“Illusion”

Updated: Markarth DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trials & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Nightblade Healer Build PvE “Illusion” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Illusion Healer Build is made for Dungeons & Trials. If you are new to ESO, please make sure to also check out:

Nightblade Healer setups are very powerful, like always Nightblades have very good resource management, which allows us to run a more increased healing based setup due to our higher Spell Damage and Maximum Magicka. Nightblades also have very good skills to support healing in general. Refreshing Path is a very strong heal over time, Funnel Health deals damage and heals you and some of the group members and Healthy Offering gives you access to a insane burst heal.

In addition, we als utilize the Bolstering Darkness ultimate, which applies Major Protection damage reduction to all of our group members, they just have to make sure to get the protection buff walking into the circle and then they are free to go wherever they want and keep the Major Protection buff as long as the ultimate is up.

  • Dungeon & Trial Build
  • Insane Resource Management
  • Insane Healing Output
  • Group Support
  • Buff/Debuff Setup
  • Light Armor

Changes to the previous Version

In the Markarth DLC U28 the build received some changes:

  • Minor Berserk: Decreased to 5%, down from 8%.

The new restoration staff from the Vateshran Arena called Force Overflow is also a good ability altering weapon healers can use.


Resource Management

We have more than enough Magicka Recovery to be able to sustain without any issues thanks to passives and the Siphoning Attacks skill. Using Clockwork Citrus Filet (or Witchmother’s Potent Brew) in combination with a Magicka Recovery Glyph and The Atronach Mundus Stone which also boosts our Magicka Recovery, we get to a pretty good high Magicka Recovery. Also do not forget to Heavy Attack, because Resto Staves give you 30% more resources back!

  • Siphoning Attacks
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Cost Reduction Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Witchmothers Brew Drink

Dungeon & Trial Setup

5x Perf. Olorime, 5x Hollowfang, 2x Symphony of Blades on a Breton with Clockwork buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Spell Power Potion and Major Courage were active when I took the screenshot.

Gear

You can find more good sets for healing in the “Must Have Healer Sets” Article. To be fully ready I recommend trying to get most of these sets and confirm with your raid leader what combinations you need them in.

Gear Setup 1

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsHollowfang ThirstLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsHollowfang ThirstLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredMagicka Drain Enchant
Weapon 2Perfect Vestment of OlorimeLightning StaffChargedShock Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2 Beginner

For the beginner setup, any trait of the sets works, if you want the perfect traits follow the main gear setup. Most important is that you get the sets complete to benefit from the bonus of each set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestKagrenac's HopeHeavyAny TraitHealth
BeltArmor of the SeducerLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoesArmor of the SeducerLightAny TraitMagicka
PantsKagrenac's HopeMediumAny TraitMagicka
HandsKagrenac's HopeLightAny TraitMagicka
HeadMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Kagrenac's HopeResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Kagrenac's HopeLightning StaffAny TraitShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Hollowfang Thirst: Moongrave Fane
Sentinel of Rkguamz: vDarkshade Caverns I, Maj Undaunted Chest

Other useful sets:

Symphony of Blades: vDepths of Malatar, Urgalarg Undaunted Chest
The Worm's Raiment: Vaults of Madness
Spell Power Cure: White Gold Tower
Healing Mage (Mending): Aetherian Archive
Seducer: Craftable
Kagrenac's Hope: Craftable In the Earth Forge (You must have completed the Fighters Guild quest line to have access to craft this Set. Requires 8 Traits to craft pieces of this Set)
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Master's Restoration Staff: Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Asylum Resto Staff: Asylum Sanctorium
Torug's Pact: Craftable (Requires 3 Traits)

Skills

Remember, Healers often need to change a few skills out during runs, especially in Trials. So this setup is not maced into stone, adjust it to your needs.

Radiating Regeneration Combat Prayer Illustrious Healing Funnel Health Healthy Offering Bolstering Darkness
Refreshing Path Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Energy Orb Siphoning Attacks Aggressive Horn
Restoration Staff MainbarShock Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiating RegenerationSlot 1: Refreshing Path
Slot 2: Combat PrayerSlot 2: Elemental Blockade
Slot 3: Illustrious HealingSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Funnel HealthSlot 4: Energy Orb
Slot 5: Healthy OfferingSlot 5: Siphoning Strikes
Ultimate: Bolstering DarknessUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Skill explanation:

  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong heal over time that you have to keep up all the time.
  • Combat Prayer: This is your main spammable as a healer, it needs to be on the group members all the time to heal them and increase their damage by 5%.
  • Illustrious Healing: Very strong heal over time, always keep it up.
  • Funnel Health: When you use this, you deal damage, heal yourself and group members at the same time.
  • Healthy Offering: Use this to gain the 5% healing done boost. This is also one of the strongest burst heals in the game that you can use.
  • Bolstering Darkness: Applies Major Protection on you and group members. You can walk out of it once you have the buff and it will stay on you till the ultimate disappears.
  • Refreshing Path: Heals for a lot at the same time, make sure to keep this on the ground all the times.
  • Elemental Blockade: Keep this on the ground as much as possible, when that Elemental Shock Blockade is on the ground with your charged trait, concussion and off balance will almost proc on cooldown, increasing group DPS by a lot.
  • Elemental Drain: This ability needs to be on the enemy as much as possible, it debuffs their Spell Resistance and gives Magicka Steal to your whole group, increasing sustain by a lot.
  • Energy Orb: Always make sure that an Orb is present so your group members can activate the synergy for resources.
  • Siphoning Strikes: This is one of your main resource tools, keep it up to restore a lot of Magicka. make sure to let it run out to benefit from the last huge tick.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: This is your main Ultimate, it buffs the groups resources and increases the critical damage modifier for 10 seconds.

Champion Points

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
23 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
28 Tumbling, 44 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
40 Warlord, 8 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 27 Elemental Expert, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
10 Tumbling, 39 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
27 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
56 Blessed, 40 Elfborn, 4 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Magicka Nightblade Healer Build PvE

Buff-food

Witchmothers Brew Drink (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)
Or
Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Atronach will greatly improve your sustain for this setup.

The Atronach (Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Argonian
Dark Elf
Khajiit

Potions

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

Essence of Spell Power Potion ESO new

Passives

Optional:

If you are planning to use skills from the Mages Guild and Psijic Order, just make sure to not forget to activate the passives.


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Nightblade Healer Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
20.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
31.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Nightblade Healer, Nightblade Support, NB Healer, NB Support, Nightblade Healer Build