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Assassination Skill Line - ESO

Assassination Skill Line - ESO

Category: Nightblade
Other skill lines in Nightblade : Shadow and Siphoning

The Assassination skill-line is part of the Nightblade toolkit and has a focus on offensive abilities. In addition to powerful abilities, you can also select passives that increase your damage capabilities even further. The Assassination skill-line is the first out of three Nightblade focused skill-lines.
Ultimate abilities
Death Stroke icon Death Stroke Death Stroke
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Ravage an enemy with a swift strike, dealing 3716 Magic Damage and causing them to take 20% more damage from your attacks for 6 seconds.
arrow Incapacitating Strike icon Incapacitating Strike Incapacitating Strike
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Ravage an enemy with a swift strike, dealing 3718 Disease Damage and causing them to take 20% more damage from your attacks for 6 seconds. If cast with 120 or more Ultimate, the enemy is stunned for 3 seconds. While slotted you gain Reave, which restores 100 Magicka and Stamina when you deal damage with a Light or Heavy Attack on an enemy with a negative effect active on them.

Deals Disease Damage. If cast with higher Ultimate, stuns the target. While slotted, your Light and Heavy Attacks restore resources if the enemy has a negative effect active.
arrow Soul Harvest icon Soul Harvest Soul Harvest
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Ravage an enemy with a spinning attack, dealing 3718 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.

Also afflicts the enemy with Major Defile, reducing their Healing Received. While slotted, any time you kill an enemy you gain Ultimate.
Active abilities
Assassin's Blade icon Assassin's Blade Assassin's Blade
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Thrust a magic blade with lethal precision to stab an enemy, dealing 1161 Magic Damage. Deals 300% more damage to enemies below 25% Health.
arrow Impale icon Impale Impale
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Throw a magic blade with lethal precision to strike an enemy, dealing 1161 Magic Damage. Deals 330% more damage to enemies below 25% Health.

Allows you to use the ability at range and increases the execute multiplier.
arrow Killer's Blade icon Killer's Blade Killer's Blade
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Thrust a caustic blade with lethal precision to stab an enemy, dealing 1161 Disease Damage. Deals up to 400% more damage to enemies with less than 50% Health. Heals you for 2399 if the enemy dies within 2 seconds of being struck.

Converts into a Stamina ability, deals Disease Damage, and now scales linearlly based on missing Health rather than a flat value. Also heals you if the target dies within two seconds of use.
Teleport Strike icon Teleport Strike Teleport Strike
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Flash through the shadows and ambush an enemy, dealing 1392 Magic Damage and afflicting them with Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%.
arrow Ambush icon Ambush Ambush
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Flash through the shadows and ambush an enemy, dealing 1438 Physical Damage and afflicting them with Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%. Also grants you Empower and Minor Berserk for 10 seconds, increasing the damage of your Heavy Attacks against monsters by 80% and your damage done by 5%.

Converts to a Stamina ability and deals Physical Damage. Also grants you Empower and Minor Berserk.
arrow Lotus Fan icon Lotus Fan Lotus Fan
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Flash through the shadows and ambush an enemy, dealing 1393 Magic Damage. After teleporting you unleash a fan of knives, dealing an additional 3340 Magic Damage over 20 seconds to the target and nearby enemies. All enemies hit are afflicted with Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%.

Targets in an area around the enemy take damage and are afflicted with Minor Vulnerability.
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Surround yourself in a phantasmic aura to gain Major Evasion, reducing damage from area attacks by 20% for 20 seconds. While active, taking direct damage reduces the cost of your next Roll Dodge by 10%, up to a maximum of 100%. This effect can stack up to once every half second.
arrow Mirage icon Mirage Mirage
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Surround yourself in a phantasmic aura to gain Major Evasion and Minor Resolve, reducing damage from area attacks by 20% and increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 2974 for 20 seconds. While active, taking direct damage reduces the cost of your next Roll Dodge by 10%, up to a maximum of 100%. This effect can stack up to once every half second.

Grants Minor Resolve, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance. Reduces the cost as the ability ranks up.
arrow Phantasmal Escape icon Phantasmal Escape Phantasmal Escape
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Surround yourself in a phantasmic aura to gain Major Evasion, reducing damage from area attacks by 20% for 20 seconds. Activating this ability removes all snares and immobilizations from you and grants immunity to them for 4 seconds. While active, taking direct damage reduces the cost of your next Roll Dodge by 10%, up to a maximum of 100%. This effect can stack up to once every half second.

Grants snare and immobilization immunity for a short duration.
Mark Target icon Mark Target Mark Target
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Expose an enemy's weaknesses to afflict them with Major Breach, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds. When a marked enemy dies, you heal to full Health. You can only have one Mark Target active at a time.
arrow Piercing Mark icon Piercing Mark Piercing Mark
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Expose an enemy's weaknesses to afflict them with Major Breach, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 1 minute. You can detect marked enemies even if they use stealth or invisibility for 3 seconds. When a marked enemy dies, you heal to full Health. You can only have one Piercing Mark active at a time.

Ability has an increased duration, and you can see the target if they use stealth or invisibility.
arrow Reaper's Mark icon Reaper's Mark Reaper's Mark
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Expose an enemy's weaknesses to afflict them with Major Breach, reducing their Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 5948 for 20 seconds. When a marked enemy dies, you heal to full Health and gain Major Berserk, increasing your damage done by 10% for 10 seconds. You can only have one Reaper's Mark active at a time.

If the marked enemy dies, you gain Major Berserk, increasing your damage done.
Grim Focus icon Grim Focus Grim Focus
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Focus your senses for 40 seconds, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 60 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 to deal 4182 Magic Damage, and healing for 33% of the damage dealt if you are within melee range.
arrow Merciless Resolve icon Merciless Resolve Merciless Resolve
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Focus your senses for 40 seconds, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 60 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.

The spectral bow does more damage and heals for more.
arrow Relentless Focus icon Relentless Focus Relentless Focus
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Focus your senses for 1 minute, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 60 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 Scourge, allowing you to fire a spectral arrow for half cost that deals 4321 Disease Damage, and heals for 33% of the damage dealt if you are within melee range.

Converts into a Stamina ability and deals Disease Damage. Increases duration.
Passive abilities
Master Assassin icon Master Assassin Master Assassin
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Increases your Physical and Spell Penetration against enemies you are flanking by 2974. Increases the duration of the stun from Sneak by 100%.
Executioner icon Executioner Executioner
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When an enemy dies within 2 seconds of being damaged by you, you restore 1000 Magicka and Stamina.
Pressure Points icon Pressure Points Pressure Points
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Increases your Weapon and Spell Critical ratings by 438 for each Assassination ability slotted.
Hemorrhage icon Hemorrhage Hemorrhage
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Increases your Critical Damage by 10%. Dealing Critical Damage grants you and your group Minor Savagery, increasing your Weapon Critical rating by 1314 for 20 seconds.

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