Mirage (Morph of Blur | Skill Line : Assassination) – Gain Major Evasion and Minor Resolve. Also taking direct damage reduces the cost of your next dodge roll.

Siphoning Attacks (Morph of Siphoning Strikes | Skill Line : Siphoning) – Convert health into stamina. Additionally, while slotted all damage you deal heals you and restores some stamina.

Soul Tether (Morph of Soul Shred | Skill Line : Siphoning) – Cause AoE damage inside a rune and heal for half the damage done. Also stuns for four seconds. Additionally, siphon health from tethered enemies for up to 8 seconds.

Passives Skills

Below are the passive skills lines that add power without requiring a skill slot while playing the ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE. Consider taking all the skill passives in the skill tree listed below:

  • Assassination (class skill line)
  • Shadow (class skill line)
  • Siphoning (class skill line)
  • Destruction Staff (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Mage’s Guild
  • Racial
  • Alliance War Support
  • Alliance War Assault
  • Crafting, Alchemy Medicinal Use

Gear – Best in Slot

The gear chart below represents the best gear for ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadMediumTzogvin’s WarbandDivinesStamina
ShouldersLightValkyn SkoriaDivinesStamina
ChestMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
LegsMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
GlovesMediumPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentDivinesStamina
BootsMediumTzogvin’s WarbandDivinesStamina
BeltMediumTzogvin’s WarbandDivinesStamina
Weapon OneFlame StaffPerfected Sul-Xan’s TormentPreciseFlame
Weapon TwoLightning StaffPerfected Crushing WallInfusedWeapon Damage
NecklaceTzogvin’s WarbandBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
Ring 1MythicPale OrderBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
Ring 2Tzogvin’s WarbandBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE
Monster Helms and Mythic

Valkyn Skoria: obtained in City of Ash II veteran. Gives a powerful one-piece bonus for penetration. Alternative: Slimecraw.

Ring of the Pale Order: Mythic obtained by collecting five pieces. This gives great healing for doing damage and allows you to focus on pure damage.

FLEX OPTIONS (if you switch to monster setup, drop the ring and replace it with Vicious or flex piece)

  1. Stormfist – always works, easy to obtain and  AoE DPS set.
  2. Balorgh = is incredible for boss burns in Veteran Maelstrom Arena saving up ultimate for 500 burns.
  3. Kra’gh – one piece is great for a pen, two-piece does good single-target damage
  4. Iceheart = is great for survivability.
  5. Perfected Merciless Charge = must change out Unstable Blockade for Stampede, good damage but requires melee skills.
  6. Perfected Thunderous Volley = good alternative to play at range with back bar. Swap out Unstable Blockade for Endless Hail bow skill.
  7. Agility = Base game set that gives you extra damage.
  8. Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet: new mythic that is incredible damage if you have good survivability and don’t require Pale Order.
  9. Mora’s Whisper = set and forget high critical mythic but requires a collection of Mages Guild books.
  10. Death Dealer’s Fete = high max stats and requires no effect but in combat.
Gear Sets

Perfected Sul-Xan’s Torment: Drops in Veteran Rockgrove trial, Blackwood chapter. Insane damage if you can reliably pick up the essence/soul (blue orb) left behind

Tzogvin’s Warband: Dungeon set that drops in Frostvault, part of Wrathstone DLC. Boosts Critical chance and critical damage.

Perfected Crushing Wall: from Veteran Maelstrom Arena in Orsinium. Increase your overall DPS due to the ability of the wall of elements and more damage.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Vicious Serpent = Best sustain set for stamina along with movement speed.
  2. Perfected Coral Riptide = god tier damage if you run low stamina (dodge roll a bit before pull)
  3. Briarheart = (OVERLAND) Overland can be bought from traders great option for healing and weapon damage boost
  4. Order’s Wrath = (CRAFTING)Best overall crafting damage option
  5. Pillar of Nirn = (DUNGEON) great overall proc set damage.
  6. Spriggan’s Thorns =  (OVERLAND) Base game and decent penetration on the front perfect for a beginner offensive set
  7. Mechanical Acuity = (CRAFTING) the highest burst combined with Balorgh for VMA boss nukes

Gear – Beginner

This setup is for someone who just started and doesn’t have access to Monsters, Mythics, Trials Gear.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadMediumBriarheartDivinesStamina
ShouldersMediumBriarheartDivinesStamina
ChestMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
LegsMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
GlovesMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BootsMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BeltMediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerAgilityPreciseFlame
SecondaryDaggerAgilityChargedPoison
Weapon TwoBowAgilityInfusedBerserker
NecklaceBriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 1BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Beginner Build for ESO Nightblade Solo Stamina PvE
  • Hunding’s Rage: Craftable set, base game. Easy to increase overall damage can also do Order’s Wraith.
  • Spriggan’s Thorns: Adds penetration base game set dropping in Bangkorai.
  • Agility: Adds max stamina base game from Dungeon Finder.

Race

The best racial choice for the Solo Stamina Nightblade is below:

  1. Dark Elf: Gain max magicka, stamina, and weapon and spell damage. The flame resistance is also helpful and considered the strongest overall PVE DPS race.
  2. Orc: Gain weapon damage and max stamina, though there is no magicka bonus.
  3. Khajiit: This race gets recovery, max stats, and critical damage and healing. Consider the Khajiit a great option if you aren’t over the critical cap of 125%.

Attributes

The best choice is 64 stamina, which increases damage, healing, and DoTs.

Mundus Stone

The Thief is the best Mundus Stone for PvE Builds because it gives Increases Weapon and Spell Critical Strike a chance.

Champion Points – ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE

Warfare Constellation Champion Points

ESO Warfare Champion Tree

Below is a step-by-step method for slotting your champion points in the Warfare tree (blue).  We have used the minimum possible to reach 4 slottable selections all maxed out.  If you have more CP, consider taking more in the passives for optimal performance.

Below are recommended Warfare Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Precision 10
  2. Wrathful Strikes (slottable) 50
  3. Fighting Finesse (slottable) 50
  4. Extended Might – sub constellation – piercing 10
  5. Thaumaturge (slottable) 50
  6. Master – at- Arms (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 220 CP (660 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Precision 10
  2. Piercing 10
  3. Tireless discipline 20
  4. Eldritch insight 20
  5. Blessed 20
  6. Quick recovery 20
  7. Flawless ritual 40
  8. War mage 30
  9. Battle mastery 40
  10. Mighty 30
  11. Elemental aegis 20
  12. Hardy 20
  13. Preparation 20

This would max out the Warfare tree with all active and passive champion points at 520 spent 1,560 total spent.

Fitness Constellation Champion Points

ESO Fitness Champion Tree

Below are recommended Fitness Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Boundless vitality (slottable) 50
  3. Rejuvenation (slottable) 50
  4. Sprinter 10
  5. Winder chaser – sub con – hasty 8
  6. Hero’s Vigor 10
  7. Bloody Renewal (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 228 CP (684 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance. 

  1. Hero’s Vigor 10
  2. Tumbling 30
  3. Sprinter 10
  4. Defiance 20
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 50
  10. Tempered soul 50
  11. Piercing gaze 30
  12. Savage defense  30
  13. Bashing brutality 20

This would max out the fitness tree with all active passive champion points at 542 cp spent and 1,626 total spent.

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina Build for PvE:

  1. Steed’s blessing (slottable) – 50
  2. Breakfall 10 
  3. Wanderer 15
  4. Steadfast 10
  5. Treasure hunter 50 (slottable)
  6. rationer (slottable) 30
  7. liquid efficiency (slottable) 75

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 240CP (720 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Steadfast enchantment 40cp
  2. Breakfall 40 cp
  3. Wanderer 60
  4. Fortunes favor 50
  5. Friends in low places 25
  6. Out of sight 30
  7. Fleet of phantom 40
  8. Soul’s reservoir 33
  9. Gilded fingers 50
  10. Fortunes favor 40
  11. Inspiration boost 45
  12. Infamous 30

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 723 cp spent 2,169 total spent.

Consumables

Food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

OVERALL: Increase Max Health by 3326 and Health Recovery by 406 and Max Stamina by 3080 and Stamina Recovery by 338 for 2 hours.

Dubious Camoran Throne

CHEAP: Increase Stamina Recovery by 319 and Max Stamina and Max Health by 3192 for 2 hours

Lava Foot Soup-And-Saltrice

INSANE GOOD AN EXPENSIVE: Restores magicka, stamina and provides Major Heroism buff for 47.6 if you have the medical use passive. Ingredients Columbine, Dragon’s Blood and Dragon Rheum.

Potions

Essence of Weapon Power

USE FOR UPTIME ON BUFFS: Grants major brutality with increases weapon damage by 20% for 47.6 seconds. Grants major savagery which grants you 2191 weapon critical rating for 47.6 seconds. Restore 7582 stamina immediately. Grants you major endurance which increases your stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6. Potions have a 45 second cool down and make sure you have three points into medicinal use passive in alchemy crafting.

Build Summary – ESO Solo Nightblade Stamina PvE Build

Class: Nightblade

Race: Dark Elf

Attributes: 64 Stamina

Mundus Stone: Thief

Weapon One: Flame Staff

Weapon Two: Lightning Staff

Armor Set 1: Tzogvin’s Warband

Armor Set 2: Perfected Sul-Xan’s Torment

Monster Helm: Valkyn Skoria

Mythic: Pale Order

Armor Weight: 6 Medium, 1 Light

Skill Bar 1

  • Surprise Attack
  • Killer’s Blade
  • Merciless Resolve
  • Power Extraction
  • Camouflaged Hunter
  • Incapacitating Strike (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Elemental Blockade
  • Twisting Path
  • Dark Shade
  • Mirage
  • Siphoning Attacks
  • Soul Tether (Ultimate)

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