Magicka Nightblade Build for PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Nightblade Build pve

Magicka Nightblade Build “Azure”


Welcome to the Magicka Nightblade Build “Azure” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The “Azure” is made for PvE Trials & Dungeons. However, it also works great for Solo-content.

General Information

Magicka Nightblades are great allrounders. They have very good Single Target damage and crazy Area of Effect (AoE) damage output due to their special passives and skill. Magicka Nightblades are also great for supporting healing during fights as their main AoE damage comes from Sap Essence which provides insanse healing while you deal damage! Magicka Nightblades also have very fast Ultimate generation because of certain the Catalyst passive and Sould Harvest Ultimate which both provide extra Ultimate points. They basically can use their Ultimates on trash twice as much as other classes because of those two things!

High single target (ST) damage
Good ranged & melee damage
Crazy area of effect (AoE) damage
Crazy ultimate generation
Crazy sustain
Easy survivability due to magicka shield
Trials, Dungeons, Solo & Open World, it works everywhere!


Gear [Best in Slot]

No Moondancer Staff? In case you do not have a Moondancer Staff, use a random sharpened staff. It is the next best solution and you barely loose any damage.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Belt Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Pants Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Hands Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Head Valkyn/ Grothdarr Heavy Divine Magicka
Shoulder Valkyn/ Grothdarr Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Moondancer Fire Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Shock Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential for this Magicka Nightblade build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Twice Born Star and Julianos gear for you. I do recommend that you are aiming for 17k health. To achieve this you can buy one or two Willpower rings with a healthy trait.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Twice Born Star Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Twice Born Star Medium Divine Magicka
Shoes Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Pants Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Hands Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Head Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Fire Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Sharpened Fire Dmg

Where can I get the gear?

Burning Spellweave: City of Ash
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness
Twice Born Star: Craftable
Julianos: Craftable
Kena: White Gold Tower
Maelstrom Staff: vMaelstrom Arena
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore


Magicka Nightblade Build pve

Fire Staff Mainbar Shock Staff Bar
Slot 1: Blockade of Fire Slot 1: Merciless Resolve
Slot 2: Crippling Grasp Slot 2: Twisting Path
Slot 3 Force Pulse Slot 3: Sap Essence
Slot 4: Impale Slot 4: Rearming Trap
Slot 5: Inner Light Slot 5: Harness Magicka
Ultimate: Shooting Star Ultimate: Soul Harvest

Shooting Star vs Elemental Storm: If you do prefer, you can use Elemental Storm (Destruction staff Ultimate). The reason why we are using Shooting star is because we use it on bossfights and it generates a lot of Ultimate on trashfights once it is casted on my mobs. That way we can regain ultimate faster. Together with the insane Ultimate generation from Soulharvest this is quite insanse and you can use Shooting Star super fast again.

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
100 Elemental Expert, 60 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Nightblade Build [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed


Important Info for Magicka Nightblade Build “Azure”

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone
The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)

Spell-Crit Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator 

You will need the following passives:
Assassination, Shadow, Siphoning, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaut passive), Destruction Staff, Fighters Guild, Racial, Mages Guild: Might of the Guild, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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