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Shadow Bulwark

Author: Kalinblack

Shadow Bulwark

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Dunmer (Dark Elf)Dunmer (Dark Elf)

Main Role: Tank

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
30000 15000 15000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: One Handed And Shield

Ransack

One Hand And Shield Skill

Ransack

Puncture

 

Swallow Soul

Nightblade Skill

Swallow Soul

Strife

 

Dark Shades

Nightblade Skill

Dark Shades

Summon Shade

 

Mirage

Nightblade Skill

Mirage

Blur

 

Leeching Strikes

Nightblade Skill

Leeching Strikes

Siphoning Strikes

 

Bolstering Darkness

Nightblade Skill

Bolstering Darkness

Consuming Darkness

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Dual Wield

Inner Fire

Undaunted Skill

Inner Fire

 

Sap Essence

Nightblade Skill

Sap Essence

Drain Power

 

Whirling Blades

Dual Wield Skill

Whirling Blades

Whirlwind

 

Mass Hysteria

Nightblade Skill

Mass Hysteria

Aspect of Terror

 

Leeching Strikes

Nightblade Skill

Leeching Strikes

Siphoning Strikes

 

Soul Tether

Nightblade Skill

Soul Tether

Soul Shred

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
1 1 5

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

Here you can find the armor set with: Material, Trait, Enchant, Set.

  • Head           Heavy, Infused, Max Health Enchant, Blood Spawn;
  • Shoulder      Heavy, Reinforced, Max Health Enchant, Blood Spawn;
  • Gloves        Medium, Reinforced, Max Health Enchant, Whitestrake;
  • Legs           Heavy, Infused, Max Health Enchant, Whitestrake;
  • Chest          Heavy, Infused, Max Health Enchant, Whitestrake;
  • Waist          Light, Reinforced, Max Health Enchant, Whitestrake;
  • Feet            Heavy, Reinforced, Max Health Enchant, Whitestrake;

 

I use for Head/Shoulder set the Blood Spawn set for the stam regeneration and the Spell and Physical resistences proc.

The other armor is all Whitestrake set, becouse is really usefull when you'll take a lot of damage and your health fall down too fast.

Here you can find the Bar 1 weapon set: Weapon, Trait, Enchant, Set.

  • Main Hand      Sword, Defending, Hardening Enchant, Hist Bark;  
  • Off Hand        Shield. Reinforced, Max Health Enchant, Hist Bark;

Here you can find the Bar 2 weapon set: Weapon, Trait, Enchant, Set.

  • Main Hand      Mace, Defending, Hardening Enchant, Hist Bark;  
  • Off Hand        Axe, Defending, Hardening Enchant, Hist Bark;

Hist Bark set is chose only for the 2 set: Physical Resistence, so you can chose anything you like.

Here you can find Jewelry Set: Trait, Enchant, Set.

  • Neck            Healthy, Shield-Play Enchant, Endurance;
  • Ring 1          Healthy, Reduce Spell Cost Enchant, Endurance
  • Ring 2          Healthy, Reduce Stam Cost Enchant, Endurance

Endurance Set is really good for our pourpose, thanks to the Max Health and the Stam reg, as tanks we have to build up some stam reg just for block and dodge roll. Remember to Enchant properly, becouse you'll always need magic and stamina cost reduction.

 

General Info

 

This is an easy build for a really good tanking, you'll take low damage, and have a bit of sustain with Swallow Soul and Sap Essence, that is perfect for healing your allies too.

Boss/Single target use Bar 1, maintain all the buffs up and when nothing to do just light attack to regain resources thanks to Leeching Strikes that must always be togled.

AoE use Bar 2 and use first of all Sap Essence to boost your damage, Mass hysteria to reduce damage from feared mobs thanks to Minor Maim and thes just spam Whirling Blades to kill them all. You'll need Inner Rage to maintain aggro only to the tanks or melee that are seeking for the healer.

 

Champion Point Tips

 

Mage:

  • The Atronach: 30 Blade Expert (For Passives);
  • The Ritual: Half Thaumaturge, Half Might (Becouse you have both Magic and Weapon Damage).

Warrior

  • The Steed: 67 Block Expertise, 50 Spell Shield;
  • The Lord: 50 Heavy Armor Focus;

Thief

  • The Tower: Half Warlord, Half Magician (For general resources reduction).

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  • CALL ME ELE
    Feb 8, 2016

    Good job bro!

    Reply
    • Kalinblack
      Feb 8, 2016

      Tnk, i’ll try to update it every patch ^^

      Reply
  • Llegien
    Feb 8, 2016

    How does this build work in PvP? Also, what is the attribute spread for Health, Mag, Stam?

    Reply
    • Kalinblack
      Feb 11, 2016

      No usage in PvP at the moment, I’m working in a co-build with this so you don’t have to rebuild for PvP. For resources just have at least 30K with the Dual Wield bar on, for it I use 46 point to Health, and the other half Stam and half Mana. Then enchant all Max HP to cap it.

      Reply
  • Bossy
    Feb 17, 2016

    Can you list full skill rotation please

    Reply
    • Kalinblack
      Feb 27, 2016

      Sry for late answer. There is no specific rotation, I just maintain all buffs up. But I can figure one:

      Ransack > Mirage > Dark Shades > Swallow Soul > Sap Essence > light Attacks.

      Light attacks will be usefull tnk to Leeching Strikes, gives you Resources and hp. You can nearly sustain yourself, just remember to parry ^^.

      For the aoe rotation:

      Mirage > Sap Essence > Mass Hysteria > Whirling Blades.

      Combat will finish before Mirage ends, but in case recast everything.

      I raccomand to skill cancell everything if you can, so it will be 1 sec to rebuff.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZzGoPp9Ug&feature=youtu.be

      This video is Usefull.

      Reply
  • Ragetater
    Mar 20, 2016

    I just found this build and I am having a blast playing it so far!…only lvl 12 atm. Might you be able to list the passives you chose.

    Reply
    • Kalinblack
      Mar 21, 2016

      hi ^^ I use all the passives, I have a lot of points, and as you can see you have at least 1 of each class at both bars. Just fill up everything ;P

      Reply
      • Ragetater
        Mar 22, 2016

        Ah ok. Sounds Iike a plan and thank you for the response.

        Reply

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