Magicka Nightblade (Merciless Syphoner)

Introduction

I have always loved Magika Nightblades, they are the most fun to play with in my honest opinion. Why? They are not a lazy play style. With the Magika Nightblade it is a more upbeat play style. I am able to hit 39k maximum and potentially more with this build on a 3 million health parse dummy. Things to love about MagBlade are self heals, you hit hard and a magic bow that you can shoot! That’s pretty cool.

Resource Management

Resources are managed entirely through Siphoning Attacks and Spell Power Pots.

Gear Setup

Maelstrom Staff: The staff isn’t necessary for this build but will give you an extra 2/3k extra damage

Gear Setup 1

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Weapon 1 Asylum Inferno Staff Infused Flame Damage
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Lightning / Inferno Staff Infused / Nirnhoned Spell / Weapon Damage
Head Ilambris Heavy Divines Max Health
Chest Julianos Light Divines Max Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Medium Divines Max Magicka
Waist Julianos Light Divines Max Magicka
Hands Julianos Light Divines Max Magicka
Legs Julianos Light Divines Max Magicka
Feet Julianos Light Divines Max Magicka
Neck Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 1 Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 2 Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage

Gear Setup 2

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Weapon 1 Burning Spellweave Inferno Staff Infused Flame Damage
Weapon 2 Burning Spellweave Lightning / Inferno Staff Charged / Nirnhoned Spell / Weapon Damage
Head Valkyn Skoria Heavy Divines Max Health
Chest Mechanical Acuity Light Divines Max Magicka
Shoulder Valkyn Skoria Medium Divines Max Magicka
Waist Mechanical Acuity Light Divines Max Magicka
Hands Burning Spellweave Light Divines Max Magicka
Legs Mechanical Acuity Light Divines Max Magicka
Feet Mechanical Acuity Light Divines Max Magicka
Neck Burning Spellweave Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 1 Burning Spellweave Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring 2 Burning Spellweave Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage

Gear Selection and Location

Skills

Links are included for the skills.
Please don’t be a cookie cutter build follower, read the tooltips associated with each skill. The best players are also students of the game. Take the time to understand what you’re doing and why. This knowledge will help you determine if you need to speed up or slow down the rotation when shielding or dodge rolling, either to optimize skill uptime or gain extra resources

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CP Allocation (720)

  • The Tower
    • Warlord – 36
  • The Lover
    • Arcanist – 75
    • Tenacity – 75
  • The Shadow
    • Tumbling – 23
    • Shadow Ward – 23
  • The Apprentice
    • Elemental Expert – 43
    • Elfborn – 37
    • Spell Erosion – 30
  • The Atronach
    • Staff Expert – 11
    • Master at Arms – 44
  • The Ritual
    • Thaumaturge – 75
  • The Steed
    • Ironclad – 40
    • Spell Shield – 44
  • The Lady
    • Hardy – 49
    • Elemental Defender – 43
    • Thick Skinned – 44
  • The Lord
    • Bastion – 20

Race

  • Top Races for this build: Altmer, Dunmer
    • It’s a matter of preference which you want
  • Note: Don’t let race choice deter you; any race can play any role

Mundus Stone

  • Lover: for solo play (Quests, Cyrodiil)
  • Apprentice: for group play (Group dungeons depending on group)

Buff Food, Potions, Poisons

  • Blue Max Health and Max Magicka food
  • Witchmothers Potent Brew (If necessary, shouldn’t be)
  • Damage Health Poison on the back bar

Passives Required

  • Class Passives: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • Mages Guild: All passives
  • Undaunted: All passives
  • Racial: All passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use (Not necessary but good for trying other builds later)

Rotation

Drop Elemental Rage Ultimate whenever it’s ready ->
Merciless Resolve -> Bar Swap ->
Siphoning Attacks -> LA -> Blockade -> LA -> Twisting Path -> Bar Swap ->
LA -> Force Pulse -> LA – Force Pulse -> LA -> Force Pulse -> LA -> Spectral Bow -> LA -> Crippling Grasp -> Bar Swap and Repeat

DPS Parse Video

Build Credit to Vicious Mage

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