“Flamebreaker”

Updated: Stonethorn DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP “Flamebreaker” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Flamebreaker” Build is optimized for Cyrodiil and Battlegrounds, you can find both setups on this page, only small adjustments are needed!

This Magicka Dragonknight PvP Build focuses on high burst damage and high max resources. Having a lot of Health in Cyrodiil is very powerful, because the incoming damage can be huge and that way you will not instantly bite the dust. Magicka DKs have a lot of healing power, therefore going light armor is possible but you have to learn to keep up all your heal over time abilities. To get our stats we are using Shacklebreaker, Bright-Throat's Boast and Valkyn Skoria. Valkyn Skoria synergizes well with a Magicka Dragonknight due to the focus on fire damage.

  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
  • Light Armor Destro/ Resto Build
  • Crazy Burst Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Good Healing

Resource Management

With this build, a lot of sustain is already built in thanks to the Bright-Throat's Boast set in combination with the Double Bloody Mara Drink. Dragonknights also have unique passives like Battle Roar, that help a lot with sustain whenever you activate an ultimate. You can also do heavy attacks on the Resto Staff bar to regain a lot of magicka. On top of that, you can also use your potion to get an instant 7000 magicka on top of other useful stats. Being a Breton is also nice because it gives 7% extra cost reduction, this is not mandatory though.

  • Bright Throat’s Boast + Bloody Mara
  • Battle Roar
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potion

If you still struggle with sustain, you could always replace the Spell Damage Glyph on the Infused Jewelry piece with a Spell Cost Reduction Glyph.


Cyrodiil Setup

5x Shacklebreaker, 5x Bright Throat Boast, 2x Valkyn with Bloody Mara buff food on an Altmer.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Tri-Stat potion, Major Resolve, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Major Sorcery were active.

Gear

  • Bright Throat’s Boast in combination with Double Bloody Mara Drink is hands down one of the best combos in the game currently, it gives you so much sustain and max health which is basically the most important stat in Cyrodiil.
  • If you can not transmute your jewelry, just run arcane, that will also do the job.
  • If you have sustain issues, you can always run a Spell Cost Reduction Glyph on the infused Jewelry.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBright-Throat's BoastLightWell FittedMagicka
ShoesBright-Throat's BoastLightWell FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightWell FittedMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1ShacklebreakerFireNirnhonedFlame Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2ShacklebreakerRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Bright-Throat’s Boast: Murkmire Overland, Blackrose Prison, Guildstore
Valkyn Skoria: vet City of Ash II, Glirion

Skills

Cauterize Burning Embers Flame Lash Elemental Drain Fossilize Ferocious Leap
Harness Magicka Radiating Regeneration Healing Ward Volatile Armor Degeneration Life Giver
Fire Staff MainbarResto Staff bar
Slot 1: CauterizeSlot 1: Harness Magicka
Slot 2: Burning EmbersSlot 2: Radiating Regeneration
Slot 3: Flame Lash/ Molten WhipSlot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Elemental DrainSlot 4: Volatile Armor
Slot 5: FossilizeSlot 5: Degeneration
Ultimate: Ferocious LeapUltimate: Life Giver

Skill Explanation:

  • Cauterize: Gives you Major Prophecy 10% Spell Crit, that is why we run it on the front bar, also applies a lot of healing and can be used as a burst heal if needed.
  • Burning Embers: High Single Target DoT, depending on how much damage you do to the target, about 79% gets applied as healing to yourself.
  • Flame Lash: Your main spammable, deals a lot of damage and once an enemy is set off balance, you also gain a huge burst heal and increased damage. You can also run the other morph if you want.
  • Elemental Drain: Free of cost when applied to the enemy, increases your sustain and damage by a huge margin.
  • Fossilize: Your main CC tool, this ability can not be blocked or dodge rolled, so you can very easily stun your enemy, especially effective when you use Fossilize into a Leap Ultimate combo.
  • Ferocious Leap: Very strong burst Ultimate, plus also applies a big shield to you.
  • Harness Magicka: Keep this up as much as possible, decent sized shield that absorbs damage.
  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong Heal over Time that you always need to keep active.
  • Healing Ward: Defensive shield, the lower your health, the bigger the shield will get, this is a life saver and can be spammed if you are low on health.
  • Volatile Armor: This has to be up all the time, gives you Major Resistances, increased healing and also a bit of damage.
  • Degeneration: Strong damage over time effect and also gives us Major Sorcery, increasing Spell Damage by 20%.
  • Life Giver: In case you are under a lot of pressure, activate this ultimate, it gives a lot of extra healing and defensive buffs.

Championpoints for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
52 Master-at-Arms, 9 Shattering Blows, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 46 Spell Erosion, 23 Blessed
The Shadow
56 Tumbling, 48 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
44 Warlord, 23 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
32 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 31 Thick Skinned, 19 Light Armor Focused
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 47 Resistant

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
29 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms, 11 Staff Expert, 9 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 28 Elfborn, 23 Spell Erosion,
The Shadow
26 Tumbling, 25 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
27 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 23 Sprinter
The Lord
32 Quick Recovery, 6 Expert Defender
The Lady
43 Hardy, 21 Elemental Defender, 31 Thick Skinned, 13 Light Armor Focused
The Steed
29 Ironclad, 25 Resistant

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
13 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
11 Master at Arms, 9 Shattering Blows, 8 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
20 Elemental Expert, 11 Elfborn, 9 Spell Erosion, 19 Blessed
The Shadow
11 Tumbling, 11 Shadow Ward
The Lover
27 Arcanist, 24 Mooncalf
The Tower
13 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 13 Sprinter
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery, 6 Expert Defender
The Lady
19 Hardy, 9 Elemental Defender, 13 Thick Skinned
The Steed
11 Ironclad, 9 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP

Buff-food

You need to use Double Bloody Mara in combination with the Bright-Throat's Boast set. That way we benefit from really high stats and extra magicka recovery.

You can buy this Drink in the stores, it is fairly cheap.

Bloody Mara Drink new Food

You can also use the advanced version which gives you additional very valuable health recovery on top.

Disastrously Bloody Mara food

Mundus Stone

The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)

Race

With this build, you can actually choose any magicka based race. I prefer Breton because it makes sustain a lot easier due to the 7% Spell Cost reduction, 2000 Magicka, 100 Magicka Recovery and extra resistances are also nice. You can also check out my ESO Race Guide if you want to know the passives of each of the recommended races.

Breton
Altmer
Darkelf
Argonian

Potions

Tri-Stat Potion
(Health, Stamina, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Dragonthorn)

Tri Stat Potion

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka.


Battlegrounds Setup

For the Battlegrounds setup, we have to change buff food and the mundus stone. Because in Battlegrounds the Champion Points are deactivated, making it harder to sustain and our overall stats will drop a lot.

  • If you can not transmute your jewelry, just run arcane, that will also do the job.
  • If you have sustain issues, you can always run a Spell Cost Reduction Glyph on the infused Jewelry.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBright-Throat's BoastLightWell FittedMagicka
ShoesBright-Throat's BoastLightWell FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightWell FittedMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedSpell Cost Reduction
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1ShacklebreakerFireNirnhonedFlame Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2ShacklebreakerRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Buff Food

Instead of Double Bloody Mara we are going to use the Witchmother’s Potent Brew. This is also a drink and will work together with the Bright Throat’s Boast Set.

Witchmother’s Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

Instead of the Apprentice Mundus Stone you want to use the Atronach Mundus Stone, this one gives you extra Magicka Recovery.


Update Log

09.08.2019.2019 ADDED Build for the Scalebreaker DLC., Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP.
19.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
21.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
11.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
19.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Magicka Dragonknight PvP Build, Magicka DK PvP Build, Mag DK PvP Build.