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Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build Elder Scrolls Online

Magicka Nightblade Solo

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Welcome to my Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build for The Elder Scrolls Online.

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 and Vateshran Hollows.

The Build is using Nightblade’s unique Skills to help you complete harder content, alone.

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

Iceheart: Perfect Monster Set for the Build. Creates a shield when you deal Critical Damage, that protects you from attacks and deals damage to the enemy.

(Perfect)False God’s Devotion: A great Magicka sustain set. Reduces the cost of your Magicka abilities and restores Magicka whenever you kill an enemy.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage. Tzogvin’s Warband as an alternative.

Ring of the Pale Order to further boost your self healing.

Sets Location

Iceheart: Veteran Direfrost Keep, Glirion the Redbeard

(Perfect)False God’s Devotion: Elsweyr, (Veteran)Sunspire Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault Dungeon

Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities Reward

HeadIceheartHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIceheart/MedusaMedium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusa/Ring of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffMedusaFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffMedusaFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris: Vet. Crypt of Hearts I, Glirion the Redbeard

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. 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 SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Swallow SoulTwisting Path
Skill 2Crippling GraspUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3ImpaleMirage
Skill 4Merciless ResolveSiphoning Attacks
Skill 5Camouflaged HunterElemental Drain
Ultimate SkillSoul HarvestIce Comet/Shooting Star

Swallow Soul: Our spammable. We use it to deal damage and heal ourselves.

Crippling Grasp: Deals good direct damage and has a strong DOT effect.

Impale: Our execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.

Merciless Resolve: Strong self-buff. Boosts damage and can turn into the deadly Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks that also heals us.

Camouflaged Hunter: Slotted for the passives.

Soul Harvest: One of our Ultimates. Great against single targets.

Twisting Path: One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Great AOE shock damage that sets concussed enemies off balance and explodes for more damage at the end.

Mirage: Defensive buff that increases resistances.

Siphoning Attacks: Most important skill for our sustain.

Elemental Drain: A very important skill for our sustain. Debuffs the enemies with Major Breach and returns magicka to us thanks to its minor magickasteal effect.

Ice Comet: One of our Ultimates. Good against multiple enemies.

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
  • 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


Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, 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, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Strategic Reserve

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


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


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover for better Spell Penetration.


High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Buff yourself with Merciless Resolve, Mirage, Siphoning Attacks and apply Elemental Drain.

Attack with Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements, switch bars and continue with Assassin’s Will(if ready), Crippling Grasp, Swallow Soul x5-6, Assassin’s Will. Continue with Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements, Mirage, Siphoning Attacks, Elemental Drain, switch bars, Assassin’s Will(if ready), Crippling Grasp, Swallow Soul x5-6, Assassin’s Will, switch bars and repeat.

Use Impale on low health enemies and Assassin’s Will every time it is ready. Reapply Merciless Resolve when necessary.

Use your Ultimates and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage but also procc Assassin’s Will.

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