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Nightblade Magicka DPS PVE Build – MagBlade – ESO Elsweyr

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

Magicka Nightblades have awesome melee and ranged damage, both single target and AOE damage.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Index

Nightblade Magicka DPS Build Basics

Best Nightblade Magicka DPS Race: High Elf (Altmer) > 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 (Increased Spell Critical Damage)

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

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Best Food for Nightblade Magicka DPS:
Double Bloody Mara or Witchmother’s Potent Brew.

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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.

nightblade magicka dps pve build skills for ESO

Nightblade Magicka DPS Main Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Crippling Grasp

Slot 2: Merciless Resolve

Slot 3: Elemental Weapon

Slot 4: Impale

Slot 5: Dark Shade

Ultimate: Incapacitating Strike

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: Channeled Acceleration

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

If you need to gain more champion points fast, see our ESO Leveling Guide.

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 Sorcerer Stamina gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear, and below that a suggested end-game setup.

  • Grothdarr – Vault of Madness
  • Law of Julianos – Crafted
  • The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff – Maelstrom Arena
  • Master Architect – Halls of Fabrication
  • Molag Kena – White Gold Tower / Undaunted Chest
  • Moondancer – Maw of Lorkhaj
  • Mother’s Sorrow – Deshaan
  • Perfect Asylum Inferno Staff – Asylum Sanctorium
  • Perfect False God’s Devotion – Veteran Sunspire
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Spell Strategist – Rewards of the Worthy / Guildstore
  • Spinner’s Garments – Malabal Tor
  • Valkyn Skoria – City of Ash 2
  • Willpower – Guildstore
  • Zaan – Scalecaller Peak

If you need gold to buy gear for your build, check out our ESO Gold Farming Guide, with tips on how to make tons of ESO gold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rings: Perfect False God’s Devotion – 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: Absorb Magicka

This Nightblade Magicka build is continuously updated, leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

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