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Nightblade DPS Build – Stamina 2H And Bow

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: ImperialImperial

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
~25,000 - +18,000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Two Handed

Ambush

Nightblade Skill

Ambush

Teleport Strike

 

Rally

Two Handed Skill

Rally

Momentum

 

Carve

Two Handed Skill

Carve

Cleave

 

Sap Essence

Nightblade Skill

Sap Essence

Drain Power

 

Executioner

Nightblade Skill

Executioner

 

Veil of Blades

Nightblade Skill

Veil of Blades

Consuming Darkness

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Bow

Reaper's Mark

Nightblade Skill

Reaper's Mark

Mark Target

 

Venom Arrow

Bow Skill

Venom Arrow

Poison Arrow

 

Grim Focus

Nightblade Skill

Grim Focus

 

Focused Aim

Bow Skill

Focused Aim

Snipe

 

Impale

Nightblade Skill

Impale

Assassin's Blade

 

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Fighters Guild Skill

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 7 0

 

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.

 

General Info

 

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.

 

 

 

Build Rating

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10 Comments

  • yo yo tony boys
    Oct 19, 2015

    who wants to buy my bike

    Reply
  • Jaxon
    Dec 7, 2015

    Vampire or wolf

    Reply
    • Albin
      Feb 19, 2016

      Id’ say vampire because this build is sneaky and with dark stalker passive you almost ignore movement speed penalty.

      But you could go Night’s Silence 5 set and go Wolf as well! 🙂

      Reply
  • Chris
    Jan 21, 2016

    Why would you use Sap Essence and Rally on the same bar? You can have only the one Major Buff of Brutality seems like a waste of space.

    Reply
    • Dan
      Mar 27, 2016

      it’s a little redundant, maybe, but it’s also a proc from a useful AoE that helps support the Brutality upkeep just in case you’re trying to burn an enemy down. Rally can be a pain to keep up, and in some cases, just spamming damage attacks in Execute range will be better DPS; especially if they’re proccing Brutality without having to hit a button for /only/ that reason.

      or that’s my guess anyway; no meters on xb. 🙁

      Reply
  • Tony
    Apr 23, 2016

    Stamina or magika ?

    Reply
  • Andrew
    Jul 2, 2016

    Is this build still viable?

    Reply
    • DryTEK
      Jul 18, 2016

      Well.. propably yes. But I changed few things.

      Reply
  • S
    Feb 14, 2017

    This build absolutely suckssssssssssssss

    Reply
    • JOhnny
      Mar 12, 2017

      well shit. know any good bow builds then?

      Reply

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