“Focus”

Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Nightblade Bow Build PvE “Focus” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Focus build is a stamina focused bow damage dealer build. It is made for endgame content like Trials and Dungeons. You can also find plenty of other Stamina Nightblade content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Nightblade Guides:

This build shows you one possible option of a Stamina Nightblade Bow Build. Please make sure to not forget to adjust the build to your needs, this here should funtion as a template. You will also find beginner gear setup here, but our main setup is with Tzogvin’s Warband and Perfected Arms Of Relequen. The build is kind of a ranged melee hybrid. We still use Incapacitating Strike and Killer’s Blade which both need to be used in melee range, but everything else can be used at max range. If you prefer to not go melee at all you can swap these two skills out.

  • Nightblade Class
  • Medium Armor Build
  • Double Bow Setup
  • Good Sustain
  • Good AoE Damage
  • Good Single Target Damage

Resource Management

Nightblades can sustain their rotation easier then other classes, just make sure to keep up Leeching Strikes in your rotation. You also want to make sure that Spears or Orbs are used by your healers to activate the synergy for resources. You can also use Stormfist as a main Monster Set to gain another Stamina Recovery bonus or Vicious Serpent set that gives cost reduction and extra stamina on trash fights.

If you manage to keep up Leeching Strikes in your rotation you will have good sustain. However, most of the times players forget to re-activate Leeching Strikes for a while which means you will loose a lot of sustain over time, so make sure to notice when it finished so you can immediately reapply it. Technically, you could also reapply it before it runs out and you will still get a part of the resources back.

Incapacitating Strike now also gives you resources for just slotting it. That is why we always want to either run it on the backbar or the frontbar. That way we benefit from the extra sustain.


Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are a lot of good Stamina Sets available, you can find more viable stamina dps sets in this Stamina DPS Sets Article. I also elaborate on specific sets that are often used in this article to give you a bit more insight as to why they are used.

Gear Setup 1

This setup is optimized for Single Target.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfected Arms Of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadTzogvin’s WarbandMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderTzogvin’s WarbandMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfected Point-Blank SnipeBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Perfected Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding’s RageMediumDivineHealth
BeltHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding’s RageMediumDivineHealth
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfistMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingTzogvin’s WarbandJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin’s WarbandBowPreciseDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Tzogvin’s WarbandBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Beginner

This gear setup is pretty easy to get, you need to ask a guildmate to craft you Hundings Rage and Night Mothers Gaze. You can buy Agility in Guildstores, if you want really cheap pieces just buy the Healthy Trait ones, then you can actually invest all points into Stamina and you should get to a decent Health level. I also do recommend using Dubious Camoran Throne Drink with this setup to get good sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding’s RageMediumDivineHealth
BeltHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding’s RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
HandsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyStamina Recovery
RingAgilityJewelryRobust/ HealthyWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Hunding’s RageBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding’s RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault
Perfected Arms Of Relequen: vCloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Perfected Point-Blank Snipe: vVateshran Hollows
Point-Blank Snipe: Vateshran Hollows
Stormfist: vTempest Island
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Night Mother’s Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Perfected Thunderous Volley: vMaelstrom Arena
Thunderous Volley: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow: Dragonstar Arena

Skills

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Bow MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Acid SpraySlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Leeching StrikesSlot 2: Shadow Image
Slot 3: Lethal ArrowSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Relentless FocusSlot 4: Mirage
Slot 5: Killer’s BladeSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Incapacitating StrikeUltimate: Ballista

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.

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=98f9b9a3-7ad4-47f0-a25d-51c1e119a3c5

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=1da8dc0f-1278-44c9-949b-73341ff60ece

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=66a2086c-088c-4d6d-bb67-314e35035544

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=a2c64c04-3cb8-4988-93b6-ff5e4f518d72

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=05f5aa54-7bbe-4ddd-a0d3-2cc5333de991

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=e16c6c3d-0e47-465f-bfd7-c7ac7230e9c1

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

Buff-food

If you do not have the money for Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, then you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink.

Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Thief (Increased Weapon Critical)

Race

Any race with stamina based perks works for this setup. If you want a complete overview of all races and racial passives, then I recommend checking out the ESO Races Overview page.

Orc
Khajiit
Dark Elf
Nord
Redguard
Wood Elf
Imperial
High Elf

Potions

Weapon Power Potions 
(Weap dmg, Weap Crit, Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Dragonthorn, Wormwood)

Essence of Weapon Power Potion ESO

Poisons

Damage Health Poison
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

All points into Stamina


Rotation

The “Weaving Beginner Guide” explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Prebuff with: Leeching Strikes and Relentless Focus

Endless Hail > LA > Shadow Image > LA > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap

LA > 10x Lethal Arrow (with LA) > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • LA = Light Attack
  • When Relentless Focus Bow Proc is ready use that instead of a Lethal Arrow

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Focus Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Nightblade Bow Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
17.05.2020 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: Stamina Nightblade Bow Build, Stamina NB Bow Build, Stam NB Bow Build PvE.