Is This The Best ESO Stamina Nightblade Leveling Build? (The Specter)


Surprisingly enough, one of the most popular ESO Stamina Nightblade builds goes by the tag ‘The Specter’. A lot has been said about this particular guide. Reviewers have gone back and forth trying to analyze, dissect, and test how solid the build is. But most will often leave out a very important question; what does the build really entail? What makes up this Stamina Nightblade DPS and how does The Specter come in play? Well, there is finally a comprehensive guide out for you. Everything you need to know, be it the gear, class or champion points.

Here we go…

The Objective of the Build

The main idea or concept behind this race, build, and combination of unique skills is to come up with a high damage Nightblade that is capable of completing any trial, DSA or dungeon with high damage. Now, the Specter version is centered or focuses on Bow PvE but then it still has a PvP component at the end of the game.

So maybe you’re saying to yourself right now, ” Awesome stuff, so why should I play this version/build?”

Well, for starters, it is a pretty challenging game. So if you have a thing for hard and fast hitting, then this should be your game. Apart from this, it makes use of monumental damage and range. In other words, it is as impactful as it is difficult.

On the other side of the coin, you may not want to play this game since it lacks that crucial self-healing feature on demand. This, of course, unless you’re using a Two Handler gameplay mode.

1-50 Leveling Mode Build

That aside, the specter has two main leveling modes that you may want to hear about.
1. The Non-Veteran Leveling Mode

The non-leveling mode comprises of 10 distinct levels or step. As the name suggests, it requires less experience in gaming to crack it up. Nonetheless, the following priority skills will come in handy.

1. Bow – It consists of the Lethal Arrow and Acid Spray strategies. If anything, with the Acid Spray you have a definitive AoE damage and snare.

2. Assassination – This priority focuses on making the best use of Monster tree for active and passive abilities. Here, you should be working under the assumption that everyone good is worth morphing and taking at some point. Otherwise, the priority here is grabbing the Killer’s Blade to activate the finisher self-healing property.

3. Siphoning – This is a high priority skillset with valuable beastly passives. A bonus tip; try to maintain at least 2 skills on your bar in order to keep this skill line advancing . At the same time, consider Siphoning Strikes and Funnel Health your main targets.

4. Two Handed- The famous Two Handed priority that you have heard folks talking about incorporates a brawler for quick AoE damage shield. And this is done early in than Major Brutality buff or Self heal. The Major Brutality buff, as a matter of fact, will always set you back some 20% weapon damage every time you activate it. So make sure you use it sparingly and wisely.
5. Shadow -This is one of the weakest of the 3 trees that are designed for straight PvE. And for this reason, it doesn’t really require much from the existing active abilities. As far as the priority goes, here you should be just concentrating on grabbing the Killer’s Blade Morph and activate finisher self-healing.

SO an avid gamer could ask, what are the priority passives in the skillsets detailed above.

1. Bow – When initiating the Bow, make sure you use the Ranger one and Ranger Two to reduce the possibility of wasting the Acid Spray stamina unnecessarily. This will, in turn, ensure that you have a less of a drain on your resources.

2.Two Handler and Assassination – Focus on optimizing your Balance Blade until you have your fill of skill points. Alternatively, you can choose to wait for pressure points that are slotted for Assassination abilities to maximize utilizing your potential.

The Veteran Ranks

At this stage, you will be expected to execute some sophisticated, well-calculated moves to climb your way up the remaining complex ranks.

Nonetheless, you can always find the following skills valuable.
1.Ambush – It is more of a Teleport Strike than just a skill. Here, close the gap to give you 20% more damage for your next hit. For better efficiency, combine this bar swap, Soul Tether, and the Assassination skill line.

2. Siphoning Attack – You can cleverly avoid or reduce wasting your resources by Siphoning Strikes at the start of fights and or in between them. Combine this with a Merciless Resolve strategy. This is whereby you focus your resources on the morph of Grim Focus. While at it, bear in mind that an 8% damage stint combined with a 10% stamina boost can give you that rare chance to procure a damage ability.

3. Soul Harvesters – Just like the name would suggest, it is a technique that makes use of the morph of Death Stroke. In fact, it is easy to conclude that during ultimate generation and execution, nothing can outperform a Soul Harvest’s damage.

Healing Capabilities in this Build

Just like most other builds in this sequel, there is no shortage of healing abilities. And if you know how to utilize them, you can conveniently plan your game outlook in a way that compliments your assault style.

Here are some of them;

1. Soul Tether – It is typically combined with the morph of Soul Shred a facet of the siphoning skillset line detailed above. It is a self-preservation ability that has an extremely high AoE burst for eliminating trash mobs and still surviving.

2. The Resolving Vigor – This is another significantly powerful healing ability that combines the acuity of Killer’s Blade and Rally for surviving attacks.

The Bottom Line

Overall, we can say that Spectre is a pretty solid build and actually one of the best ESO Nightblade leveling build out there for avid gamers. And those who have tried a hand in it can confess that it is one of the best approaches to leveling. From the realistic survivability levels to tanking and healing, it feels almost surreal.