Nightblade abilities

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List of Nightblade Abilities[1][2][edit | edit source]

Branch Advancement[edit | edit source]

Name Ranks Points Energy Range Type Cooldown Description
Primal Death 0/3 0 Your Primal Strike has a (10/20/30)% chance of dealing an additional 50% Death damage.
Improved Blazing Strike 0/2 0 Increases the Critical Hit chance of Blazing Strike by (5/10)%.
Blazing Fury 0/5 0 Moves that award Combo Points deal (2/4/6/8/10)% more damage.
Coup De Grace 0/5 5 Increases the damage of your Finishers by (3/6/9/12/15)%.
Twilight Force 0/1 5 20 20 Instant 10 seconds The Rogue infuses their weapon with deathly energy and hurls it at the enemy, dealing weapon plus 19 to 21 Death damage. Awards 1 Combo Point.
Unstable State 0/3 5 Increases the damage of your Fire and Death attacks by (3/6/9)%.
Fire and Death Attunement 0/3 10 Reduces the damage you take from Fire and Death attacks by (5/10/15)% and increases the damage of your attacks by (1/2/3)%.
Improved Twilight Force 0/2 10 Your Twilight Force snares the target, reducing movement speed by (30/60)% for 6 seconds.
Flame Thrust 0/1 10 25 20 Instant A Finisher that hurls a flaming weapon at the target, dealing weapon plus Fire damage. Energy cost is reduced with more Combo Points.1 Point: 19 damage.
2 Points: 32 damage.
3 Points: 45 damage.
4 Points: 51 damage.
5 Points: 64 damage.
Melted Skin 0/2 10 Your Hellfire Blades have a 50% chance to cause the target to take an additional 5% damage for the next 15 seconds.
Eventide 0/2 15 Reduces the cooldown of Dusk Strike and Twilight Force by (1/2) second(s) and increases their damage by (5/10)%.
Ebon Fury 0/1 15 0 Instant 2 minutes Dark forces drive the Rogue into a state of frenzy, causing Twilight Force and Dusk Strike to have no cooldown and reducing their Energy Cost by 50%. Last 15 seconds.
Lingering Flame 0/5 15 If the enemy is suffering from the effect of Fiery Spike, your Blazing Strike and Flame Thrust have a (20/40/60/80/100)% chance to cast Fiery Spike onto them.
Dark Containment 0/1 20 10 20 Instant 30 seconds Envelopes the enemy in a shroud of darkness, incapacitating the enemy for 15 seconds. Any damage on the enemy removes the effect.
Enhanced Weapon Enchantments 0/2 20 Increases the damage of your weapon enchantments by (15/30)%.
Heat Retention 0/5 20 You have a 20% chance to heat for 30 seconds each time a damaging ability that generates Combo Points is used, increasing Fire and Death damage by (2/4/6/8/10)%. When this effect is applied 5 times, your next Finisher deals 30% more damage and removes the effect.
Nightstalker 0/3 25 Your Blazing Strike, Flame Thrust, Dusk Strike and Twilight Force deal (10/20/30)% more damage if the target's health is below 30%.
Scourge of Darkness 0/1 25 25 50 Instant 30 seconds A Finisher that causes the next 10 weapon melee attacks deal additional Death damage. Energy cost is reduced with more Combo Points.1 Point: 14 damage.
2 Points: 24 damage.
3 Points: 33 damage.
4 Points: 38 damage.
5 Points: 47 damage.
Enkindle 0/3 25 Your Weapon Flare and Fiery Chains burn your enemies for an additional (33/66/100)% of their total damage over 6 seconds.
Dusk to Dawn 0/1 30 40 20 Channeled 1 minute Overwhelms the enemy using the forces of darkness, rooting the enemy and dealing weapon plus 299 Death damage over 4 seconds. Awards 1 Combo Point. While channeling this ability, the Rogue gains an additional Combo Point per second.


Root Advancement[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Points Energy Range Cast Cooldown Description
Blazing Strike.png Blazing Strike 0 25 Melee Instant A Finisher that deals weapon plus Fire damage. Energy Cost is reduced with more Combo Points.

1 Point: 9 damage.
2 Points: 15 damage.
3 Points: 21 damage.
4 Points: 24 damage.
5 Points: 30 damage.

File:Fiery Spike.png Fiery Spike 0 20 20 Instant The Rogue ignites their weapon and hurls it at the enemy, dealing weapon plus 9 Fire damage over 10 seconds. Can be applied up to 3 times. Awards 1 Combo Point.
File:Primal Strike.png Primal Strike 0 20 Melee Instant A strong attack that deals weapon plus 6 to 7 Physical damage. Awards 1 Combo Point.
File:Conceal.png Conceal 4 0 Instant 10 seconds The Rogue is hidden from enemies for 30 seconds. While hidden, movement speed is reduced by 30%. This ability can only be used when out of combat. Any attacks made cancel the effect.
File:Ebon Terror.png Ebon Terror 4 20 20 Instant Attacks from the shadows and terrorizes the enemy, dealing weapon DPS plus 19 to 22 Death damage and causing the enemy to be disoriented for 2 seconds. Must be stealthed.
File:Hellfire Blades.png Hellfire Blades 6 0 Instant The Rogue enchants their weapons with Fire and each weapon attack has a 20% chance to deal 7 Fire damage. Lasts 1 hour. Only 2 weapon enchantements can be applied at a time.
Incapacitate.png Incapacitate 8 10 20 Instant Puts the enemy in a state of hopelessness, incapacitating the enemy for 30 seconds. Enemy must not be in combat. Any damage on the enemy removes the effect. Only 1 enemy can be incapacitated at a time. This attack does not take the Rogue out of stealth. Must be stealthed.
File:Weapon Flare.png Weapon Flare 10 25 Melee Instant A fiery attack that deals weapon DPS plus 16 to 19 Fire damage to the enemy and enemies around them.
File:Dark Malady.png Dark Malady 12 40 20 Instant Attacks from the shadows and imperils the enemy, dealing weapon DPS plus 37 to 40 Death damage and causing the enemy to take 20% more damage for 8 seconds. Must be stealthed. Awards 2 Combo Points.
File:Dusk Strike.png Dusk Strike 14 40 Melee Instant 10 seconds A dreadful strike that deals weapon plus 34 to 36 Death damage. Awards 2 Combo Points.
File:Fiery Chains.png Fiery Chains 16 25 20 Instant 6 seconds Fires a jet of flames at the enemy, dealing weapon plus 25 to 27 Fire damage to the enemy and up to 3 other enemies within 5 meters of the target. Awards 1 Combo Point.
File:Twilight Shelter.png Twilight Shelter 18 10 Instant 2 minutes The Rogue seeks shelter in the dark, reducing damage taken by 80%, but reduces damage dealt by 40%. Lasts 8 seconds.
File:Smoldering Blades.png Smoldering Blades 20 0 Instant The Rogue enchants their weapons with Fire and each weapon attack has a 20% chance to deal 17 Fire damage over 12 seconds. Can be applied up to 5 times. At the 5th stack, the next application of this effect consumes the stack on the enemy and deals 62 Fire damage. Last 1 hour. Only 2 weapon enchantments can be applied at a time.
File:Smother.png Smother 26 35 20 Instant Smothers the enemy, dealing weapon plus 61 to 65 Death damage and causing the target to be silenced for 5 seconds. Must be stealthed. Awards 1 Combo Point.
File:Fell Blades.png Fell Blades 32 0 Instant The Rogue enchants their weapons with Death magic. Each weapon attack has a 20% chance to deal 15 Death damage and adds a curse on the enemy that lasts for 15 seconds, reducing healing taken by 50%. Lasts 1 hour. Only 2 weapon enchantments can be applied at a time.
File:Twilight Transcendence.png Twilight Transcendence 38 0 Instant 2 minutes Removes all existing harmful effects and causes the Rogue to become immune to all damage effects for 4 seconds.
Blackout.png Blackout 44 0 Instant 2 minutes A Blackout is created, causing all damaging attacks against the Rogue to miss. Lasts 6 seconds.
File:Living Flames.png Living Flames 51 40 Instant 2 minutes By manipulating the fiery energies that reside in the rift, the Rogue turns into a fiery manifestation that deals weapon DPS plus 694 Fire damage over 5 seconds to sourrounding enemies.



References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rift Beta 1, Rise of the Defiant. This information was consolidated from screen shots taken in-game.
  2. Rift Beta 3, Enter the Rift. This information was consolidated from screen shots taken in-game.

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