Magicka Nightblade Maelstrom Arena Beginner Build Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Maelstrom Arena Build Magicka Sorcerer

 Magicka Nightblade 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 Nightblades are the second easiest setup to complete Maelstrom Arena with. They have good shielding and can kite the enemies very easily as they do not suffer any movement penalty while moving & using skills. On top of that they also have very good heals while doing damage.

Why this particular gear setup? [Seducer, Julianos & Willpower]

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 monster set. You can use Spelldamage glyphs on your jewelry, this will give you a fair amount of spelldamage in the end together with Willpower jewelry.

Character Sheet

On this character I do have Undaunted Lv 2 passives which give me 6% more overall resources. The Gear is purple, Weapon gold quality. I highly recommend using a gold quality Weapon, it will give you way more damage compared to a purple one. This setup here is without any monster set!

Also remember, I am a Kahjiit which is not the most optimal race choice. If have an Altmer, Dunmer or Breton you will have 10% more MAX Magicka. I do recommend having around 17000 Health, that is why I put 6 Attribute Points into Health.

Magicka Nightblade Maelstrom

Full Run with the Base Gear Setup [300 CP]

Base Gear Setup [Seducer, Julianos & Willpower]

This gearsetup is very easy to get. Seducer and Julianos are both craftable. Willpower arcane jewelry can be purchased in the Guildstore, it does not cost a lot.

Why Heavy Chest? The Chestpiece gives the most resistances. That is why it is important to use a heavy chest piece.
Why 5 Light, 1 Heavy, 1 Medium? If you do have undaunted passives, you will gain an extra 6% overall resources, which is very important.

Chest Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka

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 Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Head Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Staff Sharpened Spell Damage
Weapon 2 Julianos Fire Staff Sharpened Shock

Gear [Monster Set, Seducer, Willpower and Julianos]

Why Valkyn? With 300 Championpoints you have lower resources compared to 600 Championpoints. Which means your health will be lower with the same setup vs a 600 CP Player. That is why I recommend running Valkyn Skoria, it hits hard and gives you the health bonus you need, to get to a decent health level! If you think you do not need the extra health, you can also use Grothdarr.

Random Staff? With this setup you are left with a random staff. Which is not tremendously bad. If you do have a Master Staff from Dragonstar Arena, you can use it. Otherwise keep the random staff.

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 Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Head Valkyn Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Valkyn Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Staff Sharpened Spell Damage
Weapon 2 Julianos Fire Staff Sharpened Shock

Where do I get the gear?

Willpower: Guildstore, Imperial City Vaults
Seducer: Craftable (3 Traits researched)
Julianos: Craftable (6 Traits researched)
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2 veteran mode
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness veteran mode
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1 veteran mode

Skills

Magicka Nightblade Maelstrom

Why Soul Harvest? Every time you kill an enemy, you get extra Ultimate Points.

Why Blockade of Fire on frontbar? Having this on the frontbar gives us 8% overall more Single Target damage because of the Destruction Staff passives of Fire staff!

Why Sap Essence? The runs here are made with normal Magicka Potions, so this is your “only” way to get the Spell Damage buff. If you are using Spellcrit Potions, you can slot Crippling Grasp there to get some more damage.

Why Refreshing Path? This is a secondary heal which you can place on the ground. It also deals damage!

Assasins Blade > Impale
Wall of Elements > Elemental Blockade
Strife > Swallow Soul
Annulment > Harness Magicka
Magelight > Inner Light
Death Stroke > Soul Harvest
Siphoning Strikes > Siphoning Attacks
Path of Darkness > Refreshing Path
Weakness to Elements > Elemental Drain
Drain Power > Sap Essence
Grin Focus > Merciless Resolve
Elemental Storm > Elemental Rage

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
90 Elemental Expert, 10 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Nightblade Maelstrom Build [600 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
95 Elemental Expert, 30 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

 

Important Info for Magicka Nightblade 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 Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Race
Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (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:
Assassination, Shadow, Siphoning, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaut passive), Destruction Staff, Fighters Guild, Racial, Mages Guild, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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