ARDENT – MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to my Magicka Nightblade build for Dragon Bones patch. This build is aimed at End-Game PvE content but works as it is on basic overland content.

Here you can find info on how to setup your attributes, what gear you should use, how to set your skill bars and champion points.

STATS

Max Magicka: 40000 – 43000

Max Health: 16000 – 18000

Max Stamina: 9000 – 11000

Spell Damage: 1900 – 3700

Spell Critical: 40 – 60 %

RACE

ON-icon-Dunmer

Dunmer

ON-icon-Altmer

Altmer

ON-icon-Breton

Breton

ATTRIBUTES

64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

GEAR

Option 1:

ARDENT GEAR.png

Option 2:

ARDENT GEAR2.png

What weapon trait should I choose?

Infused is the go to choice if you only wanna push higher damage on single target.

Nirnhoned for the back bar is the best choice overall and provides best balance between both AOE and single target damage.

Recommended choice is to go Infused on both Main and Backup Hand Weapon for this setup.

Don’t have access to some of the recommended gear or want to use something else? Here’s other options you can go with such as:

You can use Julianos instead of Mechanical Acuity or Burning Spellweave.

You can also use Master Architect instead of Burning Spellweave.

You can switch Moondancer to Infallible Aether or Willpower.

If you don’t have access to Maelstrom Staff, use random staff with specific trait and enchantment instead.

Item Set Info:

Valkyn Skoria

Mechanical Acuity

Burning Spellweave

Julianos

Asylum

Moondancer

Master Architect

Infallible Aether

Willpower

ABILITIES

 ARDENT SKILLBARS

Front Bar

Impale, Siphoning Attacks, Merciless Resolve, Force Pulse, Inner Light, Elemental Rage

Back Bar

Dampen Magic, Elemental Blockade, Crippling Grasp, Twisting Path, Inner Light, Soul Harvest

You can switch around the places of abilities as long as you keep the same abilities on same bars. However you can switch places with Twisting Path and Siphoning Attacks if you want to have your Twisting Path on front bar and Siphoning Attacks on back bar. You can also move Dampen Magic to front bar and Impale to back bar.

Changeable Abilities:

Re-morph Dampen Magic to Harness Magicka

Re-morph Force Pulse to Crushing Shock

If you’re new to the game or Nightblade class in general, I suggest you to read carefully what the different abilities do, how much they cost, whats their duration, cast time etc. so you understand how you should rotate your abilities and how they work.

CONSUMABLES

Food: Max Health & Magicka & Magicka Recovery Food: Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew

Potions: Essence Of Spell Power

MUNDUS

apprenticeThe Apprentice:

Increases your Spell Damage

If you only play solo or want to spec for Maelstrom Arena, use:

loverThe Lover:

Increases your Physical and Spell Penetration

SKILL ROTATION

Before you enter combat, apply Merciless Resolve and Siphoning Attacks, both last 20 seconds which we make our rotation around.

20 Second Rotation:

LA, Twisting Path, LA, Elemental Blockade, LA, Crippling Grasp, Swap

LA, Force Pulse, LA, Assassin’s Will, LA, Force Pulse, LA, Force Pulse, Swap

LA, Elemental Blockade, LA, Crippling Grasp, LA, Twisting Path, Swap

LA, Assassin’s Will, LA, Merciless Resolve, LA, Force Pulse, LA, Force Pulse, LA, Siphoning Attacks, Swap

Repeat

Execute: 

LA, Elemental Blockade, LA, Twisting Path, Swap

LA, Impale, LA, Impale, LA, Impale, LA, Impale

Repeat

Explanation for Terms:

LA = Light Attack

HA = Heavy Attack

Swap = Switch Bars

PASSIVES

Racial: All Passives

Class:

  • Assassination: Executioner, Pressure Points, Hemorrhage
  • Shadow: All Passives
  • Siphoning: All Passives

Destruction Staff: All Passives

Light Armor: All Passives

Heavy Armor: Juggernaut

Mages Guild: Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller

Fighters Guild: Banish The Wicked

Undaunted: All Passives

Vampirism (Optional): Supernatural Recovery, Undeath

Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

720 CP:

points-warrior

The Lord: 10 Quick Recovery

The Lady: 49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned

The Steed: 56 Ironclad, 28 Spell Shield

points-mage

The Ritual: 44 Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 44 Master At Arms

The Apprentice: 64 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 40 Spell Erosion

points-thief

The Shadow: 31 Shadow Ward, 34 Tumbling

The Lover: 75 Arcanist, 56 Tenacity

The Tower: 44 Warlord

300 CP:

points-warrior

The Lord: –

The Lady: 27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned

The Steed: 23 Ironclad

points-mage

The Ritual: 23 Thaumaturge

The Atronach: –

The Apprentice: 27 Elemental Expert, 26 Elfborn, 24 Spell Erosion

points-thief

The Shadow: –

The Lover: 64 Arcanist, 36 Tenacity

The Tower: –

DPS TEST

Coming soon!

CHANGE LOG

08/02/2018:

  • First release of the build.

One thought on “ARDENT – MAGICKA NIGHTBLADE

  1. Cody u says:

    Yo shred. Thanks for updating this build. I’m hitting like a truck. I haven’t tried mechanical yet as I always overlooked it but will test it out this week for myself.
    Thanks again for the amazing write up, rotation guide, and gear option list.

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