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Solo Stamina Nightblade PvE Build ESO – Gloom

Solo Stamina Nightblade PvE Build ESO – Gloom

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Stonethorn

Table of Contents

  1. Video
  2. Introduction
  3. 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)
  4. Resource Management & Rotation
  5. Contact Info
  6. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Solo Stamina Nightblade Build PvE, Gloom, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for playing solo PvE content, such as questing, public dungeons, Maelstrom Arena, etc.! This build focuses on being a true thief and assassin, giving you the “sneak thief” feel that everyone knows and loves from the single player Elder Scrolls titles! My goal with this build was to create a stamina nightblade build that could play solo effectively, but had strong thematic ties to the class’s identity!



Stamina Nightblade Solo PvE Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Selene Heavy Divines Health Vet Selene’s Web
Shoulders Selene Heavy Divines Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Legs Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Chest Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Belt Night Mother's Embrace Medium Divines Stamina Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Night Mother's Embrace Medium Divines Stamina Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Night Mother's Embrace Jewelry Robust Stamina Recovery Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Night Mother's Embrace Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Night Mother's Embrace Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Night Mother's Gaze 1h Dagger Precise Poison Crafted
Weapon 2 Night Mother's Gaze 1h Dagger Sharpened Berserker Crafted
Weapon 2 Thunderous Volley Bow Infused Absorb Stamina Maelstrom Arena

Gear Set Explanation

Selene: This monster set is an amazing choice for any stamina build in PvE. Since the majority of our damage as a stamblade is direct melee damage, we are able to proc this set frequently to deal major AoE damage to our enemies!

Night Mother’s Gaze: This set gives us major fracture, which is key since we wont have a group-mate to provide it and this debuff adds a ton of damage to a build. Plus, since we have a good bit of crit in this build and also automatically crit out of stealth, we will be able to keep this up 100% of the time.

Night Mother’s Embrace: This set gives us the ability to sneak around more easily and for cheaper, allowing us to sneak past monsters we dont want to fight, pickpocket NPCs easier, or proc the Blade of Woe on our targets without them ever noticing we were there.

Thunderous Volley: Adds a ton of AoE damage by increasing the amount of DPS that Arrow Barrage deals. This makes dealing with larger packs of mobs much easier! If you dont have access to either of these bows, Agility will work just fine for your back bar until you acquire it!


All points into Stamina.


Surprise Attack Blood Craze Relentless Focus Killer's Blade Power Extraction Incapacitating Strike
Poison Injection Endless Hail Leeching Strikes Resolving Vigor Dark Cloak Soul Tether

Main Bar – Dual Wield: Surprise Attack, Blood Craze, Relentless Focus, Killer’s Blade, Power Extraction, Incapacitating Strike

Back Bar – Bow: Poison Injection, Endless Hail, Leeching Strikes, Resolving Vigor, Dark Cloak, Soul Tether

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

You are playing a mortal for this build. Neither vampirism nor werewolf offers the build anything it needs to warrant picking one them up.

Champion Points

CP is very flexible; you can make it whatever you like and prefer – just make sure you’re adhering to jump points (guide is on my website if you dont know what those are).


  • Master at Arms: 61
  • Thaumaturge: 37
  • Precise Strikes: 56
  • Piercing: 60
  • Mighty: 56


  • Warlord: 40
  • Sprinter: 9
  • Mooncalf: 75
  • Arcanist: 23
  • Tenacity: 43
  • Tumbling: 40
  • Shadow Ward: 40


  • Ironclad: 72
  • Spell shield: 21
  • Thick Skinned: 56
  • Hardy: 49
  • Elemental Defender: 49
  • Quick Recovery: 23


  • Thaumaturge – 11
  • Master-at-Arms – 23
  • Precise Strikes – 28
  • Piercing – 11
  • Mighty – 27


  • Mooncalf – 49
  • Tenacity – 49
  • Warlord – 2


  • Thick Skinned – 20
  • Hardy – 26
  • Elemental Defender – 26
  • Ironclad – 28

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Dubious Camoran Throne (Maximum Health, Stamina and Stamina Recovery)


Shadow – Increased Critical Damage


  1. Khajiit
  2. Wood Elf
  3. Imperial


Weapon Crit– Major Savagery, Health and Stamina
(Dragonthorn, Water Hyacinth, Columbine)

If you cant afford weapon crit pots, trash stamina potions (just stamina restoration/major endurance) will work perfectly fine!


Class (all), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Dual Wield(all), Bow (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Fighter’s Guild (Banish the Wicked), Alchemy (Medicinal Use)

Resource Management & Rotation

  • Maintain Blood Craze, Poison Injection, Arrow Barrage, Leeching Strikes, Major Brutality from Power Extraction, and Relentless Focus
  • Use Relentless Focus every time you hit 5 stacks on it to fire off Assassin’s Scourge for extra burst!
  • Opening up on your enemy from a flank with Surprise attack will maximize your initial damage, giving you the armor penetration from Surprise Attack and the major fracture from Night Mother’s Gaze!
  • Use Power Extraction in AoE situations to deal big cleave damage, reduce enemy damage, and refresh your Major Brutality!
  • If none of your DoTs need to be refreshed, you want to light attack weave with Surprise Attack or heavy attack if you need stamina. If your target is below 25% health, use killer’s blade instead.
  • If you know a boss/mob is going to deal a big amount of damage, dodge roll to avoid the damage. If you need to heal yourself in a pinch, use Vigor & Dark Cloak to heal yourself back up!


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

Update Log

1/21/2020 – Build created.
2/24/2020 – No changes from harrowstorm
5/26/2020 – changed shadowy disguise to dark cloak, changed arrow barrage to endless hail
8/24/2020 – no changes for stonethorn

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