Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP Dragon Bones, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP “Gankmania” – Dragon Bones DLC

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Welcome to the Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP “Gankmania” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

Gankmania focuses on a melee gank playstyle as a Nightblade. We have really good survability with our stats, plus we have some really strong combos available to kill off enemies and very fast ultimate regeneration. I will present two different setups, one with a Monster Set and one without, I recommend testing out both setups and use the one you prefer more. We are also using Eternal Hunt set which is essential for this build, as it makes it a lot easier to tease our enemies and they barely can scratch us as we can use the rune to root them and cloak to disappear.

  • High burst Damage
  • Gankbuild
  • Insane sustain
  • Medium Armor
  • Two Hander/ Bow Setup
  • Eternal Hunt

Changes from the previous version

Updated and added new CP. Updated Passive section. Other than that no changes to the previous version.

Resource Management

As you can see we have insane recovery stats on both setups, so you should be able to sustain pretty good. More important is that you learn how to manage your Magicka propperly, because we use this to debuff enemies and more important, to escape and trick the enemies.

Cyrodiil Setup

Setup 1 No Monster Set

Rally, Relentless Focus and Tristat Potion was active. Purple gear and gold Weapon. Witchmothers Drink.

Setup 2 Monster Set Velidreth

Rally, Relentless Focus and Tristat Potion was active. Purple gear and gold Weapon. Orzorga Smoked Bear Haunch Food.


I will present you the two setups, one without a Monster set which is more based on sustain and second setup which is a bit more bursty.

Asylum weapon should be easy to farm for both setups, you can get that in Normal Asylum Sanctorium, the difference between an Imperfect and Perfect Asylum 2H is basically non existant. In case you do not have a Master Bow (tho I highly recommend farming one) you could use a random other bow with Infused trait and with a weapon damage enchant.

Gear Setup 1

This setup here is for those that prefer to play without Monster sets, it has a bit better sustain and more magicka to use our support abilities more.

  • Eternal Hunt: One of the best sets in the game for a Nightblade, makes it really hard to attack you as you can dodgeroll, leave that rune back there that roots the enemy and then cloak away and he will never find you again, with practice, this is a very strong set once you know how to use it perfectly.
  • Bone Pirate: this one allows us to get really good recovery and stats for both Magicka and Stamina. As you can see we have so much Magicka available with this setup, its insane.
  • Well Fitted? I do think 2 Well Fitted pieces are optimal to also have some sort of dodgeroll and sprint cost reduction, which is good because you dodgeroll a lot as Nightblade.
  • Master Bow: If possible, get one in infused, because on top of the extra weapon damage we get anyway from the bows set bonus, we can now put a Weapon damage enchantment there and boost it with infused, giving us a total of over 700 Weapon damage which is crazy. Also works with other traits but you will get less weapon damage.
    Asylum Greatsword: This one is the perfect weapon for the build, it provides us with really good extra Ultimate regen when killing enemies, basically making our Ultimate ready again instantly.
ChestEternal HuntHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedStamina
ShoesBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedStamina
PantsEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableStamina
HeadEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingBone Pirate's TattersJewelryRobustStamina Recovery
Weapon 1The Asylum's Perfected Greatsword2HNirnhonedDamage Health Poison
Weapon 2The Master's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Gear Setup 2

This setup here has a bit more burst damage because we use Velidreth Monster Set, you could also use Selene if you prefer that Monster Set.

ChestEternal HuntHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltEternal HuntMediumWell FittedStamina
ShoesEternal HuntMediumWell FittedStamina
PantsEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsEternal HuntMediumImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1The Asylum's Perfected Greatsword2HNirnhonedDamage Health Poison
Weapon 2The Master's BowBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Bone Pirate's Tatters:: Blackheart Haven
Eternal Hunt:: Craftable
Velidreth:: Cradle of Shadows
Asylum Perfect Greatsword: Asylum Sanctorium (normal or vet)
Master's Bow: Dragonstar Arena vet
Agility: Random Dailies or Guildstores


  • Why Executioner? We use this over Killers Blade because we are using the Asylum Greatsword and therefore need Executioner to get it to proc.
Two Hander MainbarBow bar
Slot 1: RallySlot 1: Shadow Image
Slot 2: AmbushSlot 2: Relentless Focus
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: ExecutionerSlot 4: Shadowy Disguise
Slot 5: VigorSlot 5: Shuffle
Ultimate: Incapacitating StrikeUltimate: Dawnbreaker of Smiting


Championpoints [720 CP]

  • Why so much points in Attronarch Constellation? We want to get the Tactician Perk, to get 10% more damage on enemies with the Exploiter Perk from the Ritual Constellation.

The Ritual
32 Mighty, 40 Precise Strikes, 48 Piercing
The Attronarch
28 Shattering Blows, 61 Master-at-Arms, 31 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
18 Befoul, 61 Tumbling
The Lover
64 Mooncalf, 37 Arcanist
The Tower
37 Warlord, 23 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad, 49 Resistant

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
43 Mighty, 57 Piercing
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Mooncalf
The Tower
51 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Resistant
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP


Setup 1 uses Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Setup 2 uses Orzorga Smoked Bear Haunch (Max Health + Magicka Recovery + Stamina Recovery + Health Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Serpent (Stamina Recovery)


Woodelf (Recommended)


Tri-Stat Potion
(Health, Stamina, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Dragonthorn)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator.


Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshly Larva, Blessed Thistle, Nightshade)


  • Assassination: All passives
  • Shadow: All passives
  • Siphoning: All passives
  • Two Hander: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Mages Guild: Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Vampire: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Support: All
  • Assault: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

09.02.2018 Updated Build for Dragon Bones DLC Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP
01.03.2018 Fixed CP Typo, had 265 instead of 240 distributed in green CP trees
04.05.2018 Updated Gear Description for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP

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