Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
Buildname: Horror

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Necromancer Build PvP “Horror” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. This Magicka Necromancer Build both has an optimized version for Cyrodiil and one for Battlegrounds.

  • Necromancer Class
  • Light Armor
  • Destruction Staff + Resto
  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds Spec
  • High Burst Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Good Healing

Cyrodiil Setup

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadSwarm MotherLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderDomihausLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Crafty AlfiqShockInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2Crafty AlfiqRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Crafty Alfiq: Elsweyr Overland, Guildstores
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Swarm Mother: vSpindleclutch 1, Undaunted Enclave
Domihaus: vFalkreath Hold, Undaunted Enclave

Skills

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Destruction Staff MainbarRestoration Staff backbar
Slot 1: DegenerationSlot 1: Resistant Flesh
Slot 2: Stalking BlastbonesSlot 2: Radiating Regeneration
Slot 3: Destructive ClenchSlot 3: Dampen Magic
Slot 4: Elemental DrainSlot 4: Summoner’s Armor
Slot 5: Skeletal ArcanistSlot 5: Spirit Guardian
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Glacial Colossus

Skills explanation:

  • Degeneration: Very strong single target damage over time effect, also gives you Major Sorcery and a bit of extra resources from light and heavy attacks.
  • Stalking Blastbones: Huge impact damage, you can combine this with other abilities because of its delayed impact.
  • Shock Clench: Your main spammable, deals impact damage and AoE splash damage. Also boosts your Spell damage because of the Master Destro Staff that we use.
  • Elemental Drain: Increases sustain and damage by a lot, has no cost when you cast it.
  • Skeletal Arcanist: Increases your penetration and also deals damage.
  • Shooting Star: Can be used as damage ultimate, also knocks down enemies.
  • Resistant Flesh: Your main burst heal if you need it.
  • Radiating Regeneration: Your heal over time that has to be active always.
  • Dampen Magic: Your shield, keep it up to bolster incoming damage!
  • Summoner’s Armor: Applies Major Resolve buff to you and decreases cost of summons.
  • Spirit Guardian: One of your main healing tools.
  • Glacial Colossus: Your offensive ultimate, deals a lot of damage and applies Major Vulnerability to the enemy increasing their damage taken by 10%.

Champion Points

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=5c9d0fe0-242f-4ea4-8221-0b3aadcaa124

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=db10438d-49c8-40f5-8f14-57f033f5c2f7

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=09bf17b1-8ea2-4184-ac6d-5afac75f673f

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=81a4a2ac-fd21-4861-a548-b5b2b8a1561e

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=e9e86470-5404-4615-a036-c48f9c48702c

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2300 Champion Point Allocation

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

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Magicka Necromancer Build PvP

Buff-food

Clockwork Citrus Filet
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

We are stacking as much magicka as possible for this setup, therefore the Mage Mundus Stone fits well!

The Mage (Increased Max Magicka)

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

I do recommend using Tri Stat Potions as we really need all Stamina and Magicka we can get, to help with sustain and also blocking.

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

Essence of Health Potion ESO

Crown Tri-Restoration Potion ESO

Passives

Please make sure not to forget the Medicinal Use passive from the Alchemy tree, it is one of the most important passives that will allow you to keep your Potions active a 100% of the time.


Resource Management

Heavy Attacks from the Shock staff or the Resto staff both return resources. Depending on what you do, if you just focus on Magicka return, do the Heavy Attack on the Resto Staff because of the Cycle of Life passive.

Spirit Guardian heals us and also keeps the Undead Confederate passive up all the time.

Potions are an important tool, make sure to have the alchemist Medicinal Use passive, to increase potion duration. Always active the potion on the backbar, because Clever Alchemist set is only active on our backbar!

Magicka Recovery glyphs are another tool that we use. currently I run 1 Magicka Recovery on my jewelry, if you want, you can increase the amount of Magicka Recovery glyphs.

  • Heavy Attacks
  • Undead Confederate
  • Potions
  • Magicka Recovery glyph

Combos & How to Play

In this section I want you to give a quick rundown so you can understand how to deal damage and how to heal/defense.

Damage & Combo

Elemental Drain has to be placed on the enemy to both increase your sustain and damage, it is free of cost so you can always use this.

To pump up your damage as high as possible you want to:

  1. Place the Degeneration skill on the enemy to get a damage over time effect and Major Sorcery, which boosts your Spell Damage by 20%.
  2. Have your Skeletal Arcanist up to gain extra damage and penetration.
  3. Activate your backbar Weapon Damage enchantment with a Resto Light Attack.

After that you want to try to line up the Stalking Blastbones, weave Destructive Clench and activate your Ultimate. If these all impact at the same time most enemies will die.

Healing & Defense

Spirit Guardian is your main heal, this Ghost has to be up ALL THE TIME. It also gives you a 10% damage mitigation boost,

If you take too much damage you want to go to your sword & board bar to block and heal with the Resistant Flesh skill, this will give you a huge burst heal and also grant you extra resistances.

Radiating Regeneration will also provide you with nice healing over time.


Battlegrounds Setup

We are going full Magicka Recovery on the jewelry on this setup in the Battlegrounds, because we need more sustain.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadSwarm MotherLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderDomihausLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Crafty AlfiqShockInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2Crafty AlfiqRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Mundus

Because sustain is tougher in Battlegrounds, I also recommend using the Atronach Mundus Stone.

The Atronach Mundus Stone (Increased Magicka Recovery)


Update Log

10.08.2019 Updated the Mag Necro PvP Build Horror for the Scalebreaker DLC.
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
21.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
14.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 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.

Tags: Mag Necro PvP Build, Mag Necromancer PvP Build, Magicka Necro PvP Build.