“Obsidian”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trials & Overland

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Dragonkight Healer Build PvE “Obsidian” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Obsidian Healer Build is made for Dungeons and Trials. Remember, always adjust builds to your needs.

If you are new to Magicka Dragonknight or ESO please make sure to also read the New Player Beginners Guide and the Magicka Dragonknight Beginners Guide.

The Magicka Dragonknight Healer Build PvE has very strong class based abilities like Cauterize, Cinder Storm and Fragmented Shield. Those Skills in combination with the Restoration Staff Skill-line makes up for a very strong Healer setup! Overall the Dragonknight Healer can push out a lot of heal over times. On top of that sets like Vestments of Olorime help us supporting our group with extra Weapon and Spell Damage and Sets like Worm Cult improve the sustain of Magicka classes! Having a lot of sustain based passives in the Dragonknight Class Skill-line and high Magicka Recovery also allows us to constantly use abilities without having resource issues.

  • Dungeon & Trial Build
  • Insane Resource Management
  • Insane Healing Output
  • Group Support
  • Buff/Debuff Setup
  • Light Armor
  • Fire Debuff on Enemy
  • Easy Sustain

Changes from the previous version

Updated sets and skills layout for Scalebreaker DLC.

Resource Management

We have more than enough Magicka Recovery to be able to sustain without any issues. Now on this build we are using 2x Spellcost reduction Glyphs in combination with Witchmothers Brew (or Clockwork Citrus) Drink to give us enough sustain. Also do not forget to Heavy Attack as Resto Staves give you 30% more resources back! On top of that we have access to Battle Roar and Helping Hands passives in the Earthen Heart Tree, which make sustain even easier. You get so much resources back for activating an Ultimate.

  • Battle Roar & Helping Hands
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Witchmothers Brew Drink)

Dungeons & Trial Setup

Gear

In addition to the setups below, here is a list with other very good Healer sets that you can use:

Gear Setup 1

  • For the Asylum staff, it doesn’t matter whether you use the imperfect or perfect version, the difference is super small.
  • We run Olorime on the back bar, that way we can control it easier. When you activate Cinder Storm Olorime will proc.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsThe Worm's RaimentLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsThe Worm's RaimentLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Timeless Blessing (Perfected)Resto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Perfect Vestment of OlorimeLightning StaffChargedShock Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2 Beginner

For the beginner setup, any trait of the sets works, if you want the perfect traits follow the main gear setup. Most important is that you get the sets complete to benefit from the bonus of each set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestKagrenac's HopeHeavyAny TraitHealth
BeltSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoesSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
PantsKagrenac's HopeMediumAny TraitMagicka
HandsKagrenac's HopeLightAny TraitMagicka
HeadMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
NecklaceSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Kagrenac's HopeResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Kagrenac's HopeLightning StaffAny TraitShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

The Worm's Raiment: Vaults of Madness
Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Sentinel of Rkugamz: Darkshade Caverns I, Maj Undaunted Chest
Timeless Blessing (Asylum Resto): Asylum Sanctorium

Other useful sets:

Healing Mage (Mending): Aetherian Archive
Sanctuary: Banished Cells
Jorvuld's Guidance: Scalecaller Peak
Kagrenac's Hope: Craftable In the Earth Forge (You must have completed the Fighters Guild quest line to have access to craft this Set. Requires 8 Traits to craft pieces of this Set)
Hircine's Veneer: Selene’s Web
Master's Restoration Staff: Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Torug's Pact: Craftable (Requires 3 Traits)
Molag Kena: White Gold Tower
Spell Power Cure: White Gold Tower

Skills

Remember, Healers often need to change a few skills during runs. So this setup is not maced into stone, adjust it to your needs.

  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong heal over time that you have to keep up all the time.
  • Combat Prayer: This is your main spammable as a healer, it needs to be on the group members all the time to heal them and increase their damage by 8%.
  • Healing Springs: Very strong heal over time.
  • Obsidian Shard: Huge Burst Heal with a long range. 28m range to the enemy and then it can travel another 28m to heal a ally.
  • Fragmented Shield: Applies a small shield and gives you Major Mending for 5 seconds.
  • Live Giver Ulti: Heals for a lot and applies several other heals to the low Health Player.
  • Cinder Storm: Strong and long lasting heal over time that can be placed on the ground.
  • Elemental Blockade: Keep this on the ground as much as possible, when that Elemental Shock Blockade is on the ground with your charged trait, concussion and off balance will almost proc on cooldown, increasing group DPS by a lot.
  • Elemental Drain: This ability needs to be on the enemy as much as possible, it debuffs their Spell Resistance and gives Magicka Steal to your whole group, increasing sustain by a lot.
  • Energy Orb: Use this as much as possible, when group members activate the Synergy, they restore a lot of resources.
  • Cauterize: Very powerful burst heal, shoots Orbs at allies to heal them.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: This is your main Ultimate, it buffs the groups resources and increases the critical damage modifier for 10 seconds.
Radiating Regeneration Combat Prayer Healing Springs Obsidian Shard Fragmented Shield Life Giver
Cinder Storm Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Energy Orb Cauterize Aggressive Horn
Restoration Staff MainbarDestro Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiating RegenerationSlot 1: Cinder Storm
Slot 2: Combat PrayerSlot 2: Elemental Blockade
Slot 3: Healing SpringsSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Obsidian ShardSlot 4: Energy Orb
Slot 5: Fragmented ShieldSlot 5: Cauterize
Ultimate: Life GiverUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Championpoints

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
23 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
28 Tumbling, 44 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
40 Warlord, 8 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 27 Elemental Expert, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
10 Tumbling, 39 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
27 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
61 Blessed, 40 Elfborn, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info

Buff-food

Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)
or
Witchmothers Brew Drink (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Atronach ( Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Argonian
Dark Elf

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Dragonknight Healer Build Obsidian.