“Frostcloak”

Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
Type: Solo Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

Table of Contents


Introduction

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

The Magicka Warden PvP Build is optimized for Cyrodiil and Battlegrounds. This here is a light armor build optimized for high damage and mobility. We have a really nice health pool and a lot of max magicka.

  • Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds
  • Light Armor Destro/ Resto Build
  • Good Burst Damage
  • Good Sustained Damage
  • Good Healing
  • Good Resource Management

Resource Management

As long as we keep up Blue Betty we will almost never have sustain issues on this setup. You can also do heavy attacks on the Resto Staff bar to regain a lot of magicka. You can also use your potion to get an instant 7000 magicka on top of other useful stats.

  • Blue Betty
  • Degeneration
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potion

Cyrodiil Setup

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadSwarm MotherLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderDomihausLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Crafty AlfiqShockInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2Crafty AlfiqRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Crafty Alfiq: Elsweyr Overland, Guildstores
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Swarm Mother: vSpindleclutch 1, Undaunted Enclave
Domihaus: vFalkreath Hold, Undaunted Enclave

Skills

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Shock Staff MainbarResto Staff bar
Slot 1: Fetcher InfectionSlot 1: Ice Fortress
Slot 2: Deep FissureSlot 2: Harness Magicka
Slot 3: Crushing ShockSlot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Shimmering ShieldSlot 4: Living Trellis
Slot 5: Bird of PreySlot 5: Blue Betty
Ultimate: PermafrostUltimate: Life Giver

Skills Explanation:

  • Fetcher Infection: Very strong Damage over Time effect that needs to be on the enemy all the times. Also applies Minor Vulnerability to the enemy, increasing their damage taken by 5%.
  • Deep Fissure: This is your main burst damage ability. Deals a lot of upfront AoE damage, if you are on the offense, use this every 3rd ability.
  • Crushing Shock: Your main spammable along Deep Fissure, deals good damage and can also interrupt casting enemies. You could use the other morph if you want.
  • Shimmering Shield: This is one of the most powerful tools that you have access too, basically making ranged enemies useless against you, this can be re applied all the time and absorbs most ranged attacks plus it gives you Major Heroism, increase your Ultimate regeneration by a lot.
  • Bird of Prey: Passively gives 5% more damage and can be used to get 30% speed buff.
  • Permafrost: Decent Damage over Time Ultimate, also heavily snares enemies.
  • Ice Fortress: Applies Major Resolve increasing resistances and 5% damage mitigation through Minor Protection.
  • Harness Magicka: Your main defense ability, as long as you keep this up enemies can not touch your health. When you drop low it is important to keep this up alongside with Healing Ward.
  • Healing Ward: When you are very low on health, use this because it applies a big shield to you.
  • Living Trellis: Your main heal, one very important thing, if you are not full health but you have a shield on yourself, the Trellis heal will still proc and heal you up!
  • Blue Betty: Here for sustain, also gives Major Sorcery.
  • Life Giver: This is your defensive ultimate, if you are under high pressure, activate it.

Champion Points

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.

Important:

  • Warfare Tree: This tree gives you a mix between damage, healing and damage mitigation.
  • Fitness Tree: This tree gives you extra health, sustain and defensive buffs.
  • Craft Tree: This tree is mostly optional, nothing really “impacts” combat, therefore you can pick whatever you prefer, or use the preset below.
  • Perks: 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=5c9d0fe0-242f-4ea4-8221-0b3aadcaa124

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=db10438d-49c8-40f5-8f14-57f033f5c2f7

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=09bf17b1-8ea2-4184-ac6d-5afac75f673f

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=81a4a2ac-fd21-4861-a548-b5b2b8a1561e

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=e9e86470-5404-4615-a036-c48f9c48702c

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

2300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=ef824189-ca1c-4137-be81-c106d7face42

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Magicka Warden Build PvP

Buff-food

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

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Mage (Increased Max Magicka)

Race

All Magicka based races work with this setup. More about each race can be found on the racial overview page.

High Elf
Breton
Dark Elf
Argonian
Khajiit
Orc

Potions

Make sure to use Tri-Stat Potions with this setup, it provides you with the resources you need. You can use the crafted or crown store version of the potion.

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

Essence of Health Potion ESO

Crown Tri-Restoration Potion ESO

Passives

Make sure to not forget the Medicinal Use passive from the Alchemy Skill-tree as it is one of the most important passives and many people forget to activate it.


Battlegrounds

Jewelry enchantments change for Battlegrounds to increase sustain.

 

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrableTri Stat
BeltShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsShacklebreakerLightWell-FittedTri Stat
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadSwarm MotherLightImpenetrableTri Stat
ShoulderDomihausLightImpenetrableMagicka
NecklaceCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCrafty AlfiqJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Crafty AlfiqShockInfusedShock Damage
Weapon 2Crafty AlfiqRestoDefendingWeapon Damage Enchantment

Mundus Stone

If you need even more Magicka Recovery, you could always pick the Atronach Mundus Stone which increases Magicka Recovery.


Update Log

09.08.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Warden Build PvP.
19.10.2019 Updated the build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
21.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
25.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
18.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
26.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Magicka Warden PvP Build, Magwarden PvP Build, Magden PvP Build. Magicka Warden PvP Cyrodiil Battlegrounds Build.