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Magicka Necromancer

Updated for Blackwood

Magicka Necromancer always had one of the best defensive toolkits in the game, though it severely lacked in offensive capabilities. However, due to the high overall damage and Dawnbreaker as offensive ultimate it still has some good burst potential. The build also focuses on damage output to elevate this discrepancy between tankiness and damage.

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
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

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.  Duelist’s Rebuff
  3.  Master-at-Arms
  4.  Resilience (flex spot)

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.  Survival Instincts
  2.  Juggernaut
  3.  Rejuvenation
  4.  Slippery

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
  • A good alternative to Destructive Clench is Shimmering Frenzy. While it’s not a cc, it can still be used to empower a burst combo (such as Blastbones + Dawnbreaker) significantly.
  • 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