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One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo

Fun and effective One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build for almost every PVE content 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 designed to utilize one only Skill-bar and can help you complete almost every PVE content in The Elder Scrolls Online. From the easiest Overworld to the hardest Solo gameplay like Veteran Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive.

A Heavy Attack One Bar Magarc Solo Build that is using the Oakensoul Ring to clear content and create a fun gameplay! 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 Solo Build Setup

The setup below will help you complete even the hardest Solo activities in ESO. The build is focusing on survivability but also deals good damage! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach, a full Iceheart Monster Set if you are not planning to use the Oakensoul Ring or the Whorl of the Depths and Pillar of Nirn Sets for a focus on damage!

HeadSlimecrawHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersOrder’s WrathHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceOrder’s WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOrder’s WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffOrder’s WrathLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

Skills for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

The following Skills will help you survive even the hardest Solo content! This One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build relies mostly on passive healing, so you will need to keep your defensive abilities always active!

Unstable Wall of ElementsCephaliarch’s FlailPragmatic FatecarverRuneguard of FreedomReconstructive DomainThe Tide King’s Gaze
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Cephaliarch’s Flail(Abyssal Impact): Generates Crux, debuffs, heals and immobilizes enemies.
  • Pragmatic Fatecarver(Fatecarver): Powerful beam! Consumes Crux to deal more damage and provides a shield. You can use the Exhausting Fatecarver Morph if you wish.
  • Runeguard of Freedom(Runic Defense): Defensive skill that also heals you. You can use it when low on Health to trigger an emergency heal.
  • Reconstructive Domain(Arcanist’s Domain): Valuable AOE, Healing Over Time, that also buffs you!
  • The Tide King’s Gaze(The Unblinking Eye): Powerful Ultimate.

Passive Skills for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Arcanist Solo Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo 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 Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strike, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, 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: Boundless Vitality, Rejuvenation, Fortified, Celerity
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

Several important info for the Magicka Arcanist Solo 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 Lover for better Spell Penetration.

What Race is Best for One Bar Magicka Arcanist Solo Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the best Race for a Magicka Arcanist Solo 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 Solo Build

Buff yourself with Runeguard of Freedom and place your Reconstructive Domain. Attack with Unstable Wall of Elements and Cephaliarch’s Flail to generate Crux. Use Pragmatic Fatecarver to consume Crux and deal massive damage! Cast your Ultimate when ready for even greater damage. Assist with Heavy Attacks! Keep your defensive buffs Runeguard of Freedom and Reconstructive Domain always active to heal yourself and survive. If you are low on Health cast Runeguard of Freedom to trigger an emergency heal!

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