Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE for Dragon Bones, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Dragonkight PvE BUild

Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE “Valakas” Dragon Bones DLC

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE “Valakas” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Valakas” build is made for PvE Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena.

Magicka Dragonknights unleash their maximum damage potential in melee range. They both have really strong Single Target and AoE damage output. Due to being melee we also get more incoming damage as ranged setups, but this is not that big of a deal because we have a shield at our disposal which makes survival a lot easier. Magicka DKs still suffer kind of the same problem as Magicka Templars, they have to be in melee range to pull off maximum damage but can not compete with Stamina currenty. Keep that in mind!

  • Good Single target (ST) damage
  • Insane melee damage
  • High area of effect (AoE) Damage
  • Good sustain
  • Magicka Shields
  • Made for Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena

Changes from the previous version

I added and updated the CPs. Updated the Passive section. I added Zaan to the setup, if you use Zaan make sure to use 1 Health Glyph to make up for the lost Health. We also use Molten Whip now because of the off balance changes. In addition, we are running a double fire staff setup again (Still can use a Shockstaff for AoE trash) and we use Witchmothers Brew Drink to make up for the loss of Power Lash.

Resource Management

We are using Witchmothers Bre Drink, it gives us a lot of Magicka Recovery, Max Magicka and Max Health. I use 1 Health Glyph on Burning Spellweave, otherwise we have a bit too low HP. Heavy Attacks are also a great tool to restore resources, so if you drop low mage sure to use Heavy Attacks.

  • Witchmothers Brew Drink
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Magicka Dragonkight PvE BUild

*Spell Power Potion, Weapon dmg Enchantment and Burning Spellweave Proc were active, when I took the screenshot.




Gear

Keep in mind that you still can use Shock Staff for AoE Trashfights.

Gear Setup 1

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaan/ Valkyn SkoriaMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaan/ Valkyn SkoriaHeavyDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1MoondancerFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireNirnhonedSpell Damage

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFire/ ShockNirnhonedSpell damage


Where can I get the gear?

Law of Julianos: Craftable
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Standard vs Destro Ultimate: Basically, in fights where there are a lot of mobs present, I prefer using Destro Ultimate because it allows us to have way more burst damage over Standard. This is a personal preference, if you prefer Standard, use it.
  • Molten Armaments: If you do not want to use Spellpower Potions because they are expensive, then you can use Molten Armaments.
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Rearming TrapSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Burning EmbersSlot 2: Eruption
Slot 3: Molten WhipSlot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Engulfing FlamesSlot 4: Flames of Oblivion
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Destro UltimateUltimate: Standard of Might

Championpoints

Championpoints [720 CP]

The Ritual
81 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
40 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 45 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
37 Tumbling, 37 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
42 Warlord
The Lord
20 Bastion
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
66 Ironclad, 8 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
20 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE “Valakas”

Buff-food

Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)
or
Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone

The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)

Race

Altmer
Darkelf (Recommended)
Breton

Potions

Spell-Crit Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator 

Passives

  • Ardent Flame: All passives
  • Draconic Power: All passives
  • Earthen Heart: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Vampire (optional): Supernatural Recovery, Undeath, Dark Stalker
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

I highly recommend being a Vampire for the extra 10% Magicka and Stamina recovery!

Rotation

With this rotation, we are going to have to weapon swap every 8 seconds, due to Blockade of Fire being on the back bar. This is neccessary because of the Maelstrom Staff that we use on the backbar.

Activate Flames of Oblivion before you engage in the fight. The Rotation is slightly simplified as we reapply Engulfing Flames and Burning Embers about 2 seconds before they run out. If you want you can also just roll with the DoT Trackers and reapply the DoTs when they run out.

Flames of Oblivion > Rearming Trap > Light Attack > Eruption > Light Attack > Blockade of Fire >Weapon Swap
Engulfing Flames > Light Attack > Burning Embers > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Weap Swap
Blockade of Fire > Light Attack > Weap Swap
Flame Lash > Light Attack > Flame Lash > Light Attack > Engulfing Flames > Light Attack > Burning Embers > Restart



Gameplay

Maelstrom Arena with the Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaan/ Valkyn SkoriaMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaan/ Valkyn SkoriaHeavyDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1MoondancerFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireNirnhonedSpell Damage

Skills

  • Not a lot changes here, we are using Crushing Shock because now we can stay ranged as long as possible and interrupt ranged targets! Elemental Drain is also here to debuff the enemies and give us better sustain.
  • You also might want to use Witchmothers Brew Drink for better sustain. Make sure to adjust your health then.

Update Log

02.02.2018 Added Build for Dragon Bones DLC for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE
19.02.2018 Fixed typo in CP section, had 76 instead of 75 Arcanist. (Put remaining point in Shadow Ward)
07.03.2018 Added Build Video for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE
04.05.2018 Updated Gear Description for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE

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