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ESO Nightblade, The Best Class for Solo Play

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.

While grouping with friends and other players is a good way to have fun, there is a degree of awesomeness that comes from soloing the hardest of bosses or that difficult quest. Elder Scrolls Online gives the player the ability to use any weapon or armor for a character, which begs the question; What class is the best for soloing? Of the four eso classes, the best class for riveting solo play is Nightblade.

The Nightblade class has the versatility and adaptability to deal with the majority of quests with something more than brute force or soul wrenching magic. Stuns and crowd control skills help from being overwhelmed by a horde of enemies. Stealth is great for that moment a player wants to bypass the enemy or catch him unaware. When wearing medium armor and using daggers, bonuses assist in giving the Nightblade class high damage per second while providing good resiliency to incoming hits.

As with the other classes in ESO, there are three skill categories for the Nightblade: Assassin, Shadow, and Siphoning. All three have benefits for solo play. Siphoning gives Soul Shred and Agony, important skills for soloing.
bosmer nightbladeSoul Shred does high area of effect damage and stuns surrounding targets. Agony is a DOT and moderately timed stun. While the player is maneuvering for position the stunned enemy is taking damage. Shadow skills provide stealth and surprise for the solo player. Shadow Cloak, an invisibility power that while limited in duration, can be used at any time even during combat. Best of all, it does not fade with damage. Veiled Strike stuns enemies and does signific
ant damage. Crowd controlling the target while taking his health down reduces the time it takes and the damage taken to the solo player. Assassin skills Mark Target and Haste are great for maximizing damage output meaning faster take downs for the soloist.

Regardless of either a focused build or hybrid, the player who likes to solo should take a serious look at the Elder Scrolls Online Nightblade class. The potential for good damage per second and the ability to maneuver stealthily create a lethal combination. Coupled with crowd control abilities, ESO Nightblade is capable enough to handle almost any strategy or situation.
 

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.