Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP “Eruption” – Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

Changes from the previous version

This is a new Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP introduced with Summerset Chapter. I will highlight some of the important changes here that happened with the Summerset Chapter.

  • Two Handed Weapons
    • Now count as two pieces, this opens up a lot of free slots and makes new combos possible.
  • Jewelry Crafting
    • You can now craft and retrait jewelry, this opens up a lot of good combinations that were previously handicaped because only healthy jewelry existed.
  • Changed Passive
    • Combustion: This now gives 500 Magicka everytime the burning status effect procs, which is basically permanently up on a Dragonknight. It has a five seconds cooldown. This passive was introduced to help with sustain.
  • Change to Light and Heavy attacks
    • Light and Heavy attacks now scale differently, previously they were scaling betting with Spell damage, now it should be more or less an equal factor between magicka and spell damage, therefore you will see an increase in Light and Heavy attack damage, making it even more important to weave them correctly.

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

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

Without Champion Points

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

Gear

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 for increased pressure

Gear Setup 1

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Belt Law of Julianos Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoes Law of Julianos Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Pants Law of Julianos Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Hands Law of Julianos Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Head Valkyn Skoria Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoulder Valkyn Skoria Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Necklace Burning Spellweave Jewelry Triune Magicka Recovery
Ring Burning Spellweave Jewelry Triune Reduced Spell Cost
Ring Burning Spellweave Jewelry Infused Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Burning Spellweave Fire Nirnhoned Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Restoration Staff Resto Infused Weapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Burning Spellweave Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Belt Burning Spellweave Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoes Burning Spellweave Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Pants Burning Spellweave Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Hands Burning Spellweave Light Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Head Valkyn Skoria Heavy Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Shoulder Valkyn Skoria Medium Impenetrable Tri-Stat
Necklace Bloodthorn's Touch Jewelry Triune Spell Dmg
Ring Bloodthorn's Touch Jewelry Triune Spell Dmg
Ring Bloodthorn's Touch Jewelry Infused Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Bloodthorn's Touch Fire Nirnhoned Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Restoration Staff Resto Infused Weapon 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

Skills

  • 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.

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Fire Staff Mainbar Resto Staff bar
Slot 1: Burning Embers Slot 1: Reflective Plate
Slot 2: Fossilize Slot 2: Mutagen
Slot 3: Lava Whip Slot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Elemental Drain Slot 4: Volatile Armor
Slot 5: Empowering Chains Slot 5: Flames of Oblivion
Ultimate: Ferocious Leap/ Temporal Guard Ultimate: Life Giver

Championpoints for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
56 Master-at-Arms, 48 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 31 Elfborn, 43 Spell Erosion, 19 Blessed
The Shadow
58 Tumbling, 30 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, 47 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”

Buff-food

Clockwork Citrus Filet
or
Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Spell Penetration)
or
The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)

Race

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

Darkelf (Recommended)
Altmer
Argonian (Best sustain)
Breton

Potions

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 

Passives

  • Ardent Flame: All passives
  • Draconic Power: All passives
  • Earthen Heart: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Restoration Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Vampire (optional): Supernatural Recovery, Undeath, Dark Stalker
  • Fighters Guild: Banish the Wicked
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Psijic Order: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

13.04.2018 Added Prototype Build for Summerset Chapter for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
04.05.2018 Optimized Skill Setup
19.05.2018 Made additional changes to the gear jewelry traits and updated the character screenshot, Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
02.06.2018 fixed typo under the char screenshot, Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
06.06.2018 Fixed a typo in skills section, wrote Ferocious Roar instead of Leap, Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
06.06.2018 Updated the build, changed gear setups and skillsetup Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP
16.06.2018 Added Build Video for Magicka Dragonknight Burst Build PvP

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