Hmm, for dw front bar you could use dual maces with nirnhoned and precise, that should give you a decent combo of penetration, damage and crit chance. Could do second dw weapon as a dagger if you want more crit.
Forest wraith might be an interesting set to consider for nightblade in particular which tends to use more class abilities than most. Would probably want 5 medium in that case to boost damage and crit damage.
Really depends on what you want to do with your nightblade. If in heavy it sounds like you want a brawler perhaps?
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I would aim for around 10k penetration combined if that helps, and then adding in major breach from there.ValidI hate people.
Monster sets are not as necessary for pvp anymore since you can replace them with mythic and 1 trainee, or a 1 pc monster set instead of trainee in case you picked up something from the golden vendor. And trials sets are usually not needed in pvp in normal scenarios (some organized groups use certain sets). I think on nightblade in particular you could do very well with two crafted or overland 5 piece sets with a mythic and 1 trainee. Only downside for you on mythics is some have leads that drop from group dungeons. Something like Markyn's ring of majesty would be a good mythic since only one lead is from a dungeon (banished cells) where it drops from trash mobs (non bosses) and you'll be able to solo it on normal difficultly if you're even halfway decent at pve (20k dps +).
Question about Pen. On the character stat page, does it show the pen added from the piercing CP passive? Does it even add the pen from the wood elf racial passive? Or from the sharpened trait?
That stat page seems to not add all sources for every stat.