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Magicka Nightblade Vampire PVE Build – Dark Lord

Magicka Nightblade Vampire PVE

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Description

Dark Lord is a Nightblade Vampire PVE Build for Solo and Group gameplay. This Magicka Nightblade PVE Build is utilizing the Vampire skill-line and is optimized for Vampire Stage 3.

Dark Lord combines the Nightblade’s Strong skills with Vampire active and passive abilities to allow you to complete almost every PVE content.

For a non Vampire Magicka Nightblade PVE Build you can take a look at Shadowfire.

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

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Nightblade Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Nightblade Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: Strong Magicka DPS Set that boosts damage when low on Magicka. (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria as an alternative.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set.

Mother’s Sorrow: Boosts Spell Critical and overall damage.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

War Maiden: Great Set to boost our many Magic Damage based spells.

You can also use Ring of the Pale Order Mythic Item for Solo Gameplay to further boost your self-healing.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: (Veteran) Rockgrove Trial

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

(Perfected) Mantle of Siroria: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial

Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan, Overland

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

War Maiden: Vvardenfell, Overland

Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities Reward

Group Gameplay

Dedicated group focused build to achieve the best damage possible.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Bahsei's Mania/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

No-Trial gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMother's Sorrow/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/Mother's SorrowMedium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffWar MaidenFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/War MaidenFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris as Monster Set.

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Arterial BurstTwisting Path
Skill 2Crippling GraspUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3ImpaleSimmering Frenzy
Skill 4Merciless ResolveSiphoning Attacks
Skill 5Barbed TrapDark Shade
Ultimate SkillSoul HarvestShooting Star

Arterial Burst: Main offensive skill/spammable.

Crippling Grasp: Deals good direct damage and has a strong DOT effect.

Impale: Our execute ability. You should start using this skill once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.

Merciless Resolve: Strong self-buff. Boosts damage and can turn into the deadly Assassin’s Will skill after five light/heavy attacks that also heals us.

Barbed Trap: Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.

Soul Harvest: Primary Ultimate. Increases our damage to the enemy and generates Ultimate faster.

Twisting Path: Strong AOE-DOT skill.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Great Fire AOE damage skill.

Simmering Frenzy: Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.

Siphoning Attacks: Most important skill for our sustain.

Dark Shade: Summons a Shade that assists with Damage and debuffs enemies.

Shooting Star: Secondary Ultimate that deals great direct and DOT flame 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
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Vampire Passives: Feed, 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

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Backstabber/Fighting Finesse, Thaumaturge/Reaving Blows

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

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

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

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

Consumables

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief

Race

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Vampire Stage 3 at least.

Build Difficulty Rating – 4

Dark Lord is a fun Magicka Nightblade Vampire PVE Build with multiple setups for Solo and Group gameplay.

The Health cost of Simmering Frenzy makes it slightly harder to manage though.

Rotation

Buff yourself with Merciless Resolve, Siphoning Attacks, drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, activate Simmering Frenzy, Dark Shade and attack with Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements.

Switch bars and continue with Assassin’s Will (if ready), Crippling Grasp, Arterial Burst x4-6, Assassin’s Will, Barbed Trap. Switch and continue with Twisting Path, Unstable Wall of Elements, Dark Shade, switch bars and continue.

Reapply Merciless Resolve when necessary. Once the enemy’s health drops below 25% start executing with Impale. Use Siphoning Attacks to restore Magicka.

Use Soul Harvest when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action.

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