“Rampage”

Updated: Stonethorn 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. 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 situations 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

Stonethorn DLC U27, updated the gear setup and Champion Points.


Resource Management

Leeching Strikes has to be activated once its duration is over. That way you will always gain resources when you do Light Attacks and at the end of the duration you will gain an additional huge bump in resources.

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.

Energy Orb will always be present in a good group. When you get close to the Orb you can activate its synergy to regain resources.

Potions should always be used on cooldown to gain the maximum benefit from them.

Heavy Attacks help you restore Stamina, if you drop low on resources do a few Heavy Attacks between skills to refill your Stamina.


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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
BeltPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
ShoesPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
PantsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HandsPerfect Arms of RelequenMediumDivineStamina
HeadSeleneMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderSeleneMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingBerserking WarriorJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorAxeNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWBerserking WarriorDaggerSharpenedDamage 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?

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel
Perfect Arms of Relequen: vCloudrest
Perfect Spectral Cloak: vBlackrose Prison Arena
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 Deadly Cloak Surprise Attack Killer's Blade Relentless Focus Incapacitating Strike
Endless Hail Dark Shade Consuming Trap Leeching Strikes Resolving Vigor Flawless Dawnbreaker
Dual Wield MainbarBow-second bar
Slot 1: Barbed TrapSlot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly CloakSlot 2: Dark Shades
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Consuming Trap
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%.
  • Deadly Cloak: Deals AoE damage and gives us 25% AoE damage mitigation.
  • 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.
  • Consuming Trap: Deals good damage and increases our sustain because it costs magicka.
  • 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
64 Mighty, 48 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 6 Piercing
The Atronach
72 Master-at-Arms, 14 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 Spell Shield

Please note that the Piercing perk in the Champion Points Ritual Tree depends on your group setup. Always ask your raid/group leader how much points you should place in Piercing. This depends on many factors such as debuffs and buffs, some raids may have more and therefore need less points in piercing, or the other way around.

In optimized group setups it may also be better to run Nirnhoned/Precise instead of Nirnhoned/Sharpened because you might have already reached the penetration cap of 18200.

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge, 64 Mighty, 40 Precise Strikes, 5 Piercing
The Atronach
37 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
18 Thaumaturge, 32 Mighty, 18 Precise Strikes, 5 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.

Nightblade rotations are fairly difficult to master. The basic concept around it is that you keep up your damage over time effects and once that is taken care of you use your spammable and Spectral Bow procs.

Deadly Cloak has to be reactivated every 10 seconds to keep the benefit from the Blackrose Prison Dual Wield Weapons.

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

Area of Effect Setup

This setup here is focusing on an AoE setup, this way you can be more effective when fighting trash packs or just a large amount of monsters.

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
BeltNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
ShoesNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
PantsNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
HandsNew Moon AcolyteMediumDivineStamina
HeadMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
ShoulderMechanical AcuityMediumDivineStamina
NecklaceMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMechanical AcuityJewelryInfusedWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 DWPerfect Spectral CloakDaggerNirnhonedDamage Health Poisons IX
Weapon 1 DWPerfect Spectral CloakDaggerSharpenedDamage 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 Leeching Strikes 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

Greymoor Character Screenshot

This screenshot is from the Greymoor Chapter.

5x P. Relequen, 5x P. Lokkestiiz, 2x Spectral Cloak (Blackrose Prison Dual Wield) on an Orc with Artaeum Gold Food.

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

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.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
06.03.2020 Added visualized rotation the the Stamblade Build.
23.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
03.09.2020 Updated the Champion Points 810, 600, 300.

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