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HonorBlade – Stamina Nightblade PvP Build

HonorBlade – Stamina Nightblade PvP Build

Build Written By: Nyassa – PC NA – YouTube

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Scalebreaker

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. Tips & Misc
  5. Contact Info
  6. Update Log



Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Nightblade PvP Build, HonorBlade, for the game; Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for open world engagements such as: Cyrodiil, battlegrounds, 1vX, and Imperial city. This build can have fair success in dueling though that’s not it’s strong spot. Over all this build functions well enough considering the DW/Two-Handed meta. The changes to stamblade may have affected the time it takes to kill an opponent but they haven’t really affected it’s potential to secure a kill.



Stamina Nightblade PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Bloodspawn Heavy Impenetrable Stamina Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Hunding's Rage Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Hunding's Rage Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Chest Hunding's Rage Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Belt Battlefield Acrobat Medium Impenetrable Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Battlefield Acrobat Medium Impenetrable Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Necklace Battlefield Acrobat Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Battlefield Acrobat Jewelry Protective Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Battlefield Acrobat Jewelry Protective Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Hunding's Rage 2h Sword Sharpened Disease Crafted
Weapon 2 Caustic Arrow Bow Infused Weapon/Spell Damage Vet Dragonstar Arena

NOTE: If you don’t have access to the Master’s Bow, you can just use a Hunding’s Bow on the back bar until you get it.

Gear Explanation

  • Blood Spawn: Ult Gen, Resistances, and a bit of Stam Regen, what’s not the like! Many may suggest Troll King and to be honest Troll King is like Training wheels. Only use troll king when you are learning a new build/class or you’re build has no good forms of healing.
  • Battlefield Acrobat: This set provides sustain to everything we do. 6% flat cost reduction to everything.
  • Hunding’s Rage: I choose this over spriggans because it helps our healing and the crit that Hundings offers is very nice.


All points into Stamina.


Relentless Focus Surprise Attack Executioner Mass Hysteria Rally Incapacitating Strike
Shadowy Disguise Shuffle Poison Injection Resolving Vigor Shadow Image Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Main Bar – Two-Handed Sword: Relentless Focus, Surprise Attack, Executioner, Mass Hysteria, Rally, and Incapacitating Strike

Back Bar – Bow: Shadowy Disguise, Shuffle, Poison Injection, Resolving Vigor, Shadow Image, Dawnbreaker of Smiting.

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

Vampire isn’t worth it. Not for the Regen or the sneak speed.

Werewolf is ok to have but I seldom use it. Sometimes you can put it on your back bar for extra sustain but due to incap loosing it’s stun I feel like Dawnbreaker is a good thing to have on your back bar.

Champion Points



  • Piercing – 44
  • Mighty – 56
  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Thaumaturge – 34
  • Physical Weapon Expert – 9
  • Precise Strikes  – 61


  • Warlord – 53
  • Arcanist – 45
  • Tumbling – 53
  • Mooncalf – 75
  • Sprinter – 14
  • Shadow Ward – 28


  • Ironclad –  66
  • Resistant – 51
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Quick Recovery – 11

Low Champion Points (If you are a lower CP player I suggest playing in no-CP but I will list some trees you want to fill up ASAP should you wish to venture into CP PvP).


  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Mighty – 66


  • Warlord – 53
  • Tumbling – 53


  • Ironclad –  66
  • Resistant – 43

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Dubious Camoran Throne: Maximum Health, Stamina and Stamina Recovery


Warrior– Increased Weapon Damage


  1. Dunmer: Great Damage and max stats. Might still need some source of stam or magicka regen but overall you should be ok if you play your cards right.
  2. Orc: Sprint speed is awesome in general but with orc we get the same Weapon Damage as Dunmer as well as some other helpful passives to boot that will give you more stam and keep you alive.
  3. Nord: Good max stats with some nice resistances to keep us alive. The Ult Gen is also fairly nice.


I know they are cute and everyone loves them but using them with this setup will give you a crazy amount of sustain and not enough damage. It is a detriment to use Wood Elf with this Build. If you really want to use Wood Elf with this build you’ll need to replace Battlefield Acrobat with Shacklebreaker and you’d still need the protective jewelry. (Jewelry Crafting is expensive)


Health, Stamina, and Weapon Crit potions go best with this build as it helps our heals crit as well as our damage. Tripots are also a good option but I feel like it’s significantly better and cheaper to use Weapon Crit instead.


Class (all), Medium (all), Light (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Bow (all), Two Handed (all), Fighters Guild (All but Intimidate), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first)

Tips & Misc.

The following is basically a checklist of what you want to do when you play this build. It is important to note that in PvP we have no true rotation, that is even more true as a nightblade.

  • Maintain Relentless Focus on yourself at all times.
  • Always try and combo stuns with Relentless Focus or Incapacitating Strike’s damage bonus
  • In a fight it is important to keep Rally up as it heals you passively. It’s also your burst heal, the longer it’s active the more it heals you for when you recast it. This also gives us our weapon damage buff so don’t let this fall off.
  • When using Shade keep it active as often as you can. This will help us escape tricky situations over all. I use shade more on this build than on my magblade.
  • Stun your opponent every 6-8 seconds.

Some other misc. tips:

  • Rally is kind of a “Defensive Spammable” in that it grants some healing on use but it’s super ineffective to spam so it’s very important to use Relentless Focus even when we are pressured and at low health. The counter pressure might make your opponent lay off a bit to take care of their own wounds but the healing you get from a close range Relentless is also fairly meaningful. If you feel the need to spam Rally make sure you already hit Vigor before you do.
  • In nearly all engagements it helps to stay mobile, even if that means changing where you do LoS.
  • Drink potions on cooldown as it gives you ult via a nightblade passive and more crit chance.
  • With the Relentless heal requiring a 7 meter range and using Mass Hysteria as our stun you’ll find yourself needing to get close consistently. Thus we should stay on top of our opponent as much as possible and only retreat if we must.
  • You can use Dark Cloak if you want but I find that most the time after I shade away if I don’t have cloak to hide, people with just keep chasing me.


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

Update Log

5/22/2019 – Build created.
8/15/2019 – No changes for scalebreaker