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The Nightblade

Nightblades are deadly melee fighters and assassins. Unlike the Soldier, a Nightblade approaches combat with the intent of ending it quickly and decisively. Prolonged encounters can be dangerous, but the Nightblade is not without his illusions and tricks. Using conjured illusions that seem so real that they can inflict actual physical harm, these highly skilled combatants can fight their way out of nearly any situation. While Nightblades are not restricted to any particular weapon type, they excel when dual wielding swords and fading in and out of melee combat with their adversaries.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Nightblades were clandestine warriors that sold their services to the great houses of the empire. Nightblades excel with all manner of martial weapons, but are even more feared for the deadly blade magic that is the secret of their trade. Nightblades are not suited to go toe to toe with tougher enemies and rely on illusion to close for quick, devastating attacks or fight from a distance with phantasmal blades.

Skill Tree[edit | edit source]

Dual Blades (Skill) Icon.png
Dual Blades (Skill) Icon.png

Dual Blades


01/16 6 Piercing Damage
+5% Pierce Damage
+5% Cold Damage

16/16 66 Piercing Damage
+60% Pierce Damage
+60% Cold Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Belgothian's Shears (Skill) Icon.png
Belgothian's Shears (Skill) Icon.png

Belgothian's Shears


01/08 8% Chance to be Used
165 Degree Attack Arc
3 Target Maximum
128% Weapon Damage
8-14 Physical Damage
+8% Pierce Damage
Stun target for 0.7 Seconds

08/08 20% Chance to be Used
55-86 Physical Damage
+115% Pierce Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Nidalla's Hidden Hand (Skill) Icon.png
Nidalla's Hidden Hand (Skill) Icon.png

Nidalla's Hidden Hand


01/08 6 Acid Damage
30 Poison Damage over 5 Seconds
+8% Acid Damage
+8% Poison Damage
15% Slow target for 5 Seconds
5% Piercing Damage converted to Acid Damage

08/08 32 Acid Damage
175 Poison Damage over 5 Seconds
+66% Acid Damage
+66% Poison Damage
30% Slow target for 5 Seconds
33% Piercing Damage converted to Acid Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Amarasta's Quick Cut (Skill) Icon.png
Amarasta's Quick Cut (Skill) Icon.png

Amarasta's Quick Cut


01/08 8% Chance to be Used
55% Weapon Damage
11 Piercing Damage
+5% Crit Damage

08/08 20% Chance to be Used
90% Weapon Damage
68 Piercing Damage
+30% Crit Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Whirling Death (Skill) Icon.png
Whirling Death (Skill) Icon.png

Whirling Death


01/08 8% Chance to be Used
360 Degree Attack Arc
6 Target Maximum
45% Weapon Damage
20 Piercing Damage
70 Bleeding Damage over 5 Seconds

08/08 20% Chance to be Used
72% Weapon Damage
67 Piercing Damage
330 Bleeding Damage over 5 Seconds
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Execution (Skill) Icon.png
Execution (Skill) Icon.png

Execution


01/08 8% Chance to be Used
230% Weapon Damage
45 Cold Damage
9% Reduction to Enemy's Health

08/08 20% Chance to be Used
265% Weapon Damage
110 Cold Damage
23% Reduction to Enemy's Health
Phantasmal Blades (Skill) Icon.png
Phantasmal Blades (Skill) Icon.png

Phantasmal Blades


01/12 25 Energy Cost
3 Second Skill Recharge
3 Projectiles
52% Weapon Damage
22-30 Piercing Damage
54 Bleeding Damage over 3 Seconds

12/12 130 Energy Cost
5 Projectiles
75% Weapon Damage
165-210 Piercing Damage
510 Bleeding Damage over 3 Seconds
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Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png
Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png

Frenetic Throw


01/01 -50% Weapon Damage
Total damage Modified by -75%
75% Piercing Damage converted to Vitality Damage
+100% Skill Cooldown Reduction
-55% Skill Energy Cost
Connector Bottom.png
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Heart Seeker (Skill) Icon.png
Heart Seeker (Skill) Icon.png

Heart Seeker


01/12 4 Energy Cost
10% Chance to pass through Enemies
19 Vitality Damage
+10% Bleeding Damage with +10% Increased Duration
3% of Attack Damage converted to Health

12/12 27 Energy Cost
65% Chance to pass through Enemies
135 Vitality Damage
+100% Bleeding Damage with +40% Increased Duration
10% of Attack Damage converted to Health
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Connector Top.pngConnector Branch Up.png Connector Top.png
Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png
Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png

Ring of Frost


01/01 Freeze target for 3 Seconds
75% Piercing Damage converted to Cold Damage
Connector Bottom.png
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Nether Edge (Skill) Icon.png
Nether Edge (Skill) Icon.png

Nether Edge


01/12 5 Energy Cost
26 Cold Damage
25-32 Chaos Damage
+3% Crit Damage

12/12 30 Energy Cost
167 Cold Damage
125-156 Chaos Damage
+20% Crit Damage
Blade Spirit (Skill) Icon.png
Blade Spirit (Skill) Icon.png

Blade Spirit


01/16

56 Energy Cost
6 Second Skill Recharge
1 Meter Radius

Blade Spirit Attributes:

Lives for 18 Seconds

Blade Spirit Abilities:

Whirling Blades

3.3 Meter Radius
45-60 Piercing Damage
48 Cold Damage
70 Bleeding Damage over 2 Seconds


Blade Eruption

4.5 Meter radius
87 Piercing Damage
70 Cold Damage
100 Bleeding Damage over 2 Seconds

16/16

132 Energy Cost
6 Second Skill Recharge
1 Meter Radius

Blade Spirit Attributes:

Lives for 18 Seconds

Blade Spirit Abilities:

Whirling Blades

3.3 Meter Radius
225-265 Piercing Damage
153 Cold Damage
412 Bleeding Damage over 2 Seconds


Blade Eruption

4.5 Meter radius
443 Piercing Damage
344 Cold Damage
520 Bleeding Damage over 2 Seconds
Amarasta's Blade Burst (Skill) Icon.png
Amarasta's Blade Burst (Skill) Icon.png

Amarasta's Blade Burst


01/16 Requires a melee weapon or two-handed ranged weapon.
12 Energy Cost
1.8 Second Skill Recharge
3 Meter Target Area
75% Weapon Damage
6 Cold Damage
20 Frostburn Damage over 2 Seconds
8% Chance to Freeze target for 1 Second

16/16 65 Energy Cost
5 Meter Target Area
180% Weapon Damage
90 Cold Damage
248 Frostburn Damage over 2 Seconds
25% Chance to Freeze target for 1 Second
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Lethal Assault (Skill) Icon.png
Lethal Assault (Skill) Icon.png

Lethal Assault


01/12 4 Second Duration
8 Cold Damage
8 Acid Damage
+10% Cold Damage
+10% Acid Damage
+10% Frostburn Damage
+10% Poison Damage
+8% Offensive Ability

12/12 55 Cold Damage
55 Acid Damage
+65% Cold Damage
+65% Acid Damage
+65% Frostburn Damage
+65% Poison Damage
+100% Offensive Ability
Ring of Steel (Skill) Icon.png
Ring of Steel (Skill) Icon.png

Ring of Steel


01/16 30 Energy Cost
3.5 Second Skill Recharge
4.5 Meter Radius
55% Weapon Damage
135 Piercing Damage
Stun target for 1.5 Seconds

16/16 104 Energy Cost
170% Weapon Damage
497 Piercing Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Circle of Slaughter (Skill) Icon.png
Circle of Slaughter (Skill) Icon.png

Circle of Slaughter


01/12 5 Energy Cost
90 Bleeding Damage over 3 Seconds
+8% Crit Damage
10% Chance for target to Fumble attacks for 5 Seconds

12/12 16 Energy Cost
426 Bleeding Damage over 3 Seconds
+35% Crit Damage
35% Chance for target to Fumble attacks for 5 Seconds
Shadow Strike (Skill) Icon.png
Shadow Strike (Skill) Icon.png

Shadow Strike


01/16 Requires a Melee Weapon
30 Energy Cost
3.8 Second Skill Recharge
115% Weapon Damage
80 Piercing Damage
80 Cold Damage
Stun target for 1.5 Seconds
+500% Movement Speed

16/16 104 Energy Cost
300% Weapon Damage
335 Piercing Damage
335 Cold Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Nidalla's Justifiable Ends (Skill) Icon.png
Nidalla's Justifiable Ends (Skill) Icon.png

Nidalla's Justifiable Ends


01/12 3 Energy Cost
-0.2 Second Skill Recharge
150 Poison Damage over 3 Seconds
+5% Crit Damage
+35% Poison Damage

12/12 6 Energy Cost
-1 Second Skill Recharge
690 Poison Damage over 3 Seconds
+35% Crit Damage
+200% Poison Damage
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Nightfall (Skill) Icon.png
Nightfall (Skill) Icon.png

Nightfall


01/12 5 Meter Radius
5% Weapon Damage
40 Cold Damage
126 Frostburn Damage over 3 Seconds
48 Life Leech over 3 Seconds
10% Chance of Put target to Sleep for 5 - 8 Seconds

12/12 40% Weapon Damage
174 Cold Damage
594 Frostburn Damage over 3 Seconds
234 Life Leech over 3 Seconds
33% Chance of Put target to Sleep for 5 - 8 Seconds
Pneumatic Burst (Skill) Icon.png
Pneumatic Burst (Skill) Icon.png

Pneumatic Burst


01/12 15 Energy Cost
10 Second Skill Recharge
24 Second Duration
10% Health Restored
+3 Health Regenerated per Second
+2% Total Speed

12/12 36 Energy Cost
32% Health Restored
+33 Health Regenerated per Second
+12% Total Speed
Connector Branch Down.pngConnector Bottom.png Connector Top.png
Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png
Transmuter (Skill) Icon.png

Breath of Belgothian


01/01 -5 Second Skill Recharge
Increases Health Regeneration by 33%%
Connector Bottom.png
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Shadow Dance (Skill) Icon.png
Shadow Dance (Skill) Icon.png

Shadow Dance


01/12 1 Energy Cost
+8 Defensive Ability
2% Chance to Avoid Melee Attacks
2% Chance to Avoid Projectiles

12/12 12 Energy Cost
+85 Defensive Ability
20% Chance to Avoid Melee Attacks
20% Chance to Avoid Projectiles
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Elemental Awakening (Skill) Icon.png
Elemental Awakening (Skill) Icon.png

Elemental Awakening


01/12 3 Energy Cost
+25 Energy Reserved
36 Frostburn Damage over 3 Seconds
+8% Elemental Damage
+8% Frostburn Damage
2% Elemental Resistance

12/12 14 Energy Cost
+25 Energy Reserved
132 Frostburn Damage over 3 Seconds
+85% Elemental Damage
+85% Frostburn Damage
25% Elemental Resistance
Veil of Shadow (Skill) Icon.png
Veil of Shadow (Skill) Icon.png

Veil of Shadow


01/10 This ability must be toggled to maintain its effect.
+50 Energy Reserved
3 Meter Radius
-15 Offensive Ability
-5% Total Speed

10/10 +95 Energy Reserved
6 Meter Radius
-130 Offensive Ability
-25% Total Speed
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Night's Chill (Skill) Icon.png
Night's Chill (Skill) Icon.png

Night's Chill


01/10 +18 Energy Reserved
3 Cold Damage
6 Frostburn Damage over 2 Seconds
-5% Pierce Resistance
-5% Cold Resistance
-5% Poison & Acid Resistance

10/10 +36 Energy Reserved
26 Cold Damage

72 Frostburn Damage over 2 Seconds -30% Pierce Resistance
-30% Cold Resistance
-30% Poison & Acid Resistance
Blade Barrier (Skill) Icon.png
Blade Barrier (Skill) Icon.png

Blade Barrier


01/12 32 Energy Cost
35 Second Skill Recharge
Second Duration
100% Damage Absorption
+150 Health Regenerated per Second
100% Damage Reflected
35 Piercing Retaliation

12/12 54 Energy Cost
16 Second Skill Recharge
+1140 Health Regenerated per Second
219 Piercing Retaliation
Blade Trap (Skill) Icon.png
Blade Trap (Skill) Icon.png

Blade Trap


01/12 30 Energy Cost
2 Second Skill Recharge
3.5 Second Duration
4 Meter Radius
16 Piercing Damage
19 Bleeding Damage per Second
-10% Defensive Ability

12/12 78 Energy Cost
5.5 Meter Radius
72 Piercing Damage
88 Bleeding Damage per Second
-35% Defensive Ability
Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png
Devouring Blades (Skill) Icon.png
Devouring Blades (Skill) Icon.png

Devouring Blades


01/12 3 Energy Cost
15% Chance to Pass through Enemies
1.5 Meter Radius
16 Vitality Damage
+10% Pierce Damage
+25% Bleeding Damage
25% of Attack Damage converted to Health

12/12 14 Energy Cost
70% Chance to Pass through Enemies
93 Vitality Damage
+98% Pierce Damage
+124% Bleeding Damage
70% of Attack Damage converted to Health
Phantasmal Armor (Skill) Icon.png
Phantasmal Armor (Skill) Icon.png

Phantasmal Armor


01/12 +10% Energy Absorbed from Enemy Spells
+8 Armor
3% Pierce Resistance
3% Reduced Freeze Duration
33% Chance of 36 Energy Leech Retaliation over 2 Seconds

12/12 +108 Armor
30% Pierce Resistance
30% Reduced Freeze Duration
33% Chance of 276 Energy Leech Retaliation over 2 Seconds
Anatomy of Murder (Skill) Icon.png
Anatomy of Murder (Skill) Icon.png

Anatomy of Murder


01/12 +8% Vitality Damage
+8% Bleeding Damage
+8% Vitality Decay with +10% Increased Duration
+5% Damage to Humans
+3% Cunning

12/12 +96% Vitality Damage
+96% Bleeding Damage
+96% Vitality Decay with +50% Increased Duration
+33% Damage to Humans
+25% Cunning
Merciless Repertoire (Skill) Icon.png
Merciless Repertoire (Skill) Icon.png

Merciless Repertoire


01/12 35 Poison Damage over 5 Seconds
+10% Cold Damage
+10% Acid Damage
+10% Frostburn Damage
+10% Poison Damage

12/12 200 Poison Damage over 5 Seconds
+110% Cold Damage
+110% Acid Damage
+110% Frostburn Damage
+110% Poison Damage
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Dual BladesAmarasta's Blade BurstVeil of ShadowBelgothian's ShearsPhantasmal BladesPneumatic BurstNidalla's Hidden HandFrenetic ThrowShadow StrikeBreath of BelgothianPhantasmal ArmorAmarasta's Quick CutHeart SeekerLethal AssaultShadow DanceNight's ChillRing of SteelBlade BarrierAnatomy of MurderWhirling DeathRing of FrostNidalla's Justifiable EndsBlade TrapNether EdgeElemental AwakeningMerciless RepertoireCircle of SlaughterDevouring BladesExecutionBlade SpiritNightfallSkill tree mobile nightblade.png

Mastery Progression[edit | edit source]

Mastery Icon4.png Practice in the art of illusion and whirling blades.

Each point invested in the Nightblade skill mastery gives the following stat bonuses:

  • +3.5 Physique
  • +2.5 Spirit
  • +4 Cunning
  • +26 Health
  • +12 Energy

Class Combinations[edit | edit source]

Combining the Nightblade with another Mastery forms the following hybrid classes:

  • Blademaster (+ Soldier)
  • Infiltrator (+ Inquisitor)
  • Reaper (+ Necromancer)
  • Saboteur (+ Demolitionist)
  • Spellbreaker (+ Arcanist)
  • Trickster (+ Shaman)
  • Witch Hunter (+ Occultist)




Constellations
Tier 1
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Chaos FiendGhoulJackalRatViperVultureWretch
Eldritch Akeron's ScorpionBatEye of the GuardianFoxHawkQuillRavenScholar's LightSpider
Order Assassin's BladeCraneDryadLionPantherStagTortoise
Primordial BullEelGallowsHoundImpLizardSailor's GuideTsunamiWraith
Tier 2
AfflictionAlladrah's PhoenixAmatok the Spirit of WinterAssassinAutumn BoarBard's HarpBehemothBerserkerBlades of NadaanBysmiel's BondsChariot of the DeadCrabDire BearHarvestman's ScytheHuntressHydraKrakenMagiManticoreMessenger of WarMurmur, Mistress of RumorsOklaine's LanternRevenantRhowan's CrownRhowan's ScepterScales of UlcamaShieldmaidenSolael's WitchbladeSolemn WatcherStaff of RattoshTargo the BuilderTempestTyphos, the Jailer of SoulsUlo the Keeper of the WatersWendigoWidow
Tier 3
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