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Stamina Nightblade Build PvP for Elder Scrolls Online ESO

“Assassin”

Wolfhunter DLC, 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 Champion Points 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 Perfect Disciplined Slash 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.

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

Stamina Nightblade Build PVP "Assassin" – Summerset Chapter ESO

Changes from the previous version

Reminder: The Build video is from the Summerset Chapter patch. Small changes have been made in the Wolfhunter DLC update, as you can see here in the written guide.

  • Updated the Champion Points and improved the Passive section.

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

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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

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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”.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
ShoesBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
PantsBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
HeadBlood SpawnHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBlood SpawnLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceSpriggan's ThornsJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingSpriggan's ThornsJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingSpriggan's ThornsJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Spriggan's Thorns2HNirnhonedEscapist Poison
Weapon 2The Master's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
ShoesBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
PantsBone Pirate's TattersMediumWell FittedTri-Stat
HandsBone Pirate's TattersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadBlood SpawnMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBlood SpawnMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Perfect Disciplined Slash2HNirnhonedEscapist Poison
Weapon 2The Master's BowBowInfusedWeapon 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

Two Hander MainbarBow bar
Slot 1: RallySlot 1: Shadowy Disguise
Slot 2: AmbushSlot 2: Shuffle
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: Relentless FocusSlot 4: Leeching Strikes
Slot 5: VigorSlot 5: Shadow Image
Ultimate: Incapacitating StrikeUltimate: 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.
Two Hander MainbarBow bar
Slot 1: RallySlot 1: Shadow Image
Slot 2: AmbushSlot 2: Shuffle
Slot 3: Surprise AttackSlot 3: Poison Injection
Slot 4: ExecutionerSlot 4: Shadowy Disguise
Slot 5: Relentless FocusSlot 5: Vigor
Ultimate: Incapacitating StrikeUltimate: Temporal Guard

Championpoints

Championpoints [780 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, 57 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, 10 Sprinter
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad, 58 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)

Escapist Poison

Passives

Gameplay

Stamina Nightblade Battlegrounds Deathmatch – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

02.08.2018 Updated Build for the Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter, Stamina Nightblade Gank Build PvP