ESO PVP Builds

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Magicka Dragonknight

Updated for Ascending Tide

 

This build is provided by Hexys, a very experienced player who’s been playing since launch.

Character

  • Race: Breton
  • Attributes: 54 Magicka, 10 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Clockwork Citrus Filet
  • Potions: Spell Power,  Immovability + Spell Crit + Magicka when under pressure.

Stats (buffed)

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
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Bloodthirsty
Spell Damage
Ring
Bloodthirsty
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Reduced Magicka Cost
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Berserker
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Maces
Charged (2x)
Shock & Absorb Stam

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.  Deadly Aim
  2.  Master-at-Arms
  3.  Ironclad
  4.  Duelist’s Rebuff
 

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
  • Power Lash is very cheap, has high damage and insane healing. The healing is so strong that using this ability can give you such a strong offensive window on one target while getting attacked by several enemies. It is therefor very important to play around it. You can proc it by using talons > bar swap and instantly whip your immobilised opponent to set it off balance, now you can spam the high damage whip. This is a strong combination that has not yet used a stun, so it helps you to bring your target low and stun it at low health, giving you a higher likely chance to kill.
  • When you know your enemies are not that good, put all your AoE’s on them (talons, engulfing flames & flame of oblivion) and let your hp go low on purpose, this forces the enemy in an offensive mindset, which you will then counter with a leap to stun them at a lower hp giving a higher likely scenario in winning that 1vX and killing them.

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
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Heavy
Impenetrable
Magicka
Chest
Heavy
Sturdy
Prismatic
Hands
Heavy
Sturdy
Magicka
Waist
Heavy
Sturdy
Magicka
Legs
Heavy
Sturdy
Prismatic
Feet
Heavy
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.