The Hunter (Stalker)
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
|20,000 (Min)||9000 +/-||20,000+|
Weapon 1: Bow
Bow SkillPoison Injection
Nightblade SkillRelentless Focus
Fighters Guild SkillCamouflaged Hunter
Bow SkillFocused Aim
Nightblade SkillPiercing Mark
Fighters Guild SkillFlawless Dawnbreaker
Weapon 2: Dual Wield
Dual Wield SkillSteel Tornado
Nightblade SkillDark Cloak
Nightblade SkillSurprise Attack
Nightblade SkillMass Hysteria
Nightblade SkillIncapacitating Strike
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
Gear; Helm, Shoulder, Bow, Duel Maces (Night Mothers Gaze). Chest, Legs, Waist, Gloves, Boots (Hundings Rage). All gear with Divine and Health Glyphs. Weapons; Bow (Sharpened/Unresistable Damage), Mace #1 (Sharpened/Unresistable Damage), Mace #2 (Sharpened/Rage Glyph). Jewelry; Agility Set with Robust and Weapon Damage Glyphs. Mundus Stone - The Shadow (Highly Recommend) or The Warrior
PvP Solo/Group Ganking (Basic). A little bit of stealth and luck goes a long way. Advance players have plenty of freedom to change gear and skills to fit their play style. Always stay hidden until attacking! Find a single target you wish to kill and buff up with Relentless Focus/Camouflaged Hunter. Use Focused Aim as your Opener, do 2 Focused Aim shots then posion injection while weaving in light attacks. *If you have the stealth/distance advantage, you can continue to spam Focused Aim from safety as you see fit. Works wonders while defending a Keep and an Outpost. If you use Piercing Mark prior to your onslaught, you lose the element of surprise and your target will start blocking or it will alert everyone around them that they're about to get attacked. Mark your target after you use your 2 Focused Aim shots if they are still alive. In group fights, Mark the target you wish to attack and fire away. * If you are hidden and want to see a group of people scramble around, Mark random people in groups and you will see people freak out. A good way to distract a large group without having to attack or do anything, also fun to watch them attempt to find you. Distance is Key, if your opponent gets close, switch to Duel Wield and continue fighting up close until you can create a distance. * If your Target is a Tank, Mark them then switch to duel wield and ambush, surprise attack, fear and ambush again and use your strike ultimate. Afterwards weave in light attacks, steel tornados and surprise attacks. * If your Target is another NightBlade who likes to stealth alot, Either Mark them or stay near them while using Steel Tornado to draw them out of stealth Strength; High Burst DPS, Fun game play Weaknesses; Squishy like no other, kill or be killed play style A substitute for Incapacitating Strikes is Soul Tether if you find yourself fighting large groups up close or if you want the stun/health recovery. A substitute for Piercing Mark is Crippling Grasp for a distance stun and extra DOT in Conjuction with Posion Injection. Also helps assist with Kiting and for those who wish to flee from you by stuning/slowing them down while speeding you up. Build relies on your ability to dodge roll and manage your resources as necessary. Patience is Key and be selective with your targets. Use the Health/Stamina regeneration drink if you find managing resources difficult. If not, the Max Health/Stamina food helps increase your damage. * Use a Stamina Potion to help assist your sustainability while in combat If you're in a tight spot and need to get away, the bow skill line has a speed passive after you dodge roll or use your Dark Cloak to go hidden instantly for a few seconds while you maneuver away. *** This is just the Basic set up for beginners who don't have alot of experience with PvE to get them going and killing. Advanced players should already understand the Undaunted line and the Monster helm/shoulder set ups to help compliment the build. Engine Guarding set is great for resources, but while using skills in stealth it will set off the sphere which will reveal your position with a nice beam of light straight to you for anyone and everyone paying attention. ***
Champion Point Tips
Theif (Mooncalf) All points into Stamina Regeneration Warrior (Lady) 50/50 split between Elemental Defender and Hardy Mage (Ritual) 1 Thaumaturge, 1 Piercing, 1 Precise Strike, Rest into Mighty until you have 15% then the rest goes to Precise Strike.
I have a Nightblade that uses nearly the same front bar as you, although I use the other morphs of Snipe and Poison Arrow instead.
I might be wrong about this, but isn’t it only the Focused Aim, the Steel Tornado and basic attacks that are benefiting from the Mighty points? Both your Ultimate’s and the rest of your moves do Magic Damage, and would do more damage with more Thaumaturge points and then the poison bow attacks do more damage also. Again I might be wrong, but this is how I understood it, that all of the Nightblade attacks do Magic Damage.
Edit: Ignore me, I didn’t realize that Ambush does Physical Damage, and Surprise Attack probably does too, I use a bow as a primary and my back bar is for heals and buffs, and my other Nightblade is a Magicka one, but yeah, I use more Magic and Poison abilities so Thaumaturge works better for me.
Thurmaturge is good aswell especially if you use Lethal Arrow instead of Focused Aim. And if you swap out Incompacitating Strikes with the Werewolf ultimate. But I’ve done lots of testing and the Focused Aim with the Mighty champion points help penetrate people’s shields that they keep stacking. I personally swapped out mighty and put everything into Precise Strikes and use the shadow stone for the extra critical damage (total of 203% cirt damage with a 70%+ crit rating). but that’s mainly since l do tons if PvE to include PvP aswell. But everyone has a certain play style and this one is just to give people a basic start or point in the right direction.
But the attacks that benefit from the Mighty Champion Points are Focused Aim, Steel Tornado, Ambush, Surprise Attack and your Basic light/Heavy attacks. Which are all the main spammable attacks. Your ultimate and posion injection are just quick situational attacks that you use to support your other attacks.
From stealth and after you buff up with Relentless Focus and Camouflaged Hunter, a Focused Aim followed with a medium attack and posion injection should kill most players (especially if they are a vampire). I charge my bow and wait right before my focused aim hits to release my basic and posion attack. If not, apply Piercing Mark on the target incase they try and go invisible and to reduce their armor rating, then do a quick swap to your duel wield bar, ambush in and surprise attack followed with steel tornado should finish them off. But that’s all with in quick succession and timed correctly.
But play around with your champion points and test out skills, im sure lots of people thank you for your input as it helps with getting the mind going and being creative with you skills.