Magicka Warden Build PvE for Dragon Bones, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Warden Pve Build

Magicka Warden Build Ice & Fire Dragon Bones DLC

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Warden Build PvE “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 Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena. It features the new Warden Class and it will take some time to figure out the best possible setups for this class.

Wardens focus a lot on pet abilities and elemental damage. Both ranged and melee playstyle are very viable and can deal a lot of damage. Unlike Sorcerers, most of their “pets” are abilities and do not require to be double slotted, which is a huge advantage! 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! It might take a while to get used to the Warden class, as it is a new class and we need to get used to the new skills first!

  • Warden Class
  • Double Destruction staff setup
  • High Magicka resource pool
  • Good AoE damage
  • Good Single Target damage
  • Good sustain
  • Ice & Fire skill setup

Changes from the previous version

Updated and optimized CP. Updated Gear, Skill and Passive section.

Resource Management

The Blue Netch helps quite a lot already with sustain, so thats the first thing you need to remember to keep up.  Depending on what buff food you are using, make sure to have at least 17,2k Health for Trials and Dungeons. Witchmothers Brew can be very helpful as well with sustain, but you need to invest a few points into Health to reach around 17k HP again. If you think you need more sustain, you can always add more Magicka Recovery Glyphs. Heavy Attacks are also a great tool to restore resources and basically a must have for every build.

  • Blue Betty
  • Drain Magicka Poisons
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Witchmothers Brew

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Magicka Warden Pve Build

Spellpower Potion, Spelldmg Enchant and Necropotence were active when I took the screenshot.



Gear

Gear Setup 1

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 Ilambris/Zaan Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris/Zaan Heavy Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 The Asylum's Perfected Inferno Staff Fire Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Weapon Dmg Enchant

Gear Setup 2

When you are running with the Bear you can use Acuity and Master Architect combo.

  • Acuity Staff: You can also run an Acuity Staff if you want and then you can use 1 extra piece Monster Set.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Mechanical Acuity Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Mechanical Acuity Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Master Architect Light Divine Magicka
Pants Mechanical Acuity Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Master Architect Light Divine Magicka
Head Mechanical Acuity Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Mechanical Acuity Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Master Architect Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Master Architect Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Master Architect Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 The Asylum's Perfected Inferno Staff Fire Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Weapon Dmg Enchant

Where can I get the gear?
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable
Perfect Asylum Inferno Staff: Asylum Sanctorium
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Necropotence: Rivenspire
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Master Architect: Halls of Fabrication
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Maelstrom Fire Staff: Maelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Bear? If you want to play with the Bear then swap the two Ultimates out with the Bear Ultimate.
Fire Staff Mainbar Fire Staff bar
Slot 1: Blue Betty Slot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Winters Revenge Slot 2: Fetchers Infection
Slot 3: Force Pulse Slot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Deep Fissure Slot 4: Lotus Blossom
Slot 5: Inner Light Slot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Northern Storm Ultimate: Destro Ulti

Championpoints

Championpoints [720 CP]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
44 Master-at-Arms, 8 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 32 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
37 Shadow Ward, 37 Tumbling
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
42 Warlord
The Lord
20 Bastion
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 13 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
20 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Magicka Warden Build PvE

Buff-food

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)
or
Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Apprentice (Max Spelldamage)

Race

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf
Breton

Potions

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

  • Animal Companions: All passives
  • Winters Embrace: All passives
  • Green Balance: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Vampire (optional): Supernatural Recovery, Undeath, Dark Stalker
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Rotation

Magicka Wardens do have quite a hard time in terms of rotations. Most skills have different timers, therefore it is best to reapply them on cooldown. I did some experiments with Magicka Warden a while ago:

Maelstrom Arena

Gear

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 Ilambris/Zaan Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris/Zaan Heavy Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 The Asylum's Perfected Inferno Staff Fire Infused Magic Dmg Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Weapon dmg Enchant

Skills

There is only a few changes necessary, make sure to use Elemental Drain as it helps a lot of sustain and keep Harness Magicka up all the time so you do not get any damage to your health! Bursting Vines heal is only hear for a panic heal, if you do not drop your shield a lot then the Lotus Blossum should be enough.Skills

Update Log

07.02.2018 Added Build for Dragon Bones DLC for Magicka Warden Build PvE
19.02.2018 Fixed typo in CP section, had 76 instead of 75 Arcanist. (Put remaining point in Shadow Ward)
13.03.2018 Updated gear setup for for Magicka Warden Build PvE
18.03.2018 Updated & optimized CP setup for Magicka Warden Build PvE
20.03.2018 Added Buildvideo for Magicka Warden Build PvE
03.05.2019 Updated gearsetup, swapped to double infused.

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