“Ice & Fire”

Elsweyr Chapter

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.

If you are new to ESO, please make sure to also read the New Player Beginners Guide and the Magicka Warden Beginners Guide, there are a lot of Beginner Guides that you can check out.

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 Perfected False God's Devotion set which will give us really good sustain, that combined with Master Architect and the Bear Ultimate does some serious damage.

  • 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

False God’s Devotion is now used as main setup in combination. You can now also run the Bloody Mara food instead of the blue food because it gives you slightly better stats. Also adjusted the main skill setup.


Resource Management

We run normal Health + Magicka food, with the Blue Netch and Bubbles we have enough sustain. The Blue Netch helps quite a lot already with sustain, so that’s 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. Clockwork Citrus Filet can be very helpful as well with sustain, but you need to invest a few points into Health to reach around 17k HP again. . Heavy Attacks are also a great tool to restore resources and basically a must have for every build.

  • Blue Betty
  • Orbs and Spears from Healers
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

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 with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

Single Target vs AoE

  • Single Target Fight: Use the new Spell Strategist set that can be obtained in Rewards of the Worthy or bought via Guildstore.
  • AoE Fight: Keep using Mother's Sorrow. Spell Strategist is purely Single Target so it is not of much use in AoE fights.

Gear Setup 1

  • Master Architect also pairs well with Wardens, you can also use Master Architect.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
BeltNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadValkyn Skoria/ZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderValkyn Skoria/ZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Dmg
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Beginner Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
HeadMonster SetMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderMonster SetLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Where can I get the gear?
Perfect False God's Devotion: Sunspire Vet
Master Architect: Halls of Fabrication
Necropotence: Rivenspire
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Maelstrom Fire Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Perfect Asylum Inferno Staff: Asylum Sanctorium
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Spinner's Garments: Malabal Tor
Slimecraw: Wayrest Sewers 1

Skills

  • Channeled Acceleration: You can also use Rearming Trap in case you do not have Channeled Acceleration
Bird of Prey Deep Fissure Screaming Cliff Racer Fetcher Infection Inner Light Eternal Guardian
Elemental Blockade Winter's Revenge Harness Magicka Channeled Acceleration Blue Betty Eternal Guardian
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Bird of PreySlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Deep FissureSlot 2: Winter’s Revenge
Slot 3: Screaming Cliff RacerSlot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Fetchers InfectionSlot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Blue Betty
Ultimate: Eternal GuardianUltimate: Eternal Guardian

Championpoints

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
61 Master-at-Arms, 19 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
64 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
56 Tumbling, 56 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
56 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
40 Master at Arms, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 19 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
37 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
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

Bloody Mara (Max Health and Max Magicka)
or
Solitude Salmon Millet Soup (2nd choice)

Food buff

Food buff

In case you still have sustain issues or you don’t have access to False God’s Devotion or you are not a Breton, I recommend using the Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink (or Clockwork Citrus Filet)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

If you have below 47% crit chance (without thief equipped), then choose the Thief Mundus, if you are above then choose the Shadow Mundus. If you want an exact calculation on what you should use check out the Shadow vs Thief Article.

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)
or
Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Chance)

Race

Breton (recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Darkelf
Khajiit

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Rotation & Target Dummy

Make sure to activate Channeled Acceleration and Blue Betty before you start the rotation and keep them up all the time. The main goal of the rotation is that you want to keep up all the DoTs.

Winter’s Revenge > LA > Blockade of Fire > Weapon Swap >
LA > Deep Fissure > LA > Fetcher Infection > LA > 3x Screaming Cliff Racer (with LA) > Deep Fissure > LA > 2x Screaming Cliff Racer (with LA) > Weapon Swap >
Restart

  • If you reapply Channeled Acceleration or Blue Betty you have to use your spammable less. So instead of 3x Screaming Cliff Racer you would only use 2x then.

LA = Light Attack

Target Dummy Video

This video is from LIKO’S Youtube Channel, he does a full 21 million Target Dummy Parse on the Raid Dummy. This video is a fully optimized Target Dummy Setup, so it might slightly differ from the build here!

ESO – Magicka Warden (86k+ on Raid Dummy) – See Description – Elsweyr

Blackrose Prison Arena

This section of the build is dedicated to the Blackrose Prison Arena, it is a bit different compared to the usual Trial and Dungeon setup due to how the Arena works and because you fight such a huge amount of enemies each wave.

  • Gear Setup
  • Alternative Gear Setups
  • Skill Setup

Gear Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffPreciseFire Damage
Weapon 2Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills

Deep Fissure is now also on the bar because it deals really good AoE damage and therefore is super helpful in Blackrose Prison Arena. Northern Storm Ultimate also provides a lot of damage mitigation and slows down enemies.

Bird of Prey Deep Fissure Elemental Weapon Fetcher Infection Inner Light Northern Storm
Elemental Blockade Winter's Revenge Harness Magicka Channeled Acceleration Blue Betty Shooting Star

Maelstrom Arena

Setup is optimized with the Asylum Inferno Staff. You could use the Bear ultimate with the setup for Dungeon & Trials.

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderSlimecrawHeavyDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Concentrated Force (Perfected)FirePreciseWeapon Dmg Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedFire Enchant

Skills

Blue Betty Deep Fissure Force Pulse Elemental Drain Inner Light Northern Storm
Elemental Blockade Winter's Revenge Harness Magicka Channeled Acceleration Leeching Vines Elemental Rage

Update Log

17.05.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Warden Build PvE.
12.06.2019 Updated the build setups for MSA and BRP with False God Set and fixed some typos.