I'm sure this has been asked before? But what's a good ratio of distributing ability points?

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I am playing a Nightbalde well technically an Umbrial assassin. Who's primary stat is Stamina. I hope one day I will eventually do PVP? Thanks :)
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  • Lightspeedflashb14_ESO
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    All attitude points into your main damage stat, unless you are a tank.
  • idk
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    All attitude points into your main damage stat, unless you are a tank.

    This

    Hybrids are an exception but hybrids are far from optimal builds to begin with.
    Really, idk
  • Marginis
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    I have never encountered a scenario where I don't dump all my attribute points into a single stat. That's not to say I don't upgrade my max stats elsewhere, but with the attribute points themselves? I just throw them all into whichever stat is most important for my build. If I need more health, magicka, or stamina, I can just use armor enchantments, mundus stones, or a dozen other methods to make up the difference.
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  • Oreyn_Bearclaw
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    There is almost no scenario where you should be putting anything into magic for stamina nightblade. If you PVP, tri stat glyphs are your friend, and will boost your magic a bit if needed. As a stamblade what you might care about more than raw magic is magic regen so you can spam cloak and that sort of thing, but the answer is 0 pts into magic unless you are tanking.

    For health, the answer is as much as you need to stay alive and not a point more. Of course that is a loaded answer, but the reality is that for the vast majority of endgame players, that answer is ZERO.

    For Stamina, dump everything that's left.

    Of my 17 characters, other than my Stam Necro (who puts some into health because I run parse food), and my DK tank (who has a bit in each), they all of 64 into either magic or stam.
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  • AcadianPaladin
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    Agree with above. For a mag char I'd put all 64 into mag. 64 into stam for a stam char. Health is base but brought up to a decent level (17-20k) via undaunted passive, food, and one more shot of HP from either a skill passive, set or (last resort) enchanting a big piece of armor with health.

    Hybrid - you're on your own. Lol.

    Tank - I think in terms of what I want the end result to be. In my case for a classic DK main tank, I want about 40k health, 23k stam and 23k mag. The attributes are divided up yes, but there is lots of tweaking you can do via sets, foods and enchantments to fine tune the final result.
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  • SocialAssassin
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    There is almost no scenario where you should be putting anything into magic for stamina nightblade. If you PVP, tri stat glyphs are your friend, and will boost your magic a bit if needed. As a stamblade what you might care about more than raw magic is magic regen so you can spam cloak and that sort of thing, but the answer is 0 pts into magic unless you are tanking.

    For health, the answer is as much as you need to stay alive and not a point more. Of course that is a loaded answer, but the reality is that for the vast majority of endgame players, that answer is ZERO.

    For Stamina, dump everything that's left.

    Of my 17 characters, other than my Stam Necro (who puts some into health because I run parse food), and my DK tank (who has a bit in each), they all of 64 into either magic or stam.

    Okay? Why is it a loaded question?
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  • SocialAssassin
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    Agree with above. For a mag char I'd put all 64 into mag. 64 into stam for a stam char. Health is base but brought up to a decent level (17-20k) via undaunted passive, food, and one more shot of HP from either a skill passive, set or (last resort) enchanting a big piece of armor with health.

    Hybrid - you're on your own. Lol.

    Tank - I think in terms of what I want the end result to be. In my case for a classic DK main tank, I want about 40k health, 23k stam and 23k mag. The attributes are divided up yes, but there is lots of tweaking you can do via sets, foods and enchantments to fine tune the final result.

    You mean 64K? Right
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  • Varana
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    It's not a loaded question, it's a loaded answer - because it doesn't really answer the question. "As much as you need" is not an answer to "how much do I need?" :D
    But as Oreyn said - it's usually everything into magicka or stamina. Maybe up to 5 points into health if you're running more solo stuff or want to PvP but nothing into your secondary resource.

    No, 64 points.
    All in all, you get to spend 64 attribute points. Most PvE players (except tanks) put all 64 of them into their primary stat.
    If you are referring to tanks - no, around 40k health is the usual guideline - not a strict requirement but the general ballpark where your health should land at the end.
    Edited by Varana on July 30, 2019 11:02AM
  • AcadianPaladin
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    Thanks to @Varana for the clarification. Yes, my 'shorthand' of all 64 meant attribute points. And the stats I mentioned for my tank are the end result in terms of actual health, magicka, stamina - using whatever stat allocation gets you within that ball park, factoring in the sets you intend to use. Then fine tune via armor enchantments.
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  • SocialAssassin
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    Varana wrote: »
    It's not a loaded question, it's a loaded answer - because it doesn't really answer the question. "As much as you need" is not an answer to "how much do I need?" :D
    But as Oreyn said - it's usually everything into Magicka or stamina. Maybe up to 5 points into health if you're running more solo stuff or want to PvP but nothing into your secondary resource.

    No, 64 points.
    All in all, you get to spend 64 attribute points. Most PvE players (except tanks) put all 64 of them into their primary stat.
    If you are referring to tanks - no, around 40k health is the usual guideline - not a strict requirement but the general ballpark where your health should land at the end.

    Thank you very much, for explaining this. This answered my question perfectly.
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  • SocialAssassin
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    There is almost no scenario where you should be putting anything into magic for stamina nightblade. If you PVP, tri stat glyphs are your friend, and will boost your magic a bit if needed. As a stamblade what you might care about more than raw magic is magic regen so you can spam cloak and that sort of thing, but the answer is 0 pts into magic unless you are tanking.

    For health, the answer is as much as you need to stay alive and not a point more. Of course that is a loaded answer, but the reality is that for the vast majority of endgame players, that answer is ZERO.

    For Stamina, dump everything that's left.

    Of my 17 characters, other than my Stam Necro (who puts some into health because I run parse food), and my DK tank (who has a bit in each), they all of 64 into either magic or stam.

    Okay? Why is it a loaded question?

    Only because you are going to get a different answer from everyone. Adequate health to me is about 16k for pretty much any PVE content. That is going to be very glassy for a lot of people and overkill for others.

    Okay, thanks :)
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