Swamp Raider Nightblade PVE and PVP
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
|20k approx||No investment||30k or more|
Weapon 1: Dual Wield
Dual Wield SkillBlood Craze
Nightblade SkillSurprise Attack
Nightblade SkillKiller's Blade
Nightblade SkillRelentless Focus
Nightblade SkillDark Shades
Nightblade SkillIncapacitating Strike
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
5 Swamp Raider (Armor)
5 Briarheart (Weapons and Jewellery)
2 Velidreth (PVE) 2 Troll King (PVP)
* 1 Master's Bow if you can get one.
Sharpened (PVP) or Infused (PVE) Weapons. Daggers on Dual Wield, one with poison glyph and other with disease glyph. Or use alchemical poisons if you wish.
Very similar to my Venomous Dragon builds but adapted for Nightblades.
As you can see this build can fit a PVP or PVE role depending on your monster set.
Activate your Crippling Grasp to proc Swamp Raider followed by, Power Extraction, Poison Injection, Acid Spray, Shadow Silk, switch weapons, Dark Shades (to maintain Swamp Raider bonus), Relentless focus charge, weave light attacks with, Blood Craze and Surprise Attacks, fire your Assassin's Will when ready and Killer's Blade for execute. Incap Strike is your ULT of choice for damage and Soul Tether for heal emergencies.
Your Briarheart will heal you every time you crit and coupled with Troll King you will have surprisingly good survivability for a medium armor build. Use Velidreth for PVE though.
You can ditch Shadow Silk for Rearming Trap if you wish (in this case take Prolonged Suffering instead of Crippling Grasp.) Or you can take Draining Shot and keep Crippling Grasp. Draining Shot is very useful in PVP. Just make sure you have one Immobolize and one Stun/Disorient on your bar. All have their pros and cons, use whatever works best for you. However, taking both Draining Shot and Rearming Trap might make it difficult to keep up with the Swamp Raider Bonus.
Not quite as much sustained DPS as my Venomous Dragon build, but offers a chance for more burst DPS.
Champion Point Tips
Put a lot of points into Mighty, Precise Strikes and Piercing.
Some into Thaumaturge but not nearly as much as you would for Venemous Dragon.
Hardy, Elemental Defender ETC. Also put some into Medium Armor for added defence.
Warlord, Mooncalf and Healthy to boost the effects of Troll King.
Finally put points into Quick Recovery to boost the healing from Briarheart and Troll King.
Blessed isn't required as your only self heal is Blood Craze, however if you switch out something for Resolving Vigor then you might want a few in here.