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ESO Best Magicka DPS Sets

The Best Magicka DPS Sets in ESO! The Elder Scrolls Online has a plethora of Armor Sets you can combine together in order to create the build of your dreams. These Armor Sets can fulfill different roles and help you play as a Damage Dealer, Healer or Tank. In this guide we will take a look at the best Magicka DPS Sets as well as the Best Monster Sets and Mythic Sets for the role of Magicka DPS in The Elder Scrolls Online. Sets that can help you maximize your potential and clear harder content. Some more Sets Guide you can read are:

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What are the Best Magicka DPS Sets for PVE in ESO

Below you can find powerful Armor Sets that will help you maximize your potential as a Magicka DPS in ESO! The Best Magicka DPS Sets for ESO are:

Whorl of the Depths

Whorl of the Depths is a powerful Frost damage based DPS Set. The set can boost the damage of pure Frost DPS Builds, like Ice Queen, but also normal Magicka DPS Builds. Its Perfected version offers extra Critical Chance. The Set drops in the Dreadsail Reef Trial in High Isle, so the High Isle DLC is necessary to farm it! Its perfected version adds extra Critical Chance, which makes it slightly better than the normal one!

Mantle of Siroria

The Mantle of Siroria is one of the Best Magicka DPS Sets at the moment. Its 5-piece bonus, increases Damage and DPS significantly. A common misconception about Siroria is that it is not a good Magicka DPS Set for mobile fights because you have to stand still to get the 5-piece bonus. That is not true since you can refresh the bonus by re-entering the circle created by the Set. The Set drops in the Cloudrest Trial in Summerset, so the Summerset DLC is necessary to farm it! Its Perfected version adds extra Weapon and Spell Damage, which makes it slightly better than the normal one. In general this is an easy Set to farm from the Cloudrest Trial.

Bahsei’s Mania

The Bahsei’s Mania is a great DPS Set that can boost your damage based on missing Magicka. Easier to use with Magicka builds. Stamina Builds can use it as well with a few Magicka abilities to help keep Magicka low. It drops in the Rockgrove Trial in Blackwood, so you will need the Blackwood DLC to farm it.

Aegis Caller

Aegis Caller is another great DPS Set for PVE Builds. Its effects boost your Damage and call a Lesser Aegis to deal Bleed damage to enemies. An amazing Set to deal AOE damage and deal with multiple enemies. It requires the use of melee weapons to trigger its effect, so it is only good for Hybrid Magicka Builds! You can farm its pieces in the Unhallowed Grave Dungeon in Normal or Veteran difficulty. You will need the Harrowstorm DLC to access the Dungeon!

Pillar of Nirn

Pillar of Nirn is a powerful DPS Set that boosts your offensive stats and deals extra Bleed damage. The Set can work well with ranged and Hybrid Magicka Builds! You can farm its pieces in the Falkreath Hold Dungeon in Normal or Veteran difficulty. You will need the Horns of the Reach DLC to access the Dungeon!

Berserking Warrior

Berserking Warrior or Advancing Yokeda as it is also known, is another great DPS Set. Since this is a Heavy Armor Set, Magicka Builds and Hybrid Builds can use only its Weapons and Jewelry if they want to be effective with it! Melee weapons are necessary to trigger its effect. The Set drops in the Hel Ra Citadel Trial in Craglorn and is available with the base game! No DLC is required to farm it.

Ansuul’s Torment

Ansuul’s Torment is a great Set for PVE DPS that both Magicka and Stamina Builds can use. Its special effect boosts your damage against monsters, which makes it a strictly PVE Set. Its pieces drop in the Sanity’s Edge Trial, located in the Telvanni Peninsula zone, which means that you will need the Necrom DLC to access the Trial!

Cinders of Anthelmir

Cinders of Anthelmir is a powerful Magicka based Set that summons a Cindermoth when you deal damage, which seeks the closest enemy and explodes, dealing Fire damage and Burning to all enemies nearby. A strong Fire Damage Set that also applies the Burning Status Effect in a wide area and multiple enemies. You can farm the Cinders of Anthelmir Set inside the Oathsworn Pit Dungeon. The Scions of Ithelia DLC is necessary to access the Dungeon.

Runecarver’s Blaze

Runecarver’s Blaze is another Fire Damage based Set that boosts your offensive stats and deals additional Fire Damage. The Set deals extra damage every third tick of your Damage over Time effects, which makes it a powerful option for DoT based Builds in ESO! You can farm the Runecarver’s Blaze Set inside the Scrivener’s Hall Dungeon. The Scribes of Fate DLC is necessary to access the Dungeon.

Order’s Wrath

Order’s Wrath is a great option for Stamina and Magicka DPS Builds, that can boost Critical Chance, Damage, Weapon and Spell Damage! This is a Crafted Set with crafting stations in High Isle, so the High Isle DLC is required to craft it! Alternatively you can buy the Set from other players.

Back-Alley Gourmand

Back -Alley Gourmand is a great alternative to Order’s Wrath, especially if you do not have access to the High Isle zone! The Set requires the use of a Food Buff to activate and is a Light Armor Set! Which means that Stamina based Builds can use its Weapons and Jewelry more effectively! An Overland Set that you can farm in the Galen zone. The Firesong DLC is necessary to access the zone.

False God’s Devotion

False God’s Devotion is one of the top Magicka DPS Sets for better Magicka Management. This Set is offering better Magicka sustain in the form of reduced cost for your Magicka skills and the ability to restore Magicka after every kill. A very good Magicka DPS Armor Set if you are struggling with Magicka management and a great option for harder Solo PVE Gameplay like the Maelstrom Arena. You can farm the Set inside Sunspire Trial, in Northern Elsweyr zone, as long as you have access to the Elsweyr DLC.

Mother’s Sorrow

One of the best Sets for Magicka Builds to boost your Critical Chance. Mother’s Sorrow can help you achieve really good DPS and is a perfect for almost every Magicka DPS and situation. You can use this Set to fight strong single targets or large groups of enemies. An Overland Set that drops in the Deshaan zone.

Law of Julianos

A crafted Armor Set, perfect for almost everyone and every situation. Despite being considered a starter Magicka Armor Set, Law of Julianos can be great for Stamina Builds and veteran players as well. Easy to get and use. A Crafted Set with stations in Wrothgar. The Orsinium DLC is necessary to access the area. Alternatively you can buy the Set from other players.

Kinras’s Wrath

Kinras’s Wrath is a great DPS Set that grants you Major Berserk and buffs your entire group with Minor Berserk as well. Great option for both Solo & Group content. Medium Armor Set that is best used as Weapons and Jewelry. You can farm its pieces inside the Black Drake Villa Dungeon(Flames of Ambition DLC).

Deadly Strike

Deadly Strike is a nice DPS alternative, especially for Templar Builds but also Arcanist Builds. The set can boost your damage from DOT and Channeled abilities significantly and increase your overall DPS. You can buy pieces of the Set from the Bruma Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

War Maiden

War Maiden is an excellent option for classes and builds that rely a lot on Magic Damage based skills, like the Templar or the Arcanist. This is an Overland Set that drops in the Vvardenfell zone(Morrowind DLC).

Frostbite

Frostbite increases your damage done with Frost abilities but also your damage done against Chilled enemies and enemies afflicted with Minor Brittle. A very good option for Frost based Builds and Frost DPS Wardens. An Overland Set that you can farm in the Blackwood zone(Blackwood DLC).

Medusa

Medusa is a Heavy Armor Set very similar to Mother’s Sorrow. It boosts Critical Chance and provides a permanent Minor Force buff. Since it is a Heavy Armor Set it is best used as Jewels and Weapons. The Set drops inside the Arx Corinium Dungeon.

Diamond’s Victory

A great Crafted Set for Magicka and Stamina DPS Builds. Diamond’s Victory can boost your offensive stats when fighting in close combat or from range. A Crafted Set with stations in the Blackwood zone(Blackwood DLC).

Burning Spellweave

Another good Magicka DPS Set. Burning Spellweave is best combined with builds that use a lot of fire damage skills. Relatively easy to get and a potent Magicka DPS Set you can wear on your character. You can farm its pieces inside the City of Ash 1 and 2 Dungeons.

Elf Bane

Elf Bane is a Heavy Armor Set best combined with Fire Damage based Builds. The set boosts the duration of Fire Damage over Time abilities and is a great option for Magicka Dragonknights and in general Fire DPS Builds. Since it is a Heavy Armor Set it is best used as Jewels and Weapons. You can buy its pieces from the Vlastarus Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

Silks of the Sun

Silks of the Sun is a another strong set for Fire based damage builds. Mostly useful for Magicka Dragonknights. An Overland Set that drops in the Stonefalls zone.

Spell Strategist

Spell Strategist is a strictly single target Set and will assist you more when fighting strong enemies, like dungeon or Trial bosses. You can buy its pieces from the Cropsford Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

Necropotence

Necropotence is the go-to starter Set for Pet Sorcerers and in general classes that can have a Pet assisting them in combat. A very simple but strong Armor Set for that specific type of gameplay. This is an Overland Set that drops in the Rivenspire zone.

Crafty Alfiq

The no-Pet version of Necropotence. Crafty Alfiq is a very easy Set that basically boosts your Magicka without the need to have a Pet around. An excellent option for classes that want to get a higher Magicka pool but do not have access to Pets. Overland Set from the Northern Elsweyr zone. The Elsweyr DLC is necessary to access the zone.

Icy Conjurer

Icy Conjurer is a strong offensive Magicka DPS Set. The Frost damage it applies when de-buffing an enemy boosts your DPS. Its Frost damage makes it a better fit for Frost-based Magicka builds. You can farm this set inside the Frostvault Dungeon(Wrathstone DLC).

Telvanni Efficiency

Telvanni Efficiency is an amazing set if you like running around with Companions! It boosts your attributes and reduces the ability cooldown of your Companions! Even if you play alone, without a Companion summoned, it will still help you by reducing the cost of all your abilities! A Crafted Set with stations in the Telvanni Peninsula zone. The Necrom DLC is necessary to access the zone.

Master Architect

Master Architect is basically a buffing Set for Trials and in general organized groups in harder PVE Group content. Not a good Set for solo-overland gameplay. Its pieces drop inside the Halls of Fabrication Trial, in the Vvardenfell zone(Morrowind DLC).

Willpower

Willpower is a Magicka Set with 3 bonuses only. Often used as a starter Set or to complement builds with special weapons and other unique combinations. You can get pieces of this Set as a Daily Dungeon Reward, which should be an important part of your Daily Routine in ESO! You can also get this set in Treasure Vaults in The Imperial City(Imperial City DLC).

What are the Best Magicka DPS Sets for PVP in ESO

Below you can find powerful Armor Sets that will help you maximize your potential as a Magicka DPS in ESO PVP! The Best Magicka DPS Sets for ESO PVP are:

Heartland Conqueror

Heartland Conqueror is a potent Crafted Set that boosts the effectiveness of Weapon Traits by 100%. You can find its stations in the Blackwood zone(Blackwood DLC).

Rallying Cry

Rallying Cry is a PVP oriented Light Armor Set that offers a boost to your Damage and Critical Resistance when Battle Spirit is active and you critically heal yourself or an ally! A powerful PVP Set for Magicka DPS Builds! You can get its pieces as rewards from PVP activities!

Shacklebreaker

Shacklebreaker is a great PVP option for almost every Magicka DPS Build. The Set boosts Magicka sustain, Damage as well as Stamina sustain. An important trait for every Magicka DPS PVP Build that should never be neglected. A Crafted Set with stations in the Vvardenfell zone(Morrowind DLC).

Amber Plasm

Amber Plasm is very similar to Shacklebreaker, only harder to acquire. It boosts all of our attributes as well as our Damage and Critical Chance. You can farm this Set inside the Ruins of Mazzatun Dungeon(Shadows of the Hist DLC).

Spinner’s Garments

Spinner‘s Garments is an excellent offensive Set that boosts Damage and Penetration. Thanks to these stats it is a potent PVP Set. Good for PVE as well. An overland Set that drops in the Malabal Tor zone.

Eternal Vigor

Eternal Vigor is another great PVP support Set. A Heavy Armor Set that can boost your attributes’ recovery but also grant you superb Health Recovery when low on Health. A must have survival Set for Magicka and Stamina PVP Builds. Overland Set that drops in the Western Skyrim zone(Greymoor DLC is required).

New Moon Acolyte

New Moon Acolyte is an excellent crafted Set that is boosting Damage, Critical and can be used by every build and character. A potent PVP Set thanks to its raw boost to Damage and Penetration. Works well with Gank PVP Builds. Its Crafted stations are located in the Southern Elsweyr zone(the Dragonhold DLC is necessary to access the zone).

Spell Strategist

Spell Strategist is a strictly single target Set and that makes it great against other players in PVP. You can buy its pieces from the Cropsford Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

Clever Alchemist

Clever Alchemist boosts Weapon and Spell Damage when you drink a potion during combat. Reliable PVP set that is easy to trigger every time you drink a potion. A Crafted Set with stations in the Hew’s Bane zone(Thieves Guild DLC).

Shattered Fate

Shattered Fate is a pure offensive Set that adds Penetration, Damage and Critical Chance. To get all of its bonuses though you will have to wear twelve pieces! This is why most PVP Builds in ESO use only five pieces to get its Penetration Boost. A Crafted Set with stations in the Apocrypha zone. The Necrom DLC is necessary to enter the zone.

War Maiden

War Maiden is an excellent option for classes and builds that rely a lot on Magic Damage based skills, like the Templar or the Arcanist. Another Overland Set that drops in the Vvardenfell zone(Morrowind DLC).

Dark Convergence

Dark Convergence is a crowd control based set that can deal strong Magic Damage to enemies. You can buy its pieces from the Cropsford Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

Stuhn’s Favor

Stuhn’s Favor is an offensive Crafted set that can boost your Penetration when you damage an Off-Balance enemy. A great option for PVP Builds. Its stations are located in the Western Skyrim zone(Greymoor DLC).

Vicious Death

The Bomb Build Armor Set. Vicious Death is perfect for dealing with big groups in open world PVP. You can buy its pieces from the Cropsford Town Vendor in Cyrodiil zone.

Must Have Magicka DPS Monster Sets ESO

Below you can find powerful Monster Sets that will help you maximize your potential as a Magicka DPS in ESO! The Best Magicka DPS Monster Sets for ESO are:

Kjalnar’s Nightmare

Kjalnar’s Nightmare is a powerful Monster Set for Magicka DPS Builds thanks to its great damage. It requires good Light Attack Weaving to get the best results though. The Head drops in Veteran Unhallowed Grave Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Urgarlag Chief-Bane. The Harrowstorm DLC is necessary to complete the set.

Zaan

Zaan is a strong DPS Monster Set. It deals significant damage to enemies, boosting overall DPS. Great for PVE and PVP Gameplay. The Head drops in Veteran Scalecaller Peak Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Urgarlag Chief-Bane. The Dragon Bones DLC is necessary to complete the set.

Slimecraw

Slimecraw is one of the best options to boost your Critical Chance and get the Minor Berserk buff permanently. Great option for PVE, decent for PVP as well. Usually combined as a 1-Piece Set with the Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Mythic Item in DPS Builds. The Head drops in Veteran Wayrest Sewers 1 Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Maj Al-Ragath.

Iceheart

Iceheart is a very nice Monster Set for Critical based builds but also Frost damage based Magicka builds. Solid option for PVE Frost Damage based builds but also good for Magicka DPS PVP Builds. The Head drops in Veteran Direfrost Keep Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Glirion the Redbeard.

Maw of the Infernal

Maw of the Infernal is a strong Fire Damage based Pet Monster Set. Good mostly for PVE but can work in PVP as well. Nice option to complement Pet Sorcerer Builds. The Head drops in Veteran Banished Cells 2 Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Maj Al-Ragath.

Balorgh

Balorgh boosts Weapon and Spell Damage, as well as Penetration significantly when using an Ultimate. Mostly a PVP Monster Set that works well with Gank Builds. The Head drops in Veteran March of Sacrifices Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Urgarlag Chief-Bane. The Wolfhunter DLC is required to complete the Set.

Ilambris

Ilambris is a very good Monster Set for new and veteran players. Can proc from flame or shock damage, making it perfect for almost all classes. A PVE mostly Monster Set. The Head drops in Veteran Crypt of Hearts 1 Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Glirion the Redbeard.

Grothdarr

Grothdarr is a great AOE Flame Damage Monster Set that works well with PVE and PVP Builds. The Head drops in Veteran Vaults of Madness Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Glirion the Redbeard.

Valkyn Skoria

Valkyn Skoria is the number one option for every DOT based Magicka DPS Build. The more active Damage Over Time abilities you have the higher your chances to proc its effect and increase your Damage. The Head drops in Veteran City of Ash 2 Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Glirion the Redbeard.

Engine Guardian

Engine Guardian restores Health, Magicka and Stamina when you use an ability. Mostly a PVP Monster Set that increases survivability. The Head drops in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II and you can get the Shoulders piece from Maj Al-Ragath.

Roksa the Warped

Roksa the Warped is a support Monster Set that can assist with a boost to your Recoveries in PVP! The Head drops in the Veteran Bal Sunnar Dungeon and you can get the Shoulders piece from Urgarlag Chief-Bane.

What are the Best Mythic Sets for Magicka DPS in ESO

Below you can find powerful Mythic Sets that will help you maximize your potential as a Magicka DPS in ESO! The Best Magicka DPS Mythic Sets for ESO are:

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt is a powerful Mythic Item, that can boost your Critical Chance and Critical Damage. This makes it one of the best Mythic Items for Magicka DPS in the game! An essential Armor piece for almost every DPS Build. In order to obtain it, you need to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Leads Guide.

Death Dealer’s Fete

Death Dealer’s Fete is another great Mythic Item for DPS in ESO! This item boosts your Attributes and is helpful for almost every type of content! In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Death Dealer’s Fete Leads Guide.

Mora’s Whispers

Mora’s Whispers is a great alternative to Harpooner’s Wading Kilt. It can boost your Critical Chance but this depends on how many books of Shalidor’s Library you have collected with each character. In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Mora’s Whispers Leads Guide.

Oakensoul Ring

The Oakensoul Ring is another good option for One Bar Builds but will be mostly useful to Heavy Attack based Builds, thanks to its Empower Buff! In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Oakensoul Ring Leads Guide.

Thrassian Stranglers

Thrassian Stranglers is a good alternative for DPS but has more severe drawbacks than the other options. It can boost your Damage at the cost of reduced Health and damage shields effectiveness. In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Thrassian Stranglers Leads Guide.

Sea-Serpent’s Coil

The Sea-Serpent’s Coil Mythic Set offers great Buffs but has one major drawback! Reduced damage taken when at full Health, Major Berserk and Courage after taking damage while at full Health! However when its special effect kicks in you get snared, which might be dangerous against harder targets. In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of Antiquities. To scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Sea- Serpent’s Coil Leads Guide.

Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet

The Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet is a niche Mythic Set that boosts damage against monstersgrants Minor Force and increases Critical Damage done at the cost of dealing almost no Light and Heavy Attack damage! This is a great Set for Arcanist Builds that mostly use Fatecarver to deal damage! In order to obtain it, you have to discover its five leads and unearth their fragments with the System of AntiquitiesTo scry for the Leads you need to be level 7 in Scrying and have the Antiquarian Insight IV Passive unlocked. To find all five Leads for the item, you can take a look at my Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet Leads Guide.