“Flamebreaker”

Updated: Blackwood 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 good strategy to stay alive, because the incoming damage can be huge and that way you won’t instantly die when you get attacked. 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.

The Magicka Dragonknight PVP Build uses the sets ShacklebreakerBright-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 the 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 at once thanks to the Cycle of Life passive.

Potions are a very important aspect of every build, with our recommended Potions you will restore 7582 Magicka and Stamina on top of 8369 Health. This is very important and will increase your survivability and sustain a lot.

  • 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’s Boast, 2x Valkyn Skoria on a Breton with Corrupting Bloody Mara Drink buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff food active
  • Buffed: In combat, buff food, Weapon damage enchamtment, Degeneration, Volatile Armor, Tri Stat Potion active

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltBright-Throat’s BoastLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesBright-Throat’s BoastLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1ShacklebreakerFireInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2ShacklebreakerRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Bright-Throat’s Boast: Murkmire Overland, Guildstores
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Valkyn Skoria: vCity of Ash 2, Undaunted Enclave

 

Skills

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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: Major Prophecy 12% Spell Crit while slotted, always keep this up and in case you need a burst heal, you can reactivate it early.
  • Burning Embers: High Single Target damage over time effect. Also heals once the effect ends.
  • 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 resistance buff as well as increased healing. Also deals decent 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.

Champion Points for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=190848c3-0af4-4235-aa8c-936c7a98edf1

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=9687c60c-6a9b-4d34-ae5f-0dac8100389e

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=32633ea0-5851-4495-8380-5f31fb21db1f

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=ab446867-6809-4cbe-92a8-cd2a64d2c498

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=070ef2c9-2251-49f3-80ee-382bca6a6e65

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1626 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=37c3b5c0-46a0-4dc0-a27a-f38b98349c00

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Build PvP

Buff-food

Corrupting Bloody Mara
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Health Recovery)

Corrupting Bloody Mara Drink buff food ESO

or you can also use Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink which can be bought fairly cheap in the Guildstores.

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

Food buff

Mundus Stone

We use “The Apprentice” Mundus Stone to boost our spell damage even further. You could also use “The Atronach” if you need extra sustain.

The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)
or
The Atronach if you need more sustain (Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

All Magicka based races work with this setup. More about each race can be found on the racial overview page.

High Elf
Breton
Dark Elf
Argonian
Khajiit
Orc

Potions

Tri Stat potions are important, they increase your sustain a lot can be critical when you are on low health due to the huge health boost that you will get.

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

Essence of Health Potion ESO

Crown Tri-Restoration Potion ESO

Passives

Attributes

64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina


Battlegrounds Magicka Dragonknight PvP Build

We are going full Magicka Recovery on the jewelry for more sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltBright-Throat’s BoastLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesBright-Throat’s BoastLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat’s BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1ShacklebreakerFireInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2ShacklebreakerRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Mundus Stone

Instead of the Apprentice Mundus Stone you can 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.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
30.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.

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