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Stamina Nightblade Beginner

Welcome to my Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build for ESO! The Build is designed for c160 and beyond and will help you level up but also farm better Armor Sets. You can use it to clear PVE content Solo or with a group! Thanks to its great sustain, you will never have to worry about resources. As you level up and unlock better gear you can upgrade to a stronger DPS or Solo Stamina Nightblade Build.

The Build is focusing on c160 and above simply because that is when having a proper build matters! Before you reach c160 all you have to worry about is leveling up and unlocking as many skill lines and skills as possible. c160 is also the gear cap in ESO, so after you hit that level every Set piece you drop is good to use forever! Here is a list of a few beginner guides that will help you level up faster and more efficiently as a Stamina Nightblade:

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Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build Setup

The core of the Build is two Crafted 5-piece Sets that you can get easily from other players or even craft yourself! You can have the Sets ready and use them as soon as you reach c160! To complement the Build we are using Jewelry from the Agility Set.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadNight Mother's Gaze/StormfistMedium/HeavyDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersNight Mother's Gaze/StormfistMedium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAgility/Night Mother's GazeJewelRobustStamina Recovery
RingAgility/Night Mother's GazeJewelRobustStamina Recovery
RingNight Mother's GazeJewelRobustStamina Recovery
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's GazeDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's GazeDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's GazeBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Epic(purple) quality is more than enough for the Build. Your first goal is to farm a Monster Set to wear and replace Agility Jewelry with Night Mother’s Gaze! Stormfist is a great option.

Armor Sets for Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

  • Hunding’s Rage: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted
  • Night Mother’s Gaze: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted
  • Agility: Random Daily Dungeon Reward, Imperial City(Imperial City DLC required)
  • Stormfist: Veteran Tempest Island, Glirion the Redbeard

Skills for Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

The following skills are strong against single targets and groups of enemies in PVE! They will also help you practice your Light Attack Weaving!

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Twisting PathEndless Hail
Skill 2Surprise AttackPoison Injection
Skill 3Killer's BladeBarbed Trap
Skill 4Relentless FocusLeeching Strikes
Skill 5Deadly CloakResolving Vigor/Dark Shade
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerIncapacitating Strike
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong Damage over Time ability.
  • Surprise Attack(Veiled Strike): Main offensive skill, spammable.
  • Killer’s Blade(Assassin’s Blade): Our execute ability. Start using this skill only after the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Strong self-buff. Boosts damage and turns into a deadly offensive skill, Assassin’s Scourge after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Good DPS skill.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Secondary Ultimate.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Strong Poison skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Leeching Strikes(Siphoning Strikes): Our second self-buff, essential for our sustain.
  • Resolving Vigor(Vigor): Main heal ability. Can replace with Dark Shade(Summon Shade) if you feel the passive healing of the Build is enough!
  • Incapacitating Strike(Death Stroke): Our primary Ultimate, dealing great disease damage and causing the enemy to take more damage from our attacks.

Passive Skills for Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Nightblade Beginner 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 Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup(c160) 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

  • Eldritch Insight: 10
  • Quick Recovery: 10
  • Tireless Discipline: 10
  • Piercing: 10
  • Presicion: 14

Craft

  • Gilded Fingers: 18
  • Fortune’s Favor: 10
  • Wanderer: 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment: 10

Fitness

  • Sprinter: 10
  • Hasty: 8
  • Hero’s Vigor: 10
  • Siphoning Spells(Slottable): 10
  • Rejuvenation(Slottable): 15

Consumables for Stamblade Beginner Build

We are using Dubious Camoran Throne and Essence of Stamina as Potions.

Info for Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

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

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Lover to boost Penetration or the Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a Stamina Build. Any Race with Stamina 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 Stamina Nightblade Beginner Build

Buff yourself with Relentless Focus and Leeching Strikes, drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection. Switch bars and continue with Assassin’s Scourge (if ready), Twisting Path, Deadly Cloak, Surprise Attack x5-6, Assassin’s Scourge. Continue attacking with Surprise Attack as your spammable and re cast the other skills when necessary.

When the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Killer’s Blade instead of Surprise Attack. Use Assassin’s Scourge, Incapacitating Strike when ready, heal with Resolving Vigor. Always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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