Best ESO Guides for the Nightblade?

avatar GuidesApril 3, 2015 • 4~6 min read

As gamers, we all want to get the most we can out of our time spent playing our favorite games. In a game like Elder Scrolls Online, this can mean different things to different gamers. For some, making the most of the time we spend playing might mean hitting the level cap as quick as possible. For others, it might mean making lots of money in the game. That’s why gamers of all types turn to guides to help us get the things we want out of the game. To help you, this review ranks three of the best guides for Nightblade.

1. Killer Guides’ Unofficial ESO Nightblade Guide – 4 ½ stars
This guide has it all covered no matter what kind of gamer you are. Casual gamers and hardcore gamers alike will benefit from the information in this guide. Want to reach the level cap in a week? No problem. This Killer Guides’ Unofficial ESO Nightblade guide will help you every step of the way. Want to only do the quests that benefit you the most for loot and experience? This guide tells you what quests will net the highest rewards and which ones won’t. Want to be one of the best in the game at PVP? This guide will help you learn the ins and outs of you class and how to use your abilities to lay waste to your opponents.

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Maybe crafting items for sale or your own personal use is more your speed. The guide will show you the tips and tricks you need to truly master your chosen trade and make money doing it. The list goes on, and it will cost you a little money to get the guide. It’s a small price to pay in exchange for what it saves in time and effort with the added bonus of free updates.

2. The Elder Scrolls Online Guide – 4 stars
Like the first guide, this elder scrolls online guide also walks you through all the many facets of the game from leveling to making money. It’s written from the perspective of someone who played the game while it was in beta and what was learned during the time prior to the game’s official release. All of that knowledge was tested and refined when the game went live and went into this guide. As a gamer, I like the fact that this guide has all the bases covered no matter what I decide to focus on in the game or how much time I choose to spend playing. There are no cheats, hacks, or exploits to be found in the guide, and nothing contained within it will get you banned from the game.

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This guide also calls for an initial investment to download the guide, and it does cost a little more. There are free updates, but these updates don’t cover any future expansions that may be added to the game. To me, that is outweighed by the fact that this guide does come with a 60 money back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.

3. The Elder Scrolls Online Mastery Guide – 3 stars
If you’re looking for all the tips and tricks to reach the level cap or make mounds of gold, this eso mastery guide covers it all just like the other guides in this review. One of the ways that this guide differs from the others by offering 24/7 customer support for their guide should you encounter problems with the guide or the service they offer their members. They also offer a beginner’s guide as a bonus for signing up for a membership with their site. Unlike the other guides that are for every player from newbie to experienced, this bonus guide focuses on new players.

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You do have to sign up for at least a basic membership to gain access to the guides, but the guides are not part of one comprehensive package covering the entire scope of the game. The basic, free membership does come with the benefit of a member only forum to discuss the game. Sadly that the guide itself is broken down into different sections with each covering a different area of the game as well as the different facets of the game, and each one has to be purchased separately with quite expensive price.

This has just been a short review of each, but if you want to make the most of your gaming time and get all you want out of Elder Scrolls Online, then these are some of the best guides out there for you to consider. Killer Guides’ ESO Nightblade Guide has been ranked higher than others, but all three guides cover every aspect of the game and every strategy that’s been found. The all require some kind of investment, but you have to decide how much making the most of your play time is worth to you. Check them out for yourselves and decide.

ESO Nightblade Gold Making Guide through Provisioning

avatar GuidesJune 12, 2016 • 4~6 min read

Provisioning is a popular way to make gold in the Elder Scrolls Online that is suitable for all classes, including the nightblade. Although it might not be the best gold making method, provisioning is pretty fast and easy to do. Even a low-level player is able to do it without much effort and no need of any luxurious gear. In addition, making ESO gold through provisioning does not require a party or friends. A player can do it on his own without having to have an interaction with other players.

The easiest way to make ESO gold is actually to buy it from RMT shops. It’s like an investment for the future. Check out MMOBUX.com to find out what’s the best shop to purchase the Elder Scrolls Online Gold.

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Required Skills

Although provisioning level is significant, you do not need to have its max level in order to make this strategy works. It’s encouraged to level it anyway since this is the easiest leveling skill which only takes a couple of hours to max with the right strategy.

In provisioning skill tree, you only need “recipe quality” at level 1. Recipe improvement is, instead, really important. It’s worthwhile to max this skill. It makes your cooked food better result in more gold in return.

Another important skill you need to have it maxed is “Chef”. It gives an extra serving of each recipe made. You should also need to add another 3 points in “Brewer”. It has the same result as “Chef” but for drinks menu instead. “Brewer” and “Chef” are the main key to making you wealth with provisioning. After you max them, you will get 4 recipes back every time you make a single recipe. It means 400% profit.

Hunting for Ingredients

Cooking ingredients are everywhere. You can even run around the town and search for it inside crates and barrels. It only takes 20 minutes grabbing ingredients until your bag is full. Then, travel to other cities and do the same thing.

In case you are not that hungry for gold, you can only search for ingredients through crates and barrels in town 10-15 minutes every time you play. It’s going to give you 2,000 – 5,000 gold a day. As mentioned before, this is not the most effective way to make ESO gold. Nightblade can farm a lot faster than this when its level is high enough. However, if you do it daily, your fortune will be increasing every day without having to do anything.

It’s always important to have more than one source of income in the Elder Scrolls Online. You can make gold on everything you do from cooking to stealing. And, of cause, you can sell an item that you do not want to a vendor.

Aims for a High-Level Food

Normally, it only takes two ingredients to create a food. All recipes have a different value, 4 gold at average. If you max “Chef” and “Brew” skills, you are going to make 16 gold instead of 4. It means every ingredient is worth 8 gold to you.

Logically, you want to use as fewer ingredients as possible, so you have more ingredients to cook more food. However, you should aim to create a high-level item first since it has a higher value than a normal item. Thus, create a high-level item first, although more ingredients are required. Then, cook whatever food you can and sell everything to a vendor.

Provisioning is not the best nor the smartest way to make gold in the Elder Scrolls Online. However, it’s actually very popular at a later level in the game because of buffs. Some cook gives you more stamina, some attack, some defense, and so on which plays a very important part in a hard fight such as PvP, high-level dungeons, and raids.

Because of this, many high-level players are always looking for good cooks. This is your chance to sell to them with a higher price than selling to an NPC vendor. In case you want to make money from this way, it’s recommended to level provisioning skill to 50.

Standard Nightblade Builds for Leveling, PvE and PvP

avatar GuidesSeptember 21, 2015 • 7~11 min read

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There are a vast variety of possible Nightblade builds that are effective for every area of the game. This section will go over some possible options for skill builds, attribute builds and weapon setups– including both active and passive skills– that will serve you in the best way possible. All builds can and should be adjusted for personal playstyle.

Attribute Guide

Since attributes can be completely reset with a visit to a shrine and some gold, it’s possible to use one attribute set for leveling and another upon reaching level 50 and/or finishing veteran ranks. After reaching veteran rank 14, you’ll have access to 62 attribute points total.

For the most part, you’ll want to focus on Stamina or Magicka—whichever suits the types of skills you use. Putting points into both Stamina and Magicka is not advisable for a Nightblade.

Since Stamina affects weapon damage as well as Stamina regeneration, Nightblade builds that rely heavily on weapon abilities and heavy/light attacks will want to prioritize Stamina. Food is a good way increase Stamina temporary. This includes most skills (if you’ve played since the game’s launch, most Nightblade weapon-based skills now scale with Stamina). Bow users, dual wielders, and two-handed weapon users will want to focus on Stamina.

Nightblade builds that use a destruction staff or restoration staff will want to favor Magicka.

Health is useful for all builds and especially important for players who PvP.

While you can place all of your points into one attribute, it can often be a good idea to favor a balanced setup. This allows you to be more flexible when it comes to gear later on. It also gives you more health.

For a bow/dual wield Nightblade, for example, one good setup is to use 32 points in Health and 30 in Stamina. While leveling, you can simply try and equalize both stats. For a destruction staff Nightblade, this simply flips to 32 Magicka and 30 Health.

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Example Active Skill Sets

Since each character will have two weapon sets to choose between beginning at level 15, it’s possible to mix and match any of the below active skill sets you wish. In this manner, you can build a Nightblade that’s versatile in a variety of areas: Damage options, crowd control, healing/tanking utility, PvP utility, survivability, group support or maximum DPS.

Reminder: Due to the super flexibility in the Elder Scrolls Online, these are examples only! Feel free and make up your own build and figure out what works for you. Along with active skills, suggested attribute point allocation, Boons and gear/rune selections will be provided.

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Build 1: Dual Wield/Bow Nightblade

  • Roles: DPS, solo, dungeons, leveling, PvE, PvP
  • Pros: Excellent damage, able to stealth everywhere in the game, fantastic for surprise attacks as well as all areas of endgame and PvP
  • Cons: Lack of self-heals, not a lot of survivability
  • Suggested Attributes: 32 health, 30 Stamina
  • Suggested Rune/Gear Priority: Maximum Stamina, + Poison Damage
  • Suggested Boon: The Warrior
  • Suggested Armor: Medium

This setup is one of the best for Nightblades who wish to go pure DPS for PvP and dungeon/raid purposes. By switching from dual wield daggers to a bow when necessary, this build can attack from range and from melee. A typical solo pull will have you starting from range and finishing off your target in melee. This build makes great use of stealth so it’s ideal for both PvP and PvE.

First Weapon Set: Bow
Mark Target > Piercing Mark (Assassination skill tree)
Blur > Double Take (Assassination skill tree)
Poison Arrow > Venom Arrow (Bow skill tree)
Grim Focus > Merciless Resolve (Assassination skill tree)
Snipe > Focused Aim (Bow skill tree)

Ultimate: Dawnbreaker > Flawless Dawnbreaker (Fighters Guild skill tree)

Second Weapon Set: Dual Wield
Teleport Strike > Ambush (Assassination skill tree)
Drain Power > Sap Essence (Siphoning skill tree)
Blade Cloak > Quick Cloak (Dual Wield skill tree)
Whirlwind > Steel Tornado (Dual Wield skill tree)
Assassin’s Blade > Killer’s Blade (Assassination skill tree)

Ultimate: Meteor > Shooting Star (Mages Guild skill tree)

Build 2: Two-Handed Weapon/Restoration Staff PvP Nightblade

  • Roles: PvP, solo, leveling
  • Pros: Decent damage, good survivability, excellent mobility, decent self-heals and group heals
  • Cons: Lacking a bit of DPS, won’t be an excellent group healer due to attribute allocation
  • Suggested Attributes: 42 health, 20 Stamina
  • Suggested Rune/Gear Priority: Maximum Stamina, Disease Glyph on weapon
  • Suggested Boon: The Warrior
  • Suggested Armor: Medium

This setup is rather unique. Meleeing in PvP battles can be a little rough, so this build is a good way to survive while PvPing and still put out some decent damage at the same time. With the help of the restoration staff, you can quickly switch to heals as well. You’ll generally want to make use of stealth to pick off enemy casters. When you receive heavy fire, switch to the restoration staff and keep yourself up while disabling opponents however you can.

First Weapon Set: Two-Handed Weapon (Mace is recommended)
Teleport Strike > Ambush (Assassination skill tree)
Veiled Strike > Surprise Attack (Shadow skill tree)
Assassin’s Blade > Killer’s Blade (Assassination skill tree)
Bone Shield > Spiked Bone Shield (Undaunted skill tree)
Shadow Cloak > Shadowy Disguise (Shadow skill tree)

Ultimate: Death Stroke > Soul Harvest (Assassination skill tree)

Second Weapon Set: Restoration Staff
Steadfast Ward > Healing Ward (Restoration Staff skill tree)
Vigor > Resolving Vigor (Alliance War Assault skill tree)
Evasion > Shuffle (Medium Armor skill tree)
Summon Shade > Shadow Image (Shadow skill tree)
Aspect of Terror > Mass Hysteria (Shadow skill tree)

Ultimate: Soul Shred > Soul Tether (Siphoning skill tree)

Suggested Nightblade Passive Abilities

These passive abilities are the best the Nightblade has to offer and should be taken if at all possible. Even if they may not seem immediately useful for the weapons you are currently using, you never know when you may decide to try out a new spec. When first getting started, make sure to prioritize grabbing the passives which are the most useful for the abilities you plan on using.

Assassination:

Master Assassin (II), Executioner (II), Pressure Points (II), Hemorrhage (II)

Shadow:

Refreshing Shadows (II), Shadow Barrier (II), Dark Vigor (II), Dark Veil (II)

Siphoning:

Catalyst (II), Magicka Flood (II), Soul Siphoner (II), Transfer (II)

Suggested Armor and Weapon Passive Abilities

Some weapon and armor passive abilities are more useful to the Nightblade than others. The passive abilities listed below assume you are using that weapon set. In general, you should only take passive abilities for weapon sets and armor types that you commonly use.

  • Dual Wield:
    Slaughter (II), Dual Wield Expert (II), Controlled Fury (II), Ruffian (II), Twin Blade and Blunt (II)
  • Bow:
    Long Shots (II), Accuracy (II), Ranger (II), Hawk Eye (II), Hasty Retreat (II)
  • Destruction Staff:
    Tri Focus (II), Penetrating Magic (II), Elemental Force (II), Ancient Knowledge (II), Destruction Expert (II)
  • Restoration Staff:
    Essence Drain (II), Restoration Expert (II), Cycle of Life (II), Absorb (II), Restoration Master (II)
  • Two-Handed:
    Forceful (II), Heavy Weapons (II), Balanced Blade (II), Follow Up (II), Battle Rush (II)
  • One Hand and Shield:
    Fortress (II), Sword and Board (II), Deadly Bash (II), Deflect Bolts (II), Battlefield Mobility (II)
  • Light Armor:
    Evocation (III), Recovery (II), Spell Warding (II), Prodigy (II), Concentration (II)
  • Medium Armor:
    Dexterity (III), Wind Walker (II), Improved Sneak (II), Agility (II), Athletics (II)
  • Heavy Armor:
    Resolve (III), Constitution (II), Juggernaut (II), Bracing (II), Rapid Mending (II)

Suggested Other Passive Abilities

These are passive abilities found in guild skill lines, world skill lines and racial skill lines. Some are more useful to Nightblades than others. Others are optional. These are the ones that are generally considered the best. Note: Some of the active abilities are quite useful for Nightblades as well.

  • World:
    Soul Magic: Soul Summons (II), Soul Lock (II)
    Vampire: Supernatural Recovery (II), Undeath (II), Dark Stalker (I)
    Werewolf: Pursuit (II), Blood Rage (II), Devour (I), Savage Strength (II), Call of the Pack (II)
  • Guilds:
    Fighters Guild: Intimidating Presence (1), Slayer (III), Banish the Wicked (III), Skilled Tracker (I)
    Mages Guild: Persuasive Will (I)
    Note: Other Mages Guild passive and active abilities may be useful for Nightblades who are dabbling in Magicka-heavy builds such as the Restoration Staff build or Destruction Staff build.
    Undaunted: Undaunted Mettle (II)
  • Racial Passives:
    Some of the racial passives are very strong for Nightblades. You will only have access to these if you happen to choose that race, however. That said, the strongest racial choices for most Nightblade builds that utilize Stamina, sneaking and physical combat include Khajiit, Dark Elf, Imperial, Orc, Redguard and Wood Elf.

Recommended Endgame Gear for Nightblade

avatar Gameplay, LevelingApril 19, 2015 • 3~4 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this class guide is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

nightblade2Crafted gear is one of the best sources of endgame gear for Nightblades. At this point, crafted gear becomes more valuable, since gear lasts longer and becomes more valuable. Crafters make some of the best pieces of endgame gear. Make sure to join a crafting/trading guild or two where you can utilize the guild store and ask about purchasing upgrades, if you haven’t yet. Players need to join good guild for Nightblade.

When it comes to veteran rank gear, remember that the actual differences in DPS between one piece of gear and another are relatively minor. In picking up a piece of gear, remember that tit is more important to have the right enhancements for your build rather than a few extra damage numbers. That also means that when you indeed obtain some good veteran rank gear, you might not want want to change it until later. For example, you may not even need to replace an epic-quality weapon or pair of weapons at all until you reach VR10, if you happened to pick up one.

As far as enchantments and traits are concerned, make sure to have an idea of what you want when searching for ideal jewelry pieces or when requesting crafted gear. The baseline additions or attribute bonuses on gear are the enchantments. As a Nightblade, this is where you’ll mainly want to focus upon on resource management, just as mentioned above. What you should generally look or ask for is increased maximum Stamina or Magicka. A decent second is increased Magicka or Stamina regeneration.

Anything that will reduce the costs of block/bash, Health regeneration, and increased maximum Health is what you will want to look for as a tank. Depending on your build, you will have more choices when it comes to weapon enchantments, although one solid option is to go for magic penetration or armor penetration. Damaging proc enchantments on weapons are mostly not very good.

When it comes to Nightblade endgame gear, and as far as traits go, you will want to focus on two different traits:

1. Infused
Increased item enchantment effect for chest, head and legs, with an effect that stacks. To maximize the effect of your enchantments, these traits should be placed on all three possible items.

2. Divine
Increased Mundus Stone effect for all other armor slots, with effects that also stacks. An extremely important part of the game is the Boon (Mundus Stone) buff. Always have the best one available as this buff is permanent. In Cyrodil is where you can find all Mundus Stones.

If possible, you should also try and get the highest quality of items when you have crafted gear. Using rare components obtained by breaking down other items, crafters can improve the quality of items. By providing crafters with items to break down for improvement materials, you can often help them create an endgame set.

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Combat Guide for Leveling the Nightblade in Elder Scrolls Online

avatar Gameplay, SkillApril 15, 2015 • 3~5 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this digital book is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

nightbladeAt first, combat may feel incredibly easy, as a Nightblade the best soloist. However, mobs will start appearing in packs of two or more and will have more health as you near level 10. This is where you will need to think about survivability and self-healing and to start prioritizing the abilities you use.

Killing one target as quickly as possible is mostly your goal when with multiple-mob packs. There are two ways to do this: stun (Teleport Strike and Veiled Strike are recommended) or crowd control an enemy and quickly take it down, or crowd control the secondary enemy and take down the first. Area-of-effect damage-wise, Nightblades do not have a lot. Remember that your best bet is to do as much as single target damage as possible while prioritizing kill targets. Casters, just like squishy targets, make for perfect primary targets.

While leveling, crowd control elements and stuns will come in extremely handy. Teleport Strike, Veiled Strike, Agony and Soul Shred – these are some of the most recommended abilities that stun, disorient or otherwise impair enemies, so make sure to slot a couple of them.

While using your Stamina for weapon attacks, you may find that it’s best to save your Magicka for stuns and other crowd control ailments. This may not be necessary as you gain levels. But for the early levels, especially during long fights, having issues with Magicka regeneration is quite common for Nightblades.

A couple of abilities that serve as survivability cooldowns or self-heals should be slotted. Strife works and so does Blur. To leech extra health, Strife can be placed on multiple enemies. A morphed version of Assassin’s Blade, Killer’s Blade, can also be used to gain health by finishing off enemies.

Remember to use dodge, block and interrupt heavily. For this purpose, save some Stamina during combat. If possible, avoid ground effects always. When to block or interrupt, you will have to learn to watch for cues from enemies. Casters will visibly ready a spell to interrupt, and melee attackers “wind” up heavy attacks that can be blocked.

It makes it easy to quickly take an enemy down if you can disorient them by successfully blocking an attack. The enemy will also be knocked down again if the disoriented is followed up with a heavy weapon attack. A great way to take down an enemy without taking any damag is this combo.

To effectively take down enemies as a Nightblade, heavy and light attacks should both be used. A great opener and follower to disorients, just as in the case above, are heavy attacks. Killing adds that do not have much health or finishing off an enemy with teeny tiny health are great uses for light attacks. In addition to that, you can spam light attacks while running to avoid ground effects if you need to move while attacking. While strafe, just tap your attack key.

Fights that prove difficult such as mini-boss fights or large packs of monsters is where you should try and save your ultimate ability for when you have gained access to them. To finish off the first mob of a difficult pack, use Death Stroke. Or to stun an entire group, use Soul Shred.

Heatlh potions are another thing that you should slot on. Hold “Q” for PC players to bring up your quickslot bar and drag potions to this bar. In combat, you can use them by pressing “Q” again.

To take less damage, it is possible for a Nightblade to use invisibility when in combat. To set up stun attacks and others without getting hit by dangerous attacks, moving around the battlefield can be enhanced by using invisibility, although you wont drop out of the combat. Take advantage of the Shadow Cloak.

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Leveling the Nightblade: First 10 Levels

avatar Build, Leveling, SkillApril 10, 2015 • 3~4 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this class guide is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Getting a feel of the Elder Scrolls Online, introducing the areas of Tamriel and getting familiar of the systems of the game – these are where the first 10 level of leveling the Nightblade are primarily focused on. Nearing level 10, combat progressively gets more complex and stops being simple. As Nightblade is the best class for solo play, it is a good start to follow these instructions

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To make getting through those first 10 levels, here are simple Nightblade-specific tips:

Weapon Styles and Types
Concentrate on getting through the Coldharbour introduction as fast as you can, as it is extremely linear. Although, by exploring, you can find a few goodies, you should focus mainly on getting through it, picking a weapon style, and getting to the main area of the game.

The weapon type you choose should match your favored playstyle. Remember that, even for a Nightblade, in this game, the sky’s the limit. Make a Nightblade healer if you like to heal but also likes sneaking around. With the help of a well-made build, whatever build you can dream up is completely possible. As you level, don’t be afraid to experiment with varying skills and weapon types. Now is the perfect time to experiment, since by the time you reach level cap and farther, you will have gained a large amount of skill points as well as more amounts of gold. Melee Nightblades may want to keep a ranged weapon ready at all times. With a range weapon such as a destruction staff or a bow, some of the quests near level 10 are made considerably easier.

To receive combat bonuses as a Nightblade, remember to make use of sneak. When using abilities like Shadow Cloak or when attacking from sneak, Nightblades get a significant amount of combat bonuses. A good time to practice using sneak is the first 10 levels. You way want to wear medium armor primarily if you enjoy using sneak.

Attributes
Depending on the types of abilities you commonly use, your attributes should be tailored accordingly and be fairly balanced while leveling. You may want to place most of your points toward Stamina if you mostly use light/heavy attacks and weapon attacks. Since Stamina is also used for sneak, one of the most straightforward ways to build a Nightblade is by building up Stamina.

For all Nightblade builds, Health is also important. Your attributes can also be reset at any time. So to make leveling easier, pump some points into Health if you are feeling squishy in combat.

Surprisingly for many Nightblade builds, Magicka is very useful. You may see that you run out of Magicka very fast if you are experimenting with staff weapons or are using a lot of class abilities such as those found in the Assassination tree. Placing more points in Magicka is a much wiser move in such cases.

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

KillerGuides Helps You Get Your Nightblade To Level 50 Within 7 Days

avatar Guides, NightbladeMarch 30, 2015 • 4~6 min read

The number of skills, abilities, and their respective pathways you have to choose for a Nightblade can be a tad overwhelming when you first get into Elder Scrolls Online. Personally, I aspire to achieve the most effective build for the class I chose to play in any MMO. Making my Nightblade the ultimate killing machine in PvP and PvE situations is vital in enjoying the game to its fullest in my honest opinion. I was looking for guidance in leveling and making my Nightblade character to be as effective as possible. Fortunately, the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Guide at Killer Guides provided a number of approaches to creating a well-rounded, combat-savvy character.

What is Killer Guides?

Killer Guides is dedicated to creating unofficial guides for MMO games and their certain elements. The guide aims for fast results with quick and effective advice, whether it’s in money gathering , quest completion, or character class building. If you’re not concerned with getting a fancy book, HD images and packaging, Killer Guides is worth a consideration for your gaming needs. Prices are affordable, and the information contained within the guide will be invaluable to any serious gamer. Once purchased, the guide is provided to you as a PDF file and will continually be updated with new and relevant information as long as the guide is active.

elder scrolls online nightblade guideI was amazed by how organized and articulate each section was. The solutions, steps, and suggestions on how to play and fashion my Nightblade were always relevant. Useless or misleading information in guides are carefully edited out . The Nightblade guide was also rather newbie-friendly. There are a few terms and suggestions that might perplex a total beginner of MMOs, but most of the language and details are easy to follow and comprehend – my thanks goes out to the Killer Guides’ editors, who seem to have kept this guide very accessible to new players..

So, what are some of the tips inside this guide and how are they presented to the reader?

Fast Leveling Tips

Grinding can be such a chore in the Elder Scrolls Online. The majority of my time is spent speeding through quests and still feeling as though I am underpowered and under leveled. Either that, or I ended up killing the same mobs over and over in one area after the next. This guide directed me in the right direction on fast leveling . It told me the zones that Nightblades advance faster in, and it gave me suggestions of when and where I should be focused on quests, dungeons, or mob killing. By following these simple steps, anyone can get to end-game content in no time.

Skill Breakdown

This ESO Nightblade Tips and Tricks Book presents skills in meticulous breakdowns of their different effects. It details the costs and benefits of each skill and explains a character build that melds with your particular play style. This guide clearly lays out an efficient plan to reach a valuable and playable build. If you want to be a masterful assassin and possess high damage output in a variety of battles, this guide leads the player, including myself, through level one to max in a way that will take only a week or two.

PvP Tips

One element in the ESO that I struggle with is being a lethal PvP player. Whether I am on a team or going solo, my goal is to be an important asset or an effective survivor in fights. This guide offers many essential PvP tips in terms of strategic uses for your skills. It has explanations and suggestions of what skills, gear, and playing methods work best on the PvP battlefield. Although one of the more difficult classes in Elder Scrolls Online, a Nightblade can be a fierce opponent only if they and their stealthy abilities are properly employed. The guide tells players which skill rotations give the most damage and how to escape fights when in a pinch.

Would I Recommend This Guide?

I would recommend this to people frustrated by long hours of grinding. Leveling becomes a breeze, and PvP situations don’t appear as daunting as they did before. The Nightblade guide has countless suggestions on the best class build in regards to skills and gear. A section dealing with end-game gear is also included in the guide, so players won’t feel abandoned even after they’re at max level. I encourage a visit to KillerGuides and considering a purchase, especially if you’re feeling a little lost in how to shape your class.

Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Class PvP Build

avatar Guides, Nightblade, SkillApril 30, 2014 • 2~4 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this class guide is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Nightblade excels at dealing massive amounts of damage to single-targets. The following skills and equipment will help you get the most out of your character.

nightblade skill stealth

The Assassination Tree

The assassination tree is not very useful with the exception of Soul Harvest. This skill provides you with a decent amount of ultimate gain, increases your DPS, and coupled with the Shrouded Armor Set will greatly increase your health regeneration. Some of the skills on this tree either do not display properly due to a graphical error or do not work whatsoever. These skills may be patched later on, but it’s recommended to stick to Soul Harvest and nothing more.

The Shadow Tree — Actives

Dark Cloak is essential to include in every Nightblade build. This skill increases your survivability by giving you a period of invisibility for 2.5 seconds and removes four damage over time effects. Our next skill, Surprise Attack, has a strong synergy with Dark Cloak. You can use this skill out of Dark Cloak and stun, debuff, and initiate an attack.

The Shadow Tree — Passives

You want every passive in this tree. This includes Refreshing Shadow, Shadow Barrier, Fortitude, and Dark Veil. Refreshing Shadow increases regeneration, Shadow Barrier increases protection after coming out of stealth, Fortitude increases max health by 2 percent for each Shadow ability you have slotted, and Dark Veil increases the duration of both your Dark Cloak’s invisibility and the debuff effect that results from attacking your opponent with Surprise Attack.

Siphoning

Swallow Soul is your main source of damage and allows you to heal if you use a bow or dual wield. Siphoning Attacks is your go-to when you need to regenerate magicka and stamina. Catalyst is optional, but helps because you receive more magicka from your magical potions. Magicka Flood increases your Magicka pool as long as you have one Siphoning ability in your hotbar. Transfer increases the rate of gaining ultimate while bursting with the bow.

Dual Wield

This tree is all about maximizing DPS output. You want Blood Craze for dual wielding, Steel Tornado for AoE, Slaughter to help finish off enemies close to death, Dual Wield Expert for extra damage, Controlled Fury which saves stamina while attacking, Ruffian adds further damage, and Twin Blade and Blunt increase dual swords damage.

Final Tips

Medium Armor increases your crit rate, raises stamina regeneration, provides more bonuses when using stealth, and helps you run and attack faster. Vampire helps you survive even longer with its Devouring Swarm skill. Furthermore, Dark Stalker is another essential skill in the Vampire tree; this skill allows you move in crouch mode as fast as you walk.

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

General Tips For Leveling The Nightblade

avatar Gameplay, Leveling, Nightblade, SkillMarch 7, 2014 • 2~4 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this class guide is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

When leveling a Nightblade in Elder Scrolls Online, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure your survival and dispose of enemies quickly. Whether you are solo leveling or leveling with others, here are six tips that will help:

ESO Nightblade Gameplay

1. Slot a few self-healing or crowd control abilities (or both).

Damage is important as a Nightblade, but survival and crowd control are also important, especially since Nightblades aren’t that efficient at dealing damage to multiple targets at a time. Stuns help a great deal to initiate combat, and self-healing leech spells can make a large difference in a long fight.

2. When in doubt, sneak!

Sneak makes a great combat opener with all of the Nightblade stealth bonuses. Invest in a few talents to improve sneak and you can walk around virtually undetected while picking your battles. This is especially handy with the game’s quick respawn rate. Some talents even let you go invisible during combat.

3. Don’t forget about ranged weapons and abilities.

There are a few story quests that you’ll run into where having a ranged option helps a great deal. You should always either carry around a destruction staff or bow. Alternatively, there are a few morphed abilities that give you ranged options. Read this article if you need gold to purchase a more powerful weapon.

4. Use those quickslots.

When the going gets tough, you are going to want to have a few healing potions and/or draughts on-hand. To place them onto your quickslot bar for easy access, bring up your inventory then hit and hold “Q” on the keyboard (for PC players). Drag and drop the items to the new frame. Now you can quickly use these in combat.

ESO Nightblade Gameplay

5. Keep an eye on your Magicka.

All classes, even Nightblades, have to worry about Magicka. While most MMORPG combat is focused on spamming abilities, ESO combat flows a little differently. Your light and heavy attacks are just as important as your abilities that cost Magicka, and if you spam too many Magicka abilities at the start of a fight, you will quickly find yourself completely out. Pace yourself and learn to time your hardest-hitting abilities when they matter most.

6. Don’t forget to interrupt, dodge and block.

Learn to watch the animations of enemies and interrupt when they’re winding up a large spell. Melee opponents will wind up heavy attacks that can similarly be blocked even while not wearing a shield. Ground effects, of course, should be avoided. Keep an eye on your Stamina so you can use these abilities.

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Nightblade: Your Perfect Elder Scrolls Online Class Partner

avatar Build, Gameplay, Guides, SkillFebruary 21, 2014 • 2~4 min read

The article below is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this class guide is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

Depending on your knowledge on skills of Elder Scrolls Class, choosing the best partner class in the game is imperative to successfully complete the game. Online gamers less strict when compared to the other games consider the class system of ESO. Here, players are free to select the weapons and armor of their chosen characters although you can identify the basic skill set of your character. Among the available classes from which you can choose include Templar, Dragonknight, Sorcerer and Nightblade. We will focus more on the Nightblade class, the main character of which requires your stamina.

The assassin-natured Nightblade is considered a tricky class providing you three skill lines with stealth ability. Each of the paths you will choose along the game comes with 10 skills using stamina that will make all the other skills successful. As a Nightblade, you will be allowed to pier select your battles while sneaking on areas that can be dangerous for the other classes. Should you decide to join a group in other classes, you need to change your playstyle allowing you to be of great benefit for group composition. You may function as a crow controller, offtank or tank of the group or a pure DPS. Your crowd control effects and stuns will avoid and mitigate damage. However, the role you will be performing will rely on the skill line you already incur.

Be an exceptional player as an assassin Nightblade that deals with damage and provides rapid stuns. You have to utilize Blur and Target if you think you will have damage from your enemies. Whenever possible, prevent and interrupt any damage, focus on one enemy once after the other and then stun the enemies that will fight any member of your squishier party.

As a shadow Nightblade, you will have great benefits when you attack enemies while stealthed. You can actually slip into stealth while on combat and do the best ability you have if you will are in a group who can tank your enemies. It would be best to keep Veiled Strike and Aspect of Terror very handy if crowd control is necessary during the game.

You will be a great contributor of your group if your character is a Siphoning Nightblade. Weaken your enemy using Cripple and Drain Power and control the crowd using Agony.

Remember that the ESO Nightblade could be both a powerful ally and solo killer.

nightblade assassin

The article above is a summary on only some aspects of the Nightblade. If you need something more extensive and comprehensive, this Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade Manual is your best bet. It helped me build a powerful nightblade and reach the level cap in a week's time. The included up-to-date, in-depth section on strategies will perfect your game, just as it did with mine.

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