“Illusion”

Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood 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

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

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
ChestSpell Power CureLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltSpell Power CureLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSpell Power CureLightDivineMagicka
PantsSpell Power CureLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsSpell Power CureLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkguamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkguamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredMagicka Drain Enchant
Weapon 2Hollowfang ThirstLightning 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
BeltSeducerLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoesSeducerLightAny TraitMagicka
PantsKagrenac’s HopeMediumAny TraitMagicka
HandsKagrenac’s HopeLightAny TraitMagicka
HeadMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
NecklaceSeducerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSeducerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSeducerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Kagrenac’s HopeResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Kagrenac’s HopeLightning StaffAny TraitShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Spell Power Cure: White-Gold Tower
Hollowfang Thirst: Moongrave Fane
Sentinel of Rkguamz: vDarkshade Caverns I, Maj Undaunted Chest
Perfected Grand Rejuvenation (Master Resto): vDragonstar Arena
Grand Rejuvenation (Master Resto): Dragonstar Arena
Seducer: Craftable
Kagrenac’s Hope: Craftable In the Earth Forge
Spell Power Cure: White-Gold Tower

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.

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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 Attacks
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

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=239761c5-8218-4741-91de-a4fbb1dfb4b0

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=ff137a6f-e503-41b2-9400-13c9109606e2

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=a0a88289-d6e7-469e-b157-2ec46853fc22

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=94c9a7d8-869d-499c-b95f-6e8e32bd06fc

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=6bfc21ef-a48a-4a8e-8f85-6ec738a07169

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=e14c2f19-eb77-4c4b-8080-bf5dc4a6891f

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

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

Any race that has magicka based passives will work with this build. You can find more information about racial passives in the ESO Race Overview page.

Breton
High Elf
Argonian
Dark Elf
Khajiit
Orc

Potions

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

Essence of Spell Power Potion ESO

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.

Attributes

64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina


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.
04.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.

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