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The Ugly Sherman

Author: Starving Artist

Class: NIGHTBLADE

Race: Argonian

Main Role: Tank

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
40k 21k 23k

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: One Handed And Shield

Bone Surge

Undaunted Skill

Bone Surge

Bone Shield

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Dark Cloak

Nightblade Skill

Dark Cloak

Shadow Cloak

 

Pierce Armor

One Hand And Shield Skill

Pierce Armor

Puncture

 

Heroic Slash

One Hand And Shield Skill

Heroic Slash

Low Slash

 

Aggressive Horn

Assault Skill

Aggressive Horn

War Horn

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Destruction Staff

Mirage

Nightblade Skill

Mirage

Blur

 

Leeching Strikes

Nightblade Skill

Leeching Strikes

Siphoning Strikes

 

Refreshing Path

Nightblade Skill

Refreshing Path

Path of Darkness

 

Elemental Blockade

Destruction Staff Skill

Elemental Blockade

Wall of Elements

 

Silver Leash

Fighters Guild Skill

Silver Leash

Silver Bolts

 

Bolstering Darkness

Nightblade Skill

Bolstering Darkness

Consuming Darkness

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 0 7

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

This build is for non-competetive trials and dungeons and can easily tank pretty much everything in vet in all Epic level gear. There are 3 gear variations...see below. 

You can go 5/1/1 if you'd like but the stats are good as is so it's up to you. 

With this setup you should sit around 40k HP(more than needed but 2 of your abilities scale of HP so it benefits you), 21k magicka and 24k stamina. 

Boon: The Lord. This can be changed if you would rather run something else. 

Food: Longfin Pasty with Melon sauce or any tri-stat food.

Vamp/WW: This build will work with or without. 

Potions: As an Argonian, run whatever you feel like. I run trash pots. 

Jewelry: Ebon Armory - 2 x magicka recovery, 1 x stamina recovery, all Triune. You can glyph as needed for your own recovery needs. This setup gives us 1100 recovery of both Stamina and Magicka, plus if you ever run low on stam while blocking just bar swap and use your ice staff you regain stam if needed tho I never really have to; or use a potion and get back 4k of each resource from Argonian passive. 

Body: Waist & hands - Ebon in Sturdy trait. Chest, Legs, Boots - Plague Doctor with Infused big pieces, Sturdy boots. Magicka or Tri-stats on everything. 

Weapons: Any Plague Doctor Infused 1H with Crusher, Sturdy Plague Doctor shield with Health glyph, Infused Plague Doctor ice staff with Weakening. 

Monster: Lord Warden, Bloodspawn or a mix of any pieces you'd like. I run one Bloodspawn for stamina recovery, 1 Pirate Skeleton which puts my resistances at 26k unbuffed. 1 x Domi would be nice too for a bit more resources. 

Variation 2: Plague Doctor jewelry, hands, waist. Torug's chest, legs, boots, 1h/shield, frost staff. Traits and glyphs can remain the same or adjust as needed. 

Variation 3: Ebon jewelry, hands, waist. Torug's chest, legs, boots, 1h/shield, frost staff. Traits and glyphs can remain the same or adjust as needed. 

 

 

General Info

 

Basic trash pulls: Buff with Leeching and Mirage

  • Frost heavy to taunt the biggest/closest enemy.
  • Blockade of frost as they move in. 
  • Refreshing path for group heals and for Shadow Barrier passive. 
  • Silver Leash to pull in any ranged enemies. 
  • Most likely you can just stay on this bar for trash since dps will probably kill them very quickly. 

Bosses: 

  • Pretty much the same here. I start on Frost staff and then bar swap. Keep Dark Cloak up for Shadow Barrier passive(in 7 heavy this lasts for 17 sec). Use Bone Shield as needed for big hitters and watch Leeching Strikes to keep up your stam pool. Use Silver Leash if there is add trash and pull them into the boss or use Inner Fire to keep them taunted on you if you can't really move because of fight mechanics. 

 

Champion Point Tips

 

Set these up to your liking but mine are as follows:

Heavy Armor Focus / Quick Recovery: 31, 19

Thick Skinned / Hardy / Elemental Defender: 26, 49, 49

Ironclad / Spell Shield - 56, 30 

Precise Strikes / Piercing - 72, 9

Physical Weapons Expert / Master at Arms - 25, 23

Elfborn / Blessed - 56, 75

Shadow Ward / Tumbling - 51, 16

Mooncalf / Archanist / Tenacity - 75, 75, 19

Warlord - 23

 

 

 

Build Rating

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One Comment

  • Pete
    Oct 29, 2018

    Yep. This is about as good as a NB tank can be. Which is why I retired my NB tank.

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