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Nightblade Hybrid PVE

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Description

Shadowmaster is a Stamina Based Nightblade Hybrid PVE Build, that is using both Stamina and Magicka skills. The Build offers a Trial and a no-Trial gear setup that can help you complete almost every PVE content in-game.

A unique combination of Magicka and Stamina Abilities, makes the Build flexible and effective for almost every PVE content.

For a Stamina Nightblade PVE Build you can take a look at my Brawler.

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

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Nightblade Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Arms of Relequen: Best in Slot Stamina DPS set in ESO at the moment.

Kinras’s Wrath to boost your overall damage.

Aegis Caller for extra AOE damage.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt to boost Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Arms of Relequen: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial, Summerset

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Aegis Caller: Unhallowed Grave Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Trial Gear

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponKinras's WrathGreatsword/Battle AxePrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

No-Trial Gear

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponAegis CallerGreatswordPrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

There are various sets you can use as a beginner. Armor Sets that can help you understand the play-style while boosting your Stamina and Magicka offensive capabilities. Some of these sets are:

Stormfist, Selene, Ilambris as full Monster Sets. A combination of Hunding’s Rage, Law of Julianos, Night mother’s Gaze, Morkuldin or Armor of the Seducer can work well.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponLaw of JulianosGreatsword/Battle AxePreciseAbsorb Stamina/Magicka
Two Handed WeaponLaw of JulianosFire/Lightning/Frost StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1StampedeTwisting Path
Skill 2Wrecking BlowUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3ExecutionerBarbed Trap
Skill 4Relentless FocusSiphoning Attacks
Skill 5Camouflaged HunterDark Shade
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerIncapacitating Strike

Stampede: Powerful AOE damage skill.

Wrecking Blow: Our spammable. We use it for its great damage but to also empower our next light attack.

Executioner: Our execute ability. Start using it when the enemy’s health drops below 25%.

Relentless Focus: Strong self-buff. Boosts Damage and turns into a deadly offensive skill, Assassin’s Scourge after five light/heavy attacks.

Camouflaged Hunter: No need to use it, slotted for the passives. In Solo gameplay you can replace it with Razor Caltrops but is not necessary.

Flawless Dawnbreaker: Placed here to boost our Weapon Damage. No need to use it.

Twisting Path: Strong AOE-DOT skill.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Another strong AOE skill.

Barbed Trap: Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.

Siphoning Attacks: Important skill for Magicka sustain and self heals.

Dark Shade: Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies.

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

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

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Weapons Expert

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

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

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

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

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

Consumables

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief

Race

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation

Buff yourself with Relentless Focus and Siphoning Attacks, drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, summon Dark Shade, attack with Razor Caltrops (when solo), Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars.

Continue with Assassin’s Scourge(if ready), Stampede, Wrecking Blow x3-5, Assassin’s Scourge, Razor Caltrops (when solo), switch bars. Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, Siphoning Attacks, Dark Shade, switch bars and continue.

Reapply Relentless Focus when necessary and use Incapacitating Strike when ready.

When the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Executioner.

Always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage and proc Assassin’s Scourge.

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