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#9201939 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:13 PM
Marsh-Kin
55 Posts
The Build:

Weapon Bar 1: Twin Daggers

Weapon Bar 2: Bow

Armor Type: 2 Heavy (Chest and Legs for maximum armor)/5 Medium

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The Playstyle:

Stalk groups of prey with supernatural speed. Pick off stragglers and cause chaos in their backline with great sustainability while maintaining decent dps.

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Key Bonuses:

+Healing Received

[Argonian Passive] Quick to Mend: Increases healing recieved by 6%.

[Heavy Armor Passive] Rapid Mending: Increases healing received by 1% per piece of Heavy Armor equipped. (2% total)

[Nightblade Active-ish] Swallow Soul: Player also recieves 10% more healing from all sources while ability is slotted.

[Nightblade Passive] Soul Siphoner: Increases Healing from Siphoning abilities by 15%.

Totals: +18% Healing from all sources (this includes potions afaik), and +33% Healing from Siphoning Skills.


+Potion Effectiveness/Effects Length

[Argonian Passive] Amphibious: Increases swimming speed by 50% and the effectiveness of potions by 15%.

[Nightblade Passive] Catalyst: Increases potion effectiveness by 20%.

[Alchemy Passive] Medicinal Use: When using potions, resulting effects last 30% longer.

Totals: +35% Potion Effectiveness, potions last 30% longer.


+Movement Speed/Sneaking Speed

[Vampire Passive] Dark Stalker: Increases movement speed while sneaking. ESOHead doesn't specify how much exactly, but if this is to be believed, it's a major boost.

[Vampire Active] Elusive Mist: Take 75% reduced damage from all sources and gain invulnerability to all healing magic and control effects for 4 seconds. Increases movement by 52%.

[Nightblade Active-ish] Concealed Weapon: Passively increases stealthed movement speed by 18% while slotted.

[Alliance War Assault Active] Retreating Maneuver: Increases movement speed of nearby allies by 33% for 20 seconds, removes all snares and roots and grants immunity to additional snares and roots. Effects end when an attack is made.

Totals: Potentially +103% movement speed while in stealth, for 4 seconds at a time, and 51% at other times on top of being able to move at running speed while in stealth.

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Key Skills:

Sustainability

[Nightblade Active] Swallow Soul: Deals 21 Magic Damage and heals player for 30% of the damage inflicted, every 2 seconds for 10 seconds. Player also recieves 10% more healing from all sources while ability is slotted.

Keep this on both bars for 100% uptime on the extra healing.

[Dual Wield Active] Blood Craze: Two hit attack for 5 Physical Damage. Affected target bleeds for 12 Physical Damage over 7 seconds. Player recovers Health every 2 seconds while effect is active.

Use this out of stealth to get a guaranteed crit. It does good damage, and the HoT crits as well. Also, if you reapply the critted HoT before it runs out, you keep the critted version even if you're reapplication doesn't crit itself.

[Nightblade Active] Leeching Strikes: While toggled, basic weapon attacks restore 2% Magicka, Health, and Stamina, but deal 20% less damage. 10% chance on basic weapon attacks to restore 15% Magicka and Stamina. (ESOHead says it does that last bit, but that's for a separate skill morph)

Use this when running low on health/magicka/stamina. Use in conjunction with Rapid Strikes to increase your light attack speed.

Stealth

[Nightblade Active] Shadowy Disguise: Gives player invisibility for 2.5 seconds and grants 100% Critical strike rating for duration.

Pop this before you break out of stealth to prevent being seen. Pop again during a fight for a guaranteed crit.

[Vampire Active] Elusive Mist: Take 75% reduced damage from all sources and gain invulnerability to all healing magic and control effects for 4 seconds. Increases movement by 52%.

Use this in conjunction with Shadowy Disguise, Retreating Maneuver, and the Concealed Weapon passive to nope out when you accidentally jump that Dragonknight with Silverbolts and he starts to wreck you or to catch up to that zerg you're supposed to be keeping track of. Who needs horses anyway?

Heal on Kill/Burst Damage

[Nightblade Active] Reaper's Mark: Marks a target for death. Player's attacks ignore 75% of target's Armor and Spell Resistance, and target's attacks ignore 75% of player's Armor and Spell Resistance. Killing a marked target restores player's health by 60% and increasing Weapon Power by 15 and Spell Power by 15, for 30 seconds.

[Nightblade Active] Killer's Blade: Deals 14 Magic Damage. Low Health targets take 300% additional damage. Heals player for 18% Max Health when killing an opponent with this ability.

Use these two skills to get a whopping 88%+ of your health back when you kill someone, on top of all the extra damage you'll be doing. Keep in mind that Reaper's Mark also increases your enemy's damage against you, so use it later in the fight when you're just about to end your opponent.

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Attributes:

I'm unable to say exactly what I'll be putting my attribute points into without access to lvl 50 content, but you'll want to soft cap Health, Magicka, Stamina in that order. I'm not putting any attribute points into Stamina though, just armor enchants.

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The skills listed above can be switched in and out, in addition to others I added in the calculator. Mix and match depending on the situation or personal preferences.

You'll see two points in the Mages Guild Everlasting Magic passive. This is because the calculator is bugged, and shows that passive where the Alchemy Passive Medicinal Use should be.

When participating in Group vs Group fights, make sure you install some Fire Resistance to counteract the +50% Fire Damage debuff that vampires suffer from. It's not necessary when running solo because you can always nope out of a fight with enhanced stealth speed + Shadowy Disguise or Invisibility Potion.

Give me your thoughts or questions!
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#9201980 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Marsh-Kin
68 Posts
Wow, very nice work. I'll probably use that or something like that for my secondary character. What system/calculator did you use for this build?
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#9202004 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Marsh-Kin
55 Posts
ESOHead's Calculator + info I found from around the interwebs.
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#9202030 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Marsh-Kin
68 Posts
I used that too, but I did not see options for vampire or werewolves. Where did you go to find the vamp abilities you listed?
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#9202040 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Marsh-Kin
68 Posts
I also use http://esocalc.com/

It's pretty good too.
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#9202050 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:36 PM · Edited 8 years ago
Marsh-Kin
55 Posts
They're in the World category.

And yeah, esocalc isn't bad either. None of them include armor/attribute/other stats yet though, which is disappointing.
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#9202061 Mar 06, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Marsh-Kin
68 Posts
Oh, you're right. Sorry about that.

Yeah, they do lack in some areas, but they are useful for getting a general idea on what you're going to do.
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#9275947 Mar 22, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Hatchlings
20 Posts
I like the idea of this build perhaps I'll play something like it
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#9277056 Mar 22, 2014 at 09:05 PM
Marsh-Kin
55 Posts
This is a little outdated based on information I've learned from beta's and PTS videos since I posted it. I'll post an updated version soon.
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#9284940 Mar 24, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Hatchlings
20 Posts
Here is my build so far 2light 4 medium 1 heavy
magic 17
health 17
stamina 15

1power extraction, swallow soul,crippling grasp,whirling blades,flying blade,soul tether

2midnight drain,dark cloak,elusive mist,heated blades,rapid strikes,incapacitating strike

as for passives I am still figuring out

I think I want the serpent stone
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