“Frostcloak”

Updated: Greymoor 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. We are using Necropotence, Bright-Throat's Boast and Kjalnar's Nightmare to get the stats that you can see in the screenshot below.

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

Resource Management

With this build, a lot of sustain is already built in thanks to the Bright-Throat's Boast set in combination with the Spring Loaded Infusion Drink. 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.

  • Bright Throat’s Boast + Spring Loaded Drink
  • Blue Betty
  • Degeneration
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Potion

Cyrodiil Setup

5x Necropotence, 5x Bright Throats, 2x Kjalnar on a High Elf with Spring Loaded Infusion drink buff food.

  • Unbuffed: Battle Spirit, no pet active, out of combat
  • Buffed: Battle Spirit, Blue Betty pet active, Ice Fortress, Minor Toughness and Tri-Stat Potion were active

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltNecropotenceLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadKjalnar's NightmareHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoulderKjalnar's NightmareMediumWell-FittedMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastShockInfusedFrost Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Bright-Throat's BoastRestoDefendingDamage Health Poisons IX

Where can I get the gear?
Necropotence: Rivenspire Overland
Kjalnar's Nightmare: vUnhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Undaunted Chest
Bright Throat's Boast: Murkmire Overland, Guildstore

Skills

Fetcher Infection Deep Fissure Crushing Shock Shimmering Shield Bird of Prey Permafrost
Ice Fortress Harness Magicka Healing Ward Living Trellis Blue Betty Life Giver
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 8%.
  • 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 8% more damage and can be used to get 30% speed buff.
  • Permafrost: Decent Damage over Time Ultimate, also heavily snares enemies.
  • Ice Fortress: Major Resolve 5280 resistances and 8% 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.

Championpoints

If you need help distributing your Champion Points, make sure to check out the Champion Points Calculator!

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
28 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
52 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
37 Blessed, 64 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 49 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
66 Tumbling, 48 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 27 Tenacity
The Tower
56 Warlord, 23 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 32 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad, 62 Resistant

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
28 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
28 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
37 Blessed, 56 Elemental Expert, 28 Elfborn, 23 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
33 Tumbling, 33 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 27 Tenacity
The Tower
34 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 23 Sprinter
The Lord
37 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 32 Elemental Defender, 32 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad, 25 Resistant

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
16 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
13 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
24 Elemental Expert, 23 Blessed, 13 Elfborn, 11 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
11 Tumbling, 11 Shadow Ward
The Lover
24 Arcanist, 27 Tenacity
The Tower
13 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 13 Sprinter
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
21 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 13 Thick Skinned
The Steed
11 Ironclad, 9 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Warden Build PvP

Buff-food

Make sure to use this drink to benefit from the Bright-Throat's Boast set buff.

Spring-Loaded Infusion
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Max Stamina)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Mage (Increased Max Magicka)

Race

All Magicka based races work well for this setup. You can also check out my race guide for more information.

High Elf
Breton
Argonian
Altmer
Dark Elf

Potions

Make sure to use Tri-Stat Potions with this setup, it provides you with the resources you need.

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

Tri Stat Potion

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
ChestNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltNecropotenceLightWell-FittedMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightWell-FittedMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsNecropotenceLightImpenetrableMagicka
HeadKjalnar's NightmareHeavyWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoulderKjalnar's NightmareMediumWell-FittedMagicka
NecklaceBright-Throat's BoastJewelryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneKagicka Recovery
RingBright-Throat's BoastJewelryArcaneSpell Cost Reduction
Weapon 1Bright-Throat's BoastShockInfusedShock Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Bright-Throat's BoastRestoDefendingDamage Health Poisons IX

 

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.
03.06.2020 Changed Shock Damage Enchant for a Frost Damage Enchant to benefit from passives such as Piercing Cold etc.