“Scourge”

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

Table of Contents


Introduction

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

The Necromancer healer functions similar to the other healer specs. Like always healers have to adjust depending on the situation and the group they play with. There are a few very viable set combos that you can choose from, so the one you see below is just one possible option.

If you are new to ESO, please make sure to also read the New Player Beginners Guide and the Magicka Necromancer Beginners Guide.

  • Necromancer Class
  • Dungeon, Arena & Trial Build
  • Insane Healing
  • Insane Sustain
  • Light Armor
  • Group Support

Changes to the previous version

Updated the build for the Dragonhold DLC and added the “Must Have Healer Sets” Article to better showcase good healer sets.


Resource Management

This setup has a lot of built in sustain through the Atronach Mundus Stone which gives Magicka Recovery, two Magicka Recovery Glyphs and we also run the Witchmother’s Potent Brew which also increases our Magicka Recovery. Now you want to make sure to keep up your Spirit Guardian because of your Undead Confederate passive. The Spirit Guardian has a 16 seconds duration, so it should be fairly easy to keep up.


Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

You can find more good sets for healing in the “Must Have Healer Sets” Article. To be fully ready I recommend trying to get most of these sets and confirm with your raid leader what combinations you need them in.

Gear Setup 1

  • For the Timeless Blessing (Perfected) (Asylum staff), it doesn’t matter whether you use the imperfect or perfect version, the difference is super small.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedHealth
BeltThe Worm's RaimentLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedMagicka
HandsThe Worm's RaimentLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedMagicka
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Timeless Blessing (Perfected)Resto StaffPoweredMagicka Drain 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?

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

Other useful sets:

Healing Mage (Mending): Aetherian Archive
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

Skills

Resistant Flesh Combat Prayer Healing Springs Radiating Regeneration Energy Orb Renewing Animation
Elemental Blockade Unnerving Boneyard Elemental Drain Spirit Guardian Summoner's Armor Aggressive Horn
Restoration Staff MainbarShock Staff bar
Slot 1: Resistant FleshSlot 1: Elemental Blockade
Slot 2: Combat PrayerSlot 2: Unnerving Boneyard
Slot 3: Healing SpringsSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Radiating RegenerationSlot 4: Spirit Guardian
Slot 5: Energy orbSlot 5: Summoner’s Armor
Ultimate: Renewing AnimationUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Skill explanation:

  • Resistant Flesh: This ability is your burst heal, it also gives resistance to the player that receives the heal.
  • 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.
  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong heal over time that you have to keep up all the time.
  • Energy Orb: Always make sure that one orb floats around, that way your group members can synergize the bubble and get resources back.
  • Renewing Animation: This is one of the strongest ultimates, if you are the last standing member, make sure to activate this to resurrect them all at the same time!
  • 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.
  • Unnerving Boneyard: Allies can use a Synergy when this is active, and this is also used to proc Olorime on the backbar.
  • 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.
  • Spirit Guardian: Keep this up at all times, this heals for a lot and also activates the passive so you gain 200 Magica Recovery all the time.
  • Summoner’s Armor: You also must keep this up all the time, gives you more resistances and also keeps the passive active so you receive 10% less damage from DoTs.
  • 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 Necromancer 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

All the four races listed below are good healers. If you want to learn more about the different racial passives that each race offers, check out my Race Guide which explains everything in detail.

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Argonian
Dark Elf
Khajiit

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Optional:

If you are planning to use skills from the Mages Guild and Psijic Order, just make sure to not forget to activate the passives.

Attributes

All into Magicka


Build Video

The Build Video is from VanaEvr, make sure to subscribe to her. The build can differ a bit, but it should give you a general idea about the Necromancer Healer Setup.

PvE Necromancer Healer Build 'Hex' – Elsweyr – ESO


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Necromancer Healer Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.

Tags: Necro Healer, Necromancer Healer, Magicka Necromancer Healer Build, MagNecro Healer Build PvE.