Stamina Nightblade Build PvE for Wolfhunter DLC, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

rampage stamina nightblade build pve summerset

Stamina Nightblade Build PvE “Rampage”

Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter

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 Relequen and Berserking Warrior we can reach insane Weapon Critical numbers which is especiallye. Those two sets make Nightblades freaking strong, whether be it in Dungeons, Trials or Maelstrom Arena. Another good set is also War Machine 15% Major Slayer damage boost and the Ultimate 20% damage boost combined with Berserking Yokeda will increase your dps tremendously. We are using a full light attack build 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

  • Updated Champion Points and optimized passive section.
  • Changed Enchantments. They now work slightly different compared to last patch. So we run double infused. Backbar Bow with infused poison enchant, which will keep procing from Endless Hail on the frontbar and on the frontbar we use the weapon damage enchantment.
  • We now also use two Daggers instead of 1 Axe and 1 Dagger, this is to eliminate RNG and higher weapon crit will be more beneficial on trash pulls in trials and dungeons.
  • Optimized Gear Setups, it now follows the rule of 1,2,3
    • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
    • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
    • Setup 3 is for Beginners
  • Optimized Maelstrom Setup

Resource Management

Nightblades can sustain a rotation with blue food already, just make sure to keep up Leeching Strikes. You also want to make sure that Spears or Orbs are used by your healers to activate the synergy for resources. I recommend being a Redguard because you will get the best sustain. You have more options, you can also use Stormfist as main Monster Set to gain another Stamina Recovery bonus or Vicious Serpent set. And you can be a Vampire stage 2 for the 10% extra Stamina Recovery. Stamina Nightblade has Leeching Strikes which helps a bit with sustain, I recommend using it.

  • Leeching Strikes
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Vicious Serpent Set (optional)
  • Redguard (if available)
  • Dubious Camoran Throne (only if you struggle with sustain)

Trials & Dungeons Setup

rampage stamina nightblade build pve summerset

Weapon Power Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Berserking Warrior were active when I took the screenshot. (Jewelry, 2 Infused 1 Bloodthirsty)



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

  • War Machine: War Machine is also always a good bet for a Stamina Nightblade.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfist/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfist/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerNirnhonedDisease Enchantment
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedPoison Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

This setup is for those that did not have the chances yet to step into a trial.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadStormfist/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderStormfist/ SeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerNirnhonedDisease Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedPoison Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential. 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 if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineHealth
BeltNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderNight Mother's GazeMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedPoison Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
Selene: Selene’s Web
War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Briarheart: Wrothgar
buildrole=”Stamina DD”]: Craftable
Vicious Serpent: Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia
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

 

Dualwield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Killer’s BladeSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Rearming TrapSlot 2: Razor Caltrops
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending SlashesSlot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: Relentless FocusSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Incapacitating Strike

Championpoints

Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 44 Thaumaturge, 56 Precise Strikes, 29 Piercing
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 9 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
47 Shadow Ward, 47 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
17 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 33 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

To reach the maximum penetration level in a raid, you want to use The Lover Mundus Stone.

The Lover (Increased Physical Penetration)

Race

Redguard (Recommended)
Khajiit
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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

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: Master Assassin, Executioner, Pressure Points, Hemorrhage
  • Shadow: Refreshing Shadow, Shadow Barrier, Dark Vigor, Dark Veil
  • Siphoning: Catalyst, Magicka Flood, Soul Siphoner, Transfer
  • Dualwield: Slaughter, Dual Wield Expert, Controlled Fury, Ruffian, Twin Blade and Blunt
  • Bow: Long Shots, Accuracy, Ranger, Hawk Eye, Hasty Retreat
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive, Resolve, Constitution
  • Medium Armor: Dexterity, Wind Walker, Improved Sneak, Agility, Athletics
  • Fighters Guild: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command, Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Rotation

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

> Endless Hail > Light Attack > Razor Caltrops > Light Attack > Poison Injection > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Rending Slashes > 4x Surprise Attack (with Light Attacks) > Weapon Swap
> Restart

  • Activate the Spectral Bow whenever it is ready, if you do so just do 3x Surpise Attack instead of 4x.
  • Refresh Leeching Strikes after it ran out, make sure to not use it at the same time as Incapa
  • Execute Phase: Do not refresh Rending Slashes anymore and use Killers Blade instead of Surprise Attacks.

Maelstrom Arena

Gear

We use two robust instead of infused here to boost our overall stamina to make resource management easier. You could use two infused or two bloodthristy if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethHeavyDivineHealth
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerNirnhonedDisease Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedPoison Damage Enchant

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!

Update Log

09.08.2018 Updated Rampage Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter Stamina Nightblade Build PvE
16.08.2018 Removed the optional Poisons to avoid confusion, Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

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