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Magicka Warden PVE Build – Ice Queen

Magicka Warden PVE

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Description

Ice Queen is a perfectly viable Frost Mage-like, Magicka Warden PVE build in ESO. The build gives emphasis to Frost Damage and Crowd Control skills. Ice Queen is capable of completing most solo content and participating in harder PVE group gameplay thanks to its flexibility and the different setups it offers.

A perfect Magicka Warden PVE build for any player that likes the idea of Ice Magic and controlling the battlefield.

For a Stamina Warden PVE Build take a look at Force of Nature.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Warden Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: Strong Frost damage based Trial Set. (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria as an alternative.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

Iceheart for pure Frost and Solo Setup. It has a chance to create a damage shield around us and hurt enemies with Frost damage every time we deal Critical damage.

Frostbite: Excellent set for pure Frost based setup.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: (Veteran)Dreadsail Reef Trial

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: (Veteran) Rockgrove Trial

(Perfected) Mantle of Siroria: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Iceheart: Veteran Direfrost Keep, Glirion the Redbeard

Frostbite: Blackwood, Overland

Group Gameplay

Dedicated group focused build to achieve the best damage possible.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

Frost DPS Group Gameplay

Frost Damage based Setup for harder Group content.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathFrostPreciseFrost Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallFrostInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

A Frost Damage setup for solo and easier group gameplay. You can combine Frostbite with Winterborn or Icy Conjuror for a pure Frost Setup.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIceheartLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsFrostbiteLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathFrostPrecise/ChargedFrost Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing Wall/Kinras's WrathFrostInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris: Veteran Crypt of Hearts I, Glirion the Redbeard

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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 SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Frost Reach/Elemental WeaponWinter's Revenge
Skill 2Fetcher InfectionUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Subterranean Assault/Deep FissureBlue Betty
Skill 4DegenerationBarbed Trap
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Lotus BlossomSpell Symmetry
Ultimate SkillWild GuardianWild Guardian

Frost Reach/Elemental Weapon: Our main skill & spammable. Use Frost Reach for Frost DPS and Elemental Weapon with Dedicated group Build.

Fetcher Infection: Great damage DOT skill for our Warden.

Subterranean Assault: Strong Area skill that deals great AOE damage. You can use Deep Fissure in Solo gameplay for its debuff.

Degeneration: Strong Damage over Time skill.

Bird of Prey: Slotted for its passive boost to damage. When playing solo replace it with Lotus Blossom to get passive heals.

Wild Guardian: Our strong trusty Bear and only Ultimate.

Winter’s Revenge: Our strong Frost AOE-DOT skill.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Our other great frost AOE skill. Good damage and CC capabilities.

Blue Betty: Very important self-buff. Increases our spell damage and restores Magicka.

Barbed Trap: Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.

Spell Symmetry: Use it when low on Magicka to restore it.

Passive Skills

  • 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

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Biting Aura/Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief.

Race

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation

Buff yourself with Blue Betty, Lotus Blossom(when solo), drink a potion and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Winter’s Revenge, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars.

Continue with Degeneration, Fetcher Infection, Ultimate(if ready), Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure, Frost Reach/Elemental Weapon x6, Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure, Lotus Blossom(when solo).

Switch bars, Winter’s Revenge, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, switch bars and continue.

Use Blue Betty and Spell Symmetry when low on Magicka. Try to use Subterranean Assault/Deep Fissure often to boost your damage.

Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!!

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Claymore – 2H Stamina Warden PVE Build

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