Powerful Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Solo Build for ESO

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Magicka Nightblade Infinite Archive Build ESO

Powerful Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Solo Build for ESO! A Magblade dedicated Build for the Infinite Archive that offers superb sustain, great defense and strong damage. The Build is designed to help you defeat Tho’at in every form, kill Marauders and progress in higher Arcs. This Magicka Nightblade Solo Build, relies on a mix of Magic and Fire Damage, which you can further enhance with appropriate Visions and Verses inside the Archive.

A Dedicated Solo Build for the Archive that you can also use in other harder Solo content, like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows if you wish. For more Archive Builds you can take a look at my Infinite Archive Builds page! To learn more about the Archive, you can read my Infinite Archive Guide!

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Best Skills for Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Solo Build ESO

The skills below are the core of the Build and will help you defeat enemies inside the Archive with ease. They offer a great balance of sustain, self heal and DPS. Along with the Armor Sets of the Build and appropriate Visions and Verses, will enhance your capabilities inside the Archive. Use the skills below to boost your defense, heal yourself and deal massive Burst damage against normal enemies and strong Bosses.

Swallow SoulTwisting PathImpaleMerciless ResolveBarbed TrapSoul Harvest
Unstable Wall of ElementsDark CloakMirageSiphoning AttacksElemental SusceptibilityVeil of Blades
  • Swallow Soul(Strife): Spammable. Use it to deal damage and heal yourself.
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong AOE-DOT skill.
  • Impale(Assassin’s Blade): Powerful ranged execute ability.
  • Merciless Resolve(Grim Focus): Boosts damage and can turn into a deadly Spectral Arrow after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to Critical Damage.
  • Soul Harvest(Soul Shred): Powerful Ultimate.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Dark Cloak(Shadow Cloak): Strong defensive ability that also heals.
  • Mirage(Blur): Defensive buff that increases resistances.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Powerful Sustain ability.
  • Elemental Susceptibility(Weakness to Elements): Debuffs enemies.
  • Veil of Blades(Consuming Darkness): Slows down enemies, deals damage and protects you.

Best Passive Skills for Infinite Archive Magblade Solo Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Nightblade Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Nightblade Infinite Archive 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
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Best Nightblade Infinite Archive Solo Build Setup ESO

The Build is designed to offer strong Defense, superb sustain and deal good damage with a mix of Magic and Fire based attacks! Whorl of the Depths and Pillar of Nirn are two powerful DPS focused Sets that can boost your offensive capabilities. Gaze of Sithis is a strong defensive Mythic Set that can help you survive tougher enemies.

You can use a few alternative Sets if you wish. The False God’s Devotion is an excellent set that will reduce the cost of your abilities if you still face sustain issues. For a No Trial Gear Setup you can wear Order’s Wrath instead of Whorl. Ring of the Pale order is a good alternative Mythic Set if you need better heals.

HeadGaze of SithisHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersSlimecrawMedium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perf.)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perf.)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perf.)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perf.)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perf.)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnFlameCharged/PreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing WallFlameInfusedWeakening/Weapon Damage

Best Armor Sets for Infinite Archive Magblade Solo Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magblade Infinite Archive Build and a few good alternative options.

Best Champion Points for Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. 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 Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Ironclad, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


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

Best Food and Potions for Infinite Archive Nightblade Solo Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power or Tri-Stat Potions are the best options as Potions.

Clockwork Citrus Fillet

Info for Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

Several important info for the Magblade Infinite Archive Solo 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 Lover for better Penetration.

What Race is Best for Magicka Nightblade Infinite Archive Solo Build

The Best Race for the Magicka Nightblade Infinite Archive Solo Build in ESO is Nord, thanks to the boost it offers to Health, Stamina, Armor, Frost Resistance and Ultimate Generation! Breton, Imperial, High Elf and Dark Elf are good alternatives. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Best Visions and Verses for Infinite Archive Magblade Build

There are some Visions and Verses you can collect in the Archive that will further boost your Fire and Magic damage, allowing you to progress farther. The Best Visions and Verses for the Magblade Infinite Archive Solo Build are:

  • Scorching Support
  • Scorching Strikes
  • Thaumic Boom
  • Thumping Thaumaturgy
  • Lethal Sorcery
  • Boundless Potential
  • Swift Gale
  • Frenzied Zeal
  • Flame Aura
thaumic boom
Thaumic Boom

Scorching Support creates a lava pool under your feet, dealing massive damage to enemies, Scorching Strikes boosts the damage of your Fire attacks, Thaumic Boom boosts the Critical Damage of your Magic and Fire attacks while Lethal Sorcery increases their Critical Chance and Thumping Thaumaturgy increases the damage of your DoTs. Boundless Potential reduces the cost of your Ultimates and will help you cast them more often. Swift Gale, Frenzied Zeal are strong Verses that can boost the damage of your Light Attacks while Flame Aura deals massive AOE Fire damage! To learn more about Visions and Verses, you can read my Endless Archive Visions and Verses Guide!

Best Rotation for Infinite Archive Magicka Nightblade Solo Build ESO

The Build offers you several tools to deal damage, restore resources and heal yourself. This is a dynamic rotation, where you cast your skills, attack with your spammable and re cast your skills again when necessary! Buff yourself with Mirage, apply Elemental Susceptibility and place Barbed Trap. Start your attack with Unstable Wall of Elements to deal damage and debuff enemies caught in its AOE.

Continue with Twisting Path and your Spammable, Swallow Soul. Fire Spectral Arrow when it procs and finish low health enemies with Impale. Use Dark Cloak to heal yourself and Siphoning Attacks if you need to restore Resources. Finally use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every Skill to boost damage.

Best Companion for Magicka Nightblade Archive Solo Build ESO

You can also bring along with your Magicka Nightblade a mighty Companion inside the Infinite Archive! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a Solo focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Nightblade Infinite Archive Solo Build Summary

A powerful Magicka Nightblade Solo Build for the Infinite Archive in ESO! The Nightblade is a strong Class in ESO with superb self healing, amazing single target damage and a powerful execute phase. The Magicka Nightblade can deal massive damage and survive against hard enemies, normal or Bosses, allowing you to progress farther inside the Archive. The Build requires a good level of Light Attack Weaving but is forgiving thanks to the self heal and passive recovery from the Siphoning Attacks skill. A superb Magblade Solo Build for the Infinite Archive in ESO!

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