Stamina Nightblade Build PvE for Dragon Bones, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Nightblade DD PvE

Stamina Nightblade Build PvE “Rampage” – Dragon Bones DLC

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Nightblade Build PvE “Rampage” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Rampage build is a Stamina focused damage dealer build. It is made for endgame content like Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena.

Stamina Nightblades have insane Burst and overall really good Single Target Damage. With our combination of Mechanical Acuity and War Machine we can reach insane Numbers and support the group at the same time. Those two sets make Nightblades freaking strong, whether be it in Dungeons, Trials or Maelstrom Arena. The Combination of War Machine 15% Major Slayer damage boost and the Ultimate 20% damage boost combined with Acuity proc 100% crits will increase your dps tremendously. We are using a combination of Heavy Attacks on the frontbar and Light Attacks on the backbar setup, most common used rotation fro stamina setups. Sustain is also fairly easy if you keep doing your heavy attacks in combination with Leeching Strikes.

  • Insane Burst Damage
  • Insane high Single Target damage
  • Group Support
  • Good AoE Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Dualwield & Bow Setup
  • Trials, Dungeon & Maelstrom

Changes from the previous version

Optimized the CP for this setup as it was very outdated and added the new extra CP. Changed the mainsetup to Acuity and War Machine combo, changed traits and type of Weapons and added a huge variety of good Stamina sets.

Resource Management

In terms of resource management i found that the best setup is a mix of Light and Heavy Attacks. Make sure to use Heavy Attacks on the frontbar and Light Attacks on the backbar.  Stamina Nightblade has Leeching Strikes which helps a bit with sustain, I recommend using it. You can also run the Dubious Camoran Throne Drink which gives a lot of Stamina recovery, just make sure to adjust your Health values! Play around a little bit and find the best option for you!

  • Leeching Strikes
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Stamina Recovery Glyphs
  • Dubious Camoran Throne Drink

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Stamina Nightblade DD PvE

Weapon Power Potion, Weapon Enchant and Mechanical Acuity were active. I am using an Outfit here, that is why you cannot see Velidreth Monster Set.



Gear

There is a lot of good Stamina Sets available, the Gear Setup 1 will represent the best setup for most situations. I also have a list with a huge variety of combos here in the Stamina Optimization Article. Here are some good Stamina Sets:

Gear Setup 1

We are running 1 Heavy and 6 Medium. This will give us enough Health and better sustain. You can also run a 1Heavy, 1Light, 5 Medium Setup if you want to.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Mechanical Acuity Heavy Divine Stamina
Belt War Machine Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes War Machine Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Mechanical Acuity Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Mechanical Acuity Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Mechanical Acuity Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Mechanical Acuity Dagger Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Bow Bow Nirnhoned/Precise Damage Health Poisons

Gear beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential of the Rampage build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Hunding’s Rage and Night Mother’s Gaze. Agility jewelry can be obtained in the Guildstores. I do recommend having around 18k health (with buff-food). You can buy cheap Agility jewelry with healthy trait to reach this value.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding's Rage Heavy Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding's Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mother's Gaze Dagger Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mother's Gaze Dagger Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Night Mother's Gaze Bow Nirnhoned Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Sunderflame: City of Ash 1 & 2
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Main Ultimate: For Single Target always make sure to use Incapacitating Strike. The Combination of War Machine 15% Major Slayer damage boost and the Ultimate 20% damage boost combined with Acuity proc 100% crits will increase your dps tremendously. For Trash fights I do recommend using Dawnbreaker.

 

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Dualwield Mainbar Bow-second bar
Slot 1: Killer’s Blade Slot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly Cloak Slot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Surprise Attack Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending Slashes Slot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Relentless Focus Slot 5: Leeching Strikes
Ultimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker Ultimate: Incapacitating Strike

Championpoints

Championpoints [720 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 40 Thaumaturge, 61 Precise Strikes, 22 Piercing
The Attronarch
61 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
40 Shadow Ward, 40 Tumbling
The Lover
76 Tenacity, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
35 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 13 Spellshield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
13 Master at Arms, 1 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf, 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 Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

Buff-food

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

Poisons

Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshly Larva, Blessed Thistle, Nightshade)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator.

Passives

  • Assassination: All passives
  • Shadow: All passives
  • Siphoning: All passives
  • Dual Wield: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Rotation

Make sure to activate Relentless Focus, Deadly Cloak and Leeching Strikes before the fight begins.

Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Endless Hail > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Light Attack > Razor Caltrops > Incapacitating Strike (if rready) > Weapon Swap

Surprise Attack > Heavy Attack > Rending Slashes > Heavy Attack > Surprise Attack > LA > Surprise Attack > LA > Deadly Cloak > Restart

Activate the Spectral Bow whenever it is ready.

Execute Phase: Do not refresh Rending Slashes anymore and use Killers Blade instead of Surprise Attacks.

Maelstrom Arena

Gear

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Mechanical Acuity Heavy Divine Stamina
Belt War Machine Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes War Machine Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Mechanical Acuity Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Mechanical Acuity Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring War Machine Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Mechanical Acuity Axe Nirnhoned Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Mechanical Acuity Dagger Infused Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Bow Bow Nirnhoned/Precise Damage Health Poisons

Skills

  • Ballista: This ultimate is very strong on Bosses in Maelstrom Arena, it burns them down in no time.
  • Killers Blade: Try to kill enemies with that ability as it gives you health back!

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Update Log

03.02.2017 Added Rampage Build for Dragon Bones DLC Stamina Nightblade Build PvE
07.03.2018 Added Build Video for Stamina Nightblade Build PvE
04.05.2018 Updated Gear Description for Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

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