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Magicka Dragonknight Beginner

Welcome to my Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build for ESO! The Build is designed for c160 and beyond and will help you level up but also farm better Armor Sets. You can use it to clear PVE content Solo or with a group! Thanks to its great sustain, you will never have to worry about resources. As you level up and unlock better gear you can upgrade to a stronger DPS or Solo Magicka Dragonknight Build. A Class with strong Fire Damage Skills and identity.

The Build is focusing on c160 and above simply because that is when having a proper build matters! Before you reach c160 all you have to worry about is leveling up and unlocking as many skill lines and skills as possible. c160 is also the gear cap in ESO, so after you hit that level every Set piece you drop is good to use forever! Here is a list of a few beginner guides that will help you level up faster and more efficiently as a Magicka Dragonknight:

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Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build Setup

The core of the Build is two Crafted 5-piece Sets that you can get easily from other players or even craft yourself! You can have the Sets ready and use them as soon as you reach c160! To complement the Build we are using Jewelry from the Willpower Set.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadArmor of the Seducer/IlambrisLight/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersArmor of the Seducer/IlambrisLight/MediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceWillpower/Armor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpower/Armor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMagicka Recovery
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlamePreciseAbsorb Magicka
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Epic(purple) quality is more than enough for the Build. Your first goal is to farm a Monster Set to wear and replace Willpower Jewelry with Armor of the Seducer! Ilambris is a great option.

Armor Sets for Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

  • Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted(Orsinium DLC required)
  • Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted
  • Willpower: Random Daily Dungeon Reward, Imperial City(Imperial City DLC required)
  • Ilambris: Veteran Crypt of Hearts 1, Glirion the Redbeard

Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

The following skills are strong against single targets and groups of enemies in PVE! They will also help you practice your Light Attack Weaving!

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Molten Whip/Force PulseEruption
Skill 2Burning EmbersUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Engulfing FlamesBarbed Trap
Skill 4Flames of Oblivion/CauterizeIgneous Weapons
Skill 5Elemental DrainSpell 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. You can use Force Pulse(Force Shock) as well.
  • Burning Embers(Searing Strike): Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that also works as a 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 stronger heals.
  • Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements): Debuffs enemies and helps with sustain.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Eruption(Ash Cloud): Strong AOE-DOT Fire skill
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great Fire AOE damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Igneous Weapons(Molten Weapons): Buffs Damage.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Sustain ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Our main Ultimate.

Other skills you can use include Hardened Armor(Spiked Armor), Coagulating Blood(Dragon Blood) and Burning Talons(Dark Talons).

Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Dragonknight Beginner 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 Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup(c160) 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

  • Eldritch Insight: 10
  • Quick Recovery: 10
  • Tireless Discipline: 10
  • Piercing: 10
  • Presicion: 14

Craft

  • Gilded Fingers: 18
  • Fortune’s Favor: 10
  • Wanderer: 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment: 10

Fitness

  • Sprinter: 10
  • Hasty: 8
  • Hero’s Vigor: 10
  • Siphoning Spells(Slottable): 10
  • Rejuvenation(Slottable): 15

Consumables for Magdk Beginner Build

We are using Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Magicka as Potions.

Info for Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

Several important info for the Magicka Dragonknight Beginner 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 Lover to boost Penetration or the Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a Magicka 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 Dragonknight Beginner Build

Cast Flames of Oblivion/Cauterize, buff with Igneous Weapons, set your Barbed Trap, apply Elemental Drain, attack with Eruption, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars. Continue with Engulfing Flames, Burning Embers, Molten Whip as your spammable until you have to re cast Unstable Wall of Elements. 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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