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Catalyst – Stamina Nightblade PvE (HotR)

Author: WornLocc

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Altmer (High Elf)

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
(0) 11000 - 19000 (0) 8000 - 11000 (64) 30000 - 40000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Dual Wield

Killer's Blade

Nightblade Skill

Killer's Blade

Assassin's Blade

 

Rending Slashes

Dual Wield Skill

Rending Slashes

Twin Slashes

 

Relentless Focus

Nightblade Skill

Relentless Focus

Grim Focus

 

Surprise Attack

Nightblade Skill

Surprise Attack

Veiled Strike

 

Deadly Cloak

Dual Wield Skill

Deadly Cloak

Blade Cloak

 

Incapacitating Strike

Nightblade Skill

Incapacitating Strike

Death Stroke

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Bow

Rearming Trap

Fighters Guild Skill

Rearming Trap

Trap Beast

 

Endless Hail

Bow Skill

Endless Hail

Volley

 

Razor Caltrops

Assault Skill

Razor Caltrops

Caltrops

 

Poison Injection

Bow Skill

Poison Injection

Poison Arrow

 

Leeching Strikes

Nightblade Skill

Leeching Strikes

Siphoning Strikes

 

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Fighters Guild Skill

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
1 5 1

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

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RECOMMENDED:

More Resources and Health: 5/1/1 Armor Setup: 1 Heavy, 1 Light, 5 Medium

Helmet can be Heavy or Light and Shoulders aswell, aslong as you have 1 Heavy, 1 Light, 5 Medium. You will have more health, stamina and slightly more damage resistances.

ALTERNATIVE:

More Sustain: 7/0/0 Armor Setup: 0 Heavy, 7 Medium, 0 Light

All armor medium for increased effects in medium armor passives, granting slightly more stamina recovery, weapon critical and ability cost reduction. You will have less health, stamina and lower damage resistances.

Best In Slot Gear:

Armor Type Armor & Weapons Trait Enchant
Head/Heavy/Medium Velidreth's Divines Max Stamina
Shoulders/Light/Medium Velidreth's Divines Max Stamina
Chest/Medium Two Fanged Snake/Night Mother's Gaze Divines Max Stamina
Waist/Medium Two Fanged Snake/Night Mother's Gaze Divines Max Stamina
Feet/Medium Two Fanged Snake/Night Mother's Gaze Divines Max Stamina
Legs/Medium Two Fanged Snake/Night Mother's Gaze Divines Max Stamina
Hands/Medium Two Fanged Snake/Night Mother's Gaze Divines Max Stamina
Necklace Vicious Ophidian Robust Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Vicious Ophidian Robust Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Vicious Ophidian Robust Weapon Damage
Bar 1: Dagger Vicious Ophidian Infused Poison Damage
Off Hand: Dagger Vicious Ophidian Precise Weapon Damage
Bar 2: Bow Maelstrom/Vicious Ophidian Infused Base/Disease Damage

Easy To Get Gear:

Armor Type Armor & Weapons Trait Enchant
Head/Heavy/Medium Velidreth's/Kra'gh's/Selene's Divines Max Stamina
Shoulders/Light/Medium Velidreth's/Kra'gh's/Selene's Divines Max Stamina
Chest/Medium Hunding's Rage Divines Max Stamina
Waist/Medium Hunding's Rage Divines Max Stamina
Feet/Medium Hunding's Rage Divines Max Stamina
Legs/Medium Spriggan's Divines Max Stamina
Hands/Medium Spriggan's Divines Max Stamina
Necklace Spriggan's Robust Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Spriggan's Robust Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Spriggan's Robust Weapon Damage
Bar 1: Dagger Hunding's Rage Infused Poison Damage
Off Hand: Dagger Hunding's Rage Precise Weapon Damage
Bar 2: Bow Hunding's Rage Infused Disease Damage

Don't have weapons in suggested traits?

No problem, most of the traits are now more in-line with each other. The difference between them in terms of DPS is small and it's all situational. However just keep in mind, I recommend reaching around/over 45 - 60% weapon critical without any mundus stone's.  Also what come's to amount of penetration, Id recommend reaching around 10000 - 11000 so keep that in mind when deciding what traits/mundus stone you're gonna be using. Nightblades have Major Fracture (+5280 Penetration) from themselves as Dragonknights do so keep that in mind aswell. Anyway usually tanks apply this debuff to the enemy.

Item Info:

Kra'gh's

Velidreth's

Selene's

Maelstrom

Two Fanged Snake

Vicious Ophidian

Night Mother's Gaze

Spriggan's Thorns

 

General Info

 

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+High single target damage

+Great sustain

+Fast in movement

+Who doesnt like Assassin type characters?

-Bad survivability

-Lack of group utility

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Race: 1# Khajiit, 2# Redguard, 3# Bosmer, 4# Orc

Attributes: 0 Magicka, 0 Health, 64 Stamina

Other Stats: Weapon Damage: 2200 - 3600, Weapon Critical: 50% - 70%, Stamina Recovery: 700 - 1000

Mundus Stone: Warrior/Thief/Lover

Food: Max Health & Stamina Food: BRAISED-RABBIT-WITH-SPRING-VEGETABLES

Potions: Essence Of Stamina, Weapon Power Potions

Swappable abilities and items: Rending Slashes to Steel Tornado for AOE situations. Rearming Trap to Resolving Vigor for situations you need a self heal.

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Passives Abilities: 

Racial: All Passives

Class: All Passives from: Assassination, Shadow, Siphoning

Dual Wielding: All Passives

Bow: All Passives

Medium Armor: All Passives

Heavy Armor: Juggernaut

Fighters Guild: All Passives

Undaunted: All Passives

Vampirism: Supernatural Recovery, Undeath

Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Combat:

Rotation: Apply Buffs: Relentless Focus, Leeching Strikes and Deadly Cloak before entering combat. Light/Heavy attack between EVERY ability you cast to maximize DPS. Remember to keep your buffs up while in combat. When you get the Assassin's Will Bow from Relentless Focus ability, shoot it instantly from your front bar and continue rotation. When some of your buffs run out, reapply them on your rotation. For example: Heavy/Light Attack, Deadly Cloak, Heavy/Light Attack, Relentless Focus etc...

Combat: Rearming Trap, Light Attack, Endless Hail, Light Attack, Razor Caltrops, Light Attack, Poison Injection, Light Attack, Bar Swap, Heavy Attack, Surprise Attack, Light Attack, Surprise Attack, Heavy Attack, Bar Swap, Repeat.

Execute: Same as above, but use Killer's Blade instead of Surprise Attack

If you're new to the game or Nightblade class in general, I suggest you to read carefully what the different abilities do, how much they cost, whats their duration, cast time etc. so you understand how you should rotate your abilities and how they work.

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Champion Point Tips

 

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This is only an example of how you should approach the point allocation.

Total Points: 660 CP

The Lord

The Lady: 49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned

The Steed: 48 Ironclad 24 Spell Shield

The Ritual: 40 Thaumaturge, 49 Mighty, 56 Precise Strikes, 41 Piercing

The Atronach: 34 Master At Arms

The Apprentice

The Shadow:

The Lower: 100 Mooncalf 76 Tenacity

The Tower: 44 Warlord

300 CP Template:

The Lord

The Lady: 27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned

The Steed: 23 Ironclad

The Ritual: 23 Thaumaturge, 23 Mighty, 23 Precise Strikes, 29 Piercing

The Atronach: 2 Master At Arms

The Apprentice

The Shadow:

The Lower: 64 Mooncalf 36 Tenacity

The Tower:

Build Updated: 29/08/2017

Removed the Two Handed Set-up since I dont find it that viable next patch on end-game content.

CHECK OUT MY OTHER BUILDS:

SpellBlade - Magicka Nightblade

Stormfist - Stamina Sorcerer

Purified - Magicka Templar

 

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Build Rating

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18 Comments

  • Sibastian
    Jul 24, 2017

    I was waiting for this after falling in love with your other builds. Thank you! Thank you! 100 times thank you!

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 24, 2017

      Thanks alot! One more coming sometimes soon, then I’ll only keep updating these as new patches come.

      Reply
  • Mikael Lokviing
    Jul 27, 2017

    Very interesting indeed. I’m going to test it out, or at least my take on it. Keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 28, 2017

      Thanks! Hope you’ll like it.

      Reply
  • Sibastian
    Jul 28, 2017

    So I’ve spent a few days feeling out this build and I have to say, it’s a very forgiving build.

    You can play it lazy (sticking to one weapon) and stupid (ignore proper rotations) and still put out and stay alive. Granted, even if you play it lazy and stupid, you still have to know your skills and know how to work yourself out of a jam, but it gives you enough tools to do just that while still keeping your DPS strong.

    This is a hard feat to accomplish for Nightblades. A very hard feat. But this build does it well.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 28, 2017

      Thanks alot for the feedback, thats pretty much my goal here. Stamblades sustain is in very weak spot especially to newer people, so heres a build that you can do mistakes with but still provide great amount of DPS.

      Reply
  • Petercheeks420
    Aug 6, 2017

    Is it me or is it squishy

    Reply
  • Sicmetal43
    Aug 15, 2017

    I don’t know if i should make a NB using this build or your magika NB build. I typically prefer melee combat over magic so im thinking this one. What do you think is a better one to try?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 15, 2017

      Well try them both but stamina nightblade is doing a little bit better this patch than magicka.

      Reply
      • Sicmetal43
        Aug 15, 2017

        That’s probably what I’ll try first then, plus i like Khajits racials

        Reply
      • Sicmetal43
        Aug 15, 2017

        Another question have you played dragonknight? I was wondering since you didn’t have a build for one and between nightblade and sorcer which do you prefer?

        Reply
        • WornLocc
          Aug 15, 2017

          I used to play dragonknight but not anymore, so thats the reason I dont have any build for that.

          If youre a new player, I recommend going with stamsorc because better survivability and very good DPS aswell and irs easier to play!

          Reply
          • Sicmetal43
            Aug 17, 2017

            Ugh i hate trying to decide played a little of both i like both of them, not sure which to go with

  • Sergey2381
    Aug 25, 2017

    Hi, I would like to thank you for your work, very good guide. I have one question, some people say that Kraghs are more useful in the new patch than Velidreth, what you think about this?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 25, 2017

      Thanks!

      It depends on the amount of penetration you already have. If you’re low on penetration, then yes Kragh’s will win, but if not Velidreth’s takes the win out of all.

      Reply
  • Sergey2381
    Oct 11, 2017

    Hi, what about your build CATALYST – STAMINA NIGHTBLADE? That build not has been updated and moved

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Oct 15, 2017

      Sorry for the delay, build coming this weekend.

      Reply
  • Stac
    Oct 27, 2017

    Is this good for a redguard?

    Reply

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