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One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS

A strong One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build for Solo and Group Gameplay in ESO! The build is using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build!

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.

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One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build Setup

The following setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in The Elder Scrolls Online! You can use the Hunding’s Rage Set for a starter, more beginner approach. Replace (Perfected)Arms of Relequen with Order’s Wrath for a No Trial Setup.

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Legs(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One HandPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One HandPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison

Armor Sets for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

Skills for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay.

 Front Bar
Skill 1Twisting Path
Skill 2Surprise Attack
Skill 3Killer's Blade
Skill 4Relentless Focus
Skill 5Dark Shade/Leeching Strikes
Ultimate SkillIncapacitating Strike
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong Damage over Time ability.
  • Surprise Attack(Veiled Strike): Main offensive skill, spammable.
  • Killer’s Blade(Assassin’s Blade): Our execute ability. Start using this skill only after the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Strong self-buff. Boosts damage and turns into a deadly offensive skill, Assassin’s Scourge after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Dark Shade(Summon Shade): Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies. Replace with Leeching Strikes(Siphoning Strikes) for Solo Gameplay.
  • Incapacitating Strike(Death Stroke): Our primary Ultimate, dealing great disease damage and causing the enemy to take more damage from our attacks.

Passive Skills for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your One Bar Stamina Nightblade 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
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • 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 One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS 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, Backstabber

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


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: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

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

Consumables for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Stamina or Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

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

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is best race for a Stamina Nightblade DPS Build. Any Race with Stamina 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 One Bar Stamina Nightblade DPS Build

Buff yourself with Relentless Focus, Leeching Strikes(Solo), summon Dark Shade, attack with Twisting Path and Surprise Attack. Keep attacking with Surprise Attack, use Assassin’s Scourge, Incapacitating Strike when ready and reapply Relentless Focus, Leeching Strikes(Solo), Dark Shade, Twisting Path when necessary.

When the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Killer’s Blade. Always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost damage!

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