Magicka Warden Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Warden Build PvE

Magicka Warden Build Ice & Fire


Welcome to the Magicka Warden Build “Ice & Fire” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The Ice & Fire build is created for Dungeons & Trials. It features the new Warden Class.

Prototype Build

This is a prototype build, it has to be further tested and optimized. The Warden class has yet to be released to find the full potential of the build. However, with this here you will kind of be able to see the basics of the class and where you want to build it towards! So lets get started!

General Information

Warden focus on pets and frost abilties. The Warden has a mixed melee and ranged playstyle. To achieve the highest possible damage you need to be in melee range. Unlike Sorcerers, most of their “pets” are abilities and do not require to be double slotted! Only the Bear Ultimate and the Belly Netch count towards “summonable pets”.We are using the Necropotence set which will give us an insane magicka pool, together with the Sleet Storm Ultimate that gives us an extra 8% extra Magicka!

  • Warden Class
  • Dungeons & Trials
  • Ice & Fire abilities
  • High Magicka resource pool
  • Good sustain
  • Good damage
  • Belly Netch!!!!

Gear [Best in Slot]

No Moondancer/Maelstrom Staff? Those Two Staves are very difficult to get. You could get two Necropotence Staves, if you do not have a Moondancer staff. Or use a random sharpened staff.

Why a Shock Staff? Heavy Shock Staffs do a ton of damage and it also helps a lot with restoring Magicka. Dealing damage and restoring Magicka? Hell yes!

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Belt Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Pants Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Hands Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Head Grothdarr Heavy Divine Magicka
Shoulder Grothdarr Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Moondancer Shock Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Moondancer Fire Sharpened Fire Damage

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential for this Magicka Warden build. Julianos is craftable and Necropotence can be farmed in Rivenspire. In case you do not have time to farm Necropotence you could also use Twice Born Star! Make sure to ask a friend to craft Julianos gear for you. I do recommend that you are aiming for 17k health. To achieve this you can buy one or two Willpower rings with a healthy trait.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Belt Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Pants Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Hands Necropotence Light Divine Magicka
Head Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Julianos Fire Sharpened Fire Dmg

Where can I get the gear?
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Twice Born Star: Craftable
Julianos: Craftable
Maelstrom Staff: vMaelstrom Arena
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Necropotence: Rivenspire
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness


Magicka Warden Build

Force Pulse vs Screaming Cliff Racer: It has yet to be determined which of those skills will perform better.

Blue Belly Netch Pet only on 1 bar? This pet only needs to be slotted on one bar, and Necropotence will still stay active!

Why Sleet Storm Ultimate on front bar? This ultimate gives us an extra 8% Max Magicka, which is huge on top of the 7% from Inner Light!

Shock Staff Mainbar Fire Staff bar
Slot 1: Growing Swarm Slot 1: Crystallized Shield
Slot 2: Elemental Blockade Slot 2: Impaling Shards
Slot 3 Screaming Cliff Racer Slot 3: Deep Fissure
Slot 4: Harness Magicka Slot 4: Rearming Trap
Slot 5: Inner Light Slot 5: Blue Belly Netch
Ultimate: Sleet Storm Ultimate: Elemental Rage

Growing Swarm – Unleash a swarm of fetcherflies to relentlessly attack an enemy, dealing 12330 Magic Damage over 10 seconds. When ability ends, fetcherflies infect up to 6 new targets. 

Screaming Cliff Racer – Call a cliff racer to dive bomb the enemy, dealing 7061 Magc Damage. If dealing damage from greater than 15m, deal 15% more damage.

Sleet Storm Ultimate – All enemies near you are snared for 1 second, and take heavy 3150 Frost Damage. Nearby allies gain Major Protection, reducing Incoming Damage by 30%.
Morph 2: Passively grants 8% Max Magicka while slotted.

Crystallized Shield – Absorb spell projectiles, restoring 578 Magicka.
Morph 2: Absorbing projectiles grants Major Heroism.

Impaling Shards – Deal 942 Frost Damage to targets in the area every 1 second over 10 seconds. Targets become snared for 4 seconds. Damage is done based on your Max Health.

Deep Fissure – Summon a Haj Mota that charges ahead of you after 3 seconds deals 9251 Magic Damage to all enemies in its wake. The first target hit is stunned for 3 seconds.

Blue Betty – Call a Betty Netch that restores 4029 magicka over 25 seconds. Gain Major Sorcerery increasing spell damage by 20% over 30 seconds. This ability also removes 1 negative effect.

Championpoints [630 CP]

Why 75 points in Thaumaturge? This will unlock the Exploiter Perk. Which gives us 10% extra damage once an enemy is set off balance.

Championpoint changes with Morrowind? There might be some adjustments to CP with Morrowind. Once we know, have to further test this!

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
100 Elemental Expert, 35 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 10 Tenacity
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender, 10 Thick Skinned
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Warden Build Ice & Fire [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Important Info for Magicka Warden Build Ice & Fire

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.

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone
The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)

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 

You will need the following passives:
Animal Companion, Winters Embrace, Green Balance, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt Passive), Destruction Staff, Vampire (optional), Mages Guild, Racial, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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