Nightshade.jpg
Nightshade class icon.png
While not physically as imposing as other assassins of the realms, those which choose to walk down the Way of Stealth and follow the Path of Essence will depend on their quick reactions, stealth, speed, and sharp wit to combat the enemies of the Hibernian Realm. To assist in the endeavor, the Nightshade Elders have developed and passed down a few magical baubles that grow in strength as the Nightshade becomes more acquainted with his repertoire of skills. In addition to the more common ways that the Nightshades uses to dispatch their foes, they freely practice the skill and art to poisoned weaponry and then turn these deadly blades upon their enemies. As their name would imply, there are certain Nightshades who are renowned for the unusual potency of these poisons.


They are the stalkers of the night, that can strike quickly and efficiently from concealment, using poisons and a touch of magic to help fell their opponents.

Attributes & Races[edit | edit source]

Celt 60 + 45 60 + 23 60 + 15 60606060602% Crush3% Slash5% Spirit
Elf 75 + 45 75 + 23 40 + 15 40706060602% Slash3% Thrust5% Spirit
Lurikeen 80 + 45 80 + 23 40 + 15 40606060605% Crush5% Energy

Abilities & Specialization[edit | edit source]

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/409s.png Sprint
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/403s.png Stealth
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade I (1)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade II (5)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade III (10)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade IV (20)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade V (30)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade VI (40)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Evade VII (50)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Tireless (15)
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/abilitys.png Caltrops (35)

Combat
Blades
Piercing
Celtic Dual
Critical Strike

Magic
Nightshade Magic
Envenom
Stealth *

Armor
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/104s.png Cloth
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/105s.png Leather

Weapon
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/209s.png Staves
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/202s.png Blades
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/205s.png Piercing
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/226s.png Shield (Small)

Master Levels
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/2606s.png Spymaster
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/2608s.png Stormlord

Sub Classes
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/0s.png Forester
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/0s.png Guardian
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/0s.png Magician
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/0s.png Naturalist

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/496s.png Alchemy
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/498s.png Armorcraft
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/485s.png Basic Crafting
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/489s.png Fletching
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/488s.png Spellcrafting
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/492s.png Tailoring
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/499s.png Weaponcraft
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/497s.png Siegecraft

Tactics[edit | edit source]

PVE[edit | edit source]

RVR[edit | edit source]

Castershade[edit | edit source]

Primary Focus involves use of the Nightshade magic nukes for damaging purposes rather than a more orthodox approach of melee and poisons.

It is imperative you understand the difference as trying to stay in melee combat will get you killed and not yield much in the way of results. If you find yourself in melee start the kiting process immediately by trying to land an evade stun, side stun, garroting or getting a mezz poison off.

Playing a castershade involves building a template around high magic damage and resist piercing. Using cold legendaries as both main and offhand helps augment this as nightshade nukes are cold damage. Keeping a pack full of snare poisons and diseases is essential to kiting. Having the Astral Staff of Swarms on your back is a great 2 hand weapon as it has 4% magic damage, 12 dex, and 5% spell pierce. This is great for easing up the strain on your template. Keep a mezz poison on the staff and use Garrote when you have the staff equiped to land it.

RA Setup should be something involving high Mastery of Magery, Aug Dexterity, Wild Power, Vanish, Long Wind at minimum.

For champ levels train for castable disease and healer resist buffs.

When fighting Targets who also have ranged attacks (Scouts, Hunters, Casters, Thanes) Saves your instas to interupt them.

Realm Abilities[edit | edit source]

Symbol vote yes2.png Primary Realm Abilities Symbol vote yes2.png Neutral.png Secondary Realm Abilities Neutral.png Symbol vote no2.png Useless Realm Abilities Symbol vote no2.png

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Mastery of Stealth

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Augmented Constitution
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Augmented Dexterity
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Augmented Quickness
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Augmented Strength
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Avoidance of Magic
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Long Wind
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Mastery of Focus
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Mastery of Magery
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Mastery of Pain
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Mastery of Parrying
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Toughness

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Ethereal Bond
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Lifter
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Serenity
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/ras.png Veil Recovery

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3010s.png Purge
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3012s.png Viper

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3000s.png First Aid
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3006s.png Mastery of Concentration
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3007s.png The Empty Mind
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3019s.png Vanish

http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3008s.png Mystic Crystal Lore
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3009s.png Raging Power
http://tool.excidio.net/icon/png/3002s.png Second Wind

Realm Rank 5 Ability:[edit | edit source]

Name Shadow Shroud
Reuse 5 minutes
Effect Will reduce all incoming damage by 15% and increase the Nightshade's chance to be missed by 15% for 30 Seconds.

Useful Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Weapon : Bane of Battler / Crocodile's Tooth Dagger / Golden Spear / Malice Axe / Traitor's Dagger
Armor
Jewelry : Atlantis Tablet/ Band of Stars/ Belt of the Sun / Ceremonial Bracer/ Dream Sphere/ Eerie Darkness Lighting Stone/ A Flask/ Gem of Lost Memories/ Goddess' Necklace/ Night's Shroud Bracelet/ Oglidarsh's Belt/ Orions's Belt/ Ring of Dances/ Ring of Unyielding Will/ Shades of Mist/ Snatcher's Tale/

Other Useful Items[edit | edit source]

Weapons : Astral Blade of Illusions / Astral Mephitic Fang / Dochar Nightshade Blade / Dochar Nightshade Steel/ The Moment of Zen / Zimmeron's Wrath (1h)/ Soul Glimmer/ Fine Steel Long Sword/ Mnevis' Heated Piercer/ Broodmother Fang/ Astral Staff of Swarms / Astral Plaguebringer

Armor : Cured Blacthorn Vest / Astral Jerkin of Withering / Abandoned Pants of Chulainn / Bloody Suede Boots / Astral Torporific Leggings / Striking Mantle of Samhain /

Jewelry : Jewel of the Dread-stalker / Jeweled Doppelganger Bracelet / Bracelet of Springtime Folly / Warshadow Bracer / Ring of Tarka'oz / Leviathan Ring of Defiance / Leviathan Ring of the Deep / Black Water Belt / Desmona's Ring / Potent Deathwatcher Chain / Myrddraxis Remnant Cloak / Dragonseye Strand / Vine Choker /

Mythirian :

Greater Alightment Mythirian / Greater Mythirian of Evasion / Greater Mythirian of Health / Dragon Focus Mythirian / Bolstering Adroit Mythirian

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