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Stamina Nightblade Bow

Arrowsong is a Stamina Nightblade Bow PVE Build for Solo and Group Gameplay. A balanced PVE Build that is using the Bow as its only weapon in order to complete almost every content in-game.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide. For a more traditional Dual Wield Stamina Nightblade PVE Build you can take a look at Brawler.

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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Stamina Nightblade Bow Build Setup

This Setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in game with success. From easy Solo to harder Group gameplay! You can also use Kinras’s Wrath, (Perfected)Coral Riptide, Hunding’s Rage or Order’s Wrath as alternative sets.

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
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Two Handed WeaponPillar of NirnBowPrecisePoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Thunderous VolleyBowInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

Skills for Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Twisting PathEndless Hail
Skill 2Surprise AttackPoison Injection
Skill 3Killer's BladeBarbed Trap
Skill 4Relentless FocusLeeching Strikes
Skill 5Camouflaged Hunter/Razor CaltropsDark Shade
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerIncapacitating Strike
  • Twisting Path(Path of Darkness): Strong AOE Damage skill.
  • 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.
  • Camouflaged Hunter(Expert Hunter): No need to use it, slotted for the Passives. In Solo gameplay replace it with Razor Caltrops(Caltrops).
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Placed here to boost our Weapon Damage. No need to use it.
  • Endless Hail(Volley): One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Poison Injection(Poison Arrow): Great DOT damage skill that deals strong poison damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Leeching Strikes(Siphoning Strikes): Our second self-buff, essential for our sustain.
  • Dark Shade(Summon Shade): Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies.
  • 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 Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Nightblade Bow 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 Stamina Nightblade Bow 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.

Warfare

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

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

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest/Steed’s Blessing

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 for Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth/Dubious Camoran Throne as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

Several important info for the Nightblade Bow DPS PVE 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 Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a DPS focused 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 Stamina Nightblade Bow Build

Buff yourself with Relentless Focus and Leeching Strikes, drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, summon Dark Shade and attack with Endless Hail, Poison Injection.

Switch bars and continue with Assassin’s Scourge (if ready), Twisting Path, Surprise Attack x4-5, Assassin’s Scourge, Endless Hail, Poison Injection, Barbed Trap, Leeching Strikes, Dark Shade switch bars and continue.

Reapply Relentless Focus when necessary. When the enemy’s health drops below 25% start using Killer’s Blade. Use Assassin’s Scourge, Incapacitating Strike when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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