The Knife Master PVP
Race: Bosmer (Wood Elf)
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
Weapon 1: Dual Wield
Dual Wield SkillShrouded Daggers
Fighters Guild SkillLightweight Beast Trap
Medium Armor SkillShuffle
Fighters Guild SkillCamouflaged Hunter
Dual Wield SkillThrive in Chaos
Weapon 2: Dual Wield
Assault SkillResolving Vigor
Assault SkillRetreating Maneuver
Dual Wield SkillSteel Tornado
Nightblade SkillReaper's Mark
Nightblade SkillRelentless Focus
Support SkillReplenishing Barrier
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
2 Mighty Chudan Heavy Head Light Shoulders: Divines.
5 Sword Dancer: Divines (Impen in non-cp pvp).
All armor with Stam Glyphs.
5 Leviathan: Jewellery all Infused Stam Recovery. Daggers: Precise.
Back Bar: 2 Perfected Asylum Daggers.
Dubious Camoran Throne Food (or next best)
The idea is to buff up and then throw out your trap. Switch to main bar and pick a target and open with Shrouded Daggers followed by Ambush, Light attack and weave between Light Attacks and Shrouded Daggers. Use Thrives in Chaos when the opportunity best presents itself. Try and hit as many players as possible for the damage boost. Try keep a mental note of how long is left on on the DoT from your ult and switch bars and hit affected enemies with Steel Tornado to prolong the effects of your ult by a further 10 seconds. Shuffle is to deal with pesky snares and immobilizations and is cheaper than dodge rolling and is best way to deal with skills such as Permafrost and other skills that snare heavily.
This is a high crit build and as such your healing will be very good both on yourself and allies.
Contrary to popular belief Crit builds are very viable but you have to commit and the rewards will pay off. Less so in non-cp but this build is devastating to enemy players that like to stack and will force them to seperate allowing your single target orientated allies to pick off stragglers.
Generally a lot of players tend to go all impen and this offers about 27% reduced crit damage and yet with this build your crit damage is gonna be around 105% with below CP investment. So unless the enemy players have 100 points into Resistant and are wearing all Impen you can be hitting on crit for an extra 77% damage in cp games. I have listed full stats below.
You can drop Shrouded Daggers for Rapid Strikes or Bloodthirst but you will lose out on Major Brutality.
Champion Point Tips
The Lady: Hardy 35, Elemental Defender 35.
The Steed: Medium Armor Focus 100, Resistant 100 (In non cp wear all impen and put 100 into Spell Shield instead).
The Ritual: Precise Strikes 100, Piercing 100.
The Atronach: Master-At-Arms 70 (You may put 75 in here for Butcher bonus if you wish).
The Shadow: Tumbling 100.
The Lover: Mooncalf 100.
The Tower: Warlord: 70.
Stats with all gold gear and glyphs:
Health R: 367
Mag R: 611
Stam R: 2446
Weapon Damage: 2511
Weapon Crit: 75.7%
Weapon Crit Damage: 105%
Weapon Crit Healing: 95%
Spell Resistance: 20179 (30%)
Physical Resistance 25096 (38%)
Crit Resistance 1650 (25%)
Tooltip Damage Buffed with Minor Berserk and Major Brutality.
Shrouded Dagger: 7281
Trap: 3825 + 8643
Thrives in Chaos: 22664
Remember in PVP your enemy recieves 50% less damage from all sources, however with 80% extra crit damage vs all impen you will be a force to be reckoned with except against very tanky players.
On a final note you do not need to use Steel Tornado as an execute unless against a very large group or vs a solo player as your 2nd and 3rd bounce on your Shrouded Daggers actually deals more damage anyway. With crafty play and positioning you can control your bounces.
Strengths: Good vs Groups, quite tanky for a medium armor set up. Good heals. Consistent high damage pressure, hard to pin down with good escape tools.
Weaknesses: Not optimal vs solo players, struggles vs shields, gank builds, requires good management of stamina.
This is a great build in theory. The issue is that Lacerate and morphs are purgable. This really hurts your build. However if you were to change Dancer set to Automaton and switch your ult out for Dawnbreaker of Smiting. This would be a solid build. It would also allow you to swap ambush for killlers blade if you wish. But I suppose in BG if the enemy does not have a Templar this could be effective in capture and control matches.