Beginner’s Nightblade Healer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online

Welcome to the Beginner’s Nightblade Healer Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Nightblade Healer and provide you with the necessary tools to start your journey as a supportive healer in ESO.

This build is designed for players new to the healing role and focuses on healing, resource management, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

While any race can be a Nightblade Healer, the following races have passives that make them more suitable for the role:

  • Breton: Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, and Cost Reduction
  • High Elf: Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, and Elemental Talent
  • Argonian: Max Health, Healing Done, and Potion effectiveness

Attribute Points:

Allocate all 64 points into Magicka to maximize healing output. This can be changed later as you adapt and get better gear and stats.

Mundus Stone:

  • The Atronach (Magicka Recovery) or The Ritual (Healing Done)

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Tri-stat food (Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina)
  • Potions: Essence of Spell Power or basic health/magicka/stamina potions


The skill setup for a beginner Nightblade Healer is as follows:

Bar 1 – Restoration Staff:

  1. Grand Healing – Morph to Healing Springs
  2. Regeneration – Morph to Rapid Regeneration
  3. Funnel Health – Morph to Swallow Soul
  4. Healthy Offering – Morph to Malevolent Offering
  5. Refreshing Path – Morph to Path of Darkness Ultimate: Light’s Champion – Morph to Panacea

Bar 2 – Restoration Staff:

  1. Combat Prayer – Morph to Blessing of Protection
  2. Force Siphon – Morph to Siphon Spirit
  3. Shadow Image – Morph to Summon Shade
  4. Healing Ward – Morph to Steadfast Ward
  5. Siphoning Attacks – Morph to Leeching Strikes Ultimate: Veil of Blades – Morph to Consuming Darkness

Champion Points:

As a beginner, focus on the following CP allocation to improve your healing abilities. Keep in mind that these allocations may change as you progress and experiment with different playstyles. Note that the CP cap is 3600, but this guide assumes you have 1800 CP available.

Craft (Green):

  1. Slot 1: Steed’s Blessing – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Breakfall – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Wanderer – 50 points

Warfare (Red):

  1. Slot 1: Boundless Vitality – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  2. Slot 2: Fortified – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Rejuvenation – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Tireless Guardian – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Preparation (up to 50 points)
  • Quick Recovery (up to 50 points)
  • Elemental Aegis (up to 50 points)
  • Hardy (up to 50 points)
  • Bastion (up to 50 points, if you use damage shields)

Fitness (Blue):

  1. Slot 1: Tumbling – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Mystic Tenacity – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Hero’s Vigor – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Defiance – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  5. Slot 5: Hasty – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Sprinter (up to 50points)
  • Tireless Discipline (up to 50 points)
  • Relentless Focus (up to 50 points)
  • Fortification (up to 50 points)
  • Piercing Gaze (up to 50 points)

Remember that the Champion Points system is flexible, and you can redistribute your points as you gain more experience and adapt to different situations. The allocation provided here is a starting point for a beginner Nightblade Healer, and you should feel free to experiment with other allocations as you progress through the game.


  • Restoration Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All passives
  • Medium Armor: Wind Walker and Athletics passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • Nightblade: All passives in Assassination, Shadow, and Siphoning
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command and Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All passives for your chosen race


As a beginner, your priority should be to acquire easy-to-obtain gear that provides good bonuses. Here’s a beginner-friendly gear setup:

  • 5x Spell Power Cure (White-Gold Tower dungeon)
  • 5x Worm’s Raiment (Vaults of Madness dungeon)
  • 2x Monster Set: Nightflame (Elden Hollow II) or Sentinel of Rkugamz (Darkshade Caverns I)

Traits and Enchantments:

  • Armor: Divines (all pieces) with Magicka enchantments
  • Weapons: Powered or Precise on both Restoration Staves with Absorb Magicka and Weapon Damage enchantments
  • Jewelry: Arcane with Magicka Recovery or Spell Damage enchantments

This beginner’s Nightblade Healer build is designed to help you learn the basics of healing in ESO. As you progress, you’ll be able to experiment with different sets, skills, and playstyles to find the perfect healing build for your playstyle.

Remember to communicate with your group, adapt to different situations, and always strive to improve your gameplay. Healing is a rewarding and essential role in ESO, and with practice and patience, you’ll become a reliable and effective Nightblade Healer.

As you gain experience, explore more advanced builds and strategies to further optimize your healing capabilities. Happy healing!

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