ESO MAGICKA ARCANIST DPS

This ESO Arcanist DPS build excels in its ability to lay down immense single target and aoe burst damage. The ESO magicka arcanist is well suited to group content due to having so much built in damage and damage mitigation. In this group Magarc build guide we will cover the following:

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

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OVERVIEW

  • Race: Dark Elf, Khajiit, Orc, or Redguard
    • These are the strongest options, though other acceptable alternatives that will perform nearly as well and you can find them on our race guide page here.
  • Mundus: Lover
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables

TRIAL GEAR – MAGICKA ARCANIST BUILD

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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDeadly StrikeLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderSlimecrawMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestWhorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMagicka
BeltWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
ShoesWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
HandsWhorl of the DepthsLightDivines Magicka
PantsWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceVelothi Ur-Mages AmuletJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Deadly StrikeJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Deadly StrikeJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Weapon 1Deadly Strike
Deadly Strike
Dagger /
Dagger
Nirnhoned /
Charged
Poison Enchant /
Flame Enchant
Weapon 2Maelstrom StaffFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage
  • Slimecraw can be bought at the DLC Undaunted Vendor (Grahtwood)
  • Whorl of the Depths drops in Dreadsail Reef (trial)
  • Deadly Strike can be bought at Guild Traders (or gambled for in Cyrodiil)
  • Maelstrom Staff drops in Maelstrom Arena (Wrothgar Arena)
  • Note If you don’t have access to or don’t want to run Trials or DLCs use the other loadouts below

DUNGEON GEAR – MAGICKA ARCANIST DPS

If you don’t want to do trials, this will be the best gear you can wear on your group Magicka arcanist!

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadDeadly StrikeLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderSlimecrawMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestAurorans ThunderLightDivinesMagicka
BeltAurorans ThunderLight Divines Magicka
ShoesAurorans ThunderLight Divines Magicka
HandsAurorans ThunderLight Divines Magicka
PantsAurorans ThunderLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceVelothi Ur-Mages necklaceJewelryBloodthirsty (or infused)Weapon Damage
Ring 1Deadly StrikeJewelry Bloodthirsty (or infused)Weapon Damage
Ring 2Deadly StrikeJewelry Bloodthirsty (or infused)Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Deadly Strike
Deadly Strike
Dagger /
Dagger
Nirnhoned /
Charged
Poison Enchant /
Flame Enchant
Weapon 2Maelstrom StaffFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage
  • Slimecraw can be bought at the DLC Undaunted Vendor (Grahtwood)
  • Aurorans Thunder Drops in Depths of Malatar(dungeon)
  • Deadly Strike can be bought at Guild Traders (or gambled for in Cyrodiil)
  • Maelstrom Staff drops in Maelstrom Arena (Wrothgar Arena)
  • Ring of the Pale order
  • ——-IF YOU DON’T HAVE DLC UNLOCKED ———
  • The gear below can be purchased from guild traiders

STARTER GEAR – GROUP ARCANIST BUILD

Best gear you can get without needing any DLC content. Very easy to obtain, very effective gear for the group Magicka arcanist

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestOrders WrathLightDivinesMagicka
BeltOrders WrathLight Divines Magicka
ShoesOrders WrathLightDivines Magicka
HandsOrders WrathLight Divines Magicka
PantsOrders WrathLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1BriarheartJewelry BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartJewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage
Weapon 1Briarheart
Briarheart
Dagger
Dagger
Nirhoned
Charged
Poison Enchant
Flame Enchant
Weapon 2BriarheartFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage
  • WHERE TO FIND THE GEAR
    • Iceheart drops in Veteran Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
    • Orders Wrath is crafted
    • Briarheart is an overland set PURCHASED at guild traders or found in Wrothgar(delves, world bosses, public dungeons)
    • Ring of the Pale Order is a Mythic Item and can be found here
  • IF YOU DON’T HAVE DLC UNLOCKED
    • Orders Wraith can be purchased at guild traders without DLC
    • Briarheart can be purchased at guild traders without DLC

SKILL LINEAGE – MAGICKA ARCANIST DPS

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Barbed TrapBarbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighter’s
ESO Arcanist Build Escalating Runebladeseso arcanist build RunebladesArcanist > Herald of the Tome
eso skills deadly cloak Deadly Cloakeso blade cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
ESO Arcanist Build Recuperative Treatiseeso arcanist buildTome-Bearers InspirationArcanist > Herald of the Tome
ESO Arcanist Build Pragmatic Fatecarver FatecarverArcanist > Herald of the Tome
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless DawnbreakerESO Skills Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Fighters
ESO Skills Unstable wall of elements StampedeESO Skills Wall of Elements Critical ChargeWeapon > Two Hand
ESO Skills Resolving Vigor Resolving Vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
ESO Arcanist Build Tentacular Dreadeso arcanist build Abyssal ImpactArcanist > Herald of the Tome
ESO Skills Camouflaged Hunter Camouflaged Huntereso skills expert hunter Expert HunterGuild > Fighters
ESO Skills Scalding Rune Scalding Runeeso skills fire rune Fire RuneGuild > Mages
ESO Arcanist Build The Tide Kings GazeThe Unblinking EyeArcanist > Herald of the Tome

ROTATION – MAGICKA ARCANIST BUILD

  • Recuperative Treatise > (OUR PRE – BUFFS)
  • Apply Dots
  • When you have 3 crux cast Tentacular Dread to debuff the enemy
  • Get 3 more Crux and cast Pragmatic Fatecarver

PASSIVES – MAGICKA ARCANIST BUILD

  • CLASS
    • All Passives
  • WEAPON
    • ALL passives for the weapons you use
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: If wearing
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Fighters GUild: First 4 Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS – MAGICKA ARCANIST BUILD

In this section, we will go over the group Arcanist champion point setup

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Deadly Aim (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Wrathful Strikes (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!