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Magicka Nightblade

Updated for High Isle

Build 1: Melee Bombblade

 

 

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Khajiit, Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Thief
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Ghastly Eye Bowl
  • Potions: Immovability 
 
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Shoulders
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Chest
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Hands
Light
Divines
Magicka
Waist
Light
Divines
Magicka
Legs
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Feet
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Dual Wield Axes
Nirnhoned & Precise
Sorcery-Draining Poison
Weapon 2
 
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Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Biting Aura
  2.  Master-at-Arms
  3.  Fighting Finesse
  4.  Occult Overload

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Hardy
  6.  Precision
  7.  Elemental Aegis
  8.  Tireless Discipline
  9.  Quick Recovery
  10.  Blessed
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Rejuvenation
  2.  Bastion
  3.  Celerity
  4.  Boundless Vitality

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Out of Sight
  2.  Fleet Phantom
  3.  Breakfall
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
 
  • Carry basic health potions to charge ult while riding from keep to keep.
 

Build 1: Ranged Bombblade

Dark Convergence now pulls all targets in the area, instead of max. 6. This means that ranged bombing is now the way to go for bombblades. This build keeps similar or even better efficacy as the previous melee bomb build, but is a lot safer to play as you can find a quiet spot far away from the group you’re attacking.

 

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Khajiit, Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Thief
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Ghastly Eye Bowl
  • Potions: Immovability 
 
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Light
Divines
Magicka
Shoulders
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Chest
Light
Divines
Magicka
Hands
Light
Divines
Magicka
Waist
Light
Divines
Magicka
Legs
Light
Divines
Magicka
Feet
Light
Divines
Magicka
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Lightning Staff
Sharpened
Anything
Weapon 2
Ice Staff
Infused
Berserker
 
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Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Biting Aura
  2.  Master-at-Arms
  3.  Fighting Finesse
  4.  Occult Overload

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Hardy
  6.  Precision
  7.  Elemental Aegis
  8.  Tireless Discipline
  9.  Quick Recovery
  10.  Blessed
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Rejuvenation
  2.  Bastion
  3.  Celerity
  4.  Boundless Vitality

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Out of Sight
  2.  Fleet Phantom
  3.  Breakfall
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
 
  • Combo: Inevitable Detonation -> Destro Ult -> Shimmering Frenzy -> Barswap -> Elemental Ring 2/3x

Build 2: CP & Battlegrounds

This build is provided by Eymix, one of the few people remaining on PC EU that still want to play this class outside of ganking/bombing.

Character

  • Race: Breton, High Elf, Dark Elf
    • Note: stats are on a Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Immovability + Magicka + Spell Crit
  • Poisons: Damage Magicka (Increase Magicka & Stamina cost by 10% for 6.4s)

Stats (Unbuffed)

 
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Impenetrable
Magicka
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Legs
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Necklace
Swift
Prismatic Recovery
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Berserker
Weapon 2
Restoration Staff
Powered
Escapist’s Poison
 
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Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Master-at-Arms
  2.  Ironclad
  3.  Deadly Aim
  4.  Focused Mending
 

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Hardy
  6.  Precision
  7.  Elemental Aegis
  8.  Tireless Discipline
  9.  Quick Recovery
  10.  Blessed
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Sustained by Suffering
  2.  Pain’s Refuge
  3.  Relentlessness
  4.  Survival Instincts
 

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
 

Build 2: Ganking

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Khajiit or Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina
 

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Thief
  • Vampire Stage 2
 

Consumables

  • Food: Ghastly Eye Bowl
  • Potions: Spell Power
 

Stats (unbuffed)

 
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Light
Divines
Magicka
Shoulders
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Chest
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Hands
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Waist
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Legs
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Feet
Medium
Divines
Magicka
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Dual Wield Axes
Nirnhoned & Sharpened
Flame & Shock
Weapon 2
 

The CP stars for this build are listed from most important (1) to least important (2,3,…). This is in case you don’t have enough CP to get all stars yet.

 
Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Master-at-Arms
  2.  Deadly Aim
  3.  Backstabber
  4.  Fighting Finesse
 

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Hardy
  6.  Precision
  7.  Elemental Aegis
  8.  Tireless Discipline
  9.  Quick Recovery
  10.  Blessed
 
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Rejuvenation
  2.  Bastion
  3.  Celerity
  4.  Boundless Vitality

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Out of Sight
  2.  Fleet Phantom
  3.  Breakfall
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost