The Soul of a Nightblade
The Nightblade Soul plays a part in these purposes:
- Battle Bard (12pt)
- Flame Trooper (40pt)
- Nightstalker (56pt)
Nightblade Talent Calculator
**Bonus Mastery: Each point in the Nightblade Soul increases damage by 1%.
Type of Soul
A Rogue who mixes arcane powers with cold steel for deadly efficiency. Cloaked in shadows, they rely on precise strikes of the blade and the fires of death to leave nothing but ash in their wake.
“Flame Blitz” 18 energy Instant cast Requires Melee Weapon
Deals additional fire damage per combo point to up to 5 enemies. If target is affected by the rogue’s Fiery Spikes, applies Fiery Spikes to all enemies hit.
61pt Root Ability
“Dark Descent” 10 energy Instant cast No Global Cooldown
Self Buff Cooldown: 30 sec.
The Rogue’s next 2 finishers do not consume combo points. Lasts 15sec.
History (from the Rift site)
Only those who deal in the shadows know the name of Clan Zardonis. For ages, they clan’s ruthless regime of physical training produced the finest murderers and cutthroats. Their teachings shunned the arcane arts as weak and unreliable, but one young upstart would prove them wrong. Acacia was the finest disciple of her generation, and mastered the art of the veiled blade at a young age. Yearning for more power, she studied in the arcane in secret, experimenting in the shadows and growing more lethal with each passing season. For almost a decade the young woman ruthlessly enforced her clan’s will by night, poring over eldritch tomes in the dim light of dawn. In the winter of her 22nd year, Clan Zardonis took a contract to ruin a wealthy family of Mathosian traders. Such a large endeavor required the clan to dispatch many of it’s finest killers, Acacia included, on a midnight raid of the trader’s compound. The clan did not realize its folly until the assault was underway, for they faced not fat traders but mages of the Abyssal cult and in moments found themselves tightly bound in chains of planar energy. Of course the Abyssal did not expect a foe with knowledge so similar to their own and were completely unprepared when Acacia slipped from the shadows, cold flame dancing on her daggers. A whirlwind of fire and steel, she moved through the cultists, her blades piercing magical wards and flesh alike. With the spell of binding gone, the assassins of Clan Zardonis were free to extract revenge, and by dawn not a single cultist remained alive. Saved from annihilation, the assassins embraced Acacia’s power and made it their own. Over the decades to come, Clan Zardonis flourished, spreading their teachings to new generations of Rogues, who became known as Masters of Shadow and Flame.
A Nightblade’s stealth and proficiency with weapons can dispatch enemies quickly and silently, while their knowledge of arcane magic gives them versatility in dealing a wide variety of damage.
Preferring the element of surprise and precise killing blows, a Nightblade does not do well in long fights, and is better suited to sneak attacks, or ambush techniques. Fighting a foe head on is a foolish endeavor for a Nightblade.