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ESO Frost DPS Build

A Frost based DPS Build for ESO PVE Gameplay! The Build is focusing on Frost damage effects, skills and Armor Sets to provide the maximum Frost damage possible and create a fun gameplay! “Blizzard” is designed to complete both Solo and Group PVE content, as it is! Our Class of choice is the Magicka Warden thanks to its unique Frost damage based skills! The Armor Sets we are using also boost the Frost damage of our skills and overall Status effects! A few more Warden Builds and Guides you can read are:

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ESO Frost DPS Build Setup

The Build is focusing on Frost damage based effects, Sets and skills to deal the best damage possible in Solo and Group gameplay! Iceheart is a solid Frost based Monster Set that deals damage and protects you. Frostbite is a must have Set if you wish to deal effective Frost Damage and finally Icy Conjurer deals more Frost Damage when you debuff enemies. To make the Build work and deal good Frost Damage, you should use the Destructive Impact Ability Altering Set.

HeadIceheartLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIceheartLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceIcy ConjurerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingIcy ConjurerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingIcy ConjurerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
Staff(Perfected)Destructive Impact/Icy ConjurerFrostCharged/PreciseFrost Damage
StaffIcy ConjurerFrostInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Frost DPS Build

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and where you can find them.

Skills for ESO Frost Build

The Build relies on the Warden’s strong Frost Damage based skills! You can deal good single target but also AOE damage with these abilities and be effective in Solo and Group content. To maximize your efficiency you can even add a few Scribing skills to your bars, skills like Chilling Explosion(Frost Damage+Lingering Torment+Lifesteal) and Chilling Contingency(Frost Damage+Lingering Torment+Vulnerability)!

  • Frost Reach(Destructive Touch): Main skill & spammable.
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): Great damage DOT skill.
  • Deep Fissure(Scorch): Strong Area skill that deals great AOE damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage that also boost Critical Damage.
  • Bird of Prey(Falcon’s Swiftness): Slotted for its passive boost to damage.
  • Wild Guardian(Feral Guardian): Powerful Ultimate.
  • Winter’s Revenge(Impaling Shards): Strong Frost AOE-DOT skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Another great frost AOE skill.
  • Blue Betty(Betty Netch): Very important self-buff.
  • Arctic Blast(Arctic Wind): Strong Frost AOE damage over time ability.
  • Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower): Passive healing ability.

A few alternative Frost Damage based skills you can also use include Northern Storm or Permafrost!

Passive Skills for ESO Frost DPS Build

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

  • 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 ESO Frost DPS Build

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.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Biting Aura, Wrathful Strikes
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, 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: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Food and Potions for Frost Build ESO

Clockwork Citrus Filet is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power is the best option as Potions.

Info for Frost DPS Build

Several important info for the Warden Frost DPS 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.


The Best Race for the Frost 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.

Rotation for ESO Frost DPS Build

Buff yourself with Blue Betty, Lotus Blossom, drink a potion and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Winter’s Revenge, Arctic Blast, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars. Continue with Fetcher Infection, Ultimate(if ready), Deep Fissure, Frost Reach as your spammable! Keep attacking with Frost Reach and re cast the other skills when necessary! Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill and action to boost damage!

Best Companion for Frost DPS Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the 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.