Stamina Nightblade Solo PVE ONE BAR Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The BRAWLER Build is a powerful Solo Stamina Nightblade build with high single target damage plus absolutely MASSIVE Damage Shields and healing potential. This build can be run as a simple One-Bar build and can complete a variety of solo content in ESO including Overland, World Bosses, Solo Arenas and even Solo Veteran Dungeons.

Primary Sets

Hexos Ward is our main set on this build, providing a massive defensive bonus, giving us a free damage shield every 7 seconds that can gain further strength through Champion Points.

We’ve combined this with another damage shield focused set with a FAST cooldown, Prayer Shawl, which can buff you as quickly as every 2 seconds with another free damage shield.

The Oakensoul Ring is the new go to Mythic Item that packs a punch for one bar builds. delivering many powerful Major and Minor buffs.

Finally, any Monster Set can be used to make up the final slot on this build or you can use one piece Armor Of The Trainee for extra Health.

Hexos Ward

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Dealing direct Critical Damage grants you a damage shield that absorbs up to 12305 damage for 6 seconds. This effect can occur once every 7 seconds.

Prayer Shawl

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(5 items) When you overheal yourself or an ally, you grant them a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. This effect can occur once every 2 seconds.

The Oakensoul Ring

Set bonus
(1 item) While equipped, you are unable to swap between your Primary and Backup Weapon Sets and gain Major Berserk, Major Courage, Major Brutality, Major Sorcery, Major Prophecy, Major Savagery, Major Force, Major Protection, Major Resolve, Minor Fortitude, Minor Intellect, Minor Endurance, and Major Heroism.

Armor Of The Trainee

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1454 Maximum Health
(2 items) Adds 1454 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1454 Maximum Stamina


Alternate Sets

Any set that provides Critical Chance, Weapon and Spell Damage or other offensive stats can be used on this build to provide higher DPS including Tzogvin’s Warband or Leviathan.

Tzogvin’s Warband

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you gain a stack of Precision, increasing your Critical Chance by 177 for 5 seconds, up to 10 stacks max. At max stacks, you also gain Minor Force, increasing your Critical Damage done by 10%. This effect can occur once every half second.


Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 1528 Critical Chance


Oakensoul Ring Lead Locations

Getting your own Oakensoul Ring is easier than you might think! Check out our full Oakensoul Ring Guide for ALL Lead Locations!


Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Prayer Shawl Maul Precise NA Absorb Stamina
Head Hexos Ward Divines Medium Stamina
Shoulder Hexos Ward Divines Medium Stamina
Chest Armor Of The Trainee Divines Heavy Health
Waist Prayer Shawl Divines Light Stamina
Gloves Hexos Ward Divines Medium Stamina
Legs Hexos Ward Divines Medium Stamina
Feet Hexos Ward Divines Medium Stamina
Necklace Prayer Shawl Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Prayer Shawl Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Oakensoul Ring Infused NA Weapon Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


My favorite Race for this build is Imperial, thanks to the extra Health, Stamina and cost reduction on all abilities. Other great choices for this build include Orc for more damage and speed as well as Nord for better stats and resistances. 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

Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice or Dubious Cameron Throne


Basic Stamina Potions or Tri-Stat Potions

Skills - One Bar Setup

Main Weapon: TWO HANDED - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Reverse Slice or Killer’s Blade

  2. Carve

  3. Swallow Soul

  4. Surprise Attack

  5. Merciless Resolve

  6. ULT: Incapacitating Strike or Soul Tether

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Buff with Merciless Resolve, then cast:

Swallow Soul -> Carve x 3 -> Surprise Attack x4

Use your Ultimate or Mercliess Resolve Bow when ready.


You MUST light attack between each ability to charge your Merciless Resolve.


Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives

Guild Passives




If you like playing Solo, this build can benefit greatly from using Companions! This Solo build already has amazing defense and self-healing, so I recommend using a Companion that can provide more damage. A great option will be Ember set up as a DPS Companion. More information on Companions Builds and Skills can be found in our detailed Companion Guides section.

Recommended Gear

  • All Medium Armor - Aggressive Traits

  • Bow

Recommended Skills

  1. Viper’s Bite

  2. Piercing Arrow

  3. Crystal Blast

  4. Starfall or Shocking Burst

  5. Sniping Silver or Vanish

  6. ULT. Raging Storm

Additional Skills

The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.

Full Companion Build

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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