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Magden PVP Build

Master of Time is a crowd control, group support Magden PVP build in ESO, balanced around Battlegrounds and in general group vs group gameplay. The Build is focusing on Frost Damage and Crowd Control Abilities to slow down enemies and protect your group.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide. For a different approach to Magicka Warden PVP you can take a look at Frozen. You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

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Magden PVP Build Setup

The Build is designed to crowd control and immobilize enemies, helping your team to kill them! A great group based Magicka Warden PVP Build for Battlegrounds and Open World PVP.

HeadIceheartMediumImpenetrableMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersIceheartLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
LegsShacklebreakerLightInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
FeetShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
NecklaceDark ConvergenceJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingDark ConvergenceJewelInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingDark ConvergenceJewelInfusedMagicka Recovery
StaffDark ConvergenceFlameSharpenedEscapist's Poison IX
StaffDark ConvergenceFrostDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Sets for Magden PVP Build

Skills for Magden PVP Build

The following skills will help you deal damage, survive and immobilize enemies!

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Crushing ShockWinter's Revenge
Skill 2Fetcher InfectionUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Deep FissureBlue Betty
Skill 4Arctic BlastIce Fortress
Skill 5Inner LightLotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillIce CometPermafrost
  • Crushing Shock(Force Shock): Your main offensive skill . Deals great damage and can interrupt enemies.
  • Fetcher Infection(Swarm): Great damage DOT skill.
  • Deep Fissure(Scorch): Great damage skill against slowed/immobilized enemies that also applies Major Breach to everyone in an area.
  • Arctic Blast(Arctic Wind): Self-heal ability that also deals AOE frost damage and stuns enemies.
  • Inner Light(Magelight): Only placed here to boost Magicka and Spell Critical Rating. No need to use it.
  • Ice Comet(Meteor): One of the Build’s Ultimates. Deals good damage and can immobilize enemies.
  • Winter’s Revenge(Impaling Shards): One of our two crowd control frost damage abilities. We use it to further immobilize our enemies.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Our other frost AOE skill. Good damage and CC capabilities.
  • Blue Betty(Betty Netch): Very important self-buff. Increases spell damage and restores Magicka.
  • Ice Fortress(Frost Cloak): Great self and group buff that increases resistances and reduces incoming damage.
  • Lotus Blossom(Lotus Flower): Very helpful skill for its passive self-heal and boost to Spell Critical.
  • Permafrost(Sleet Storm): Our second Ultimate, great against multiple enemies. Deals damage and protects our group.

Passive Skills for Magden PVP Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Warden PVP 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
  • 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 Magden PVP Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup 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.


Slottable: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms/Thaumaturge, Wrathful Strikes/Biting Aura, Ironclad

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


Slottable: Boundless Vitality, Rejuvenation, Juggernaut, Fortified

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


Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing

Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment

Consumables for Magden PVP Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet as food and Essence of Immovability as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX as Poisons.

For Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Magden PVP Build

Several important info for the Magicka Warden PVP 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 Apprentice for better Spell Damage or the Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.

What Race is Best for Magden PVP Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the best Race for a Warden PVP 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 Magden PVP Build

Buff yourself with Blue Betty, Ice Fortress and Lotus Blossom. Always keep your buffs up for sustain and maximum protection. Attack with Winter’s Revenge, Unstable Wall of Elements, Deep Fissure, Fetcher Infection and finish your target with Crushing Shock.

Heal and Damage with Arctic Blast. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before skills!

FAQ – Magden PVP Build

Is Warden good for PVP in ESO?

The Warden is a strong and flexible Class for PVP in ESO, with access to several support skills! Stamina Wardens are powerful Burst Damage dealers in PVP, while Magicka Wardens can deal Frost Damage, Heal and Crowd Control enemies! To learn more about ESO Classes in PVP, you can read this ESO Best PVP Class Guide!

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