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SpellBlade – Magicka Nightblade PvE (HotR)

Author: WornLocc

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Altmer (High Elf)

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
(0) 11000 - 19000 (64) 38000- 46000 (0) 8000 - 11000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Destruction Staff

Harness Magicka

Light Armor Skill

Harness Magicka

Annulment

 

Siphoning Attacks

Nightblade Skill

Siphoning Attacks

Siphoning Strikes

 

Merciless Resolve

Nightblade Skill

Merciless Resolve

Grim Focus

 

Funnel Health

Nightblade Skill

Funnel Health

Strife

 

Inner Light

Mages Guild Skill

Inner Light

Magelight

 

Elemental Rage

Destruction Staff Skill

Elemental Rage

Elemental Storm

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Destruction Staff

Impale

Nightblade Skill

Impale

Assassin's Blade

 

Elemental Blockade

Destruction Staff Skill

Elemental Blockade

Wall of Elements

 

Crippling Grasp

Nightblade Skill

Crippling Grasp

Cripple

 

Twisting Path

Nightblade Skill

Twisting Path

Path of Darkness

 

Inner Light

Mages Guild Skill

Inner Light

Magelight

 

Shooting Star

Mages Guild Skill

Shooting Star

Meteor

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
5 1 1

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

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RECOMMENDED:

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

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

ALTERNATIVE:

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

All armor light for increased effects in light armor passives, granting slightly more magicka recovery and spell cost reduction. You will have slightly less health, magicka and lower damage resistances.

Best In Slot Gear:

 

Armor Type Armor & Weapons Trait Enchant
Head/Heavy/Light Ilambris Divines Max Magicka
Shoulders/Medium/Light Ilambris Divines Max Magicka
Chest/Light Julianos Divines Max Magicka
Waist/Light Julianos Divines Max Magicka
Feet/Light Julianos Divines Max Magicka
Legs/Light Julianos Divines Max Magicka
Hands/Light Julianos Divines Max Magicka
Necklace Infallible Aether/Moondancer Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 1 Infallible Aether/Moondancer Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 2 Infallible Aether/Moondancer Arcane Spell Damage
Bar 1: Inferno/Lightning Staff Infallible Aether/Moondancer Infused Shock Damage
Off Hand: - - - -
Bar 2: Inferno Staff Maelstrom/Infallible Aether/Moondancer Infused Base/Absorb Magicka/Spell 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 50 - 60% spell 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.

Don't have some of the recommended armor pieces?

You can switch around the gear depending on what you have or can access. If you're newer to the game, I recommend using Seducer set as a replacement to Julianos, which is easily craftable and requires only 3 traits. If you have some other sets (for ex. Scathing Mage, Burning Spellweave, War Maiden) you can still use those and achieve great DPS, don't worry about it unless you really need to do the maximum damage possible. However Julianos is what you should be aiming for, as its fairly easy to get (requires 6 traits to craft or you can get someone else to craft it for you/buy it from any guildstore).

Don't have trial Jewelry yet? You can use something like Willpower or any other Jewelry you like. Anyways blue trial jewelry (Moondancer/Infallible Aether) is very easy to obtain.

As for Monster Set's, you can use or not use them at all. Grothdarr and Ilambris achieve the best damage, but in some situations using set pieces like Ice Heart and Slimecraw can actually be better, it depends on whichever you like the most.

Item set Info:

Ilambris

Julianos

Moondancer

Infallible Aether

 

General Info

 

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+High single target damage

+Good sustain

+Good survivability

+Great AOE damage

-Hardest rotation to master

-Lack of group utility

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Race: 1# Altmer, 2# Dunmer, 3# Breton, 4# Argonian

Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Other Stats: Spell Damage: 1900 - 4000. Spell Critical: 50% - 70%, Magicka Recovery: 700 - 900

Mundus Stone: Apprentice/Lover/Thief

Food: Max Health & Magicka Food: SOLITUDE SALMON-MILLET SOUP

Potions: Essence Of Magicka, Spell Power Potions

Swappable abilities and items: You can swap our main spammable Funnel Health to Force Pulse.

Since Morrowind patch, it's better to use Funnel Health as our main spammable ability as its much cheaper to cast, provides better sustain even though it deals a little less damage than Force Pulse.

Siphoning Attacks / Harness Magicka to Sap Essence for better AOE damage, but with slight sustain hit or in situations you don't need magicka shields that much. If you swap Siphoning Attacks, you can use one Magicka Recovery Glyph on your jewelry to gain the sustain loss back but with a little loss of damage.

Haven't unlocked Shooting Star ultimate yet? No problem, instead slot this Soul Harvest or Soul Tether.

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More magicka sustain set-up: If you're having issues with running out of magicka too quickly, or just for some reason like this setup more, use this. Take note that you're gonna gonna have roughly 4000 - 6000 less magicka, but way more magicka recovery. We need around 10 - 12 attribute points in health to reach 17000 health. 

Attributes: 52 Magicka, 12 Health, 0 Stamina

Other Stats: Spell Damage: 1900 - 3400. Spell Critical: 50% - 70%, Magicka Recovery: 1000 - 1300

Food: Max Health & Magicka & Recovery Food: WITCHMOTHER'S POTENT BREW

Potions: Essence Of Magicka, Spell Power Potions

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Passives Abilities: 

Racial: All Passives

Class: All Passives from: Assassination, Shadow, Siphoning

Destruction Staff: All Passives

Light Armor: All Passives

Heavy Armor: Juggernaut

Mages Guild: All Passives

Fighters Guild: All Passives

Undaunted: All Passives

Vampirism: Supernatural Recovery, Undeath

Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Combat:

Rotation: Apply Buffs & Shields: Harness Magicka, Siphoning Attacks and Merciless Resolve before entering combat. Light attack between EVERY ability you cast to maximize DPS. If you're doing the rotation right, you will get the Assassin's Will "Proc" from Merciless Resolve ability 2 - 3 times in 20 seconds duration.

Light Attack, Twisting Path, Light Attack, Elemental Blockade, Light Attack, Crippling Grasp, Bar Swap, Light Attack, Funnel Health, Light Attack, Assassin's Will, Light Attack, Funnel Health, Reapply Buffs If Needed And Repeat.

When enemy is under 25% Health, use our execute ability Impale instead of Funnel Health.

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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DPS Tests:

I try to keep this updated, so I will upload more DPS parses with different gear and weapon set-ups.

DPS Test 1: 39,0K DPS 3,0M Target Skeleton, Elemental Drain only.

Gear: 5x Julianos, 2x Ilambris, 4x Infallible Aether, Maelstrom Inferno Staff. The Apprentice Mundus.

 

Champion Point Tips

 

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About CP Points:

Depending on how much penetration you have available (If using sharpened weapons, lover mundus, light armor passive etc) you have to calculate how many points you need in to Spell Erosion. Take note, if you play in group, you may have many other debuffs applied to the enemy such as Major Breach (+5280 Penetration for everyone), Crusher Enchant applied by tanks etc, so leave room for atleast 7000 penetration, which will put you around 9000 - 11000 penetration depending on your group. If you have to add more points to Spell Erosion, take them from the stat you think you need the less. If you have to take points from Spell Erosion, slot them in to Thaumaturge.

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

Total Points: 660CP:

The Lord: -

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

The Steed: 48 Ironclad 24 Spell Shield

The Ritual: 34 Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 44 Master At Arms

The Apprentice: 56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 30 Spell Erosion

The Shadow: 

The Lower: 100 Arcanist 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

The Atronach: -

The Apprentice: 27 Elemental Expert, 26 Elfborn, 24 Spell Erosion

The Shadow: -

The Lower: 64 Arcanist 36 Tenacity

The Tower: -

Build Updated: 30/09/2017

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Catalyst - Stamina Nightblade

Purified - Magicka Templar

Stormfist - Stamina Sorcerer

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Build Rating

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81 Comments

  • UltraManLeo
    May 29, 2017

    Love the build! Could you add recommended gear to use while you’re farming the legendary gear? Like crafted sets etc.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      May 30, 2017

      Thanks! Yeah in the gear section there’s a few options listed: Julianos/Seducer. Julianos is only a small step behind of Scathing Mage DPS -wise so I recommend using it until you eventually get all pieces Scathing Mage. If you’re however new to class/having some sustain problems, Seducer might be the right set for you.

      Reply
      • UltraManLeo
        May 30, 2017

        Noticed it just after I posted the comment, sorry about that 🙂 Ended up crafting the Julianos set. Haven’t had the chance to try it out yet, but seems like it will be great!

        Reply
        • WornLocc
          May 30, 2017

          Yes, you can do any endgame content with Julianos just as good as with Scathing Mage. It ain’t holding you back from anything other than 1-4k DPS, which is very situational.

          Reply
  • Tododile
    Jun 2, 2017

    I was wondering if this build works with vampirism. Is it worth trying?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 2, 2017

      Yes it works, the vampire passives gives 10% recovery bonus on both stamina and magicka, which is important especially on Morrowind patch.

      Reply
  • Thurber
    Jun 5, 2017

    Nice looking build, friend! But I have a question. Do you think it’s better to have all divines, or to mix divines and infused? Just wondering just in case.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 6, 2017

      Thanks!

      All divines is the best. If you anyhow go over 70% crit, then go with Infused on big pieces maybe. But you shouldnt go over 70% unless you’re pairing your scathing/julianos with Mothers Sorrow, so just get all divines and you’re set.

      If you manage to get like 1 or 2 pieces of the set in Infused only, just use them. Its almost zero difference really.

      Reply
      • Thurber
        Jun 6, 2017

        Thanks! One more thing. Are monster sets essential for this build? Can i only use one piece of the monster set instead of two? Can I just skip wearing a monster set altogether?

        Reply
        • WornLocc
          Jun 7, 2017

          Well not essential but highly recommended. If you don’t want to use a specific monster set, you can go with one piece sets like ex. 1 piece Valkyn Skoria and 1 Piece Grothdarr.

          If you don’t want to use monster set at all, I’d go with Heavy Julianos Helmet and Medium Julianos Shoulders and then use 2x Julianos Swords on front bar and Julianos Inferno Staff on your backbar.

          Reply
  • xAuumx
    Jun 7, 2017

    At the top of the page, you state the race as Altmer, but lower down you state Dunmer. Should it be High Elf or Dark Elf?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 8, 2017

      Oh that must be a accident. Yes dunmer is the best race for this build. Altmer is more than fine too, it has better sustain.

      Reply
  • Eluci
    Jun 8, 2017

    In the armor section, you say that the shoulders should be medium and the head should be heavy. Does it have to be this way? Or, for stylish purposes, can I have the medium/heavy piece be something else?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 8, 2017

      Really it doesn’t matter which pieces are heavy/medium/light as long as you have 5 light, 1 heavy, 1 medium.

      But usually people wear Heavy/Medium helmet and Heavy/Medium Shoulders because monster set’s drop in all weights, not just in for example. light as all the 5 piece sets like scathing mage we’re using. So you see, Scathing Mage come’s only in light armor, as its dropped set, so monster set is our only option where to go with Heavy/Medium.

      However, if you’re using crafted equipment, you can go Heavy/Medium wherever you want, just keep 5 light, 1 heavy and 1 medium.

      The reason for why we’re wearing our armor like this is because of this Passive Ability in our Undaunted Guild Skill Line.

      There’s a passive called Undaunted Mettle which unlocks at Lvl 9 “Increases your Max Health, Stamina and Magicka by 1%/2% per type of Armor (Heavy, Medium, Light) that you have equipped).”

      Which will increase all your max attributes by 6% which is a lot. Hope this cleared this thing a bit to you 🙂

      Reply
  • Drizzle
    Jun 10, 2017

    In there an option with heave or medium armor in the chest slot (maybe switching head with chest o shoulders with chest)? I don’t like to see an assassin with the skirt 😀

    Reply
  • Boi you better get
    Jun 10, 2017

    In the monster sets section, you mention three possible monster sets that you believe would work for this build. Would Molag Kena also work?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 11, 2017

      Well yeah it works, but I don’t see it useful anymore since the sustain nerfs. I’d say when it procs, you be out of magicka in few seconds, which results in DPS loss.

      But really? I don’t know, I have kena myself but can’t test it at the moment.

      Reply
  • xAuumx
    Jun 12, 2017

    Is there any particular reason why you haven’t mentioned Mother’s Sorrow?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 12, 2017

      Not really, I feel like listing too many sets make’s it more confusing. Mother’s Sorrow only offers us spell critical, which we already have a lot so its basically useless for us, unless you pair it with set like Seducer. If you get over 60-70% critical, anything over that amount is basically a waste and is better to get more like max magicka or spell damage instead.

      With Full Best-In-Slot gear we already stand over 70% critical chance. Anyways, you can use mother’s sorrow as a 3x Jewelry and weapons if you don’t have anything else. But Willpower is overall much better choice (also you can buy it) and is about same DPS as Moondancer/Infallible Aether.

      Reply
  • Xolobe
    Jun 14, 2017

    This build is the best and most fun I’ve ever tried for magblade and every question I have is answered in it. Thank you!

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 14, 2017

      Thank you very much! Glad you like it.

      Reply
  • Kontempt
    Jun 22, 2017

    I occasionally vote, but NEVER leave commentary. That said, I felt compelled to tell you how much, as a fairly new player, I appreciate this build. Every question I could ask is addressed! Really well thought out and presented. Thank you! I’d love to see more builds from you.

    Kontempt

    Reply
  • Exposed
    Jun 22, 2017

    big fan of all 3 of your builds, thinking about doing a merge between the shade and spellblade if it’s possible. might drop cripple for shades. any insight?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 22, 2017

      Thanks! My advice is, don’t drop crippling grasp since it’s our only and very strong DoT. I think its best to drop Inner Light from backbar and replace it with shades. If you want to go with lightning staff front bar, you could slot Dark Shades instead of Siphoning Attacks since lightning staff provides great sustain and therefore Siphoning Attacks become more useless.

      Play with the setup and find what works for you!

      Reply
      • Exposed
        Jun 22, 2017

        would you recommend the necro set if i’m still dual wielding and using the shades on back bar?

        Reply
        • WornLocc
          Jun 22, 2017

          Yes of course, otherwise there wouldn’t be any point of running shades on your bars! You can try 5x necro, 2x Grothdarr/Ilambris, 2x Swords on frontbar and 1x Inferno backbar.

          Reply
          • Exposed
            Jun 24, 2017

            what do you think of 5p necro 5pc scathing?

          • Exposed
            Jun 24, 2017

            or maybe 5 pc julianos with crafted med/hev for undaunted and 5 pc necro

  • Reg900
    Jun 24, 2017

    Ive been using the previous build before the morrowind update. But now my game updated to the morrowind patch but I havent buy the morrowind expansion just yet. So my question is should I keep using the old build or this build. If i should use this build then how can i reset my skills so I can build this one?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 24, 2017

      “Morrowind Patch” is a base game patch that applies to every player. The patch made alot of changes to everyone’s gameplay. They changed Champion Point system alot, they removed some previously useful perks and added a few new ones, thats why the build needed to be updated. You dont have to own “Morrowind” to get these changes, its only for the content in Vvardenfell.

      But yeah, switch to this build, everything’s the same except a few skill changes, but it plays exactly the same way as the old build. Reallocate your champion points, reset your skill points if you have to and apply these changes in this build to your character!

      Video about how to respec your skill points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU3ccfLKUXw
      Or written guide: http://esoacademy.com/faq/where-can-you-reset-respec-skills/

      Champion Points can be reseted and changed by opening the champion point perk menu and you will see the option there, it costs 3000 gold to change your champion point allocation.

      Reply
      • Reg900
        Jun 24, 2017

        Ok thanks man I already loved the old build.

        Reply
  • Kyanvi
    Jun 28, 2017

    If you don’t have the mage guild ult what can you replace it with?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 28, 2017

      Soul Harvest, a morph of Assassination skill line’s ultimate ability.

      Or Soul Tether, a morph of Siphoning skill line’s ultimate ability

      Reply
  • Gardupredard
    Jun 29, 2017

    Is torugs pact a good set to use for swords? I was also thinking I could have torugs pact swords, inferno staff, helmet, and shoulders as a placeholder until I can get monster sets and maelstrom

    Reply
    • Gardupredard
      Jun 29, 2017

      Is this a good idea?

      Reply
      • WornLocc
        Jun 29, 2017

        Yes it gives you some extra spell damage which will come in handy. Also the health and resistance bonus is nice for survivability, so go for it if you want, as they’re only placeholders! Seducer set would also be nice since it gives you max magicka and recovery.

        Reply
  • DeathWalker
    Jun 30, 2017

    Is this a good build to run trials?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jun 30, 2017

      Yes. I main a magicka nightblade and have completed vMA and veteran trials with this builld.

      Reply
      • DeathWalker
        Jul 1, 2017

        Awesome! Thank you for the reply!

        Reply
  • Powow
    Jul 2, 2017

    Should I use a lightning or inferno staff?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 3, 2017

      If youre asking what to use on your backbar, then Inferno is the best for single target damage. Lightning staff works also, it has better AOE damage and resource sustain via easier heavy attacks.

      Reply
  • LoccWorn
    Jul 5, 2017

    Nice build, but what if I want to use invisibility? Can I swap a skill for that?

    Reply
    • LoccWorn
      Jul 5, 2017

      And I see that you more recommend scathing mage over Julianos, but isn’t julianos better?

      Reply
      • WornLocc
        Jul 6, 2017

        You dont need invisibility in PvE content. This build is made for trials and dungeons, not overworld playing where you could basicly use whatever skills you want. But if you for some reason want invisibility, swap your magicka shield Harness Magicka for the cloak.

        Scathing Mage is way more better than Julianos in terms of everything, nightblades have this skill called Twisting Path which will proc the Scathing Mage set basicly every time you use that ability. In long fights our uptime is between 70 – 77% on the set effect but it only requires 60% uptime to be better than Julianos.

        Reply
  • WornLocc
    Jul 11, 2017

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    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 11, 2017

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      Reply
  • Eluci
    Jul 14, 2017

    Congrats, dear friend. Number one build on the site right now 😉

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 14, 2017

      Thanks! Didn’t expect that 😀

      Reply
  • desadsad
    Jul 14, 2017

    why dw over 2 staves – inferno and lightning?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 14, 2017

      Personal preference, brings quite a different playstyle if you want it. Like you see there’s a option for both set-ups, 2 staves or dual wielding, anything works 🙂

      Reply
  • DestinedUchiha
    Jul 16, 2017

    I would really like to try this build but problem is im a bosmer and im to lazy to create a 2 character amd level it up plus i don’t like having other characters. So any tip on this, and what do you suggest if i would like to switch it into a pvp build?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 18, 2017

      Id say give it a try on your bosmer, if you end up liking it and aim to doing serious end game content, buy a race change and change yourself to a dunmer or altmer.

      As for the PvP, I dont know, maybe look up a build for it from someone else. Since I dont PvP at all itd be misinformative to give any kind of information on that.

      Reply
  • numbers
    Jul 18, 2017

    How much DPS can you pull if you correctly follow rotations with little mistake? Noticed you commented that magblade was your main so I’m curious to know because I plan on maining a magblade as well.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 18, 2017

      40K is definitely possible to achieve with all the best in slot gear and no mistake rotation. This patch the stam builds take the win though in matter of single target DPS.

      34K is what I can pull with this, Im not max CP and havent got a maelstrom staff drop yet, my gear is as above the the best in slot without the maelstrom inferno staff.

      As for maining a magblade, Id say go for it! I have one of everything but magblade takes the win because of its uniqueness and it shines in tough content because of the heals and very great sustain. Also Ive been playing with the CP allocation alot and I think Ive found the perfect one through hours of testing, gonna update this build next month for the new patch, also the CP cap will be increased by 30 points so gonna take note of them also.

      Reply
  • stupidquestionbut
    Jul 21, 2017

    I prefer two staves for better survivability because it’s ranged but why lightning front bar? If i understand correctly the rotation stays the same so wouldn’t fire staff be better in front because in the rotation the light fire attacks deal more damage ( dunmer passives ) than lightning?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Jul 21, 2017

      Lightning front bar because if we’re running out of resources, it’s easier to do heavy attacks and also you need to proc your Assassin’s Will Bow and the shield is on front bar too. I sometimes go with 2 Inferno Staves just because it’s slightly more damage, but in trials I prefer to go with lightning on front bar.

      In resource heavy fights the rotation stays same but you can throw 1-2 heavy attacks instead of casting few spammables (funnel health). Also lightning staff provides better AOE damage, you can just drop your AOE’s on backbar and do heavy attacks on pack of mobs and they all get the damage from heavy attack.

      Reply
  • Horns of the Reach
    Aug 3, 2017

    Are you going to be editing this build for Horns of the Reach or making a new one?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 4, 2017

      Yes, I’m planning on updating this for Horns Of The Reach update!

      Reply
  • Update
    Aug 6, 2017

    I noticed you updated the build but I dont see what changed?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 6, 2017

      Just fixed some typos, added a new CP allocation and made the overall text more clearer. Nothing big!

      Reply
  • BiS
    Aug 12, 2017

    For Staff/Staff BiS gear, which is better for helmet – iceheart or ilambris? Just confused why ilambris is in front of iceheart

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 12, 2017

      It depends which is better, the difference is situational and very small, which is why I wrote them both down there.

      One piece Ice Heart offers a good amount of crit, but if you dont need more, then just wear full monster set like Grothdarr or Ilambris.

      Reply
  • Rotation questions
    Aug 14, 2017

    Hey do you have a video of your rotation? I’m following the rotation properly but I seem to run low or run out of resources after 3-4 rebuffs and I just wanted to see how your heavy attack weaving looks like.

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 15, 2017

      I dont have a video at the moment, but Ive been thinking about taking one soon.

      There are many important factors you need to make sure of if you want to have your sustain right.

      First off, I dont use heavy attacks at all on 3 Million health fight for example, I think around 4-5 Mil health is sustainable without having to do any heavy attacks.

      Make sure you use spell power potions, not regular Essence Of Magicka, the difference is over 2K magicka per potion. Make sure you have Elemental Drain running, thats 300 magicka/s. Make sure your rotation is as close to perfect as you can get it, fast light weaves between every ability to ensure maximum potential of Siphoning Attacks, also make sure you let it run down before you refresh that ability. Vampire Stage 2 helps a bit, also having all passives from mages guild skill line along having Inner Light slotted on your both bars. Check your CP allocation aswell, 100 arcanist, 76 tenacity is what I run always to make sure every % counts.

      Reply
  • II-ZO-II
    Aug 15, 2017

    Regarding Scathing mage outperforming Julianos, it seem that twisting path skill geting a nerf and no longer proc scathing as it use to after Horn Of The Reach update, would julianos be better than scathing? Or am I missing something here?

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 15, 2017

      Yep, Julianos beats scathing mage in most situations, which is why I no longer recommend using it.

      I have no mention about the set on this build anymore aswell.

      Reply
  • Sicmetal43
    Aug 15, 2017

    Argonian is listed 4th for races, is it viable for this? I’ve always liked Argonian in other elder scrolls games. Also i commented on your other build would you recommend this build or your stamina build? Ive been more of a melee combat guy in other elder scrolls games and mmo’s ive had eso for a while but this will be my first character im making for it

    Reply
    • WornLocc
      Aug 15, 2017

      Yes argonian is viable, but the worst of “viable” options. If you really like it, go for it, especially if you’re a new player!

      In the end-game you might find yourself missing a little bit of damage and slightly weaker sustain compared to dunmer or altmer but to be honest its nothing to be worried about!

      Also saw your comment on that one, answered there!

      Reply
  • Patch notes
    Aug 15, 2017

    Have you seen the patch notes? Is mothers sorrow still worth getting? Considering the nerf to The Shadow and Sorrows buff from 2470 to 1924

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    • WornLocc
      Aug 15, 2017

      No I dont really think it is, actually I just listed in there just incase it becomes a new meta but gonna remove it soon.

      Reply
  • D. C.
    Aug 15, 2017

    Hi there.

    You updated your build considering patch notes 3.1.5 but I REALLY think you should remove any mention of “BiS” for the moment and write that it’s a “Work In Progress”.

    There is no BiS at the moment, especially considering that they clearly announced that beefing up IA with the Mother’s Sorrow buff was a mistake that they will soon correct.

    Thanks.

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    • WornLocc
      Aug 16, 2017

      Yes I am aware of that, anyways 5x Julianos, 5x Moondancer is gonna be “BiS” no matter what for Dual Wielding set-up.

      I havent got time to make any further edits to the build but gonna have some free time soon so expect some new information to come out as I test more.

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  • Manuel
    Aug 21, 2017

    in case you want an easy to get gear alternative you can also use necropotence and the shades, thats what im currently doing and it works pretty decenlty, i get around 50k magicka and the shades are nice since they don’t die and also help to keep the major defense buffs up…only drawback is that you loose one skill slot

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  • Sicmetal43
    Aug 22, 2017

    I have another quick question wornlocc, clearly the main difference between stamina and magika nightblades is you are using magika over weapon attacks but what are the other noticeable differences and which tends to be better and more fun to play?

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    • WornLocc
      Aug 22, 2017

      Well hard to write it exactly here but the difference is huge in terms of gameplay.

      Magicka has better survivability due they have crazy heals and shields to use. Abilities you use are very different except for the class skills which works quite the same way on both magicka and stamina.

      Stamina is more reliant on your movement and you have to be aware of whats happening around you, you cant just shield up and survive mechanics. If youre looking to solo play, not your best pick but works well in any content however. They achieve a little bit higher single target DPS however, but its more of a risk=reward thing in group content since you have to be withing melee range to enemies all the time which makes you more vulnerable to incoming damage.

      There are many more things that are different, your best choice is to try them out or watch some videos to see how theyre different overall.

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  • skyzzoo
    Sep 3, 2017

    hello wornlocc, i have a question, if im not able to do trial which set you think is better for me??(i already have grotharr and julianos).

    Thx men and good job for your build.

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    • WornLocc
      Sep 3, 2017

      Hey there! Use Willpower jewelry until you get Infallible Aether or Moondancer.

      Thanks alot!

      Reply
  • Olupajmibanan
    Sep 15, 2017

    How about switching Harness magicka to back bar and Impale to front bar along with putting VMA lightning staff backbar and a infused Moondancer fire staff front bar? Would the dps loss be too severe? I would like to bring at least slight group utility in form of Blockade of Storms. Thanks for answers.

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    • WornLocc
      Sep 21, 2017

      Yeah you can switch between Harness and Impale, doesnt make a real difference to be honest.
      Also Lightning Staff backbar works well, but I dont recommend going for 75 Thaumaturge for Off Balance buff however, since you lose alot of damage from other sources and the uptime of Off Balance isnt high enough to gain any real DPS boost from it, unless you run a trial with magsorcs only… But Blockade Of Storms is great for group support, go for it!

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