Magicka Warden Build PvE for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

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Magicka Warden Build Ice & Fire Summerset 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.

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, that combined with Master Architect and the Bear Ultimate does some serious damage. This setup is optimized for the Bear ultimate with Master Architect, if you do not want the Bear ultimate, then I do recommend running Siroria instead of Master Architect.

  • 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 Champion Points, also optimized Maelstrom Arena setup.  Now that Two Handed Weapons count as two bonus, we can use two 5 piece sets and a Monster Set. For this update we are looking at 5 Necropotence, 5 Master Architect and 2 Zaan or Valkyn. We are still using 3 arcane traits on jewelry, bloodthirsty has to be tested more. Recommended Race is Dark Elf, you will get about 2k more dps with a Dark Elf compared to a High Elf.

We now use Elemental Weapon as our main spammable (use Screaming Cliff Racer if you do not have Psijic Order. Rotation also changed, make sure to activate the Bear ultimate on the frontbar, because we only frontbar Master Architect.

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 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.

Trials & Dungeons Setup

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Spellpower Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Necropotence were active when I took the screenshot.



Gear

There are several good Sets that you can use, I will list some here:

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 Valkyn Skoria/Zaan Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Valkyn Skoria/Zaan Heavy 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 Master Architect Fire Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Weapon Dmg Enchant

Gear Setup 2 (Non-Bear Ultimate)

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

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 Valkyn Skoria/Zaan Heavy Divine Magicka
Shoulder Valkyn Skoria/Zaan Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Perfect Mantle of Siroria Fire Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Weapon Dmg Enchant

Beginner Setup

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Law of Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Spinner's Garments Light Divine Magicka
Pants Law of Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Hands Spinner's Garments Light Divine Magicka
Head Monster Set Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Monster Set Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Spinner's Garments Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Spinner's Garments Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Spinner's Garments Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Fire Infused Magic Dmg Enchant
Weapon 2 Law of Julianos Fire Infused Weapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?
Master Architect: Halls of Fabrication
Necropotence: Rivenspire
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: Malabal Tor

Skills

  • Elemental Weapon: You can also use Screaming Cliff Racer in case you do not have Elemental Weapon.
  • Channeled Acceleration: You can also use Rearming Trap in case you do not have Channeled Acceleration
  • Elemental Ring: Use this fro AoE fights, its also placed there to get the Ancient Knowledge passive from Destruction Staff passives.
Fire Staff Mainbar Fire Staff bar
Slot 1: Elemental Ring Slot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Blue Betty Slot 2: Winter’s Revenge
Slot 3: Elemental Weapon Slot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Fetchers Infection Slot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Inner Light Slot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Eternal Guardian Ultimate: Eternal Guardian

Championpoints

Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
61 Master-at-Arms, 29 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 10 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
47 Shadow Ward, 37 Tumbling
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
42 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 23 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

Darkelf (Recommended)
Altmer
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: Banish the Wicked
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Psijic Order: All

Rotation

Make sure to activate Channeled Acceleration and Blue Betty before you start the rotation.

> Winter’s Revenge > Light Attack > Blockade of Fire > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Fetcher Infection > Light Attack > 5x Elemental Weapon (Light Attack between each weave) > Weapon Swap
> Restart

  • Use Channeled Acceleration every 4th rotation, and then only do 4x Elemental Weapon instead of 4 when you use that skill.
  • Recast Blue Betty when it runs out because its very important for sustain. When you use that skill only do 4x Elemental Weapon instead of 4

Skeleton Parse

This is from the Summerset PTS testing 3m Skeleton. I used Lover instead of Apprentice Mundus Stone in this video. I used a dynamic rotation in that video where I reapply DoTs on cooldown.

Maelstrom Arena

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

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 Slimecraw Medium Divine Magicka
Shoulder Slimecraw 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

Skills

Update Log

19.05.2018 Added Build for Summerset Chapter, Magicka Warden Build PvE

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