“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 of the list depending on how many Champion Points you already have. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

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

Table Explanation:

  • Points Needed: Implies how many Champion Points you will need to make it to that perk.
  • Perk: Hoover over it to see what the perk does. For more information click on it to get redirected to ESO-Hub.com
  • Points Invested: Amount of points that you have to place in the perk at that time.

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

The Warfare Champion Point tree is by far the most important to increase your damage, damage mitigation and healing.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-120Eldritch Insight40
120-240Piercing40
240-390Deadly Aim (Slottable)50
390-540Arcane Supremacy (Slottable)50
540-570Quick Recovery10
570-690Elemental Aegis40
690-810Hardy40
810-960Duelist’s Rebuff (Slottable)50
960-990Precision10
990-1110Blessed40
1110-1260Untamed Aggression (Slottable)50
1260-1350Precision30
1350-1470Tireless Discipline40
1470-1590Flawless Ritual40
1590-1680War Mage30
1680-1770Quick Recovery30

 

Fitness Tree Point Allocation

The Fitness Champion Points tree has useful health, recovery and more damage mitigation perks.

Points NeededPerkPoints Used
0-150Boundless Vitality (Slottable)50
150-300Rejuvenation (Slottable)50
300-435Tumbling45
435-465Mystic Tenacity10
465-585Hero’s Vigor40
585-705Defiance40
705-855Slippery (Slottable)50
855-951Hasty32
951-1071Tireless Guardian40
1071-1206Savage Defense45
1206-1341Fortification45
1341-1461Sprinter40
1461-1611Expert Evasion (Slottable)50
1611-1656Nimble Protector15
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1866Piercing Gaze30
1866-1986Mystic Tenacity40
1986-2361Tempered Soul125

 

Craft Tree Points Allocation

The Craft Champion Point tree is almost entirely optional, there is not really anything useful for combat itself. Follow the list or spend points however you want.

Points neededPerkPoints used
0-150Steed’s Blessing (Slottable)50
150-180Breakfall10
180-225Wanderer15
225-255Steadfast Enchantment10
255-345Rationer (Slottable)30
345-570Liquid Efficiency (Slottable)75
570-690Breakfall40
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet Phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (Slottable)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45

 

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.