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Swamp Raider Nightblade PVE and PVP

Author: MindOfTheSwarm

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Argonian

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
20k approx No investment 30k or more

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Dual Wield

Blood Craze

Dual Wield Skill

Blood Craze

Twin Slashes

 

Surprise Attack

Nightblade Skill

Surprise Attack

Veiled Strike

 

Killer's Blade

Nightblade Skill

Killer's Blade

Assassin's Blade

 

Relentless Focus

Nightblade Skill

Relentless Focus

Grim Focus

 

Dark Shades

Nightblade Skill

Dark Shades

Summon Shade

 

Incapacitating Strike

Nightblade Skill

Incapacitating Strike

Death Stroke

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Bow

Shadow Silk

Undaunted Skill

Shadow Silk

Trapping Webs

 

Acid Spray

Bow Skill

Acid Spray

Arrow Spray

 

Poison Injection

Bow Skill

Poison Injection

Poison Arrow

 

Power Extraction

Nightblade Skill

Power Extraction

Drain Power

 

Crippling Grasp

Nightblade Skill

Crippling Grasp

Cripple

 

Soul Tether

Nightblade Skill

Soul Tether

Soul Shred

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
1 5 1

 

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.

 

General Info

 

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.

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 3.5. From 4 votes.
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5 Comments

  • MindOfTheSwarm
    Feb 15, 2017

    P.S. I forgot to mention. Thief or Warrior Mundus. 😉

    Reply
  • Fixtobee
    Feb 15, 2017

    Not bad. I would switch out Surprise Attack for Ambush to empower your light attacks and potentially the glyphs. Otherwise, pretty solid.

    Reply
  • Xultric
    Feb 18, 2017

    Really interested in this can I get more descriptive on breakdown champion points by numbers and skill points was that a full stamina build of 64

    Reply
  • paradoxiam10
    Feb 20, 2017

    Maybe I don’t get it but can you explain your gear set up? Swamp Raider say “When you deal damage with a Magicka ability, your Poison and Disease Damage abilities gain an additional 450 Weapon Damage for 10 seconds.”. These attacks are all stamina so how are you supposed to get the proc from this set? Wouldn’t you be better off just running Hunding’s, Leviathan or even Viper’s Sting if you’re looking for poison damage? Sorry not trying to be a dick just serious trying to understand how you consider Swamp Raider to be best in slot for this build.

    Reply
    • MindOfTheSwarm
      Feb 28, 2017

      Your Dark Shades Proc the bonus.

      Reply

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