“Horror”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

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.

We are currently using Bright-Throat's Boast, Necropotence and Mighty Chudan. Bright Throat, Necropotence in combination with either Bloody Mara or Spring Loaded Fusion Drink give us a huge Magicka pool like you can see in the picture. To make up for using Light Armor with this setup I have chosen to run Pirate Skeleton to benefit from Major Protection which reduces our damage by 30% for 12 seconds.

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

  • Necromancer Class
  • Light Armor
  • Destruction Staff + S&B
  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds spec
  • Max Magicka Setup
  • High Burst Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Good Healing

In case you don’t know what what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.


Changes from the previous version

Updated the setup for the Scalebreaker DLC, made small changes to gear and skill setup.

Resource Management

Resource Management on a Magicka Necromancer can be tough sometimes. As you can see in the Gear Setup below, we are using Magicka Recovery Glyphs and also have a lot of points in the Arcanist Champion Points Tree to increase our Magicka Recovery, that is basically the built in sustain we have. Now when it comes to combat, always make sure to use your Potions at the right time, because they give you a lot of resources back. We also use the Intensive Mender which heals us and also keeps the Undead Confederate passive up all the time. So it is your priority to keep up this ghost all the time because it is your main heal and it also helps a lot with sustain.

  • Magicka Recovery Glyphs
  • Arcanist Champion Point Perk
  • Potions
  • Undead Confederate
  • Heavy Attacks Destro

Cyrodiil Setup

5x Necropotence, 5x Bright Throat, 2x Mighty Chudan, Breton with Bloody Mara Drink.

  • Unbuffed: Out of Combat, no pet active
  • Buffed: In Combat, Major Sorcery, Tri Stat Potion, Resistant Flesh, Spirit Mender were active

Gear

You can also run Bloodspawn if you want. Mighty Chudan is nice because it frees up a slot on our bar, gives 4k resistance and 1k extra health.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
BeltNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
ShoesNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
PantsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
HandsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
HeadMighty ChudanHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
ShoulderMighty ChudanMediumImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastShockInfusedShock Damage Enchant
Weapon 2 S&BBright-Throat's BoastSwordNirnhonedEscapist Poisons
Weapon 2 S&BBright-Throat's BoastShieldImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph

Where can I get the gear?

Necropotence: Rivenspire Overland, Guildstore
Mighty Chudan: vet Ruins of Mazzatun, Urgarlag Undaunted Chest
Bright-Throat’s Boast: Murkmire, Guildstore

Skills

Remote Totem Stalking Blastbones Force Pulse Elemental Drain Intensive Mender Glacial Colossus
Hexproof Degeneration Resistant Flesh Dampen Magic Soul Splitting Trap Spell Wall
Fire Staff MainbarS&B Bar
Slot 1: Remote TotemSlot 1: Hexproof
Slot 2: Stalking BlastbonesSlot 2: Degeneration
Slot 3: Force PulseSlot 3: Resistant Flesh
Slot 4: Elemental DrainSlot 4: Dampen Magic
Slot 5: Intensive MenderSlot 5: Soul Splitting Trap
Ultimate: Glacial ColossusUltimate: Spell Wall

Skills explanation:

  • Remote Totem: This is your CC tool, it fears up to 6 targets every 2 seconds for its duration.
  • Blastbones: Huge impact damage, you can combine this with other abilities because of its delayed impact.
  • Force Pulse: Your main spammable.
  • Elemental Drain: Increases sustain and damage by a lot, has no cost when you cast it.
  • Intensive Mender: One of your main healing tools, always keep it up to keep your set Necropotence active.
  • Glacial Colossus: Your offensive ultimate, deals a lot of damage and applies Major Vulnerability to the enemy for 5 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 30%.
  • Hexproof: You can cleanse negative effects with this and regain resources.
  • 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.
  • Resistant Flesh: Your main burst heal if you need it.
  • Dampen Magic: Your shield, keep it up to bolster incoming damage!
  • Soul Splitting Trap: Strong single target and AoE damage over time effect.
  • Spell Wall: Your defensive ultimate, if you are in a tight spot, activate this to get carried for 7 seconds.

Championpoints

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
The Atronach
56 Master-at-Arms, 44 Shattering Blows, 21 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 47 Spell Erosion, 27 Blessed
The Shadow
48 Tumbling, 40 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 32 Tenacity
The Tower
38 Warlord, 11 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
44 Ironclad, 55 Resistant, 20 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
56 Master at Arms, 1 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 48 Elfborn, 41 Spell Erosion, 27 Blessed
The Shadow
32 Tumbling, 30 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
38 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
34 Ironclad, 43 Resistant

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
18 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 16 Spell Erosion, 19 Blessed
The Shadow
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 32 Tenacity
The Tower
4 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 23 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Necromancer Build PvP

Buff-food

Double Bloody Mara DRINK (Max Health, Max Magicka)
or
Spring Loaded Infusion DRINK (Max Health, Max Magicka, Max Stamina)

Bloody Mara Drink new Food

If you want more overall stamina you can run Spring Loaded Infusion Drink

Food

Mundus Stone

The Mage for more Max Magicka.

The Mage (Increased Max Magicka)

Race

All magicka based races work for this setup, I would recommend using a Breton because you get a lot of cost reduction and extra resistances on top of extra resources. If you want to know more about races you can also check out my racial guide for ESO that showcases all the benefits of the different races.

Breton (Recommended)
Altmer
Darkelf
Argonian

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)

Tri Stat Potion

If you run Spring Loaded Infusion Drink, you can also use Spell Power Potions and then remove Entropy from your bar!

Poisons

Make sure to run poisons on the S&B bar, those poisons help root the enemy and also drain stamina.

Escapist Poison
(Immobilize, Speed reduction, Drain Stamina)
(Blessed Thistle, Columbine, Namiras Rot)

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.


Combos & How to Play

Damage & Combo

Always apply all your DoTs on the enemy Soul Trap, Degeneration and then focus the target with Force Pulse and Stalking Blastbones. Use Remote Totem to fear your targets and blow them up with your ultimate Glacial Colossus.

Your shock heavy attacks also deal good damage with the infused shock glyph on the weapon, you want to use that in case a target keeps dodge rolling.

When you are focusing a certain enemy make sure Elemental Drain is applied, this increases your damage and sustain tremendously.

Healing & Defense

Intensive Mender is your main heal, this Ghost has to be up ALL THE TIME. If you let this run out you will loose a lot of healing and sustain, because as long as we have this dude active we will also benefit from the Undead Confederate passive.

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.

To cleanse debuffs on you, you got a very powerful skill called Hexproof, just be careful, it costs a bit of health to activate it.


Battlegrounds Setup

The setup stays more or less the same. Because sustain will be tougher in Battlegrounds, you want to make sure to run one or two Magicka Recovery Glyphs on your jewelry.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
BeltNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
ShoesNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
PantsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
HandsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
HeadMighty ChudanHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
ShoulderMighty ChudanMediumImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastShockInfusedShock Damage Enchant
Weapon 2 S&BBright-Throat's BoastSwordNirnhonedEscapist Poisons
Weapon 2 S&BBright-Throat's BoastShieldImpenetrableTri Stat Glyph

Mundus

The Atronach Mundus Stone (Increased Magicka Recovery)


Update Log

10.08.2019 Updated the Mag Necro PvP Build Horror for the Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.

Also known as: Mag Necro PvP Build, Mag Necromancer PvP Build, Magicka Necro Pvp Build.