Table of Contents
- Armor Sets
- Passive Skills
- Champion Points
- Info (Attributes-Mundus-Race-Vampire/Werewolf)
- More Nightblade Builds
Defender is a Nightblade Tank PVE Build for The Elder Scrolls Online. The build is sturdy and flexible enough to complete every PVE content. Defender has many tools to protect your group, crowd control enemies and even heal you. Based on the secondary Armor Set you are using you can offer to your group different kind of support.
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 Magicka Nightblade Solo Build.
You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.
Lord Warden is a great alternative to boost your party’s defense.
Drake’s Rush: Great set to boost Ultimate Generation
Tremorscale: Veteran Volenfell, Glirion the Redbeard
Encratis’s Behemoth: Veteran Black Drake Villa, Urgarlag Chief-Bane
Lord Warden: Veteran Imperial City Prison, Urgarlag Chief-bane
Powerful Assault: Imperial City, Tel Var Vendor
Drake’s Rush: Black Drake Villa Dungeon
Crimson Oath’s Rive: The Dread Cellar Dungeon, Normal and Veteran
Brands of Imperium: Imperial City Prison, Normal and Veteran
This is a Tank setup for harder Group content.
|Hands||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Legs||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Chest||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Waist||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Feet||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|One Handed Weapon||Powerful Assault||Sword||Infused||Weakening|
|Off-Hand||Powerful Assault||Shield||Sturdy||Max. Stamina|
Easier Group Content
A Tank setup for easier Group content and less organized parties.
|Shoulders||Lord Warden||Heavy/Medium/Light||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Hands||Drake's Rush||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Legs||Drake's Rush||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Chest||Drake's Rush||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Waist||Drake's Rush||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Feet||Drake's Rush||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Necklace||Crimson Oath's Rive||Jewel||Healthy||Bracing|
|Ring||Crimson Oath's Rive||Jewel||Healthy||Bracing|
|Ring||Crimson Oath's Rive||Jewel||Healthy||Bracing|
|One Handed Weapon||Crimson Oath's Rive||Sword||Infused||Weakening|
|Off-Hand||Crimson Oath's Rive||Shield||Sturdy||Max. Stamina|
|Staff||Crimson Oath's Rive||Lightning/Ice||Infused||Crusher|
|Front Bar||Back Bar|
|Skill 1||Pierce Armor||Unstable Wall of Elements|
|Skill 2||Inner Rage||Silver Leash|
|Skill 3||Mirage||Dark Cloak|
|Skill 4||Defensive Stance||Leeching Strikes|
|Skill 5||Razor Caltrops||Turn Evil|
|Ultimate Skill||Bolstering Darkness||Soul Tether|
Pierce Armor: Our main Taunt attack that also debuffs enemies.
Inner Rage: Our Taunt for enemies far away.
Mirage: Defensive buff to boost resistances.
Defensive Stance: Essential skill for tanking. It gives us a shield, increases the amount of damage we can block and reduces the cost of blocking.
Bolstering Darkness: Your Primary Ultimate that provides Major Protection.
Unstable Wall of Elements: Use this ability to deal damage and apply the Crusher debuff to enemies.
Silver Leash: Use it to pull enemies to you.
Dark Cloak: Defensive buff that provides Minor Protection and heals.
Leeching Strikes: Our second self-buff, essential for our sustain.
Turn Evil: Crowd Control ability that also provides Minor Protection.
Soul Tether: Secondary Ultimate to deal damage or use as an additional CC ability.
- 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
Slottable Stars: Unassailable, Bulwark, Reinforced, Last Stand
Passive: Eldritch Insight, Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed
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: Fortified, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Fortification, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance, Nimble Protector, Savage Defense, Bashing Brutality
We are using Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce or Bewitched Sugar Skulls and crafted Tri-Stat Essence of Health.
24 points to Magicka, 6 to Health and 34 to Stamina
The Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.
Nord – Imperial – Orc – Argonian
Vampire or Werewolf
Neither is necessary.
Buff yourself with Mirage, Dark Cloak, Leeching Strikes.
Taunt enemies with Pierce Armor, Inner Rage and attack with Unstable Wall of Elements to apply the Crusher debuff. Use Razor Caltrops to debuff enemies and trigger Powerful Assault.
Use Silver Leash to pull enemies to you and Turn Evil to CC them.
Activate your Ultimates when ready. Bolstering Darkness to provide Major Protection and Soul Tether to deal damage, crowd control.