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An Introduction to the Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade

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.

Slated for a Spring 2014 release, The Elder Scrolls Online promises to match the series’ deep lore and vast exploration with an all-new combat system, featuring a stable of races and classes both old and new.

While information has been scant thus far, some details of the game’s Nightblade class have been revealed in recent interviews and gameplay teasers. Billed as a stealth class, the Nightblade brings a combination of ranged, melee, and magical combat to the battlefield.

Unlike several of the other revealed classes, the Nightblade traces its origin back to The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. All signs point to The Elder Scrolls Online following in its footsteps as far as class design is concerned. The Nightblade shares much in common with the typical assassin or thief archetype. Capable of wielding any type of armor and weapon, the Nightblade relies on stealth and magical prowess to defeat its enemies. Destruction magic is utilized for tasks such as draining health, damaging armor, or inflicting direct damage. With the enemy weakened, a blow from their short blade or bow is generally lethal.

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Nightblades can also use magic in a more support-oriented role, casting spells to conceal them from sight, open locked doors, or silence their footsteps. This allows them to set up devastating sneak attacks by relying on cunning and mobility. Because of this, the Nightblade will likely be one of the more versatile classes The Elder Scrolls Online. Their combination of skills allows many different approaches to any given situation, whether that means stabbing an enemy in the back, stealing valuable treasure from a locked chest, assassinating targets from a distance, or avoiding combat altogether.

The Elder Scrolls Online does introduce some new changes that are sure to impact the class. Because there are no armor or weapon restrictions, the player will be able to craft distinct playstyles depending on what kind of equipment is used. As with the other classes, the Nightblade will also possess an exclusive Ultimate Ability that will likely have a tremendous effect on how the class operates.

Of the classes revealed thus far, the Nightblade is perhaps shrouded in the most secrecy in terms of exact class mechanics and skill descriptions. While more information will become available as the game closes in on its launch date, it appears that the Nightblade will be the most stealth-centric and possibly the most versatile of the available classes.

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.