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Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

Lifestealer is a deadly Magicka Nightblade PVP Build in ESO that relies on stealth and burst damage to destroy your enemies. The build puts emphasis on healing, survivability and striking from the Shadows! It is basically a group oriented semi-gank DPS/Healer hybrid Magblade PVP Build, designed for Battlegrounds and Open World PVP. Your goal with Lifestealer is to remain undetected, build up your Ultimate and strike with everything you have in order to finish your target or support your group. To learn more about the Nightblade Class, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide. For a Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP Build, you can take a look at Shadowstrike.

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Magicka Nightblade PVP Build Setup ESO

The Build is designed to deal massive Burst damage but also heal yourself and your group! Although not a brawler, Lifestealer can survive against tougher enemies and get the kills with its abilities! The Build is utilizing the Gaze of Sithis Mythic Set, a superb Defensive item that makes it easier to survive and deliver your damage!

HeadGaze of SithisHeavyImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersBalorghLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
HandsArmor of the TraineeLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
LegsArmor of the TraineeLightImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestHeartland ConquerorMediumImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistHeartland ConquerorLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
FeetHeartland ConquerorLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
NecklaceRallying CryJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingRallying CryJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingRallying CryJewelInfusedSpell Damage
StaffHeartland ConquerorFlameSharpened/ChargedEscapist's Poison IX
StaffRallying CryRestorationDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Sets for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Build. The Sets will help you maximize your damage potential and survivability!

Best Skills for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

The following skills will help you remain undetected and strike the right moment to get the kill! They will also help you keep your group and yourself alive! You can debuff your target and immobilize enemies to get the kill or escape. Lifestealer relies on stealth to work efficiently.

Shadowy DisguiseConcealed WeaponImpaleMerciless ResolvePiercing MarkSoul Harvest
Mass HysteriaRadiating RegenerationPhantasmal EscapeSiphoning AttacksChanneled AccelerationLight's Champion
  • Shadowy Disguise(Shadow Cloak): Cloak and very important survival skill.
  • Concealed Weapon(Veiled Strike): Deals massive damage, buffs you and debuffs enemies.
  • Impale(Assassin’s Blade): Execute ability. Use it to finish low health enemies.
  • Merciless Resolve(Grim Focus): Hits hard with a Spectral Arrow after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Piercing Mark(Mark Target): Marks and Debuffs enemies.
  • Soul Harvest(Death Stroke): Primary Ultimate. Start your attack with this skill.
  • Mass Hysteria(Aspect of Terror): Fear CC ability.
  • Radiating Regeneration(Regeneration): Strong Heal.
  • Phantasmal Escape(Blur): Buffs you and removes snares.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Powerful Sustain ability.
  • Channeled Acceleration(Accelerate): Boosts speed and Critical Damage.
  • Light’s Champion(Panacea): Defensive Ultimate. Massive heal and a boost to Critical Damage.

Passive Skills for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Nightblade PVP Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Nightblade Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Vampire Passives: Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. Champion Points are disabled in Battlegrounds but will affect your Build in the CP enabled Cyrodiil or Imperial City zones. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Ironclad
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Sustaining Shadows, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment


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

Food and Potions for Magblade PVP Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Immovability(Magicka Version) is the best option as Potions.

Poisons for Magblade PVP Build ESO

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX are the Best Poisons for the Build. For the best Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build

Several important info for the Magblade PVP Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Atronach to boost your Magicka Recovery.

What Race is best for Magblade PVP Build

The Best Race for the Magicka Nightblade PVP Build in ESO is High Elf. Dark Elf, Breton, Khajiit and Argonian are decent alternatives. Any Race with Magicka bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Vampire Stage 2 or 3 for the Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows and Undeath passives.

Best Rotation for Magicka Nightblade PVP Build ESO

Buff yourself with Phantasmal Escape, Channeled Acceleration and wait cloaked for the right moment to strike. Use Shadowy Disguise to remain cloaked. Pick a target, debuff them with Piercing Mark and start your attack with Soul Harvest. Continue with Concealed Weapon and finish your target with Impale and Spectral Arrow. Heal yourself and your group with Radiating Regeneration. Fear enemies with Mass Hysteria to finish them or escape. Use Siphoning Attacks if you need to restore Resources, Light’s Champion to heal yourself and your team but to also boost your Critical Damage. Always Light Attack before every skill.

ESO Magicka Nightblade PVP Build Summary

Lifestealer is a powerful Magicka Nightblade PVP Build that can assist your party with kills and heals in ESO! The Build relies on stealth to remain undetected and strike at the right moment. The Nightblade is a powerful Stealth Class in ESO that can hit hard in PVP Gameplay. With Lifestealer you can focus more on offense or support, which allows you to pursue your favorite PVP play style. While not a brawler, the Build can hold its ground and get the kills! A unique DPS/Healer Magblade PVP Hybrid Build, designed primarily for Battlegrounds, that you can also use in Open World Group versus Group PVP!

FAQ – Magicka Nightblade PVP Build

Is Magicka Nightblade good for PVP?

Magicka Nightblade is a deadly Stealth Class for PVP in ESO! It can easily kill enemies with its high burst damage and escape in the shadows. For a deadly Magblade Build you can take a look at this Magicka Nightblade PVP Build!

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