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
HeadZaanLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderZaanLightDivinesMagicka
ChestRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivinesMagicka
BeltRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivines Magicka
ShoesRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivines Magicka
HandsRelequen or Whorl*Medium/LightDivinesMagicka
PantsHarpooner's Wading KiltLightDivines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Pillar of NirnJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Relequen or Whorl*
Pillar of Nirn
Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fiery Weapon
Poisoned Weapon
Weapon 2Pillar of NirnGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Zaan's drops in veteran Scalecaller Peak. (dungeon)
  • Relequen drops in Cludrest (Trial) (yields highest parses)
  • Whorl of the Depths drops in Dreadsail Reef(Trial)
    Note: Whorl may feel better than rele in content, as you will have more pen/sustain on mag dps with whorl
  • Pillar of Nirn drops in Falkreath Hold
  • Kilt - Here is how you get the Harpooner's Wading Kilt
  • Yes you are wearing one piece Relequen, one piece Nirn on the front bar so you can maintain the 4 piece bonus of both sets at all times. Yes, that means you have 6 pieces of Nirn on in total. Yes this is the optimal loadout this patch 🙂

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 1JulianosDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison
Weapon 2JulianosGreatswordInfusedWeapon 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!

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 Venomous Claw Venemous Claw Searing StrikeDragonknight > Ardent Flame
Engulfing Flames Fiery BreathDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless DawnbreakerESO Skills Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Fighters Guild
eso skills stampede Stampedeeso skills critical charge Critical ChargeWeapon > Two Handed
ESO Skills Carve CarveESO Skills Cleave CleaveWeapon > Two Handed
ESO Skills Degeneration Degenerationeso skills entropy EntropyGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skils Inner Light Inner Light MagelightGuild > Mages Guild
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
    ESO skills flames of oblivion

  • Step 2: Place Dots (everything but whip and Inner Light)

  • Step: 3 Whip Baby Whip. Only stop to replace any dot that falls off. Use your ultimate to get your magicka back and do more damage

PASSIVES - MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Dagger: All Passives
    • Two Handed: 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
570-720Wrathful Strikes(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!