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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

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

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Dual Blades (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Belgothian's Shears (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Amarasta's Quick Cut (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Whirling Death (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Nidalla's Hidden Hand (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Execution (Skill) Icon.png
Phantasmal Blades (Skill) Icon.png Connector Branch Down.pngConnector Bottom.png Connector Top.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Heart Seeker (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Connector Top.pngConnector Branch Up.png Connector Top.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Nether Edge (Skill) Icon.png Blade Spirit (Skill) Icon.png
Amarasta's Blade Burst (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Lethal Assault (Skill) Icon.png Ring of Steel (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Circle of Slaughter (Skill) Icon.png
Shadow Strike (Skill) Icon.png 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 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
Pneumatic Burst (Skill) Icon.png Connector Branch Down.pngConnector Bottom.png Connector Top.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Shadow Dance (Skill) Icon.png 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
Veil of Shadow (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Night's Chill (Skill) Icon.png Blade Barrier (Skill) Icon.png Blade Trap (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Devouring Blades (Skill) Icon.png
Phantasmal Armor (Skill) Icon.png Anatomy of Murder (Skill) Icon.png Merciless Repertoire (Skill) Icon.png

Nightblade All Active Skills

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Nightblade All Active Skills







Mastery Progression

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

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




Inquisitor Skills
Active Skills
Word of Renewal (Word of Arms, Vigor, Steel Resolve) • Word of Pain (Word of Agony, Death Sentence) • Horn of GandarrRune of Hagarrad (Biting Cold, Chillsurge) • Storm Box of Elgoloth (Allagast's Arcane Net, Lightning Tether) • Inquisitor Seal (Null Field, Arcane Empowerment) • Deadly AimRune of Kalastor (Ignition) • Artifact Handling
Passive Skills
Ranged ExpertiseBursting RoundChilling RoundsStorm Spread
Channeled Skills
Flames of Ignaffar (Tainted Flame, Intensify, Infernal Purge, Endless Flame)
Toggle Skills
Aura of ConvictionAura of Censure

Necromancer Skills
Active Skills
Siphon Souls (Sear Souls, Blood Boil) • Drain Essence (Gravechill, Hungering Reach, Decomposition) • Ravenous Earth (Decay, Foul Eruption) • Bone Harvest (Harvester of Death, Dread, Soul Harvest) • Ill OmenCall of the GraveMark of Torment
Passive Skills
Reaping StrikeNecrotic Edge
Toggle Skills
Harbinger of SoulsMaster of DeathSpectral Binding (Spectral Wrath)
Summoning Skills
Reap SpiritRaise Skeletons (Undead Legion, Will of the Crypt) • Summon Blight Fiend (Unstable Anomaly, Rotting Fumes, Blight Burst)

Oathkeeper Skills
Active Skills
Eye of Reckoning (Soulfire) • Vire's Might (Volcanic Might, Volcanic Stride, Tectonic Shift) • Aegis of MehnirJudgement (Crushing Verdict, Heart of Wrath) • Righteous Fervor (Dreeg's Reproach, Consecration, Retribution) • ResilienceAscension (Clarity of Purpose)
Passive Skills
SmiteSafeguardShattering SmashAvenging ShieldAegis of ThornsReprisal
Toggle Skills
Divine MandatePresence of Virtue (Haven, Rebuke) • Path of the Three
Summoning Skills
Summon Guardian of Empyreon (Scion of Dreeg, Celestial Presence)