ESO PVP Builds

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Magicka Necromancer

Updated for Deadlands

Magicka Necromancer always had one of the best defensive toolkits in the game, and it’s offense is nowhere near weak either. There’s several playstyles for this class, with or without Convergence & Harmony.

Build 1: Classic

Character

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

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Essence of Immovability (Magicka + Spell Crit + Immovability)

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
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Shoulders
Well-Fitted
Magicka
Chest
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Well-Fitted
Magicka
Waist
Impenetrable
Magicka
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Magicka
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
1H & Shield
Defending & Sturdy
Magicka Return
Weapon 2
Dual Wield
Nirnhoned & Charged
Shock & 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.  Biting Aura
  2.  Ironclad
  3.  Master-at-Arms
  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.  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
  • It’s no problem to use more heavy or light armor pieces than this particular build, in case you’re looking for either more damage or tankiness (with a tradeoff between both).

Build 2: Harmony & Convergence

Character

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

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Essence of Immovability (Magicka + Spell Crit + Immovability)

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. Sustained by Suffering is active.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Hands
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Harmony
Spell Damage
Ring
Harmony
Spell Damage
Ring
Harmony
Magicka Regen
Weapon 1
1H & Shield
Defending & Sturdy
Magicka Return&Max Magicka
Weapon 2
Lightning Staff
Sharpened
Shock

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.  Biting Aura
  2.  Ironclad
  3.  Master-at-Arms
  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.  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
  • It’s no problem to use more heavy or light armor pieces than this particular build, in case you’re looking for either more damage or tankiness (with a tradeoff between both).

Magicka Necromancer (Battlegrounds)

Updated for Flames of Ambition

Magcro is just as tanky in nocp, and still keeps good offense due to the spell damage buffs, but in Battlegrounds it can use proc sets on top of that, making it one of the best choices available for them.

Character

  • Race: High Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • No vampire

Consumables

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
  • Potions: Tristat
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Hands
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Magicka Regen
Weapon 1
1H & Shield
Powered & Sturdy
Magicka Return&Max Magicka
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Shock