Nightblade

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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.

— Game Description

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Nightblade

The Nightblade is a powerful 'assassin' class in the ESO which utilizes stealth, cunning and powerful siphoning magic to defeat their foes. The Nightblade, while not an extremely versatile class, fills the roll of DPS very well through its three skill trees; Assassination(DPS), Shadow(STEALTH) and Siphoning(DPS/CC).

Nightblade Skills[edit | edit source]

The three skill trees of the Nightblade are:

  • Assassination, a set of skills relating to dealing heavy burst DPS
  • Shadow, a set of skills relating to staying hidden and stealthy
  • Siphoning, a set of skills relating to applying DoT's and CC's on enemies.

Assassination[edit | edit source]

The Assassination skill line mainly focuses on dealing high burst DPS, or Damage Per Second, with skills that help you to quickly incapacitate your enemy, without letting them touch you.

Passive Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Rank Description
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Passive 8
Rank 1
Deal 5% more damage while crouched or invisible. Successful sneak attacks stun for longer.
Rank 2
Successful crouched attacks stun for a longer duration.
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Passive 14
Rank 1
Killing an enemy with an Assassination ability restores 12 Magicka over 6 seconds.
Rank 2
Killing an enemy with an Assassination ability restores 24 Magicka over 6 seconds.
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Passive 22
Rank 1
Increases the Nightblade's critical strike chance by by 1.5% for every Assassination ability on their current hotbar.
Rank 2
Increases the Nightblade's critical strike chance by by 3% for every Assassination ability on their current hotbar.
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Passive 39
Rank 1
Increases the Nightblade's bonus critical strike damage by 5% for each Assassination ability on their current hotbar.
Rank 2
Increases the Nightblade's bonus critical strike damage by 10% for each Assassination ability on their current hotbar.

Active Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Morphes into / Skill Descriptions Skill Cost
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Active 1 Deals moderate damage with a large damage multiplier when used against low health enemies. 25 Magicka
Heals you when ability kills a target. Heals player for 15 – 18% Max Health when killing an opponent with this ability.
Ability may be used at range. Range: 15 – 18 meters.
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Active 4 Teleport directly to your target, dealing damage and stunning them for a short duration. 53 Magicka
Deals AoE damage and snares enemies. Unleashes a fan of knives for 7 – 10 Magic Damage to all nearby enemies. Affected enemies are snared 60 – 70% for 6 seconds and bleed for 12 Physical Damage.
Your next attack against enemy deals extra damage. Next attack on target deals 30 – 36% additional damage.
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Active 20 A medium duration self buff that gives attackers a percentage based miss chance when attacking the Nightblade. 49 Magicka
Misses have a chance of setting attacker off balance, for 3 – 6 seconds.
Miss chance increased on activation. Miss chance increased by an additional +15% for 2 – 3.5 seconds.
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Active 30 Place a mark on a high-health target; while marked you deal extra damage to the target. Killing the marked target will heal the Nightblade. 70 Magicka
Reduced cost and you can see target if they stealth or go invisible. Cost: 53 – 49 Magicka.
Gain damage bonus and a bigger heal when killing marked target. Killing a marked target restores player's health by 60% and increasing Weapon Power by 12 – 15 and Spell Power by 12 – 15, for 30 seconds.
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Active 42 Increases the attack speed of normal and power attacks for a moderate duration. 49 Magicka
Adds stamina regeneration. Recovers a total of Stamina.
Your weapon attacks immobilize enemies. Every 10th weapon attack immobilizes enemy for 2 seconds.
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Ultimate 12 Deals damage to your target, and reduces their incoming healing. The damage dealt is increased by your Ultimate pool. 50 Ultimate
Stuns if the caster has lower health than target. Stuns for 3 – 4.5 seconds if caster has lower Health than target.
While slotted you gain more Ultimate from kills. Passively increases Ultimate recharge from successful kills while slotted.

Shadow[edit | edit source]

The Shadow skill line is all about being stealthy, surprising your enemies, and gaining the upper hand, through under-handed methods.

Passive Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Rank Description
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Passive 8
Rank 1
Activating a Shadow ability increases stamina regeneration by 15% for 6s.
Rank 2
Activating a Shadow ability increases stamina regeneration by 30% for 6s.
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Passive 14
Rank 1
Increases armor and spell resistance by 17 for 4s when coming out of stealth or invisibility.
Rank 2
Increases armor and spell resistance by 35 for 4s when coming out of stealth or invisibility.
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Passive 22
Rank 1
Increase max Health by 2% per slotted Shadow ability slotted.
Rank 2
Increase max Health by 4% per slotted Shadow ability slotted.
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Passive 39
Rank 1
Increase duration of Shadow abilities by 8%.
Rank 2
Increase duration of Shadow abilities by 15%.

Active Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Morphes into / Skill Descriptions Skill Cost
Shadow Cloak.png
Active 1 Gain invisibility for a short duration. 56 Magicka
While invisible, you gain increased critical strike rating
Removes one DoT effect
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Active 4 Deals increased damage and stun enemies. Requires Stealth. 35 Magicka
Reduces armor by 40% for 12s
Adds stealth movement speed while slotted
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Active 20 Deals damage in a path in front of you, increases your movement speed along that path. 53 Magicka
Larger conal AoE
Very minor heal per second for caster
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Active 30 Nearby enemies are afflicted with Fear. 60 Magicka
Snares and reduces affected target's power for 3s after fear ends
Sets a fear trap, target cap removed
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Active 42 Summons a shade which attacks and debuffs your enemies causing them to deal less damage. 35 Magicka
Splits your shade into 2, each dealing less damage
Activating again teleports player to shade
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Ultimate 12 An AoE snare that renders the Nightblade invisibile. Attacking an enemy removes the invisibility for a short time. Allies can activate the Slip Away synergy, also gaining invisibility. 200 Ultimate
Adds a heal to the synergy
Deals damage every 0.5s for duration

Siphoning[edit | edit source]

The Siphoning skill line is one focused on DoTs, and cripples. Instead of doing the maximum amount of burst damage quickly, siphoning is based on self-heals and crowd-control.

Passive Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Rank Description
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Passive 8
Rank 1
Increase potion effectiveness by 10%.
Rank 2
Increase potion effectiveness by 20%.
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Passive 14
Rank 1
Increase maximum magicka by 4% when you have a Siphoning ability slotted.
Rank 2
Increase maximum magicka by 8% when you have a Siphoning ability slotted.
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Passive 22
Rank 1
Increases healing taken by Siphoning abilities by 8%.
Rank 2
Increases healing taken by Siphoning abilities by 15%.
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Passive 39
Rank 1
Gain 1 Ultimate when dealing damage with a Siphoning ability.
Rank 2
Gain 2 Ultimate when dealing damage with a Siphoning ability.

Active Skills[edit | edit source]

Image Skill Name Skill Type Level Morphes into / Skill Descriptions Skill Cost
Strife.png
Active 1 Places a DoT on your target which also heals you for the duration. 35 Magicka
Also heals two nearby allies for 30% of the damage inflicted, every 2s for 10s
Player also receives 7% more healing from all sources while ability is slotted
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Active 4 Stuns and DoTs an enemy for a long duration, but the effect is broken by any other damage. 42 Magicka
DoT effect remains even if the stun effect ends
Does magic damage to nearby enemies as well
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Active 20 Places a DoT on an enemy which gradually decreases its movement speed, transferring an equal speed bonus to the Nightblade 42 Magicka
On impact does a little extra damage and immobilizes for 1.5s
Reduces target's attack speed, scales with level
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Active 30 Sacrifice a portion of your own weapon damage in to restore a portion of your Magicka and Stamina with every hit. None
Basic attacks heal you for 2% max health
Abilities also have a 10% chance to restore 15% stamina and magicka
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Active 42 Debuff the attack power of nearby enemies, transferring a portion of that power to the Nightblade for each affected enemy. 46 Magicka
Target cap increased to 9, weapon damage increased
Damage removed, heals based on targets hit
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Ultimate 12 Deals PBAoE (Point-blank AreaOfEffect) damage and stuns nearby enemies. Initiates the Leeching Strike synergy. 150 Ultimate
Closest enemy is tethered to you, taking magic damage while near
Siphon your health into nearby allies

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