Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood 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 stacked groups, for example on flags on an outpost or in a keep. The more people the better! The chances are high that you won’t make it out in time, but that doesn’t matter!

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 Penetration 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


  • 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 gives us overall more spell damage compared to a Staff and therefore increases our impact hit.
  • War Maiden: You can also use War Maiden instead of New Moon.
ChestNew Moon AcolyteLightInfusedMagicka
BeltNew Moon AcolyteLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNew Moon AcolyteLightDivineMagicka
PantsNew Moon AcolyteLightInfusedMagicka
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
Precise Regeneration: Maelstrom Arena
Perfected Precise Regeneration: vMaelstrom Arena


  • Concealed Weapon: This ability is here to get increased movement speed while in stealth.
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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

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=139371f0-262b-42c3-ac91-dd8711f2d971

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage, damage mitigation and healing.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-120Eldritch Insight40
240-390Biting Aura (Slottable)50
390-540Arcane Supremacy (Slottable)50
540-570Quick Recovery10
570-690Elemental Aegis40
810-960Wrathful Strikes (Slottable)50
1110-1260Untamed Aggression (Slottable)50
1350-1470Tireless Discipline40
1470-1590Flawless Ritual40
1590-1680War Mage30
1680-1770Quick Recovery30


Fitness Tree Point Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health, recovery and more damage mitigation perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
435-465Mystic Tenacity10
465-585Hero’s Vigor40
705-855Slippery (Slottable)50
951-1071Tireless Guardian40
1071-1206Savage Defense45
1461-1611Expert Evasion (Slottable)50
1611-1656Nimble Protector15
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1866Piercing Gaze30
1866-1986Mystic Tenacity40
1986-2361Tempered Soul125


Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45


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.

High Elf
Dark Elf


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)

Essence of Spell Power Potion ESO



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 damage even further.

Another option that you have is that we can also make use of the Blood Frenzy ability, to boost our Spell Damage for a short duration even further! But this is tricky and risky to use, therefore it is not included in the base setup, but just food for thought.

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.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.

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