The Glass Nuke – Stamina NB Build (Solo PvE)
Race: Dunmer (Dark Elf)
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
|15000 - 22000||10000||23000 - 29000|
Weapon 1: Dual Wield
Nightblade SkillSwallow Soul
Nightblade SkillReaper's Mark
Dual Wield SkillBloodthirst
Dual Wield SkillSteel Tornado
Nightblade SkillSoul Tether
Weapon 2: Dual Wield
Nightblade SkillShadowy Disguise
Nightblade SkillSurprise Attack
Nightblade SkillRefreshing Path
Nightblade SkillShadow Image
Nightblade SkillSiphoning Attacks
Nightblade SkillSoul Harvest
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
A cheap and cheerful choice for this build is:
5 way of the fire set pieces (heavy chest and legs + 2 rings and necklace.)
5 Shadow of the Red Mountain set pieces (Medium waist, gloves, feet and 2 daggers.)
2 Stormfist set (or similar medium monster mask sets.)
Precise or sharpened on the daggers and divines on all armor pieces.
These sets add stamina, weapon damage, crit chance and very easily proced armor abilities that do 4000 and 8400 flame damage respectively. the monster mask set also adds a seriously powerful AoE ability that does 12500 over 3 seconds.
As you can imagine, this build is all about doing tons of burst damage to single targets as fast as possible. Aim for around 50% crit chance then pump the rest of your stats into weapon penetration, weapon damage and crit damage.
This buils is pretty straight forward to use. Ability rotation is Reaper's Mark->Ambush->bloodthirst. This combo usually allows you to kill an enemy before or right after the stun from ambush expires. (Reapers mark also heals for 60% max health and bloodthrist heals for a % of damage done on final attack so this really helps add to survivability.) Steel tornado is there to clear out numerous trash mobs quickly and swallow soul for any needed heals while still maintaining dps.
Second ability bar is for resource management/utility reasons mainly. shadowy disguise and surprise attack allow for a long stun and refreshing path is a useful DoT + HoT combo. Shadow image can be a useful setup for boss monsters to teleport out of danger if need be. FInally, siphoning attacks is used to recover magicka and stamina.
A few handy potions to have on hand are as follows:
tri stat elixir of health (restore health, magicka and stamina immeadiately plus more over several seconds)
can be made with Columbine + Lady's Smock + Mountain Flower.
bi stat elixir of invisibilty (turns invisible and restores health)
Can be made with Blue Entoloma + Mountain Flower + Namira's Rot.
tri stat elixir of weapon power (weapon damage, weapon crit and movement speed)
Can be made with Blessed Thistle + Dragonthorn + Namira’s Rot.
A word of advice is to get the medicinal use passive from alchemy. (Need a total level of 47 in alchemy to get rank 3) This extends potion effects by 30%.
Reccomended food buffs are ragout meals that increase health and stamina for 1 hour.
Kwarma Egg Omelet: Made with Poultry + Carrots + Cheese
Breten Bubble-and-Squeak: Made with Game + Greens + FLour
Silverside Perch Pudding: Made with Fish + Beets + Millet
+ Easy to use build.
+ Great DPS output.
+ Decent survivability. Most delves, dungeons, public dungeons etc. can be soloed.
+ Cheap to put together. Way of the fire and red mountain sets are plentiful and fairly cheap to buy/easy to get.
- Lacks any real healing or tank abilities.
- Stamina can drain fairly rapidly.
- Works best against single targets, but isnt great against groups. (Steel tornado + refreshing path doesnt kill half as fast as single target dps.)
Champion Point Tips
In the mage constellation:
Ritual tree - 100 precise strikes and 87 piercing.
This adds 25% more damage to crits and 22.7% increased penetration. You may wish to change either of these to mighty, which increases raw physical damage up to 25%.
In the thief constellation:
Tower tree - 100 warlord and 87 magician.
This lowers stamina ability costs by 16% and magicka ability costs by 14.7%. Another option is to put points into the lover tree and increase Health/stamina regeneration.
In the warrior constellation:
Lady tree - 100 hardy and 87 elemental defender.
This raises physical and elemental damage resistance. Very useful for surviving long or tough fights.