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Stamina Nightblade PvP Build ESO – Phantom

Stamina Nightblade PvP Build ESO – Phantom

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

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Nightblade Build PvP, Phantom, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, dueling, and Imperial City. This build can be played in both CP and no-CP pvp.

This build is a medium armor stamina nightblade build that packs a major punch. This build works to beat through tanky opponents and deals a ton of damage coming out of stealth. For this build, I decided that my stamina nightblade would rely primarily on movement and dodge roll for defense, and am favoring a very offensive play-style for maximum damage! This build has amazing sustain, awesome damage tooltips, and enough survivability and movement to kite out opponents so that you can open up your burst window!

Do keep in mind that if you’re new to stamina nightblade or nightblade in general, nightblades have a higher skill floor than other classes. But, if you practice your character and this build, you will be out there bringing the pain to your enemies!

Keep in mind that PvP builds are very personal. This is what worked for ME. If you don’t like something about it, change it to fit your playstyle.

Setup

Gear

Stamina Nightblade PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Balorgh Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet March of Sacrifices
Shoulders Balorgh Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Wretched Vitality Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Legs Wretched Vitality Medium Well-Fitted Prismatic Crafted
Chest Wretched Vitality Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Belt Order’s Wrath Medium Well-Fitted Prismatic Crafted
Boots Order’s Wrath Medium Well-Fitted Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Armor of the Trainee Jewelry Swift Weapon Damage Any Starting Zone or Guild Trader
Ring Order’s Wrath Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Crafted
Ring Markyn Ring of Majesty Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Antiquities
Weapon 1 Order’s Wrath 2h Sword Sharpened Berserker Crafted
Weapon 2 Wretched Vitality Bow Defending Poison Crafted

Gear Explanation

  • Lord Warden: Since we have an antiquity on the build, we end up having 1 open slot on our body gear, and Lord Warden fits it well. This gives us a boost to our resistance, giving us a bit more damage reduction to be able to survive longer!
  • Balorgh: This patch, damage is king – specifically burst damage. People can get insanely high amounts of defemse, and Balorgh helps us burst targets down with Incap much easier by giving us a massive boost to our damage and penetration when we use our ultimate.
  • Order’s Wrath: Critical damage and burst have been the strongest way to deal damage in ESO for the last couple of patches in PvP. With order’s wrath, we get very big boosts to our crit and crit damage, allowing us to output a ton of damage coming out of stealth.
  • Wretched Vitality: This is a set that has become a staple on both of my nightblades. Since stamblade liberally spends both stamina and magicka, this is the perfect set to help give us a sustain boost.
  • Markyn Ring of Majesty: This set is a new mythic that came with Deadlands and it gives an extremely good spread of offensive and defensive stats, giving us 200 weapon damage and 2314 armor. For just 1 piece of gear, that is a ton of value!

Attributes

All points into stamina.

Skills

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Main Bar – 2h: Camouflaged Hunter, Surprise Attack, Merciless Resolve, Killer’s Blade, Rally, Incapacitating Strike

Back Bar – Bow: Healthy Offering, Shadowy Disguise, Resolving Vigor, Shadow Image, Leeching Strikes, Temporal Guard

NOTE: If you dont like Shadow Image, feel free to replace it with Race Against Time.

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

For this build I recommend playing as a stage 3 vampire. Vampirism not only gives us extra damage as we come out of stealth, but it gives us access to undeath, making us significantly tankier!

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)

  • Tireless Discipline – 20
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-At-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Resilience – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Preparation – 20

FITNESS (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Relentlessness – 50 (Slotted)
  • Pain’s Refuge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Defiance – 20
  • Hasty – 16
  • Celerity – 50 (Slotted)
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • 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

Jewels of Misrule: Maximum Health, Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery

Mundus

Warrior – Increased Weapon Damage

Race

  1. Imperial
  2. Wood Elf

Potions

Essence of Health (Restore Health, Magicka and Stamina)
Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower

Passives

Class (all), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Two-Handed (all), Bow (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier), Assault (all), Support (all except the first), Fighter’s Guild (all)

Tips & Misc.

  • Maintaining Merciless Resolve will help make sure you’re always benefiting from the offensive bonus it offers, while also allowing you to weave Assassin’s Will into your rotation.
  • Maintain Rally and Leeching Strikes to maximize your defensive and sustaining capabilities. Re-cast rally if you need a heal in a pinch, and casting Vigor will also give you a good heal and heal-over-time to supplement that. Healthy Offering is also a very strong burst heal that gives you minor mending!
  • Stamina Nightblades mitigate their damage best through being hard to pin down. Use your mobility via dodge rolling and major expedition from your bow passives, as well as your shade, to your advantage.
  • Picking your opponents and learning how to weave yourself in and out of combat via cloak will be instrumental to your success.
  • Don’t over commit to a kill. You’re a medium armor stamina nightblade – you’re not a brawler. If you over commit to a kill and your opponent survives, they can easily turn the fight on you.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. You want to get the jump on your opponents, not the other way around.
  • Make sure you’re attacking from a flank to get the extra benefits from Surprise attack and Camo Hunter!

Contact

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

Update Log

11/20/2019 – Build created
2/24/2020 – No changes for Harrowstorm
5/27/2020 – Monster set, skills, CP and race recommendations changed.
6/2/2020 – changed mSet
6/11/2020 – changed spriggans to stuhns
8/25/2020 – no changes for stonethorn
11/2/2020 – no changes for markarth
3/9/2021 – updated CP for flames of ambition
6/2/2021- changed front bar weapon type and updated CP
8/23/2021 – updated CP
11/1/2021 – gear and mundus updated
11/19/2021 – build updated after testing
1/6/2022 – changed jewelry traits
3/14/2022- changed enchants, skills and monster piece
6/7/2022- changed 1 jewelry trait
8/30/2022 – overhauled build