DESCRIPTION: The Nightlord is a master of deception and blood magic, able to blend into human society with ease. He goes to great lengths to stay amoung the shadows and conceal his identity through powerful illusion magics. But when the mask falls off he assumes his terrifying true form.
So I noticed hardly any build here takes advantage of the vampire lord form. I aim to fill that void while challenging myself to try out a pure mage of sorts. Now, I must preface that this build is a major departure from how I'd typically play Skyrim. As such this build may have difficulty tackling anything above say Expert difficulty. The premise of this build is very simple. In human form you will stay back relying on followers (slaves) to do your bidding, all the while buffing them with illusion magic
Vampire Nightblades tend to prefer non-combat resolutions to better blend in, staying close to their food sources living amongst the many cities and towns of the Imperial Empire. Very unlike your typical vampire who's main goal is terror and imprisonment of humanity while hiding in cold forgotten caves and ruins.
When left with no choice or when out adventuring for personal gain the Vampire Nightblade falls back on sword and spell to quickly despatch their foes. They are masters with destruction magics and extremely talented swordsmen able to fight at any distances. This alongside their vampiric abilities make them a very deadly advisary to face.
RACE: Imperial Vampire.
STATS: 2 M; 2H; 0S
STONE: Lord Stone
SHOUTS: Throw Voice, Aura Whisper, Disarm, Become Ethereal, Mark for Death, Elemental Fury, Bend Will
- SMITHING: Right side of skill tree all the way to Dragon Smithing
- ENCHANTING: ALL Perks
- ALTERATION: Novice - Master Alteration, Stability, Magic Resistance, Atronach
- CONJURATION: Novice - Master Alteration, Necromancy, Dark Souls, Twin Souls
- ILLUSION: ALL Perks
- VAMPIRE LORD: ALL Perks
PLAYSTYLE: Invest in Smithing and Enchanting to get your follower the best gear possible. I recommend a sword and shield follower like Lydia or any of the hired mercs. Typically combat will begin by letting your follower advance first. Support them with Illusion spells like Rally and Courage and also debuff your enemies with Marked for Death, Frenzy, Paralysis and Rout. If things look dicey for your follower or youre running out of magicka, assume the vampire lord form.