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Magicka Warden

Updated for Deadlands

This build is provided by Oränge/Erik (basically the only magden main on the PC EU server)

Character

  • Race: Breton
  • Attributes: 19 Magicka, 45 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Clockwork Citrus Filet
  • Potions: Essence of Immovability (Magicka + Spell Crit + Immovability)
  • Poisons: Escapist’s (Columbine + Wormwood + Namira’s Rot)

Stats (Buffed)

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Heavy
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Heavy
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Swift
Spell Damage
Ring
Triune
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Escapist’s Poison
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Maces
Nirn + Charged
Flame + Disease

The CP stars for this build are listed from most important (1) to least important (2,3,…). This is in case you don’t have enough CP to get all stars yet.

Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Focused Mending
  2.  Fighting Finesse
  3.  Ironclad
  4.  Master-at-Arms

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Quick Recovery
  6.  Elemental Aegis
  7.  Hardy
  8.  Blessed
  9.  Tireless Discipline
  10.  Precision
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Sustained by Suffering
  2.  Pain’s Refuge
  3.  Survival Instincts
  4.  Celerity

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Hero’s Vigor
  4.  Hasty
  5.  Sprinter
  6.  Tireless Guardian
  7.  Fortification
  8.  Nimble Protector
  9.  Savage Defense
  10.  Bashing Brutality
  11.  Piercing Gaze
  12.  Tempered Soul
  13.  Mystic Tenacity
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
  • Markyn Ring of Majesty is a (worse) alternative for Death Dealer’s Fete 
  • Offensive Ultimate can be either Northern Storm or Dawnbreaker
  • Off-hand Dual Wield glyph can be changed to Absorb Stamina (note: the status effect of that glyph increases your penetration)

Magicka Warden (Battlegrounds)

This build is from Markarth, but should still work perfectly well in Battlegrounds in Flames of Ambition.

Magden gets to keep its rather strong defense in Battlegrounds, and here it can use proc sets on top of that to boost its damage to one of the best toolkits around. Especially with its ultimate up it’ll have a lot of pressure all over the enemy teams, making it a good pick for Battlegrounds.

Character

  • Race: High Elf or Breton. The remainder of this build is based on a Breton, a High Elf will need more Magicka Recovery glyphs on the jewelry.
  • Attributes: 30 Magicka, 34 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • No vampire

Consumables

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
  • Potions: Tristat
  • Poisons: Double DoT poisons on the frontbar.
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Hands
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Infused
Magicka Recovery
Weapon 1
Frost Staff
Powered
Magicka Return
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Double DoT Poison

This video and the build explanation is from Markarth, but could still serve as an example of this build in Battlegrounds in the current patch.