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Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Solo Build ESO

Powerful Magicka Arcanist Solo Build for the Infinite Archive in ESO! A Magarc dedicated Solo Build for the Infinite Archive that can help you progress farther and collect more rewards. The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! The Build relies on the Class’ unique Crux System to enhance your capabilities and deal more damage. The powerful Arcanist Beam, Fatecarver and Morphs skill, is the core of the Build. Generate Crux and consume it with Fatecarver to deal massive damage.

To further strengthen the Build you can utilize the amazing Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet Mythic Set! A superb Mythic item for the Arcanist Class that can make you stronger and more effective. This is a dedicated Magicka Arcanist Solo Build for the Infinite Archive, that you can use in other harder Solo content as well, like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows. For more Archive Builds you can take a look at my Infinite Archive Builds page!

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Best Skills for Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Solo Build ESO

The skills of the Build utilize the unique Crux System of the Arcanist Class, in order to maximize your efficiency and damage! The core of the Build is the generation of Crux with Cephaliarch’s Flail and Escalating Runeblades and its consumption with Pragmatic Fatecarver for more damage! The Build also offer several support skills that can buff you, heal you and debuff enemies.

Cephaliarch’s FlailEscalating RunebladesPragmatic FatecarverRune of DisplacementInspired ScholarshipFlawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsElemental SusceptibilityReconstructive DomainRuneguard of FreedomCruxweaver ArmorThe Tide King’s Gaze
  • Cephaliarch’s Flail(Abyssal Impact): Generates Crux, debuffs, heals and immobilizes enemies.
  • Escalating Runeblades(Runeblades): Spammable that generates Crux.
  • Pragmatic Fatecarver(Fatecarver): Powerful beam! Consumes Crux to deal more damage.
  • Rune of Displacement(The Imperfect Ring): Deals damage and Crowd Controls enemies.
  • Inspired Scholarship(Tome-Bearer’s Inspiration): Deals damage and buffs you.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Deals damage but also buffs you actively and passively.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Elemental Susceptibility(Weakness to Elements): Debuffs enemies.
  • Reconstructive Domain(Arcanist’s Domain): Valuable AOE, Healing Over Time, that also buffs you!
  • Runeguard of Freedom(Runic Defense): Defensive skill that also heals you.
  • Cruxweaver Armor(Fatewoven Armor): Buffs you, debuffs enemies and generates Crux.
  • The Tide King’s Gaze(The Unblinking Eye): Powerful Ultimate.

Best Passive Skills

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Arcanist Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Best Arcanist Infinite Archive Solo Build Setup ESO

The Build is designed to deal massive damage by utilizing the Crux system of the Arcanist Class with your powerful Beam! To further enhance this channeled ability you should wear Sets that complement it well, like Deadly Strike! The Velothi Amulet is a powerful Mythic Set that can also assist with the Build. Order’s Wrath finally is an amazing Crafted Set that boosts your Damage and healing.

The combination of these Sets gives you a powerful No Trial gear setup. However you can use other strong Sets if you wish for even more damage inside the Archive. Some good alternative Sets are:

  • (Perfect)False God’s Devotion
  • (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka/Tri-Stat
ShouldersDeadly StrikeMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder’s WrathLightDivinesTri-Stat
ChestOrder’s WrathHeavyDivinesTri-Stat
WaistOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceVelothi Ur-Mage’s AmuletJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingDeadly StrikeJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingDeadly StrikeJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffDeadly StrikeLightning or FirePrecise or ChargedShock/Fire Damage
StaffDeadly Strike/(Perfected)Crushing WallFireInfusedWeakening or Weapon Damage

Best Armor Sets for Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magarc Infinite Archive Build and a few good alternative options.

Best Champion Points for Infinite Archive Magicka Arcanist Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Ironclad, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • 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)


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

Best Food and Potions for Infinite Archive Arcanist Solo Build ESO

Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power or Tri-Stat Potions are the best options as Potions.

Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch

Info for Infinite Archive Magicka Arcanist Solo Build ESO

Several important info for the Magarc Infinite Archive Solo Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief for better Critical Chance.


The Best Race for the Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Solo Build in ESO is Nord or High Elf! Nord is great as a more defensive option, thanks to the boost it offers to HealthStaminaArmorFrost Resistance and Ultimate Generation! High Elf on the other hand is a more offensive option that provides a boost to Damage, Maximum Magicka, Recovery and Damage Reduction when using a Channeled ability. BretonImperial and Dark Elf are good alternatives. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Best Visions and Verses for Infinite Archive Magarc Build

The Visions and Verses you collect inside the Archive are vital for a smooth and successful run. Picking the right effects will make you stronger and assist with defeating tougher enemies. The Best Visions and Verses for the Magarc Infinite Archive Solo Build in ESO are:

  • Refined Restoration
  • Scorching Support
  • Boundless Potential
  • Lethal Sorcery
  • Painful Proficient
  • Lasting Harm
  • Thaumic Boom
  • Targeted Ire
  • Thumping Thaumaturgy
thaumic boom
Thaumic Boom

Scorching Support creates a lava pool under your feet, dealing massive damage to enemies, Thaumic Boom boosts the Critical Damage of your Magic attacks while Lethal Sorcery increases their Critical Chance and Thumping Thaumaturgy increases the damage of your DoTs. Boundless Potential reduces the cost of your Ultimates and will help you cast them more often.

Painful Proficient increases your Direct damage, Lasting Harm boosts your Damage over Time effects duration, Targeted Ire will help you deal more damage against Bosses while Refined Restoration will increase your survivability with a boost to Health Recovery!

Best Rotation

The core of the Build is the Crux generation, Consumption circle! Generate Crux with your skills, then consume it with Fatecarver for massive damage. Buff yourself with Inspired ScholarshipRuneguard of Freedom, Cruxweaver Armor, place Reconstructive Domain and apply Elemental Susceptibility. Attack with Unstable Wall of ElementsRune of DisplacementCephaliarchs FlailEscalating Runeblades to generate Crux. When you have 3(Max) Crux attack with Pragmatic Fatecarver. Refresh the other abilities when necessary and use your Ultimates when ready!

Best Companion

You can also bring along with your Magicka Arcanist a mighty Companion inside the Infinite Archive! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a Solo focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Arcanist Infinite Archive Solo Build Summary

A powerful Magicka Arcanist Solo Build for the Infinite Archive in ESO! The Build relies on the Arcanist Class unique Crux system to deal massive damage and progress farther inside the Archive. Generate Crux with your Skills, Cephaliarch’s Flail and Escalating Runeblades, to consume it with Pragmatic Fatecarver when at max level! This Magarc Solo Build offers several tools and skills that will buff and heal you but also debuff enemies inside the Infinite Archive. You can use this Build is other Solo content if you wish, of easier or harder difficulty.