Solo Magicka Dragonknight ESO

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SOLO MAG DK – A Magicka Dragonknight Build / MagDK

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:

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


  • Race: Breton or High Elf, Khajiit, Dark Elf
    • 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: Shadow
  • 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
    • 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 solo Magicka Dragonknight DPS build.

ShoulderBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Burning SpellweaveJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveInferno
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • Burning Spellweave drops in City of Ash (dungeon)
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (public dungeon, delves, world bosses)
  • False God’s Drops in Sunspire (trial)
  • Maelstrom drops in the Maelstrom Arena (wrothgar arena)
  • Ring of the Pale Order


ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLight Divines Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLight DivinesMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceJulianosJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1JulianosJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale OrderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1JulianosInferno
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2JulianosInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I(dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted
  • Mother’s Sorrow drops in Deshaan (public dungeon, chests, bosses)
  • Ring of the Pale Order <—-Guide on how to find!


ESO skills flames of oblivion Flames of Oblivion InfernoDragonknight > Ardent Flame
eso skills force pulse Force Pulseeso skills force shock Force ShockWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic Orb Necrotic OrbGuild > Undaunted
ESO Skills Elemental Drain Elemental Drain ESO Skills Weakness to Elements Weakness to ElemetnsWeapon > Destruction Staff
eso skills dampen magic Dampen MagicESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor> Light Armor
ESO Skills Shooting Star Shooting Star MeteorGuild > Mages 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
Burning Embers Searing StrikeDragonknight > Ardent Flame
Eruption Ash CloudDragonknight > Earthen Heart
eso skills hardened armor Hardened Armoreso skills spiked armor Spiked ArmorDragonknight > Draconic Power
ESO Skills Standard of Might Standard of Might Dragonknight StandardDragonknight > Arden Flame


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 Force Pulse or Molten Whip or Elemental Weapon
ESO Skills Molten Whip eso skills force pulse eso skills elemental weapon

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

In other Words

  • Step 1: Start with
    Hardened Armor > Flames of Oblivion > Elemental Drain
    eso skills hardened armor > ESO skills flames of oblivion > ESO Skills Elemental Drain

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

  • Step: 3 Swap to Front Bar
    Mystic Orb > Spammable until back bar dots begin to drop. Reapply dots and buffs as they drop.
    ESO Skills Mystic Orb > eso skills force pulse
    -Return to Step 2-


    • All passives
    • Staff: All Passives
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Heavy Armor: All
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Psijic Guild : If you use psijic abilities
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use


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

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
120-270Fighting Finesse (slot)50
390-540Deadly Aim (slot)50
540-690Thaumaturge (slot)50
690-840Biting Aura (slot)50
840-960Eldritch Insight40
960-1020Flawless Ritual20
1020-1110War Mage30
1110-1170Flawless Ritual20
1170-1200Quick Recovery10
1320-1440Elemental Aegis40
1560-1650Quick Recovery30
1770-1890Tireless Discipline40
1890-2010Battle Mastery40

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-495Heros Vigor40
495-645Siphoning Spells (slot)50
645-795Ironclad (slot) 50
1029-1149Tireless Guardian40
1476-1521Nimble Protector15
1521-1656Savage Defense45
1656-1776Bashing Brutality40
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
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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