This is a Nightblade healing build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated for Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Nightblade healing build, leave a comment below.
Nightblades make for great healers with awesome group support as well.
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Nightblade Healer Build Index
Nightblade Healer Build Basics
Best Nightblade Healer Race: Breton > Argonian > High Elf (Altmer) > Dark Elf (Dunmer)
Nightblade Healer Attributes: All Magicka
Should I play as a Vampire as a Nightblade Healer: Yes (optional).
Best Mundus Stone for a Nightblade Healer: The Mage (Increased Maximum Magicka) or The Ritual (Increased Healing)
Best Potion for Nightblade Healers: Essence of Spell Power (Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)
Best Food for Nightblade Healer: Witchmother’s Potent Brew or Clockwork Citrus Filet.
Nightblade Healer Build Skills
What are the best weapons to use as a Nightblade Healer? It is recommended that you have one bar for restoration staves, and one bar for destruction staves (Lightning).
Nightblade Healer Main Bar – Restoration Staff Skills:
Slot 1: Healing Ward
Slot 2: Combat Prayer
Slot 3: Healing Springs
Slot 4: Funnel Health
Slot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Bolstering Darkness
Nightblade Healer Alternate Bar – Shock Staff:
Slot 1: Refreshing Path
Slot 2: Elemental Blockade
Slot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Energy Orb
Slot 5: Siphoning Attacks
Ultimate: Aggressive Horn
Nightblade Healer Build Passive Skills
Assassination Passives: All
Shadow Passives: All
Siphoning Passives: All
Restoration Staff Passives: All
Destruction Staff Passives: All
Light Armor: All
Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut
Medium Armor: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Improved Sneak – Athletics
Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked
Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker
Mages Guild: All
Undaunted Passives: All
Racial Passives: All
Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use
Nightblade Healer Build Champion Points
The first bolded number indicated below is for a
If you need to gain more champion points fast, see our ESO Leveling Guide.
The Mage Champion Points (Blue)
The Apprentice: 100 (61) Blessed – 72 (40) Elfborn – 26 (1) Spell Erosion – 49 Elemental Expert
The Ritual: 23 Thaumaturge
The Thief Champion Points (Green)
The Shadow: 46 Shadow Ward – 30 Tumbling
The Lover: 75 (49) Arcanist – 75 (49) Tenacity
The Tower: 44 (2) Warlord
The Warrior Champion Points (Red)
The Lady: 49 (23) Hardy – 49 (23) Elemental Defender – 48 (23) Thick Skinned
The Steed: 81 (31) Ironclad – 43 Spell Shield
Nightblade Healer Build Gear
There is a lot of Nightblade Healer gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear, and below that a suggested end-game setup.
- Earthgore – Bloodroot Forge
- Healing Mage (Mending) – Aetherian Archive
- Jorvuld’s Guidance –
- Kagrenac’s Hope – Crafted
- The Master’s Restoration Staff – Veteran Dragonstar Arena
- Molag Kena – White Gold Tower
- Sanctuary – Banished Cells
- Spell Power Cure – White Gold Tower
- The Maelstrom’s Lightning Staff – Maelstrom Arena
- The Worm’s Raiment – Vaults of Madness
- Torug’s Pact – Crafted
- Vestments of Olorime – Cloudrest
- Willpower – Imperial City Vaults /
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Head: Earthgore – Nightflame Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic
Shoulders: Earthgore – Nightflame Weight: Medium Trait: Divines Enchantment: Magicka
Chest: Perfect Vestment of Olorime – Kagrenac’s Hope Weight: Light Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic
Gloves: Perfect Vestment of Olorime – Kagrenac’s Hope Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka
Legs: Perfect Vestment of Olorime – Kagrenac’s Hope Weight: Light Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic
Belt: Perfect Vestment of Olorime – Kagrenac’s Hope Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka
Boots: Perfect Vestment of Olorime – Kagrenac’s Hope Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka
Necklace: Jorvuld’s Guidance – Sanctuary Type: Jewelry Trait: Arcane Enchant: Magicka Recovery
Rings: Jorvuld’s Guidance – Sanctuary Type: Jewelry Trait: Arcane Enchant: Magicka Recovery
Restoration Staff Weapon: Jorvuld’s Guidance – Sanctuary – Perfect Timeless Blessing – Vestments of Olorime Trait: Powered Enchant: Spell Damage
Destruction Staff Weapon:Jorvuld’s Guidance – Sanctuary – Perfect Timeless Blessing – Vestments of Olorime Trait: Charged Enchant: Absorb Magicka
This Nightblade Healer build is continuously updated, leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions!