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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2017, 04:07:06 AM »
What changes messed up your character? I'm a nightblade too, although I mainly use it to support bow and dual wield builds. I use a couple of the Assassination line attacks, but the only fancy casting skill I routinely use is Reaper's Mark.

The main changes I've noticed I count as improvements for increasing the complexity and amount of tactical thinking I have to do. Monsters seem to use more special attacks, so I have to be more defensively aware instead of just raining arrows on them. Also I seem to be running out stamina more often, which seems fair enough since I've basically sacrificed everything for weapon damage, piercing and critical, but it means I have to work in heavy attacks and/or weigh up drinking a stamina potion and having to deal with the cool-down with before healing becomes available.
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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2017, 05:55:18 AM »
They removed Agony (the 2nd skill in the Siphoning tree), which was a 30-second disorient and my primary crowd control ability (I exclusively solo), and replaced it with a heal... that costs health to cast. It's a ridiculous change to swap out a soloability skill with one that is useless outside of a party.

I don't play a sneaky assassin-y nightblade. Mine is a heavy armor, 2h-sword, in-your-face "dark knight" build. I used that skill both for flavor/RP and because it was the only CC I had.

So I've been mad ever since.

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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2017, 06:15:16 AM »
Ok, yeah, I see how that really messes it up. I saw that "heal that costs health" just the other day when I power-leveled Siphoning up to 18 to finally use the first passive skill (gain ultimate when drinking a potion). It did confuse me because I thought I remembered the old Agony, but I assumed I was mistaken somehow because I'm not really interested in that skill line beyond that passive. It is a crazy change. If they'd tweaked the duration, or changed disorient to stun, or whatever, then at least it would be the same concept.

Your build sounds pretty cool. Mine isn't really an assassin either, I think of it as a hunter. I sneak to drop the first arrow but that's about it, when dual wielding I teleport onto the monster and then just start battering them. My crowd control is the stun from sneak attack/Ambush, Trap Beast, lots of dodge rolling, and having super-high damage so they die before they get to me.
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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2017, 06:35:01 AM »
You could try Aspect of Terror from the Shadow line (I personally find fleeing enemies to be really annoying), or maybe Fire Rune/Volcanic Rune from the Mages Guild. Neither have great duration though.

There's also Tangling Webs from the Undaunted, but like me if you only solo then you probably don't have anything in that line. I don't like the concept of this one either.
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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2017, 02:21:23 PM »
I haven't played this at all since they broke my nightblade build with the skill changes in the last big patch.

I'm still mad.

So I subbed to FF14 instead.

A few weeks ago you were asking why I'd sub to a terrible MMO like FF14! :D

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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2017, 05:13:17 PM »
I haven't played this at all since they broke my nightblade build with the skill changes in the last big patch.

I'm still mad.

So I subbed to FF14 instead.

A few weeks ago you were asking why I'd sub to a terrible MMO like FF14! :D

Really? I must have been jesting. I've played/subbed FF14 off and on now for like a year?

I still think it's a heavily flawed mmo (and looks like poop on a stick), but it does a lot I like. It scratches an itch. Just not as well as ESO...

You could try Aspect of Terror from the Shadow line (I personally find fleeing enemies to be really annoying), or maybe Fire Rune/Volcanic Rune from the Mages Guild. Neither have great duration though.

There's also Tangling Webs from the Undaunted, but like me if you only solo then you probably don't have anything in that line. I don't like the concept of this one either.

I don't have any Undaunted for the reason you mention. I'm not high enough level for Aspect of Terror. This nightblade was still young in her career. That's why she enjoyed having that CC skill...

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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2017, 12:54:37 PM »
Maybe I misunderstood the honourable gentleman's comment here http://gamersoasis.net/index.php?topic=95.msg1549#msg1549 :)

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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2017, 07:54:43 AM »
I've started a couple of new characters recently.

The first was inspired by a idea I had of sword-and-shield wizard blasting things at close range. I had a few attempts using the sorceror class but I didn't like the skills very much, but now I think I've found it with a dragonknight. Most DKs I've seen seem to use the spells to support melee fighting, but I think I can get it to work the other way with the DK and Mages Guild skill lines. Because this is a proper new character I hate having the shared bank and champion points, so she's parked at level 6 while I figure out what to do. I might restart her on the American server, but that would be a one-shot thing so I need to make sure I don't think of something better that I want to start from scratch.

The other new character is making full use of the bank and champion system, and I'm going to power to level 50 as quickly as possible. My main character is supposed to be a bow-using stealthy hunter with a side-line in dual-wielding. I mix it up a lot, and I've got one cool move where I rapidly switch weapons four times to chain skills together, but I spend more time dual wielding because it's more effective in general play. The only time I consistently use the bow is against the biggest bosses where the higher DPS and safety of distance come into play. I also decided I wanted more gold so I started stealing, which breaks character, and I've been spending more time in Cyrodiil, which doesn't break character but is not very effective because I won't respec for PvP. So I started a new character to be a shadow build of my main. My main is a Nord nightblade, but for this new one I went route 1 and chose a Khajiit. My main has maxed out crafting, so I can keep supplied that way and focus on the action skills. As well as PvP and stealing this means I can do the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood, but aside from those I won't take him into any content my main hasn't explored slowly first. So then I can refocus the Nord to where he should be, and I might even train up sword and shield or something to help with that.
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Re: Free week: Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2017, 03:20:03 PM »
The close range blasting sorcerer is like... stupidly overpowered. I've run a few and holy crap. The skills just synergize so damn well. All stamina, the hurricane skill, a clannfear for emergency healing and tanking bro-buddy, the sword/shield skill that reduces resistance... melee sorc ftw.