Surprise Attack


Surprise Attack

Surprise Attack

Cast Time: Instant
Target: Enemy
Range: Maximum range: 5 meters
Cost: 2295 Stamina
Skill description
Slash an enemy, dealing 911 Physical Damage. If you are flanking the enemy, shred through a small portion of their armor, reducing their Physical Resistance by 5% for 8 seconds. Attacking with Surprise Attack while Sneaking or invisible stuns the enemy for 1 second and sets them Off Balance for 5 seconds.

New effect
Converts to a Stamina ability. If cast behind the target, reduces their Physical Resistance.

Name: Surprise Attack
Type: Active ability
Location: Nightblade > Shadow
Unlocks at: Shadow rank 1

Types of damage:
  • Physical Damage
Champion Points buffing this skill:
  • Master at Arms
  • Mighty
  • Piercing
  • Precise Strikes
Champion Points protecting against this skill:
  • Hardy
  • Iron Clad


Surprise Attack is a skill located in the Shadow (which can be found in the Nightblade skill tree). Surprise Attack is a morph of Veiled Strike.

Surprise Attack deals the following types of damage: Physical Damage. Which means that it gets buffed by the following blue champion point trees: Master at Arms, Mighty, Piercing, Precise Strikes. Also the following red champion point trees protect against this skill: Hardy, Iron Clad.

Base ability

Veiled Strike
Veiled Strike

Other morph

Concealed Weapon
Concealed Weapon

Builds utilizing Surprise Attack


Name Author
Werewolf Build PvE DPS for Elder Scrolls Online Alcast

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