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Non-Meta Solo/duel Magblade

Author: BadonkaGronk862

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Argonian

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
0 64 0

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Dual Wield

Siphoning Attacks

Nightblade Skill

Siphoning Attacks

Siphoning Strikes

 

Lotus Fan

Nightblade Skill

Lotus Fan

Teleport Strike

 

Mass Hysteria

Nightblade Skill

Mass Hysteria

Aspect of Terror

 

Shadowy Disguise

Nightblade Skill

Shadowy Disguise

Shadow Cloak

 

Merciless Resolve

Nightblade Skill

Merciless Resolve

Grim Focus

 

Soul Harvest

Nightblade Skill

Soul Harvest

Death Stroke

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Restoration Staff

Swallow Soul

Nightblade Skill

Swallow Soul

Strife

 

Crippling Grasp

Nightblade Skill

Crippling Grasp

Cripple

 

Healing Ward

Restoration Staff Skill

Healing Ward

Steadfast Ward

 

Harness Magicka

Light Armor Skill

Harness Magicka

Annulment

 

Shadow Image

Nightblade Skill

Shadow Image

Summon Shade

 

Soul Tether

Nightblade Skill

Soul Tether

Soul Shred

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
5 1 1

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

2 piece Maw of the Infernal (divines + max mag) light armor

5 piece shackle (divines + max mag) 3 light, 1 heavy chest, 1 medium legs.

3 spinners jewelry (1 spell damage, 2 recovery)

2 spinners swords (main hand: nirnhoned, offhand: sharpened)

1 spinners resto (nirn + spell damage)

 

General Info

 

Continuing the non-meta builds coming out from BadonkaGronk862, this is a pesky version of BlobESO's old magblad dueling setup. As I (and most of us) are not as professional/accomplished as blobs, this is a more forgiving version.

1) PLAYSTYLE: this is an unusual playstyle. Spend 90% of your time on the back bar (resto) putting pressure with crippling grasp, swallow soul, light attack weaving, and shield stacking until your merciless bow is proced. Then you switch bars, lotus fan in, mass hysteria, cloak, soul harvest, merciless proc. 99% of enemies will drop. For tankier builds, your sustain is amazing due to argonian passive and low cost skills, so just work them down with the constant dot, maw proc, and swallow soul spamming until they are under 50%. It is important to know your only kill potential is with the merciless/soul harvest burst, so use it wisely.

2) WHY MAW INFERNAL: there are still a lot of vampires out there, so the flame damage pet is an added bonus. Coupled with the playstyle of waiting and pressuring on the back bar until your burst combo is set, maw will be procing constantly as you weave light resto attacks in with swallow soul, crippling grasp, and your shield staking.  Also the pet adds to the confusion of the battle with your shade.

3) SHACKLE vs NECRO: This is a toss-up in my opinion. If you are pushing for max stats, go necro instead of shackle, as it will give you slightly more max magicka, and whenever you are fighting you'll have a shade up. I personally prefer shackle for the added stamina.

4) STATS? with full gold gear and gold enchants, here are the fully buffed stats: Mag: 44.7K, Health: 26K, Stam: 17K. (in cyro obviously) spell damage: 3445. Tool tips: bow proc: 25.8K, soul harvest 20.3K.

 

 

NOTE: in a strictly dueling situation, switch out soul tether for resto ulti.

 

 

Champion Point Tips

 

pretty typical, loads into ele expert, master at arms, spell erosion in the blue trees

arcanist, warlord, siphoner (definitely siphoner on this build as you are built around outlasting your opponent) 

Bastion and quick recovery are huge here. you want meaty shields and given that your offensive spammable is a heal as well, quick recovery behind a fat shield makes you aggravatingly tanky for being in light armor.

 

 

 

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