Best Nightblade Tel Var Farm Solo Build for ESO

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ESO Tel Var Farm Build

Powerful Solo Build to farm Tel Var in ESO! A Magicka Nightblade Build that will help you earn a small fortune by farming Tel Var in the Sewers and Districts of the Imperial City zone. The Build is designed with DPS and survivability in mind, so you can survive the treacherous Open World PVP zone that is the Imperial City in ESO! You can fight other players if you wish but the Build is designed for PVE gameplay in a hostile environment first and foremost. This Tel Var Farm Guide will help you create a powerful Solo Build in order to earn gold in ESO!

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Best Class for Tel Var Farm Build in ESO

The Best Class for the Tel Var Farm Build is the Nightblade! This is because the Nightblade is the only Class in ESO that can cloak in the game and remain hidden. Thanks to its Shadowy Disguise skill, the Nightblade can move around the Imperial City undetected but also hide fast if hostile players are around. To make things even easier, allocate all your attribute points to Magicka for a Magicka Nightblade Setup. Focusing on Magicka will further assist you to remain hidden for longer(thanks to a bigger Magicka pool).

Best Race for Tel Var Farm Build in ESO

The Best Race for the Tel Var Farm Build is the Khajiit! The Khajiit race offers a few useful racial passives for the goals of the Build.

  • Robustness, increases Health, Stamina and Magicka Recovery.
  • Lunar Blessings, increases Maximum Health, Stamina and Magicka.
  • Feline Ambush, increases Critical Damage and Healing, decreases Detection Radius in Stealth.

The Feline Ambush Passive is the most important reason to pick a Khajiit for the Build. Thanks to this passive it will be harder for other players to detect you while you are in stealth!

Best Skills for Tel Var Farm Solo Build in ESO

The following skills will help you deal enough damage to defeat every Boss in the Imperial Sewers or Districts, including the Simulacrum of Molag Bal at the center of the Sewers! These skills will also help you escape from other players or remain hidden, ensuring your survival in the Imperial City.

Concealed WeaponTwisting PathImpaleMerciless ResolveBarbed TrapDawnbreaker of Smiting
Shadowy DisguiseUnstable Wall of ElementsMirageSiphoning AttacksElemental SusceptibilityIncapacitating Strike or Soul Harvest

Best Passive Skills for Tel Var Farm Build ESO

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Tel Var Farm 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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • (Optional)Vampire PassivesDark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Best Tel Var Farm Build Armor Sets for ESO

The following Armor Sets combine DPS and Survivability, so you can deal strong damage but also survive in the Imperial City! They are also easy to get since none of them drops inside Trials. You can replace them with other Sets of your choice if you wish, as long as you have enough damage and self healing. While you are in the Imperial City you can wear the Imperial Physique Set to further boost your capabilities. However this will let other players know that you are carrying a lot of Tel Var and create more risks for you!

ShouldersBriarheartMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder’s WrathLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ChestOrder’s WrathHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
WaistOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceBriarheartJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingBriarheartJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Handed WeaponBriarheartDaggerChargedFlame Damage
One Handed WeaponBriarheartDaggerPrecisePoison Damage
Staff(Perfected)Wrath of ElementsFlame/Lightning/IceInfusedWeakening

You can use the above setup to farm Tel Var but also to PVE and complete Daily Quests in Open World PVP zones, like the Imperial City and Cyrodiil.

Champion Points for Tel Var 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, Ironclad
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Sustaining Shadows, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Best Food and Potions for Tel Var Farm Build in ESO

The Best Food for the Build is Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch! This Food boosts Maximum Health, Health, Stamina and Magicka Recovery, allowing you to survive easier and move around while in stealth for more. The Best Potion for the Build is Essence of Detection! Essence of Detection increases your Stealth Detection, grants Major Sorcery, Major Intellect and restores Magicka. The perfect Potion for running around the Imperial City, that will allow you to spot enemy players faster and boost your capabilities. Find more about the Best Potions in ESO and how to create them in my ESO Best Potions Guide!

Info for ESO Tel Var Build

Several important info for the ESO Tel Var Build. What Mundus to use and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All Points(64) to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover for better Penetration.

Vampire or Werewolf

You do not have to be a Vampire but its Dark Stalker(Stage 1) and Undeath(Stage 3) Passives can be quite helpful.

Rotation for Tel Var Solo Farm Build ESO

Buff yourself with Mirage, set Barbed Trap and apply Elemental Susceptibility. Attack with Unstable Wall of Elements, switch bars and continue with Spectral Arrow(if ready), Twisting PathConcealed Weapon. Continue attacking with Concealed Weapon as your spammable and re cast the other skills when necessary. Use Impale on low health enemies, Assassin’s Will every time it is ready and Siphoning Attacks if you need to restore Resources. Use your Ultimates and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage but also proc Spectral Arrow.

Drink Essence of Detection Potions to boost your damage but also spot hostile players. Cloak with Shadowy Disguise and hide or attack first if you prefer. Dawnbreaker of Smiting can stun enemies and give you time to escape. You can do the same with Incapacitating Strike.

Sigil of Imperial Retreat ESO

You lose half of the Tel Var you carry if you die in the Imperial City, so do not forget to bank often when you farm Tel Var! Use a Sigil of Imperial Retreat to return fast to your Alliance Base from everywhere in the Imperial City. You can buy the Sigils from the Tel Var Merchant in your Alliance Base for 10,000 Alliance Points each.

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