Nightblade DPS Build – Stamina 2H And Bow
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
Weapon 1: Two Handed
Two Handed SkillRally
Two Handed SkillCarve
Nightblade SkillSap Essence
Nightblade SkillVeil of Blades
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
All Medium Armor is the way to go here with Hunding’s Rage and maybe Hawk’s Eye. Weapon Damage and Weapon Critical are the most important for Item Sets for this build so Hunding’s is always a good option. For the enchants I normally use Health first on the large items (Head, Chest, Legs) and Stamina on the rest.
Jewelry can be Hawk’s Eye rings if you can get them. The jewelry enchants could be reduce Stamian cost of abilities or reduce the cooldown time of potions. Potions are really good for this build with the combination of these enchants and the Nightblade passives.
This build is really a stealthy kind of gank build, but it can work in PVE as well in the right situations. Everything in ESO really depends on the situation and a lot of skills are flexible. Reapers Mark is great for the debuff and it give great healing when cast on an enemy which is about to die. I use this, Focused Aim and Venom Arrow to deal most of the damage and then finish with Impale or switch to the first bar. It is also important to put Rally on before an encounter (from the first bar) as the Weapon Damage buff lasts on both bars and over the different weapons.
The first bar is like a buff bar for PVP or an AoE bar for PVE. Rally is good for pretty much any situation and works well. Ambush is a great gap closer and then a combination of Cleave, Sap Essence and Veil of Blades is sure to finish off most PVE enemies. Cleave is an Ultimate buff as well to help get Veil of Blades up more often but it can be switched to Brawler if you need some more defense. Executioner is there for the end. The good thing is that there is an execute on both bars in case you need it. I sometimes like to open with Bar 2 – Reapers Mark, Venom Arrow, Focused Aim – and then charge in near the end with Bar 1 with Ambush and Executioner. It really depends on the situation however.
The idea of this build is to maintain Weapon Damage, Crit and Stamina potions up and also keep Rally on. That, in combination with the correct gear like Hundings Rage and Hawks Eye will take care of Weapon Damage and Critical. Food is a must as well, preferably something which gives Health and Stamina.
Champion Point Tips
These can go anywhere that you need more stats. I like Warlord in The Tower for Stamina cost reduction and Precise Strikes in The Ritual for more Weapon Critical. Once you have 30 CP in The Ritual you get another 12% crit from Perfect Strikes.