ESO Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build

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Magicka Nightblade Solo

Welcome to my Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build for ESO. The Build is designed for players that prefer to play Solo, challenging themselves in any type of PVE content. You can use it to defeat Overworld Bosses, farm Public Dungeons, complete 4-man Dungeons in Normal or Veteran Difficulty and Solo Arenas like Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive.

The Build is using Nightblade’s unique Skills to help you complete harder content, alone. The Nightblade is a strong Solo Class but one of the hardest to master. 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.

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Magicka Nightblade Solo Build Setup

The following Build will help you complete almost every Solo activity in The Elder Scrolls Online! From the easiest Overland content to Solo Arenas and 4-man Dungeons alone! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach, or the (Perfect)False God’s Devotion for better sustain. The Ring of the Pale Order is a great Mythic Item you can use for better healing.

HeadIceheart/SlimecrawLight/MediumDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnFlamePrecise/ChargedFlame Damage
StaffPillar of Nirn/(Perfected)Crushing WallFlame/Lightning/IceInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective setup that will help you play as a Magicka Nightblade Solo early in the game!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivines Max. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

Skills for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

The following Skills will help you complete every Solo activity with success!

Swallow SoulTwisting PathImpaleMerciless ResolveBarbed TrapSoul Harvest
Mystic OrbUnstable Wall of ElementsMirageSiphoning AttacksElemental Susceptibility/Elemental DrainSoul Tether
  • Swallow Soul(Strife): Our spammable. We use it to deal damage and heal ourselves.
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Impale(Assassin’s Blade): Our execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Merciless Resolve(Grim Focus): Boosts damage and can turn into a deadly Spectral Arrow after five light/heavy attacks that also heals us.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to Critical Damage.
  • Soul Harvest(Soul Shred): One of our Ultimates. Great against single targets.
  • Mystic Orb(Necrotic Orb): Strong DPS AOE Skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Mirage(Blur): Defensive buff that increases resistances.
  • Siphoning Attacks(Siphoning Strikes): Powerful Sustain ability.
  • Elemental Susceptibility(Weakness to Elements) or Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements): Debuffs enemies with Breach.
  • Soul Tether(Soul Shred): Deals AOE damage and heals!

Passive Skills for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Nightblade Solo 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
  • 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 Magicka Nightblade Solo 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/Fighting Finesse, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


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


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

Consumables for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

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

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover for better Spell Penetration.

What Race is Best for Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the Best Race for a Nightblade Solo Build. Any Race with Magicka 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 Magicka Nightblade Solo Build

Buff yourself with Mirage, set Barbed Trap and apply Elemental Susceptibility/Drain. Attack with Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements, switch bars and continue with Spectral Arrow(if ready), Twisting Path, Swallow Soul. Continue attacking with Swallow Soul as your spammable and re cast the other skills when necessary. Use Impale on low health enemies, Spectral Arrow 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.

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