INSANE Hybrid Nightblade Solo PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The DEATH STAR Build is a Hybrid Build for the Nightblade Class with amazing damage and high speed! This unique build is also able to cast Infinite Ultimates as long as you are killing enemies! Insane!

Primary Sets

The recommended item sets for the DEATH STAR Hybrid Nightblade Build are focused around increasing our Critical Chance, Weapon and Spell Damage and Penetration while also helping us to generate Ultimate as quickly as possible.

First, the New Moon Acolyte set is a great all-around damage set for any build, especially Hybrids as it will buff all of our offensive stats.

Next, Dead-Water’s Guile boosts our weapon damage, stamina and health while also giving us a TON of Ultimate back each time we kill an enemy. This will work well with our skills which also give Ultimate back on kills.

Finally, the ideal Monster Set for this build is going to be Balorgh as we can maintain the buff nearly 100% of the time with our quick casting Ultimates.

Click on a Set Name below to learn more.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) Adds 401 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.

Dead-Water’s Guile

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(5 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage, Whenever you kill an enemy, you, you gain 15 Ultimate.


Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage
(2 items) When you use an Ultimate ability, you gain Weapon Damage and Spell Damage equal to the amount of total Ultimate consumed, and Physical and Spell Penetration equal to 23 times the amount for 12 seconds.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand New Moon Acolyte Daggers Nirnhoned / Precise NA Damage Shield / Disease
Backup Any Bow Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Balorgh Training Medium Stamina
Shoulder Balorgh Training Medium Stamina
Chest Dead-Water's Guile Training Medium Stamina
Waist Dead-Water's Guile Training Medium Stamina
Gloves Dead-Water's Guile Training Medium Stamina
Legs Dead-Water's Guile Training Medium Stamina
Feet Dead-Water's Guile Training Medium Stamina
Necklace New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Weapon Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


The optimal races for this build will include Imperial, Dark Elf and Khajiit. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls


Any Basic Potion to proc Ultimate passive

Skills - Dual Wield / Bow

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

  1. Whirling Blades

  2. Inner Light

  3. Sap Essence

  4. Camouflaged Hunter

  5. Silver Leash

  6. ULT: Soul Harvest

Backup Weapon: BOW - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Endless Hail

  2. Poison Injection

  3. Barbed Trap

  4. Channeled Acceleration

  5. Siphoning Attacks

  6. ULT: Shooting Star

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Combat Tips

Pre-buff with Channeled Acceleration and Siphoning Attacks.

Begin combat on the backbar by grouping enemies together with Bow light attacks - this will also trigger your damage enchant. Once enemies are close together cast Shooting Star on the most central enemy and immediately bar swap. Follow up with one Sap Essence cast to buff your Weapon and Spell Damage. Finish any remaining enemies with Whirling Blades.

Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives

Guild Passives



Champion Points 2.0

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:

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

  • BLUE: The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses.

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


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