“Blossom”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trials & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Warden Healer Build PvE “Blossom” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Blossom build is created for Trials & Dungeons.

Warden as a Healer has some pretty strong heals and they make overall really good Healers. It will take time to get used to it but once you know it will work like a charm. You have to make sure to get used to where you direct your heals, because most of your heals are area based, for example like conal heals. It is also very important that you play around with the skills a bit to get used to them and see what kind of stuff the Warden can dish out. Wardens also have really great defensive abilities like Expansive Frost Cloak that give damage mitigation to your group members.

  • Dungeons, Arenas & Trials Build
  • Insane Healing
  • Insane Sustain
  • Light Armor
  • Group Support

Changes to the previous version

Updated the skill and set layout for the Scalebreaker DLC.


Resource Management

The Blue Betty helps quite a lot with sustain, that is the first thing you need to remember and keep up 100% of the time. Restoration Staff heavy attacks return also a lot of resources, combine that with Tenacity CP Perk that increases resource return on heavy attacks and another 30% from the Restoration Staff Passives and you get insane numbers! I also recommend using potions on cooldown.

  • Blue Betty
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Witchmothers Brew Drink)
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attacks

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

In addition to the setups below, here is a list with other very good Healer sets that you can use:

Gear Setup 1

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsThe Worm's RaimentLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsThe Worm's RaimentLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Timeless Blessing (Perfected)Resto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Perfect Vestment of OlorimeLightning StaffChargedShock Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2 Beginner

For the beginner setup, any trait of the sets works, if you want the perfect traits follow the main gear setup. Most important is that you get the sets complete to benefit from the bonus of each set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestKagrenac's HopeHeavyAny TraitHealth
BeltSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoesSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
PantsKagrenac's HopeMediumAny TraitMagicka
HandsKagrenac's HopeLightAny TraitMagicka
HeadMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
NecklaceSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Kagrenac's HopeResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Kagrenac's HopeLightning StaffAny TraitShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

The Worm's Raiment: Vaults of Madness
Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Sentinel of Rkugamz: Darkshade Caverns I, Maj Undaunted Chest
Timeless Blessing (Asylum Resto): Asylum Sanctorium

Other useful sets:

The Worm's Raiment: Vaults of Madness
Spell Power Cure: White Gold Tower
Sanctuary: Banished Cells
Jorvuld's Guidance: Scalecaller Peak
Kagrenac's Hope: Craftable In the Earth Forge (You must have completed the Fighters Guild quest line to have access to craft this Set. Requires 8 Traits to craft pieces of this Set)
Master's Restoration Staff: Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Torug's Pact: Craftable (Requires 3 Traits)

Skills

Radiating Regeneration Combat Prayer Healing Springs Enchanted Growth Blue Betty Aggressive Horn
Budding Seeds Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Energy Orb Expansive Frost Cloak Enchanted Forest
Restoration Staff MainbarDestro Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiating RegenerationSlot 1: Budding Seeds
Slot 2: Combat PrayerSlot 2: Elemental Blockade
Slot 3: Healing SpringsSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Enchanted GrowthSlot 4: Energy Orb
Slot 5: Blue BettySlot 5: Expansive Frost Cloak
Ultimate: Aggressive HornUltimate: Enchanted Forest

Skill Explanation:

  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong heal over time that you have to keep up all the time.
  • Combat Prayer: This is your main spammable as a healer, it needs to be on the group members all the time to heal them and increase their damage by 8%.
  • Healing Springs: Very strong heal over time.
  • Enchanted Growth: This is mainly here to apply Minor Intellect and Minor Endurance to the group and it also can apply Minor Toughness.
  • Blue Betty: Keep this up as its your most effective resource management tool.
  • Enchanted Forest: Only use this in “oh crap” moments. It is always better to use Warhorn to support your group with more max resources and crit modifier.
  • Budding Seeds: Summon a field of flowers which blooms after 6 seconds, healing you and your allies in the area. The ability can be activated a second time to instantly trigger the heal.
  • Elemental Blockade: Keep this on the ground as much as possible, when that Elemental Shock Blockade is on the ground with your charged trait, concussion and off balance will almost proc on cooldown, increasing group DPS by a lot.
  • Elemental Drain: This ability needs to be on the enemy as much as possible, it debuffs their Spell Resistance and gives Magicka Steal to your whole group, increasing sustain by a lot.
  • Energy Orb: Always make sure that an Orb is present so your group members can activate the synergy for resources.
  • Expansive Frost Cloak: Gives your group Major Resistance buffs, that way they will take less damage if hit by an enemy.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: This is your main Ultimate, it buffs the groups resources and increases the critical damage modifier for 10 seconds.

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
23 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
28 Tumbling, 44 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
40 Warlord, 8 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 27 Elemental Expert, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
10 Tumbling, 39 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
27 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
61 Blessed, 40 Elfborn, 1 Spell Erosion
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 Healer Build PvE

Buff-food

Ideally you want to use the Clockwork Citrus Filet as it provides you with a little bit extra Magicka and Health. However, that food is quite expensive, the other option is Witchmother’s Potent Brew that has similar stats.

Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)
or
Witchmothers Brew Drink (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Atronach gives us a lot of extra Magicka Recovery which we need to keep using abilities, make sure to get it!

The Atronach ( Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Argonian
Dark Elf

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka

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

As a healer it is quite tricky in Blackrose Prison. There is a few good sets that I can recommend. I would always slot Olorime because of Major Courage in combination with Earthgore which heals for a lot when you are in a tough situation. As a second five piece set you have some options. If you are new in the Arena Kagrenac's Hope is a really good option so you can res your buddies faster. Sanctuary is also nice because it boosts the heals of everyone. A more advanced set would be the Infallible Mage where you also focus on keeping up the Minor Vulnerability debuff on big enemies to increase the overall damage.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Infallible MageLightning StaffChargedShock Damage Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills

In terms of skill setup there is nothing really special. I highly recommend keeping up Blockade of Shock to keep procing Minor Vulnerability and Off-Balance. Also make sure to use enough Orbs because they also heal a lot and provide your group members with sustain. Mutagen is also a nice heal in this Arena as small heal over time skills really help and in case someone drops low it gives a small burst heal.

Healing Ward Combat Prayer Healing Springs Enchanted Growth Radiating Regeneration Aggressive Horn
Blue Betty Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Energy Orb Expansive Frost Cloak Enchanted Forest

Build Video

You can check out the Build Video from Vana to get a good idea of how to build your Warden Healer. Please keep in mind that the Website is always more up to date!


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Warden Healer Build PvE.