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
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.
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.