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One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS

A flexible One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build for Solo and Group PVE in ESO! The Build offers different setups for a Trial and a no Trial gear approach. It is also 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!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer 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 Necromancer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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One Bar Magicka Necromancer 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. You can also wear (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. 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
NecklaceOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerNirnhonedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerChargedPoison

No Trial Gear Setup

For a No Trial Gear Setup that you can use in both Solo or Group PVE, replace Whorl of the Depths with Frostbite. For a weapon use a Frost Staff with the Precise Trait and a Frost Damage enchantment, so you can have Frost Reach as your spammable and benefit from the armor Set.

Armor Sets for One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

Skills for One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay.

 Front Bar
Skill 1Avid Boneyard
Skill 2Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach
Skill 3Skeletal Arcanist
Skill 4Stalking Blastbones
Skill 5Mystic Siphon/Spirit Guardian
Ultimate SkillGlacial Colossus
  • Avid Boneyard(Boneyard): Frost AOE damage skill that allows us to use our own synergy to deal more damage and heal ourselves.
  • Ricochet Skull(Flame Skull)/Frost Reach(Destructive Touch): Main skill & spammable.
  • Skeletal Arcanist(Skeletal Mage): Undead minion that assists with shock attacks. Also creates a corpse on death.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Great offensive skill that also creates a corpse.
  • Mystic Siphon(Shocking Siphon): Deals good shock damage but also restores Magicka. Essential skill for DPS and sustain that passively increases damage when slotted. Replace with Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender) for Solo gameplay.
  • Glacial Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Powerful Frost damage Ultimate.

Passive Skills for One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

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


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

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, Plentiful Harvest

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


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

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

Consumables for One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

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

Info for One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

Several important info for the One Bar Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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 Necromancer DPS Build

Summon Skeletal Arcanist, attack with Stalking Blastbones, Avid Boneyard, Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach, Stalking Blastbones, Ricochet Skull, Mystic Siphon, Stalking Blastbones. Keep attacking with Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach and re cast Avid Boneyard, Skeletal Arcanist, Mystic Siphon when necessary. Use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills!

Use Avid Boneyard’s synergy and your Ultimate when ready, always Light Attack before every skill to boost damage.

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