“Rampage”

Updated: Dragonhold 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 the build for the Dragonhold DLC, changed gear, champion points, skills and rotation.

From the patch notes:

Relentless Focus (morph): This morph now lasts 60 seconds at Rank IV instead of 30 seconds.


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

  • 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
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
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 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
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
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
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
Selene: Selene’s Web
Maelstrom Bow: Maelstrom Arena
Caustic Arrow (Master's Bow): vet Dragonstar Arena

Skills

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

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, 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

Championpoints [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

Championpoints [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

In case you don’t know 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.

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Prebuff with Relentless Focus and Shades. We are using a semi static rotation with this setup and are rotating around the Arrow Barrage DoT which gives us a 10 second rotation.

You want to always activate Arrow Barrage, Poison Injection and Soul Splitting Trap after each other, because they all have a 10 second duration. Reactivate the Dark shade every 2nd rotation only.

Apart from that, you spam Surprise Attack and activate the Spectral Bow from Relentless Focus when it is ready. Last thing you have to manage is to keep up Leeching Strikes and Minor Force from the Barbed Trap.


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
Arrow Barrage Channeled Acceleration Poison Injection Soul Splitting Trap 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
Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Poison Injection 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.

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