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Magicka Arcanist Solo

Welcome to my Magicka Arcanist Solo PVE Build for ESO. The Build is designed for players that prefer to play Solo, challenging themselves in any type of PVE content. You can use it to defeat Overworld Bosses, farm Public Dungeons, complete 4-man Dungeons in Normal or Veteran Difficulty and Solo Arenas like Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. The Build is using the Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet Mythic Item to boost its damage against monsters!

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. 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 Solo Build Setup

The following Build will help you complete almost every Solo activity in The Elder Scrolls Online! From the easiest Overland content to Solo Arenas and 4-man Dungeons alone! Some alternative Sets you can use include Law of Julianos, False God’s Devotion, Whorl of the Depths, Ilambris, Ring of the Pale Order.

HeadSlimecrawLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersDeadly StrikeMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceVelothi Ur-Mage’s AmuletJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingDeadly StrikeJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingDeadly StrikeJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffDeadly StrikeLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
StaffDeadly Strike/(Perfected)Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective setup that will help you play as a Magicka Arcanist Solo early in the game!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Arcanist Solo

Skills for Magicka Arcanist Solo

The following Skills will help you complete every Solo activity with success!

Cephaliarch’s FlailWrithing RunebladesPragmatic FatecarverFulminating RuneInspired ScholarshipFlawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsElemental DrainReconstructive DomainRuneguard of FreedomSpell SymmetryThe Tide King’s Gaze

Other Skills you can use include Structured Entropy(Entropy) and Harness Magicka(Annulment).

Passive Skills for Magicka Arcanist Solo

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Arcanist Solo 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

Champion Points for Magicka Arcanist Solo

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 Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, 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/Celerity, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Arcanist Solo

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Spell Power/Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for Magicka Arcanist Solo

Several important info for the Magicka Arcanist 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.

What Race is Best for Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the Best Race for an Arcanist Solo 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 Solo

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, place Reconstructive Domain and apply Elemental Drain. Attack with Unstable Wall of ElementsFulminating RuneCephaliarchs FlailWrithing Runeblades to generate Crux. When you have 3(Max) Crux attack with Pragmatic Fatecarver. Refresh the other abilities when necessary. Restore Magicka with Spell Symmetry if you have to, use your Ultimates when ready!

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