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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!

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. You can also wear (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. 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
NecklaceOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerNirnhonedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerChargedPoison

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.

 Front Bar
Skill 1Twisting Path
Skill 2Concealed Weapon/Swallow Soul
Skill 3Impale
Skill 4Merciless Resolve
Skill 5Siphoning Attacks
Ultimate SkillSoul 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): Strong self-buff. Merciless Resolve can turn into the deadly Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks that also heals us.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Very important skill for sustain.
  • 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.


Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

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

Buff yourself with Merciless Resolve, Siphoning Attacks and attack with Twisting Path, Concealed Weapon/Swallow Soul. Keep attacking with Concealed Weapon/Swallow Soul and re cast Merciless Resolve, Siphoning Attacks, Twisting Path 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 and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage.

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