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Magicka Nightblade PvE Build ESO – Architect of Demise

Magicka Nightblade PvE Build ESO – Architect of Demise

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Lost Depths

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal
    5. Champion Points
    6. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Resource Management & Rotation
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Nightblade Build PvE, Architect of Demise, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for trials, veteran dungeons and general PvE, sporting a great uptime on Major Slayer and very good AoE and single target damage! Magicka nightblade’s also have great ultimate generation due to their passives, which allows you to pop off devastating ultimates very frequently and maintain a great uptime on Major Slayer via one of our sets. With the heals coming in from a variety of our skills and access to Harness Magicka, this build also maintains a good level of survivability!

Setup

Gear

Magicka Nightblade PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Vet Unhallowed Grave
Shoulders Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Legs Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Medium Divines Magicka Antiquities
Chest Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Belt Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Boots Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Necklace Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Ring Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Ring Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Weapon 1 Whorl of the Depths Fire Precise Flame Dreadsail Reef
Weapon 2 Pillar of Nirn Fire Infused Berserker Falkreath Hold
Magicka Nightblade PvE Build – Master Architect Support Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Vet Unhallowed Grave
Shoulders Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Master Architect Light Divines Magicka Halls of Fabrication
Legs Master Architect Light Divines Magicka Halls of Fabrication
Chest Master Architect Light Divines Magicka Halls of Fabrication
Belt Master Architect Light Divines Magicka Halls of Fabrication
Boots Master Architect Light Divines Magicka Halls of Fabrication
Necklace Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Ring Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Ring Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Weapon 1 Kinra’s Wrath Fire Precise Fire Black Drake Villa
Weapon 2 Perfected Crushing Wall Fire Infused Weapon & Spell Damage Veteran Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Nightblade PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Valkyn Skoria Light Divines Magicka/Health Vet City of Ash 2
Shoulders Valkyn Skoria Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Mother’s Sorrow Precise Precise Fire Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Infused Berserker Deshaan or Guild Trader

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Fire Staff: Swallow Soul, Camouflaged Hunter, Merciless Resolve, Impale, Channeled Acceleration, Incapacitating Strike

Back Bar – Fire Staff: Siphoning Attacks, Twisting Path, Elemental Blockade, Harness Magicka, Dark Shade, Elemental Rage

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

You are playing as a mortal for this build. Vampire/Werewolf do not give this build any bonuses that it needs.

Champion Points

The list below showcases the order in which champion points should be acquired, the number of points you need to place into that perk and whether or not it needs to be slotted in the CP bar. The Warfare CP perks increase your damage and mitigation and are the most important, the Fitness tree has some miscellaneous sustain and defensive perks and the Craft tree has crafting and non-combat bonuses. The Craft CP points are entirely customizable to however you want, or you can follow the list below.

CHAMPION POINT SETUP
WARFARE (BLUE)

  • Precision – 20
  • Wrathful Strikes – 50 (Slotted)
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Backstabber – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Flawless Ritual – 40
  • War Mage – 30
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Preparation – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20

FITNESS (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 50 (Slotted)
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Hasty – 16
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30

CRAFT (GREEN)

  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 50
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Soul Reservoir – 33

Other Important Info

Buff Food

  • Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash (if a breton or if having sustain issues) – Max Health and Max Magicka
  • Witchmother’s Potent Brew (If not breton) – Max Health, Magicka and Magicka Recovery

Mundus

Thief – Increased Critical Chance

Race

  1. Breton
  2. High Elf
  3. Dark Elf

Potions

Spell Power Potions (Spell Crit, Spell Damage, Magicka Restoration)
Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth

Passives

Assassination (all), Shadow (all), Siphoning (all), Light Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Destruction Staff (all), Mages Guild (all except persuasive passive), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Psijic (Concentrated Barrier and Clairvoyance)

Resource Management & Rotation

Apply Channeled Acceleration, Merciless Resolve and Siphoning Attacks pre-fight.

Start on your back bar, and use Elemental Rage (if available) > Light Attack > Twisting Path > Light Attack > Dark Shade > Light Attack > Elemental Blockade > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Swallow Soul > (Assassin’s Will when it procs). Keep using Light Attack > Swallow Soul and Assassin’s Will procs until it’s time to reapply your AoE and DoTs. Swap back to your back bar about a second before wall of elements ends and repeat the rotation.

  • Re-apply the Merciless Resolve whenever it is about to expire.
  • Re-apply Siphoning Attacks as soon as the buff runs out – this makes sure you get the burst of magicka – in order to keep yourself sustained.
  • Re-apply Channeled Acceleration whenever it is about to expire.
  • When the boss is at less than 25% HP, replace Swallow Soul with Impale in the rotation.

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz about the build!

Update Log

9/1/2017 – Build created.
10/24/2017 – CP updated to reflect CwC changes and account for jump points.
12/7/2017 – Staves swapped and Imaple/Harness swapped
2/12/2018 – CP Updated
3/14/2018 – Trial gear added to gear chart
5/31/2018 – Build overhauled for summerset isles
6/5/2018 – BSW changed to Mother’s Sorrow
8/13/2018 – CP updated for Wolfhunter
9/4/2018 – Swapped around gear positions on final build and listed Siroria as an alternative option.
10/10/2018 – Swapped out Master Architect for Siroria
10/22/2018 – CP Updated for murkmire
3/14/2019 – Build renamed under a new author and overhauled for Wrathstone
5/30/2019 – Mundus, Buff Food and race changed
8/15/2019 – Skills changed
10/25/2019 – back bar ult changed
2/27/2020 – no changes for harrowstorm
6/2/2020 – changed skills and updated rotation
8/24/2020 – main gear setup overhauled
11/2/2020 – front bar weapon trait, mundus, CP, skills and rotation changed
3/9/2021 – changed skills, gear, cp, rotation
6/2/2021 – cp updated
8/23/2021 – no changes for waking flame
11/1/2021 – gear updated for deadlands
3/14/2022 – no changes for ascending tide
6/6/2022- skills/rotation changed
8/22/2022 – final gear loadout overhauled and skills/rotation updated