Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland
Buildname: Ice & Fire

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Welcome to the Magicka Warden Build for ESO. This build is optimized for group content such as dungeons, trials & arenas and has a very glass-cannon approach. The Magicka Warden DPS build is optimized for maximum damage. The build works best in a group but with some minor adjustments can also be played as a solo setup if necessary.

Magicka Wardens have strong abilities such as the Screaming Cliff Racer, Deep Fissure, Fetcher Infection, Blue Betty and Bird of Prey. Wardens also have useful passives such as Advanced Species, Flourish, Piercing Cold and of course plenty more.

The Magicka Warden Build has 3 different gear setups. Tier 1 with the best gear, Tier 2 with advanced gear and Tier 3 for beginners. If you are a new player I do recommend reading the Magicka Warden Beginners Guide. If you are looking for a solo build then I recommend checking out the Solo Magicka Warden Build.

  • Double Destruction Staff Setup
  • Amazing Single Target (ST) Damage
  • Amazing Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Easy Survivability due to Magicka Shield
  • Optimized for Trials, Dungeons & Arenas

More Warden Builds can be found in the Warden class category.


Magicka Warden Build Setup

5x Mother’s Sorrow, 5x Medusa, 2x Zaan on a High Elf with Clockwork Citrus Fillet food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff food active
  • Buffed: Raid Target Dummy buffs, buff food, Spell Power Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment active.

Gear – Magicka Warden Build

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is the primary Gear setup
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are plenty of good Magicka DPS sets in the game, you can check out the “Endgame Magicka DPS Sets Article” with an explanation for each set.

Gear Setup 1

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1MedusaFirePreciseFire or Frost Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceNecropotenceJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingNecropotenceJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingNecropotenceJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
HeadMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

 

Where can I get the gear?
Perfected False God’s Devotion: vSunspire
Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan
Medusa: Arx Corinium
Necropotence: Rivenspire
Zaan: vScalecaller Peak
Valkyn Skoria: vCity of Ash 2
Perfected Crushing Wall (Maelstrom Staff): vMaelstrom Arena
Crushing Wall (Maelstrom Staff): Maelstrom Arena
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Willpower: Guildstore
Magnus’ Gift: Craftable
Slimecraw: Wayrest Sewers 1
Iceheart: vDirefrost Keep
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable

Skills

  • Channeled Acceleration: You can also use Barbed Trap in case you do not have Channeled Acceleration.
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Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Mystic OrbSlot 1: Unstable Wall of Elements
Slot 2: Deep FissureSlot 2: Winter’s Revenge
Slot 3: Screaming Cliff RacerSlot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Fetcher InfectionSlot 4: Bird of Prey
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Blue Betty
Ultimate: Eternal GuardianUltimate: Eternal Guardian

 

Champion Points – Magicka Warden Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=7eb5ec0b-233f-4035-8917-c998573efbda

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c6b57bc7-2811-417b-8155-1c4d3ac626de

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=49141c51-da35-4e32-9f8f-05d9ded31bcf

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=c50c883c-808a-4ed8-91a0-22cbf000f6cb

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=23ea2ae4-009b-4f59-b7c2-71338d7b6305

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2200 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=99b95181-0aab-4aff-93c9-b6193a31230d

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

 

Important Info for Magicka Warden Build PvE

In this section of the Magicka Warden Build we are going to take a look at buff-food, mundus stone, race, potions, passives and attributes. These things are very important for the Magicka Warden Build as they help with damage and sustain.

Buff-food

Clockwork Citrus Filet
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

If you can’t afford Clockwork Citrus Filet, then I recommend getting the way cheaper Witchmother’s Potent Brew which has similar effects.

Food buff

Mundus Stone

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)

Race

Any race with magicka based passives will work with this setup. You can find out more about all the racial passives in the Racial Overview page.

Potions

Spell-Power Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

Essence of Spell Power Potion ESO

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka


Resource Management – Magicka Warden Build

Blue Betty has to be active all the time, it gives you a huge boost to Magicka sustain.

Energy Orb will always be present in a good group. When you get close to the Orb you can activate its synergy to regain resources.

Potions should always be used on cooldown to gain the maximum benefit from them.

Heavy Attacks help you restore Magicka, if you drop low on resources do a few Heavy Attacks between skills to refill your Magicka.

  • Blue Betty
  • Orb Synergy
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attack

Rotation for the Magicka Warden Build

Also please check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.

Make sure to activate Channeled Acceleration and Blue Betty before you start the rotation and keep them up all the time. Activate Ultimate whenever you are on the front bar..

Winter’s Revenge > LA > Unstable Wall of Elements > Weapon Swap

Deep Fissure > LA > Fetchers Infection > LA > Cliff Racer > LA > Deep Fissure > LA >  Mystic Orb > LA > Cliff Racer > LA > Deep Fissure >  Cliff Racer > Weapon Swap

Restart

  • Reapply Blue Betty every 3rd rotation.
  • LA = Light Attack

Area of Effect Setup

Here you can find an optimized AoE setup for your build. This will help increase your damage on trash packs during dungeons & trials. You can choose any magicka based Monster Set, I prefer Iceheart because it provides so much damage mitigation.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
HeadIceheartLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mechanical AcuityShockNirnhonedFire Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Skills

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Maelstrom Arena & Vateshran Hollows Arena

Please check out the Solo Magicka Warden Build for the Maelstrom and Vateshran Setup. The build here focuses on group setups, therefore the Solo Magicka Warden Build is better suited to face the dangers of the Maelstrom and Vateshran Arena. I also highly recommend reading the full in depth Maelstrom Arena GuideVateshran Hollows Arena Guide.


Related Content

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Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Warden Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
24.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
30.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.


Tags: Magicka Warden Build PvE, MagWarden PvE Build.