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One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS

Welcome to my One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build for Solo and Group Gameplay in ESO! The Arcanist is a Class of Eldritch Horror, that relies on Magic Damage and the Crux system to destroy its enemies! It can deal massive damage to single targets but also groups of enemies thanks to its powerful abilities. A flexible Class with strong offensive skills that use your primary resource.

The build is using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build! The Build is offering a Light Attack Weaving Setup as well as a pure Heavy Attack Setup! If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Arcanist Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a different setup, you can find more Arcanist Builds in the Arcanist Builds page.

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One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build Setup

The following setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in The Elder Scrolls Online! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach. The Order’s Wrath Crafted Set is a great alternative. You can also replace Aegis Caller with the Pillar of Nirn Set if you wish.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersAegis CallerMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstyMagicka Recovery
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedPoison

Armor Sets for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

Skills for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay. This setup is meant for Light Attack Weaving.

Deadly CloakWrithing RunebladesTentacular DreadFulminating RuneInspired Scholarship/Reconstructive DomainThe Tide King’s Gaze
  • Deadly Cloak(Blade Cloak): Strong DPS skill.
  • Writhing Runeblades(Runeblades): Spammable that generates Crux.
  • Tentacular Dread(Abyssal Impact): Consumes Crux and debuffs enemies with Abyssal Ink.
  • Fulminating Rune(The Imperfect Ring): Strong DoT ability that also provides a synergy.
  • Inspired Scholarship(Tome-Bearer’s Inspiration): Deals damage and buffs you. You can replace with Reconstructive Domain(Arcanist’s Domain) for Solo.
  • The Tide King’s Gaze(The Unblinking Eye): Powerful Ultimate.

One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

For an effective Heavy Attack Setup, you can use the following gear.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ShouldersSergeant’s MailHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
HandsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
LegsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ChestStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
WaistStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
FeetStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
NecklaceSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffSergeant’s MailLightningCharged/PreciseShock Damage

Skills for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay. This setup is meant for Heavy Attacks.

Unstable Wall of ElementsCephaliarch’s FlailPragmatic FatecarverFulminating RuneInspired Scholarship/Reconstructive DomainThe Tide King’s Gaze
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Cephaliarch’s Flail(Abyssal Impact): Spammable that Generates Crux, debuffs, heals and immobilizes enemies.
  • Pragmatic Fatecarver(Fatecarver): Powerful beam! Consumes Crux to deal more damage. You can use the Exhausting Fatecarver Morph if you wish.
  • Fulminating Rune(The Imperfect Ring): Strong DoT ability that also provides a synergy.
  • Inspired Scholarship(Tome-Bearer’s Inspiration): Deals damage and buffs you. You can replace with Reconstructive Domain(Arcanist’s Domain) for Solo.
  • The Tide King’s Gaze(The Unblinking Eye): Powerful Ultimate.

Passive Skills for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your One Bar Magicka Arcanist 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 One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS 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.

Warfare

  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Fighting Finesse
  • 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, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

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

Consumables for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Magicka/Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

Several important info for the One Bar Magicka Arcanist 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.

What Race is best for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race 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 One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build

This is a dynamic rotation, relying on your spammable to deal damage while refreshing your other abilities when necessary! Buff yourself with Inspired Scholarship, cast Deadly Cloak and Fulminating Rune, apply Abyssal Ink with Tentacular Dread and attack with Writhing Runeblades. Keep attacking with Writhing Runeblades as your spammable and refresh the other abilities when necessary. Use your Ultimate when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost your DPS!

Rotation for One Bar Magicka Arcanist DPS Build – Heavy Attacks

Buff yourself with Inspired Scholarship, and attack with Unstable Wall of ElementsFulminating RuneCephaliarch’s Flail. Generate Crux with Cephaliarch’s Flail and when you are at maximum(3 Crux), use Pragmatic Fatecarver to deal massive damage! Keep attacking with Cephaliarch’s Flail to generate Crux, Fatecarver to consume it, refresh the other abilities when necessary and assist with Heavy Attacks. Use your Ultimate when ready.

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