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Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP for Elder Scrolls Online


Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset 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. Another important thing about this build is, that you need to learn to keep your Dampen Magicka shield up at all cost, it is your main defense. When you drop low you also have Healing Ward and the Restoration Staff Ultimate that will provide insane shielding and damage mitigation.

  • Optimized for Battlegrounds
  • High Burst Damage
  • High pressure on enemy
  • Good Healing
  • Good sustain
  • Magicka Shields
  • Made for Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build "Eruption" – Summerset Chapter ESO

Changes from the previous version

Reminder: The Build video is from the Summerset Chapter patch. Small changes have been made in the Wolfhunter DLC update, as you can see here in the written guide.

  • Updated Champion Points and improved the Passive section.
  • Added Zaan to the gear setup

Resource Management

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. Bloodthorn set provides us with magicka an stamina every five seconds, which also helps a lot with sustain. You can always try to 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
  • Bloodthorn Set (optional)
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Or Witchmothers Brew)
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph (if needed)

With Champion Points

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
Volatile Armor, Burning Spellweave and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the Screenshot.

Without Champion Points

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

Volatile Armor, Burning Spellweave and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the Screenshot.


Julianos and Burning Spellweave are nice because it amps up your damage by a lot and Alteration Mastery reduces the cost of all your skills an ultimates. 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, this is very important because we are in light armor.

  • 5x Julianos, 2x Valkyn, 5x Burning Spellweave
  • 5x Bloodthorn, 2x Valkyn, 5x Burning Spellweave
  • For Duels: Use Zaan to increase pressure

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
HeadZaanValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderZaanValkyn SkoriaMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryTriuneReduced Spell Cost
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryInfusedSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFireNirnhonedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Restoration StaffRestoInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

ChestBurning SpellweaveLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadValkyn SkoriaZaanHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaZaanMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceBloodthorn's TouchJewelryTriuneSpell Dmg
RingBloodthorn's TouchJewelryTriuneSpell Dmg
RingBloodthorn's TouchJewelryInfusedSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Bloodthorn's TouchFireNirnhonedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Restoration StaffRestoInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Law of Julianos: Craftable
Bloodthorn's Touch: Glenumbra
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Pirate Skeleton: Blackheart Haven
Robe of Alteration Master: Cyrodiil
Maelstrom's Restoration Staff: vet Maelstrom Arena


  • 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 (Pisjic) 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: Lava WhipSlot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Elemental DrainSlot 4: Volatile Armor
Slot 5: Empowering ChainsSlot 5: Flames of Oblivion
Ultimate: Ferocious Leap/ Temporal GuardUltimate: Life Giver

Championpoints for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
56 Master-at-Arms, 48 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 31 Elfborn, 45 Spell Erosion, 27 Blessed
The Shadow
58 Tumbling, 40 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, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 57 Resistant

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
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

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


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

Darkelf (Recommended)
Argonian (Best sustain)


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)

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



Magicka Dragonknight PvP "Eruption" Gameplay – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

02.08.2018 Updated Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter. Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
16.08.2018 Added Zaan to the gear setup, Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP