Updated: Stonethorn DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil Bomb Build

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

The Magicka Nightblade PvP Build „Bomb” is optimized for Cyrodiil. The build is used to blow up tightly stacked groups, for example on flags on an outpost or in a keep. The more people the better! The chances are high that you also kill yourself, but after all you will gain a lot of AP.

To make this work we are stacking a lot of offensive sets like Balorgh, which is a set that drops in one of the Wolfhunter DLC Dungeons that adds an insane amount of Spell Damage and Spell Penentration to you. The Balorgh proc also boosts your actual Ultimate damage, often people seem to forget that.

The second set is the all famous bomber set Vicious Death which makes people explode once they die, causing a huge chain reaction, especially vicious on stacked enemies! The last set we use is New Moon Acolyte to amp up our Spell Damage even further.

  • Bomber Build
  • Insane AoE Burst Combo
  • Light Armor
  • Dual Wield/Resto Staves
  • Optimized for Cyrodiil
  • Strong vs stacked enemies

Resource Management

As this is a bomb build you really don’t need that much sustain. However, you still should be careful and manage your resources. You can use Siphoning Attacks to increase your resource return, only use this when you really feel like your sustain is too low. In addition, you want to make sure to use the Spell Power potions to give you an additional boost. Choosing a buff food with Magicka Recovery can also help, such as the Clockwork Citrus Filet or Witchmother’s Potent Brew.

  • Siphoning Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (or Witchmother’s Potent Brew)
  • Magicka Potions

Cyrodiil Setup

5x Vicious Death, 5x New Moon Acolyte, 2x Balorgh on a High Elf with Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce food.

Battle Spirit Buff is active in the screenshots.


  • Balorgh: Damage also applies to the Ultimate you activated it with. At 500 Ultimate, you gain 500 Spell Damage and 11500 Spell Penetration.
  • We are using Swords because it is overall more damage compared to a Staff for the impact hit.
ChestNew Moon AcolyteHeavyInfusedMagicka
BeltNew Moon AcolyteLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNew Moon AcolyteLightDivineMagicka
PantsNew Moon AcolyteMediumInfusedMagicka
HandsNew Moon AcolyteLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceVicious DeathJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingVicious DeathJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingVicious DeathJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious Death1H SwordNirnhonedFlame Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWVicious Death1H SwordSharpenedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Precise RegenerationRestoInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

New Moon Acolyte: Craftable
Vicious Death: Rewards of the Worthy, Guildstore
Balorgh: March of Sacrifices
Maelstrom Restoration Staff: Maelstrom Arena


  • Concealed Weapon: This ability is here to get increased movement speed while in stealth.
Concealed Weapon Camouflaged Hunter Sap Essence Shadowy Disguise Inner Light Soul Tether
Radiating Regeneration Dampen Magic Channeled Acceleration Proximity Detonation Shadow Image Light's Champion
Dual Wield MainbarResto Staff Bar
Slot 1: Concealed WeaponSlot 1: Radiating Regeneration
Slot 2: Camouflaged HunterSlot 2: Dampen Magic
Slot 3 Sap EssenceSlot 3: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 4: Shadowy DisguiseSlot 4: Proximity Detonation
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Shadow Image
Ultimate: Soul TetherUltimate: Light’s Champion

Champion Points

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
18 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
56 Master-at-Arms, 20 Shattering Blows, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 61 Spell Erosion, 19 Blessed
The Shadow
58 Tumbling, 40 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 32 Tenacity
The Tower
28 Warlord, 11 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
34 Ironclad, 64 Resistant

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
56 Master at Arms, 1 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 58 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
32 Tumbling, 32 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
34 Ironclad, 45 Resistant

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
18 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 16 Spell Erosion, 19 Blessed
The Shadow
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 32 Tenacity
The Tower
4 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 23 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Nightblade Bomb Build PvP

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.


Depending on how trouble you have with sustain, I recommend two different buff foods. If you have sustain issues go with the Clockwork Citrus Filet, if you don’t have sustain issues go with the Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup to gain more max stats..

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)
Clockwork Citrus Filet (or Witchmoter’s Potent Brew)

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

We want to stack as much Spell Damage as possible, there The Apprentice Mundus Stone will be best for our choice.

The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)


All Magicka based races work for this setup.



You can use various Potions, I recommend running the Spell Power Potions as you get Spell Crit, Spell Damage and Magicka.

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

Spell Power Potions



All into Magicka


For this build we want to be a Vampire in stage 2 because we want to get the Dark Stalker passive which removes the movement penalty we get in sneak. That way we can pretty much sneak around at normal speed which will make it easier to coordinate our attack and we won’t sneak like a snail.

When we go out of stealth we also benefit from the “Strike from the Shadows” passive, which boosts our Spell Damage by another 300 for 6 seconds, more than enough to do our combo.

Additionally, we can also make use of the Blood Frenzy ability, to boost our Spell Damage for a short duration even further!

Update Log

10.08.2019 Updated Build for the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Nightblade Build PvP.
27.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
11.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Magicka Nightblade Bomb Build, Magblade Bomber Build, Magicka NB Bomber Build PvP.