The Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Builds

Nightblade Magicka DPS PVE Build – MagBlade – ESO Wrathstone

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This is a Nightblade Magicka DPS build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated for the Wrathstone DLC and will be updated for Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Nightblade Magicka DPS build, leave a comment below.

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Index

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Basics

Best Nightblade Magicka DPS Race: High Elf > Breton > Dark Elf

Nightblade Magicka DPS Attributes: All Magicka

Should I play as a Vampire as a Nightblade Magicka DPS: Yes.

Best Mundus Stone for a Nightblade Magicka DPS: The Shadow

Best Potion for Nightblade Magicka DPS: Essence of Spell Power (Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth )

Best Food for Nightblade Magicka DPS:
Solitude Salmon Millet or Witchmother’s Potent Brew.

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Nightblade Magicka DPS? It is recommended that you Destruction Staff (Fire) on both bars.

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Nightblade Magicka DPS Main Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Crippling Grasp

Slot 2: Elemental Weapon

Slot 3: Merciless Resolve

Slot 4: Impale

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Soul Harvest

Nightblade Magicka DPS Alternate Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Elemental Blockade

Slot 2: Twisting Path

Slot 3: Harness Magicka

Slot 4: Siphoning Attacks

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Shooting Star

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Passive Skills

Assassination Passives: All

Shadow Passives: All

Siphoning Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Light Armor Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Improved Sneak – Athletics

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Psijic Order Passives: Spell Orb – Concentrated Barrier – Clairvoyance

Mages Guild Passives: All

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Champion Points

The first number indicated below is for a 810 champion point build. The second number within the ( ) is for 300 champion point builds.

The Mage Champion Points (Blue)

The Ritual: 40 (31) Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 66 (20) Master-At-Arms, 13 (2) Staff Expert

The Apprentice: 56 (27) Elemental Expert, 66 (20) Elfborn, 29 Spell Erosion

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 60 Shadow Ward, 58 Tumbling

The Lover: 100 (49) Arcanist

The Tower: 52 (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 Spellshield

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Gear

There is a lot of Nightblade Magicka DPS gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear.

Head: Zaan – Grothdarr – Valkyn Skoria Weight: Heavy Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Shoulders: Zaan – Grothdarr – Valkyn Skoria Weight: Medium Trait: Divines Enchantment: Magicka

Chest:Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Mother’s Sorrow – Master Architect Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Gloves: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Mother’s Sorrow – Master Architect Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant:Magicka

Legs: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Mother’s Sorrow – Master Architect Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Belt: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Mother’s Sorrow – Master Architect Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Boots: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Mother’s Sorrow – Master Architect Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Necklace: Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow – Perfect Mantle of Siroria Type: Jewelry Trait: Arcane Enchant: Spell Damage

Rings: Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow – Perfect Mantle of Siroria Trait: Arcane Enchant: Spell Damage

Fire Staff One: Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Infused Enchant: Fire

Fire Staff Two: The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff Trait: Infused Enchant: Abosorb Magicka

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