“Rampage”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

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, Blackrose Prison Arena and Maelstrom Arena.

If you are new to the game I can also highly recommend checking out the Stamina Nightblade Beginner Guide.

Stamina Nightblades have insane burst and overall really good Single Target Damage. With our combination of Perfect Arms of Relequen and Perfected Tooth of Lokkestiiz we can reach a very high Major Slayer uptime. Those two sets make Nightblades very strong. We are using a full light attack build in combination with Leeching Strikes. Keep in mind, I list up various gear options, as there is always situtations where you want to swap out some sets.

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

Changes from the previous version

Updated sets, skills, rotation, champion points and added an AoE setup for the Scalebreaker DLC.


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.

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 every time you do a light attack. That is why we always want to either run it on the backbar or the frontbar. That way we benefit from the extra sustain.

  • Leeching Strikes
  • Orbs or Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks resource return (optional)
  • Incapacitating Strike
  • Potions

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

  • War Machine: War Machine is also always a good option 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
HeadPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWCruel FlurryAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWCruel FlurryDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

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

  • Briarheart Dagger: There is an unique Dagger “Materre’s Bodkin” that you can get fairly easy, instead of buying it expensive in the store.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
ShoesHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Caustic ArrowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

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 RageAxeNirnhonedPoison Damage Enchant
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Tooth of Lokkestiiz: Sunspire veteran
Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: Cloudrest
War Machine: Halls of Fabrication
Vicious Serpent: Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia
Hunding's Rage: Craftable
Night Mother's Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Briarheart: Wrothgar, Guildstore
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vet Dragonstar Arena
Cruel Flurry (Maelstrom DW): vet Maelstrom Arena

Skills

Killer's Blade Soul Splitting Trap Rapid Strikes Rending Slashes Relentless Focus Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Leeching Strikes Dark Shade Incapacitating Strike
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Killer’s BladeSlot 1: Arrow Barrage
Slot 2: Soul Splitting TrapSlot 2: Barbed Trap
Slot 3: Rapid StrikesSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending SlashesSlot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: Relentless FocusSlot 5: Dark Shades/ Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Flawless DawnbreakerUltimate: Incapacitating Strike

Championpoints for Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

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

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 56 Thaumaturge, 52 Precise Strikes, 58 Piercing
The Atronach
48 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
48 Shadow Ward, 48 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
25 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
72 Ironclad, 38 Spellshield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
43 Mighty, 37 Thaumaturge, 40 Precise Strikes, 36 Piercing
The Atronach
44 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
The Shadow
20 Shadow Ward,  31 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 28 Precise Strikes, 1 Piercing
The Atronach
13 Master at Arms
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

Depending on what race you have choose one of these two buff foods. If you do not have the money for Artaeum Takeaway Brooth, then you can also use Dubious Camoran Throne Drink.

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)
or
Artaeum Takeaway Brooth (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery+Health Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Race

If you want to learn more about the different racial passives that each race offers, check out my Race Guide which explains everything in detail.

Orc (with Artaeum Food)
Redguard (with Blue Food)
Wood Elf (with Blue Food)
Khajiit (with Artaeum Food)
Dark Elf (with Artaeum Food)
Imperial (with Artaeum Food)

Potions

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

Weapon Power Potions

Poisons

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

double health poisons

Passives

Attributes

All points into Stamina


Rotation

In case you don’t know what what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Prebuff with Relentless Focus and Shades.

Arrow Barrage > LA >Barbed Trap > LA > Poison Injection > LA > Dark Shades (Every 2nd rotation) > Weapon Swap

Rapid Strikes > LA > Rending Slashes > LA > Soul Splitting Trap > LA > 4x Rapid Strikes (With Light Attacks) > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • When you use the Dark Shade, only do 3x Rapid Strikes instead of 4x.
  • When use use the Spectral Bow Proc, only do 3x Rapid Strikes instead of 4x.
  • When you use the Ultimate on the back bar, only do 3x Rapid Strikes instead of 4x.
  • Start using Killer’s Blade execute ability at 25%, do not reapply Rending, Dark Shades and Bow Proc anymore in execute, that way you can spam more Killer’s Blade.

Area of Effect Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
BeltTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HandsTwice-Fanged SerpentMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWVicious SerpentDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Killer's Blade Deadly Cloak Surprise Attack Whirling Blades Relentless Focus Flawless Dawnbreaker
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Echoing Vigor Incapacitating Strike

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 bloodthirsty if you want.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestHunding's RageHeavyDivineStamina
BeltVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
ShoesVicious SerpentMediumDivineStamina
PantsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivineStamina
HeadVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderVelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingVicious SerpentJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWHunding's RageDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2Hunding's RageBowInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Killer's Blade Deadly Cloak Surprise Attack Resolving Vigor Relentless Focus Incapacitating Strike
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap Leeching Strikes Ballista

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Rampage Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Nightblade Build PvE.