Magicka Dragonknight Maelstrom Beginner Build Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Maelstrom Arena Build Magicka Sorcerer

 Magicka Dragonknight Maelstrom Arena Build

Here I am going to explain the setup you want to run with when you are going to attempt veteran Maelstrom Arena the first time. I highly do recommend reading the Introduction page for veteran Maelstrom Arena where I rank the difficulty of each class! The Build is adjusted for 300 Championpoints. Further below you will also find a 600 Championpoints setup.

Magicka Dragonknights do not have an easy time in Maelstrom arena. It is still easier as with stamina characters. Magicka Dragonknights need to be in melee to apply their Damage over Time abilities, which means they will get hit more then certain other setups. You could kite everything, but you will only deal mediocre damage compared to a magicka Sorcerer or Nightblade. The way you are healing is also different compared to the other setups. You do have burning embers which forces you to stay in melee, more or less. Coagulating blood is more of a heal that you only want to use when you can not reapply Burning Embers to get the huge healing tick.

Why this particular gear setup? [Seducer, Mother Sorrow and Ilambris]

This particular combo will give you good sustain and good damage. In case you do have a monster set, use it like I show down below. However, I do not expect that all people with 300 Championpoints have Monster Sets, that is why I have chosen a base setup without a full monster set, because shoulder pieces can be quite hard to obtain compared to helmets. You can use Spelldamage glyphs on your jewelry, this will give you a fair amount of spelldamage.

Character Sheet

I highly recommend using a gold quality Weapon, it will give you way more damage compared to a purple one, the armor requires purple quality only as the stats are barely different compared to golden armor. In this screenshot I am using 5x Seducer, 5x Mother Sorrow and 1x Ilambris. We are using the Lover Mundus stone as it gives us the best possible damage output. I also recommend having a minimum of 17k Health.

Spellpower Potion was active.



Full Run with the Base Gear Setup [300 CP]

This video is from the homestead update, but it basically uses somewhat still the same setup and is ran with 300 CP.

Base Gear Setup [Seducer, Mother Sorrow & Ilambris]

This gearsetup is very easy to get. Seducer is craftable with 3 Traits, Mother’s Sorrow is purchasable pretty cheap in Guildstores or can be farmed in Deshaan and Ilambris Helmet drops with a fairly high chance in Crypts of Hearts 1.

  • Why Heavy Chest? The Chestpiece gives the most resistances. That is why it is important to use a heavy chest piece.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Hands Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Seducer Fire Staff Infused Shock Enchant
Weapon 2 Seducer Shock Staff Nirnhoned/ Precise Crusher Enchant

Gear [Monster Set, Seducer, Mother Sorrow]

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Hands Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Seducer Fire Staff Infused Shock Enchant
Weapon 2 Seducer Shock Staff Nirnhoned Crusher Enchant

Where do I get the gear?

Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan Overland
Seducer: Craftable (3 Traits researched)
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1

Skills

  • Harness Magicka: This is your most important skill, under no circumstances are you allowed to drop your shield during fights! The incoming damage is huge and this is literally the only way that you can survive big hits.
  • Crushing Shock vs Force Pulse: Crushing shock is way better in Maelstrom Arena, as it interrupts a lot of targets while they are casting something at you. It is a lifesaver! Be careful on stage 7 Argonian Behemoth boss. If you interrupt him while he is screaming, he will be enraged and oneshot you with whatever he hits you next. Make sure to either heavy attack or reapply DoTs on the boss only during that phase.
  • Why Molten Armaments? This allows you to run normal cheap Magicka Potions as it provides you with the Spelldamage 20% buff. I also recommend doing a lot of heavy attack as they restore magicka. In addition you also hit 40% harder with heavy attacks when you use this skill. It is easy to keep up as it has a 40 seconds duration. If you are using Spellpower Potions you do not necessarily need this skill. You could replace it with something else like Volatile armor to gain more resistances

Burning Embers & Coagulating Blood: Those are your two main heals. If you apply Burning Embers to an enemy and you reapply it again to gain insanely much health back. If you do not need Coagulating Blood, you can swap it out for Dragon Fire Scales to gain some more offensive/defensive skills. Coagulating blood is also insanely strong, it basically put you back at full health from whatever health you currently have.

Burning Embers 12,6k Heal, after immediately reapplying it on a monster.

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Fire Staff Mainbar Shock Staff bar
Slot 1: Burning Embers Slot 1: Blockade of Storms
Slot 2: Coagulating Blood Slot 2: Eruption
Slot 3: Crushing Shock Slot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Harness Magicka Slot 4: Engulfing Flames
Slot 5: Flames of Oblivion Slot 5: Molten Armaments
Ultimate: Magma Shell Ultimate: Destro Ultimate

Searing Strike > Burning Embers
Dragon Blood > Coagulating Blooed
Force Shock > Crushing Shock
Annulment > Harness Magicka
Inferno > Flames of Oblivion
Dragon Leap > Ferocious Leap
Wall of Elements > Elemental Blockade
Fiery Breath > Engulfing Flames
Weakness to Elements > Elemental Drain
Molten Weapons > Molten Armaments
Ash Cloud > Eruption
Elemental Storm > Elemental Rage

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
20 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn
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

Championpoints for Magicka Dragonknight Maelstrom Build [600 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 61 Elfborn, 8 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
37 Tumbling, 6 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 64 Tenacity
The Tower
44 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 Ironclad, 14 Spell Shield

Important Info for Magicka Dragonknight Maelstrom Build

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Buff-food

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)
In case you need more stamina, you also could use the buff-food that gives you Max Health, Max Stamina, Max Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Spell Penetration)

Race

Darkelf (Recommended)
Altmer (Recommended)
Breton

Potions

Normal Magicka Potions
The build is set up, that you can use normal magicka potions which drop from monsters. they are also super cheap in guildstores. Or use the ones listed below if you want to.

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

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

Passives

You will need the following passives:
Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, Earthen Heart, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt Passive), Destruction Staff, Racial, Undaunted, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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