The Shadow

Bewitched Sugar Skulls
Essence of Health

Introduction (Update 30, Blackwood)

This build is intended purely for ganking (stealthily ambushing) players in open world PvP (Cyrodiil or Imperial City) and hopefully one or two shotting them when their defenses are down. Like its Magicka Nightblade bomber counterpart, positioning, prebuffing and timing are actually surprisingly more important than what most people on the receiving end of a gank would assume. This is particularly more so when players are trending towards building for tankier setups.

While any race could work, the recommended race for this in terms of min-maxing the guaranteed Critical Damage would be Khajiit.

Recommended Mundus Stone is The Shadow.

Recommended potions for this build will usually be Essence of Health (tri-stat potions that give Health, Magicka and Stamina).

Recommended food for this build is Bewitched Sugar Skulls or Orzorga's Red Frothgar if you want to raise your Stamina attribute points more while gaining Magicka Recovery for Shadowy Disguise.

Vampirism is a must due to its various skills and passives that mesh incredibly well with the stealthy and high-burst damage playstyle of the build.