“Flamebreaker”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr 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 a game changer, 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, you just have to learn to keep up all your heal over time. To get our nice stats we are using Shacklebreaker, Bright-Throat's Boast and Bloodspawn. Bloodspawn is an essential part to the build, because if you can generate ultimate faster, you can use more ultimates and therefore the Battle Roar passive will proc a lot more which gives you extra sustain.

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

In case you don’t know what what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.


Changes from the previous version

This build was added with the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. It is optimized for Cyrodiil and Battlegrounds. The old Eruption build can be found in the archive section.


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. Degeneration also returns magicka every time you light or heavy attack the target. 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
  • Degeneration
  • 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

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Major Sorcerery, Essence of Spell Critical Potion, Volatile Armor, Bloodspawn and Weapon Damage Glyph was active. Breton with Bloody Mara Drink.

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
BeltShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadBloodspawnLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBloodspawnLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryTriuneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryTriuneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedSpell Damage
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastFireNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2Bright-Throat's BoastRestoDefendingDamage Health Poisons IX

Where can I get the gear?

Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Bright-Throat’s Boast: Murkmire Overland, Blackrose Prison, Guildstore
Bloodspawn: vet Spindleclutch II, Maj Undaunted Chest

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 on yourself.
  • 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: The strongest Single Target DoT you have, plus it gives you Major Sorcery (20% Spell Damage) and while it is on the enemy, each light or heavy attack will restore magicka!
  • 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 Warlord
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

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

You can choose between two potions on this setup, offensive you want to use the Immovability Potion to give you the CC Immunity and boost to health and magicka, that way you can not be interrupted and pull off your combo! Defensive wise you want to use the Tri Stat Potion, to get that extra Stamina to dodge roll or block more.

Essence of Immovability
(CC Immunity Magicka, Health)
(Columbine, Bugloss, Namira’s Rot)

Essence of Immovability Potion Magicka

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

Tri Stat Potion

Poisons

I do run Poisons on the backbar, the nice thing about being a Dragonknight is, that when these poisons proc the poisoned status effect, you benefit from the Combustion passive, thus increases your stamina sustain slightly so you can dodge roll or block more.

Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons

Passives


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.

In case the buff food and mundus change is not enough, you can also run a Spell Cost Reduction Glyph on your Infused Jewelry Piece.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadBloodspawnLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBloodspawnLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryTriuneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryTriuneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedSpell Damage
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastFireNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchantment
Weapon 2Bright-Throat's BoastRestoDefendingDamage Health Poisons IX

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.


Gameplay

This here is footage from Battlegrounds, the footage is a bit older so the build changes slightly but you still should get the idea of how to play a Magicka DK.

Magicka Dragonknight PvP "Eruption" Gameplay – Summerset Chapter

Update Log

09.08.2019.2019 ADDED Build for the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP.