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Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP Build – Shadowstrike

Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP

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Shadowstrike is a Magicka Nightblade Gank PVP Build, designed for Open World Gameplay. The goal of Shadowstrike is to strike fast and hard from the shadows without giving your target the chance to fight back.

This is a Magicka Assassin type of PVP Build and not a Brawler. It is not designed for prolonged, “fair” fights. Pick your targets, finish them and escape.

If you are looking for a more traditional Magicka Nightblade PVP Build take a look at Lifestealer.

For a Stamina Nightblade Gank Build check Kunoichi or Arbalest.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Nightblade Beginner Guide.

You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

Armor Sets

Balorgh as Monster Set: Perfect Set to boost your Spell Damage by using your Ultimate.

New Moon Acolyte: Massive boost to offensive stats at the cost of extra costs for abilities.

Spinner’s Garments: An excellent Magicka offensive Armor Set that increases total Magicka and boosts Penetration.

Caluurion’s Legacy and Stygian are good alternatives

Sets Location

Balorgh: Veteran March of Sacrifices, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

New Moon Acolyte: Southern Elsweyr, Crafted

Spinner’s Garments: Malabal Tor, Overland

Caluurion’s Legacy: Fang Lair Dungeon

Stygian: Coldharbour, Overland

HeadBalorghHeavy/LightImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersBalorghLightImpenetrable/DivinesMax. Magicka
HandsNew Moon AcolyteLightDivines/ImpenetrableMax. Magicka
LegsNew Moon AcolyteLightImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestNew Moon AcolyteLightImpenetrable/DivinesMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistNew Moon AcolyteLightDivines/ImpenetrableMax. Magicka
FeetNew Moon AcolyteLightDivines/ImpenetrableMax. Magicka
NecklaceSpinner's GarmentsJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelInfusedSpell Damage
Two Handed WeaponSpinner's GarmentsMaulSharpenedEscapist's Poison IX
StaffSpinner's GarmentsRestorationDefendingAbsorb Magicka


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Lotus FanShadowy Disguise
Skill 2Crippling GraspConcealed Weapon
Skill 3ExecutionerChanneled Acceleration
Skill 4Merciless ResolveSiphoning Attacks
Skill 5Inner LightPhantasmal Escape
Ultimate SkillIce CometLight's Champion

Lotus Fan: Gap closer that also applies Minor Vulnerability.

Crippling Grasp: Deals good damage, has a strong DOT effect and immobilizes the enemy.

Executioner: Our execute ability. Great skill to finish enemies.

Merciless Resolve: Strong self-buff. Boosts damage but also can hit hard with the Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks.

Inner Light: Slotted for the passives.

Ice Comet: Powerful Ultimate that deals strong damage and stuns enemies.

Shadowy Disguise: Our cloak and very important survival skill.

Concealed Weapon: Helps us move faster while sneaking

Channeled Acceleration: Boosts mobility and Critical damage.

Siphoning Attacks: Most important skill for our sustain.

Phantasmal Escape: Mainly used to remove snares and gain immunity to these effects.

Light’s Champion: Our defensive Ultimate. Massive heal and a boost to our Critical Damage.

Passive Skills

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Vampire Passives: Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points


Slottable: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Backstabber/Fighting Finesse, Wrathful Strikes

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


Slottable: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance, Piercing Gaze


Slottable: Sustaining Shadows, Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer

Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment


We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet as food and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX as Poisons.


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Apprentice for the best Spell Damage possible.


High Elf – Dark Elf

Vampire or Werewolf

Vampire Stage 3 for the Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows and Undeath passives.


While sneaking, buff yourself with Merciless Resolve, Channeled Acceleration, Siphoning Attacks and Phantasmal Escape. Use Shadowy Disguise, drink a Potion and attack with Ice Comet, Crippling Grasp, Lotus Fan, Executioner to finish your target.

Use Light’s Champion for emergency heals only(if it is ready) and fire Assassin’s Will if you activate it(very rare).

No need to use Concealed Weapon although it can stun enemies when flanking them.

More Nightblade Builds

Cloak and Dagger – Nightblade Thief Build

Shadowfire – Magicka Nightblade PVE Build

Spellblade – Melee Magicka Nightblade PVE Build

Brawler – Stamina Nightblade PVE Build

Magicka Nightblade Solo PVE Build

Stamina Nightblade Solo PVE Build

Lifestealer – Magicka Nightblade PVP Build

Elusive Warrior – Stamina Nightblade PVP Build

Arbalest – Stamina Nightblade Bow Gank PVP Build

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