Online:Nightblade

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Nightblade is a class in Elder Scrolls Online. Nightblade is tailored to benefit assassins and players who prefer a stealthy approach. There are three known skills governed by Nightblade: Assassination, Shadow, and Siphoning.

In-Game Description: Nightblades are adventurers and opportunists with a gift for getting in and out of trouble. Relying variously on stealth, blades, and speed, Nightblades thrive on conflict and misfortune, trusting to their luck and cunning to survive.

Skills[edit]

Assassination[edit]

The Assassination skill is orientated towards melee attackers, particularly dual-wielding, with abilities ranging from increasing your attack speed to teleporting to your target and damaging them at the same time.

Shadow[edit]

The Shadow skill is orientated towards self-preservation, with abilities ranging from inflicting fear on nearby enemies to becoming invisible and some crowd-control.

Siphoning[edit]

The Siphoning skill is oriented towards spell-casting assassins, with abilities that de-buff and damage enemies and provide healing and positive buffs to you. These abilities range from decreasing nearby enemies' attack power to casting a damage-over-time spell on a target that casts a healing spell on you for the same duration.

Builds[edit]

Build Role Description Primary Stat
Nightblade Initiate New Players Grasp the sinister art of assassination by heeding the call of the Nightblade. Magicka
Deathweaver DamageON-icon-role-Damage.png Sap the life-force from unsuspecting victims and use shadows to cast deadly spells. Magicka
Umbral Assassin DamageON-icon-role-Damage.png Blindside your enemies with a flurry of poisonous strikes, then disappear without a trace. Stamina
Living Shadow TankON-icon-role-Tank.png Become one with the darkness, drawing your foes close, then crippling them with shadow and steel. Health
Blood Magus HealerON-icon-role-Healer.png Siphon away your foe's vitality to fuel powerful healing spells, shielding you and your allies form death's embrace. Magicka

Compatible Builds[edit]

It is possible to build a character which meets or mostly meets the recommendations of multiple builds simultaneously. The chart below shows skill morphs which conflict between different builds.

Nightblade
Initiate
Deathweaver Umbral
Assassin
Living
Shadow
Blood
Magus
Nightblade
Initiate
Assassin's Blade Death Stroke
Assassin's Blade
Veiled Strike
Siphoning Strikes
no conflicts Soul Shred
Strife
Death-
weaver
Assassin's Blade Siphoning Strikes no conflicts no conflicts
Umbral
Assassin
Death Stroke
Assassin's Blade
Veiled Strike
Siphoning Strikes
Siphoning Strikes no conflicts Siphoning Strikes
Living
Shadow
no conflicts no conflicts no conflicts Strife
Blood
Magus
Soul Shred
Strife
no conflicts Siphoning Strikes Strife

While it is not possible to make a triple-build without some incompatible morphs, there are a few that come very close. Living Shadow is compatible with three other builds, but none of them are compatible with each other. There are three triple-builds with only 1 conflicting morph, however, using Deathweaver, Living Shadow, and any one of the other three builds.

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