Magicka Warden Build PvP for Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Warden Build PvP

Magicka Warden Build PVP “Wildling”


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

The Wildling is a PvP Build for the Championpoints campaign, which can be played solo or in a group.

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

With the Wildling build we are focusing on high burst damage. It is a Light Armor build with huge shields and good resource management. We are using Necropotence which gives us a huge magicka pool. Combined with Shrould of the Lich which covers the recovery part! It is very important that you do understand that you need to keep up your shields at all times. We are in Light Armor, if we drop our shields you will die very fast. On top of that we do have about twice as fast Ultimate generation as other classes, because we have access to Major Heroism, which no other class has! It is quite difficult to actually line up our burst damage correctly, it requires good positioning. You might want to practice this on Target Skeletons first to get used to it.

  • Warden Class
  • Light Armor build
  • Ice & Companion abilities
  • High Magicka resource pool
  • Good sustain
  • Crazy burst damage
  • Crazy Ultimate generation
  • Big shields
  • High Movement

Gear [Best in Slot]

Why 7x Light? We are using Dampen Magicka shield ability, which increases in size the more Light Armor pieces we have.

Shroud of the Lich: This provides us with the necessary resource management. If you think you do not need it, feel free to choose another set!

Shock vs Fire Staff: We might want to go for a fire staff later on, as it will give us 8% more damage on Single Target skills. However, I do like the Shock staff because of the undodgeable Heavy Attacks

Beginner setup? I will add this later once I tested this setup more!

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Necropotence Light Infused Hakeijo Glyph
Belt Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka
Shoes Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka
Pants Necropotence Light Infused Hakeijo Glyph
Hands Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka
Head Grothdarr Light Infused Hakeijo Glyph
Shoulder Shroud of the Lich Light Impenetrable Magicka
Necklace Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Shroud of the Lich Shock/ Fire Sharpened Drain Magicka Poison
Weapon 2 Shroud of the Lich Restoration Defending Shock Glyph

Where can I get the gear?

Shroud of the Lich: Crypts of Hearts
Necropotence: Rivenspire
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness

Magicka Warden Build PvP

  • Destructive Reach: This ability is here to stun the enemy the moment Deep Fissure and Cliff Racer hit the enemy together with insane damage! So they have no means of avoiding the damage.
  • Deep Fissure: This is the most difficult ability to use, as you need to plan ahead to line up the attack so ít hits the enemy.
  • Screaming Cliff Racer: This ablitiy is undodgeable, which makes it very strong.
  • Bird of Prey: This ability gives us 8% more overall damage and on top of that provides us with the speedbuff!
  • Dampen Magicka: This is our main shield, it has to be up at all times. If we drop it and do not reapply it fast enough, you will die very fast.
  • Sleet Storm: Deals good damage and gives us insane damage mitigation.
  • Healing Ward: In case we need an extra shield when we drop to low health!
  • Crystallized Shield: This provides us with the insane Ultimate Generation. Major Heroism buff.
  • Enchanted Growth: This is our burstheal, similar to Breath of Life.
  • Growing Swarm: Nice damage over time effect that we want to keep on our enemy.
  • Blue Belly Netch: This has two functions, first it gives us Major Sorcerery, giving us the Spelldamage buff. And second, enemies might hit the Netch instead of you! It also gives us the Necropotence buff!
  • Lights Champion: This is a very cheap ultimate, gives us great protection and can boost our burst combo.


Shock Staff Mainbar Resto Staff bar
Slot 1: Destructive Reach Slot 1: Healing Ward
Slot 2: Deep Fissure Slot 2: Crystallized Shield
Slot 3 Screaming Cliff Racer Slot 3: Enchanted Growth
Slot 4: Bird of Prey Slot 4: Growing Swarm
Slot 5: Dampen Magicka Slot 5: Blue Belly Netch
Ultimate: Sleet Storm Ultimate: Lights Champion


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.

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.

Bird of Prey – Caster gains Major Expedition, increasing movement speed by 30% over 10 seconds and Major Endurance increasing stamina recovery for 20% over 10 seconds. Gain Minor Berserk, increasing damage done by 8% for 10 seconds.

Fungual Growth (Enchanted Growth) – Instantly grow a large area of mushrooms healing all allies in cone in front of you for 5853 Health.

Possible issues with the build

Mobility – We do not have any escape abilities or ways to get away fast. We might want to get Vampire with Mist Form. Maybe the Bird of Prey skill is already enough, providing us with a permanent speed buff as long as we keep it up!

Burst Combo – Might be too difficult to line up correctly. Have to test this once PTS is live!

Championpoints [630 CP]

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

The Ritual
The Attronarch
30 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
100 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 60 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
10 Tumbling
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
90 Bastion
The Lady
60 Hardy, 60 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Warden Build Wildling [300 CP]

Keep in mind, that you might have to invest into some Health attributes. Because you will have less health with lower Championpoints!

The Ritual
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert, 20 Spell Erosion
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 Wildling

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.

Longfin pasty with Melon Sauce (Max Health+Max Stamina+Max Magicka)
You want to choose the Tri-Stat food, because you need enough Stamina to break free from enemy attacks!

Mundus Stone
The Attronarch (Magicka Recovery)

Altmer (Recommended)
Any Race

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

Immovable Potion
(Magicka, CC Immunity, Detection Radius Increase)
(Cornflower, Columbine, Wormwood)

Immovable Potion
(Magicka, Health, CC Immunity)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Namiras Rot)

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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