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Stamina Nightblade PVP Build ESO – Elusive Warrior

Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Elusive Warrior is a Semi-Gank Stamina Nightblade PVP Build that is focusing on survivability and burst damage. The build is designed for Battlegrounds and Open World PVP. The goal of the build is to kill as many enemies as possible while remaining undetected.

Although it can hold its ground if necessary, Elusive Warrior is not a brawler. You should always wait for the right moment to strike, get the kill and escape. The Build relies on massive Burst damage and Stealth to kill enemies but also reset fights, if the odds are against you!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a Magicka Nightblade PVP Build you can take a look at Lifestealer.

You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

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Stamina Nightblade PVP Build Setup

The Build is designed to deal massive burst damage fast! Like this you can kill enemies and hide again, waiting for your next victim. Although not a brawler type of PVP Build, Elusive Warrior can fight well in 1v1 and get the kill or at least distract the enemy enough to escape.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadGaze of Sithis/VelidrethHeavy/MediumImpenetrableMax Stamina/Multi-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ShouldersVelidrethMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
HandsVenomous SmiteMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
LegsVenomous SmiteMediumInfusedMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ChestVenomous SmiteMediumInfusedMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
WaistVenomous SmiteMediumImpenetrableMax. Stamina
FeetVenomous SmiteMediumWell-FittedMax. Stamina
NecklacePlaguebreakJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPlaguebreakJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingPlaguebreakJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPlaguebreakMaulSharpenedEscapist's Poison IX
Two Handed WeaponPlaguebreakBowSharpenedDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Set for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Skills for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

The following skills will help you deal massive damage and kill your targets! They will also help you to remain hidden and keep you alive if necessary!

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1AmbushShadowy Disguise
Skill 2Surprise AttackFocused Aim
Skill 3ExecutionerRelentless Focus
Skill 4RallyShuffle
Skill 5Camouflaged HunterLeeching Strikes
Ultimate SkillIncapacitating StrikeSoul Tether
  • Ambush(Teleport Strike): Our gap closer that also applies Minor Vulnerability to the target.
  • Surprise Attack(Veiled Strike): Very important attack skill.
  • Executioner(Reverse Slash): Our execute ability. Most of your kills will come by using this skill on low health enemies.
  • Rally(Momentum): Buffs Damage and heals.
  • Camouflaged Hunter(Expert Hunter): Placed here for its passives.
  • Incapacitating Strike(Death Stroke): Our primary Ultimate, dealing great disease damage and causing the enemy to take more damage from our attacks.
  • Shadowy Disguise(Shadow Cloak): Our cloak and very important survival skill.
  • Focused Aim(Snipe): Great Damage that also debuffs enemies.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Increases Damage but more importantly turns into a deadly offensive skill, Assassin’s Scourge after five light/heavy attacks. Try to use Assassin’s Scourge when ready to deal damage and heal.
  • Shuffle(Evasion): Our most important self-buff. Should always be up.
  • Leeching Strikes(Siphoning Strikes): Important self-buff, essential for our sustain.
  • Soul Tether(Soul Shred): Our secondary Ultimate. An additional escape method if necessary.

Passive Skills for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina 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
  • Vampire Passives: Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Stamina Nightblade PVP 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: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Ironclad

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

Craft

Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Sustaining Shadows, Steed’s Blessing

Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment

Fitness

Slottable: Celerity, Rejuvenation, Juggernaut, Fortified

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

Consumables for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

We are using Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Immovability ( Stamina version ) as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX as Poisons.

Info for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Several important info for the Stamina Nightblade PVP 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 Warrior for the best Weapon Damage possible.

What Race is best for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Khajiit is the best race for the build. You can try other races if you wish but Elusive Warrior is built around stealth and the Khajiit Racial abilities are the best for the Build.

Vampire or Werewolf

At least Vampire Stage 1 for the Dark Stalker passive. You can go up to Stage 2 or 3 for the Strike from the Shadows and Undeath passives as well.

Rotation for Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Buff yourself with Relentless Focus, Shuffle, Leeching Strikes and Rally. Your buffs should always be up, especially Shuffle. Try not to dive right into the action but wait for the right moment to strike.

You should always attack first with Focused Aim from stealth. Like this your first attack will always be a critical. Close the gap with Ambush and follow with Incapacitating Strike(if ready), Surprise Attack and Executioner to finish your target. Fire Assassin’s Scourge when ready to deal damage and heal yourself. Cloak yourself and get out of the area. Use Soul Tether to stun enemies and escape.

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