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Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Arbalest is a Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank Build in ESO, perfect for open world gameplay in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City as well as Battlegrounds! The Build is focusing on striking hard and fast when the enemy least expects it to get the kill. Arbalest is not built for prolonged, “fair” fights. Pick your target, strike and escape. The Build is using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and kill enemies fast! To obtain the Ring you must first find its five Leads!

Arbalest is basically an One Bar Bow Gank Build in ESO! If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a Melee Gank Build take a look at Kunoichi. For a strong, brawler type, Stamina Nightblade PVP Build take a look at my Elusive Warrior. You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

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Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build Setup

The build is designed to deal massive burst damage and escape fast! A hard hitting Gank PVP Build for Open World and Battlegrounds Gameplay! Shattered Fate is a good alternative Set you can use.

HeadValkyn SkoriaLight/MediumImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Stamina/Multi-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ShouldersMarksman's CrestMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Stamina
HandsNew Moon AcolyteMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Stamina
LegsNew Moon AcolyteMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ChestNew Moon AcolyteMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
WaistNew Moon AcolyteMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Stamina
FeetNew Moon AcolyteMediumImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceMarksman's CrestJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingMarksman's CrestJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelInfusedPrismatic Recovery
Two Handed WeaponMarksman's CrestBowSharpenedEscapist's Poison IX

Armor Sets for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Skills for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

The following skills will help you kill your target as well as remain hidden!

Shadowy DisguiseFocused AimPoison InjectionRelentless FocusConcealed WeaponToxic Barrage
  • Shadowy Disguise(Shadow Cloak): Your cloak and very important survival skill.
  • Focused Aim(Snipe): Deals massive damage and debuffs enemies.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Deals additional poison damage and can work as an execute.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Boosts damage and turns into a deadly Spectral Arrow after five light/heavy attacks.
  • Concealed Weapon(Veiled Strike): Placed here for the Expedition buff that helps with mobility.
  • Toxic Barrage(Rapid Fire): Powerful Ultimate that deals massive Burst Damage.

Other Skills you can use include Magnum Shot(Scatter Shot) and Acid Spray(Arrow Spray).

Passive Skills for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP 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
  • Vampire Passives: Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP 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: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse or Backstabber, Wrathful Strikes
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable: Fortified, Juggernaut, Rejuvenation, Celerity/Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance, Piercing Gaze


  • Slottable: Sustaining Shadows, Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Out of Sight, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment

Consumables for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Braised Rabbit with Spring Vegetables as Food and Essence of Immovability (Stamina version) or Crown Tris Stat Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX as Poisons.

For Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Several important info for the Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP 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 Lover for the best Penetration possible.

What Race is Best for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best Race for a Nightblade Gank PVP 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

Vampire Stage 3 for the Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows and Undeath passives.

Rotation for Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Build up your Ultimate before you engage targets. Use Shadowy Disguise to approach enemies or escape. Attack with Focused Aim, Poison Injection and finish your targets with Toxic Barrage. After you get the kill, cloak and hide! Light Attack before Skills and always fire Spectral Arrow when it procs.

FAQ – Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

Is Nightblade good for PVP in ESO?

The Nightblade is a Class that relies on stealth for PVP in ESO. It can kill enemies easily when you strike from the shadows but is also very fragile if discovered. For stealth focused Nightblade Builds, you can take a look at these Nightblade PVP Builds!

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