Wrathstone DLC, Elsweyr Chapter

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Welcome to the Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP “Eruption” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Eruption” Build is optimized for Battlegrounds but also works in Cyrodiil and can both be played in Champion Points and no Champion Points Campaigns.

With this build we are using an unique Light Armor Destro & Resto setup. Therefore, we focus a lot on mobility and burst damage. It is very important that you keep moving and do not let yourself get into a stationary fight for too long, otherwise you will take too much damage. Use the mobility to your advantage, people say that Magicka Dragonknights lack mobility, which could not be further from the truth if you utilize the right skills. The playstyle of this build is vastly different from your usual Dragonknight permablocker setup, keep that in mind when you play with this build.

  • Optimized for Battlegrounds
  • Light Armor Build
  • High Burst Damage
  • High pressure on enemy
  • Good Healing
  • Good sustain
  • Made for Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Changes from the previous version

No changes to the build in the Wrathstone DLC. Playing as an Altmer will increase your stamina sustain by quite a bit due to the changes to racial passives.

Resource Management

Whenever you fight a target, make sure to put Elemental Drain on it, this is your main sustain tool and also increases your damage by a lot. With the improved Combustion passive, we get a lot of extra sustain when the burning status effect procs and on a Magicka DK this procs almost all the time. On top of that we have passives like Battle Roar that restore resources when we activate an ultimate. We also use Clockwork Citrus Filet which buffs our recovery even more. Those three things make up most of your resource management already. You can always do a heavy attack if you drop low, but that should not happen unless you are affected by cost poisons a lot.

Also keep in mind, depending on whether you play on No Championpoints or Championpoints Campaign, you have to adjust a few things. Resource management is way more difficult on No CP campaigns, do not forget that.

  • Combustion passive
  • Battle Roar passive
  • Elemental Drain
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Or Witchmothers Brew)
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph (if needed)

Battlegrounds Setup

  • Screenshots were taken in Non Champion Points Campaign
  • Volatile Armor, Burning Spellweave and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the Screenshot.

Note: The screenshot is from the Murkmire DLC, stats might slightly vary due to rebalancing changes in Wrathstone DLC.


Julianos and Burning Spellweave are nice because it amps up your damage by a lot. Because we are in Light Armor it is important to run Tri-Stat Glyphs on the big pieces and have at least two Triune traits on jewelry. Also make sure to run full impenetrable.

  • 5x Julianos, 2x Zaan, 5x Burning Spellweave
  • You can run Zaan or Valkyn, both Monster Sets are good.

Gear Setup 1

  • Zaan vs Valkyn: Zaan has higher overall damage and pressure on the enemy, whereas Valkyn gives you a bit more health and can hit enemies further away. I recommend testing both and go with the one you like more.
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltLaw of JulianosLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsLaw of JulianosLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsLaw of JulianosLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
Head ZaanValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
Shoulder ZaanValkyn SkoriaMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryInfusedSpell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFireNirnhonedFire Enchant
Weapon 2Mender's WardRestoInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Law of Julianos: Craftable
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Mender's Ward Blackrose Resto: Blackrose Prison
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak


  • Skill Slot 5: This is your flex spot, you can use Wings, Fragmented Shield, Talons or any other skill you want.
  • Ultimate: You could use Temporal Guard (Psijic) instead of Ferocious Roar to get more damage mitigation.
Fire Staff MainbarResto Staff bar
Slot 1: Burning EmbersSlot 1: Reflective Plate
Slot 2: FossilizeSlot 2: Mutagen
Slot 3: Flame LashSlot 3: Ward Ally
Slot 4: Elemental DrainSlot 4: Volatile Armor
Slot 5: Empowering ChainsSlot 5: Cauterize
Ultimate: Ferocious Leap/ Temporal GuardUltimate: Life Giver

Championpoints for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

Champion Points are only needed in Champion Points Campaign. In Non CP Campaign and Battlegrounds, Champion Points are deactivated.

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
56 Master-at-Arms, 48 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 31 Elfborn, 55 Spell Erosion, 27 Blessed
The Shadow
58 Tumbling, 50 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist
The Tower
75 Warlord, 11 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 58 Resistant

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
The Atronach
56 Master at Arms, 1 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 58 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
32 Tumbling, 32 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
34 Ironclad, 45 Resistant

Championpoints [300 CP]

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

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP “Eruption”


Clockwork Citrus Filet
Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink

Clockwork Citrus Filet

Magicka sorcerer beginner guide

Mundus Stone

I recommend running the Atronach Mundus Stone to get the extra sustain, if you prefer flat out damage, then run the Lover, but sustain will be tough.

The Atronach (Increased Magicka Recovery)
The Lover (Increased Spell Penetration)


You can also check out my ESO Race Guide if you want to know the passives of each of the recommended races.



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

Essence of Detection Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Wormwood)

Spell Power Potions


Build Video

The Build Video is from the Summerset Chapter, a new build video is coming with the Elsweyr Chapter release.

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build "Eruption" – Summerset Chapter ESO


Magicka Dragonknight PvP "Eruption" Gameplay – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

23.02.2019 Updated Build for Wrathstone DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP