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Arcanist Hybrid DPS

Powerful Stamina based Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build, that is using Magicka and Stamina skills and can help you clear almost every PVE content in ESO! The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! It can deal massive damage to single targets but also groups of enemies thanks to its powerful abilities. A flexible Class with strong offensive skills that use your primary resource.

Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear! If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Arcanist Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a different setup, you can find more Arcanist Builds in the Arcanist Builds page.

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Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also use Berserking Warrior or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner’s Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing WallFire/Lightning StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar’s NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar’s NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsOrder’s WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsOrder’s WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestOrder’s WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistOrder’s WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetOrder’s WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Crushing WallLightning/Fire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

There are various sets you can use as a beginner. Armor Sets that can help you understand the play-style while boosting your Stamina and Magicka offensive capabilities. Some of these sets are:

Stormfist, Selene, Ilambris as full Monster Sets. A combination of Hunding’s Rage, Law of Julianos, Night mother’s Gaze, Morkuldin or Armor of the Seducer can work well.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfist/IlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding’s RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding’s RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding’s RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding’s RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding’s RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingLaw of JulianosJewelArcane/RobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
One Hand WeaponLaw of JulianosDaggerNirnhoned/PreciseFire Damage
One Hand WeaponLaw of JulianosDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina or Magicka/Poison
Two Handed WeaponLaw of JulianosFire/Lightning/Frost StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

Skills for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content, but can also help you in Solo gameplay!

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Deadly CloakUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 2Writhing RunebladesFulminating Rune
Skill 3Tentacular DreadShadow Silk
Skill 4Barbed TrapRuneguard of Freedom
Skill 5Inspired ScholarshipResolving Vigor
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerThe Tide King’s Gaze

Passive Skills for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Arcanist Hybrid Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.

Warfare

  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Thaumaturge/Exploiter
  • Passive: Tireless Discipline, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight

Craft

  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

  • Slottable Stars: Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified, Celerity
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch as Food and Essence of Weapon Power or Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build

Several important info for the Arcanist Hybrid DPS Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Arcanist Hybrid PVE Build

Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit is the best race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Stamina bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Arcanist Hybrid DPS PVE Build

This is a dynamic rotation, relying on your spammable to deal damage while refreshing your other abilities when necessary! Buff yourself with Inspired ScholarshipRuneguard of Freedom, cast Deadly Cloak and place Barbed Trap. Attack with Unstable Wall of ElementsFulminating Rune, Shadow Silk. Switch bars, apply Abyssal Ink with Tentacular Dread and attack with Writhing Runeblades. Keep attacking with Writhing Runeblades as your spammable and refresh the other abilities when necessary. Heal yourself with Resolving Vigor, use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost your DPS!

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