2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build ESO

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2H Stamina Nightblade DPS

Shadowfury is a 2H Stamina Nightblade PVE Build and an alternative way to play as a Stamina Nightblade, since it is using a Two Handed weapon instead of Dual Wield. The Build offers different setups, depending on the type of gear you wish to wear and the difficulty of the content! Shadowfury is a fun PVE Build that combines Two Handed Weapon skills and Nightblade abilities.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide. For a more traditional, dual wield Stamina Nightblade PVE Build take a look at Brawler. If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Nightblade Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

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2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can use Berserking WarriorCoral RiptideWhorl of the Depths or Pillar of Nirn as alternative sets.

HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected) Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatswordPrecise/ChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

HeadStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatsword/Battle AxePrecise/ChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected) Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a 2H Stamina Nightblade early in the game!

HeadStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle AxePrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor for 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build

Skills for 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

StampedeWrecking BlowExecutionerRelentless FocusTwisting Path/Razor CaltropsFlawless Dawnbreaker
Endless HailPoison InjectionBarbed TrapSiphoning AttacksDark ShadeIncapacitating Strike
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Wrecking Blow(Uppercut): Our spammable.
  • Executioner(Reverse Slash): Our execute ability. Start using it when the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Boosts Damage and turns into a deadly Spectral Arrow after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong AOE damage skill. Can replace it with Razor Caltrops for Solo gameplay.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Placed here to boost our Weapon Damage. No need to use it.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): The first of our two strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Another great DOT damage skill that deals strong poison damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Powerful Sustain ability.
  • Dark Shade(Summon Shade): Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies.
  • Incapacitating Strike(Death Stroke): Our primary Ultimate, dealing great disease damage and causing the enemy to take more damage from our attacks.

Passive Skills for 2H Stamina Nightblade PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your 2H Stamina Nightblade PVE Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Exploiter/Weapons Expert
  • Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight


  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified, Celerity
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for 2H Stamblade PVE Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build

Several important info for the 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for 2H Stamina Nightblade PVE Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Stamina bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for 2H Stamina Nightblade DPS PVE Build

Drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, summon Dark Shade, attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection and switch bars. Continue with Spectral Arrow(if ready), Stampede, Twisting Path or Razor Caltrops (when solo), Wrecking Blow as your spammable. Keep attacking with Wrecking Blow and re cast the other skills when necessary! When the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Executioner. Use Siphoning Attacks if you need to restore Resources and your Ultimate when ready. Always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage and proc Spectral Arrow.

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