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
  • 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 2JulianosJewelry 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 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 Skils Inner Light Inner Light ESO Skill Mageelight MagelightGuild > Mages
ESO Skills Shooting Star Shooting Star MeteorGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skills Unstable wall of elements Unstable Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Barbed Trap Barbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighter’s Guild
ESO Skills Channeled Acceleration (honorable mention) Channeled Acceleratioin AccelerateGuild > Psijic Order
ESO Skills Harness Magicka Harness MagickaESO Skills Annulment AnnulmentArmor > Light Armor
eso skills volatile armor Volatile Armoreso skills spiked armor Spiked ArmorDragonknight > Draconic Power
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


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: 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 Barbed Trap > >

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


    • All passives
    • Staff: All Passives
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: Only if you wear heavy armor
    • 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


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

Warfare Tree

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

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Siphoning Spells (slot)50
585-735Fortified (slot) 50
864-924Tireless Guardian20
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
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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