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Magicka Dragonknight

Updated for Deadlands

 

This build is provided by Gazhy, a long time PC EU magdk main with great skill in both open world and duels.

Character

  • Race: Breton
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Magicka + Stamina + Minor Heroism
  • Poisons: Double DoT Poison

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Sturdy
Prismatic
Shoulders
Sturdy
Prismatic
Chest
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Sturdy
Prismatic
Waist
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Reduced Magicka Cost
Weapon 1
1H & Shield
Powered & Sturdy
Double DoT Poison
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Charged
Poison

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.

The important difference from a regular open-world build is the Warfare CP. Where there used to be Resilience there is now Enduring Resolve. Not many use crits in duels, and as mentioned in the introduction there’s a lot of DoT builds in duels.

Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Deadly Aim
  2.  Master-at-Arms
  3.  Ironclad
  4.  Focused Mending
 

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.  Piercing Gaze
  10.  Tempered Soul
  11.  Savage Defense
  12.  Bashing Brutality
  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
  • A good alternative (especially in group) to Burning Spellweave is Kynmarcher’s Cruelty.
  • When in Cyrodiil it’s better to swap out some jewelry traits to Swift instead of Infused.
  • The setup here is beginner-friendly. If you’re looking for a more advanced setup (more difficult to play but also more damage), change the following:
    • Draugrkin instead of Daedric Trickery
    • Engine Guardian instead of Bloodspawn
    • Restoration staff instead of 1H & Shield
    • Life Giver instead of Shifting Standard
    • Rapid regen instead of Flames of Oblivion (move Shattering rocks to destro bar)
    • Race Against Time instead of Elusive Mist
    • Full Spell Damage glyphs
    • 4 light 3 heavy
    • Tri-stat potions
    • 6 Impen 1 Reinforced

Magicka Dragonknight (Battlegrounds)

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

Magicka Dragonknight is similar to the Magicka Templar in the sense that it’s also best suited in a brawler setup. It does have a bit less sustain but it also has quite a bit more single target pressure which is especially noticeable in dueling environments. This build is for Battlegrounds though, and will use procsets and Malacath to further increase that pressure.

Character

  • Race: High Elf or Breton or Dark Elf. The remainder of this build is based on a High Elf, a breton will need more Spell Damage glyphs on the jewelry.
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
  • Potions: Stamina + Magicka + Minor Heroism
  • Poisons: None
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Magicka
Chest
Sturdy
Prismatic
Hands
Sturdy
Magicka
Waist
Sturdy
Magicka
Legs
Sturdy
Prismatic
Feet
Sturdy
Magicka
Necklace
Infused
Reduce Spell Cost
Ring
Infused
Reduce Spell Cost
Ring
Swift
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Sword & Shield
Powered & Sturdy
Magicka Return
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Double DoT Poison
  • The gear is full heavy for the health regen buff and for the increased armor, which will increase health regen indirectly as well through Alessian Order.  Fully buffed up the health regen will be around 5k this way, which makes you survive for a long time both in and out of mistform.
  • The cost reduction enchantments in combination with Constitution should make you spend very little magicka even in mistform.