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One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS

A fun One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build for Solo and Group Gameplay! The build is using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build! The Build is offering a Light Attack Weaving Setup as well as a pure Heavy Attack Setup!

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

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One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build Setup

The following setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in The Elder Scrolls Online! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach. The Order’s Wrath Crafted Set is a great alternative. You can also replace Aegis Caller with the Pillar of Nirn Set if you wish.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersAegis CallerMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedPoison

Armor Sets for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

Skills for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay.

Twisting PathConcealed Weapon/Swallow SoulImpaleMerciless ResolveSiphoning AttacksSoul Harvest
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong AOE-DOT skill.
  • Concealed Weapon(Veiled Strike)/Swallow Soul(Strife): Main skill & spammable. You can use Swallow Soul for Solo gameplay.
  • Impale(Assassin’s Blade): Execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Merciless Resolve(Grim Focus): Merciless Resolve can turn into the deadly Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Powerful Sustain ability.
  • Soul Harvest(Death Stroke): Primary Ultimate. Increases damage dealt to the enemy and generates Ultimate faster.

One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

For an effective Heavy Attack Setup, you can use the following gear.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ShouldersSergeant’s MailHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
HandsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
LegsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ChestStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
WaistStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
FeetStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
NecklaceSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffSergeant’s MailLightningCharged/PreciseShock Damage

Skills for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay. This setup is meant for Heavy Attacks.

Twisting PathUnstable Wall of ElementsImpaleMerciless ResolveDark Shade/Siphoning AttacksSoul Harvest
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong AOE-DOT skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • Impale(Assassin’s Blade): Execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Merciless Resolve(Grim Focus): Merciless Resolve can turn into the deadly Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Dark Shade(Summon Shade): Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies. Replace with Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes) for Solo gameplay.
  • Soul Harvest(Death Stroke): Primary Ultimate. Increases damage dealt to the enemy and generates Ultimate faster.

Passive Skills for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your One Bar 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
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • 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

Champion Points for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS 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.

Warfare

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

Craft

  • 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)

Fitness

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

Consumables for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Magicka/Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

Several important info for the One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS 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 Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best race for a DPS focused Build. 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

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

Attack with Twisting Path, Concealed Weapon/Swallow Soul. Keep attacking with Concealed Weapon/Swallow Soul and re cast Twisting Path when necessary. Always fire Assassin’s Will when it procs and use Siphoning Attacks if you need to restore Resources! When the enemy’s Health drops below 25% start using Impale! Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage.

Rotation for One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build – Heavy Attacks

Summon Dark Shade, attack with Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements and assist with Heavy Attacks. Keep attacking with Heavy Attacks and re cast Dark Shade, Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements when necessary. Always fire Assassin’s Will when it procs! When the enemy’s Health drops below 25% start using Impale! Use your Ultimate when ready.

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