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The Ever Scion

Magicka Nightblade Stage 4 Vampire PvE & PvP

Welcome to the Ever Scion. The build were you can pull your vampire ultimate in your rotation. The Swarming Scion vampire is really strong ultimate. You get:

  • Max health which means it can be used as an oh s**t button.

  • 10000 Stamina, Magicaka and Health which increases your damage and survivability. (Get for the changes to proc sets if you want to use them)  

  • An area of effect damage ability that scales off spell damage

  • A buff that heals for 15% of damage done.

These bonuses make the ultimate one of the strongest in the game and to have that on a 15 second cool down is what makes this build very very strong. IMax buffed you get 50k magicka, 45k Max health and 25k Stamina. Combined with Nightblade skills you have a strong build for both PvP and PvE.

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In order to get the ultimate charge done right you need to make sure you time your potion use and also use it on the right bar, I have the Arkasis Genius on the front bar so I pop a potion and get 64 ultimate. The next 100 Ultimate I get from using Exhilarating Drain. 3 drains should be enough to get the Ultimate you need and it should be up in 15 seconds. Pop your Ultimate and that lasts 20 seconds. You can then start the rotation again once this ends using the potion. 

You can check the video guide here 

Attributes 64 Magicka 0 Health 0 Stamina

Mundus Stone Choices:

The Love for Increase Penetration

Food Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl Increase Max Health by 5652 and Max Magicka by 5117 for 2 hours

Gear Sets

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Vampire Lord
Type: Overland
Location: Bangkorai

We not only need stage 4 vampire to reduce the ultimate cost but we also need to use this set to reduce the cost down even further. Just be warned that with the cost reduction you'll take more fire damage,

You do get super cheap Vampire abilities so make sure you use them too.

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Name: Arkasis’s Genius
Type: Dungeon
Location: Stone Garden
Requires DLC: Stonethorn

Gaining 44 Ultimate every 30 seconds from potions is great for this build but you'll need to bring down the potion use time which is why you'll need to enchant your rings and necklace with potion reduction enchant. 3 enchants are enough to bring it down. There's no need to infuse the enchantments as it will reduce the potion cost too much.


Name: Blessing of the Potentates
Type: PvP
Location: Cyrodiil, Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor

I've put this on the back bar so you get reduced damage while you're gaining Ultimate in PvP. Swarming Scion on the back bar means the cost is 15% cheaper with this set, The reduction means that it costs 164 Ultimate to cast. 

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Name: Shapeshifter's Chain
Type: Mythic
Location: Unknown
Requires DLC: Blackwood

This a new Myhics coming out with Blackwood. It's a really strong choice for this build not only do we get reduced ultimate charge but the the increased stats during ultimate which means that it's not 10k ultimate you get 11716 increased stats.

Active Skills

Front Bar

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I love this ability on Nightblade. Finally your vampire has AOE damage and heal, Siphon the vigor from your enemies' blood, dealing 1742 Magic Damage to all nearby enemies and healing you and your allies for 599 plus 20% more for each enemy hit. If an enemy is hit, you gain Major Brutality and Sorcery, increasing your Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.

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Blood for Blood Spammable that costs health saving your resources

Rend an enemy, dealing 2323 Magic Damage. Deals up to 75% more damage based on your missing Health. After you cast this ability, you cannot be healed by allies for 5 seconds.

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Merciless Resolve needs to be activated after 5 light attacks so make sure you use it it's great damage. Focus your senses for 40 seconds, increasing your Critical Damage and Healing by 2% with every Light or Heavy Attack, up to 5 times. While active, hitting an enemy with 5 Light or Heavy Attacks converts this ability into Assassin's Will, allowing you to fire a spectral arrow for half cost that deals 4752 Magic Damage, and heals for 50% of the damage dealt if you are within melee range.

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Inner Light for more Magicka which means more damage. Also activate get the mage's guild passives

Summon a mote of magelight, revealing stealthed and invisible enemies around you for 5 seconds. Exposed enemies cannot return to stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. While slotted your Maximum Magicka is increased by 5% and you gain Major Prophecy, increasing your Spell Critical rating by 2629.

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Dark Cloak This is a massive heal minor protection and major resolve from the passive. 

Shroud yourself in protective shadow to heal for 959 every 1 second, over 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Maximum Health. You gain Minor Protection for 6 seconds, reducing your damage taken by 5%.

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Ravage an enemy with a spinning attack, dealing 4892 Magic Damage and increasing your damage against them by 20% for 6 seconds. Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their healing received and Health Recovery by 16%. While slotted, any time you kill an enemy you gain 10 Ultimate.

Back Bar

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Shield Assault A great stun and shield

Rush an enemy and ram them, dealing 1834 Physical Damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. You gain a damage shield after the attack, absorbing 2479 damage for 6 seconds. This portion of the ability scales off your Maximum Health.

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Pierce Armor is huge 15 second debuff on your enemy that makes your attacks do so miuch damage

Thrust your weapon with disciplined precision at an enemy, dealing 1578 Physical Damage and taunting them to attack you for 15 seconds. Also inflicts Minor Breach and Major Breach on the enemy, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 2974 and 5948 for 15 seconds.

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Exhilarating Drain is your Ult generator and also a great heal when you're low

 Siphon away your enemies' vitality, dealing 599 Magic Damage, healing you for 23% of your missing Health, and generating 4 Ultimate every 1 second for 3 seconds.


Mirage for extra Armor and Major Evasion

Surround yourself in a phantasmic aura to gain Major Evasion and Minor Resolve, reducing damage from area attacks by 20% and increasing your Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 2974 for 26 seconds.

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Elusive Mist is your damage mitigation and also escape

Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% and granting you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for as long as you maintain the channel. Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Recovery stats are disabled.

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Swarming Scion. This is what the build revolves around massives stats, health on attack aoe Transform into a monstrous creature of the night, instantly healing to full Health. While transformed, your Maximum Health, Magicka, and Stamina are increased by 10000, you heal for 15% of all damage you deal, and you can see enemies through walls. Bats also swarm around you and shred enemies that come close, dealing 1145 Magic Damage every 1 second.

Champion Slotted Passives


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