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One Bar Magicka Nightblade DPS Build

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.

Table of Contents

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw to boost Critical Chance.

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: Strong Frost damage based Trial Set. Law of Julianos is a great No Trial gear, Beginner alternative.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage.

Oakensoul Ring: Provides several valuable Buffs.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: (Veteran)Dreadsail Reef Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Oakensoul Ring: Antiquities Reward

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar, Crafted

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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

Skills

 Front Bar
Skill 1Twisting Path
Skill 2Elemental Weapon/Swallow Soul
Skill 3Impale
Skill 4Merciless Resolve
Skill 5Siphoning Attacks
Ultimate SkillSoul Harvest

Twisting Path: Strong AOE-DOT skill.

Elemental Weapon/Swallow Soul: Main skill & spammable. You can use Swallow Soul for Solo gameplay.

Impale: Execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.

Merciless Resolve: 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: Very important skill for sustain.

Soul Harvest: Primary Ultimate. Increases damage dealt to the enemy and generates Ultimate faster.

Passive Skills

  • 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

Warfare

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

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, Plentiful Harvest

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

Fitness

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

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables

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

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief.

Race

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation

Buff yourself with Merciless Resolve, Siphoning Attacks and attack with Twisting Path, Elemental Weapon/Swallow Soul. Keep attacking with Elemental 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.

More Nightblade Builds

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Shadowfire – Magicka Nightblade PVE Build

Spellblade – Melee Magicka Nightblade PVE Build

Brawler – Stamina Nightblade PVE Build

Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build

Stamina Nightblade Solo PVE Build

Lifestealer – Magicka Nightblade PVP Build

Elusive Warrior – Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Shadowstrike – Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP Build

Arbalest – Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

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