Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Tanking, Healing & DPS Builds Guide
In the game of Elder Scrolls Online, the Nightblade is the ultimate stealth/assassin class. With a wide spectrum of skills and abilities ranging from The Assassination skill tree which provides the Nightblade with many offensive abilities allowing you to deal heavy damage to enemies, to the Siphoning tree used for sucking power, speed and health from enemies and the Shadow skill tree for stealth and ranged attacks. Regardless of which play style you choose for your ESO nightblade build, without a solid build guide it will be time consuming and frustrating trying all the different combinations of skills, weapons and armor available. It is imperative that you have an optimized Nightblade build if you are to be successful in Elder Scrolls Online as a Nightblade character. Your build has more to do with how well and how fast you level and if you’re able to kill groups of mobs and your general overall gaming experience! Without a strong build you will be well under-powered and not much help in dungeons. Expect to spend many hours, a lot of work and trials and errors while developing the Nightblade you want. Skills have changed slightly with the latest game updates and all player builds must be adjusted and tweaked.
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Nightblade Healing Builds Strong potions abilities coupled with several of the healing abilities from the Siphoning skill tree enhances and maxes out the effects. Siphoning is for taking the Magicka, Health, Stamina and speed from your enemies and using it for yourself. Magicka & Stamina regeneration along with bonuses for using medium armor will help enhance your Nightblade healing build.
Nightblade Tanking Builds Tanks need great AoE attacks and must take full advantage of Nightblade’s stealthy Shadowing skills. You will need lots of stamina and be readily able to replenish health and Stamina. You will use all or mostly heavy armor unless you are VR and have unlocked all your skills, where, if built right, you could actually use all light armor as a tank! Lotus Fan, Blur, Surprise Attack, Refreshing Path & Dark Shades are just some of the great Nightblade skills used for tanking builds. What could make a better tank than a tank who never runs out of resources? The Nightblade’s regen is built in and Nightblades are the only one of the classes that can use all heavy armor and not suffer for it!
Nightblade DPS Builds The Assassin and Siphon skill lines will be the source of a DPS Nightblade’s damage. Nightblades can first use abilities from the Siphon line to damage and weaken enemies before using Assassin abilities to finish the job. Some of the best Siphoning skills for a great Nightblade DPS build are Strife, Drain Power, Soul Shred and Agony. Haste and Death Stroke from Assassination line are amazing skills as is Assassin’s Blades’ Mark Target!
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~ Mark P, USA
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These and Many More ESO Nightblade Builds:
- Variety of Powerful Builds For Nightblade Characters!
- Nightblade AOE Tanking Build
- Nightblade VR Solo Build
- Nightblade Solo/Small Group PvP Build
- Nightblade 1-50 Leveling Build
- Veteran Rank Nightblade Tank Build
“I chose the ‘Dark Cloak Elusive Vampire Nightblade’ which uses dual 1handed swords over daggers, swallow soul – great for bow! for added health regen and extra DPS. Siphoning attacks – one of the best to have – almost impossible to run out of magicka and stamina esp. for PvE, even while fighting tough mobs and bosses. I never run low! Bombard – for PvE – immobilize AoE and crazy CC – with big group of mobs! Elusive mist is so great for this build for fast speed – it’s the vampire’s main escape and a must have! You can’t be targeted and you take 75% reduced damage. Not JUST for escape but I catch up to enemies faster as well.”
~ Richard K, USA Top Builds For Tanking, Healing, & DPS For Nightblade Best PvP Builds For any Playstyle for NB Counter Other Players Builds & Dominate PvP Most Efficient Skill Rotations Max Your Nightblade’s Potential