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DW Nightblade?

Hey folks! I’ve been away for a couple months because life and I’m starting new character to get back into the game. I’ve never rolled a Magicka NB before, so that’s what I’m going with.

It kinda irritates me that Magicka nightBLADES are sort boxed in to using staves. I love the abilities of the class, but having to use a staff all the time might suck (visually). Here’s my question...can I run DW on my Magicka NB front bar and Destro in back bar? I would still use Blockade and the Destro ultimate but on my front bar it would be only class and mages guild skills. For what it’s worth, I’m not trying to do trials or anything, just the occasional dungeon.

Is this possible? Sorry for the long post and sorry if this is in the wrong place. I don’t post here much.

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  1. #1

    Bison

    Member115 Posts

    You could, but you would gimp yourself passed the point of useless when it comes to sustain and damage. If your just levelling or whatever id say feel free. If your looking to do group pve content then please go destroy/destroy else it is unfair on others having to fill your gap

  2. #2

    TheMightyThor252

    Member54 Posts

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking that I could still use the same Destro skills and just put them on my back bar. And I would weave heavy attacks into my rotation when I bar swap to Destro and reapply DoTs and buffs. That wouldn’t work?

  3. #3

    InfiniteXavier

    Member61 Posts

    Here are the things working against you:

    Fire Staves now do 8% more damage on Single Target.

    Light Attacks from Staves do a lot of damage. [plus the potential to proc burning status and/or your enchantment]

    Sustain requires lots of weaving and MagBlades are currently ranged not melee as stam melee is better than mag melee.

    Here are the things working for you:

    Extra Set Bonus

    5% to all damage.

  4. #4

    Bison

    Member115 Posts
    TheMightyThor252 wrote on January 25, 2018

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking that I could still use the same Destro skills and just put them on my back bar. And I would weave heavy attacks into my rotation when I bar swap to Destro and reapply DoTs and buffs. That wouldn’t work?

    Not really, your still missing out on Light Attack weaving on your front bar, which again will drop your dps considerably, especially if your using a VMA Staff on your back bar...which is pretty much standard these days.

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