Just curious here how some of you nightblades actually survive more than 30 seconds in PVP combat.
Edited by Transorb on November 25, 2014 11:51PM
I've tried combinations out the whazzoo, various armor and weapon sets, enchantments, divines -- a multitude of different skill combinations, physical tactics, who i team up with, where I fight -- you NAME it. I have had no avail even when chugging v5 tripots. 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 2v1, 5v5, 200v1. My character dies at the first site of a crossbow. If you're wearing any armor at all, I'm doomed. Dare I say most people could kill my NB with their computer turned off.
The only damage I seem to do is while I am invisible, which leaves me wondering why shadow cost as much as it does; its the only skill that does anything. Even at that, I can knock somebody of their horse and stun them, crit, dump my whole mana bar on them -- and they get up and kill me in 2 hits. Is my armor rating too low? I've tried combining cyrodil's light set and the set of martial knowledge to give me a bunch of extra spell damage. Using power extraction, my weapon damage is literally at 290 in heavy heavy combat, however since it is all light armor -- I basically die in 2 hits from any melee weapon. I could wear heavy armor or medium, but then my spell damage would take a dive.
Currently I have a full set of ravaging and 2 pieces of cyrodils light for the spell damage - this setup frankly sucks. I still take a ton of damage, and my spells do nothing.
So I am left to wonder how some of you "successful" NB actually succeed in battle, if you're willing to share. I have had a NB since the official launch and I am at a complete loss how to make this character effective at anything other than hiding and watching the battle from a bush at this point.
Yes, I exaggerate. But NB's hail in comparison to the other classes. This is my only character. In many games I very much enjoy the shadowy archetype, hands down my favorite. This is the only class I really wanted to play, and I still do, but just can't figure out a build for nightblade that works.
Does anybody have any advice here?