Stamina Nightblade Build PvE for Horns of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Nightblade Build PvE

Stamina Nightblade Build PvE “Rampage” – Horns of the Reach

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Nightblade Build “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 really good DPS as long as you can keep damaging the target. Surprise Attack deals an insane amount of damage to the target, the only problem is when the enemy moves around a lot you might not be able to damage him and that is when Nightblades loose a lot of damage. They have pretty strong passives in terms of damage and sustain, so boosting Stamina Recovery is fairly easy on a Stamina Nightblade.

Resource Management

In terms of resource management i found that the best setup is a mix of Light and Heavy Attacks. However, like always you can totally build for a full light attack setup if you want. Stamina Nightblade has Leeching Strikes which helps a bit with sustain, I recommend using it. You can also run the Dubious Camoran Throne Drink which gives a lot of Stamina recovery, just make sure to adjust your Health values! Play around a little bit and find the best option for you!

  • Leeching Strikes
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Stamina Recovery Glyphs
  • Dubious Camoran Throne Drink

Trials & Dungeons Setup



Gear

Gear Setup 1

  • Twice Fanged vs Spriggan: In case you do not have access to Twice Fanged Serpent set, you could also run Spriggan, all the armor and weapon pieces can be bought via Guildstore, so it is easier to get, especially the weapons!
  • What pieces? It does not matter how you allocate the pieces, as long as you manage to get 5x Twice Fanged Serpent, 5x Vicious Serpent, 2x Mephala or Velidreth with a Maelstrom Bow on the backbar.
  • Infused Weapon? With the new CP we can get quite a lot Penetration through Piercing with only a few points and make up for it on the Weapon. This boosts the Weapon Damage enchantment by a lot and reduces the cooldown of it, its worth it! Also it reduces the chance of overpenetrating the target.
  • Vicious ophidian? If you want better sustain, you could use Vicious Serpent set.
  • Briarheart vs Hundings? Briarheart might actually be slightly stronger then Hundings Rage if you are using those sets on Weapon pieces. Very small difference tho so Hundings Rage is definitely easier accessible due to it being craftable.
  • Maelstrom Bow what trait? I found that Infused performed best, but the difference between Infused, Precise or Nirnhoned is less then 1-2%, so use what you have.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Twice Fanged Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Twice Fanged Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Bow Precise/ Infused Maelstrom Enchant

Gear alt

  • Not enough sustain? In case you do think you lack sustain, make sure to use 1x Glyph of reduced skillcost on your jewelry. That should be enough to gain enough sustain.
  • Damage? This setup gets very close to the damage of the Best in Slot setup. The only thing is that you will not boost your group members dps.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Spriggan’s Thorns Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Spriggan’s Thorns Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Spriggan’s Thorns Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Hunding’s Rage Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Maelstrom/ Random Bow Bow Precise/ Infused Maelstrom Enchant

Gear beginner

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential of the Venom build. 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.

  • Why a Heavy Chest? This will give you some extra protection, so you will take less damage and when you already have undaunted passive, then you will also gain slightly more health.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Hunding’s Rage Heavy Divine Stamina
Belt Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Night Mothers Gaze Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW Night Mothers Gaze Dagger/ Axe Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Night Mothers Gaze Bow Precise/ Infused Disease Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Twice Fanged Serpent: Sanctum Ophidia
Vicious Serpent: Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia, Hel Ra Citadel
Hunding’s Rage: Craftable
Night Mothers Gaze: Craftable
Agility: Guildstore
Spriggans Thorn: Bangkorai
Velidreth: Cradle of Shadows
Sunderflame: City of Ash 1 & 2

Skills

  • Ultimates: You can also use the Bow Ultimate on the backbar and swap Incapacitating Strike to the frontbar if you want more Single Target DPS!
  • Leeching Strikes: If you do think you have already enough sustain, then you could swap out Leeching Strikes with something else.

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Dualwield Mainbar Bow-second bar
Slot 1: Killer’s Blade Slot 1: Endless Hail
Slot 2: Deadly Cloak Slot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3: Surprise Attack Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Rending Slashes Slot 4: Razor Caltrops
Slot 5: Relentless Focus Slot 5: Leeching Strikes
Ultimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker Ultimate: Incapacitating Strike

Championpoints

Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
49 Mighty, 66 Thaumaturge, 66 Precise Strikes, 39 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Tenacity, 65 Mooncalf
The Tower
55 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

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

Buff-food

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables (Max Health+Max Stamina)
or
Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon Damage)

Race

Kahjiit (Recommended)
Redguard
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

You will need the following passives:
Assassination, Shadow, Siphoning, Medium Armor, Dual-Wield, Bow, Fighters Guild, Racial, Vampire, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Rotation & Skeleton Parse

 

Maelstrom Arena

Maelstrom Arena specific Setup, with an additional link to the beginner setups

Gear

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Belt Vicious Serpent Medium Divine Stamina
Shoes Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Pants Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Hands Hunding’s Rage Medium Divine Stamina
Head Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Shoulder Velidreth Medium Divine Stamina
Necklace Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Vicious Serpent Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 DW  Hunding’s Rage Dagger Infused Poison Damage
Weapon 1 DW  Hunding’s Rage Axe Sharpened/ Precise Weapon Damage
Weapon 2 Random/Maelstrom Bow Sharpened/ Infused Maelstrom 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!

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Update Log

14.08.2017 Added Build for Horns of the Reach
15.08.2017 Changed Mundus to The Warrior from The Shadow, as Warrior is overall more damage.

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