Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Dragonknight Build Valakas

Magicka Dragonknight Build “Valakas”


Welcome to the Magicka Dragonknight Build “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.

General Information

Magicka Dragonknights are currently one of the strongest class setups in Elder Scrolls Online. They unleash their maximum potential in melee range. Magicka Dragonknights have both crazy strong Single Target & AoE damage output. To make up for the danger in melee fights, we do have a shield at our disposal, which makes surviving very easy.

High single target (ST) damage
Insane melee damage
High area of effect (AoE) Damage
Decent sustain
Easy survivability due to magicka shield
Made for Trials & Dungeons


Gear [Best in Slot]

No Moondancer Staff? In case you do not have a Moondancer Staff, use a random sharpened staff. It is the next best solution and you barely loose any damage.
Moondancer vs Infallible Aether: Both sets do about the same damage. So.. if you do have Infalliable Aether but not Moondancer, just use the Infallible Aether set!

ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1MoondancerFireSharpenedSpell Dmg
Weapon 2MaelstromFireSharpenedMaelstrom Enchant

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential for this Magicka Dragonknight build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Twice Born Star and Julianos gear for you. I do recommend that you are aiming for 17k health. To achieve this you can buy one or two Willpower rings with a healthy trait.

ChestTwice Born StarHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltTwice Born StarMediumDivineMagicka
ShoesTwice Born StarLightDivineMagicka
PantsTwice Born StarLightDivineMagicka
HandsTwice Born StarLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/HealthySpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/HealthySpell Dmg
Weapon 1JulianosFireSharpenedSpell Dmg
Weapon 2JulianosFireSharpenedFire Dmg

Where can I get the gear?

Burning Spellweave: City of Ash
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Infallible Aether: Aetherian Archive/ Hel Ra Citadel
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness
Twice Born Star: Craftable
Julianos: Craftable
Maelstrom Staff: vMaelstrom Arena
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore


Magicka Dragonknight Build pve

Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Blockade of FireSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Burning EmbersSlot 2: Rearming Trap
Slot 3 Molten WhipSlot 3: Eruption
Slot 4: Engulfing FlamesSlot 4: Flames of Oblivion
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Harness Magicka
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Standard of Might

Why double bar Blockade of Fire? This allows us to only barswap every 16 seconds to our backbar because Eruption and Flames of Oblivion both have a 16s timer. So we do not loose any damage by barswapping every 8 seconds to reapply Blockade of Fire. This of course only applies if you do have a Maelstrom Staff. If you do play without a Maelstrom staff you can use another skill on the backbar. Make sure to put Fiery Rage on your first bar if you do remove Blockade of Fire from the main bar, otherwise you will loose the Destruction staff passive with the 8% extra single target damage.

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
99 Elemental Expert, 26 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints Magicka Dragonknight Build [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Build “Valakas”

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone
The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)

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 

You will need the following passives:
Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, Earthen Heart, Light Armor, Destruction Staff, Racial, Vampire (optional), Undaunted, Mages Guild, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

01.05.2017 Updated CP to make it viable for Off Balance perk proc in the Ritual (75 Thaumaturge)

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