“Firelord”

Updated: Greymoor Chapter
Type: Group Cyrodiil 12 Players

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Dragonknight Support Cyrodiil Group Build “Firelord” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Firelord Build is optimized for Organized Group Play of 12 in Cyrodiil.

This build is Support Role oriented.

As a result, we make use of a variety of different sets to complete our Group Composition.

We use a 5-1-1 light Setup with :

And one of the following sets :

I am considering switching:

As a result, Healers would benefit from stats like Max Magicka and Spell Damage to boost their Healing Potential while Supports would get Magicka Recovery bonuses to increase their Sustain and allow them to Purge more.

I just need to test if it’s possible to maintain a solid uptime on Olo and Trans on a Support Setup while bringing a solid amount of Purges when needed.

Consider using Curse Eater only if you don’t want to use the Snow Treaders or if you are low on Purges that night. Otherwise, you should be allright.

Since the Dragonhold update, the sustain for MagDK has never been that bad. This being said, MagDK is needed for the banner and the talons.

I strongly advise to cover the Support role unless you really know what you are doing and are an expert at sustaining in heavy lag. MagDK Damage Dealer offers one of the biggest challenge but is also very rewarding.

The Dragonknight can cover two different approaches as a Support role in a group environment. Offensive or Defensive. We will focus mainly on the offensive role for this build and this is why heavy armor makes perfect sense.

On the other end, the definition of the Defensive Support magDK role would be to focus heavily on purging over anything else and act as a backup for the offensive MagDK Support. In other words, you don’t want to include a defensive magDK unless you got the offensive one already. More details coming in the gear and skills section.

For the Offensive role, our goal is to anticipate the leader next movement’s decision and to move ahead toward the biggest pack of enemies during a push.

As we pass throught them, rotate between Chocking Talons, Mystic Orb and Shifting Standard providing 3 of the 6 damage synergies used in group play.

We also support the group with Overflowing Altar when the health of our group members fluctuates alot.

We provide Off Healing and Sustain with Radiating Regeneration and Illustrious Healing between engagements.

We apply Healing Ward with the Perfected Mender’s Ward which increase healing taken by 30% for 2 seconds.

We provide Siege Weapon Shield anytime our group stays stationary for a few seconds and backup Cleanse for kiting and heavy siege situations.

Last and not the least, we buff the entire raid with Major Sorcery / Brutality with Igneous Weapons which has its duration increased to 54 seconds in Dragonhold and a huge range of 36 meters.

This is just a quick introduction of how useful this Support role is in a group environment. We will cover the other skills in the Rotation and Combos section.

*** IMPORTANT *** : This build requires a Stam Support who provides an uptime of 90%+ on Major Expedition and Minor Expedition with Charging Maneuver.

  • Optimized for Organized Group Play of 12 in Cyrodiil
  • Double Resto Staves Setup
  • Light Armor
  • Amazing synergies
  • Great Crowd Control

Resource Management

Ghastly Eye Bowl is the Food we use with this setup.

The Combustion Synergy from Energy Orb, The Worm’s Raiment buff always active, optimized uptime on Hollowfang Thirst and Symphony of Blades, between 6 to 10 layers of Illustrious Healing with the Perfected Grand Rejuvenation always active, Resto heavy attacks and potions are our major sources of sustain.

Using a Synergy Cooldown tracking addon such as RDK Group Tools helps to make good use of energy orbs.

Consider slotting Spell Symmetry for additional Magicka sustain.

  • Energy Orbs
  • Resto Heavy attacks
  • Master Resto Staff
  • Wormcult
  • Hollowfang
  • Symphony
  • Potions

PvP Setup

This screenshot was taken with Sanctuary and our food buff.


Gear Setups

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
Belt[GossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingGossamerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestHiti’s HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltHiti’s HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsHiti’s HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsHiti’s HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHiti’s HearthJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingMeritorious ServiceJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestThe Worm’s RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltThe Worm’s RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsThe Worm’s RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsThe Worm’s RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm’s RaimentJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCurse EaterJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfected Mender’s WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

Where can I get the gear?
Sanctuary: The Banished Cells I, The Banished Cells II
Gossamer: Cradle of Shadows
Hiti’s Hearth: Icereach
Hollowfang Thirst: Moongrave Fane
Meritorious Service: Imperial City
The Worm’s Raiment: Vault of Madness
Curse Eater: Cyrodiil
Snow Treaders: Mythic Item, Antiquities, Scrying, Excavation
Willpower: Imperial City
Symphony of Blades: vDepths of Malatar
Perfected Grand Rejuvenation: Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Perfected Mender’s Ward: Veteran Blackrose Prison

Important : If you have issues keeping up with the raid even with the Steed Mundus, consider :

– Adding one or two Swift to your jewelry
– Going Vampire Stage 1 with Elusive Mist instead of Siege Shield or Altar


Skills

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Resto Staff MainbarResto Staff Off Bar
Slot 1: Siege Weapon ShieldSlot 1: Overflowing Altar
Slot 2: Igneous WeaponsSlot 2: Choking Talons
Slot 3: CleanseSlot 3: Mystic Orb
Slot 4: Radiating RegenerationSlot 4: Healing Ward
Slot 5: Illustrous HealingSlot 5: Fossilize
Ultimate: Replenishing BarrierUltimate : Shifting Standard

Skills Explanation

  • Igneous Weapon: Major Sorcery and Brutality for the whole raid.
  • Cleanse: Debuffs removal and Burst Heal.
  • Radiating Regeneration: Healing Over Time per Target.
  • Illustrous Healing: Healing Over Time Ground Effect.
  • Overflowing Altar: Healing Synergy
  • Choking Talons: Damage Synergy, Root and Minor Maim.
  • Mystic Orb: Damage and Sustain Synergy.
  • Healing Ward: Provides Major Vitality.
  • Fossilize: Single Target Crowd Control.
  • Replenishing Barrier:  Group Shield for Emergencies.
  • Shifting Standard:  Damage Synergy, Root and Minor Defile.

Rotation and Combos

Prebuffing Phase

With a Warden casting Expansive Frost Cloak, you don’t need to run Hardened Armor.

Before any engagement, you want to make sure to maintain the following buffs and abilities:

Offensive window

In a magicka group focus, the leader will usually start an engagement by doing a countdown of Proximity Detonation. As you hear the countdown, cast Igneous Weapons and Overflowing Altar.

Cast Illoustrious Healing once and Radiating Regeneration a few times while you move toward the biggest pack of enemies before the leader even calls for it.

You have to anticipate the direction ahead of time so I recommend this role to be covered by somebody with experience who has played with the leader for quite some time and is used to his calls.

Move through the enemies ahead of them and alternate between Chocking Talons and Mystic Orb. The reason why you want to go ahead of them is because the Orbs will spawn behind you.

Ultimate

Anytime you see 4 enemies or more stacked together, drop your Shifting Standard ahead of them and alternate with Chocking Talons every global cooldown.

Kiting Phase

When the leader calls to move in a direction after an engagement, move back toward your group as fast as possible while spamming Cleanse.

During the kiting phase, when not under heavy pressure, reapply Overflowing Altar cast Illoustrious Healing ahead of your group, then use Radiating Regeneration a few times.

Also cast Siege Weapon Shield when stationary for a few seconds, especially inside a keep or an outpost.

Finally, when people call for help or when you see them in danger, cast Healing Ward to proc Major Vitality and increase their healing taken, combined with the burst healing from Healers.

Defensive Role

As pointed out earlier in the build, you can also play a MagDK Support defensively. The skills on your bars remain the same but some of them are used as a back up only. In case the Offensive DK dies or disconnects.

Skills like Chocking Talons, Igneous Weapons and Fossilize are slotted only as a backup.

Your main focus should be Cleanse, Siege Weapon Shield, Overflowing Altar, Ward Ally (different morphs of this skill stack together) and Mystic Orb for the sustain during the kiting phase.

If the other MagDK becomes unavailable, you take over his role on everything described above.


Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
31Thaumaturge
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 100 Elfborn, 2 Spell Erosion, 37 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
39 Befoul, 51 Tumbling, 28 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
51 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
11 Quick Recovery
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 56 Thick Skinned
The Steed
66 Ironclad, 25 Resistant

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Apprentice
64 Blessed, 61 Elfborn, 12 Spell Erosion, 32 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
37 Befoul, 31 Tumbling, 31 Shadow Ward
The Lover
64 Arcanist
The Tower
31 Warlord, 6 Sprinter
The Lord
11 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 43 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 Ironclad, 20 Resistant

Champion Points 2.0 Setup

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=ef824189-ca1c-4137-be81-c106d7face42

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage, damage mitigation and healing.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-120Eldritch Insight40
120-240Piercing40
240-390Deadly Aim (Slottable)50
390-540Arcane Supremacy (Slottable)50
540-570Quick Recovery10
570-690Elemental Aegis40
690-810Hardy40
810-960Duelist’s Rebuff (Slottable)50
960-990Precision10
990-1110Blessed40
1110-1260Untamed Aggression (Slottable)50
1260-1350Precision30
1350-1470Tireless Discipline40
1470-1590Flawless Ritual40
1590-1680War Mage30
1680-1770Quick Recovery30

 

Fitness Tree Point Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health, recovery and more damage mitigation perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
300-435Tumbling45
435-465Mystic Tenacity10
465-585Hero’s Vigor40
585-705Defiance40
705-855Slippery (Slottable)50
855-951Hasty32
951-1071Tireless Guardian40
1071-1206Savage Defense45
1206-1341Fortification45
1341-1461Sprinter40
1461-1611Expert Evasion (Slottable)50
1611-1656Nimble Protector15
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1866Piercing Gaze30
1866-1986Mystic Tenacity40
1986-2361Tempered Soul125

 

Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
150-180Breakfall10
180-225Wanderer15
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
570-690Breakfall40
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45


Important Info

Buff-food

Ghastly Eye Bowl

Mundus Stone

The Steed (Increased Movement Speed by 10%)

Race

Breton

Potions

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

Essence of Immovability Health and Mag

Passives