The Argonians of Black Marsh have a special tradition for those born under the sign of the Shadow – they are turned into Shadowscales. The latter are not dark Elder Scrolls Online items, but a specialized class of assassins trained since birth. Today’s build shows you how to create such a character in the game.
Healing with Elder Scrolls Online weapons
While your Shadowscale Argonian will wear medium Elder Scrolls Online armor, they will still need healing. As a DPS heavy build based on the Nightblade class however, there is not a lot of options to recover health. One of these options is Twin Slashes (Blood Craze). This deals physical damage to a target and causes them to bleed. The heal comes from the morph causing the skill to heal your character over time.
Another skill that can restore health to your character is Mark Target (Reaping Mark). This will lower a target’s armor and spell resistance. Defeating the marked target will improve your damage for the next couple of seconds. More importantly, it will heal your character by at least half of their total health.
Quick kills with your Elder Scrolls Online weapons
As an assassin, your Shadowscale will need to quickly dispatch of enemies. Flurry (Rapid Strikes) is used to quickly dwindle down a target’s life. When used, the skill will cause your character to stab a target six times in quick succession. The morph increases the damage with each stab.
Once the target is sufficiently weakened, use Assassin’s Blade (Killer’s Blade) on them. This ability deals three times more damage against enemies near death, useful for finishing off foes. Note that if you manage to kill the target after two seconds of using this skill, your character will also be healed.
Stunning with Elder Scrolls Online weapons
Assassins are also known for taking enemies by surprise. With the Teleport Strike (Ambush), you can do this to your opponents. When used, this skill will teleport your character to its target, stun them and deal magic damage. It will also increase the damage of the next attack. Note that against other players it will only immobilize instead of stun.
For their ultimate skill, Shadowscales should take Death Stroke (Incapacitating Strike). Aside from damaging the target, it will increase damage against them, while also decreasing healing they receive. If you have lower health than your target, the morph will also stun your target.