Dragonknight Build

ESO Solo Magicka Dragonknight

This ESO Magicka Dragonknight build melts packs of enemies with its emphasis on AOE fire damage. From overland to Veteran Vateshran Hallows, this build has proven itself capable of all solo content in the game. Let’s light it up!

This build is perfect for the new solo Arena, the new Ring of the Pale order has taken the Mag DK to the next level when it comes to soloing content. It was exactly what this class needed! This build is perfect for Veteran Vateshran Hallows, Veteran Maelstrom and all other solo content. This solo magicka dragonknight build will cover the following:


ESO BUILDS UPDATED FOR ASCENDING TIDE


SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT BUILD / MAG DK

  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, or Breton
    • Breton is fantastic for soloing as your sustain is instrumental to your survival, and also the Magicka Dragonknight has a tougher time with sustain than most. High elf allows for slightly better damage at the cost of sustain. Either one is great choice. Find out what other alternatives you can choose on our race guide here.
  • Mundus: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food:
      • Ghastly Eye Bowl
      • Witchmother’s Potent Brew (if you need more health)
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
  • Vampire
    • No, not this patch

GEAR – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

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

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderTzogvin (or medusa)HeavyDivinesMagicka
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
BeltBurning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka
ShoesBurning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka
HandsBurning Spellweave Light DivinesMagicka
PantsBurning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka
NecklaceTzogvin (or medusa)JewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Tzogvin (or medusa)Jewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Tzogvin (or medusa)Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Precise
Fire Enchant
Poison
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest Sewers (dungeon)
  • Burning Spellweave drops in City of Ash (dungeon)
  • Medusa drops in Arx Corinium (dungeon)
  • Bahsei drops in Rockgrove (Trial) (great alternative for BSW)
  • False God’s Drops in Sunspire (trial)
  • Maelstrom drops in the Maelstrom Arena (wrothgar arena)
  • Ring of the Pale Order

STARTER GEAR – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

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 – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

Solo Magicka Dragonknight

Flames of OblivionMolten WhipEngulfing FlamesBurning EmbersVolatile ArmorFlawless Dawnbreaker
ESO skills flames of oblivionESO Skills Molten WhipESO Skills Engulfing FlamesESO Skills Burning Emberseso skills volatile armorESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsMystic OrbHarness MagickaEruptionElemental DrainStandard of Might
ESO Skills Unstable wall of elementsESO Skills Mystic OrbESO Skills Harness MagickaEso Skills EruptionESO Skills Elemental DrainESO Skills Standard of Might

Honorable Mentions:
Force Pulse can be a great ranged substitute for Molten Whip if you need a ranged spammable
eso skills force pulse


SKILL LINEAGE – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

This section shows the location of each of the skills the Solo Magicka Dragonknight uses.

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 Engulfing Flames Engulfing FlamesESO Skills Fiery Breath Fiery BreathDragonknight > Ardent Flame
ESO Skills Burning Embers Burning Emberseso skills searing strike Searing StrikeDragonknight > Ardent Flame
eso skills volatile armor Volatile Armor eso skills spiked armor Spiked ArmorDragonknight > Draconic Power
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless DawnbreakerESO Skills Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Unstable wall of elements Unstable Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic OrbESO Skills Necrotic Orb Necrotic OrbGuilds > Undaunted
ESO Skills Harness Magicka Harness MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor > Light Armor
Eso Skills Eruption Eruptioneso skills ash cloud Ash CloudDragonknight > Earthen Heart
ESO Skills Elemental Drain Elemental DrainESO Skills Weakness to Elements Weakness to ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Standard of Might Standard of Might Dragonknight StandardDragonknight > Arden Flame

ROTATION – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

This solo Magicka Dragonknight Rotation is dynamic, but don’t let that scare you! Essentially, what we’ve done is put our long-lasting dots on the back bar. We apply them all, then move to the front bar and use our spammable.

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

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

In other Words

  • Step 1: Prebuff/debuff with
    Volatile Armor > Flames of Oblivion > Elemental Drain
    eso skills volatile armor > ESO skills flames of oblivion > ESO Skills Elemental Drain

  • Step 2: Apply Dots / Buffs
    Elemental Blockade >Barbed Trap > Engulfing Flames > Burning Embers
    ESO Skills Elemental Blockade > > > ESO Skills Mystic Orb

  • Step: 3 Use Spammable until a dot or de/buff needs to be replaced
    ESO Skills Molten Whip
    -Return to Step 2-

PASSIVES – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: Only if you wear heavy armor
    • Heavy Armor: Only if you wear heavy armor
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Psijic Guild : If you use psijic abilities
    • Fighters Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS – SOLO MAGICKA DRAGONKNIGHT

In this section, we will cover the solo Magicka Dragonknight champion point setup for CP 2.0.

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!