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Stamina Nightblade Gank

Kunoichi is a Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP Build in ESO, perfect for open world gameplay in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City. This is a Stamina Nightblade Melee Gank PVP Build that is focusing on boosting your damage in order to execute your target fast. Kunoichi is not a build for prolonged, “fair” fights. Pick your targets, finish them 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! Kunoichi is basically an One Bar 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 Bow Gank Build take a look at Arbalest. 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 Gank Build Setup

The build is designed to deal massive burst damage and escape fast! A hard hitting Gank PVP Build for open world gameplay! Spriggan’s Thorns, Stuhn’s Favor and Caluurion’s Legacy are a few nice alternative sets.

HeadValkyn SkoriaLight/MediumImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ShouldersNight Mother's GazeMediumImpenetrable/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
NecklaceNight Mother's GazeJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingNight Mother's GazeJewelInfusedWeapon Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelInfusedTri-Stat
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's GazeMaulSharpenedDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Sets for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build

The following Sets will help you deal massive Burst damage and kill your targets fast.

Skills for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build

The Build relies on Stealth and hitting from the shadows! Approach your target and remain undetected with the help of Shadowy Disguise. Stun your target with your Ultimate and finish them with your spammable and execute abilities!

Shadowy DisguiseConcealed WeaponKiller's BladeRelentless FocusShadow ImageIncapacitating Strike
  • Shadowy Disguise(Shadow Cloak): Your cloak and very important survival skill.
  • Concealed Weapon(Veiled Strike): Boosts speed, damage and sets enemy off balance.
  • Killer’s Blade(Assassin’ Blade): Execute ability.
  • Relentless Focus(Grim Focus): Boosts damage and turns into a deadly Spectral Arrow after five light or heavy attacks.
  • Shadow Image(Summon Shade): Use this skill as an escape method.
  • Incapacitating Strike(Death Stroke): Powerful Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Stamblade Gank 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 Gank Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. Champion Points are disabled in Battlegrounds but will affect your Build in the CP enabled Cyrodiil or Imperial City zones. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. 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, Backstabber or Fighting Finesse, Wrathful Strikes
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable: Juggernaut, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Celerity
  • 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

Food and Potions for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build

Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Magicka as Potions. Essence of Magicka helps with Magicka Sustain and stealth. You can use Tri-Stat Potions instead.

Poisons for Stamblade Gank PVP Build ESO

Drain Health Poison IX are the Best Poisons for the Build. For the best Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Stamina Nightblade Gank 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 Gank PVP Build

The Best Race for the Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP Build in ESO is Khajiit. Orc and Dark Elf are nice alternative Races you can use for a 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

At least Vampire Stage 3 for the Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows and Undeath Passives.

Rotation for Stamina Nightblade Gank Build

Always Build Up your Ultimate before attacking! You need more than 120 Ultimate to Stun your target. You can also build up your Spectral Arrow and have it ready for the attack but it is not necessary! Use Shadowy Disguise to remain hidden and strike with a Critical Hit! Flank you target and attack with Incapacitating Strike, then use Concealed Weapon. Finish your target with Killer’s Blade! Shadow Image is your escape method. Place it nearby before you attack and port back to it if you fail to kill your target!

ESO Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP Build Summary

Kunoichi is a powerful Stamina Nightblade Gank PVP Build for almost every type of PVP gameplay, from Battlegrounds to Open World! The Build relies on massive melee damage and stealth to move around undetected. Approach your target and stun them with your powerful Ultimate before you finish them with your execute ability. Kunoichi shines in open world PVP ganking in The Imperial City but also Cyrodiil. You can use it to kill unsuspecting enemies fast and escape. A powerful Stamblade Gank Build for ESO that hits hard and relies on stealth to survive.

FAQ – Stamina Nightblade Gank 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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