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ESO Hybrid Dragonknight DPS PVE Build – Fireblade

Hybrid Dragonknight DPS

Fireblade is a Magicka based Hybrid Dragonknight DPS PVE Build that relies on strong melee and Fire Damage attacks to complete almost every PVE content in ESO! 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! Fireblade is a fun and strong Melee focused Hybrid Dragonknight DPS PVE Build for The Elder Scrolls Online!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a pure Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Fireheart.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

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Hybrid Dragonknight 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, Kinras’s Wrath or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
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)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon 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. Order’s Wrath is another great Set you can use.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
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)Merciless Charge/Pillar of NirnGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon 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
HeadIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Weapon Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerNirnhoned/PreciseFire Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Magicka or Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponHunding's RageGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

Skills for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

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

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Molten WhipStampede
Skill 2Burning EmbersCarve
Skill 3Engulfing FlamesBarbed Trap
Skill 4Flames of Oblivion/CauterizeScalding Rune
Skill 5DegenerationSpell Symmetry
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerStandard of Might
  • Molten Whip(Lava Whip): Our spammable and a very important skill for the build, thanks to its Seething Fury passive.
  • Burning Embers(Searing Strike): Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that also works as our only self-heal.
  • Engulfing Flames(Fiery Breath): Another good flame DOT skill that makes enemies vulnerable to our fire damage.
  • Flames of Oblivion(Inferno): A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies. You can replace it with the Cauterize(Inferno) morph for Solo content.
  • Degeneration(Entropy): Strong offensive skill that also boosts damage.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Scalding Rune(Fire Rune): Strong Fire DOT skill that helps with our DPS.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Sustain ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Our main Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Hybrid Dragonknight PVE 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
  • 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

Champion Points for Hybrid Dragonknight 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, Backstabber

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, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Strategic Reserve

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.

Info for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

Several important info for the Hybrid Dragonknight DPS PVE 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 to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Magicka 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 Hybrid Dragonknight DPS Build

This is a more dynamic rotation where you cast your spammable and re cast the other abilities/DoTs when necessary!

Drink a potion, cast Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Stampede, Carve x2, Scalding Rune and switch bars.

Continue with Engulfing Flames, Degeneration, Flames of Oblivion, Burning Embers, Molten Whip as your spammable until you have to re cast Stampede. Switch bars, Stampede, Carve x2, Barbed Trap, Scalding Rune(if necessary). Keep attacking with Molten Whip and re cast the other abilities when necessary. Use Spell Symmetry if you need to restore Magicka.

Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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