Soul Blade – A Magicka Nightblade Build

Greymoor

Magicka Nightblades have a fantastic arsenal of abilities that allow them to keep themselves healed up without slowing down their damage output.

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
    • Vampire / Werewolf
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: High Elf
    • I choose High Elf as its hitting the highest numbers right now. For other great alternatives visit our race guide here!
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • You can choose to go Vampire with this build and replace your current spammable ability with Blood for Blood (great for your sustain) as long as you have a healer with you.
      eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor

GEAR – NON VAMP

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadMaw of the InfernalHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderMaw of the InfernalMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestFalse God’sLightDivinesMagicka
BeltFalse God’sLight Divines Magicka
ShoesFalse God’sLight Divines Magicka
HandsFalse God’sLight DivinesMagicka
PantsFalse God’sLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

VAMPIRE GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadMaw of the InfernalHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderMaw of the InfernalMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestSpell StrategistLightDivinesMagicka
BeltSpell StrategistLight Divines Magicka
ShoesSpell StrategistLight Divines Magicka
HandsSpell StrategistLight DivinesMagicka
PantsSpell StrategistLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Maw of the Infernal is dropped in Banished Cells II
  • Spell Strategist drops in can be purchased from a guild trader or in cyrodiil
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (delves, world bosses, dolmen, chests, and public dungeons)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadMawof the InferalHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderMaw of the InfernalMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLight DivinesMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2Mother’s SorrowInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Maw of the Infernal is dropped in Banished Cells II
  • Burning Spell Weave is dropped in City of Ash I and II
  • Mother’s Sorrow is dropped in Deshan (dolmen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.


SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Impale Impale Assassin’s BladeNightblade > Assasination
ESO Skills Swallow Soul Swallow SoulESO Skills Strife StrifeNightblade > Siphoning
eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor Blood for Bloodeso skills vampire eviscerate EviscerateWorld > Vampire
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic OrbESO Skills Necrotic Orb Necrotic OrbGuild > Undaunted Guild
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve Merciless ResolveESO Skills Grim Focus Grim FocusNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skils Inner Light Inner Light MagelightGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skills Soul Harvest Soul Harvest Death StrokeNightblade > Assassination
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Unstable Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills twiting path Twisting Path Path of DarknessNightblade > Shadow
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed Trap Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Harness Magicka Harness MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor> Light
ESO Skill Siphoning Attacks Siphoning Attacks Siphoning StrikesNightblade > Siphoning

ROTATION

  • Nightblade’s have a very dynamic rotation. Try to proc your Merciless Resolve after every 5th or 6th light attack.
    ESO Skills Merciless Resolve
  • Make sure to prioritize Elemental Blockade, Twisting Path, and Merciless Resolve followed by Barbed Trap. When all dots are up, your spammable is Swallow Soul or if you go Vampire, Blood for Blood.
    ESO Skills Swallow Soul / eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor

  • Execute: At 25%
    • Spammable becomes Impale
      ESO Skills Impale
    • Stop using Swallow Soul
    • We are only using Unstable Wall, Twisting Path, and Barbed Trap (we stop casting the rest of the dots in execute)
      ESO Skills Elemental Blockade ESO Skills twiting path ESO Skills Barbed Trap

Beyond that, you are still proccing your Merciless Resolve after every 5th light attack.
ESO Skills Merciless Resolve


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: First 3 Passives
    • Heavy Armor: First 3 Passives
  • WORLD
    • Vampire: All if going vampire
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thaumaturge: 20
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 66
    • Staff Expert: 50
  • THE APPRENTICE
    • Elf Born: 61
    • Elemental Expert: 64
    • Spell Erosion: 9 (adjust as necessary)
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 31
    • Tumbling: 56
  • THE LOVER
    • Arcanist: 64
    • Tenacity: 45
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 18
    • Warlord: 56
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 32
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 56
    • Spell Shield:62
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 56
    • Elemental Defender: 64

PARSE TIME

  • To optimize your parse you can replace False God’s with Siroria’s
  • Replace Inner Light with Crippling Grasp
  • Replace Mystic orb with Dark Shade

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