INSANE Magicka Nightblade PVE DPS Build - Hack the Minotaur (2024)

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Magicka Nightblade is looking stronger than ever making this build a fantastic choice for PVE DPS with no Mythic required!

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Primary Sets

Our primary damage set on this build is Perfected Arms Of Relequen. This is a Trials set that can be obtained from Cloudrest and provides plenty of extra damage as long as you can maintain your light attacks consistently.

The second set, Runecarver’s Blaze is a powerful new proc set that buffs your DOT skills.

The recommended Monster Set for this build to increase our total DPS will be Zaan.

And finally, since we don’t necessarily need a Mythic, using a Perfected Maelstrom Two-Hander on the backbar will also result in slightly higher damage.

Perfected Arms Of Relequen

LVL 50 – CP 160

SET BONUS
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina, Your Light and Heavy attacks apply a stack of harmful winds to your target for 5 seconds. Harmful winds deal 52 Physical Damage per stack every 1 second. This effect can stack once every half second, up to 10 times and scales off the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.

Runecarver’s Blaze

LVL 50 – CP 160

SET BONUS
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) Your damage over time effects deal an additional 368 Flame Damage on the third damage tick. This damage scales off your Weapon or Spell Damage and always applies the Burning status effect.

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Zaan

LVL 50 – CP 160

SET BONUS
(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(2 items) When you damage a nearby enemy with a Light or Heavy Attack, you have a 33% chance to create a beam of fire that will connect you to your enemy. The beam deals 2010 Flame Damage every 1 second to your enemy for 6 seconds. Every second, this damage increases by 100%. The beam is broken if the enemy moves 8 meters away from you. This effect can occur every 18 seconds.

Runecarver Gear Set Up

Weapon/ArmorSetTraitWeightGlyph
Main HandPerfected Relequen DaggersNirnhoned / ChargedNAFlame Damage / Poison Damage
BackupMaelstrom Perfected GreatswordInfusedNAWeapon/Spell Damage
HeadZaanDivinesMediumMagicka
ShoulderZaanDivinesMediumMagicka
ChestPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
WaistRunecarver’s BlazeDivinesLightMagicka
GlovesRunecarver’s BlazeDivinesLightMagicka
LegsPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
FeetPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
NecklaceRunecarver’s BlazeBloodthirstyNASpell Damage
Ring 1Runecarver’s BlazeBloodthirstyNASpell Damage
Ring 2Runecarver’s BlazeBloodthirstyNASpell Damage

Standard Build (No Runecarver)

Weapon/ArmorSetTraitWeightGlyph
Main HandPerfected Blackrose DaggersNirnhoned / ChargedNAFlame Damage / Poison Damage
BackupPillar Of Nirn GreatswordInfusedNAWeapon/Spell Damage
HeadZaanDivinesMediumMagicka
ShoulderZaanDivinesLightMagicka
ChestPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
WaistPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
GlovesPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
LegsPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
FeetPerfected Arms Of RelequenDivinesMediumMagicka
NecklacePillar Of NirnBloodthirstyNASpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar Of NirnBloodthirstyNASpell Damage
Ring 2Pillar Of NirnBloodthirstyNASpell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus

Race

The optimal DPS race for this build will be High Elf due to their bonus Weapon and Spell Damage, Max Magicka and improved Sustain. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.

Mundus

The Thief

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The Thief

Increases the Critical Strike rating by 1333

With 7 Divines armor pieces
Increases the Critical Strike rating by 2167

Food/Drink Buff

Ghastly Eye Bowl

Potions

Spell Power Potions

Skills

Main Weapon: DUAL WIELD – Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Debilitate
  2. Impale
  3. Concealed Weapon
  4. Merciless Resolve
  5. Deadly Cloak
  6. ULT: Incapacitating Strike

Backup Weapon: TWO HANDER – Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Stampede
  2. Carve
  3. Barbed Trap
  4. Twisting Path
  5. Dark Shade
  6. ULT: Incapacitating Strike

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Pre-Buffs

Prebuff with Channeled Accelleration + Merciless Resolve (4-5 Stacks with light attacks) + Dark Shade + Deadly Cloak, stay a bit out of Range to not hit the Target.

Rotation (100% – 25%)

Start with Shooting Star + Potion for extra 20 Ulti (swap back to Incap afterwards, keep incap as console player!), step closer to your Target, use Twisting Path – Barswap – Merciless Proc – Barswap – Stampede – Carve – Barswap – Debilitate – Barswap – Barbed Trap – Barswap – Concealed Weapon Spam.

Try to keep up all of your Dots before using Incap, like this you make sure to not waste the empowered 6 seconds time window (incap gives +20% extra dmg for 6 seconds), use the empowered phase to spam as many Concealed Weapon casts as possible!
If you´re unsure just use Incap on Cooldowns, dps loss will be minimalistic! Don´t reactivate Merciless Resolve too early, use it only with 5x Stacks for the Bow Proc Assassins Will (recast it after it expires ofc).

Execute (25% – 0)

Drop Merciless Resolve, but keep 5x Stacks (do not reapply it, Buffs remains!). Replace Concealed Weapon for Impale. Reapply all of your Dots at around 25%, but do not recast Dark Shade + Debilitate + Carve + Stampede below 20%. Keep up still Twisting Path + Barbed Trap + Deadly Cloak + Incap as Ultimate and Spam Impale in between.

Passive Skills

Class Passives

  • Master Assassin
  • Executioner
  • Pressure Points
  • Hemorrhage
  • Refreshing Shadows
  • Shadow Barrier
  • Dark Vigor
  • Dark Veil
  • Catalyst
  • Magicka Flood
  • Soul Siphoner
  • Transfer

Weapon Passives

  • Slaughter
  • Dual Wield Expert
  • Controlled Fury
  • Ruffian
  • Twin Blade And Blunt
  • Forceful
  • Heavy Weapons
  • Balanced Blade
  • Follow Up
  • Battle Rush

Armor Passives

  • Dexterity
  • Wind Walker
  • Agility
  • Athletics
  • Grace
  • Evocation
  • Spell Warding
  • Prodigy
  • Concentration

Guild Passives

  • Intimidating Presence
  • Slayer
  • Banish The Wicked
  • Skilled Tracker
  • Undaunted Mettle

Racial

  • All Racial Passives

Other

  • Medicinal Use

Champion Points

Below you will find the recommended Active and Passive Champion Point Stars for this build, broken down into 300, 600, 900, and 1200 CP ranges.

For more information on Champion Points click on a Star name below or browse our detailed Champion Points Guides.

Constellation Descriptions:

Craft

The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.

Warfare

The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses

Fitness

The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.

– 300 Champion Points –

GREEN

  • 50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
  • 50 Gilded Fingers

BLUE

  • 20 Precision
  • 20 Piercing
  • 50 Deadly Aim (Slot)

RED

  • 50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
  • 50 Rejuvenation (Slot)

– 600 Champion Points –

GREEN

  • 50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
  • 50 Gilded Fingers
  • 10 Fortune’s Favor
  • 15 Wanderer
  • 40 Steadfast Enchantment
  • 30 Rationer (Slot)

BLUE

  • 20 Precision
  • 20 Piercing
  • 50 Deadly Aim (Slot)
  • 50 Wrathful Strikes (Slot)
  • 50 Master-At-Arms (Slot)

RED

  • 50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
  • 50 Rejuvenation (Slot)
  • 50 Fortified (Slot)
  • 20 Sprinter
  • 16 Hasty
  • 20 Hero’s Vigor

– 900 Champion Points –

GREEN

  • 50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
  • 50 Gilded Fingers
  • 10 Fortune’s Favor
  • 15 Wanderer
  • 40 Steadfast Enchantment
  • 30 Rationer (Slot)
  • 50 Breakfall
  • 50 Treasure Hunter (Slot)

BLUE

  • 20 Precision
  • 20 Piercing
  • 50 Deadly Aim (Slot)
  • 50 Wrathful Strikes (Slot)
  • 50 Master-At-Arms (Slot)
  • 50 Exploiter (Slot)
  • 40 Flawless Ritual
  • 30 War Mage

RED

  • 50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
  • 50 Rejuvenation (Slot)
  • 50 Fortified (Slot)
  • 20 Sprinter
  • 16 Hasty
  • 20 Hero’s Vigor
  • 50 Celerity (Slot)
  • 30 Tumbling
  • 20 Defiance

– 1200 Champion Points –

GREEN

  • 50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
  • 50 Gilded Fingers
  • 30 Fortune’s Favor
  • 15 Wanderer
  • 50 Steadfast Enchantment
  • 30 Rationer (Slot)
  • 50 Breakfall
  • 50 Treasure Hunter (Slot)
  • 75 Liquid Efficiency (Slot)

BLUE

  • 20 Precision
  • 20 Piercing
  • 50 Deadly Aim (Slot)
  • 50 Wrathful Strikes (Slot)
  • 50 Master-At-Arms (Slot)
  • 50 Exploiter (Slot)
  • 40 Flawless Ritual
  • 30 War Mage
  • 20 Tireless Discipline
  • 20 Quick Recovery
  • 20 Preparation
  • 20 Hardy
  • 20 Elemental Aegis

RED

  • 50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
  • 50 Rejuvenation (Slot)
  • 50 Fortified (Slot)
  • 20 Sprinter
  • 16 Hasty
  • 20 Hero’s Vigor
  • 50 Celerity (Slot)
  • 30 Tumbling
  • 20 Defiance
  • 20 Tireless Guardian
  • 30 Fortification
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