Stamina Nightblade Build PvP Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

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Stamina Nightblade Build PvP “Assassin” – Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

The Assassin build focuses on a melee gank combo assassin playstyle as a Nightblade. The build is balanced around No Championpoints Campaign, but also works perfectly in the Champion Points campaign. We have really good survivability 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, both setups use Bone Pirate's Tatters and then you can either choose between Spriggan's Thorns or The Asylum's Perfected Greatsword and Agility setup. I recommend testing out both setups and use the one you prefer more. We are using the Blood Spawn Monster Set, this set is great as it gives us additional Ultimate regeneration to get our Incapacitating Strike ready faster, which is needed for our main burst combo.

  • Battlegrounds & Cyrodiil
  • High burst Damage
  • Gankbuild
  • Insane sustain
  • Medium Armor
  • Two Hander/ Bow Setup

Changes from the previous version

Updated and added new Champion Points, changed gear around and made the build more suited to be used both in Battlegrounds and Cyrodiil.

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 escape with either Cloak or the Shade. Bone Pirate and Dubious Camoran Throne synergize well together and gives us a lot of Stamina Recovery and Max Stamina stats.

  • Bone Pirate & Dubious Camoran Throne
  • Siphoning Strikes
  • Tri-Stat Potions

Cyrodiil Setup

Setup 1 – 5x Bone Pirate, 5x Spriggan, 2x Bloodspawn

Stamina nightblade gank build pvp summerset

Rally, Relentless Focus, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Tristat Potion were active. Keep in mind, screenshot was taken OUTSIDE of Cyrodiil, so our health is lower without battlespirit.

Setup 2 – 5x Bone Pirate, 3x Agility, 1x Asylum 2H, 2x Bloodspawn

Stamina nightblade gank build pvp summerset

Rally, Relentless Focus, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Tristat Potion were active. Keep in mind, screenshot was taken OUTSIDE of Cyrodiil, so our health is lower without battlespirit.



Gear

You have the choice of two setups. Bone Pirate is always used as a base set to give us nice Stamina Recovery and Max Stamina. Then you have the choice of either running 5x Spriggan or Asylum & Agility. As Monster Set I do recommend running Bloodspawn, it gives us nice Resistance buff and also helps generating Ultimate fast.

  • Eternal Hunt: For Cyrodiil you can also use Eternal Hunt which can be a very nice set to help escaping or root people to the ground.
  • Well Fitted? I do think 2-3 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.

Gear Setup 1

Bone Pirate Chest: An Impenetrable Chest drops from the quest in Blackheart Haven, the set piece is called Bone Pirate’s Pillaging Garb, the quest is called “Jumping Ship”.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Belt Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Shoes Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Pants Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Hands Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoulder Blood Spawn Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
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 Spriggan's Thorns 2H Nirnhoned Escapist Poison
Weapon 2 The Master's Bow Bow Infused Weapon Damage Enchantment

Gear Setup 2

  • Asylum Greatsword: This weapon is nice, because it offers a lot of extra Ultimate regeneration and helps us getting Incapacitating Strike ready faster.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Bone Pirate's Tatters Heavy Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Belt Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Shoes Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Pants Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Well Fitted Tri-Stat
Hands Bone Pirate's Tatters Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Head Blood Spawn Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoulder Blood Spawn Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Weapon 1 The Asylum's Perfected Greatsword 2H Nirnhoned Escapist Poison
Weapon 2 The Master's Bow Bow Infused Weapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

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

Skills

  • Backbar Ultimate: I like to slot Temporal Guard there, it gives us 8% damage mitigation thanks to Minor Protection while slotted and we can escape pretty tricky situations with this easily.
  • Mass Hysteria: You could also slot this skill instead of the Shadow Image.

Gear Setup 1 Skills

Nightblade Open in build planner »

Two Hander Mainbar Bow bar
Slot 1: Rally Slot 1: Shadowy Disguise
Slot 2: Ambush Slot 2: Shuffle
Slot 3: Surprise Attack Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Relentless Focus Slot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: Vigor Slot 5: Shadow Image
Ultimate: Incapacitating Strike Ultimate: Temporal Guard

Gear Setup 2 Skills

  • Why Executioner? We use this over Killers Blade because we are using the Asylum Greatsword and therefore need Executioner to get it to proc.

Nightblade Open in build planner »

Two Hander Mainbar Bow bar
Slot 1: Rally Slot 1: Shadow Image
Slot 2: Ambush Slot 2: Shuffle
Slot 3: Surprise Attack Slot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Executioner Slot 4: Shadowy Disguise
Slot 5: Relentless Focus Slot 5: Vigor
Ultimate: Incapacitating Strike Ultimate: Temporal Guard

Championpoints

Championpoints [750 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
43 Mighty, 40 Precise Strikes, 47 Piercing
The Attronarch
28 Shattering Blows, 61 Master-at-Arms, 31 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
The Shadow
27 Befoul, 60 Tumbling
The Lover
64 Mooncalf, 37 Arcanist
The Tower
61 Warlord, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad, 48 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 Build PvP

Buff-food

Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Warrior (Increased Weapon damage)

Race

Woodelf (Recommended)
Kahjiit
Redguard
Imperial
Orc

Potions

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.

Poisons

Escapist Poison
(Immobilize, Speed reduction, Drain Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Columbine, Namiras Rot)

Passives

  • Assassination: All passives
  • Shadow: All passives
  • Siphoning: All passives
  • Two Hander: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Medium Armor: All Passives
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Support: All
  • Assault: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Psijic Order: All

Gameplay

Update Log

29.05.2018 Updated Build for the Summerset Chapter, Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP
30.05.2018 Added Gameplay Video for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP
01.06.2018 Renamed the build, removed Vampire from the passive list as we take too much damage in pvp otherwise. Removed Mages Guild because we do not need it.
16.06.2018 Added Build Video for Stamina Nightblade Build PvP

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