“Valakas”

Elsweyr Chapter

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 & Arenas.

If you are new to Magicka Dragonknight or ESO please make sure to also read the New Player Beginners Guide and the Magicka Dragonknight Beginners Guide, there are a lot of Beginner Guides that you can check out.

Magicka Dragonknights unleash their maximum damage potential in melee range. This time we use Spell Strategist or Mother’s Sorrow in combination with Perfect Mantle of Siroria which is a very strong setup. I will also list up a secondary gear setup with Burning Spellweave and Silks of the Sun that are also very powerful and a beginner setup.

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

Changes from the previous version

Added some more race options. Added explanation when to use Shadow or the Thief Mundus Stone. Shadow got a buff:

  • Shadow Mundus: Increased the Critical Hit Damage bonus to 13% from 9%. Note that this still will not affect critical healing.

Resource Management

With the Combustion passive, we get a lot of extra sustain when the burning status effect procs. On top of that we have passives like Battle Roar that restore resources when we activate an ability. Those two things make up most of your resource management already. In addition to that we are also using a Magicka Drain Enchantment on the back bar to also help us with sustain. Also make sure to pick up Spears or Bubbles form the healers to help with sustain. If that is still not enough you can always use Heavy Attacks to restore Magicka. We are using the Clockwork Citrus Filet Food that boosts all our stats including magicka recovery.

  • Combustion passive
  • Battle Roar passive
  • Magicka Drain Enchantment
  • Spears & Orbs from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Breton passives
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Witchmothers Brew)

Trials & Dungeons Setup

5x Perfect False God’S Devotion, 5x Mother’s Sorrow, 2x Zaan with blue buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of Combat
  • Buffed: Raid dummy buffs, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Seething Fury 3x stacks from Molten Whip

Gear

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

Single Target vs AoE

  • Single Target Fight: Use the new Spell Strategist set that can be obtained in Rewards of the Worthy or bought via Guildstore.
  • AoE Fight: Use Mother's Sorrow. This will give you a way higher damage output on trashfights compared to Spell Strategist

Gear Setup 1

  • Spell Strategist: This is a very strong single target set. However, in AoE fights you are better off running Burning Spellweave or Mother’s Sorrow for more AoE damage.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestSilks of the SunLightDivineHealth
BeltSilks of the SunLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSilks of the SunLightDivineMagicka
PantsSilks of the SunLightDivineMagicka
HandsSilks of the SunLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Beginner Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HeadMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryHealthySpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Magnus' GiftFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Magnus' GiftFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect False God's Devotion: Sunspire Vet
Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Spell Strategist: Rewards of the Worthy, Guildstore
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Silks of the Sun: Stonefalls
Mother's Sorrow: Deshaan
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Destro Ultimate: You can also use the Destro Ultimate instead of the Standard of Might.
Burning Embers Engulfing Flames Molten Whip Flames of Oblivion Inner Light Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Eruption Rearming Trap Harness Magicka Inner Light Standard of Might
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Burning EmbersSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Engulfing FlamesSlot 2: Eruption
Slot 3: Molten WhipSlot 3: Rearming Trap/ Channeled Acceleration
Slot 4: Flames of OblivionSlot 4: Harness Magicka
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Standard of Might/ Destro Ultimate

Championpoints

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
56 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
56 Master-at-Arms, 19 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 27 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
56 Tumbling, 56 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
56 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
40 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 28 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
37 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
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

Bloody Mara (Max Health and Max Magicka)
or
Solitude Salmon Millet Soup (2nd choice)

Food buff

Food buff

In case you still have sustain issues or you don’t have access to False God’s Devotion or you are not a Breton, I recommend using the Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink (or Clockwork Citrus Filet)

Food buff

 

Mundus Stone

If you have below 47% crit chance (without thief equipped), then choose the Thief Mundus, if you are above then choose the Shadow Mundus. If you want an exact calculation on what you should use check out the Shadow vs Thief Article.

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)

Race

Breton (with Blue Food)
Altmer
Darkelf
Khajiit

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka


Rotation & Skeleton Parse

On most fights try to pre-buff yourself with Flames of Oblivion before you engage:

Rearming Trap > LA > Eruption > LA > Elemental Blockade > Weapon Swap >
LA > Burning Embers > LA > Engulfing Flames > LA > Lava Whip x5 (with Light Attack) > Flames of Oblivion > Weapon Swap >
LA > Elemental Blockade > Weapon Swap >
Burning Embers > LA > Engulfing Flames > LA > 2x Lava Whip (With LA) > Weapon Swap >
Restart

In case you use Channeled Acceleration, make sure to use it when the boss is moving to another position, so you can focus on your rotation while the boss is stationary.

LA = Light Attack

Target Dummy Video

This video is from LIKO’S Youtube Channel, he does a full 21 million Target Dummy Parse on the Raid Dummy. This video is a fully optimized Target Dummy Setup, so it might slightly differ from the build here!

ESO – Magicka Dragonknight (89k+ on Raid Dummy) – See Description – Elsweyr


Gameplay

Dragonstar Arena full run on Magicka Dragonknight.

Dragonstar Arena vet with Magicka Dragonknight! Dragon Bones DLC Elder Scrolls Online ESO


Blackrose Prison Arena

This section of the build is dedicated to the Blackrose Prison Arena, it is a bit different compared to the usual Trial and Dungeon setup due to how the Arena works and because you fight such a huge amount of enemies each wave.

  • Gear Setup
  • Alternative Gear Setups
  • Skill Setup

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffPreciseFire Damage
Weapon 2Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills

Burning Embers Engulfing Flames Flame Lash Harness Magicka Inner Light Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Eruption Channeled Acceleration Flames of Oblivion Inner Light Standard of Might

Maelstrom Arena with the Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE

Gear

  • If you do not have a Perfected Asylum Staff you can also use a Non-Perfected Asylum Staff.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrHeavyDivineHealth
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Concentrated Force (Perfected)FirePreciseFire Enchantment
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Skills

Burning Embers Dragon Fire Scale Force Pulse Harness Magicka Inner Light Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Volatile Armor Flames of Oblivion Eruption Elemental Rage

Update Log

16.05.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE.
14.06.2019 Updated Champion Points and added Target Dummy Parse for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE.