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.
The Nightblade is an Elder Scrolls Online class that combines the deadly stealth of the classic rogue, with some of the destructive capabilities of an evoker, with a dash of alchemy just for laughs. While not as effective at any of these skills as a purer class, the Nightblade is more than just the sum of its parts. This needs to be kept in mind when it comes time to level up.
Choose Skills Wisely
The Nightblade tends to favor lighter armor and faster weapons, which means that skills have to be carefully considered. Sneak is going to be a prime for most characters, as getting that first slash from the shadows can end combat then and there. Other skills such as Conjuration, Mysticism and Alchemy can add points to one’s reservoir of Magicka as well, which can help fuel spells. Choosing certain attacks and certain spells and focusing on them until they’ve reached the maximum potential is also a good strategy. One will always see more success with specialization then in evenly distributing points to all class abilities.
How to Gain XP Quickly
Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO, and sadly grind is the name of the game when it comes to these challenges. However, there are some things that Nightblades can keep in mind to make sure that leveling is done as quickly as possible.
Refer to elderscrollslevelingguide.com, first and foremost, fight enemies that are strong. Fighting enemies that are stronger than the Nightblade means there’s a bigger amount of XP to go with the bigger challenge involved. To that end it’s important to fight smarter rather than harder, and to attack from a distance, or from the shadows, to make sure the enemy is taken out fast and hard. Nightblades should also be aware of the terrain available in an area so that retreats can be made to heal or dodge away from distance attacks before rejoining the fray.
For Nightblades that want to earn extra XP on their own, take on side quests when they become available rather than when they’re no longer a challenge. According to this guide, join small parties and take on larger threats than members could handle individually to split the XP. If truly necessary Nightblades make a phenomenal player versus player class where it’s possible to fight to the death for XP and items. There will always be some grind involved, but it’s go big or go home.
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.