Soul Breacher – Nightblade Tank PvE Build

Build Written By: Nyassa – PC NA – YouTube

Role: Tank

Patch: Summerset Isles

Table of Contents

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

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s nightblade tank build, The Soul Breacher, for the Elder Scrolls Online!

There are a lot of factors that vary in this build depending on if you are tanking dungeons or trials. Some are different gear choices and some are different skill choices.

Setup

Gear

Nightblade Tank PvE Build – Dungeons
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Medium Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Legs Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Chest Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Belt Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Boots Torug's Pact Light Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Shield-Play Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Shield-Play Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Robes of Alteration Mastery 1h Weapon Infused Crusher Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Robes of Alteration Mastery Shield Infused Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Robes of Alteration Mastery Restoration/Lightning Staff Infused Weakening Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Nightblade Tank PvE Build  – Trials Main Tank
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts
Legs Ebon Armory Heavy Infused Prismatic Crypt of Hearts
Chest Ebon Armory Heavy Infused Prismatic Crypt of Hearts
Belt Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts
Boots Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts
Necklace Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Plague Doctor 1h Weapon Infused Crusher Deshaan or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Plague Doctor Shield Infused Prismatic Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Plague Doctor Lightning Staff Infused Weakening Deshaan or Guild Trader
Nightblade Tank PvE Build – Trials Off Tank
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Medium Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Tava's Favor Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Legs Tava's Favor Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Chest Tava's Favor Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Belt Tava's Favor Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Boots Tava's Favor Light Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Shield-Play Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Shield-Play Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of Alteration Mastery Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Robes of Alteration Mastery 1h Weapon Infused Crusher Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Robes of Alteration Mastery Shield Infused Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 The Asylum's Greatsword 2h Sword Infused Weakening Asylum Sanctorium

Attributes

The more BiS set up is about 30 into magicka, 20 into health, and 14 into stamina. This can change depending on how comfortable you are with each attribute. I’ve have played his build and successfully tanked vet scalecaller with my normal DPS attributes of 60 into magicka and 4 into health.

Skills

Vet Dungeons

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Main Bar –Sword and Shield: Puncture (either morph works in all honesty. If my groups DPS isn’t to high and I’m just in a dungeon you can slot merciless resolve here and do a little more), Swallow Soul, Dark Shades, Sap Essence, Absorb Magic, and Soul Harvest for ult Gen or Soul Shred (either morph. Both have fair uses in different cases) one could even put spell wall here as a selfish defensive option.

Back Bar – Restoration Staff: Leeching strikes, Refreshing Path, Mirage, Inner Rage, Healing ward, Light’s Champion/Warhorn

Alternative Back Bar – Ice Staff/Lightning Staff: Leeching strikes, Refreshing Path, Mirage, Inner Rage, Wall of Elements, Warhorn

The Ice staves allows us to sometimes passively root enemies in place which allows a group to DPS them easier. Lightning staves for more stationary single target fights so that they can be concussed

Trials Main-Tank

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Main Bar –Sword and Shield: Puncture, Swallow Soul, Dark Shades, Dark Cloak (flex spot, meditate is good), Heroic Slash, Soul Shred (Either morph. Both have fair uses in different cases.) One could even put Spell Wall here.

Back Bar – Lightning Staff: Leeching strikes, Refreshing Path, Mirage, Inner Rage, Wall of Elements, Warhorn

Trials Off-Tank

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Main Bar –Sword and Shield: Puncture, Swallow Soul, Dark Shades, Sap Essence, Absorb Magic, and Soul Harvest for ult gen or Bolstering Darkness. One could even put Spell Wall here as a selfish defensive option.

Back Bar – Two Handed: Leeching strikes, Rally, Mirage, Inner Rage, Executioner, Warhorn

(When in execute phase you can use Executioner for more War Horns because of Asylum 2H)

Vampire vs. Mortal

Personally I suggest staying mortal. There aren’t a whole lot of reasons tanks should be vampires because there is fire damage everywhere.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 750 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 100
  • Elf Born – 100
  • Master At Arms – 40

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Arcanist – 49
  • Mooncalf – 49
  • Tenacity – 22
  • Shadow Ward – 66
  • Tumbling – 23
  • Split the remaining between Warlord and Sprinter

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  66
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Quick Recovery – 30

This is a highly personalized spot so there is no straight up best.

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Longfin Pasty w/ Melon Sauce (Max Health & Stamina)

Mundus

Atronach – Increased Magicka Recovery

Magicka Recovery is very important, most of our utility skills cost magicka and unlike stamina you’ll be able to regen magicka whilst blocking.

Race

  1. Argonian
  2. Breton
  3. Literally any race as the best tanks are hybrids of sorts

Potions

Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower)

Passives

Class (all), Light Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Medium Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Heavy Armor (all), 2-Handed (all), Restoration Staff (all), Fighters Guild (Banish the Wicked), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), One Handed and Shield (all), Destruction staff (all).

Contact

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

Update Log

2/25/2018 – Build created.
5/31/2018 – Build writer changed and build overhauled for Summerset Isles.

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