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:
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.
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.