54 Nightblade Cleave Build

An offensive rogue who mixes arcane powers with steel for deadly efficiency combined with explosives and other incendiaries to cripple their opponents. This rogue combines the powers of Nightblade with Sabotuer.

Contents & Overview

Nightblade 54 – Saboteur 22 – Ranger 0

The purpose of this build is .

  • Provide a simple to use decent single target damage rogue
  • Provide maximum area of effect damage in an easy to use spec
  • Can mostly be played at ranged so little disconnect
  • Very little additional utility for the group
  • Sacrifices control of the rogue for use with simplified macros.



The Build

See below for a more in depth explanation of legendary’s. Points Spread in picture and Magelo only.
54 Nightblade – 22 Saboteur  0 Ranger at Magelo

Soul Bonus: Each point spent in Nightblade and Saboteur increases respective souls damage done by 1%, for a total of 61% total increase.


61 Nightblade gives us access to the full range of abilities including Dark Descent which is a major damage boost. [L] Hellfire Blades Adds damage to every attack as the legendary makes this a buff rather than a cool down. This is one of the abilities that gives Nightblade so much damage over time.


More energy and 8% dexterity boost. [L] Legendary Satchel Charge Deals damage to 3 enemies over 30 seconds while granting charge

[L] Legendary Time Bomb Deals damage, this damage is increased every second off cool down up to 250%.


The 0 point legendary is a 20% boost in damage and healing. [L] Legendary Call Razorbeast Provides non Ranger abilities with 20% damage and healing on a cooldown


Class Masteries

61: Planar Replenishment 62: Adamant Resolve 63: Boundless Energy
64: Repetitive Strikes
65: Energy Manipulation



#show Detonate
cast @self Energy Manipulation
use Reliquary of Rage
cast Final Countdown
cast Call: Razorbeast
cast Hellfire Blades
cast Living Flame
cast Touch of Darkness
cast Detonate
cast Satchel Charge
cast Dusk to Dawn
cast Death from the Shadows
cast Scourge of Darkness
cast Scatter Sticky Bomb
cast Fragmentation Sticky Bomb
cast Flame Blitz
cast Flame Thrust
cast Dusk Strike
cast Twilight Force
cast Fiery Spike
cast Fading Light
cast Break Free


How to Play

Buffs That Should Always Be On
Ebon Blades Smoldering Blades



  • Spam your Builder Macro
  • Full points
    • Single Target: Flame Thrust
    • Cleave: Flame Blitz
    • Time Bomb: Gives full combo points
    • Use finisher again

Appendix A: Color Key

Abilities are color keyed as follows:

Green A spell or ability that can be executed from action bar
Dark Red An ability in the tree that causes an executable spell to have additional abilities.
Pink  A Buff that should be applied at all times
Blue A macro (see our Macro guide)
Purple A Mastery Ability

Appendix B: Further Reading

Rift 4.1 61 Nightblade Thread