Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
Weapon 1: Dual Wield
Nightblade SkillSurprise Attack
Dual Wield SkillSteel Tornado
Dual Wield SkillShrouded Daggers
Nightblade SkillReaper's Mark
Fighters Guild SkillCamouflaged Hunter
Fighters Guild SkillFlawless Dawnbreaker
Gear and Item Set Info
5 Piece Viper's Sting set (Possible substitue of Hundings Rage)
2 Armor pieces Dreugh King Slayer (boots and pants usually cheapest on guild stores)
3 Jewelry pieces Dreugh King Slayer (will be expensive)
This build is focused on max damage with some survivability as well. Prepping before a big fight is vital, casting siphoning attacks with your bow set then switching over and casting grim focus on the second target you intend to take down (if facing multiple targets). I usually will try to crouch and get a good sneak attack using Surprise Attacks against the first enemy.
Being able to read the enemies moves and paying attention to the fight is crucial for any Nightblade melee build to help drastically incrase survivability.
I use The Shadow mundus stone to help increase crit damage as my crit is passively at 61.5%, which is about right before diminishing returns* starts taking effect.
I use a handcrafted Essense of Health potion that does an instant + gradual restore health & stamina, and also grants Major Resolve which increases physical resistance. I chose physical resistance over weapon crit due to the fact that if I have to use a potion, I'm usually in a longer fight and the extra resistance will help me. I always try to target caster's first, which means that by the time I need a potion the main damage being dealth is physical.
If you do not have Dawnbreaker (fight's guild ultimate) unlocked, try Soul Tether as it offers good damage + good survivability support.
Champion Point Tips
At CP 220
Thief - 46 Warlord, 27 Mooncalf - Will be putting some in Tenacity as well, but Warlord and Mooncalf are the mains one.
Warrior - 50% Hardy, 50% Elemental Defender
Mage - 50% Mighty, 50% Precise Strikes. - Piercing Strikes and Melee Weapon Expert are also good choices once you get Mighty and Precise Strikes to at least 15%