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Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Azathoth is a strong Magicka Arcanist PVP Build in ESO, designed for Battlegrounds and open world PVP. The build offers great survivability, burst damage and has access to several Support Skills. The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! The Build is designed primarily for Battlegrounds but you can use it in Open World with the appropriate Champion Points Setup! 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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Magicka Arcanist PVP Build Setup

The Build is designed as a Support/DPS hybrid, that can heal and assist your group while dealing damage to enemies. Spinner’s Garments is a great alternative set you can use!

HeadGaze of Sithis/BalorghHeavyImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersBalorghLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
LegsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
FeetShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
NecklaceHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
StaffHeartland ConquerorFlame/LightningSharpenedEscapist’s Poison IX
Staff(Perfected)Precise Regeneration/Heartland ConquerorRestorationDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Sets for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Skills for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

The following skills will help you deal good damage and kill your targets! Lots of utility skills will help you heal and assist your group.

Escalating RunebladesTentacular DreadRune of DisplacementImpervious RunewardElemental SusceptibilityThe Languid Eye
Rune of the Colorless PoolRadiating RegenerationCruxweaver ArmorRuneguard of FreedomRecuperative TreatiseLight’s Champion

Passive Skills for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Arcanist PVP 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
  • 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 Magicka Arcanist PVP 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.


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


  • Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment


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

Consumables for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet as food and Essence of Immovability as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX as Poisons.

For Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Several important info for the Magarc PVP 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 Apprentice for better Spell Damage or the Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.

What Race is Best for Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the best Race for an Arcanist PVP 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 Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Buff yourself with Recuperative Treatise, Impervious Runeward, Cruxweaver Armor, Runeguard of Freedom. Debuff the enemy with Elemental Susceptibility and attack with Escalating Runeblades, Tentacular Dread. Fear enemies with Rune of the Colorless Pool and Crowd Control with Rune of Displacement. Heal yourself and your group with Radiating Regeneration and the Light’s Champion Ultimate. Use The Languid Eye to deal massive damage when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost your damage.

FAQ – Magicka Arcanist PVP Build

Is Magicka Arcanist good for PVP?

The Magicka Arcanist is a great Support Class for PVP in ESO! It has access to several support skills that can heal and protect your group, as well as Crowd Control enemies. To find more about the Magarc in PVP you can take a look at this Magicka Arcanist PVP Build!

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