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Stamina Nightblade PVP Build – Elusive Warrior

Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

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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. Elusive Warrior can hold its ground if necessary but is not a brawler. If the odds are against you, disengage and wait for the right moment to strike back.

If you are looking for a Magicka Nightblade PVP Build you can take a look at Lifestealer.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide.

You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

Armor Sets

Velidreth for the extra Weapon Damage.

Gaze of Sithis: Mythic Item that boosts Maximum Health, Health Recovery and Armor at the cost of zero Block Mitigation.

Venomous Smite: Great Poison Damage to target and all other enemies nearby.

Morag Tong: Great offensive Set that boosts Poison and Disease damage.

Bone Pirate’s Tatters can be a nice alternative for better sustain.

Sets Location

Velidreth: Veteran Cradle of Shadows, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Gaze of Sithis: Antiquities Reward

Venomous Smite: Western Skyrim, Overland

Morag Tong: Cyrodiil, Bruma Vendor

Bone Pirate’s Tatters: Blackheart Haven

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
NecklaceMorag TongJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMorag TongJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMorag TongJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponMorag TongGreatswordNirnhonedEscapist's Poison IX
Two Handed WeaponMorag TongBowNirnhonedDrain Health Poison IX


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1AmbushShadowy Disguise
Skill 2Surprise AttackFocused Aim
Skill 3ExecutionerRelentless Focus
Skill 4RallyShuffle
Skill 5Camouflaged HunterLeeching Strikes
Ultimate SkillIncapacitating StrikeSoul Tether

Ambush: Our gap closer and a great way to deal more damage by empowering our next light attack and by applying Minor Vulnerability to our target.

Surprise Attack: Very important skill. Use it while flanking the enemy to stun enemies and set them off balance.

Executioner: Our execute ability. Most of your kills will come by using this skill on low health enemies.

Rally: Buffs Weapon Damage and heals.

Camouflaged Hunter: Placed here for its passives.

Incapacitating Strike: Our primary Ultimate, dealing great disease damage and causing the enemy to take more damage from our attacks.

Shadowy Disguise: Our cloak and very important survival skill.

Focused Aim: Great Damage that also debuffs enemies.

Relentless 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: Our most important self-buff. Should always be up.

Leeching Strikes: Important self-buff, essential for our sustain.

Soul Tether: Our secondary Ultimate. An additional escape method if necessary.

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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points


Slottable: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Ironclad/Duelist’s Rebuff

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


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

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


Slottable: Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Juggernaut, Fortified

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


We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Immovability ( Stamina version ) as Potions.

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


Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Warrior for the best Weapon Damage possible.



You can try other races if you like but Elusive Warrior is built around stealth. Hence Khajiit is the best option.

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.


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.

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

Terror – Magblade PVP Build

Shadowstrike – Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP Build

Arbalest – Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

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