“Rampage”

Updated: Harrowstorm DLC, Greymoor 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. You can also find plenty of other Stamina Nightblade content on the website such as:

Other Stamina Nightblade Guides:

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
  • Good AoE Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Dual Wield & Bow Setup
  • Trials & Dungeon
  • Blackrose & Maelstrom Arena

Changes to the previous Version

Changed the skill setup and rotation.


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

5x P. Relequen, 5x P. Lokkestiiz, 2x Velidreth on an Orc with Artaeum Gold Food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy Buffs, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Weapon Power Potions

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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSelene or VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSelene or VelidrethMediumDivineStamina
NecklacePerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWPerfected Tooth of LokkestiizDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBriarheartDaggerSharpenedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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
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: vCradle of Shadows
Selene: vSelene’s Web
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vet Dragonstar Arena

Skills

Barbed Trap Consuming Trap Surprise Attack Killer's Blade Relentless Focus Incapacitating Strike
Endless Hail Dark Shade Mirage Leeching Strikes Resolving Vigor Flawless Dawnbreaker
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Consuming TrapSlot 2: Dark Shades
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Mirage
Slot 4: Killer’s BladeSlot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: Relentless FocusSlot 5: Resolving Vigor
Ultimate: Incapacitating StrikeUltimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker

Skills explanation:

  • Barbed Trap: Deals damage and gives us Minor Force, increasing Critical Damage by 10%.
  • Consuming Trap: Deals good damage and increases our sustain because it costs magicka.
  • Surprise Attack: This is your spammable.
  • Killer’s Blade: This is your execute ability that you use after 25% instead of your spammable.
  • Relentless Focus: Very powerful Spectral Bow proc that you want to activate whenever it procs.
  • Incapacitating Strike: Powerful Ultimate that increases damage by 20%. Always use this after you finished your backbar, swap, place DoTs and then use Ultimate right before your spammable. That way you gain the most out of the 20% extra damage while using your spammable.
  • Endless Hail: Powerful Single Target and AoE damage over time ability, has to always be up.
  • Dark Shades: Long uptime and good damage, also applies Minor Main, reducing enemies damage.
  • Mirage: Only use this in though situations where you get a lot of AoE damage from the enemy, this will reduce incoming damage by a lot (This is your flex spot, you can place any ability that you like here).
  • Leeching Strikes: Only use this if you have sustain issues. So basically after 50% stamina activate it to regain stamina.
  • Resolving Vigor: This is your heal if you need it.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker: This is your Ultimate for AoE situations.

Champion Points – Stamina Nightblade Build

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

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
56 Mighty, 44 Thaumaturge, 56 Precise Strikes, 61 Piercing
The Atronach
40 Master-at-Arms, 13 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
48 Shadow Ward, 48 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 100 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spellshield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
34 Thaumaturge, 56 Mighty, 34 Precise Strikes, 29 Piercing
The Atronach
34 Master at Arms, 13 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
25 Shadow Ward,  26 Tumbling
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 75 Mooncalf
The Tower
23 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
37 Ironclad, 28 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge, 27 Mighty, 18 Precise Strikes, 12 Piercing
The Atronach
16 Master at Arms, 11 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
13 Tumbling, 13 Shadow Ward
The Lover
32 Mooncalf, 27 Tenacity
The Tower
15 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
16 Ironclad, 2 Spell Shield

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

Make sure to weave Light Attacks between each ability, in case you need some extra explanation with that, I can highly recommend checking out the Weaving Guide.

The base rotation is very simple as you can see below in the picture. On the frontbar you want to make sure to keep activating the Spectral Bow from the Relentless Focus ability, which you can use after you did 5 Light Attacks.

On the backbar you only have two abilities unless you need to reactivate the Leeching Strikes ability. You can reactivate the Leeching Strikes ability once you are on the backbar again. I recommend only using this ability if you have sustain issues. Otherwise it is just lost time and you could use more damage abilities instead.

To gain as much benefit from the 20% damage increase from the Incapacitating Strike Ultimate, you want to activate the Ultimate after Consuming Trap. That way all your Surprise Attack and Spectral Bow procs from Relentless Focus will be empowered and you will truly benefit from the extra damage boost!

After 25% you want to use the execute ability Killer's Blade instead of Surprise Attack.

Mirage is only used if you need extra mitigation for enemy AoE attacks. You could also slot Fighters Guild abilities there to increase your overall Weapon Damage slightly.

Stamina Nightblade Rotation ESO_2

Barbed Trap Consuming Trap Surprise Attack Killer's Blade Relentless Focus Incapacitating Strike
Endless Hail Dark Shade Mirage Leeching Strikes Resolving Vigor Flawless Dawnbreaker

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 Incapacitating Strike
Endless Hail Channeled Acceleration Mirage Dark Shade Resolving Vigor Flawless Dawnbreaker

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
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
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
Endless Hail Barbed Trap Dark Shade Consuming Trap Leeching Strikes Flawless Dawnbreaker

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Rampage Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Stamina Nightblade Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
06.03.2020 Added visualized rotation the the Stamblade Build.

Tags: Stamina Nightblade Build, Stamina NB Build PvE, StamBlade PvE Build, Stamina Nightblade Build PvE.