ESO Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE

This ESO Magicka Dragonknight build melts packs of enemies with its emphasis on AOE fire damage. It is an absolute BEAST on the battlefield. From normal dungeons to vet DLC HM content, this build has proven itself capable of all content in the game. Let’s light it up!


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MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT BUILD ESO – META DPS

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
    • Vampire / Werewolf
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: High Elf, Dark Elf, Khajiit, Breton
    • I choose High Elf for its high damage, Magicka sustain was just improved so there really isn’t a need to go Breton for DPS right now! Find out what other alternatives you can choose on our race guide here.
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • No, not this patch

In this section, we will cover both the starter gear and veteran gear for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS build.


GEAR – MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

In this section we will go over the Magicka Dragonknight DPS gear

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadKjalnarLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderKjalnarLightDivinesMagicka
ChestBahsei LightDivinesMagicka
BeltBahsei Light Divines Magicka
ShoesBahsei Light Divines Magicka
HandsBahsei Light DivinesMagicka
PantsBahseiLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceKinraJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1KinraJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2KinraJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1KinraInferno StaffPreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Kjalnir drops in veteran Unhallowed Grave. (dungeon)
  • Bahsei drops in Rockgrove (Trial)
  • Kinra drops in Blackdrake Villa
  • Kilt – Here is how you get the Harpooner’s Wading Kilt

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ChestMagnusLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMagnusLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMagnusLight Divines Magicka
HandsMagnusLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMagnusLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceJulianosJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1JulianosJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2JulianosJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1JulianosInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2JulianosInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Iceheart drops in Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Magnus is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Ring of the Pale Order <—-Guide on how to find!

SKILLS – MAGICKA DRAGOKNIGHT

Flames of OblivionMolten WhipVenomous ClawEngulfing FlamesInner LightFlawless Dawnbreaker
ESO skills flames of oblivionESO Skills Molten WhipESO Skills Venomous ClawESO Skills Engulfing FlamesESO Skils Inner LightESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker
Elemental BlockadeMystic OrbChanneled Acceleration / Barbed TrapScalding RuneEruptionStandard of Might
ESO Skills Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Mystic OrbESO Skills Channeled AccelerationESO Skills Scalding RuneESO Skills Standard of Might

Honorable Mentions:
Barbed Trap can be a great substitute for Channeled Acceleration

Degeneration can be a substitute for Mystic Orb for better sustain at the cost of AOE damage
ESO Skills Degeneration


SKILL LINEAGE – MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO skills flames of oblivion Flames of Oblivion InfernoDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Molten Whip Molten Whipeso skills lava whip Lava WhipDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic Orb Necrotic OrbGuild > Undaunted
Scalding Rune Fire RuneGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skils Inner Light Inner Light MagelightGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless DawnbreakerESO Skills Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Elemental Blockade Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
Engulfing Flames Fiery BreathDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Channeled Acceleration Channeled Acceleratioin AccelerateGuild > Psijic Order
ESO Skills Venomous Claw Venemous Claw Searing StrikeDragonknight > Ardent Flame
Eruption Ash CloudDragonknight > Earthen Heart
ESO Skills Standard of Might Standard of Might Dragonknight StandardDragonknight > Arden Flame

ROTATION – MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

This Rotation is dynamic, but don’t let that scare you!

Any time all dots are ticking we are using our spammable aka Molten Whip.
ESO Skills Molten Whip

Swap to back bar to reapply all your dots back there when they start dropping.

  • Step 1: Pre-Buff with
    Flames of Oblivion > Channeled Acceleration
    ESO skills flames of oblivion > ESO Skills Channeled Acceleration

  • Step 2: Begin Dynamic Rotation On back bar
    Elemental Blockade > Engulfing Flames > Burning Embers > Eruption
    ESO Skills Elemental Blockade > ESO Skills Mystic Orb > ESO Skills Scalding Rune >

  • Step: 3 Swap to Front Bar
    Venomous Claw > Engulfing Flames > Spammable until dots begin to drop
    ESO Skills Venomous Claw > ESO Skills Engulfing Flames
    -Return to Step 2-

PASSIVES – MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: Only if you wear medium armor
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives (if using abilities)
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS – MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

In this section, we will go over the Magicka Dragoknight DPS champion point setup.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Fighting Finesse (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Deadly Aim (slot)50
420-570Master at Arms(slot)50
570-720Thaumaturge(slot)50
720-780Eldritch Insight20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Flawless Ritual20
930-1020War Mage30
1020-1080Flawless Ritual20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Tireless Discipline20
1350-1410Battle Mastery20
1410-1500Mighty30
1500-1560Battle Mastery20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Siphoning Spells (slot)50
585-735Fortified (slot) 50
735-780Tumbling15
780-840Defiance20
840-864Hasty8
864-924Tireless Guardian20
924-1014Fortification30
1014-1038Hasty8
1038-1098Sprinter20
1098-1188Savage Defense30-
1188-1206Nimble Protector6
1206-1266Bashing Brutality20
1266-1386Mystic Tenacity40
1386-1406Piercing Gaze10
1406-1556Tempered Soul50
1556-1616Piercing Gaze20

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
150-300Breakfall50
300-345Wanderer15
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
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 (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75

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Credits

Skill descriptions are based off of ESO Skillbook, an amazing resource for all things ESO!