Powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build for ESO – Fireblade

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Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

Fireblade is a Powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build for every type of PVE Gameplay in ESO! The Build is using melee weapons and fire attacks to deal massive damage to enemies. Fireblade is a DPS Build, closer to meta setup in ESO, that will help you reach higher damage numbers and clear harder content. A Melee focused Magdk DPS Build that offers various setups that can help you complete both solo and group gameplay.

To learn more about the Dragonknight Class, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a pure Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Fireheart. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build.

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Best Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build Setup ESO

Fireblade is a powerful Magdk DPS Build that is closer to a meta setup but also offers more options. Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! In this Magicka Dragonknight Build Guide you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial DPS Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using harder to find Trial gear and aims to help you achieve the best damage possible! If you wish to use the Build in harder group content, you should focus on getting the gear below. You can use this setup with a Mythic Set or a full Monster Set. Good alternative Sets include:

  • Coral Riptide
  • Ansuul’s Torment
  • Whorl of the Depths
  • Pillar of Nirn
  • Tarnished Nightmare
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
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

The No-Trial Gear setup is meant for easier Solo but also easier Group PVE Gameplay. You can wear this setup if you are planning to play Overland content(Public Dungeons, World Bosses) or clear normal Dungeons. This setup is not strong enough to survive Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom ArenaVateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. For this purpose you should use a dedicated Solo PVE Dragonknight Build.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

This Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build Setup will help you play as a Magicka Dragonknight early in the game! The goal of this setup is to help you become familiar and more efficient with the Magicka Dragonknight!

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:

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-Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Weapon-Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Weapon-Spell Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerNirnhoned/Precise/ChargedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Magicka or Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponHunding's RageGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Best Armor Sets for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and a few good alternative options.

Best Skills for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

The Build deals massive fire damage in melee range thanks to its Molten Whip spammable and its numerous Damage over Time abilities! Cast your fire and melee skills to apply Status Effects for massive damage. With the powerful Standard of Might Ultimate you can deal even more damage to enemies, reduce your damage taken but also restore your resources.

Molten WhipBurning EmbersEngulfing FlamesFlames of Oblivion/CauterizeEruptionFlawless Dawnbreaker
StampedeCarveBarbed TrapScalding RuneSpell SymmetryStandard of Might
  • Molten Whip(Lava Whip): Powerful spammable.
  • 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 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.
  • Eruption(Ash Cloud): Strong AOE-DOT skill
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Secondary Ultimate.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage that also boosts Critical Damage.
  • Scalding Rune(Fire Rune): Strong Fire DOT skill that helps with DPS.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Sustain ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Main Ultimate.

Best Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Dragonknight Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build.

Best Champion Points for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. 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 or 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, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

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

Best Food and Potions for Magdk DPS Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Weapon is the best option as Potions.

Info for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build

Several important info for the Magdk 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 Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build

The Best Race for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build in ESO is High Elf. Dark Elf, Khajiit and Breton are nice alternative Races you can use 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.

Best Rotation for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

This is a more dynamic rotation where you cast your spammable and re cast the other abilities and DoTs when necessary! Drink a potion, cast Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Stampede, Carve x3, Scalding Rune and switch bars. Continue with Engulfing Flames, Eruption, Burning Embers, Molten Whip as your spammable. 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!

Best Companion for Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build, you can bring along a mighty Companion! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a DPS focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build Summary

Fireblade is a powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build for every type of PVE in ESO! The Build is using melee weapons to deal damage and is closer to a meta setup. Fireblade utilizes powerful Fire damage and physical attacks to deal direct and Damage over Time. This Magdk DPS Build will help you reach better damage numbers and participate in harder group content. But also offers more setups for easier solo and group content. Powerful Hybrid Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build for Solo and Group PVE content in ESO!

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